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Michelle

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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Michelle

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Calendar last updated:
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TRUE PARISIAN LIFE, WITH 4-STAR AMENITIES!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Studio, 1 bathrooms (sleeps 4)+ loft + den

Everything of a wonderful Parisian visit: charms, location, amenities, cleanliness, and especially the best customer service. Listen to our guests: 'What a gem we found!', 'Charming Studio in Perfect Location', 'I really can't speak highly enough'...

WINNER of TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence

Come stay in an 18th century building with preserved wood beams, stonewalls and ancient tile floor, right in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Our studio was totally renovated in June 2012 with the latest, states of the arts kitchen and bath amenities, put together by a tasteful touch of an interior designer.

We will meet you when you arrive to deliver the keys and get you acquainted with the apartment, and will always be one phone call away for all of your needs. Promise!

For your comforts and enjoyment, the following amenities are provided in top quality:

WELCOME REFRESHMENTS of coffee, tea, water, and of course, a bottle of French wine will bring you the comforts of home right upon arrival.

Living room:

- High speed wireless internet

- UNLIMITED FREE PHONE CALLS to the USA, Canada, England, Australia, and hundreds of other worldwide destinations, including most European countries.

- Brand new 32' LED TV playing 180+ cable channels

- Blue-ray DVD player and a collection of DVDs

- Guidebook with countless local recommendations

Kitchen:

- Refrigerator

- Microwave / Grill oven

- Vitro-ceramic cook top

- Dishwasher

- Washer / Dryer

- NESPRESSO coffee machine (George Clooney's 'What else?')

- Electric kettle

- Toaster

- Dining and Cooking utensils

Bed / bath:

- Top grade full size Simmons mattress

- Pull-out sofa, super comfortable mattress, sleeps 2

- Rain bath shower

- Linens (percale and Egyptian cotton) and towels

- Electric fans

- Hair dryer

- Iron

- Alarm clock

*** Please also check out our brand new addition (March 2013): STUDIO SEINE D'ORSAY http://www.vrbo.com/445743 ***

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michelle (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Michelle

I am so lucky to be living in a city I love. Six years ago, Paris was the one thing that helped me make the huge switch, leaving behind a promising consulting practice and the tranquil suburban life. Life in France has been filled with more ups than downs. The list of things I love keeps extending, started out with the basics: chocolate and photography. Now adding on are those early mornings along the Seine, the fall colors in the Bois de Boulogne, or the Louvre in the quiet evenings, picnic on Île St-Louis…. And yet, how can I forget the people. That is where I have learned again to cherish the true meaning of love and friendship...

Michelle purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Michelle chose 6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres

We invite you to LIVE LIKE A LOCAL in our quarter. Whether you are walking in between the ancient buildings down the narrow streets dotted with historical markers, browsing at the boutique shops which all look like a “museum” of their specialties, or mixing in with the college profs and students in a café nearby, do slow down and enjoy the aroma of the buttery pastries, listen to the surrounding melodic voices, watch the people embrace and kiss, and sink yourselves into the true Parisian life.

Staying at our studio, the Carrefour de l'Odéon is your own living room with so many choices of people watching spots, just a couple of steps from your door. And ...waiting in line to dine at the renowned Le Comptoir is never an issue!

What makes this apartment unique

The mezzanine provides a separate sleeping quarter that is private and cozy. It is actually a big plus for a compact size studio, as you can slip into the living room with your coffee in the morning without having to look at a messy bed. ;-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

As posted on: www.airbnb.com/rooms/518742#reviews



The studio was exactly as described. It is small but never felt cramped; actually a very efficient and excellent use of space. The location is terrific; right in the heart of the 6th. The neighborhood is terrific. I had one question while I was there and Michelle responded by email within minutes. The place was very clean and efficient. Everything was labeled with a book of instructions on everything. I thought leaving a bottle of wine was a terrific touch. My 21 year old son slept on the hideabed and said it was fine. All in all, a terrific experience. I recommend it and will go back.
Nov 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Fabulous Apartment Apart from the Noise

  • 4 of 5
This is an extremely clean, very well equipped apartment which has been renovated to a high standard. Its main plus is that it is in a fabulous part of Paris; probably the best located apartment we have ever stayed in.

