Loft Like Apartment in central Paris Marais-Montorgueil - sleeps 6


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Contact us directly before you book for more information. We can be reached 24hrs by email or by phone during office hours (CET- Centrl European time). Click "send email" - located in the Manager box that is to the right of this page - third box down. See the blue "Paris Rental Connections” logo. Also be sure to check out our Virtual tour! As good as being inside the flat! (scroll right down the main page in the middle to "Links to more information” this is below the reviews, below the map and under Manager info where our Paris Rental Connections logo is listed). On the edge of the Marais and just next to rue Montorgueil, this spacious apartment is tucked back into the courtyard of a quiet building on a tranquil street in the 2nd Arrondissement. The flat is overlooking zinc roof-tops and sky. The result of this is a virtually silent space, free from the street noise of surrounding Paris. This 60 square metre flat is organized to have 2 separate sleeping areas, making it a 2 bedroom flat. Be sure to scroll down the page and see our 360 degree interactive tour. Past location map and just below Manager Info. The interactive tour feels like you are there already! If you would like to talk to us directly be sure to look up Paris Rental Connections - we are easily found online. Upon entering, the guest enters into an entry lounge, containing two single beds and a wall of cupboards for storing clothing and luggage. This first room is separated from the double living area by a large sliding door - when open, the spaces are joined to make a large, sunny, loft-like space, and when closed, the entry becomes a quiet separate room for reading or sleeping. We can provide a third single fold out bed here too. The double living and dining area runs the length of the apartment and is illuminated by a wall of windows on one side. The first lounge area is furnished with a sofabed that is quick to open and has a very thick mattress, two luxurious Napoleon-style armchairs, and TV, DVD, and wireless high-speed internet. The dining area contains an expandable dining table surrounded by comfortable leather dining chairs, and can seat 10 if the desire for hosting a large dinner party takes hold. There is also another seated area with a large leather sofabed making it comfortable to sit in different parts of the apartment to read or chat. Proceeding through the apartment, the quirky nature of Marais apartments is revealed by a series of doorways and stairs. Many of the apartments in this area are recuperated from several different spaces in very old buildings and thick, crooked walls, myriad steps up and down, and tilting floors are the norm. Back in the main level of the apartment, a step down from the dining area takes you to the kitchen. It is fully equipped with large refrigerator, 4 burner induction range and oven, clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, coffee pot, and more amenities. The corridor, accessed by a step down from the dining area, leads first to a large bathroom with double sink vanity, toilet, and bathtub, and then to the main bedroom. The bedroom contains a queen size (160 cm wide) bed and a chest of drawers, and two bedside tables with lamps for those lazy mornings in bed with the papers and a cup of coffee. LOCATION The Montorgueil district is centered around rue Montorgueil, a primarily pedestrian street which is a 'rue des commercants' - or shopping street par excellence. This street is packed with all of the little shops any Parisian (or visitor) could want - greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers, bakeries (including Stohrer, a bakery and patisserie dating from 1730) flower shops, chocolate shops, wine stores, and even a few gelato shops. The street serves as an artery running from Les Halles park (originally home to the largest central market in Paris but converted in the 1960's to a park and underground shopping mall, complete with cinemas) north to rue Reaumur. Restaurants and cafes abound, as well as the scores of boutiques in the surrounding streets. The area has in recent years become a haven for young designers and this is evident in the small boutiques scattered throughout, but the larger clothing stores still remain as well, centered around rue Etienne Marcel, which runs toward Place des Victoires, a 5 minute walk away. The Louvre museum can easily be reached on foot. An often missed treasure just across the street from the apartment is the Passage des Grands Cerfs, one of Paris's many enclosed passages - glass-roofed passageways lined with shops and boutiques. True to the neighbourhood, this passage contains several funky clothing stores, a restaurant, and a few galleries and furniture stores. Closest metros are Reaumur Sebastopol and Etienne Marcel, line 4 and 3. Keywords: Large 2 bedroom Apartment central Paris Marais

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  1. Catherine7
