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This 100m² (1076 ft²) 3 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury Paris vacation apartment in the heart of the Marais is the perfect luxury rental. No expense has been spared by the American owners to make their apartment the perfect "home away from home" for you during your vacation in Paris. The apartment has been lovingly renovated and decorated with comfort, luxury and charm in mind. It is up 2 flights of stairs on the French 2nd floor/American 3rd floor. Sorry, no elevator.
This lovely holiday flat is just around the corner from the Picasso museum, Place des Vosges, the trendy rue Charlot and all of the hip shops and restaurants of the Marais neighborhood. The fruit and vegetable market on rue de Bretagne, "Les Enfants Rouges," is a short walk, as are many wonderful boulangeries, patisseries and gourmet food shops.
Your Paris luxury apartment is equipped with high speed wireless internet, a Macintosh computer for your use, flat screen TV with cable, fans in each bedroom and air conditioning in the living room, 2 queen beds, 1 king bed, marble bathrooms, all modern amenities and a fully equipped kitchen. This apartment is the perfect "chez vous" for a family vacation, gathering of friends, wedding party, etc.
Room by room, your luxury Paris vacation rental includes...
• Air Conditioning
• Mac Laptop Computer
• Flat screen television with cable and DVD player
• Decorative fireplace
• Hardwood floors
• CD player and iPod dock
• Sofa bed and 2 armchairs
• Mac laptop computer with high-speed wireless internet
Kitchen & Dining area:
• Fully equipped kitchen with utensils, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, oven, coffee maker, and everything you might need to cook at home like a true Parisian
• Dining table that seats 6
• Two bedrooms equipped with queen-size beds
• Third bedroom with either a king-size bed or two twin beds according to your needs
• High quality fresh linens for your comfort
• A crib is also available upon request; please supply your own crib linens
• Bathroom with marble tub, wall-mounted shower, toilet and sink (in the bedroom with the king bed or two singles)
• Second bathroom with shower, and sink,
• Half bath equipped with toilet and sink (down the hall)
• Plenty of fluffy towels for your comfort
The flat is walking distance from the Place des Vosges, Picasso Museum, Seine River, Victor Hugo house, Jewish museum, Musee Carnavalet, Rue des Rosiers and all of the falafel restaurants and designer clothing boutiques, Ile St Louis, Left Bank, Bastille, Beaubourg modern art museum, and all of the gay friendly and Jewish restaurants and shops of the Marais.
Renting such a wonderful flat for your holiday will afford you luxurious vacation of hard to match even in a boutique Paris hotel, thus making it the perfect alternative to a luxury hotel.
- Coffee maker
- Electric Stove
- Air conditioning
- Crib (bedding not included)
- DVD player - Multizone
- Fireplace - decorative
- Full-length French windows
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Hair dryer
- High Chair
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Linens & Towels
- Washing Machine
- Answering Machine
- Cable TV
- CD Player
- Flat Screen TV
- iPod Dock
BedsBedroom 11 queenBedroom 21 queenBedroom 31 king bed (or 2 singles)Extra bed1 sleep sofa (double)
BathroomsBathroom 1(En suite full bath) toilet, sink, tub, hand held shower headBathroom 2(Half bath) sink, showerBathroom 3(Half bath) toilet, sink
Please be aware that the living room, dining area and two of the three bedrooms of this apartment overlook a relatively busy street, and as a result you will be able to hear some street noise from inside the flat. If you are looking for complete silence this apartment may not be the perfect apartment for your stay. (The third bedroom overlooks a courtyard and is very quiet.)
All Rentals Include
MAR 15 - OCT 31from $479 per night
NOV 1 - MAR 15from $443 per night
DEC 20 - JAN 4from $568 per night
AUGfrom $443 per night
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Covering Paris’ central 3rd and 4th arrondissements, the Marais is the oldest neighborhood in the city, where medieval roads and architecture now contain designer boutiques, intimate museums, hip cafés, and hidden gardens. Just down the street from the Hôtel de Ville city hall, the Pompidou museum exhibits a wonderful range of modern art on four, expansive floors. In the center of the Marais, thanks to its historic Jewish heritage, you’ll find take-away and sit-down falafel restaurants and delis aplenty, including the world-famous L’As du Falafel, the newer Miznon, and ever-popular Sacha Finkelsztajn deli. Pick up a sweet treat from Pierre Hermé, Café Pouchkine, or L’Éclair de Génie and enjoy it in the calm sunshine of Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris, or escape the crowds at the hidden Rosiers-Joseph Migneret garden. History buffs will appreciate the Musée Carnavalet, a history museum dedicated to the city of Paris, as well as the fascinating Musée des Archives, both troves of rare documents and artifacts. The recently renovated Picasso museum and the hunting museum, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, are fantastic options as well. Head towards metro St-Paul to rummage through the most unique antique and vintage shops in the area. Much of the Marais’ popular and varied nightlife scene caters to Paris’ gay population, but there is undoubtedly something to please everyone. The North Marais, toward Place de la République, is where you’ll find the delicious marché des Enfants Rouge and nearby cultural event center, Carreau du Temple, surrounded by a number of Paris’ trendiest cafés and clandestine cocktail bars.
- All of Central Paris
- Antique Markets
- Beaubourg/ Pompidou Center
- Bike rentals
- Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
- Food and Produce Markets
- Gym & Pool nearby
- Hôtel de Ville
- Le Marais
- Opera Bastille
- Picasso Museum
- Place des Vosges
- Rue Des Rosiers
- Seine River
- Spa nearby
- Trendy boutiques, cafes & restaurants
Thank you so much for having us in this amazing apartment. We enjoyed our stay very much and would like to come back soon! We felt very much at home!
This is a great location, and a wonderful house, too. We spent five nights here, making our trip full of wonderful memories.
We loved our stay in the apartment. It's so lovely and so well located in a beautiful neighborhood. Thank you for your hospitality, and Florence was terrific too. Merci!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay while we were in the Marais Clasique property. The apartment was located close to wonderful cafes, restaurants, Musee Picasso, shops, the metro, boulangeries and everything we needed. Our greeter, Florence, ensured we were picked up from the airport by the driver she arranged and oriented us to the apartment. She also gave wonderful recommendations to help guide us regarding tourist attractions, the metro, train travel and the local neighborhood. The apartment was in good order and as questions can up, Florence provided prompt replies to my emails. We wish our entire trip in France was so well supported as was made possible by your Haven-in-Paris team. Thank you for your part in making our first trip to Paris memorable. I would not hesitate to use your resources again.
Everything really was wonderful. The apartment was perfect for us - cleanliness was excellent, amenities were excellent, and the woman who greeted us was excellent. She was very helpful, friendly and was very punctual and accommodating. Really - there isn't one thing we would change. I hope this is helpful! We will definitely be using Haven in Paris again!!!
We loved the Marais apartment - the location was fantastic. The house was lovely and well equipped. Evelyn our greeter was delightful and helpful. Thank you for making our Paris experience memorable!!
The apartment was better than pictured, and much bigger than I anticipated. Our greater gave us a quick tour of the space, gave me instruction on the washer/dryer and showed us where everything was located in the apartment. She also confirmed a taxi for our departure day and offered directions for the best places to eat, shop, and metro stations. The guide book is most helpful and I recommend reading it; however it could be updated in the restaurant section. If you are traveling with a family the Marais is the perfect location. The bike rental is only a block away and the metro is about a 7 minute walk. Great food and markets and anything else you may need is within walking distance. Bus stop is 100 yards and the bus is really easy. Get the Paris Pass! Water pressure in the shower is excellent and as a family of four we only needed to wait a few minutes between showers for the water tank to get super hot again. Kitchen is well stocked and dining area is wonderful. Beds are HARD! Be careful as the area rugs have rug pads that are less than adequate especially in the small bathroom under the stairs and one of the bedrooms. Warning: This apartment is only air-conditioned in the common areas. The bedrooms are very hot if you do not open the windows and use the fans BUT at night it is incredibly noisy and does not quite down until well after 1:00AM. I do highly recommend the apartment but be warned about the lack of AC in the bedrooms if you want to sleep. We were so exhausted most nights from site seeing and late dinners that falling asleep was easy - staying asleep was not so easy. Lastly, I found the 50 euro fee to the greater for early checkout unreasonable as most flights back to the USA would require you to leave early. Note from HiP: Thank you so much for your candid thoughts, Dianne. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your comments on the need for better rug grips and we will look into this right away. I am sorry to hear that you found the beds to be hard. We will be looking into this as well. The flat can get warm during the summer months and with the windows open in the evenings it is possible to hear the street noise below. We do have a note about this possibility included in the full apartment description as well. As to the fee for the early check-out, we are sorry to hear that you found it unreasonable. We do try to be upfront about it in our rental terms and as before 8 AM and after 9 PM are outside of regular business hours we do feel our greeters should be compensated for their time. However we truly do appreciate your thoughts on this policy.
This has been a wonderful apartment. We have felt very much at home from the start. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. The experiences in the Marais area - shopping, dining, and general ambiance, were great. We will be back one day!
Everything was extremely well done. The apartment was beautiful and impeccably clean and modern. Our greeter was punctual and extremely personable and helpful. We also used 2 drivers who assisted us completely. They were very friendly, courteous and punctual. You should be extremely proud of your program and staff - "FIRST RATE" and 5 stars!! We will use you again for all of our trips and I have already passed on your information to friends of ours. Thank you so much for making our visit so memorable and pleasant.
We had an amazing 7 days in this beautiful Marais apartment. The accommodations were better than expected and we loved the neighborhood. This was our first trip to Paris with our two children ages 10 & 13 and our Nana. Thank you for everything!
We had a wonderful time in this beautiful apartment. Parents and children - 5, 12, & 14. Location superb - part of the Marais, but not in the middle. Lots of fantastic food from the streets nearby. Thank you to the owners for providing such a lovely apartment and thank you to Jeanne for a warm welcome.
The apartment was better than expected. So beautiful and calming and really a haven for 4 women sharing the flat for a 9 day Paris retreat. Jeanne, our greeter, was lovely and thorough with details. There was some construction going on in the flat next to ours and that was annoying at 8AM with hammers hammering, but no one could control that. I wish the apartment had a printer, but the free calls the US, the computer and the WiFI made it all wonderful to stay connected to our families stateside.
The apartment was very comfortable and there was plenty of room for six adults. The greeter was very helpful and provided good information. The apartment was located close to a Metro entrance and it was easy for us to map out our travel around the city to all of the major sites we planned to visit. We walked to local restaurants, small grocery stories and a market. We were able to purchase breakfast food so we used the kitchen and dining room often before leaving for full days out and about the streets of Paris. The kitchen was well equipped. We did though find the appliances (dishwasher, dryer, and washing machine) a little big of a challenge until we figured them out. We used the Haven in Paris recommended Drivers for airport, train pick up and delivery to the apartment as well as getting us to pick up points for day trips outside of Paris. The drivers were always prompt and very helpful. Our only issue with the apartment was the street noise. In a way it gave you a real feel for living in a Paris neighborhood but we found sleeping difficult. I would though recommend the apartment for early spring and fall when it is cool and the windows can be closed. Note from HiP: We're sorry to hear you had trouble sleeping in the apartment! The living room, dining area and two of the three bedrooms of this apartment overlook a relatively busy street, and as a result you can, oftentimes, hear noise from the street. The third bedroom overlooks a courtyard and tends to be a bit quieter. Thank you for letting us know about your experience!
The Marais Luxe property was very clean. We had no problems with our accommodations. The pick up service at the airport was very much appreciated, and our driver Laurent was courteous and efficient. Loved him. Our greeter, Roger, was filling in for Jeanne. He was very accommodating. The Apartment Guidebook was very thorough and useful. Our teenage daughters had no complaints (which in this day and time can be refreshing). We found that the central location of the apartment was perfect for us: Our options of walking, using a taxi or the Metro were as expected. All in all, my family was very happy with the experience.
