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Highest rated 2 BR/2 BA apt near Place Des Vosges

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 large Bedrooms - 2 ensuite Baths - (Sleeps 4)

This beautifully renovated Marais apartment is perfectly located in the 3rd arrondissement, just three blocks from both the Place des Vosges and the Picasso Museum, Apartment Tournelles1 is in a lovely and well maintained XIX century building. Everything in this apartment has been updated, from the plumbing and electrical to the tasteful furnishings and decor.

Unusual to Paris, Apartment Tournelles1 features two equally well-appointed bedrooms, each with comfortable queen-sized beds and en suite modern bathrooms! The well-thought out layout of Apartment Tournelles1 maximizes the living spaces and, for privacy creates excellent separation between the bedrooms (see the layout photo below). We have decorated Tournelles1 with the perfect combination of style and comfort, and equipped it with many thoughtful touches, including good reading lights, a laptop computer, hair dryers in both bathrooms, etc. Read what prior renters have said about our apartment!

Apartment features: In addition to the 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, Apartment Tournelles1 features a separate tiled kitchen with modern appliances, and a light and airy living/dining room. While the many neighborhood restaurants and wine bars will beckon, the well-furnished kitchen also invites you to bring provisions home from the nearby open-air markets and wonderful food stores.

Unwind on the comfortable leather couch in the living/dining room after a day of exploring the Marais and surrounding neighborhoods. High ceilings, tall windows, original moldings and wood floors, a black crystal chandelier, stylish furnishings, and a quiet street below--this wonderful vacation retreat has all the ambiance of old Paris combined with the best modern comforts and conveniences.

Some of the amenities: The apartment is on the first floor French (second floor American), easily accessible by a wide and gently curved staircase. It of course comes with many amenities---flat screen TV with cable,, phone with free calling to 28 countries, washer/dryer, free WIFI, heated towel racks, etc. We've also equipped it with a laptop computer so you don't have to lug yours along.

In addition, our Parisian manager, who is fluent in English, will make sure Apartment Tournelles1 is beautifully cleaned and ready for your arrival. She can assist you in emergencies, and will check the apartment's condition after you leave. We (the owners) come at least twice a year and make sure the apartment stays in tip-top shape.

The Neighborhood: Le Marais: Tournelles1, and its adjacent sister apartment Tournelles2, are in the midst of the Marais, one of Paris's most historic, most beautiful, and most desirable neighborhoods. From French history to French chic, the Marais has it all. To help you get acquainted, Apartment Tournelles1 is equipped with numerous guidebooks and maps, as well as information on our favorite places to shop, eat, and sight see in the neighborhood. Also, we provide a complete binder, with directions on how to use all of the appliances, lots of neighborhood resources, and general Paris information.

While it is easy to spend all your time in the Marais, many other Paris attractions, including the Louvre, the Seine, Notre Dame, and the Left Bank are in easy walking distance of Apartment Tournelles1. And, when you're ready to get off your feet, several Metro stops are conveniently nearby (Chemin Vert is less than a block away, and Bastille is less than a five minute walk).

More Details

Owner
Cheryl and Pam
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Cheryl and Pam

Two San Francisco families own this beautiful apartment and its adjacent 'sister' and we manage it ourselves with the help in Paris of a close friend. We traveled to Paris in the winter of 2006 to research buying property, and came home 10 days later as Paris apartment owners. Our dream is to live in Paris, and having these apartments get us one step closer to that. We renovated, decorated, and equipped these apartments based on our prior experiences with vacation rentals in the US and Europe, and hope that you will enjoy all of the amenities and small touches that we have provided. We travel to Paris as often as we can to make sure the apartments stay in top shape. Our goal is to give you a wonderful place to stay, and have you love Paris as much as we do.

Cheryl and Pam purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Cheryl and Pam chose 3rd Arrondissement Le Marais

We love the Marais...it is central to everything, yet retains a neighborhood feel. We love walking out the door and being steps away from fabulous bakeries, restaurants, museums, and great shopping. Paris is a great walking city, and our apartment provides easy access to so much of it. We also love the location because the Paris Metro (subway system) is so close and so easy to use. We also love the Marais because of its history and diversity...from the elegant Place des Vosges to rue des Rosiers' Jewish delis to rue des Archives' gay friendly bars and stores---everyone can feel at home in the Marais.