    While we were researching the option of a vacation rental, we came to rely heavily on the comments of guests who came before us, and dearly hoped that they were true. In the case of the Greneta apartment, they were. Absolutely. We are a family of four, including two adult sons, and stayed for nine days over the New Year and into the first week of January. We were somewhat worried about the sleeping accommodations, since both our boys are tall. We did not have to worry, and even had the option of a rolling mattress in addition to the pull out sofas, which were both of good quality. We also wondered about the general cleanliness and maintenance of the apartment, both of which were also non-issues. The apartment was spotless when we settled in. What a location. In addition to being very quiet (as others have noted before), we never wanted for any amenities from shops to attractions within easy and convenient walking distance. I must mention something about the staff of Home Connections. Between Michelle, Kelly, Alexandra and Jeannie, they were responsive and answered our many questions quickly and completely, and went out of their way to assure our holiday reception was seamless. Probably the biggest question we had on arrival in Paris was 'would everything turn out as it was advertised?' The answer was yes. Dead easy, and exactly as advertised. Thank you, Ladies. One additional point--we booked the Paris Shuttle online for arrival and departure ground transportation. They were waiting for us on arrival as advertised and had us to the apartment within one hour (we are still amazed), and were waiting for us the morning we departed. This was a no-hassle option that we would do again. The vacation rental experience is one we would do again. It is now the only way to go. 23 February 2008 - 19:33:32
  2. Harry3
    My family of five, two adults and three boys, 14, 9, and 4 stayed at Greneta for eight days in late March. The apartment was more than adequate in space and sleeping arrangements for five. I slept better there than I do at home, the apartment is quite secluded and quiet, clean, efficient, and uncluttered. Alexandra was right on time and very helpful, and though I was prepared to speak French Alexandra speaks both English and French. Prior to our arrival every question I had was promptly answered by Michele or one of her associates. We fell in love with the Rue Montorgueil and all of the vendors Boulangers and many pleasant people that we encountered there. I tell people that it was a very un-touristy area where you can get a better sense of how Parisians live. We loved going to the market every day, everyone was so pleasant and polite. Love the French people for their graciousness,etiquette and common civility. The late March weather was very intense which made returning to Rue Greneta even more special. Our children were quite comfortable there and didn't want to leave. We used Elysee Car both to and from the airport, couldn't have been more convenient. 21 April 2008 - 13:46:18
  3. VRBORORG246665
    My family of 4 stayed at Greneta in August 2009 for a week. We had a great time. The welcome was excellent, the flat has more than adequate space and high standard accomodation. . We have two teenagers 19 and 14. Its very convenient to explore Paris and the neighbourhood safe. We walked around the area late at night most nights. We would have no hesitation going back. 17 September 2009 - 10:24:55
  4. My girlfriends and I stayed at Rue Greneta in mid-September and had a wonderful time. The apartment was well appointed,spacious and in the perfect location by the St-Denis/Rue Montorgueil pedestrian walk where you can find fabulous patisseries, boulangeries and restaurants. I would also highly recommend using Elysee car service as well. They were prompt, friendly and efficient. Would definitely use this agency again. 05 October 2009 - 23:55:21
  5. Lennox Morrison
    Step through the massive wooden door onto rue Greneta and within two minutes you can be buying croissants from a white-jacketed counter assistant at a patisserie which began as cakemaker to the French royal family in 1730 (Stohrer on rue Montorgueil).Two minutes later, within the grey Gothic depths of Saint Eustache, a church as large as a cathedral, you can track rare bands of sunlight as they dapple the ancient stone gold and purple.Just thirty seconds more and you can be exploring the passages and courtyards and tall, tight streets which Zola described so minutely that it is a small work of the imagination to summon up the clatter and colour and pungent aromas of the time when the newly opened food markets of Les Halles had just become The Belly of Paris. I could go onits a short stroll to the Centre Pompidou, the Palais Royal, the Seine the neighbourhood has a particularly wide choice of eateries, including welcoming, affordable restaurants serving the kind of food French grandmothers would approve of rue Montorgueil, free from cars, but full of cafes, is the ideal place to people-watch... and this apartment is a wonderfully quiet, comfortable, well equipped and unusually spacious haven from which to discover the heart of the city on foot. Lennox Morrisonp.s. Throughout our two-month stay Michele and her team have looked after us with their usual kindness and attention to detail. 14 May 2007 - 09:18:45
