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Cheryl and Pam

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl and Pam (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

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 4th Arrondissement Pompidou 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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Charming, Convenient & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The apartment decor is a mix of contemporary & classical styles. It is located within minutes of two Metro stations. Numerous restaurants & markets are easy walks from the apartment as are Pharmacies & an American- style laundromat.

We did not use in-house WiFi as we rented a portable WiFi, Travel WiFi, rented on line & picked up at CDG near baggage pick up at the Paris Tourist Information Desk. As we traveled by train to various cities in France, the portable WiFi served us well.

The kitchen is well-equipped. As I must be gluten-free, my granddaughter & I cooked many meals at home. The only caveat: make sure you firmly shut the refrigerator door. I have the same problem w/ my frig at home.

Amale is a knowledgable & helpful manager. You are in good hands w/ her.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful stay at this apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl and Pam,

Thank you for an absolutely fabulous time at your perfectly located apartment. You have thought of all the little details to make your guest's stay very comfortable and that was much appreciated. Our 12 and 9 year old boys and both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Paris and your apartment and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Ready to Return!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this apartment for our five day stay in Paris, (two couples from Canada.) We knew we wanted to stay in the 3rd arrondisement based on a friends recommendation and this place jumped out with its two bedrooms and two baths. We were not disappointed. With a Metro stop less than 3 minutes out the door, it worked as a fantastic base for our whirlwind Paris sightseeing. The Boulangerie 1.5 minutes away was icing on the croissant so to speak. Like most everything in Paris, the apartment is older, has great character, and unlike many parts of Paris, was spotlessly clean and well equipped for our adventures. It was a pleasure to regroup each evening before dinner with a glass of wine to plan our next day adventures. My experience with European hotels are that they are tiny, rather cold and impersonal, and expensive, this apartment was spacious, warm and a great value for our vacation dollars. I would recommend it highly. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Lovely Apartment - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is roomy and perfect for two couples traveling together. The beds were very comfortable and both bathrooms have a shower. The bedrooms were on opposite sides of the apartment, giving privacy. The rooms are light and bright and the decor is lovely. Lots of information on things to do, how to get around, etc ( a mini library). Great neighborhood near the Bastille and lots of wonderful restaurants nearby. Very close to the metro as well. The owners were great to work with and our Paris contact was very helpful and accomodating. We would definitely return to this lovely apartment if our travels ever take us back to Paris.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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San Francisco, CA
5

Le moment le plus fabuleux

  • 5 of 5

So lucky to know the owners and be able to coordinate our stay. This is a very comfortable apartment, with a great layout and design, and a location that's hard to beat. After a full day being out and about, it was nice to come "home" to an airy, relaxing space. Formidable (wonderful)!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Boerne, Texas
5

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Helpful, thoughtful,owners provided fruit, wine and flowers! Stunning flat, immaculately clean - just loved the community feel of this gorgeous flat - when you go, read the Visitor' Book - lots of personal stories. Prior guests left their travel books along with the books they had read; we did the same. And the flat is so well-centered - easy to get to the places we just had to see. Everyone we met was helpful and welcoming. We didn't want to leave!

Can't say enough positive comments about the thoughtful owners and their caretaker - wish they had a flat everywhere we travel!!

Lisa V.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Les Archives Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,950
$6,000
 
 
low fall season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,950
 
 
Low Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,950
$6,500
 
 
High Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$475
$3,250
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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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Amenities

Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
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
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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