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Helen Craig

Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Romantique Montmartre - Luxury Studio Hideaway

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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Clignancourt - Romantique Montmartre

Large Studio Apartment (Sleeps 3)

This romantic and beautiful studio apartment (formerly known as 'Le Diamant') has been designed and renovated with the utmost attention to detail. Located on a quiet one-way street which was made famous by the hit movie “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain” (yes that Amelie!), it promises you a stay to remember.

As a very spacious studio, the apartment is well laid-out to feel very large, but still cozy for a romantic getaway. From the high-security front door, one enters into a small foyer, which connects to both the bathroom and the bedroom area. The comfortable queen-sized bed is framed with ample storage space. High quality linens adorn the bed. The bedroom area can be separated from the living room by drawing a heavy decorative curtain, to span the width of the apartment -- great for additional family or friends using both sleeping spaces.

Beyond the main sleeping area is the living room and a very comfortable sofa bed, above which is a magnificent map of ancient Paris. We don’t recommend that you use this map to plan your site-seeing route, but it is fun to try, nevertheless!

Opposite the sofa and fitting quite well into the apartment’s striking black and ivory color scheme, is a professional Yamaha black gloss piano, available for use by beginners and virtuosi alike. Above the piano is the flat screen television and DVD player to make your downtime more enjoyable with lots of fun Parisien DVDs to watch. The television comes with cable access to over 100 channels, including CNN and BBC World.

The kitchen has been created so that you can do as much or as little cooking as you would like. With a low profile four-burner stove, a full sized oven, separate microwave, and refrigerator with freezer compartment, there is little in the way of culinary creation that can’t be accomplished here. All the necessary utensils, plates, bowls and flatware are at your disposal. As with Paris itself, you are limited only by your imagination!

From the entrance foyer, on the right is a laundry closet, which houses a washer dryer combination as well as a separate drying rack, ironing board and iron.

Opposite the front door is the large bathroom, with toilet, full sized tub and shower with rainfall showerhead. A vanity and medicine cabinet provide space for your toiletries as well as the ample supply of fluffy towels that are provided for your use.

Staying connected will be easy from 'Romantique Montmartre', with free WiFi internet access and unlimited free telephone calls to over 70 countries, including the U.S., Canada and Australia.

THE AREA AROUND 'Romantique Montmartre'

This is the Montmartre we know as depicted in the movie 'Amelie Poulain.' In fact, the corner market she visited is just down the street! And even though a few cars do go down this charming street, it's just about as quiet a spot in Paris as you can find.

The imposing Sacré Coeur (La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre) is just a short walk away, as is the artists' square, Place du Tertre, the Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetière de Montmartre), Le Moulin Rouge and the only working vineyard in Paris. In the immediate vicinity are numerous cafés, restaurants and quaint drinking spots.

Montmartre is a hill which claims to be the location at which the Jesuit order of priests was founded and the home to many famous artists who had studios there -- such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. At the end of the 19th-century, the area developed into a center of free-wheeling and decadent entertainment. Here is where was (and still is) the popular cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, and at Le Chat Noir, artists, singers and performers regularly appeared including Yvette Guilbert, Marcelle Lender, Aristide Bruant, La Goulue, Georges Guibourg, Mistinguett, Fréhel, Jane Avril, Damia and others.

Montmartre is an officially designated historic district with limited development allowed in order to maintain its historic and romantic character. A funicular railway, the Funiculaire de Montmartre, operated by RATP, ascends the hill from the south while the 'Montmartrobus' circles the hill.

The Abbeses Métro is just a few minutes walk from the apartment along with several buses. There is no shortage of wonderful neighborhood bistros, markets, boutiques and amenities of all kinds.

This is a very special corner of Paris with a special ambiance all its own that will seduce you, no doubt!

Keywords: Apartment, flat, studio, luxury, romantic

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Helen Craig (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

About Helen Craig

I originally came to Paris because of work and then fell in love with the city, especially the vibrant arts and cultural scene, and romantic nooks. I'm originally a teacher from Australia but have travelled the world for a long time now. Currently I'm based in Kenya working on education and health issues in Kenya, Rwanda, Eritrea and Somalia. I try to get back to Paris a few times each year. Do have a wonderful adventure in Paris and enjoy your time in our home!!!

Helen Craig purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Helen Craig chose 18th Montmartre

Montmartre is artistic, romantic and full of life. It is hard to think of a more interesting and vibrant neighborhood in all of Paris!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"My husband, daughter and I had to pinch ourselves when we got in the door. This apartment is so lovely and in such a great neighbourhood. We definitely could have moved in and never gone home..even if it's only a studio..we could make it work I'm sure. Anyway it has everything you need including a great bathtub. We really enjoyed wandering around the neighbourhood and visiting the specialty food and wine shops and the bakery not far from the apartment won an award for the best baguette in Paris!" (Original review posted directly by guest on Flipkey.com site, Listing 3680982)
Sep 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)
Romantique Montmartre - Luxury Studio Hideaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 46 reviews
Peachtree City, GA USA
5

