|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||350 square feet|
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|Theme||Historic, Romantic, City|
Description from the owner
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Your pied-a-terre in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres, rue de Buci !
Culture, Shopping and Cuisine.
Constantly animated by an irrepressible lust for life, Saint-Germain-des-Pres has long been considered the city's cultural heart, meeting point for existentialists, painters, writers, university professors, etc. The names of Baudelaire, Hugo, Musset, Picasso, Sartre, and Eluard are amongst the many associated with its past and have made this area historically renowned.
With its legendary bistros, brasseries and jazz clubs, Saint-Germain-des-Pres is the pivotal crossroad betw...Read more
A Gem in St. Germain des Prés!
6th Arrondissement Luxembourg, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
Location Type City
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$181||$181||$1,268||$0||4 nights|
|Feb. 17 2012 - Dec. 31 2012
All year round
|All Other Dates||$181||$181||$1,268||-||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 0% of rental - Tax
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
- Additional guests - $26 / day - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 1 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $647 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
€140/nt (1 or 2 people) - €160/nt (3 or 4 people) if more than a week
€160/nt (1 or 2 people) - €180/nt (3 or 4 people) if less than a week
Minimum Rental Period: 4 Nights - Maximum Rental Period: 1 Month
Non-Refundable Advance: 25% of the Rent Price
Safety Deposit: €500 or US$700 (cash or personal check)
The safety deposit will be completely returned the day of departure,
given the flat will be left clean and with no damages.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 14, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great place to stay
Place was immaculate!! Owner is great and easy to deal with. Even his help Elsie is the best!! The place is near everything, price is not bad at all. I will stay here again when I visit Paris!!
Rue de Buci
We were a family of 4 (2 children, 6 & 9). The location of the apartment is excellent. Easy access to grocery store, subway, bakery, several coffee shops and restaurants. Seine is 1km easy lovely walk away. St. Germain is great location. Apartment has all the amenities required. Clean and functional. Federico communicated clearly, efficiently and timeous. Will request the apartment again in the future. Paypal transactions were uneventful.
This was the perfect apartment for a week in Paris. It is comfortable, functional, and is ideally located to all the sites in Paris. To top it all off, it's on an charming narrow street in St Germain -- cafes, markets,boutiques, and a full supermarket just steps from your door. Don't hesitate to make this reservation, you won't be disappointed!
Rio de Janeiro
Great apartment in a great neighborhood
I really can't say enough good things about this apartment. It's in a great location that's stone's throw away from shops, restaurants, and public transportation (including metro). Within a few minutes walking, one can be standing on Pont Neuf looking at the Seine. Other major Paris attractions are in walking distance. The apartment itself really couldn't be better equipped. This is my second apartment rental in Paris, and while I liked my first apartment, it didn't compare to this one for quality. It's got just about anything one could possibly need, even including power adapters. The photos are accurate. Upon arrival, I was met on time, and everything was explained to me in great detail (more than I even needed). Checking out was easy as well. Federico made himself and his assistant available for anything. Their numbers were even programmed into the apartment's phone. The next time I stay in St Germain, this apartment will be my first choice!
Comfortable and Cozy
Clean, comfortable and cozy. Great apartment in a great location. Would definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates Paris and all that it has to offer.
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Ideal apartment in a perfect location
My 17yo daughter and I arrived by train/metro and very easily found the entry to the apartment. Elsie was ready waiting for us, helped us up in the lift, and explained how to use everything in the apartment. The apartment is the perfect size for 2 adults. Plenty of room, lots of storage space, excellent kitchenette and bathroom. The fresh tulips and bottle of red was a lovely welcoming touch! The apartment comes with free wi-fi access which we used often - emailing those at home and researching where we'd eat dinner, travel routes or what to visit the next day. I found the bed's pillows to be uncomfortable, but then I'm not a very good sleeper at the best of times. My daughter thought they were fine. I also had trouble getting the dryer to work but it did eventually, after several re-tries. A minor word of warning to those who are of large stature, you may find the shower to be a little cramped. We were fine but shaving the legs was a fun challenge :) We couldn't have found a better location. Right in the middle of everything in St Germain. Close to 2 Metro stations, depending on which direction you want to go, and only 10 mins walk to the Seine. We ate at many of the local restaurants, with our favourite being Chez Fernand in Rue Christine. Thank-you Federico for such a wonderful apartment - it made our stay so much more memorable. We will definitely book it again when back in Paris and refer it to any of our friends.
a nice home base in paris
This, I think is our favorite area to rent, shop, stroll, sight see and just enjoy the paris cafe experience. We've rented in the 17th and the 7th but this 6th arrondissement is our choice from now on.
