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Serene and spacious garden apartment in Montparnasse

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, private garden

On a quiet street in an active Parisian neighborhood, this roomy apartment was once a brasserie. It's on the ground floor, has a private garden and sun room, and offers a lot of space (by Paris standards). Two bedrooms sleep 2 people each, and two single mattresses are available to set up as needed. The apartment is light and airy, cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. The kitchen is fully equipped, including washing machine for laundry. Additional amenities include free wi-fi, unlimited calls to France, US and UK landlines, cable TV, DVD player with children's videos on hand. Within one block you have a local butcher, grocer, baker, fishmonger, chocolatier, and cheese shop, as well as Monoprix supermarket, many restaurants and various other shops. Add the local farmer's market and designer outlet stores on the rue d'Alesia, and everything you need is just a few steps away. For more information please go to For additional photos and information please go to

More Details

Vanessa de Harven
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Vanessa de Harven

Hello! I am from San Francisco and now live in Western Mass. We love to spend time at this family home whenever possible!

Why Vanessa de Harven chose Plaisance

This was my father's apartment, and I grew up making many fond memories on rue de Gergovie. We invite you to discover the true Paris lifestyle in this lively residential neighborhood, with everything you need within walking distance. Metro Pernety is just a few blocks away connecting you to the rest of the city, and bringing you home to the calm of home.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is unlike most in Paris because it is on the ground floor and boasts a private garden. It was once a brasserie, in fact a bougnat where coal was bought and sold! Now, it is a comfy and cozy space with an open floor plan and all the comforts of home.


Plaisance Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on private garden
  • Toilet is separate, with sink to wash hands. Master bedroom has double vanity. Tub and shower are separate, looking on the garden.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Trundle bed: two singles or one king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has one two-person bed. Second bedroom has a trundle bed that can be one single bed, two single beds if one mattress is on the floor, or one king-size bed when the trundle is open. Two additional single mattresses are available to set up as needed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
If you're tired of expensive and cramped hotels and would like to experience life in Paris, enjoy the comforts and convenience of home-cooked meals, and relax in a comfortable environment this is the place for you. Everything you need is within one or two blocks, and tourist attractions are easily accessible. Pound the Paris pavement, then retreat to the peace of rue de Gergovie in the 14th arrondissement. For more information, please go to


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Serene and spacious garden apartment in Montparnasse
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Quirky place close to Metro

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at this cool apartment in southern Paris. It is large - which is unusual for Paris - and has a unique layout. We loved the shower in the winter garden, the light coming through the glass ceiling into the shower wakes you up in the morning. The place is close to two metro stations and in 30 min you can reach most places in the center. The downstairs bedroom has no windows and was a bit damp. The communication with the owner was excellent. The key transfer was somewhat cumbersome - but we assume that will be changed in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daly City (San Francisco), CA

Our home in Paris - Great location

  • 5 of 5

We traveled as 2 couples and found this apartment to be perfect in terms of size and location. Would probably be too small & crowded if using sofa bed as well. Downstairs bedroom is best suited for children or mobile adults as it is located down a narrow steep stair. Apartment was well-maintained, clean, and had all the amenities we needed for a 2 week stay in Paris. So nice to be able to have a comfortable place to relax and cook occasional meals vs. hotel stay. Convenient location just a few blocks from Pernety metro. Terrific neighborhood, with many good shops & restaurants. Recommend "La fournée d'Augustine" as far the best choice bakery - just at the end of the street. Away from the main tourist areas, so you'll feel like you're living as Parisians for your stay. Extremely fast & easy to navigate to all of Paris via metro. If you are staying for 1+ week, highly recommend you acquire the Passe Navigo Découverte card - we used the metro many times a day, and this card is much better than carnet book for heavy metro usage. Overall, highly recommend this apartment for a very pleasant stay in Paris! We look forward to returning ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, comfotable apartment. Eager to return.

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying here with three family members for a week. We loved the neighborhood. Every convenience, including the metro, is nearby and there are some good restaurants in the area. If you want to eat in, it's easy to pick up all sorts of foods just a block away. The apartment was clean, attractively decorated, funky in a good way. It worked well for us four (six might be tight) and was an excellent value. We hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

My home in Paris

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this apartment many times and it just keeps getting better. I can't wait to go back and check out all the new improvements. The neighborhood is wonderful, patisserie's boulangeries, cafe's right outside your door. Nice being in a neighborhood, but close enough to the subway to go where ever you want to in Paris. I can't wait to go back and would recommend to everyone. The owner is easy to work with and very accomodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Porte de Chatillon

Described by Chronicle Books as 'the Paris of Parisians,' this neighborhood has a wealth of shops on its main drag, the rue Raymond Losserand. It is walking distance to Montparnasse cemetery, shopping center, train station and, of course, famous brasseries of the 1920s expats. Also a short walk to the scenic rue Daguerre, Denfert Rochereau, and Luxembourg gardens. Access to all major tourist attractions is quick and simple by Metro (nearest is Pernety). Then retreat to your cozy home and private garden!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $147.68
Refundable damage deposit $590.74

Payable in US Dollars or in Euros. $1,050 US (875€) per week for up to 4 people; $45 (39€) per night per additional guest, up to 6 people total. Minimum stay of 5 nights at $170 (140€) per night. Cleaning fee of 125€ ($150); $650 (500€) security deposit required. Long-term rates available; contact owner to discuss. Payable in Dollars or Euros by check, money order, bank transfer, or credit card (via PayPal).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.