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French window and French doors opening onto garden courtyard.
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French window and French doors opening onto garden courtyard.
The ideal Paris vacation apartment. 17th century stone walls and oak beams characteristic of the Marais.
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French window and French doors opening onto garden courtyard.
The ideal Paris vacation apartment.
17th century stone walls and oak beams characteristic of the Marais.
Antique hand-carved bed, with new high quality mattress, 100% cotton sheets.
The charming, well-equipped kitchen.
Modern appliances, plenty of space for cooking wonderful meals.
View from the kitchen to front door, windows, French doors.
Elegant, modern bath.
Large bathtub w/hand shower wand, and separate luxurious overhead shower.
View from courtyard toward apartment door (open) and windows.
Rare 17th c. 'colombage' in the courtyard -- the way all of Paris once looked!
Just around the corner from the apartment...
The splendid Picasso Museum, just steps away.
The Rue Charlot, a narrow street in the Marais full of interesting shops.
A few doors down, the oldest open air market in Paris! A real treat.
Your local boulangerie -- so good, there's sometimes a line out the door.
In the window of the same boulangerie on another day.
Romantic! This famous fountain is less than ten minutes walk from the apartment.
3 minutes walk from the apt! Ask me about accessing the secret gardens here.
Inside the fabulous cheese shop, right on the corner. One of the best in Paris.
Lunch inside the Marche des Enfants Rouges, a vibrant spot!
Organic bread stand, Marche des Enfants Rouges.
One of 17 (yes, 17!) gardens within a few 100m of the apt. Several are secret!
The convivial Cafe Charlot. There are many other cafes on the same street.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Paris, Ile-de-France

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Emy60
Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay!”
Reviewed December 23, 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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people found this review helpful

Our family of 4 had a superb 6 nights stay at Marais cottage. The cottage is not only as lovely & charming as pictured, but it's warm and cosy too. Very well decorated, maintained and well equipped with everything that one will need to feel completely at home - extremely good use of space to fit in so much, so well!

Though there were 4 of us, it didn't feel cramped at all. The sofa bed was sturdy and very comfy too, with sufficient bedding etc.

Chris was a wonderful host. His availability was just a call away, and the information & advice he gave was always helpful. Having previously stayed at other places, I would say Chris sets the bar very high for other hosts to emulate. His attention to detail from decorating & setting up the apartment for a great, comfortable stay, providing info & advice on how to go about ensuring guests know the what-to-dos is very impressive!!

I would not hesitate to highly recommend Chris' Marais cottage to family & friends, that is if they are lucky enough to even book a stay!

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Management Response
Dec 23, 2016
Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad that you had a relaxing stay. That's really our goal -- to make everything easy and comfortable, so that you can get the most out of your time in Paris.

All the best to you and your family,
Chris
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cruzdoggi...
Galveston Island, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great apartment with an owner who cares about the comfort of his guests!”
Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in The Cottage as first time visitors to Paris. The apartment is as shown in the photos, close to everything we needed and close to the sites we planned to visit. It is my first choice for my return visits to Paris.

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JeaneWh
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paris with my family”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

This is a very good place to stay as a jumping off point to see Paris. My daughter, granddaughter(age 19) and I spent a week here. Even thought it was hot during the week, this apartment stays beautifully cool as the building is stone. The landlord, Chris, is very responsive and helpful. The 2 beds are fine, kitchen nicely stocked, bath also good. Only disadvantage, and it isn't promised so it isn't really a disadvantage, is that the central courtyard, which is lovely, cannot be used to sit/eat out in. I think the neighbors probably don't like the in and out of rental customers, so one needs to keep a low profile - which isn't hard as all of Paris is right outside your door. The neighborhood has everything you want in walking distance. and the Metro connections are easy. Would return in a minute!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2016
Thanks for leaving comments, Jeane! These days, the neighbors are fine with the fact that we rent our place (legally!), and that's due to the fact that our guests are all respectful people like you. :) The courtyard is really a separate issue -- no one in the building is allowed to sit out there. This is true of pretty much all the courtyards in Paris! As you can imagine, many Parisians already have to deal with lots of street noise, so they prefer to keep the courtyards quiet.

