Occupancy rate of rental chalets: How is short-term rental going (Airbnb)

In terms of availability and prices, the Airbnb chalets in the Laurentians and Lanaudière may vary depending on the season and the demand.


The summer months, particularly July and August, as well as the holiday season, are often the most popular and in-demand times, which can result in higher occupancy rates and rates higher.

Let’s see some popular stats from AirDNA.



We couldn’t talk about Airbnb and tourism without mentioning Mont-Tremblant, one of the top destinations for rentals.



With its average occupancy rate of 57%, Mont-Tremblant is among the top municipalities on the list. The average income is situated around $4,141/month for Airbnb chalets, meaning that the chalets would be rented at approximately $328/night.

This allows Airbnb owners to take advantage of a turnkey investment (assuming the owner is doing business with a rental management company), which “pays for itself”, while taking equity over time. In addition, part of this income will go to the owner, in order to make repairs, renovations or investments.



The MRC of Matawinie brings together several popular municipalities in Lanaudière, including: Chertsey, Entrlacs, Rawdon, Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Saint-Côme, Saint-Donat, Sainte-Béatrix, etc.



Looking at Matawinie’s statistics, we see an average occupancy rate of 48% with an average monthly income of $3,618. This means that the cabins rent for approximately $302/night.

Also according to AirDNA, most tenants will book an average of 41 days in advance and will stay an average of 3 nights.



Looking at the curve linked to the rental rate per night, between 2018 and 2023, we can observe a relatively constant annual increase. It is important then to note that Airbnb investors therefore have a return on their investment that increases simultaneously with the living cost, in addition to having an equity that increases each year (given that the real estate market is always increasing in value on the long term).

A property that allows short-term rental (Airbnb) is therefore a major investment, even more so for nature lovers, who can enjoy their own chalet between rentals. You can dedicate your chalet to rental exclusively, to your own use exclusively, or decide to make a mix of both. This can offer you the possibility of having a chalet that brings you an extra income or one that pays itself… or at the very least, a chalet that costs you pennies. Regardless of the choice, there will always be a “profit on sale” if you wait between 2 and 5 years before you sell the property. The longer the wait, the bigger the equity.

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