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Trois Portes (Le Colbert) - Luxury and Convenience (and 2 Baths!) on Two Levels

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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Paris Arrondissement 5 apartment description

TROIS PORTES (Le Colbert) is a charming and spacious one-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex apartment centrally located just one block from the Seine and only a few steps from the cathedral of Notre Dame.

The apartment has a secure digicode entry system and separate entrances on each floor. An antique circular staircase links the bedroom on the lower level to the living/dining/kitchen on the upper level. Each level has a full bathroom. The bedroom offers a king-size bed, and in the living room, a full-size sofa bed offers additional accommodation, making this an ideal unit for one or two couples – or for a small family up to four. Because of the open, interior, circular staircase, children under 4 years are not permitted.

The primary entrance to the apartment, on the third floor, leads to an open living and dining area. The living room has a leather sofa that easily converts to a comfortable bed for two. An ancient folk-art armoire from the Spanish Pyrenees looks like it might be out of North Africa. In this armoire is a CD player with an eclectic selection of jazz, classical and world music. In the same armoire, you will find some games and extra linens for the sofa bed. Additional linens and a small dresser can be found in the entry hall closet. An antique glass bookcase offers a nice collection of guidebooks on Paris and France, as well an assortment of art books and a miscellany of English language novels. You can settle into the 1930’s Art-Deco club chair by the circular staircase to read them.

A handsome Balinese dining table seats six but with capacity to comfortably seat eight. The American-style kitchen comes fully equipped, with a 'Miele' brand dishwasher, a four-burner electric stove top, microwave and regular ovens, coffee maker, electric tea kettle, toaster and all pots, pans, cutlery and dishes. There is additional kitchen storage in an antique Chinese buffet. There is a utility closet next to the kitchen with items that you may need - such as a stepladder, extra folding chairs, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, etc.

The third floor bathroom is located off the entry hall and includes a toilet, sink, large shower and an over-scaled black Baroque mirror.

From the living room you descend the circular staircase to the bedroom on the floor below (which has its own separate entrance within the building from the elevator lobby.) This floor has a firm futon-style mattress on a king-size platform bed. An African folk mirror hangs above a chest with twenty-seven (!) drawers, offering lots of storage. There is also a closet in the entry hall by the bathroom. This very recently renovated bathroom is larger than the one on the floor above, with a spacious shower, huge mirror, handsome cabinetry, tiling and slate flooring. In addition, there is a washer and dryer in this bathroom, making it easy for you to do any necessary laundry during your stay. Know that there is also a dry cleaners across the street from the apartment.

As an added feature, in the bedroom you can write postcards or plug in your laptop at a curious writing desk from the 1940’s. High-speed wireless Internet access (WiFi) is available throughout the apartment, but the signal is strongest at this desk. Opposite the bed is a flat-screen TV, which has channels in many languages, including CNN International, BBC News and other English-language and movie stations. The apartment's telephone service provides free local and international long-distance calls to landlines in more than thirty countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia and all of Europe.

ABOUT RENTAL RATES:

This is the owners' primary home base in France. Because the owners also live here, clients' requested dates may be not always be available. Please write to us with your request, with fixed check-in and check-out dates, and we will respond as quickly as possible. Weekly rates begin in low season at 1278 euros/week plus 4% to cover insurance. In high season, weekly rates begin at 1522 euros/week plus 4% to cover insurance. We currently prefer bookings of five nights or longer. Three- and four-night bookings are generally only considered to fill in gaps in the rental calendar or occasionally in last-minute situations. We generally do not rent the apartment for more than a month.

NOTRE DAME AND THE LATIN QUARTER

Located equidistant to Notre Dame and the Place Maubert, the apartment is close to pharmacies, bakeries, dry cleaners, an excellent and friendly cheese shop (at the Place Maubert), wine shops, traditional and organic groceries, a copy shop, bookstores (including the famous English language bookstore, Shakespeare & Company), countless restaurants with all kinds of international cuisine (many of which provide home delivery) and numerous art-house cinemas.

TRANSPORTATION

Métro: Maubert Mutualité (Line #10), Saint Michel (#4, RER C), Cluny La Sorbonne (RER B, RER C, Line #10)

Bus lines: 84, 89, 63, 87, 86

Taxi Station: Place Maubert

RECENT GUEST COMMENTS:

“We really enjoyed our anniversary / vacation accommodations. Loved the CD collection. Hot water, without end!” Naomi Kaskie (Texas)

“The apartment is so nicely fitted out. It has been a pleasure to stay here – in a straight line of walking to our project in the Marais. Thank you.” Steven Harvey (New York City)

“Bonjour! Here in Paris is such a wonderful adventure! Every morning, my mom, dad, and I have eaten croissants and palmiers. And since this apartment is so centrally located, it is very easy to find good places to eat. Overall, our stay here in Paris was amazing! Especially since we were able to stay in such a cool and awesome apartment. Thank you!” Lauren, Teri, Michael (Irvine, CA)

“The notebook with tourist tips, especially restaurants and markets close to apt. was VERY helpful. The location was great. Excellent livable furnishings.' Margaret Parker (United States)