The apartment is a nice size for a couple. It is brand new, clean, and we were amazed by the ingenuity of the design. Someone gave this place a great deal of thought.
The amenities that are listed on the website are accurate. You can rely on the description.
Some suggestions for the area : 1- Walk around the corner on a Sunday morning at 11:30 for the organ concert at St. Sulpice (read about in Rick Steves). 2- See St. Germain Des Pres. (only 2 min walk). 3- Walk to Luxembourg Gardens if it's a nice day and have a cafe sit along the way. 4- Cafes in the area : our favorites were "little Brezh" for breton crepes; and L'Atlas for anytime bistro food (a nice onion soup and steak frite /desert special for 19Euros) try a 50cl pichet of burgundy for 13.5 euro. Some of the other cafes were just tourist traps, but the street food, specialty shops and bakeries were superb. You could literally eat at home every night. Just shop and bring it home. A slightly longer walk (to the tip of Isle deLa Cite) of 0.8 km and you have La Rose de France, a super little cafe on a great square near Notre Dame.
There is a good elevator but it begins on the first floor. That means there is a flight of 21 steps with a 180 degree turn in the middle and a few others along the way to get to it.
In fairness Federico was completely honest about this as he knew that I had two knee replacements. It was not a problem for me. Would I rent again? Absolutely! I went up and down an average of 4 times a day no sweat, but it might be a consideration for someone who has recently had knee surgery.
Federico was also very professional and helpful with the paperwork. n Payment was convenient and safe. we used paypal.
The bottom line is ---we loved it!
Perfect Paris location.
I rented the apartment for 10 days commencing late September 2012 and it appeared exactly as advertised on web sites. The owners were helpful, and the apartment was clean, well furnished and maintained. The most outstanding aspect of the apartment however, was the location. It is surrounded by great restaurants and patisseries and there is a supermarket around the corner. There are many art galleries and other shops nearby to entice the tourist. It is also only a short walk from the flat to many major attractions such as The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Musee Rodin, the Luxembourg Gardens and so on. The apartment enabled very easy access to everything I wanted to see and do while in Paris and I recommend it to others.
A Wonderful Time!
Ferderico and Elsie... we cannot thank you enough... your kindness, patience and gracious hospitality helped make our first visit to Paris a wonderful experience. Scheduling, contact e mails, billing/payments and apartment descriptions/instructions were precise and $ reasonable... All our expectations were met and surpassed as the location, amenities and household ambience were beyond superb. The apartment provided us with a comfortable retreat and we fully appreciated your efforts to provide a first class vacation environment. We are convinced that such a wonderful place enhanced every other aspect of our stay in Paris and we cannot wait to return, we will be back!
Round Rock, TX USA
Amazing location and fully equiped "home base" to explore Paris!
This adorable apartment was in the perfect location/neighborhood. We felt like true Parisians as we explored St Germain des Pres and all of Paris. We were a short walk from a variety of Metro stops. And, make sure to try the Gelato and bakery just down the street! The apartment itself was very well appointed - all our needs had been anticipated (even an iron, plug adapters, internet, etc.). Our teenagers were concerned that the sofa bed would not be comfortable, but it was great - soft, without sagging. Finally, Federico and his manager, Dado, were very welcoming and helpful. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a central "home base" during a stay in Paris!
Lovely apartment - great location
This was a lovely apartment located in one of the best neighborhoods. We were able to walk everywhere, catch the metro, and parking was very close by. The apartment has everything you'd need, is tastefully decorated and has many extra touches. We visited for 4 nights with our grown sons and all of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were very comfortable.
