A beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of the Marais that combines historic beauty with every modern convenience, including an elevator (rare in this neighborhood) and central air-conditioning.
The exposed limestone and wood structure reveal the 200 year age of this historic building in the heart of Paris.
Located in one of the most fashionable areas of the heart of Paris with museums, art galleries, trendy boutique shopping, historical architecture and beautiful parks at your doorstep, this architect-designed apartment is a true gem. It is located in the heart of the city, in the oldest and best preserved neighborhood in Paris, on the 3rd floor (2nd floor by European standards) with an elevator in a beautiful building with windows on two private quiet courtyards. The apartment has central air-conditioning, a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious modern bathroom, and full-sized clothes washing machine and separate clothes dryer.
The apartment has been fully renovated: the bathroom, kitchen, and all the appliances are new, while the original elements of the apartment have been carefully and meticulously restored, including the limestone wall, antique marble fireplace, original oak floor in the bedroom, and beautiful 18th century oak columns in the living room.
The street the apartment is on dates to the 1100s and is one of the most historic and beautiful medieval streets in the city. At your doorstep are numerous restaurants, art galleries, and in particular many trendy designer clothing boutiques. The apartment is within walking distance of numerous museums and monuments, including the Picasso Museum, the Carnavalet Museum, the beautiful Place des Vosges, and Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as numerous trendy clothing boutiques and galleries. Additionally, it is only a 2 minute walk to the St. Paul metro station, which is on the high-speed modern Line 1 (the yellow line) that goes through the heart of the city.
Pale white glass mosaic tiles cover the bathroom walls. The sanded glass wall and door to the bathroom provides ample natural light in addition to the embedded ceiling lighting and an above-mirror light. An electrical outlet in the bathroom allows you to plug in shavers and toothbrushes (an adapter is provided - please make sure your appliances function on European 240 volt circuits), and a hairdryer and magnifying mirror are also provided.
The high quality bedding and larger than queen size bed (160 cm wide and 200 cm long – which is between a queen and king size bed) and white pressed linens provide very comfortable sleeping in the bedroom, while an equally large bed is available in the living room through the comfortable sofa-bed which has a real mattress for when 4 guests stay in the apartment. There are two closets with hangars provided: one in the living room and one in the bedroom.
The white glass cabinets and white stone counter-tops in the kitchen conceal a well equipped kitchen, including a microwave and oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top with an aeration hood, including all plates, glasses, flatware, wineglasses, pots, pans, a toaster and an espresso machine (espresso provided!). The kitchen is perfect for picking up fresh food at local markets or at the numerous nearby bakeries, cheese shops, and grocers and enjoying in the apartment.
The apartment has a clothes washing machine and separate clothes dryer (available for long-term stays of 1 week or longer), as well as an iron and ironing board, providing complete laundry facilities.
The double-paned glass windows keep the apartment warm in the winter and cool in the summer, as well as very quiet. Additionally there is central air-conditioning and heating so the apartment can be the perfect temperature year-round.
The apartment has a HD flat screen television with hundreds of cable channels, including numerous English language news stations such as CNN and BBC.
Unlimited high-speed wifi connection is provided, as is a telephone with free international calls to all numbers in the United States, Canada, and landlines in Europe and several other countries.
You will be met upon arrival at the apartment and given a full explanation of how to get the most out of your stay in the apartment as well as assistance in getting oriented to the neighborhood.
Please note that 1, 2 and 3-night stays are only accepted when they fill in openings between bookings, or at the last minute.
Wine, flowers, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, espresso, an international electric adapter, and all sheets and towels are provided.
The apartment is a non-smoking no-pets apartment.
1. This is a non-smoking apartment. This includes the hallway, elevator, and other semi-public spaces in the building.
2. To ensure a calm and peaceful environment for everyone in the building it is important to not make excessive noise both during the day and especially at night.
3. Normally, check-in is after 3:00 pm and check-out is before 10:00 am. However, we will try to be as flexible as possible if you need early check-in or late check-out. Please request this at the time you make the booking.
4. Two guests are asked to use one bed. The nightly charge for a 3rd guest also applies to two guests who choose to use two separate beds.
5. It is not always possible to arrange for check-in after 8:00pm in the evening. Therefore if you will be arriving at the apartment later than 8:00pm you must indicate this at the time of booking.
Michael's apartment is frankly lovely!! It is sumptuously decorated and is located in one of Paris' most charming and atmospheric neighborhoods. Michael was a excellent host, and went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable and felt well looked after. Highly recommended!!!
To say that our stay at Michael's Marais apartment was perfect would be an understatement. It certainly exceeded our expectations. Our only regret is that it wasn't longer. Michael was a joy to meet, communication was a breeze, his suggestions for dining were spot on and his architectural walks series enhanced our free time. The apartment was immaculate and included everything a guest could want. The design is beautiful, contemporary mixed with historical elements. The use of space is masterful. Fresh flowers and a delicious bottle of wine were thoughtful extras that were much appreciated. I highly recommend this lovely apartment. We'll definitely be returning on our next visit to Paris.
Petit studio très bien équipé et très agréable. très bonne literie; idéalement situé. très bon accueil : tout s'est très bien passé! ravies de notre séjour.
Michael is an expert host. He graciously takes care of all your needs and requests. He handled several (some very difficult) reservations and when possible, the day I requested them. His apartment is beautiful, well kept and just as advertised. We really appreciate all the closet space and generous number of quality hangers. It's these kind of details that turn a regular place into a special place. As for the neighborhood, summer, winter, spring or fall, the Marais is the place you want to be.
The apartment is very beautiful, cozy, and we'll equipped, it's also located in the fashionable Marais district with the convenient transportation. Michael is very considerate and hospitable.
If I could give Michael and his apartment 6 stars, I would. The location could not be any better. I practically wanted to abandon my New York home and move into this apartment permanently. Everything worked like a clock. Tastefully decorated. Charming. Super comfortable. I am not staying anywhere else in Paris.
Coordinating the stay with Michael was also a breeze. Overall my best airbnb experience (perhaps even the best hotel experience even.)
A perfect apartment for 2 in the hip neighborhood of the Marais.
The accommodations are exactly as pictured, fantastic use of space, upscale finishes, pristine, and comfortable. Fine wine, fresh flowers, espresso and madeleines provided by Michael really make one immediately feel at home. A comprehensive guide to the apartment and neighborhood details everything you need to know. Michael is very hands on, available for any questions and help. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely return.
One caveat for the early morning arrivals, luggage can not be stored before 10 a.m.
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