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Experience Old Paris-Ile St. Louis/Built 1642/1 BR/Renovated

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paris Arrondissement 4 apartment description

Ile St. Louis, an island in the very heart of Paris, is along with neighboring Ile de la Cité (home of Notre Dame Cathedral) the oldest part of the city. As this island is quite self-contained, with arrays of old and charming buildings to sightsee, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, antique shops and so on, it is quite possible to remain on the island for the whole vacation stay and enjoy every minute of it.

But of course, it is very easy to walk to the 'mainland', as the islanders like to refer to it, as there are five short bridges at various points directly to the Marais district, the Latin Quarter and to Ile de la Cité as well. The apartment was recently renovated and has one bedroom; sliding wood doors can easily be used to cordon off the bedroom or they can be slid aside to create a large, eye-catching open space.

The apartment is approximately 500 square feet with ceilings at a height of 3 meters (close to 10 feet). It is on the 2nd floor (3rd American) and there is only one apartment per floor. With this fact and its location on a charming and quiet side street (a number of cinema films have been made of this street), off the main thoroughfare of the island (Rue St. Louis en Ile), a serene Parisian living experience can be had.

The renovation was done with the idea of creating a most comfortable and luxurious living space while retaining as much as possible all the original 17th century details.

The large and modern galley kitchen has labrador green granite counter-tops & tall back-splashes and an undermount sink. The fridge is full size with a separate full size freezer (handy for ice cream bought from Berthillon!). 4 burner (gas and induction) stove top with a hooded vent. Full size regular oven and microwave oven. Wine and bottled water rack. Complete cooking and eating utensils. The kitchen is highlighted by the classic French-style stained glass windows in the fleur des lys pattern.

The apartment has an air conditioning unit.

The bathroom is oversized and bright; there is a large soaking tub with two shower heads (one as a rain showerhead fixed to the wall and the other a handheld) and a bath waterfall spout. The walls are tiled with real river stones. Separate clothes washer and outside-vented dryer located in this bathroom were bought instead of an all-in-one to considerably shorten clothes washing time. The WC has it's own sink with one wall entirely mirrored. It is adjacent to the tub room, its two closable entrances exit either to the apartment foyer or to the tub room.

Most Paris apartments use hot water tanks that are unfortunately too small to allow for more than 2-3 minute hot showers. This apartment is equipped with a high-performance gas hot water heater that provides unlimited hot water on demand. It not only provides hot water for all kitchen and bathroom faucets but is also used to power the 3 tall floor-to-ceiling modern 'Greco-Roman temple column' style room heaters as can be seen in the photos as well as the bathroom heater.

Ile St. Louis is not only blessed by having a central location to most, if not all, the interesting sights in Paris but is also conveniently nearby the public transportation stations at St. Paul (Line #1 which goes horizontally across central Paris), Pont Marie (Line #7 which goes vertically North and South of Paris, from beyond Opera to South, past Place D'Italie where Chinatown is located) as well as Cardinal Lemoine station (Line #10) and RER trains at the Notre Dame station on Ile de la Cite. The RER B train express from Charles De Gaule airport takes only about 35 minutes.

As an added feature, this apartment is maintained by professional management to ensure as much as possible a trouble-free environment for the renters and is available on call should any problems arise. At no extra charge, a greeter will meet you upon your arrival at the apartment and will show you around, on how to make use of the cable TV, kitchen appliances, heating system, washer/dryer, etc. and answer any questions you may have.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • Elevator : No elevator

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Over-sized Queen bed (160 cm or 63 inches wide). Sofa bed in living room area is full-sized....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • W/C is separate from the tub area. Large bath tub has two shower heads, one fixed rain shower and one hand held....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Stove-top with two gas burners and two rapid-heat induction type burners. Lighted hood with vent to outside, Large electric Oven. Full granite back-splashes and countertops....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                All utensils and equipment provided for the serious cook!...moreless

              • Stove:

                Two rapid-heat induction and two gas burners....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Nespresso machine and regular drip maker....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Separate full sized freezer...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Fireplace:

