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Stunning Rare Gated Art Deco Duplex Townhouse

Alex Packer

Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, French
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Alex Packer

Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015
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Stunning Rare Gated Art Deco Duplex Townhouse

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in 16th Passy/Trocadero - Trocadero/Passy Gem

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

In Response to Popular Demand: I have made my apartment available for short- and mid-term rental on a highly selective basis. Everybody, of course, wants to know what 'highly selective' means. It means... compulsively neat, thoroughly house-broken non-smokers who would be aesthetically troubled by a crooked painting, were trained at an early age not to roller-blade in the living room or fingerpaint on the sofa, and who always remember to wipe their feet, turn off the stove and take the key. (Well, almost always!)

If you're contemplating a trip to Paris but are daunted by the thought of overpriced hotels, outstretched palms, $30 continental breakfasts, and planning the day around the chambermaid, please read on. I hope you will get a sense of why so many of my guests keep returning year after year after year.

The apartment is an elegant duplex on a gated, private street in a 1930s art deco building, located in one of the most fashionable and beautiful sections of Paris, yet with quick and easy access to all that Paris offers.

The first floor has a dramatic double-height living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen and half bath. Upstairs are the master bedroom, a modern bathroom with oversize tub and separate shower, and a study/entertainment center overlooking the living room. It's just steps to the neighborhood center and supermarkets, bakeries, cafes, restaurants, cheese and wine stores, and many other shops and conveniences.

I think you will enjoy the superior level of furnishings, art and 'objets,' as well as the many hundreds of CD's, guidebooks, and books on the art deco era, art deco architecture, design and painting, and French history and culture. My wonderful English/French-speaking housekeeper/assistant can help you with reservations, taxis and insider tips!

Top Location: The apartment is in the 16th Arrondissement, long known as one of the most fashionable and beautiful sections of Paris. It is an area of elegant boulevards, stylish boutiques, and bustling neighborhood centers. Yet the broad, tree-lined streets give you more breathing room than in the crowded and noisy tourist districts. My guests say that staying at my apartment makes them feel like Parisians instead of visitors.

Neighborhood conveniences are just steps away. The post office is a 3-minute walk. A few blocks farther is a modern indoor public swimming pool, the Ranelagh Gardens and Musee Marmottan, indoor and outdoor food markets, and the chic boutiques on Rue de Passy and Avenue Victor Hugo. A 10-minute walk takes you to the Bois de Boulogne which, with its lakes, woods, and gardens, is a great place to jog or rent a bike or canoe.

Paris is for strolling, and the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysees are all within easy walking distance of the apartment.

Getting Around is Quick and Easy by Bus and Metro: The Metro stop (Rue de la Pompe) is a block away. This line (#9) takes you to the Champs Elysees in under 8 minutes, as well as to the grand department stores, the Opera, Bateaux Mouches, Trocadero,and many other places you'll want to visit. At 'Franklin D. Roosevelt' you can change to the #1 line which goes to the Place de la Concorde, Tuileries, Palais Royale, Place des Vosges, Marais, Bastille, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre.

Two bus lines, the 52 and 63, stop within a block of the apartment. The 63 is like a sightseeing tour with its wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, Place de la Concorde, and Seine. It goes to the heart of the left bank and Latin Quarter with stops that include St. Germain des Pres, Musee d'Orsay, Invalides, Luxembourg Gardens, Sorbonne, Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite and many other places.

This is a rare and stunning apartment for discriminating travelers. I hope to have the pleasure and privilege of being your host.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alex Packer (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About Alex Packer

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my apartment. Although my body spends most of the year in the United States, my heart lives full-time in Paris! I have been renting my apartment for 12 years and have been privileged to host many hundreds of guests and their friends and family over this time. I get great pleasure out of knowing that others can enjoy my favorite city in the world using my apartment as their base for exploration.

I enjoy corresponding with guests and answering any questions they might have. I send every guest three visitors packets containing detailed information on the apartment and neighborhood, tourist tips, bus, metro, and airport transportation guidance, maps, favorite walks and places, and a restaurant guide containing descriptions and reviews of 24 neighborhood restaurants, as well as dozens more throughout the city.

I have been going to Paris for many decades and, if you add it all up, have made over 100 trips and spent many years in cumulative residence during that time. I adore the city's 'civilization'—its beauty, grandeur, culture, history, architecture, restaurants, parks, museums—is there anyplace else that offers such a broad and deep array of treasures and pleasures? I like not having a car, using public transportation, walking miles every day, and popping in to the neighborhood stores for the finest and freshest foods.

