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Charming & Spacious in Neighborhood by Eiffel Tower / Institute Pasteur

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Grenelle - Bis 2

Eco Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)

Spacious by Parisian standards, this 70 m2 (800+ sq feet) apartment has been in my family four generations. Remodeled in 2005, Bis2 maintains it's charm with beautiful moldings on the ceiling, the original, honey colored wooden floors, clay 'tomettes' on the eat-in kitchen floor, and road maps from our family holidays during the 60's wallpapering the separate WC. We use only Organic, ecological cleaning products.

Situated in a familial yet very lively neighborhood filled with cafes, parks, grocers, wine merchants and award winning bakeries - you can sit at an outdoor table facing the park and watch 'le tout Paris' go by. A newly opened Monop right next door insures that no want that will go unmet.

Keywords: Graceful, elegant, typically Parisian Hausmanian building, elevator, balcony, fireplace, antiques, free wifi and phone, fully equipped kitchen

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Alexis Vourvoulis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016

About Alexis Vourvoulis

This apartment has been in our family four generations. We have all lived here at different times and now my daughter, Alexis, who currently lives in Paris, manages the three apartments we vacation rent in this classic Hausmanian building we have grown to love.

I am passionate about the year round outdoor markets (be they produce or antiques) and would be happy to share my experiences with you.

Alexis Vourvoulis purchased this apartment in 1957

Why Alexis Vourvoulis chose 15th Vaugirard

We love this neighborhood (known as the Village of the 15th) because of it's many parks, little shops cafes and quaint buildings. There is something unique about the down to earth feel of our quartier, not so far from the madding crowd, that is we are sure you will find both charming and captivating.

This charming apartment has been in the family since the early 1900's... it has been remodeled twice and is furnished with family antiques. When you stay here, you are in a home, not just any rental.

What makes this apartment unique

It's an easy walk from bis to the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars or the original Statue of Liberty at the Seine. A quick stroll to the Pasteur Institute and UNESCO, this apartment is wonderfully located to enjoy the best of both worlds; the quick paced Parisian city life and a quieter, gentler village life where you can easily become a local. Served by 2 metro lines (the 8 & 10) you can be whisked across the city in no time and with ease.


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Charming & Spacious in Neighborhood by Eiffel Tower / Institute Pasteur
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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Great Paris apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is just as described- spacious and well equipped. The location is great; close to restaurants and a variety of shops. It is within walking distance to the Eiffel Tower

Having a washer/dryer is an added bonus for longer stays

The neighborhood is very safe. There is a small elevator to use for luggage or 1-2 people (at a time)

Overall, a clean, comfortably furnished apartment in a great location. Highly recommended

The only reason we didn't rate it 5 stars is that there is no AC. When we were there it was unusually hot.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious & in a perfect location. Alexis greeted us graciously even though we got in late at night. She was extremely professional,in that she went above & beyond to make up for an oversight. We look forward to staying here when in Paris again. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Paris Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this wonderful, charming apartment. The apartment itself is very spacious, equipped with everything you would need, in a great neighborhood with cafes, bakeries, cheese shops, great shopping. Very close to the metro which we used everyday to get around and see the sights. The owner, Marie, and her daughter, Alexis, were so helpful from booking through our stay. We hope to return to Paris one day and would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was in a nice quiet neighborhood and very close to the metro which we used to get all over Paris. Both beds were comfortable and the apartment had everything we needed. We cooked dinner in most nights and we were happy with the selection of shops within a few blocks of the apartment. There were also many cafes to choose from for a meal out. We felt safe walking around this neighborhood. There were a lot of travel books about Paris and France in the apartment that we found helpful. The apartment was clean and well stocked with utensils and appliances. The owner Marie and her daughter were easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Comfortable, and Safe

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at our destination in the 15th arrondissement after a long plane ride and 1 1/2 hour shuttle ride from CDG airport. Following the detailed instructions we were given, we entered the security gate and buzzed our contact person, who is the owner's daughter. Alexis met us promptly, as she lives in the building, and gave us the quick rundown of the apartment. Dead tired, we laid down on the comfortable queen size mattress just to check it out, and promptly fell asleep for 4 hours.

The bed was just one highlight of staying at Bis2. The bedroom faces a quiet courtyard and we slept in many mornings. The apartment has everything you need. The kitchen has a coffee machine which we used every morning. It was well supplied with condiments, cooking utensils, a nice sized refrigerator, a combo washer/dryer, and stove and microwave.

There are many books and literature on Paris and France available to reference and it seems like everyone who stays there is happy to contribute extra info to the expanding reference materials. The living room is spacious, the bathroom well stocked with towels, and the apt. makes you feel like you belong there. Limited closet space didn't hamper us, and I'm sure we could have taken less clothes for our 2 week stay.

The location is superb, in a very nice neighborhood with everything you need close by. The local Monop store has everything you need, steps from the front door. I'm sure we went there every day until they closed it for remodeling. Food options abound in the neighborhood and plenty of shopping on nearby Rue de Commerce. One of the many advantages of Bis2 is the proximity to the fast and efficient Metro. The entrance to Line 8 is just around the corner and you can get ANYWHERE in the city, with transfers, for one low price. If you have never been to Paris, like we hadn't, you will really enjoy the comfort and convenience of this apartment. It's a great place to start your day in the most romantic city in the world.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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T. E.

  • 5 of 5

This is my first review ever written on any stay that I have been on. It was such a great apartment that was spacious and comfortable. To start, Marie (the owner) was responsive and helpful. She constantly stayed in communication with me and was very flexible and reasonable when we had trouble making a payment through the system do to HomeAway technical problems. Her daughter was also very helpful and welcoming and made our stay easy. Her daughter met us at the apartment to give us keys and offered to give us a tour of the nieghborhood and suggestions of places to go and see. We had been to Paris before and opted to set out on our own, but Marie's daughter was checking in on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions.

The bedroom is a comfortable size and has a large window overlooking the courtyard which we kept open at night to let in the cool breeze. It was so tranquil and peaceful that we slept in just about every day! As many have said before there is a metro station very close and every kind of shopping you could possibly want within walking distance within the neighborhood. We really felt like a local by the time we left and that is exactly what we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Charlie Birdy
Nearest Train
1 Miles
RER 'Javel'
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cafe de la Tour Eiffel
Car: not necessary

The lively Rue du Commerce is around the corner and there are 3 outdoor food markets within easy walking distance. For you antique lovers, the Porte de Vanves antique market is a short tram ride away.

The #8 metro line will take you to every major monument in less than 15 minutes, the #10 line and the #72 bus are direct to the Latin quarter. Spend the day sightseeing, and in the evening return to the charm, and calm, of a true Parisian neighborhood.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grenelle, Paris

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning £143
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Property Damage Protection £48

We always meet our guests.
2 night minimum stay
7 nights $995.00 Plus Departure Cleaning
Cleaning fee $120 - Departure cleaning fee will be refunded (along with security deposit) when guests leave 100E for cleaning lady
Security Deposit $250 - $1000 depending upon length of stay
Rates subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grenelle in Paris

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , WC is seperate from bathroom
  • The Bathroom is en-suite with a combo shower/tub. While the shower is the typical French Hand-held variety, it is attached to the wall and can be easily removed if preferred. The WC is by the kitchen/living room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) + Twin or Single Bed (1) In the living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • roller blading
blow drier, iron, ironing board, sewing kit.

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