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LARGE and SUN-FILLED two-level loft SOARING SKYLIGHTS w/view 1000sq ft/100

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1,000 square foot duplex loft, sunny, quiet and clean

Sunny fifth and sixth floor loft (nearly 1,000 square feet/97m2) overlooking Paris rooftops! The apartment is very sunny with soaring ceilings supported by exposed wooden beams and walls covered with original art.

The apartment consists of living room w/2 large comfortable sofas in front of a fireplace (though fires now illegal in Paris). Vaulted ceilings open onto the bedroom above which overlooks the living room below. There are windows on both sides that look out on courtyards, a large entryway and adjoining dining area that seats four and opens onto the kitchen. A spiral staircase leads up to the large bedroom with a wall of windows with views of the Paris rooftops and the stone courtyard below.

A full-bath with tub/shower and washer/dryer adjoins the bedroom. Upstairs there is also a separate office area with fiber internet The apartment includes bed linens, towels and toiletries. Several drawers and a closet are cleared to avoid living out of a suitcase during the visit.

Stay here and live as the locals do: shopping at the neighbourhood grocer or covered market, lounging in a neighborhood cafe, exploring the galeries, boutiques and cafes of the tenth arrondissement.

Willing to reduce rates for late bookings if flat shows availability.

Flat sleeps two comfortably, two sofas in salon can be used for children. A supplement may be required for more than two occupants.

As a fifth floor walk up with an internal spiral staircase, not ideal for anyone with limited mobility (help with luggage on arrival and departure can usually be arranged). Maid service for longer stays can also be schedules at extra cost.


Centrally located in 75010 (Porte Saint Martin), 15/20 min walk to Le Marais, Canal St-Martin, Pompidou Centre, Opera, Louvre, Seine, direct metro (4 lines) or bus lines to virtually all major museums and monuments. 'Velib' bike rental station 1 block away.

Chateau d'Eau Metro 1 block

Strasbourg St-Denis Metro 2 blocks

Jacques Bonsergent Metro 4 blocks

Serviced by four major bus lines

Within walking distance of Gare du Nord and de l'Est train stations with easy access to Orly and Charles DeGaulle Airports as well as EuroDisney and Eurostar to London/Brussels/Amsterdam


Fully-Equipped Kitchen

Washer and Dryer


Free phone calls to North America and most of Western Europe

Cable TV - Movie and News Channels

On-Site Patisserie

Several groceries and a covered market nearby

Secure building, safe neighborhood


3 Night Minimum (with cleaning fee of 70 euros for stays of fewer than six nights)

Cheques, Wire Transfers, PayPal, Visa and Amex Accepted

Cancellation and Deposit conditions provided on demand.

A supplement may be required for more than two occupants.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. Please understand that we receive numerous queries each week and that we cannot "hold a reservation" for you; only paying the 50% deposit secures your reservation and we operate on "first to pay, first to reserve" basis. We will however honor a price quote given for at least two weeks (generally longer except in cases where we have offered a discount to posted rates)

More Details
Registration Number : 7511000747996

Will Easley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

Situated on top floors on the inside courtyard (away from street), flat is extraordinarily quiet and sunny. Paris is a big city and noise can be an issue.

Neighbourhood is very centrally located with easy access to multiple transit lines so most any point in Paris is no more than 20 minutes away. The tenth arrondissement has become the new 'cool quarter' in Paris and there are dozens of bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the area while it retains its authentic, parisian charm. This is a place to stay for people who want to know Paris beyond the monuments and museums.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited in July 2013 to see Paris with our 2 kids for 5 days. We had spent 2 weeks in Brittany prior to visiting Paris. Access through the main door, entrance to building and then flat was relatively easy. We had 5 suitcases between us and the only negative was the many steps to get up to the apartment, probably mostly due to the late hour/tiredness that day from traveling into the city. However once inside the apartment wow…. how lovely.

Our kids are 8 and 10 at the time and had no trouble sleeping on the sofas in the living area. My wife and I were in the bed in the loft area where the bathroom was located. The kitchen and table made for easy meal preparation and eating and had the usual daily things like milk, eggs….

