ILE ST-LOUIS EXQUISITE 1635 LUXURY HAVEN FOR 2 IN CENTER PARIS DREAMY & ROMANTIC

Cynthia Ortiz Pelaez

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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ILE ST-LOUIS EXQUISITE 1635 LUXURY HAVEN FOR 2 IN CENTER PARIS DREAMY & ROMANTIC

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Visiting Paris is like entering a dream world. Vacationing in our charming 1635 pied-a-terre on Ile St-Louis is truly living the dream in style. The Old World elegance, the beautiful period antiques and the mere history of this hotel particulier transports you to another time while you continue to enjoy all of the modern amenities that will ensure a comfortable stay.

Our apartment is located on a lovely and privileged residential street along the river Seine. Each time you walk out into the courtyard and open the main carriage door to explore the best parts of Paris, you are suddenly overwhelmed by the beauty of the Seine, the ancient trees lining the quai and the magnificent architecture that graces the Right Bank. The two stone bridges that frame this picturesque view are pure romance. You will see boats glide across the river and hear the guides telling dreamy-eyed passengers to make a wish as they pass under the 17th Century Pont Marie. Yes, wishes and dreams do come true here on Ile St-Louis...every moment.

The island itself is a magical oasis, a very special little village boasting authentic Parisian cafes, art galleries, boutiques, antique shops and book sellers. You shall never hunger nor thirst as the island offers some of the best in epicurean provisions: patisseries and boulangeries (pastry and bake shops), an award-winning boucherie (butcher shop), a delightful fromagerie (cheese shop), wine purveyors, primeurs (fresh fruit and vegetable markets), epiceries (grocery stores), chocolate shops, a fleuriste (flower shop) and, of course, the famous Berthillon ice cream. The many restaurants located on the Ile offer visitors a wide range of menu choices, including the 3-starred chef Antoine Westermann's masterful vegetable cookery at his highly acclaimed Mon Viele Ami and the quietly sophisticated l'Orangerie with chef Michel del Burgo, formerly 3-starred at le Bristol, Taillevent and Moscou, directing the kitchen. For the 'freshest sushi in Paris' head to Isami located on the south side of the island. At dusk, stroll across the pedestrian bridge connecting Ile St-Louis to the neighboring Ile de la Cite, capturing a wonderful view of Notre Dame's dramatic flying buttresses and the lovely gardens below. You will usually find live entertainment on this pedestrian bridge...enjoy a lively string quartet, a creole jazz band or traditional French accordion melodies as you take in the glorious panoramic river views to the east and west. As the surrounding bridges, the towers and the grand palace of Hotel de Ville are gradually illuminated you find yourself standing in a live picture postcard. There is simply not a more romantic place on earth...but this you must see for yourself.

The apartment at quai de Bourbon is a deliberate extension of the island's atmospheric magic. Located on the ground floor just off the main courtyard, this 'petite maison' of 44 square meters (roughly 500 square feet) embraces the true spirit of Ile St-Louis. Ancient tomettes - terracotta tiles reclaimed from 17th and 18th Century chateaux - set the tone for a warm and inviting palette of burnt red, golden ochre and celery green. The fabrics are luscious, the antiques tasteful and the decorative accessories absolutely charming. The shimmering crystal chandeliers and antique wall sconces may be dimmed to create the perfect romantic setting. This is your cue to chill the champagne!

The luxurious bedroom enrobed in silk and velvet is awash with the softest grays and baby blues to lull you to sleep. There is a spacious armoire to house your personal belongings and adequate bedside lamps for reading. Luxury bed linens, pretty antique prints and scented sachets create a relaxing respite after a full day of sightseeing and shopping.

You will discover a little taste of the Orient in the compact but efficient bathroom. The Chinese red of the cabinets accents the exposed beams and stone while 18th Century Japanese wood block prints decorate the lacquered walls along with antique Asian porcelain. The tower cabinet provides ample room for your personal items and also houses the collection of plush bath towels.

The cheerful kitchen with its blue and white toile de Jouy fabric and decorative tiles, painted red ceiling beams and ochre walls is fully equipped with everything you need to create a fabulous meal. If cooking isn't on your agenda, the fridge is always ready to chill your favorite bottle of champagne and the freezer available to hold several litres of Berthillon ice cream! Sample delicious espresso with the easy-to-use Nespresso machine. A full range of kitchen appliances, as well as a conventional washer and dryer are all provided with simple instructions for use.

Cable television, CD player/stereo, WiFi high-speed internet service and free unlimited calls to North America and within Europe (excludes calls made to mobile phones in Europe) and a well-stocked Paris travel library help keep you entertained, informed and in touch.

We welcome you to a world of comfort, luxury, history and romance. Come be our guests for 'A Fine Taste of Paris'.

Keywords: Ile St-Louis, 1-Bedroom, Luxury Apartment, on the Seine River, Central Paris, 4th Arrondissement, Marais Neighborhood, Berthillon Ice Cream, Antique Furnishings

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
My husband and I enjoyed a week-long stay in the apartment. The apartment is truly a hidden gem. It is beautifully decorated with high-end linens, comfortable antique furniture and beautiful chandeliers, not to mention the historic stone walls and wood beams. Everything about the apartment exudes romance and a five-star accommodation. We have stayed at five-star hotels in the past and I would rate the apartment on the same level as a five-star hotel, if not better. Also, the bed is one of the most comfortable that we have ever slept on in any hotel or other apartment that we have rented. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances (dishwasher, washer, dryer), glassware, plates, etc. to make you feel like you are at home.

The apartment is very centrally located and we walked to almost every sight - there really is no need to even use the metro. Ile St-Louis is very beautiful, as well.

