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****CHARMING ARTSY SPACIOUS 1BR APT - INVALIDES / EIFFEL TOUR

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
2 nights minimum
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Is your dream to live as a real Parisian in the heart of the City of Lights? Come stay in this private apartment, spacious and charming, located in the center of Paris in a quiet, elegant and safe neighborhood... and so close to everything! CHECK IF THIS APARTMENT IS SUITABLE TO YOUR NEEDS : - The space can accommodate up to three persons and a 3 years old baby. - The apartment is on the 2nd and last floor without elevator. BEDDING (see Beds Setup section for more details): - In the bedroom two persons can sleep in a bed of great comfort that can be setup to suit your needs, either 1 double bed or 2 single beds. If you have your baby up to 3 years, she or he can sleep safely in a cot/playpen. - In the living room one person about 160 cm tall (63 in) can sleep on the couch, with a grea...Is your dream to live as a real Parisian in the heart of the City of Lights? Come stay in this private apartment, spacious and charming, located in the center of Paris in a quiet, elegant and safe neighborhood... and so close to everything! CHECK IF THIS APARTMENT IS SUITABLE TO YOUR NEEDS : - The space can accommodate up to three persons and a 3 years old baby. - The apartment is on the 2nd and last floor without elevator. BEDDING (see Beds Setup section for more details): - In the bedroom two persons can sleep in a bed of great comfort that can be setup to suit your needs, either 1 double bed or 2 single beds. If you have your baby up to 3 years, she or he can sleep safely in a cot/playpen. - In the living room one person about 160 cm tall (63 in) can sleep on the couch, with a great comfortable due to the thick mattress topper. **** APARTMENT ********************************************** This charming, comfortable, spacious and fully equipped one bedroom apartment is part of 4 private apartments in a white stone 2 stories building with its zinc and slate roof. The main entrance of the building is secure and can be opened with a magnetic access badge that we will give you. Once you arrive on the 2nd and last floor by the stairs, you enter an intimate and welcoming space. The space is 51 m² (549 ft²) and has been carefully decorated with modern furniture and with many objects brought back from our travels around the world, which makes it both comfortable and authentic. The real charm of the apartment is its very colorful decoration with of course Jasmine's paintings lining the walls ... You will soon feel welcome home. - THE LIVING ROOM AND DINING are fully furnished with everything you need for your comfort. Its traditional oak flooring and carpets kilims brought from Turkey, create a warm and homely atmosphere. You’ll find also for your entertainment and communication with a High-Speed WiFi free access, a large screen TV, a complete HiFi system, a land phone, (see below for more details). On the street side a large double-glazed window for optimum soundproofing as well as blacked out blinds. - THE COUCH IN THE LIVING can be converted into extra bedding for one person about 160 cm tall (63 in), this is not a real bed. - THE BEDROOM is spacious and can be set up according to your needs (see Beds Setup section). For your personal belongings and clothing, you will find a large and convenient closet behind sliding doors. On the street side, there is a large double-glazed window for optimum soundproofing as well as blacked out blinds for the comfort of your nights. - THE BATHROOM is accessible from the living room and has a large bathtub / shower, bidet and sink, pro hair dryer, very good quality towels, natural soap and shampoo. On the street side, there is a little round window with frosted glass. - THE TOILET from the living room you access to a small walk-in closet, which also leads to a separate toilet with its sink and a window to the courtyard. - THE KITCHEN is fully equipped with a window overlooking the courtyard and its sycamore tree. The main equipment includes: Induction hobs (4), oven/grill, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, centrifuge for juicing fruit and vegetables, egg cooker, fridge and freezer, water-boiler, toaster, plates, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils and all that is needed for a creative cuisine. NOTE: We occupy this apartment during years. Therefore, some of our personal effects will remain in the apartment during your stay, but rest assured that you will find plenty of storage space for your belongings, including your suitcases. **** USEFUL INFORMATION ************************************* MORNING ESSENTIALS AND COOKING BASICS : To avoid going to the market upon your arrival, we provide you with free basic condiments (Sugar, salt, pepper, herbs, spices, oils, etc.), and some basics to have for your breakfast (espresso, coffee, tea, etc). BEDS SETUP : Your beds will be prepared with care and with a quality of linens cotton sateen or percale cotton. The pillows are very comfortable and the duvets are appropriate to the season. - IN THE BEDROOM the beds can be setup according to your needs, or with a queen size bed of 160 cm x 200 cm (63 in x 79 in), or with 2 twin beds of 80 cm x 200 cm each (32 in x 79 in). Our mattresses are of high quality and very comfortable. In case of a double bed, you will appreciate the mattress topper for optimal comfort. - IN THE LIVING the couch can be converted into extra bedding, (it’s not a real bed) for one person about 160 cm tall (63 in). The inside dimensions of the couch are 170 cm x 70 cm (67 in x 28 in), and do not correspond to a standard bed. You will appreciate the mattress topper of 8 cm (3 in) thick, that we put on top of the two couch cushions for optimal comfort. - BABY-SET (additional cost per stay) : 40 euros will be charged once regardless the duration of your stay. This service includes a cot / playpen with fitted sheet, a changing mat with cover towels and a high chair. The cot / playpen will be installed in the bedroom. ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION : - Wi-Fi networks : High-Speed wireless Internet unlimited access. - A 37” flat screen TV with more than 250 channels. - CD, DVD and Blu-ray player, we can lend you films for free from our large collection of international and American movies. - CD player and tuner, including Wi-Fi connection (Air media) for your Smartphone, cell phone, MP3 player or tablet to listen your music play list. Also you can use our large collection of music CD during your stay. - Free use of landline for incoming calls and to more than 100 countries for outgoing calls, (ex: US, Canada and Europ). WASHER MACHINE AND DRYER : To wash, dry and iron your clothes, you will find a washer machine, dryer, table and iron located in your apartment. AIR-CONDITIONING : Regardless of the two fans available to you, a powerful air-conditioning (split unit) can be installed for the entire duration of your stay. This service is included in the rental cost. SURROUNDINGS : At 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment, the Rue Cler, a very lively and charming pedestrian area with a local market street where you’ll find delicious bread, cheese, wine, pastry, vegetable, fish, meat and so many other goods. The nice cafés, bistros, restaurants and bars that will become your headquarters day and night if you want to stay in your own Parisian village. Every Thursday and Saturday, we are fortunate to have the “Avenue de Saxe” open market just 2 steps away where small plot farmers and artisans come to sell their goods. Walking around : In about 10 to 30 minutes you can be under the Eiffel Tower, or along the Seine River or on the Champs-Elysées, or in the gardens of the Louvre, or in the district of St Germain, or on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, or the rue du Bac, or the Montparnasse district, and many other unique places in the capital with its cultural activities and heritage: Historic Sites, museums, exhibitions, art galleries, antique shops, opera, ballet ... but also its sidewalks cafes, open markets, passages, stores for designer brands, etc. TRANSPORT : We are fortunate to be very well served by different public transport networks: 3 subway lines, more than 4 bus lines, several bike stations (Velib') and car (Autolib' ). Within the private transportation, we also have stops from 2 companies of tourist bus, several Taxis head of station. This will give you several choices when you come to an airport or a train station PARKING : If you have a car, you can park it safely in an underground private parking secured under 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at just 5 min walk from home. Otherwise, there are many paid public parking in our street and nearby. **** LEISURE AND INTERACTION ********************************* INTERACTION WITH OUR GUESTS : Living in a separate apartment in the same building and knowing how to be discreet and preserve your privacy, we can offer you more and give you a taste of the real Paris as only a native of this city can do. We will give you the elements to plan an unforgettable and tailored made vacation. Our activities and hobbies : Jasmine is artist, numerologist and loves dancing, and Rafic is interior architect, photographer and loves cooking. LEISURE SERVICES (optional): The services listed below are not included in the rental cost and will be paid in cash according to your request: - Paris by sunset, Paris by night! With Rafic - Discover Paris differently with this drive across the city of lights lasting 4 hours with a cocktail of history, anecdotes and above all, pleasure for eyes, for 270 euros regardless the number of passengers, (3 comfortable and 4 maxi). - Parisian photographic walks with Rafic are for beginners and advanced amateurs who want to learn the techniques and practice shooting photography with your digital camera day and night for 50 euros per hour regardless the number of participants. - Tourist guide by car with Rafic can be programmed according to your needs and our availability for 70 euros per hour regardless the number of passengers. - A numerology session by Jasmine can give you keys to your life's questioning for 80 euros per hour and per person. **** RULES AND CONDITIONS *********************************** HOUSE RULES : - No smoking in the apartment. - Pets are not allowed. - No parties or events - More than 4 people at a time in the apartment is not allowed including visitors. - Light or burn candles is not allowed. - Volume of music and TV should be low after 10 PM. - In the apartment, please remove your shoes and wear slippers or walk barefoot on the floor that is in