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HEART OF PARIS, Ile De La Cite, views of spires of Notre Dame and hear the Bells

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

540 Sq. Foot / 51 Sq. Meter, 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom In The Best Location

When we ourselves, friends, and family are not enjoying this house, we make it available for a few day here and there for our guests wanting to enjoy our favorite city in the world. This warm and cozy two bedroom apartment is on the 4th floor of a well maintained 18th-century building with a modern elevator for easy access. You know you are in Paris when you step in the house and immediately fall in love with it. There are original hardwood floors and wooden beams throughout the house. Even though you are in the heart of Paris, this apartment is off the main tourist's walkways and very quite, both day and night.

From the three windows inside of the apartment, there are gorgeous views of Notre Dame with best being in the master bedroom where you will sleep and wake up with this unbelievable postcard view as seen in the pictures. You will wake up in the middle of the night wondering if it is real or not. You will also have the pleasure of hearing Bells of Notre Dame to add to your experience.

Living room has a large window with view of Notre Dame. There is comfortable sofa, a couple of easy chairs, an antique fireplace (non-working), and a flat screen TV with BluRay DVD player. There is cable with a few English and many French channels. Included with the apartment is free WiFi and telephone.

Dinning room has a large round table with a view of Notre Dame.

There's a fully equipped kitchen with a large size refrigerator, 4-burner stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, and all the dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans, and serving pieces that you will need to cook for yourself if you so choose to but you will find it hard with having some many great fine and casual restaurants around you.

Master bedroom has a queen size bed with comfortable mattress and pillows and high quality linen. A floor to ceiling closet and dresser are in the room. Open the window and sit and watch Notre Dame and our courtyard while listening to Bells of Notre Dame. There is a 1/2 bathroom off the master bedroom with a small corner sink and a toilet.

Second guest bedroom is off the living room with two twin beds that converts to a king if need be and each has a comfortable mattress and pillows with high quality linen. The sliding door will give you privacy or keep them open to sleep and wake up to a view of Notre Dame. A floor to ceiling large closet and a small table are in the room.

Main bathroom off the dining room and kitchen area has a large tub with shower, towel heaters and nice size vanity. Off the bathroom in a small cove, there is a stacked washer/dryer so that you won't have to take a whole lot of clothing with you and instead save room in your luggage for shopping in Paris.

You will be greeted by our gracious host for your check-in and she will be available to answer any questions during your stay. She will also give you all the information you will need to have the best time in Paris, City of Lights.


More Details

Shahab and Gurvinder R.
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Notre Dame Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large bathroom with a towel heater
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , A small corner sink in the bathroom
  • An alcove off the master bedroom has a stacked washer/dryer and laundry basket.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen , 1/2 bathroom with a corner sink and toilet off the bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , a small desk and a chair in the room with sliding doors
  • Each bedroom has a large size floor to ceiling closet. Original hardwood floors and ceiling beams in both rooms with great views of Notre Dame and the courtyard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking


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HEART OF PARIS, Ile De La Cite, views of spires of Notre Dame and hear the Bells
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed there with out 11 month old daughter and both of his parents from May 18th to the 23rd. We found the flat to be well appointed with all the conveniences of home, to include an ample four piece bathroom (with plenty of hot water for all four adults to shower in the morning), clothes washer, and a dryer (something we didn't have at the places we'd stayed earlier in our trip). We all slept well in the very comfortable beds and, despite being an older building, found it to be surprisingly quiet. As wonderful as the inside of the apartment is, with its fantastic views of Notre Dame, the location is really what set this place apart. Staying on Ile de la Cite was so incredibly convenient! Just a short walk in any direction leads you to great attractions and fantastic places to eat. An easy, five minute stroll in one direction can lead you to Ile St Louis, with all of its fantastic restaurants and shops, or in another direction, to Notre Dame; still in another direction, to the Latin Quarter. The possibilities are endless. Aside from the convenient location, the apartment building and the neighborhood were historically interesting and truly lovely. Beyond the comforts and convenience of the flat, we found Shehab and Gurvinder to be warm, thoughtful hosts, leaving no detail uncovered. The booklet of information about the neighborhood and apartment was very handy and greatly appreciated. It allowed us to quickly get our bearings and begin enjoying our visit, rather than bumbling to figure out where to eat or how to operate the washer. It may sound simple, but it's the little details that maximize enjoyment. I really can't say enough good things about this place and the hosts! If we ever make it back to Paris, I'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie and Ryan. Reading your review but a smile on our face and we appreciate your all staying at our place. Your description of our place is what made us fall in love with this flat and decided to purchase. We ourselves enjoy our house is much as we can with our kids. Hope to have you all back soon.
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Quiet, safe apartment in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