  6. Miles L.
    We are a family of 5 and found the apartment comfortable with amenities we were looking for. The unit is close to a subway station, and right above the ground floor on a quiet street. There is a market area a block away which is a plus. The unit has many windows that can be opened and we found it spacious for us. We very much enjoyed our stay there. 30 August 2016 - 12:25:00
  7. Isabel L.
    The apartment was superb for the needs of our family of four with two adult children. It's centrally located in a lively neighborhood near metro stops, restaurants and shopping. My criteria for choosing a property was location, CLEANLINESS, comfortable beds/linens, spacious updated bathroom and ample living space with decent furniture. This property met all those needs and more with extra amenities...lots of fluffy towels, hairdryers, toiletries, shopping carts, detergent, soaps, kitchen linens, paper products won't lack for anything. The property is in an interior courtyard and away from street noise. The kitchen is small. We only used it for breakfast, snacks and drinks, but it was equipped with all the major cooking utenils. I personally would not want to do any major cooking in it, but a kitchen was not a priority for us. A terrific reasonable priced restaurant we recommend is Les Philosophes also listed in the property handbook provided. Elodie and her staff were very responsive in booking the property and excellent instructions are provided for coordinating your arrival. This was our first time booking abroad with homeaway and we hit the jackpot!!! 11 September 2017 - 19:53:00
  8. Annie
    Wonderfully located spacious apartment, close to everything. Agent very informative when we arrived. Would stay here again when next in Paris. we had a fabulous week !! 05 June 2013 - 09:27:40
  9. Bronwyn H.
    This apartment met all of our expectations. I was travelling with my 3 youngish daughters and a friend. So the two bedrooms worked well for the two adults and the pull outs for my daughters. It is well positioned for cafes and food markets and also getting to the various sites that were within nice walking distance so that you could sightsee and enjoy the atmosphere whilst walking. Shelley the manager was extremely helpful in checking us in and we had no issues so no need to contact her at all during our trip with any issues so this made it very easy. The apartment was clean, easy to keep tidy and had all the amenities that we needed! -- particularly the washing machine!!. It had enough space so on those down times we were not cramped. It was quiet no street noise and in a great district to launch into other areas when needed. A definite recommend and I would stay there again! 01 July 2014 - 15:46:50
  10. Doireann F.
    My husband and I and our 2 young kids and my in-laws stayed here for a week. The apartment was bright, comfortable and well-equipped. There is one bedroom which is very separated from the rest of the apartment. The second "bedroom" is part of the loft-like space. It can be separated off from the rest of the loft-like space by a sliding wall. One thing that some people might not like is that the front door to the apartment is into this second bedroom. But I found it really convenient for slipping out to get croissants while everyone else was sleeping. The bed in this second bedroom is a sofa bed, but it is very comfortable, at least for small people like my husband and me. Our kids slept on a camp bed and pack and play respectively. The sofa in the living room also converts to a bed. The bathroom does not open off any bedroom (good for sharing) and has a bathtub, useful for travelers with little kids. The kitchen is small but well-equipped. We made both lunch and dinner at home almost every day, much more comfortable than eating out with the little ones. The only thing missing for us was a high chair or a nice fat telephone directory to sit the toddler up on. For food shpping there is a very convenient Monoprix on rue Sevastopol, and lots of little specialist shops on rue Montorgueil (open Sunday mornings). Our favorite croissants were at Kayser on rue Montorgueil, which also opens earlier than other bakeries (Patisserie Stohrer was closed for August). The apartment has a washing-machine. As typical in Europe, no dryer, but the drying rack and two fans did the trick, and with little kids, in-house laundry is your friend. The apartment is up 2 flights of twisty stairs, so not good for those with limited mobility. We'd brought a light umbrella stroller which was easily brought up and down. The apartment is very well located. We walked to Notre Dame, the Louvre, Pompidou Center, Marais, etc etc. For the metro, Sevastopol is the closest stop, but Chatelet-les Halles is also very convenient if you want access to RER and other lines. A few more tips for travelers with little kids: We loved the Jardin du Luxembourg (took RER) and the Jardin du Palais Royal (walked) as well as the park in Square du Temple. And surprisingly, the Louvre was a big hit, especially the Egyptian section. For the Eiffel Tower, in high season book online weeks in advance. We didn't, so we'll climb it on our next visit, hopefully soon! 25 August 2014 - 21:36:52
