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Wes Puelter

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This absolutely charming first floor apartment is situated in the Rue de Turenne, close to the magnificent Place des Vosges, at the heart of the Marais. This is considered one of Europe's most beautiful city courtyards with its symmetrically placed brick pavers and lovely gardens. The apartment looks out onto the beautiful Rue Turenne and 2 fun bistros through expansive windows. The Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, with its trendy boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants, and the Musee Carnavalet is just around the corner, as is the Rue des Rosiers with its delicatessens and many exclusive boutiques. All are just a few minutes' walk away. Also within a short walk is the Musee Picasso, a great outdoor food market, the Marche des Enfants Rouges and Richard Lenoir open-air markets, Pompidou Centre, Ile St. Louis, and Notre Dame. The location is simply extraordinary.

The apartment is up only one flight of stairs and has been decorated and furnished with great taste and style by its interior designer owner The main salon features beautifully refinished hardwood floors, a traditional fireplace with mantle, and authentic beamed ceilings. There is a zinc-topped dining table with comfortable seating for six on the opposite side of the salon from the fireplace. A double-sized day bed faces the fireplace and television screen. The apartment is also equipped with wireless internet, a CD player, a safe, and an ice machine.

**New Feature**

The owners have opened a rare outdoor atrium up in the center of the apartment which allows guests to enjoy their morning coffee or an evening cocktail under the Paris sky with a view of the Paris rooftops. This atrium allows for an incredible amount of light in the apartment and is accessed off of the 2nd bedroom and kitchen. Such outdoor space is very unusual in the center of Paris!!

The accommodation comprises a large living room and open kitchen, a master bedroom with a comfy King size bed and adjacent shower bath room and a second bedroom. This second bedroom has a trundle bed (single bed, also with a pull-out single bed), and its own bathroom with bathtub.

The kitchen window and both bedrooms and the bathroom (with bathtub) look out over a central atrium with fountain. The atrium cannot be accessed, but provides additional light to all rooms around it and is quite charming! It is filled with boxwoods and a fun antique wood birdhouse with a 1700 French style mansard roof which can be viewed from the kitchen window.

Amenities include an air-cooling system, Wi-Fi/Internet, stereo, flat screen TV, washing machine and dryer, and two French heated towel racks. The telephone provides for free US and Canadian calls for both cell and home lines, in addition to home numbers in France and Europe. The only charges are for local cell calls. Access to the apartment is by a secure entrance with code and up just one flight of stairs.

Ideal for families with infants (under 1 year) and/or children over the age of 5.

Everyone has a different reason for loving Paris, and this apartment on the Rue de Turenne will be the perfect addition to your list. Situated in the heart of the Marais, there are numerous sightseeing opportunities with a 3-min walk to Place des Vosges and the home of Victor Hugo; 5 mins to Picasso Museum; 10 mins to Place de la Bastille, Jewish Museum, Hotel de Ville; and Beaubourg Center; 15 mins to Opera Bastille; Louvre Museum, Saint Louis, Ile de la Cite; and Carnavalot Museum.

Also, a 5-min walk east takes you to many of the trendiest little shopping streets in Paris, among them the cutting edge shops of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.

The variety of restaurants is amazing. There are many small and intimate, lots of trendy and fun, and one of the only 5-star Michelene restaurants is located in Place de Vosges just around the corner. A 3-min walk north brings you to one of the finest street markets for antiques and gourmet foods. A 10-min walk south and you're standing at Notre Dame Cathedral on the Seine. On Rue Rambuteau, all the food that brings us to Paris can be found in a single block--a boulanger artisanal for bread and pastries, traiteurs for those amazing sausages and pates, one of the few remaining poissoniers still going strong for fresh fish and oysters, a great wine shop, and a chocolaterie for a little love of the confectionary kind.

Extra services include: Possible extra maid service. This includes reasonable laundry. The maid is compensated directly. Also, a stocked fridge, cook service, airport transfer, baby bed, and cell phone.

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Keywords: Marais, 4th arrondissement, Place des Vosges, 1st floor, luxury, designer, central, shopping, apartment, restaurants, accessible, Rue de Francs-Bourgeois, flat, charm, Musee Picasso, Marche des Enfants Rouges, Richard Lenoir, Ile St. Louis, Notre Dame, Pompidou Centre, Musee Carnavalet

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Wes Puelter (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Wes Puelter

Holly and Phil Howard are the owners of the apartment. They live in Salt Lake City, Utah in the US. Holly has worked as an interior decorator for many years in the US as well as Europe. Phil is a musician and writer. They are the most warm and friendly people you could ever meet! They enjoy traveling all over the world and own the apartment in Paris.

Wes Puelter purchased this apartment in 2010

What makes this apartment unique

The cafes and bright awnings give a gay Parisian flare to this corner location. I find it delightful, in fact, to open the living room windows and not only bask in the amazing French light, but watch the French regalia of horses and riders that parade by on most French holidays. The three apartment balcony windows also provide a front row seat for all the “goings on” in the plaza below. It’s quite amusing and fun!

