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Stylish, Secure Grenelle/Invalides 1 BR/1 BA, 7th Arr. Eiffel Tower Rue Cler

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Living room, flat screen TV, expanding sofa (to double size bed), reading chair

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Last updated: 08/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We're in the exclusive heart of Left Bank Paris -- perfectly situated for exploring the city. The flat is MUCH larger than most 1BR apartments, at 57 square meters (600 square feet). (And you'll pay in US dollars, a savings over similar prices in euros.) The apartment is one flight (17 stairs) up from the lobby/street level) of a secure prestige residential building in an embassy area. The 7th Arrondissement is home to the Invalides, Eiffel Tower, Rue Cler, and Musee d'Orsay, and great shops. It's a 2-minute walk the Rodin Museum, and the Metro (Varenne, line 13). With a double-sized futon in the living room and a queen bed in the large spacious bedroom, we limit occupancy to 3 persons. (There is a $100 weekly surcharge for the 3rd person.) The apartment is NOT available for party or student groups nor is it handicapped accessible.
Everything you need for a comfortable is provided, from a fully furnished kitchen to videos, music, France (and Paris) guidebooks, maps, French-English dictionaries, books and board games. The American style bathroom -- with toilet/shower/sink in one room -- is huge by Parisian standards with a bathtub, hairdryer and heated towel bar. (In many hotels and other apartment rentals you'll get only a tiny stand-up shower enclosure.) You will find electric converter kits and adapter plugs in the apartment for your use.

There is no A/C as is typical in French homes, but we have 3 quiet fans. There is a clothes washer in the kitchen. A housekeeping and laundry fee of 120 Euros must be paid in addition to the rent (mandatory). You'll leave this fee in currency on the table when you leave.

There is a full service grocery, 2 banks, a bakery and pharmacy within 1/2 block. With a 1-block walk, you will see the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night. The Eiffel Tower and Rue Cler are about a 15-minute walk. The nearest Metro is the Varenne stop on the #13 line (right around the corner) where VELIB bikes (Paris's bicycle commuting shared bike service) are parked, so you can rent a bike and return it at any VELIB stop. Three bike helmets are in the hall closet. We have a personal assistant available for special needs (at an hourly or per-job rate) for making reservations, translating, meeting you at the airport, stocking the refrigerator or other types of tasks. His minimum charge is about 35 euro.
The furnishings are good quality and in good condition; we care for this apartment as a home, not as a rental property. We expect you will do the same.

We have a secure internet connection (ethernet cord is in the apartment -- just plug in to your laptop and go!) and high speed secure WIFI. (WEP code is required and is provided with confirmed reservations.)

THE MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD IS 1 WEEK. You can stay fewer than 7 days, but the minimum rental is based on a 7-night stay. The owner will not respond to requests for short stays (weekends, long weekends, etc.) Ask us about discounts for longer term stays (more than a month). We do not discount the rent over holidays, including school holidays, or for stays less than 2 weeks.

Here are some comments from recent guests (as written in our guestbook):

'We had an absolute great and romantic time. We fell in love with the French culture. Living in your apartment in the neighborhood made us shift our thoughts and behaviors to being Parisian...The trip was a transformative experience for us -- even at 65!'

'This has been the perfect Paris home for us...very well located as we roamed the city.'

'What a location and how nicely you've appointed it with comforts of home.'

'We walked everywhere from this great apartment; can't wait to return.'

'This was the most authentic way to experience Paris and we could not have asked for a better home!'

'Your apartment has made our trip to Paris very special, such a great location to get around for first-timers.'

SPECIAL OFFER! If you are going to Vienna, Austria, book 'Sonata' apartment, a spacious and gracious 860 square foot apartment sleeping 6 in a historic building downtown. Sonata's owner offers a $50 discount for renters of my Paris apartment who book with him within a year of rental in Paris! I've been there and can vouch for its elegance and convenience and the hospitality of Christian, the owner. Tell Christian that Lee sent you!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 26 years of age. References must be provided for all renters below age 30....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    All children must be 10 years or older. Limit 1 child. Windows do not have screens or safety features as in the USA...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are 17 steps from the lobby to the door of the apartment (spiral staircase). The door to the bathroom is less than 36" wide (does not meet US ADA standards)....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Heated towel bar, full bath/shower, hair dryer, makeup mirror. There are doors to the bathroom from the foyer and from the bedroom. (The doors are not handicapped accessible; they are narrower than US doors.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The secure building requires a code for entry; there is a concierge in the building in case of emergencies involving the apartment. We have a personal assistant available for a fee to help with guests requests, ticket bookings, grocery shopping and similar chores. (There is a separate charge for this, usually about 35 euros per hour.)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Dozens of guidebooks for Paris on the shelves (please don't take them away)...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Dominoes and a few other games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a collection of English and French CDs, mostly Jazz, blues, easy listening, new age and show tunes....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    There is an iPod dock/am-fm radio next to the TV....moreless

  • Television:

