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Member since: 2008
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Ile St Louis, Best City Location, Charming 1BR with 5* guestbook

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in 4th Pompidou Centre/Le Marais/Notre Dame - Budé - 2ème étage

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 adults + baby)

A Little Gem in the Island !

Refurbished place for 2 to 5 persons, deeply refurbished in a typical 17th century Parisian Building (refurbished as well) with wooden floor, old beams on ceiling etc...

New for 2013 : high end and green certified 'Farrow and Ball paiting', with no allergen. Look and feel even more cosy than on the pictures.

Payment information : payment by credit card through PayPal or by banking transfer.

Can be booked in combination with an other apartment (for up to 7 persons + a baby) - PLEASE ASK

Summary : located in the most interesting area of the Ile Saint-Louis, Charming and very cozy apartment (about 40 m2 - 420 sq feets) with old beams

- separate bedroom

- top comfortable beds and sofas with hypoallergenic matress (latex like)

- Wi-Fi, Telephone, computer, flat TV and cable

- Fabulous Italian shower space in the bathroom

- Very complete cooking and kitchen equipments,

- High end appliance (washer dryer, washing machine...)

- Small appliance provided (Iron and table, Hair dryer etc...)

- Perfect space organization with many closets (great for Families)

- Large living room space

- Very quiet place for a very relaxing stay

You will stay in the most central and exclusive part of Paris, in the heart of everything within walking distance of any interesting part of the city. The location is simply amazing in most historic part of the Ile Saint Louis, a little city Island with its magical ambiance.

There are 4 convenient Metro stations around : Pont Marie, Cité, Place Maubert Mutalité, Saint Paul and various Buses lines. RER Train station is 400 meters and gives a direct access to the Charles de Gaulle Airport (all long distance flights) and Orly Airport.

Our refurbished building is 50 meters far from 'La Seine' river right in the middle of everything. Many food and baker shops are meters from the apartment (with some of the most famous of Paris), Wines shop, Supermarket, Pharmacy, Restaurant, Cafes and of course, the famous 'Berthillon's Ice cream' worlwide famous !

Almost everything is between 5 and 20 mn WALKING DISTANCE: the finest restaurants and cafés of Saint Germain des prés quarter (including famous “institutions” such as the Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots, Brasserie Lipp…), The historic Marais district, the romantic walks along La seine river, Notre Dame cathedral, the Latin Quarter, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee D’Orsay, Musee du Louvre are only a few of the attractions within walking distance, less than 2 to 15 minutes.

Take the Metro and you will be in Galeries Lafayette or Le bon Marché Department stores in 15 minutes. The Champs Elysée is 15 minutes away, Eiffel Tower 20 minutes away, the Concorde Place about 10 minutes away, Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur 25 minutes away. You can also go very easily by train to the Historic Versailles Castle in about 45 minutes.

Our names are Caroline and Nicolas, we are in our 30 years, we live here with the growing family.

Keywords: Charming and Cozy 1 BR - can be booked in combination with an other apartment

All included with cleaning service, Internet and unlimited phone calls.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English

About The Owner

I am Nicolas, married to Caroline. We are in our 30' and parents of twins baby boys of 3 years and a 4 years old little girl. I lived in the US at Austin TX (one of my best experience), in 2001 and loved to help my friends discovering France and Paris. I have some close family living in CA near Monterey and SF area.

A couple of years after being back to France, we decided with my wife to buy 2 places on the Ile Saint Louis (VRBO #168257 and VRBO#299432). I rapidly gets outstanding reviews and I decided to help friends to manage some selected other outstanding properties with a single guideline : welcoming guest who want to have their 'home away' experience in Paris.

My main activity is to be General Counsel working in the field of the French Start-up industry. With those apartments, I am really doing what I love to do : helping guests to have a magic experience of Paris with the most charming places in the best locations of Paris.

I am confident that your experience of Paris at home will be a sucess !

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Why The Owner chose 4th Pompidou Centre/Le Marais/Notre Dame

Location, Location, Location.

This is very simple : Ile Saint Louis is a dream area even for Parisian People. The most exclusive and well placed area of the city. I couldn't buy anywhere else.

You can find cheaper, but nowhere else you will feel the city like on the Island !

This is a fact that the most exclusive area is the Ile Saint Louis and the most historic.

What makes this apartment unique

Because there is no other place like Ile Saint Louis, even Le Marais or Saint Germain des près are not as magic as Ile Saint Louis. This is a privilege to live there. Ile Saint Louis is the most exclusive part of Paris and the best place to 'feel' the city. But at the night, the ambiance is calm and magic. Walking along la Seine river with Notre Dame Cathedral as a view is amazing. And when I got back to my place, with its old beams and tiled floor in an 17th century building, yes, I can say it : i am in the heart of Paris, well in my cozy place !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sheila and Mike : What a great property. Nicely appointed with everything you need to enjoy a stay of a day or a month.

Rita : This apartment proved to be the perfect location in a safe neighborhood and building. As a senior citizen searching for an apartment for myself, I found the comments provided by others that have stayed here extremely helpful in my making the decision to contact Nicholas to make a reservation. And after living here for two plus weeks, I can only concur with all that others have said about this apartment

Stephen and Tami : The location was perfect and it was always a pleasure coming back to a nice, quiet and safe area. You have a complete French shopping experience within a couple blocks of this apartment. The shower and bath were very nice and the bed was comfortable. All the food and drink we needed were within a five minute walk. The most important part of our stay was that we knew Nicholas was available if there was a problem or we had any concerns. He really cares about the well being of his tenants while in his property and the good news is that he has just purchased the apartment upstairs and they are remodeling it as I write this. We will recommend both Nicholas and his properties to our friends and family.