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a stunning unit, position perfect, and beautifully designed and finished! I will continue to reccomend it to my friends and family as a wonderful Parisian Haven to visit!!
Jul 2012
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Charming Designer 1st Flr Marais Apt, 3 Mins Place Des Vosges
average rating of 4.529412 based on 28 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA

great location but some problems with apartment

  • 3 of 5

Apartment was charming but had major functionality issues. Despite assurances from owner that back bedroom was accessible through kitchen and porch, (important to us, since we were staying with another couple) we were told upon arrival that we could not walk across porch. That bedroom could only be accessed through our master bedroom.

Phone did not work for first week of our stay. Washer drain pipe was not secured, flooding the bathroom, and cable periodically stopped working.

No response from owner when I emailed requesting a rate concession because the apartment was not as promised.

That said, the local manager was very responsive, even making restaurant bookings for us when we didn't have a phone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the perfect apartment. It was just as it appears in the images here. Information and communication was no problem at all and we were greeted at the door with two sets of keys and a tour of the apartment before we settled it. There was a convenient grocery shop just steps from the apartment with two brasseries just beneath the apartment which made for a perfect setting for a quick breakfast. I loved that the river was a short 5-10 minute walk. It really was the perfect stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Girls Parisian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely a Girls getaway. Not for people of size - shower and apartment layout is for skinny mini's. No chested drawers and you can't work out of your suitcase or you will not have anyplace to bring a hang-up bag or such to make these items easily accessible when stored in your closet(s). Pay close attention to the orientation on the washer, dryer and stove. We were jet lagged and were like the 3 stooges trying to figure it out when the time came to use them. You WILL need to use them since maid service is not available and may want clean towels every other day (takes 2+ hrs for a load). TV/cable is great, Bose docking station is out of date with our phones so we really were sad that we didn't have the french music to go with the whole atmosphere. The 3 door key ritual was interesting and from our understanding not uncommon so pay attention to that block of instruction too - not as easy as you would expect. The place is in (from my perspective) an ideal location - from the neighborhood to the actual corner action that kept us entertained from our balcony. Bus stop is RIGHT there but we used UBER which was super fast, luxury and uses your credit card so save your Euro! Sundries shop for fresh fruit, coffee/cream, wine and fresh pastries on the other corner! Book your stay over two weekends to make the most of the area because it is the only place where store fronts stay open on weekends! There is SO MUCH to see & eat right there so...check out all the tours on Viator! Loved this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Booking the rental and meeting for the keys was handled well. The process was seamless. It was my first time staying in a rental as apposed to a hotel. The location is awesome.

I would rate it as average. I doubt I would ever do a rental again. It just lacked all the amenities.

The apartment is crowded because it has too much furniture for the small place. Also to much junk. I wanted to put my iPad in a drawer but they were all full of junk. Small bathrooms. Second bathroom is hard to use because the curtains cover the commode. Only cleaned superficially. Decor items were covered in dust. Overall it was average. I would recommend removing some of the decor. Changing the bed in the master to a queen allowing you to walk through to the second bathroom. Getting smaller curtains and cleaning the curtains. It has 3 beautiful windows that are blocked by furniture. It would be nice to be able to look out the windows. Repairing the floor in the patio. I was afraid to walk on the floor.

We still had an awesome trip. The apartment wasn't terrible just needed some improvement. The place would be perfect for 2 adults and 1 child. Not 4 adults.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monica, We truly appreciate your comments, and have taken them into serious consideration. We are refocusing on making the apartment more comfortable for guests, and space for their items. I do hope you think of us again when coming to Paris. Best regards for now, Holly Howard
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Beverly Hills, Ca

Jewel Box in Paris

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have never enjoyed Paris more! The apartment is exquisitely decorated and very Parisian. The location can't be beat; right near The Palais Royale and Victor Hugo's home. We spent our mornings sightseeing, the afternoon eating a leisurely lunch at one of the many charming restaurants nearby, and the evenings cooking meals with the fresh produce from the farmers market. We especially loved opening all of the windows and being able to open them and watch all of the fun things going on below from the balcony. Our only regret is that we didn't book the apartment for a longer time. We are hoping to go back in May and stay the entire month. Highly recommend this charming jewel box in Paris!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the location is excellent. However it is a very busy and noisy corner. It is not due to construction

  • 4 of 5

the pictures of the apartment were somewhat misleading. The description on the information we received from the owner

states the apt. has a bar and a stereo. Neither was there. The fridge had no freezer comparment for a few ice cubes.

Over all the apt. was nice . You have to be very good friends to share this apt. with someone.

The two bathrooms sold us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ursula, Thank you for your feedback during your stay with us! We apologize about the ice, we have corrected that issue, and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We do hope you think of us again when traveling to Paris. Many thanks, Holly Howard
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Jul 24 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
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Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
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Refundable damage deposit $500
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Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 813 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Atrium with fountain, air cooling system, hardwood floor, refrigerator, heated towel racks, maid service, airport transfer, stocked fridge, laundry, and full of light.

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