traditional oak parquet partially covered with carpets kilims. Our neighbor of the apartement under yours will be very grateful to you ;-) CHECK IN / OUT : Standard Check in time is 15:00 (3 pm) and Check out time is 11:00 (11 am). However, we can be flexible on arrival and departure times, as long as we do not have any back-to-back check-in / out that conflict. In the case of a check out by the present guests the same day as your arrival, we can keep your luggage in our apartment on the same floor and plan your arrival starting from 15:00 (3 pm), while we clean up your the apartment. This will give you the opportunity to discover the neighborhood. CLEANING FEE (additional cost per booking) : 60 euros will be charged once regardless the duration of your stay. This service includes a complete cleaning of the apartment, replacement of sheets and towels, soap and shampoo supply. NOTE : In addition to the flat cleaning fee paid at the time of your booking, housekeeping during your stay can be organized, including the replacement of linens and towels for 60 euros. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT : A refundable deposit of 150 euros can be asked to you on the day of arrival. If the deposit is asked, it will be returned to you on departure, and after checking the apartment is returned in the condition you received it (of course, excluding cleaning). For your peace of mind, so far we haven't had any problems in this regard. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 7510700734619More
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About the Owner
Jasmine and Rafic R
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
Living in a separate apartment in the same building and knowing how to be discreet and preserve your privacy, we can offer you more and give you a taste of the real Paris as only a native of this city can do. We will give you the elements to plan an unforgettable and tailored made vacation. Our activities and hobbies : Jasmine is artist, numerologist and loves dancing, and Rafic is interior architect, photographer and loves cooking.
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

This was our 5th thanksgiving stay in this charming, comfortable, relaxing apartment. It truly is our Parisian home, with all the amenities needed to enhance our stay. The apartment is spacious and bright. The hosts Rafic and Jasmine are lovely people and very helpful to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Boscoeurotraveler
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This is the second time in 5 months I’ve stayed at this wonderful apartment. This apartment is surrounded by beautiful art and comfortable furniture. Apartment is extremely clean. Location is fantastic and close to metro, Napoleons Tomb, Rue Cler, wonderful restaurants and bakeries. The BEST...More

Date of stay: October 2018
3  Thank Lizzardooo
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great location close to public transportation, markets, attractions. Lots of amenities. Jasmine and Rafic very helpful. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank nana639
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is a warm, brightly decorated, beautifully convenient apartment with modern, efficient kitchen, comfortable bed and living room, decorated with Jasmine’s own mesmerizing paintings. And the location is great. Quiet but near rue Cler, Invadiles, St. Germaine, and metro portal for journeys to All of...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a week in August in Rafic and Jasmine’s apartment and what a delight! Clean, well- appointed, wonderfully located walking distance to many Parisian sights, the apartment felt like home. Our host went out of his way to make us comfortable and indeed we...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank LindyB7217
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Telephone
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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LOCATION : Our little building is located in the central 7th arrondissement just behind the Invalides and next to the Ecole-Militaire. This location has two main advantages. On one side you will be in a neighborhood of the 7th arrondissement, quiet, elegant and safe, where many private homes, embassies and ministries are located. You will also find some typical shops, sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and everything you might need for your stay. On the other hand you will enjoy its central location, close to the heart of Paris, breathing charm and vitality, day and night. SURROUNDINGS : At 5 minutes walking distance, Rue Cler, a very lively and charming pedestrian area with a local market street where you’ll find every thing to make you happy
Getting around
In about 10 to 30 minutes you can be under the Eiffel Tower, or along the Seine River or on the Champs-Elysées, or in the gardens of the Louvre, or in the district of St Germain, or on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, or the rue du Bac, or the Montparnasse district, and many other unique places in the capital with its cultural activities and heritage: Historic Sites, museums, exhibitions, art galleries, antique shops, opera, ballet ... but also its sidewalks cafes, open markets, passages, stores for designer brands, etc.
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