A casual,comfortable loft with floor-to-ceiling windows that is open and inviting. It is on a quiet Marais street of galleries and boutiques.Lunch around the corner in Paris's oldest market or walk 5 minutes to Museé Picasso or Place des Vosges.
Located in a historic building dating from the late 18th century, and just around the corner from Marche des Enfants Rouges, this second floor(third in the US)loft lets you relax in comfort. With exposed brick, hexagonal terra cotta floor tiles and original wooden ceiling beams, the apartment has a real charm.
Whether travelling as a couple, a family or with a friend to see Paris, there is space to unwind,dine and sleep comfortably. The salon is furnished with a large oak extendable dining table, sofas and chairs. A new couch pulls out into a comfortable double bed. There is a roomy armoire for clothes and suitcases. Wifi, an old TV, a DVD player and a few films. Unlimited calling to North American cell and landlines as well as landlines in one hundred other countries to stay in touch.
The small kitchen is equipped with a fridge, oven, electric stove top, kettle, toaster, espresso and drip coffee pots, cooking utensils, dishes and all you need for breakfast or to prepare a meal. Tea, coffee, sugar and other food basics are always in the cupboards.
There is a washing machine, an iron, ironing board and drying rack .
The small bathroom has a sink,toilet,wall mounted shower, bathtub, storage cupboard,hair dryer, bath supplies and lots of towels.
The mezzanine has a new queen bed with fresh linens.
The appeal of the loft is that it has large windows, high ceilings, is 40 sqm and that it is in a fabulous neighbourhood. With lots of light and space it is a casual place to come back to after a day out in Paris. Climbing the stairs to a second floor apartment might not suit all travellers.
Guests will have the apartment to themselves. I will meet you for the check-in as self check-in is not possible for the apartment.
Interaction with guests
I am a longtime Paris resident. I will meet you in person to show you the apartment, help with any bags and to give you the keys but also to provide you with maps,guide books and tips in order to make your stay in Paris as enjoyable as possible. I can be contacted during your stay should any question or problem arise.
Other things to note
The small one-way street has galleries and boutiques so is lively during the day but without bars or restaurants on the block, is relatively quiet in the night. The building has two security doors. There is a spiral staircase, typical of 18th century Parisian buildings with no elevator.
Due to the stairs to the loft and the tile floors, the apartment is not suitable for small children. The ceiling on the mezzanine is low. The loft stairs might not suit travellers with mobility issues.
Check out time is 11am and check in 2pm. I may have flexibility depending on the arrival of the next guests but that needs to be arranged prior to booking. Please send along your travel details once the reservation is confirmed in order to organize check in and check out.
Check-in after 10:00 pm is not possible.
• Check-in time is from 2PM. It is sometimes possible to have a check-in before 2pm. While not guaranteed, please ask before booking. Guests must send me their arrival time a minimum of 24 hours before their trip begins to ease with scheduling.
Guests should enjoy Paris but be respectful regarding noise.Late night music, parties, pets and smoking are not allowed. Please be quiet in the building's stairwell. Whether very young or just young at heart, the reservation must include all children and adults staying in the apartment. Third party reservations cannot be made without prior agreement. Please leave the apartment as you found it. Keys must be returned on departure day. Failure to return the keys will result in replacement charges.
I am a long time Paris resident. I am fluent in English and French. I enjoy travelling and have been throughout eastern and western Europe, China, South America, Russia....I have often rented apartments or houses during my trips and prefer the value and the 'lived in' feeling over the annonymity of a hotel.