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Stunning Rare Gated Art Deco Duplex Townhouse

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Last updated: 07/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

In Response to Popular Demand: I have made my apartment available for short- and mid-term rental on a highly selective basis. Everybody, of course, wants to know what 'highly selective' means. It means... compulsively neat, thoroughly house-broken non-smokers who would be aesthetically troubled by a crooked painting, were trained at an early age not to roller-blade in the living room or fingerpaint on the sofa, and who always remember to wipe their feet, turn off the stove and take the key. (Well, almost always!)

If you're contemplating a trip to Paris but are daunted by the thought of overpriced hotels, outstretched palms, $30 continental breakfasts, and planning the day around the chambermaid, please read on. I hope you will get a sense of why so many of my guests keep returning year after year after year.

The apartment is an elegant duplex on a gated, private street in a 1930s art deco building, located in one of the most fashionable and beautiful sections of Paris, yet with quick and easy access to all that Paris offers.

The first floor has a dramatic double-height living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen and half bath. Upstairs are the master bedroom, a modern bathroom with oversize tub and separate shower, and a study/entertainment center overlooking the living room. It's just steps to the neighborhood center and supermarkets, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, cheese and wine stores, and many other shops and conveniences.

I think you will enjoy the superior level of furnishings, art and 'objets,' as well as the many hundreds of CD's, guidebooks, and books on the art deco era, art deco architecture, design and painting, and French history and culture. My wonderful English/French-speaking housekeeper/assistant can help you with reservations, taxis and insider tips!

Top Location: The apartment is in the 16th Arrondissement, long known as one of the most fashionable and beautiful sections of Paris. It is an area of elegant boulevards, stylish boutiques, and bustling neighborhood centers. Yet the broad, tree-lined streets give you more breathing room than in the crowded and noisy tourist districts. My guests say that staying at my apartment makes them feel like Parisians instead of visitors.

Neighborhood conveniences are just steps away. The post office is a 3-minute walk. A few blocks farther is a modern indoor public swimming pool, the Ranelagh Gardens and Musee Marmottan, indoor and outdoor food markets, and the chic boutiques on Rue de Passy and Avenue Victor Hugo. A 10-minute walk takes you to the Bois de Boulogne which, with its lakes, woods, and gardens, is a great place to jog or rent a bike or canoe.

Paris is for strolling, and the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysees are all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Getting Around is Quick and Easy by Bus and Metro: The Metro stop (Rue de la Pompe) is a block away. This line (#9) takes you to the Champs Elysees in under 8 minutes, as well as to the grand department stores, the Opera, Bateaux Mouches, Trocadero,and many other places you'll want to visit. At 'Franklin D. Roosevelt' you can change to the #1 line which goes to the Place de la Concorde, Tuileries, Palais Royale, Place des Vosges, Marais, Bastille, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre.

Two bus lines, the 52 and 63, stop within a block of the apartment. The 63 is like a sightseeing tour with its wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Place de la Concorde, and Seine. It goes to the heart of the left bank and Latin Quarter with stops that include St. Germain des Pres, Musee d'Orsay, Invalides, Luxembourg Gardens, Sorbonne, Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite and many other places.

This is a rare and stunning apartment for discriminating travelers. I hope to have the pleasure and privilege of being your host.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    as long as their parents are well-behaved....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The apartment is luxuriously ideal for two. Depending on the ages and privacy preferences of visitors, the apartment can sleep up to four persons: two upstairs in the master bedroom; one in the living room on the convertible B&B Italia sofa; and one more in the living room on a day bed. The bedroom has an entire wall of mirrored closets that provide storage space for clothes and suitcases....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

