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Steps to Luxembourg Gardens, Luxury apt. 1075 sq. ft. AC

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,075 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This is my second home. It is more a home than a rental. I take great pride in decorating it with warmth and luxury.

As you look for an apartment rental, consider the size. 1075 sq. ft. is large. The floor. We are on the fifth floor, US. You do not want to be on the lower floors because of street noise. Security. We have two coded secured doors and a concierge. And an elevator access. We have one.

I chose this apartment for its location. It is only steps to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance where there are pony rides, a super children's playground, a world famous puppet theater, tennis and basketball courts, a jogging track, 'petanque' players, chess matches , a huge fountain and a carousel. It feels like home, not a rental, because it is my home four times a year when I'm in Paris.

If you have young kids this location next to the Gardens is a must. They will discover the Gardens just as my kids did -- feeding the ducks and fish in the fountain with a fresh 'baguette', sailing a boat, riding the carousel and spearing rings, swinging on the ropes in the playground, watching a world-renown puppet show and riding the ponies.

We are a block from Gertrude Stein's former apartment on 27 rue de Fleurus. Picture Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Hemingway and other artists just around the corner having an aperitif before they stroll to the Montparnasse brasseries. You can't beat the location.

This two bedroom, two bath, two balcony, spacious luxury apartment is in Paris' most desirable quarter known for its peaceful central location. You will enjoy quiet night's sleep in the cozy rear of the building. There is no noise coming from our narrow one-way street. Two coded security doors to the apartment and a live-in concierge insure safety. A brief walk takes you to the Luxembourg Gardens entrance, world-reknown gourmet restaurants (Coupole, Dome, Closerie de Lilas, Helene Darroze), Latin Quarter cafés, Montparnasse, St. Sulplice Church, the Odeon theater, the Raspail open air market, gourmet food and high fashion shopping at Bon Marche, the Alliance Francaise, Poilaine (best bakery in Paris), theaters, the Musee D'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Boulevard St. Germain, movies and other monuments. Our scenic street set the stage for a recent French 1920's period movie titled 'Les Faux Monnayeurs'.

Joe, our English speaking local manager, meets and greets visitors with a smile, helps orient you and can coordinate various services including baby sitting, cleaning and food delivery.

The neighborhood is extremely safe because we are near the French Senate where security is ever present.

Everything you need from green grocers, pharmacies, bakeries, chocolate, gelato and pastry shops, cafes, tabacs, hairdressers, a late night grocery store, movies and theater are all within a few minutes walk.

Three metro stops, five bus lines and a taxi station are close to the apartment. The location affords easy access to the entire city and its monuments.

The 'beaux-arts' building was built in 1900 with high ceilings and elaborate wall/ceiling moldings. The fifth floor apartment with an elevator is a spacious 1075 square feet and has two balconies.

Why do I say 'luxury'? The decorator designed apartment is furnished with expensive antique furniture, oriental carpets, fine bone China, original oil paintings and Japanese woodblock prints. An artist painted a mural in the WC. In 2010-11 I completely remodeled two bathrooms and installed a Japanese washing toilet. The drapes are custom-made heavy velvet. In the European tradition, one bedroom's walls are covered with blue velvet, ensuring a noiseless sleep.

The apartment is well-appointed with all modern conveniences. The kitchen is new and features the highest quality built-in appliances by Miele and Bosch and a Nespresso coffee machine. We have top-of-the-line cooking utensils, pots, pans, high thread count and Frette sheets, bath sheets, luxurious bathrobes from Bloomingdales, silver candlesticks, 19th century gilded mirrors, an antique mantle clock, board games and lots of reading material for rainy days. Everything is NEW except the antique furniture. The apartment is wired with WiFi and a new MacBook Air connected to a wireless PRINTER, two large flat panel screens, a Bose sound system, free worldwide telephone service (except Africa and South America), and Bluetooth to connect to the music system. There are also two air conditioning units.

We also provide a GPS navigator to help you around the city and countryside should you travel.

So you do not need to bring guidebooks, hairdryers, adapters, computers , an iron, IPhone/Pad chargers or umbrellas. We have all for your use.

Please be sure to click the "VIDEO" tab to further see the apartment.

You will enjoy your stay. We want you to return.

I CHARGE NO EXTRA FEES FOR CLEANING, UTILITIES, SERVICE, TAXES, ETC.

BUT I ASK A 3% REIMBURSEMENT IF YOU PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

Keywords: luxury apartment

More Details

Owner
Peter de Castro
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Peter de Castro

I first fell in love with Paris when I attended the American University in Paris. Now I am on the board of trustees of AUP and am fortunate to have my own apartment in the 6th. I have had two careers, first as a US diplomat, now as a private banker. I plan soon to work remotely from my apartment. Eventually I intend to retire in Paris and this will be my second home.

Peter de Castro purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Peter de Castro chose 6th Arrondissement St Germain des Pres

Paris is the most beautiful city in the world. My grandparents spent many months in at a hotel two blocks from this apartment and I visited them there. Now this is my second home.

The proximity to Luxembourg Gardens was a dream of mine-- to leave my apartment and play tennis in the middle of a park in the center of Paris!

