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St Germain 2 BR/2 BA Penthouse Apartment with Balcony and View

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Last updated: 05/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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This arty bohemian penthouse apartment, located up 5 flights of stairs in the very heart of one of the most coveted corners of Saint Germain des Prés, is the perfect vacation rental apartment for a uniquely bohemian, truly Parisian, living experience.

This Paris vacation rental, the epitome of shabby chic, has been lovingly decorated by the owner, a French artist, with an eclectic mix of antiques and brocante finds. Indian fabrics and artwork collected during the owner’s travels throughout France and India fill the apartment with warmth and color. Additionally, the owner has sprinkled some pieces of her personal artwork about the space adding to the seductive charm of this enchanting apartment.

With its private balcony and panoramic views of Paris, this Paris apartment is well worth the climb to its 5th floor location. The whimsical old world charm makes this gem of an apartment a divinely cozy escape in the very center of Paris’ chic St Germain neighborhood for those looking for authenticity without fuss.

This funky duplex apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Please note: There is only one toilet in the flat located independently of the two bathrooms.)

Upon entering your vacation rental apartment, you will find a long, country-style kitchen outfitted with a gas-burning Cornu stove, a dishwasher and plenty of pots and pans to cook up fabulous meals with your day’s fresh market finds. The sunny living room, with its mix of French and Indian antiques and artwork, features original terra cotta floors, a dining table with seating for 4-6, a couch and an armchair for relaxing after a day of touring.

On the main level you will find the first bedroom, with a double bed, antique desk and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink. The apartment’s one toilet/W.C. is located by the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor. The entire 1st floor of the apartment (kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room and bedroom) is paved in historic original terra cotta French tiles. The tiles are lovely but slanted and heterogeneous. This adds charm and authenticity but may not be what many travelers unaccustomed to ancient buildings might expect.

Up a carpeted flight of stairs, you will find the second bedroom with queen bed located under a charming mansard. The room is illuminated with skylights that give out onto the Paris skyline and more panoramic city views. The en-suite bathroom has an antique stand-alone tin bathtub and sink. (Please note: The tub is an antique and is a high step in and could be a problem for someone who has trouble climbing. Additionally, this bathroom does not have a shower. The shower is downstairs in the other bathroom.)

Off of the bedroom you will find a cozy and light-filled office/reading room, with a piano, desk, armchair and colorful divan. Access to the apartment’s lovely terrace is from this study. Enjoy meals or evening drinks with views of many of the major Parisian monuments.

This apartment is the perfect pied-à-terre for seasoned travelers and tourists that are looking for an authentic French living experience. You will be living in a real French home with all of its idiosyncrasies, down to the wobbly-legged table and chairs, scratched antique furniture, slanted floors, mismatched English tea cups and glorious Parisian rooftop views.

The Artist Penthouse apartment is an ideal spot for writers, artists, photographers, poets and bohemians ready to enter in to the poetic world of a French artist who divides her time between Paris, Burgundy and India. This is not the ideal apartment for those looking for North American style comfort, or the amenities of a classic hotel. This is comfort in a relaxed and fabulous way. Those of you who are ready for this unique experience will have a wonderful stay.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage


          • Children Welcome:

            Ages 8+...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: shower

            Wall-mounted shower. En-suite to downstairs bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower

            Hand-held shower head. En-suite to upstairs bedroom....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Located on downstairs level....moreless

          • This apartment has only 1 toilet, located independently from the two en-suite bathrooms....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • INCLUDED in Rental Price * Wine & flowers upon arrival * High speed internet: Wireless connection and ethernet cable * Unlimited phone service to U.S. & Canada, European landlines, and more! * Maid service at the beginning and end of your stay, and weekly maid service for stays of 2 weeks or more. * Detailed guidebook the apartment, your neighborhood, & Paris in general. * Service by phone for recommendations or troubleshooting * 24/7 Service for emergencies * Fluent English & French speaking greeter...moreless


              • DVD Player:

                Multizone (plays US & European DVDs)...moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo


              • Free Long Distance:

                FREE calls to US, CA land lines and cell phones, & FREE calls to land lines in many other countries, please inquire for specific countries included...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Samsung notebook...moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Panoramic view of Paris, table and chairs...moreless


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

                  Location & View

                      • Monument View:

                        Sacre Coeur, partial Eiffel Tower...moreless


                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Synagogues
                      • Photography
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Apr 21 - Jul 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      SPECIAL AUGUST RATE
                      Aug 13 - Aug 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      Super High Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Low Season
                      Jan 4 - Mar 14, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Mar 15 - Jul 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Please Note: In fairness to all potential clients, Haven in Paris has a first come first serve policy. We must take the first firm client to book. This means that until you confirm with us that you want to book and we send you the link to our rental agreement so you can pay, we can't hold your dates. When you are ready to reserve, let us know. We look forward to having you stay with us! Thank you.

                      All rental prices are in USD. We accept payment in USD by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, USD check and USD wire transfer.

                      If we are more than 2 months before your arrival date, we would require a 50% deposit to book the apartment & the balance will be due 2 months before your arrival.

                      If we are within 2 months of your arrival date, we would require 100% payment to book the apartment.

                      This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                      Last updated: 05/29/2014
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                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Steps to Boulevard St Germain, rue de Buci, the Seine River, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and more....


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      This beautiful apartment really is in the heart of Paris. You are within easy walking distance from all the great sights, restaurants and shopping. Call this truly special apartment 'home' for your Parisian vacation!

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                      Speaks: french, english



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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      $298 - $471 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 05/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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