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Romance in the Marais: a Little Jem

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Paris Arrondissement 4 apartment description

The March 2004 full renovation was updated in December 2013. This 'chambre d'hotel' apartment on the Rue des Tournelles is just a three minute walk from the Place des Vosges, one of the most beautiful 17th century squares in all of Europe. We refer to this 230 square feet ground floor studio apartment as 'le petit bijou' or the 'little jewel'.

The apartment was featured on the Parisian TV magazine show 'Paris Premiere' in April 2004. The local TV Company engaged a well-known Parisian designer and produced the making of a luxury 'pied a terre'. From the demolition of the old, to the haute design of the new, it is an encapsulated history of our Parisian dreams realized.

The renovation is a work of art and features a restored limestone wall, stone tile floors, a very accommodating bathroom, pastel striped painted walls, and the very hip 'kitchoo' cuisine with stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

All the furnishings have been selected to accommodate your most comfortable visit to Paris. Everything here is comparable to a luxury hotel except at one/quarter of the cost. The 4 star Pavillon de la Reine Hotel three blocks away charges 500 euros/night for a 150 square foot room and it doesn't come with a kitchen.

The apartment, in a 19th century 'Regency' style building, sits along the quiet rue des Tournelles. In the 17th century, the Marais was home to the most aristocratic families of Paris and 400 years later, little has changed in the architectural feel of this old quarter.

The very narrow rue des Francs Bourgeoise is now filled with 'hip' boutiques, and 'trendy' restaurants and cafes share the buildings of the old Jewish Ghetto along rue des Rosiers, but some of the quieter street like rue des Tournelles look the same as they did over a hundred years ago.

It's a short walk to the Notre Dame or the Louvre, but the Marais is so intoxicating, you could easily spend a lot of your time just enjoying the Place des Vosges, Hotel Sully, Museé Picasso, Museé Carnavelet and carefree walks through the small winding streets.

Services included in the cost are phone calls anywhere in France and in the US, cable TV, English movie stations, free and unlimited wireless Internet, linens, towels. Our bilingual contact will be just a phone call away if you need any help during your stay.

In the apartment will also be our guide to the neighborhood, favorite restaurants, cafes, wine shops, bakeries, and markets.

If you are looking for more room, please click on 'See All My Rental Listings' for our 1 bedroom apartment just around the corner.

Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 230 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Queen size Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Security building digicodes given after booking is done

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Fine quality Habitat linens...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $158
                  $1,106 $3,280
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • CLeaning fee $100
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Final cleaning fee is $100.

                  Rates are subjected to change until the reservation is complete.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 10/24/2014
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                  Location

                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Cafe des Musees

                  Car: Not Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I was born in France, Lyon and I have lived in San Francisco now for 33 years. I live with my boyfriend in the Castro area of the City. I feel very lucky to have two places in Paris, this wonderful studio and a beautiful one bedroom (VRBO 33626).It has been a pleasure hosting so many nice guests throughout the last few years. I am looking forward to having you too! :)

                  Why the Owner Chose Paris Arrondissement 4:
                  It is simply the most hip area of Paris, yet full of history, good restaurants and attractive shops. It's centrally located, walking distance to many of Paris' greatest museums and landmarks, and easily accessible by metro. Simply the best area in town.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Designed for American tourists by a French native who has lived in the States for 33 years. I had you in mind. The apartment is very quiet, very comfortable, clean and beautiful. The bed is extremely comfortable. I've had several renters tell me that it is the best bed they have ever slept in. Moon, my Paris contact is the best!


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                  Speaks: english, french

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                  Photos

                  • The romantic very private nest

                    The romantic very private nest

                  • Very romantic!

                    Very romantic!

                  • The TV is now a flat screen!:)

                    The TV is now a flat screen!:)

                  • The armoire has two closets, three drawers, cable TV, stereo system and internet

                    The armoire has two closets, three drawers, cable TV, stereo system and internet

                  • Kitchen has refrigerator, sink, stove, microwave and dishwasher..'incroyable'

                    Kitchen has refrigerator, sink, stove, microwave and dishwasher..'incroyable'

                  • refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove top and coffee maker

                    refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove top and coffee maker

                  • A luxury hotel room with kitchen at less than a third of the price

                    A luxury hotel room with kitchen at less than a third of the price

                  • Many Cafes nearby (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                    Many Cafes nearby (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                  • A 15 minute walk to Notre dame (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                    A 15 minute walk to Notre dame (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                  • Cafe des Musees down the street: my favorite!

                    Cafe des Musees down the street: my favorite!

                  • Paris! (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                    Paris! (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                  • a very comfortable 'large' queen size bed

                    a very comfortable 'large' queen size bed

                  • Broader view

                    Broader view

                  • The armoire has two closets, three drawers, cable TV, stereo system and internet

                    The armoire has two closets, three drawers, cable TV, stereo system and internet

                  • Cote cuisine

                    Cote cuisine

                  • Compact and functional

                    Compact and functional

                  • a great place to eat or to plug your computer into the free high speed internet

                    a great place to eat or to plug your computer into the free high speed internet

                  • lots of really good water pressure, no wimpy showers here

                    lots of really good water pressure, no wimpy showers here

                  • The building dates back to 1864

                    The building dates back to 1864

                  • Take a picnic to Place des Vosges: 2 minutes walk (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                    Take a picnic to Place des Vosges: 2 minutes walk (Photo by Deanna Chute)

                  • The building dates back to 1864

                    The building dates back to 1864

                  • Take the batobus on the Seine to see the Eiffel tower!
(photo by Deanna Chute)

                    Take the batobus on the Seine to see the Eiffel tower! (photo by Deanna Chute)

                  • Photo by Deanna Chute

                    Photo by Deanna Chute

                  VRBO #34170

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

                  $158 per night (USD)
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                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 10/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2004
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated 10/24/2014
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