What makes this apartment unique

Access to Luxembourg Gardens, jogging in the park, free tennis courts, organic open air market, central location, restaurants, 'Bon Marche' best shopping, Alliance Francaise, Gertrude Stein's former neighborhood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here is another review which a guest family left in the "livre d'or":

Dear Peter

We thank you for while we are in Paris and before we return home to California.The lovely chatter of children going to and from school each day, the view of the blue sky every afternoon, the breeze that cooled the apartment in the evenings, the restful quiet of the nights, the elevator, refrigerator, and washing machine, the patisserie, epicerie biologic-- all these splendors of the apartment and "les environs" made our stay at 8 rue Huysmans more than memorable. Oh! and we loved the buses ! While we saw and experienced so much of Paris in general, we will henceforth think of th is little "quartier" as our home.

PS We never watched TV no time!
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Notre-Dame-des-Champs Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1075 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large vanity and sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , small sink with mirror, the toilet is in a separate room-WC
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds can be combined for a king
    Convertible bed(s) - convertible in the living room - greta for kids
  • King size beds (1) top quality, firm mattress with feather cushion, 2 square meters, Twin or Single Beds (2) feather cushions, Baby Cribs (1) available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Steps to Luxembourg Gardens, Luxury apt. 1075 sq. ft. AC
average rating of 4.986014 based on 145 reviews
Edmonton
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment in beautiful Paris! Our family of 5 lived comfortably during our stay. The apartment couldn't be located any better. It's on a quiet street, minutes walk to attractions, groceries, restaurants, bus and metro. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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5

Perfect Parisian Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of four had a wonderful stay at this tastefully modernized, completely outfitted apartment. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood there is a Metro stop two minutes from the door of the building and major shopping areas ten minutes away either by walking or by Metro. The endlessly pleasant Luxembourg Gardens are a ten minute walk in another direction, with bakeries, bistros, and small food stores along the way.

The apartment itself was a peaceful place for all four of us. The bathrooms were modern, the kitchen was completely outfitted with dishwasher, washing machine AND dryer, full refrigerator and freezer, the dining room has a large table that we used and enjoyed, all of the beds were comfortable with good linens and bedding. And everything that we needed--from fresh soaps in every soap dish to basic condiments in the kitchen, electrical adapters and converters, guides and books about Paris and environs, even tennis rackets and balls for the courts in the Luxembourg Gardens--was provided by the owner. For five days we had the chance to experience the texture of living in Paris. This is a gem. Many, many thanks for a foot on earth in Paris.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do our best to take good care of our visitors.
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, nice place

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, VA (just outside Washington D.C.)
5

It felt like we were locals for a week - locals with a very glamorous Paris life :)

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this apartment is wonderful! The manager, Joe, was kind enough to meet us at the apartment early on Easter Sunday - even after we were delayed 2 hours by a crazy border patrol line at the airport. Both he and the owner are wonderful communicators. The place itself is spotless and exactly as portrayed on the VRBO site. Location-wise, you can walk, cab or metro anywhere in Paris very easily. The attention to detail in the decor of the apartment is exquisite - the furniture, the art, the rugs and lighting all beautiful. And everything you need is provided! Toiletries, very nice linens, even adapters and umbrellas. The apartment is very quiet, and the neighbors are all very nice - and talkative :) when you meet them in the hallways. The elevator to the fifth-floor was a relief at the end of days filled with miles of walking to all the sites. The beds are also very comfortable - and HUGE plus! Having a washer and dryer in the apartment was a god-send too - especially with four of us there for a week. My teenage son is a distance runner in track, and loved hopping over to Luxembourg Gardens each day for a quick 5 miles around the park. While he ran, my husband and I enjoyed a bottle of wine at a local cafe. Very important too - the WiFi is VERY strong and reliable (VERY important with two teens :)) Overall - absolutely nothing but glowing comments to share about the place. I will recommend it to all of my friends traveling to Paris on holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We try very hard to make things perfect for our visitors- from the first contact to having a luxury furnished apartment to being sure that you have the best stay possible.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
5

When in Paris, this is the place!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at this well appointed, gorgeous flat. Awesome location, living like a local Parisian when staying here. I can't imagine any better flat for my needs. Definitely recommend and will certainly return. If you like to wander and walk you can't go wrong here. Quiet yet convenient to all sites in Paris. Uber, Metro, taxi, all accessible.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FLAT

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's heartening to see happy return visitors. We have eight families who come every year. Merci
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5

A Stay in GertrudeandAlice's Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many apartments around Paris, but never in such a comfortable, home-like place! Add to that the prime, historic (but quiet) location around the corner from the rue de Fleurus apartment that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas lived in for more than 30 years! A beautiful apartment, sidewalks that Hemingway, Picasso and Fitzgerald walked on their way to Gertrude's salon...what more do you need from Paris?!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Hans. As I said it's more like a home than a rental. I am there four times a year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Charles De Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Ikara
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Gare Montparnasse
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Ikara
Nearest Point of Interest
boulevard Raspail open air market
Nearest Point of Interest
pony rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Monop grocery store to midnight
Nearest Point of Interest
la Coupole, le Select, le Dome
Nearest Point of Interest
6 public tennis courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Bon Marche department store
Nearest Point of Interest
Vavin Square
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Sulplice church
Nearest Point of Interest
Gertrude Stein's "salon"
Car: not necessary

Luxembourg Gardens which were built for children is 5 minutes away. There is a large children's playground with pony rides, a famous puppet show and free tennis courts.

We are also 2 minutes from the 'Alliance Francaise' to study French language and culture. 5 minutes walk to the famous nightclub and brasseries in Montparnasse.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

$300 extra for stays less than 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund