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Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This absolutely charming first floor apartment is situated in the Rue de Turenne, close to the magnificent Place des Vosges, at the heart of the Marais. This is considered one of Europe's most beautiful city courtyards with its symmetrically placed brick pavers and lovely gardens. The apartment looks out onto the beautiful Rue Turenne and 2 fun bistros through expansive windows. The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, with its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and the Musee Carnavalet is just around the corner, as is the Rue des Rosiers with its delicatessens and many exclusive boutiques. All are just a few minutes' walk away. Also within a short walk is the Musee Picasso, a great outdoor food market, the Marche des Enfants Rouges and Richard Lenoir open-air markets, Pompidou Centre, Ile St. Louis, and Notre Dame. The location is simply extraordinary.

The apartment is up only one flight of stairs and has been decorated and furnished with great taste and style by its interior designer owner The main salon features beautifully refinished hardwood floors, a traditional fireplace with mantle, and authentic beamed ceilings. There is a zinc-topped dining table with comfortable seating for six on the opposite side of the salon from the fireplace. A double-sized day bed faces the fireplace and television screen. The apartment is also equipped with wireless internet, a CD player, a safe, and an ice machine.

**New Feature**
The owners have opened a rare outdoor atrium up in the center of the apartment which allows guests to enjoy their morning coffee or an evening cocktail under the Paris sky with a view of the Paris rooftops. This atrium allows for an incredible amount of light in the apartment and is accessed off of the 2nd bedroom and kitchen. Such outdoor space is very unusual in the center of Paris!!
The accommodation comprises a large living room and open kitchen, a master bedroom with a comfy King size bed and adjacent shower bath room and a second bedroom. This second bedroom has a trundle bed (single bed, also with a pull-out single bed), and its own bathroom with bathtub.

The kitchen window and both bedrooms and the bathroom (with bathtub) look out over a central atrium with fountain. The atrium cannot be accessed, but provides additional light to all rooms around it and is quite charming! It is filled with boxwoods and a fun antique wood birdhouse with a 1700 French style mansard roof which can be viewed from the kitchen window.

Amenities include an air-cooling system, Wi-Fi/Internet, stereo, flat screen TV, washing machine and dryer, and two French heated towel racks. The telephone provides for free US and Canadian calls for both cell and home lines, in addition to home numbers in France and Europe. The only charges are for local cell calls. Access to the apartment is by a secure entrance with code and up just one flight of stairs.

Ideal for families with infants (under 1 year) and/or children over the age of 5.

Everyone has a different reason for loving Paris, and this apartment on the Rue de Turenne will be the perfect addition to your list. Situated in the heart of the Marais, there are numerous sightseeing opportunities with a 3-min walk to Place des Vosges and the home of Victor Hugo; 5 mins to Picasso Museum; 10 mins to Place de la Bastille, Jewish Museum, Hotel de Ville; and Beaubourg Center; 15 mins to Opera Bastille; Louvre Museum, Saint Louis, Ile de la Cite; and Carnavalot Museum.

Also, a 5-min walk east takes you to many of the trendiest little shopping streets in Paris, among them the cutting edge shops of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.

The variety of restaurants is amazing. There are many small and intimate, lots of trendy and fun, and one of the only 5-star Michelene restaurants is located in Place de Vosges just around the corner. A 3-min walk north brings you to one of the finest street markets for antiques and gourmet foods. A 10-min walk south and you're standing at Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine. On Rue Rambuteau, all the food that brings us to Paris can be found in a single block--a boulanger artisanal for bread and pastries, traiteurs for those amazing sausages and pates, one of the few remaining poissoniers still going strong for fresh fish and oysters, a great wine shop, and a chocolaterie for a little love of the confectionary kind.

Extra services include: Possible extra maid service. This includes reasonable laundry. The maid is compensated directly. Also, a stocked fridge, cook service, airport transfer, baby bed, and cell phone.

When requesting information from outside of the United States, please include the COUNTRY OF ORIGIN and DIRECT DIAL INFORMATION.

Keywords: Marais, 4th arrondissement, Place des Vosges, 1st floor, luxury, designer, central, shopping, apartment, restaurants, accessible, Rue de Francs-Bourgeois, flat, charm, Musee Picasso, Marche des Enfants Rouges, Richard Lenoir, Ile St. Louis, Notre Dame, Pompidou Centre, Musee Carnavalet
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 813 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to the valuable antiques and exquisite accessories and furniture, the apartment is suitable only for children under 1 year and over 4 years old. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets may be allowed upon owner approval and an extra security deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Atrium with fountain, air cooling system, hardwood floor, refrigerator, heated towel racks, maid service, airport transfer, stocked fridge, laundry, and full of light....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    This is an air-cooling system in the central atrium that can be used for 2-hour intervals. There is also good ventilation if the atrium windows are left open in addition to the main windows along the front of the building. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    New outdoor inner atrium - which is, a very unusual aspect in central Paris....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 19 traveler reviews
What a wonderful and convenient place to stay when visiting Paris! 08/08/2016

VRBO Bear stayed here:

Visiting Paris was a dream come true and the VRBO bear and his bear friend were not disappointed with this magnificent apartment located in the heart of wonderful Marias! There were two quant bistros located just below the apartment making it very convenient for a night cap. The numerous windows allowed for a great breeze and people watching on the street below. The location could not have been better! It was an easy 5 minute walk to St. Paul subway station and the bus stop was right outside our door. After a full day of sightseeing it was refreshing only having to walk up one flight of stairs. The apartment is beautifully decorated and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything these bears needed. David, the property manager was very friendly, helpful and gave great insight that made our stay comfortable and highly enjoyable! Shopping, restaurants, wine shops and transportation were conveniently located nearby. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this charming and lovely apartment next time you are in Paris!

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
May 1 - Jul 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall Specials
Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Winter Rate
Nov 2 - Dec 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Winter Rate
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


20% Security deposit is required and refundable once apartment has been inspected and there is no damage.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: This apartment was bought and decorated by Holly Howard, although run by Kylie Mimitz, her reservation manager. Holly had worked as an interior decorator for many years in the US as well as Europe. She loved opening her home to others get receive the true Parisian experience for all guests. The apartment is now owned by her brother, Wesley Peltzer, who enjoys the same love to travel and explore the world.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The cafes and bright awnings give a gay Parisian flare to this corner location. I find it delightful, in fact, to open the living room windows and not only bask in the amazing French light, but watch the French regalia of horses and riders that parade by on most French holidays. The three apartment balcony windows also provide a front row seat for all the “goings on” in the plaza below. It’s quite amusing and fun!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Central park in the middle of Place de Vosges. A 3 min walk from the apartment.

    Central park in the middle of Place de Vosges. A 3 min walk from the apartment.

  • Ma bourgogne café, found directly under the open arches of Place de Vosges.

    Ma bourgogne café, found directly under the open arches of Place de Vosges.

  • The Museum Carnavalet is walking distance from the Apt.

    The Museum Carnavalet is walking distance from the Apt.

  • Café Turenne directly across the street from our apartment in Rue Turenne 31.

    Café Turenne directly across the street from our apartment in Rue Turenne 31.

  • Autumn Time in Paris in Magical

    Autumn Time in Paris in Magical

  • Apt located right in the heart of a shoppers heaven - Marais District

    Apt located right in the heart of a shoppers heaven - Marais District

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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