This property was exactly as described and perfectly located for our needs. The greeter was there waiting for us when we arrived with fresh flowers, croissants and a bottle of wine. Our party of eight fit nicely and we appreciated being able to have a sitdown dinner each night. I would definitely recommend Haven in Paris and this particular apartment.
Stunning apartment - even nicer and more spacious than the photos. Things I loved: gorgeously comfy beds, lovely bed linen, great water pressure in the showers, beautiful dining room to enjoy home cooked meals, well equipped kitchen, strong WiFi signal, Mac Book was super useful, as we're washer and dryer. Will definitely return and highly recommend - very French, very classy and very comfortable. So much better value than hotel rooms and much nicer to enjoy spending time together as a family/group. Highly recommend l'Intention restaurant across the street - tiny menu of exquisite food. Bastille food markets on Sunday were just fabulous too.
As a frequent visitor to Paris, I knew the location I wanted when we planned a girl's week of museums, shopping and dining. Once again we chose Haven in Paris because the properties are well documented, mapped and photographed on the website and more importantly, they are always as represented when you arrive. The Marais Luxe did not disappoint. The staff in the office and the greeter in Paris were, as usual, helpful and thoughtful. The apartment was immaculate. The beds were relatively comfortable and the linens luxurious. The dining room and living room were graciously decorated and cozy, the kitchen well equipped. The proximity to the Bus and Metro was very convenient. We will be back!
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Marais Luxe appartment and would recommend it. Very clean and spacious. Took advantage of the free wifi and telephone. Easy reservation process and great service from our greeter, Roger. We suggest you try the restaurant l'Intentionel, located right across the door from the appartment. Amazing shower! Street is quite noisy. However, the bedroom located in the back is very quiet.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Marais property. The apartment was absolutely perfect for our needs: it was clean, bright and comfortable. The sheets and towels were clean and smelled fresh. Thank you again. We had a wonderful stay in the Marais.
We loved our week in Paris. We owe you, Haven in Paris, a million thank you notes for all that you have done for us. You are great to work with; it has been a real pleasure to work with such smart, friendly, and extremely professional experts. The apartment was so enjoyable in every way; Jeanne and Sasha are first class in their respective fields. The flat was excellent. It was clean, very functional, very easy to use and enjoy. It was spacious and comfortable. The location is excellent. The apartment was very well decorated and had everything we needed. The greeter Jeanne had purchased everything that we asked for in the way of light goodies and we were very happy. Sasha then arrived and gave us a tour of the neighborhood in the most enjoyable (in the rain) and in the most professional and friendly manner possible for meeting for the first. Additionally, about the professional guides: Our professional tour guide were truly excellent---Sasha is superb---she did a really excellent job arranging our trip and I have told her that as well as given her a run down on each of the tour guides. The guides made a huge difference for us and we truly appreciated them as well as all that Sasha did for us. It is hard to imagine any one better---- we give all of them in Paris a 10+ out of 10--Kim, Marie, Alisa--all wonderful. I cannot say enough about all four guides--each excellent in their own way!
Thanks for yet another great stay. Loved the apartment and Jeanne is a delightful person. We'll be back again soon!
We did have a wonderful stay. Staying in an apartment gave us the very welcome feeling of being part of the neighborhood, more so than a hotel stay could ever have. Jeanne was great. Helpful, gave good directions and recommendations regarding eating and shopping in the neighborhood. She picked up a few grocery items--tasty too!-- to have in the fridge for hungry teens just arriving from the airport. David and Laurent were prompt, friendly, helpful, accommodating with our pick up and drop off at the airport. The apartment looked great. It was quite clean and orderly. The sheets and towels even smelled clean and fresh. The beds were comfy. Thanks again for making our stay lovely!
The Marais Luxe apartment was absolutely perfect for our needs. It was clean, bright and welcoming. The only slight negative which didn't really bother me was the noise from the street. The apartment is on a somewhat busy thoroughfare so we could definitely hear the cars whizing by from our bedroom at night. Our greeter, Evelyne, was absolutely lovely and was there for our arrival and departure from the apartment. Thank you so much, we had a wonderful 5 days in Paris!
We enjoyed the flat immensely! Jeanne, our greeter was an absolute delight. Most helpful and agreeable. Excellent follow up! The cleaning services were quite good.
I shared the Marais Luxe property with 2 girlfriends and my adult daughter. From the moment we were shown in by our host Jeanne, we fell in love with the place. The location made enchanting views framed by our apartment windows. At night, the street lamps made it feel like we were transported in time. Don't miss the dining experience at L'intention. After our first lunch there we returned 3 times for dinner, even with knowledge of the numerous dining options in Paris. The whole area surrounding the apartment makes this one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the City. It was easy to pretend that we actually lived in Paris. I highly recommend this apartment.
Our party of eight (including one child of seven) stayed at the Marais Luxe in late August 2011 during a period of warm (mid 20s) and mostly sunny weather. We were made most welcome by our host and immediately felt very much at home in the apartment. We had to use the sofa bed in the lounge for one adult and the child and this worked fine. All beds were clean and comfortable. The only air conditioning unit was in the lounge and it struggled to cope. Fans were provided in every bedroom. We managed comfortably by opening the large windows to allow fresh air to circulate and were not troubled at all by any insects or moths. There is some minor street noise, but it was all part of the great experience of spending time in the apartment. The apartment is comfortable and well appointed and has all the appliances and entertainment devices we would expect. We would stay again and note that the apartment would be an even better experience for a party of six.
We had a wonderful stay at the HIP property - everything was above our expectations and perfect for our first trip to Paris with small children. Will absolutely stay there again on future trips. A note that should be included: the FABULOUS babysitter that we hired through HIP recommendations. I was a little nervous about leaving our kids with someone I hadn't met before, but having the recommendation come through HIP made me feel at ease. And as soon as I met our sitter, I was totally comfortable. She was fantastic, responsible and very comfortable to be around. She took care of our little ones when we went out for dinner and they were still talking about her the next day. A great service to two tired parents who wanted to explore Paris!