It was surreal knowing that seeing Notre Dame meant you were almost "home". The apartment was very clean and the owners are friendly and responsive. Lots of Parisian charm.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a magical location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet in the heart of Paris. Very close to hop on hop off bus stops. Lovely.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in the heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5

Gurvinder and Shahab's Paris pied á terre was the perfect place for my husband and I and our 21-year-old son to spend a week. Everything was as advertised, including the wonderful views of the Notre Dame spires through the bedroom window! It's a small but very well proportioned space; the three of us never felt crowded, or in each other's way. It was very quiet, and the bells of Notre Dame lulled us to sleep. (with the windows closed it really is a lull - they are not too noisy at all!). What we loved best about this place was the location. We've been to Paris many times, and stayed in a number of areas, but this was probably our favorite, because you could walk anywhere. In five minutes you can be on the left bank, or on the right. Le Marais, St. Germain des Pres, are so close. And all your immediate needs are a short walk away on Ile St. Louis - a great boulangerie, fromagerie, small grocery store - and multiple wine shops! Even though you're literally around the corner from one of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris, the apartment is on a very quiet residential street, next to the Seine. I should also point out that we had a couple of requests at the beginning of our stay and they were dealt with with incredible speed and efficiency; we felt well looked after in that regard. We loved our time in this gem of an apartment and hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susin. I hope to see you and the family soon.
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Authentic Paris Rental

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the location of this charming 2 bedroom, 1:5 bath unit in the heart of of Paris! The unit was well furnished, with comfortable beds and sheets. We spent every waking moment exploring Paris, so we did not use any of the kitchen appliances but for those that wish to, could easily store food and prepare meals. The hosts were very easy to communicate with and responsed to our questions quickly. We did recommend that the heat was turned on prior to guests arriving in cooler months, plus to ensure hand towels were available in the bathrooms. Otherwise, we certainly enjoyed our stay and wish we had more time to explore this beautiful city!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy. We are happy you had a great time and we will see you soon my friend. Sorry about the heat as they have been instructed to leave it on.
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Delightful location and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely flat was in a perfect location - walking distance to virtually everything, or a short ride away via convenient public transportation or Uber. Our family of four had plenty of space to spread out and relax after a day of sightseeing, and made use of the kitchen and laundry as well! Shahab and Gurvinder are fantastic hosts, providing personal insights and recommendations, and even checking in with us during our stay to ensure everything was perfect. Our view from the flat’s windows of Notre Dame, and the lovely sound of its bells, are just a few of the wonderful memories we have of our week in Paris!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristen. We hope to see you soon.
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Car: not necessary


This place is located in the heart of Paris where it all began for this great city. ILE DE LA CITE is one of the two islands in the middle of Seine River where NOTRE DAME is located in. The flat is where you want to be as not only you are a short walk around the corner to Notre Dame Cathedral but also to some of the greatest neighborhoods and main attractions in Paris.

The house is steps from Pont Saint-Louis, a short pedestrian bridge leading to the other island, the Ile Saint-Louis.

Louvre Museum, Saint Paul Cathedral, Pantheon, Latin Quarter, Marais, Hotel de Ville, Jardin de Luxembourg, and many more attractions are a short 10 to 15 minute walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $100

We do accept 3 days booking for last minute bookings within 30 days of travel. Online booking will add 2.9% for USA and 4.9% for non-USA residents to the charged amount to cover HomeAway/VRBO fees. We do suggest to all of our guests to purchase travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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