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Diamonds in Your Sky

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

This apartment sparkles just like the diamonds in your Parisien evening sky.The magnificent Champs de Mars with the Eiffel Tower at one end and the Ecole Militaire at the other is just a block away. Tucked among magnificent gardens, you'll find everything from cafes to carousels. It is the perfect venue for your morning run or stroll. Stop for coffee and a croissant on the corner before returning to Avenue de la Bourdonnais to get ready for your day in Paris. This comfortable apartment is smartly decorated and well-equipped with everything from guide books to umbrellas to an alarm clock. Light pours through the window in each room, and it is exquisitely quiet--in the back of the courtyard. The first floor (French first floor, one flight up) location permits easy access with suitcases and the inevitable shopping bags you will so naturally acquire--no puzzling over how to get your luggage and you into a typically teeny French elevator.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
David Simmons III
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2016
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Diamonds in Your Sky
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
Maui and Spokane


  • 5 of 5

As my daughter said "Mom you definitely know how to pick the best." It all started when Rosa greeted us as we arrived in our taxi. She throughout explained all the details of the apartment, made us feel so welcomed. The apartment was clean, very well stocked, secure and the location is superb. David was great to work with on booking. We always found our way home with such a great landmark. I would highly recommend "Diamonds in the Sky" to those traveling to Paris.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fine experience

  • 5 of 5

Diamonds in the Sky is just as described--thoughtfully furnished,convenient to transport,surrounded by excellent sources for food cooked or to cook--and quiet. Attentatively managed,but not oppressively so, it was a restful haven from extensive exploring.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

My father and I stayed here for two weeks in March. The two bedrooms gave us each our own space and the location was excellent. The apartment is one floor up and is located in the heart of the building with each side looking into a different courtyard. While that means we didn't have a view we also didn't have any street noise. The apartment was clean and tidy when we arrived and the building seemed to be well maintained. Being located near Rue Cler and Rue Saint-Dominique meant great food shopping for when we wanted to eat in and an excellent selection of cafes when we wanted to dine out. We highly recommend Cafe Constant on Rue Saint-Domimique, the crew there is excellent. The proximity to Eiffel Tower also gave us a great land mark for getting home.

We had a couple stay with us for one weekend and found the apartment a little tight with four adults. They got the fold out couch in the living room which they reported to be comfortable. My Dad and I both found our beds comfortable and I like plenty of support.

The kitchen is tight but has all the essentials and we were able to turn out many excellent meals. The fresh pork chops, new potatoes and green beans were particularly memorable and the accompanying burgundy excellent. For me, part of the enjoyment of that meal was that everything was bought within about a 15 minute walk of the apartment and we discussed each purchase with the shopkeeper; from the thickness of the chops, sliced to order, to the right bottle of wine to the origin of the vegetables.

David was charming, prompt and very helpful. The time the hot water heater went out at 9:30 at night he was quick to answer the phone, was able to walk me through restarting it without hesitation and didn't seem at all bothered by the call. I would certainly consider staying here again when I return to Paris.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent way to stay in the heart of this beautiful city

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment for a family of max 4 persons.

Cousy, beautiful, nice and comfortable to stay for a week or two.

One block away from Eiffel Tower, avenue de la Bourbonnais has from restaurants to markets and more. Side streets have all the restaurants that will cover your wishes.

Your friend in Paris takes good care that your stay is as good as it can be.

My home in Paris.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN USA

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

A great location. Just steps from the Eiffel Tower. Many food options in the area. Convient to public transportation.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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24 Avenue du Bourdannais

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four spent 8 wonderful days in Paris and found this conveniently located apartment the perfect place for us. The Eiffel Tower is only a block away and made for a great landmark. The unit had just the right amount of space we needed for two teens. The apartment is in a charming building with cafes and shops conveniently close. The bathroom is new, and the apartment will be freshly painted.

We received great service from "our friend in Paris" who opened the unit for us and also gave us great advice, from how to get to the Metro to how to get over jet lag.

The kitchen offered us the chance to pick up food from the close markets and to enjoy coffee and french bread from the bakery every morning.

Overall, a very lovey experience

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Bonnie. It was great having you here. I did just want to note that the address in the title of the review is incorrect. No biggie, but I wanted to note that for all those google mappers out there. Best, David Your Friend in Paris
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The apartment at 29 Avenue de la Bourdonnais is so close to the Eiffel Tower that the tower's nightly, magical explosion into millions of pave diamonds will become your lullaby. Avenue de la Bourdonnais is well located for casual and fine dining, shopping and sightseeing. It is just a few blocks from the Pont de l'Alma over the Seine, the impressive new Musee de Quai Branly and the lively Rue St. Dominique. The No. 42 bus stops at the front door ready to take you to l'Opera, Galleries Lafayette and beyond. The No. 69 bus is just a few blocks away. It will take you from the Eiffel Tower past so many landmarks that a ride is a sightseeing tour in itself--Musee D'Orsay, the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, the Bastille, and Pere LaChaise Cemetery. Jump off at Rue Cler, one of the most famous market streets in all of Paris and be prepared to be mesmerized by its charm. If it is location and comfort that you seek, 29 Avenue de la Bourdonnais will not disappoint.

Other Activities: shopping


Rates & Availability

Gros-Caillou Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Welcoming $130
Refundable damage deposit $272

Please note that rentals of more that 2 people will be charged the following nightly rates:

Low Season - 3 to 4 persons = $265/night
Low Season - 5 to 6 persons = $280/night

High Season - 3 to 4 persons = $305/night
High Season - 5 to 6 persons = $320/night

Prices above do not reflect the 5% discount for stays of 7 nights or more.

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Gros-Caillou Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Living - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
David, a young man who speaks perfect English, will meet you at the door upon your arrival and introduce you to the apartment. He is a resource you will come to enjoy. Wireless internet and unlimited free calls to North America and Europe ensure that your family and friends can be available to share your adventures. A small grocery store at the entrance to the building ensures every desire is at your fingertips, whether that be a late night bottle of wine or bar of chocolate. The separate bedrooms afford pleasant space to curl up with a book or your travel journal even while others are enjoying music or TV in the salon.

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