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Last updated: 10/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Imagine yourself in a charming apartment in the heart of Impressionist Paris. Our sunny, light-filled classic apartment is located on the second floor of an 1870's building in the "Nouvelle Athenes" neighborhood of Paris, close to Montmartre.

It is elegantly furnished, sleeps four to six comfortably and is convenient to the center of Paris. Decorated with antiques and oriental rugs that we collected and fully equipped with appliances (full-size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, gas cook-top and electric oven), it feels like a close friend's home and is the perfect pied-a-terre for a short or extended stay. Our personal art collection complements the charm and warmth of the apartment. Located on the "cour" side of the building, there is no traffic noise and the apartment is tranquil and welcoming.

Our apartment has all original period architectural details --high molded ceilings, parquet floors and marble fireplaces -- but has been completely restored for comfort and convenience. There are windows in all rooms, so the apartment is cool in the summer and light year-round.

Our spacious apartment is 950 square feet (88 square meters), comprised of four rooms; a master bedroom with full queen bed, second bedroom with double bed, and living room with double sofa bed. The separate dining room features an antique dining table and six chairs. The full-size bathroom has a large bathtub and shower, double washbasins, toilet and washing machine. There are doors from both the dining room and the master bedroom into the full bathroom. The half bath has a toilet and washbasin. The well-designed gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, ample cupboards and is equipped for preparing a dinner for 8. Linens, cutlery and kitchen utensils are furnished. Telephone/answering machine, DSL internet connection, CD stereo and cable television and a DVD player are also provided. We have tried to anticipate all our guests' needs so that they feel at home--hair dryer, iron and ironing board, high-quality beds, sheets and towels.

We ask our guests not to smoke in our apartment.

Our apartment is situated in the heart of the "Nouvelle Athenes"--a neighborhood which is an appealing neighborhood of nostalgic Paris. Within steps are traditional boulangeries including the winner of the best baguette of Paris, small working shops--the shoemaker, the antique dealer, as well as true neighborhood bistros where the welcome is simple and genuine. This is not "chic" Paris of high fashion and fancy prices, but a true neighborhood. A small park nearby with a children's play area looks just as it did when painted by Vuillard. The apartment is close to Montmartre and the lively market street of rue Lepic, Moulin Rouge and historic Place de Clichy and Sacre Coeur. There is a unique organic market on Saturdays on boulevard des Batignolles, a pleasant stroll from the apartment. It is within close walking distance to Opera Garnier, Madeleine, and the Galeries Lafayette and Printemps and the "hip" shopping of rue des Abbesses.

We live in this neighborhood and Stephanie is fluent in French. She led walking tours in Paris and can help you plan your itinerary. We greet our guests to make sure they are comfortable and we are happy to assist with dinner reservations, airport or train connections or the numerous small details which make a trip comfortable and memorable.

There are two Metro stops and multiple bus stops in the immediate neighborhood within 5 minutes on foot. These connect to all major lines of central Paris and are direct to the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysees and all major tourist sites such as the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower and others. This area of Paris is unusually well served for efficient access to all areas of the city and suburban sites (Versailles, Giverny).

The building is small and owner-occupied. There are several English speaking residents who are friendly and willing to help with simple requests. The apartment has been fully modernized, while remaining faithful to the spirit of the Impressionists. Children are welcome. We will furnish additional photos, an area map and description of the neighborhood upon email request.

Here are excerpts of comments about the apartment from former guests:"Of the many apartments we have stayed in in Paris, we remember none so fondly as Darrell's and Stephanie's stunning apartment on rue de Douai. The space is light, airy and very quiet. They are exceptional landlords and we would gladly stay there again."..."We absolutely loved our pied-a-terre during our wonderful two weeks here. Thanks so much for providing a gorgeous apartment and for giving us such a warm and hospitable welcome."..."We loved the apartment. It is beautifully decorated with tasteful touches such as the art, carpets and curtains. The ambience is great – we felt like true Parisians! The multitude of literature is an added bonus." "Your apartment has provided us with a joyful, comfortable respite after each day's adventure. What a treasure you have created."