It was our first trip to Paris and the apartment was lovely, exceptionally clean and located in an ideal position in The Marais. Jeanne, our greeter was nice and very informative and to be met with a bottle of wine and flowers was a lovely touch. The provision of coffee, tea and other things such as tissues and makeup wipes in the bathrooms was especially nice. Andy Waters met us at the airport and returned us back there at the end of our holiday and was absolutely superb. He made our trip effortless. I would definitely recommend HiP to anyone. They have been totally professional and answered any questions we had with ease and speed. Thank you for a lovely time in Paris.
All I can say is wow! Everything is just wonderful so far. The apartment has every detail one could need and so tastefully done. The neighborhood is wonderful with all the great shops. Even the transfer was wonderful. We had such an enjoyable stay at the Marais Luxe Property. 1) The flat was perfect with everything an "American" could need or want. 2). The location could not have been better as we felt like true locals and it was such a treat to be around all the markets, shops and restaurants that were not "touristy," and truly wonderful. 3). The flat was very clean and I loved all the wonderful items that were available to us for our stay. 4). Your recommendations were great. Your transportation was wonderful (taxi) To and from the airport. Professional, kind an efficient. Especially Michael. 5). Jeanne (the greeter) did show us around the apartment, and was fine. We only called once, and she was there to answer our calls. 6). It was great that the apt came with soap, washing liquid, paper towels, etc and a computer. These are all things that REALLY made it that much easier to really relax. 7). I loved how HIP was always there if I needed anything and that you all were so professional and helpful. I really felt that if I needed anything you had the answers. Very organized and very well connected. You made sure that your vendors, recommendations, and restaurants were all top notch. That took a lot of stress away from me, so I could have a wonderful vacation.
Everything was perfect! We can't wait to stay there again!
We had a very good stay. Our greeter was already in the apartment when we arrived, with flowers and snacks. She was efficient in giving us a rundown of the apartment. The apartment was as lovely as ever (I think we've stayed in that apartment 4 times now). Everything was in good repair. We had a great time.
Thank you for a wonderful apartment to celebrate Christmas in Paris. Jeanne was so welcoming and informative and we really appreciated the flowers and wine (which was superb). The attention to detail has made our stay complete. We will return!
Our stay at the Marais Luxe apartment couldn't have been better. We had some beautiful days in Paris with our children celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. The apartment itself is beautiful and the location is perfect, but also the fact that it was clean, that our greeter was very nice and that everything was taken care of when we arrived (heater on, a couple of groceries, ...). For a short term rental the basic needs in the kitchen (oil, salt, coffee, paper towels, dishwasher,....) and bathroom were more than covered. We could only say good things about our stay and we will recommend it to everybody. We will definitely be back.
We loved our stay. I would like to reserve the apartment again for my next visit :)
What can I say, we were thrilled with absolutely every aspect of our stay. The apartment was lovely and had everything we could possibly need. It actually exceeded our expectations! Often you look on the internet at the photos and get to the place and it isn't actually as nice as the photos make it look. We felt it was even better than the pictures! All of the information in the apartment notebooks, books, etc. were very helpful as well. The bottle of wine and the flowers were a lovely touch for weary travelers. The location was perfect for us, close to Metro, close to fantastic shopping (what more could 5 women want), fabulous cafes, a grocery etc. and we felt very safe in our neighborhood as the strike protests were happening all around us. Our greeter Jeanne explained everything in detail and certainly left us knowing we could contact them at any time for anything and I appreciate that she offered to arrange for our taxi to the airport before we left. The quality of cleaning was excellent when we arrived and we truly appreciated the fine bed linens and quality towels (again 5 women can be really picky). There isn't anything I would ask you to improve on and we will all be excellent referrals for this particular apartment and your organization. Thank you again for all that you did to make our trip so fabulous.
We had a great holiday and the apartment lived up to our expectations. The staff were great, and the recommended taxi driver, Andy, was courteous and on time. We will definitely consider HIP again next time we are in the neighborhood.
We really enjoyed our stay in the apartment. It was very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. The location was good for us, nice to be so close to the Metro. Maybe a matter of preference, but we didn't find the restaurant directly across from the apartment door to be that great. The guy running it was very nice and helpful, however, and you can't beat it for convenience! Thanks very much for being an important part of our wonderful family vacation and for all your assistance with logistics.
If every company ran like Haven in Paris, the world would be a better place! Phenomenal communication and service, and the apartment could not have been better! From our initial inquiry, through some rearranging with the volcano crisis, to the time we were met by Evelyne at the door, everything was beyond our expectations (and they are high to begin with). The Marais Luxe partment is spacious, beautiful and has everything you need for a great stay in Paris. Elegantly but comfortably furnished it has all the conveniences of home and you won't want to leave. Our greeter, Evelyne (who we now refer to as "our friend in Paris") was there to meet us with her engaging smile and enthusiasm. Her passion for Paris is contagious and her knowledge of the city and it's history and culture is amazing. If you're unsure about renting an apartment for your stay...DO IT and do it with Haven in Paris!
The apartment was just as the photos showed. We were slightly disappointed with the street which has a lot of construction going on or did when we stayed and the street itself is not the prettiest. That being said, the apartment is charming and spacious and ideally located. It was perfect for our needs. The bedrooms were spacious and the bathrooms were nice and clean. We had some issues with the shower drain-it kept clogging. The kitchen was awesome-big and bright and full of everything we could need. Our only suggestion is that when you say a property is child friendly you should perhaps be more specific about the amenities or take some time to actually make it child friendly. Our 10 month old had a field day with all of the electrical cords and outlets-outlet covers would have been helpful. We spent the entire time trying to stop him from hurting himself. We understand that these apartments are decorated by their owners who don't necessarily have children but maybe in preparation for a family arriving some items could have been put away and safety measures could have been implemented. Maybe us American moms are more uptight then French moms about child proofing our homes! We have already recommended this apartment to friends with a baby and they have booked the apartment for September-we know they will be pleased. Note from HiP: While most of our apartments allow children and have amenities for children such as cribs and highchairs, unfortunately, at this time, none of them are 100% child proof (we wish they were). We ask that parents remain vigilant at all times with their children in our apartments. Please ask us directly if you have specific questions about an apartment in particular.