Hope to have you back sometime!
Chris
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Dawn B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just Lovely”
Reviewed May 13, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
4
people found this review helpful

I rented this flat late April, 2016. While the weather in Paris wasn't ideal, the flat was. It had all the amenities listed in Trip Advisor. Chris wasn't able to meet us, but his representative showed up on time at the designated meeting place.

The flat is approx 8-10 min walk to Notre Dame/Seine River depending upon how briskly you walk. Safe neighborhood. Family friendly as I also brought my 13 yr old niece with me.

I highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to stay in or near the 3rd arrondissement.

PS: Full damage deposit was returned within 10 days of departure.

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
Hi Dawn! Thanks for taking the time to write a review -- and thanks in particular for mentioning how safe the neighborhood is! That's really helpful for potential visitors.

Hope to have you back sometime!

Kind regards,
Chris
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Richard W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant and cozy!”
Reviewed April 27, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for six nights and every night was worth it. The location was just what we hoped for and all the amenities were above our expectations

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Drlil L
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cottage and Courtyard in Paris”
Reviewed February 23, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Excellent location we lived like the locals for four days in Paris. We were greeted at the local café and escorted to our apartment.
We loved the local market with its fresh fruit and flowers.
A friendly café at the corner of the street and a short distance to the local supermarket that was very well stocked with fresh produce as well as selling a variety of wines.
The use of the landline phone was very helpful to keep in contact with overseas as well as to make local calls. The recommendations of the G7 taxis was excellent with English speaking receptionists' and cab drivers.
The security was excellent, we felt safe and secure the location so private and peaceful.

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Liked best: Location, ambiance communication with english speaking owner.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave comments, and for mentioning the peace and quiet and how safe you felt -- things the photos can't show!

Best wishes, Chris
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michaelbr...
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Neighborhood and wonderful (but noisy) apartment”
Reviewed December 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Located in an enchanting part of the Marais, truly a wonderful place to call home. Restaurants, shops, and boutiques surround you in this well appointed and comfortable apartment. Resting on the ground floor, there are few stairs to climb. Although we were told repeatedly by the owner to respect the privacy of others in the building (which we would have done without being told), we found that the neighbors above us loved to throw parties throughout the night. In the morning, they argued as loudly as their partied. So, if you are immune to being disturbed by the noise of those who live in the apartment building, then this is an absolute must!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 22, 2016
Having never had a complaint about noise in more than a decade of renting our apartment, I was surprised by your experience that one night. (As you told me in your email, it was just one party one night.) I called the woman who lives above, and she asked me to extend her apologies to you. It was, in fact, the first get-together she had hosted in a very long time. She explained that she had stepped out, and during that time some of her guests got carried away (which was the subject of the argument the next day). Of course, since you only stayed a couple nights, it was difficult for you to judge what is normal, but I can assure you that you just had bad luck and that there's never been a problem before or since. In fact, just to be sure, I've asked every visitor since your stay if there was any noise and everyone has said no. So, I hope you'll accept her apology. Also, just for future reference, disturbing the neighbors is taken very seriously in Paris, much more so than in many other places. It comes from centuries of living in high density urban environments like Paris. Practically speaking, that means that complaints are responded to. So, should you ever experience nocturnal noise in Paris again, whether from another apartment or from the street, you should call the owners of the apartment where you are staying. In this case, I would have called the apartment in question and can pretty much guarantee that the noise would have abated immediately. If it did not, I would have called the owners of that apartment, and then the police. The latter do, in fact, respond to such complaints, generally sending an officer to knock on the door in question. In any event, we would welcome the chance to have you back so that you can have the normal experience of the surprising quiet that our other visitors have enjoyed in our apartment, despite being in the center of a big city. Being ensconced within stone walls off of a quiet little garden away from the street, it's a haven of peace. And that's the main reason we purchased it many years ago.
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