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Modern & Cozy 1-Bedroom - Great for Couples and Families!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Tucked away on a quiet street in the village of Montmartre in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris, this charming one-bedroom apartment makes the perfect home base for couples or families for your Parisian holiday.

The apartment is located in lovely Parisian 19th century residential building. Walk less than 15 minutes to the Sacre Coeur basilica, and along the way enjoy cafes, restaurants and boutiques which abound in this typically Parisian neighborhood. For families, you can walk to the neighborhood park at Square Carpeaux in less than 2 minutes, and we will happily provide a baby travel crib and/or lightweight stroller for you as well - just ask!

Tall French windows in the living room and bedroom open from this bright flat onto the building’s inner courtyard, eliminating the distraction of street noises.

Recent renovations have transformed the space into a cozy, inviting haven that will be a peaceful retreat after a long day of sightseeing. Everything has been carefully chosen to best accommodate our guests.

The spacious MASTER BEDROOM is furnished with a king-sized bed (160cm). A decorative corner fireplace adorns the bedroom. A large armoire provides plenty of space to store your belongings.

The LIVING ROOM has a new, high-quality sofa bed designed for daily use, and suitable for up to two adults.

The wall-to-wall bookcase opposite the sofa holds a DVD player and flat screen TV and plenty of books and DVDs to browse through. The TV has cable television with a few international news channels in English. The storage unit in the bookcase also provides additional space for those sleeping in the living to store their belongings.

If you're here to work or study or just want to catch up with friends and family back home, you can easily stay connected via the internet with Wifi, and the phone offers FREE international calls to many countries, including the US, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. Please ask for details.

A small DINING AREA separates the living room from the kitchen. The table can be expanded on both sides to give plenty of room to happy diners.

Our custom-built open KITCHEN, is both classy and efficient, with its granite countertop and beautiful wood finish. The kitchen includes a refrigerator with freezer area, two burner stove, clothes washer, and a combination oven/microwave. Clothing can be dried on an air drying rack. The apartment also has an iron, ironing board, hair dryer and alarm clock.

Off of the living room area is a small-yet-functional BATHROOM with shower, toilet and sink with a mirror. It's a truly Parisian experience to see how we make do with small spaces! The apartment shower has hot water on demand and good water pressure.

For foodies, this is a perfect NEIGHBORHOOD in which to go shopping “à la française”. Visiting the cheese shop, the butcher and the green grocer is French tradition! But don't worry - you'll find plenty of modern supermarkets, too. The apartment’s location is within a short distance of rue Damremont’s boutiques, “fromageries” (cheese shops), “boulangeries” (bakeries), and “patisseries” (pastry shops). It's also a quick walk to Avenue de St. Ouen’s daily outdoor food market. Rue Ordenare offers a twice-per-week market just a 2-minute walk from the apartment, and the lovely rue de Poteau (10-minute walk) also offers a daily market street. Whether you choose to prepare your meals yourself or to partake of the many restaurant offerings, you can be sure to find your heart’s desire in this neighborhood. Savor the possibilities!

More Details

Property Manager
Paula Caballero
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Paula Caballero

Here is the owner's story of how she came to purchase the apartment: After living in Paris for three years with her two daughters, Barbara and her husband decided to buy a pied-a-terre so they could return regularly. Lively Montmartre was an easy choice! Barbara loves being close to the Sunday market on Avenue St. Ouen and the excellent cheese shop and green grocers there. For weekday croissants, she prefers the bakery on the corner of Carpeaux and Lamarck, but for a special treat, she suggests Patisserie Vaudron at 4 rue La Jonquiere, near Guy Moquet.

Paula Caballero purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Paula Caballero chose Grandes-Carrières

When Barbara bought the apartment, she was attracted to it because of the airy bedroom, its attractive old fireplace and the large windows opening onto the building's courtyard. In 2004 when she purchased the apartment, there was a very small living room, a very small kitchen and a tiny hallway. When you opened the front door, you faced a wall. In 2004, right after she bought it, she had the wall between the living room and the kitchen removed. Then in 2008, she had the hallway removed and built a new kitchen. She loves the new open-plan kitchen and living room. She had the bathroom tile changed--walls and floor -- and a new shower installed. Now she feels the space is as efficiently used as possible and she is very happy with all the changes she has made to the apartment. And she hope visitors will find it comfortable, too!

What makes this apartment unique

Barbara enjoys the ease of this neighborhood, with everything close at hand. Once a week, she enjoys a Thai massage at Siam Lanna at 95 rue Lamarck. She enjoys lunch at Les Sapeurs on the corner for a good value, and on Friday nights, she walks around the corner on rue Etex to Le Tropicale for live music and a light supper. Barbara also recommends Wepler at Place Clichy, a classic, historic restaurant for fresh oysters and seafood, and she always eat at least once at Bistrot Melrose.

Amenities

Grandes-Carrières Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • IMPORTANT: There is an additional CLEANING FEE of 60 EUROS payable in CASH upon arrival. This is NOT to be included in your PayPal payment to the owne
  • Cancellation Policy is stated on the rental agreement. There is a CANCELLATION FEE of 200 Euros for cancellations of 60+ days prior to arrival.
  • We charge additional LATE ARRIVAL FEES of 30 EUROS for apartment check-ins after 21h00 and 50 EUROS after Midnight, payable in cash upon arrival.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Large master bedroom has a king-sized bed.
    Convertible bed(s) in Living Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Sofabed converts to two twins or one double
  • (1) King size bed in Master Bedroom (1) Sofa bed in living room is convertible into two twin beds or one double bed. (1) Baby Travel Crib available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Modern & Cozy 1-Bedroom - Great for Couples and Families!
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
4

So Easy to Walk to EVERYWHERE!!!

