About the property
- Apartment1075 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
This is my second home. It is more a home than a rental. I take great pride in decorating it with warmth and luxury.
As you look for an apartment rental, consider the size. 1075 sq. ft. is large. Which floor is the apartment on- the higher the better. We are on the fifth floor, US. You do not want to be on the lower floors because of the street noise and security. Is the apartment secure? We have two coded secure doors and a concierge. And you want to have an elevator. We have one.
I chose this apartment for its location. It is only steps to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance where there are pony rides, a super children's playground, a world famous puppet theater, tennis and basketball courts, a jogging track, 'petanque' players, chess matches , a huge fountain and a carousel. It feels like home, not a rental, because it is my home four times a year when I'm in Paris.
If you have young kids this location next to the Gardens is a must. They will discover the Gardens just as my kids did -- feeding the ducks and fish in the fountain with a fresh 'baguette', sailing a boat, riding the carousel and spearing rings, swinging on the ropes in the playground, watching a world-renown puppet show and riding the ponies.
We are a block from Gertrude Stein's former apartment on 27 rue de Fleurus. Picture Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Hemingway and other artists just around the corner having an aperitif before they stroll to the Montparnasse brasseries. You can't beat the location.
This two bedroom, two bath, two balcony, spacious luxury apartment is in Paris' most desirable quarter known for its peaceful central location. You will enjoy quiet night's sleep in the cozy rear of the building. There is no noise coming from our narrow one-way street. Two coded security doors to the apartment and a live-in concierge insure safety. A brief walk takes you to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance, world-reknown gourmet restaurants (Coupole, Dome, Closerie de Lilas, Helene Darroze), the Luxembourg Museum, Latin Quarter cafés, Montparnasse, St. Sulplice Church, the Odeon theater, the Raspail open air market, gourmet food and high fashion shopping at Bon Marche, the Alliance Francaise, Poilaine (best bakery in Paris), theaters, the Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Boulevard St. Germain, movies and other monuments. Our scenic street set the stage for a recent French 1920's period movie titled 'Les Faux Monnayeurs'.
Joe, our English speaking local manager, meets and greets visitors with a smile, helps orient you and can coordinate various services including baby sitting, cleaning and food delivery.
The neighborhood is extremely safe because we are near the French Senate where security is ever present.
Everything you need from green grocers, pharmacies, bakeries, chocolate, gelato and pastry shops, cafes, tabacs, hairdressers, a late night grocery store, movies and theater are all within a few minutes walk.
Three metro stops, five bus lines and a taxi station are close to the apartment. The location affords easy access to the entire city and its monuments.
The 'beaux-arts' building was built in 1900 with high ceilings and elaborate wall/ceiling moldings. The fifth floor apartment with an elevator is a spacious 1075 square feet and has two balconies.
Why do I say 'luxury'? The decorator designed apartment is furnished with expensive antique furniture, oriental carpets, fine bone China, original oil paintings and Japanese woodblock prints. An artist painted a mural in the WC. In 2010-11 I completely remodeled two bathrooms and installed a Japanese washing toilet. The drapes are custom-made heavy velvet. In the European tradition, one bedroom's walls are covered with blue velvet, ensuring a peaceful sleep.
The apartment is well-appointed with all modern conveniences. The kitchen is new and features the highest quality built-in appliances by Miele and Bosch and a Nespresso coffee machine. We have top-of-the-line cooking utensils, pots, pans, high thread count and Frette sheets, bath sheets, luxurious bathrobes from Bloomingdales, silver candlesticks, 19th century gilded mirrors, an antique mantle clock, board games and lots of reading material for rainy days. Everything is NEW except the antique furniture. The apartment is wired with WiFi and a new MacBook Air connected to a wireless PRINTER, two large flat panel screens, a Bose sound system, free worldwide telephone service (except Africa and South America), and Bluetooth to connect to the music system. There are also two air conditioning units.
We also provide a GPS navigator to help you around the city and countryside should you travel.
So you do not need to bring guidebooks, hairdryers, adapters, computers , an iron, IPhone/Pad chargers or umbrellas. We have all for your use.
