Marais-Chic Apartment, Great Neighborhood
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Paris Arrondissement 3 apartment description
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Location, Location, Location!
Located in the Marais close to Place de la Republique, the apartment sits one half block from the major market street of the neighborhood, rue de Bretagne, as well as one half block from a Metro stop (M8 Filles du Calvaire). Easy walking to Place des Vosges, Musée Picasso, and the heart of the Marais. The apartment was renovated in 2007, and is extremely well kept and well stocked. This is our home away from home and our goal was for it to be comfortable and inviting. The 55 sq. meter apartment is on the third floor(w-elevator), has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. a separate WC, and a private lobby with a standard size washer and dryer. Courtyard and street exposures ensure plenty of light and cross ventilation.
All about the food...
The kitchen is new and modern, with an induction cooktop and oven. Small electrics (coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster) allow you to have a leisurely breakfast before heading off to sightsee. And as a chef, Brad has added kitchen tools that few others would deem “essential”. There are a number of cafés and bistros within walking distance of the apartment. Canvas shopping bags and a map of the vendors we know and like are provided to help make shopping along rue de Bretagne a more simple task.
Thought of most everything...
During our 8 month renovation, we rented apartments near ours on our visits. We noted, in each case, what we thought was missing for a vacationing client. Our amenities reflect our discoveries: ample electrical outlets, hooks throughout to hang jackets/bags/clothing, dim-able overhead lighting, iron/ironing board, and a blow dryer are just a few things we identified. We even try to maintain a supply of travel-sized toiletries that you might forget.
A Guest Services book provides reference for some of the minor challenges of renting an apartment... instructions for using the appliances, heating, etc, as well as some recommendations for local eateries and shops in the neighborhood.
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- 55 m²
- On floor 3
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full stall shower, separate w/c
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Computer Available:
- Free Long Distance:
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Sight Seeing
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The Perfect Apartment
The Perfect Apartment
The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making this the most comfortable, perfectly located apartment for a short or long trip to Paris. We stayed for 9 days with our 8 month old son and felt like we could have stayed another 9 days or longer! The bed is incredibly comfortable, every amenity you could possibly want is there and their concierge is easily accesible and quick to help with any bumps or problems that might come up. (As well as helping you schedule your 5am shuttle pick-up to the airport.) Zero complaints. Just a great place.
- Guest Mark (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 04/23/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
The owners of this apartment show great care in providing a most comfortable "temporary home" for travelers to Paris. The ample storage space for clothing, the efficient washer and dryer, the well-appointed kitchen, and the excellent WI-FI were among the apartment's amenities that contributed to our delightful six night stay for us as well as our daughter and son-in-law. Even more importantly, the apartment is located in a wonderful neighborhood for food-oriented people as ourselves with its boulangeries, charcutieries, organic stores, markets, cafes, and wine bars. We loved the apartment, and we love Paris!
- Guest Judy and Bill (Berkeley, California)
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/30/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Really nothing to be said except this apartment was perfect. Exactly as represented here, wonderful location. I can't imagine this isn't the best 2 bed apartment rental in Paris. Excellent prompt communication as well.
- Guest Ian (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 05/03/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Charming Marais apartment
Charming Marais apartment
Lovely apartment in Marais, two bedrooms, one bath with shower and separate watercloset. Well suited for a family with two kids, extremely well decorated, and nice location with easy walking to nearby shops, boulangerie, market, bank, etc. Comfortable beds, elevator, washing machine (shared with neighbors). Near to Pompidou Center and Notre Dame (10 minutes walk), 1/2 block to Metro stop Rue Filles du Calvaire. Owner arranged for pickup via Taxi from CDG, and we were met by the "concierge" who got us setup and into apartment. All very smooth and professional. Looking forward to renting there again!
- Guest Ross (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 04/08/12
- Review Submitted 04/23/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.
My husband and I stayed in the apartment for 4 nights and had the most terrific vacation. The apartment was exactly like the listing- beautifully appointed and very clean. It is in an amazing location right around the corner from a metro stop, Rue de Bretagne and a short walk to the heart of the Marais. I can't wait to come back and can't imagine a better place to stay in Paris!
- Guest Emilie (Evanston, Illinois)
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 06/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
We stayed in this apartment with our 2 teenage daughters. The apartment in fantastic, the owner was very helpful and the location is great. The owner has lots of information in the apartment about where to eat, the metro, maps etc. Our stay was fabulous! Thanks!
