|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
In the heart of the Marais, just two blocks from Saint-Paul metro (line 1), around the corner from the historic rue des Rosiers and a few minutes’ walk from Place des Vosges.
My apartment is a cozy 1-bedroom (34 square meters or 366 square feet) in a small and quiet 18th century building (just four other apartments). The apartment includes an open plan kitchen/dining/living room and one small bedroom, a toilet room and a shower room. There are high ceilings and exposed beams in the kitchen/living room. The apartment was fully renovated in 2012 by an architect and interior designer. Everything is custom-made, with traditional-style décor but modern appliances.
Here are the details:
2nd floor apartment, European (3rd floor, American), no elevator
Intercom entry system
American/open kitchen and dining area with all-new state-of-the-art appliances, stone countertops, custom wooden cabinets, dining for six around kitchen island
Living area has a high-end 4-seater sofa that easily converts to a comfortable queen bed, traditional stone fireplace (non-working), desk area, flat-screen TV, DVD/stereo with surround sound, custom bookcases, antique chandelier (all lights on dimmers), large windows with custom curtains overlooking a narrow, quiet street
Bedroom: queen-size custom-built canopy bed, custom curtains, built-in shelves, drawers, two closets, large window opens to quiet courtyard
Shower room: Large Italian-style stone-tiled shower with large showerhead, custom-made metal/glass shower door, sink with stone countertop, access via bedroom
WC: Toilet and small sink, access from bedroom and from living room
Plenty of bed linens, hand, bath and kitchen towels
Washing machine and dryer
Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board
Refrigerator with freezer
4-burner electric/induction stovetop and oven
A complete array of kitchenware (all cooking utensils, dinner and tableware, serving pieces)
Nespresso machine and French press
Electric tea kettle and tea pot
Ipod dock/speakers in bedroom
Picnic bag & blankets for outings
DVD/CD player with surround sound, plays DVDs from all regions, with a small collection of movies in English and French (subtitles in French and English)
Flat screen color TV with cable channels, including BBC World, CNN International, ESPN World and Aljazeera International and cables to hook up a Macbook or iPad
Private telephone line with free long distance telephone service to landlines in 106 countries, including US and Canada, as well as to mobile phone numbers in France, the US and Canada
Ethernet cable and free WiFi internet access
Several shelves of guidebooks, cookbooks and other books in English
Manual with recommendations for local restaurants and instructions for equipment provided
Two fluffy bathrobes for use during your stay
Electricity, heat, telephone and internet included
Air conditioning--very rare for Paris! And fans...
Note: this is a non-smoking apartment
**For guests who may have limited mobility, please note: The apartment is up two fairly steep flights of stairs, no elevator (a classic Medieval building!) The queen bed is higher than a normal bed--step stools are provided. The bed is built-in and you can only get in and out from one side or the foot of the bed.**
A native of Massachusetts, I now split my time between Paris, Brittany, Boothbay Harbor (Maine), and Manhattan. In addition to my day job, I keep a blog on Paris and a guide to the Boothbay Harbor Region.
Abby Gordon purchased this apartment in 2012
I renovated the entire apartment in 2012 with the idea of renting to vacationers in mind. Every detail is specifically designed to make your stay more enjoyable. You couldn’t pick a better location for exploring historic Paris, its shops and its restaurants!
You’ll have the benefit of my library of Paris and other France guide books, maps and travel literature.
You’ll have the benefit of my 6+ years of living and working in Paris — I am always available to help you plan your stay and give suggestions. If you have a question, just ask!
You will be greeted by a trusted friend who will give you the keys, show you around the apartment and answer any questions you may have. You’ll have her cell phone number so you can call her (or me) if any issues arise during your stay.
I have negotiated fixed rates for airport/train station pick-up and/or drop-off for my guests with a trusted English-speaking driver.
I would be happy to help you with anything else that might make your vacation more enjoyable and carefree.
But don’t just listen to my reasons, read other guests’ reviews on my online guest book.
I can see by the other reviews that I am in good company when I say I was blow away by the apartment, the location, the amenities, and the service and support provided by Abby and Michelle.
