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***Marais Bastille Apartment W/ Fab View on Whole Paris- 90sqm***

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, 2 toilets (Sleeps 6)

90 square meters, non-smoking, no-pets centrally heated and fully air-conditioned, immaculate.

The apartment building is situated half a block from the River Seine and there's a Vélib station right next to it. The Metro (Ligne 5) is exactly one stop away from Ligne 1 (which takes you through the Marais, the Louvre, the Rue de Rivoli, the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, etc.) and one stop away from Ligne 10 (which takes you to the 5th and Odéon and St. Germain des Près ... all the way to Boulogne). Plus Ligne 5 takes you directly to the Gare du Nord (and Gare de l'Est), as well as to the Place d'Italie, which is a great center for Chinese and Thai food. There are tons of cafés around.

The apartment

Overlooking the Seine and the Yachting Harbour of Paris or 'Port de l'Arsenal', where a number of diverse types of boats are moored, the 90 sqm two-bedroom apartment is a few steps from the historical Place de la Bastille where you find the Opera de Paris. Boulevard de la Bastille faces the nautical entrance to the Canal St-Martin and all the waterways that connect it to Paris and the Seine.

The 'Port de l'Arsenal' is a *marina* in the heart of the city, really charming in a Parisian way and a wonderful place to walk, jog, have a café, picnic: there's even a park for young children there. Enjoy a cruise on Canal Saint-Martin leaving at the foot of the apartment ! Another wonderful green space nearby is the 'Coulée Verte' above the Viaduc des Arts that was featured in a recent film starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

The most central location in Paris

Within a short walking distance is the Royal Place des Vosges, the Marais, the Ile Saint Louis, the Picasso Museum, the Maison Rouge (latest modern art museum to open in Paris), art galleries, the “Rue de Lappe” and its many ethnic restaurants and pubs,

If you walk across the Austerlitz Bridge you find yourself directly in the 5th arrondissement with the Jardin des Plantes and its zoo (great fun for children), the Latin Quarter and its Open Air Sculpture museum.

When you arrive from Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport, board RER B (regional fast train) stop at Gare du Nord. Hop onto line 10, in the direction of Place d'Italie for 8 stations; stop at Quai de la Râpée: the apartment is 25m away. It is also very close to 3 other metro lines and many bus routes taking you all over Paris. There are even direct buses from Roissy to Gare de Lyon!

You may want to go further afield to Versailles (via Gare d'Austerlitz), or Euro-Disney (via Gare de Lyon)! Ditto if you are using Paris as a base for exploring Europe, board a train from Gare de Lyon to go to the South of France, Italy, and Switzerland, from Gare du Nord (8 stations away) to go to Central London in exactly 2 hours.

A superb view is the plus of the functional and entirely refurbished apartment located on the 6th floor of a late 19th century building (elevator, interphone security, concierge, armored door). It is full of English-language books and videos: children are more than welcome. With two south-facing windows looking over the Paris Yachting Harbour, the river Seine, the Pantheon and two east-facing rear windows looking over the private garden and a row of 19th century buildings the apartment is light, sunny and extremely quiet. But the best about it is that at night you will enjoy the unforgettable view on sparkling Eiffel Tower every hour for 10 minutes on the hour.

Another plus: this building has a real garden out back, which is fairly rare in Paris.

The apartment has two large bedrooms with ample storage space, one with a kingsize bed, the other with two twin beds transformable into a kingsize. The sofa in the living room transforms into a kingsize bed (rare in Paris) with a wonderfully firm mattress. All the beds are new, extra-firm and of prime quality. Central heating and reversible air-conditioning in all rooms, linen provided, towels provided, glass ceramic cooktop, clothes dryer, dishwasher, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, seating for 6 people, dining room seating for 6 people, 1 full bathroom with large Italian shower and additional toilet, plus second separate toilet, audio tape player, CD, DVD player,VCR, radio, stereo system, flat screen TV set, video library for kids, lots of books in all sorts of languages, unlimited broadband internet access,wifi, garage (2 spaces), absolutely non smoking, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible.