My dream is to spend more time in Paris over the coming years. That will significantly cut down on my apartment's availability, so rent it while you can! :-)

Why Alex Packer chose 16th Passy/Trocadero

From my first trip to France at age 15, I fell in love with Paris. Over dozens of subsequent visits I got to know the major cities of Europe and promised myself that one day I would own a place in Paree! While every section of the city has its charms, I was drawn to this area of the 16th arrondissement for reasons that become evident from guest reviews. The location is convenient to all of Paris via foot, bus, or metro—but you feel like you’re living in a genuine and beautiful Paris neighborhood rather than a tourist district. While virtually every shop and service you might need for everyday life is just steps from the apartment, you don't have the feeling of being in a dense commercial zone. There’s more breathing room which, after a day spent jostling with strangers in the more crowded areas, is a pleasure to come home to. While I can easily walk to the Champs Elysees or Eiffel Tower, it’s also a short stroll to the Bois de Boulogne with its 2,000 acres of lakes, forests, bike and walking paths, gardens, chateaux, and Michelin starred restaurants. What more could you ask for?

What makes this apartment unique

My apartment is situated on a tiny, private, gated street (they say it’s the shortest “avenue” in all of Paris). There’s no through traffic—automotive or pedestrian. What’s most unique about my place is that you enter it directly from the sidewalk of this secure and quiet community of art deco buildings.

The apartment (along with three others), occupies the first two floors of a taller apartment building. So it’s like entering your own private townhouse. My guests and I love this freedom of not having to punch in a code to get in a lobby, and then turn on lights, and then walk through a courtyard, and then turn on more lights, and then take an elevator, and then go down a corridor—just to get to your apartment. With my own front door, I can be at the corner bakery in 30 seconds—a great benefit for those seeking warm, fresh croissants for breakfast.

I was also drawn to the sense of spaciousness the apartment affords. European apartments (and hotel rooms) can be much smaller than those in the United States and many other countries. The soaring two-story high living room with its sweeping stairway to the study balcony on the second floor makes the apartment feel much larger than its actual square footage. And the art deco design—the apartment was built in 1930—makes me feel connected to one of the great eras in Parisian history, the period between the wars when artists, writers, and musicians flocked to Paris to create some of the most famous works of art and literature of the 20th century.

Mona, my wonderful housekeeper for 12 years, lives elsewhere in the same complex and is available 24/7—a great comfort for guests should any problems arise. Mona is American, but has lived in Paris for over 30 years. She greets all guests to provide keys and answer questions and, as the reviews attest, enjoys being of service to help make our guests' visits comfortable and memorable.

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Reviews

5
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Stunning Rare Gated Art Deco Duplex Townhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

Truly more home in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Alex. We had such a fantastic stay mainly due to your apartment. We became known in the neighbourhood ( in a very good way), drank our evening café au lait at the same café every night, picked up our croissants and bread at Paul's Patisserie and even did the laundry run at the very clean laundromat. Mora was such a help and so so nice. We did your 25 minute walk, ate at a number of restaurants you suggested, took the on off bus and walked at least 6 hours a day to visit all the sights. What a terrific location - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Seine River, Notre Dame etc- so central to everything. Your apartment was everything you said it would be - Immaculate and fully equipped. We loved our lovely long distance home. . And oh yes the weather, no rain, sunshine everyday and even one day of 30 degrees. Thanks for taking such good care of us.

Will definitely recommend to friends and if I return to Paris I will be contacting you again.

Jo-Anne

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I am sorry I can only give five stars to this extraordinary home in an incredible location in the best neighborhood in Paris. My husband and I were able to spend an unforgettable month in this wonderful apartment.At the end of that time we felt we were a part of the local community. The apartment was decorated beautifully, with lovely furniture, a magnificent collection of books and a wonderful feeling of comfort and elegance.

Our host, Alex, has thought of everything.We received a file prior to our arrival that covered everything about the apartment, the neighborhood, the local shops and restaurants and suggestions about walking trips and local markets. The property manager, Mona, was there to greet us upon our arrival.The host had arranged for wine, cheese, bread and flowers as a welcome gift.it was the perfect introduction to Paris.

We normally feel compelled to leave a home in which we have been fortunate enough to spend time in better condition than we found it. In the case of this home, that was impossible. It was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Richmond, Virginia
5

Fantastic Paris Art Deco Duplex

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this apartment - in the most POSH neighborhood of Paris - was a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for me, but I plan to now regularly stay in this residence every time I go to Paris. Not only is the environment wonderful, but the apartment is filled with all the household items one may need to "feel like you are AT HOME." The apartment is a spacious-filled interior, great library of serious and popular books to read, and a comfortable place to stay indoors, if you wish. The neighborhood has all the requirements, such as fine markets, individual food stores (such as meats, pastries, and cheese), and it is so easy to get a taxi for your day in Paris. I have been visiting Paris for these past thirty years, but oh how I wish I knew about this Duplex Apartment decades ago. My stay this time was magnificent, marvelous, and incredible. I absolutely LOVED staying at this apartment!! What a special treat to be able to "live in a fine residence" like other Parisians. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this apartment for anyone who loves Paris or is a first-time visitors, for it is a "home away from home." The owner of the apartment and the caretaker - on site - always were enormously helpful and knowledgeable. I valued their expertise and willing to always make my stay comfortable and rewarding. Thank you thank you thank you thank you. for a SUPERB EXPERIENCE.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Helena, MT
5