'The apartment was in a fantastic location, just a very short walk to the River and of course Notre Dame. With so many cafes, restaurants and bars so close we were spoilt for choice. The apartment was everything as described with plenty of space. This is what we love about apartments, you could go home after a long day sightseeing knowing that you could put your feet up and really relax, looking out the windows, listening and watching life go by. Which is exactly what we were after. We loved having the dining table with room for six, we were able to have friends over and to sit, drink and talk. Having two bathrooms was great.' Susan McEwen (Australia)

Keywords: Stye, Duplex, Convenient, Central, Ideal, Paris, Family, Elevator, Seine, Notre Dame, Left Bank, Sorbonne

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • Details:

    Elevator : This is a two-floor apartment, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors in France. In the U.S. these are counted as 3rd and 4th floors....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The owners recommend no children under four because of the open, circular, interior staircase that could be dangerous....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The open, circular, interior staircase could be dangerous for children under, say, four years of age....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no-smoking....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            King-size platform bed w/ firm futon-style Japanese mattress...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 double

            The very comfortable fold-out sofa bed is in the living room...moreless

          • King-size futon-style mattress on platform bed in the bedroom. Also the option to use the upstairs, full-size sofa bed which has very comfortable and more traditional type mattress....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Upstairs bathroom by the living room / sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Downstairs bathroom by the bedroom - also with washer/dryer...moreless

          • Not easy to find an apartment in central Paris with two bathrooms, is it?...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Why you should come to Paris requires no explanation - only a desire for beauty, history and the best of cities. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Guests may borrow the Paris guidebooks....moreless

              • CD Player
              • Music Library:

                Binder of CDs feature an eclectic selection of music - from classical to jazz to world to meditative....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Cable TV with CNN, BBC, movie channel, etc....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Ice Skating
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Sure, you can cook here, but this is Paris - please enjoy the variety of restaurants in the neighborhood and buy crepes from the street vendors. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                Public, paid parking is available in a nearby underground lot....moreless

              • Elevator:

                This is a two-floor apartment, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors in France. In the U.S. these are counted as 3rd and 4th floors....moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Easy to operate electric radiators on each floor....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Telephone:

                Telephones on both levels of the apartment with voice-mail service...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                There is also a dry cleaners facility across the street. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Complimentary wi-fi internet available....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Many nearby restaurants also deliver to the apartment. Most guests tend to enjoy the variety of restaurants in the neighborhood but use the kitchen to prepare breakfast and picnic lunches, etc....moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster
               

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              fluctuate seasonally in Paris, starting at 1400 euros per week.  We require a 
              four-night minimum stay.
              

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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              Stroll and picnic along the River Seine. Explore central Paris from the moment you step outside of the apartment. Neighborhood features gyms and swimming pools. Easy to rent bicycles with Velib system.

               

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              Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
               

              Photos

              • Dining Room Area

                Dining Room Area

              • Dining Table and Open-Style American Kitchen

                Dining Table and Open-Style American Kitchen

              • View from Dining Room Area Towards Living Room and Staircase

                View from Dining Room Area Towards Living Room and Staircase

              • Living Room Area with Sofa Bed and Staircase to the Right

                Living Room Area with Sofa Bed and Staircase to the Right

              • Downstairs Bedroom, King-Size Platform Bed

                Downstairs Bedroom, King-Size Platform Bed

              • Bedroom: Chest with 27 Drawers (!), African Mirror and King-Size Bed

                Bedroom: Chest with 27 Drawers (!), African Mirror and King-Size Bed

              • New Tiling, New Counter-Top, New Cabinetry.  Large Walk-in Shower...

                New Tiling, New Counter-Top, New Cabinetry. Large Walk-in Shower...

              • The Washer and Dryer are Behind The Cabinet Doors...

                The Washer and Dryer are Behind The Cabinet Doors...

              • View of the Apartment Building as Taken from the Cross-Street.

                View of the Apartment Building as Taken from the Cross-Street.

              • Wi-Fi Internet Available Throughout the Apartment

                Wi-Fi Internet Available Throughout the Apartment

              • Request a Postcard From Us!

                Request a Postcard From Us!

              • Dining Room Table

                Dining Room Table

              • Buffet Chest and Mirror in Dining Room Area

                Buffet Chest and Mirror in Dining Room Area

              • Living Room Area with Sofa-Bed

                Living Room Area with Sofa-Bed

              • Upper Bath: Shower, Sink, Toilet (and Big Mirror!)

                Upper Bath: Shower, Sink, Toilet (and Big Mirror!)

              • Writing Desk in Bedroom; Wi-Fi Internet Throughout the Apartment

                Writing Desk in Bedroom; Wi-Fi Internet Throughout the Apartment

              • Newly Renovated Bathroom Next to the Master Bedroom on the Lower Floor

                Newly Renovated Bathroom Next to the Master Bedroom on the Lower Floor

              • Guests Have Said that They Appreciate all the Hot Water!

                Guests Have Said that They Appreciate all the Hot Water!

              • The Washer and Dryer are Important, We Know!

                The Washer and Dryer are Important, We Know!

              • View of the Neighborhood as taken from the Apartment

                View of the Neighborhood as taken from the Apartment

              • That Red Dot Marks the Apartment - 'Location, Location, Location...'

                That Red Dot Marks the Apartment - 'Location, Location, Location...'

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              1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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