On a practical note, very close by there are ATMs, inexpensive restaurants, organic vegeterian restaurants, small supermarkets, including the farmers' markets on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays where fresh local produce can be bought.

More Details

Owner
Caterina
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Caterina

I am a retired university professor : I now teach French to the refugees from war zones in Paris.

Caterina purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Caterina chose Paris Arr. 4 (Marais, Hotel de Ville)

This is part of my home : the independent apartment is located on the 6th floor (lift). I live on the fifth floor. So it is very easy for me to provide my guests with good service : it is very reassuring for them as well.

I am allowed by French law go rent it out for a maximum of 120 days per year.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is uniquely central and enjoys a magnificent view over the whole of Paris. Dining in style with the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance is much appreciated by all our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Catherine,

I wanted to let you know we are now back in the US and had a wonderful stay in Paris and at your apartment. The apartment was beautiful with wonderful views of Paris. You were very organized and all the information you left us was extremely helpful.

We will definitely recommend your apartment to friends and family wishing to visit Paris. Thanks for everything.

Jackie
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Arsenal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking anywhere in this building not even on the balcony or in the garden. Smoking allowed in the street on the sidewalk.
  • Absolutely no loud noise in this building day or night.
  • Elevator is compact and carries one person and one big suitcase at a time.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Italian shower in the hall.
    Toilet - toilet , A second toilet in the hall for your convenience.
  • One bathroom and two toilets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , or two twins
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , or two twins
  • 2 Kingsize beds (180x200) or 4 twins (90x200) Brand new beds : the most comfortable extra-firm high-resilience foam beds you have ever slept in. Italian sofa-bed : a real Kingsize bed, not a couch! (180x200) 2 Baby Cribs / Cots,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Shutters on all four windows. Pleasant skylights in both bathroom and kitchen. Maid service available on demand every morning. Iron and Ironing Board, vacuum cleaner. Coffee Maker,Expresso Machine

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***Marais Bastille Apartment W/ Fab View on Whole Paris- 90sqm***
average rating of 4.888889 based on 64 reviews
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Wow! This is the place to stay in Paris

  • 5 of 5

This was our first overseas VRBO experience. We use it in the states often but never abroad. Catherine is a lovely and accommodating host and Jenny is always available to help. We loved this flat. It was roomy, quiet, and has a lovely view of the Siene and the Eiffel Tower. The location is wonderful for sight seeing and the metro is a few steps away. We wandered the city and returned each evening to our "home" with it's very comfortable beds. When we return to Paris we will definitely book again!! Thank youfor a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan for the excellent review and for how quickly you wrote it after checking out! You are welcome to stay again any time !
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5

Great Apartment in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were pleasantly surprised to arrive and see that the apartment was exactly as had been presented in the photos and by Catherine, the owner. It was clean and neat as a pin. The views of the Eiffel Tower at night were fabulous. We loved the neighborhood and its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, including one of my favorites, the infamous bookstore Shakespeare & Co. It's a great area in which to walk, but you can also use the metro. I'll also say that Catherine was organized and detailed in her communications, which made planning easier. And thanks to Jenny, who showed us the ropes. I can't wait to return to Paris!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Susan. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. You are welcome any time.
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5

Wonderful Apartment in Paris

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for my family of 4 adults and two children from Chicago!! Everything was first class with modern amenities, good air conditioning and a strong Wifi. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bathroom and 1/2 bathroom were modern with all the amenities.

It is on the sixth floor with an unbelievable view of Eiffel Tower and other monuments in the city. The location is an easy walk to Notre Dame along the Seine River. The Metro station is a two minute walk from the apartment.

It was a pleasure working with Catherine, the owner. She was very accommodating and showed great concern for my grand children.