  11. Lanta S.
    We loved our stay at this apartment. It had plenty of space a kitchen with everything we needed, including laundry detergent, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, and toilet paper. We would definitely stay there again. It had plenty of storage space for clothes and suitcases so when we had friends and family over for dinner it seemed like a home. Not just like a place we were staying. After spending the previous week in a hotel in an another city, our family of 2 adults and 2 kids ( 7 and 9 yos) were happy to have the space and the ability to relax and spread out after spending a busy day sight seeing. Like all the other reviews say there are plenty of grocery stores, restaurants of all kinds, bars, cafs, museums, play grounds. Don't miss the Musee d'Art et Metiers which is very close and doesn't have the lines of the larger museums and is probably the closest to the apartment. 10 January 2015 - 01:13:37
  12. D R.
    The apartment is just as the pictures show, however, it wasn't as clean as I'd hoped, the bathroom and kitchen in particular. The toilet was not cleaned and there was quite a bit of mold in the bath/shower. There was a bad smell in the kitchen and bath and it just seemed like both needed some TLC. There is a ton of natural light and the location is good if you want to be among locals. Being close to Montorgueil was great as we ate there most evenings. It is a bit of a hike to the sites, however, the metro is only a couple of blocks away. There are so many great places to stay in Paris, I will try another next time I am afraid. 06 July 2015 - 21:11:15
  13. Alice T.
    I brought a friend and a co-worker to Paris after doing some business in Bourges. We were very pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the agent who spent a lot of time with us to orient us to the apartment and to give us some suggestions for things to see and do in the area. Being on an inner courtyard and on a street with almost zero traffic, the nights were very quiet and it felt very safe. The location near Rue Montorgueil was ideal for shopping as Parisians do for food and wine. The only recommendation I have is provision of shampoo. Otherwise, the apartment was nicely stocked with the essentials. Also, the additional charge of 62 euros for an extra set of sheets for the sofa bed seemed excessive. Otherwise, we were very happy with the place. 15 July 2015 - 10:55:30
  14. Alexandra F.
    Great location for 2nd Arr. Very close to Rue Montorguiel. We found the apartment met our expectations, going by the details provided online. The apartment was very comfortable, spacious and clean. All windows face onto a courtyard, so no traffic noise. Only downside was the washing machine was out of order and we were running low on clean things at the end of our holiday. We quickly overcame our disappointment at not being able to do laundry whilst in Paris. The booking process was very easy and we were given a good recommendation for airport transfer and out of hours key collection. We would stay there again. Thank you. 29 July 2015 - 06:35:37