Excellent Apartment in the 16th!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our recent stay in this apartment. The location is in a great section of Paris with easy access to metro and RER. The aparment itself was excellently equipped with everything we needed and everything is in good condition. We also appreciated all of the access information and Paris guides located within the department. I would recommend this apartment to any party of up to 4 looking for a great stay in Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston. MA
5

Beautiful apartment, wonderful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed for three weeks in this lovely apartment. Every word of description provided by the owner, Alex, as well as the pictures are completely accurate and only just begin to convey how much you will enjoy staying here. This is the fourth time we have rented different apartments for multiple weeks in the 16th and we have already reserved this apartment again for next year. We are shopping around no more! From the quiet of the private gated street to the contemporary elegance and comfort of this apartment to the wonderful neighborhood right outside the gate, we were completely happy here for our extended stay. Alex goes above and beyond to make your stay a delight. The welcoming baguette, excellent cheeses, fruit and wine let us settle right in after our flight. We especially liked the upstairs area that let one of us work on computer or nap while the other of us enjoyed the comfort of the open high ceilinged living space downstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped and supplied. Unlike other apartments, all paper products are amply supplied, not just starter sets. Because this is Alex's personal home when he is not in the US, not just a rental home, you get the advantage of living in a space that he has decorated and furnished with superb taste and TLC. We miss it already and look forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

True Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Your pleasure awaits you at this Art Deco Townhouse . I cannot rave enough about my experience at this cozy, immaculate duplex that felt like home the moment we walked in. A must when in Paris. The location was perfect, the accommodations perfect. Communication with Alex the entire time was spot on.

The information that he provided was more than helpful and not expected the week of our departure. From shopping to cafe's to walking tours on your own, transportation, maps just priceless information made easy. Mona and her assistant were a wealth of information and available for your every need. A pleasant surprise of flowers, wine and baguettes. All from the local wine, cheese and Boulangerie. So generous and thoughtful. Did I also mention delicious!!

I cannot wait to return. As for my husband who travels all the time and is a fussy traveler welcomed this perfect place with open arms.

Have a blast!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Henri Martin
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Car: not necessary

Great location! Elegant, safe and more relaxed than the crowded tourist zones. Stroll the broad avenues and chic, nearby shopping streets. Buses and Metro within a block for quick and easy access to all of Paris. Walk to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and Bois de Boulogne. All neighborhood conveniences within 1-2 minutes: supermarkets; cheese and wine shops, cafes and restaurants, pharmacy, ATM's and much more. Act like a tourist; live like a Parisian!

Other Activities: shopping

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Prices & Availability

From $270 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in 16th Passy/Trocadero, Paris

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High
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,870
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$295
$2,090
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2015 - 15 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,450
for 5 nights
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$270
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High
16 Dec 2015 - 5 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,870
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Low
6 Jan 2016 - 29 Feb 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,450
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16 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,870
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$2,090
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Cleaning fee $100.00
Notes Rates include: WiFi, linens, towels, utilities, cable TV, free local and international calls to land lines in most countries (cell phones, too, in USA and Canada), assistance from my bilingual local property manager

HIGH SEASON
March 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015; December 16, 2015 - January 5, 2016
$295/night; $1,990/week
8-13 Days: $1,990 + $270/night above 7
2 weeks: $3,700

LOW SEASON: November 1, 2015 - December 15, 2015; January 6, 2016 - February 29, 2016
$270/night; $1,750/week
8-13 Days: $1,750 + $240/night above 7
2 weeks: $3,300
Security deposit: 25% of rent (min. $500/max $1000)
Cleaning fee: $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in 16th Passy/Trocadero in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Half 1 - Toilet
  • The master bathroom upstairs is quite large and immaculately clean. There's a deep, oversize tub and a separate tiled shower, along with a sink, toilet, bidet and heated towel rack. Cabinets provide ample space for guest toiletries and belongings. This bathroom can be accessed without going through the bedroom, so downstairs guests can use it without disturbing upstairs guests. The half bath on the first floor contains a sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The apartment is luxuriously ideal for two. Depending on the ages and privacy preferences of visitors, the apartment can sleep up to four persons: two upstairs in the master bedroom; one in the living room on the convertible B&B Italia sofa; and one more in the living room on a day bed. The bedroom has an entire wall of mirrored closets that provide storage space for clothes and suitcases.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment is extremely well-equipped. There are two mini-stereos for CD's, tapes and radio; an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and Broadband for high-speed Internet connections, and a printer for guest use. My cable service offers over 200 channels including numerous movie channels, TCM, Sundance, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and many more. Local calls are free, as well as international calls to land lines in over 100 countries, and calls to cell phones in the United States and Canada.

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