|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
The apartment you dream of discovering is located on the 3rd floor of an 18th century building in the Latin Quarter. The building has been renovated and the staircase has been completely restored. Our Paris home has been renovated completely to our taste and comfort. The corner living room overlooks the Place de la Contrescarpe; its four french windows fill yhe room with light.
The restful master bedroom, complete with its own complete bathroom, has a king-sized bed. The tasteful second bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, and is adjacent to the second full bathroom. The fully equipped galley kitchen opens to the dining area.The study has a comfortable sofa, large desk and cable T.V. offering all English language news channels
The neighborhood has every amenity; bank, drugstore, bakery, convenience store, restaurants, health club. There are two food and flower markets nearby - on Place Monge open 3 times a week and one at the foot of Rue Mouffetard open every day but at its most colorful on Sunday.
The apartment can be rented by the week or by the month. The apartment manager will greet you at arrival and will show you how everything in the apartment works. The manager does not live on the property, but is available by phone.
Many of our guests have found it convenient to be met at the airport and we are happy to make arrangements with the driver we have used for over 20 years. The driver will wait as you exit customs and payment is made directly to the driver. Let us know if you are interested in this service.
25 years ago my wife and I renovated 3 townhouses in New Orleans’ French Quarter, creating the Soniat House Hotel. We traveled frequently to France to collect its antique furnishings. Fodor’s named it one of the 20 best hotels in the world and it’s included in ‘1000 Places to See Before You Die’. Because of the remarkable response to the furnishings, we opened our antiques Galleries twelve years ago and have now become a source for many of America’s best Interior Designers.
Rodney Smith purchased this apartment in 2000
One thing leads to another; the success of the antiques business keeps us returning frequently each year and led to the creation of our apartment on the left bank. Located in our favorite part of Paris, it is comfortable and filled with light, and it is furnished with things we love.
Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know we loved your flat. It really made us fall in love with the area and Paris. It was exactly what we were looking for. We have not stopped raving about it to our friends. We are already planning our return trip. Is this email an ok contact for you and the apartment when we are ready to book again? Once again , thank you for a great experience.
I'VE BEEN TO THIS APARTMENT NUMEROUS TIMES AND I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THERE ARE TWO GREAT NEW THINGS...NO MORE RICKETY STAIRS (NOW RESTORED TO THEIR 18TH CENTURY GLORY)
AND NO MORE OBNOXIOUS CATS!! A FEW OF THE REASONS MY FRIENDS AND I CONTINUALLY RETURN TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED APARTMENT ARE NUMEROUS: EASY ACCESS TO THE METRO (2 STOPS)
THE OUTDOOR MARKET AT PLACE MONGE;THE ATMOSPHERE OF FUN AND JOYOUS LIFE IN THE SQUARE ; AND THE GREAT BONUS OF THE WORLD-RENOWN SHOPPING STREET,RUE MOUFFTARD.
I WOULDNT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE IN PARIS, AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
I recommend this apartment highly. Having a driver pick us up and drop us off was great. One less thing to worry about. The driver greeted us at the airport and than came to pick us up on time for the train station. The manager greeted us upon our arrival and showed us around. He was very helpful. The location was fabulous. Close to metro, restaurants and shops. Loved looking out the window at the beautiful plaza and cafes. Absolutely loved it. Cant wait to visit Paris again and stay in this apartment.
Great location, many shops and restaurants. The only thing I have to say is that I wish we would of been informed that they were remodeling the stairways. This was our first vrbo rental and we walked into a stripped stairway our hearts sank for a second, but once we opened the door into the apartment it was great. Over all we had an amazing time in Paris and in this apartment!
Totally would stay again and recommend.
We were 2 couples who stayed for a week and loved the location on a small plaza near many intimate shops and restaurants. Having a bathroom for each couple was critical for us. There is a large food store nearby if you want to enjoy your meals at the apt. which has all the cooking necessities.The manager was helpful, met us on arrival and even made a restaurant reservation for us. We very much appreciated the on-time pick up and delivery to the airport which is included in the rental rather than figuring out the RER (train). There is much light and you can open a window or two and listen as though in an outdoor restaurant while having dinner. There is a slight challenge going up the wooden stairs but once the luggage is away on the second floor(3rd floor in the US) it is very easy access. The apt is located about 4-5 blocks from the Seine so after dinner you can wander to the River, take a boat ride or watch the people. ON the weekends there is an enormous street market which we enjoyed. Bottom line- we would rent again.
My sister and our young adult daughters spent a week at the Smith apartment. The location is perfect and the accomodations were both comfortable and charming. There are food shops, open air markets and cafes, all easily accessible to the property. There is alot of activity in the vicinity - families, students and older residents - it is an authentic neighborhood. We very much felt like residents as opposed to tourists. We were also very close to two metro stops so we were easily able to dart all over Paris, visiting museums and various landmarks. We would definitely return.
I know that every apartment in Paris says that there is a charming market nearby and that you are only a few steps from someplace, but this rental is for real. For one thing, there are actually two markets nearby on Sunday and the rue mouffetard leading to one of them is a delight. The Place de la Contrescarpe below your windows is alive with actual Parisians enjoying themselves (though it is true that they enjoy themselves well into the wee hours on weekends).
The apartment is spacious and well decorated with excellent light, a compact but extremely functional kitchen and the bedrooms and baths are well appointed. The apartment manager was there to greet us and took excellent care to explain not only all the features of the apartment but of the neighborhood as well. She stressed her availability in case of problems, of which we had no need. The owners have taken the time to provide wonderful information on restaurants, shops, etc.
The fact that transfers to and from DeGaulle which are included in the price makes the stay not only very easy for someone coming across the Atlantic, it makes the price an absolute steal. My wife and I and the couple with whom we shared the week in Paris agreed that this was a wonderful rental.
The food and flower open air market at the foot of Rue Mouffetard is open daily but is wonderful on Sunday. Alternately, the market at Place Monge is open 3 times per week. A visit to the Luxembourg Gardens is a must and the nearby Museum of Natural History is fascinating. The neighborhood has boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, ethnic and French restaurants, bank, drugstore, cafes, convenience store - everything you need. Details are on page 210 of the Zagat guide in the study/TV room. Two Metro stations are within walking distance. If you aren't interested in the nearby health club, you can join the firemen on their fitness runs in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Rate includes all costs. A credit card on file is required in the event of any damages or losses to the apartment.
Payment in full is due at booking via check or money order made payable to Rodney R. Smith, 1133 Chartres St., New Orleans LA 70116.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.