|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Located in the Marais's heart in a 15th century building on the 3rd floor, this just renovated apartment is approx. 500 sq/ft with high ceiling, 3 tall windows overlooking the Rue Michel Lecomte. Originally built in the 15th century the Hostel of the Bear and the Lion, was converted into a mansion during the 16th century by the Lords of Rocquencourt, then in the 17th century it was the house of King Henry IV intendant of finances, ... The apartment is furnished with a king size bed, sofa bed, bar table & chairs, flat screen TV. In the kitchen there are two cooking plates, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, dish-washer, wine glasses and all cooking utensils.
The apartment is spacious, immaculately clean, and extremely well located. Yael was very gracious and inviting, pointing out the features of the flat and the locations of local amenities, I would certainly recommend it to a friend or relative.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in this spotlessly clean, well-located apartment. It's within easy walking distance to Notre Dame and there's a metro station right around the corner. The bedroom is spacious with a very comfortable bed and large closet; the bathroom is huge, and the kitchen is outfitted with the essentials for cooking. We bought food at the nearby market and made breakfast every morning.
Yael was responsive to my emails prior to booking and very sweet and gracious when we arrived, explaining the particulars of the apartment and offering information about the area, etc. Her office is in the building and she is readily available when needed. I highly recommend this apartment; you will not be disappointed!
I loved this apartment. It's bright and airy, plenty of room, and so well located. 5 minutes from the Pompadiue centre, and a Metro station, it's in the exciting Marais part of Paris. The apartment was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was reasonably well stocked with utensils, though I did have to go buy a grater. The coffee machine was a lovely touch, as I could go get supplies from the nearby boulangeries and have breakfast.
The things you need to be aware of:
There is no washing machine, but the laundromat is only 5 minutes walk away.
It is on the third floor with no lift, which wasn't an issue for me. If you have heavy bags and can't carry them far, this may not be for you.
There is no radio or CD player, but a good size TV.
The owners were just lovely and eager to assist, sorting out a taxi when I needed one and answering question via email when I asked.
The street is very narrow and one way, so at times could be loud, and there was construction work going on. I had to close the windows at times to shut out the noise.
We couldn't have been more pleased to rent and stay in this apartment. The listing is quite accurate and in some respects doesn't do the apartment justice. As described, it is in a charming historic building, which despite its age is quite secure (you need a code for the outside door at the street, a second different code for the inside door to the stairwell to the apartment, AND then a key to get into the apartment). The apartment itself has been completely and sensibly renovated, is quite nicely furnised, was scrupulously clean, and has a large full bathroom. It also has a compact but nicely equipped kitchen; I like to cook, and though it has no oven, I found the kitchen to be very well appointed, with two electric burners, a microwave, and decent cooking knives, as well as a dishwasher and a deceptively spacious under-counter fridge. It's exceptionally well located just a short walk to the Rambuteau Metro stop to the northwest, which obviates the need for many a taxi ride; in fact, we like to walk, and found we could make it from the apartment to restaurants on the Left Bank in about 30 minutes. And of course it's only a few blocks east to reach the many restaurants, bars and shops that comprise the heart of the Marais, one of the most interesting and diverting of Paris' arrondissements. Owners Yael and David communicated promptly, arrived when agreed to meet us, and were quite professional and easy to deal with. The only potential downsides (and to us these were almost inconsequential) were that it is on the French 3rd (American 4th floor) and is a walk-up, and that we did very occasionally hear some late-night revelers who were passing by in the street below. But the street noise didn't happen frequently during our stay (which lasted 9 days), and the stairs helped us keep at bay any extra pounds from that great French food and wine (or so we told ourselves). Overall we'd be very happy to rent this lovely little apartment again for our next stay, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others among our friends and relatives who wouldn't have trouble navigating the stairs. Many thanks to our landlords for helping to make this part of our Paris stay so pleasant and so memorable.
This is a wonderful location for seeing the sights of Paris, and a relaxing space to spend time indoors (as we were forced to do, thanks to an unexpected March blizzard). The bathroom is probably the most beautiful one I've seen in Paris. Yael is super helpful and available if there are any problems day or night. One thought: it might be nice to have a better reading lamp in the bedroom. The one that is in there is nice, but it doesn't provide enough light for reading. Thanks for a great stay!
This apartment is lovely. It is super clean, roomy, modern and in a great location. It is also well stocked and the shower has great water pressure. There is a big closet in the bedroom which makes unpacking a breeze. Yael made booking the apartment from the United States very easy and was there to meet us when we arrived. She was helpful and responsive. For example, we did not have a hair dryer and she immediately produced one for us.
The apartment overlooks the street and it can be a bit noisy at night. However, all the good aspects of the apartment far outweigh the street noise.
I would suggest one thing: a second lamp for the bedroom. Perhaps a standing lamp in one of the corners?
Rent without hesitation!
Building history: originaly founded in the 15th century the Hostel of the Bear and the Lion, was converted into a mansion during the 16th century by the Lords of Rocquencourt, then in the 17th century it was the house of King Henry IV intendant of finances, ... also there's engraved on the facade a vertical declining sundial of the afternoon.
This is probably the oldest dated sundial in the City of Paris: The year 1623 is inscribed in good condition and it is visible from the courtyard of the building.
Today the Marais is a trendy area in Paris known for its nightlife, restaurants, theaters, cafés, bars & terraces !
It is now also famous for the fashion boutiques on rue des Francs Bourgeois, art galleries, interior design and antics furnishing stores.
It is close to many places like the Beaubourg/Pompidou center and the Halles (2 minutes walk), Notre Dame Cathedral in the historic Ile de la Cité (10 minutes walk), place des Vosges (10 minutes walk), the famous Louvre museum is about 20 minutes walk by the Rue de Rivoli .
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Final Fees||$80|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.