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The Hill House: 18mins away from Paris

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Home & Garden: 3 parts: Cottage (95m2) + Tea House (35m2) + Reception area

Please contact me before making a reservation (quick response): Many rentals are via the house's website (thehillhouse.(En)). The calendar here is not always representative. Thank you for your understanding.

ATTENTION: The price that is automatically displayed here on HomeAway, is only for lodging (95m2). Other rates on request for the Tea House and / or reception area.

A reservation must include at least 2 nights. But possibility of exceptional bookings for one night or weekend (family, friends, event, receptions ...) by adding the reception lounge area (see presentation below and on the website of the house). Rates and conditions on request. Custom quote. (No reception possible in the house).

The Hill House is a house with garden in 3 parts:

Cottage (95m2) + Tea House (35m2) + Espace event:

Home & garden of charm, very beautiful decoration, located at the edge of the Seine in 18 minutes of Paris: calm, comfortable, spacious and atypical, surrounded by a luxuriant nature. Close to Paris, fast and direct by car (via A15 from the Porte de Clichy) or direct train by Saint Lazare train station. A few minutes from the Paris gate, in a green setting: comfort, tranquility, style, originality ... total and surprising scenery so close to Paris.

PART 1: Cottage 95 m2: Can accommodate up to 6 people (+2 people with extra bed on request).

PART 2: Tea House (Japanese Tea House) 35m2:

Resolutely exotic that can accommodate 2 to 4 people in addition to the cottage. Can only be rented with the gite (extra charge on request depending on the number of people)

PART 3: Reception area (event) to receive relatives and friends. Conditions and prices on request. Attention lively evenings are not allowed.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION of the house with its different parts.

.LE GITE (95 m2) can accommodate up to 6 people (+ 2 people with extra bed on request): The cottage has 2 bedrooms: 1 family room for 4 people + 1 bedroom Asian style (double bed) integrating the bathroom in open space. Kitchen area equipped with the necessary to make the meals of every day. Dining room with a large table, giving access to the wooden terrace on stilts (beautiful view of the Seine). TV lounge (adjoining the dining room and adjoining the family room), can be transformed with a bed very comfortable on request. By the way: outdoor shower with hot water, in a patio very nice open. The toilets are separated.

The house of THE (35m2) can comfortably accommodate 2 to 4 people in addition to the cottage. (Additional charge on request depending on the number of people). Located higher on the hill, above the house. Access by an additional staircase in the garden (warning: it is not suitable for people whose walking would be reduced). This tea house of Japanese and Chinese inspiration, traditional construction 100% wooden, has an entrance, a large room (bed 180), a shower room with WC, a small living room-bedroom with a bed 2 places 140cm, and a terrace, all with a superb view of the Seine and its surroundings. This tea house is rented only in addition to the cottage (never rented alone).

The cottage and the tea house are independent (separate entrances). For a more complete presentation with more images see his website: thehillhouse.(En)

C O N D I T IO N S. G E N E R A L E S: The rental is only for people announced and validated at the time of booking. It is not possible to receive people from outside without permission. Even if the cleaning fee is paid, the tenant agrees to make the premises in good condition, dishes made.

RENTAL FOR 1 NIGHT NIGHT (under conditions): Reservations for 1 night only are possible when there is also rental of the reception area (rates and packages on request). On the other hand, if it is only a rental of the lodge for 1 night only, a fixed fee will be added because of the important work that it represents. But in compensation, arrival and departure times can be relaxed (within reasonable limits).

