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Paris 2 BR & 2 BA apartment Marais/Beauborg area w/big beds

Old Feb 15th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Paris 2 BR & 2 BA apartment Marais/Beauborg area w/big beds

I seem to be having a hrad time finding an apartment hat meets are criteria for this Fall. I've checked my regular sites. We are looking for a 2 bedroom apartment with Queen sized beds and idealy 2 bathrooms. Price - mid range. We would prefer theMarais/ Beauborg area, but are flexible. An elevator for anything over the french 2nd floor would be needed too. The bed configuration seems to be the bigger problem. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Two beds, two baths on Rue des Archives in the Marais. We rented it in November 2008.

www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p210013

The beds are bigger than doubles, but because they are European, they are probably not exactly the same dimensions as a North American queen.

If you write to Sheila, the owner, she'll be able to tell you the exact dimensions. (The owners are very good to deal with, by the way. We rented this place once and their bigger apartment in the first on two other occasions.)

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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Would you also consider 2 studios in the same building, or is this for a family with young children? If you have small children I can see where 2 studios wouldn't be an option, but if it's for 4 adults maybe you can consider it.
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Not sure what your mid-range is.

Here are two:

http://parisluxuryrentals.com/appt.php?acco_id=29

http://parisluxuryrentals.com/appt.php?acco_id=33
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We are planning to stay here in June of this year, so I can't attest to anything firsthand yet. It has gotten good reviews and books up quickly.

http://www.parisvacationapartments.c...m-with-balcony
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Europe doesn;t have king sized beds. What they call king is what we call queen. And very few apartments have the largest beds in more than 1 bedroom (we looked one year and gave up on apartments with two master bedrooms). Every one we found (even larger ones) had only one master bedroom really suitable for a couple when the guy is over 6' tall.
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Old Feb 15th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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We stayed in this apartment in October 2008.

http://www.parissweethome.com/parisr...ris.php?id=462

There were two bedrooms and two bathrooms that were comparable for two couples. The bed sizes in both bedrooms were between a king and a queen.

Not sure if it is still available but it worked very well for us.
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Friends of our used to own this place and they sold it a few years ago to a new owner. When we visited there it was very nice

http://www.vrbo.com/34050

Also, I did some quick searching in http://www.vrbo.com and you can find a number of places. Do a search with 160 cm (or queen). It is hard to find a king sized bed in Europe.
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> Europe doesn;t have king sized beds.

That's not an accurate statement. For example, the Marriott Courtyard in Munich has king-sized beds equivalent to the American variety. I agree that the probability of getting a king-sized bed in a Paris apartment in the Marais is not very high.
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Old Feb 18th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Thanks this has been helpfull. I have stayed in one bedrooms with Kings, but I do think theye second bedrooms can be smaller hence the challenge. great suggestions heere - I think I can make one work!
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It looks like there is something like a 200 x 200 --

http://www.matelsom.com/exec/liste.a...A&SSfamill=MAM
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AnselmAdorne - looks like the homeaway apartment is going to be the winner! Thanks for your recommendation. We just heard from Sheila and now need to work out the payment process. Thanks very much!!! Is there anything we need to know about theapartment? I know the area fairly well.
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seafox, I'm glad to hear that it worked out for you.

About the apartment: we slept in what I refer to as the "back" room. It overlooks a courtyard and has an ensuite bathroom. It is a very nice bedroom, but is a bit smaller than the "front" bedroom, which overlooks Rue des Archives. As the street is quiet at night, I think I'd choose the front room if I were there again. It is brighter and a bit more spacious feeling

Sheila's agent in Paris is a man named Roland. He is helpful, charming, and chatty. (We had a delightful conversation about Mme. Royal and M. Sarkozy last time we met him.) He'll show you where everything is, how it works, etc. He may or may not have a small dog in tow.

Local services: we bought most of our groceries in the small specialty shops along Rue Rambuteau between Rue des Archives and Rue du Renard. There were at least a couple of green grocers, a cheese shop, a fish shop, and a couple of butchers. There was also a Franprix there, which was good for basics such as bottled water, butter, milk, and eggs.

I might mention, too that the best butcher we could find was on Rue des Archives just a few doors north of the apartment. His shop had a red stripped awning that says "Artisan Boucher". Probably around #37 Rue des Archives.

Boulangerie: try the one in the next block south (towards BHV) of the apartment. Same side of the street, but I can't remember the name or number. If it is closed, there is a Pain Quotidien across the street from it.

Wine shops: there is a Nicolas on Rue des Archives between the apartment and BHV. There are also wine stores on Rue Rambuteau.

There is a Monoprix at 95 Boulevard de Sébastopol (up near the intersection with Rue Réaumur), although we did not go in.

Enjoy your trip.

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