For us, however the wonderful location (during our recent 7 day stay) was somewhat off-set by the unrelenting noise generated by the next door bar/nightclub that went on until about 2am every night (and until after 5am on Fri night/Sat morning). As the apartment is very narrow we found the need to close the window to try and minimise the impact of the noise made the apartment feel slightly claustrophobic.

I recognise most other reviews have not found this issue a worry, however I raise it just for the sake of 'balance'.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5
What a great apartment! It is located in a great neighborhood, close to the metro station, amazing restaurants. Even though the apartment is very compact, it is well designed and functional. Michelle had stocked the apartment with water, coffee, a bottle of wine.. all nice touches on arrival while you try to get your bearing of the location. I will totally recommend this place. Will definitely stay here again. FYI... there is no elevator.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Great apartment, ideal location

  • 5 of 5
I'll make this short simply because it mirrors much of what has been written by others. This apartment is a little gem- really nicely configured/appointed and perfectly located (a block from the Odeon metro) in a fantastic neighborhood. We felt that it to be an excellent value and would stay again if and when we return to Paris.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

This is the place to stay in Paris

  • 5 of 5
Yes, the apartment is small but it is quite manageable. Michelle met us early on Saturday and showed us everything we needed to know and made sure we understood that she was available if needed. That is a big plus. Since this was our first time in Paris we were skeptical of the subway, trains, etc., but after our first afternoon we got the hang of it.

The apartment is located less than a 5 minute walk to everything you need - bus, taxi, Metro, several great restaurants, street creperies, ATM, market, convenience store. The apartment is up two flights of stairs but there is a timed light switch for the hallways so we had no problems there. I forgot that city living can be noisy and Paris is no exception. Be prepared to close the window at night for some peace and quiet.

Things we did in Paris: Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame, walking tour of Montmarte (highly recommended), took a cooking class in croissant making at La Cuisine (highly recommended), took the train to Normandie for a Victory Tour of Omaha and Utah Beach landings (highly recommended), took the train to Loire Valley for tour with Paris Link (highly recommended) and lots of street walking in the city with dinner in Eiffel Tower, Seine cruise and Moulin Rouge.

I would highly recommend this apartment for your trip to Paris even if it is your first time.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Perfect location for our first visit to Paris

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect location for our first visit to Paris. I would recommend this apartment for anyone visiting the city for the first time - after a week of staying there we figured out all the shortcuts to the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre Dame, the Louvre and Bon Marche. I was also pleasantly surprised how convenient it was to get there from the airport - it took us a 45 minute train ride, plus about a 10-15 minute walk from the RER station, much more convenient than airports in the US. The Odeon metro station is even closer, only a couple minutes from the apartment but we mainly just walked all over rather than taking the train.

We met Michelle at the apartment, which she furnished with fruit, wine and Nespresso coffee. She was very friendly and gave us a very detailed explanation of the kitchen and bathroom appliances, TV and phone, etc. I thought it was very convenient that the apartment is furnished with an IP phone, since neither of us had a working cellphone in France. Also, we had no problems getting access to the internet and email during our stay since the apartment has wifi access.

The apartment is very small, although that was not that much of an issue since we were outside most of the time. The hallway and stairs were quite dark, so you need to turn on the light to get up to the apartment but the apartment itself had enough sunlight so you didn't need to turn on the lights during the day. I also didn't think the outside noise was that much of an issue as some others have mentioned since the apartment is a couple of floors above street level. There were a couple of times when we ran out of hot water while taking a shower so I think it would be difficult for more than 2 people to stay at one time, that was my only complaint. I wouldn't mind staying here next time for 2 or 3 weeks, now that we know how to get to the nearby groceries (Monoprix and Carrefour) as well as GROM gelato. Hopefully we'll know more French by then.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul,
Thank you for taking the time sending in the review. All the insightful information you have provided will be found very useful by our prospective guests. I have checked into the hot water situation, and everything is functioning well. I was actually very surprised to hear, since the rain bath shower is one of our popular features which has been praised in a few reviews.
Thank you again, Paul, and it has been my pleasure being your host.
Sincerely,
Michelle
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Memories of a Lifetime in the 6th

