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Discounted rates for July-August bookings ! Charming 1BR Apt-Old Marais Apt

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable one-bedroom apartment, situated on the third (4th in the USA) floor of an 18th century walk-up building. The building facade has been renovated, and an elevator is now available.

Located in the heart of the historical Marais, one of the oldest and well-known neighbourhoods in the capital.

The apartment is in a building typical of the Marais quarter with exposed beams. The building has a security code then an intercom opening, and there is a lovely stone courtyard.

The apartment door opens into an entrance with a well equipped open kitchen to your right. To your left, there is the bedroom, followed by the living room.

The 15m² (approx. 140 sq. ft.) living room has a window and parquet flooring. It is furnished with a double size sofa bed, a charming chimney (only decorative), some shelves and a dining table with chairs. There is also a free Internet Wi-Fi connection, the cable TV (CNN, CNBC...) with a flat screen, a phone with free calls to fixed lines in Europe, US, Canada and Australia, and a Hi-Fi stereo system.

The 12m² (approx.110 sq. ft.) bedroom has a window and parquet floor and is furnished with a double size bed, two bedside tables, a closet and a desk.

The open kitchen is equipped with two vitroceramic plates topped by an exhaust fan, a microwave combo oven, a fridge, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a coffee maker, a toaster and a kettle. It also has a window.

The bathroom has a shower, a washbasin on a wooden cabinet, a toilet and a heated towel rack.

This is a non-smoking apartment and pets are not authorized.

You’re just a few minutes from the Saint Paul and Hôtel de Ville metro stations and only 10 minutes from the RERs A and B which take you directly to both major airports and Disneyland Paris.

You’re right next to:

* Place des Vosges

* Notre Dame Cathedral

* Louvre

* Ile Saint Louis

* Ile de la Cité

* Georges Pompidou Centre

* 17th century mansions

* Hôtel de Sully

* Carnavalet Museum

* Picasso Museum

* Jardin des Tuileries

* Sainte Catherine Place

* La Bastille

The Marais is filled with bustling cafés, boutiques, trendy clubs, art galleries, design shops and restaurants. Open air markets and supermarkets are also in the neighbourhood. It's a great place to spend your vacation in Paris.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2017

About Serge

Hello, I am Serge. I do love this area of Paris, where I live.

Serge purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Serge chose Paris

I am so happy to live in this nice area of Paris that I decided to buy an apartment just the street after : you are in the heart of the old Paris, with all amenities a short walk away. A friendly atmosphere, a beautiful environment, a lot of monuments (Louvre, Notre-Dame, Beaubourg, old Marais, Picasso Museum, ...), 2 mn from subway and buses, 5 mn from small stores and main stores, ...

What makes this apartment unique

Charming and nicely decorated apartment, it is perfect for a family till 4 people, with all the comfort (elevator, internet Wi-Fi access, free international calls (except for mobiles), international channels on a flat-screen TV, ...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Serge,

I wrote a review, twice, but VRBO didn't like it both times and rejected it. We loved staying at your apartment on Rue des ecouffes. The location was perfect, the apartment suited our family well, both of the gentlemen who greeted us were kind and generous with their time. I would rent it again if and when I return.

Thank you,

Mar 2010
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Le Marais Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and toilets
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Hi-fi stereo system (CD, MP3, IPOD dock stations, ...), Fans, Kettle, Toaster oven, Hairdryer. Free long distance calls to land phones towards main countries (USA, ...) Usual check-in time : 12.00 Usual check-out time : 10.00 Possibility to stay later if there is no other guest arriving on this day


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Discounted rates for July-August bookings ! Charming 1BR Apt-Old Marais Apt
average rating of 4.84375 based on 39 reviews

Great place in a fun area

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a nice place and the check in/out was very easy. The unit is right in the middle of a lot of dining and shopping options. Very close to Metro and walking distance to Notre Dame. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thanks for your nice review ! Nice to see you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and in Paris. Hope to welcome you again another time ! Kind regards. Serge
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Brooklyn, NY

Tiny, cozy apartment in FABULOUS location, but please, get some new towels

  • 4 of 5

You cannot ask for a better location.... for the food, fun and proximity to all of Paris than this apartment. Host made a friend available for our arrival for keys and walk through of apartment and departure was easy. The tiny elevator (so we didn't have to carry luggage up 3 flights) was a blessing - My kids were fascinated that they make elevators that small!

