Bac Penthouse w/TerraceBack to Paris
Located in the heart of the sought-after St-Germain neighborhood, this chic two-bedroom penthouse vacation apartment with private terrace and air conditioning is the ideal Parisian luxury rental. Perfect for holiday or corporate stays, the Bac Penthouse with Terrace has been lovingly renovated with style, and boasts all of the modern amenities one would expect from a 4 star luxury hotel, but with the comforts of your own home.
The building is a classic Parisian Hôtel Particulier, full of Old World charm and patina. The apartment can be accessed through the use of the elevator, but also requires walking up a flight of stairs and down a hallway; the property is tucked away and feels incredibly private. As you enter, you are welcomed by a tasteful blend of modern convenience with handpicked antiques and artwork. The open living and dining room boast hardwood floors, large windows, and a decorative fireplace. The kitchen is a Bulthaup design, with cabinets made of beautiful pear wood, creating a sleek and stylish appearance. The gas stove and top-of-the-line appliances provide everything you need to cook your own gourmet meals, which you can then enjoy either at the elegant dining table or out on the charming terrace, where you can glimpse the Eiffel Tower and typical Parisian courtyard gardens.
The master bedroom with queen bed and luxury bedding is spacious and bright with Eiffel Tower views, and includes a modern en suite bathroom with a combination bathtub and shower and high-end fixtures. The cozy second bedroom includes a seating area that converts into a twin bed and access to its own private, full bathroom with shower. Both bedrooms provide a tranquil atmosphere for sleeping and relaxing, the flat being located on a quiet garden courtyard.
The apartment’s most unique and magnificent feature is the gorgeous 100 square foot rooftop terrace. With a dining table and chairs for four, this patio is the perfect place for enjoying fresh French cuisine or a simple glass of wine. Incredible 180˚ views of the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, Musée d’Orsay and the city’s famous rooftops will inspire and amaze you.
The flat is ideally situated within easy walking distance to many of the main sights of central Paris: the Seine River, Musée D’Orsay, Ile St Louis, the Louvre, Luxembourg Garden, all of St Germain-des-Prés and so much more. The Bac Penthouse with Terrace offers an idyllic Parisian experience, where style, convenience, and Parisian living combine to create a memorable stay.
- Coffee maker
- Gas stove
- Air conditioning
- Crib (bedding not included)
- Double Glazed Windows
- DVD player - European only
- Fireplace - decorative
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Hair dryer
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Linens & Towels
- Shopping Cart
- Washing Machine
- Panoramic View
- CD Player
- Flat Screen TV
BedsBedroom 11 queenBedroom 21 twin/single
BathroomsBathroom 1(En suite full bath) toilet, sink, combination tub/showerBathroom 2(En suite full bath) toilet, sink, shower
- The incredible St-Germain-des-Prés location.
- The stylish and inviting designer decor and modern amenities.
- Preparing a fresh-from-the-market meal and eating on the terrace with Paris at your feet.
- Being minutes from the famous Bon Marché department store.
- Fresh croissants in bed with an Eiffel Tower view
- We are happy to accommodate children aged 8 and older in this apartment.
- The elevator provides access to the fourth floor. There is an additional flight of stairs and a long hallway before reaching the apartment.
- The hallway is a bit tired and worn, but the luxury level of the flat is well worth the inconvenience of the hallway and stairs. Alternatively, there is a staircase that winds up the five stories directly to the door of the apartment.
- We can recommend a car service that will provide assistance carrying luggage.
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- All of Central Paris
- Antique Markets
- Bon Marche Department Store
- Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
- Ecole des Beaux Arts
- Food and Produce Markets
- Gym & Pool nearby
- Ile St. Louis
- Latin Quarter
- Luxembourg Garden
- Musée d'Orsay
- Notre Dame
- Organic market
- Palais Royal Gardens
- Place de la Concorde
- Saint Sulpice
- Sainte Chapelle
- Seine River
- Spa nearby
- Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants
- Tuileries Garden
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bac Penthouse. The apartment is beautiful and very well equipped. We loved the neighbourhood and found it very well located with great access to food shopping, restaurants and getting around Paris. Bac Penthouse is by far the nicest apartment we've booked in Paris. It was everything we'd hope it would be. Our greeter, Laurence was wonderful. She took a lot of time to explain everything about the apartment and was always available and accessible. We were very pleased with Haven in Paris - they were very professional and always replied promptly to our emails and questions. We would highly recommend booking with them. We hope to return to Bac Penthouse as we loved everything about it!
