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PLUSH 1050 SQ. FT. AC APARTMENT STEPS TO LUXEMBOURG GARDENS

Peter de Castro

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Peter de Castro

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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PLUSH 1050 SQ. FT. AC APARTMENT STEPS TO LUXEMBOURG GARDENS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This is my second home. It is more a home than a rental. I take great pride in decorating it with warmth and luxury.

I chose this apartment for its location. It is only steps to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance where there are pony rides, a super children's playground, a world famous puppet theater, tennis and basketball courts, a jogging track, 'petanque' players, chess matches , a huge fountain and a carousel. It feels like home, not a rental, because it is my home when I'm in Paris.

If you have young kids this location next to the Gardens is a must. They will discover the Gardens just as my kids did -- feeding the ducks and fish in the fountain with a fresh 'baguette', sailing a boat, riding the carousel and spearing iron rings, swinging on the ropes in the playground, watching a world-renown puppet show and riding the ponies.

We are a block from Gertrude Stein's former apartment on 27 rue de Fleurus. Picture Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Hemingway and other artists just around the corner having an aperitif before they stroll to the Montparnasse brasseries. You can't beat the location.

This two bedroom, two bath, two balcony, spacious luxury apartment is in Paris' most desirable quarter known for its peaceful central location. You will enjoy quiet full night's sleep in the cozy rear of the building. There is no noise coming from our narrow one-way street. Two coded security doors to the apartment and a full-time concierge insure safety. A brief walk takes you to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance, world-reknown gourmet restaurants (Coupole, Dome, Lutetia, Helene Darroze), Latin Quarter cafés, Montparnasse, St. Sulplice Church, the Odeon theater, the Raspail open air market, gourmet food and high fashion shopping at Bon Marche, the Alliance Francaise, Poilaine (best bakery in Paris), theaters, Saint-Sulplice church, the Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Boulevard St. Germain, movies and other monuments. Our scenic street set the stage for a recent French 1920's period movie titled'Les Faux Monnayeurs'.

Joe, our English speaking local manager, meets and greets visitors with a smile, helps orient you and can coordinate various services including baby sitting, cleaning and food delivery.

We are a few blocks from two police stations. The neighborhood is extremely safe because we are near the French Senate where security is ever present.

Everything you need from green grocers, pharmacies, bakeries, gelato and pastry shops, cafes, tabacs, hairdressers, a late night grocery store, movies and theater are all within a few minutes walk.

Three metro stops, five bus lines and a taxi station are close to the apartment. The location affords easy access to the entire city and its monuments.

The 'beaux-arts' building was built in 1900 with high ceilings and elaborate wall/ceiling moldings. The fifth floor apartment with an ELEVATOR is a spacious 1075 square feet and has two balconies.

Why do I say 'luxury'? The decorator designed apartment is furnished with expensive antique furniture, oriental carpets, fine bone China, original oil paintings and Japanese woodblock prints. An artist painted a mural in the WC. In 2010-11 I completely REMODELED TWO BATHROOMS and installed a JAPANESE WASHING TOILET. The drapes are custom-made heavy velvet. In the European tradition, one bedroom's walls are covered with blue velvet.

The apartment is well-appointed with all modern conveniences. The kitchen is brand new and features the highest quality built-in appliances by Miele and Bosch and a NESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE. We have top-of-the-line cooking utensils, pots, pans, 500 thread count and Frette sheets, bath sheets, luxurious bathrobes from Bloomingdales, silver candlesticks, 19th century gilded mirrors, an antique mantle clock, board games and lots of reading material for rainy days. Everything is BRAND NEW except the antique furniture. The apartment is wired with WiFi and two LAPTOPS connected to a wireless PRINTER, 2 large FLAT PANEL TV's, a BOSE sound system and FREE WORLDWIDE PHONE SERVICE (except Africa and South America), an IPHONE DOCK to the stereo and a cell phone. There are also two new AIR CONDITIONING units.