RENTAL OF SPACE RECEPTION (under conditions): Information, descriptions, rates and rental conditions are given on request. Flat rates are offered with the cottage. ATTENTION: some types of very festive evenings with loud music, dance, alcohol ... do not correspond to the bucolic atmosphere of the house. It will not be accepted, following the bad behavior of previous tenants. The bond would be engaged if these conditions were not respected. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

The Hill House has its personal website for a more complete presentation with more images: thehillhouse.(En)

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the La Frette-sur-Seine around the Val-d'Oise

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Les fêtes ne sont pas autorisées dans le gîte. Un espace réception est prévu. Location sous conditions strictes. Tarifs sur demande.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Bath with Shower
    - Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In the cottage of 95m2, the main bathroom is integrated into the Asian room in open space (atypical very decorative). Old-fashioned bathtub with shower, washbasin in antique furniture ... In addition to this integrated bathroom, there is a summer shower with hot water in a nice patio (outside). The toilets are separated with washbasin. . /. In the Japanese studio Tea House of 35m2 (Independent Tea House), there is a complete bathroom with shower and toilet. This tea house is separated from the house (independent entrance above the house, access by an additional garden staircase).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • In the cottage of 95m2, there is a large family room with 1 bed of 160, plus 2 beds of 90. And another room (Asian style) with 1 bed of 140, which integrates the bathroom in open (very decorative space). In addition, the TV lounge with a sink, can also be converted into additional room with a bed of 140cm (on request, supplement to provide). This TV lounge is adjoining the large family room. So, we cross it to access the big room. ..: .. In the Japanese Tea House of 35m2, there is a large room with 1 bed of 180cm. Plus a small living room bedroom with a 140cm bed. This tea house is separated from the house (independent entrance above the house, access by an additional garden staircase).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen area (not very large), is nevertheless well equipped to make simple meals. But it is not suitable to make great gourmet meals very elaborate. It's in a holiday spirit.


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The Hill House: 18mins away from Paris
average rating of 4.92 based on 94 reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The perfect Paris retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed at the Hill House for 3 wonderful nights. Our group was made up of 3 young adults in their 20s, a 17 year old, and my husband and I. There was room for us all to sleep comfortably. It was an easy commute into Paris, where we spent most of our time. We wished we had stayed longer as we didn’t really feel that we had time to take full advantage of the features of the home and the surroundings.

The pictures of the hill house are accurate. It is so incredibly charming, and thoughtfully decorated. We kept noticing new little interesting touches. The gardens are lovely, and private. It felt a bit like being in a cabin in the forest. And, just a few blocks away, there is a wonderful walkway along the Seine!

What made the home stand out even more in our minds though, was the amazing host, Aubry! From our first communications, he thoroughly answered my questions and when we! He greeted us and gave us a tour of the property as well as taking time to give us recommendations on where to find a dinner on a late Sunday evening. Then, he came back up a few minutes later with a basket of goodies in case we didn’t find an open grocery. It was so welcoming and kind!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnston, Iowa


  • 4 of 5

We had two families with a total of 9 people staying there comfortably including the tea house. This place is very charming. It has a small but functional kitchen. The outdoor shower is lovely. It is at the bottom of a very long hill so pack lightly. The food is at the top of the hill on either side so plan food ahead. You don’t want to walk up the hill twice!! Restaurants don’t open until 7. Make reservations in this town. Our host was very gracious and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and Lowa are right. Thank you both for your helpful comments. Indeed, the house is at the bottom of the hill, very close to the Seine. (Presentation also on The 2 nearest center villages (Herblay sur Seine and La Frette Sur Seine) are at the top of the hill: 1 kilometer from the house, but you have to climb to reach it (of course easier to come back to the house). Each village or city also has a station for the direct train to Paris center (about 18 minutes). Many tenants like to come by public transport, loving to be rid of the constraints of the car. Everything is doable without a car. But if you have very small children (with stroller...), obviously, it is more comfortable to have a car. By the way, indeed, the kitchen of the self catering (95m2) is small, with all the necessary to cook. But not to make great gourmet meals. However: Some people decide to rent the entire house 240m2 can accommodate until 16 people, or just to have maximum comfort to enjoy a second much larger kitchen, diner room... At The Hill House the mind is not avant garde or hyper modern but more turned towards nature, calm, and perhaps take time quietly.
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Coral Springs, Florida

Very nice home.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time and we enjoyed our stay. Very nice home!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jiamin Li and family are very nice people! It was a real pleasure to welcome them at the house, for their holidays and tourism in central Paris and around. Thanks!
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Perfect Outside of Paris Retreat

