Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
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About Owner/Property Manager
Carlos Pena Plaza , I am an architect and a historian . I live part of the year in Paris.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Condo in 2005
Why Owner/Property Manager chose 5th Arrondissement
quiet elegant location on the left bank
What makes this Condo unique
a tastefully decorated apartment with a lot of antiques
Check-in: 1:30 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Minimum 4 nights reservation
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Loved staying on Carlos’s apartment
We had a great time staying in Carlos’s apartment. The location, near the Luxenbourg Gardens was excrptional. We walked everywhere, from the Left Bank bistros to the Louvre.
Staying in the apartment was like living in a French Museum. It is filled with beautiful antique furniture and lovely artwork . Even so, it was quite comfortable although a few soft chairs would be nice. The kitchen was adequate for fixing simple meals. I would not suggest this place to people with children as they need more space to run around. Otherwise there are beds for five people.
Highly recommend for a unique Parisian experience..
We are glad to know that you enjoyed our apartment and took good care of our furniture. I am so sorry about the dining chairs ! Our chairs were lovely antiques. Charles X chairs from the time of the restoration of the monarchy in France after Napoleon.Unfortunately we had to put them in storage because some careless guests had broken them and I found these plastic black chairs that somehow blend in with the decoration, but I hate them. I have in mind to have some nice cushions made for them. Please come back , you are the kind of guest we need !
Perfect Paris Experience
We loved staying in this apartment, great location and perfect Parisian vibe! Would recommend and stay here again!
Thank you so much for your review . I am glad to know you enjoyed the experience ! The owner
One-of-a-kind antiques & authentic step back
This lovely place would not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it was ours because to step back into the romantique, erudite Paris of the past — with most of the conveniences of the present , certainly the mist important ones — this was the goal. Close to the Cluny Medieval Museum and just blocks from numerous shops, restaurants, with incredibly convenient bus line access (more than Metro) in this specific locale. Very pleased. Thank you for sharing your home.
We loved the apartment. I had been to Paris twice before and my hotel rooms were so small that I couldn’t even fully open the bathroom door without hitting the bed. We especially liked Being within walking distance of so many attractions.
I loved this apartment, but . . .
The apartment itself is magnificent. It is in an old, classic Parisian apartment building and it is furnished beautifully with antiques. The location was perfect, just close enough to the Latin Quarter to provide easy access but just far enough from the center to be quiet. The kitchen and bathroom worked well and were very clean. The front room looks out on the street from a French balcony, while the bedroom faces a quiet courtyard. The Val de Grace neighborhood is charming, and the metro stop (including train to the airport) is one block away. You can easily walk down Boulevard St. Michel to the Pantheon, Sorbonne University, Cluny Museum, Place St. Michel, and across the river to Ile de la Cite (Notre Dame, etc.).
A few observations: this apartment doesn’t work well as a 2 bedroom for adults, and it is my understanding that children are not permitted (which is reasonable given the antiques and glass fronted book cases). It is really a one bedroom with an office that has a daybed. One must walk through the office to get to the bedroom and vice versa. Thus, each time someone from the bedroom walks to the bathroom or the rest of the apartment, the person sleeping in the office is disturbed. Additionally, there is no door on the bedroom (there is a beautiful curtain), so those in the bedroom don’t really have privacy either. Keeping that in mind, it is a fabulous place for a single or couple.
As to the terrace, it is actually a wide wooden ledge that is covered with large potted plants on a drip system. There is no open space and no table or chairs. I wasn’t looking for a terrace so this didn’t matter to me.
Given the factors above, if you want to feel you are living in an authentic French apartment (think of the movie “Midnight in Paris”), this is the place for you.
This guest did not look at the plan of the apartment posted online or read the house instrucions carefully.We do accept children by the way.You should keep in mind that you are sharing a private home and you could make an effort to adapt for a few days to the owner's taste and sense of style .What you should enjoy is precisely that the place offers a unique experience of old Paris I am afraid that this guest missed the point .
Beautiful Parisian apartment.
We stayed for 6 nights in this special apartment. Very quiet and friendly neighbourhood, the metro station is less than 5min. walk. Close to the Sorbonne, luxembourg garden and to the pantheon. Saint Michelle is about 10 min. walk, so for us it was ideal. The apartment itself is a kind of a small meseum, furnitured with an artistic taste and simply beautiful. Very clean and spacious. The only thing i didnt like was the bathroom having no window, but it is highly recommended if you are looking how to escape the dull, spiritless rooms in boring hotels.