We regret but we do not accept very short stays; 7 night minimum stay.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 85 m²
  • Elevator : Small, modern elevator (3 persons)

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome in our apartment. There are a number of families with small children in the building. We provide a folding crib, high chair for small infant and there is a ground floor locked storage area for a stroller....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is an extra cleaning charge of 150E if the guests smoke in the apartment Smoking is not allowed....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The apartment itself is wheelchair accessible, but the wheelchair would need to fold to enter the elevator....moreless

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

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) High quality queen bed is provided in the master bedroom., Double Beds (1) High quality double bed is provided in the guest bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Folding crib can be provided for infants up to 3 years., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High quality sofa bed for 2 persons is provided in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The main bathroom has a bathtub and in-tub shower, toilet, double sinks and washing machine. It is spacious and light. The half bath has a toilet and sink....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Decorative marble fireplaces Hair dryer, iron and ironing board provided. Extensive library of guide books available, Neither pets nor smoking is allowed please, ATM and post office 150 yards from apartment....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have an extensive library of guide books and books about Parisian history and art....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Classical and jazz cds...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Television with English channels is provided....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen television...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The Moulin Rouge is 3 minutes from our apartment; Sacré Coeur is visible from the street and is a 10 minute walk (uphill)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table with 2 additional leaves which will seat 6-8 persons. The dining room is separate from the living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Computer must be provided by guests, but free DSL internet service is included....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Ceiling hung drying rack in the bathroom...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Off-street, covered parking is provided in nearby commercial structures....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Small, modern elevator (3 persons)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating is individual gas fired burner with radiators and is controlled by the renter....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens, bedding and towels are provided. There is no limitation on the number provided per guest....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with seating for four to six persons....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone with message function. Long distance telephone is not included in the rental price and must be reimbursed by the renter....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Full sets of cotton bath, hand towels and washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size washing machine in the bathroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Integrated in the France Telecom Livebox service. Guest's computer must have compatibility....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Decorative fireplaces are located in the living room and bedrooms....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of cooking utensils plus dinner service and glassware for 8 persons. Espresso machine, toaster, coffee-maker and orange juice squeezer provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully equipped for a family and dinner with friends--full set of dishes, glasses, champagne and wine glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Upscale modern kitchen with granite countertops; all full-size, modern appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size refrigerator with freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,236 $3,147
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $168.57

Notes:

We have a one week minimum requirement. Please do not request shorter stays. The quoted rate is for 2 persons; for 3 or more, please request a quote. We do not have seasonal pricing--our standard pricing is valid for all seasons.

Payment is direct to the owners by wire transfer or bank check in euros


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Charles de Gaulle
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Lux Bar
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Gare du Nord
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A-1, A-3, A-5
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Pepone's

Car: Not Necessary

Walking tours of the historic area, theaters, biking and roller blading, billiards, 0pen air produce markets, meat and cheese shops on rue Lepic, Saturday organic market on boulevard des Batignolles, Direct bus and metro access to all major tourist destinations

