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Charming Arty Flat in a Quiet Hidden Alley of Vibrant Latin Quarter

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 3. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom.

This 2 room apartment (45 m² /484 sq. f.) overlooks a paved gardened courtyard and is located in a small and quiet hidden alley of the Latin Quarter, on top of "The Hill "(Sainte Geneviève), the intellectual heart of Vibrant Latin Quarter

Completely renovated by an interior designer in January 2014, it is tastefully decorated, with nice pieces of art and antiques, completely furnished and fully equipped (TV (more than 300 channels including English channels), Internet wireless access, full equipped kitchen ...).

The apartment has a living room (with a high quality sofa/hide-a-bed that opens really easily on an "already made" bed. No need to do it every morning) and a bedroom with a matrimonial bed (French double bed : 140 cm X 200 cm). The contemporary kitchen overlooks another courtyard and has all the equipment you want, including a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. Linen and towels are of course furnished.

You are in a safe, charming, quiet small hidden alley just a few minute walk away from the Latin Quarter vibrant life. You are in the heart of THE “Village” not far from rue Mouffetard, one of the Food Temples of Paris and Place de la Contrescarpe, circled by cafés, terraces, restaurants... Rue Blainville will lead you to the Luxembourg Gardens and by taking a charming old stone flight of stairs (full of flowers in spring, summer and fall) you'll get to the famous Arènes de Lutèce, an ancient roman amphitheater where up to 15,000 people used to watch gladiators fighting, and the "Jardin des Plantes' (Garden of Plants with the famous National Museum of Natural History and the Botanical Gallery)

On your arrival, just open the cupboards and you will find tea, coffee, sugar... but also all the basic ingredients you need (oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, basic spices...) to cook a meal or prepare a salad.

We want you to feel at home in our place and will be glad to answer your questions and help you the best we can .

Metro : Place Monge (line 7) - Cardinal Lemoine (line 10)

Bus: 47 (Bus stop 'Monge')

Velib' Station and Autolib' Station are only 200 meters away (650 f.)

More Details

Jo-Anne Beckert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Jo-Anne Beckert

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you in our cosy appartment. We will be delighted to help you have a great stay and an amazing time in Paris.

Why Jo-Anne Beckert chose Paris Arr. 5 (Latin Quarter)

You will be here in the heart of the Latin Quarter, on the top of the hill (Montagne Sainte Geneviève - the intellectual center of Paris), in the middle of the vibrant Left Bank, full of cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, exclusive delicatessen, food shops and boutiques, in a walking distance from the Pantheon, Sorbonne, Garden of Luxembourg and Notre-Dame or the River Seine banks

What makes this apartment unique

When you get back home, after your journey, exhausted, you'll be so glad to enter a peaceful gardened courtyard before resting and enjoying a glass of wine in your cozy apartment


Saint Victor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The Bathroom is brand new and en-suite with the main bedroom
  • Bathroom and toilets are separated
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , The main bedroom has a bathroom en-suite and is very cosy
  • There is a double bed (140 cm X 200 cm) in the bedroom and a sofa bed of very high quality in the living room for a third person (120cm x 190 cm)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Middle (3 months) or long term (1 year) rental possible Prices on demand exclusively


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Arty Flat in a Quiet Hidden Alley of Vibrant Latin Quarter
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Melbourne, Australia

Gem in the 5th arrondissement!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying 6 nights (end May / start June 2017) in this cosy apartment with innovative design features that make it a refreshing place to spend a holiday in Paris in the 5th arrondissement. These include: cleverly placed, ample storage spaces throughout; well-designed, well stocked, full-service, small kitchen (built-in appliances within easy reach + clever Italian-styled dish rack cupboard); motion-sensor hallway light; brilliantly designed, compact ensuite bathroom (tucked behind timbered sliding doors); well-designed wardrobe cupboards (with hanging space + his/her tie and sock/jewellery partitioned drawers); aesthetically pleasing, artfully placed artwork, sculptures and artefacts; intriguing library with maps, etc. above the compact toilet with hand basin, ingenious natural air-conditioning window shutters providing both cool relief and privacy on summery hot days.

This ground floor apartment of an inner apartment building is shielded from Rue Rollin by a quiet walled large courtyard with bench, bicycle storage and a cool shaded garden with a lovely old tree. The lively apartment community includes: residents well-known to each other but friendly and respectful to visitors; a live-in caretaker on the ground floor of the outer building; and the one-eyed, sun-loving ginger fat cat.

Anne, the host-owner, is very generous, compassionate, responsive, gracious, and well-versed with traveller requirements –see her Google+ profile. I would rate her as an excellent (10/10) host. She provided us with: a) detailed instructions for us and the taxi driver on getting to the apartment via airport, railway, road, b) detailed instructions on accessing the dual-level apartment building security system, c) a comprehensive tour of the apartment, its amenities, tips for living (places of interest, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.) & d) visitor handbook; all of which eased transition to living at the apartment. She even responded promptly with emergency medical options when I came down with a severe, almost fatal throat infection on a long weekend! Her thoughtfulness, attentiveness and care exceeded all our expectations.

To Anne: “We thank you for such a lovely place that is so well positioned in the 5th arrondissement. Your excellent hospitality made our stay so memorable and remarkable!”

We would recommend this property for anyone wanting a compact, cosy home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Parisien Appartment

  • 4 of 5

Great location, well equipped and nice and peaceful, perfect for a good night's sleep!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

A perfect apartment for our family of three! Host JoAnne greeted us and was very accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

Beds were very comfortable and the building location was quiet. It was nice to have the kitchen for preparing coffee in the morning. Everything was very clean and made for a comfortable place to rest after a day of sightseeing. Great boulangeries and grocery nearby!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joanne. It was nice meeting you, your husband and your son. Have a nice summer.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida ,USA

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

Beside a comfortable bed,wonderful rain shower ,quiet neighborhood in a great location, Anne was the best host ever!She took her time to explain the workings of the apt on our first day.She shared restaurant recommendations with us along with a transportation discount with Le Cab service. We would highly recommend this Charming Flat in the Latin Quarter with 5 stars!Cathy and Eriberto,Fort Lauderdale,USA

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy and Eriberto. So nice mmeting you. I m glad you enjoyed the place . Great for a chef isn't it ? ;) Have a nice summer and come back soon !
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Niagara Falls and Illinois

Well appointed apartment in the Latin Quarter with everything you will need

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Rue Rollins for a week in the middle of April.

Apartment of the ground floor and is easily accessible, we were met by Anne who showed us around and acquainted us with all the amenities, a charming host.

Matrimonial Bed; I always wanted to know what this meant and it is a standard double bed, not a queen. So if you are used to a larger bed then you are going to be out of luck. My partner slept in this bed and said is was quite comfortable. I used the sofa bed in the living room which was passable albeit not the most comfortable.

The apartment though small is well laid out. The shower is ensuite and the toilet is at the other end of the apartment and is small but functional. Nice living room with a table and TV and lots of storage plus everything else you will need. Plenty of towels, heated towel rail, great shower, in fact everything you will need for a pleasant stay.

Kitchen: Very small but functional, again has everything you will need. Small dishwasher and washing machine / dryer all work very well, adequate instructions provided.

All in all the apartment is quiet, very secure, clean and very well appointed and very pleasant. If you like cats there is a friendly one eyed ginger moggy who will not hesitate to visit if you leave a window open.


The apartment is located at the end of a mainly pedestrian street about 100 meters from the vehicular road. At this end there are cafes, restaurants, shops and bars and it is quite lively. Lots to see and do.

The apartment is the last building at the end of Rue Rollins and there is access to Rue Monge down a flight of stairs about thirty in total, quite steep.

Within 250 meters of this access there are shops, the metro, a taxi stand and all the other amenities you might need.

As my partner has some mobility issues and needs the use of a wheelchair, this is not necessarily the best location, mainly because of the hilly location.

In summary we had a wonderful time in Paris, and if you are planning a visit this is a good place to hang your hat for a week or two.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Len Place de la Contrescarpe is indeed on the top of the hill (Montagne Sainte Geneviève) in vibrant Latin Quarter. I didn't know your wife had reduced mobility and had to use a wheelchair. Had you told me that before your arrival I would have mention that streets around the square are not flat and ... stairs (that you can take or not to reach the square ... remain stairs even if they are charming old stone flowery stairs Small rue Blainville but also main rue Mouffetard and rue Lacepède are all up (to Square de la Contrescarpe) or down (to the River Seine) streets. Sorry that the bed was too small for both of you but (I think) I mentioned the dimensions of the matrimonial bed (140cmX190cm) in my description. That's a "normal" double bed for us. Queen size is not the norm. As far as the sofa bed is concerned (that I did not know you would use otherwise I would have insisted on showing you how to "open it in a sec' ") ... it is a top quality one and all the other guests (see below) find it even more comfortable (softer) than the double bed. So I think it depends on what you expect from a bed. Maybe not hard enough. Thanks for your comment. It always help improving the description. I'll add that we are on a square (Place de la Contrescarpe) located "on the top of a hill" and that is maybe hard for people with reduced mobility Happy May 1rst. Please accept a bit of lily of the valley for good luck and happiness
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice location and plenty of help

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Notre Dame Cathedral
Quartier Latin
Musee Rodin
Sainte Chapelle
Pont des Arts
Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg)
Cafe Les Deux Magots
Cafe de Flore
Rue Mouffetard
Le Train Bleu
Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg)
Palais du Luxembourg
Place de la Contrescarpe
Jardin des Plantes
Église Saint-Medard
Les Arènes de Lutèce
La Sorbonne
Gelati d'Alberto
La Truffiere
Au Petit Marguery
Rue Rollin
"Beautiful flight of old stone stairs from rue Monge up to rue Rollin. Wall of flowers in season"
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Place de la Contrescarpe
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Around Place de la Contrescarpe
Car: not necessary

You are in a quiet hidden alley alley, on the top of the hill (Montagne Sainte Geneviève) not far from where Ernest Hemingway lived, in the heart of vibrant Latin Quarter, full of bars, restaurants, gourmet shops ...

You are near the famous rue Mouffetard, one of the best "open market street" of Paris not far from joyful Place de la Contrescarpe

You' ll be able to go to the open market Place Monge (2 min. on foot) every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

And you are also at a stone stroke from the Arènes de Lutèce, an ancient Roman amphitheater, where you can picnic.

Metro and bus are reachable in 3 minutes (on foot)

Place Monge (line 7) and Cardinal Lemoine (line 10)

On Sunday you can go and dance and sing old French songs, as Parisians have been doing for more than a century at the bottom of rue Mouffetard, in front of St Médard's Church. You'll love it.

Don't worry if you don't speak French. The words will be handed to you. Free !

Please note that being "on the top of the hill" (The Hill = Montagne Sainte Geneviève: intellectual heart of Latin Quarter) all the streets leading to the square are "up" streets (a litlle bit steep if you are a person with reduced mobility or with a wheel chair). You can also reach Place de la Contrescarpe from rue Monge via a flight of old charming stone stairs ... not easy for people with reduced mobility either.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $82.5
Additional Guest Fee $41.85 per person per night
Damage Deposit $597.8

Middle (3 months) or long term (up to 1 year) rental possible. Special prices on demand.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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