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In Paris' Marais District in an Historic Palace, Artfully Restored 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Apartment

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8

A magnificent 18th century palace on a quiet street in the beautiful, and now chic and trendy Marais District of Paris, offers a special apartment for fortunate guests.

Enter through a high portal into a quiet and beautiful courtyard lined with boxed Magnolias. Then enter through a private door directly into the apartment. The light from the courtyard enters the apartment, but cunning glass French doors prevent any prying eyes from seeing inside, while the insiders have an unobstructed view of the courtyard. The large entry hall, lined with 18th century stone is still modern and welcoming, with planted lemon trees, interesting antiques from the owners' travels, and attractive paintings. Add to this every modern comfort.

The apartment is on two floors with two separate living rooms. There are two master bedrooms on the entry floor each with its own modern bathroom, and one double and one with two twin beds, and its own sitting area, on the lower floor. The two floors are separated by a charming spiral staircase. There is a beautiful dining room which seats 10 easily, a nice kitchen, and much more.

Vivaldi is located in one of Parisians' most favored locations, the Marais. From the mid-thirteenth century, the Marais became one of the most important aristocratic areas of Paris. By World War II the Marais had declined, but a major effort was made beginning in the 1950's to renovate the area. The main palaces and mansions were restored and turned into museums: the Picasso Museum, the Paris Historical Museum and the Cognac-Jay Museum are now prominent and worthy of a visit. In turn, this building has been returned to its former glory by an eminent designer/developer and a very few privileged owners have apartments in it.

The Georges Pompidou Museum, France's national Museum of Modern Art and one of the world's most important cultural institutions, was built on the western edge of the Marais. Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano were the architects of this architecturally revolutionary building. The Marais has become incredibly chic and you will find trendy shops, countless art galleries, and all varieties of restaurants and cafes. You can shop away and dine very well between museum visits!

The Pompidou, Picasso, Carnavelet Museums, the Place de Voges, The Seine, the Cathedral of Notre Dame are a 10 mn walk. You will also find the Opera not far away. Two metros are less than a 4 minute walk, RER a 7 minute walk, 2 bus stops within 2 Minutes.

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Registration Number : 7510300675242

About Us

Susan Doull
Commendable Rentals LLC
214 Sea Island Drive
29440 Georgteown
Commendable Rentals, 101209-0425
Commendable Rentals LLC 214 Sea Island Drive Georgetown, SC USA
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Susan Doull
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful stay with family I can only highly recommend this apartment.This rental is very well decorated and the bedding is very comfortable.
Jan 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Le Marais in Paris

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

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(29 traveller reviews)

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In Paris' Marais District in an Historic Palace, Artfully Restored 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Apartment
average rating of 4.3103447 based on 40 reviews
5

Wonderful! Charming, well-appointed and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Christmas holiday at this wonderful apartment with a family of eight, four adults and four children, and we have nothing but positive things to say! The apartment was easy to locate, had a big pretty red door to a lovely courtyard and we were greeted immediately and we were more than pleased with the amenities upon arrival. The downstairs bedrooms were spacious and well appointed and wonderful for the children and they had plenty of room to play as well. The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and spacious. We all remarked on how comfortable and warm the bedding was in all the rooms. The bathrooms all had hairdryers, which was an unexpected and welcomed bonus, as well as ample towels and towel warmers. We also found the heat to work well and we did have a few cold days to put it to the test. There was ample closet and storage space. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a wonderful Christmas dinner (albeit no actual oven, just a microwave, but that wasn't really a big deal for us). The dining table easily fit us all and there were plenty of plates and utensils. We had one minor snag when we couldn't figure out how to turn on the washer/dryer, but then found the switch on the wall in the hallway--might be something to note in the house manual. We also loved how quiet the apartment was at all times.