The apartment - large. I have stayed in many Paris and European hotels and apartments any by american standards they are often small. Abby's apartment is quite large. It is modern, with a full size refrig with freezer, range, oven, dishwasher and washerdryer (combination unit). Flat panel TV, high speed internet. Every plate. glass, knife, spoon, fork you could need. Every other item such as tea and coffee maker, nespresso machine, wine glasses, picnic pack, etc. She even has plenty of AC adapters, adapters to connect your PC to the TV, and plush bath robs.
Location - two blocks from the St. Paul metro station. A block from a grocery store. All within the Marais and within six blocks or so are at least a dozen grocery stores, several cheese stores, a world class backery, several meat shops, a chocolate store, several fruit and veggie stories, an Orange cellular store, ATMs, etc. Within easy walking or the metro is the Louvre, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, on and on
The area is clean, quite, safe, and feels like home. Abby and Michelle are always available to help and such kind and warm people. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Abby has really thought of everything when it comes to her apartment and making quests feel welcomed and cared for. When I needed a car service from the airport to the apartment they arrange it and the driver was awesome. When I was trying to remember a kitchen store I had visited somewhere in Paris on 2011, they sent me a list of places and the first one was the right one.
This place was awesome, but, more important was the people, Abby and Michelle.
Wow! Where do I even begin? My husband and I stayed at Abby's apartment for 9 days and are already planning our return. The apartment was spacious, well-equipped, and was beautifully decorated! The light fixtures, colors, and exposed beams in the apartment make it very romantic and chic! We walked to many incredible restaurants and the apartment is less than a two-minute walk to the St. Paul metro. The neighborhood is charming and had all that we could have possibly wanted...groceries, restaurants, wine bars, shopping, and beautiful squares/gardens. The apartment was quiet and the shower was WONDERFUL. I cannot say enough great things about this apartment and am forever grateful for the opportunity to stay here! Counting down the days until our return..
Our family of three just spent 6 terrific nights in this lovely apartment. I cannot say enough about how nice the apartment and the neighborhood both are - it was fantastic. The apartment is immaculately clean and the beds, towels and linens are all high quality and luxurious. The apartment owner has already thought of everything you might need while you are there. It is a great location - easy walk to the metro, Notre Dame and other attractions. We are already planning when we can go back. It is a 2nd floor walk-up so if steps are an issue be warned. We had absolutely no problems whatsoever. I highly recommend this apartment!
This was an adorable apartment from which to explore the city. It is tiny but very comfortable and has everything that you could need. It is surrounded by beautiful shops and gourmet food, truly making it a Paris experience not to forget. We couldn't believe how quiet the building was also. The owner was a pleasure to deal with
We stayed in this location on visit to Paris for New Years 2015 and it was so much better than living out of a suitcase at a hotel. The location was close to the Metro and walking distance to many attactions that were on our "must see" list. The apartment is 2 flights up on a quiet street just off Rue de Rivoli and near an abundance of shopping and restaurant locations. It has all the conveniences of home (washer/dryer, dishwasher, cable TV, stereo, etc.), a comfortable bed and a great (!!!) shower with unlimited hot water. It is perfect for two people although more might be more intimate than you'd want given the amount of square footage. The owner provides a notebook with answers to every possible question you could have from using the cable to restaurants and local entertainment and who to contact in the event of an emergency. What makes this rental so great is the location. Paris a walking city and from this apartment you can walk the streets or ride the Metro (which is a minute's walk) to anywhere in the city. There's even a Starbuck's around the corner- voila'!
My Husband and I just got back from our stay at Abby's beautiful Paris apartment. We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary in Paris and it was really a dream come true. The apartment is equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is beautifully decorated, clean and was a joy to come back to every day after exploring all that Paris has to offer. The Marais is a gorgeous, safe, and historic neighborhood that is full of Parisian charm. The apartment is steps from delicious restaurants and shopping. It is also just 2 blocks from the St. Paul metro stop which was so convenient and made getting around Paris simple and quick. We had the best time and can't wait to return!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
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