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You will never forget your stay in this luxuriously appointed, utterly charming 'jewel box' of an apartment on the magical island of Ile St. Louis. The beauty of this Parisian pied-a-terre is exceeded only by its perfect location.
Juliette's 725 s.f. can accommodate from 1 - 6 people (5 adults, maximum) and is best suited for a romantic retreat, a 'girls' getaway, or a small family. With its 'open' floor plan, it does not provide absolute privacy; if that is what you require, please contact us and we may be able to offer alternative accommodations.
Originally constructed in 1652, renovations were overseen by an award-winning French movie set designer; virtually every element is custom, from the 17th century hardwood floors to the hand-painted Renaissance era beams and exposed stonework. Nestled between the Left Bank (Latin Quarter) and Right Bank (the hip Marais district), our little 'island on the Seine' enchants with its narrow, cobblestone-lined streets filled with cafes,art galleries, gourmet restaurants, patisseries, chocolatiers and elegant boutiques selling antiques, traditional produce and fine foods and flowers. The 'Ile' is also home to the world famous glacier (ice cream purveyor) Berthillon, nearby. It is a five-minute walk to Notre Dame, and a short Metro ride (or walk) to every major tourist attraction and shopping area. This picture-perfect location - a favorite of visiting Americans and Europeans -- is everything you've imagined Paris to be. You will feel exceedingly comfortable and safe in this very special neighborhood.
Upon entering, you will be embraced by Juliette's warmth and unique character, which was lovingly created by its former owner, the wife of a French Senator, who scoured the flea markets and villages around Paris to create the ambiance of 17th Century France. At the same time, the apartment boasts the latest, modern amenities -- from WiFi and high-end appliances to luxury linens and a spacious travertine American style shower -- to make your stay completely convenient and comfortable.
One enters a small foyer equipped with an antique writing desk and bookcase filled with Paris guidebooks. The adjacent downstairs bedroom features two beds - a double in an alcove flanked by two spacious wardrobes, plus a second twin bed with storage neatly tucked under stairs leads to a romantic, low-ceilinged upstairs loft.
The large living space is spacious yet warm, and filled with wonderful antiques. A 17th century ship captain's safe serves as a stand for a flat-screen TV, and an 18th century portrait graces an antique hearth, which faces a comfortable daybed (which can accommodate a sixth guest). The space is illuminated by a beautiful crystal chandelier. A pretty dining table sits adjacent to a street-side ten foot classic French window. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to create perfect French cuisine, including a famous 'La Cornue' stove (the Rolls Royce of French cooking equipment), microwave, dishwasher (cleverly concealed in an antique hutch), a lovely buffet with marble-topped workspace, and a full complement of utensils, pots, pans, china and glassware. Cable television, DVD and CD player are accompanied by a selection of music and French-themed American movies to complete the ambiance. The lovely shower room features beautiful brass fixtures, crystal sconces and an antique chest/sink. The lavatory is in a separate room, with a unique ship captain's wash basin that complements the nautical theme. There is also a Miele washer/dryer.
An antique writing desk, equipped by a MAC desktop, WiFi printer, and travel guide filled bookcase is framed by another ten-foot window greenery-filled floor-to-ceiling French window; the perfect spot to pen a postcard or your Parisian memoirs.
THE ROMANTIC LOFT
You may not want to leave your cozy nest in the mezzanine loft, with a queen sized bed adjacent to an en suite bathroom featuring a wonderful Napoleonic era claw foot tub -- a perfect place to soak after a long day on the cobblestones. It also includes a sink and toilet. Please note that, while adding to the unique charm of this property, the low ceiling in the loft will require ducking for anyone of stature (over 5'5'); the loft is also open to the area below.
With its perfect central location and beautiful interior, updated with modern conveniences, this very special, historic apartment will make your experience in Paris all the more memorable. Juliette is a very special place from which to explore all the best that this magical city has to offer.
Please note: our nightly rate is for up to four guests; there is an additional $25 per night charge for additional guests to cover the cost of additional linens and cleaning.
My husband and I spent two weeks in Paris--our first time in Paris--staying at this lovely, clean, and charming Juliette apartment. We were amazed that you could hear no street noise at all with the windows closed. The beds were substantial and super comfortable. Lots of outlets for charging camera, etc. Very good water pressure and plenty of hot water in the 3 bathrooms (we used loft bathroom only once--for the great clawfoot tub--so soothing for tired tootsies--just watch your head with ceiling height below five feet, as the picture shows).