What makes this apartment unique

Some of our favorite things to do revolve around cooking and eating! We love being just across the street from the twice-weekly Bastille farmers market, and within easy walking distance to two other historic markets on rue des Bretagnes and at Place d'Aligre. And we can never stay at our place and not stop for a meal at Chez Janou, a block away, making sure we save room for their incredible bowl of chocolate mousse! We also love that a short walk takes us to and across the Seine, to Notre Dame and the Left Bank, and never get tired of window shopping along rue des Francs Bourgeois' chic boutiques,or walking under Place des Vosges' magnificent arches. Since we bought the apartments, the 'upper' Marais has also evolved, and now has its own chic boutiques, restaurants, and bakeries. We are fortunate to be in the middle of all the best Paris has to offer, while retaining its neighborhood feel.

Our other favorite past time is exploring Paris' various neighborhoods or arrondisements. The fact that we're so close to the 2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th facilitates our 'expeditions.' As in our home city, San Francisco, it is the neighborhoods away from the tourist areas that give one a great perspective on the city and its people---and, just like San Francisco, the best food at the best prices are found in the neighborhoods!

Amenities

Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , rainhead shower
  • fully renovated with great style and comfort in mind; heated towel racks, ample hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Fabulously comfortable mattresses, lots of pillows, hi-thread count sheets and duvet; great reading lights, alarm clocks. Portable crib available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Notes:
Hairdryers and heated towel racks in both bathrooms, vented a/c units in bedrooms; Laptop computer plays CDs and DVDs, and can be used for email, etc. Apartment stocked with basic supplies and kitchen staples. Apartment phone can be used to call US, Canada, France, many other countries for free. Many local guidebooks and maps in apartment, as well as detailed manual with appliance instructions, nearby restaurants and groceries, emergency medical care information, and other useful details. Multi-lingual (English, Italian, and Spanish) and knowledgeable Parisian manager. Additional cleanings can be arranged at renter's request.

Reviews

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Highest rated 2 BR/2 BA apt near Place Des Vosges
average rating of 4.923077 based on 91 reviews
5

Excellent Apartment in Le Marais

  • 5 of 5

I rented the apartment for 18 nights in June 2017. It exceeded expectations in all respects. It is clear that the owners take pride in providing first-class accommodations. It is very well equipped and suitable for both short and long-term occupancy. The location is on a quiet street but near a boulevard where where public transportation and taxis are available. Markets, cafes, and boulangeries are nearby and many sites are an easy walk away. Both the owners and the local manager are responsive and helpful if the need arises. I highly recommend the apartment and would choose to rent it again if staying in Le Marais.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Simply the best apartment, in the best location, in the most wonderful city!

We were completely at home with every comfort in this lovely apartment.

Upon arrival, we found that it was generously provisioned with all necessities, including a bottle of evian, a bottle of wine, coffee, tea and fresh flowers. We were greeted by Amele, who is a treasure and could not do enough to help us. The beds are very comfortable and fitted with fine sheets. It was very hot while we were there, so we really appreciated the air conditioning.

The location of this apartment couldn't be better. It is in the heart of the Marais, close to everything, but on a quiet side street. Within a few blocks, there are bakeries, markets, cafes, hundreds of great little shops, La Place des Vosges, the Bastille market and more...

And restaurants! Our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Le Petit Marche, though we also had great meals at Chez Janou (Provençal) and (a bit further away) Bistro Philou and Le Trumilou.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy to know that the welcoming atmosphere we've worked to create is so well received and appreciated. We particularly appreciate your kind words about our Paris manager - she is a jewel. We hope to welcome you and friends and colleagues back soon!
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5

Perfect location, beautiful and comfy space

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was well-furnished: living room was nicely decorated and suited for hanging out: kitchen with amenities like dishwasher, microwave, etc plus a laundry room. The bedrooms were comfortable and had storage. The street was quiet even though down the block are restaurants and shops. Perfect for four people who want to be in the heart of the Marais.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review. We have tried to make our home away from home a truly livable and welcoming space. We love that you appreciated our apartment. Please come back soon!
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5

