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Art Deco in the Heart of the Historic Marais, With A Private Terrace

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms with queen size beds 2 Baths With Private Terrace, Prestige Location

This beautiful, spacious high-end apartment has the ambiance of art déco Paris with the best of comfort and modern conveniences. A private terrace and a view of gardens from the bedrooms enhance the apartment’s tasteful decor and make it an ideal base for your Paris holiday.

On the apartment’s flowered terrace, a rarity in Paris, guests enjoy alfresco dining, a sunny breakfast, or a relaxing cocktail after a day of exploring and shopping in town. Even more unusual in the city center: the two bedrooms overlook a quiet garden ensuring a silent, peaceful night.

Here you are only steps away from the celebrated Place des Vosges, and the Picasso museum as well the city’s latest mecca for fashionable shopping: the chic boutiques of the Marais. A 15 to 20 minute walk brings you to the Seine, Ile Saint Louis and Notre Dame.

Although the Marais is now the trendiest area of Paris, it keeps its historic character with numerous restaurants, sidewalk cafés, art galleries and everyday shopping. The Marais is Paris at its most parisian, where no one feels a stranger.

In fact, from here, a walk in any direction reveals the city’s enduring charm. You are five minutes away from the metro stop, Chemin Vert, and excellent bus service to the whole of Paris. A short stroll through the Place des Vosges brings you to metro St. Paul with a direct line to the Louvre, Concorde, and the Champs Elysées.

In a neighbourhood bustling with life the 100 square meter apartment is on a quiet street in a modern building protected by access and elevator codes plus a full time guardian.

The unanimous 5-star reviews our guests have posted make us confident your stay here in Paris will be equally memorable.

APARTMENT:

rue Saint Gilles, 75003 Paris (100 m2, 1076 sq ft) on first floor, (2nd floor American)

Elevator

Bedrooms 2, sleeps four

Bathrooms 2

Toilets 2, one in separate WC

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BEDROOMS:

BR 1: Top quality queen size bed that can be separated into two singles

BR 2 Top quality queen size bed (160x 200 cm)

View over quiet, private garden from bedrooms

Hardwood floors

BATHROOMS:

Main bathroom with walk-in shower, double sink, heated towel rack, separate toilet

Bathroom 2: enclosed overhead shower, sink, toilet, heated towel rack

Hair drier

KITCHEN:

Breakfast space composed of 2 vintage metro benches and marble topped bistro table.

Fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glassware... Dishwasher

Washing machine

Electric stove with four burners (ceramic surface) Convection oven

Microwave

Full size refrigerator with freezer

Toaster

Nespresso coffee machine plus capsules

Iron and ironing board

LIVING ROOM (31 m2, 334 sq ft)

Dining table and chairs

Cable TV with international channels including English

DVD player

Bose sound system and CD player

Landline telephone, free calls to US, Canada Australia...

WIFI, high speed Internet

Carpeted

TERRACE:

Landscaped terrace (28 m2) with table and chairs

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SECURITY:

excellent, safe, prestigious neighborhood in the Marais, convenient to Paris sites and landmarks, fashion centers, multiple restaurants and cafés Neighborhood shopping and supermarket.

Cipher code on main entrance, elevator code

5 minutes to metro and key bus lines.

PARKING: in building garage

More Details

Owner
Barbara Curtin (owner)
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a splendid week staying in this apartment which we were lucky enough to hear about via a friend. It was in a wonderful position, very spacious, and we certainly enjoyed the terrace at every moment we could. Having a terrace is not a common finding in Paris and it was lovely to be able to take breakfast outside and enjoy the garden. We would highly recommend this apartment to those looking for a very central position, comfortable spacious apartment, with such a lovely terasse!



Suzanne and John”
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Les Archives Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated in travertin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in Italian shower double sink and separate toilet
  • BATHROOMS: Main bathroom with walk-in shower, double sink, heated towel rack separate toilet Bathroom 2: enclosed overhead shower, sink, toilet, heated towel rack Hair drier
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , can be converted into twins on request
  • BR 1: Top quality queen size bed that can be separated into two singles BR 2 Top quality queen size bed View over quiet, private garden from both bedrooms Hardwood floors
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
excellent, safe, prestigious neighborhood in the Marais Convenient to Paris sites and landmarks, fashion centers, multiple restaurants and cafés Neighborhood shopping and supermarket. Cipher code on main entrance, elevator code 5 minutes to metro and key bus lines.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Great Apartment, Fantastic Location, Excellent Host

  • 5 of 5

If you are wondering which VRBO to book in Paris, stop looking. Barbara’s flat is exactly what you want. We stayed here for 5 nights as 2 couples celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss at the end of September, 2017. It was fantastic! Barbara was extremely responsive from start to finish. She met us at the building on arrival and oriented us to the flat and area. She was full of helpful, honest advice on everything from where to eat, how to travel, where to visit and when to go there. As other guests have said, she is one of the main reasons to stay here.

