Bienvenue! This apartment building was constructed by my great-grandfather in the 1930s. Our family has enjoyed many wonderful times here.
This 2 bedroom apartment is lovely, spacious, and sunny.
-Upscale, safe, and quiet neighborhood.
-Gated and secure building
-Complete kitchen: all pots and pans, dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, almost an American-sized refrigerator, even dry foods and herbs and spices.
-2 bedrooms, each with a double bed PLUS sofa bed in living room
-Entry hall with table and mirror
-Tall French windows in every room, with a double exposure to 2 quiet courtyards
-Living Room has a dining table with seating for 6.
-Cable TV with hundreds of channels (including English, German, Italian, and Arabic channels)
-High speed internet connection for your laptop.
-Washing machine and clothes drying rack
-Iron/ironing board, hairdryer
-Towels, sheets, and blankets.
-Books, games, and dozens of Paris maps and guidebooks for you to borrow.
-WC (toilet and sink) and bathroom (sink, bathtub/shower) are in separate rooms inside the apartment so that one person doesn’t occupy both at one time.
This apartment is located on the South-Eastern side of Paris, in Saint Mande. It is a 3-5 minute walk to the Metro line #1 (Saint Mande station), which is the best Metro line since it runs through the heart of Paris. It's a direct ride to many attractions in Paris. It is about a 15 minute ride to the city center- by time you sit down and look at your guidebook, you've arrived.
The apartment is a 1 minute walk to the Monoprix supermarket, and there are cafes, a chocolate shop, and boutiques very close to the apartment as well. The apartment is a 2 minute walk to a large park called the Bois de Vincennes, which has a lake and pony rides for kids. There is a medieval castle (Bois de Vincennes) is a half-mile away and has a moat and dungeon.
The local Farmer’s Market sets up outside the Saint Mande Metro station every Thursday and Sunday morning and has fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, and flowers. This ‘marche’ is a centuries-old tradition, held rain or shine, and is just delightful.
Email received 4/28/10: Dear Jennifer,I want to let you know that my family and I had a fantastic experience in Paris, thanks in part to your cozy apartment in St. Mande. Your home gave us a slice of Parisien life seldom experienced by tourists, I hate to mention anything good about your place on VRBO, fearing that too many people will know about it so that the next time I'm there I won't have a chance of renting it. However, I will be unselfish and place an honest comment on VRBO. Your place is the best kept secret in Paris.Many thanks,Nora Lee
Feel like a real Parisian- stay in an apartment in a residential area!
This apartment has a code box on the front door, so there's no key to arrange to pick up. Just let yourself in.
Supermarket, Chocolate Shop, Lovely Park with a Lake, Medieval Castle, Main Metro Access, Zoo