Tim and Patricia : We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at this magical place. The location and setting could not have been more central or more romantic. Just steps from wonderful shops and restaurants. The view of Notre Dame lit up at night was a postcard....would stay here again and again.

James : Location, Location, Location....the perfect spot for the 1st--but not last visit to Paris. Right around corner on this beautiful island we found the best crepe spot, sorbet shop, grocery, bakery, shopping, restaurants, and of course...the Seine--PERFECT!

Alsu and Ravil : Hello dear Nicolas! We wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for our absolutely wonderful stay at your place! The apartment was so charming and convenient and even about five steps from the best ice cream places and lovely boutiques of Paris! We loved walking on the banks of the river at night and near Notre Dame, where there were some groups playing music every night... We felt like we were in the hearth of history but with all the modern amenities. The bathroom and the bed were superb, and the concierge was very friendly and very nice! Hope we can come visit again within next couple of years for a longer stay. Thanks
Apr 2010
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based on 62 holidaymaker reviews

Ile St Louis, Best City Location, Charming 1BR with 5* guestbook
average rating of 4.870968 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

a wonderful apartment, all perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris perfection

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect appartment for our long weekend in Paris. The location is unbeatable and the appartment is newly rennovated with good space. The area is also quiet, but just a short walk away from sights and restaurants. Nicolas was so kind and accomodating and really made us feel at home at once! We loved the touch with the binder where he recommends best places to eat and other Paris insights. It was an unforgettable stay and we really hope to return soon again. I give it my warmest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A totally Parisian experience

  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed here for another 30 days. Perfectly situated and appointed this apartment was perfect. We loved opening the windows to the lovely street below, the wrought iron trim, the very modern interiors where every detail was attended to, from the functional and well designed kitchen cabinets to the lights behind the bed for nightime reading. Our host could not have been more generous and more accommodating. He made the entire process manageable and was available to respond to all our inquiries. I especially appreciated the availability of WiFi and the fact that we could make phone calls from the apartment at no cost. We didn't avail ourselves of this perk but it was nice to know it was there. The location was perfect. Away from the crowds but just a bridge away from the lights of this enchanting city. Elegant bistros and brasseries, top restaurants in cozy settings, Berthillon gelato, great bakeries, patisseries, creperies, and art galleries that will make you want to stay forever. Maybe one day we will simply pack up and move here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City (Manhattan)

Rue Bude Ile St Louis Paris

  • 4 of 5

4 night stay was delightful. Well located in one of the most fascinating parts of Paris, good access to tourist sites and close to metro for others. Nicely furnished including misc convenience items, TV, landline phone.

Only issue is the walk up to the 3d floor US style floor, 2nd floor French style. Definitely not for disabled or physically challenged.

Owner was helpful. Ask him for reference to car service at taxi rates, will arrange pick up and departure rides. Driver will help with luggage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

excellent location that works fine for a family of five

  • 4 of 5

This apartment worked fine for our family of five, although my three daughters used the living space as their bedroom so things were a little tight. However, the location is outstanding and makes up for the close quarters. Ile St. Louis affords a bit of quiet from the bustle of Paris, which we really valued. It was lovely to hear the bells of Notre Dame from the apartment! It was easy to deal with Nicolas in advance of our arrival and when we were there too. He was very responsive and speaks excellent English. He also graciously arranged for storage of our luggage for the day after we checked out and as we waited for a night train to our next location. One concern was that the washing machine in the apartment was broken. However, it was our first stop on a four city trip and so we didn't have too much laundry to do anyway. There also is no obvious place we would have put the wet laundry to dry, too. Be aware that there is no air conditioning, although that didn't bother us. As we were leaving Paris, however, it was predicated to be 102 F so we were happy to be heading elsewhere considering there was no air conditioning. Be aware too that the stairs to the apartment are winding and narrow and might be a problem for those not too agile. We were fine with them, however. We enjoyed the apartment and would rent it again. Its best feature is its location - central and close to everything yet quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific! Can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to get to know Paris and fall in love with it! On the Isle of St. Louis and near Notre Dame you get your bearings quickly for the rest of the City but so much to do so close by! Situated on a quiet street on the island. We walked everywhere or to the nearby metro. Perfect! Definitely hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
CDG airport
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Mon vieil ami
Car: not necessary

Walking along 'La Seine' River with all Paris at your feet


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Prices for this holiday apartment in 4th Pompidou Centre/Le Marais/Notre Dame, Paris

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
25 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Linens, towels, cleaning £46 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in 4th Pompidou Centre/Le Marais/Notre Dame in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Lift ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom furnished with a great Italian Shower space
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Sleeps 2 in the Bedroom - oustanding confort guarantee, Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible bed for one single person - oustanding confort guarantee, Child Beds (1) Baby cot available. 5 sleeping adults + a baby, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible bed for two persons - oustanding confort guarantee
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
You can get the cleaning to be done in the middle of the stay with reasonnable extra fees

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