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SPECIAL 5th night Free! 5 star reviews - 2BR/2BA Apt Near Place Des Vosges

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

In November, December and January, stay 4 nights and the 5th night is FREE! This light-filled, two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is perfectly located near the historic Place des Vosges. Extensively renovated, everything - from floor to ceiling and every point in between - has been thoroughly updated and maintained to a very high standard.

Tournelles2 pairs wonderful modern design with classic features reflecting the building's XIX century roots, and succeeds in being both elegant and comfortable. The apartment's parquet floors, high ceilings, tall windows, and beautiful moldings are lit by fabulous and fun chandeliers in the entry, kitchen, and living areas, and warmed by dramatic floor-to-ceiling draperies. It has been decorated and equipped thoughtfully, with many conveniences and amenities. Please read our guest comments to see how others have enjoyed this apartment.

The apartment: Tournelles2 has a wonderful layout (see photos below), with well thought out public and private areas. The light streams in from two sides through tall French windows, highlighting the openness of the sleek and well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, and inviting living room. The two bedrooms, each with en suite baths, are positioned for privacy. Classic modern furniture is balanced by original fabrics and colorful art work. And, when night falls, the lovely lighting and furnishings provide incentive to dine in - even though the area’s many wonderful cafes and restaurants will beckon.

Tournelles2 is on the first floor French (second floor American), easily accessible by a wide and gently curved staircase. It, of course, comes with every amenity - flat screen TV with cable, DVD, phone with free calling to 28 countries, washer/dryer, free WiFi, heated towel racks, etc. We have also equipped Tournelles2 with a laptop computer so you do not have to lug yours along.

The amenities: In addition, the apartment comes with its own off-site manager, a wonderful and knowledgeable Parisian fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. In addition to making sure Apartment Tournelles2 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.

Le Marais: The neighborhood: Tournelles2 is 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. The Marais is also a gourmet's delight—the apartment is near several of Paris’ best open air markets and specialty food stores, and within easy walking of a wide range of dining choices. To help you get acquainted, Apartment Tournelles2 is equipped with numerous guidebooks and maps, as well as information on our favorite places to shop, eat, and sight see in the neighborhood. We provide a complete binder with directions on how to use all of the appliances, lots of neighborhood resources, and general Paris information.

More Details

Owner
Cheryl and Pam
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Cheryl and Pam

Two San Francisco families own this beautiful apartment and its adjacent 'sister'. We manage this and our adjacent apartment ourselves with the help of a wonderful Parisian 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.

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From a note sent to us by the Siegels who stayed in the apartment in July 2008:



Dear Cheryl and Pam: Just a short note to say "wow!!" What a truly special place 84, rue des Tournelles is! Our Parisian family adventure was wonderful...and a huge part of our great experience was due to the amazing place we called "home" for almost 2 weeks. Really - it was such a perfect set-up for us (and I'm sure for anyone). Besides your having impeccable taste, every amenity was thought of and that sure does add to the ease and enjoyment of one's vacation. And, being the detailed gal that I am, I really enjoyed reading your helpful information guide (the black binder!).



After 2 mornings of baguettes from our local and very convenient boulangerie (Banette), which was perfectly fine, we then ventured to Au Levain du Marais to sample THE BEST. Amazing stuff. Actually my 5 year old and 18 year old made that part of their morning routine - picking up bread and treats for the family breakfast. My husband and I were also lucky enough to have gotten 3 nice dinners out of the deal--so great that we were transported to such special, quiet places only steps away from our apartment. Big thumbs up for Chez Janou, Le Petit Marche, and La Cave de St. Gilles. Thanks for the wonderful tips.



So, with great sadness, I am returning the apartment key to you. You have inspired us to save our pennies and plan for our next European adventure. You have also restored my confidence in trusting the Internet for booking accommodations (I had a previous bad experience)...



All the best to you both and please feel free to contact us when in NYC. We would love to meet you.