The exquisite linen was luxurious. We were very happy.
Washington DC, USA
Charm, location, and a helpful, honest owner
Your apartment is in a prime location and it is very comfortable with everything one needs for a short (or long) stay. We enjoyed the wine with the first dinner we made (with the help of the nearby markets) and it was nice to have some coffee, coffee filters, salt, pepper and other condiments in the kitchen. It was also very helpful to have lots of toilet paper, towels, and other toiletries available. We got a 4 day museum pass and a carnet of metro tickets and we made the most of both. We also were able to go to St Germain des Pres for a Vivaldi concert on Thurs night, went to Nuit at the Musees on Sat, and saw a jazz performance at the St Germain festival on Sunday. The restaurants we ate in were wonderful too. We only went out of Paris to see Giverny and Versailles. I have already recommended your place to a friend and will recommend to others as well.
Un magnifique «chez soi» à Paris
Nous avons séjourné à deux reprises rue de Buci en avril 2010 et 2012 et nous avons beaucoup apprécié cet appartement situé dans un vieil immeuble plein d'histoire abritant l'âme d'une écrivaine célèbre, au coeur d'un quartier mythique, à un saut de puce de l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, du café de Flore et Des Deux Magots. Avec un peu d'imagination on pourrait y croiser Juliette Gréco ... À proximité se trouvent tous les services nécessaires (épicerie fine, restos, cafés, traiteurs, marché, métro, bus, boutiques, etc.)
L'appartement est très propre, confortable (lit 160, sofa, fauteuils tels que décrits), bien aménagé, fourni adéquatement en vaisselles, casseroles, ustensiles pour cuisiner et même en ingrédients de base (sel, poivre, huile, etc.) En hôte parfait, Federico nous accueille même avec une bouteille de vin !
Cet appartement est idéalement situé pour qui veut marcher et se balader au coeur de la vie parisienne à quelques minutes du Jardin du Luxembourg, des quais de la Seine, du quartier Saint-Michel et de la Place Saint-Sulpice. À proximité également se trouvent plusieurs musées (Delacroix, Maillol, Luxembourg, ...)ainsi que de nombreuses librairies et bouquinistes.
L'accueil de Federico en avril 2010 et celui de Elsie en 2012 fut très cordial, nous fournissant de nombreux détails sur l'appartement et les environs. Service impeccable. En somme, nous sommes ravis de notre séjour et nous prévoyons déjà une troisième visite !
Mike + Deb
Right at Home in Paris
Our stay at 32 Rue De Buci was wonderful. The apartment was charming, very clean, relatively quiet (there's a little activity outside the bedroom window due to the restaurant across the street) and roomier than much of what you'll find in such a desirable location. The location is ideal. There are a couple of nearby Metro stops which we made use of for for visits to Montmartre and Le Marais, but we were able to walk almost everywhere we wanted to go. A supermarket is right around the corner, numerous cafes just steps away, and plenty of (high end) shopping. There's quite a lot of activity in the neighborhood, the place is hopping on the weekends, but not so much that we felt ill at ease; in fact it was energizing. Having the separate bedroom is a luxury; I like to get up early to read and write, my wife prefers to sleep in a little, so I just closed the pocket door, made coffee and enjoyed my morning (and so did my wife zzz...) Federico was always available by phone, and Elsie had the place in spotless condition when we arrived. Highly recommended. We will likely try to stay here again the next time in Paris.
Federico and Iwona are gracious hosts. The service was excellent, more than promised. The apartment is very clean, well equipped and in a perfect location. Public transportation is convenient. Great food, shopping and people watching are right outside the door. Many sites within walking distance. I recommend this apartment to anyone who can manage the few stairs to the elevator. I have joint problems and managed very well. I'll stay here again.
Morton Grove, IL USA
The Perfect Place and the Perfect Location
This is an outstanding apartment with a superb location. So close to the Metro and the Seine, we really felt that we were in the heart of the city. The ambiance in the neighborhood gave us a real tate of Parisian sidewalk cafe life. The apartment gave us the flexibility to eat in when we wanted quiet and it was very comfortable.
