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Tom and Elena Pors

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, greek

Perfect Paris Vacation Rental - Rue Cler Eiffel Tower - 1 bedroom apartment

24 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 180 nights

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Overview

Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Great location, very comfortable, stylish and quiet

The apartment is ideal for academics, business travelers and mature individuals who want to experience living in Paris for an extended stay. It is tastefully remodeled anddecorated, and light and pleasant for all seasons. Our location is ideal. The famous Rue Cler market street is 2 blocks away, with great restaurants and cafes and every food imaginable. We have a fully equipped modern kitchen. The apartment is furnished for comfort and style, with original art and antiques, plus comfortable modern beds. The bedroom has a queen size bed and sleeps 2 persons comfortably, and a high-end convertible Ligne Roset sofa in the salon provides additional sleeping for guests. The shower is separate from the WC room. There are hardwood floors, a washer and dryer, wireless internet, cable TV, stereo/CD/DVD player, and phone line.

Our Location in the Historic 7th Arrondissement: Situated in the 7th arrondisement, one of the most beautiful and centrally located areas of Paris. It is only a short walk from Hotel des Invalides, the famous park Champs de Mars, the Tour Eiffel, and the pedestrian only market street, Rue Cler. One block away, Rue de Grenelle takes you next door to the 6th arrondisement and, across the Seine, to the Grand and Petite Palais. The metro is only two blocks away and the buses stop at the corner of Rue du Champ de Mars and Rue Bousquet.

Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars: The Champs de Mars park was built in the 18th century soon after the construction of nearby l’Ecole militaire (military school). This is also the site of the 1867, 1878, 1889, 1900 and 1937 Universal Expositions. At the end of this park is where you will find the 'temporary' Eiffel tower erected for the 1889 Expo, Paris’ most recognizable landmark.

Hôtel des Invalides: The Hôtel des Invalides was built by Louis XIV as a home for disabled war veterans (hence the name 'Invalides'). The Invalides complex consists of public gardens, two churches (one of which houses Napoleon's tomb), the Musée de l'Armée, and several smaller museums. The Church of St-Louis-des-Invalides is also known as the Soldiers' Church. Captured enemy banners hang from galleries above the nave and Napoleon's Tomb is grandly located under the Dome.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom and Elena Pors (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, greek

About Tom and Elena Pors

She's an artist and jewelry designer/producer. He's a lawyer.

Tom and Elena Pors purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Tom and Elena Pors chose 7th Arrondissement Eiffel Tower

We love Paris, and this is the best location in Central Paris. It is our goal to move here in the next 10-15 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just returned from a 5 night stay at this apartment and it was great. We had 4 people in our party, 2 adults and 2 kids (10 and 8 y/o), and this apartment worked out very well. The communication between the owner, property manager, and me went very well. The location of this apartment was perfect for seeing all the sites in Paris. The apartment is very close to the Ecole Militaire metro stop which made it very easy to travel throughout Paris. I will be forwarding this Vacation Rental to various friends who are planning trips to Paris. The property was clean, and contained quite a few amenities that I was not expecting - such as a microwave. The apartment is small but is still very comfortable. Also, the beds were comfortable. Maybe the only bad thing is the location on the 4th floor, but it does help you work off all the baguettes and pastries that will be consumed! The markets and restaurants on Rue Cler were wonderful. If I do make another visit to Paris, I would not hesitate in staying in this apartment again!
Jul 2009
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4.7
based on 24 traveler reviews

Perfect Paris Vacation Rental - Rue Cler Eiffel Tower - 1 bedroom apartment
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 27 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Pretty, cozy, and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My father, sister, and I stayed in the apartment in November 2009 and found it to be delightful.The pictures are exactly what the apartment looks like, but for people who aren't used to Parisian (or New York) apartments, you might imagine it is larger than it actually is. It was a little tight for three adults (but we're on the large side - the smallest of us is 5' 10") but not uncomfortable in the slightest. I could see it being perfect for a couple, a couple with a child (or two smaller ones) or 2-3 friends.

The stairs - 4 flights, are only an issue if you are mobility impaired (there is no elevator). My father, 65, pleasantly plump and sporting an artifical hip, never complained. Now, my sister and I did whine a bit when we carried our luggage up the first day, but the rest of the time it just helped me burn off the cheese and wine calories.

The owners really have thought of everything: travel books, umbrellas, shower cap, ironing board, even spices. Every time I thought "oh darn, I didn't remember to bring X," I looked around and found it already provided for me.

The beds are comfortable, the water is hot and has good pressure, the building is quiet. It's really perfect - especially if you don't plan to eat every meal in a restaurant.

The neighborhood is charming and very safe, with a 2-minute walk to Rue Cler (fantastic cheese and wine shops, yummy crepes and on market day - fantastic people watching and browsing) and a few minutes more to the Metro and restaurants that stay open pretty late. There is a great little health-food store near the Metro stop, which had gluten-free food (important for many these days) and a great Italian deli between the Metro stop and the Seine for a quick picnic dinner (if you ever decide to eat something other than French food. :)

The owners refunded my security deposit very promptly and the entire thing went without a hitch. The owner's representative was very friendly and accomodating as far as when to meet us when we arrived. Overall, I highly recommend it over a hotel and plan to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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5

