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Ile St Louis - 2BR / 2BA / 2 Lv Rms on 2 Floors of Luxury

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Main Salon with fireplace and antiques

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Paris Arrondissement 4 apartment description

.The magical and charming Ile St. Louis is one of Paris’ oldest, best preserved and most convenient neighborhoods. The small island just beyond the Notre Dame end of the Ile de La Cite is often described as a village in the middle of Paris. The apartment building is on the river at the corner of Quai d’Orleans and rue Boutarel.

Across the river on one side is the left bank (la rive gauche). Within easy walking distance is the Boulevard St. Germain, the Latin Quarter, the Sorbonne, Luxembourg Gardens, the Tour d’Argent and 100s of other restaurants. Across the opposite bridge on the la rive droit is the Hotel De Ville, the Marais, the Place des Voges, the Musees Picasso, Carnavalet and 100s more restaurants.

Cross the bridge in front of you to Notre Dame. Continue for a minute to Sainte Chappelle, then the Place Dauphine and after strolling along the Seine for 5 minutes the Louvre. Boutiques and shopping are everywhere.

The tiny streets of the Ile boast many small restaurants that range from casual to upscale fine dining. The Ile offers a cheese shop some think the best in Paris, several boulangaries, patiserries, wine shops, butchers, vegetable shops, cafes and the famous Paris ice cream company Berthillon. In the morning take a thermos of coffee and watch the day come alive from a bench on the water level promenade that surrounds the island. In the evening musicians, people walking their dogs, couples sitting and drinking wine and the truly lucky populate the promenade.

There are 3 convenient Metro stations - Pont Marie, Cite and Place Maubert Mutalite.

The building was built in the 17th century. It is entered through a carriage door with a separate pedestrian entrance. The inner corridor is limestone and opens into a lovely courtyard.

The 900 square foot, two level apartment was recently entirely rebuilt and decorated by an American designer who is a committed Francophile. Refrreshing the decor and Improvements are constant throughout the apartment. Our pied-a-terre allows you, if even only for a week, to experience the life of a Parisian. It is no accident that the apartment reminds you of those wonderful antique filled environments you have seen in dozens of films set in Paris.

The entry level contains a foyer, salon (living room), bedroom, kitchen, dining area and an American size but French style bathroom. The floors throughout are Versailles pattern oak or tumbled marble. The original 17th century hand-hewn ceiling beams (putres) are exposed and Lalique (or similar) chandeliers and sconces light the upstairs. All of the main level bedroom cabinetry and some of the kitchen cabinetry were painted by Jean Pierre Besenval, a well known Parisian artisan.

The bedroom furniture was custom made by an eboniste in southern France. The living room fireplace came from a country house in the Loire. The walls are Venetian plaster and decorated with oil paintings, modern graphics, tapestries and fine antique lithographs.

The fully equipped kitchen (coffee maker, food processor, orange juicer, etc.) has oak cabinets and granite counter tops. Copper pots from the famous Dehellerin cookware store (favorite of Julia Child) hang from a pot rack over the cooktop and convection/convention oven. The dishwasher and fridge are hidden behind oak fronts.

Cable TV with English speaking channels and Stereos are on both levels. Telephone service to the US is included at no charge.

A circular stairway leads to the limestone, barrel vaulted, lower level which was in the 17th century a traditional French cave. The custom made leaded glass windows surrounding the stairwell can be curtained off from the upstairs bedroom for privacy and left open for light during the day. The lower level includes a charming bedroom, a salon with pull out bed, a bathroom and a laundry room. The floors are oak and marble and covered with oriental carpets.

It is now possible to rent the apartment for only two people using only one bedroom in low season. A couple renting the apartment still has use of the downstairs salon, the larger screen TV and a desk with a wifi booster, a printer and a fax machine.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          General

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Computer Available
          • Free Long Distance
          • Linens Provided
          • Telephone
          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Fireplace

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
           

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          High Season .. Mar 10-Oct 31; Nov 20-Nov 30; Dec 15-Jan 05 .. $4200/week.
          Low Season ... Jan 06-Mar 09; Nov 01-Nov 19; Dec 01-Dec 14 .. $3750/week.
          One Bedroom Only Low Season... $2,500/week  
          One Bedroom Only High Season ... $3,250/week 
          There is no one bedroom rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas ot New Years  
          Minimum of 1 week at rate quoted -- 4 to 6 nights 25% surcharge on per night rate
          

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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2000

          About the owner: We live in Paris for nearly half of the year and in San Francisco for part of the year. A few years ago we decided to see if it worked to make our Paris flat available for rental when we were elsewhere. Ever since we started renting the apartmentt many of our guests have returned frequently. Some tell us that they have come to regard it as their Paris home. We hope that is because the apartment is set up to function as a place to live for whoever is there. We find that the apartment, the Ile St. Louis and center core of Paris is a place to live and enjoy life, not just to stop on a hurried dash from airport to monument to airport.,


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          • Main Salon with fireplace and antiques

            Main Salon with fireplace and antiques

          • Main Salon - embroidered silk drapes, oriental carpet and exquisite upholstery

            Main Salon - embroidered silk drapes, oriental carpet and exquisite upholstery

          • Breakfast Table

            Breakfast Table

          • Kitchen - Fully equiped - utensiles, convection oven, microwave and copper pans

            Kitchen - Fully equiped - utensiles, convection oven, microwave and copper pans

          • Master Bedroom -- Hand made and hand painted bed and closet doors

            Master Bedroom -- Hand made and hand painted bed and closet doors

          • Master Bathroom including shower and toilet

            Master Bathroom including shower and toilet

          • Lower Level Bedroom

            Lower Level Bedroom

          • Lower Level Bathroom -- including shower and toilet

            Lower Level Bathroom -- including shower and toilet

          • The view of Notre Dame from the front door

            The view of Notre Dame from the front door

          • Main Salon - tapestry and leaded glass doors to the stairway

            Main Salon - tapestry and leaded glass doors to the stairway

          • Petit Dejuener for 4

            Petit Dejuener for 4

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Daytime light through leaded glass. Nightime privacy drapes

            Daytime light through leaded glass. Nightime privacy drapes

          • Lower Level vaulted ceiling salon -- plus  2  easy chairs, desk and computer

            Lower Level vaulted ceiling salon -- plus 2 easy chairs, desk and computer

          • Lower level bedroom detail

            Lower level bedroom detail

          • Your window box flowers

            Your window box flowers

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          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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          Speaks: english
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