Countless French films, books, and songs feature the prominent Seine River as a setting and if you don't know why by now, you will after staying at this Paris apartment a block away. Located in the artsy neighborhood of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, this accommodation is surrounded by everything that symbolizes what is French and what is Paris- bakeries, cafes, book shops, and museums. If you and another couple would like an experience such as this one, along with a private terrace and views of the Eiffel Tower, this vacation rental in France is for you!
This apartment is situated on the fifth floor of a building with an elevator on Rue de Se...ine. The elevator in the building only reaches the fourth floor, after which there is a staircase that will lead to the apartment on the fifth floor. There is a private terrace with a table and chairs as well as views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
(110 m2/1184 ft2)
Fifth Floor (with elevator up to the fourth floor): The combined living and dining room has couches and a dining table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.
Top Floor: A spiral staircase leads up to one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm), glass windows with views of Paris, access to a private terrace, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Bottom Floor: A staircase leads down to one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm), a desk, cable TV, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with a handheld shower.
* The elevator in the building only reaches the fourth floor, after which there is a staircase that will lead you to your apartment on the fifth floor.
Additional amenities include: city centre, iron and board, air conditioning - whole house, hair dryer, elevator (in building), outside area - private, balcony/terrace, electric tea kettle, outside dining, american coffee maker.
Left on 10/20/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Aaron
Our overall experience was very good. It is a small space except for the lower bedroom which was quite large. But I'm sure by most standards it was quite roomy for a Paris apartment. The kitchen was of small/adequate size and appointment and everything was in good working order. The apartment is very attractively decorated with designer fabrics, etc.
The view of the Paris rooftops and the FULL ON Eiffel Tower was breathtaking and not to be believed. The Sacre Coeur, Louvre, and Invalide were also visible. The furnished roof deck was a huge bonus as we had very warm weather for October.
Everyone comments on the small spiral staircase and there is a reason. It is tortuously narrow and twisty. It requires two hands and two feet to be firmly in place for each step. I'm not sure what an option would be given the small space, so you just learn to be very careful and live with it.
It is a lovely Parisian street of mostly art galleries and lively bistros. Within a few blocks, however, you have the Metro, St. Germain Blvd, and shops. Within two blocks there is great specialty food shopping in one direction and the Seine and Quai in the other. A great location overall.
Left on 05/31/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Rosanne
We had a wonderful time but were disappointed in a few features. Even though we knew about the circular staircases to each bedroom, we were not prepared for how steep and narrow they truly were. We couldn't even bring our luggage to them and had to spread our open suitcases all over the main living quarters. The rooftop bedroom was an add-on, quite small, and very warm in May.
The location. It was in the neighborhood of St. Germain de Pres and within walking distance of many restaurants, cafes, shops, the Louvre,D'Orsay, Notre Dame, etc.
The stairs and the fact that the elevator only went to the 4th floor and we were on the 5th. In all fairness, we knew about the elevator situation ahead of time.
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