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In the Walls & Wooden Beams of XVth Century Abbey – Le Marais

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Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Sainte-Avoye Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Not only the location is perfect but also this apartment is unique. The building was built on the walls of an ancient XVI century Abbey. The apartment is a family apt. Owners uses it a few month per year. It is not a modern design but is very convenient. The stone walls and the large ceiling wooden beams bring an incredible charm to this 100m2 duplex. Even the entrance and stairs of the building are made out the ancient stones.

• The apt is located on the 1st floor (European standard) i.e. 2nd floor (US Standard), no elevator.

• The entrance opens on the large living room & dining area. It is an open space with 2 large windows that contains a table that sits 6 as well as a large lounge area.

• A wooden stair gets up to the bedroom level. The master bedroom is located on the back of the building. It is very quiet. It offers a queen-size bed and large closets.

• The 2 other bedrooms are not large but could sleep 2 guests each. One has 2 single beds with one sliding under the other. The second has bunks beds. They fit very well for kids or teenagers. Although 2 adults could stay in each bedrooms (check photos), it would be tight. This is why we limit the number of guests to 5.

• On upper level the bathroom next to the master bedroom offers a bathtub with shower and toilets.

• On the lower level the kitchen is located as well as another bathroom offers shower and toilets.

As a summary, we would say that this large apartment is perfect for a large family. It is in a perfect location and convenient for fitting a large party.

Located in a calm and safe street, the apartment is 1 mn walking distance from the Museum of Modern Art (Beaubourg), it is surrounded with middle age dated narrow streets full of restaurants and shops.

You will find a mix of cultural attractions, hype bars and night life, fancy clothes stores and traditional architecture. The “Seine” is 3 mn walking distance. In summer, enjoy the “Paris plage” attraction when the Seine banks are transformed in sand beaches and cultural attractions (music, sports , events …).

Located in the center of Paris, you will be at 10 mn of most of the interesting spots, using at will the following subway stations: Chatelet, Hotel de Ville, Les Halles.

Keywords: Le marais, family, design, 3 bedrooms, flat, apartment, paris, location, best, price, beaubourg, chatelet, les halles, rivoli, comfortable, perfect, light, calm, unique, charming, value for money, affordable

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was perfect for our family. We have two parents and two grown children. The young people appreciated each having their own room. The apartment was easily accessible and everything worked. The kitchen was great. The area was perfect for us. Place is not fancy which made us like it even better. It was exactly as advertised if not better. We felt right at home. It was a great bargain and a lovely experience. I would definitely stay there again.

Thanks for being easy to deal with.
Jun 2014
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In the Walls & Wooden Beams of XVth Century Abbey – Le Marais
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews
Georgetown, Texas

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Our experience from booking to return of deposit went smoothly. The pictures on the web site were spot on so no surprises. The location is perfect for walking to all the sites of Paris. There is a Metro station close by for those days you can't take another step. Noel and Myriam were easy to contact and responded to all our questions. The apartment was clean and we had everything that we needed (including comfortable beds) There were cards for restaurants on the bulletin board and information about cabs that were very helpful. The neighborhood was friendly and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Lovely Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family with our two teenage sons spent a week in this apartmet and it is completely comfortable and a lovely place to stay. We were met promptly by the apartment manager who showed us where everything was and gave us tips about the neighborhood. The apartment is in a lively area-you are just steps away from a supermarket, many restaurants, ATMs, stores, several metro stops and walking distance to many sights like Notre Dame. You are also just steps away from the Pompidou Center and if you have a Paris Museum pass, you can just pop in and out whenever you like. We were very happy with out stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA, USA

Just as pictured and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Quincampoix flat. It was in a great location and we were met at the precise time we had planned by the reservations manager. She showed us all over the flat and it was just as pictured and very well-equipped -- a great place to stay for a group of friends traveling, as we were, or a family. I will also mention that we felt very safe there.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC USA

Lovely place, great location

  • 4 of 5

This a nice-sized apartment in a wonderful location. Very comfortable and convenient for families. Jean-Noel and Myriam were pleasant and helpful and we felt comfortable with the rental process and the area. There are tasty restaurants and bakeries right nearby, as well as easy access to the metro. Many tourist attractions are also within walking distance. It is nice to have space for a family to spread out a bit, although the washer and dryer are the smallest I have ever seen!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity in the center of Paris

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed for nearly 1 week in this charming, calm, well-appointed (in a shabby-chic kind of way), and very centrally located flat one block from Beaubourg/Centre Pompidou and 2-3 blocks from Chatelet/Les Halles (convenient for metros and the RER (to and from Roissy/Charles de Gaulle airport)). It’s also easy to walk to Ile St. Louis, Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, and the Louvre. There are a couple of really cute restaurants on the same block as the flat. And a boulangerie at the corner for your daily baguette or croissants. It is just one flight of stairs up from street level and very secure.

