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ILE SAINT-LOUIS 3-Room Luxury Apartment - Dreamy & Romantic Old World Charm!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Salon, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Kitchen (Sleeps 2)

Visiting Paris is like entering a dream world. Vacationing in our charming 1635 pied-a-terre on Ile St-Louis is truly living the dream in style. The Old World elegance, the beautiful period antiques and the mere history of this hotel particulier transports you to another time while you continue to enjoy all of the modern amenities that will ensure a comfortable stay.

Our apartment is located on a lovely and privileged residential street along the river Seine. Each time you walk out into the courtyard and open the main carriage door to explore the best parts of Paris, you are suddenly overwhelmed by the beauty of the Seine, the ancient trees lining the quai and the magnificent architecture that graces the Right Bank. The two stone bridges that frame this picturesque view are pure romance. You will see boats glide across the river and hear the guides telling dreamy-eyed passengers to make a wish as they pass under the 17th Century Pont Marie. Yes, wishes and dreams do come true here on Ile moment.

The island itself is a magical oasis, a very special little village boasting authentic Parisian cafes, art galleries, boutiques, antique shops and book sellers. You shall never hunger nor thirst as the island offers some of the best in epicurean provisions: patisseries and boulangeries (pastry and bake shops), an award-winning boucherie (butcher shop), a delightful fromagerie (cheese shop), wine purveyors, primeurs (fresh fruit and vegetable markets), epiceries (grocery stores), chocolate shops, a fleuriste (flower shop) and, of course, the famous Berthillon ice cream. The many restaurants located on the Ile offer visitors a wide range of menu choices, including the 3-starred chef Antoine Westermann's masterful vegetable cookery at his highly acclaimed Mon Viele Ami and the quietly sophisticated l'Orangerie with chef Michel del Burgo, formerly 3-starred at le Bristol, Taillevent and Moscou, directing the kitchen. For the 'freshest sushi in Paris' head to Isami located on the south side of the island. At dusk, stroll across the pedestrian bridge connecting Ile St-Louis to the neighboring Ile de la Cite, capturing a wonderful view of Notre Dame's dramatic flying buttresses and the lovely gardens below. You will usually find live entertainment on this pedestrian a lively string quartet, a creole jazz band or traditional French accordion melodies as you take in the glorious panoramic river views to the east and west. As the surrounding bridges, the towers and the grand palace of Hotel de Ville are gradually illuminated you find yourself standing in a live picture postcard. There is simply not a more romantic place on this you must see for yourself.

The apartment at quai de Bourbon is a deliberate extension of the island's atmospheric magic. Located on the ground floor just off the main courtyard, this 'petite maison' of 44 square meters (roughly 500 square feet) embraces the true spirit of Ile St-Louis. Ancient tomettes - terracotta tiles reclaimed from 17th and 18th Century chateaux - set the tone for a warm and inviting palette of burnt red, golden ochre and celery green. The fabrics are luscious, the antiques tasteful and the decorative accessories absolutely charming. The shimmering crystal chandeliers and antique wall sconces may be dimmed to create the perfect romantic setting. This is your cue to chill the champagne!

The luxurious bedroom enrobed in silk and velvet is awash with the softest grays and baby blues to lull you to sleep. There is a spacious armoire to house your personal belongings and adequate bedside lamps for reading. Luxury bed linens, pretty antique prints and scented sachets create a relaxing respite after a full day of sightseeing and shopping.

You will discover a little taste of the Orient in the compact but efficient bathroom. The Chinese red of the cabinets accents the exposed beams and stone while 18th Century Japanese wood block prints decorate the lacquered walls along with antique Asian porcelain. The tower cabinet provides ample room for your personal items and also houses the collection of plush bath towels.

The cheerful kitchen with its blue and white toile de Jouy fabric and decorative tiles, painted red ceiling beams and ochre walls is fully equipped with everything you need to create a fabulous meal. If cooking isn't on your agenda, the fridge is always ready to chill your favorite bottle of champagne and the freezer available to hold several litres of Berthillon ice cream! Sample delicious espresso with the easy-to-use Nespresso machine. A full range of kitchen appliances, as well as a conventional washer and dryer are all provided with simple instructions for use.

Cable television, CD player/stereo, WiFi high-speed fibre internet service and a well-stocked Paris travel library help keep you entertained, informed and in touch.

We welcome you to a world of comfort, luxury, history and romance. Come be our guests for 'A Fine Taste of Paris'.

Keywords: Ile St-Louis, 1-Bedroom, Luxury Apartment, on the Seine River, Central Paris, 4th Arrondissement, Marais Neighborhood, Berthillon Ice Cream, Antique Furnishings

More Details

Owner
LOLA, Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About LOLA, Property Manager

Passionate Francophiles invite you to enjoy their charming 17th Century apartment decorated in the spirit and style of Ile St-Louis. Discerning travelers, as well as lovers of antiques, art and history will truly appreciate the stylish decor and luxurious amenities of this romantic pied-a-terre.

Why LOLA, Property Manager chose Notre Dame

The moment we discovered the magical Ile St-Louis we knew it would be our home someday! The romantic village atmosphere of this jewel in the Seine is what sets it apart from the rest of Paris. It was a splendid destiny that led us to become the happy owners of this special apartment. We are delighted to be able to share the charms of this wonderful pied-a-terre with our visitors!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I enjoyed a week-long stay in the apartment. The apartment is truly a hidden gem. It is beautifully decorated with high-end linens, comfortable antique furniture and beautiful chandeliers, not to mention the historic stone walls and wood beams. Everything about the apartment exudes romance and a five-star accommodation. We have stayed at five-star hotels in the past and I would rate the apartment on the same level as a five-star hotel, if not better. Also, the bed is one of the most comfortable that we have ever slept on in any hotel or other apartment that we have rented. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances (dishwasher, washer, dryer), glassware, plates, etc. to make you feel like you are at home.

