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Chic & Charming Left Bank Petite Maison

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

You will feel so much 'at home' in our beautiful Petite Maison, on the easily accessible ground floor of a lovely 17th century building, situated in one of Paris' most charming neighborhoods. Our little 'quartier' is featured in Frommer's 'Memorable Walks in Paris;' it is truly one of the most historic, lovingly preserved areas in the entire city.

Our historic two-bedroom, two-bath 820 s.f. pied a terre is tucked away on a serene side street; you'll awaken to the sounds of birds chirping in our private garden, along with the bells of the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame, which appears like magic when you turn out of our front door.

Our 'little house' in the city (so-named by some Parisian friends) is just steps from the bouquinistes (booksellers) which line the Seine, and a five minute walk to the famous Place St. Michel and the excitement of the Latin Quarter. Within minutes you can see the Sorbonne, the Roman baths and Unicorn Tapestries at the Cluny Museum, take a quick stroll to Ile St. Louis, visit the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette spent her waning days, or take in a fabulous classical concert at the famous St. Chappelle built by Louis the IX.

Our lovely neighborhood is very French, a rarified historic district filled with galleries, artisans, restaurants and unique shops. The wonderful open air market on Place Maubert is a three-minute walk, as is the Metro and a plethora of bakeries, wine purveyors and a fabulous cheese shop.

The apartment itself is exceedingly comfortable and handsomely furnished. It features two quiet bedrooms (one upstairs, and one down), each with a tres chic new en suite bathroom -- perfect for two couples or a family. Both can be made up with two twins, or one king sized bed. A comfortable day bed in the living room accommodates a fifth guest. The spacious living room is a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends and recount the day's adventures.

The recently renovated, gorgeous kitchen equipped with high end European appliances is fully equipped to whip up some French cuisine using your finds from the market at Place Maubert. Petite Maison's unique architectural features include classic 'tommettes' (old tiles) on the floor and a barrel vaulted brick ceiling in the living room. A striking iron chandelier illuminates the large dining table, where you can spread out your repast, and bask in the light from two walls of windows. We are also blessed with a private garden, a lovely place to enjoy a morning coffee during the warm summer months, and a working fireplace to keep you cozy on winter nights.

Our Paris based American manager is just a phone call away should an unexpected problem arise. He is also available to assist with restaurant, event or tour reservations, as well as to arrange transportation. A personalized 'users guide' filled with our personal recommendations will help make the most of your sojourn in our favorite city in the world. A DVD with French themed movies; a CD player with music library and travel guides are also on hand should you decide to enjoy a quiet evening 'chez nous.'

The nightly rate for up to five guests is $450; WE HAVE HAD A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION AND ARE OFFERING A REDUCED RATE OF $350 USD (25% OFF) FOR OPEN DATES IN SEPTEMBER 2016. IMPORTANT: Please note that our cancellation policy is 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF OCCUPANCY - VRBO/HomeAway doesn't allow this option in their system, but in our experience, since European travelers normally plan/book their vacations far in advance, this period of time is required in order to rebook our rental. Your 50% deposit (required to reserve dates) is fully refundable up to 90 days before the date you arrive; once the balance is paid the reservation is non-refundable. We will process any deposit refunds outside of the VRBO system.

If you are looking for lovely, comfortable and quiet accommodations just steps away from all the best Paris has to offer, look no further than Petite Maison.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Chic & Charming Left Bank Petite Maison
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews

Great place in the heart of Paris

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Everything as described and more. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was really perfect; we enjoyed every minute of our stay! A 5 minute walk to beautiful shops; a patisserie, the best fresh fish, meat, cheese & of course wine! Hearing the beautiful bells of Notre Dame just added to the overall Paris experience. I've been to Paris many times but I can say, this was among the best ever! Made fabulous meals in the modern, updated kitchen, & enjoyed the fantastic restaurant literally right next door! I highly recommend staying here and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Petite Maison. There was plenty of room for two couples. The bedrooms and bathrooms, although a bit petite, were very well appointed. Having a large kitchen and washer and dryer was a big plus. The neighborhood was lovely and very convenient to shops and cafes. Our only issue was that the book of instructions and suggestions was missing. There was a lot of guessing on how to use everything. We were very happy with our stay and would not hesitate recommending this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our perfect vacation in Paris!

  • 5 of 5

The Petite Maison was absolutely perfect for our Paris vacation and I would jump at the chance to both return to and recommend this property. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. It is also in the heart of Paris and centrally located for walking to any point one would want to visit. I cannot think of a more ideal property and will rent again here on my next trip. Michelle and David made personal touches to our stay that you simply cannot get anywhere else. This is simply the perfect Paris apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Made me want to move in for good!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was our favorite stay of a 14 day european vacation. Traveling with two kids (8 and 13), the apt was the perfect respite for us after exploring paris. Here are some thoughts:

1) Location - amazing. Across the street from Notre Dame, walking distance from many things and transportation. In the middle of a neighborhood so you felt like a local. Near a great little market, and by a patisserie, boulangerie and fromagerie - what more could I ask for!!!