The reservation process with HIP was very easy. The photographs of each apartment as well as the descriptions were accurate and helpful in the selection process. All of the pre-trip documentation made our planning of our trip quite stress free. The apartment itself was all that we wanted it to be; in a great area and had all of the "like home" accommodations that made our stay comfortable and enjoyable (computer, tv, furnishings, appliances etc). Just the right size for us, our daughter and her friends who also visited. The location was central to all the kinds of shopping and meals that we had planned. And we felt much more Parisian by having this as our home base. We walked (and eventually conquered the metro)everywhere... from all points of the Marais to Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysees... the absolute best way to see the sites of Paris. The HIP team, and our greeter were friendly and efficient and we could not have asked for more from them. Our only issue with the trip was with the airlines, due to canceled flights; but we communicated our issues with our greeter and all was understood and when we finally arrived, all was well. Loved: Paul Bert, Merci, Chez Nenesse, Bistrot de la rue de Turenne, Rose Cafe, Marche des Enfants Rouges, Place des Vosges, Tuileries, Marche aux puces, Le Bon Marche Epicerie, shops on Rue de Bretagne ...
Jeanne our greeter was excellent and always helpful. The cleaning staff was adequate.
Thank you for a fantastic stay in a beautiful apartment. Your professionalism, hospitality was of course excellent.
Marais Luxe is my dream Paris apt. We have stayed there twice, and have recommended HIP to a few friends already. I am high maintenance, and I have to say, that even I love everything about the apt!
Had a great time in this wonderful apartment, took the metro everywhere, to many museums and also Versailles. Had dinners near "Place des Vosges" to which we walked, of course. Also ate some dinners at the apartment - having the grocery store so close. Beautiful kitchen and dining room. Also were really glad to have the internet connection for our personal computer as well as your computer, and were very glad to have the phone service to the USA. Also wonderful reception on the TV. All in all, a beautiful apartment, ambiance of the old but with modern conveniences. We liked very much always seeing the church across the street out the windows. Perhaps that's what inspired us to attend a service at the American Cathedral on Georges V Avenue Sunday morning, since we like churches!
This past spring, we shocked a few maitre’ds when we asked for a table for seven—two parents, four children, and one grandfather to be specific. We started in Paris, which can be a challenge with a big group. If you’ve been to Paris, you know hotel accommodations are very small and very expensive. Finding multiple connecting rooms simply wasn’t an option for us. The good news is you can rent a three bedroom apartment in Paris, within walking distance of the sights, for a week or even a few days. While most are rented by the week, we’ve found owners are willing to rent for less than a week, particularly in shoulder or off-seasons (which is the best time to go anyway. No crowds.). I checked my usual site, VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner), as well as some others, and found reasonable rates (more about finding rental vacation homes in Europe). For this trip though, I discovered some real gems. Haven in Paris is a US-based rental agency offering stunning apartments throughout the city of lights. (They also offer rentals in Tuscany and Provence.) You work with US contacts to make arrangements and benefit from a locally-based team upon arrival. The service was outstanding, but the apartment was phenomenal. We rented the Roi Dore, a 3-bedroom right in the center of it all. With antique-style furniture, luxury linens, and billowing draperies, we felt like kings, or princes and princesses as it were. Even our 3-, 7-, 10-, and 13-year olds were impressed. With a big group, separate spaces were essential. After dinner, the grown-ups retired to the living room with seating for everyone. When the kids were pesky, we sent them off to their bedrooms while we enjoyed an extra glass of French wine and an American DVD. Feeding seven people in Paris can break the bank. So imagine the benefits of a fully appointed kitchen with modern appliances and a separate dining area for 8. Each morning I walked to the bakery on the corner, picked up some baguette and croissants and brought it home to start our day like the locals. To see the entire review: http://cdbfreelance.com/blog/2009/09/11/europe-with-a-group-the-independent-traveler-way/
We returned to the states last night. The apartment was perfect, just as advertised, in a perfect spot. The greeter was great, the facilities in the apartment were just what we needed, down to the pots and pans. Will look you up again for our next trip.
The Greeter was there to meet us (a few minutes late, but very apologetically so) and was very thorough in showing us around the apartment and talking about the neighborhood. She even offered to make a run to the store for me for milk for my baby which was very considerate and kind. The apartment was lovely and very clean except for some dusty floors which when I commented she had cleaned as soon as possible. ! Everything was there that you could ever need.....even a computer with internet access! great neighborhood and lovely apartment. I hope to return soon!
Thank you for the beautiful accommodations ! We enjoyed our stay and look forward to coming back! Your kindness is appreciated as is the lovely home you opened to us! See you next time.
For a first visit to Paris for Tom and me, second for Mark and Jerri, this apartment was perfect: It is lovely, had everything we needed, and was a great location for our walks, our shopping and our eating. We prepared several lovely dinners and enjoyed them with the sounds of Paris below. Thank you so much.
What a wonderful experience. Staying in your lovely apartment put us in the real Paris we had hoped for, closer to the everyday life and people. Can't say we filled every hour with the tour approach, rather we walked almost everywhere. The location was ideal for that and wemarveled at Paris. The public transit system we found just two blocks away when longer distances were required. We concluded that the big sites would always be there, and that a chance to meet and talk with the locals should not be missed. Neither of us is anywhere near fluency in French - we now know the the word for butter is "beurre" and we loved using "merci" at every opportunity - but it was never a problem, people were that kind and helpful. Again, a wonderful experience, aided greatly by making this house the place we hung our hats.
We had a fabulous time all around. The apartment was lovely and well-equipped and our greeter was welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. I can't think of anything that was really missing or needed. I look forward to coming back in December.
What a wonderful appartment. 3 children, 3 grandparents, and 2 parents all had a great time. Loved the markets and our favorite square for dinners (place St Catherine). A bit warm - thankful for te AC! Fabulous location and beautifully appointed. Thank you for a memorable week.
