|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Spacious by Parisian standards, this 70 m2 (800+ sq feet) apartment has been in my family four generations. Remodeled in 2005, Bis2 maintains it's charm with beautiful moldings on the ceiling, the original, honey colored wooden floors, clay 'tomettes' on the eat-in kitchen floor, and road maps from our family holidays during the 60's wallpapering the separate WC. We use only Organic, ecological cleaning products.
Situated in a familial yet very lively neighborhood filled with cafes, parks, grocers, wine merchants and award winning bakeries - you can sit at an outdoor table facing the park and watch 'le tout Paris' go by. A newly opened Monop right next door insures that no want that will go unmet.
Keywords: Graceful, elegant, typically Parisian Hausmanian building, elevator, balcony, fireplace, antiques, free wifi and phone, fully equipped kitchen
This apartment has been in our family four generations. We have all lived here at different times and now my daughter, Alexis, who currently lives in Paris, manages the three apartments we vacation rent in this classic Hausmanian building we have grown to love.
I am passionate about the year round outdoor markets (be they produce or antiques) and would be happy to share my experiences with you.
Alexis Vourvoulis purchased this apartment in 1957
We love this neighborhood (known as the Village of the 15th) because of it's many parks, little shops cafes and quaint buildings. There is something unique about the down to earth feel of our quartier, not so far from the madding crowd, that is we are sure you will find both charming and captivating.
This charming apartment has been in the family since the early 1900's... it has been remodeled twice and is furnished with family antiques. When you stay here, you are in a home, not just any rental.
It's an easy walk from bis to the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars or the original Statue of Liberty at the Seine. A quick stroll to the Pasteur Institute and UNESCO, this apartment is wonderfully located to enjoy the best of both worlds; the quick paced Parisian city life and a quieter, gentler village life where you can easily become a local. Served by 2 metro lines (the 8 & 10) you can be whisked across the city in no time and with ease.
We spent 5 nights at this wonderful, charming apartment. The apartment itself is very spacious, equipped with everything you would need, in a great neighborhood with cafes, bakeries, cheese shops, great shopping. Very close to the metro which we used everyday to get around and see the sights. The owner, Marie, and her daughter, Alexis, were so helpful from booking through our stay. We hope to return to Paris one day and would love to stay here again.
This apartment was in a nice quiet neighborhood and very close to the metro which we used to get all over Paris. Both beds were comfortable and the apartment had everything we needed. We cooked dinner in most nights and we were happy with the selection of shops within a few blocks of the apartment. There were also many cafes to choose from for a meal out. We felt safe walking around this neighborhood. There were a lot of travel books about Paris and France in the apartment that we found helpful. The apartment was clean and well stocked with utensils and appliances. The owner Marie and her daughter were easy to work with.
We arrived at our destination in the 15th arrondissement after a long plane ride and 1 1/2 hour shuttle ride from CDG airport. Following the detailed instructions we were given, we entered the security gate and buzzed our contact person, who is the owner's daughter. Alexis met us promptly, as she lives in the building, and gave us the quick rundown of the apartment. Dead tired, we laid down on the comfortable queen size mattress just to check it out, and promptly fell asleep for 4 hours.
The bed was just one highlight of staying at Bis2. The bedroom faces a quiet courtyard and we slept in many mornings. The apartment has everything you need. The kitchen has a coffee machine which we used every morning. It was well supplied with condiments, cooking utensils, a nice sized refrigerator, a combo washer/dryer, and stove and microwave.
There are many books and literature on Paris and France available to reference and it seems like everyone who stays there is happy to contribute extra info to the expanding reference materials. The living room is spacious, the bathroom well stocked with towels, and the apt. makes you feel like you belong there. Limited closet space didn't hamper us, and I'm sure we could have taken less clothes for our 2 week stay.
The location is superb, in a very nice neighborhood with everything you need close by. The local Monop store has everything you need, steps from the front door. I'm sure we went there every day until they closed it for remodeling. Food options abound in the neighborhood and plenty of shopping on nearby Rue de Commerce. One of the many advantages of Bis2 is the proximity to the fast and efficient Metro. The entrance to Line 8 is just around the corner and you can get ANYWHERE in the city, with transfers, for one low price. If you have never been to Paris, like we hadn't, you will really enjoy the comfort and convenience of this apartment. It's a great place to start your day in the most romantic city in the world.
This is my first review ever written on any stay that I have been on. It was such a great apartment that was spacious and comfortable. To start, Marie (the owner) was responsive and helpful. She constantly stayed in communication with me and was very flexible and reasonable when we had trouble making a payment through the system do to HomeAway technical problems. Her daughter was also very helpful and welcoming and made our stay easy. Her daughter met us at the apartment to give us keys and offered to give us a tour of the nieghborhood and suggestions of places to go and see. We had been to Paris before and opted to set out on our own, but Marie's daughter was checking in on us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions.
The bedroom is a comfortable size and has a large window overlooking the courtyard which we kept open at night to let in the cool breeze. It was so tranquil and peaceful that we slept in just about every day! As many have said before there is a metro station very close and every kind of shopping you could possibly want within walking distance within the neighborhood. We really felt like a local by the time we left and that is exactly what we wanted.
To begin, this apartment proved to be more than its description; it is a home reflecting the owner, and so I felt right off as though I were staying at friends’ while they were away. Then there is the neighborhood life and the shops described and to be experienced and utilized.
In terms of practicality, the living room is large and comfortable, with two large windows giving onto the terrace. The bedroom with bath, and queen bed, facing the large courtyard is always peaceful. The tidy kitchen reflects a cook as it is well set-up and equipped. Out the door you have everything close by—except tourists—because this is a Paris neighborhood. Two Metro stations are blocks away accessing all the sights in 12-20 minutes. I strongly suggest following as many of the owner’s recommendations as you can to get a taste, literally, of Paris life.
The owner is personable and professional giving accurate and useful guidance from beginning to hand off to the on-site daughter and son-in-law who met us, took us through the apartment, and provided help promptly and graciously.
I enjoyed everything about my stay and hope to return. I would recommend this home to a friend without hesitation.
Wendy and I spent a full week in Marie's family apartment, and what a wonderful experience it was. We felt safe and comfortable in this spacious apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen and lots of travel books.
Located in a family neighborhood with few tourists, it was still lively. We enjoyed shopping and eating on Rue de Commerce, just around the corner, with its restaurants, cheese and wine shops, cafes, in fact, everything you would need is here. Additionally, the Eiffel tower is a short 15 minute walk, and the all of Paris is available with a short walk to the Metro Commerce station.
We highly recommend Marie's apartment.
The lively Rue du Commerce is around the corner and there are 3 outdoor food markets within easy walking distance. For you antique lovers, the Porte de Vanves antique market is a short tram ride away.
The #8 metro line will take you to every major monument in less than 15 minutes, the #10 line and the #72 bus are direct to the Latin quarter. Spend the day sightseeing, and in the evening return to the charm, and calm, of a true Parisian neighborhood.
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Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
We always meet our guests.
2 night minimum stay
7 nights $995.00 Plus Departure Cleaning
Cleaning fee $120 - Departure cleaning fee will be refunded (along with security deposit) when guests leave 100E for cleaning lady
Security Deposit $250 - $1000 depending upon length of stay
Rates subject to change without notice
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.