Marais 15th-Century 3-Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms

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Last updated: 09/23/2014

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Suites are part of a 15th Century townhouse that has been carefully restored and decorated in 2006 by a well-known architect/interior designer. One of the oldest houses in Paris (circa 1432), it is a robust structure of thick stone walls, many fine fireplaces, ancient wood-beamed ceilings and well-worn floors of terra cotta tile, oak plank and rustic limestone.

It is located in the heart of the Old Marais, or 4th arrondisement, near Hôtel de Ville and Pompidou Center. The neighborhood is teeming with restaurants, shops, museums and is considered the liveliest quarter in town, yet our street is very quiet. Nearby Rue Rambuteau is the local market street with a variety food purveyors of all kinds, including award-winning bakeries. Very nearby is one of the finest spas in Paris, offering massage, beauty treatments & luxury hammam, frequented by celebrities.

The apartment features three independent suites. All three are decorated with antique, period-style, and contemporary furnishings and fine art which perfectly complement the faithfully restored medieval architecture, all of which reflect the designer's signature high-style, understated luxury and sense of comfort. The suites are spread out over four levels organized around a 'landmark' circular 'escargot' stairwell with its orignal central-post, carved handrail & antique tile treads

DUPLEX SUITE: (A 2-level suite) accomodating 1-4 persons:
A windowed entry with a limestone arched kitchenette gives out to a light flooded double height 'studio' living room. A stair and catwalk lead up to the mezzanine bedroom with its 'mansard' window and view over the lower level. The large living room is arranged with two deep daybed/sofas flanking a 'faux fireplace' and a round table with Louis XIII style dining chairs at the window. The soaring white walls, ancient beams and antique terracotta tile flooring give this suite rustic simplicity and drama. There is a stone-clad bathroom downstairs & half-bath upstairs.

AVIARY SUITE: (a studio suite) accommodating 1-2 persons:
This charming suite features red and white 'Toile de Jouey' wall covering and a large collection of shorebird lithographs by an 18th century naturalist. A marble 'faux fireplace' with facing Louis XV chairs make a charming sitting area for two. Wide plank flooring and ancient beams further enhance the traditional & thoroughly romantic atmosphere. In addition to the main room there is a kitchenette and a white marble bathroom with window.

GARÇONNIERE: (a studio suite) - accommodating 1-2 persons:
The top floor is a cozy & romantic retreat, with 'tented' striped walls and ceiling and a mirrored alcove bed in a traditional 'campaign' style. There is mahogany furniture, a small dormer window-seat and cafe table as well as an upholstered Louis XIII-style armchair. A separate beamed, skylit entry and kitchenette lead to an all-limestone bathroom with an oversized stall shower

All three suites have equipped kitchenettes, individiual wireless internet connections, flat-screen high-definition televisions with DVD players, i-pod docks, and telephones with free international calls to the US and Europe. All bathrooms are clad in stone or marble & have heated towel racks & beautiful 'Margot' fixtures, 'Miele' washer-dryers and combination safes. Maid service is provided twice weekly, unless additional service is requested (for an addtional fee). All fixtures & amenities are top quality.


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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 3
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Duplex Mezzanine: 1 queen

    Mezzanine overlooks the living room with 2 daybed sofas...moreless

  • Garçonniere: 1 queen

    Includes its own separate kitchenette & bathroom (shower)...moreless

  • Avairy : 1 queen

    Includes seating area & fireplace, kitchenette & marble bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Duplex Main Bathroom

    Limestone cladding, heated towel rack, clothes waher/dryer...moreless

  • Duplex Half-bath

    Located off the mezzanine bedroom...moreless

  • Aviary Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Includes window, heated towel rack, clothes washer-dryer...moreless

  • Garçonniere Bathroom

    Limestone cladding, heated towel rack, clothes washer/dryer...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • Dining:

    In addition to the Dining area in the Duplex, he Aviary and Garçonniere have small tables for dining for two persons ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    The Duplex and Aviary have decorative fireplaces...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall units are supplemented by additional space heaters as needed, each bathroom has electric towel-rack heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Each suite has its own wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Only the Duplex has its own living room...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Each suite has telephone with free international calling to the US, Canada and most European countries...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Each suite has Miele washer-dryers...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Each suite has a 'Nespresso' coffee-maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, cookware and utensils provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Three kitchenettes (one in each suite) with refrigerators, toaster ovens, sinks...moreless

  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I'm a US-born architectural/interior designer and filmmaker based in Paris since 2002.

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Speaks: english, french



VRBO #491700

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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MARAIS 15th-Century 3-bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

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