Loft Like Apartment in the Central Paris Marais-Montorgueil
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
On the edge of the Marais and just next to rue Montorgueil, this spacious apartment is tucked back into the courtyard of a quiet building on a tranquil street in the 2nd Arrondissement. The flat is on the 2nd floor of the courtyard building on Rue Greneta. The result of this is a virtually silent space, free from the street noise of surrounding Paris. This 60 square metre flat is organized to have 2 separate sleeping areas, making it a 2 bedroom as needed.
Upon entering, the guest enters into an entry lounge, containing a sofa-bed with a double mattress and a wall of cupboards for storing clothing and luggage. This first room is separated from the double living area by a large sliding door - when open, the spaces are joined to make a large, sunny, loft-like space, and when closed, the entry becomes a quiet separate room for reading or sleeping.
The double living and dining area runs the length of the apartment and is illuminated by a wall of windows on one side. The first lounge area is furnished with an ample leather sofa (also a double sofa bed), two luxurious Napoleon-style armchairs, and TV, DVD, and wireless high-speed internet. The dining area contains an expandable dining table surrounded by comfortable leather dining chairs, and can seat 10 if the desire for hosting a large dinner party takes hold.
Proceeding through the apartment, the quirky nature of Marais apartments is revealed by a series of doorways and stairs. Many of the apartments in this area are recuperated from several different spaces in very old buildings and thick, crooked walls, myriad steps up and down, and tilting floors are the norm. At right, a winding staircase leads 2 flights down to the 'cave' of the apartment - many Parisians use these underground storage areas to store wine. Back in the main level of the apartment, a step down from the dining area takes you to the kitchen. It is fully equipped with large refrigerator, 4 burner induction range and oven, clothes washer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, coffee pot, and more amenities.
The corridor, accessed by a step down from the dining area, leads first to a large bathroom with double sink vanity, toilet, and bathtub, and then to the main bedroom.
The bedroom contains a queen size (160 cm wide) bed and a chest of drawers, and two bedside tables with lamps for those lazy mornings in bed with the papers and a cup of coffee.
The Montorgueil district is centered around rue Montorgueil, a primarily pedestrian street which is a 'rue des commercants' - or shopping street par excellence.
This street is packed with all of the little shops any Parisian (or visitor) could want - greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers, bakeries (including Stohrer, a bakery and patisserie dating from 1730) flower shops, chocolate shops, wine stores, and even a few gelato shops.
The street serves as an artery running from Les Halles park (originally home to the largest central market in Paris but converted in the 1960's to a park and underground shopping mall, complete with cinemas) north to rue Reaumur.
Restaurants and cafes abound, as well as the scores of boutiques in the surrounding streets. The area has in recent years become a haven for young designers and this is evident in the small boutiques scattered throughout, but the larger clothing stores still remain as well, centered around rue Etienne Marcel, which runs toward Place des Victoires, a 5 minute walk away. The Louvre museum can easily be reached on foot.
An often missed treasure just across the street from the apartment is the Passage des Grands Cerfs, one of Paris's many enclosed passages - glass-roofed passageways lined with shops and boutiques. True to the neighbourhood, this passage contains several funky clothing stores, a restaurant, and a few galleries and furniture stores.
Closest metros are Reaumur Sebastopol and Etienne Marcel, line 4 and 3.
Keywords: Large 2 bedroom Apartment central Paris
- On floor 2
- 6 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
ReviewsWrite a review
Wonderfully located spacious apartment, close to everything. Agent very informative when we arrived. Would stay here again when next in Paris. we had a fabulous week !!
- Guest Annie
- Date of stay 05/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
My girlfriends and I stayed at Rue Greneta in mid-September and had a wonderful time. The apartment was well appointed,spacious and in the perfect location by the St-Denis/Rue Montorgueil pedestrian walk where you can find fabulous patisseries, boulangeries and restaurants. I would also highly recommend using Elysee car service as well. They were prompt, friendly and efficient. Would definitely use this agency again.