  15. Diane B.
    We stayed in Paris 9 days, a family of four with two teenage girls. We had an excellent time, and the property at 34 Rue Greneta was a key part of that. We loved the location - there were three metro stations in easy walking distance (less than 5 minute walk). A full size Monoprix was next to the closest metro station, which was very handy. A short walk to Rue Montorgueil with a number of good cafes, a couple of U Express stores, and markets. The flat is up 2 flights of narrow winding stairs. You could probably sleep 8 comfortably, however with only one bathroom, you would need to be good schedulers. The dining table sat 6. Kitchen was perfect for our use as we ate breakfasts in, as well as a causal dinner or two. Washing machine was handy for a couple of mid trip loads (laundry detergent was provided). The building is nice and quiet, and even though there is no a/c, our flat stayed cool even through some hot days. Reservations were easy. We were met at the flat and given a complete walk through. The flat had high speed wifi and a phone for local and international calling. We left the flat pretty much as we found it and were promptly refunded our deposit. We would definitely stay here again, and wouldn't hesitate to rent other properties from the same manager. 16 August 2015 - 00:16:03
  16. Silvia
    Abbiamo trascorso 5 giorni nell'appartamento in 7 (3 adulti, 2 nonne e 2 bambini di 7 e 4 anni). Siamo stati accolti benissimo ed abbiamo trovato l'appartamento in ottimo stato e ben attrezzato. Ogni mattina facevamo colazione con i deliziosi croissants che si possono comprare in varie boulangeries in rue Montorgueil (4-5 minuti a piedi). A piedi si possono raggiungere monumenti e quartieri molto piacevoli e vivibili anche in tarda serata senza alcun problema di sicurezza. La vicinanza con la linea RER (Chatelet) rende l'appartamento fruibile anche da chi voglia raggiungere comodamente l'aeroporto Beauvais (linea diretta fino a Porte Maillot da cui partono i bus per l'aeroporto) ed anche Disneyland, raggiungibile in circa 40 minuti senza cambiare mezzi di trasporto. Torneremo sicuramente! 14 September 2015 - 07:42:14
  17. Penny H.
    My sister and I, along with two teenagers, stayed in the apartment for a week and found it to be perfect. The location is close to the Metro but also walking distance to many attractions. There are shops and restaurants in the area which are convenient. Because of the courtyard setting and as it is on a side street, there is very little noise. The apartment is well appointed and plenty of space for all. Overall, would very much recommend it. 20 June 2016 - 17:42:56
  18. melanie b.
    This is ideally located apartment on a quiet street. We were able to walk everywhere in Paris from here. Great restaurants and food shops nearby. The apartment is clean and comfortably slept the 5 of us (2 adults; three kids under 12). Paul was very helpful in showing us how everything worked. We choose to eat out a lot as we were only there for 4 days so didn't really use the kitchen but it looked well equipped. Would recommend this place to friends and we would use it again. 06 July 2016 - 15:52:37
  19. michael d.
    A lot of living space, and as a long flat, easy enough for multiple people to have their own space. A bit of a bottleneck in the mornings with one (big) bathroom, if privacy is desired. Apartment decor is not special, but it feels authentic. Kitchen and dining room suitable for meals. 29 November 2017 - 16:22:00
  20. Ginette M.
    La localisation de l'appartement est parfaite. Quartier scuritaire, anim, pittoresque de Paris. proximit des bus, RER, mtro. L'appartement comme tel est situ au 2 ime tage, sans ascenceur. Les marches sont assez difficiles d'accs. L'immeuble tait en travaux alors premire impression assez mitigee , nous aurions aim le savoir avant. L'Appartement est prsent comme un 2 chambres ce qui n'est pas le cas. Lorsqu'on entre dans l'appartement, il y a effectivement 2 lits simples et la possibilit de fermer un panneau pour avoir une certaine intimit (pas pour le bruit). Ce qui fait que cette chambre est en fait un passage entre l'entre et le reste de l'appartement. Il y a aussi une autre chambre ferme et isole celle-l. L'appartement est correct mais sans plus. Bonne grandeur, bien quip (lingerie, cuisine). Les appareils (lave-vaisselle, lave-linge) fonctionnement bien. La propret laissait un peu dsirer, j'ai re-lav systmatiquement la vaisselle avant que nous ne l'utilisions. La salle de bain laisse dsirer, c'est fonctionnel mais vieillot. Tout cela pour dire que c'tait ok mais que la relation qualit-prix tait trs survalue. Au prix demande par nuit, nous nous attentions beaucoup plus. 05 December 2017 - 10:32:00

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