This unique 1 bedroom vacation flat is located in a 17th-century 'hotel particulier' in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. Owned by a photographer, the apartment is a clean and well distributed space providing luxury, light, and comfort. It is on the 4rth floor, up 3 flights of stairs, encased by windows looking onto the courtyard (no elevator – sorry). Newly renovated in 2011, this Marais apartment rental features five large windows opening onto the rue des Blancs Manteaux, overlooking a park next to a church. You have no vis-à-vis or otherwise neighbours violating your intimacy.
The apartment is a haven of peace in the heart Paris. Rue des Guillemites and the rue des Blancs Manteaux are two of the loveliest streets in Paris and very central in the Marais. You most certainly will be charmed by the village feel of the Marais quarter.
I treat my rental as a ‘boutique hotel’ so there are many amenities that come with a weekly rental: cleaning, towels and linens, wifi, free phone and tv, Morabito soap & shampoo, hand soap, hygienic paper, paper towel, filtered water, nespresso capsules, a welcome food basket and wine, flowers and plants, a supply of ethanol for the fire place and various cleaning products.
This elegant Paris vacation apartment features a large main living room with designer furniture, notably a Zanotta couch ensemble, which gives into an open kitchen / dining area. The living room features an ethanol fireplace, a remote controlled retractable flat screen TV, DVD player, a designer HiFi stereo, telephone with free local / international / mobile calling**, and unlimited high-speed Internet access (WIFI and ethernet). The Italian designed fully equipped eat in kitchen seats four and is equipped with dishwasher / washer-dryer / electrical oven / induction plates / microwave oven / a small fridge with a freezer / electrical kettle / coffee machine / toaster. All of the cooking utensils you will need are provided, as are plenty of plates, glasses, and cutlery. The owner has provided a few CDs and DVDs as well as a collection of design, art and architecture books.
This clean space provides all of the luxury, comfort, and style of a boutique hotel and is the perfect 'chez vous' to come home to after a day spent wandering the streets of Paris. It is a perfect spot to wind down in your lovely vacation rental in the Marais. The bedroom features a beautiful Maxalto French Queen size bed (160cm x 200 cm or 5’25x 6’56) with a quality mattress and bedding which will ensure you quality sleep. The designer bathroom has a large Italian-style walk-in shower with all the fluffy towels you will need and an independent heater. The entrance has plenty of closet space and toilet room.
Of course you will discover the various art works that the owner has selected which, tastefully, will submerge you into a contemporary art environment. The sleek lines and luxury of this apartment will appeal to a young and hip clientele.
As this Paris flat is in the heart of the Marais, a quarter known to house a large gay and Jewish community along with fashion aficionados, young couples, families and people in the art world, it is the perfect home base for just about anyone who wants to spend their Paris vacation in comfort and style. The choice of renting such a wonderful space will allow for a vacation of luxury and comfort hard to find in a Paris boutique hotel, thus making it the perfect alternative.
Rental Includes Cable TV: English channels include CNN & BBC Concierge Services on request Detailed guidebook of the apartment & the neighbourhood Fluent English & French Speaking Greeter High Speed Wireless Internet and/or Ethernet Cable Maid once a week for rentals of two weeks or longer Telephone: FREE Unlimited landline calls to 103 countries in the world Telephone: FREE Unlimited mobile calls to N. America and France (continental)
Wine and Flowers on arrival.
I am an American photographer. I have been living in Paris for the past 25 years. I am getting to know the city pretty well ;-)
I chose this flat and area because it is in the best area to stay in Paris convenient to all parts of the city and minutes from the Seine river. Contrary to other 'in' neighborhoods for travelers, the Marais offers a real Parisian feel to it lost in some of the other places. I purchased this flat for rentals only. I finished redoing the flat in 2011.
The unique benefit of this flat is its convenient location, the view, the light pouring in the flat all day. As it is a rental only flat, I treat it as a boutique hotel and included many amenities. The flat is not lived in so it is clean, fresh and free of personal belongings.
As you can see I have included unique contemporary art which I change occasionally to bring you a real Parisian art experience, the reason why Paris became Paris!!!