My daughter, age 10, loved this place so much that she was wistful upon our departure. We all fet the same way as well. This is a great apartment!
Mike and Sarah
Great Paris experience
This was our first visit to Paris, and as such we were nervous about renting an apartment. However, the location was perfect, and the apartment was fantastic! The owner thought of absolutely everything-providing transformers, guidebooks and plenty of extra blankets-and was incredibly organized with manuals, directions and info for everything we could possibly need.
The flat was ideally situated right above markets, bakeries and restaurants, within easy walking distance of the Louvre and Notre Dame, as well as metro and RER stations. We got a little extra exercise due to the elevator for the 3rd floor apartment being temporarily broken, but this was only an issue on the day that we arrived with our luggage.
We highly recommend this flat and would happily stay there again.
Come sempre, sono molto felice di essere ritornata in Rue de Buci: molto bello l'appartamento, con tutte le comodità. E' un piacere uscire la mattina, ritrovarsi in piena Saint Germain, comprare il giornale ed andare a leggerlo da Paul bevendo un ottimo cioccolato caldo. La metro è ad un passo ed il supermercato chiude la sera alle 23,30. cosa si può volere di più? Splendidi e gentilissimi Federico e la moglie, che non smettono mai di sorprenderti con la loro continua disponibilità. Prenoterò da subito per il prossimo soggiorno a Parigi!!
Truly a Gem in the perfect location in the 6th arr.
My husband & I just returned from a week in Paris Oct 2011. From the beginning dealing with Federico was a dream! He has everything planned out for your stay and the apartment reflects his care and professionalism in dealing with clients honestly. He checked us in early and spent so much time showing how to work each appliance & where everything is. Okay, now for the apartment. The apartment itself is roomy and yet cozy with every comfort & device you could ask for. It was soo quiet even though it's in the most fun area of Paris with loads of shops & restaurants. The only down side is once you're snuggled inside & you decide to do use the wi-fi to check your mail etc... you forget there's an incredible fun world right outside the door. Federico & Iwona - thanks for a fabulous stay!
The apartment was wonderful. It was very quiet in the apartment, but once you walked out onto Rue De Buci you were in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood. The neighborhood has restaurants, bakeries, a farmer's market, a wine shop, a grocery store, boutique shops... We could easily walk to many Paris attractions. It was such a fun place to stay. We definitely will be back. There's more Paris to see!
Thanks, Federico, for sharing you beautiful place with us!
vancouver, BC, Canada
ideal apartment for Paris
Ideal apartment for Paris:
location on a lively, interesting street day and night: very well maintained; very clean; high quality appliances that work; helpful and responsive owners; many thoughtful touches for guests' comfort; and tastefully furnished.
We would return without hesitation
perfect place in perfect spot
Great spot - walking distance to all attractions.
Spotless kitchen and bathroom.
Washing machine/ dryer came in really handy with kids!
It was amazing how many features they can squeeze into a little place and all functional! (Even a croissant warmer!)
Wi-fi worked well and we made use of calling landline back home for free.
Only problem we had was trying to decide what delicious foods from all the restaurants/ cafes/ bakeries in the very close proximity to choose!
Our home in the best place in Paris!
The apartment was perfect for us. Let's start with the fact that it had everything we needed, from the comfy bed to the well equipped kitchen. Everything was quality, built to last and work well. We loved the free phone and used it to call the States to make people feel jealous. The wireless internet was reliable (I recommend that you bring a laptop to take advantage of this). The location was ideal. It is in a very busy area, but not noisy at night. (new windows are soundproof in any case). Rue de Buci is a cut through street with a ton of cafes and restaurants. We ate out in the neighborhood but made breakfast and picnic lunches in our flat. Grocery stores, bakeries, cheese places, gourmet food shops, all within 1 block. Two different metro lines and a couple of really convenient bus lines are right around the corner. The bus was a treat because it gave you a tour of the city while going where the Metro didn't. The owners thought of everything and gave a first rate check-in. They even let us stash our luggage while the place was being cleaned up from the previous guest as we arrived early. The place met or exceeded our expectations in every way. We will be back.
