CENTRAL PARIS STUNNING PENTHOUSE WITH 300 SQFT TERRACE AND ARCHITECT DESIGNED

Alexandre Harfouche

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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CENTRAL PARIS STUNNING PENTHOUSE WITH 300 SQFT TERRACE AND ARCHITECT DESIGNED

1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Stunning central penthouse with a 300 sq ft roof terrace. Open view towards Montmartre and Montparnasse, as well as Paris roofs. Very sunny, airy and light-bathed, the penthouse is arranged around the huge terrace with 6 large French windows giving every room direct access to the terrace.

The flat is located a stroll away from the Louvre and the river Seine, the historic Opera Garnier, the place Vendome, rue Saint-Honoré (the most exclusive high-end shopping street), rue de la Paix (the epicentre of exclusive Jewellers) the Royal Tuileries Gardens and the hidden gem of the first and most secluded landscaped shopping-arcade-encased garden of the Palais-Royal, a creation of the Cardinal Richelieu. It is also adjacent to the grid formed by Paris' 4 most exclusive, desirable and enchanting Palaces. The mythical Ritz, the Meurice, new home to France's most acclaimed chef (with a combined 9 Michelin stars, the highest distinction ever achieved), the Hyatt with arguably one of the most exciting bars in Paris, serving possibly the best mojitos in town and last but not least the Costes where the desirable crowd of fashion and modelling gathers every night for drinks and stylish dining.

Now back to the penthouse that sits on the fourth floor of an exquisite 17th century building where Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, bishop, theologian and Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, spent the last years of his life. The monumental stairway fully restored to its previous glory and a commemorative plaque are present day witness of the building's stately past.

In an understated contrast with the rigorous classicism of the 24-hours concierged building, is the interior fully designed by an architect in a quirky understated luxury style. Despite the very high standards and the meticulous care in the choice of fabrics, carpets and signature vintage furniture, we placed an emphasis on having relaxed, functional and easy interiors.

The apartment is arranged around the terrace with a welcoming burgundy-tiled entrance, complete with coat hangers, a fully equipped Italian designer kitchen with brand new appliances, leading to a breakfast area with its Swedish 18th century sculptured table and matching chairs. From there you can access the terrace directly, or if the weather is more rigorous, enjoy the open views towards an olive tree and Montmartre from the warmth of your interior. The kitchen has all modern appliances, including a state-of-the art espresso machine for your morning coffee and a wine fridge. The entrance also leads to a separate toilet. The living area is a semi-open large 500 sq ft space where you can dine around a Danish 1960 Palissandre table with its unique set of matching chairs, work on an iconic early 20th century Czech desk while connected to the internet through our free WiFi, enjoy a read from a vastly supplied library with books in both English and French, rehearse your piano classics, idle on an English coach listening to one of over 400 CDs on our Cyrus+Wharefedale professional HiFi system, call charge free from our phone or watch one of our 500 DVD films at your disposal. Three large French windows open directly from the living area into the terrace.

The sleeping area is separate by two gliding Japanese wild cherry wood doors and is composed of two bedrooms, one being a large 250 sq ft en-suite with a dressing attached and early 20th century English Arts Décoratifs double-bed together with a best-money-can buy mattress, and the other a kids room sleeping two in a superposed single tailor made beds. Both rooms share the same bathroom. Each room has separate direct access to the roof terrace through its its own French window.

Finally the terrace has been designed to reflect the interior living space starting with a dining table for 4, a lounge area with seating for 5, a sun bed and lots of skies.

Please note that we can now accommodate parties of 6 travelers, as we are opening up a new independent studio, door to door, that can comfortably sleep up to 2 guests; the cost is 66 euro for the studio per night + a cleaning fee; check with us for availability.

