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Luxury Details In The Marais. 4 sleeps.

Bedrooms 1
Space 398 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 sleeps in an historical building of The Marais

The apartment is at the 2nd floor (no lift) composed of an entrance, an equipped kitchen opened to the living room, a bedroom area , a living and dining area, an indipendent toilette room and a bathroom.

It is decorated in the Eighteen century style to respect the beauty of this historical little building located in the Marais.

It’s comfortable for a couple and can welcome up to four people.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need, an oven, an vitroceramics cooking, à refrigerator. You have also a drying and washing laundry machine hidden inside a cupboard and a spacious cupboard to store your personal things.

Two main wishes in our renovation of the flat: the architectural volume and the decoration in harmony with the age of the building: the 18th century.

The architecture of the space is organized around the main idea of flexibility and space. The 18th century style has started with the choice of the old original ‘terres cuites’ tiles, coming from an ancient building of the Marais in a sort of continuity over the time with the style and with the construction period of the building.

Concerning the architecture, how to take advantage of the whole volume and of the light during the day and create an intimate feeling by separating the bedroom from the living room at night?

The importance then of an evolving space which dress itself up according to our evolving needs related to the various functions and to the time during a day.

During the day you take advantage of the surface of the entire apartment. The two sofa beds (size 140x200) transform themselves from very comfortable beds to sofas.

You will enjoy the perspective of the wooden ceiling, which is a particularity in old historical building in The Marais.

To make the idea of the 18th century style come alive in the decoration, our main guidelines were the followings:

- the search of ancient and original materials, like the tiles of the floor, which has their own history to tell..;

- the choice of working the colours on the wooden surfaces of the customized piece of furniture and on the wooden parts of the flat and reminding those typical of The Marais : the greens, the reds, the greys ;

- the search of original 18th styled objects and accessories.

The decoration aims to remind an ancient luxury lifestyle of 18th century and to maintain the dialogue between the past and the present need of ‘légèreté’ in the modern decoration styles. Thus, every piece of furniture is related to the whole harmony of colours and to the perspective of the wooden ceiling.

The work of colours on the doors of the furniture and on the wooden part of the flat has been made with the manual technique of ‘patine’ , in other words, the idea of a used coloured surface over the time.

To accompany this handcraft /oeuvre work, the colour of the walls propose with the nowadays brightness the colors used during the 18th century rooms.

The ancient piece of furniture come from the personal search in ‘brocantes’ and from Drouot’s auctions, the flowered curtains, the wooden golden decorated frames, the wall lamps, the various objects you will find in the flat complete our theme of 18th century style as a sort of jewel, “bijoux” coming from the past.

We hope you will feel the “charme” of this place and of the area.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Onda

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I am Italian from Treviso (near Venice) and after my studies in Marketing and Economy I decided to follow my passion in interior decoration. So I started to buy a very upside-down flat and to renovate it! After eight months of work, I understood I could do things pretty well. Then I continued!

Onda purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Onda chose Saint Gervais

Because I need Beauty in my life. The area is full of history and a world apart from the other area of Paris. The building is historical monument and so nice to look at it. The heavy and so old entrance door, the façade 18th century style, its marble decoration make this building like a bijoux where to live in.

What makes this apartment unique

When you enter the building you feel the power of history coming in the air. When I entered the apartment the first time I was fascinated from the wooden ceiling and the quiet of the street. I was close to Rosiers street but sufficiently far away from the noise of the streets around. The size of the flat made me feel as protected and surrounded of a message coming from the past to invite me to adhere to it to create a dialogue between the a decoration coming from 18th century and today need of lightness.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Maria's apartment was even better than the pictures describe. The antique furniture, chandeliers, brocade curtains and the retro brass kitchen and bathroom fixtures set the mood and you feel as though you are living in a Parisian apartment from the Belle Epoque - but with all the mod-cons. The fully fitted kitchen was a delight to cook in, with fine seasonal produce available from nearby growers markets, local kosher butchers and the more prosaic supermarket at the end of the street. Make friends with the friendly local providores, the Marais has it all. The bathroom is large for Paris - the full sized bath is a dream to come home to for a weary tourist after a day exploring the sights, with plenty of hot water. The bed is very comfortable, with wonderful natural light from the large windows. Thick curtains keep the room dark if you prefer to sleep in. Maria was a pleasure to deal with, she was responsive to every enquiry, very friendly and helpful. Her passion as an interior designer is apparent in the thoughtful layout of the apartment and the ample wardrobe space and storage provided. We stayed for 4 weeks and really made the most of the apartment facilities including the washer drier- a must-have for an extended stay. The apartment is on the 2nd floor of a traditional Marais apartment block, conveniently located a few hundred meters from Metro Saint-Paul and in the heart of the Marais district with all its fashion, cafe and bistro culture. For the two of us, it was the perfect size and location. We look forward to returning to Maria's apartment and would highly recommend it and her (as a great host) to anyone wishing to experience the true Paris at an affordable price.
Jan 2015
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Saint Gervais Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 398 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a comfortable shower-bath with curtains. A lavabo on a wooden top accompanied by an ancien Mirror. You have a separate toilette WC room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bed of 140x200 mattress in latex.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In the living room, sofa bed of 140x200 special daily rest
  • The bedroom area has a confortable bed of 140x200. A sofa bed of 140x200 for a daily rest is available in the living area.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
For the fewest hottest days you have a fan in the flat. Near the flat you have the metro Station St Paul. In the little street of the Flat, just in front you have nice restaurants, a Massage shop, a Bakery. The Grocery shop is just at the corner, 2 minutes from the flat!


