Auntie Mayumi's Short-Term Homestay Service

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Welcome! My name is Mayumi Takahashi. Together with my family we provide a unique homestay service for guests from Japan:


Our home is located in a quiet lakeside suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can enjoy the pleasures of both city life and country life here. Montreal is a cosmopolitan, bilingual (French & English) city with a lot to offer: style, culture, sightseeing, exciting & fun activities, museums, and great restaurants & shopping. The countryside has a lot to offer too: beautiful landscapes including colourful fall foliage, small towns, crafts, flea markets, and outdoor activities like cycling and skiing. The food here is delicious and the air and water are both fresh.


This service is ideal for Japanese visitors who may not be fluent in English or French, and for those who want to experience a homestay without a long-term commitment. For example:

Your Stay

Before you arrive, I will provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. Together we will plan your visit to include only the activities you want, with the flexibility that a group package tour cannot provide. You can have as busy or quiet a visit as you desire. Possibilities include:

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I or my husband will meet you at the airport and bring you to our home (about 30 minutes by car), and return you to the airport at the end of your stay. I will accompany you on outings, or if you prefer to go alone, I will be happy to drive you. We will have home-cooked meals together with my family, as well as enjoying meals in restaurants.

We recommend that you stay for at least one week. It takes some time just to get over jet lag!

Contact Us!

For more information or to make a reservation, please send email to me at:

The rest of this site is in Japanese. If you know of anyone who would benefit from our service, please tell them about our site!