One week, 7 nights
Rue Charles V
– Bastille (line 1, 5, 12) 2 minutes walking distance
– Sully Morland (line 7) 2 minutes walking distance
700 sqf / 65 m²
2nd French Floor
2 to 3 Guests
1st : queen size bed
A sofa-bed in the living room
1st : marble bathroom with a full size bathtub, shower fixture, WC, large wash basin & large set of mirrors all lighted with halogen spots.
The cross streets are almost entirely residential, quiet and calm.
On the Right Bank, discover the Village Saint Paul with all of its antique and contemporary design shops as well as charming restaurants. This area has a peaceful atmosphere just steps away from the busy Bastille and Saint-Antoine areas. This Paris vacation rental apartment is tastefully decorated in English Style by an architect-decorator.
XVIIth century building with a private paved and flowered courtyard, this luxury apartment rental overlooks the courtyard from the bedroom and overlooks the quiet street of Charles V from the living room.
Entering the building, you will immediatly discover the tone of the apartment : ELEGANCE AND COMFORT. In the foyer entrance is a Louis XV style chest of drawers, terracotta tiles on the floor, high ceiling with beams, impressive stone fireplace, and is open to the large space of living room.
This room also has terracotta tiles and original wooden beams. It was renovated and remodeled respecting the spirit of the past. There is a warm ambiance with the working fire place, red upholstered armchairs, heavy sisel carpet, pretty curtains cover the large windows, large sofa in the same light tones that do not break the harmony. A huge XIX th century Norman armoire hides the TV and hi-fi stereo system.
An antique wooden dining table with four chairs, an impressive wooden Empire style Buffet, bronze candelabras, ambiance lamps create the atmosphere of the dining room area. Prints from monuments and view of Paris are exposed on freshly painted walls to end with a Parisian note.
The office area located close to the separate kitchen is arranged with a very nice and large English desk and another Buffet.
The separate bedroom is on the left side of the foyer, looks onto the courtyard and is laid out with an 19th century English style. A chest of drawers at the entrance, bedside tables, again wall to wall sisel carpet. Walls are adorned with old prints of the city. The queen sized bed has night stands and readling lamps.
The adjoining marble bathroom is equipped with a full size bathtub, shower fixture, WC, large wash basin and large set of mirrors all lighted with halogen spots.
A second bathroom equipped with shower, wash basin and WC is accessible from the living room for extra guests.
The stylish kitchen was recently remodeled in perfect hamrony with the rest of the apartment. Main electrical items: large fridge with separate freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and dryer unit, electrical and gas burners, update oven and microwave unit, toaster, coffee maker. A table with two chairs will welcome you for breakfasts or lunches.
Other main electrical appliances for your convenience: Cable TV (with the main international channels), CD player, private telephone line with answering machine.
This property has the added benefit of free unlimited WiFi access.
The building is secured with intercom device and door code.
An English speaking member of our staff will greet you in our office, upon your arrival, during the week days from 10.30am until 6.30pm.
An exhaustive list of services is offered through our personalized welcome guide with restaurants and cultural events list prepared especially for you, including the major exhibitions, the operas, concerts…
A personalized concierge service to book in advance the best restaurants with specific privileged contacts, Opera and classical concert Tickets with secured reservations (only fort excellent top category seats), cabaret, theatre and exhibition tickets.
A comprehensive service is maintained throughout your stay.
A personalized airport transfer may be organized for your arrival and departure.
Check in time: 2pm; Check out time: 11am.
Bed linen, towels, welcome products designed by Guest Apartment Services Paris upon your arrival.
Bed linen and towels are changed as stated in the rental terms.
Dishes, glassware, cutlery and all kitchen essentials are provided.
We sincerely invite you to visit the informative section "SERVICES & AMENITIES" on our website to discover all the services at your disposal for a quality stay.