Overall it was very quiet due to its top floor location and the building was a lovely older type with interior courtyard. Lots of locals who were all friendly and welcoming. The only negative was the unusual 40 degree C plus temperatures in the city; opening the windows and fans were not enough and apartment did not have air conditioning, but, given the infrequency of such heat in Paris, it is understandable.

Location: the nearest metro stop was St. Denis, only a 5 min walk away. On the route were restaurants and grocery stores. Access on the metro took another 10 to 15 mins to get to the heart of the city (Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower).

The owner was great in providing advance information on entry, location, and assisting with taxi to the airport at the end. In addition giving the tip of dropping the car (Avis) at the nearby rail station rather than having to do so at the airport, saved us 2 hours of travel and was at no extra charge.

Overall I would rate the apt with 2 small children as a 9 out of 10. Very comfortable, clean, well located for public transport, and relatively quiet in a vibrant city. Paris was definitely the highlight of our trip mainly due to the great place to stay after busy days of sightseeing. The 1 out of 10 was really only due to the temperature inside for much of our stay being a little uncomfortable with only the fans and the many flights of stairs with the suitcases on arrival. Having said that, with all the walking around the city and up and down the stairs at the end, we were all that much fitter.

A big thank you to the owner for a great place in a wonderful city. We will definitely be back some day.
Jul 2013
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Porte Saint-Martin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathroom has very large bathtub with wall mounted shower head and reclines for a leisurely bath. Window overlooks rooftops and washer/dryer is conveniently located in the bathroom. Bathroom is located off the master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), 2 sofas sleeping 1 each
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading


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LARGE and SUN-FILLED two-level loft SOARING SKYLIGHTS w/view 1000sq ft/100
average rating of 4.756757 based on 38 reviews

great location and flat

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Will's place. He was very helpful before and during the rental. The neighborhood is a great location -- a short walk to the Canal St. Martin and a few minutes from major metro stops. It was wonderful to wake up in the loft bedroom with the sun coming through the windows in the morning (make sure you have sure footing though, the staircase getting up to the bedroom is a bit tricky). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for kind words glad the place met expectations
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing space in an amazing neighbourhood! Great communication with William.

Thanks for a great apartment!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

The property was spacious, comfortable, and convenient for my Wife and I on our honeymoon. Located a 30-minute walk from the Île de la Cité, we were able to walk to the major attractions in Paris yet be out of the tourist traffic every night. There are two metro locations close by that allow easy transport to Île de la Cité if you prefer not to walk. Metro line also is centrally located so you can get to anywhere with only 1 line transfer (Versailles, CDG airport, Lourve, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower).

The Flat has a full kitchen, washer & Drier, double bed, and large windows overlooking the block. There are only stairs to the 5th-floor entry, so make sure you're in shape to bring your luggage up!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place was clean but old. The stairs going to the loft were precarious!

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is in a very busy area, noisy day and night. However, the suite faced an inner courtyard which helped. We liked the spaciousness of the apartment and it was convenient to the Metro.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large apartment, sunny apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this large apartment in a colorful neighborhood.

Close to the 10th, with lovely shops and the best bakery in Paris. Not in a touristy area. Great apartment for the price!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. With added bonus of the summer solstice "nuit de la musique"
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Wonderful Home Away From Home Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely flat for a week visit to Paris. Family of 3, two adults and a young child stayed very comfortably here and loved the neighborhood and pastry ship right in courtyard! We walked everywhere in Paris from this locale, quite convenient.

We especially enjoyed having two level living space. Had quiet relaxing time downstairs reading, dining, snacking and playing games then resort to 2nd floor loft to sleep :). Architecturally the apartment is quaint and has eclectic feel to it which we adore. Everything functioned well in the apartment and the rental host Will could not have been more helpful and accessible. Any questions related to rental or sightseeing or getting around Paris, Will can assist! We will most definitely rent this unit again when we come back to Paris, hopefullly in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your first visit to Paris was a success and happy to have contributed in some small part. The flat is very conveniently located and comfortable after walking all over Paris. And the croissants at bakery down in the courtyard ARE very good. See you next trip
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charles de Gaulle or Orly
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Gare du Nord (Eurostar for London), Gare de l'Est
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning (<six nights) $61.53

half of first payment is refundable if cancellation prior to 15 days of arrival date. No other payment is refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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