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I have been planning for a girl's trip with our daughters for several years. We could not have chosen a better place to stay than Michelle's apartment near Odeon. From the start of our planning, Michelle was extremely helpful and accommodating. We weren't sure if one of us would arrive a day earlier than the other and Michelle was willing to hold the apartment for an extra day while we were finalizing our plans.

Michelle welcomed us to Paris and her apartment with fruit, wine and coffee. We were welcomed like guests! Her apartment is tiny, but that is expected in Paris. My husband and I visited Paris in 2010 and stayed in a very nice hotel that was tiny as well.

Despite the size of the apartment, it is equipped with everything you could want during your visit. We went to the grocery store and cooked omelets one morning. We also bought a delicious quiche from Gerard Mullot and warmed it in the microwave for another delicious breakfast in Paris. What a joy to enjoy a delicious espresso each morning in our PJs! I plan to buy the same espresso machine for myself.

The apartment is in the perfect location. Very walkable to Notre Dame, Cluny, Pantheon, St. Sulpice, Luxembourg Gardens. A bit further but still walkable to Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Tuileries, Bon Marche. When our feet were tired, we had very easy access to Metro, RER, and bus routes. The area around the apartment is great for wandering and looking at little shops.

I was able to talk to my husband and family using the apartment phone. In addition, we were able to access email and internet with wifi in the apartment.

One evening, we met Michelle near Eiffel Tower. She showed us a great location for photos and we chatted in a cafe. Michelle also gave us a recommendation for a street market near Place Monge.

In the evenings, we heard the musician playing outside Le Comptoir. For one week, we felt like residents of Paris! Many thanks to Michelle for her hospitality and great apartment! If I have a chance to go back, I will be staying in the same apartment.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charles de Gaulle, Orly
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare Saint Lazare
Car: not necessary

100m from Metro Odeon***

Our studio is located on rue Monsieur Le Prince (Odéon), in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a safe and prestigious neighborhood that is famous for its Parisian eateries, theaters, and boutique shops. It is within walking distances to most touristic and cultural attractions, like the Notre Dame, Saint Germain des Pres church, Luxembourg Garden, Saint Sulpice church, the Panthéon, the Invalides, Musée d'Orsay, or the Sorbonne..., just too numerous to mention. The Louvre Museum or Hôtel de Ville, on the other side of the Seine river, is a 10-15 minute romantic walk through the cobblestone streets. We have taken a few pictures of the immediate neighborhood to give you the real appreciation of the location.

Public transportation is the most convenient with steps away from 6 bus lines and metro stations, which are also the easy and cost-effective connections to and from the airports and train stations. Metro station Odéon (100m away) is on line 4 which connects to train stations (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est) as well as to the major hubs for airport transfers ( Saint-Michel Nôtre Dame, Châtelet).

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Rates & Availability

From €110 Per night

6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday Premium
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
€145
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter discount
Jan 7 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€125
€800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee €60
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
We are happy to accommodate requests for shorter stays if they fit in our calendar. Please check with us.
All rates are inclusive of taxes
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Amenities

6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand new bathroom with rainbath shower.
  • Brand new bathroom (June 2012) with rainbath shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , on mezzanine
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull-out sofa in living room
  • Studio with separate sleeping quarter on mezzanine. Having the advantage of being able to enjoy your morning coffee without having to look at a messy bed ;-)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
- Free and unlimited long distance calls to the USA, Canada, Australia, and hundreds of other cities worldwide - NESPRESSO coffee maker - Electric kettle - Electric floor fans and table fans - Maps, tourist info and local restaurant recommendations provided. - WELCOME REFRESHMENTS upon arrival to bring you the comforts of Home: water, coffee, tea.

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