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Light, Space, and Elegance in St Germain des Pres

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our luxury apartment on the rue Bonaparte is in a district famous for its artists and writers. Manet was born up the street, Henry Miller stayed next door, and Picasso painted Guernica nearby. It is now a prime area for boutiques and chic art galleries.

If you turn left, you will reach the Seine in one minute and see the Louvre directly across from you. If you turn right, in half a minute you'll be at Ladurée, the best shop for macarons and chocolates on the Left Bank. Walk two blocks and you'll see the Deux Magots and the Flore, the two most famous Left Bank cafés.The wonderful rue de Buci Market is only three minutes away. Yet the apartment, in a late-18th-century courtyard building, is remarkably quiet and private.

This spacious (840 square feet or 76-square-meters) property consists of a living room with sleeping alcove (the sofa converts to a double-size bed); a dining room with a table that seats 4-8 and a fully-wired study alcove; a bedroom with king-size bed and large separate dressing area; and a modern kitchen, bathroom, and toilet room. All four main rooms have windows with rooftop views, and there are two fireplaces as well as original moldings and distinctive French woodwork.

The St. Germain Metro stop is a 2-minute walk, the Mabillon stop is a minute further, and a bus across the street goes directly to Montmartre via the Louvre, the Opera, and Right Bank shopping districts. Notre Dame is a 10-minute walk.

We welcome tenants who want to rent for a month or longer and are also happy to accommodate singles and couples for a five-day minimum. An English-speaking agent who lives in Paris will greet you, help you with your luggage, and answer your questions. Weekly cleaning is available and we can arrange for transportation to and from the airport by our ultra-reliable driver.

This charming property is ideal for up to four people, but not for small children. It is located on the 4th floor, and while the views are great, we regrettably cannot accommodate wheelchairs as there is no elevator.

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Sue Lonoff de Cuevas
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

Why Sue Lonoff de Cuevas chose 6th St-Germain-des-Pres

I wanted a second home in Paris, in the heart of St Germain des Pres. I was lucky enough to find this apartment back in 2000 and rehabbed it over the next few years. I still live there three months a year (I am a retired academic) and rent it out the rest of the time.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment itself is very restful. I do a lot of writing there, looking up sometimes to see the pigeons on the neighboring roof and the view of the skyline. Then as soon as I leave the building, I am into the life of Left-Bank Paris. The contrast is exhilarating.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Light, Space, and Elegance in St Germain des Pres
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Amazing, spacious apartment with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing apartment to stay in. It was clean and spacious. The location was great, a block and a half from the famous cafe, Les Deux Magots in one direction, and a block and a half from the Seine in the other. And just across the Seine was the Louvre.

The kitchen was modern with everything you need. We were able to eat in many nights, which is a great way to save money on food so we had more for shopping! Of course, we had fresh croissants and a baguette every morning, from Josephine's Boulangerie, just around the corner (right out the front door, right at the corner, closed weekends). Monoprix, a large grocery store, was just two blocks away, so it was easy to stock up on anything we needed.

The bathroom was clean and modern, a very nice feature.

Other than the updated kitchen and bathroom, the apartment felt like old Paris, which was great. Big windows opened to the street in the living room and bedroom. You could open the window in the kitchen and get a wonderful breeze, just remember to keep the doors from slamming shut in the breeze. The bed in the living room is a full-size queen bed tucked under a built-in bookcase. By day it was a couch, but at night you could pull it out and get a proper bed and not a uncomfortable convertible couch. This was a real plus. The antique furniture and architectural detail gave this apartment tons of character. I've stayed in places that looked like they came from Ikea. Not this place, not at all. You can tell that this is a place someone really cares about. And we did, too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Paris. Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great apartment for my family - 3 adult kids and my husband and me. The location is wonderful- not far from the Louvre. We were able to explore sites, restaraunts and run along the Seine easily. It was simple to meet up with each other in the area and figure out how to get to Versailles and Gilverny, and nice also to be able to eat in sometimes. The kids shared the one room- it was a bit tight, but very doable. Sue was a big help in making arrangements- quick responses and clear directions. Awesome vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Class Flat in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived on Sunday and were greeted by Joanne, who showed us everything we needed to know about this lovely, well furnished apartment in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, we knew we had made the right choice of accommodations. Our stay turned out to be an absolutely perfect week of bliss. Even though the weather was quite warm, the cross ventilation made it quite comfortable both day and night. We will definitely return and have already recommended this to several of our friends in North Carolina, Texas, and California. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful apartment with these grateful travelers!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will return!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect in every way. We have stayed in the 6th arr for many years but this is the best accommodation we have rented in an ideal location. It was easy to walk to the Louvre, D'Orsay Museum, Luxembourg Gardens, restaurants and the Metro from the apartment. Do be prepared to walk up and down four flights of stairs as there is no elevator. Joanne was a gracious hostess and was a great liaison for us while in Paris. She even phoned to make sure all was well half way through our visit. The owner Sue has furnished the apartment in an exquisite manner and the furniture is not only pretty but very comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are well equipped with both big and small appliances, including hair blower, etc. There is excellent WiFi. We appreciated the maps and guide books that were available for our use. Sue was accessible by phone or email pre-trip to patiently answer questions and mailed our deposit back to us promptly post-trip. As we were searching for a place in Paris to rent, we noticed that Sue's apartment VRBO reviews were not only outstanding but had several people who were repeat visitors. We hope to return as well and can only hope the apartment will be available for our next trip to the city of Light.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York USA

Lovely Authentic Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this apartment for extended stays of many weeks at a time. The owner's description is completely accurate. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and comfortable with plenty of closet space. And the apartment is located in one of the most central, charming and historic areas in Paris. It is just a short walk to the Seine in one direction or to St Germain des Pres in the other. The owner is very easy to communicate with, and her apartment manager is charming, accessible and knowledgeable. There is excellent WiFi. The kitchen is very well equipped. The bathroom with shower and tub has plenty of hot water and good water pressure. There is a washer/dryer which works well. The dining room and living room are spacious and inviting. The living room and the bedroom both have stunning views over Paris rooftops. This apartment is a treasure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City/Woodstock NY

Lovely apartment in St Germain

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful apartment in the 6th arrondissement two years in a row. Light airy unmistakably French rooms overlook Parisian rooftops. The apartment itself is spacious and quiet but close to the bustle of the Boulevard St Germain, its cafés and shops and lovely church. If you walk the other direction, you quickly arrive at the Seine. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are minutes away, on foot. The apartment's owner and manager are both gracious and accommodating --and American, so their English is excellent! I am 73 and thought a walk-up might be challenging; but climbing the stairs allowed me to indulge in more of the elegant pastries at Ladurée, which is right across the street, than I might otherwise have done. We'd return to this wonderful apartment in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Our apartment is in the heart of St-Germain-des-Pres, the best area of the Left Bank in Paris. Boutiques, restaurants, markets, and historic sights are all within minutes of the front door, and the Seine is half a block away. (But the apartment itself is quiet.)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £97
Refundable Damage Deposit £203

The cleaning fee varies from $115 to $140 according to the number of guests in residence.
There is an extra charge of $20 per day for four guests and $40 per day for five guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub, sink, and bidet. Adjoining toilet room with sink and shaving mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa in living room alcove, inflatable double-bed size mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Professional strength hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Shelf of Guides to Paris Restaurants and Sights

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