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Leaning out of our apartment window, we can almost touch the Moulin Rouge. Darrell and I moved to Paris in 2001, after having lived in Seattle, Hartford and Brooklyn. We wanted a mid-life adventure and felt that Paris had everything--the buzz of a big city, great access to other European destinations, famous French cuisine (well, wine and cheese)and the experience of a new culture. When we miss having our toes in the ocean, we hop on the TGV and find ourselves in Cassis 3 hours later. Now, 15 years later, we are astonished to find ourselves almost locals and delighted to wake up each day with another adventure ahead of us, here in Paris. We've traveled extensively in Europe and stayed in many VRBO properties. In our experience, what people want the most is a comfortable, welcoming and well-maintained property with owners who are available and friendly. We've worked very hard to make our apartment one where people feel at home and at ease. We've furnished it with things we love and we're very happy to help our guests with our knowledge of Paris and the surrounding area. In other words, we've worked to meet the standard of welcome and comfort that we look for when we rent an apartment for ourselves.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Georges, Paris, France:
We choose our neighborhood in the "Nouvelle Athenes" part of the 9th arrondissement because it has jazz--both literally and figuratively. We're in lower Montmartre, so there are jazz clubs just up the street, but we also love the energy, the movement of this part of Paris. When we arrived, 15 years ago, it was still known as the "sex district." Now that is mostly folkloric and we are surrounded by young French families pushing their babies in strollers and the neighborhood has become very chic. We can get to any part of Paris from our neighborhood; transportation is terrific; there are all kinds of local restaurants and great shops and yet, the neighborhood has an authentic Parisian feel. There's a bit of nostalgia, a bit of hipness and a bit of "naughty Paris" all together here. Our guests love the real French feel of our apartment which was built in the 1860's (think Napoleon and Lincoln) and we are delighted to share our knowledge of Paris with them.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Just walk out the front door and you are in the heart of Paris! Aside from the Moulin Rouge, you'll find great food shopping (one of the favorite pleasures of the Parisians) on rue Lepic. You can hike up to Sacre Coeur--pass the last real "moulin" on your way, or have a tea party in the garden of the Musee de la Vie Romantique. All of this is minutes from our apartment. Beyond the neighborhood, the Opera Garnier (ballet) is within walking distance, if you need culture. If you want shopping, try the Grands Magasins, also a short walk away. For the Champs Elysees and the Tour Eiffel, hop on the #30 bus and you're almost there. It's hard to imagine an area that is better situated, close to everything but cosy in its own space.


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Speaks: english, french, italian

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Photos

  • Relax in our spacious living room.

    Relax in our spacious living room.

  • Relax in our spacious living room.

    Relax in our spacious living room.

  • Gracious entry hall with coat closet

    Gracious entry hall with coat closet

  • Fresh ingredients and your cooking magic in the kitchen

    Fresh ingredients and your cooking magic in the kitchen

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances

    Fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances

  • Comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom

    Comfortable queen bed in the master bedroom

  • Separate w.c. and washbasin

    Separate w.c. and washbasin

  • Fully modernized and roomy bathroom (plus toilet)

    Fully modernized and roomy bathroom (plus toilet)

  • Musée de la Vie Romantique

    Musée de la Vie Romantique

  • Tea Garden in the Musée de la Vie Romantique

    Tea Garden in the Musée de la Vie Romantique

  • Complete your meal with the freshest fruit and vegetables in the entire city

    Complete your meal with the freshest fruit and vegetables in the entire city

  • The Seine and Pont des Arts--a lovely stroll and you're at the Louvre

    The Seine and Pont des Arts--a lovely stroll and you're at the Louvre

  • Welcome to our comfortable and charming living room.

    Welcome to our comfortable and charming living room.

  • Relax with "Americans in Paris" after a long day of walking

    Relax with "Americans in Paris" after a long day of walking

  • Fresh ingredients and your cooking magic in the kitchen

    Fresh ingredients and your cooking magic in the kitchen

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances

    Fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances

  • Elegant dining room with original art

    Elegant dining room with original art

  • Comfortable and quiet second bedroom

    Comfortable and quiet second bedroom

  • Fully modernized and roomy bathroom (plus toilet)

    Fully modernized and roomy bathroom (plus toilet)

  • Entrance to our 19th century classic Parisian building

    Entrance to our 19th century classic Parisian building

  • The Golden Eiffel Tower is a direct bus ride from our apartment!

    The Golden Eiffel Tower is a direct bus ride from our apartment!

  • Fabulous fresh fish on rue Lepic, minutes away

    Fabulous fresh fish on rue Lepic, minutes away

  • Ballet and Music Fans: Our Douai apartment is a close walk to Opera Garner

    Ballet and Music Fans: Our Douai apartment is a close walk to Opera Garner

  • Celebrate Paris with champagne and the Moulin Rouge

    Celebrate Paris with champagne and the Moulin Rouge

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 17, 2016

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