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Perfect Paris Escape

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

A modern and fully equipped apartment in the very heart of Paris, steps from the Pompidou and a ten minute walk from Notre Dame. Fully equipped like a home away from home with marble detailing, wooden beams on the ceilings and all the amenities you could find at home.

The apartment consists of a bedroom, bathroom and open area kitchen and living room. In the living room is a pull out couch which can comfortably sleep two, so the apartment can sleep up to 4 people. There is a private terrace where you can enjoy coffee and a croissant in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. There is an extra deep bathtub where it is great to soak after a long day sightseeing. Some amenities that are hard to find in the Marias are at your disposition such as an elevator, double glazing on the windows, great heating, air conditioning, and water softener. You have access to laundry machines and a dishwasher. You have high speed internet access, a land line with free calls to the US and access to a number of movies to watch. There is also a gas stove top and an ethanol fireplace.

More Details

Henley Johnson and Yan and Maria
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Henley Johnson and Yan and Maria

I am a multi-national who has been living in France since 2005. I have always lived in the Marais and love the neighbourhood.

Henley Johnson and Yan and Maria purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Henley Johnson and Yan and Maria chose Saint-Merri

I bought this property because it had the rare amenities of an elevator and a terrace. I gutted the place and put in all new plumbing, electricity, walls, floors and amenities that I missed from my time in America such as water softener.

What makes this apartment unique

It's very unusual to find water softener in Paris and also sometimes air conditioner. In summer I have visitors come over who won't leave because of the nice cool air.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful flat at the corner to the Pompidou and in a short distance from Notre Dame. I love it. The price is more than reasonable for such a nice suggestion. Thanks
Jun 2014
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Saint-Merri Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair accessible ...


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Very comfortable and well stocked. The air conditioning was a plus. The patio is great for smokers.

  • 5 of 5

Separate washer and dryer was a plus. Wonderful soaking tub. Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Paris apartment in lovely neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is lovely. The pictures don't do it justice. The apartment is beautifully renovated and decorated.

It has the nicest little terrace as a bonus. The neighbourhood is great. We would go back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Marais is the best part of Paris. Marais means swamp in French and it used to be the poorest and most dangerous part of the city, even into the 90s. Because of this when baron Haussmann bulldozed the streets and created big boulevards in the 1800s he left the Marais alone so it is one of the only areas in Paris where you still have little windy streets, crooked corners, and small buildings. On Sundays it is the busiest place as it's the only place where shops are allowed to stay open and the streets are closed to cars. It's now considered the gay area and is where most of the funky and innovative shops are located. It is also the area where the Orthodox Jewish community lives and so you will find long lines for the best falafels in Paris. In the Marais you will find the Pompidu, the national archives, the Picasso museum, Hotel de Ville (the mayors office), the photography museum, the doll museum, musee Carnavalet (Paris history museum), the city library, the Jewish museum, the hunting museum and Place des Voges. Of course there is a lot more to see in Paris and as you are directly in the middle of the city it only takes half an hour to get anywhere from here! There is also a great nightlife here with lots of bars. Although mostly a gay area there are also straight bars within walking distance as well as jazz clubs and fantastic restaurants. And don't worry about the noise on the weekend as we have double glazing and so the apartment is a haven of peace and calm.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $99

Owner'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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