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Perfect for Families & Art Lovers-St Germain Des Pres(Cherche Midi)/Garden View

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

If you want to immerse yourself in the best that Paris has to offer this apartment will not disappoint you. Building was past home to many illustrious inhabitants such as Andy Warhol and Violet Treyfusis. Spread out over 76 square meters. Split level. Perfect for a small family or friends traveling together as there are three separate bathrooms and three sleeping areas ( 2 bedrooms plus two comfortable beds in the living room).

The setting is idyllic, the interior full of bohemian charm (marble fireplace, antique mirrors and furniture, original hardwood floors, 3.2 meter high ceilings, stone sculptures, paintings and drawings, etc.). Salon with a full wall of French doors opening out onto the formal gardens of a 17th century hotel particulier. Steeped in history. Quintessentially Parisian.

Downstairs, the full country kitchen has a long wood dining table which seats 6 comfortably. All new appliances including induction stove, self-cleaning convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, big porcelain sink, fridge with freezer and clothes washing/drying combiation machine. Plumbing and electricity also recently redone.

Stay in touch with free long distance telephone and high speed internet connection, Wi-Fi, printer and scanner. Flat screen TV, DVD and Video player with cable (CNN). Three CD/cassette players.

Located on a chic boutique lined street in the center of Paris. Possible to walk to most important sights like the Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, Maillol museums plus Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, St Sulpice and St Germain des Pres (the oldest church in Paris). Also walk to many fabulous restaurants and historic cafes(including the Deux Magots, Cafe Flore, Fish, Brasserie Lipp, Chez Dumonet (Josephine), Helene Darroze, L'Epi Dupin, Yen, Marriage Freres, Le Comptoir du Relais, LAtelier de Joel Robouchon, Laperouse, La Coupole.)

Several supermarkets (including gourmet Le Bon Marche), cheese shops and two street farmers markets(one organic), as well as a multitude of boutiques, are within minutes of your door. The upscale Bon Marche department store (with gourmet market) is just two blocks away. The famous Poilane bakery is across the street. Perfect for buying fresh croissants and exquisite apple tarts every morning. the luxury hotel Lutecia is around the corner.

Very quiet and cool in the summer (exposed stone walls). Non smoking. Sorry, no pets.

500 euros refundable security/breakage deposit required. Payment by PayPal, check (dollar or euro), wire transfer or cash. Available during French school holidays only.

See calendar for availalbility.

Inquire about last minute discounts and long term rates. Located between metros St Sulpice and Sevres Babylon served by lines 4, 10 and 12. Many buses(39,63, 70,95,84,86,87,96,95)and a Taxi stand just steps away. Velib bicycle stand at corner.

Keywords: Duplex, rue du Cherche Midi, garden view apartment, quiet, split level, Saint Germain de Pres, Latin quarter, Luxemburg Gardens, St Sulpice, Notre Dame, Rodin Museum, Delacroix Museum, Rodin Museum.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up in La Jolla, California. I am a painter. I was invited to live in this apartment in 1989. The garden and apartment became the subject matter for most of my paintings. In 2004 I was able to purchase the apartment and then renovate it. It is still a work in progress. I have tried living in other areas of Paris but nothing compares to Saint Germain des Pres. The apartment could not be in a better location for enjoying Paris. I look forward to walking out my door every morning. My daughter and I are very happy to share our good fortune in being able to live in one of the most beautiful situations in Paris. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Paris Arr. 7 (Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Rue Cler)

I have long family ties with this property so it was my dream to one day buy it. The building is magnificent, the location ideal, the ambiance sublime. Very quiet as it is at the back of a luxuriously green garden, totally protected from city noise.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is located in the heart of the city yet once you enter the street doors the quiet resounds. All the calm of a country retreat with the added plus of walking to anything cultural or commercial, from museums, churches, to restaurants, boutiques, and markets. All of the best of Paris is a short walk away. Multiplicity of public transport options from taxis, buses, velib bicycles to metro lines, all steps away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Perfect for Families & Art Lovers-St Germain Des Pres(Cherche Midi)/Garden View
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Venice, CA