I would highly recommend this apartment !!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Don ! It has been a pleasure working with you!
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5

The best location to the subway, great view, very comfortable accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in Paris. We especially loved the view every night of the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance. The apartment was very clean and the beds comfortable. We could not believe how convenient it was to the subway and the bike stations. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Catherine and Jenny.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Maja! You know how it helps us owners. Kind regards. Catherine
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5

Great Location and apartment space!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the apartment space, the good directions, and recommendations. The view of the canal and the Sine River with the Eiffel Tower in the background was beautiful. It was hot a few afternoons so the air conditioning was a wonderful luxury. The washer/ dryer and dishwasher worked well and the beds were comfortable. Catherine and Jenny were very helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again! Awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So glad we chose to stay here

  • 5 of 5

Wife, two boys (14 and 12), and myself chose to stay here June 2017. We liked the photos, the location looked quiet, the apartment looked updated, it was large, and it had AC in the main room and both bedrooms. The pictures are exactly correct; there we NO hidden issues. Honesty is huge with me and this apartment looks just as it does in the photos.

Along the canal, it was as quiet as Paris can be (can't do much about all the police sirens!), but I loved opening the front windows and looking out on Paris. The view is fantastic - 6th floor looking at the Eiffel every night is very memorable. You can also open the large bedroom windows (in rear) and generate a wonderful breeze through the apartment. Excellent in mornings and evenings.

Modern shower, modern kitchen, comfortable beds, comfortable living room, an elevator from ground floor to your door on the 6th, and excellent security (front door to apartment is like a vault door). We are Texans, so the AC was important to us - we are just used to it when it comes to sleeping - and the units could freeze that place up. We slept great!

Location is excellent. Strolls along the canal were wonderful. Notre Dame was about 15 minutes away. For the other places, we used Metro. Never used it before, but figured it out and road it daily. There are multiple stations within a 10 minute walk which means we never needed to transfer trains - just go to the station with the direct line to your destination - even to Versailles.

Catherine and her assistant Jenny were wonderful. Check you in, set you up, make sure all is good, then leave you alone to enjoy your trip. We never needed anything from them, but I know they would help if I had asked.

We would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you to Catherine and Jenny for being such excellent hosts. Everything was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Brian, for the wonderful review ! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Kind regards. Catherine
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Gare de Lyon
Nearest Point of Interest
baker's
Nearest Point of Interest
caf�s
Nearest Point of Interest
twice-weekly peasant's market
Nearest Point of Interest
restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
all restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
supermarket
Car: not necessary

Many good restaurants and cafes on Ile Saint-Louis and around Bastille, theatres, opera, ballet, wine and cheese and grocery stores, fascinating walking areas (my favorite, along the Seine at 6am on Sundays when it is 'no cars allowed'.)

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Rates & Availability

Arsenal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
The Holiday season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,471
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2024 - Sep 15 2024
4 night minimum stay
$588
$3,529
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$412
$2,471
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.65
Damage Deposit $588.24

Prices are for the apartment in euros all included.
Extra maid service can be arranged. A 25% deposit is required on booking (Paypal, wire).
Balance payable via bank transfer (IBAN) or Paypal or cash on arrival.
There is a 1,000€ fully-refundable Paypal security deposit against damage. The deposit is returned, normally within two hours of check out, when the two sets of keys are handed back, provided you return the apartment in the same immaculate state as you received it.
Changeover day is any time but in July and August we prefer one week from Saturday to Saturday. We will accommodate other check-in dates where possible. Check-in is normally 1pm, but if we can, we try to accommodate guests arriving on overnight flights from North America. We always keep your luggage before you check in if the apartment is not ready; also on check out if you are on a late plane.
Check-out is normally 10am to help same-day changeover cleaning. Special arrangements are possible depending on other bookings.
Cancellation Policy - 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Also 100% refunded if I can rebook for the same period.
If you want to use the parking space add 25 euros per night.

Owner'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.
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