|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Enjoying excellent natural light all day long, this studio has all the charm of traditional Parisian apartments. Located on a tree-shaded boulevard, it is a large space (494 sq.ft or 42m2), flooded with light, with white-washed walls, oak wooden floors and fireplaces, situated on the 3rd French floor of a 19th century building. In the entrance, a little dressing room will accomodate your personal belongings. The bedroom area features a VERY COMFORTABLE DOUBLE-BED, a desk and bookshelves. The living room area features a LARGE SOFA-BED, an armchair, a coffee-table and bookshelves. A TV, a radio, a telephone (with free calls to 60 countries) and free wi-fi internet access are provided. The kitchen is offers space enough to cook and eat comfortably. The shower room is small but well equiped. In summer, a ceiling fan freshens the atmosphere. In winter the whole studio is very well heated. There are radiators in every room including the bathroom and the windows are equiped with double glazing windows .The area is friendly, safe and the building is secured with two codes.This apartment is at a 5 mn walk from two métro stations, 8 bus stops, and the BATOBUS river line on the Seine bank . This public boat will take you all along the river to visit the major touristic spots .
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE AREA:
The apartment building is situated in a residential area where Parisians live, shop and take their kids to school.
Here, you will feel like Parisians, shop in the same shops and go to the same restaurants if you feel like it.
Shopping in the area is a pleasure: Most food shops are open very late at night, some of them are open on Sunday mornings.
If you prefer to eat outside, you will find a large variety of restaurants, from the small bistro in the rue Mouffetard to the trendy and creative restaurant close to your apartment.
Many major touristic hotspots are within walking distance: the River Seine, the Botanical Garden, the Luxembourg Garden, the Boulevard Saint Germain, Notre-Dame cathedral.....
If you want to use public transportation, the area is packed with metro and bus lines which will take you directly and quickly to most exciting areas of Paris: Montparnasse, Bastille, the Opera, Montmartre....
The apartment is at a five minutes walk from the to the Gare d'Austerlitz, from which you can easily go to the Chateau de Versailles (45 mn with the local train)
ABOUT THE APARTMENT ITSELF:
When entering this apartment for the first time, the first impression you'll get is one of space and light
This apartment has the typical charm of a Parisian apartments, with its solid oak floor and chimneys and it is furnished with modern and colourful furniture, at both time comfortable and easy to use.
During your stay, you'll have enough bed linen and bath towels to feel comfortable.
In winter this apartment is very well heated (there are radiators in every room, including the bathroom, and you can easily regulate the level of the heat by yourself, according to the outside temperature and your own preferences.
The building is very quiet. There are only two apartments per floor.
The inhabitants are quiet and decent people.
My daughter and I arrived mid June and had a wonderful 9 day stay in Paris. Close to the subway, batobus, and within easy walking distance to everything. Our landlady was most helpful and supplied a few basic groceries upon our arrival. Would love to come back and stay again.
I'm happy to add my five-star to the list of glowing reviews. I spent four weeks in Mme Miller's charming, cozy flat and I couldn't have been happier. At the edge of the 5th, the flat is off the beaten path of tourists but still very close to everything you want to visit in Paris. Metro and buses are both half a block away and RER C is a five minute walk, but I mostly used the three nearby Velib stations (the Paris bike-share) to get around.
The flat is bright, friendly, spacious and quiet. It had everything I hoped a Paris apartment would have - beautiful, creaky wood floors, a lovely view of the tree-lined street, and friendly neighbors. The windows are huge and lovely. The sun will greet you in the morning and cool air will waft through in the evening (even during the heatwave that hit Paris while I was there.)
Mme Miller provides all the conveniences - towels, pots and pans, dishes, wifi, laundry detergent, and dish soap. She had even stocked the small refrigerator with enough food for my first breakfast. Anything else you would need you can get at one of the many shops on the street.
Mme Miller is very knowledgeable about all things Parisian, so be sure to ask for her recommendations on things to see or places to eat.
You can believe the 5 star reviews of this light, well-appointed and comfortable apartment. Add to these amenitiies a knowledgeable, friendly property owner and you will be hard pressed to find a better place to stay in Paris.
While a bit off the regular tourist track, this apartment is conveniently located to Metro, bus and Seine boat transportation so no Paris destination is too far away--indeed even trains throughout France and Europe are nearby. Having spent a great deal of time in hotels in the arrondisements known for shopping and sightseeing, we appreciated getting to know completely different neighborhoods, shops and, of course, restaurants. Fara provides her guests with a very detailed guide to all transport options, recommendations on nearby restaurants, bakeries and markets, as well as thorough information regarding how to operate the phone and television. While we did not watch much television, it was great to be able to stay in touch with family at home (landline calls to most international destinations are free) and use the excellent wi-fi to plan our outings and secure reservations.
