A beautiful penthouse apartment with sweeping rooftop views located in the heart of the Marais that combines historic beauty with every modern convenience, including an elevator (rare in this neighborhood) and air-conditioning.
Located in one of the most fashionable areas of the city with museums, art galleries, shopping, historical architecture and beautiful parks at your doorstep, this stylish penthouse studio is a true gem. It has the rare combination of being located in the heart of the city, in the oldest and best preserved neighborhood in Paris, and on the 6th and top floor with an elevator (up to the 5th floor) of a beautiful building which gives the apartment sweeping views over the rooftops of Paris and of numerous monuments in the distance. The street the apartment is on dates to the 1100s and is considered one of the most historic and beautiful medieval streets in the city, even by high Parisian standards. The apartment is air-conditioned, with an equipped kitchenette and modern bathroom.
The apartment has been fully renovated: the bathroom, kitchen, and all the appliances are modern and of the highest quality, while the original elements of the apartment have been carefully and meticulously restored, including the antique black marble fireplace, original oak floors, and beautiful 18th century oak beams. The apartment is flooded with light due to its southern exposure, two windows and three skylights. The windows are equipped with blackout shades and the skylights have remote-controlled motorized exterior shades that allow you to easily keep all the light out for mornings when you want to sleep late or go to bed early as you adjust to the time change.
At your doorstep are numerous restaurants, art galleries, and in particular many trendy designer clothing boutiques. The shops and restaurants on the street and surrounding area have the unique distinction in Paris of being open on Sundays, which keeps the area full of life, and makes conveniences such as grocery stores available 7 days a week – a rarity in Paris. 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 directly to numerous monuments and sites, such as the Musée du Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. A set of English language architectural walking tours is provided with maps and photographs to help you discover your incredible neighborhood as well as the rest of the city.
The bathroom has an antique terracotta floor, complemented with pale white glass mosaic tiles. The bathroom skylight 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 outlet head adapter is provided - please make sure your appliances function on European 240 volt circuits), and a hairdryer and magnifying mirror are also at your disposal. The bathroom is small but has all of the essentials.
The high quality bedding and large bed (160 cm – which is between a queen and king size bed) and white pressed linens provide very comfortable sleeping. A closet and hangars are provided.
The white glass cabinets and white stone counter in the kitchenette conceal a well equipped kitchen, including a microwave, refrigerator, cook top with an aeration hood above it that is perfect for picking up fresh food at local markets or nearby grocers and enjoying in the apartment. The kitchen has everything you could need, including plates, glasses, flatware, wine glasses, pots, pans, a toaster and an espresso machine.
The double-paned glass windows and double-paned glass skylights keep the apartment warm in the winter and cool in the summer and quiet.
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 as well as assistance in getting oriented to the neighborhood.
The apartment is a non-smoking no-pets apartment.
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.
A clothes washer and dryer are available for stays longer than 1 week.
*An adjacent penthouse studio is also available that can sleep an additional 3 people for couples or families traveling together who want to stay in the same building.
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 2:00 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. 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.
The Apartment is small (T0) but it's so well decorated and cosy that size is irrelevant.
We loved the light and the airy feeling of the Apartment, specially the 2 loft windows with a fabulous view to Paris' rooftops.
The bathroom and the kitchen are very well equiped and you can have some wonderful meals because the neighbourhood streets are full of tasty pâtisseries and gourmet food shops.
It was our 3rd time in Paris and we just loved The Marais with its narrow streets full of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Michael is a dedicated host, he gave us some useful tips and we appreciated the flowers, wine and Nespresso capsules touch.
Wonderful Apartment, top neighbourhood The Marais.
Thank you Michael!
Andy and I visited paris for a couple of nights and soundly be happier with the apartment and Michael as a host.
Michael was at the aparwnt to greet us on arrival and give us an introduction to the area and how things worked in the apartment.
The flat itself is situated on he too floor (you can see the Eiffel towel on a clear day), is clean and practical.
The location is great! Situated amongst restaurants, bars and boutique shops, only walking distance from the nearest metro and the sights of paris.
We will be back! Thanks again Michael.
Amazing apartment (exactly like the pictures or even better), warm and clean. As other have written before, a very nice bottle of wine was there for us and the madeleines for breaskfast are really nice. The nespresso coffee machine in the house was amazing to not go out in the morning and going around craving for coffee (which I hate more than anything). perfect location, super close to the tube station and the Marais on Sundays is one of the best things I've ever seen.
Michael was very nice and caring, and he let us leaving the luggage at the apartment until afternoon since we had a late flight.
I will definetely go back there when i'll go to paris again!
From the very start (first contact) to the very end (late check-out) everything with Michael as a host was super smooth, easy and made to match our very needs. Although I kind of like keeping insider tipps to myself ;-) I can only highly recommend Michael and of course his beautiful place in the nicest part of fashionable Marais. The apartment is spotless, with beautiful antique furniture as well as all modern appliances one could wish for. WIFi worked superb, there is a flat screen TV, a nespresso coffee maker (and even madeleines for your first bite with coffee in the morning), the bathroom is brand-new and very nice (spicy shower with great water pressure and a rain shower), a very comfortable and big bed with nice and crispy white linens up to an ironing board! - to make it short: everything is there, looks beautiful and is of high quality. But the very very very best is sleeping under the stars and looking over the Parisian rooftops. It is so romantic and I will definitely be back whenever I am in Paris! Thank you Michael!
we had a very good time at Michael's penthouse. at the very heart of Marais, you can reach market, metro, cafes, shopping, just in minutes. the apartment is well equipped, very clean and clever-use designed. despite of the location, it is very quiet also... hope to stay again for next time. i recommend to everyone
this was a fantastic flat. Perfectly located in the Marais. Michael was an outstanding host who went the extra mile to accomodate. Highly recommended.
I've stayed in Michael's properties four or five times now, and have loved every moment of it. You don't just feel like a Parisian, you are one. He's thought of everything -- wonderful kitchens and bathrooms, incredibly comfortable beds for a great night's sleep for even the most jet lagged of travellers, and the neighbourhood is to die for. Fashionable boutiques (I have a favourite jewellery place at the end of rue des Rosiers), great barkers and cafes, grocery stores and wine shops nearby.
I only stay in Michael's properties now.
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