Luxury AND Location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this beautiful apt. back in January by myself. I always felt safe here & loved the location. Montmartre has so much to offer. The store from "Amelie" is 125 steps from the apt. Picasso's apt. is 200 steps away. The apt. looks exactly like the photos & the decor was beautiful. I am a chef, so I made myself dinner every night in the apt., which I enjoyed. I even took some sheet music & enjoyed playing the piano. I cannot brag enough about this place or the area, to be walking in the footsteps of so many artists & stop for a glass of wine at their old watering holes ~ pretty awesome! Also took a cooking class at "Cooking with Class" that is within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trisha, thank you. We were very glad to have welcomed you into our home. It was a perfect match for your cooking school and remains a vibrant neighborhood for many other activities. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit. best, Helen
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Tampa, Fl
4

Good

  • 4 of 5

This a very well appointed studio. Great light and cheerful. All the amenities are there. It is convenient location. Very clean and safe bldg.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shelly, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other potential guests. We always try to maintain high standards for professional and prompt service, making sure the apartment is well equipped and clean. The apartment is in such a great vibrant location, so we are so glad you were able to enjoy time in our wonderful neighborhood.
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Burlingame, CA
5

Lovely Parisian Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location. It is very nicely furnished with convenient amenities and a very comfortable bed and pillows. The owner and the manager are very accommodating and helpful and I would definitely recommend staying here! Great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California USA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Finally a place where the pictures match the dwelling

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantique Montmarte

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at the apartment the first of June, 2013. The photos and description of the apartment were good but seeing it in person was even better. We loved the location and enjoyed many of the cafes and shops within easy walking distance. The artists square near the apartment was fun to visit and the view from the church was breathtaking. There was easy access to the metro and all the wonderful sights of Paris. The only problem we had was not planning enough time to stay. We plan a return trip for sure and would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, we're so glad you and Steve had such a great time at the apartment and in Paris. We try to ensure our guests have the best possible experience in a wonderful city. Having a comfortable home base and romantic getaway is part of this. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our other guests. best, Helen Craig (Owner)
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
5

Beautifully Decorated and Thoughtfully Equipped

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was decorated beautifully. It was clean and well-equipped for visitors. The Abbesses neighbourhood was safe and interesting with restaurants, shops, cleaners, hairdressers etc. Transportation (bus and metro) are nearby. Books and instructions about touring in Paris were helpful.

Cleaning and a change of linens every week were included in the rent. The greeter was at the door when I arrived so everything went off flawlessly. I enjoyed the Café Bruant on Des Abbesses. We also went to the Moulin Rouge which was walkable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanne for sharing your experience. We had a professional designer help us put in place a mix of both traditional and comtemporary french ideas for the decor. And of course because it is our home, it also needs to be very functional and practical. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. best, Helen Craig (owner)
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Sacre Coeur
Nearest Point of Interest
Cimitiere de Montmartre
Nearest Point of Interest
Place de Tertre
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue des Abbesses
Nearest Point of Interest
Moulin Rouge
Nearest Point of Interest
Rue des Trois Freres
Car: not necessary

This is the Montmartre we know as depicted in the movie 'Amelie Poulain.' In fact, the corner market she visited is just down the street! And even though a few cars do go down this charming street, it's just about as quiet a spot in Paris as you can find.

The imposing Sacré Coeur (La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre) is just a short walk away, as is the artists' square, Place du Tertre, the Montmartre Cemetery (Cimetière de Montmartre), Le Moulin Rouge and the only working vineyard in Paris. In the immediate vicinity are numerous cafés, restaurants and quaint drinking spots.

Montmartre is a hill which claims to be the location at which the Jesuit order of priests was founded and the home to many famous artists who had studios there -- such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. At the end of the 19th-century, the area developed into a center of free-wheeling and decadent entertainment. Here is where was (and still is) the popular cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, and at Le Chat Noir, artists, singers and performers regularly appeared including Yvette Guilbert, Marcelle Lender, Aristide Bruant, La Goulue, Georges Guibourg, Mistinguett, Fréhel, Jane Avril, Damia and others.

Montmartre is an officially designated historic district with limited development allowed in order to maintain its historic and romantic character. A funicular railway, the Funiculaire de Montmartre, operated by RATP, ascends the hill from the south while the 'Montmartrobus' circles the hill.

The Abbeses Métro is just a few minutes walk from the apartment along with several buses. There is no shortage of wonderful neighborhood bistros, markets, boutiques and amenities of all kinds.

This is a very special corner of Paris with a special ambiance all its own that will seduce you, no doubt!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Clignancourt, Paris

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Regular Season
1 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£572
for 4 nights
From
£124
£896
£2,808
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£538
for 4 nights
From
£115
£845
£2,723
 

Additional pricing information

Third person per night £17
Refundable Damage Deposit £256
Cleaning £60

In event of cancellation in writing 30 days before arrival date, full refund provided minus 120 euros administrative fee.

40% of total rental paid to hold reservation.
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Rental agreement provided for full details.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Clignancourt in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed(1): very comfortable Queen size bed Sleep Sofa (1) also very comfortable!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Professional black polished Yamaha upright piano, with additional “silence”/headphone mechanism for “after hours” playing.

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