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Sunny + Breezy Marais Apartment: Classic Luxury and Charm, with Updates (2-BR)

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Paris Arrondissement 3 apartment description

This elegant and charming apartment is located on the fifth floor of a 19th-century building in the heart of the Marais district, between the Archives National and the Pompidou Center. There is a two-person elevator that lets you skip the stairs to reach the bright and airy height of this apartment which runs straight through the length of the building, from street to back courtyard. You will experience classic style matched with modern convenience in a remarkable rental property.

The best shopping and sightseeing in all of Paris are at your doorstep in this ideal third arrondissement location. You can easily walk to the Place des Vosges, the Seine, the Musee Carnavalet, the Picasso Museum, the Jewish Museum, and much more. And when you're tired of walking, you can bicycle: this flat is convenient to the new 'Velib' system of shared bikes available throughout the city -- with a stand just two blocks from this flat. The Marais is one of the most picturesque districts of Paris with a concentration of historic buildings, museums, and streets that have not changed their contours in centuries. At the same time, it is an increasingly hip neighborhood with popular shops, restaurants, and ever-expanding destinations.

This building lies on a block that is a particular favorite of Parisians for its exceptional food purveyors, traiteurs, patisseries, and locally prized restaurants and cafes. You are in foodie paradise on this block. It is also just a few yards from the historic Passage Sainte-Avoye, which lets out onto rue du Temple exactly opposite the Jewish Museum. Also, the Marais has become a major gallery neighborhood of Paris in recent years.

This historic flat has been lovingly restored to its original charm, complete with oak herringbone floors, 200-year-old floor tiles, and ample French double windows that bathe the interior with sunlight and breezes, and offer views of the rooftops of old Paris.

The apartment is beautifully appointed throughout with antique furniture, oak and mahogany armoires, and period-style lighting. It has been designed and decorated to suit the owners' demanding standards and aesthetics.

The decor, furnishings, and color scheme are classic French but in every other detail, the apartment is completely modern. There is a full kitchen with new appliances including a dishwasher, a remodeled bathroom with bathtub and shower, separate water closet (toilet), and a laundry room with washer, dryer, and ironing board with iron (use optional, of course).

Modern amenities also include a flat-screen television, cable channels, and high-speed internet access with both wi-fi and ethernet connection. In the winter, there is plentiful central heating via radiators. In the summer, there are ample fans as well as the breezes that are maximized by the intelligent architecture: the floor-through design of the flat boasts windows front and rear.

The two bedrooms, each with a wonderfully comfortable queen-size bed, lie at opposite ends of the apartment. This layout ensures optimal privacy, making the flat perfect for families, friends, or couples traveling together, and ensuring that both bedrooms have maximum light and air. In addition, the split bathroom with toilet in a separate room allows an ease of sharing that is almost equal to having 2 bathrooms; it certainly makes shared use by friends or couples easier.

Best of all, the apartment is located in the midst of a remarkable foodie quartier, packed with the highest quality food purveyors: bakeries, patisseries, traiteurs (prepared foods), a butcher who gives you recipes, a fishmonger who opens oysters, a cheese-shop with regional and seasonal products, chocolate shops, etc.

As a special feature of this rental, you'll find a personalized guide, written for you by the apartment's owners based on their experience, steering you to the best restaurants and shops in the area. It's like having your own personal tour of the best of Paris.

You will be greeted at the apartment upon arrival by the bilingual Paris liaison, who will give you the keys and show you the apartment. She is also available to solve any emergencies should they arise.

Contact us now for 2014, as we are filling up quickly. We are especially interested in long-term (three months and more) tenants and we offer extremely advantageous rates for such long-term stays.

Note: This is a non-smoking apartment, with no pets allowed.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, floor, floor-through, rental, home, vacation, classic, historic, charm, food

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • Details:

    Elevator : This is a floor-through apartment: light, wire, and privacy are all maximized. Warm radiators in winter, breezes in summer....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Not suitable for toddlers....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Located in the back of the apartment on a calm 'passage.'...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Located in front: lively, single lane of cars, local shops....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Excellent, comfortable beds with quality linens: you will sleep well. There are queen beds in two separate bedrooms, at opposite ends of the flat, with zero sound communication between them....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

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          • The bathroom has been completely modernized and tiled. Deep modern tub with fixed shower. Vanity with wall-sized mirror. Tiled for easy cleaning. Hairdryer provided. Window for ventilation. Adjacent laundry room with modern washer and dryer. Note: Separate WC with toilet down the hall. Easy to use all three simultaneously....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The bathroom has a split WC and bath, in separate rooms, so two couples or friends can easily share; Laundry room with washer and dryer, High-Speed Internet Connection and very fast wi-fi; Radio & CD Player, Full Oven and cooktop, Cooking Utensils, Linens, maps, books; no smoking; ample charm, picturesque views, popular bustling neighborhood loved by all....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable channels include Sky....moreless

              • Television

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                The Marais is the historic district of Paris....moreless

              • Monument View:

                You can spy the National Archives out the LR window....moreless

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                In the apartment, full size and modern, for your use exclusively....moreless

              • Elevator:

                This is a floor-through apartment: light, wire, and privacy are all maximized. Warm radiators in winter, breezes in summer....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance for calling the U.S., some other countries, and all land lines in France. Note that European cell phones are always toll calls, per their system....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Excellent central heat with radiators....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Quality linens, always. Comforters and duvets. ...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Nearby municipal garage....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free calling back to the U.S. and to all European land lines....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                In the apartment, full size and modern, for your use exclusively....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Excellent wi-fi throughout the apartment. Ethernet connection available as well....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                All bases covered: see 'kitchen'...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Completely stocked kitchen: cook as if you were at home....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Everything you need....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New dishwasher....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Completely stocked: teapot, espresso pot, French press pot, and automatic coffee maker. Full size oven, cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. A completely equipped kitchen used by owners and guests to prepare sumptuous meals....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Yes....moreless

              • Oven:

                See 'stove'...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Always something on hand....moreless

               

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              7 night min stay

              $2,700

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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              We require half the payment to hold a booking, with the balance due eight weeks prior to occupancy.