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You will enjoy your stay. We want you to return.
I CHARGE NO EXTRA FEES FOR CLEANING, UTILITIES, SERVICE, TAXES, ETC.
BUT I ASK A 3% REIMBURSEMENT IF YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD.
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Peter de Castro
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Peter de Castro
I first fell in love with Paris when I attended the American University in Paris. Now I am on the board of trustees of AUP and am fortunate to have my own apartment in the 6th. I have had two careers, first as a US diplomat, now as a private banker. I plan soon to work remotely from my apartment. Eventually I intend to retire in Paris and this will be my second home.
Peter de Castro purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Peter de Castro chose Notre-Dame-des-Champs
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. My grandparents spent many months in at a hotel two blocks from this apartment and I visited them there. Now this is my second home. The proximity to Luxembourg Gardens was a dream of mine-- to leave my apartment and play tennis in the middle of a park in the center of Paris!
What makes this Apartment unique
Access to Luxembourg Gardens, jogging in the park, free tennis courts, organic open air market, central location, restaurants, 'Bon Marche' best shopping, Alliance Francaise, Gertrude Stein's former neighborhood.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect for a family of four
Everything about the apartment was perfect. We recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like they are living in Paris, not just visiting. The decor is beautiful, the kitchen and baths are modern and easy to use, and the living areas are charming and homey. We had the most wonderful time. Thank you!
And thank you.
Well appointed apartment in a serene, convenient location.
This apartment suited our family’s needs perfectly. The owner has taken much care to anticipate the traveler’s every need. Our stay was delightful beginning with excellent communication and instructions upon booking to our departure. We enjoyed staying in a home with kitchen and laundry while having many of the amenities of a fine hotel such as fine linens, luxurious towels, robes, soaps, shampoos, etc. One of the the bathrooms is very small - particularly by American standards. Water pressure was excellent though. We easily walked to most every site we wanted to see. A metro stop is just a short bit away. We enjoyed the neighborhood bakeries, cafes, grocers, wine shop, Raspail market. We were amazed at how peaceful and quiet it was. We appreciated the many guide books, board games, books and DVDs. I will highly recommend this property to friends and family and hope that I will have the opportunity to return myself.
Well maintained, very comfortable apartment.
My wife and I stayed for 9 nights and found the apartment to be great for the two of us. We could have easily and comfortably also accommodated our 24 and 26 yr old daughters or another couple. Great layout of space nicely separated the bedrooms from the common area and the living room, dining room combination worked well to not feel cramped. Peter has also thought of every little detail, there is nothing we needed that wasn’t there and were able to cook dinners and relax at home several nights after long days of walking around Paris. Finally, location is outstanding in the nicest district of Paris. Thanks Peter for being a wonderful host!
Host was really wonderful, our family had a perfect trip and we hope to stay here again!
We enjoyed the lovely apartment
Located at the heart of Paris, this tastefully decorated apartment can hold more than 4 people but is absolutely comfortable for two couples. The place is nice and neat with hard floor covers by many pieces of beautiful carpets. The owner has thought of every little detail that helps staying in the apartment enjoyable. kitchen contains more than sufficient amount of pots and pans and dishes, glasses, etc. The dining room contains even more formal dishes and glasses, which often are not even needed unless you have a formal guests.
we have rented apartments in the heart of Paris before. While we enjoyed them all, this apartment is now on the top of our list as we loved this place. It made our Paris visit more enjoyable than in the past.
Fabulous apartment in beautiful Paris! Our family of 5 lived comfortably during our stay. The apartment couldn't be located any better. It's on a quiet street, minutes walk to attractions, groceries, restaurants, bus and metro. We'll be back!
Luxembourg Gardens which were built for children is 5 minutes away. There is a large children's playground with pony rides, a famous puppet show and free tennis courts. We are also 2 minutes from the 'Alliance Francaise' to study French language and culture. 5 minutes walk to the famous nightclub and brasseries in Montparnasse.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 extra for stays less than 7 nights If you cancel and I can rebook your dates, I will refund your money