The apartment is very centrally located and we walked to almost every sight - there really is no need to even use the metro. Ile St-Louis is very beautiful, as well.

The one thing that is absolutely amazing is the pride of ownership and genuine kindness of the owners. They provided us with a package of things to do and suggestions and answered well over 25 emails and provided suggestions and advice that was geared toward our interests. The recommendations were truly the best and made our first trip to Paris even that more memorable. It was truly the most romantic holiday ever - I really think that our whole experience in Paris was more romantic or just as romantic as our honeymoon. Above everything else, the owners help and guidance was really priceless and made our experience of renting so absolutely wonderful. We cannot wait to return to this precious jewel.
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Notre Dame Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 90 days before arrival and reservation date in order to issue 100% refund.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Shower with Regular shower head and hand-held shower spray. Storage tower and lighted vanity sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) Pillow Top Mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Nespresso Machine, Paris Travel Library, Hair Dryer, Floor Fan, Additional Cleaning Services Available

Reviews

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ILE SAINT-LOUIS 3-Room Luxury Apartment - Dreamy & Romantic Old World Charm!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 32 reviews
Brentwood, CA
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located, ease of entry & good communication-loved Ile Saint Louis & getting to know locals. It was nice having our own place to come back to every day.!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Texarkana, Texas
5

We enjoyed the property and the location and the access to Metro.

  • 5 of 5

It was very comfortable, the washer or dryer were easy to use, the TV was easily explained. Very tastefully furnished and the kitchen was well stocked. We are used to a harder mattress so that was the only little thing we noticed. It was well stocked with books and instructions and suggestions. It's safe and easy to access. We met the contact person there but the instructions were not mailed before we left the US. So had she not showed up when she was supposed to be there per our timetable it would have been a little problematic.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment on lÎle-Saint-Louis is as lovely in person as it is in the photos. Located just across the Seine, it was thrilling to walk across the bridge admiring the view and imagining that I was returning to my little "chez moi." Despite it being usually cold in Paris -- complete with la neige -- the apartment was comfortably warm, even at night. It was clean, and even had a complete sewing kit at my disposal (not just those mini spools of thread). Though I did not need to use it, a full size iron and ironing board were also available. I did make use of the washer and dryer, and they worked beautifully. The bed was extremely comfortable, with nice linens. The apartment was centrally located in the heart of Paris, and I loved being able to walk so much in the city. My regret was that I could not spend more time there -- and that I had to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Spot, convenient to so much

  • 5 of 5

For anyone looking for a centrally located place to stay during a Paris stay, this was perfect. There are restaurants, bakeries and scenic tourist spots so close. The apartment is also convenient to metro stops that take anyone easily up to the Champs Elysee and other downtown locations. The apartment is perfect for a couple to enjoy a Paris stay. The apartment provides visitors the option of dining out or dining in (whether bringing food in or cooking in the apartment).

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even better than we imagined. OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5

Although we have been to Paris on several occasions, this was our first time to rent an apartment. We were a bit nervous to book a private apartment, but any hesitation we had immediately dissolved the moment we arrived at our beautiful home away from home, so perfectly situated on the very magical Isle Saint Louis, right in the very middle of Paris and all the tourist attractions. Everything we wanted to see and do was simply a pleasant stroll away or easily accessible by the several nearby metro stations and the bus stop just across the bridge. You actually wouldn't even have to leave the island if you didn't want to, as there was everything one might need or desire during a full week's stay: convenient grocery stores, several bakeries, 2 butcher shops, 2 cheese mongers, a superb vegetable stand, Nicolas wine shop, a florist, lots of art galleries, a great variety of charming restaurants, wonderful gift boutiques, a bank, ATM machines and a post office and, of course, the world famous Berthillon ice cream available at several windows (as well as the equally delicious gelato at Amorino). This was by far our best trip to Paris and the best accommodations we could have imagined. So glad we took a chance on this apartment and this perfect location. Bundles of gratitude to our hosts. We will be back again and again! Merci!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City
5

A Very Special Apartment and the Perfect Paris Address

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our 20th wedding anniversary at this wonderful apartment and we can't wait to book another stay at this special property! The ambience was just as it appeared in the photographs, old world charm with lots of lovely antiques and personal touches that made it feel like home during our stay. The greeter was very charming and helpful during the check-in and orientation and we felt safe and well-cared for throughout our vacation. The apartment was very peaceful and yet the hustle and bustle of Ile St. Louis was just one street behind our quiet residential quai. It was always such a pleasure to return to the apartment after a busy day of sightseeing and relax with a cocktail or glass of wine before heading back out for dinner. Then back home to a guaranteed good night's rest in the comfy and quiet bedroom. We couldn't have picked a better location and host to celebrate our 20th! Thank you for making the occasion so special in every way.

Mike and Diana

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Boat Tours at Nearby Boarding Dock, Petanque, Several Beautiful Parks Nearby, Paris Plage (Paris Beach) located just across the river in summer, Live Entertainment on Pont St-Louis, Flower Market on Sundays on Neighboring Island, Antiquing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Property Damage Insurance $59

100% refund if cancellation is requested 90 days before arrival/reservation date.
It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance that covers pre-paid expenses in the event of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund