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2 BD BOLTHOLE NR LOUVRE. Unique 'PAD à Terre'©1999 concept-->4* HOTEL STANDARDS

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BEDROOMS NEAR LOUVRE MUSEUM 17TH CENTURY CHARM ARCHITECT RENOVATION

“Pad A Terre is unique on the Paris apartment rental scene”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

Of British origin, I founded my company ‘Pad A Terre’ in 1999 as an alternative to 4-5 star Paris hotels for a discerning clientele seeking more space for less yet no compromise on their usual standards of comfort. Our unique offer, consistent commitment to professional business practice standards and service, strict adherence to market regulations ensure us a nice position in the high-end segment of a mass Paris’s vacation rental sector.

I have been working in partnership with Homeaway/VRBO since 2005.

We are a French Registered company (RCS Paris 480 984 533).

All properties covered by the PARIS TOWN HALL VACATION RENTAL LICENCE (a legal requirement in Paris).

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“The Louvre apartment, as the name suggests is a stone’s throw from Paris’ most famous art gallery.” THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY (UK)

The apartment is located in the heart of historical Paris.  The penthouse of a 17th Century timbered building, it comprises a drawing room with dining area, master bedroom, 2nd bedroom and fully equipped separate kitchen.   Arranged over three floors, it very much has the feel of a private house.  The apartment can sleep up to 7 people (5 beds).

“The apartment has been sumptuously decorated and restored sympathetically keeping all of its original beams and charming historic touches”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

An original 17th century wooden staircase leads up to the living areas, beamed drawing room (elegant 18th Century mirror) and separate kitchen: fully equipped, Siemens high-end oven, Miele washer/drier. All utensils are provided to ensure the most enthusiastic chefs amongst you can eat in if you choose

A second staircase leads up to the 2 bedrooms, and Philippe Starck designer bathroom (installed 2015).  The bedroom's skylight (blackout blinds for restful sleep) offers views of the neighbouring St. Eustache Church.  Solid bleached oak parquet flooring throughout.

“The property is bright, well appointed and fully equipped with all the modern comforts”. TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE

My business objective remains the same since 1999: to create comfortable accommodations, on a par with elegant boutique hotels, in enviable locations, that offer excellent value for money.

All bed and bath linens of the highest quality of Egyptian cotton. Beds offer the highest level of comfort.

“You will appreciate the chance to live like locals in authentic neighbourhood settings”.

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY (UK)

You will love exploring the area’s fabulous outdoor produce markets (in the rue Montmartre, Thursdays, Sundays), artisanal boutiques, troving the epicurean riches while shopping the French way.

The area is jam packed with fantastic restaurants and cafés. ‘Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie’ serves the best foie gras ravioli you will ever have. At least according to VOGUE MAGAZINE, and me!

A stone's throw from the Louvre and the Seine, you cannot beat the central location of the apartment. The neighbouring pedestrian Quartier Montorgueil embodies the essence of authentic Parisian life. One of the capital's most colourful market streets.

We have featured in many leading international publication over the years:

THE BOSTON GLOBE (USA)

“Pad A Terre offerings make you want to pack up and move to Paris immediately.”

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“Immerse yourself in Parisian chic in Pad A Terre’s ‘Louvre’ bolt-hole.

Judge for yourselves or visit us on

www.pad-a-terre.com

To see what is unique about our offer, please visit my MANAGER PROFILE.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris,

James Burgess

CEO & Owner Pad-A-Terre since 1999

Listed in VRBO since 2005

More Details

Property Manager
James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre

I am the CEO and Founder of Pad A Terre, a French registered company. We hold a strong position in the smaller high-end segment of a more 'mass' and unregulated Paris vacation renal market. I believe we are unique for the following reasons:

HISTORY

Pad à Terre is a registered French company dedicated to vacation rentals since 1999. We don't do this on the side and offer the standard of accommodation and service you should expect only from a professional business.

PAD A TERRE IS NOT AN AGENCY

We privately own all apartments. This makes us highly streamlined from a cost perspective. We don't rely on commission that you pay.

BOUTIQUE VACATION RENTAL APARTMENTS

Apartments designed by an architect for the vacation rental market. Only in the best areas of town. We offer 4 - 5 star boutique hotel accommodation at a fraction of the price

HOTEL STANDARD HOSPITALITY

We embrace hotel standards of welcoming you as a guest and looking after you. Professional cleaning. Top quality bed and bath linens. You'll be met at your apartment by a trained and professional agent

EXCELLENT SERVICE

Our unique Pad About Town live feed offers you the insider knowledge to totally immerses you in your Paris experience. Everyone offers you a flat to help you 'live like a local'. We take things one step further.

WE ARE AUTHORISED TO RENT

All properties have a Paris town Hall authorisation for vacation rentals. Most in the market do not

Visit us on www.pad-a-terre.com for more information.

When booking accommodation, you should always 'check out' first on Homeaway/VRBO.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paris.

James Burgess

CEO & Founder Pad A Terre since 1999

Listed in VRBO since 2005

James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre purchased this apartment in 1999

Why James Burgess, CEO Pad A Terre chose Paris Arr. 1 (Louvre, Palais Royale)

Outstanding location near the Louvre.

Fully renovated May 2015

Exceptional value for money for the area

Fully air conditioned

Very quiet despite unbeatable central location

What makes this apartment unique

PAD ABOUT TOWN. Access to our curated live feed of information all about Paris. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Location was very good, near to metro and RER station. Around the apartment were lots of restaurants and shops. Apartment was clean. Only surprising thing was that there was one bedroom with door and that room could stay one person. The other "bedroom" was in the balcony. Kitchen was perfect and there was everything what you need.\



Hello Annika, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am glad you had a great time. The 2nd bedroom does have 2 beds but It was perhaps not clear in our communication that you required these. Indeed there are many configurations of beds that we can offer. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Kind regards,

James Burgess CEO & Owner Pad A Terre since 1999

Listed on VRBO since 2005
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Les Halles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • High end Philippe Starck bathroom installed May 2014 during complete renovation of 'Louvre'. Solid oak stone. Full bath and stand up shower unit
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Notes:
James Burgess is Founder and Owner of Pad A Terre a Paris based luxury vacation rental company. James privately owns a selection of boutique apartments in some of the best part of Paris All properties are professionally manages by his company Pad A Terre and its dedicated team. We are unique in that we offer you the advantages of an owner direct vacation rental yet with the advantages of a professional structure. Founded in 2000 we have the experience to ensure your trip is a smooth and comfortable one and are committed to getting you off the beaten track in whatever you get up to in Paris. To that end we give you a cutting edge local perspective on the city, pointing you to the best (but not necessarily the most obvious restaurants) and of course all things cultural, including some inevitable shopping. We have created a definitive Paris directory of non exhaustive but unique information - Pad About Town.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

2 BD BOLTHOLE NR LOUVRE. Unique 'PAD à Terre'©1999 concept-->4* HOTEL STANDARDS
average rating of 4.714286 based on 20 reviews
5

Paris charm

  • 5 of 5

No complaints this was just what we expected and needed. We had 4 lovely nights here - mom, sister and 2 daughters. We all had our own beds, loved the area and were well looked after by James and Pad A Terre's team. A professional outfit we will come back for sure. We would advise you use the car company James suggested. More expensive than a cab but the chauffeur helped us with all our bags which was so appreciated when we were weary and jet lagged..

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment, good location for families

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time here. The apartment is very Parisian with wooden beams, real charm we loved it. There isn't a lift but that was not a problem. When we arrived from the airport the car company James put us in touch with helped us with bags. The location is excellent you can really walk everywhere. Very good restaurants and shops on the doorstep. We live in Italy and will come back for sure.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good neighborhood could use a good clean!

  • 2 of 5

The property was in a great neighborhood with lots of shops and a great food scene. However the property itself was dirty. Our socks were black after waking around in the main apartment for just a few minutes, the sofas were blackened and the whole apartment in general was grundgy. The property owner was very responsive to all questions and quite helpful. Over all we were just there for the bed and the shower so it worked

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Clare, I apologise for the situation with your socks. We use an excellent professional cleaning company who are pretty spot on. I chased them up and apparently the wooden floors had been oiled which might explain things. I am sorry if this caused you any inconvenience and am glad in any event that you enjoyed your time in Paris. Kind regards James Burges Founder & CEO Pad A Terre since 1999
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We love Paris in the Sprintime

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Paris several times but it our first in an apartment. The experience was great being a family of 6 with 2 kids the option was much more inexpensive!! We rented in a very quiet area and felt very secure. Loved the apartment which was very tastefully decorated and had all the convenices we needed to make our stay comfortable. We will use this option again the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment in a great neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the 2 wonderful days we spent at Louvre. We walked a lot and saw as much as we could of this wonderful city. The apartment was a pleasure to come back to and put our feet up. Restaurant suggestions were excellent - Le Comptoir down the road is exquisite..

Merci beaucoup to James and his team.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary It was a pleasure having you stay. Somebody left a cream cashmere jumper in the upstairs bedroom. Please confirm this is yours and I will have someone forward it onto you. Many thanks in advance, Kind regards, James
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5

Location, comfort and service

  • 5 of 5

No complaints, everything was as advertised, professional service, great neighbourhood. We had plenty of space as 5 and the design of the apartment is good as we had 3 different sleeping areas. We'd certainly come back.

Thank you to James and his team

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Rates & Availability

Les Halles Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 13 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$272
 

Additional information about rental rates

Total professional costs $234.24

We encourage all guests to take out travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances, notably cancellations. In the interest of both parties, all guests are required to sign a formal rental contract with the owner

A 50% deposit is required to confirm you booking. 40% of this amount is refundable 6 weeks or more prior to your arrival dates

The remaining 50% of the balance is refundable 6 weeks or more prior to your arrival date.

Guest are required to sign a damage authorisation form on check-in in lieu of a paying for a damage deposit

Credit card payments are subject to a 3% merchant charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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