  • 5 of 5

You won'r find a better host than Audrey. Very willing to help in any way to make sure our stay was as good as possible. The house is tucked away in the hills and surrounded by lush vegetation. It is located right along the river Seine which has a beautiful walkway. We booked both places with a party of six. The home is very eclectic. Not your usual hotel or plain Paris apartment. The outdoors shower was a unique experience coming from California. If you are looking for a place outside the hustle and bustle of Paris, then this place is a great option. About 20 min train ride to reach Paris and then Metro or walking from there to reach other destinations. Its about a 50 min car ride from Charles de Gaulle airport, so I would book transportation ahead of time.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At home, there have been several times vacationers from California. Every time for a big trip to Europe. Like Bill, people who seem to have a great travel experience, with a lot of good humor. Everything seems fluid and easy with them. It's really a pleasure to welcome Californians like Bill! We would almost want to go on a trip with them, to rediscover Europe.
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Warm and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a wondeful Christmas week in this warm and welcoming home. We felt right at home right from the start as we were greeted by Aubry, the owner, and shown around this very interesting, eclectic hide away. We were a family of 7, with three kids and two grandparents, and Aubry had made sure we were all accommodated and had even put out some Christmas decorations to add to the warm atmoshere.

Leading up to our stay we had very good, prompt communication with Aubry who happily answered all our questions and sent all relevant information for our arrival.

We loved our week staying here, going to the village in the morning to pick up something for breakfast from the local boulangerie and enjoying walks along the river. We had two days in Paris, which was very accessible on the train, although you could walk, we parked at Herblay station as we would be back quite late. We also enjoyed a day at Versailles which was well worth the visit. The location is very convenient for day trips and makes a great base for a family break. We all came away feeling like we had had a real escape, enjoying the eclectic decor and natural surroundings.

We hope to make a return visit one day and would love to see the area in the Summer next time.

Many thanks for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Vanessa. A great pleasure of welcoming her with her family. Much elegance, kindness ... with the english knowing how to live legendary and very real. Sincerely.
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Must Stay

  • 5 of 5

You have to stay at this property! It's fun upon entering the door. Our family of 5 spent several nights in this treehouse, a sort of nouveau Swiss Family Robinson style with interesting decor and antiquities, hide-and-go-seek lighting and comfortable greenery all around. This is a great experience for families with kids in the 8+ range. The riverfront is a very short walk and is starkly different than the busy Seine of Paris, good for a very quiet and peaceful stroll. Despite its remote village feel, it is a quick and easy 20 minute train ride to central Paris. Just as delightful as the house is the host. Aubry went out of his way to meet us at the house and show us around, and was very available for questions and suggestions.

Come prepared to walk as the house is on a steep hillside and the villages and train station are uphill. Also recommend not packing a lot of luggage, or if you do simply park on the water front (easy parking) and walk to the house rather than drive the narrow road. Herblay doesn't have a lot (La Frette sur Seine even less) but there's a small market and a great boulangerie. If you want to eat at the creperie make reservations!

This house was a highlight of a month long trip, not something I'd typically say about accommodations! We'll definitely look for an opportunity to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon, Shira and their children are a really very nice family. The 3 children are so very charming. You can feel it immediately, from the first moment you meet them. And everything becomes a great pleasure to welcome them and to take steps to improve their home comfort. A big thank you to them, and welcome next time with pleasure. Sincerely. Aubry
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
roissy charles de gaulle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
la frette montigny
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
la frette sur seine
Car: not necessary

18 minutes from Paris. In the heart of the region impressionist painters (Auvers sur Oise very close). Many castles with parks and gardens nearby, including Versailles, but also Maisons Laffitte, St Germain en Laye ... Thoiry. Just in front of the beautiful forest of St Germain en laye. At the edge of the Seine


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the La Frette-sur-Seine,

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £355.28
ménage £71.06

Le total fait 95 m2 pour accueillir jusqu'à 8 personnes. Mais possibilité de louer seulement une partie tout confort de 35m2 pour deux personnes maximum. voir les détails sur le site personnel du gîte:
Frais de ménage demandés, mais remboursables en fin de séjour au moment du check out si le locataire préfère assurer lui-même ce service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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