Holiday rental 101: book these dreamy parisian apartments

St. Sulpice Elegance - Haven In.

The St. Sulpice Elegance apartment. Photo thanks to Haven In.

Selecting high-finish holiday rentals in Paris is unequalled. They’ve all of the right (not cliché) elements of design and have a slew of perks. On the recent trip to the town of Lights, Fathom editor Berit Baugher required a closer inspection in the rental market and rounded-up her favorite Airbnb alternatives.

PARIS – Two summers ago, I’d the pleasure of remaining inside a beautiful old apartment within the Seventh Arrondissement. A friend’s friend generously offered her spot to me for any couple of nights while she was on vacation — and my squeamishness toward holiday rentals was substituted for an epiphany. A sucker for that traditional hotel experience, I had been surprised at just how much I appreciated getting a kitchen area and washer inside my disposal. Having the ability to poke round the stately old apartment building and spend some time within the beautiful courtyard were added bonuses — I additionally were built with a reason to buy groceries in the local outside market.

This season, on two different occasions in 2 different metropolitan areas, I repeated the mixture of spending half my remain in expensive hotels and half my remain in a condo. It is my preferred method of traveling since it provides me with the chance to understand more about multiple neighborhoods, make the most of various amenities, and reduce one finish from the trip to be able to offset a couple of nights inside a better hotel. It’s the better of all possible worlds.

Paris is the perfect city with this lodging combination. Our prime-finish hotel choices are plentiful and they are the great apartment rentals. Provide a whirl in your next visit using these five vetted rental companies.

Haven In

Neighborhoods: Various.

Great for: Individuals who like the thought of dealing with a united states company offering a united states-type of service.

What’s to like: The last decade-old company provides an excellent range of flats through the city’s most breathtaking neighborhoods. For the next charge, the in-house concierge team can arrange dinner reservations and tours take a look at a list of pre-vetted sources to create plans by yourself.

Best to know: The HiP Paris blog is a superb and sometimes updated source of the city’s latest in dining, shopping, and culture.

Incorporated: Free Wireless, greeter, on-the-ground emergency contact, computers or tablets, a wine bottle, and flowers.

Book it: Rates from $182/night at

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Filles du Calvaire - Apartments Actually

The Filles du Calvaire apartment. Photo thanks to Apartments Really.

Apartments Really

Neighborhood: Marais (3rd and fourth)

Great for: Individuals searching to remain per week or longer. (Shorter accommodations arranged whenever possible.)

What’s to like: The little assortment of superbly-hired one-, two-, and three-bed room apartments are handpicked by company founder Sarah Pank and discovered on a few of the city’s most photogenic roads. Make the most of her taste and request personal restaurant and activity recommendations ahead of time. She will even arrange organic baby food delivery or private in-apartment yoga classes. The business’s blog details great local shopping recommendations like Septime, The Damaged Arm Concept Store, and Maison Plisson.

Incorporated: Free Wireless, high-quality linens, greeter, neighborhood guide, on-the-ground emergency contact, along with a welcome package which includes basics like tea and soapy nice extras just like a bottle of French wine.

Best to know: Extend your trip to France having a remain in certainly one of their lovely five-bed room homes in Provence.

Book it: Rates from €198/night at

Chez Maurice - Artisan Loft Paris

The Chez Maurice apartment. Photo thanks to Artisan Loft Paris.

Artisan Loft Paris

Neighborhoods: Opera (eighth and ninth), Grands Boulevards (ninth and tenth), Commerce (15th).

Great for: Couples or solo travelers hunting for a pared-lower home base.

What’s to like: The boutique apartment rental firm is really a true family theme. Operated by husband-and-wife team Chris and Angie De Oliveira, each unique loft is inspired through the building’s background and features artwork colored by Angie’s mother. I visited Chez Josephine — an old fashion workshop that made cabaret costumes and it is named for France’s most well-known cabaret singer, Josephine Baker. The lofts are merely furnished and also have thoughtful design accents like French picnic table-inspired linens, colorful patterned tiles, and midcentury modern chairs. There’s a 2-night minimum.

Incorporated: Free Wireless, greeter, on-the-ground emergency contact, worldwide television stations, linens, fundamental toiletries, and kitchen supplies like containers and pans.

Best to know: Upon arrival, visitors receive an individual neighborhood tour which includes attempted-and-true recommendations to find the best local bakeries, wine shops, along with other favorite finds.

Book it: Rates from €100/night at

Montmartre - Paris Perfect

The Montmartre apartment. Photo thanks to Paris Perfect.

Paris Perfect

Neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-plusieurs-Prés (sixth), Odéon (sixth), Invalides (seventh), and Eiffel Tower (seventh).

Great for: Anybody searching for that comforts of home inside a romantic setting.

What’s to like: With twenty years in the industry, Paris Perfect is among the city’s leading short-term apartment rental companies. Think of the essential Parisian pied-à-terre — the main one you’ve imagined of running off to — and odds are there is also a match within their expansive portfolio. A passionate staff operated by proprietors Philippe and Madelyn Willems will make sure your vacation beeps with no hitch. From airport terminal pick-ups and train directions to led tours and cooking training, their team can recognition almost any request.

Incorporated: Free Wireless, free phone calls to landlines and cells within the U.S., on-the-ground emergency contact, along with a dryer and washer.

Best to know: Choose the grocery service ahead of time and you’ll arrive to some kitchen stocked with wine, French cheeses, freshly baguettes, along with other treats from La Grande Épicerie de Paris.

Book it: Rates from €110/night at

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Jimmy Darmody: Just because it's possible to live like this, doesn't mean it's comfortable. 

scrapbookingsnoodle: Jimmy Darmody ?

Ditte Foersom: Jimmy Darmody o

Billys Mum: Really silly to put two sinks next to eachother when you have so little room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

temhotabot: That is the problem with our society. We always want MORE, MORE, MORE. But at what cost?\n\nI love the concept of tiny homes and micro living.

triad prague: temhotabot yup

Tess W: Dj V-Future \nLMBO……and I bet she's paying over $1000 a month for that box called an apartment. 😂

Mary Anne Brown: My God-I am now ashamed of all the space and clutter in my house! And l have said my house is too small -I will never say that again!

ternitamas: and I complained of my tiny studio apartment, it's a mansion compared to this…

Peter Steman: They wasted 2 sqm putting that toilet and shower in. A packet of wet-wipes would do for a shower and they already have a trash can under the sink to take shits in.