The noise other reviewers mentioned was non-existent but we are from NYC so maybe we just don't notice it anymore. That said, the apartment comes with a lot of rules about not making noise especially after certain hours and even mentions something about neighbors being quick to call the police -- that seemed a little over the top when basic common sense should apply when staying in an apartment building.

Finally, the towels... they are basically sandpaper, please replace them

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Cute and well-located apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment in a great neighborhood and street, just as described! My husband, daughter and I had great stay and would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank for your nice feedback. I am happy you enjoyed your stay at my apartment ! Kind regards. Serge
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Fabulous apartment in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Paris and our stay at this lovely apartment. It's in Le Marais and centrally located for all of the things we wanted to do in Paris. I really appreciated Serge's thoroughness and communication prior to getting there. Our flight got in very late and Thomas was there to meet us, show us around, and provide any assistance we needed.

The apartment is very nice with lots of natural light and we were so pleased that there was an elevator (a teeny tiny elevator but still an elevator)....the apartment we stayed at in Madrid was 5 flights up with no lift and it was an unwelcome surprise.

Last time we were in Paris we stayed at a hotel and spent nearly three times the amount. The price wasn't the best part though, we really enjoyed living the Parisian experience during our time there.

Thank you Serge and Thomas for a vacation we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thanks for you feedback ! I am happy you enjoyed your stay at my apartment and in Paris. Ii would be nice to welcome you again ! Kind regards. Serge
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Graet location

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed at this lovely flat in May 2017 for a few nights and we very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you Serge for the swift reply to all our e-mail correspondence during the booking proses.

When we arrived to the flat we were met by Thomas and he was very friendly and helpful. The flat looked very clean and tidy and very much resembled the images on the website. It had all the basic facilities that we needed. The flat is part of a well kept old building with original features in the architecture to include wooden flour, fire place (just for display) and wooden beams in the ceiling while the interior design in the flat was all modern, elegant and comfortable. There was a tiny elevator that was very useful for us to reach the 4th flour.

The best feature in staying in this property was the location. It is located in the heart of the Marais surrounded by cafes, boutiques and restaurants. It is within short walking distance to the seine and to many of the Paris attractions.

The only down side we experienced is the level of noise. In the morning it is the rubbish collection which is very noisy and in the evening it is the sounds of the busy cafes downstairs where people are chatting while enjoying a night out. We kept the windows closed during the night which seemed to make the level of noise manageable for us.

Over all we were very pleased with choosing this property. Despite the level of noise the flat served its purpose due to its friendly owners, central location and very tasteful interior design. 

Serge the owner is a photographer and it was a nice touch to see a few of his framed photographs hanging on the walls as they created a pleasant atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maya, Thanks for your nice and constructive feedback ! I am happy you enjoyed your stay in Paris and in my apartment. Hope to welcome you again another time !
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Comfortable apartment in great location.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with my 2 adult daughters in March.

Perfect for the 3 of us - lovely little apartment; clean and comfortable - very comfortable sofa bed - lots of good and reasonable restaurants close by - central for sightseeing - Le Marais wonderful part of Paris - would stay here again if coming back to Paris.

We didn't really use the kitchen, but it seemed well-equipped.

Small negatives - some noise from street at night though it didn't bother us - shower not great - took 2 weeks after coming home before deposit refunded to my bank account.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Klein Holland
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
A lot of restaurants in Rue des Rosiers
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $588.86

Some works will be performed by a neighbour during the nextcoming days. Discounted rates are proposed to take into account the noise which may occurs during this period.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Arrivals or departures times : 8am to 9pm. Out of hours fee €30 (50€ if 0.00-6am)
Confirm with 25% by credit card, wire in euros or traveller checks in euros.
Balance at check-in, in euros, in cash or traveller checks, otherwise by credit card prior to arrival
Cancellation policy : 2 months minimum before, the down payment is returned less 3 days rental
Breakables/keys security deposit : €500/$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.