From the outset, the communications with the agents/owners, and the handling of the lease and payment process were smooth, open, and easy-to-follow. The agents/owners were attentive to our questions and concerns. And they were full of helpful information and clear instructions.

Their agent e-mailed me about a week in advance. We arranged to meet on the day I arrived in Paris at an appointed hour. My flight arrived late, so I just e-mailed and phoned the agent to let her know I was running late, and she was very flexible. On arrival at the flat, she showed me everything, where to find things (including the ironing board and even the supermarket (just around the corner!)), how things in the flat work (like the washing machine), etc. And she made herself available in case I had any questions. There’s also a binder in the flat and notes posted here and there that instruct you on the use of things.

While the flat suffers from a scarcity of natural light on the main floor, it has a calm, peaceful, serene feel. The ceiling joists are amazing as is the exposed stone wall. It gives the place such an antique feel, like you are living in another century. There are all the conveniences you could need (even a blow dryer in one of the bathrooms). And the place is tastefully and comfortably furnished. It has a shabby chic aspect, but that just enhances its charm. The one thing I wasn’t expecting was the “whoosh/boom” noise on occasion from the heating system. That can take you by surprise. It usually was gentle, but on occasion it was pretty noisy.

At nights, on the weekends, it can get a bit noisy in the two front bedrooms (the back bedroom is fine). So bring your ear plugs – that’s life in the big city!

Overall, I would highly recommend this flat! And I hope to be able to stay there again in a future visit to Paris!

-- Scott S.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, Many thanks for taking your time to write this nice review. As you say, this is a charming, calm and well-appointed apartment very centrally located close to Centre Pompidou, Châtelet (with connection to the airport Charles de Gaulle), Louvre Museum, Seine, etc. There are several restaurants, supermarket and bakery nearby. Thanks for compliments on our flexibility, reservation and checking process. We do our best to make it as smooth as possible. We also hope to host you again! Sincerely, Jean-Noel
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cozy Central Paris Apt for Large Family

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our 3 children (17yrs, 15yrs, 11yrs) had a wonderful 8 night stay in this well appointed apartment. The old stone walls, dark ceiling beams and narrow spiral stairs to the second store added much charm. It is close to all the attractions of Paris, specially the Georges Pompidou museum of modern art. There are plenty of restaurants and trendy shopping in the area. Despite the action nearby, rue Quincampoix is quiet and you are sure to get a restful sleep. The apartment required some minor repairs here and there, but overall it was comfortable for our family. Thanks for the laundry soap, dish soap and some basic cooking ingredients! Also, thank you for the hassle free booking and refund of our security deposit. We had an excellent visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Thanks for the nice review. We’re happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay in our apartment and that you loved its charm emphasized by stone walls, dark ceiling beams and narrow spiral stairs to the second store. I confirm, the apartment is close to all Parisian attractions and the area is rich in restaurant and shop offer. Although it’s a vibrant area, the apartment is quiet and you can be sure to get a restful sleep. Thanks again for staying with us. Sincerely, Jean-Noel
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Rates & Availability

Sainte-Avoye Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH Autumn2
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
LOW Nov-Mid Dec
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Christmas
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
LOW Winter
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
MID March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Spring1
Mar 29 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Spring2
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Spring3
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
MID July August
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn 1
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
HIGH Autumn 2
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.9%

- We may accept 3 days stays : simply send us a mail for 4 days and add actual dates in the comment.

-Additionally, we would like to mention:
• Electricity, heating is included (not included only in case of monthly rental).
• Internet is included
• Phone is free to many destinations (US, Canada landlines & cells please ask for details)
• Full end of stay cleaning is mandatory and charged additionally 80€ (includes Linen&Towels)
• Paris City tax of 0,83€/day/guest is charged extra on behalf of Paris City

- Tax/Handling charges will depend on payment way

- Rates may change at any time. Rates vary depending on season, nbr of guests if applicable, occupation & owner.

- Damage protection will be requested with 2nd and last payment

- Note that this site automatic estimated quote system calculates rents in a basic way : it may result in higher quote for 6 days than for 7 days or other discrepancies. Therefore, we may resend a detailed quote with description, & process via mail.

- The quote is for 4 guests: a 30€/day/extra guest fee will be required for additional guests. It is capped to a max of 200 €/stay. Unfortunately, the site system does not enable capping the extra guest fee.

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Sainte-Avoye Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trumble Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

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