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Artist Penthouse w/balcony

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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds / Sleeps 4
    Kids ok - ages 8+
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 6eme ardt, Paris, France
    Metro - St Germain des Pres
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  • 70m2 or 753 sq ft - 2 levels
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  • european 5th ( up 5 flights of stairs)
    2 levels
$350 US / night

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This arty whimsical Paris penthouse apartment located in the very heart of one of the most coveted corners of Saint Germain des Prés, is the perfect vacation rental for a uniquely unconventional, truly Parisian, un-hotel living experience.

This Paris vacation rental, the epitome of shabby chic, has been lovingly decorated by the owner, a French artist, with an eclectic mix of antiques and brocante finds. Indian fabrics and artwork collected during the owner’s travels throughout France and India fill the apartment with warmth and color. Additionally, the owner has sprinkled some pieces of her personal artwork about the space adding to the seductive charm of this enchanting apartment.

With its private balcony and panoramic views of Paris, this Paris apartment is well worth the climb to its 5th floor location. The whimsical old world charm makes this gem of an apartment a divinely cozy escape in the very center of Paris’ chic St Germain neighborhood for those looking for authenticity without fuss.

This funky duplex apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. (Please note: There is only one toilet in the flat located independently of the two bathrooms.)

Upon entering your vacation rental apartment, you will find a long, country-style kitchen outfitted with a gas-burning Cornu stove, a dishwasher and plenty of pots and pans to cook up fabulous meals with your day’s fresh market finds. The sunny living room, with its mix of French and Indian antiques and artwork, features original terra cotta floors, a dining table with seating for 4-6, a couch and an armchair for relaxing after a day of touring.

On the main level you will find the first bedroom, with a double bed, antique desk and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink. The apartment’s one toilet/W.C. is located by the stairs that lead to the 2nd floor. The entire 1st floor of the apartment (kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room and bedroom) is paved in historic original terracotta French tiles. The tiles are lovely but slanted and heterogeneous. This adds charm and authenticity but may not be what many travelers unaccustomed to ancient buildings might expect.

Up a carpeted flight of stairs, you will find the second bedroom with queen bed located under a charming mansard. The room is illuminated with skylights that give out onto the Paris skyline and more panoramic city views. The en-suite bathroom has an antique stand-alone tin bathtub and sink. (Please note: The tub is an antique and is a high step in and could be a problem for someone who has trouble climbing. Additionally, this bathroom does not have a shower. The shower is downstairs in the other bathroom.)

Off of the bedroom you will find a cozy and light-filled office/reading room, with a piano, desk, armchair and colorful divan. Access to the apartment’s lovely terrace is from this study. Enjoy meals or evening drinks with views of many of the major Parisian monuments.

This apartment is the perfect pied-à-terre for seasoned travelers and tourists that are looking for an authentic French living experience. You will be living in a real French home with all of its idiosyncrasies, down to the wobbly-legged table and chairs, scratched antique furniture, slanted floors, mismatched English tea cups and glorious Parisian rooftop views.

The Artist Penthouse apartment is an ideal spot for writers, artists, photographers, poets and bohemians ready to enter in to the poetic world of a French artist who divides her time between Paris, Burgundy and India. This is not the ideal apartment for those looking for North American style comfort, or the amenities of a classic hotel. This is comfort in a relaxed and fabulous way. Those of you who are ready for this unique experience will have a wonderful stay.

  • Coffee maker
  • Gas stove
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Vacuum
  • DVD player - Multizone
  • Fans
  • Fireplace - decorative
  • Full-length French windows
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating Throughout
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens & Towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Balcony
  • Panoramic View
  • Cable TV
  • CD Player
  • Computer
  • Flat Screen TV


Bedroom 11 doubleBedroom 21 queen


Bathroom 1(Half bath) toilet, sinkBathroom 2(Half bath) sink, showerBathroom 3(Full bath) sink, tub, hand held shower head

Haven In

  • The wraparound balcony with panoramic views.
  • Dining al fresco with Paris’ lights glittering beyond.
  • The Indian fabrics and original artwork.
  • Leisurely strolling the back streets of St-Germain-des-Prés.


