Well......... We loved the location and booked it for $200 per night as per the Airbnb post.
She then sent an email cancelling the booking when I mentioned we were there for the Formula 1 weekend and then sent us an email doubling the rate if we wanted it...not exactly ethical, honourable or professional.
Once we got to Montreal, there was still not an email sent about the check in process Until we got off the plane and had to make multiple phone calls before someone finally answered at Corporate Stays, the company that manages the property.
Once we finally got to the location, the lock box containing the key didn't work, and there was no one at Corporate Stays answering the emergency phone number or email, so we were locked out. Went the restaurant we had reservations at with our luggage in tow, and with my husband on crutches, to sort out where we would be staying that night.
Thankfully, a young man named Boris contacted us about an hour and a half later, after he stumbled upon our frantic email. He aquired an extra key and brought it to the restaurant. Boris saved our weekend and checked in with us to ensure everything was OK.
The apartment was comfortable, clean, stylish. Perfect for what we needed and wanted...except the single tiny bar of soap. Could have used 1 or 2 more.
The location was half a block from the metro and walking distance to great restaurants and bars.
Our challenge was with Aïno-Kÿlla and her team, with the exception of Boris, who was very service oriented. They do not seem to have systems that would ensure things go smoothly for their clients, or any solid back up plans in place should any problems arise.
Aïno-Kÿlla'S ethics seem dubious. Doubling a rate once agreed upon (and what was posted on the Airbnb site) does not leave a good taste in our mouth.
I can't see that Airbnb would condone this behaviour, since we have booked many times with Airbnb and have never had a problem until now. Something like this could tarnish Airbnb's reputation in our opinion.