The one thing that is absolutely amazing is the pride of ownership and genuine kindness of the owners. They provided us with a package of things to do and suggestions and answered well over 25 emails and provided suggestions and advice that was geared toward our interests. The recommendations were truly the best and made our first trip to Paris even that more memorable. It was truly the most romantic holiday ever - I really think that our whole experience in Paris was more romantic or just as romantic as our honeymoon. Above everything else, the owners help and guidance was really priceless and made our experience of renting so absolutely wonderful. We cannot wait to return to this precious jewel.
Sep 2009
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Cynthia Ortiz Pelaez

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Passionate Francophiles invite you to enjoy their charming 17th Century apartment decorated in the spirit and style of Ile St-Louis. Discerning travelers, as well as lovers of antiques, art and history will truly appreciate the stylish decor and luxurious amenities of this romantic pied-a-terre.

Cynthia Ortiz Pelaez purchased this apartment in 2003

The moment we discovered the magical Ile St-Louis we knew it would be our home someday! The romantic village atmosphere of this jewel in the Seine is what sets it apart from the rest of Paris. It was a splendid destiny that led us to become the happy owners of this special apartment. We are delighted to be able to share the charms of this wonderful pied-a-terre with our visitors!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
San Francisco
5

ABSOLUTE DREAM!!!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Cynthia,
Just a note to tell you how much we LOVED staying at your adorable apartment!
You’ve done a fabulous job, decorating it with style and class. I loved your choice of fabrics, the antique pieces and the chandeliers. It really is a dream space! The Isle St. Louis was just as you described-quaint and lovely. Since I have a bad sense of direction, I really appreciated being able to walk up and down just one main street and still find my way back to the apartment!
Paris is such an amazing city. Every day was an over-the-top experience. I really didn’t remember much from 20 years ago. This time I got to explore different neighborhoods and get a sense of what it would be like to live there. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful and we truly did have the trip of a lifetime
I will definitely recommend your apartment and I hope we will have the chance to return to Paris again. Eva and her brother were also wonderful - friendly and welcoming. You’ve picked a good team! If you ever plan to be in the Bay Area, please let us know.
You've been great to work with and we appreciate all you've done to help us.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197309vb
+1 304.780.9897
4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Gulfport Ms
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had a great week here. The apartment is in undoubtably the best location in Paris, we have been there several times and Isle St. Louis is our favorite. It's kitchen is stocked with everything imaginable, you could prepare a gourmet meal there if you wanted but there are many great restaurants, small markets right there on the Isle. Bed very comfortable, lot of old world character, bath good, all just like photos. Highly recommend, will definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p197309vb
+1 304.780.9897
4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
5

Heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5
The apt on Ile-St-Louis was everything we hoped it would be. Charming. Spacious (by Paris standards). Convenient. Easy access (no stairs). We would definitely stay here again if we return to Paris. Easy walk to all major historic sights, Place des Vosges, Left Bank, and short walk to 3 Metro/RER stops. Best experience: Join Parisians in picnicking along the Seine in the early evening and watching the sun set behind Notre Dame. C'est la vie!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
Auburn, CA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
This is not Paris, this is the Paris you dream of. This apartment is in the heart of old, historic Paris, just a couple of blocks from Notre Dame. There are shops, cafes, cheese shops, wine shops; and all right on the Seine. The apartment is perfect as well. Well laid out, quiet and with everything you could need except perhaps for a personal chef....Stay here, you won't be sorry.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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ILE ST-LOUIS Exquisite 1635 Luxury Haven for 2 in Center Paris DREAMY & ROMANTIC
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
California, USA
5

Wonderful Memories, Beaurtiful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Cynthia.
Thought I'd let you know how much we loved your apartment. We are back in San Fransisco now, exhausted but full of wonderful memories. We had a fabulous time! Your decor is tastefully done and every detail has been tended to. It takes you back to a different, more elegant time. In a way, it becomes one of the Parisian sights and sets the stage for what's just outside your front door. It's a little gem and we couldn't have asked for a better location. The apartment is very carefully laid out with every bit of space well utilized. Your greeter was very nice and very thorough in showing us your apartment. On the few days it was very hot outside (during August), it was nice and cool inside. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom quiet, so much so, that on a couple of occasions we were able to sleep in well past 11:00 a.m. without even realizing it was morning! Thank you for sharing your home with us and for making it such a smooth and pleasant experience. It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Best,
Belen & Nabil
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Paris
South Florida in the USA
5

Un Bel Appartement

  • 5 of 5
Not only is the Ile St-Louis the best location for touring Paris but this is as beautiful and well equipped a one-bedroom apartment as you could find. The owner has refurbished this ground floor courtyard apartment to harmonize with the era and style of this elegant island neighborhood of Paris. It is not only beautiful but comfortable. When you return from a day of touring, the comfortable living room furniture welcomes a weary site-seer. The American style king bed is comfy and fitted with fine linen. Though the bedroom is small there is plenty of room in it and the bathroom to store all that your suitcase will hold. Paris apartment kitchens are notoriously small and this one, bigger than most, is extremely well equipped. If you like to shop at the open markets and cook in, you can do anything in this kitchen. We love Paris and always return. We hope this is where we will stay again next time.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Boat Tours at Nearby Boarding Dock, Petanque, Several Beautiful Parks Nearby, Paris Plage (Paris Beach) located just across the river in summer, Live Entertainment on Pont St-Louis, Flower Market on Sundays on Neighboring Island, Antiquing

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4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,855
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes 3-Night Minimum Rental Available at Rate of $300.00 US per Night

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Shower with Regular shower head and hand-held shower spray. Storage tower and lighted vanity sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) Pillowtop
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Notes:
Nespresso Machine, Paris Travel Library, Hair Dryer, Floor Fan, Portable Picnic Table and Basket of Picnic Supplies, Additional Cleaning Services Available
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