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Paris apartment, 3 or more bedrooms, for family of 7?

Paris apartment, 3 or more bedrooms, for family of 7?

Oct 23rd, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Paris apartment, 3 or more bedrooms, for family of 7?

Seeking recommendations for a large, 3 or more bedroom flat in Paris to accommodate four adults and three kids (aged 9--13). Prefer Rive Gauche,, 5th, 6th, or 7th, but that is of secondary importance. Hopefully we can find something for no more than $4,000/week--and even that is quite a stretch--but heck, if i have to work longer hours for the perfect place, so be it!

(I'll post something similar for London...so if you know of one there, head on over to the UK tag!)

Merci beaucoup a tout
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Oct 23rd, 2010, 01:24 PM
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I've booked this apartment for 6 in July 2011 but it sleeps 7.
It's well within your budget but most importantly for us it also has two full bathrooms (I'm traveling with 3 teenage girls!).


Good luck with your search!
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Oct 23rd, 2010, 01:27 PM
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We (four adults) stayed here this fall. Great residential location, view of Eiffel Tower etc. New to the market it still needed some finishing touches, but was great overall. The bathroom layout - two with tub/hand showers and two w/c, works for groups and is a great value. Not sure what the price would be for 7.

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Oct 23rd, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Oh, these are wonderful suggestions!! Thank you Alan and Sassy!

Alan, i'll check pricing for larger groupls. And yes, in both cases , more than one bathroom is needed--my granddaughte is a teenager, and there will be three other women

Sassy, i booked a different vacationinparis flat for June, for just two people. How did i miss your recommendation then?

This larger family flat is for Summer 2012.Yes, starting search early, as trip will be to London and Paris, and i'm expecting big crowds in London (and fewer available flats) due to the London Olympics.

Thanks agin to you both.
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Oct 24th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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We used Paris Vacation Apartments and they have some larger ones - I don't know if in the right arr. tho? I would use them again -they were great!


We loved the Palais Royal location - the 3 bedroom apartment was above our 2 bedroom.

One bonus thing about their apartments - they are large! in addition to the fact they sleep alot - so there is room for 'stuff' - backpacks, suitcases etc. Some apartments are so tight that you are tripping over everything. (I have a morbid fear of putting clothes away in cupboards and drawers - I tend to leave them behind).

Looks like their St. Germain might be an option - although pushing your budget a little ?
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Oct 24th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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We've rented from Paris Vacation Apartments, also stayed in the Palais Royal location. I would certainly look at their larger apartments. They were great to work with and delivered exactly what they promised.
We are renting from them again next year.
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Oct 24th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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cali, other things to look for when looking at apartments:

- walk up vs. elevator
- on site property management vs. absentee owners (I was impressed when the check in person noticed burnt out lightbulbs and their maintenance guy came by the next day to replace)
- washer + dryer (vs. some are washer only)
- # of bathrooms (bathtub was a plus when mine were little, but not needed now)
- walking distance to metro and specific station (for example, I hate RER stations even though they service more lines, they are SOOOOOO big!)
- a minor bonus is dishwasher vs. none (are you eating in a lot ? we ate in a lot for dinner)

also, there are good recommendations on slowtravel - have you checked them there ?
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Oct 24th, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Merci beaucoup, Surfmom and Judy!

Thank you for mention of Paris Vacation Apt--good to know you've both had great experiences. I love St Germain, but Palais Royale area with that great little tea shop in the covered arcade (A Priori Tea?) .....

OK, going to check those places now.

Surfmom, thanks for your mention of the budget. I appreciate your awareness that it's a consideration. ( Thanks also for your response about London--darn, wish i still had all those Starwood points!) As i wrote, if the apartment is absolutely the right one...well, I'll pick up a whole lot of extra shifts at work, knowing it's for a good cause!
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Oct 25th, 2010, 09:54 PM
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All the 2 and 3 bedroom rentals via Paris Vacation Apts look fantastic!!

Thanks too for the checklist/hints, Surfmom.

Ah yes--leaving things behind!! Once did that at pre-cruise hotel, leaving all warm-weather and swimwear in a drawer.
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Oct 26th, 2010, 01:27 PM
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Just under your budget of $4,000.00 for seven.
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Oct 26th, 2010, 11:21 PM
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Apersuader, thank you!!! Just thinking there can't be another great option...now this!! And it's in the 6th--arrondissement magifique!!
I'm using VIP for a smaller flat in Paris in June. How did i miss the one you mentioned while checking for a larger flat?
That's what Fodors friends are for!
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Oct 27th, 2010, 02:45 AM
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I think www.Beau-Paris.com has something for 8 people. It was 2 apartments in the same building. I rent one of them and it was great. Maybe you want to check it out.
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Oct 28th, 2010, 07:04 AM
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I reviewed numerous apartment sites when I booked the apartment we booked for our stay December 22-29 for 8 persons. As you have found.....accommodations for 6+ persons are more difficult to find. Much depends on how many bedrooms and full and half baths your require. I finally used VRBO to book our apartment. I have used VRBO on several other ocassions for domestic and international rentals and have always had pleasant experiences.
The other thing I would advise is that you decide which area would be most convenient for your party....is the apartment centrally located to what you want to visit or to the Metro for you to utilize for transportation.
I also find that selecting the apartment is part of the excitement of the trip preparation. Good luck.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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JHaskell, would you be willing to say the VRBO # you chose for your large group? Thanks for your advice. Yes, the search is part of the fun!!
INspiredtraveller, thank you for your recommendation of Beau-Paris agency--i will check, especially as you have stayed with them.

Apologies that I have not been back here sooner to again thank you ALL for your thoughtful and thought-filled replies!!
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Nov 7th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Our VRBO apartment is # 216531...located in the Marais....4 BR/3.5 baths with5 WC's. We are a group of 5 adults and 3 teens. The owner is also providing an inflatable bed for the two teen boys...so I think it will meet our needs. The owner has been great to work with in making our plans. I don't know when your trip is planned but I will be glad to give you feedback on the apartment when we return if your trip is not planned earlier than our Christmas trip.Good luck in your quest!
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