                Decorative...moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Newly Renovated Apartment in Building Built in 1642 in the Heart of Paris, Beautiful Original Details; Exposed Wood Beams, Thick Stone Walls, High Ceilings, French Windows, Antique furnishings, Stained glass windows, Fireplace. Brand new plumbing system; always on, tank-less continuously hot water system, modern individually controlled radiators. On the second floor, building has only one apartment per floor!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    With Blu-Ray DVD player and iPod/FM speaker dock...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free unlimited calls to USA/Canada, most of Europe and other parts of the world....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free private Wi-fi. Ultra hi-speed (125+ Mbs)...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Telephone

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  €195
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                  Fees:

                  • Additional Bed, if used €85
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €400
                  • Final cleaning €90
                  • If less than 5 nights €75
                  • Taxes Included

                  Cancellation policy:

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                  Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: ------------------------------------------------------- Ile St. Louis 1 bedroom Paris Apartment

                  Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 4:
                  There is no other location in Paris that is more central. Most sites of interest are in walking distance. Ile St. Louis also gives a village feel that serves as a respite from the big city life.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  When Baron Haussmann tore down and rebuilt much of Paris in the 1860's, he left few neighborhoods untouched. Almost the entire Ile St. Louis and certain swaths of the Marais district may be counted among the survivors. We bought the apartment as an unique opportunity to experience some of the last remaining aspects of 17th century Paris living.


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                  Photos

                  • Dining area/kitchen. Metal column is an individually controlled heater.

                    Dining area/kitchen. Metal column is an individually controlled heater.

                  • Foyer entrance-way

                    Foyer entrance-way

                  • Full sized built-in fridge/freezer, rapid induction/gas stove, full sized oven

                    Full sized built-in fridge/freezer, rapid induction/gas stove, full sized oven

                  • Antique cast-iron chandeliers, vintage over-sized mirror

                    Antique cast-iron chandeliers, vintage over-sized mirror

                  • Bedroom view from Living room which can be cordoned off by sliding doors

                    Bedroom view from Living room which can be cordoned off by sliding doors

                  • Bedroom area: the bed armoire has an office left side and a closet right side

                    Bedroom area: the bed armoire has an office left side and a closet right side

                  • Heated bathroom, walls with river stones, large mirror cabinet and wash basin

                    Heated bathroom, walls with river stones, large mirror cabinet and wash basin

                  • Building Facade

                    Building Facade

                  • View of Notre Dame Cathedral at the end of the street

                    View of Notre Dame Cathedral at the end of the street

                  • Place des Vosges built by King Henri IV (1612)is across the bridge in the Marais

                    Place des Vosges built by King Henri IV (1612)is across the bridge in the Marais

                  • View from the Living Room-Closet is behind the black glass doors.

                    View from the Living Room-Closet is behind the black glass doors.

                  • Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Old Rooster Chandelier, Cookpan from Alsace

                    Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Old Rooster Chandelier, Cookpan from Alsace

                  • Close-up of the stained glass windows in the kitchen

                    Close-up of the stained glass windows in the kitchen

                  • Living Room/Dining Area; with 40 inch HD LCD TV

                    Living Room/Dining Area; with 40 inch HD LCD TV

                  • Huge original, ancient wood beam across the apt, supported by adjoining beams

                    Huge original, ancient wood beam across the apt, supported by adjoining beams

                  • Bedroom cordoned off by doors slid into place/Sofa has pull-out full size bed

                    Bedroom cordoned off by doors slid into place/Sofa has pull-out full size bed

                  • Bedroom has its own heater.

                    Bedroom has its own heater.

                  • Large Soak Tub with sit area. Rainfall shower head. W/C also opens to other side

                    Large Soak Tub with sit area. Rainfall shower head. W/C also opens to other side

                  • Washer & Dryer. Bath w. 2 shower heads; rain and hand-held. Waterfall bath spout

                    Washer & Dryer. Bath w. 2 shower heads; rain and hand-held. Waterfall bath spout

                  • Outside view of the street. The Seine river is at the end of the street.

                    Outside view of the street. The Seine river is at the end of the street.

                  • At night time, Notre Dame is just as spectacular and a short stroll away

                    At night time, Notre Dame is just as spectacular and a short stroll away

                  • Interior of nearby Ile St. Louis church, "Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île" circa1675

                    Interior of nearby Ile St. Louis church, "Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île" circa1675

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                  €195 per night (EUR)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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