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River Front Building / Spacious 47m2 Studio-loft / Saint-Louis Island

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

Large loft Apartment, 1 Bedroom + 2 more double Beds, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This calm and spacious 47m2 studio-loft, sleeps 2-4 in the heart of Paris and is in the most prestigious neighborhood of Paris, which is on the UNESCO list of world heritage properties.

This special island takes you back in time to the renaissance and as you exit the building you're directly on the Seine River.

Notre Dame is a 3 minute walk and most monuments are within walking distance from the apartment.

Unlike most apartments, the bedroom has a very large separate loft upstairs, away from the living area. A washer & dryer in the kitchen.

The river is beautiful and tranquil at all times of the year with the riverboats coming and going. A very special area of Paris.

This generous apartment is set back on a calm, paved courtyard and is situated on an easy 1st floor walk up. 11ft high ceilings with exposed beams, tall windows and ivy planter boxes add to the original charm of this spacious loft like studio. Consisting of an open kitchen/dining area, great living space with floor to ceiling mirrors, fully carpetted staircase leading up to comfortable sleeping loft with low ceiling clearance on an open split level, bathroom with full tub/shower, sink and toilet. Plenty of storage space is available.

Unlike most apartments this size, the bedroom has a large separate loft upstairs, away from the living area. The loft has a low ceiling clearance but is easy to get around in this large area.

The living area is equipped with new sofa bed, coffee table, armchair, desk, large wardrobe, new large 52"HDTV screen, telephone and internet with full good wifi. English & International news channels and free calls to landlines both in France and internationally.

The kitchen is fully equipped with hot plates, extractor fan, micro-wave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, fold-out dining table and chairs and all the essentials for dining in comfortably with all the great produce available at the island stores.

Sleeps: Loft has 1 permanent queen size bed and can accomodate another double size mattress provided. Living area 1 very comfortable double size new futon bed.

Provided : bed linens, towels, hair dryer, hand soaps, toilet paper (to start your stay), iron/ironing board, hoover, shopping trolley, umbrellas, cleaning products, adapter plugs. Full apartment and Paris guides provided.

This great apartment has a wide range of delightful cafés, restaurants, terraces, boutiques, bakery and patisseries, butchers, fruit and vegetables, cheese, wine and grocery stores as well as the famous French ice-cream parlor Berthillon on its door step! Stunning river views of our city of light make it a truely enchanting destination… to be discovered without hesitation. Check out our fabulous reviews, we look forward to welcoming you soon in Paris!

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More Details

Property Manager
Art Collins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Art Collins

My name is Art, I live full time in Manhattan and Fire Island. I have been in NY for 24 years, originally from San Diego, CA. I work hard to make this apartment nice. I am a finish carpenter and work on all my properties. I have other island properties to let if interested in the USA.

Art Collins purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Art Collins chose Les Îles

Walking around on the island during the sunset, is the most beautiful and peaceful place to end the day. There are a number of romanic sunset viewing spots to watch the sun go down over the Seine and the Cathedral, Notre Dame.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique situation about this apartment is that it is located on a very quiet courtyard 1st floor. Once you exit the building your on the tree lined Seine. The butcher, bakery, cheese shop, wine shop, ATM, & convenience store, all on the island. One does not need to leave the island for daily supplies. The metro at Pont Marie, #7 line pink, just across the bridge, along with the large grocery store at St. Paul, is very close.


Les Îles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Wash bassin, full tub with shower fittings, toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • large new futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    sleeping loft - 1 queen , 1 double
  • The upstairs bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed. The sofa futon downstairs is very comfortable and is double size bed. The comfortable thick foldout bed can be put anywhere in the apartment and is a double size bed. All beds in the apartment are very comfortable and new.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
- metros : St Michel, Cité, Pont Marie - RER : St Michel/Notre Dame direct airports CDG/ORLY - Bus : both public and touristic hop-on/hop-off buses - Boats : Public Batobus + river cruises - Bikes : Public Velib stations close by - Parking : nearby public car parks. Be warned, parking is expensive in Paris, traffic is terrible and a car has limited usage given that everything is within walkable distance and public transport is very efficient.