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! Our time in Paris was a dream come true, and our Bac Penthouse was the reason why. Paris is always magical, but starting and ending our day in that oasis made us feel as if we lived there. We did not feel like tourists, and we became familiar with local shops and restaurants. We also had quiet family time that is difficult to fit in back home. My children have asked many times when we can return to the Bac Penthouse, so we will definitely be back!
The Rue du Bac penthouse is gorgeous and centrally located. The apartment suits three guests perfectly. The kitchen is well equiped for preparing an amazing french meal to be enjoyed on the terrace! The beds are extremely comfortable. Bathrooms spacious. Our greeter delivered outstanding customer service. This apartment requires an effort to enter, though-through a courtyard, up a few stairs, up an elevator to 4th floor, up a flight of stairs, down two hall ways, down a step to enter- or one singular staircase of 120 steps! But it is well worth the effort!!!
My husband and I have been renting apartments in Paris for over 16 years. Haven in Paris is by far the best company that we have used. Didier is a wonderful greeter and explained all of the necessities to us on our first morning. The location of the Penthouse is perfect. You are close to any and all attractions, great restaurants and it is SILENT! The apartment is located on a lovely tree filled courtyard. The terrace has views of the Eiffel Tower, The Orsay, The Sacre-Coeur and many lovely Parisian Rooftops. The walk up to the apartment does nothing to hint at the treasure that lies behind the red door! One should not be put off by the adventure of getting into the apartment. We were there during a very long heatwave and let me tell you, the air conditioning did it's job. The rooms are a very nice size, and the bathrooms are well designed and very functional. The kitchen has a large refrigerator, good for us as my husband loves to cook! Really, all in all, this was one of the most perfect rentals we have ever encountered. We plan to make this our "usual" in Paris.
Your service has been great. We would use it again and recommend to others. In fact we already have. I doubt we will ever use a hotel again for more than 3 day stay. Didier was perfect and delivered on all that he promised. We did not have the need for much help but I guess if we had he'd have been right on it. The Apartment absolutely met our expectations and was as advertised or better.
I stayed in the BAC Penthouse for the first time this past July and was so pleased with the property that I chose to return for two weeks over Christmas and New Year's. The apartment is well equiped and very comfortable. The location is excellent and very quiet, yet it is still within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and sights and of course the metro station and a taxi stand are conveniently located just down the block, so you can get everywhere easily. Staying in this apartment is truly a perfect way to experience Paris and you will definitely feel at home while staying here. Haven in Paris is so easy to work with and the staff in Paris is great.
I had a great stay at the Bac Penthouse. I found the apartment very comfortable and well outfitted. I cannot think of anything that I found to be missing. Upon my arrival everything was in order and the apartment was clean to my satisfaction. The greeter (Didier) that met me was great. He explained everything in detail taking special care to cover anything that could possibly be difficult or a problem. He was very courteous and helpful. Prior to my departure I had the opportunity to meet the two ladies that came to do the cleaning and they were also very nice. All in all I was very pleased with the apartment and the entire experience with Haven in Paris.
Bac Penthouse is a wonderful apartment. Its amenities, design and layout are only beaten by its location. It is not huge but its high ceilings, clean modern lines, large master bedroom and terrace make it feel larger and more open than it actually is. The other wonderful thing it has going for it is the silence. While it gets wonderful views all over the rooftops of Paris it faces courtyards rather than streets and the only noises we heard were the pigeons in the evening and a thrush in the morning (or was it the other way round). The apartment is also wonderfully stocked with great quality towels and linens and a generously supplied kitchen. The building itself is quite eccentric. 'Shabby Chic' is an over-used term but this is a building of both significant chicness and substantial shabbiness. The huge stairwell, oak and tile floors and even the narrow walkway that (eventually) takes you to the apartment looks like some sort of movie set - for not a particularly happy movie! We loved the eccentricity of it and opening and closing the door to the fresh and modern apartment left it all behind anyway. And in reverse, leaving the apartment and leaving the building with a close of the big blue door at street level, always took in your breath as you stepped out on to one of the very best streets in the very best city in the world.
Once again, Haven in Paris has gone above and beyond to assure that everything went perfectly for our Paris stay. When there was an unforseen and unpreventable issue with the apartment, we were called ahead of time and provided with an excellent solution to the problem. No surprises upon arrival. It is this kind of customer service that sets Haven in Paris apart from other agencies we have used in the past (and we have used many). They go the extra mile to make sure that your trip is perfect in every way. For a wonderful rental experience in Paris, there is no better agency to work with.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Bac apartment. Our greeter Didier was very gracious and knowledgeable and explained how everything worked in the apartment. We also appreciated the driver service by David--he made arriving and departing Paris very easy. The location of the apartment is excellent. The Musee de Orsay is four blocks away, restaurants in walking distance, cab station just outside the door, Farmer's Market on the Rue du Raspail 3 times a week, etc. The apartment was very clean when we arrived and up to our expectations. Alison, who helped us with tickets to the Paris ballet did a fine job. We were very happy with our seats in the orchestra center.
The location was ideal. The apartment was convenient and comfortable. The balcony was a tremendous bonus. We enjoyed it daily. The view was marvelous. Great kitchen with everything we needed. Comfy bed. Loved having the use of the phone for free calls to Canada. We called our families often. The greeter was on time, well presented and very knowledgeable. He was easily available for questions during the stay which was appreciated. The apartment was fabulous.
We had a great time in the Bac Penthouse. The terrace was a luxury that few Parisian apartments have, as was the peace and quiet. The location was perfect. The service provided by the Haven in Paris team during the booking process and in Paris was excellent.
My stay in Paris was wonderful, which included the apartment that I stayed in. The apartment was spacious, lovely, and in a fabulous location. The only problem with the apartment is the drains and water pressure in the master bathroom. I know this problem is being addressed. Looking forward to returning in the near future.
The Bac Penthouse is a gorgeous apartment. Conveniently located on Rue du Bac, we were just minutes away from the Bon Marché, a large Monoprix, bakeries, shopping, and great restaurants. Probably our favorite thing about the apartment however was the large terrace with stunning views of Paris (you can see les Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, and Sacré Coeur!) Not only did the apartment come equipped with everything we could ever need for a perfect stay in Paris, but we were also surprised by how quiet and peaceful it was. Overall, we had an incredible stay at the Bac Penthouse and can't wait to book with HIP again soon in the near future!
This was our first time to rent a flat rather than stay in a hotel while on holiday. Based on our unforgettable experience with HIP, we look forward to doing the same again after our memorable week at the Bac penthouse flat. The flat itself is spacious with large windows that provide a view in one direction of Sacré Coeur and the Eiffel Tower in the other direction. After a long day out and about in Paris, one can enjoy the terrace which offers a comfortable setting for a refreshing drink with a splendid view and the large, leafy trees that give shade in the late afternoon. Whether inside or outside on the terrace, we couldn't get over how quiet the flat was. We didn't hear any city noise in spite of our location in the heart of Paris, all of 3 blocks from the Seine. The flat is roomy and bright with lofty ceilings that must be about 13 feet high. This makes it appear even larger. Skylights in the ceiling bring in a lot of natural light during the day. The kitchen must have been designed by someone who understands the importance of modern, easy-to-use appliances arranged for easy access while making sure that the cook has plenty of counter space. I should also mention that the air conditioning was useful when the temps hit 90F (32C) in Paris during our stay. What a relief to have it! The rue du Bac penthouse is located in a beautiful and historic neighborhood. The flat is remarkably central with the Louvre about 10 minutes away on foot across the Pont Royal, the Musée d’Orsay 5 minutes distance on foot just around the corner, the well-stocked Monoprix supermarket just across the street, a handy boulangerie two doors down and a variety of cafés and restaurants on every street corner. On a couple of evenings, we had wonderful meals close to home in two restaurants, the Gaya and Les Ministères. However, with the metro only steps away, it is also easy and convenient to go further afield. Montmartre, for example, is a direct run from rue du Bac metro stop. But it’s also easy to enjoy wandering the narrow streets of the Left Bank, ending up at the Jardin du Luxembourg which has plenty of space for a picnic lunch. Provisions can be bought on the way at the wonderful Grande Epicerie beside the Bon Marché department store – a walk of about 8 minutes from the flat. The Grande Epicerie in its own right is worthy of a visit by any tourist to Paris. But the Luxembourg Garden also has a café that offers delicious meals while sitting under the trees. The rue du Bac penthouse also intrigued us because one of France’s most famous writers, André Malraux, wrote his most notable novel, The Human Condition while living on rue du Bac. When he was De Gaulle’s minister of culture, Malraux successfully brought the Mona Lisa to the USA in the 1960s while the Kennedys were in the White House. The fascinating taxidermy shop seen in the Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, is also on rue du Bac. It’s not difficult to see why Picasso, Hemingway et al. dropped in there to see the array of colorful creatures lurking inside. We found the staff at HIP always available to help out with our questions. The entire process of making a reservation is quick and efficient. The staff replied promptly to our emails and sent clear, helpful and concise information about a variety of matters that can be important to a visitor. Our greeters and the drivers (found at the HIP website) were all well-informed, friendly, and very professional. Roger, our greeter, was charming and most helpful, as was Gregory our driver who met us at Charles DeGaulle Airport. HIP seems to have thought of everything that goes towards making people feel relaxed and very much “at home” in a large city in a foreign country. We very much look forward to using HIP in future. Thank you to everyone on the team. Bill and Lauren
BAC penthouse is in a lovely building with delightful views of the Eiffel Tower and Musee D'Orsay. The apartment is quiet and peaceful, very spacious and a lovely respite from busy Paris streets. Centrally located, it is a short walk to Rue de Rivoli, and Notre Dame. We enjoyed the many cafes and patisseries close by. The neighborhood was delightful!
We loved the property and had a wonderful time. The location was excellent and Didier Paul (our greeter) was terrific. We were greeted in a most fabulous way by Didier. The wine that was left for us was the only red wine I've enjoyed for years.
We very much enjoyed our stay at rue de Bac apartment - its our second stay. Didier is a wonderful greeter and is always prompt if there is any problems or requests. The apartment is in a fantastic location for our needs and the new Carrefour across the street makes it even better. No suggestions on how to improve since we always enjoy staying there.
First the personnel. David, our driver, was fabulous. Prompt, helpful and very pleasant. He responded cheerfully to our last minute schedule change due to a cancelled flight. 10/10! Ditto for Didier. Great suggestions. Helped us make a wonderful reservation. Once again very pleasant, responsive and accommodating (the schedule change again). 10/10 And, of course, the HIP staff did a great job. 10/10 We loved the apartment and St. Germain. All the amenities, well equipped and very comfortable. Terrific location. The apartment was very private and quiet (a little bit of construction noise). It was nice to be able to call North America without cost. The laptop was also appreciated since ours went on the fritz. Wonderful terrasse, although the chairs are not very comfortable and are a bit ragged. Nice views albeit the tower was obscured by the large trees. Having said that, the trees were beautiful and added privacy and ambience. The condition of some of the common areas in the building (halls etc.) was below our expectations. In many areas paint was peeling from the walls and the floors/walls seemed unclean. A great trip and one we will always remember. Thank you. Note from HiP: The upper hallway by the apartment is scheduled for renovations and we hope they will be sooner rather then later. Luckily the flat is so wonderful and makes up for the somewhat tired hallway.
We absolutely loved the BAC penthouse. It was a privilege to be able to stay there because we were introduced to a lovely area of Paris which was rather unfamiliar to us. Didier was an absolutely marvelous greeter and great fun as well. The HIP team is amazing.
We had a wonderful stay and Didier was just great. He has such enthusiasm.