We had a marvelous week enjoying Paris and this beautiful apartment! We went on several Paris walks incuding the Chocolate Walk which we highly recommend (note; Context Travel). Chez Cham was an excellent spot for dinner one evening. A memorable trip!
We had a marvelous week enjoying Paris and this beautiful apartment! We went on several Paris walks including the "chocolate tour" which we highly recommend. "Chez Cham" just across the steet was an excellent spot for dinner one evening. A memoral trip!
We are back from our trip and I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how much we enjoyed it and having just the right place certainly contributed to that. Jeanne, our greeter, was amazing. She is a jewel and you are very fortunate to have her. She really acquainted us with the apartment and its appliances and when that was accomplished really took the time to tell us about the area. There is no doubt in my mind that we would not rent from anyone but you in the future and that we would specifically request properties that Jeanne is affiliated with. What a pleasant experience. As to the apartment, it was in very good condition, with some nice surprises... The kitchen is big the appliances modern, and in good working condition. Lots of extra sheets, and towels and pillows and blankets. Great security. The free calls were terrific as was the use of the laptop. Thanks so much for the memories.
The apartment was very well equipped. It had everything you can imagine from umbrellas to an Apple laptop with internet connection. The view is beautiful; right across from a church. It's a very safe neighborhood with many beautiful shops and art galleries. The noise from the street and bells from the church takes some getting used to. We live in Dallas so we're not used to the big city noise. Our greeter, Jeanne, was always available and helpful. It was a wonderful stay. We would definitely recommend Haven in Paris to our friends and family.
HIP was extremely efficient and responsive and always available. The experience in the Marais was fantastic, especially the proximity to the Place des Vosges. The apartment had everything we could possibly need, and was perfect for our family of four adults and one 2 year old. It was equipped with all the utensils and other necessities that one could ask for, exactly as it had been described on the internet. We bought nothing ourselves but some milk, cheese and fruit over the course of the week. It was extremely clean and the bathrooms were very modern and the water pressure was excellent. As I was the one who reserved the apartment, I received frequent emails on my Blackberry from Haven in Paris asking if everything was ok, and offering help if needed. We were thrilled with the experience and learned that a hotel is not the best answer for a family, but to have a living room and a place to munch on bread and cheese and fruit was the best!
Haven in Paris was an outstanding find. We recently returned from a stay at the Marais Luxe apartment in Paris. David picked us up at the airport in his Mercedes, was utterly charming and efficiently handled our luggage as well as transporting us. Using a car service after a transatlantic flight is definitely to be recommended. The apartment more than met our hopes and expectations. The renovation/restoration had been done with great care and obviously no expense was spared. All of the appliances were top of the line as were the cabinets in the kitchen. The bathrooms were extremely well done and more than serviceable. But my favorite was that my chronic allergies went en vacances probably because the apartment was spotless. Jeanne met us accompanied by a young man who went over the use of the computer with us. She efficiently went over the details of the apartment. In short, we lacked for nothing and were very, very comfortable. It was an experience not to be missed.
We loved the apartment. It was incredibly well equipped. The location was terrific with easy access to subways, restaurants, shops, etc. Everything was so clean. We loved having the internet access and the TV. The woman who greeted us was wonderful. She explained how to work everything and showed us where the manuals for the appliances were. We had to call her once when we couldn't figure out how to turn off the stove and she told us what to do. You helped set up a transfer to and from the airport with David and he was great. So helpful and we were really glad not to be on the subway with our luggage after the long flight. All in all we couldn't have been more pleased. We will certainly use your services again and recommend you to everyone we know.
I travel extensively and always try to temper my expectations because I am so often disappointed... that wasn't the case this time. From our first contact Haven in Paris was perfect. The apartment was everything that it said it would be and very nicely outfitted. The street view out the windows looked like a stage set it was so beautiful. The great staff couldn't have been better. Overall my Haven in Paris experience was wonderful and we will be repeat customers.
Oh my goodness, j’aime Paris ! Love shopping for artichauts, gigot, teeny pommes de terre on the rue de Bretagne, love Café des Musées and restaurant Janou for dinner. The apartment is lovely, the kitchen well equipped and the beds comfortable. This is a great neighborhood, very convenient and everyone has been so kind and helpful. We have loved our stay here. MERCI A BIENTOT The Fernies
Siamo stati in 'Marais Luxe' nel gennaio del 2009. Eravamo in sei, quattro adulti e due bambini e ci siamo trovati molto comodi, sia per quello che riguarda gli spazi che per le forniture della casa, dove abbiamo cenato tutte le sere. Abbiamo passato degli splendidi giorni parigini, girando per mostre e negozi. L'appartemento e' situato molto bene, nei pressi dei mezzi di trasporto e vicino a negozi di alimentari di ogni tipo. La zona e' tipicamente parigina, nei pressi della pittoresca piazza dei Volsgi. Vivere a parigi in una situazione cosi' confortevole e' stato molto divertente per tutti noi, grandi e piccini. Un caro saluto. Sergio Valzania
Grazie! We also have some beautiful days in Paris. The house is very comfortable and in a nice French style. We all hope to be able to be here again. Thanks again and arivederci.
Working with Haven in Paris was a delight. My emails were always answered promptly, the staff was helpful and courteous and instructions and paperwork thorough. Jeanne, our greeter, welcomed us on Christmas Eve and had done some shopping as requested so we would have supplies over the holidays. She explained everything and answered any questions we might have had. Our trip was fabulous. It was cold in Paris but the sun came out every day while were there. the Marais Luxe apartment was well situated in the Marais and the view to the church across the street gave a wonderful Christmas feel to our stay. We appreciated the holiday flowers and arrangement. There was easy access to the metro, restaurants and boulangeries. Seven of us nestled into our comfy beds after hours of walking and exploring Paris. Wifi and the computer were a necessity as some family members had some work to attend to. The iPod station filled Roi Dore with Christmas music we had brought along. The bath towels were luxurious and abundant and nicely heated on the towel racks. A washer and dryer and dish washer were very handy to have. Our jeans all seemed to fit much tighter after a few days and we figured it was all those pastries in the morning but realized that things must have shrunk in the dryer...maybe we did not read the directions properly? And, we did have to stagger showers as everyone wanted to use the main bathroom with the shower stall instead of the bathroom with the tub, but that did not seem to be a problem. Everything else, except the shower door which had been replaced but incorrectly and Jeanne had notified us about that, was great. A nice, roaring fire in a fireplace was all that was missing.