Wonderful hideaway in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids ages 4 & 7) spent a week over the xmas holidays at Kathleen's cozy, artistic Paris hideaway. We found the apartment perfect for a family with 2 small kids, especially the large (for Paris), fully equipped kitchen. The apartment is on the ground floor, but set at the back of an enchanting, gated courtyard, so you have the benefit of not having to climb up flights of stairs with your baggage and kids, but can still enjoy total quiet, due to the courtyard's protection from the street. 3 updated full baths are also a nice treat and there was plenty of hot water. Kathleen was very accommodating with our check in and check out needs, and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Overall, a very pleasant, reasonably priced experience and the location truly can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. I was there with my two teenagers and the apartment was a perfect size for us; the kids used the daybeds in the living room and I used the basement bedroom, the three bathrooms really came in handy. Kathleen left very detailed information and instructions which were helpful. There are many great shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. If you want to wander and soak in the atmosphere of the city on your way to sightseeing, the location is perfect - it is a reasonably short and very scenic walk to the Seine, the Orsay and Louvre, and Notre Dame. Somewhat longer walks to the Eiffel Tower, Concorde, etc but we did it. Highly recommend this place if you want a taste of the "real" Paris.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Perfectly Paris

  • 5 of 5

Amazing apartment and location for family of 6! The darling courtyard, crucial 3 bathrooms and divine farm table made this cozy spot a perfect renewal in between walking, biking and museuming around Paris. We were a block away from metro stops, jogging spots and any cafe. Can't wait to go back! Thank you Kathleen--we loved your cookbooks too!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Fabulous Parisian apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last week for half term, a family of two adults and 3 older children. The location was truly wonderful, on a very chic and quiet road, but a couple of minutes walk to the Boulevarde St Germain. The apartment itself is located within a beautifully kept courtyard, and wonderfully quiet. The extremely useful no. 4 metro line is within 5 mins walk, and very easy for getting to and from Gare du Nord, as well as Montmartre, Notre Dame and Tour Montparnesse (a definite must do!). We had some wonderful meals out locally, but the kitchen is well equipped for staying in too. There is a boulangerie just opposite which was perfect for having breakfast at home. Kathleen couldn't have been more helpful, and the property has lots of useful directions for using the appliances and where to find everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Kansas city

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous stay at this lovely apartment! Amazing location in the heart of Paris! The photos don't do this place justice. The apartment was beautifully furnished and included everything we needed. The 3 bathrooms were a plus! The local markets were fantastic and only a block away.

Kathleen’s attention to detail is evident in the notes and resources on hand for renters. She was easy to communicate with and answered all our questions. There are directions for all the workings within the apartment, taxi cab down the street, easy access to two metro stations, long distance and local call instructions, plus wi-fi! All of it made our trip so easy and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Lake Oswego, Oregon USA

Home away from home in Paris!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second day and I love it more each time! It is the best address in Paris; conveniently located, safe and great shopping and restaurants! And so Parisienne!! First time with husband and daughter and her new husband. Plenty of room! This last time with 3 other woman friends and having three "bathrooms" is a major plus!! Perfect to have breakfast at home, a great lunch out during the day and then home for a relaxing picnic/wine type dinner and get ready for another great day in Paris!! Clean, comfortable and has all you could ask for and more!! So easy to work with the owner and book your stay! I won't stay anywhere else!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Latin quarter, Luxembourg gardens, St Germain de Pres


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Saint Thomas d'Aquin Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/less than 7 N $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please check with owner about rates for stays of less that 7 nights, late night or early morning arrivals as these particularities may incur an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Saint Thomas d'Aquin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 76 m²
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tiny but functional, ensuite
  • 3
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2) Two double beds. One measuring 120cms by 190cms, the other measuring 140 cms wide by 190cms., Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that the formal garden is communal so not available for private use.

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