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Jules Kragen

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french

Bright. Secure. Comfortable. AC. Lift. Walk to Eiffel Tower. Concierge Services

46 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Grenelle Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Apartment. Queen Bed. Convertible Sofa Bed. Sleeps 2-4.

Our Yellow Flat is a well designed, tastefully decorated and completely renovated apartment. It is a comfortable, bright and secure home away from home for your next trip to Paris.

The Yellow Flat is located near the top of the Champ De Mars, the large park that runs perpendicular to the Eiffel Tower in a building that abuts Avenue De Suffren. This is a perfect location from which to easily explore the city, close to all forms of transit (metro, bus and taxi). It is an easy walk to the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

The Yellow Flat is located on the sixth floor of our building with a modern elevator that was installed in 2010 and pass code protected. Both the bedroom and living rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, keeping the flat cheery and sunny. You look at the beautiful Parisian skyline and there is no one above you to disturb your stay.

Do you love to cook? We hope that you will enjoy our brand new kitchen, renovated in 2012 as much as we have. It features an induction stove top and full sized oven and refrigerator. It is stocked with all the gear that you need to make a gourmet meal taking advantage of the quality ingredients that are everywhere.

Be sure to have a glass of wine or breakfast on our balcony at you look out at the Parisian skyline.

And while the neighborhood is very lively during the day, our street is quiet so you sleep well at night.

This is a wonderful Parisian neighborhood full of unique shops, gourmet food stores, sidewalk cafes, authentic not touristy restaurants and people.

It is an excellent location, close to two high quality pedestrian friendly shopping streets Rue Cler and Rue du Commerce. There is easy access to transit via the metro from La Motte Piquet Grenelle only two blocks away (which has three separate metro lines), busses and taxi stands that reach the rest of the city with ease.

The apartment has a separate bedroom, a living room, bathroom and kitchen, about 400 square feet in size with plenty of storage. There is an outdoor terrace with table and chairs.

It is fully stocked with all of the amenities we want when we stay at the flat as it is our home in Paris when we travel.

We have a bi-lingual manager in Paris who will greet you on arrival and is ready to help you with your questions and concerns. Every guest is greeted professionally and offered a welcome basket which is tailored to your time of arrival. Fresh croissants in the morning, baguette and cheese in the afternoon and evening. Ask about our unique concierge services, one on one help in planning your time in Paris.

Should you wish we will for a reliable driver to pick you up and take you back to the airport and even stock your fridge with gourmet goodies. Let us know if you are interested in either of these options and we will take care of it.

We refer to our apartment in Paris as the Yellow Flat and when you look at our pictures you see why. Your can also learn more about the flat and the neighborhood by visiting our new website, see the link below.

Features include:

WiFi with broadband.

Flat screen television with cable and international channels.

DVD player.

A good sounding stereo with MP3 input. Bring your Ipod.

Full size sleeper couch that you can comfortably sleep on.

Induction cooking element and full sized oven.

Renovated stylish kitchen with everything you need to cook.

Spacious shower with lots of hot water and plenty of pressure.

Extensive library of travel guidebooks. Don't bother to bring one.

Another great feature of this apartment is the surrounding neighborhood and all of the restaurants that we love. They are friendly, unpretentious and quality is excellent. There are lots of reviews for you to enjoy on our blog, also linked below.

There is always something to do including an open air market twice week and grocery shopping is easy and close.

The Quai Branley museum is 10 minutes away and Musee D'Orsay and Les Invalides 15 to 20.

Here is a comment from recent guests (and we encourage you to click through and read more;

'We are just home last night from our wonderful week in Paris. Your apartment is wonderful and was perfect for us. We can't say enough how much we enjoyed your place. We loved the instruction book with the pictures, the decor, the washer/dryer, the location, and the personal touches. The kitchen was well supplied and easy to work in. The nice bathroom and shower were also a plus. And, we couldn't believe how quiet the neighborhood was!! We will definitely be back and we also will recommend your place to friends and family Our experience was outstanding. Thank you so much.'