Merci for sharing this lovely apartment. We had a fantastic stay in Paris. We love the city! A great way to start the holidays. Merci for letting us use this apartment, its beautiful, it is a wonderful city. (Erin age 8) Cannot believe 2 weeks have passed! This is a beautiful apartment and area of Paris. We have enjoyed the neighborhood and friendly neighbors. We will be back! Harry & Pat Gallagher and family Merci Beaucoup, très bien ! We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. Very comfortable, warm and charming. Our families truly had a wonderful time here and we miss the parisians and the way of life here. We will take home lots of memories of our Paris trip. Thank you. Terrence & Anne Eris Gallagher
We found this flat in the Marais to be lovely. The host was lovely. The apartment is lovely and clean, not cluttered like many rentals, and very well-equipped. We really enjoyed the neighborhood and I will certainly use this property for future clients. I think great for independent families.
The property was perfect for my mother-daughter trip. I loved staying in the Marais and Jeanne was very helpful - especially making reservations at restaurants. it is a minor thing, but to improve the experience, i would suggest more information as to bus routes (not just subways) and a better/larger map of the neighborhood. all in all, a great experience and one that i would highly recommend.
Thank you very much for accommodating our group of eight persons (six adults and two children) for two weeks November 20 through December 2, 2008. The apartment was more than adequate for our needs. If we ever return with a group again, we certainly would like to stay here again. We love the Marais area of Paris because it is full of wonderful restaurants, cafes, shops, bakeries and grocery markets.The Metro was close at hand ,and we used it every day. We walked the area everyday also. We loved and walked to the City Hall, The Rue Rivoli, Notre Dame, The Latin Quarter and so on. We cooked dinner at the apartment several nights and enjoyed chocolate croissants every day for breakfast. Also loved the frites! Thank you for the beautiful TV (it helped our French) and the Internet connection. We saw Bruce Willis at the Deux Maggots with all the paparazzi and later were able to see ourselves in the background of the paparazzi pictures on the internet. That really impressed our 10 year old granddaughter. Can you tell we liked the place? Hopefully we may return there someday.
We had a blast. Your place is really nice and the location was perfect. Your management company (Haven in Paris) was excellent. We had some questions and they were helpful and responsive. It was nice to have space since there were 4 of us. Having a kitchen and washer/dryer was a real treat. The only weak point was the traffic noise but that is Paris!
Regarding the apartment the size of the apartment is great and it was in a immaculate condition. The kitchen was well equipped and all appliances were functional. The laptop and flat panel TV were very nice additions. The books about Paris were very handy. The greeter was very nice, knowledgeable and helpful.
The apartment was very clean and offered every convenience needed. Service was friendly and professional. We stayed in the apartment as a group of six, for which the space was very adequate.
We arrived after the others so did not meet the greeter, but I understand that she was most helpful. I did talk to her once by phone concerning the washing machine and she was able to answer my question quickly and effectively. The apartment was ideal for our group of seven. The arrangement of the apartment was just fine with plenty of room for all of us, in spite of the fact that one had to use the hide-a-bed in the living room. The kitchen was well equiped--the only suggestion would be to add a cheese cutter and a knife sharpener. The baths were fine as long as we staggered our showers. The only correction we would suggest is the shower. It would be helpful if the door could be altered so that it opens the other way. Also, a shelf in the shower would be welcome so that shampoo and shower gel could be stored at a reasonable height to eliminate constant bending over. The location was very good for us. With a metro station only 3 blocks away, we could access the city easily. Overall, the apartment experience was excellent.
What a trip! We were a family of eight(three generations). We found the apartment to be quite charming. It was truly a home away from home. Loved the location. Felt as if we were living as true Parisians in an authentic neighborhood rather than as tourists. Quite convenient. Enjoyed getting on the bus right at our doorstep and being in the center of Paris in ten minutes.
What a wonderful apartment and location. Well-furnished and maintained, terrific neighborhood. Three couples shared with no space issues. Would do it again. Thanks.
The ladies at HIP are wonderful. The process to rent was very easy, and coming from the US, it was very easy to pay in US$s. We went as a family of 7 women and made memories to last a lifetime. Without the beautiful and centrally located apartment (close walk to many metros) we would not have been able to see and do as much as we did in just 5 days. We are already talking about our trip next year to Ireland (hint, hint...you need another rental) and hope we get as lucky with our accommodations. We could not have asked for a more comfortably furnished apartment. The Marais area is lively with plenty to do right in the Republique square. Grocery, pastries, coffee all within a block. While we were visiting there was a "peaceful riot" that took place all day right out our windows. We had a lot of fun watching it unfold. The only trouble we had was with the washing machine/dryer combo taking several hours per load, but since a new separate dryer is being installed it will be much easier for others to wash and dry more quickly. Thank you ladies and good luck. We look forward to renting from you again!
What a great time. We loved the apartment and the Marais area. It was fun to believe, that for a week, we were Parisians. Our hope is to someday return again. Many thanks.
Wanted you to know the apartment was wonderful. Everyone connected with your rental was wonderful. The girl greeting us was very helpful. We are thinking of Tuscany next spring. Thanks again for letting us visit your Marais Luxe property.
Thanks so much for everything during our staying in Paris, the apartment is just fabulous and the location couldn't be better. We enjoyed spending Christmas and New Years Eve and I hope in the future we will go again.
