The SpaceOur house is part of the history of the island, built in the 30's, it has the charm and warmth of the old homes: wood stove, cracked floors, secrets hidden in these walls ...! The ground floor opens onto a large kitchen / dining area and a window overlooking the pond, covered with water lilies in summer! There is also a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom. The ground floor is surrounded by a closed, very luminous gallery, which serves as a lounge area, to relax, read,drink a glass of wine in the hammock, or have a tea while reading comic books. Upstairs you will find a mezzanine space, with a desk, a sofa and a TV for watching movies on autumn evenings ... Next to it, are 2 more bedrooms under the roof, one with double bed and the other with queen bed. For your information, those two bedrooms upstairs communicate with each other and you have to go in one to access the other. Some visitors appreciate more privacy, so I want to mention this particularity. Guest AccessYou have access to everything in the house, except our workshop/shed. Interaction with GuestsI'll be available by phone anytime during your stay, and I'll also give you neighbors' contact in case.
A document with lots of information, good tips, practical info will be sent to you and a copy awaits you when you arrive at the house.
I am here to help you in the preparation of your holidays, if you are looking for activities, restaurants in the area etc... just ask, I'll be happy to help! The NeighborhoodWe discover the island by coincidence. This little piece of land on the Saint-Lawrence River was totally unknown to us, before we found an ad with a house for sale. We fell in love at first sight. So much different landscapes in a small space! Sometimes it’s very rural, with little houses, and sometimes we have the magnific view on the Saint-Lawrence River, which looks like the sea. The inhabitants were welcoming and helpfull, and we saw the white and blue house with water lillies that was going to be our! We lived on the island for one year and a half, discovering all the seasons. Today we are happy to
share our little paradise with you!
ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND:
- The Lighthouse, first St. Lawrence Lighthouse (1809) and its museum.
-"Life on the Island" Interpretation Center (École Michaud)
- Guided tour of the Skeleton Museum: exciting visit to biological history through the skeletons of all kinds of animals.
- Gallery painting "Sous le vent", by the painter Jean-Bernard Ouellet
- Cultural activities in summer ( "Culture Tuesdays", lectures, films etc.)
- Walks along the banks: on one side the river, magnificent sunsets, rocks, beaches ... On the other, the "battures", with a fauna and flora that lives at the sandstone tides ...
- Sandy beaches for sunbathing, playing, picnicking ... the most adventurous can throw themselves into the cold water!
- Bike tour (rental available on the island), the best way to discover the island!
- Home-made products: smoked salmon, artisanal products...
- Two restaurants open in season, one café/bar with delicious local beers
- Watch birds, deers, mooses, foxes that inhabit the island, and marine mammals: the island is in front of the Saint Lawrence Marine Park, run the chance to see whales, beluga whales, seals etc ...
- Smell the wild roses and flowers that cover the island in summer! Getting Around« L’ile Verte » (Green Island) is also known as the city of "Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs". It is accessible by boat from May to November, from Isle-Verte village. It is situated at 2h30 from Quebec City and 5h from Montreal.
The boat schedule changes everyday, because of the tides. You must book the boat in advance ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (URL HIDDEN) and arrive 30 mn before crossing.
Too much visitors went back by not having booked the boat earlier!
Notice that you can take your car on the boat, but walking or biking are the best ways to explore the island!
Bicycles can be rented once there. The house is a 15-minute walk from the arrival dock, on the main road.
If you encounter any problem to book the boat (language issues... :), I'll be happy help you. Other Things to NoteThe tax on tourist accommodation requested by the Government of Québec is included in the advertised price. ($ 3 per night for the Bas-Saint-Laurent region). The purpose of this tax is to strengthen and support the tourism industry. We have a classification certificates as a tourist home.