We love this apartment and know that you will enjoy it just as we do when in Paris.

Enjoy Paris and the Yellow Flat.

Jules and Florence

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jules Kragen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Jules Kragen

Many years ago a young French woman had a dream about coming to America that wouldn't leave her mind. Little did she realize that she would settle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Years later she and her husband Jules realized their dream when they purchased their 'pied a tere' in Paris, the Yellow Flat.

The Yellow Flat is our base when our family is fortunate enough stay in Paris and we are truly glad that our guests have felt the same. It is our home away from home and we take good care of it. We are sure you will agree that it is a special place.

Jules Kragen purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jules Kragen chose 15th Arrondissement Vaugirard

We love the access to the green open spaces of the large park, the Champ De Mars and the Seine. We love to walk in Paris and this is an ideal location. What a luxury to have Eiffel Tower and the Champ De Mars park in your evening stroll, whether in the afternoon or at midnight.

Easy transportation. You can get anywhere in Paris, or out, by metro, bus, RER or train from our flat. There are three metro lines at the closest metro station.

The busy day time atmosphere, the quite evenings and the view from the balcony.

What makes this apartment unique

Breakfast on the terrace.

Reading on the couch.

Gourmet shopping on Rue Lourmel and Rue Cler. Baked goods at Poilaine and cheese from Marie Cantal.

Exploring the neighborhood, finding new stores and interesting sights.

New restaurants and things to do all the time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jules,



Just a quick note to thank you. We had a great time in Paris. The apartment was centrally located and we can walk to the Eiffel Tower! The place had just what we needed, including a balcony that was utilized almost every morning/evening when we are in. The restaurant list was very useful. We love Mansouri----and it's only two metro stops from the apartment.



I just want to mention "Fat Tire" Bike Tour in Versailles. Their headquarter in Paris is a 5 minutes walk from the apartment and they do a great bike tour. Everyone there speaks English and the tour is done in English. The tour takes you riding in the streets of Paris from their headquarter to the RER station. You then board your train to Versailles' open market to get stables for your picnic before riding the grounds. We had a great time and thought your guests might like it, too.



It was nice to work with you. Everything was so easy and I love the fact that you replied very quickly to any questions or concerns that we had. Thiery was great and very personable. Thank you, Rosine
Sep 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Bright. Secure. Comfortable. AC. Lift. Walk to Eiffel Tower. Concierge Services
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 52 reviews
Providence, RI
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Yellow Flat with our 11-year old daughter for a week in October. The apartment was just as billed -- perfectly appointed and maintained, very convenient in terms of Metro access, and located in a lovely, safe neighborhood of Paris. The owner and property manager both were responsive and incredibly helpful before and during our trip. We would recommend this apartment to all and hope to return quickly!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We are here in Paris enjoying the Yellow Flat ourselves for the week and are happy that you had the chance to enjoy it. Kind regards Jules and Florence
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5

YellowflaT stay

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at YF! Great location in the city convenient to the metro system, neighborhood grocery store, cafes, and restaurants. Apartment is very well equipped, maintained and a pleasant respite from daily sightseeing. We’ll stay there on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA USA
5

Absolutely Wonderful Flat!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in the flat during our first visit to Paris. The location is perfect as it's just a couple of blocks to the Eiffel Tower and the Metro. It is located in a quiet residential area so there was very little street noise. The flat itself is very clean and well appointed with guide books, Metro Maps, and Paris tourist information. The kitchen has everything you could need for meal preparation and the market is very close by. We had a wonderful visit and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Yellow Flat--terrific stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel a bit and every now and then we like to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel. We tried the Yellow Flat and were more than pleased! It was like staying in a home, with all of the amenities and warmth you can imagine in an apartment in Paris. The kitchen is very modern and recently remodeled, the living room is adequate and the large windows make it seem so much larger! The bedroom and bath were good too. Overall, the location, the quiet but upscale neighborhood, and the close proximity to the Eiffel Tower, restaurants and metro made it a superb choice. We will return for sure! (we travel to Paris about once a year for a get-away!) Thank you, Jules for sharing your Yellow Flat with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, California
5