  • We are happy to accommodate children aged 8 and older in this apartment.
  • This apartment is a fifth floor walk up (no elevator). There is also an internal staircase.
  • There is only one toilet, situated on the main level.
  • The bathtub is lovely and antique, but deep, and requires a big step in.
  • There is no microwave.

All Rentals Include

wine and flowers on arrival
once a week for rentals over 14 nights


MAR 15 - OCT 31
from $393 per night
NOV 1 - MAR 15
from $350 per night
DEC 20 - JAN 4
from $471 per night
from $350 per night
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  • All of Central Paris
  • Bon Marche Department Store
  • Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
  • Daily Food & Produce Markets
  • Ecole des Beaux Arts
  • Latin Quarter
  • Luxembourg Garden
  • Notre Dame
  • Organic market
  • Saint Sulpice
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Seine River
  • Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants


Lynda Vaughn September, 2016 Long Beach

The property is extremely charming and very spacious by Paris standards, and the view from the upstairs balcony is beautiful. You really can see Sacre Coeur! The location is ideal. Saint Germain-des-Pres is a beautiful area with loads of amenities, but the apartment itself is on a very quiet street just a block or two from shops, restaurants, and two Metro stops, and just slightly farther (though still in easy walking distance) to many more upscale shops and restaurants. Using the Metro, it is quick and easy to get to nearly anywhere you want to go in Paris. I would highly recommend staying in the Artist Penthouse - and we are already considering returning to Paris in Sept 2017 and staying in the same apartment.

Andrea September, 2016 West Vancouver, Canada

I was extremely fortunate to be able to stay at a HIP property as my booking was last minute and the HIP staff worked overtime to find me accommodation in my price range. The property was exactly as described online and was even more charming and authentic that I expected. It was quiet and filled with beautiful light and located in one of the best areas of Paris in terms of art galleries, fabric houses, cafes and shopping. We could easily get groceries or dinner by walking about 3 minutes from our front door. Our greeter was lovely, knowledgeable and always replied promptly to any emails or texts. Our trip was extremely busy and it was great to come home to our quiet and comfortable apartment.

Anonymous January, 2016 Wellesley, MA USA

This was our 4th time renting with Haven in Paris. It is always such a seamless process and the properties are always superb - leaves little interest in looking elsewhere. This property was beyond charming and comfortable in every way. Didier was spot on time and wonderful. He was warm, welcoming, helpful! The apartment is everything you'd want and more for the perfect 6th experience. Having the music salon (a 2nd living room) and a wrap-around terrace with views of Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and St Sulpice put this at the top of my "rent again" list.

Lana Austin November, 2015 Texas USA

I am so glad that we used Haven in Paris. They were so hospitable and accommodating. This apartment truly was a safe and beautiful haven in the perfect part of town. We loved the location and quaint little square that the apartment was nestled in. It was very peaceful and quiet at night. The apartment was a lovely and well thought out treasure trove. I enjoyed every little detail that went into making this apartment feel like home for the week. I couldn't recommend a finer place to stay in Paris.

Kate F. October, 2015 Albany, TX

Hello, Haven in Paris. You should be called Heaven in Paris, but Haven works just as well! The artist penthouse was truly the most tastefully and artistically appointed place I have stayed in - the light and airy rooms, fabrics, artwork, eclectic touches and comforts, the views of monuments and churches, all of it came together to make our stay in Paris magical. Thank you for everything!

Marie-Louise James October, 2015 U.K.

Magic corner of Paris, with views of Sacre Coeur and Eiffel Tower from balcony. In the middle of everything. And walkable to everywhere else.

Elena Papadopolis September, 2015 UK

The apartment is just amazing, the decor and furniture are stunning and the location just perfect! My husband and I enjoyed so much and can't wait to go back to Paris! Our greeter was excellent and made us feel very welcome, always on time on the appointments and very helpful when we needed. Can't says thanks enough to HIP for this amazing holiday!

