|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Amazing 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathrooms, with large eat-in kitchen, separate dinning room, living room and entrance hall located just 2 minutes from the entrance to the louvre museum.
This incredibly luxurious apartment features high ceilings, parquet floors, two chimneys and moldings in every room.
This is the perfect home away from home to experience and explore the sights, flavors and beauty of Paris.
The apartment is in an amazing location and the staff was very helpful in answering any questions we had as well as helped a lot by arranging daily transportation for our group.
My adult children and their spouses felt totally indulged with the location of the apartment. As well, all of us were wowed by the architecture and the layout of the apartment. A huge amount of space (~1800 sq ft) allowed the eight of us to appreciate each others company, but also provided us with privacy when needed.
My 8-month-old granddaughter enjoyed her autonomy as she crawled the spacious area rug in the living room; the highchair was an added bonus. I had fun cooking in the modern kitchen (loved the induction stove top). Every one of the bedrooms had quality mattresses (much appreciated after a week in Portugal with uncomfortable beds.)
Frank and Jacqueline provided timely and informative responses to all of our emails. They also coordinated our transfers to and from airports (Beauvais and Charles du Gaulle), which helped immensely.
One thing to factor into the overall cost of the rental, we lost money on the exchange with the damage deposit. It depends on how your country's currency compares to the Euro at the time of the refund.
Would we change anything? Absolutely not. We had the trip of a lifetime and we'd do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Frank and Jacqueline!
Apartment was clean and exceptionaly well located. All our requests were promptly addressed and solved.
Kitchen and bathrooms were very nicely renovated and confortable. We found the decor a bit outdated and the wooden floor made a lot of noice. Air conditioning is necesary in all rooms.
The apartment in person is exactly as it appears in the photos: very spacious, nicely decorated, old-world Paris charm meets modern facilities. We were greeted promptly upon our arrival and welcomed to the apartment. When we had a concern with how to operate the stove-top (and were in a hurry to prepare dinner for our hungry & jet-lagged baby), one of the assistants rushed over within 5 minutes to direct us. She also went out to purchase a travel adapter for us, which was very thoughtful!
It was incredibly helpful to have a washer/dryer to use. There was even a high chair for our baby. We were travelling with four of our children and did not mind the stairs up to the apartment. There is a tiny elevator which was working upon our arrival to help transport our luggage, but the only drawback was that it was not operational upon our departure, and hence our heavy bags had to be carried down three flights of stairs.
The location is prime - steps to great restaurants, the Louvre, a short walk to the beautiful Opera Garnier, and only a few minutes to the beautiful shops along St. Honore. Taxis were easily obtainable right at the corner.
Overall, a lovely stay in an authentic, spacious Parisian apartment. We felt that we were very well cared for and that management was only minutes away if assistance was required.
Our trip was a 5 day excursion to Paris with 8 mostly family members. We ranged from 17 to 60. Much of the apartment has been nicely renovated, bathrooms and kitchen all appeared nearly new and well equipped. The bedrooms were very nice, large by European standards and western style comfortable beds and linens. It was easy to find, and well situated close to the the Metro and the Louvre. A large living room and dining room with a small balcony made for comfortable quarters for a large group. Overall we were very happy with it, what follows are not so much gripes as good to know info for your choice of rentals.
First, it is on the US 4th floor with an elevator. However, it is a TINY one person elevator if you are even slightly claustrophobic plan on walking up 4 floors, but you can send your luggage up in the elevator. The area is very quiet, if you desire night life I'd recommend somewhere in the Latin Quarter or Ile de St Louse. Also, if you are going in the summer, be aware only the master bedroom is air conditioned. Get a roll of paper towels at your first shopping trip as the kitchen is short of towels. The pictures of the property are accurate but perhaps overplay the opulence a bit. We were looking for an off the charts place to stay and the pictures seemed to fit the bill. Much of the apartment is a little tired, wooden floors that squeak so loudly anyone up at night walking in the hall awakens all. The entry and stairway are sadly in need of attention. It gave the impression of a past it's prime apartment building.
In conclusion, I stand by my 5 star rating, though barely because much of the critique is mere quibbling. Lastly, the price implied to me (in comparison to similar sized properties) a level of opulence that was just not there. There are many other properties in lower price ranges that would likely equal this property and a busier nightlife area ie restaurants and cafes would have worked better for us.
The building is ideally located in the center of Paris, right by the Louvre museum, the Palais Royal, and the Opera Garnier.
There are lots of cafés, bistros, restaurants, shops, lounges and clubs in the surrounding area.
On the same street the building is located, there is a private club, that is open on weekends until 2:30 AM. It is closed during the Summer months and all holidays. Sometimes, unfortunately,if the doors of the club are not kept properly shut by the management, the humming of the music can be heard in the front bedroom and living room area of the apartment. We are actively working on having the noise ordinance enforced and are confident that this slight inconvenience, when it arises, will be very soon a thing of the past. Until then, we have taken into consideration that possible nuisance and have lowered all our standard rates by 20% until we are confident the issue has been permanently resolved.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the reservation. The balance will be due in cash upon check-in.
A refundable cash Damage security deposit in the amount of €2000 euros will have to be handed-in upon check-in or will have to be held on the credit card. The Damage security deposit will be credited back within a week of your departure, provided no deductions need to be made due to damages to the apartment.
US and Canada residents can choose to purchase instead for US $89, the Damage Protection Insurance offered by CSA, that will cover them for up to US $5000 in damages.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.