Finally, the location in the Marais is wonderful--easy walking distance from lovely groceries, bakeries and wine shops, as well as bars (we loved the Andy Wahloo--true mixologists) and restaurants. Definitely consider renting this place, as we plan to keep it on our list for the future! Merci and Bon Voyage!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are all absolutely delighted to read your enthusiastic and thoughtful review, and particularly to note how successful your family time was and that you would like to return to the apartment and to this wonderful Parisian neighbourhood! We love this apartment, and feel satisfied that you did, too. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice note. We will definitely update the Guest note to mention the switch for the washer /dryer. We will also try to better explain, that the microwave also double as an oven by switching to oven settings, so that you can actually bake as well as microwave. Thank you again, and all best wishes to you and your family for 2018. Susan Doull and the Commendable Rentals Team.
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Lovely and Spacious Property in Marais- but not in the heat of the summer

  • 3 of 5

We traveled to Paris for a week's vacation with our adult children and their partners. I must state upfront that our experience was shadowed by the heat wave plaguing Paris during our stay and resulted in an uncomfortable experience.

The apartment is large, nicely appointed and could easily accommodate at least 8 individuals in the bedrooms on both floors. The three bathrooms were large for European standards and were appreciated. The sitting areas was pleasant as was the small dining area. All beds were comfortable with multiple pillows.

Items that were not great may be strictly personal preference. With a six night stay, having a second set of towels would have been nice. I did wash towels but found the instruction manual only in French so it was difficult to do (I did figure it out and it worked fine after that). There are no windows to open (with the exception of small air vents over the doors) and only one single door to allow air flow. Though fans were provided (we requested additional), without fresh air it was truly unbearable on the main floor. The lower floor was cooler but dark and somewhat musty without fresh air. For these reasons, I would only recommend this apartment during the more temperate months.

The courtyard is quiet and the private garden is pleasant (no seating) but accessed only from the main street. Cleanliness and preparation were only satisfactory (old soap bars in the showers, floors not very clean, no paper towels or tissues-reimbursement was offered for me purchasing but I didn't bother). I used the dishwasher multiple times but without English instructions it was a guessing game and I wasn't sure which cleaning liquid was correct. I believe clear and concise English instructions, a midweek change of towels, and light cleaning would be valued at a week long stay (cleaning was offered after I asked but I wasn't willing to spend any additional money).

A welcome bottle of wine was provided, thank you, but some coffee pods would have been a really welcomed addition (I went to the grocery but wasn't sure what to buy - good thing I ran into a gentleman who spoke no English but did speak Spanish!)

Overall, the stay met our goal to spend time with our family in a special location. Again, if the weather had been cooler or if we could have opened windows to let in the cooler evening air, it would have been so much nicer.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne, We are glad that you appreciated so many wonderful things about the apartment. It is unfortunate that Paris was having one of its hottest weeks ever while you were there, and that days like that are rare even even in summer. We do find that if you keep the new , high powered ceiling fans going they create a refreshing air flow; we did rush out on your request to purchase additional, multiple fans for each rooms. Some of the things that the you said surprised me and I checked with your Greeter/ Inspector who responded. He said that all the soaps in each bathroom were new, s is required, and he had personally taken them out of their individual cartons. In fact we just started using a wonderful, all natural bathroom amenity, made in the south of France, by L'Abeille, and based on live oil and honey, so I feel pretty sure that you had new soap. It is absolutely standard and required in our rentals. From now on, he will leave them in the package. Arthur also told me there was at least one starter pack of 10 coffee pods left for you in the kitchen. From that you could see with what to restock. For the towels, there were two big and two small towels on each bed plus two additional towels in each bathrooms. With the addition ones that you found in the cupboard and used, you should have had plenty. On a 6 day stay , there in no mid-stay clean included,unless you request it. Without a mid-stay clean, we do not come by to refresh supplies, but we are happy for you to use extras when needed as you did. Finally, Arthur tells me that he explained how to use the washing machine and dishwasher in the kitchen as he is required to do with all the guests and that you all understood how to use them. In addition, the picture icon instructions on the machine are good visuals for any language. I am glad that you had good family time and enjoyed the apartments genrous space and style, and enjoyed your family time.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place for a group on the move. Perhaps the best part was the attentiveness and responsiveness of Arthur. We had a few follow up questions - even some unrelated to the maison - and he was most helpful. The staircase to the two downstairs bedrooms is narrow and tight. Though we are in our fifties and sixties, that space requires good mobility. It is fine for young people or agile older people. There are two upstairs bedrooms and two baths, so it was spacious and easy. The weather was hot, hot, hot during our stay and there is no AC. Downstairs stayed cool, but upstairs needed fans. We did not do much in the kitchen, other than make coffee and put together a cheese platter; but cooking would be tricky in such a tiny kitchen, but not impossible. When I am in Paris, I am not doing my own cooking at all. The location is great. Loved it and would recommend. It accommodates a group rather well. Would be really good for families or girls/guys trips.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you found this a great place for your group, and that you would recommend it to others. There is a picture of the spiral staircase, and though it is rather narrow, it is very safe and banisters all around. I think most people who can do stairs can do these, unless of course they are very large. We do appreciate your writing and hope to hear from you again. All the best, Susan Doull and the Commendable Rentals.Team
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5