2) Apt itself - the big wooden doors of the building were SO PARIS, it was so exciting to walk through. The apt is easily accessible and decorated in an upscale but very comfy way. I do not understand a prior reviews mention of "flea market" because it was anything but. The kitchen was amazing! Great amenities and a washer and dryer that worked great. Bathrooms were awesome - the shower pressure was AWESOME too. I saw a comment on the AC - we were there during a HEAT SPELL! 90+ degrees every day. And while it wasn't frigid with the AC like some American establishments, it was comfortable. The upstairs bedroom was slightly warm but again, not uncomfortable. We all slept well. The fans and AC did the job they were intended for.

3) Service - we thought the service was great. Fortunately we needed nothing during our 5 day stay, so we were happy as can be.

I can't say enough about our experience. The pictures don't even do it justice. the outdoor patio was cute, we didn't use it because it was so hot outside, but we liked looking at it.

This should be a must stay place for anyone in paris - my close friends are booking it for next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Location

  • 3 of 5

The location is superb. Walk down the street to the corner and Notre Dame is just across the river. Excellent location. Markets, wine shop, cheese shop and bakery near by.

The apartment: The photos are a little misleading. The unit is a little smaller and tighter (especially bedrooms and bathrooms) than the photos suggest, however the size was adequate for our needs (we were four adults with a 3 year old child). The decor suggests "flea market" furnished, but the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen modern equipped. The ground floor is on three levels - one step up to the bedroom and one step down to living - which means you need to keep a light on so you don't trip if you need to get a drink of water in the kitchen in the middle of the night. The exterior locks to the actual unit require some getting used to - it took us two days to get comfortable with them.

The air conditioning: We were there the first week of August - couple rainy days, couple sunny days - and some humidity. The AC is a wall unit that serves the living portion of the unit, but not the bedrooms. The bedrooms were hot several evenings and the unit brochure indicated we could ask for all additional portable cooling units. We received two vertical fans with a two hour limit that proved pretty much useless once you fell asleep.

The patio: The building is a 5-6 story building. Apparently it was once a school converted into an apartment building. The unit is on the ground floor, facing the street. The patio is in a blocked out quadrant of the larger interior courtyard of the 5-6 story building. As the courtyard is deep, it seems to get little sun. The patio was damp and frankly, you have 5 - 6 stories of windows looking down on you. The unit brochure asks you not be too noisy and with a three year old and the other issues above, we never used the patio.

The service: Non existent. We were greeted by a young lady (from New York) who walked us thru the unit and couldn't get out of there fast enough. There is a property manager who was somewhat helpful in getting cabs and the fan units. No one called to see how we were getting along (as contrasted to where we went next in Tuscany).

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is happy guests and want to ensure you have an accurate picture of Petite Maison. Our 2014 photos show it as it is - with modern, comfortable furniture interspersed with period antiques. If you like authentic French charm, you’ll love it (attested by our 60+ five star reviews). Our 850 s.f., apartment isn’t palatial, but typical of central Paris. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and baths thoughtfully designed with plenty of functional space. A motion sensor safety light illuminates a small step between the bedroom and dining area; the doors’ standard French security locks have a bit of a learning curve, but are actually quite simple to use. I personally tested our powerful AC unit a week before these guests arrived; it worked wonderfully in spite of a heat wave. I slept very comfortably without a fan, though we offer them (their timer feature is easily de-activated by flipping a switch). The garden was understandably damp as it rained two of the four days the guest stayed, but a perfect spot to have a cup of coffee or glass of wine. It’s not intended as a place for kids to play (Paris is filled with kids playgrounds and parks, several within walking distance). Our six story building is typical in the area and located on the ground floor (that’s why we’re lucky enough to have a garden). Vines growing over an ancient ten foot stone wall and a trellis enclosure provide privacy, but we do ask guests to maintain a conversational speaking tone in respect for our neighbors. If you read our reviews, you’ll see that service is our hallmark — we provide extensive guidance and recommendations in advance of arrival, organize reasonably priced airport transfers and make restaurant and tour reservations on a complimentary basis — all of which this guest utilized. I communicated with them 22 times prior to their stay— responding to questions and trying to get their travel details on my manager’s greeting calendar, which they didn’t send until a day before they arrived (he was already booked, so had to send his assistant). The guests subsequently reached out to him with a number of questions/requests — from where to find the corkscrew ( kitchen drawer) to organizing taxis — to which he quickly and happily responded. We know that where you stay is a critical component of your vacation experience in Paris; we hope that you'll consider our reviews in total, and are happy to connect you with recent guests who loved their time in Petite Maison.
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St Victor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New bathrooms with large American style walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New bathrooms with large American style walk-in shower
  • Brand new, very chic marble baths, plenty of storage and American style showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be set up as one king or two twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be set up as one king or two twins
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , Comfortable day bed with twin mattress in living room
  • Both bedrooms, with windows onto the building's interior garden, can be set up as one king or two twins.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
We provide luxury robes & slippers & other special amenities for all of our guests.

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