              No higher rate for peak seasons.

              All rentals are by the week.

              Those booking for one month or longer get significant reductions in fee.

              All payments are accepted in US dollars by check, money order, wire transfer, or credit card.

              We can only refund a cancellation if someone else rents that time.


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              Last updated: 11/24/2014
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              Location

              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Train
              the Rambuteau Metro stop is 1.5 blocks away

              Car: Not Necessary

              Boutiques, Bakeries, Cafes, Galleries, Museums, Great Restaurants, 'Traiteur' shops with prepared foods, Noted concentration of historic architecture, some of the best preserved in all of Paris.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We live in San Francisco . . . and spend our spare time in Paris, every chance we get. The minute we arrive in our Paris apartment, we seem to relax and breathe a little easier and smile a little more. We adore our walks through the streets of Paris. Here is a photo of Mary exploring a new area of the city, thrilled with the discovery of village life in the midst of an outlying neighborhood. We have fixed up the apartment to reflect our own desire for Parisian ambience, with enough conveniences to enjoy life there. Come see for yourself!

              Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 3:
              We bought this home to have one foot in Paris. We are city-lovers and chose an absolutely central neighborhood that's beloved by Parisians themselves for both food and history. Ours is a foodie block, filled with the highest-quality specialty shops. It's close to the Right Bank's museums and shops, while at the same time filled with buildings and stories that give off a sense of history that we just don't get in the U.S. The greatest adventure? Walking the streets of the Marais! It's always our first ritual upon arriving to walk down to the Seine. And then to spend every day walking further and further afield. Paris is all about discovery, and we love to combine impromptu walking tours with the daily return to our beloved, well-known block.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              There are too many benefits to count! The best pastry: next door. The best cheese: across the street. The best meals: all around. The best bread: downstairs. Great coffee: roasted and ground fresh, on the same block. We love to sip morning coffee looking over the rooftops of the Marais, walk down a block to buy the newspapers, figure out what to explore on each visit. We are dazzled by the light and, in summer, the sound of the swallows swooping through the neighborhood. In the winter, at holiday time, lights are strung across the street and make us think we're in a time machine where the old customs are still observed. There is a sense of magic, charm and vitality to 'our' corner of the Marais that nowhere else in Paris can touch – at least for us! And we try on every trip to visit the Carnavalet Museum. It's just a 5 minute walk from the apartment, and the entire history of Paris is there -- even the room where Proust lived and wrote.


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              Photos

              • Comfortable corner of the Living Room

                Comfortable corner of the Living Room

              • Living-room

                Living-room

              • Living Room with new sofa and tiled hall to blue BR

                Living Room with new sofa and tiled hall to blue BR

              • A corner of the blue bedroom, with 'art brut' paintings in frames

                A corner of the blue bedroom, with 'art brut' paintings in frames

              • At the writing desk, in the pink bedroom. A favorite spot.

                At the writing desk, in the pink bedroom. A favorite spot.

              • Kitchen, as seen from the dining table

                Kitchen, as seen from the dining table

              • View from the pink bedroom

                View from the pink bedroom

              • The block itself: our white building is halfway down on the right

                The block itself: our white building is halfway down on the right

              • Facade of our classic Parisian building

                Facade of our classic Parisian building

              • Entering our front door, next to our favorite new eyeglass shop.

                Entering our front door, next to our favorite new eyeglass shop.

              • Pralus for prized chocolates.

                Pralus for prized chocolates.

              • All's quiet on the block on Christmas morning ....

                All's quiet on the block on Christmas morning ....

              • Overview of Classic Living Room with original herringbone floors

                Overview of Classic Living Room with original herringbone floors

              • Dining table with summer flowers

                Dining table with summer flowers

              • Hallway from living room to back bedroom

                Hallway from living room to back bedroom

              • Blue Bedroom, showing bed and nightstands

                Blue Bedroom, showing bed and nightstands

              • Pink bedroom, in the front of the apartment, mid-summer.

                Pink bedroom, in the front of the apartment, mid-summer.

              • Close-up view of Kitchen

                Close-up view of Kitchen

              • Completely renovated tile bathroom

                Completely renovated tile bathroom

              • Watching French television on a flat screen

                Watching French television on a flat screen

              • Our elegant front door, modest but typical of this historic Paris neighborhood.

                Our elegant front door, modest but typical of this historic Paris neighborhood.

              • The best fresh fruits and vegetables in the neighborhood.

                The best fresh fruits and vegetables in the neighborhood.

              • For traditional charcuterie, this is the place. Always popular.

                For traditional charcuterie, this is the place. Always popular.

              • A rare snowy winter view - photo taken by a tenant, out our window.

                A rare snowy winter view - photo taken by a tenant, out our window.

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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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