|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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A bright, compact, two bedroom apartment excellent for families traveling on a budget, or couples wanting to spread out!
This apartment sleeps up to 5 guests in three different rooms.
Welcome to the colorful village of Montmartre! This apartment is located near the Place St. Pierre at rue Steinkerque, literally at the foot of the Sacre Coeur basilica. But don't worry, you'll be high above the hustle and bustle, up on the 5th floor (6th floor to North Americans) in a building with an elevator! Sit on the balcony and have a glass of while while watching the world go by below, or take in the lovely view of Sacre Coeur!
The apartment features three rooms with three beds, making the apartment very flexible in terms of accommodating different configurations of guests.
A hallway running through the middle of the apartment ensures everyone can have easy access to the kitchen, shower room, and separate WC (toilet room).
On one side of the apartment is the main living/dining area and the master bedroom - both facing a quiet courtyard with tranquil views of the Halle St. Pierre and the small park above Place St. Pierre. The master bedroom features a large double bed comfortable for two adults, along with a chest of drawers, reading lamps and a radio.
The main living/dining area is also on this same side of the apartment as the master bedroom, with a door connecting the two. The living area has a selection of Paris guidebooks and many reading books, a CD player/radio, and a extendable dining table suitable for 6 guests. This room also has a comfortable sofa which converts into a large single bed.
Across the hallway is the bright second bedroom with balcony, which features a large leather sofa which converts into a deluxe, top-of-the-line sofabed which is as comfortable as a 'real' bed and suitable for two adults. This room also has a large closet, extra seating, a TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and a small stereo with a collection of CDs. This room can be used a second living area or lounge for guests when not in use as a bedroom.
But of course the star of this room is the wonderful balcony, which is accessed by French doors. The balcony offers a lovely view of Sacre Coeur, and a table and chairs for enjoying the sunshine, a glass of wine, or even breakfast on Parisian summer morning. People watching on the street below can be entertaining, too!
The compact kitchen is off the main hallway of the apartment, and fully equipped with a gas stove and full-sized electric oven, dishwasher, clothes washer with dryer function, refrigerator, electric water kettle, coffee maker, toaster and all the necessary pots, pans and dishes and utensils for cooking. You'll even find basic cooking spices and condiments!
The bathroom is at the end of the hallway, and features a shower and sink/vanity area. The WC (toilet room) is in its own separate room, also off the main apartment hallway.
This apartment features WiFi Internet access and a telephone with free international calls to many countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, and many others. The television has some English news channels available, and many cable channels in French. All windows are double-glazed and have exterior metal shutters for blocking out the light.
We think you'll find this apartment to be an excellent value for families and friends traveling together, and the weekly rate is also appropriately discounted for couples just wanting the extra space the apartment has to offer to spread out!
We hope you enjoy our Parisian home away from home!
Keywords: Apartment, flat, Montmartre, St. Pierre, Steinkerque, Abbesses, balcony, three beds, five guests, view, Parisian,
John, who’s English, and Laura, une vraie Parisienne, bought this apartment over ten years ago to be their “home away from home” when visiting from London. Montmartre was the arrondissement of Paris John knew best and Laura had friends living nearby so it was natural they looked in the area. Like any other quarter of any other great city, Montmartre changes over time but still retains the feel of a village, especially if one heads off the tourist routes – after all, Montmartre only officially became part of Paris in 1860.
Paula Caballero purchased this apartment in 2001
After viewing many bizarre and downright horrible apartments, we knew this was the one for us the moment we stepped in the front door – full of light, views of Sacré Coeur from the balcony and bedroom, high and quiet above the bustle of Paris, well organised and, a big bonus if you’re arriving on the Eurostar or RER from an airport, only 10-15 minutes walk from the Gare du Nord.
Enjoy having breakfast or an aperitif on the balcony, using the small but very well equipped kitchen, the sight of trees from the bedroom window, views of Sacré Coeur and the rooftops of Paris – très romantique! Sunday food markets are open on rues des Abbesses and Lepic, and be sure to try the Friday afternoon market at Square d’Anvers. Sample the many neighbourhood bars and restaurants. Check out quirky local boutiques or rummaging in the fabric shops – the area is very good for clothes shopping and the main area in Paris for buying fabrics, buttons etc. Go to the Michou drag show and then don't be surpised if you see Michou himself dining at La Mascotte on rue des Abbesses the next day! Stroll round the Cimetière de Montmartre on an autumn afternoon. Climb up the Butte de Montmartre for the view – very touristy but still stunning and different every time, with the city spread out beneath you.
The location, condition, and layout of the apartment is perfect. Peaceful and quiet with cool breezes five floors up from the street, but with a charming balcony to put you right in the heart of the scene any time you like. There's really nothing like being a block or two from the Metro, Sacre Couer, a real grocery, and some of the best bakeries in Paris! The kitchen is small without being claustrophobic and we cooked several feasts for guests over our two-week stay. A special treat is the abundant light and airflow, with windows in every room - it's like having a tree house in the middle of Montmartre! Paula gave us a clear overview of the apartment and neighborhood to really put us at ease and responded immediately when we had any questions during the stay. The whole experience was everything we could have hoped for. We hadn't been back to Paris for almost 25 years, but we may have to make this an annual trip!
I shared this lovely home for a week, with my mother and two sisters and we sadly left wishing we could stay longer. The apartment is cozy and comfortable with many amenties and accomodations, there are books, music, movies everything you can possibly need to feel at home. It's a great location and the pulse of the neighborhood is alive and entertaining, there are shops, restaurants, cafes, etc...
I love this place and look forward to return soon to my new home in Paris.
Thank you Paula, and special thanks to the owners for sharing.
We stayed 9 nights in this apartment, and thoroughly enjoyed its spaciousness and comfort. With just two of us, it was nice using the second bedroom as a living room - really enabled us to spread out. We used the balcony almost every day - dining, or just people-watching. It is a loud, tourist-filled street, but they magically disappear at night and in the early morning hours - plus it's so easy to get away from them by walking a short block or two away. We had no problems with noise as the main bedroom is in the back, and if you close the windows, you hear nothing. I loved the shades in the bedroom and dining room - good and dark for sleeping, but otherwise, the entire apartment gets a lot of light.
We love to cook (especially after going to the Place d'Anvers market just a few steps away), and while the kitchen is small, we wanted for nothing.
We can't say enough about Paula, who makes it all so easy and seamless; plus she's only an email or phone call away if you're in need of anything.
Buses & metros take you anywhere in Paris and if you don't want to leave the neighborhood, Rue Lépic & Rue des Martyrs can provide plenty of wonderful distractions. We would absolutely stay here again.
We just finished a 10-night stay at 16 Rue Steinkerque, and have only fine things to say about our experience there. The apt is lovely, well-prepared, well-constructed, very clean, and fully functional. The manager Paula is efficient, thorough, prompt, and she cared that it worked well for us. Full (small) kitchen, lovely bedroom, another sitting room with tv with a well-made (and very comfortable!) pullout leather couch, where our adult son slept, plus there's another more-standard pullout couch in the living room. All rooms are small, airy, enjoyable. There are well-made windows on 3 sides of the apt, making for good airflow. The balcony (snuggly seating 2) is an enjoyable spot to sit in mornings & in the night sky. The elevator holds maybe 3 smallish people with no luggage, or 1 person with 1 large suitcase. Instead of taking elevator, the walk up to the 5th floor is good exercise; the stairs are well constructed, well lit, and clean. The apt is a half-block from Sacre Coeur cathedral, and R. Steinkerque is a major walkway to the cathedral, so of course, there are several tshirt/souvenir shops, etc. along the street below, but from the 5th floor, you can't hear the street noise if the windows are closed; never did we find it noisy. It's very close to 2 metro stops (Anvers and Abbesses), and we found getting around the city on the metro to be very easy. A grocery is available only 1/2 block away, and there are many sidewalk cafes and little shops very close to the Abbesses metro station. In short, we very much enjoyed our time in this apt....and happily recommend it to you!!
My husband and I have visited Paris several times, always choosing to stay in a hotel. This time, with our 10 year old granddaughter accompanying us, we wanted to have a more authentic Parisian experience. Enter Paula and the Frenchy Rentals Steinkerque apartment. What a perfect fit for us! The airy, bright, and delightfully decorated surroundings provided our home away from home. The apartment was equipped with everything one could possibly need, including wi-fi and travel books. Our favorite feature was the balcony overlooking the bustling pedestrian street leading to the Sacre Coeur.
Judging from the communication with Paula prior to our trip, we had complete confidence that
everything would be handled efficiently, promptly, and very professionally. Paula certainly did not disappoint. Thank you, Paula and owners, John and Laura, for an amazing experience!
This rental did not disappoint. My friend and I ran the Paris Marathon so we stayed for 5 nights along with our partners in early April. Making the reservations through Paula, via email, went very smoothly and she was always quick to respond to our questions along the way. Before we arrived she sent a detailed instruction sheet about getting to and entering the apartment. When we got there Paula was waiting to greet us. She gave instructions on how to use the appliances, where to eat, where to get groceries, etc. There was a binder with all kinds of information and lots of Paris travel books in the book case.
What we loved...
The location was very convenient to local attractions and the Metro. We felt safe roaming the cute little streets during the day and evening. There are so many restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood that it was hard to choose were to go.
We enjoyed sitting on the balcony having a glass of wine and watching all the people on the little street below checking out the tourist shops. It was packed during the afternoon and early evening but quieted down at night so we didn't have any problems with noise in the apartment.
The beds were comfortable and the rooms were bright and cheery. The apartment was very clean and we could tell that it is well cared for.
The kitchen had everything we needed and was very well equipped. There was even a dishwasher so cleanup was easy.
Our damage deposit was refunded in less than a week after we checked out.
What some people might be bothered by...
The elevator is very tiny so if you are clostrophobic it could be a problem. We used the stairs most of the time.
The base of the shower is very high so it wouldn't be good for someone with mobility issues.
The toilet is in a separate room that isn't much bigger than a closet. This might bother some people but I liked that it was separate from the shower so there wasn't a hold up for the bathroom.
The kitchen is very small and separate from the dining area.
Overall it was a fantastic experience. Thank you Paula and the owners..you made our first visit to Paris very enjoyable.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$219|
CLEANING FEE of 70 Euro is payable in cash in Euros upon arrival