Classic Updated 2BR Rental, Sunny , Elegant, W Elevator in the Marais(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, Floorthrough, Elevator, Views, 2 Bedrooms, Bath + WC, Sleeps 4
Why stay here? Simple. Experienced owners, perfect location, charming apartment, management sensitive to professionals and traveler needs.
Unlike most Paris apartments, we offer all the creature comforts along with classic charm: that is, a view AND an elevator, a washer AND a dryer, a dishwasher in the kitchen - you'll even have a local manager to greet you and to contact in case of any emergencies. This is a completely safe and secure residential building in a true Parisian neighborhood, convenient to everything you'll want to see, and with our recommendations in-house for what recommend you do and where we like to eat.
Located in a food-lover’s paradise, our beautiful Parisian apartment is on the same block as some of the most celebrated bakeries, groceries, traiteurs, cheese shops, and patisseries in the Marais. You can buy everything from wine to oysters, charcuterie, baguettes, fresh flowers or fresh chevres, and the most prized and perfect chocolates, all right on our street. Also, many wonderful restaurants are within easy walking distance. Our personalized guidebook fills you in on all our favorite spots. Plus you'll find galleries and museums galore, from one with Proust's bedroom to one showing the history of Jewish Paris – and, yes, of course, the Picasso Museum too – all within the radius of a few blocks.
A two-bedroom apartment, it is on the fifth floor (with elevator) of a 19th-century building. The flat is elegant and charming, with oak herringbone floors and 200-year-old floor tiles. Classically furnished, bright and airy, the apartment offers views overlooking the rooftops of old Paris, with a one-lane bustling street in front and a quiet cobble-stoned courtyard in back.
Both bedrooms have plenty of light and air. Situated at opposite ends of the apartment, there is complete privacy, and each bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed, making the place perfect for families, friends, or couples traveling together.
The apartment is in a classic French style—appointed throughout with antique furniture, oak and mahogany armoires, period lighting— but it has been modernized with a full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, full oven, bathtub and shower, separate W.C., and laundry room with washer and dryer. Free high-speed internet access and wi-fi plus a flat-screen television with cable channels, and free phone service back to North American and to land lines throughout Europe, ensure you stay in touch.
In the winter, there is plentiful central heat via radiators. In the summer, there are fans as well as breezes maximized by the architecture: the floor-through design of the flat lets air flow all the way through the building.
Outside, our street is the dividing line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. The block was reconfigured in 2014, and now we have wide stone sidewalks, benches, and just a single lane of one-way traffic, making for a quieter, yet lively pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
It’s an easy stroll to the Seine, to Notre Dame, the Place des Vosges, the Musée Carnavalet, the Jewish Museum, Arts et Métiers, and much more. Also convenient to the 'Velib' system of shared bikes which you can book online.
Our part of the Marais is one of the most picturesque districts of Paris, just three doors from the Archives Nationales. There’s a rich concentration of museums and historic buildings that have not changed in centuries. At the same time, the area is increasingly alive with shops, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. And yes, there’s plenty of shopping to tempt those interested in Parisian couture.
You will be greeted at the apartment upon arrival by our bilingual Paris liaison, who will give you the keys and show you the apartment. She is also available to solve any emergencies should they arise.
Discounts for stays of one month or longer. Bigger discounts for three months or longer.
This is a non-smoking apartment. No pets allowed.
Keywords: Paris, Marais Apartment, Marais, two-bedroom apartment, Paris luxury rental, vacation, classic, French, historic, charm, food, foodie
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Member since: 2003
- On floor 4
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- The bathroom has been completely modernized and tiled. Deep modern tub with fixed shower. Vanity with wall-sized mirror. Tiled for easy cleaning. Hairdryer and curler provided. Heated towel rack. Window for ventilation. Adjacent laundry room with new washer and dryer. Note: There is a separate WC with toilet down the hall. Easy to use all three areas simultaneously....moreless
- The bathroom has a split WC and bath, in separate rooms, so two couples or friends can easily share; Laundry room with washer and dryer, High-Speed Internet Connection and very fast wi-fi; Radio & CD Player, Full Oven and cooktop, Cooking Utensils, Linens, maps, books; no smoking; ample charm, picturesque views, popular bustling neighborhood loved by all....moreless
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Completely stocked: teapot, espresso pot, French press pot, and automatic coffee maker. Full size oven, cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. A completely equipped kitchen used by owners and guests to prepare sumptuous meals....moreless
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
We require half the payment to hold a booking, with the balance due eight weeks prior to occupancy.