Suzanne Stinson July, 2015 Canada

The Artist Apartment we rented through Haven in Paris was without a doubt one of the most wonderful places we have ever stayed. Our children had their own bedroom space with their own bathroom and a desk for drawing and writing. We had a wonderful bedroom area with a delightful balcony and even a piano. There was lots of light and space which made it a great space to sit and relax after a busy day in Paris. There was a gorgeous tub for soaking out tired walking feet. And the location was perfect , we were very near Les Jardin de Luxenbourg and great restaurants and shopping. We have already told many people to use Haven in Paris it was great.

KAgnew June, 2015 Kelowna, British Columbia

We just returned from the most amazing holiday in Paris. Haven in Paris was the most wonderful company to deal with. They were very attentive, thorough, and helpful. The booking process was flawless and they answered every question I had promptly. Our greeter Dider was outstanding. Very professional; and felt like a friend really. Our flight was cancelled out of Kelowna and we arrived 8 hours later into Paris than originally planned after being rebooked on another schedule. Our greeter and Haven in Paris were very flexible and answered me right away reassuring us it was no problem. The flat...was wonderful! Beautifully appointed and super clean. Loved the tub room upstairs. Felt like a queen while bathing; very much a Marilyn Monroe vibe. The views of the three-sided balcony were stunning. Could see glimpses of so many landmarks in the city. The furniture inside, I felt was fragile and somewhat uncomfortable; especially the sofa in the livingroom. But, the furniture made the vibe so Parisian. We sat outside most of the time we were in the flat anyhow...but if it rained a lot, I wouldn't find the indoor space super comfortable to lounge in; but who sits inside in Paris when on vacation right? It was quirky, with the toilet downstairs as we slept upstairs and those little trips in the middle of the night down the narrow staircase were tricky after sharing a couple bottles of French wine! But, I wasn't looking for a North American not a big deal really. The upstairs mattress was uncomfortable for me...too soft in the middle causing me some back issues during the trip, but solved by using the lower bedroom where the mattress wasn't as soft. The location...the best in Paris! It's situated in the most upscale and prestigious neighborhood in all of Paris. The rich and famous live there and no apartment that we could see had the terrace this apartment had! We had a local art gallery owner speak of how envious he was that we had that terrace in this location. He said it's the best views in all of Paris! So glad we stayed in the Artist Penthouse! Note from HiP: Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take your notes about the mattress and the furniture in the apartment very seriously and are looking in to it. The furniture in this apartment is charming, but antique and we appreciate your thoughts. All the best!

The Joffick Family January, 2015 Sydney, Australia

The apartment was in a fabulous position in a quiet square with great food shops and restaurants around the corner. You walked up 5 flights of stairs and opened the door to a lovely apartment with lots of windows and sun pouring in. There were views over the rooftops to Sacre Coeur in one direction and the Eiffel Tower in another - magic! The furniture was antique and a little fragile which we had to be careful of. There was also only one toilet which is a very French thing but quite inconvenient for a family! Note from HiP: We are sorry the one toilet was inconvenient. It is true that this is very common in Paris. All the best!

Ximena de Toro May, 2014 Argentina

Nuestra experiencia con Haven in Paris fue impecable. Fueron realmente eficientes, amables y flexibles en todo momento. Antes de nuestra llegada Geneviève nos ayudó con el proceso de reserva y Didier tomó la posta en París. El departamento resulto muy lindo –mejor que en las fotos- y la ubicación ideal. ¡Son realmente fantásticos, muchas gracias! Our experience with Haven in Paris was impeccable. They were really efficient, friendly and flexible at all times. Before our arrival Geneviève helped with the booking process and Didier took the lead in Paris. The apartment turned out to be very nice - better than the pictures, and the ideal location. It was really fantastic, thank you very much! I hope to stay with Haven in Paris again very soon!

