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Exquisite Designer Marais Mini-Duplex in Historic Building

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paris Arrondissement 4 apartment description

This stylish, romantic and petit duplex is located on the first floor (up one level of stairs from the street, French-style) of an 18th-century building which is situated on the rue St Antoine in the heart of the historic Marais. The apartment is located just around the corner from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful and peaceful urban squares in the world. It's a 10 minutes walk to Notre Dame Cathedral or 15 minutes to the Louvre Museum, and only 5 minutes to the romantic cobblestones beside the River Seine. On the street are lots of speciality food shops--fromage, vin and pastries !! There are also many restaurants and cafes - after just a one-minute walk to the Place du Marche Ste Catherine there are nine restaurants alone!

St Paul metro is only a one min walk and the Bastille metro is five minutes away in the other direction, making all the sights of Paris within easy reach.

The apartment was totally renovated and remodeled recently. It retains the historic character while introducing state-of-the-art amenities and furnishings. The style is minimalist, modern and classic Parisian chic.

The main room of the apartment houses the living room and kitchen. It is a lovely, airy space with 13 foot ceiling and two 10 foot double-pane windows that look onto a quiet courtyard with greenery below. This room also has the original roof beams exposed. The kitchen area is unusually well fitted for a vacation apartment-- there is a full oven, four-burner glass stovetop, matt granite counters over gloss-black units, a microwave, and all the equipment you'll need to whip up a gourmet meal from the wonderful local markets. There is also a washer dryer and dishwasher. In the dining area there is a stylish Jean Nouvel glass-topped dining table that seats three, but can be slid open to accommodate up to six. There are two Philippe Starck Louis Ghost limited edition mask chairs and extra folding chairs should they be needed. In the sitting area there is a Chinese antique elm coffee table, and a comfortable sofa that converts to a double bed for extra guests....however, the apartment is best suited to two or three people. The 21 inch TV which folds into the wall has satellite giving you 100 English-language channels (mostly UK, but also CNN). There are two small closets in this room.

A particularly special feature of this apartment is the secret petit staircase (just visible in the first picture) in the wall that leads up to the bedroom. This makes the flat seem much more spacious than it is (it is only about 370 square feet or 35 sq m altogether). The bedroom has the most comfortable bed you'll ever sleep in, oak flooring and a built-in closet with hanging space. There are storage boxes under the bed and a small chest of drawers. Off the bedroom, behind stylish etched-glass sliding doors, is a power shower (a rarity in Paris) and WC with concealed cistern, all fully tiled with slate-coloured porcelain tiles. This room overlooks the courtyard, with an opening window, as well.

There is wireless high-speed internet if you bring your own laptop and free local calls from the landline.

Altogether, this is a lovely, quiet, stylish, excellently equipped and romantic little apartment, ideally located for you to enjoy all that Paris has to offer.

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only:

            please... my clients want "smoke free"...moreless

          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Queen size Beds (1) Larger than a standard queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa suitable for one person or two slim/small ones!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fridge, freezer, oven, stovetop, sink, dishwasher, microwave....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Exceptionally well equipped for vacation apartment....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator


          • Washing Machine:

            Combined washer and dryer....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided


          • Satellite / Cable:

            Satellite TV receiving 100 English-language channels, mostly British but also CNN etc....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Many films on DVD, mostly with a Paris theme....moreless

          • Music Library:

            A few jazz and classical CDs....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • CD Player


          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet


          • Live Theater
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Museums
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping


          Write a review 4.8
          from 24 traveler reviews
          $575 for three days or fewer, $650 for 4 days; $725 for 5 days
          $775 for 6 days, $900 per week. $2350 per month, $6500 for 3 months.
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          Last updated: 07/15/2014
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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2004

          Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 4:
          beautiful historic area, all parts of Paris accessible, near the river, all the best reataurants, food markets

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          food, food, food! museums, restaurants, you name it.

          Contact us

          Speaks: english


          • high ceilings downstairs

            high ceilings downstairs

          • stylish modern kitchen

            stylish modern kitchen

          • stairs to bedroom

            stairs to bedroom

          • bedroom, basin and stairs to floor below

            bedroom, basin and stairs to floor below

          • high pressure shower

            high pressure shower

          • kitchen and dining area with wooden beams and front door

            kitchen and dining area with wooden beams and front door

          • the secret staircase to bedroom

            the secret staircase to bedroom

          • bedroom with entrance to shower room

            bedroom with entrance to shower room

          • le toilette

            le toilette

          • comfiest bed in all of Paris

            comfiest bed in all of Paris

          • street view of rue rivoli ...92 is on the left next to the green awning

            street view of rue rivoli ...92 is on the left next to the green awning

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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014


          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 3

          View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
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          Speaks: english
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