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Elegant Marais 2 Bedroom - Excellent Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

This spacious and elegant property is a 70 m2 (approximately 720 ft2) apartment, on the 3rd floor (with elevator) of a traditional Parisian building, protected with a coded door and buzzer. It is situated in the heart of the Haut Marais, right behind the newly renovated “Carreau du Temple”. It is a very short walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) from the Picasso Museum and the Pompidou Center, and approximately 15 minutes from Place des Vosges. For the exact location, please see the map.

There is a direct bus (96) taking you to Notre Dame, Saint Germain des Près and the Left Bank, the bus stop being 3 minutes away, and direct metro taking you to the Opera (Temple station 2 minutes away). A second bus (75), opposite the metro station, also takes you directly to Pont Neuf and the Louvre. A block further, you can get anywhere in the city from République station, a major intersection of metro lines and buses. The Rue de Bretagne right round the corner is a market street, hosting the city's oldest covered market, the 'Marché des Enfants Rouges', open every day except Sunday afternoon and Monday. All the hip bars and restaurants are around you, and the trendy rue Charlot with its young designers’ boutiques and vintage fashion shops is literally 3 blocks away! The farthest you will need to walk to get anywhere in the Marais will be 15 minutes.

The apartment is composed of a double living room, 2 bedrooms (one master with double bed and one smaller with two single beds that can be put side to side to make a king), a bathroom with bathtub, a kitchen and a walk-in closet. It's a beautiful, sunny apartment, with hardwood and old tile floors, as well as double glazed windows and individual gas heating and hot water. The master bedroom is very large and has an independent built-in long desk and two full height windows facing south, overlooking a beautiful brick school which is in retreat from the road. The living room has 2 windows in the same orientation as the master bedroom and another one opposite, a decorative fireplace and many old wooden details. The smaller bedroom has hardwood floors and 2 large windows overlooking a quiet side street (dead end). The apartment is equipped with large refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, stove, oven/microwave, espresso machine, kettle and toaster. High-speed internet connection with WiFi, cable TV and phone for unlimited local and international (for selected destinations) calls are all included in the price.

You will be greeted personally to exchange keys and receive explanations how everything works. I will always be at your disposal to give you advice and information about the city, and help you out should you need anything.

Please contact me directly for availability, as I do not use the VRBO calendar

Thank you!


More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Christiana

Sophie et Charles - Yves

Christiana purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Christiana chose Enfants-Rouges

Great location, lively, chic and trendy.

What makes this apartment unique

Elegantly decorated by an interior designer, filled with sunlight, very quiet, fully equipped, large living spaces, Parisian feeling.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this perfect little apartment.We were so happy and comfortable for the few days we spent here. This is the perfect location and we were able to get everywhere easily. We loved all the cafés and restaurants nearby. We will be back for sure! Best wishes from London and the US.
Jul 2010
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Enfants-Rouges Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large sink, small bathtub with overhead shower, WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in second Bedroom (can be put together to make a King), Double Sofa bed in Living Room, Baby Crib suitable for infants up to 2 yrs free of charge
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
The property is suitable for all kinds of travelers. From couples to families with babies, children or teenagers, to an escapade with friends or a romantic weekend - everyone will equally enjoy the location and welcoming decor of the Lighthouse.


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Elegant Marais 2 Bedroom - Excellent Location
average rating of 4.8 based on 34 reviews

Location, location,location!

  • 5 of 5

This Marais apartment is in the perfect spot! So easy to get around, great cafes near by,and the apartment was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joannie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope to be able to welcome you in the Lighthouse again soon ! Christiana
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Athens, Georgia, USA

Light House Apartment

  • 5 of 5

As usual, Christiana was fantastic. We have stayed with her numerous times in the past but never this location. It was gorgeous, spacious and had everything we needed. We will always try to stay in one of the location she manages when visiting Paris!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seoul, Korea

Near the Marais

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed the stay.

The apartment is clean and cozy. Though it is in the old building, there is a small elevator so it is easy to carry luggage. The manager is kind enough. The location is so good. There is a market nearby. There are good restaurants and cafes around the neighborhood. Metro stations are walkable. I would like to stay again when I visit Paris.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amy, A big thank you for your lovely review. It is true that the Haut Marais is a great neighbourhood and I'm glad that you were able to fully enjoy it, as well as the apartment. See you again soon I hope, although I know that it's far to come all the way from Korea! Kind regards, Christiana
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Virum, Danemark