Nancy S April, 2014 New York, NY

This was my first time working with your company and it was a pleasure. I have rented other apartments in the 6th but the Artist Penthouse w/Balcony is my favorite by a landslide. I adored every minute. It was charming and quirky and beyond my wildest dreams. (Oh that terrace!!) Didier was a wonderful liaison and I am grateful for his help and kindness. There is nothing I can think of that will make that little gem any more precious than it already is. You've ruined me--I can't imagine staying anywhere else now. I look forward to the next time.

Emilian D. March, 2014 New York, NY, USA

Everything in the apartement was as we expected it to be - ParisPerfect ! Most importantly, Internet connection was excellent !!! Didier was very helpful and exactly the way we wanted a greeter to be - available and unintrusive! See you next time in Europe!

David Pelletier September, 2013 Montreal, Canada

This property is perfect. It is extremely well located. Close to the hustle and bustle of St.Germain, yet within a quiet neighborhood. The interior is charmingly decorated and the dining-and-living room has windows on three sides which provides a lot of light and warmth. The apartment being slightly higher than the neighbors makes for amazing views far and wide. We can clearly see the Sacré-Coeur on Montmartre. I highly recommend this apartment.

Gail Goldman May, 2013 Los Angeles, CA, USA

This apartment is extraordinary. The owner is an artist (as the name suggests), and her style and love of life infuse every inch of this wonderful place. It is a charming base from which to explore Paris on a lovely, quiet street but only blocks to the hustle and bustle of restaurants and galleries. As the listing notes, there is no elevator and there are lots of stairs, but if you don't mind that and you love design and uniqueness, this place will blow your mind! Enjoy.

Anna B. September, 2012 London, UK

We really enjoyed our stay in the Artist's Penthouse in St Germain, the apartment was full of delightful and quirky items, so visually very pleasing, we were also intrigued by the colors on the walls and ceilings and intend to replicate in our own home if we can! The balcony was wonderful, we sat out every evening eating our dinner and watching the light come down over the rooftops of Paris. The cleaning was impeccable so no problems there. We would certainly use you again.

Lisa Cancro September, 2012 Taos

The beautiful Artist Penthouse in Paris was just as I imagined. Tastefully decorated with antiques, this lovely flat was luxurious yet comfortable. We enjoyed relaxing upstairs in the small sitting room & spilling onto the balcony to enjoy the views & sounds of Paris. From the moment I signed on with Havens, the staff was extremely helpful. As expected, our greeter who was enthusiastic and helped us settle in quickly.Paris is the most divine city...I look forward to returning soon.

Tina Scott-Stevenson September, 2012 Australia

Prior to arrival, we had some concern about local construction. HIP team responded immediately with information and photo which allayed our concern and proved most reassuring. Our greeter Didier was extremely helpful and pleasant. The driver we used, Gregory, from the HIP website was also very friendly and efficient and very easy to contact. He also helped us with luggage which was a bonus! The flat is absolutely charming and has everything that you could possibly need, except perhaps a couple of good coffee mugs with handles for that cuppa! The flat is in a delightful little square in a fascinating area of Paris with good restaurants and cafes and close to Metro. A perfect spot. HiP Comment: Thank you for your suggestion! We are working with the owner to put this in place.

Mia V. August, 2012 Chatham, NJ, USA

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Paris and miss it all ready! The apartment was fabulous and Didier, our greeter, so charming and helpful. We loved our vacation and hope to make another trip to some of your other locations soon. Thank you for a beautiful and hassle free vacation.

Kristi P. August, 2012 Minneapolis, MN, USA

This apartment is very special. The view of the rooftops of Paris is spectacular. The beds are very comfortable and the location is wonderful. The neighborhood is full of great and charming restaurants, bakeries and shopping.

julia July, 2012 new york

Wow! Renting the "Artist Penthouse" apartment for a week was like a dream come true - romantic, cozy, quirky and very special, with the most beautiful view in all of Paris. Like living inside of a jewel box, this apartment is filled with magic and sparkle. Perfect for my mother/daughter week with my 16 year old. I would not recommend this apartment for a group or for large sized people, as almost everything in it is mini-sized (fridge., coffee cups, kitchen, sofa, etc.), although both beds were large & exceedingly comfy with the most crisp cotton sheets & down-filled duvet ever. The building, and street it is located on are charming and perfectly situated - quiet but in the heart of it all. Such a delight...this apartment will live in our hearts always!