Take care,

Ronni and Jan Siegel
Aug 2008
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Amenities

Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 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 ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , split bath with rainhead shower
  • Modern and well-equipped
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The two well-appointed bedrooms, each with very comfortable queen-sized beds and en suite modern bathrooms, are at opposite ends of the apartment, ensuring privacy. One bedroom is a bit larger than the other, but they are equally comfortable, with good closets and shelving, bed-side reading lights, high quality bed linens, and ample pillows. The smaller bedroom has a split en suite bathroom; its large shower has a luxurious rain shower head, while the adjacent toilet shares space with the washer/dryer. The other en suite bath has a full bathtub with an overhead shower and glass partition, as well as a modern sink and tiled counter. Both bathrooms have heated towel racks and are well-lit. A portable crib is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Notes:
Off-site Parisian manager fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, Hair Dryers in both modern bathrooms; for larger parties can be rented in conjunction with Tournelles 1 - an adjacent Two-bedroom, Two-bath Apartment.

Reviews

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Klenks and Thompsons

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment in a great location - perfect for 2 couples - information book with restaurant reviews was helpful. Our only issue was the washer/dryer - instructions didn't help - need to be clearer and in English (we eventually figured it out).

We would definitely stay at 84Tournelles again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Paris Location and Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location and flat. Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Visits Paris Like Locals

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated in a bit of a cul de sac on a lovely street (reminiscent of my old New York Soho neighborhood) just off lively Boulevard Beaumarchais - an ideal Marais location and exactly what we envisioned for our multi-generational family of four. We had chic clothing and design boutiques, artisanal bakeries, and our favorite cafe, "Merci" within a few minutes walk of the apartment. The building is tasteful and the apartment is steamlined, space-efficient, with plenty of natural light from the generous window seats that we enjoyed gazing out of in both rain and shine. It is ideal for two couples or a couple and young children who can share a bed. (Our teenagers slept in shifts which worked for our early bird daughter and night owl son.) The owners have taken care to provide all the essentials a traveler would want, including street maps, guide books, and most important -- wifi access! We will absolutely come here again to our adopted pied-a-terre so we can re-live a most memorable picnic supper (at 9PM!) in the Place des Vosge, just like the locals.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting this wonderful family. They took advantage of all Paris has to offer, took great care of our apartment, and we can't wait to welcome them back!
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5

Charming and great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exactly what we were looking for our Paris stay. It's an excellent location and very charming. The neighborhood has everything you would want within 5 block radius including coffee shop (3 doors down!), boulangerie, gourmet and regular grocery store, excellent restaurants and cafes. The Place des Vosges is close by, which is the oldest planned square in Paris, and surrounded by art galleries, cafes and Victor Hugo house and museum. This is our second time staying renting with the owners, and we will be coming back. The apartment is clean, comfortable and quiet and accommodates 4 easily. Perfect for those who want an apartment experience for their Paris trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is located in a convenient location to restaurants, stores and public transportation.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is laid out well for 2 couples or families with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms at opposite end of the apartment. There is a large kitchen with all appliances needed. The apartment is clean, well decorated and comfortable. The owners provide a laptop computer and information on things to do in Paris that we found very helpful. There is a notebook with directions for how to live comfortably in the apartment and in the area. A very helpful manager is available for questions or problems. This was the ideal location for us! Thank you for sharing your apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect stay in Paris!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so very much for our wonderful stay in Paris Cheryl and Pam!! We could not have chosen a more lovely place to call home for our week there. It was absolutely perfect for 2 couples and the location to connect with the subway metro system could not have been better! Our arrival change was completely handled by Amele... thank you! When we arrived to fresh roses on the table and a chilled bottle of wine it made us feel right at home!! We know who we will call for our next stay in Paris!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Nearby Open-air Market, Specialty Food Shops galore, Parks and Museums, Unique Boutiques, Easy Access to Transit, Wonderful Restaurants and Wine Bars

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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