Location, Location, Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here as a family of 4 (including 14 and 18 year old girls) and this flat had everything we needed. For the American's reading this, the owners took great pains to make this sure we are comfortable and I truly mean that. You will feel like you are borrowing a friends flat because they thought of everything. The shower rivals any spa with all the hot water you need, the kitchen is updated, very functional and has EVERYTHING you need to make gourmet meals. Not that you will need to cook b/c the location is excellent with fabulous food just steps away. I felt completely safe allowing my daughters to explore the neighborhood and when we played tourist the Metro is only blocks away.

They have a local management team that has Nordstrom’s level customer service and a driver that will pick you up at the airport (take advantage of that, it’s worth every penny). We over packed with 4 huge suitcases and they had enough drawers and cabinet space to unpack everything . We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your kind words. I am particularly happy that you and your family got to celebrate your daughter's 18th birthday at Chez Les Anges and hope to eat there when I visit Paris this March. Kind regards Jules
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Lewiston New York
5

Lovely Flat, Terrific Customer Support

  • 5 of 5

The Yellow Flat is perfect: size (separate toilet room with sink, from shower room with sink made getting ready in the morning fast and easier), big windows, furnishings (lots of closets, good bed, comfortable couch, space to dine), exceptional kitchen (really!), and location (close to Motte Picquet metro, antique shops, UNESCO, terrific bakery, butcher and grocery store). But the excellent, helpful assistance of the local person (Kate) who met us at the Yellow Flat was really so terrific. When we got out of the car we realized that my husband had left his laptop 'somewhere' at the airport! It contained all his medications, including one that needed to be refrigerated. Kate stayed with us, made numerous calls, got us online and by near miracle the bag was located at CDG Lost and Found (with the laptop and all meds!). Kate and her boss Thierry arranged for a driver to bring the case to us - before the expiry of the medication. Astonishing level of cooperation!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle and Ken, I appreciate your kind words. We are so lucky to have Kate and Thierry in Paris to help our guests and to make sure the Yellow Flat experience is five stars, as you know, they go above and beyond the norm. All the best, Jules
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Map

Musee Rodin
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Charles De Gaulle Roissy
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Le Bouquet De Grenelle
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Gare Montparnasse
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Peripherique
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
La Gauloise
Car: not necessary

We call our apartment the Yellow Flat. It is the perfect base from which to explore Paris. Take a short walk to the Eiffel Tower or a run in the Champ De Mars, one of the nicest green spaces in the city.

There are numerous restaurants of every style and price point, several grocery and department stores as well as a number of exceptional bakeries (including the famous Poilane) in this bustling local neighborhood.

Shop for antiques in the Village Suisse marketplace.

Enjoy the wonderful open air market every Wednesday and Saturday at Blvd. Grenelle, just blocks away.

Walking distance to the Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire, Napoleon's Tomb (Invalides), the Museum at Quai Branley and Musee D'Orsay as well as the American College in Paris and Rodin Sculpture Garden.

Quick access to 3 Paris Metro lines just 2 minutes walk as well as bus and taxis.

Two blocks to bicycle rentals at Fat Tire or use the Velib bicycle rental system just outside our door.

Exceptional antique shopping at the Village Suisse in our building.

Excellent gourmet food shopping on both Rue Cler and the Rue de Commerce as well as Rue Lourmel from cheese, to breakfast baked goods to charcuterie.

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Rates & Availability

Grenelle Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016
May 25 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,460
$5,500
 
 
Low Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$4,500
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,530
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,600
$5,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and linen fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

Grenelle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Like many French apartments our toilet is located in a separate room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom features queen bed., Double Beds (1) Couch in living room doubles as comfortable double bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size convertible sofa in living room. Comfortable mattress that you can sleep on without worry.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
Notes:
Extensive library of travel guides. CD Player is MP3 ready and sounds great. A powerful shower with great water pressure. Well heated for winter guests. Great view of the Paris skyline. Balcony big enough for two to eat comfortably.

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