- Guest Brenda39
- Date of stay 10/05/09
- Review Submitted 10/05/09
My family of 4 stayed at Greneta in August 2009 for a week. We had a great time. The welcome was excellent, the flat has more than adequate space and high standard accomodation. . We have two teenagers 19 and 14. Its very convenient to explore Paris and the neighbourhood safe. We walked around the area late at night most nights. We would have no hesitation going back.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/17/09
- Review Submitted 09/17/09
My family of five, two adults and three boys, 14, 9, and 4 stayed at Greneta for eight days in late March. The apartment was more than adequate in space and sleeping arrangements for five. I slept better there than I do at home, the apartment is quite secluded and quiet, clean, efficient, and uncluttered. Alexandra was right on time and very helpful, and though I was prepared to speak French Alexandra speaks both English and French. Prior to our arrival every question I had was promptly answered by Michele or one of her associates. We fell in love with the Rue Montorgueil and all of the vendors Boulangers and many pleasant people that we encountered there. I tell people that it was a very un-touristy area where you can get a better sense of how Parisians live. We loved going to the market every day, everyone was so pleasant and polite. Love the French people for their graciousness,etiquette and common civility. The late March weather was very intense which made returning to Rue Greneta even more special. Our children were quite comfortable there and didn't want to leave. We used Elysee Car both to and from the airport, couldn't have been more convenient.
- Guest Harry3
- Date of stay 04/21/08
- Review Submitted 04/21/08
While we were researching the option of a vacation rental, we came to rely heavily on the comments of guests who came before us, and dearly hoped that they were true. In the case of the Greneta apartment, they were. Absolutely. We are a family of four, including two adult sons, and stayed for nine days over the New Year and into the first week of January. We were somewhat worried about the sleeping accommodations, since both our boys are tall. We did not have to worry, and even had the option of a rolling mattress in addition to the pull out sofas, which were both of good quality. We also wondered about the general cleanliness and maintenance of the apartment, both of which were also non-issues. The apartment was spotless when we settled in. What a location. In addition to being very quiet (as others have noted before), we never wanted for any amenities from shops to attractions within easy and convenient walking distance. I must mention something about the staff of Home Connections. Between Michelle, Kelly, Alexandra and Jeannie, they were responsive and answered our many questions quickly and completely, and went out of their way to assure our holiday reception was seamless. Probably the biggest question we had on arrival in Paris was 'would everything turn out as it was advertised?' The answer was yes. Dead easy, and exactly as advertised. Thank you, Ladies. One additional point--we booked the Paris Shuttle online for arrival and departure ground transportation. They were waiting for us on arrival as advertised and had us to the apartment within one hour (we are still amazed), and were waiting for us the morning we departed. This was a no-hassle option that we would do again. The vacation rental experience is one we would do again. It is now the only way to go.
- Guest Catherine7
- Date of stay 02/23/08
- Review Submitted 02/23/08
We just returned from Paris this week. We spent Christmas day through New Year's Eve at Rue Greneta. We truly loved the apartment. It was everything we hoped it would be. Alexandria was our contact while there. The apartment was very quiet and convenient to everything. All of our travel was either walking or catching the metro which was very closeby. We contacted Elysee Car's for transportation from the airport, but due to the holiday we could not get them for our return trip. However, we were able to arrange our return trip through Paris Shuttle which was as prompt and professional as Elysee. Overall, we hope to return to Paris and will indeed return to Home Rental Connections.
- Guest Jeanette C. Jones
- Date of stay 01/05/08
- Review Submitted 01/05/08
Unbelievably quiet apartment - no traffic noise at all. Great location for exploring the Marais on foot and it's easy to walk much further afield or use the Metro or Batobus. Bustling market within rue Montorgueil just a minute's walk (if you're hungry try Le Pain Quotidien). Comfortable living space for a family of five. We had a great time. -Chris. October 2007.