A perfect space in an excellent location
This compact, excellently located, well equipped and maintained apartment was a great place for us to stay.
A bustling, colorful, safe neighborhood (St Germain) which abounds with outdoor cafes and bars, good restaurants, excellent markets for all types of food (cooked or to cook) and art galleries. Easy walking distance to many museums and attractions as well as access to two Metro lines.
The owners (Federico and Iwona ) are accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable, willing to help. They made arrangements for taxi transportation to CDG which was flawless.
I would highly recommend this property to any family member or friend
Danville CA USA
We stayed in this fantastic apartment for two weeks in March/April 2011. We were thrilled with the location and proximity to the metro and RER. The apartment is nicely sized, clean, and was very quiet. The kitchen is well equipped. There are many charcuteries, patisseries, wine shops, and other specialty stores close by. I appreciated the quality hair dryer and the washer/dryer combo. We are a couple in our 50's and appreciated the full sized, super comfortable bed. There was also a very nice convertible bed in the living room that we used a few times when someone was snoring! I highly recommend this apt.
Many thanks to Federico and Iwona. They were very helpful and answered all our questions promptly. We have used Vrbo for 20 years and have never been disappointed. Another winner!
Perfect Spot to enjoy all Paris has to offer!
My daughters and I stayed in this wonderful apartment close to everything-- food shops, bakeries,cafes, the Metro and all the major sights in Paris. Not only was it immaculate and fully equipped (just as the pictures represent), the owners (Federico and Iwona) thought of everything anyone could possibly need during their stay. In addition, they were very helpful and accommodating in going over everything in the apartment both in advance and upon our arrival. This apartment is on one of the most charming and happening streets in Paris and we found the neighborhood friendly and safe at all hours. We can't wait to visit again and would stay in this wonderful spot in a heartbeat!
San Diego CA
Great location, very clean, owners very helpfull,lots of restaurants to try close by, highly recomend
New York City, USA
A wonderflat flat in the perfect Paris location
This flat is wonderful for a romantic getaway. Federico and Iwona were fantastic hosts, incredibly professional in renting us their flat and really, just nice people who helped make our stay in Paris a wonderful experience. Federico made reserving the flat and arranging the deposit super easy. When the time for our trip finally came my girlfriend and I arrived after hours of flight delays, and Iwona had graciously waited for us at the flat to give us the keys and show us how to work everything in the apartment.
The space was perfect for our 5 day stay in Paris. Right in the heart of St. Germain Des Pres it provided the perfect "home base" for exploring the entire city by foot. With laundry and a kitchen in the apartment we were able to make the most of our travel budget, enjoying some meals at home (a grocery/wine store is just around the corner) and splurging on some fantastic restaurants in the neighborhood. Free calls to our family in the States allowed my girlfriend to easily stay in touch with home while on our adventure, and the local guidebooks Federico and Iwona had on the shelf helped us plan an unforgettable trip through Paris.
We look forward to returning to this amazing city for a longer stay in the future, and will definitely look first for availability at this very nice and perfectly located flat.
John, Byrd, and Hannah
Demopolis, AL USA
We loved our stay here!
We (the two of us and our teenage granddaughter) spent the week of Nov. 20-27 in the Rue de Buci apartment and were delighted with everything. Federico and Iwana, as well as their adorable baby girl met us at the flat and gave us a short tour, explaining the workings of the appliances, etc.
The apartment itself is just like the pictures. Everything is very clean and looks new and pretty. The furnishings are very nice and comfortable , and the bathroom is conveniently arranged
We loved the kitchen area. It is so cleverly designed, with a place for everything. Since the neighborhood offers any number of food shops, we kept fruit, cheese, bread, and drinks, and made a good breakfast every morning.
The neighborhood... how can I describe it except to say that it was perfect for us. The shops, markets, cafes, streets, the people and even the dogs, were just what we wanted for our granddaughter's first trip to Paris, and she certainly agreed!