We had a wonderful time in the Marais Luxe apartment. The apartment is in an excellent position, close to Metro's, galleries, supermarkets, speciality food shops etc. As we had 5 adults I was concerned about space when I booked, we found the apartment was more than large enough for all of us. In fact it was far larger than I had hoped. Our greeter was Anne. She was there on our arrival and explained everything to us. We had a slight problem with incoming phone calls and contacted her, she was over to solve the problem for us that afternoon. She was wonderful. It was a very pleasant surprise to have fresh flowers in the apartment and a bottle of wine. The apartment was very clean and the decor excellent. I will certainly use this apartment when we come back to Paris and will recommend your Company to our friends.
The apartment was wonderful. We loved staying here, everything was good and we would love to come stay again. Thank you.
A Haven in Paris was just what we got. From the moment I saw the apartment I knew that it would be perfect for our week in Paris. As our first trip to Paris we could not have asked for more. Kyra (our greeter) was a dream come true for all of our questions, and we truly felt like we made a friend. The apartment is simply amazing and everything was thought out well. We could not have asked for any thing more.
The Marais Luxe apartment is in a wonderful neighborhood -- near the Musee Picasso and other attractions of the Marais. It's close to transportation and shopping but is very quiet in the evening. The apartment is very comfortable and beautifully decorated, with spacious and well-equipped bathrooms. We didn't cook a great deal, but it was wonderful to have everything we needed for breakfasts at home. A vey special place!
I was recently in Paris for 10+/- days for business and vacation and decided to stay in an apartment instead of a hotel. I was very pleased with the Marais Luxe apartment and Haven in Paris. The apartment is in a great location - close to shopping, restaurants and many famous landmarks of Paris. I was also pleased with the level of comfort and amenities in the apartment which were much nicer than any 4 or 5 star hotel. The staff at Haven in Paris is also fantastic. I highly recommend Haven in Paris!
My family (my brother and his wife, my 80 year old parents, my husband and me) had a fantastic stay at the Marais Luxe apartment. The apartment is very well appointed, with very comfortable (firm) beds; a kitchen that was well equipped; and a fantastic view of the Church across the street. We found the location to be superb with easy access to the metro, grocery stores, bakeries, and great shopping and dining nearby. Anne met us upon arrival and showed us how everything worked in the kitchen (the appliances are great) as well as the rest of the apartment. Haven in Paris has great little touches that make the stay more enjoyable - umbrellas by the door, flowers in the bathroom, extra towels, hairdryers, and wonderful sheets with down comforters.The Mac computer was a great amenity as well as the free calls to the United States.
We agree with all the Hesaltine's said and would recommend the apartment to anyone who wants a great location in the Marais.
Your apartment provides a unique and comfortable way to enjoy Paris! It's a great (central) location to walk around the neighborhoods, as well as being close to the Metro. Thank you for creating such a well equipped apartment. It really worked out well for 6 adults. We were in Paris for our nephew's wedding this past weekend-he also lives in the Marais disctrict, which made it easy for visiting and convenient for everyone. We would definitely recommend your apartment to friends in the future. Anne, our greeter, was very helpful, friendly and professional - 1st class! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
We loved the Marais Luxe apartment and we had a great stay in Paris. We Loved the apartment. The first thing you notice when opening the door is how light and open it feels. While only two floors up it does not feel hemmed in. Sun and light come in from every window. It is also bigger than we imagined, has a brilliant kitchen which is both well equipped and well stocked. The apartment feels generous in its furnishings, appliances and equipment. It is also a great location in the Marais with some very interesting galleries, shops and restaurants all within an easy walk. Kyra who met us was great. She was efficient, answered all our questions and we found the whole experience really professional.
I was recently in Paris for 10+/- days for business and vacation and decided to stay in an apartment instead of a hotel. I was very pleased with the Marais Luxe apartment and Haven in Paris. The apartment is in a great location - close to shopping, restaurants and many famous landmarks of Paris. I was also pleased with the level of comfort and amenities in the apartment which were much nicer than any 4 or 5 star hotel. The staff at Haven in Paris is also fantastic. I highly recommend Haven in Paris!
My companions and I enjoyed our week at the Marais Luxe apartment. We were greeted by Kyra who made us feel very welcome, showed us what we needed to know about the apartment (she even had us each try the key in the apartment door lock!), and gave us tips about our neighborhood. We visited her favorite restaurant and it was the best dining experience we had in Paris. She's a bright, engaging, young woman and is an asset to your company. We were five people and we found having two bathrooms more a necessity than a luxury. One of the best perks of the apartment was the unlimited free long-distance calling on the telephone. We all made great use of this - it was fun to talk with our family at home and not feel constrained by the thought of a whopping long-distance bill. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed being able to make coffee and tea in the morning and snacks or a light supper in the evening. Thanks for having tea and coffee on hand for us. The apartment was clean and nicely appointed. We loved the timbered ceiling, the huge windows we could open to the street, and the view of the church across the street. The Marais is a splendid area in which to stay in Paris - so much in your own neighborhood and easy walking to many other sights. Thanks again for a very pleasant saty in Paris.
The apartment itself is great in terms of location, furnishings and nice little touches. Evelyne (our greeter) was great and so was Anne who came back from vacation and spoke to us on the phone and helped out by providing a laptop that worked with the wired Internet access. Bottom line, you offer a very good product and we would do this again with you and have already recommended to friends.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful apartment. We found the neighborhood delightful. It was a great stay and your place made us feel at home.
We traveled to Paris at the end of July and decided to stay in an apartment with our two teenage boys as opposed to a hotel. We made a fantastic decision! This apartment was perfect for us. The location in the Marais was great. The apartment was HUGE. It was airy and quiet and the beds were very very comfortable!Just down the street was a grocery store where we bought orange juice and yogurts. The metro was also basically a block and a half away. Evelyne greeted us at our apartment and she happily spent as much time as we needed to explain where things were and how the washer/dryer worked! There are two patisseries close by and the Place des Vosges is just down the street. We would definitely use Haven in Paris for our next trip to France. We couldn't get over how charming the area around the apartment was! There were photo opportunities right outside our door and our windows! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to know more about this apartment!