- Guest Chris45
- Date of stay 11/12/07
- Review Submitted 11/12/07
We stayed here for 5 nights in September. Our group consisted of two kids (8&10), parents, and two grandmas (63 & 77). The apartment worked out great for our varied needs. We were close to tourist spots, but also to shopping and a real neighborhood. The apartment is amazingly quiet. We ended up renting a wheelchair at the pharmacy down the street for one of the grandmas, and received excellent service. Even with our poor French, everyone we met was incredibly friendly and helpful. We dream of being able to go back again, and would definitely consider staying there again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/03/07
- Review Submitted 10/03/07
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Greneta.The apartment was quiet, spacious and very well located not only for local bars and restaurants but for small shops and Monoprix the local supermarket on Rue Sebastopol. We found it central enough to walk to most art galleries, Notre Dame, Louvre,and even as far as The Eiffel Tower and The Champs Elysee.Having said that we got the Metro back as our feet were on fire. The Metro at Sebastopol is within easy walking of around 2 minutes and we found it easy to use. All in all we had a brilliant holiday if only for a week.We certainly would book the apartment again and would like to thank Michele for operating a helpful and professional holiday letting service. Finally we took Micheles advice to book Elysee Cars for transport to and from the airport and the apartment. The service was excellent,prompt,swift and with no problems. We highly recommend it.
- Guest Barry,Anne,Andrew&Johanna Wood.
- Date of stay 08/17/07
- Review Submitted 08/17/07
Step through the massive wooden door onto rue Greneta and within two minutes you can be buying croissants from a white-jacketed counter assistant at a patisserie which began as cakemaker to the French royal family in 1730 (Stohrer on rue Montorgueil).Two minutes later, within the grey Gothic depths of Saint Eustache, a church as large as a cathedral, you can track rare bands of sunlight as they dapple the ancient stone gold and purple.Just thirty seconds more and you can be exploring the passages and courtyards and tall, tight streets which Zola described so minutely that it is a small work of the imagination to summon up the clatter and colour and pungent aromas of the time when the newly opened food markets of Les Halles had just become ‘The Belly of Paris’. I could go on…it’s a short stroll to the Centre Pompidou, the Palais Royal, the Seine… the neighbourhood has a particularly wide choice of eateries, including welcoming, affordable restaurants serving the kind of food French grandmothers would approve of… rue Montorgueil, free from cars, but full of cafes, is the ideal place to people-watch... and this apartment is a wonderfully quiet, comfortable, well equipped and unusually spacious haven from which to discover the heart of the city on foot. Lennox Morrisonp.s. Throughout our two-month stay Michele and her team have looked after us with their usual kindness and attention to detail.
- Guest Lennox Morrison
- Date of stay 05/14/07
- Review Submitted 05/14/07
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5 night min stay
Discounts: 6 nights or more €258 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
There is a fully refundable security deposit of 400 euros not included in this quote which can be paid 10 days before your arrival by credit card. We can make up the following extra beds: double sofa bed 60 euros and a single fold out for 62 euros - These are not included in the online quote.
Christmas, New Year and Easter minimum booking 7 nights
The price for 28 nights is 5,408 euros
- Taxes Not included
To confirm your booking a 50% down payment is required (when booking more than 60 days ahead). If your booking is in 60 days or less then 100% is due. SECOND PART OF PAYMENT: The remaining 50% payment is due 60 days prior to arrival using the same methods.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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About: The owners live in Australia and use it as a pied a terre
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location, space, quiet yet close to everything.
- Primary: +44 208 961 6770 (United Kingdom)
- Secondary: +44 7802 228 535 (United Kingdom)
Sitting room with view to dining area
On left you can see sliding doors that lead to living room
With doors to living room open
Entrance to building - pedestrian street
This sofa also opens into a sofa bed
From living room to dining room
Dining to sitting area
Sitting Area with view to second bedroom behind sliding panel
Second bedroom closet on right comfortable extra thick sofa bed
Second bedroom with sofa bed open
Ready for breakfast
Another view of dining table
Inner courtyard of building
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