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Clare Ash

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german

2 Bedroom Apartment with Balconies, in the Heart of Paris!

30 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Architect's Eyrie Overlooking the river Seine

If you want to discover Paris on foot, this is the place to be!

Our beautiful architect-designed apartment lies in the very heart of Paris at Châtelet in the first arrondissement.

Located on the top floor of an 18th century listed building on a quiet, leafy street opposite Théâtre de Paris and one of the city's most romantic flower markets.

A ten minute stroll in any direction takes you to some famous landmarks including the river Seine, Ile de la Cité, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre museum.

A bright and airy 'artist's garret' with stunning views, our apartment has been simply modernised whilst retaining its historic features.

The living area has a south facing balcony, an inviting sofa area, well-equipped with books, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs, as well as Wi-Fi.

We often stay ourselves and love to gather around our big oak dining table.

You will enjoy playing chef in the well equipped kitchen and the view of the twinkling river at night certainly takes the edge off the washing up!

The apartment is a home from home for us and we hope for you too.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clare Ash (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german

About Clare Ash

We are an Anglo American Academic family who live in London but met at Stanford as Grad students. We have spent sabbaticals in the States and Paris and have by now grown to a family of 5 daughters and 11 Grandchildren--all of whom have spent some time in Paris and in this apartment. So we share it with you as house guests- albeit paying- but we leave everything ready for the stay of friends , not commercial tenants.

Clare Ash purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Clare Ash chose 1st Arrondissement Louvre

It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and the history of Paris envelopes you in every direction. It is quiet, comfortable and easy to live in. The neighbourhood is very safe and the little local restaurants excellent. A taxi stand, the metro and buses are all within a block: the River Boat is further away- two blocks at Pont-Neuf !

What makes this apartment unique

All rooms face South with French windows and small balconies.

We are not overlooked and sky lights in the bathroom and hall help fill the apartment with light. We have architects in the family so you will find a lot of thought has gone into the design and the details.

Our favourite view is watching the boats on the Seine from the kitchen sink, but the views of Ste Chapelle and Hôtel de Ville are also hard to beat.

Most of all, coming to our apartment allows us to become Paris residents with the freedom to construct a daily routine according to whim without restriction but with all essentials laid on.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Visited Paris for one week in May. The apartment was perfect in every way. The location allowed walking access to many venues - museums (Louvre, Orangerie, Pompidou, D'Orsay, Rodin, Picasso), churches (Sainte-Chappelle, Notre Dame) , shopping ( I liked Deyrolle and Alexandra Sojfer), Seine, markets galore, Hotel de Ville, Victor Hugo, Bastille, etc. Some short distances, some longer distances. Metro is close by and taxis are readily available. The apartment itself is very nicely situated with a lift, a well stocked kitchen and excellent water pressure in the shower - plus 3 balconies!! The beds were comfy. Scrumptious boulangerie located below the apartment - my favorite was the apricot croissant. Very decent market a block away. Some decent restaurants and cafes near by but I recommend eating in the various neighborhoods across Paris. Definitely recommend this flat.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
May 2016
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Reviews

4.7
based on 30 traveler reviews

2 Bedroom Apartment with Balconies, in the Heart of Paris!
average rating of 4.7 based on 57 reviews
Frankfurt am Main
5

central and cosy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in Paris! Everything worked fine, Mme W. welcomed us at the apartment and explained everything to us, and we were really enchanted by the nice views to Théâtre du Châtelet and the Seine. But in particular my parents and I liked very much the decoration of the apartment that is quite functional and very cosy at the same moment – a combination you can't find very often. (My mother was absolutely enthused about the well organised kitchen cupboards, including the little tags indicating which item had to be where!) Thanks to the very central situation of the apartment we could discover quite a lot of Paris, and even with my old father who is not very quick on his feet anymore we could do some walks to Notre Dame, to the Quartier Latin or to Marais, and for the longer distances we could easily take a cab. So our stay in Paris really was a raving success!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Like you we enjoy being at home in the apartment, cooking the delicious things the Paris street market offers and then dining with a view of the river and St Chapelle. Hope you will be able to return!
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the Flat for 4 days in July with my wife and 2 sons. Perfect location for us to walk to most of the tourist sites in Paris. Good bakery downstairs for rolls and coffee in the morning. Many restaurants nearby. 2 Shopping malls within 10 minute walk. Metro stop around the corner for convenient transit to trains stations and RER.

The caretaker met us at the property and provided instructions for the TV, WiFi and washing machine. No Surprises, rent with confidence, I would recommend this unit for rental to friends and family.

John

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment in Central Paris

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 29 Rue de Victoria was delightful. This 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment is on the top floor of a historic building in the heart of Les Halles (Arrondisement 1). It is very close to Ile de la Cite with peek-a-boo view of the Seine river from the kitchen. I would guess that it is roughly 700 square feet. It is not opulent but works completely fine as a centrally located apartment. There is a small elevator to get to this penthouse apartment. I traveled with my sister and we each had a large suitcase. We needed to use the elevator independently to get our luggage to/from our apartment but it was not a big deal. Once settled, there is room for two people to use the elevator. This is very important because using the stairs up/down are spiral and will make you dizzy one you reach the top/bottom. There are wonderful restaurants in the area...and a bakery two doors away that we used for our morning coffee. Rue du Rivoli is just two blocks away...the Pont St. Micheal (bridge) to Notre Dame is also just two blocks away. We used Uber frequently and the drivers had absolutely no problems finding the unit. Most importantly, I would definitely stay at this apartment again when I return to Paris. My sister and I really loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed one week in Paris apartment. There were no suprises. The apartment was exactly as described. Excellent location, nicely appointed and the balconies and lift are supreme. Stayed with a friend and the size was really nice for the 2 of us. The water pressure in the shower was perfect and we had plenty of hot water. Also, the kitchen has everthing you need . We walked everywhere, visited no less than 8 museums. Attended the opera and a classical music concert at a nearby church - both places within walking distance. Ate at a few nearby restaurants but trully experienced the various neighborhoods to get a better sense of all of Paris. Loved the Rodin museum, and found Sainte-Chappelle extraordinary. Go close to 1pm so when the church closes for lunch, you truly experience the quietness. Visited many gardens, some formal, some less - all were satisfactory. Not a big shopper but loved Deyrolle and the Alexandra Sojfer store. Visited many Revolutionary locations - wish I had brought my Les Miserables music. Enjoyed the Victor Hugo house. Aprtment has a very decent market close by and the Boulangerie downstairs is yummy. Truly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful apartment in an incredible location.

My husband, teenage daughter and I were very comfortable in this apartment. It is full of natural light, has wonderful balconies, and a full kitchen. The apartment was quite and had views of the Seine. Ms Willis greeted us at the apartment and gave a thorough walk through and instructions. I love this place and would be thrilled to stay there again.

The location cannot be beat. First off, an incredible boulangerie is downstairs. Sometimes we woke to the smell of fresh bread. The apartment is a mile or so from Notre Dame, Saint Chappelle, the Pompidou, and the Louvre. The Cluney, Orsay, l'orangerie, museum of decorative arts, and the Tuilleries were just a little further. We walked everywhere and did not even use the extensive metro system. Wonderful bistros were dotted throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. The location cannot be beat.

My family and I highly recommend this wonderful apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena CA
4

Unique apartment in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We had the great fortune to find Clare's apartment for a 9 day stay in September. We have often rented apartments preferring them to hotels for the obvious reasons, more space,cooking facilities,becoming part of the neighborhoods and soon on. This was our fourth rental over the years and one of the best. As others have written, it is perfectly located in the 1st, walking distance to so many important spots: the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Marais,the Left Bank. Indeed, my husband was able to walk to his business meetings at the Hotel de Ville. The nearby Chatelet metro stop is one of the city's best with many lines connecting there. The apartment has amazing views from all the doors and windows - above the the treetops and in sight of the iconic grey metal rooftops of nearby buildings. Fun at night to see the lit sightseeing boats on the Seine. The shelves are packed with tour guides and maps, so many that there is the heavy burden to try to squeeze everything in! Being from dry California we loved the occasional sounds of rain on the skylights and grateful for the full size umbrellas available for use. The apartment was full of everything you might need in a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Paris Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Gare de Nord
Car: not necessary

Steeped in history, with buildings from the 18th and 19th century on one side and the Théâtre Musical de Paris on the other, we are just one block north of the Quai Megisserie which runs across the Seine with bookstalls and flower markets.

Place Châtelet with the gilded victory atop a column and surrounding fountains has claim to be the centre of Paris.

A 10 min walk south takes you across the bridge to the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame. To the east, the Hôtel de Ville; to the north, Centre Pompidou, to the west, the Louvre museum.

We are at the crossroads of all transport: Metro, RER, buses and vélib (street bikes).

If, like us, you are passionate about food then this is a great part of the city to base yourself in.

One of the country's oldest and most loved gourmet food markets on Rue Montorgueil is a short walk away, whilst below our apartment is one of the best boulangeries in Paris.

Shopping, sightseeing, cultural entertainments and, of course, great and varied places to eat are within easy reach.

Other Activities: shopping, museums, theatres, cinemas, antiques, fitness centre.

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly rate - 2 people
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$281
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $337

Until Confirmation, rates are subject to change.
Final cleaning & laundry: 150€ - Payable directly to the caretaker upon arrival
5 nights minimum stay - 4 guests maximum. 250€ per night for 2 guests. 50€ per night per additional guest.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a good power shower, electric heating and heated towel radiators.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are drenched with natural light and have French windows which open onto small balconies. The double beds have extremely comfortable Dunlopillo mattresses as do the twin beds Electric heating.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Elevator. Floor fan in Living Room. Electric heating throughout. Washer / dryer. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels provided. TV stations available include BBC, CNN, Arte and TV5. Fully equipped kitchen including all utensils we think you could require, all new Miele appliances, double sink in custom-made worktop. Cordless digital telephones in Living room and Bedroom. Land line calls within France, most of Europe and US included in the rent. WiFi wireless internet access available. Final Clean & Laundry charged at 150€

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