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Luxury Details In The Marais. 4 sleeps.
average rating of 4.756757 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful flat, beautiful Marais neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here for our 20th anniversary. It is close to the Metro, close to food, close to major sights. It is clean, has everything we needed, and Maria provided very thorough instructions about the flat. Wifi worked great and bed was very comfortable. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your review. Maria
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Kaiserslautern, Germany

Comfortable apartment in busy area

  • 4 of 5

Nicely furnished apartment conveniently located near the Metro in a busy but prosperous neighborhood. For us the climb with suitcases was no problem, but it could be an issue if you are not used to narrow stairs. Very secure place with an older style of furniture, yet clean and comfortable. There is a washing machine as well. Much better than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautifully decorated in a manner suited to the antquity of the building and neighborhood. Much thought has clearly been put into the decor. We felt we were having an authentic experience of life in the Marais. We were very comfortable in the beds. The kitchen, bath and laundry are quite functional and pleasant. Our favorite is Maria who is so kind and helpful to the weary traveller. We definitely would return!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Cozy flat that met all of our needs. I'd love to know the history of the place. It was in an excellent location. Close to a metro stop and bus stop, in the heart of the Marais. I would absolutely recommend this flat.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our time at Maria's flat! It was so cute, clean and convenient. Maria was so helpful!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay at this property again. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot . I am just happy to know everything was nice for your and according to your expectations. Hoping to see you again! Nice time ! Maria
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Great Location but up two Flights on very old stairs

  • 2 of 5

First, The location is very central to about everything. Short walk to food, Notre Dame and the Metro. That was great. However, there is a wine bar just down the street and people love to stand there late at night talking very loudly and it seems trash pickup is about every day. Second, the stairs. They are original in the early 1800's building; wood, steep with cracked tiles. Not for the faint of heart with large bags to haul up two flights. Third, the apartment itself is quite nice with antique furniture; good for adults but would be a challenge for kids. You get one days worth of toilet paper so the rest is on you and the liquid soaps are just about empty so figure on getting those too. Fourth, the bed is quite low and pretty lumpy; comfortable enough but needs to be replaced. Overall is was OK but likely not for everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear, I accept that I cannot have all 5 stars reviews all the time. The street is quiet and if you wish not to hear noise in a city, you can just close the Windows and maybe choose a less central flat. About beds, all the guests find them comfortable and the note that is low is pretty surprising. Maybe you should choose 5 stars hôtels as your expectations are so high. About luggage , if you choose to have huge luggage, it's your choice. I mentioned there is no lift, but the solution is to open the luggage downstairs and go up with part of your luggage. Regards. Maria
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle,, Orly
Nearest Barpub
4 Metres
In the same street
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Around Paris
Nearest Restaurant
4 Metres
In the same street
Car: not necessary

Métro Saint Paul, you are near Place des Vosges, close to rue des Rosiers in the so called Jewish area of Paris. In this area you get a magical sensation just from observing what is surrounding you. You are in a “breath” where Jewish ancient religious traditions, very animated Jewish restaurants, nice shops, patisserie and daily life are all melted together.

The characteristic of the Marais district is the XVIII century architecture, charming and fascinating. This is the main difference of this part of Paris compared to the West area and the Haussman style, nearly three centuries of history are still to be contemplated

Fortunately in the Marais district Napoleon 3rd (with the help of his Haussmann Minister) has not had the time to destroy the urbanism of this part of Paris, that make the old Marais so close to the human need of beauty, harmony and colours.

The ancient green, red of some entrance doors of the buildings, the rose and the beige of the typical Marais building inspire in us elegance and our mind can imagine the XVIII century lifestyle.

Rue des Rosier crosses ‘Rue Vieille du Temple’, the animated coffee bar and restaurants. You will see the very old bar ‘Le Fer à Cheval’ with its bar at ‘U’ form that is a sort wood craft “Chef d’oeuvre”.

Going from rue Vieille du Temple you will cross “rue de la Croix de la Brétonnerie the known Theatre ‘Point et Virgule’ (where famous actors start to play) . Continuing from these little streets you reach the Modern Art Pompidou Museum.

Continuing to walk from rue Vieille du Temple, you reach Rue des Francs Bourgeois, rue des Archives where you can visit the Old Archives of Paris, Picasso Museum, Carnevalet Museum (history of Frances) , many Art Galeries and shops that introduce us to the fascinating Place des Vosges. Look of the height of the windows and imagine the volume of the apartments behind...

Now you just have to come and visit this wonderful area of “the Marais”.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.66
Damage Deposit $235.54

On the fare above, please add 60 Euro for cleaning fees at departure.
The check-in is from4PM. The check out not later than 11 AM.
A scan of your civil personal Insurance is asked.
For early check-in and late check out , we ask extra fees.
The eralier check in is only possible under given conditions that we check once we are near the arrival date. The supplement is 25€ to entry before 4pm under our details instructions according to previous guests departure. 35€ if earlier check in on Sundays.
For late check out, a supplement of 25€ from noon until 3pm and 35€ until 6pm.
The later check out is also confirmed only once we have visibility of your flight and about other's guests' arrivals after you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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