About This Listing
Stylish 2 to 4 person artist's rooftop apartment (70m2), with terrace and spectacular views, close to the Centre Pompidou.
Enjoy a romantic stay in Paris in this unusual penthouse apartment, or share with family or a couple of friends. In a safe, lively area, you can walk to the river Seine, Louvre, Notre Dame etc, and have easy access to metro, airports and trains.
This apartment is on the top two floors with an interior spiral staircase. It consists of a living/ dining/ kitchen area, main bedroom and shower room, separate toilet, and a conservatory room with terrace at roof level with views of the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre.
The main bedroom has a full sized double bed, table, and cupboard space for hanging clothes. It also has a television. Full sets of towels and bath robes are available for your convenience.
The conservatory has a pull-out sofa for two, is heated and there are blinds for shutting out some of the light at nights. However the conservatory is never completely dark.
Kitchen has all mod cons. Shower room has a good shower and a washer-dryer. There is a hair dryer and iron.
We are in the Marais, the heart of one of the liveliest parts of Paris, next to the Pompidou museum, and about 8 minutes from the river Seine, 15 minutes walk from the Louvre, or Place des Vosges, or the Left Bank. The local area is full of restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries and designer shops including the Forum des Halles shopping centre.
At nearby Chatelet-Les-Halles there is the metro and RER train (line B direct from Charles de Gaulle and from Orly airports), and many buses. There is a velib bicycle rental station 20 metres away where you can rent a bike for the day. You can also rent auto-lib cars from the same location (weekly or monthly rentals).
If arriving by car there is a paying car park beneath our building which is accessed from Rue Beaubourg.
Don't miss the view in the evening from our terrace across the Paris rooftops to the setting sun, the sparkling Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur, it's magnificent. A perfect place for dinner and drinks. And also for morning breakfast!
In our building on the ground floor is a G20 supermarket open til late. There are two boulangeries (bread/patisseries) nearby on rue St Martin, and lots of other stores.
The local bars and restaurants are open late. The area is always busy and very safe. Our building is secure with outside and lobby door-codes.
This is the best place to be in Paris!
Interaction with Guests
No smoking indoors, no pets, no young children.
You may smoke outside on the terrace but please put butts in ashtray provided or dustbin. Please do not throw them over the wall!
Parties should not be held. The maximum number of people in the apartment is 4.
Please feel free to use the kitchen, including basic condiments (salt, pepper, butter, oil, vinegar, herbs and spices, tea and coffee), but supply own foodstuffs and all drinks. Kindly clean up surfaces after you. Oven, microwave, toaster etc are available.
If using the sofa bed in the conservatory you will need to make up the bed with the mattress covers, sheets and duvet which are stored beneath the mattress.
You may help yourself to red or rose wine from boxes if available: 2 Euro per glass. Please leave money on counter.
At end of your stay please place washing up in the dishwasher, and used linen in basket above washing machine. Any trash can be taken to the bin on the ground floor (door next to the lift). Please leave the keys on the table in your room.
Please do not try to climb the top stairs to the skylight. The skylight is bolted shut.
Have a marvellous stay!
Simon and Sarah's place is really fantastic. The terrace is wonderful, and the location is very close to a couple of major Paris metro nodes, in addition to many restaurants and bars. The neighborhood felt safe and lively, and the apartment felt clean and comfortable.
Apartment was beautiful! The location was perfect right in the city centre- very easy to get around! The view from the balcony is lovely and you can also see the top of the Eiffel Tower! I would definitely recommend to stay here! Thank you Simon and Sarah
Nos recibio un amigo de los anfitriones, muy amablemente.El departamento estaba muy bien ubicado y estaba equipado en forma muy completa. Disfrutamos mucho la estadia.Encontramos todo impecable y de acuerdo a lo publicado por los propietarios.muchas gracias
Très agréable séjour. L'appartement est accueillant, charmant et bien situé ! Un plaisir de vivre Paris presque comme un parisien.
