|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
“Un croisement” is a crossroad or junction, which perfectly describes this big, bright apartment ideally situated between the historic Marais, the trendy Canal St Martin/Oberkampf neighborhoods and the lively Bastille area. Located on the wide, tree-lined boulevard Richard Lenoir, the area that Gourmet magazine recently described as “The New Left Bank” is right at your doorstep. After a wonderfully exhausting day of exploring Paris’ most vibrant arrondissements, you’ll return to your pied à terre in a beautiful, well-maintained 20th century Art Deco building with concierge. The entry has digi-code as well as double key-code entry and interphone. Walk through the lobby to the private interior courtyard and take the classic, iron-caged elevator to the 3rd floor (4th floor American).
At check-in, you’ll be greeted by our English-speaking apartment manager. He’ll give you the keys, show you around the apartment, explain the operation of the appliances and be available to help if anything comes up during your stay.
As you enter, you’ll notice the calm, quiet ambiance of this roomy 600+ sq. foot apartment with its high ceilings and craftsman-style crown moldings. It was recently renovated with fresh paint, refinished original hardwood floors and all new appliances and furnishings.
Tastefully decorated in soft, soothing tones, everything was selected to ensure a relaxing, comfortable séjour à Paris. Large double-paned windows in each room provide lots of light and airflow. The apartment overlooks the interior courtyard on one side and a small side street on the other, so you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet that’s almost impossible to find in a city center.
The living room’s floor-to-ceiling windows open to a small balcony. You can curl up on the plush, contemporary-style sofa (with a comfy fold-out double bed) and catch up on world events on the flat-screen TV/DVD with over 130 channels including CNN, CNBC, Sky News and BBC.
Or uncork a nice Bordeaux and enjoy the stereo/CD (with iPod connections) while you flip through the apartment’s large, eclectic collection of guidebooks and plan your next day’s excursions.
Keep in touch with family and friends with high-speed internet service (WI-FI or cable) or just pick up the phone… long distance calls to the US, Canada and over 70 countries are free and unlimited.
The separate walk-in kitchen is the perfect place to practice your French culinary skills (there’s even a Julia Child’s cookbook for those who need a little help). With the freshest ingredients from the neighborhood’s many markets, boucheries, boulangeries and fromageries and this fully equipped kitchen, whipping up your own French feast will be a joy.
The full-sized fridge with separate freezer, full-sized gas stove with 4 gas burners, convection-toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker make this a cook’s kitchen. Everything you need including pots, pans, utensils and dishware are in the built in wooden cabinets.
Spread your feast on the antique wooden dining table with 4 authentic café-style chairs, and dine to the soft sounds of Edith Piaf on the stereo.
Wonderful property in the 11th arrondissement. Other reviews are spot on, the apartment has everything you need to live like a Parisian. The Monop' is just around the corner if you need wine, cheese or baguette. There is a metro stop on the 5 and the 9 within a 5 minute walk, and wonderful restaurants and sidewalk cafes within a leisurely 10 minute stroll. The apartment looks over a residential side street, so it is quiet at night, even though Boulevard Voltaire and Rue Richard Lenoir are just outside the front entrance. Security? The entrance is off a private courtyard accessed from the building's secure lobby. The apartment's telephone with free US calling and internet allow you to remain connected, if you want to. Laundry? Pack light and use the washing machine in the apartment. I agree with the other reviewers, Dan and Joan do everything they can to help you enjoy your time in the City of Light. Don't wait, experience Paris and this Paris gem!
We recently rented this apartment for an extended stay in Paris. The apartment is great. It is generous in size, with high ceilings, large windows and well lit. It is fully equipped with all amenities. The owners Joan and Dan are super friendly and take great care to ensure that you are oriented and that all of your needs are met. The apartment is quiet and the furniture and bed are comfortable. The kitchen is fully functional with a large fridge. We cooked many great meals here!
The location is superb. It is on the edge of the Marais between Place de la Republique and Bastille and within walking distance to all major attractions. It is also right next to multiple metro stops on lines 1,3,5,8,9. There are grocery stores, bars and cafes everywhere. The apartment is also located in one of the up and coming neighbourhoods in the city with multiple new restaurants and rising star chefs who serve fantastic food at a fraction of the price in the major tourist areas of Paris.
We highly recommend this apartment. It made our stay in Paris very enjoyable and will definitely book again next time we are here.
