EXPERIENCE OLD PARIS-ILE ST. LOUIS/BUILT 1642/1 BR/RENOVATED

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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EXPERIENCE OLD PARIS-ILE ST. LOUIS/BUILT 1642/1 BR/RENOVATED

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Ile St. Louis, an island in the very heart of Paris, is along with neighboring Ile de la Cité (home of Notre Dame Cathedral) the oldest part of the city. As this island is quite self-contained, with arrays of old and charming buildings to sightsee, grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, antique shops and so on, it is quite possible to remain on the island for the whole vacation stay and enjoy every minute of it.

But of course, it is very easy to walk to the 'mainland', as the islanders like to refer to it, as there are five short bridges at various points directly to the Marais district, the Latin Quarter and to Ile de la Cité as well. The apartment was recently renovated and has one bedroom; sliding wood doors can easily be used to cordon off the bedroom or they can be slid aside to create a large, eye-catching open space.

The apartment is approximately 500 square feet with ceilings at a height of 3 meters (close to 10 feet). It is on the 2nd floor (3rd American) and there is only one apartment per floor. With this fact and its location on a charming and quiet side street (a number of cinema films have been made of this street), off the main thoroughfare of the island (Rue St. Louis en Ile), a serene Parisian living experience can be had.

The renovation was done with the idea of creating a most comfortable and luxurious living space while retaining as much as possible all the original 17th century details.

The large and modern galley kitchen has labrador green granite counter-tops & tall back-splashes and an undermount sink. The fridge is full size with a separate full size freezer (handy for ice cream bought from Berthillon!). 4 burner (gas and induction) stove top with a hooded vent. Full size regular oven and microwave oven. Wine and bottled water rack. Complete cooking and eating utensils. The kitchen is highlighted by the classic French-style stained glass windows in the fleur des lys pattern.

The apartment has an air conditioning unit.

The bathroom is oversized and bright; there is a large soaking tub with two shower heads (one as a rain showerhead fixed to the wall and the other a handheld) and a bath waterfall spout. The walls are tiled with real river stones. Separate clothes washer and outside-vented dryer located in this bathroom were bought instead of an all-in-one to considerably shorten clothes washing time. The WC has it's own sink with one wall entirely mirrored. It is adjacent to the tub room, its two closable entrances exit either to the apartment foyer or to the tub room.

Most Paris apartments use hot water tanks that are unfortunately too small to allow for more than 2-3 minute hot showers. This apartment is equipped with a high-performance gas hot water heater that provides unlimited hot water on demand. It not only provides hot water for all kitchen and bathroom faucets but is also used to power the 3 tall floor-to-ceiling modern 'Greco-Roman temple column' style room heaters as can be seen in the photos as well as the bathroom heater.

Ile St. Louis is not only blessed by having a central location to most, if not all, the interesting sights in Paris but is also conveniently nearby the public transportation stations at St. Paul (Line #1 which goes horizontally across central Paris), Pont Marie (Line #7 which goes vertically North and South of Paris, from beyond Opera to South, past Place D'Italie where Chinatown is located) as well as Cardinal Lemoine station (Line #10) and RER trains at the Notre Dame station on Ile de la Cite. The RER B train express from Charles De Gaule airport takes only about 35 minutes.

As an added feature, this apartment is maintained by professional management to ensure as much as possible a trouble-free environment for the renters and is available on call should any problems arise. At no extra charge, a greeter will meet you upon your arrival at the apartment and will show you around, on how to make use of the cable TV, kitchen appliances, heating system, washer/dryer, etc. and answer any questions you may have.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english, french

About The Owner

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Ile St. Louis 1 bedroom Paris Apartment

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose 4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais

There is no other location in Paris that is more central. Most sites of interest are in walking distance. Ile St. Louis also gives a village feel that serves as a respite from the big city life.

What makes this apartment unique

When Baron Haussmann tore down and rebuilt much of Paris in the 1860's, he left few neighborhoods untouched. Almost the entire Ile St. Louis and certain swaths of the Marais district may be counted among the survivors. We bought the apartment as an unique opportunity to experience some of the last remaining aspects of 17th century Paris living.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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5

Terrific apartment in Paris!

  • 5 of 5
This is our first time renting through VRBO in Europe however, we have used VRBO several times in the states. Our experience was smooth and easy. The apartment is in a terrific location near the sites, but off the beaten path enough for a quiet evening with local charm. Everything we needed was available and just as the owner has described. We were very comfortable and would return. One note of caution for those who have trouble with steps, understand there are two short flights of steps, it wasn't an issue for us,(in our 50's, who work out regularly.) Though carrying luggage up the stairs took a bit of effort. I suggest packing light! Restaurants near by are delicious, and yes so is the ice cream on the corner. The grocery store is close and well stocked. I think our favorite part is strolling a short distance to the bridge at night and seeing Notre Dame and the Eiffel tower lit up! Just beautiful!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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10 Stars

  • 5 of 5
Seriously, I wish there was an option for more than five stars. I echo the sentiments of the other visitors that have stayed at this incredible apartment. The location on Ile St. Louis is perfect for experiencing Paris. We were a short walk from two major Metro stops, fabulous shopping and dining in the Marais District and St. Germain de Pres, and Notre Dame Cathedral. We visited Paris with our one year-old, and the apartment allowed for a completely stress-free trip. The interior of the apartment is as lovely as it appears in photographs. The washer and dryer was a great help with an infant, and the wi-fi and complimentary calls to the U.S. made it easy for us to tend to work matters during our visit. The kitchen is fully equipped, which made it possible to spend a few evenings cooking the delicious food we picked up at the local markets. We cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

What a charm!

