Architect's Loft Overlooking River Seine, Paris(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Very central apartment with 2 bedrooms with balconies (Sleeps 4) - 1 bathroom
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
Member since: 2004
- On floor 6
- 50 m²
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
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Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Laundry $54.36
- Refundable Damage Deposit $326.16
- Taxes Not included
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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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.
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.
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Living room with 19th Century fireplace, desk and French window to balcony
View of Seine from Living Room Balcony
Living Room Fire Place
Dining Table - which can be extended to accommodate more guests
End of kitchen worktop with view of Palais de Justice
Our 3 South Facing Balconies
Bedroom 1 with Dunlopilo Double Bed
View of Saint Chapelle from our blaconies
South Facing Living Room Balcony
Living Room with comfortable sofa and rocking chair
Living Room - Desk, TV, Shelves with books which you can use during your stay
Well Equipped Kitchen - note the Espresso Machine!
Kitchen Sink Window
Bedroom 1 Fire Place and Mirror
Bedroom 2 - twin beds which can be put together to make a double bed
Hôtel de Ville and Théâtre Populaire from Bedroom 2 Balcony
Apartment Ground Plan
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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