All rentals are by the week.
Those booking for one month or longer get significant reductions in fee.
All payments are accepted in US dollars by check, money order, wire transfer, or credit card.
Euros also possible: check for rate.
We can only refund a cancellation if someone else rents that time.
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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Car: Not Necessary
This area is bursting with Cafes, Galleries, Museums, historic ambience, shops of all kinds, and the kind of street life you dream about.
Bakeries, great restaurants, 'Traiteur' shops with prepared foods, truly a foodie paradise -- Parisians' favorite spot to shop for the best ingredients.
Boutiques, unique shopping for clothes and 'objets'.
Noted concentration of historic architecture, some of the best preserved in all of Paris.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We live in San Francisco but spend our spare time in Paris. The minute we arrive in our Paris apartment, we seem to relax and breathe a little easier and smile a little more. We adore our walks through the streets of Paris. Above is a photo of Mary exploring a new area of the city, thrilled with the discovery of village life in the midst of an outlying neighborhood. We have fixed up the apartment to reflect our own desire for Parisian ambience, but with all the conveniences so we can enjoy life there. Come see for yourself!
Why the Owner Chose Sainte-Avoye, Paris, France:
We bought this home to have one foot in Paris. We are city-lovers and chose an absolutely central neighborhood that's beloved by Parisians themselves for both food and history. Ours is a block filled with the highest-quality food and specialty shops. It's close to the Right Bank's museums and shops, while at the same time full of stone buildings and stories that give off a sense of history that we just don't get in the U.S. The greatest adventure? Walking the streets of the Marais! It's always our first ritual upon arriving to walk down to the Seine. And then to spend every day walking further and further afield, always finding new favorite places to experience and pass on to our guests. Paris is all about discovery, and we love to combine impromptu walking tours with the daily return to our beloved, well-known nieghborhood with its unique attractions.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
There are too many benefits to count! The best pastry: next door. The best cheese: across the street. The best meals: all around. The best bread: downstairs. Great coffee: roasted and ground fresh, on the same block. We love to sip morning coffee looking over the rooftops of the Marais, walk down a block to buy the newspapers, figure out what to explore on each visit. We are dazzled by the light and, in summer, the sound of the swallows swooping through the neighborhood. In the winter, at holiday time, lights are strung across the street and make us think we're in a time machine where the old customs are still observed. There is a sense of magic, charm and vitality to 'our' corner of the Marais that nowhere else in Paris can touch – at least for us! And we try on every trip to visit the Carnavalet Museum. It's just a 5 minute walk from the apartment, and the entire history of Paris is there -- even a room with the very bed in which Marcel Proust lay at night and wrote his Temps Perdu.
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A corner of the living room in the Maris in morning sun.
A corner of the living room with a view across the street.
The pink BR with bed and writing desk.
View from the bed in the pink BR, with armoire.
Our neighboring buildings.
The blue BR in back with window onto the courtyard.
Our building with its classic facade.
LR and kitchen, long view.
Another LR view, showing china cabinet and table folded down.
Our picturesque block.
Window of patisserie Pain du Sucre.
Our front door - just to the right of the Retrovision eyeglass shop.
A view of the LR in the afternoon sun.
View into the pink BR from the Living Room, showing herringbone floor.
View out the window into the street.
View down the hallway, showing the entrance and ancient tomettes.
View of the armoire in the blue BR.
Modern kitchen with all the essentials.
Bathroom, with bathtub, shower, and window.
Book niche in blue bedroom, with reverse shot of hallway to LR.
Les fromages de Raphael, festive holiday window.
Delicacies of the neighborhood: pastry from Huré.
Christmas lights at our corner.
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017
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