  • 5 of 5
We (Girlfriend and Myself..late 20's) had spent a week in this absolutely wonderful apartment. For those who want to experience Paris in a truly authentic fashion... this place is a must. Everything was thought out and taken care of by owner and the place was immaculate. The location on Saint Louis could not be more perfect. Restaurants/eateries and all the best sights were in close proximity. 10-15 min walk to metro can grant access to the entire city. We would happily stay again. Thanks for such a memorable trip!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Plantation, Florida
5

Perfect Pied a Terre

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, and our two teenage boys, stayed here for four nights in August 2013. Everything about this apartment exceeded our expectations. The location was wonderfully close to everything we wanted to see. The apartment was clean, beautifully maintained and very quiet. There was lots of hot water, the kitchen had everything we needed and the washer and dryer helped us keep up. The A/C, while not icy cool, was a nice respite from the heat outside. The owner of the apartment lives in New York, so he is easy to communicate with and very helpful and he has provided many of the conveniences that Americans are accustomed to. Staying here was so much nicer than staying in a hotel. We loved being able to keep and prepare food for our hungry boys, keep them clean and we felt comfortable leaving them on their own with their electronics while we sampled some of the delicious restaurants nearby. There are wonderful restaurants, grocery stores and shopping all just steps away and the owner has left a very helpful list of recommendations in English. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone from the States (or anywhere else).
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Worthington, Ohio, USA
5

Surpassed all expectations on every level!

  • 5 of 5
My title says it all, from initial email contact to final email follow-up from Ivor regarding our stay, the rental process was a joy. The ancient stone walls and beams, combined with modern comforts, made for a spectacular stay in a quiet, classy, beautiful part of Paris. Local shops and restaurants were fantastic and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of our little part of Paris. Passing Notre Dame several times daily as we came and went from the apartment just made our stay even more magical. Our only negative comment to the owner was that we found the bed to be extremely hard, with a thin mattress. No-one else has complained about the mattress so it could just be us! The owner mentioned getting a mattress topper which we believe would make a huge difference. We would definitely return and recommend to friends and family (especially if the mattress topper is installed!). Don't hesitate to book this apartment if given the chance, the location alone is worth its weight in gold! Thank you Ivor for a very memorable experience that we will reminisce about for years.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Woodlans, Texas, USA
5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful apartment in a wonderful location. The combination of 17th century features, such as the charming staircase and thick walls, with all the modern 21st century necessities, makes this place a one of kind accomodation. The large rain shower providing plenty of hot water is a real asset for a tired body after sightseeing. It was great to be able to fix a simple breakfast of tea and croissants or pastries from the boulangerie/patisserie nearby. The side street is very quiet and yet, everything is right at your fingertips on the main street. Ivor, the owner, was always prompt and helpful in answering all the questions I asked him before our arrival. Also, the "Instructions Binder" contains all kind of helpful information to facilitate your stay. The Ile St. Louis is perhaps one of the most charming areas of Paris, a little world of its own. Yet, the bridges to the Right and Left banks take you directly to all the Parisian sights and landmarks. Plus, the bridge to Notre Dame has entertainers and musicians every evening. All in all, it was a great place and I would highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Notre Dame Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
Sainte-Chapelle
Nearest Point of Interest
Louvre Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Pompidou Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Picasso Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Musee Carnavalet
Nearest Point of Interest
Luxembourg Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
La Conciergie
Nearest Point of Interest
Jardin des Plantes
Nearest Point of Interest
Place des Vosges/Hotel de Sully
Nearest Point of Interest
Le Pantheon
Nearest Point of Interest
Heart of the Marais Area
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cluny Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Heart of St. Germain des Pres area
Nearest Point of Interest
Berthillon Ice Creamery
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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€1,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €110
Refundable damage deposit €400

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

4th Arrondissement Pompidou Le Marais Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • W/C is separate from the tub area. Large bath tub has two shower heads, one fixed rain shower and one hand held.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Over-sized Queen bed (160 cm or 63 inches wide). Sofa bed in living room area is full-sized.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Newly Renovated Apartment in Building Built in 1642 in the Heart of Paris, Beautiful Original Details; Exposed Wood Beams, Thick Stone Walls, High Ceilings, French Windows, Antique furnishings, Stained glass windows, Fireplace. Brand new plumbing system; always on, tank-less continuously hot water system, modern individually controlled radiators. On the second floor, building has only one apartment per floor!
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