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NEWLY RENOVATED very quiet charming 2bed/2bath flat in the Marais sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 75 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

FULLY RENOVATED 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; quiet and fully equipped kitchen

This beautiful apartment (" Le Pied-à-Terre") has just been completely renovated (April 2015), combining period features with all modern conveniences. The high ceilings with the old, exposed wooden beams, the wooden floors and the black and white marble in the bathrooms make it truly magical, giving you a true Parisian feeling.

It is located between two courtyards, on the second floor of an 17th century house in the heart of the Marais, making it very quiet and even allowing you to sleep with open windows.

The apartment's layout and its size (75 square meter/800 square foot) will provide you with ample space to relax and to enjoy your own privacy. Ideally suited for two couples or a family with children, the two bedrooms sleep 4 guests comfortably. One bedroom has a four poster, king size bed, whilst the other has 2 single beds with unique bed-stands (all mattresses are new) . The finest Egyptian cotton linen has been chosen for your comfort and pleasure. Both have their own bathrooms (one en-suite), equipped with 1940's style fittings, black and white Carrara marble floors and Parisian Metro tiles. There is also a separate toilet. High quality face, hand and bath towels are provided. Each bedroom has got a powerful avant-garde silent Dyson (AM08) air cooler.

The sitting room is very large and has a mock fire place with many candles, antiques, modern art, leather chairs and a designer sofa, dim-able lights - a perfect place to relax before or after exploring Paris. The chef's kitchen has been designed and equipped to enable you to cook a wonderful meal. It has a lovely, large white Carrara marble work area and faces the dining area which has a stunning 19th century wooden table which can sit up to six guests. A large Freud retro style fan is at your disposal.

Naturally Pied-à-Terre has modern independent heating in each room, including the bathrooms; free high speed wifi; flat screen TV, Netflix, Apple TV, DVD player, DVD library, books, BOSE docking station, washer drier, microwave, induction hob, traditional oven, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster and dishwasher You can make free landline phone calls to over 150 countries.

This property is located in the heart of the Marais, the most vibrant arrondissement of Paris, in walking distance from many attractions like the Centre Pompidou, the Picasso Museum, Place de Voges and even Notre Dame. The neighbourhood boosts many nice restaurants/brasseries, organic stores, patisseries and the flat is only 5-10 minutes walk away from the famous covered food market "Les Enfants Rouges" were you can buy organic fruit and vegetables, lovely fish and great French cheese.

The closest Metro station is Arts-et-Metiers 5 minutes away from Pied-a-Terre and buses and Velibs (bicycles that can be rented daily or weekly and are a great way to explore Paris) are close by. However, given Le Pied-à-Terre's central location you will most likely explore Paris on foot. The airports and the main train stations can easily be reached by public transport or by taxi and you will receive all information you need when you book the apartment. A manager will welcome you, show you around the property, give you the keys and provide you with valuable tips. He is of course available in case of emergency or for any questions you may have.

For guests who would like to come with a car, the nearest parking is located less than 150 meters from the flat and is called: "Parking Temple Alizés". Should you wish to book in advance, you get discounts using this website -

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Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Ivan

As a child, I lived in Versailles and Paris was the city of my dreams. When I finally moved to Paris I loved exploring and savouring this wonderful and vibrant city. I always wanted to own a traditional Parisian apartment in the city centre.

My dream came true in 2004 when I purchased this property whilst living in London. I enjoyed visiting Paris regularly and staying in my apartment.

I decided to renovate the property totally and to give other people the chance to share my passion for this incredible city. Having said that, I love the apartment so much that I often visit and stay in it myself.

Ivan purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Ivan chose 3rd Arrondissement Le Marais

The combination of 17th century Parisian charm, antique furniture, exposed beams, all modern comforts, the location, right in the heart of the Marais ,and the fact that it is incredibly quiet make the apartment unique.

The kitchen has been designed an fitted to satisfy any hobby cook and the proximity to food markets and typically French food stores make it very easy to prepare lovely meals.

Being in walking distant from so many major tourist sites and being surrounded by wonderful places where one can eat and drink without having to use public transport makes it a perfect base for a short visit or a long stay.

The manager, who lives in the same building, will take good care of you ensuring that you receive the best customer service and, as a local, he can give you wonderful recommendations.

What makes this apartment unique

Totally refurbished; incredibly quiet - sleep with your windows open in the summer! Central location


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Sainte-Avoye, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - shower enclosure , 40' style fittings, marble shelves, crome towel heaters
    Toilets - toilet
    En-suite bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , 40's style crome fittings, marble floors and shelves, heater
  • Both bathrooms have black and white Carrara marble floors. The bathroom furniture is traditional 1940's style and all the fittings are chrome. Chrome towel heaters and marble shelves and hair dryers are also in both bathrooms. The shower cabins are large and have rain shower heads
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First bedroom - 1 large double bed , Four poster bed, large wardrobe, powerful Dyson air cooler
    Second bedroom - 2 single bed , Black out curtains, en-suite bathroom, antique wardrobe
  • The first bedroom is very large and very light it has a wooden four poster bed, bedside tables with antique lamps a leather chair, large wardrobe and black out curtains. The ceiling has wooden beams. Wooden floors and persian rugs make this room very comfortable The second bedroom has two beds with antique bed stands, black out curtains and direct access to the en suit bathroom with toilet. There is plenty of space for your belongings in the antique wardrobe. Wooden beams and marble tops add charm to this nice room. It also has wooden floors and persian rugs. Each bedroom has got a powerful avant-garde silent Dyson (AM08) air cooler.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

NEWLY RENOVATED very quiet charming 2bed/2bath flat in the Marais sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
San Francisco Bay Area

Perfect Paris property!

  • 5 of 5

We selected this property because of the location and the positive reviews. We were not disappointed at all. Ivan is verg responsive and helpful. The property manager Thierry is very communicative, helpful and speaks better English to our French. The location is conveniently located near Metro stops, great food spots and historical sites. Notre Dame for example is an easy 17 minute walk away and the flat is surrounded with little boutiques, smaller museums and supermarkets. We could not have been happier. Where do it start.

The flat - charming, beautifully appointed and lots of little details taken care of. From the moment you walk in, there is a welcome basket with wine and snacks waiting for you. The space is comfortable and every corner is very cleverly utilized so you never feel cramped in. Ivan and Thierry clearly think of everything - from the multiple hair dryers (rare in Homeaway rentals) to an actual First Aid kit, to the soap/shampoo/conditioner amenities, this is a rare find. There is also a great stock pile of books, DVDs, maps, guide books for you to peruse (latest stuff too, mostly in English). The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need, and the little washer dryer is speedy fast for such a petite thing!

And the beds. We could go on and on about the beds. The linens used are very comfortable and high quality (again, I was skeptical about the description but it is true) and the beds were very comfortable for a well deserved sleep after walking 20,000 steps a day. The towels and plush and the bathrooms are gorgeous. Water pressure is perfect and the flat must have a magica water heater somewhere because four of us never were for want of warm water.

Lots of cosy corners to curl up with a book, and it is amazingly quiet. The only "noisy" neighbor was a little bird singing its heart out in the morning. Again, charming and really not an issue!!

Wifi - wicked fast! The kids wee happy to be able to stream Netflix seamlessly to their iPads and uploading images was a breeze.

The instruction book for the flat is also super clear so it's really hard not to be confused about anything. And Thierry is always around and very good on email if you need anything.

Would we stay here again? Yes. Make that a YES YES YES actually.

