Left Bank Rooftop • St-Germain-des-Prés 2 Bedroom

5eme ardt, Paris, France
metro: Cluny la Sorbonne (Line 10); Odéon (Line 4, 10)
size: 65m2 or 700 Sq Ft.
sleeps: up to 4 / kids ok: all ages
baths: 1
air conditioning: no
fans: yes
floor number: european 5th
elevator in building: no (up 5 flights of stairs)
property interior: 2 levels

 
This charming and calm 2 bedroom apartment is located 5 flights up to the top floor of a beautiful 17th century building in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and was recently featured on International Open House on US television. Located right off the Place de la Sorbonne with its world-famous university, it is virtually a stone's throw to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens with the famous Saint Germain shopping quarter right behind, and only a 5-minute walk to the Seine with the Notre Dame cathedral just across the bridge on the Ile de la Cité, the heart of medieval Paris.

This rooftop duplex has its original beam-work throughout and antique floor tiles in the entrance, giving it the feeling of a country house in the middle of Paris. Open and airy, it is furnished for comfort and coziness in warm, rich hues, with many of its features such as stairwell, mantelpiece, sinks and cabinetry having been sourced from "brocantes," the French answer to antique markets.

Renovated and decorated by the Franco-American owner, the apartment is a mix of arty and old-worldly, with many decorative items lovingly chosen from her around-the-world travels. Every aspect has been thoughtfully chosen to create an atmosphere of warmth and serenity; the only danger is that once you arrive, you never want to leave!

The bathroom has antique stone travertine tiles throughout, along with rich wood flooring that makes it a pleasure to step out of the bathtub and on to. The petite yet functional kitchen has all new appliances including gas cooktop, electric oven, and Miele washer and dryer. Just past the antique ceramic sink and the separative oak bar, the kitchen opens onto the dining area of the long, rectangular living space with its country dining room table on one end next to the decorative fireplace, and the living area with its couch you just want to sink into, opposite. Flooded with light from the living room double windows and two skylights, one really does feel tucked up and away under Paris' rooftops; a lovely respite from the busy streets below.

The living area provides a flat-screen television, which comes with English-speaking channels including BBC, CNN, & ESPN Sports, a VCR and an all-zone DVD player with the owner's large selection of movies to pick from. Free international calls to landlines in 63 countries as well as to mobile phones in the US and Canada is also provided.

The two bedrooms, each with queen-sized bed — one upstairs, one downstairs — are perfect for retiring to after a long day spent sightseeing. The downstairs bedroom, which faces the courtyard, provides absolute silence, while upstairs one drifts off surrounded by the stunning 350 year-old beams that are the apartment’s bones, but also its heart.
The renter acknowledges the fact that there is a staircase & large wooden beams in the apartment that could potentially be dangerous for children, especially if they were to climb on the beams. Renter agrees that Haven in Paris & the apartment owner will not be liable for any injuries caused by or related to the use of this staircase OR caused by or related to anyone climbing on the wooden beams.

Please note:

** This apartment is a 5th floor walk up & and has an interior stairway inside the flat that goes up to one of the bedrooms. This may be a problem for small children or anyone who has trouble walking.
** Due to limited space in the bathroom, the hot water heater in this apartment has a small capacity. We would estimate that it has about 12 minutes worth of hot water when at full shower pressure. The tank then takes about 30 minutes to refill completely with hot water.
** There are curtains on the downstairs bedroom windows, and blinds on the living room windows. While the upstairs bedroom does stay quite dark, there might be some early morning light that comes in through the uncovered skylights over the kitchen and stairs. Though most guests are not bothered by this, if you require a blacked-out flat for sleeping, the upstairs bedroom in this property might not be the ideal choice for you.

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Rental Includes

  • Cleaning (once a week for rentals over 14 nights)
  • Concierge (upon request for additional fee)
  • Greeter
  • Guidebook of area
  • Internet (high speed wireless)
  • May not be ideal with young children
  • Telephone: FREE calls to US, CA land lines and cell phones, & FREE calls to land lines in many other countries, please inquire for specific countries included
  • Welcome package (wine and flowers on arrival)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king
  • Bedroom 2: (sleeping Loft) 1 queen
  • Bathroom 1: (Full bath) toilet, sink, combination tub/shower, rainshower

Amenities

  • Aeroccino Milk Frother
  • Coffee maker (French-press and Nespresso machine)
  • Freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, dishes, & cutlery
  • Gas stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table (up to 6 seated comfortably)
  • Crib available at no extra cost (please bring your own bedding) (for children up to 2yrs)
  • Dryer
  • Fans
  • Fireplace - decorative
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens & Towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player (with HiFi system)
  • Computer (iPad)
  • DVD player - Multizone (plays US & European DVDs)
  • Flat Screen TV
  • iPod Dock

Nearby Attractions

  • All of Central Paris
  • Arthouse cinemas
  • Bike rentals
  • Cluny Museum (Musee National du Moyen Age)
  • Food and Produce Markets
  • Ile St. Louis
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Latin Quarter
  • Luxembourg Garden
  • Notre Dame
  • Pantheon
  • Quiet winding cobblestone streets
  • Rue Mouffetard food shops
  • Saint Sulpice
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Seine River
  • Shakespeare & Co. bookstore
  • Sorbonne
  • Theatres/Cinemas
  • Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants

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RATES

season per week
Mar 15 - Oct 31 US$ 3200
Nov 1 - Mar 15 US$ 2650
December 20 - January 4 US$ 3500
August US$ 2650

Rate based on 3 person occupancy. US$125 per week charge per person for extra people. Monthly rates are based on 28 days for rentals of one month. Longer rentals follow the calendar month.

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