Charming extremely well appointed apartment in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this charming apartment for our month long stay in Paris. The location could not be more perfect and convenient for the Metro, buying provisions, lovely Boulangeries and Patrisseries, and cafes. The apartment owners have provided everything you could need to make your stay comfortable. There are umbrellas, a shopping cart, a proper hair dryer (not that wimpy hotel model), dish detergent, paper towels, etc. etc. As the unit is located in the back of the courtyard, it's extremely quiet. As I did a good amount of cooking while there, the kitchen was so efficient, with plenty of pots, pans, bowls, utensils and serving pieces. There is a pass through from the kitchen to the dining area that make serving quite easy. Be mindful there are four flights of stairs up to the unit, which for us, we're in our late 60's, was not an issue. At night, looking out the salon window at the windows of the other apartments, we noticed on one to the left, the reflection of the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower. Wow! We couldn't recommend this apartment more highly, staying here makes you feel right at home in beautiful Paris.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa,ON Canada
5

Once again,a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year, and have just returned from another one month vacation. The experience was better than ever. Once again, the booking,check-in and out,and return of the security deposit went smoothly. We really couldn't ask for more. There is plenty of hot water,good water pressure,a very comfortable bed,

and everything you might need,including a Nespresso machine. There are four flights of stairs to climb,but for us this was never an issue.

You cannot ask for a more convenient location,close to the metro, Rue Cler,gorcery stores and any number of excellent

bistros.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope stay here again!

Thank you,Tom, Elena and Maite for another great holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Ottawa,ON Canada
5

Charming Apartment, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent one month in this apartment, and by the time we left, it felt like home;we are already planning our return to Paris. This was our first experience with a rental and it could not have gone more smoothly. From the first enquiry to the return of the security deposit,all contacts with the owner were prompt, forthcoming and very pleasant. We were in contact with the property manager before we left home and she was most helpful, and also made some restaurant reservations for us. She was waiting for us on arrival,was very approachable and readily available via e-mail during our stay, and saw us out on departure. Because she was so thorough ,and there is written information about the apartment, we didn't need to contact her, but she did keep in touch with us in case we did have any questions.

The apartment was everything we wanted and it had everything we needed: a very comfortable bed, plenty of storage,many hangers, steam iron, tiny and fully equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water, good water pressure, and excellent WIFI. We needed heat for a few days, and it worked well. Because it faces onto a courtyard,it is very quiet. We used the combination washer/dryer frequently. It works very well (European

machines do take twice as long as American ones do). I should mention that the building is very secure. Your belongings will be safe, much safer than in a hotel.

The location is perfect. Even though it is close to the Eiffel tower, the area is residential, so it has a real neighbourhood feel. There may be no better area in the city for restaurants. Le Billebaude, Le Petit Troquet,Petit Sud-Ouest, Cafe de Mars, and Le Florimond are just a few of the nearby bistros that give the area its reputation for some of the best value restaurants in Paris. Many have pointed out that the metro stop is very close. If you like to walk,you will be amazed at just how

easy it is to get to many of the attractions.

All in all,we could not have asked for better! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Canada
5

Gem in the Seventh Arrondisement

  • 5 of 5

We have always stayed in hotels whenever stayingi in Paris. This time we decided to rent an apartment, hoping for a little more space and convenience. Boy, did we luck out. The apartment was beautifully decorated, very comfortable, clean and very well maintained. In addition, it was centrally located, which made getting around Paris to all the "hot spots" very easy.

We had quite a few questions before we arrived in Paris, which were always answered very quickly by Tom, the owner. By the time we arrived in Paris, we almost felt like we were staying at an old friends place.

We were met by Maite, the property manager, once we reached the apartment. She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Once again, we felt like we had gained a new friend. Lots of great ideas of what to do, where to go. We had planned a trip outside of Paris. She helped us with suggestions of how to best get to the railway station early in the morning. Maybe it was not really part of her job description but we really appreciated her help.

We had a great stay in the apartment during our time in Paris. We would not hesitate to return and have already recommended the property to our friends and family. Fabulous place.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, IN, USA
3

A week in Paris

  • 3 of 5

Great location- perfect for two, we had our daughter with us so was a little cramped at times. Overall we loved it! Would recommend to a friend Great pastry shops nearby!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Two blocks to Metro station 'Ecole Militaire.' 1-1/2 blocks to Rue Cler and a short walk to the Eiffel Tower. Apartment is situated in a beautiful residential area of central Paris with lots of great cafes and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Rates

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180 night minimum stay
$2,474
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,474
Cleaning Fee $56

Bookings are only available from 9 to 12 months in duration. Special circumstances may be considered. Utilities are not included. Annual lease agreement on official form is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gros-Caillou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , sink, cabinet, hair dryer
    Room 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bultrex mattress - highest quality
    Salon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ligne Roset convertable sofa bed - highest quality
  • There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom with Boultex mattress, the best quality mattress in France. The Queen-sized sofa bed in the living room/salon is from the high-end French line “Ligne Roset,” which folds up to become a sofa (not a pull-out hide-a-bed but top of the line and very comfortable). The two separate rooms of the apartment sleep 2 people comfortably and privately.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
The apartment is newly remodeled and tastefully decorated. It faces south, which makes it light and pleasant for all seasons. It is located on the fourth floor of a 18th century typical Parisian building facing a large court yard, quiet and comfortable during the day and night. The apartment is on the 4th floor without elevator. The building access is secure. Shuttered windows keep the apartment cool and breezy in the summer, with no need for air conditioning. Fans are also available. A list and location of community swimming pools is available in the apartment. Paris is known for its clean and inexpensive pools throughout the City.

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