Gorgeous apartment, great location. Much much better than any hotel.
The staff during the whole reservation process was courteous and prompt. Once in Paris, from the moment Dider greeted us,to the beautiful towering vase of flowers awaiting us at the BAC penthouse, everything was top notch. The location was perfect, apartment was clean and beautifully appointed. Quiet and private with spectacular views off the patio. We have traditionally stayed in a hotel in the area, but no more. The location was perfect, everything within walking distance. The area was quiet,clean and had patisseries and a small store all just a block away for any quick kitchen needs. Dider promptly answered our call when we had a question,was on hand when the taxi arrived for our departure. We have already booked for next year!
The rental experience with HiP was wonderful. Starting with the trip from the airport, it was an easy trip into the city; we used recommended driver Andy Waters, who was pleasant and knowledgeable. Mika, our greeter at the apartment, was charming and helpful. When my daughter was worried about connecting her computer to the internet, Mika contacted us later in the day to make sure we were all set. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable. It was a great place to relax after our long days and nights walking through Paris. I couldn't imagine going back to a small, cramped hotel room. My 2 teenage daughters were happy because they could contact their friends via internet. The laptop that was provided worked well. The left bank location was great. A 5 minute walk to the Musee d'Orsay & Louvre and the cafes on rue St. Germain. The metro is right around the corner. Every morning my wife and I took a 3 minute walk to Eric Kayser, one of the best boulangers in Paris, and brought fresh baked goods back to the apartment. When my daughters woke up, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, with wonderful rooftop views of Paris. Perfect. I have never rented before and was a little nervous, but HiP made the entire experience worry-free. I would certainly use them again. Two notes about the apartment: As HiP states, the apartment is truely not accessable to folks who have difficuly walking. Once you get to the top of the elevator, on the 4th floor, it's a spiral staircase and a long walk down a narrow hallway to the 5th floor apartment. We enjoyed it; it made us feel like locals, but it's not for the faint of legs. The 2nd note is a very minor complaint. The chairs on the terrace are probably the most uncomfortable things I ever sat on. (I am not overweight, 6 feet, 165 lbs.) However, that did not prevent us from enjoying the terrace every day. Thanks for everything, HiP!
We have rented in Paris through several other agencies in the past and this was by far the best experience we have ever had. It was "drama free" from start to finish which adds to the enjoyment of a vacation. The service was professional, incredibly competent and wonderfully helpful from the first contact through the check out. Our greeter Didier was really helpful and went the extra mile to make sure that our stay was perfect. The apartment was just as described, there were no unpleasant surprises as you can sometimes find when renting through the internet. I would recommend Haven in Paris to anyone looking for a wonderful time in Paris! You have a wonderful team and we can't thank you enough for helping make this such a great vacation.
Hello - I just wanted to write and tell you all what a fantastic stay I had last week. The Bac apartment was nothing short of spectacular. And the location was within minutes of everything, no matter what direction we took. Our greeter was outstanding when we arrived and continued to keep in contact and offer help and suggestions throughout the week. I will definitely be back and had already started telling friends that they have to experience Paris in the same way. Thank you for a fantastic vacation experience. And thank you again to Didier for his time and attention. Hopefully he will not have to touch the computer again, now that we are gone. Merci Beaucoup,
What a delightful experience my recent visit to Paris was. The Rue de Bac apartment was beautiful and spacious with an amazing view of Paris from its terrace. The location could not have been better, for I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go from it. Not only was the apartment wonderful but the staff of Haven in Paris was very lovely, professional,and knowledgeable. Am looking forward to being able to return. Bonnie
Just a small note to say thank you, we had a wonderful time at rue du Bac. And please tell the owners they have a great place and wonderful taste. Mireille (our greeter) was great, very professional and punctual. We are planning another visit this summer and will certainly plan to stay again with you.
Beautiful apartment, great balcony, good size of rooms. Excellent kitchen & other apparatus Very well stocked Quiet & luxurious Well kept Good neighborhood We are very positive about our stay and plan to return.
The apartment is gorgeous. We would love to do this again. There is just no comparison to a hotel. This is 1,000 times better. Thank you for everything.