Beautiful quintessentially Parisian apartment in the heart of the city.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was wonderful and well appointed for our family of 6 adults. The owners were very accommodating and made everything easy. We had one issue with a bathroom, that they immediately addressed and gave us a credit when it could not be repaired. Overall a fantastic experience.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing! We are delighted that you enjoyed this apartment. By the way, we had all issues resolved by plumber this week and everything is again perfect. Thank you for your understanding. Susan and the Commendable Rentals Team.
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5

Beautiful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful VRBO. Beautifully decorated apartment in a quiet area. We came from a week in Germany (family of 5 adults) and found a clean laundry mat within about 500 feet. The VRBO management company and the owner were were wonderful and responded quickly to any inquiries.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Vivaldi. Itis indeed a privileged setting for family and friends to enjoy Paris together. There is, of course, a washer/dryer in the apartment, but if you want a service, your find was a good one. Thank you for writing. Susan Doull and the Commendable Rentals Team
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4

Cozy, Very Convenient Gem of a Townhouse in the Center of Paris

  • 4 of 5

Just completed a recent stay at the Vivaldi apartment in the northern Marais district of Paris. The 2 level apartment (I call townhouse) has 2 very comfortable bedrooms on each level. One of the first floor bedrooms has its own full bath and the 2 bedrooms downstairs share one. There is one more full bath (with the best shower) upstairs connected to the kitchen/breakfast area. There is also a washer/dryer.

We had 4 to 5 people sleep there over the 6 nights and with friends joining us each morning 9 or 10 people utilizing the eat-in kitchen space for breakfast (the kitchen had everything to make eggs each morning and although small for prepping, everything was supplied to make more than eggs) and the upstairs seating area every evening for wine and cheese before heading out. [We did not hang out downstairs at all except to sleep but there is a full living room area downstairs. The internet does not adequately work anywhere downstairs.] There is an excellent wine store right on the block and a couple more right nearby. There is a "U" Market a 2 minute walk and you can get all essential there.

The apartment is in an excellent location for venturing out. The Pompidou Centre and its metro stop is a short walk south and the Arts & Metiers; Temple and Republique metro stops are all short walks as well. These many metro access points allow you full access to Paris. Everything returns to that area making it easy home at night.

I can only give the Vivaldi 4 stars instead of 5 as there were not enough paper products for a 6 night stay (we purchased more) and we had to borrow an extra trash bag from a neighbor. A plumbing problem was immediately fixed and an unfortunate early incident has led to better welcoming conversations about all of the amenities the Vivaldi has to give.

If you are 3 or 4 couples wanting to enjoy a nice relaxing long weekend in Paris, i recommend the Vivaldi it will only enhance your experience.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Rates Posted are for 4 People; Supplement for 5-8 people. End Clean of €250 added to all Bookings. Accidental Damage insurance of €75 required on all Bookings. 50% deposit at booking; balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
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