The location is more than perfect. Not only can you walk to many top places of interest e.g. Notre Dame), but you could actually never leave the island at all, if you liked, as it has plenty of stores, restaurants, grocery, boulangerie, pattiserie, etc. Of course one MUST leave the island for the Paris experience. The walk to the Pont Marie metro stop on right bank was very convenient. We took the metro frequently...very easy to use.
And the help and support of Michele and David made for an anxiety-free trip...always there to help before and during the trip. We had left a bag of purchases (art and clothes) at a restaurant in the Montmarte and David called them on our behalf to see if was still there more than a day later (when we finally remembered it) and it was! He communicated to them our plan to return the next day to retrieve it. All of Michele's advice is excellent and especially the idea to go to Café St. Regis if you arrive before check in time. Best Eggs Benedict in Paris (probably). We returned for breakfast a few more times (when not getting pastries from one of the three nearby shops).
Two recommendations to pass along--We recommend Les Ombres restaurant--a roof top location with sparkling view of the Eiffel Tower and the sunset and great food. And for the best hot chocolate (in the world, IMHO) go to Angelina's and order the Chocolate Chaud Africain. It is to die for. Flagship store is on Rue de Rivoli near the Louvre, but there is also an Angelina's inside the Louvre, Palace of Versailles, and Galeries Lafayette department store in the Opera district.
We appreciated having a dishwasher and a washer and dryer (two separate appliances) which worked extremely well. The apartment was exactly what we hoped for and more.
Lovely touches - super nice sheets, tea, coffee (even a milk steamer), a well-sticker kitchen, with a stove/oven that is pro-grade. I have zero hesitations to heartfelt recommend this sweet, complete 'pied a terre".
The apartment was beautiful and had everything we needed. The location was perfect and everything was at our doorstep. We felt it was a bit tight (comfort wise) for 4 adults as it is a true loft, worth noting. The upstairs loft ceilings are low and probably good for kids. The host was there to help if we needed. The property was very clean and we loved the bath robes! We loved going to Notre Dame and the great restaurants down the street!
I stayed at the Juliette from September 15-21, 2016 with my 12 year old granddaughter and her maternal grandmother. We loved it! We went sightseeing for long hours every day and were happy to then return to our comfortable, cozy home on Isle Saint-Louis. The apartment is just as pictured on the website. So Parisian! The beds were very comfortable with nice linens and a lovely stack of towels are provided along with robes. I took the loft upstairs as I'm 5'3". One must be careful entering the loft bathroom as the beam between the two areas is quite low. As noted on the website, it is an open floor plan so best for family or very close friends. We appreciated the international phone line and the great wifi as well as the laundry facilities and soap. My granddaughter used the handsome desk every day to write her travel journal. We dined at different restaurants on the island every night and enjoyed the short stroll to see Notre Dame lit up at night. David arranged transportation for us coming and going to the airport and it was such a stress free way to travel. Staying at the Juliette was a lovely experience and one I would recommend without hesitation.
This was our 1st trip to Europe and Paris and the location of this apartment is very convenient for getting around to see all the highlights. Overall this is a nice quiet isle but if you like sleeping with windows open the location on the road is very noisy till about 12:00 am with vehicles. The atmosphere of the unit is as shown and the kids loved the decor and especially the bed under the stairs. The beds are very comfortable. The apartment is very well equipped. Although the upstairs is low ceiling it is unique and fine for anyone under 5'2. The apartment is showing some wear and tear and the main shower and toilet need maintenance. As we have not seen other apartments in Paris to compare we cannot comment but felt we got what was advertised.
We are a family of 5, including 3 teenagers. The location is excellent for walking to the major Paris attractions, and the neighborhood is a delight. We had plenty of room for the 5 of us, although by the end of the week my husband was tired of ducking to walk upstairs ;) (I'm 5'4" so had no problem, but I did have to crouch a bit to use the upstairs loo.) The history and decor of the apartment made it extra fun, and the amenities were terrific! (separate clothes washer and dryer, computer with printer, espresso machine with milk steamer) I would absolutely recommend this apartment.
Location: Paris Arrondissement 4, Paris, Ile-de-France (Paris Area), France, Europe (The Historic and Geographic Center of Paris)
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
We require a $59 additional per stay fee for $3000 in damage protection (through the VRBO/HomeAway website). Pricing is for up to four guests. There may be a one time charge of $150 for more than four guests (to cover the costs of additional linens/cleaning services).