About this listing
Live like a Parisian in our big, beautiful 2-bedroom Central Paris apartment in the heart of the 11th arrondissement. Classically furnished, very comfortable for couples or families. Quick, easy access to all of Paris, but off the tourist track.
ABOUT THE APARTMENT
This large 85m2 (850 sq. feet) apartment is classically appointed and in a very secure, modern building with a full-time guardian/concierge, off the street (very quiet), and has all modern conveniences as well as two big balconies.
It is on the 3rd floor and has a large elevator. It is bright, with lots of windows and sliding doors opening to the balconies on either side of the apartment. It comfortably sleeps up to 4 people (2 couples, or a couple with children). There is a crib available if you have a baby. Secure garage parking is available if you have a car (by special arrangement only).
This is strictly a NON-SMOKING apartment.
TRAVEL TIMES TO MAJOR SITES
Place de la Bastille: 10 mintes walk
Père Lachaise cemetery: 10 minutes walk
The Marais: 10 minutes walk
The Louvre: 15 minutes direct bus
The Eiffel Tower: 15 minutes direct metro
The Champs-Elysées: 12 minutes direct metro
- Classically appointed furnishings
- Comfortable sofa
- Large flat-screen television with cable + DVR
- Large private balcony
- Dining area with an extendable table to seat up to 6 comfortably
- Wifi ADSL Internet
- House phone with free calls to many countries including the USA
- Queen-sized bed
- Flat screen cable TV
- Large armoir + storage
- Private balcony
- Queen-sized bed
- A small desk
- Lots of closet/storage space
- Opens up to a balcony
- Includes all modern conveniences
- New full-sized dishwasher
- Clothes washer
- Tumble dryer
- Large "American-style" refrigerator-freezer
- There are two bathrooms and a separate toilet room/WC:
- First bathroom with a full-sized bathtub/shower, bidet, sink with lighted mirror
- Second bathroom with a shower stall, sink with lighted mirror
- Toilet room/WC with a small sink.
- Central hot water (never runs out)
- Great/strong water pressure
It is on the 3rd floor with a elevator, and get lots of light. It is on a small private street, and there is virtually no street noise.
LIKE A HOTEL, BUT A FULL APARTMENT
The apartment is thoroughly cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. Sheets and towels are washed with hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly detergent. The apartment is fully prepared for you on your arrival, ready for you to "move in" with just a suitcase. There is an iron and ironing board for your use. We make every effort to minimize waste and recycle.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Please contact me with any questions - I will respond quickly. My goal is to make your stay in Paris as comfortable as possible.
Our guests have access to the full apartment. This is not a share. You will have your own keys and can come and go as you please. Access to free on-site parking is by special prior arrangement only. Please contact me before your arrival to arrange access to the parking, if required.
Interaction with Guests
We have a local apartment manager who oversees the check-in and check-out process. The apartment belongs to my in-laws who live outside of Paris for most of the year, and I manage the apartment for them because they do not speak English. While I live in California, I will ensure that your stay is as comfortable as is possible.
When you make a reservation, I will send you our "Welcome Document" that includes lots of important details about the apartment and a guide with our picks for the best neighborhood restaurants and other points of interest.
Live like a real Parisian. The apartment is very central, between Place de la Bastille and Place de la République, near the Place Léon Blum.
Just 1 block away from the apartment, there are the small shops where we do our daily shopping (boulangerie, cheese shop, butcher, fruits/veggies, etc.), and there are two large supermarkets on the Place Léon Blum, two blocks away. There is a small supermarket just around the corner.
The 11th arrondissement is an ideal location to base yourself in Paris, especially if you like authentic, local cuisine. I lived in the neighborhood for more than 14 years, and my wife was born and raised there. The neighborhood is one of the few in Paris that still has many small bistros - some are really just holes in the wall, but that have been around for 100+ years and are well off the tourist track. I've included information about our favorites in the "Welcome Document" that I send to each of our guests once a booking is made.
The closest métro station is "St. Ambroise" (line 9) which is one block away. Very close to the beautiful Père Lachaise cemetery and a 10 minute walk from the Marais district (in one direction) and 5 minutes (in the other direction) from the Oberkampf area (with great bars, restaurants, and cafés).
For the comfort of future guests, we insist on a strict no smoking policy. Please do not smoke in the apartment, even out the windows or on the balcony. Please go out on the street to smoke.
Access to the free on-site parking is by special prior arrangement only. Please contact me before your arrival to arrange access to the parking, if required.
The apartment will be fully cleaned before your arrival and after your departure, but we ask that you ensure the apartment is tidy before you leave. Also, before leaving, please remove all bedding and place them, with your used towels and any other dirty laundry, in a pile in the kitchen.
Please notify us immediately if there are any problems with the apartment including plumbing, lighting, windows, leaks, etc. We will make every effort to ensure that repairs are carried out quickly and do not hamper your stay.
Please replace anything you use, such as kitchen items and cleaning products. Please replace anything you break. If, for some reason, you cannot replace something, please let us know so that we can replace it for the next guests and deduct the price from your security deposit.
We recommend strongly that you take your shoes off when inside the apartment -- this reduces noise substantially and is also much more hygienic (Paris streets are notoriously filthy!).
Check in time is after 2pm on the day of your arrival. Check out time is 11am on the day of your departure. We can sometime accommodate later check out or earlier check in, but please make an arrangement with us in advance so as not to inconvenience others.
Please note: The sofa in the living room / salon is a sofa bed, but we do NOT allow it to be opened and used as a bed. It is complicated to open and has a fragile structure. Please do not open it!
Please treat our apartment the way you would treat your own home.