- Guest Pack (Burnaby BC Canada)
- Date of stay 07/07/10
- Review Submitted 07/25/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Hi Brad and Jeff Paris update.... loving your apartment and our time in this great city. We will be sorry to head out of town tomorrow. Your apt has completely grown on us.... what a fantastic rehab you have accomplished! Your attention to detail, the decor, new appliances, tidy facility in an antique building.... Not to mention convenient location in a cool neighborhood near Metro. Your tour books, directions, airport pickup, internet and US phone access are just icing on the cake. We would highly recommend you to anyone interested. Au revoir Michael B.
- Guest MBeck (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 05/27/10
- Review Submitted 06/03/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
We had the best time for the 6 nights that we were lucky enough to have stayed at Brad & Jeff's apartment! Great location, walking distance to all the sites, the apartment contained everything you could need, prompt correspondence with Brad...would definitely recommend this apartment as a base for anyone who wants a real taste of Parisian life. We had not used VRBO before, but will definitely be using it in the future and coming back to Brad & Jeff's apartment if we should be so lucky. We had our 2 year old son with us, so the extra room was fantastic...plus the option to cook, wash clothes or just relax was great. We have stayed in Paris hotels before, but wouldn't waste money on them in the future. Thanks again Tony, Asher & Miller
- Guest Tony50 (-)
- Date of stay 10/01/09
- Review Submitted 10/01/09
This flat is beyond lovely with every possible amenity included and in a fabulous neighborhood to boot. If you're looking for the quintessential Parisian experience you should definitely stay here.
- Guest Kim146 (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 09/27/09
- Review Submitted 09/27/09
"We got back to New Zealand last Friday 21 January from our amazing holiday in England and Paris. We just loved staying at your apartment in Paris - it was truly an amazing experience. Your appartment was in a fabulous location and we loved all the surrounding shops etc. We could not have asked for anything more - this was our third trip to Paris - and staying where we did was far superior to anything we had stayed in before. We had three days of snow which was very exciting for us and my daughter took at least 1200 photos of our holiday. We would certainly recommend anyone to stay in your apartment for many reasons, but for me to be able to walk in and find everything we needed, beautifully decorated and so central. You certainly did not leave us wanting of anything. "
- Guest Julia12 (Aukland, New Zealand)
- Date of stay 01/27/09
- Review Submitted 01/27/09
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Dec 2 - Mar 31, 2014
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - Aug 31, 2014
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation greater than 45 days before arrival, amount (you would only have been charged for 50% of the rental fee by that point), refunded. Cancellation less than 45 days prior to arrival, forfeit the 50% rental fee charged.
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50 % of the rental fee is charged upon receipt of contract.
Remaining 50% of rental fee and deposit due approx. 2 weeks prior to arrival.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: €350
- Taxes Included
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We reside in the San Francisco Bay area. Buying the apartment in Paris really 'just happened'... we always thought we would have a ski house in Tahoe! We are certainly happy that it did. Jeff is a Director at a Silicon Valley company, and Brad is a pastry chef , wine professional, and teaches culinary skills to children ages 8-16.
Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 3:
We started out buying with another couple... but they are a bit older and were thinking that, after retirement, they would want to spend part of the year there. It was too complicated to try to figure out how to divide the time and costs fairly, so they went out on their own and bought their apartment. Our agent... she is fabulous... kept us on her radar, and found this great, huge old apartment. She divided it into 3 separate units, and we purchased the 2 bedroom unit. We were able to supervise the remodel, and select materials, furnishings, etc. as we went along. It really feels like OUR home.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location and the neighborhood are ideal... outside of the traffic of the heart of the Marais, yet so close to walk. The apartment is bright and light.. is just feels special. And the neighbors and shopkeepers are wonderful. Both the 10th and 11th Arrondissements are very close, and both going through their own 'gentrification'... which has had the added benefit of bring more new and unique shops and cafés to the immediate area.
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Another view of the kitchen
Main bedroom-a place to dry hair, put on make-up, etc.
Second bedroom-a place to dry hair, put on make-up, etc.
Pink=apt; Blue= Lobby (washer/dryer, coat/boot/umbrella storage)
Workspace in sejour
Small desk in the main sejour
Ideal spot to read and grab an afternoon cat nap!
Small bedroom as 2 twin beds
Bath and WC
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