HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

St. Germain des Prés - Spacious, 3 bedrooms historical apartment. 5 + 1 baby

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Perfect location 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, for 5 people

Metros; St.Germain des Pres, Bac, but you can walk to almost every major site in Paris !

120m2 (1300 sq. ft.) 2nd floor no lift, because of historically classed staircase. Spacious and handsome 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with very large living/dining with fireplace. Eat-in kitchen. Laundry room with washer/dryer. LOTS of sun and very quiet. Cable TV ,Wi-Fi. Mostly wooden floors, very high (3.5meters) ceilings. Maid 2/ week. The BEST location !

Bedrooms: On one side of the apartment is the guest room w/ its own private shower room, a 120cm bed (very large single bed or small double bed) plus a single bed. On other side of the apartment is the single bedroom w/ a single bed, a baby's crib can be added. Next is the master bedroom w/ a large queen size bed (160X200cm.) The master bathroom has a tub/shower, WC, bidet. There is a 2nd WC in the hall.

Location: On a one-way street between rue de Grenelle and Blvd. St. Germain. The Church St. Germain des Près is a 5 min. walk with the famous cafés of 'Les Deux Magots', 'Café Flore', 'Brasserie Lipp', and some of the most exclusive boutiques in Paris. A great people watching paradise. The river Seine and Le Pont des Arts are a 10 mins. walk with all the cafés, restaurants, street markets, and art galleries along the way. The Louvre is just over this foot bridge. The Luxembourg Gardens and Place Saint Sulpice are less than 12 mins. on foot.

Comfort: Size is a luxury in Paris and here you have so much space so people are not on top of each other. The apartment is extremely quiet and light because the ceilings are so high and the windows are so big. There is a wonderful cleaning lady who comes 2 hours twice a week. Bedding is changed once a week and towels regularly. The owners are very close by to help you if needed.

Shopping: Easy, as there are 2 excellent large food stores open until late; Monoprix on the corner of rue de Rennes and Blvd. St. Germain across the street from the church. The Bon Marchés "La Grand Epicerie" which is Paris's most exciting food store is on the corner of rue de Sevres and blvd. Raspail, a 10 min. walk. There is a shopping trolley in the laundry room that you can borrow. Both stores also deliver. There are also weekly open air street markets on Blvd. Raspail Wed. and Fri., and the famous Bio market on Sundays. Rue de Buci/rue de Seine have street markets open all week.

More Details

Betsy and Catherine
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

The best location, right by the river so you can walk to almost every major museum , monument, tourist site.

Very spacious, quiet and light.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint Thomas d'Aquin in 7th Arrondissement

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Guest room has small bathroom (shower). Large full bathroom with toilet in hall serving the single bedroom and master bedroom. There is another separate toilet room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , w/shower room
    Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , a baby crib can be added
  • The bedrooms; on one side of the apartment is the guestroom which has a 120cm bed (very large single bed or small double bed), with its own private shower room. On the other side of the apartment is the single bedroom with a single bed, another single bed can be added, this is most comfortable for children. Next to this is the large master bedroom with a large queen size bed. In the hall is the full bathroom with bathtub/shower/bidet. There is a separate WC.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
young babies (a crib can be added ) and children over 7 years old are welcome but no toddlers please !


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
St. Germain des Prés - Spacious, 3 bedrooms historical apartment. 5 + 1 baby
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Exceptional apartment

  • 5 of 5

Four women shared this wonderful apartment located in beautiful St. Germain de Pres, for a week. When we arrived Betsy met us, showed us around and was very welcoming. All the amenities one would need are there. We quickly found that anything else you need is accessible in the neighborhood. We were able to easily shop, catch the metro or just take a nice stroll to a nearby café in this lovely neighborhood. Since we did a lot of sightseeing we found we could walk to many sites, such as the Rodin Museum, Les Invalides, Eiffel Tour, Latin Quarter, etc.

It is important to know that you need to carry luggage up a couple of flights of stairs. The apartment is beautiful with high ceilings and lovely warm ambiance! The rooms were very clean, comfortable and spacious. There is a kitchen, laundry and a wonderful large dining room for dinner gatherings.

Our overall experience was great. We would highly recommend staying in this apartment. It is in a very lovely historic and secure building in an upscale area of Paris. In getting all the details arranged communication was a bit challenging at times. It also took a while to have our security deposit returned through Paypal, so patience is required. It was all worth the effort to stay in this exceptional spot. Thank you Betsy and Catherine!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Betsy for your review. You were wonderful guests and we hope that you come back soon .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, quiet, elegant apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our week-long stay at this lovely apartment in the St. Germain arrondissement could not have been better. Located on a one-way street, with the bedrooms on the inner courtyard, this apartment provides absolute quiet for sleeping after days of walking the bustling streets of Paris. We would zip out in the morning to bring back fresh croissants for breakfast. Nearby is an incredible grocery adjoining Bon Marche. It puts to shame even the grandest Whole Foods in the US.

Betsy warmly welcomed us when we arrived, and she arranged for Luc, a driver, to deliver us to the airport for our early morning flight home. He was prompt and very helpful once we arrived at Charles de Gaulles airport.

We found we could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go: museums, restaurants, shops, cafes. I've already recommended this apartment to a friend who's planning a trip to Paris.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margo, It was wonderful having you all and we hope you come back very soon. Many thanks, Betsy and Catherine
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Perth, Australia

Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in St Germain with our 2 boys (6&9) and Nanny. The apartment was very functional with a beautiful large living/dining room with soaring ceilings. The owner's weren't able to meet us, and there was a slight problem with the key, but their daughter took us to a coffee shop and hauled all of our luggage up the stairs for us while she sorted out the key. Thank you very much.

The street is really quiet but only 100m to the main street of St Germain which has some very nice designer shops, cafes, restaurants etc. It is a 5 minute walk to the south bank of the Seine with its wonderful pop up bars and cafes - I highly recommend going down there at night.

Betsy and Catherine kindly let us park our new rental car in the courtyard the night before we left which was very useful and tough to find in Paris.

Thanks very much for having us.

Peter S & Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, Thank you so much for the positive review . We were delighted that everything worked out with the car. Wishing you all a very happy continuation of your travels.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Elegant Paris apartment

  • 5 of 5

South of the Louvre and north of the Luxemburg Gardens, this beautiful apartment is well situated

for exploring Paris. It is large & bright - a luxurious and comfortable space that we were happy to

return to each evening. The large bedrooms, large living room and eat-in kitchen insured that

each of us had her own space plus space to be together. This feels like someone's home, not an

impersonal IKEA furnished rental property.

The only drawback is that the apartment has two bedrooms that are close to the full bathroom and

the small room with a toilet. The third bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a sink and a shower

and is situated on the other side of the apartment. To reach the toilet, the occupants of the third

bedroom needs to cross the living room and main hall, which can be an annoyance in the middle of

the night. (If you don't want to leave a light on all night, you might pack a flashlight.)

Our trans-Atlantic flight arrived very early and Betsy graciously greeted us at the apartment at

9:00 am.

Contrary to a previous post, we found Luc to be a thoroughly reliable driver. He came on time

and got us to the airport early. Once there, he brought our bags into the terminal and made

sure we knew where to check in for our flights.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Superb Parisian Base

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday in Paris and this apartment was everything that we hoped for and more. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were pure luxury. High ceilings and space. The kitchen was very well equipped. The location was perfect. We were very happy to be so close to many wonderful shops and restaurants. The Metro was just a short distance away as was Monoprix! Easy check in with Betsy and a maid service – what more could you want.

Only criticism would be of the bathrooms – showers poorly designed and it was difficult not to spray water everywhere. Plenty of towels to mop up and superb laundry setting. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will come back soon;
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here during our recent trip to Paris and it was a perfect home base for our adventures. Plenty of room for the five of us to sleep and great to have two bathrooms. The apartment is clean and spacious, has working wifi, a washer AND a dryer, and feels very safe and secure. The location is great -- we walked to Musee D'Orsay, Tuilleries, the Louvre, etc from here, as well as exploring the wonderful neighborhood of St. Germain des Pres. Also, there are two great metro stops right nearby that can get you to and from the train station, or Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, or anywhere else you want to go. Of course you can also walk to Bon Marche from here, and there are lots of fabulous sweet shops like Pierre Herme (macaroons) and Patisserie des Reves right nearby. Have a coffee and a croissant at Cafe Varenne and pick up your baguettes across the street, you will be glad you chose to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks KIm for your review, you were wonderful guests and we are delighted you had a great time, and we hope you come back soon ! Betsy and Catherine
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


On a one-way street between rue de Grenelle and Blvd. St. Germain on the border of the 6th and 7th arrondissements


Prices & Availability

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.5
Damage Deposit £889.94

1,000€ at booking by PayPal or bank transfer, non-refundable
Balance paid upon arrival
800€ security deposit 1 week prior to arrival by Paypal not deposited and refunded back after apartment has been checked over

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar holiday rentals