We walked to many areas, and took the metro from Saint Michel station to other areas.
We look forward to staying again on Rue de Buci and have already recommended the apartment to friends..
San Francisco, California
The location is superb; the flat is compact, very quiet, clean and well-appointed. The owners are extremely responsive, professional, accommodating and have justified pride of place. This was our first rental experience in Paris and it could not have been better. If 32, rue de Buci is available for our next visit, no need to book a hotel or look elsewhere for a rental!
North Carolina, USA
Home away from home.
Stayed at this wonderful apartment for 12 days and enjoyed each day. Wonderful location near Metro and numerous restaurants. Apt. well equipped for long or short stay. Would defineitly stay there again.
Linda and Dal Curtis
Day or Night, this is the Place!
Staying at 32 Rue de Buci was a wonderful experience. My husband and I stayed in the bedroom and my two teenaged girls split the sofa bed and we never felt like the apartment was small. All the cabinetry and appliances were brand new and we had everything at our fingertips. The neighborhood was fantastic! We could navigate the city from our flat easily and effortlessly. Staying at this location can only enhance your Paris vacation. I highly recommend this flat to anyone who is looking for a flat that blends the originality of the 17th century with the clean lines of today's Europe. This place receives the highest rating from us! Thank you, Linda and Dal Curtis, USa
everything about this apartment was perfect
the location,the reception,the comfort,
we have used a number of apartments in Europe and this was the best. We will be back in 2011
New York, NY
Cozy and Clean
This studio apartment had everything necessary and was extremely clean and well designed. The only downsides to the apartment were the loud bar outside (which was only loud on the weekend) and the small bathroom (however the bathroom was functional and well designed for the small space). Federico (the landlord) was extremely thorough, professional, fair and reliable - and when traveling abroad, what else is more important? I was very comfortable in this apartment rental.
Response from Federico - 10/03/2010
Thanks four your review. Concerning the noise problem, the windows have been changed in the meanwhile and the noise problem has been solved for good.
Superb property in the "heart" of Paris
Superb place in Central paris
We stayed for 8 nights at the end of august 2010. Everything was as described; the photos gave an accurate representation of the apartment. The property was immacualte. Iwona met us on arrival and went through all the details of running the machines etc. We would certainly stay there again and reccomend it to our friends. Rue Buci is close to everything in central Paris. One night we were late coming back from touring and decided to get food in. While the regular shops were closed we got excelent Italian takeout at a fair price from the Italian restaurant about 3 doors down just before ave St. Germain de Pre. There is a real advantage to having a spot that is quite homey. The space for bags , clothes etc. was more spacious than what we had expected. The elevator was really handy. Federico arranged a shuttle to CDG for us. Thirty eight euros for two and no dragging the suitacases on the Metro and RER. Truly a great place to enjoy Paris from.
Dominique & Nancy
Antsiranana - Diego Suarez - Madagascar
A very cosy place in a great location !
Thanks to Federico & Iwona sense of hospitality, friendlyness and organization, we received an excellent service with a personalized welcome on arrival; coming from far away that was really appreciated !
We loved the appartement not only because it is really well decorated with modern & very complete equipment, but in addition the place is very cosy, quiet and retained the very unique charm of old Saint-Germain historical buildings.
Great TV/Tel/Hi Speed Internet combination; small bathroom but with a good use of space, quality fittings and pretty.
Furthermore its location was perfect for us: very convenient food and delicatessen shopping at Buci famous market 50m away; plus great entertainement, large choice of movie theaters, restaurants & bars, the special Saint Germain atmosphere and all sight seeing you wish for across the corner !
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Beautiful apartment, perfect location!
This beautifully appointed apartment is in the perfect Paris location. Very close by you will find a small grocery store, a fresh fruit and vegetable market, a patisserie, an Italian take-out and some of the most famous cafes and sights in Paris. The apartment is comfortable, beautifully decorated and offers every amenity (including a washer and dryer!). Our hosts were delightful and very accomodating. We highly recommend this St. Germain des Pres apartment to make your Paris stay special.