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Architect's Loft Overlooking River Seine, Paris

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Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Very central apartment with 2 bedrooms with balconies (Sleeps 4) - 1 bathroom

If you want to discover Paris on foot, this is the place to be!

Our beautiful architect-designed apartment lies in the very heart of the city at Châtelet (1st Arrondissement). It is located on the top floor of an eighteenth century listed building (with elevator) on a quiet leafy street opposite one of the city's most romantic flower markets on the banks of the river Seine.

A ten minute stroll in any direction takes you to some of Paris's most famous landmarks. Wander south to the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame, east to the Hôtel de Ville, north to the Centre Pompidou and west to the Louvre.

The bright and airy apartment has stunning views over central Paris. It has been simply modernised retaining its historic features with a quirky artist feel to the flat. However it is also extremely comfortable and well equipped.

The living area opens onto a south facing balcony (with a small table and 2 chairs). It has an inviting sofa area with bookshelves, small televison with cable channels and wireless broadband. We often stay in the apartment and it is full of local guidebooks, which you are welcome to use during your stay.

We love gathering around our big oak dining table (seats 4-6) and there is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need to wine and dine. The view from the sink of the twinkling River Seine at night certainly takes the edge off washing up!

Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double bed has an extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattress and so do the twin beds. There is also plenty of storage space.

The recently renovated bathroom has a good power shower, heated towel radiator and a washing machine. There is also a heated clothes airer to dry clothes.

If like us you are passionate about food then this is a great part of the city to base yourself in. One of the country's oldest and most loved gourmet food markets on Rue Montorgueil is a short walk away. Below the apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris. There are masses of places to eat within five to ten minutes walk away...from lively sidewalk restaurants to haute cuisine.

The apartment is a home from home for us and we hope it will be for you.

Check in is between 10am and 7pm - later can be arranged but incurs an additional charge. You will be welcomed by a bilingual Parisien who spent many years in NY who will be available during your stay for help and advice.

Please note that the cleaning fee of 100 Euros is payable to the caretaker on arrival in cash.

Payment is only via card through this website payment system. Using this method is safe for both parties.

Cancellations: If after confirmation but more than 2 months before arrival, our re-let fee is €100.
If the cancellation is made less than 2 months before arrival, and we are not able to re-let, full rent is due. Therefore, we recommend a cancellation insurance, which is offered by Home Away. For example, for a family of 4 people (2adults and 2 children), a 5 day trip insurance cost just £21 (based upon prices at February 2017). This needs to be taken out within 10 days of booking . For full details please see this link and choose Holiday Home Trip Insurance: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/info/travel-tips/trip-insurance.






Keywords: Apartment, condominium, flat

Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 6
  • 50 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Comfortable Dunlopillo mattress...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double beds have extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses as do the twin beds. They both have electric heating. Bedroom 1 has a - 140cm (width) - double Dunlopillo mattress. Bedroom 2 has twins/ 2 - 90 cm (width) - single latex mattresses ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • One bathroom renovated in 2017 with good power shower, heated towel radiator, linen cupboard and washing machine for use during your stay. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Small elevator - 2 persons and luggage at a time. Floor fan in Living Room. Electric heating throughout. Washing machine. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels provided. TV stations available include BBC, CNN, Arte and TV5. Fully equipped kitchen including all utensils we think you could require, Miele appliances, double sink in custom-made worktop. Cordless digital telephones in living room and double bedroom. Local land line calls included in the rent. WiFi wireless internet access available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large collection of books about France, guide books and maps. Fiction and non-fiction, language books as well as reference books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV stations include French channels (TF1/France2/ etc.), European channels (Arte/TV5 etc.), BBC, CNN, ......moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Views of gothic chapel - Ste Chapelle, the Conciergerie and the Hôtel de Ville from the living room and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Water View:

    Fantastic views of the River Seine from the kitchen and living room ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dinning table can accommodate between 4 to 6 guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Heated drying rack....moreless

  • Elevator
  • Fireplace:

    Original marble surround fireplace in each room, however these are for aesthetic rather than functional purposes - no fires possible...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters and portable fans for summer time cooling...moreless

  • Internet:

    Customary in Paris - we have a FREEBOX which provides internet (Wi-Fi), cable and phone...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, rug, rocking chair, large coffee table, book shelves and cable TV....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless digital telephone in living room with free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen (tea) towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Customary in Paris - we have a FREEBOX which provides internet (Wi-Fi), cable and phone...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetieres...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans and large iron covered pot for casseroles....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide everything you could need to whip up a feast! We have Limoges white plates, and bowls with various glasses cutlery and serving dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Miele appliances. Double sink in custom-made worktop....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Oven/microwave combined with grill option....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven microwave combined with grill option....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Staples left on the kitchen shelves....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Under counter model with freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 ring halogen hob...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    3 small window balconies where you can stand or sit. From the living room, the french windows open on a small balcony which has a table and 2 chairs....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$217

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$217

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Laundry $54.36
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $326.16
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Final cleaning: 100€ - Payable directly to the caretaker upon arrival. Laundry: 50€ included in quote

Yearly rate: 3 nights minimum stay - 4 guests maximum. 200€ per night for 2 guests, 30€ per night per additional guest.

Once confirmed rates guaranteed - until then, subject to change.

Late check in (after 7pm) incurs an additional charge - please enquire before booking.

Credit card payment is set up to allow you to pay immediately by card.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charles De Gaulle
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gare du Nord
Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France
Nearest Restaurant
Au Vieux Comptoir

Car: Not Necessary

We love to stay here as the apartment is so well situated for food lovers with one of the oldest gourmet food markets in the country on nearby Rue Montorgueil; beneath the apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris and there are countless excellent places to eat within a five minute walk - ranging from lovely sidewalk restaurants to haute cuisine. With cultural and shopping opportunities on hand, it's a home from home for us and we hope will be for you too.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are an Anglo American Academic family who live in London but met at Stanford University as Grad students. We have spent sabbaticals in the States and Paris and have by now grown to a family of 5 daughters and 11 Grandchildren--all of whom have spent some time in Paris and in this apartment. So we share it with you as house guests- albeit paying- but we leave everything ready for the stay of friends, not commercial tenants.

Why the Owner Chose Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Paris, France:
It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and the history of Paris envelopes you in every direction. It is quiet, comfortable and easy to live in. The neighbourhood is very safe and the little local restaurants excellent. A taxi stand, the metro and buses are all within a block: the River Boat is further away- two blocks at Pont-Neuf!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
All rooms face south with French windows and small balconies. We are not overlooked and sky lights in the bathroom and hall help fill the apartment with light. We have architects in the family so you will find a lot of thought has gone into the design and the details. Our favourite view is watching the boats on the Seine from the kitchen sink, but the views of Ste Chapelle and Hôtel de Ville are also hard to beat. Most of all, coming to our apartment allows us to become Paris residents with the freedom to construct a daily routine according to whim without restriction but with all essentials laid on.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

    Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony

  • View of Seine from Living Room Balcony

    View of Seine from Living Room Balcony

  • Comfortable Sofa

    Comfortable Sofa

  • Living Room Fire Place

    Living Room Fire Place

  • Dining Table - which can be extended to accommodate more guests

    Dining Table - which can be extended to accommodate more guests

  • End of kitchen worktop  with view of  Palais de Justice

    End of kitchen worktop with view of Palais de Justice

  • Our 3 South Facing Balconies

    Our 3 South Facing Balconies

  • Bedroom 1 with Dunlopilo Double Bed

    Bedroom 1 with Dunlopilo Double Bed

  • Hall Way

    Hall Way

  • View of Saint Chapelle from our blaconies

    View of Saint Chapelle from our blaconies

  • South Facing Living Room Balcony

    South Facing Living Room Balcony

  • Living Room with comfortable sofa and rocking chair

    Living Room with comfortable sofa and rocking chair

  • Living Room - Desk, TV, Shelves with books which you can use during your stay

    Living Room - Desk, TV, Shelves with books which you can use during your stay

  • Well Equipped Kitchen - note the Espresso Machine!

    Well Equipped Kitchen - note the Espresso Machine!

  • Kitchen Sink Window

    Kitchen Sink Window

  • Bedroom 1 Fire Place and Mirror

    Bedroom 1 Fire Place and Mirror

  • Bedroom 2 - twin beds which can be put together to make a double bed

    Bedroom 2 - twin beds which can be put together to make a double bed

  • Hôtel de Ville and Théâtre Populaire from Bedroom 2 Balcony

    Hôtel de Ville and Théâtre Populaire from Bedroom 2 Balcony

  • Apartment Ground Plan

    Apartment Ground Plan

VRBO #124494

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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