We also provide a GPS navigator to help you around the city and countryside should you travel. You do not need to bring guidebooks, hairdryers, converters, computers , an iron or umbrellas. Mac or PC ? We have both. A VIDEO DESCRIPTION IS ON YOU TUBE '5 minutes walk from Paris apartment'

You will enjoy your stay. We want you to return.

I KEEP THE CALENDAR CURRENT, PLEASE USE IT.

Keywords: luxury apartment

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter de Castro (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Peter de Castro

I first fell in love with Paris when I attended the American University in Paris. Now I am on the board of trustees of AUP and am fortunate to have my own apartment in the 6th. I have had two careers, first as a US diplomat, now as a private banker. I plan soon to work remotely from my apartment. Eventually I intend to retire in Paris and this will be my second home.

Peter de Castro purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Peter de Castro chose 6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres

Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. My grandparents spent many months in at a hotel two blocks from this apartment and I visited them there. Now this is my second home.

The proximity to Luxembourg Gardens was a dream of mine-- to leave my apartment and play tennis in the middle of a park in the center of Paris!

What makes this apartment unique

Access to Luxembourg Gardens, jogging in the park, free tennis courts, organic open air market, central location, restaurants, 'Bon Marche' best shopping, Alliance Francaise, Gertrude Stein's former neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here is another review which a guest family left in the "livre d'or":

Dear Peter

We thank you for while we are in Paris and before we return home to California.The lovely chatter of children going to and from school each day, the view of the blue sky every afternoon, the breeze that cooled the apartment in the evenings, the restful quiet of the nights, the elevator, refrigerator, and washing machine, the patisserie, epicerie biologic-- all these splendors of the apartment and "les environs" made our stay at 8 rue Huysmans more than memorable. Oh! and we loved the buses ! While we saw and experienced so much of Paris in general, we will henceforth think of th is little "quartier" as our home.

PS We never watched TV no time!
Sep 2010
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Reviews

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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
Brunswick, Maine, USA
5

Beautiful and perfectly located

  • 5 of 5
We spent a happy month at this beautifully appointed apartment, and we'd definitely consider renting it again on future visits. The location is perfect: right around the corner from the Luxembourg Gardens, which we walked in every day, and near several major thoroughfares (Raspail, Montparnasse, Rennes, Saint-Germain). We walked just about everywhere, including to great restaurants, theaters, and shopping -- and the Seine. For long treks, there are several handy metro stops, and it is also quite close to the RER stop at Luxembourg and the Roissy bus stop at Montparnasse. But it's also very quiet for sleeping, since the street itself is not busy. This is really a find, and I'd recommend it for a family of 2-4. It is outfitted with everything we needed: washer and dryer; great kitchen facilities; comfortable beds and good bedding; a fine dining table; electronics; and even terry robes. Joe, the manager, is very kind and prompt in his response to questions. The apartment has a wonderfully warm feel to it. You get the sense that it is well loved by its owner, who has furnished it with beautiful art and lovely touches throughout, and carefully tended by Joe. Great place!
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
5

Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5
This lovely apartment in Paris was just what I needed when I visited the city a couple of months ago. Located in a safe and quiet neighborhood, it was just a few minutes walk to the those fancy restaurants and shops. The apartment was very charming and comfortable, just what I needed after traipsing all over the beautiful city. I especially liked its cozy appeal, with its comfortable furnishings. The host did her best to make my stay as pleasant as possible. All in all, great experience! Fantastic apartment!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
Santa Monica, CA, USA
5

Perfect Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5
I am an attorney in Santa Monica, CA, USA who recently stayed at this perfect Paris apartment for 4 nights in May 2014 with my fiancé and our mothers. During our stay, I surprised my now-fiancé with an engagement ring at the nearby Luxembourg Gardens. Peter's perfect gem served as the ideal base camp.

The apartment is situated in a lovely area of Paris where you feel safe to walk to nearby restaurants, cafes, flower shops, etc. Neighbors are polite and keep their windows open to take in the sweet sounds of Paris below and the fresh Parisian air.