  • 5 of 5

Appartement fort bien avec une atmosphère très sympa. Dès notre arrivée, nous nous sommes senti à la maison. Emplacement charmant avec vue dégagée et agréable, très lumineux. Accueil chaleureux et suivi attentif. Nous allons revenir.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Ulla, mille mercis pour vos commentaires formidables - les sentiments sont réciproques et je vous attends lors de votre prochaine escapade Parisienne. A très bientôt, Christiana
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A perfect Parisian stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Lighthouse apartment for a month and would go back in a heartbeat. The location was excellent with two Metro stops ~ Temple a "local" and République city-wide ~ an easy walk away. There's a Monoprix around the corner with enough wine so you could buy a different bottle s day for three years, the BEST patisserie in Paris called La Festive at rue des Archives #78, the marché des Enfants Rouges on the rue Bretagne (don't miss the Moroccan take-away). Plenty of cafés and restaurants to feed you for weeks. There are two interesting museums in the neighborhood: the Musée des Artes et Métiers and the Musée es Chasse et Nature. We had never been to either and enjoyed them both. As for the apartment itself, it was as comfortable and easy to live in as one could want. Having two bedrooms allowed us to have our daughter as a visitor for several days. There is a very comfortable sofa in the living room, a large dining table and 6 chairs, a double bed in one bedroom, twins in the other. Bed linens are good quality, lovely down duvets for the cool nights. The rooms are light and airy, the sun pours into the tall windows in the living room and master bedroom. The kitchen is perfectly adequate and quite sizable for a Parisian apartment. Since we like to shop the local markets and cook, that's a plus. Likewise the bathroom actually has enough room to move around! We had only two glitches. The first was the microwave that gave up the ghost shortly after our arrival but was replaced later. The second was the same as another guest reported; the hot water heater had a mind of its own but we learned how to live with it. The concierge, Christiana, was so helpful and, when any problem occurred, she was right there to straighten it out. We could not have asked for a better caretaker. (4.5 stars)

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your lovely, thorough and extensive review - I'm sure future travellers will greatly appreciate it too. It was a real pleasure having you as my guests and I hope to have the chance of welcoming you again soon. The temperamental heater has already been shown the door out since some time now and has been replaced with a brand new one that works like a charm. See you again in not too long I hope ! Christiana
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Perfect Marais pied a terre for our Paris holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Friends had recommended this apartment for our stay in Paris and we can't thank them enough.

Everything about this apartment was wonderful, from the location near the Republique metro to its vibrant surrounding neighbourhood. The rooms were full of light and furnished in a rustic modern style that suited the age of the building well. The apartment was very clean and well kept. Some of the furniture needs an overhaul (a couple of dodgy dining table chairs need fixing and a little more lamplight in the lounge area would help). Being an older building expect to hear the neighbours from time to time. Having laundry facilities and a working kitchen made life easy during our stay - all the better to enjoy the cheese and pastry purchases from our wanderings around the city! Our only hitch, and it was very minor, was the water heating system which was slightly erratic but we had been warned ahead of time by Christiana, our host, and at the time of our stay, she was waiting on repair people to fix the problem. All in all I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental for a holiday or business stay.

The main issue was where we were going to go on any given day; the Marais has so much to offer in terms of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and parks that we were often tempted to stay in the 'hood and just hang out. For those who like to eat out, you are spoiled for choice but we loved Chez Paul bistro literally steps from the apartment. Local food shopping is excellent with the Marche des Enfants Rouges around the corner and a well stocked Monoprix close by as well as several of the best boulangeries and patisseries in the city. If you like longer walks you can promenade up the hill to Montmartre in 50 minutes or down to the Seine in 20.

Our experience with Christiana and her assistant, Janet was excellent. Both were so helpful and responsive to our questions before and during our trip and we look forward to booking another Paris holiday with them soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, What a wonderful review ! Thank you for taking the time to get into so much detail, which I'm sure will be very helpful to future travellers. My sincere apologies again for the temperamental hot water heater, which has obviously been replaced. Thank you also on behalf of the team for your kind words, we always take great pride in offering the best possible experience to our guests and I'm really glad to hear that we have been successful in doing so for your stay. I'm looking forward to welcoming you again on your next trip! Best, Christiana
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle, Orly
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
A multitude of bars and restaurants around
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Metro stations Temple, Republique 2'
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
At the end of the block
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompidou Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Picasso Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Square du Temple
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue de Bretagne
Nearest Point of Interest
Place de la Republique
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Place des Vosges
Nearest Point of Interest
Canal St.Martin
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue des Francs Bourgeois
Nearest Point of Interest
Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Car: not necessary

In the heart of the hip and trendy Haut Marais, surrounded by restaurants and cafés, art galleries and young designer's boutiques, the apartment is on a quiet side street and is an oasis of tranquility, a stone's throw away from all the action. A park with playground a block away makes it ideal for families with young children. Transportation is ideal, with Temple station 2 minutes away and République station, a major node where 5 lines cross, another 2'. Many attractions like the Pompidou center and Picasso museum are within a 10' walk.

The Lighthouse is ideally located for a memorable parisian stay!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $73.31
Additional Guest Fee $24.44 per person per night
Damage Deposit $610.95

Year Round 2 Guests .. €170/night (3 night minimum) .. €1100/week
An additional €20/person/night or €100/person/week applies for every additional guest (up to 5 total).
Baby cot available at no extra charge, beddings required.
No additional charge for high season!
From €170/nt - €1100/wk

A 500 euro down payment is required on booking. This amount becomes the security deposit upon arrival and refunded at check-out. The full rent and cleaning fee are due upon arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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