Our stay at Ortensia was wonderful and the "Village of Saint Paul" in the 4th a delight. The location was very convenient and the busy heart of Paris is within minutes however the small village within the city is quiet while still offering lovely choices of restaurants and small independent shops. The apartment is very pretty and comfortable for a couple with lots of space to feel at home. As is usual with Guest Apartment Services everything is anticipated for your stay with a well fitted kitchen, lovely linens and towels and of course it is immaculate. Once again everyone and every interaction with Guest Apartment Services exceeded our expectations. They are quite simply the best choice when planning a vacation in Paris! View more
It is hard to imagine how Guest Apartment Services could have been any better. We just returned from an amazing two weeks in Paris and from initial contact to check out, the staff at this company was exceptional. Christophe, Madame Muller, and our driver, Jean Luc, are committed to customer service in a way that rivals their competitors. This is our third Paris vacation in three years. We are most grateful to have found Guest Apartment Services and I cannot imagine using another company in the future.We really adored our apartment, the Ortensia. Location was so convenient to several metro stations, including Line 1, which is one of the most helpful lines for tourists in my opinion. The bus, including the #69, also excellent for sight-seeing and picks up just a couple blocks away as well. However, walking in this part of the Marais was such a pleasure. Peeking down the narrow, winding streets that beckon you to follow is a memory maker in Paris. All conveniences are so close. Lots to do and see. We found our little place in the neighborhood for croissant and coffee, but there are many to select from, as well as cafes, grocers, banks, pharmacies, shops. The Ortensia is my favorite apartment now in Paris after three vacations. The furnishings are comfortable and the place is stylish. The cross breeze from the many windows was just lovely. Everything we could have possibly wanted. We love the vibe in the Marais! View more
Just a quick note to thank you and the staff at Guest Apartments for another wonderful stay in Paris. After six bookings through Guest Apartments, it is evident that we recommend your company very highly. Ortensia was a wonderful place to stay: convenient to absolutely everything, and at the same time extremely quiet and comfortable. As always, your restaurant recommendations and the other information provided were helpful and accurate. We are looking forward to our next trip! Best regards, Joanne Harack and Michael Kahan View more
How glad we are that we discovered Guest Apartment Services--thanks to in an article in Travel and Leisure magazine. Our apartment, Ortensia, was in the perfect location--between Ile St. Louis and the Marais--on a quiet street that was close to Metros (though walking is the best way to see Paris), boulangeries, patisseries, fromageries, and wine shops. We stayed for four weeks,in a lovely one-bedroom apartment that met all of our needs (including high-speed internet). Guest Apartment Services was a wonderful host, even accepting deliveries for us from amazon.fr. Staying in an apartment is a wonderful way to experience Paris. I only hope we will have the chance to return for another four weeks--and if we do, we will use Guest Apartment Services. View more
Bonjour Philippe and Christophe, Denise and I want to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip to Paris and that we appreciate your help in making it a wonderful vacation. We found the Ortensia to be very comfortable and conveniently located - we made good use of all the shops in the neighborhood. We had dinner two nights at Le Temps Des Cerises, a small restaurant located just over one block away - it was cozy and friendly. We also liked the St. Regis on Ile St Louis a lot (we had our first meal in Paris there on our last visit) - the Eggs Benedict with Norwegian salmon was worth two trips. We will also return to L'Epouvantail for a dinner. Of course, we visited a number of museums and sites. We look forward to visiting Paris again in the spring or summer so I will be contacting you after we narrow down that time frame a little more. Jusqu'a la prochaine fois (I hope that's right) Howard Ralls View more
Dear Christophe, Thank you all so much for your kind service. You, Marie and Liliane made us feel more like guests than clients. I hope your cold is better. Ortensia was even better in person than in the pictures. It is well equipped and the minor things that we requested were supplied the next day, always with a smile. The building was so quiet, that we thought we were the only ones there - until we passed someone on the stairs on in the courtyard. The location is fantastic, with easy walking to many other areas, convenient to the two nearby metros, stores, shops, restaurants, groceries and just for wandering around and enjoying Paris. When we arrived, and mid-way through our three week stay, 8/31/13 - 9/21/13, the beautiful roses and carnations were greatly appreciated and made the apartment feel even more like home. The furnishings were in excellent condition and very comfortable, including the wonderful queen sized bed. Having two separate bathrooms was an added and much apprecitaed bonus. The lovely kitchen was well equipped and we ate diner at home several times and prepared our morning breakfasts ... supplemented of course with a fresh baguette and some pastries from the nearby bakeries. The initial problems were taken care of by you very quickly. We wish that we could have stayed for an entire month, but unfortunately it was only available for three weeks. We were also pleased with both of the drivers that picked us up and returned us to the airport. It was a pleasure to ride with them, as both of them helped with our luggage, both up and down the stairs and made our trips to and from the airport extremely easy and comfortable in their luxury vehicles, and their interesting conversations. We heartedly recommend this service as the easiest way to arrive in, and depart from Paris. We have rented numerous apartments in Paris over the years, some through agencies and some directly from the owners. Some were good and some were bad, this is the very first time that we were completely satisfied with the service and the apartment itself and will look no further for our next stay, hopefully next year. Please feel free to use this as a testimonial for both you and Ortensia. With Kindest Regards, Nina et Frank Pohl View more
Dear Christophe and Philippe Thank you for your email. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in our apartment in Paris. The apartment was beautiful and we were very comfortable there. Its location was perfect too for everything we wanted to do in Paris. We would definitely stay at Ortensia again on our next visit to Paris - and for longer! One week was nowhere near enough time to appreciate your beautiful city. Please pass on our particular thanks to Marie for finding Roy's passport and delivering it to us at Gare du Nord. We very much appreciated her assistance! Until next time, Debbie and Roy Phillips View more
Once again we were very pleased with all our interactions with you and your firm. We look forward to using your services again when we return for our next visit to Paris. We were more than satisfied with your performance. Best wishes for a smooth move to your new offices.