D. J. July, 2012 Princeton, NJ

Thank you for a terrific apartment rental. We have rented apartments and houses in many parts of Europe and the US, and yours was one of our very best experiences from initial inquiry to check out. That the apartment was spotlessly clean, the mattresses comfortable, and the linens lovely made for a very enjoyable vacation. Of course we loved the rooftop views and the location. Merci beaucoup!!

Elise and Bob Wilson May, 2012 San Francisco, CA

Delightful apt., wonderful section of the city, very attentive greeter. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our visit. The 5 flight climb added to the charm, but not appropriate for someone with limited ability. Looking forward to future rentals through HIP.

Amy Stavros April, 2012 Michigan, USA

We had a great experience with Haven in Paris - very professional! My husband & I loved the Artist Penthouse! It was perfectly located in St. Germain des Pres and we were able to walk everywhere (even with 8 & 10 year old boys)! Our greeter Didier was very friendly and helpful. The apartment has lots of light and the views of the Basilique du Sacre Coeur & the top of the Tour Eiffel were extra special! My boys found the apartment to be "ancient," but that is what gave it so much character to me...I loved the uneven tile floor, the art & antiques and especially the beautiful iron bathtub! If you don't mind climbing five flights up a narrow staircase, the apartment will make you feel like you are truly living in Paris!

Jim March, 2012 California

The greeter, Didier, was prompt and helpful both upon arrival and check out. He assisted us with all the questions we had. The apartment itself was wonderfully funky. Clearly, it was put together as a labor of love as opposed to a standard, neutral place meeting the lowest common denominator. This apartment had a wonderful and quirky point of view whether it was the layout, the furnishings or the artwork. Be prepared to scale some steps...but you will be rewarded. The location right in the heart of the 6th was fantastic for all the activity so close by, yet somehow also phenomenally quiet. A few minor critiques: 1) The washer/dryer in the kitchen is quite finicky and difficult to operate. Could benefit from having a new machine; and 2) the door covering the washer dryer does not close properly, leaving it to swing open and making an already narrow passageway in the kitchen that much narrower (responsible for a few middle-of-the-night bruised knees). Overall a great spot that I would heartily recommend to others who are looking for a place that is a little bit different and who can revel in a place's quirks. NOTE from HIP: We will ensure the washer and dryer are working properly. Unfortunatley, machines in France in general do not work as efficiently or as fast as those we are used to in North America.

M. Nenad January, 2012 Arizona/USA

Haven in Paris was helpful to me when selecting an apartment. We LOVED our charming apt in the perfect neighborhood! This was the first time we rented an apartment instead of staying at a hotel and I am hooked. The decorative touches and authentic french architecture were so appealing. I am a total clean freak and this apartment was spotless. No cringing in the bathrooms or anything! Didier, our greeter, was helpful and very pleasant. We used Gregory for our return taxi to the airport and we are thrilled to have found him as well. We will be using him for all of our airport transfers and tours from now on. He was so helpful and thoughtful about even the smallest details.

Mark Fenwick December, 2011 Halifax, NS, Canada

This flat is beautiful, with some wonderful touches like a huge tin tub and sink, the real silver silverware, the marble kitchen sink, and the small piano on the top floor. The details are artistic and thought-out: Nothing generic about this place! The other big draw is the neighborhood, which is upscale & also intereresting, with many great restaurants and boutiques. And just a short-ish walk to the Louvre. If you don't mind the five-story walk-up, and like the Bohemian appeal, this is great place to stay in Paris. Also, Didier who greeted us is very helpful and enthusiastic, and the same goes for David the driver, who picked us up at the airport (you can find information on his car service on this site). Haven in Paris is very professionally run, and we would certainly use this service again!