Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue du Pont aux Choux, Paris, Ile-de-France 75003, France
Your host, Ale
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The Space

Just renovated entire apartment on the first floor, located in the heart of lively hip Marais district. If you are looking for a place during the fashion week in Paris it's on e of the best neighborhoods to stay.

Very central, comfortable and quiet. 10 min walking distance from Oberkampf, Bastille and Republique. 15 min walking distance from Georges Pompidou Art Center (Beaubourg).
The apartment is situated close to the Picasso Museum and the famous "Place des Vosges". It's a 20 minute walk from Notre Dame and the City Hall and 5 minute from the nicest places to have a drink and eat or hang out at night.

The apartment consists of a bedroom with a full size bed (140x190cm, accommodates two), a living room, a mezzanine room with a full size bed (140x190cm, accommodates two), a futon bed upon request (for one person), a bathroom with hair drier and an equipped kitchen so you can cook at home. Large grocery store on the same block and supermarket one bloc further.
High speed ADSL Internet / Wi-Fi / cable. Cordless phone (upon request) with free and unlimited calls to many destinations on landline numbers (France, all Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan…). Free calls to US and Canadian mobile phones..

The building has a closed courtyard where you can secure your bike if needed, and if you don't have a bike, Velib' stations (bike rental) are a mere 100 yards away.

Closest subway stations are Saint Sebastien Froissart (line 8, 2 minute walking distance) and Oberkampf (line 5, 10 minute walking distance). Also many bus lines if you don’t fancy subways.
Chatelet-Les Halles is close to the studio (a 15-20 min walk) which is the biggest hub for subway/RER (express subway) lines in Paris.
From Chatelet-Les Halles, direct express line to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly international airports (a 50 minutes ride) although the best way to get to the studio from the airport is taking RER B and changing in Gare du Nord to take Subway 5.

The whole neighborhood is very lively, it's considered to be one the trendiest place to live in. Plenty of designer’s stores and fashion houses around. The studio overlooks the courtyard, so it stays very quiet.

A full instructions in English is provided so that you can use all the apartment’s apparatus in full.

Clean sheets and towels (upon request) provided.
The hot water is enough for two consecutive normal shower or three quick one. Then it takes 3 hours so that water gets hot again.

- First floor
- Two bedrooms (14m2 bedroom + 11m2 mezzanine room)
- Total surface: 51m2
- 2 security code
- Tiled floor
- Large windows
- Furnished apartment
- Internet WiFi
- HiFi and cable to connect your iPod
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave - oven / fridge
- Heater and hot water
- Functional open kitchen
- Two Double bed + futon (upon request)
- Cupboard

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $701
Cleaning Fee: $63
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Overall a great place to stay. The location is 1 min walk from a store to get food and drinks and round the corner to some great places to eat.

    You can have a great stroll to to the Louvre in say 30 mins walking through some great shops and sights along the way.

    The apartment is clean and cosy.

    The main bedroom is decent size but the 2nd is up a ladder so only for the young. Also it is 'open plan' so there is a cloth barrier between the upstairs 'room' and the main room so you can hear everything that goes on from the living room.

    The place is clearly lived in when not rented out which is good and bad- ie lots of things to use in the flat like spices and so on for cooking, toiletries,...
    But the fridge was quite packed so when we wanted to put in our own stuff we had to move things around.

    All in all a good stay.

    Ale was responsive and when we had accidentally disconnected the Wifi he was quick to respond and help.

    Great for one couple, 2 couples who dont mind 2nd room not being so 'sound proof, couple with kids (kids can be in loft room)...

    June 2014
  • My sister and I had a wonderful stay in Ale's apartment. You couldn't ask for a better location - drinks at Le Mary Celeste, dinner at Le Passage, tea at Merci, lunch and cakes at Rose Bakery, a supermarket just around the corner, and excellent shopping options in every direction. The apartment itself is quite large, more than enough room for two of us. The loft is super easy to get to, and made a very cosy sleeping space. Bathroom and shower great, and very convenient to have a washing machine. Ale was a great host, made clearly check in easy, was quick to answer any questions, and easily contacted. We had a wonderful time. Hopefully we will be back soon!

    May 2014
  • Great apartment, great location. Fantastic comunication.
    Would definitely recommend it for a work or pleasure stay.

    July 2013
  • Lovely apartment, great location, friendly host! The apartment was perfect for me and my Mum on our visit to Paris. It was just like staying in a friends apartment, everything we needed was there. The apartment was clean and tidy and very quiet as it faces the inside of the courtyard. It is located in the beautiful Marais area with lots of bars, restaurants and shops. There is a supermarket nearby which was handy. Ale was very friendly and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Paris!

    June 2012
  • We had a good stay here, very good location and good amenities.
    We enjoyed ourselves and the host was very helpful.

    May 2012
  • Cozy apartment. Great location with comfortable walking distance to many eateries and shops. Highly recommended!

    May 2012
  • Excellent place to stay for easy access to all of Paris. Great Neighborhood, obviously

    March 2012
  • La experiencia en general es positiva. El apartamento está muy bien localizado. Es seguro, y los vecinos ni los notas.
    Como parte positiva decir que la cama es extraordinariamente comoda, y nosotros que estuvimos en diciembre, apreciamos que el sistema de calefactores sea eficaz.
    Como puntos negativos, decir, que el baño es extremadamente pequeño., aunque tiene calentador de toallas. Pero unas fotos que muestren el tamaño real se apreciarian.
    El punto que menos nos gustó a mi esposa y a mi, fue que dio la sensación de que nos entregaron el piso sin haberle dado un repaso general de limpieza, y que parecia que se le hecho el tiempo encima a la hora de la entrega. O sea, que no estaba ni mucho menos ordenado y limpio para una entrega de llaves digna.
    Si hubiese entregado el apartamento igual que en las fotos hubiese puesto 4 estrellas, ya que el baño es muy pequeño y no queda constancia en el reportaje fotografico. Fue la sorpresa.
    La interlocución con el dueño fue fluida y siempre atenciosa.
    Por el precio que pagamos, nos vamos a plantear hotel de nuevo cuando viajemos a Paris, con los riesgos que conlleva, ya que si un hotel no te gusta pagas lo que has utilizado y te vas a otro, cosa que con apartamento esto no se puede hacer.

    December 2011
  • tidy appartement, clean and enough space to do your thing. ale was a nice host, i'd recommend this apt to anyone staying in the city!

    November 2011
  • It was a pleasant stay at Alex cozy apartment. It is very convenient; 2 minutes walk to the Metro station and near to the shopping area of saint paul. There are many interesting shops around and restaurants just by walking distance. It is 100% safe.

    October 2011
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