  • 4 of 5

First of all, I have to say that Paula gets A+ in terms of communication. Throughout all the months, any question, big or small, she answered with amazing speed!!!

The apartment is cute; very secure. It is a little noisy with the neighbours (hardwood floors) but you'll be exhausted after walking all over Paris.

Everything you could ever want (if the apt doesn't have it, you don't need it) is in the apartment. Paula left us a welcoming box of chocolates and a card; a VERY nice touch. She went through everything with us and was available any time to answer any questions.

I wasn't crazy about the white bed coverings but that's a personal preference. There are lots of towels, etc.

I loved the sound of the kids in the daycare a couple of doors away.

Now, the bathroom. It's tiny. We knew that going in. Even though we knew how tiny the shower was, it took some balancing for sure and is making for some good banter when telling people about it.

I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarence, NY
4

Great neighborhood! Felt safe and like a resident instead of a tourist.

  • 4 of 5

Tiny shower stall but manageable - big people could struggle with it. Apt. was outfitted nicely. Great location - easy walk to metro, great bistros and grocery store. Pretty quiet - a few sounds from neighbors - not much from outside. Hearing kids enjoying their recess was nice. More than 2 adults would be a little crowded. Handy info book helped us orient ourselves. Paula was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

It was ok - but we were 4 people and it was definitely too small for 4.

  • 3 of 5

The flat is ok for two tall people staying for a short time. I couldn't reach the high shelves with the 2 only mugs and one sauspan. Never seen a smaller shower before-approx 20" x 20". Cleanliness ok except when had to move bed to retrieve an earring. Location ok - on a hill and about 10 mins walk from metro.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luhe-Wildenau
5

Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is exactly as depicted and described in the listing. It was clean, cozy and we'll equiped. Paula even provided a travel crib for our infant. The location was a convenient from the Sacré-Coeur, a grocery store, two bus lines and the metro. The apartment didn't have a lift but since it's on the first floor (one up from ground level) it wasn't difficult to get to with all our luggage.

Paula was very welcoming when we first arrived, showed us how to use all the appliances, and providing us with a local map indicating where stores, restaurants, bus and metro lines are. Paula made the booking process super easy, and when we had an issue with the shower drain Paula was quick to respond despite leaving for her own vacation.

I would definitely stay here again if we return to Paris. Thank you Paula for helping us enjoy our visit to Paris.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, Rhiannon! It was a pleasure to meet you and I am so happy you and your family were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! We would love to welcome you back again in the future! Many thanks from Paula
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Atlanta, GA
5

Wonderful apartment to live like a Parisian

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and comfortable apartment! I stayed in this apartment with my husband and 2 children (6 and 9) for a week in late May. The apartment is small, but incredibly well laid out and well appointed. The apartment was immaculate. We had absolutely everything we needed for a 1 week stay for a family. Yes, the bathroom is tiny, but well laid out and worked for us. The sofa beds were comfortable and easy to use. The clothes washer was very helpful as our small suitcases were running out of clean clothes! Paula even provided laundry detergent for us to use. The coffee maker was easy to use and Paula provided us enough coffee for a few days. The apartment was well located, an easy walk from the metro and bus stops, and just a block from all the market shops you need like fresh meat, cheese, bread, fruits and vegetables. You are really in a Parisian neighborhood and feel like you are living like a Parisian. The building was very nice and I always felt safe in the neighborhood around the building, even late at night with small children. There is a great playground just a block away. Paula was wonderful to work with. She responded to all of our questions promptly and gave us easy directions to access the apartment on the first day. She spent some time with us welcoming us to the apartment and making sure we knew where to find everything and how to operate all of the appliances, sofa bed, etc. Paula provided maps and brochures for Paris tourist highlights, as well as some neighborhood suggestions near the apartment. We would definitely stay here again if we visit Paris again and I will recommend this apartment and Paula to friends wanting to visit Paris! Thank you for a wonderful stay Paula!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your reservation and for such a wonderful review, Ashley! Your kind words mean so much!!! It was a pleasure to meet you and I am thrilled you and your family were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! We would love to welcome you back again in the future! Many thanks from Paula
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Wellington. New Zealand
5

Rue Carpeaux Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful apartment - just on the outskirts of the tourist beat of Montmartre.

Loved the situation of this place, quiet and with a suburban feel, but still close to Montmartre and all she has to offer. Loved the free calling to land lines in NZ - which was wonderful. Would definitely stay here again.

Lovely cafe's close by and great spermarket at the end of the street.

Super apartment, very well appointed and extreamly comfortable bed. It did have the worlds smallest shower.

Again Paula provided the best book of facts on Paris I have ever seen - her "Compendium" is to be admired.

She is the most wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I am so happy you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay! And of course, thank you for the great complement on my "welcome book" which I shall now always refer to as a "compendium!" We would love to welcome you back again in the future! Many thanks from Paula
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This apartment is in a quiet building in central Paris, allowing you to visit all the famous sites but return home to a 'real' neighborhood and enjoy living like a Parisian during your stay.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $235.82

CLEANING FEE of 60 Euro is payable in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Payments payable by PayPal in Euros, directly to the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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