Here are the characteristics of this place:

- Central: the flat is located in the geographic epicenter of Paris; if you are found of walking, there is no major area, site or attraction that you cannot reach by foot; else, there are 5 Metro and 8 bus stations all within 5 minutes serving 5 underground lines, and a network of a dozen bus lines;

- Spacious: Over 1000sq ft of inside living and 300 sq ft of outside living

- Stylish: the flat is exclusively vintage furnished

- Unique: the terrace has been designed and fully furnished to a hotel standard by Unopiu, from the teak wooden floors to the lighting system and sun bed;

- Light and sun bathed;

- Connected: free high-speed WiFi throughout the apartment, cable TV, free long-distance phone calls;

- Equipped: on top of all the basic washer/dryer, dishwasher, espresso machine etc...the apartment has much more to offer: professional HiFi sound system, 50 inch flat screen, sun bed (yes a sun bed), a large wine fridge, cooking blender/mixer and even a ham electric slicer!

- Safe: 24 hrs, 7/7 concierge, digicode;

- Calm and quiet: in the middle of the city yet perched up high;

- Arty: you can stroll to the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie, Le Jeu de Paume, to Beaubourg and to the art galleries of the Marais;

- Cultural: you can stroll to the Opera, to the mythical Comédie-Française, the Théatre de l'Odéon and a further 10 theaters within less than 10 minutes walk;

- Recreational: a romantic stroll along the River banks? check, a large free secure playground for the kids? check, a secluded hidden romantic garden? check, 4 large cinema multiplex? check, a swimming pool? check!

- Literate: the flat is back-to-back with France's historic National Library which is close to be re-born after an unprecedented rehabilitation; the place is a researcher's paradise and has something for everyone as they hold very well curated exhibitions;

- Fit: We can get you daily access to one of Paris' most exclusive private gyms that has state of the art equipment, coaching possibilities, free workout sessions, yoga, TRX, cross-training sessions as well as a spa with Sauna, Turkish bath and a swimming pool; the private club is situated a mere 15 minutes walk from the flat and has its own dietetic restaurant;

- Gourmet: Paris' most exciting culinary offering at your doorstep; there are 3 top-Michelin starred restaurants around the corner, a large number of sophisticated French nouvelle cuisine restaurants within minutes, an incredible offering of ethnic cuisine (the best Japanese restaurant in Paris is in the building next door, the best Italian is less than 3 minutes walk, the best Lebanese less than 5, etc...) and of course a large number of hidden simple brasserie gems, one being a Corsican wine bar at your doorstep!;

- Gourmand: given its proximity to the historic food hub of Les Halles (used to be Paris' main wholesale central food market up to the early 70s, and have left a legacy of food infrastructure that is not matched elsewhere in Paris) there are two street markets and a permanent one all within 10 minutes walk, as well as specialist food shops where you can source anything from the finest smoked salmon, to truffles, morels, fine meats, poultry, etc...You will also find Paris' most exclusive Patissier minutes away; if you are serious about your food and wine make sure you tell us about it and we will set you up for a culinary delight;

- Comfortable: 1 double bed and two single beds, all with duvets, feathered pillows and Egyptian cotton linen; no convertible sofas, no improvisation;

-Convenient: a 8.30-midnight Supermarket, 2 exquisite boulangeries and 3 pharmacies within 1 minute walk;

- Welcoming: we welcome all sex, gender, race, religion and all combinations thereof and will strive to make each stay as unique and memorable as possible;

What is included in the price:

- your host will meet you in person and spend all the time needed to make sure that you are comfortable and familiar with the flat;

- complimentary cleaning: given that we have your comfort as our most important consideration, there will be a complimentary 2 hours cleaning every Tuesday mid-day;

- all linen, towels, making and unmaking of the beds;

- if there is any medical/emergency assistance, we will help you out free of charge, get you a doctor, get you to a doctor, dentist or hospital if need be;

- flowers and a few bottles of wine;

Who is this flat suited for?

- Single: if you are a single traveler, the security of the area, the building and the flat cannot be bested, so you can have a very relaxing stay; if you have any specific security concerns, please talk to us about it as we will look at every possible way to make you feel secure during your stay;

- Couple: a romantic stay to celebrate a new born love or to re-ignite that flame? you've come to the right place! Lover boy, if you want to stun, amaze and awe Missy, just mention it and we will stand ready to help!

- Couple with up to 2 kids, the second room is a kids room really, decorated for kids, furnished for kids, with lots of kids toys, teddy bears, books and quirky details; we love kids!

- Couple with one or 2 friends who can sleep in two separate single beds!

- Foodies, loonies!

- People of all ages, sex, gender, religion, race and hair color.

Who is this flat not suited for?

- any party in excess of 4 people; we do however have a solution for parties of 6: we have an adjacent studio that can sleep up to 2 additional guests and we can combine the rentals. Check with us.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Alexandre Harfouche (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

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Central Paris Stunning Penthouse with 300 sqft terrace and architect designed
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

A taste of Living in Paris

  • 5 of 5
We would like to say that our 16 day stay in Alex's apt was for us a wonderful experience. We loved the location, close to everything, especially metro stations. We cooked and lived in the apt like it was our home. It had everything in it and we could not ask for more. Alex, himself is a most genuine and helpful host. He gave much of himself in terms of recommendations, directions and advice, not too mention the wine he shared with us one early evening on the beautiful terrace. It gave us an opportunity to get together and chat. The apt itself is very large and spacious. We always spent some time everyday on the Terrace! My husband and I were there with our 2 young adult daughters and we all had enough room and more! This place is warm and very french and it truly enabled us to have a small experience of what it must be like to live in Pari!
Thank you Alex!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Central Paris Stunning Penthouse with 300 sqft terrace and architect designed
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p578742vb
+33 618965744
1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
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5

Wonderful Apartment and Host

  • 5 of 5
I have rented many vacation houses and apartments over the years, but renting with Alexandre ranked among the very best experiences. The location is unbelievable and the posted photos are accurate. Alex met us upon arrival and even carried some of our luggage up to the 4th floor apartment and explained how things worked (dishwasher, washing/drying machine, espresso maker, big screen TV, DVD player, etc.). During our entire stay, Alex went out of his way to help us. Truly, it was a wonderful Parisian experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having Cheryl around was like having an old friend visiting and that sort of immediate connection is unique and swell. We shared some really unforgettable moments and she had a blast together with truly great son Ben and beautiful niece, which is the best gratification a host could ask for.
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Central Paris Stunning Penthouse with 300 sqft terrace and architect designed
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1st Arrondissement Louvre Paris
Chicago, IL, USA
5

Couple from Chicago

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful stay at the apartment. Very centrally located - just blocks from Palais Royale and short walk to Louvre. Host Alex H. showed us around the neighborhood when we arrived, and was very quick to answer any questions we had throughout our stay. We enjoyed morning breakfast and late afternoon glasses of wine on the terrace. Great place for those who would like to be out-and-about but want a cozy, convenient place to rest weary feet in-between visits to the main attractions in Paris.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Annette and Greg were the first to book this newly listed flat through VRBO and I owe them a huge thank you for doing so despite the lack of reviews at the time of their booking. It has been a pleasurable experience to interact with them from the start. They are both very well organized, very friendly and easy to deal with. They have proven to be very discreet guests, treating the property with utter diligence and great care, leaving it in impeccable condition. They met my daughter and we sadly miss both of them and wish to meet them again, either here, they are always welcome to come back, or in Chicago.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
CDG
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Pyramides
Nearest Barpub
In building!
Nearest Restaurant
In building!
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
€325
€2,200
€5,500
 
 
Pre-summer 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€295
€2,050
€5,125
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€325
€2,200
€5,500
 
 
Post-summer 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
€295
€2,050
€5,125
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€275
€1,850
€4,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €399
Cleaning €85
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

1st Arrondissement Louvre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Architect designed Italian marbled bathroom with period bath-tub and washing basin, vintage mirror and furniture and custom made en-suite wardrobe.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One En-suite Master with a Mahogany Art Deco Queen sized bed, vintage furniture and a chimney and a second designed by an architect with tailor made twin single beds. All fabrics, linen, wallpaper and carpets are by English designers and matched for a perfect sense of relaxation and well-being.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
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