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Ben Franklin's Hideaway

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Doors and Windows from courtyard

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Paris Arrondissement 1 apartment description

Here in the First Arrondissement - the historic and geographic heart of Paris, we have just renovated two lovely apartments! The building used to be home to a Duke who held a weekly salon always attended by Benjamin Franklin, when he was ambassador to France. We have taken the ground floor space - facing the street and courtyard - and made a charming one bedroom apartment with a mezzanine, and an attached studio apartment. They can be rented separately or together.

This is our studio apartment, with a fully equipped open kitchen. There is a full window-wall that gives out onto the beautifully maintained, quiet courtyard. The bathroom has a free-standing salon tub and a separate jet shower. The kitchen has four top burners, an oven, dish-washer, microwave, clothes washer-dryer, small refrigerator with freezer, small appliances, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. The apartment has a flat-screen television, high-speed internet access and WIFI, the telephone includes free calls to most countries.

The neighborhood is incredible - located just off of the Ave. de l'Opéra, mid-way between the Opera Garnier and the Louvre Museum, just steps from the Palais Royal, Rue de Rivoli, St. Honoré, the Tuileries, Orsay Museum, Place Vendôme, you name it!



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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 5
                  from 3 traveler reviews
                  After a fun day in Paris, you can relax and soak in this nice big tub! 10/07/2012

                  VRBO Bear stayed here:


                  The Ben Franklin Hideaway was in the perfect location in Paris. I had a terrific time starting all my excursions from this quaint little apartment. The apartment is conveniently located near a wonderful grocery store that allowed me to buy a few meals. As a traveling bear, I prefer to cook my own food when traveling - having a grocery store nearby where I could buy all the ingredients made this rather easy. In a city like Paris, public transportation is the best way to get around, and the location of Ben Franklin Hideaway provided very easy access to a couple of the most useful metro stops. Being the culture buff that I am, I truly appreciated living so near the Louvre. It was a treat to be able to take a ten minute walk to the museum and hang out there.
                  After a long day, I was able to have a comfortable sleep at the Ben Franklin Hideaway. The bathroom was also terrific, with a huge bathtub where I could relax after an action packed day.
                  As for the inside of the Hideaway, there certainly were a few things which could have used improvement, and the owner and I discussed opportunities to make the apartment itself as wonderful as its location. I am confident that when the next traveler stays here, the amenities will be in perfect working order with detailed instructions on their use, along with some advice on good restaurants and the construction outside of the window will have been completed.
                  If you love exploring cities by foot and want to stay at the perfect location for this, the Ben Franklin Hideaway is your place to stay.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $180
                  $965 $2,900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Prices (in euros) all year are :

                  2 nights = 260, 3 nights = 390, 4 nights = 500 euros

                  5 nights = 600, 6 nights = 650, 7 nights = 700 euros

                  2 weeks = 1350

                  3 weeks = 1950

                  1 month 2400


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: Frankly, I never thought I'd end up living in Paris but - you see, I met a man. On a ski trip - Alps - chalet - fireplace - well, it's been twelve years. I can't give you the complete insider's guide to Paris yet, (I believe that takes three generations) but I can give you an ex-New Yorker's guide to this fabulous City of Lights. Our first studio was my husbands - that's where we lived once we decided to share a continent. We were there until our son was about negative-one-month old, and we didn't want to have to convert the bidet into a bassinet. Once we moved, I started renting out that apartment and everything fell into place. As an architect, I love fixing up the apartments, and as an ex-pat, I love meeting the people who come to enjoy their vacations in Paris.


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                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • Doors and Windows from courtyard

                    Doors and Windows from courtyard

                  • Bed

                    Bed

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Soaking tub

                    Soaking tub

                  • Plan of Ben Franklin Salon and HideAway apartments

                    Plan of Ben Franklin Salon and HideAway apartments

                  • Bathroom with jet shower

                    Bathroom with jet shower

                  • and the tub again - it's that nice!

                    and the tub again - it's that nice!

                  • Approach to HideAway from courtyard

                    Approach to HideAway from courtyard

                  VRBO #388568

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $180 per night (USD)
                  3

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Response time: Within 2 days
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  33142607827

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