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Ben Franklin's Hideaway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Here in the First Arrondissement - the historic and geographic heart of Paris, we have just renovated two lovely apartments! The building used to be home to a Duke who held a weekly salon always attended by Benjamin Franklin, when he was ambassador to France. We have taken the ground floor space - facing the street and courtyard - and made a charming one bedroom apartment with a mezzanine, and an attached studio apartment. They can be rented separately or together.

This is our studio apartment, with a fully equipped open kitchen. There is a full window-wall that gives out onto the beautifully maintained, quiet courtyard. The bathroom has a free-standing salon tub and a separate jet shower. The kitchen has four top burners, an oven, dish-washer, microwave, clothes washer-dryer, small refrigerator with freezer, small appliances, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, glasses, flatware, etc. The apartment has a flat-screen television, high-speed internet access and WIFI, the telephone includes free calls to most countries.

The neighborhood is incredible - located just off of the Ave. de l'Opéra, mid-way between the Opera Garnier and the Louvre Museum, just steps from the Palais Royal, Rue de Rivoli, St. Honoré, the Tuileries, Orsay Museum, Place Vendôme, you name it!

Keywords: apartment, flat, studio,

More Details

Property Manager
Naomi Benamy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Naomi Benamy

Frankly, I never thought I'd end up living in Paris but - you see, I met a man. On a ski trip - Alps - chalet - fireplace - well, it's been twelve years. I can't give you the complete insider's guide to Paris yet, (I believe that takes three generations) but I can give you an ex-New Yorker's guide to this fabulous City of Lights. Our first studio was my husbands - that's where we lived once we decided to share a continent. We were there until our son was about negative-one-month old, and we didn't want to have to convert the bidet into a bassinet. Once we moved, I started renting out that apartment and everything fell into place. As an architect, I love fixing up the apartments, and as an ex-pat, I love meeting the people who come to enjoy their vacations in Paris.

Naomi Benamy purchased this apartment in 2010

Amenities

Palais-Royal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Ben Franklin's Hideaway
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in Paris for only two nights and this was the perfect rental. The location was perfect, two blocks from the Tourist Info Center, Big Bus type tours starting point is just around the corner. You have all types of restaurants, shops and grocery stores. There are many cafe's to choose from and you are about a 10 minute walk from the Louvre. The rental has a great kitchen set up, all you need, we were told the dishwasher was not working, we also used the clothes washer and the deep tub looks so welcoming. Naomi was very accommodating as we had a very early arrival and were allowed to check in early. Siminel met us and was so sweet to show us the apartment and even letting us know the few English channels available to us. I would definitely stay here again if I get the chance to visit Paris.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute Apartment in a Central Location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is located in a great area of Paris. The Paris Tourism location and Paris City Tours is within a few minutes walk of the apartment. The Pyramides metro stop is close by along with a Monoprix and ATM. The apartment had everything I needed with the exception of a Nespresso machine and the dishwasher was broken. The listing should be updated if these items are not available I saw one in the pictures and thought one would be available. My only complaints about the apartment is there was someone banging about upstairs. I couldn't tell if it was someone running around. It was very annoying, but at least it stopped before I went to sleep. I would also recommend reorganizing the kitchen cabinets. I loved having the garden tube and I used the washer quite a bit. The clothes would never dry in the dryer so I used the dryer rack and the towel warmer instead. The bed was very comfortable. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Thank you, Naomi!

  • 5 of 5

The Ben Franklin Hideaway is in a perfect location! It is centrally located near the Opera Garnier and the Louvre, the Pyramides metro station, a full service Monoprix store with sundry items and groceries, ATMs, and the Tourist Information Center. This is my third stay in one of Naomi's apartments and she is wonderful to deal with from start to finish. There are many great cafes in the neighborhood, many Japanese restaurants, and some "take away" stores with freshly prepared food. Thank you, Naomi, for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The little apartment is all that is advertised and more. Naomi was pleasant and accommodating. The location was perfect and the security excellent. Although small, it was well appointed and easy to settle into. The soaking tub was very useful and the kitchen had everything one needed to be self sufficient. The bed was very wonderful and comfortable, one of the best experienced in our travels recently. We highly recommend Ben Franklin's Hideaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kat & Bret

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay so close to everything.

Definitely stay again and recommended already for friends of ours.

Great location. Pictures shown as it is. Clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palais-Royal Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$785
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Prices (in euros) all year are :
2 nights = 260, 3 nights = 390, 4 nights = 500 euros
5 nights = 600, 6 nights = 650, 7 nights = 700 euros
2 weeks = 1350
3 weeks = 1950
1 month 2400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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