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Elegant, Luxurious & Rare 18th Century Apartment, Very Best Location in Paris!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunny, 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, short walk from most famed museums and shops

This extremely refined and elegantly furnished 18th century apartment comes with 11-foot ceilings, 11 windows, original parquet floors and moldings, stone floors in the bathrooms and entrance hall, a garden view and weekly housekeeping.

Located on the second floor of a four-story, historic building, the 1400 square-foot apartment is equipped with a modern kitchen with marble countertops and a gas stove, dishwasher, breakfast nook, entrance hall, living room, 1 huge master bedroom and an additional bedroom with queen fold-out sofa, building security, plasma TV, washer/dryer, four large closets, WiFi/cable, phone.

But that’s not why you want to go to Paris :

The apartment is located on the Rive Gauche (Left Bank), a block from the Seine (across from the Louvre) and a five-minute walk from the Café de Flore and Saint-Germain.

It is the 'crème de la crème' as far as addresses go -- in the center of the antiques district, near all kinds of luxury shopping, close-by convenience of the markets, florist, post office, pharmacy. And, most of all, only a few minutes’ walk from the Tuilleries Gardens, the Louvre, and the Musée d'Orsay.

No smoking, no pets. No parties. No commercial photography. Discreet and quiet bldg.

Rates:

$ 3,900/weekly: standard rate (includes utilities, phone and weekly housekeeping). $4,900/weekly: high season. $5,800/weekly: Dec. holidays/Jan. New Year's.

$ 7,500 for 2 weeks (includes utilities, phone/internet, weekly housekeeping).

$ 13,800 per month (include utilities, phone/internet, weekly housekeeping).

More Details

Owner
Catherine Wilmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Catherine Wilmer

Co-Founder & President of a media company based in New York.

Born in Atlanta, currently living in Atlanta, New York and Paris.

Dual nationality, lived/worked in Paris 25 years.

Fields : Photography, fine art, luxury branding, film.

Catherine Wilmer purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Catherine Wilmer chose Paris Arr. 7 (Eiffel Tower, Orsay, Rue Cler)

1)- The authentic 'American à Paris' experience at its absolute best!

2)- Location, location, location. There's a reason they say that, it makes all the difference.

What makes this apartment unique

Trusted and very nice housekeeper who has worked for me for over 15 years. She speaks fluently English and French and keeps the apartment spotless and all in perfect working order. She is of invaluable help when you need directions, or help with shopping in the neighborhood. Very discreet building, late or loud parties are not permitted, no smoking.

Amenities

Saint Thomas d'Aquin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:00 AM / Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest bathroom.
  • Beautiful antique stone floors. Both bathrooms were painted this year. Bath/shower/toilet in 2 bathrooms, and an additional 1/2 bathroom is in the apartment for guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Absolute top of the line, divinely comfortable bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out queen-size sofabed, real mattress, very comfortable
  • Both bedrooms are large, but the master bedroom is slightly bigger. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with toilet, bath/shower. The master bedroom looks out over a garden, which is quite enchanting. But the 2nd bedroom is next to the dressing room, for those that have tons of clothes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis

Reviews

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Elegant, Luxurious & Rare 18th Century Apartment, Very Best Location in Paris!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Long Island, New York
5

Exceptional apartment in Paris

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the great fortune to stay in this fabulous, elegant apartment. Located in a beautiful and secure building in a great neighborhood, the Seine is a block away with the Louvre just across the river. The apartment is immaculate and decorated with beautiful art and furnishings. Ruth and Zahra (housekeeper and driver) were both wonderful and invaluable sources of advice and assistance when needed. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, as well- I highly recommend staying here, we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How thoughtful, so happy you enjoyed your stay! Always a delight to have wonderful guests that enjoy my home and love Paris as much as I do. All the best, et à très bientôt! :-D
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Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
5

This apartment cannot be bettered

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in the apartment, and that itself is a statement about the apartment and its comfort, understated elegance, and location. Kept immaculately clean by a delightful housekeeper, with an owner who pays attention to the finest details and is always responsive to questions and requests, one can find no better home from home in Paris.

Turn left as you leave the building and in five minutes you're at Eric Keyser for your croissants, sandwiches, bread. Cross the street for the finest cheeses (with recommended wine complements) at Androuet, then take a few steps towards home and stop at Maison Guyard (under-described as a Deli) and cross the street for fruit and vegetables at Au Verger d'Alice...and you have lunch or a light dinner.

Of course add another five minutes to your walk and you're at the Musée d'Orsay, or crossing the Seine (yes it's that close) and almost to the Louvre.

Don't forget the key bus stops a minute away, plus a plentiful supply of taxis, and you are set to enjoy Paris from the perfect home base.

We cannot recommend this apartment, nor its owner, more highly.

D and M

Lexington MA

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet elegance in the center of Paris

  • 5 of 5

Exactly where we wanted to be - the apartment was the perfect location. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two week stay in this wonderful apartment, perfect for a special Paris celebration. Beautifully appointed, clean and spacious, this lovely residence is located on a quiet street but centrally located. The owner is delightful to deal with and cares about her guests. The host/housekeeper is so helpful and welcoming. All in all, a very special place!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful review. Delighted you had a wonderful stay, such a treat to have you! :)
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Washington, DC
5

Perfect Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to this lovely apartment in St. Germain. Paris is a favorite destination and I've stayed in a number of different neighborhoods and this apartment may be located in the best of them all. It is located on the left bank in line with the Louvre "pyramid" and just a block from the Seine. The apartment is in an 18th Century building on the second floor (i.e., the third floor in Europe). The living room and the second bedroom overlook a relatively quiet street (for central Paris) and the back of the apartment, including the master and the kitchen, overlook a central courtyard. There were only two of us and we did not use the second bedroom, but the master bedroom was spacious with an en suite bathtub/shower combination. The living room was quite large with two couches, a coffee table, and a smaller dining table. The apartment was decorated with period and eclectic antiques and a wonderful selection of art. The kitchen was fully functional and was stocked with an assortment of pots, pans, and other accessories. Gas range and a large freezer and refrigerator were available for our use. I also appreciated the Nespresso machine and the kitchen table that overlooked the courtyard.

We had no complaints about this apartment, although I would love faster wifi as I had to work a bit during our stay. I did appreciate the ip telephone that I could use to make calls to the states. I do think that two traveling couples could comfortably share the apartment. Communication with the owner was prompt and good. Her housekeeper was quite pleasant and was at the apartment to let us in upon arrival. My only other comment is that the apartment is a walk-up on some stairs that, while grand, could be a bit tricky on the way down (or up). Other than, I would recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. Delighted you had such wonderful stay. I do all I can to make it wonderful for my guests, and it means the world to read so many heartfelt reviews, nothing better. Thank you and Happy New Year! On that note, headed to your hometown tmw!
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4

We loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Just lovely, would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Carol Ann! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, so nice and delighted you had such a wonderful stay! Just found out that I can respond to reviews and wanted to let you know how grateful I am for yours. Cheers and a very Happy 2017 to you! Very best, Catherine
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Map

Car: recommended

Musée d'Orsay, Louvre, Grand Palais, Pont des Arts, Café de Flore, Saint Germain, Eiffel Tower

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Rates:

-- 3.050 € (euros)/$ 4,000 per week (includes utilities, phone/internet, cable, and once weekly housekeeping).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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