The apartment itself is quite spacious. The dining and living room areas essentially constitute one large room with high ceilings that has a great "flow" to the apartment upon entry. Bedrooms are large and located in the back of the apartment beyond a modest but fully functional kitchen with all the accoutrements a guest would need, including a laundry facility. The detailed crown molding and wainscoting, as well as the artwork and huge French doors that open to the city streets below are highly appreciated.

We played music, drank champagne, and even danced while the fresh Parisian air blew threw the large living room windows stopping only upon taking the bait of sweet aromas offered by the boulangeries, patisseries, and nearby cafes and restaurants below.

Peter's manager Joe was professional and helpful. Both are affable and trustworthy. In fact, I was able to secure this perfect Paris apartment on short notice due to a rare, last-minute cancellation. Time constraints prevented up front contract signing and payment exchange, so Peter agreed to rent the apartment essentially on a "handshake." He proved himself to be a man of his word when we showed up and he was waiting to receive us despite our flight delay unbeknownst to Peter pushing back my arrival time by nearly two hours.

My contracts professor once said no matter how good a deal is, if it's with a bad person, it's a bad deal. Well, Peter is a good guy and a man of his word, and I would encourage anyone to feel confident in trusting Peter and his perfect Paris apartment with their lodging arrangements. You'll be in good hands. I know we were.

Thanks again to Peter and Joe for making my engagement trip to Paris so special.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
Mclean Virginia
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at this extremely charming and well appointed place very near the Luxembourg Gardens. The listing description was absolutely accurate as were the photos, although if anything they did not do justice to the luxurious nature of the place. The apartment was spotless and Peter, the owner, was as charming and pleasant as his apartment, and also very helpful in providing information about the apartment, the location of restaurants, shops, etc. nearby , and other helpful hints to make a memorable vacation. My wife and I and our two girls (ages 6 and 4) had an absolutely terrific time, and we look forward to a return visit. I should add that my brother and his wife were also visiting Paris and we spend delightful times hosting breakfasts and some dinners at the apartment. I would certainly recommend this place to a friend or relative. Indeed, I already have! Thanks very much Peter!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
Charleston, SC
5

60+ American travellers in Paris

  • 5 of 5
Two couples in our sixties rented this elegant apartment for a week in May. The apartment is very close to Luxembourg Gardens and Metro stops so we were able to cover the Left Bank but also the Right Bank with ease. The apartment is beautifully appointed, especially with interesting and beautiful art work and furniture. Peter has provided tons of great info on places to shop and eat nearby and he has a large assortment of interesting Paris guidebooks. He also offers a house phone that can call anywhere and a mobile phone that we were so busy we forgot to use. Washer and dryer, top of the line kitchen appliances, nice glasses and dishes and a generous supply of condiments and more all meant that we could avoid the hassle of always eating out and pick up great French food or cook ourselves. We loved the apartment and cannot say enough nice things about it.
(Peter lives in San Francisco but he is assisted by Joe who greeted us and answered all questions. The apartment was spotless.)
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Paris
St. Louis, Missouri
5

Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at several VRBO houses and apartments and this was definitely one of the best. Our family group of five stayed at the apartment for a week in April. Two couples and one teenager who slept on a couch in the living room. It was all as described; actually better. The location is just great. The welcome and orientation when we arrived was right on schedule. The apartment is very nicely done. We have recommended it to others and would not hesitate to go back again.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Charles De Gaulle
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Gare Montparnasse

Luxembourg Gardens which were built for children is 5 minutes away. There is a large children's playground with pony rides, a famous puppet show and free tennis courts.

We are also 2 minutes from the 'Alliance Francaise' to study French language and culture. 5 minutes walk to the famous nightclub and brasseries in Montparnasse.

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Rates & Availability

From $2,800 Per week

6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
High
Mar 2 2015 - Oct 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes $200 extra for stays less than 7 nights

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large vanity and sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , small sink with mirror, the toilet is in a WC
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) top quality, firm mattress with feather cushion, 2 square meters, Twin or Single Beds (2) feather cushions, Baby Cribs (1) available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis

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