Run, don't walk, to this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Marais charmer

  • 5 of 5

The apartment exceeded our expectations. It was spacious and very well located. Near everything but very quiet. It was well appointed with a very good kitchen and a lovely basket of wine and treats when we arrived! The style and decoration is tres charmant with the exposed wood beams. The second bathroom was quite helpful as we were traveling with a friend. Everyone involved in the apartment was helpful and pleasant to deal with. Merci pour tout!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin - Thank you so much for such a glowing review! I am so glad that our property exceeded your expectations and continue doing so with our guests. We would love you to come back to Paris! Ivan
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Wonderful stay, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Ivan's apartment is in a great location, close to great food and shopping destinations. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The apartment itself is in great condition, clean and comfortable. Ivan's assistant was available immediately when we needed extra comforters. We would very happily stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberly - thank you so much for leaving such a glowing review of Pied-à-terre. Indeed its location is ideal for anyone who would like to visit Paris and to do shopping within the various little boutiques. Thank you also for the wonderful comments on our manager who is doing everything he can to welcome our guests. Ivan
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1st time in paris a success!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in Paris at Pied A Terre for 8 nights. We were very happy with the apartment. It was nicely furnished, clean, spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and all the appliances worked perfectly. There was always lots of hot water for showers and having 2 full bathrooms was a real bonus. The location was excellent, very close to the metro and lots of shopping and restaurants. If eating in be sure to visit the wonderful tiny butcher shop a few door down for delicious prepared take out foods. The building is very quiet and we always felt very safe. We were a bit concerned about walking up 2 flights of stairs at the end of a long day but it really wasn't a problem at all.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. Many many thanks. I also love to read that you have visited our favourite butcher that is literally 2 doors down from Pied-à-terre - it has meat but also wonderful dishes, pastramis and everything you want from being peckish to super hungry! There are also other places to visit in the street to prepare your meal without forgetting the outdoor market about 7 minutes walk - Les enfants rouges! Thank you once again and come to visit us very soon! Ivan
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Friendly owner and manager, fully updated unit

  • 5 of 5

The photos in the website are accurate. The building is very quiet, yet in a very convenient location.

We are two male couples and there was plenty of room for the four of us

in the apartment.

The owner, Ivan, and the manager, Thierry, were helpful with sharing tourist information, giving local insight about the immediate neighborhood, and being there when needed.

Other friends were on vacation with us. When they visited this Marais apartment, their comments were about being jealous, because this apartment was outstanding compared to their Marais rental unit.

We have our own rental townhouse in Key West, Florida, USA. So, we know how much work and effort Ivan has put into his apartment to make it so pleasant for his guests.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronald, Thank you for your comments. Ivan
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Charming pied a terre in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two adult daughters during a five day visit to Paris. The apartment worked perfectly for us. Two bedrooms and separate bathrooms made it all very convenient and the living space was quite comfortable for three adults. Ivan was very helpful when I first contacted him and gave me all the information I needed, including getting to and from the airport. Upon arrival, we met Thierry, the manager, who was equally helpful. We were greeted with fresh flowers and a lovely basket of wine and other treats. The space is clearly designed for guests, with lots of thoughtful touches, including a well-stocked kitchen and beautifully updated bathrooms. Great location, too. Very quiet. I can recommend without reservation, although travelers need to be aware that the unit is located on the third floor and requires walking up a narrow winding stairway, which may not work for everyone. But if that is not an issue and you are looking for charm and convenience, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a great review after your stay in Pied-à-terre. Its primary location allows guests to have access to everything from the flat within 5 minutes max distance - bus, metro, shops, bars... I am so glad you had a good time and hope that you will consider coming in the future! Ivan
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle or Orly Sud
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Andy Whaloo (very bohemian chic place)
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Gare du Nord Train station
Nearest Restaurant
140 Metres
404 (Moroccan and famous restaurant)
Car: not necessary

This property is located 5-10 minutes on foot from various museums like the Picasso museum and the Pompidou centre. It is in the heart of the Marais, which has many exiting boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. The Seine, Notre Dame and even the Louvre are in walking distance.

The famous covert food market "Enfants Rouges" is around 5 walk minutes away.

There are 3 "Velib" stations (bikes for rent) in easy walking distance

For those who would like to come with a car, the nearest parking less than 150 metres is called: Parking Temple Alizes. When booking in advance, prices can be reduced using this website


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Sainte-Avoye, France

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Fall 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$717.74
Tax Rate 5.0%

Please note that a 3% credit card management fee is added when booking on line and 4% when booking with Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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