The apartment itself is equally great. Located on the third floor of a building on a fairly quiet street in the Marais, the location was easily accessible by car, subway (2 minute walk to Chemin Vert station so that was our preferred mode of travel), or bicycle. The building is very safe and secured by a locked gate and second locked door before you can get to the elevators. There are 2 grocery stores within 20 metres of the door to the building in which the apartment is located, so food was easy to pick up on a daily basis. There is also a boulangerie within about 50m of the door, and the morning trip there for our fresh croissants and various breads or sandwiches, became a highlight of our day. There are multiple pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance (1-2 blocks), and the Bastille market about 4-5 blocks away is a must-see.

Inside the flat, the décor is French antique. The floors and bathrooms are immaculately clean and the kitchen is stocked with all of the utensils you could ever need, as well as spices and staples which Barbara invites guests to use freely. We mostly cooked for ourselves so having things like oil and herbs so readily available was really great. There is a dishwasher, which was also welcome. The kitchen also has a Nespresso machine that comes fully stocked with lots of pods, which was a good thing, since we needed our caffeine! There are 2 bathrooms, both with showers and one with a toilet. A second toilet is in a separate small room off the entrance. Having the 2 showers was great for getting everyone out the door in the mornings. The highlight of the apartment for us, though, was the patio. This was what attracted us to the place in the beginning and we were not disappointed. Even in late September, sitting out on the patio in the evening with candles and a bottle of wine…OK maybe several bottles….was wonderful & unique. Our only regret is leaving!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Marais

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 22 magical, enchanting and thoroughly wonderful days at

20 Rue Saint Gilles located in the Marais district of Paris. To start the apartment was just lovely and very French. We really felt as though we were "living" in Paris. The little outside terrace was an added bonus - early morning coffee and warm croissants from the local boulangerie or a glass of nice red in the late afternoon. The neighborhood is sprinkled with wonderful little cafes and restaurants and even two local groceries if you feel inclined to cook. A few steps away you will find the Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in Paris, surrounded by cafes and shops, and the Picasso Museum.

Barbara is a lovely and welcoming hostess and armed us well all kinds of useful information. During our stay I had several questions, and Barbara was alway quick to respond - via email - with a response and/or a solution. There is weekly housekeeping as well. A very sweet lady named Claudia comes by the change the sheets, put out fresh towels and tidy up. There is, however, a washer, dryer and dishwasher if needed.

We had two friends join us for part of our visit. The apartment is well outfitted with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lovely living room/dining room made it a perfect venue for the four of us to enjoy the living space and, at the same time, feel we were not cramped. We all agreed that it was just perfect in every way.

I could go on and on but suffice to say that Barbara, the apartment and the location made this the best trip we have ever taken. We plan to return to Paris - 22 years wouldn't be enough let along 22 days - and we hope to spend more time at 20 Rue Saint Gilles. Many, many thanks to Barbara.

Ann Bishoff

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington, MN
5

Lovely, clean apartment in a very convenient location. Private patio an additional plus.

  • 5 of 5

Secure building, good local restaurants, bakery, grocery are some of the plusses of this apt. Guidebooks, good recommendations from the owner added to our enjoyment. Updated bathrooms, the private patio, washer and dryer, convenient kitchen with spices and coffee provided and comfortable living room seating area added to our enjoyment of this space. Easy access to the Metro was a plus. The owner was very accommodating and exceptionally easy to communicate with. This apartment was a comfortable "home away from home" and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in the best area in Paris

  • 5 of 5

The flat is perfect for two couples and the terrace is the icing on the cake.

Walking to the metro, cafes and museums is a plus. The views of the

gardens from the bedrooms are wonderful.

Barbara had so much information for us and the extra effort was very

much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ
5

Charming Paris Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in Paris. The apartment afforded us a lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The apartment was well equipped, the beds were comfortable and it was very quiet. We had hoped to use the lovely terrace for evening glasses of wine but the weather didn't cooperate. It was a fun and memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best part of our Paris visit. Great apartment. Comfortable and convenient.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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