Our stay in Ortensia and hosted by Guest Services lacked nothing. When we opened the doors to our apartment we were greeted by a lovely bouquet of red roses and white lilies. The three rooms were sparkling clean. All the appliances worked in the kitchen, the sheets on the bed were fresh and the towels in the bathrooms deep and plush. Our quiet street offered a refuge from the busy times out in the city. The courtyard off our bedroom echoed the soft cooing of pigeons and the occasional sound of footsteps on the cobblestones below. Our neighbors were quiet, friendly, and evidenced pride in their building. The few times we asked for help from Guest Services, their response was immediate and always friendly. They bent over backwards to make our stay easy. The cleaning service provided, too, was superb and consistent. The drivers to and from the airport were courteous, friendly, and completely helpful. Neither of us can say enough positive things about this apartment and the management of it. View more
Dear Christophe, What a wonderful trip to Paris! it was a most memorable and lovely 8 days. The Ortensia apartment was truly beautiful, the kitchen was great for all of the cooking I did, the location superb, as the food markets were incredible and the Metro very convenient for sightseeing. Of course, the Marais has fabulous shopping as well. Thank you for the effort you put in to correct the apartment situation. It most definitely worked to my advantage! The driver, Michelle, was prompt and very nice, both with pick up and drop off at the airport, a terrific service. Paris is a wonderful city and the apartments you provide make it all the more memorable. I hope that my family will be able to return to Paris again and again and we will surely use Guest Apartment Services. Many Thanks, Lisa Erickson View more
Bonjour Philippe, The property surpassed our expectations. It appears from all of your rental units that you take pride in ownership. We would love to return to Paris and will review your rental options that you may have for a shorter stay. It was great to meet you, Thank you, Cathy Richards. View more
Bonjour Philippe and Christophe!!! We had a wonderful, exciting and adventurous time in Paris. Our trip could not have been better! It was truly wonderful to come "home" at the end of the day after exploring your exquisite city and nestle down in our comfortable beds with a good book before falling asleep from exhaustion. We were so well located that we walked or used the subway to get every where we wanted to go! The apartment was very comfortable and having the second bathroom and the well equipped kitchen was great!! The kitchen allowed us to eat "at home" on a couple of evenings. It was nice to have the fresh linens half way through our trip .... it was much appreciated. Thank you for helping us to organize our arrivals and departures and Vincent and team were super! Both Kate and I feel that we got a sense of what it would be like to live in Paris and if we should we ever get back to your wonderful city we will definitely be in touch. It was so nice to know that we had access to you and the office in case of need. Thank you for all of your kindness,Donna Crane. View more
Thank you Philippe. We had a most wonderful time in your glorious city. Everything was perfect! We will be back again and I will recommend you to everyone I know. Regards, Kathy and Vika
Bonjour Phillippe and Christophe, We have now returned to California with lovely memories of our stay in Paris. Our apartment was historic and charming. Living in the Marais for the month was all we had hoped it would be. Working with you and your office staff was just wonderful. Your dining recommendations were most helpful. We can heartily endorse all of you as perfect Paris hosts. We look forward to returning for another visit. Thank you for all of your assistance prior to our arrival in Paris and during our stay. Sincerely, Jane & Michael Woolf, California View more
Dear Mr. Pee and Mr. Chastel, This was one of the happiest of all the vacations I've ever taken to Paris, in large part due to your wonderful accommodations, and also to the hospitality and professional reception you extended to me during my stay. Victor was punctual and got me to the airport in plenty of time for my departure to London, and I appreciate his help with my cumbersome luggage.You may rest assured I will recommend your agency highly to anyone inquiring about my experience, and I hope to see you both again in the near future. My compliments and best wishes for your continued success, Natasha Yakovlev View more
Dear Mr. Pee and Mr. Chastel, This was one of the happiest of all the vacations I've ever taken to Paris, in large part due to your wonderful accommodations, and also to the hospitality and professional reception you extended to me during my stay. Victor was punctual and got me to the airport in plenty of time for my departure to London, and I appreciate his help with my cumbersome luggage. You may rest assured I will recommend your agency highly to anyone inquiring about my experience, and I hope to see you both again in the near future. My compliments and best wishes for your continued success, Natasha Yakovlev View more
Bonjour Philippe & Christophe,Our 3 week stay in Paris was everything I had been dreaming of and fulfilled all my desires for a wonderful holiday. Renting your wonderful apartment made us some comfortable and truly feel at home. I cannot thank you enough for the endless personal attention yo gave to us and I appreciate all the reservations you made and sharing your personal recommendations. Have a successful and wonderful New Year. The next time our travel plans take my husband and me to Paris, we will most definitely be contacting you again.Merci beaucoup.Russell Arons View more
Bonjour Philippe & Christophe, Our 3 week stay in Paris was everything I had been dreaming of and fulfilled all my desires for a wonderful holiday. Renting your wonderful apartment made us some comfortable and truly feel at home. I cannot thank you enough for the endless personal attention yo gave to us and I appreciate all the reservations you made and sharing your personal recommendations. Have a successful and wonderful New Year. The next time our travel plans take my husband and me to Paris, we will most definitely be contacting you again. Merci beaucoup. Russell Arons View more