We just spent a week in the apartment late September and it couldn't have been better. Other reviews are right--Joan does everything to help you feel comfortable and ready to vacation in Paris as if you've been there before. The apartment itself is large with comfortable furnishings--really everything you could ask for. I was doubly impressed with the extra touches, a welcome bottle of wine, two baguettes with fresh butter and marmalade, and sweet chocolates to make the stay more enjoyable. The cleanliness was apparent, as were helpful items like a fresh bar of soap, packets for the washer and dishwasher, even a couple of electric adapters to make our US plug-ins more handy. Thank you for the kind attention to detail, Joan!
Perhaps the most reassuring aspect of renting here, however, was Joan's availability--to answer questions, give suggestions about her place, the area, and all of Paris. It allowed us to feel so much more at home while on vacation in a city we'd never been in before. As other reviews noted, you will be in easy reach of all transportation, good food, markets, shopping, really, anything you could want--plus free wifi. We were so taken with the hospitality, we left extra metro tickets and a new travel book for the next travelers. You're an inspiration, Joan. Thanks for the wonderful visit.
Pretty simple...a great great place with a 5 star owner. Overall experience, top to bottom, could not have been better. Everything as good as it gets. My wife and I spent a week in Joan's apartment. From the time we arrived to the time we left we felt thankful we connected with Joan and had the opportunity to be at her apartment and in the location. We were met at the apartment by Joan and immediately felt at home. She is wonderful. I cannot say enough positive things about her as she did everything one could hope for to make our stay "the best". Her apartment reflects her concerns for those who choose it...comfortable, inviting, relaxed, and
a "glad you are here" welcome package. It feels large, and cozy . As others have noted the neighborhood is ideal for those who want to avoid the tourist environment and live amongst, and "be" Parisian, yet be able to reach all parts of the city with ease. As another mentioned, the accuracy of all the positives posted about the apartment, the neighborhood, the conveniences, etc., are spot on. Without question, when we return to Paris, we will seek to stay in Joan's apartment again...with no hesitation.
My husband and I spent eight nights in Joan's very comfortable, well appointed apartment earlier this month and found it to be an excellent base from which to explore the city. It's just a few minutes walk from two different Metro lines, so you can get anywhere easily, and it's within easy walking distance of the Canal St-Martin and The Marais. Joan was an exceptional long-distance host, offering us guides to the arrondissement, restaurant recommendations, tips for enjoying the city and answers to even the smallest question (yes, there is a laundromat nearby and here's how it works.) In the apartment, the windows provide excellent cross ventilation and are quite noise-proof when closed. There's generous closet space; a big, comfortable bed with nice linens; a nice big bathroom with lots of counter space; a fully equipped kitchen; and a washing machine. The couch is very comfortable for napping and hanging out. The apartment was spotless when we arrived, and we enjoyed the wifi and small library of guide books. There's a terrific twice-weekly market just down the street, some excellent restaurants within walking distance, good cheese, bread and wine shops nearby. We'd stay there again without hesitation and highly recommend Joan.
We stayed in Joan's apartment for 8 nights this fall. We have been renting apartments in Paris for years and found this one to have all the comforts and conveniences of home. Joan has added so many touches not often found in French rentals: gigantic (unusual by French standards) bed with superb mattress, directions re how to use the appliances, electrical adaptors, kitchen with everthing you need (not that I did any cooking, other than heating croissants), restaurant and shopping recommendations that made it easy to negotiate an unfamiliar neighborhood. And the space is HUGE...the most spacious flat that we've rented in Paris!
Other Activities: shopping, museums, cooking classes, historical tours, wine tastings, Seine cruises, day trips to Versailles, Normandy beaches
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Minimum rental is 7 nights
995€/week during low season - October 16 - April 14
1095€/week during high season - April 15 through October 15
Ask about special rates for stays longer than 2 weeks
Deposit - €350/$500 (Confirms reservation-returned after checkout)
Payment - PayPal or bank-to-bank transfer
All rates subject to change until confirmed on the rental agreement.
350€ or $500 security/damage deposit confirms booking (along with a signed rental agreement) and is returned after checkout.
25% downpayment of the rental payment is due at the time of booking.
Balance is due no later than 30 days before check-in.
Cancellations within 45 days of check-in will forfeit the 25% downpayment, but the security/damage deposit will be refunded.