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  • Half 1: toilet

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  • The master bathroom upstairs is quite large and immaculately clean. There's a deep, oversize tub and a separate tiled shower, along with a sink, toilet, bidet and heated towel rack. Cabinets provide ample space for guest toiletries and belongings. This bathroom can be accessed without going through the bedroom, so downstairs guests can use it without disturbing upstairs guests. The half bath on the first floor contains a sink and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The apartment is extremely well-equipped. There are two mini-stereos for CD's, tapes and radio; an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and Broadband for high-speed Internet connections, and a printer for guest use. My cable service offers over 200 channels including numerous movie channels, TCM, Sundance, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and many more. Local calls are free, as well as international calls to land lines in over 100 countries, and calls to cell phones in the United States and Canada....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Collections include general and thematic guides to Paris and its sights, walks, museums, restaurants, shopping & secret spots; art deco art and architecture; French language & history and much more....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Over 175 CD's and tapes, mainly jazz and classical....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    200+ channels including TCM, Sundance, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Premium Movies and many more in English....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    European-style free-standing air conditioners in bedroom and living area....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free international calls to land lines in nearly 190 countries; free calls to cell phones, too, in USA and Canada....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Three portable phones. Answering machine....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped for gourmet cooking and dining. Always a large inventory of spices....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2015
6 night min stay
$295
$1,990
Low
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2015
5 night min stay
$270
$1,750
High
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2016
6 night min stay
$295
$1,990
Low
Jan 6 - Feb 29, 2016
5 night min stay
$270
$1,750
High
Mar 16 - Oct 31, 2016
6 night min stay
$295
$1,990

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates include: WiFi, linens, towels, utilities, cable TV, free local and international calls to land lines in most countries (cell phones, too, in USA and Canada), assistance from my bilingual local property manager

HIGH SEASON

March 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015; December 16, 2015 - January 5, 2016

$295/night; $1,990/week

8-13 Days: $1,990 + $270/night above 7

2 weeks: $3,700

LOW SEASON: November 1, 2015 - December 15, 2015; January 6, 2016 - February 29, 2016

$270/night; $1,750/week

8-13 Days: $1,750 + $240/night above 7

2 weeks: $3,300

Security deposit: 25% of rent (min. $500/max $1000)

Cleaning fee: $100


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Henri Martin
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Great location! Elegant, safe and more relaxed than the crowded tourist zones. Stroll the broad avenues and chic, nearby shopping streets. Buses and Metro within a block for quick and easy access to all of Paris. Walk to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and Bois de Boulogne. All neighborhood conveniences within 1-2 minutes: supermarkets; cheese and wine shops, cafes and restaurants, pharmacy, ATM's and much more. Act like a tourist; live like a Parisian!

Other Activities: shopping

 

Owner info

About the owner: Hello! Thank you for your interest in my apartment. Although my body spends most of the year in the United States, my heart lives full-time in Paris! I have been renting my apartment for 12 years and have been privileged to host many hundreds of guests and their friends and family over this time. I get great pleasure out of knowing that others can enjoy my favorite city in the world using my apartment as their base for exploration. I enjoy corresponding with guests and answering any questions they might have. I send every guest three visitors packets containing detailed information on the apartment and neighborhood, tourist tips, bus, metro, and airport transportation guidance, maps, favorite walks and places, and a restaurant guide containing descriptions and reviews of 24 neighborhood restaurants, as well as dozens more throughout the city. I have been going to Paris for many decades and, if you add it all up, have made over 100 trips and spent many years in cumulative residence during that time. I adore the city's 'civilization'—its beauty, grandeur, culture, history, architecture, restaurants, parks, museums—is there anyplace else that offers such a broad and deep array of treasures and pleasures? I like not having a car, using public transportation, walking miles every day, and popping in to the neighborhood stores for the finest and freshest foods. My dream is to spend more time in Paris over the coming years. That will significantly cut down on my apartment's availability, so rent it while you can! :-)

Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 16:
From my first trip to France at age 15, I fell in love with Paris. Over dozens of subsequent visits I got to know the major cities of Europe and promised myself that one day I would own a place in Paree! While every section of the city has its charms, I was drawn to this area of the 16th arrondissement for reasons that become evident from guest reviews. The location is convenient to all of Paris via foot, bus, or metro—but you feel like you’re living in a genuine and beautiful Paris neighborhood rather than a tourist district. While virtually every shop and service you might need for everyday life is just steps from the apartment, you don't have the feeling of being in a dense commercial zone. There’s more breathing room which, after a day spent jostling with strangers in the more crowded areas, is a pleasure to come home to. While I can easily walk to the Champs Elysees or Eiffel Tower, it’s also a short stroll to the Bois de Boulogne with its 2,000 acres of lakes, forests, bike and walking paths, gardens, chateaux, and Michelin starred restaurants. What more could you ask for?

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
My apartment is situated on a tiny, private, gated street (they say it’s the shortest “avenue” in all of Paris). There’s no through traffic—automotive or pedestrian. What’s most unique about my place is that you enter it directly from the sidewalk of this secure and quiet community of art deco buildings. The apartment (along with three others), occupies the first two floors of a taller apartment building. So it’s like entering your own private townhouse. My guests and I love this freedom of not having to punch in a code to get in a lobby, and then turn on lights, and then walk through a courtyard, and then turn on more lights, and then take an elevator, and then go down a corridor—just to get to your apartment. With my own front door, I can be at the corner bakery in 30 seconds—a great benefit for those seeking warm, fresh croissants for breakfast. I was also drawn to the sense of spaciousness the apartment affords. European apartments (and hotel rooms) can be much smaller than those in the United States and many other countries. The soaring two-story high living room with its sweeping stairway to the study balcony on the second floor makes the apartment feel much larger than its actual square footage. And the art deco design—the apartment was built in 1930—makes me feel connected to one of the great eras in Parisian history, the period between the wars when artists, writers, and musicians flocked to Paris to create some of the most famous works of art and literature of the 20th century. Mona, my wonderful housekeeper for 12 years, lives elsewhere in the same complex and is available 24/7—a great comfort for guests should any problems arise. Mona is American, but has lived in Paris for over 30 years. She greets all guests to provide keys and answer questions and, as the reviews attest, enjoys being of service to help make our guests' visits comfortable and memorable.


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Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Living area with two-story high ceiling

    Living area with two-story high ceiling

  • Dramatic two-story living area

    Dramatic two-story living area

  • Reflected living room with Marcel Breuer trolley

    Reflected living room with Marcel Breuer trolley

  • Living room detail

    Living room detail

  • Modern, fully-equipped kitchen

    Modern, fully-equipped kitchen

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Study balcony with hundreds of books on Paris

    Study balcony with hundreds of books on Paris

  • Looking out the bedroom window

    Looking out the bedroom window

  • Antique bedroom door

    Antique bedroom door

  • Master bathroom with heated towel rack

    Master bathroom with heated towel rack

  • Gate closes street and provides security

    Gate closes street and provides security

  • 'Boucherie' (butcher shop) steps from apartment

    'Boucherie' (butcher shop) steps from apartment

  • Living room with A.M. Cassandre print

    Living room with A.M. Cassandre print

  • Dramatic two-story entry

    Dramatic two-story entry

  • Art deco stair rail detail

    Art deco stair rail detail

  • Still life on Marcel Breuer trolley

    Still life on Marcel Breuer trolley

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Study balcony looking towards bedroom

    Study balcony looking towards bedroom

  • Art deco gazelles

    Art deco gazelles

  • Study nook -- perfect for reading

    Study nook -- perfect for reading

  • Master bedroom with Josef Hoffmann lamps

    Master bedroom with Josef Hoffmann lamps

  • Master bath with oversize tub and shower stall

    Master bath with oversize tub and shower stall

  • Winter flowers in front garden

    Winter flowers in front garden

  • Lights & Eiffel searchlight at nearby 'mairie'

    Lights & Eiffel searchlight at nearby 'mairie'

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
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