~ Ile of Dreams ~
Parisians Christophe Chastel and Philippe Pee are the men to know in Paris if you're looking for a beautiful short-term apartment rental that feels like home the moment you arrive. Chastel established Guest Apartment Services Paris in 1993 with a single apartment.
Now, the portfolio includes 40 properties, all exclusively selected and managed, from studios to five-bedroom apartments, in the romatic heart of Paris around the Ile St Louis, the Ile de la City and the Marais, (If you get a little cabin fever in Paris, there's also Chastel and Pee's Le Manoir Des Labbies, a 19th-century manor house in Normandy set in 1.6 hectares of manicured gardens.) Services include limousine pick-up from the airport and a 24/7 concierge. Chastel even places his guest names on the downstairs buzzer so that they feel like residents rather than tourists-easy to see why 40 percent of guests are repeat customers. A Large studio apartment in a 17th-century building on the Ile St Louis is E1600 per week (E230per night); a chic two-bedroom Left Bank apartment with sensational views to Notre Dame is E2100 per week (E300).