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River Front Building / Spacious 47m2 Studio-loft / Saint-Louis Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 66 reviews
St. Catharines, Ontario

Amazing property-amazing staff

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough. The building was charming and beautiful. Art and his team were wonderful and attentive. I could not for the life of me figure out how to call a taxi with the numbers I got from a google search and I emailed Art thinking it would be a longshot if he could answer me in time, but he did! Beds were very comfortable. I just LOVED it! I will definitely be back and will definitely contact Art. This apartment completed a true Paris immersion. (check out Le Chaumerie-around the corner-18 euros for a 3-course meal!)

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your business and the good review. We do our best to make the tenants stay wonderful. Thanks, Art
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Great apartment in awesome Ile St. Louis location

  • 5 of 5

We spent five nights in this great flat in Ile St. Louis, and were very pleased. The apartment itself is very cozy, with a sleeping loft, but the space is well designed and didn't feel cramped at all. I wasn't sure what to expect with the low ceilings in the sleeping loft, but it worked out just fine. The bed was surprisingly comfortable. We slept well all week! We liked that the flat was inside an interior courtyard, accessible via multiple locked gates. Very secure and quiet.. we were close enough to walk to jazz clubs and night life but then were able to retreat to this quiet space for a good night's sleep.

The location of the flat makes it very easy to get on the subway, or take the train to Versailles or the airport (from nearby St Michel/Notre Dame stop). On the island there are a couple boulangeries, a superette, several cafes and a couple of nice bistros. It's a short walk into the marais for tons of dining options.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location, great price.

  • 5 of 5

We have found that staying on the Ile St Louis to be fabulous. Certainly there are downsides such as expensive touristy restaurants but there's nothing quite like coming out your door and being greeted by the Seine, Notre Dame and the other beautiful buildings that line the river. It is also a great location to get in and out of Paris. The RER B line to the airport is close by and the Gare de Lyon a five minute cab ride.

The apartment itself is excellent. Large in comparison to other places, good sized bathroom (although if you are tall standing in the shower would be a challenge) a comfy bed in the loft styled bedroom and and a very good futon double bed/lounge.

Another added bonus was the small number of steps to access the apartment. Only one set and you're through the front door. Although the weather was cool, we didn't need to use the heaters at any time.

We appreciated the very comfortable pillows and lots of soft fluffy towels plus good quality cutlery and saucepans and lots and lots of hangers and excellent WiFi.

The only downside is the €55 greeter cost which increases if your arrival time is later than 6pm. There may not be alternatives to this as Art lives in the USA but it does seem excessive. A local contact however might be invaluable if you encounter problems during your stay so I can see the benefit in certain situations.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to friends and would love to stay there again on any subsequent visits to Paris.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Fantastic property and amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We were so very grateful to discover this gem of an apartment for our time in Paris during our honeymoon. It was incredibly spacious, despite having a loft bedroom, which we must admit was an adjustment but one that was easily met. The location was just awesome. We were surrounded by an incredible array of wonderful shops and amazing restaurants. We truly hope it is available for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect loft apartment on Ile Saint Louis.

  • 5 of 5

The experience in this loft apartment is always a delightful one. I've stayed here numerous times before. I enjoy the luxury of white, crisp and clean sheets and a comfortable bed. It is a lovely 17th century walk-up in the most romantic place in Paris.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location !!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property in Paris. Great location and supplied with all the amenities that we needed. Thank you Art.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The building is on the Seine facing the Marais in the very centre of Paris. This location is very close to the Pont Marie bridge over the river.

There is also a beautiful tree lined pedestrian water front walk right in front of the building.

The island is away from the hustle of Paris street traffic. This is a very prime location for quiet walks around the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $97

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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