There are very good restaurants nearby, and they are reasonably priced. The kitchen provided much more in the way of knives, pots and pans, than we have ever encountered in a vacation rental. You know how you usually have to provide your own salt and pepper and rely on your swiss army knife? Not so at this location where you can easily cook a well balanced meal.
For those who enjoy walking, this is a great location from which to explore the Marais, the islands and the Latin Quarter as well as the 12th and 13th arrondisements. We were particularly pleased to discover the gardens and shops of Bercy and the beauty of the architecture at this part of the Seine, including the bridge linking this area to the stunning Biblioteheque Nationale de France.
We will not only be staying here again but will also highly recommend it to our friends.
Mme Miller's very comfortable and spacious studio apartment in the 5th Arrondissement was perfect for our 18 day stay in September in Paris. It is located on the third floor overlooking a tree-lined boulevard in a residential area, just outside of the crowded tourist areas of the Latin Quarter. Transportation to all of Paris was simple, as there is a Metro stop located a block away, as well as good bus connections. We especially liked walking to the pedestrian market street of the rue Mouffetard, a charming area where we could purchase all sorts of French food. Tall windows face south, letting in plenty of light, and there are windows also in the kitchen and bath.
Mme Miller was an excellent hostess, and made herself available to assist with anything we needed during our stay. Her delightful personality and devotion to making sure we had a good experience in Paris were a highlight of our visit. For this we were especially grateful, since we had never been to Paris or France, and did not speak much French. Knowing that we had her support, if needed, made our stay comfortable and relaxed.
The apartment had a number of amenities that made a difference for us. The large queen-sized bed was very comfortable. The free phone service allowed us to call home in the U.S. whenever we wished. The wifi internet connection was strong, and worked well. The cable television had plenty of English language stations (including BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky news-Britain, etc.) The washing machine worked beautifully. The apartment was very well-stocked with everything we needed, and the shower, hair dryer, kitchen appliances, etc. were all in good working order.
All in all, this apartment exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend it to anyone interested in living like a “temporary local,” while experiencing the wonders of the magnificent city of Paris.
My wife and I stayed in Fara's apartment in April. We first discovered it last year and so totally enjoyed our stay that we booked it again and were definitely not disappointed. The apartment is exactly as described and more. The main room is filled with light and actually larger than it appears in the photos. Both the kitchen and bathroom are very well laid out and equipped. Fara is the best host, and delights in helping you truly enjoy Paris. She is eager to provide any assistance you may need. It is conveniently located but in a quiet, professional Parisian neighborhood away from the crowds but close to wherever you want to go. If you want an alternative to the hotel experience and to "stay like a temporary local" this apartment is perfect.
We were lucky enough to be in Paris during a spell of wonderful weather. The apartment was exactly what we needed. Clean, airy, comfortable and with free phone calls and wifi. The owner, Fara could not have been more helpful or welcoming, making sure that we had everything we needed. With help or advice only a phone call away, Mme Miller loves Paris and helped us to get the most from our visit.
I'm sure the apartment would have been just as comfortable in colder weather and is situated in a lovely residential block, only a few minutes walk from the Seine and all it's attractions, including the excellent Batobus. We made a great choice.
This studio is situated in a residential area with good transport connections. It is very close to the Seine, with its romantic bridges, its evening dance sessions in summer, and the river boats on which you can have a drink, and listen to music. During the day , the Seine shuttle 'batobus' will take you to Notre-Dame, the Orsay Museum, Saint Germain des Prés, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Champs Elysées. Close to the studio, you will discover the enchanting Botanical Garden, a lush green space and its tropical green houses. Close by, in the Rue Mouffetard, you will enjoy an open-air market, gourmet shops and small typical 'bistros'. Close to the Place d' Italie, you can discover the 'Butte aux Cailles' quarter, with its trendy restaurants and bars in a real village atmosphere. From the studio you can explore Paris easily and without fatigue.
Three bicycle stations are close by. Last but not least, from
the 'Austerlitz Station', at a 5 mn walk , you can go to the 'Chateau de versailles' in 40 mn.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer and Fall
Jul 11 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
If you wish to confirm your booking, i will send or e-mail you a detailed contract along with informations on the apartment and its environment.
The rent is all service charges included (water, heat, electricity, local taxes, final cleaning .)
For short stays , a 30% deposit has to be paid in order to secure your booking, by Paypal, check in Euros or bank transfer.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.