Magical Marais - Heart of Paris

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Ecouffes, Paris, Ile-de-France 75004, France
Your host, Sara
12 Reviews
Response rate: 70%
Response time: within a day

The Space

A 45 sq metre apartment on the top floor of a 5 floor walk up (it's a long way up, but worth it!).

The apartment has 4 metre high ceilings, an open living room/dinning room with a separate kitchen. The large double bedroom is en suite and there is a sofa bed to allow up to 4 people to sleep in the apartment. The apartment is situated in the 4th arrondissement, in the heart of the marais, in between St Paul and Hotel De Ville metro stops.

The apartment is at the back of the building, which makes for a quiet escape from the masses on rue de roisiers!

Ideally located to explore the city, i highly recommend the apartment for a couple or two friends visiting the city.

- Great location in the centre of paris
- Free wifi/internet

- Fully equipped with all your needs.

- Accessible to all kinds of transportation: Bus, Metro, Velib
- All your needs and shopping on rue de rivoli, rue de roi de sicile, vielle de temple and surrounding streets
- The apartment does not have a lift, be prepared for stairs. This is common in most Paris apartments.
- The building is a traditional old Marais building.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $42 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $70
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a fantastic stay in Sara’s apartment over the Easter weekend. She was quick to respond to our request. The flat is perfectly situated in Marais a short walk from the Metro and sites of Paris. Her apartment is spacious and was clean. She made it very easy to pick up the keys and check in. I would thoroughly recommend the apartment to anyone.

    April 2014
  • Nice place in a great location! Sara's apartment is comfortable and located in an extremely convenient area of the Marais. A few blocks to bars, dinner, cafes, etc... Quick walk to Notre Dame. Would stay again!

    September 2013
  • The location of this apartment is absolutely perfect. Right in the Heart of the Marais, with the best restaurants, shops, boulangeries etc. right in front of the door and in easy walking distance to sights like the Louvre, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, Place de Vosges etc. The metro is also just a few steps away and connects you with anything worth visiting in Paris in just a few minutes.
    Communication with Sara was great, she gave us very detailed directions and everything was easy to find.
    The apartment is very spacious and very calm, you don't hear anything from the street and so you can sleep peacefully in the very comfortable bed. Bathroom and Kitchen seem quite old though and are not very clean so we didn't spend more time than necessary in there. But when you're in Paris, there's lots to see anyway so no need to stay in the house. :)

    June 2013
  • The apartment is perfectly located in les marais which is a nice area with many good shops and restaurants. Overall it was a great experience and everything went fine with the booking (even on short notice). However, the only point I would mention as criticism is the cleanliness of the apartment which could be improved.

    May 2013
  • Sara's apartment was fantastic. It is in the most ideal location. You walk out the door and all the best boutiques, bars and cafes are on the doorstep. Neighborhood was buzzing. Also because Sara had a good kitchen, we were able to nip around the corner to Rue Rivoli and buy ingredients from the supermarket to make occasional meals. Felt like we were right at home in her apartment and Sara left us great recommendations for food/sights etc.
    Bed was really comfortable and sheets and towels were perfectly clean.
    We will be staying here again most definitely. The stairs kept us very fit indeed!

    January 2013
  • First the good news: Magical Marais is a cosy little flat in great location surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops.

    Now the not so great news: when we arrived the bed sheets were dirty and it was evident that the flat had not been cleaned anytime recently. Our host agreed to refund the cost of the cleaner.

    The shower was adequate but a leak has created a mouldy, damp patch that has seeped through the bathroom wall into the adjacent bedroom.

    The flat is on the fifth floor and the tight, winding staircase means you will struggle with anything larger than a weekend bag.

    Nice apartment marred by poor housekeeping.

    November 2012
  • This is a great neighborhood and Sara was incredibly helpful and communicative. The space was comfy and cozy and I enjoyed the evenings and mornings we spent there.

    The 5 flights of stairs were only a little troublesome when we had to lug our bags back downstairs after packing them with all of the new purchases we made during our stay! (Plenty of wonderful shopping all around Paris, and much more than we ever wanted right here in this neighborhood.)

    The space wasn't quite as clean as I'd hoped. We did book at the very last minute and that may have been a factor. Sara was *very* accommodating with the last minute request.

    I would recommend this space because 1) my interactions with Sara were so wonderful & helpful and 2) The neighborhood is fantastic 3) The apartment is high enough to get nice light 4) The apartment was comfortable 5) Fast reliable WiFi connection 6) Good vibes overall

    I would ask people to take a second look 1) if pristine cleanliness is a high priority, 2) if you want to take long hot showers (not quite enough hot water for 2 long showers, though plenty if your quickish and put a little time between showers) 3) if you (especially your knees) might not be strong enough to make the trip up & down the windy, narrow stairs. It's not too much, but it's certainly not nothing. For me, I somewhat enjoyed it feeling like maybe it would shave a bite or two worth of calories off my decadent eating habits in Paris! My 63 year old mother was traveling with me and it was a little harder on her (she does have bad knees), but it wasn't so hard she couldn't do it. So, I don't want to scare you off! Just be aware of it!

    November 2012
  • Absolutely beautiful space. Everything perfect and could not have asked for more. Excellent location and very quiet. Bath tub and nespresso made it seem like it was home. Would love to stay again and definitely recommend this space to friends.

    September 2012
  • If you are looking for an apartment in the beautiful Marais district with a kitchen, washing machine and a great host, look no further. For Paris its a great price and everything is exactly as it appears in the pictures. Communication was great and I'd definitely recommend this place.

    August 2012
  • Exactly as the title states - Magical Marais!!
    Easiest transaction and stay, didn't get to meet Sara, however all communication was clear and concise, we had everything we needed. Location was brilliant, apartment was spacious for 2, but could easily fit more. Didn't spend much time in the apartment, but the bed was super comfortable, wi-fi was available, nespresso machine came in handy. Lot's of winding stairs to get to the apartment, so pack light, but a great way to work off all the amazing food consumed. :)
    Would definitely recommend and/or stay at Sara's again.

    June 2012
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