Fabulous apartment for the perfect Paris experience

  • 5 of 5

This unique and ideally-located Marais apartment was the perfect solution for our recent 10 day stay in Paris. We settled right in and felt very much at home in this charming, comfortable, and very clean flat. Having two ensuite bedrooms gave us (one couple and one single) just the right amount of privacy. The apartment is small but equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and extended stay. The location couldn't be better -- away from the touristy hotels and in the heart of the vibrant Marais. We walked just about everywhere, but for longer trips the metro is just a block away. Chez Janou -- a fabulous restaurant just a few blocks away -- is a must!

Cheryl and Pam have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into making this a welcoming space for the guests, and it really shows. I've been to Paris dozens of times and stayed in lots of really nice hotels and several different apartments, but this is the place I'll be booking for all of my future trips.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a bit disappointing

  • 3 of 5

whereas our up front communications were good, our overall impression was mixed....we needed two separate bathrooms and this we received, although a very unpleasant sewer odor pervaded the small bathroom and kitchen sink. Living room area needs a minimum of one comfortable chair if two couples are using flat...couch is fine but other chairs are not suitable for tv watching. Bedrooms are sterile and bleak with rough bed sheets, and questionable comforters. One fragile chest for clothes, Only one bed lamp with outlet behind bed looking dubious for changing. . Had to call house mgr. re: TV and we had two tech wizards with us. Mgr. arrived next day and wiggled a wire saying something about cleaning crew. Second bath had dingy floor and towels are worn. Area under armoire had a great deal of dust.Only full length mirror is in master bedroom. Instructions for flat date back to 2010 and have contradictory info....badly need updating. On the plus side, flat is quiet and location is good, although windshield was broken into last night of stay. We appreciated the bottle of wine and flower welcome. Markets were fun and decent restaurants within walking distance. A little decorating attention would bring this flat along significantly.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are terribly disappointed to not receive a 5 star review - in fact, this is our first 3 star review in 10 years. We appreciate, however, honest feedback, and will review all the items noted. A bathroom update is in the works in early 2017, by the way - as 10 years has taken its toll. As for sheets and towels, we regularly refresh these with high quality linens we cart to Paris from San Francisco every year. We apologize if older ones were being used - and certainly will address that situation immediately - and will also address dust issues, of course. We do take a bit of offense with bedrooms being sterile and bleak. We have antique armoires and side tables, custom Provencal fabrics behind the beds, and great wood floors - including an original parquet in the courtyard bedroom. The bathrooms were tiled and designed to fit the historical ambience of the property while providing modern amenities. They are designed to look older than they are. We know design is subjective, but most prior renters have found our flat to be charming and very "french." We're sorry it did not please these renters. As for the TV, it is finicky, and we're glad our Paris manager promptly responded and provided aid. To be honest, we've never heard from other tenants about needing additional TV-watching seating, but will take that under consideration. Again, we appreciate the constructive criticism, and will continue to do our best to meet the high standards we've set for ourselves.
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5

Wonderful Marais apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in this apartment with another couple. It was perfect for us - two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom; a nice living room/sitting room, and fully equipped kitchen. The apartment was well-cared for, secure, and very comfortable. The Marais neighborhood was delightful. We visited the same bakery (just down the street) each morning and ate at some local restaurants, as well as exploring the city. There are several Metro stops nearby, and it is easy to use, but also many attractions are within walking distance, such as Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Picasso Museum. Communication and transactions with the apartment owners were easy and pleasant. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

In Paris' 3rd arrondisement, central to all tourist sites and transit. Le Marais is a wonderful and safe neighborhood, with many cafes, art galleries, museums, small parks, open-air markets, and fabulous restaurants of all kinds. Come explore Le Marais and all of Paris.

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Rental fee includes taxes and utilities. Weekly price includes an end of stay cleaning, and is prorated for stays of 4, 5 or 6 nights. There is an additional $250 cleaning charge for stays of only 4 nights. Ask us about discounts available for last-minute reservations & stays longer than two weeks.
Maximum occupancy is 4 persons (including children).
No smoking or pets are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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