We were traveling in a group of four: two adults and two teenaged girls. The apartment suited our needs very well.
The host was there to meet us at the appointed time, made us feel welcome both in advance and at the time of our arrival, and gave some helpful tips about the area and Paris in general. Contact through email with clear directions and entry advice made the arrival in Paris very straightforward.
The entryway leads to a bedroom, bathroom, and separate toilet with stairs leading up to the main living / cooking/ eating area, and a glass enclosed upper sleeping or sitting area as well. So there are two separate dedicated sleeping areas, with a queen sized bed in each. Many pieces of art hang on the walls and this gives the impression of a lived-in space. It is certainly no anonymous chain hotel! The apartment offers a view of the city and on nice evenings the outdoor patio was nice for a glass of wine.
The stairs are a bit creaky but did not collapse under us; the windows are a bit drafty and not the best at keeping out noise either; the shower door is a bit dodgy, and the light switches aren't always in the most logical place. I would consider that this adds "character" ultimately but if you're looking for the five star Hyatt Regency, this is not it.
The location was great if you like to experience the nightlife, and quite handy to the tourism sites, but it was not an extremely quiet place if that is something that is important to you. A grocery store is downstairs around the corner, and many bars and cafes are in the immediate area; Pompidou Centre is one block south, and Marais District is to the immediate east with shopping and restaurants galore. Notre Dame, Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Place Concorde all easily reachable by foot or Metro, and Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph are not far.
It was a bit cold in March until we figured out the heating system. We thought we might cook in (at least breakfast) but we ended up going out for every single meal for the week we were in Paris, so the kitchen was not needed -- but to cut costs, one could certainly have breakfast and maybe a few other meals in, or make a picnic to have out.
We felt that this was decent value for money, and this did provide us with a LOT of space to spread out in, to sit at the table or on the couch; it was great for four people.
The apartment was great. A little tight for 4 Canadians (3 of whom are over 6 feet) but the space was perfect to use as our landing pad while in Paris. The wifi, sleeping arrangements and everything you needed to make yourself at home was available. The instructions from the host were great and made our arrival easy.
Location, location, location. You couldn’t ask for a better location (within walking distance to the Centre Pompidou, several Metros and the RER to CDG Airport which came in handy as this was a work trip as well). We walked to every major district and took the BatoBus along the Seine to places like the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. The Topaze Boulangerie just down the block was our early morning stop for fresh pastries and the G20 market on the main floor of the building was a quick pop-in for some local wine and sundries.
Merci beaucoup pour rendre votre maison à notre disposition. Nous avons hâte de retourner à Paris bientôt.
The apartment was great
Thanks for all your feedback. All issues have now been solved, if you could have let us know during your stay we could have resolved them immediately (towels, bulbs were available in the apartment, dryer and shower drain instructions were easy to provide). Please don't hesitate to communicate another time and tell us about all breakages. Glad you enjoyed the apartment and Paris, and hope to see you next time.
We have spent 2 memorable weeks during Christmas & New Year
in the penthouse of Simon and Sarah. The apartment is in the heart of Paris, walking distance to many attractions, very cosy, comfortable & clean duplex for 4 persons, with a great view on the Eiffel tower, Montmartre & the roofs of Paris.
Sarah was a great host. We would certainly recommend this apartment!
Gabriel & Sana
Thanks Gabriel, for your kind remarks. We will be pleased to see you again in Paris whenever you visit. Note also we have an Airbnb in London on our houseboat which can accommodate 2 or 3 people, so don't hesitate to let us know if you are ever in the UK! Happy New Year!
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About the Host, Simon And Sarah
We enjoy meeting people from other places, and helping them explore this wonderful city. We are friendly, open and speak French, English and some Italian. Simon is an artist, environmentalist and loves cooking. Sarah is a business manager and loves poetry and art. We look forward to sharing our beautiful home with you.