    Basic cable channels are provided including CNN and BBC in English....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a small selection of movies in English and French....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our flat is in the heart of Paris, in a chic/quiet Left Bank area, steps from Metro & 3 blocks to the RER train at Invalides. You can walk to Eiffel Tower, Musee d'Orsay, Grand Palais & shopping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi available - WEP code provided to guests prior to arrival...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean sheets are provided for the number of registered guests, plus towels for each registered guest. The cleaning fee covers the housekeeper's charge to launder these....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The phone is available for local (Paris) calls; long distance calls must be made using a prepaid phone card or your own mobile phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is a tumbling (not agitating) machine in the kitchen, but no clothes dryer. A self-service laundry is 10 minutes walk away on Rue de la Comete....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have electric drip coffee maker and a French press coffee pot as well as the Italian style 2-part boiling pot to make espresso....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All necessary cookware and appliances are provided, including an electric coffeepot, French press coffeepot, and basic condiments such as salt, pepper, tea, coffee, rice and sugar. We invite guests to help themselves from our basic pantry and are happy when they replace what they used!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Pots and pans, utensils, electric and French press coffee makers, electric hot water heater for tea, dishwasher and clothes washer (no dryer), window to the interior courtyard. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There is sugar, salt, oil and vinegar, pasta, and other condiments in the kitchen for your use. You will also likely find coffee, filters, paper napkins, tea, and cookies. You're welcome to these....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special SUMMER Rates
May 1 - Sep 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,200 $3,600
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,350 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee in EUROS $120
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The weekly rate is for 1 or 2 people. There is a surcharge of $100/week for a third person (regardless of the age of 3rd person). For stays longer than a week, we may offer reduced prices for the extra nights. We accept credit card payments through HomeAway but there is a 2.5% service charge added. Apartment is not handicapped accessible! It is self-catering, meaning we do not meet you at entry or upon departure, you will receive the keys via mail in advance. There is a $200 charge for lost keys. Owner reserves the right to require a security deposit, and the owner verifies background information on all guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Home
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
RER Invalides
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
DaRocco

Car: Not Necessary

The Rodin Museum is around the corner and the popular Route 69 bus is outside our door. The Pont Alexandre III Bridge and the Seine are a short walk from our door. The VELIB bike-share bikes are on the corner and you walk only down the street to see the Eiffel Tower. Grocery stores, retail shops, a pharmacy, banks, the post office and restaurants are all in plentiful supply in the neighborhood so everything will be at your fingertips.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: The owner lives in Arlington, Virginia and loves Paris and this apartment. She welcomes guests who will treat her home carefully and , respect the premises and the other residents. In the apartment you will find guidebooks and useful amenities you'd expect in a lived-in home, including electricity converters, an iPod dock, basic office supplies, etc. It's a perfect base for exploring Paris.

Why the Owner Chose Invalides, Paris, France:
One never tires of Paris. There is always something new to see or do. The museums keep drawing us back and the street life, cafes, street markets, and cuisine are unparalleled. Besides, so many international flights stop in Paris that it is easy to spend a few days here en route to somewhere else.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Close to museums, restaurants, and all the gorgeous architectural monuments of Paris, but in a secure and relatively quiet embassy area. No long commutes to get anywhere in the city! The difference between this flat and others is the size. Many 1BR flats advertised are in the 30-40 square meter range, ours is nearly 60, so at the end of a day, you can stretch out and get comfortable,


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Living room, flat screen TV, expanding sofa (to double size bed), reading chair

    Living room, flat screen TV, expanding sofa (to double size bed), reading chair

  • The well-kept lobby of our building. The apartment is in the courtyard building.

    The well-kept lobby of our building. The apartment is in the courtyard building.

  • Full kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer (NO DRYER) & windows to courtyard

    Full kitchen with dishwasher, clothes washer (NO DRYER) & windows to courtyard

  • Entry foyer/dining room

    Entry foyer/dining room

  • Another view of the bedroom (with full height window), luggage racks, mirrors

    Another view of the bedroom (with full height window), luggage racks, mirrors

  • A detail from the bedroom, warm wood dresser and soft taupe walls.

    A detail from the bedroom, warm wood dresser and soft taupe walls.

  • Washing day, Parisian style (front loading tumbler, NO dryer, just a drying rack

    Washing day, Parisian style (front loading tumbler, NO dryer, just a drying rack

  • You must climb this staircase (17 curving steps) to reach our door.

    You must climb this staircase (17 curving steps) to reach our door.

  • Paris is ever-enchanting!

    Paris is ever-enchanting!

  • HOME, closest cocktail bar, around the corner, with friendly happy hour prices!

    HOME, closest cocktail bar, around the corner, with friendly happy hour prices!

  • Living room, hardwood floors, full height windows

    Living room, hardwood floors, full height windows

  • Our beautiful building, with flower shop and Italian restaurant at street level.

    Our beautiful building, with flower shop and Italian restaurant at street level.

  • Entry foyer is extra large and doubles as dining room

    Entry foyer is extra large and doubles as dining room

  • Bedroom with queen size bed, hardwood floors, spacious closet

    Bedroom with queen size bed, hardwood floors, spacious closet

  • The bedroom in its winter duvet… (all linens provided)

    The bedroom in its winter duvet… (all linens provided)

  • You can work at this charming little desk in the foyer

    You can work at this charming little desk in the foyer

  • The floor plan--3 rooms plus full kitchen & bath, 3 windows, many closets.

    The floor plan--3 rooms plus full kitchen & bath, 3 windows, many closets.

  • The cannons at the Invalides and Eiffel Tower are seen from only a block away...

    The cannons at the Invalides and Eiffel Tower are seen from only a block away...

  • Breakfast is ready...the freshest produce and fruit stand is under the windows.

    Breakfast is ready...the freshest produce and fruit stand is under the windows.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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