*Please note there may be landscape construction present during the August 31st, 2019 stay. All major work and disruption has been completed. However, It is possible that some final exterior detailing might be completed during the deposited week (e.g., planting gardens, setting potted trees, tiling, etc.). If it occurs, this work would take place during business hours, and should not be disruptive or any noisier than the normal sounds of a bustling city.*
The apartment is in the fashionable and beautiful 16th arrondissement, an area of elegant boulevards, stylish boutiques, and bustling neighborhood centers. Broad, tree-lined streets give you more breathing room than in the crowded and noisy tourist districts, yet nearby buses and Métro offer quick and easy access to all of Paris. If you feel like strolling, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Musée Marmottan, and Bois de Boulogne, are all within easy walking distance.
The apartment is just steps from the colorful neighborhood center. Virtually all services and conveniences are within 1-2 minutes: supermarkets, bakeries, cheese and wine shops, ATMs, florists, hair salons, dry cleaners, pharmacies, cafés, brasseries, restaurants and much more.
The apartment, an elegant duplex in an art deco building on a gated, private street, is rare for Paris in that you enter directly from the sidewalk—like a townhouse. You can come and go without having to punch in lobby door codes, switch on lights, squeeze into miniature elevators, or walk down long corridors. Having your own private entrance on a tiny street with no through pedestrian or automobile traffic creates a feeling of sanctuary, security, and privacy. At the same time, you can get to the corner bakery in 60 seconds—a great benefit for those seeking warm, fresh croissants for breakfast.
The entrance, through a dramatic, two-story-high, arched glass window, leads to the first floor with its lofty double-height living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen and half bath. A sweeping stairway ascends to the second floor with the master bedroom, modern bathroom with oversized tub and separate shower stall, and study-entertainment center overlooking the living room.
The fully-equipped kitchen contains everything you'll need to prepare gourmet meals or simple snacks. Large appliances include a full-size refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, combination washer/dryer, and state-of-the-art Siemens oven and induction cook-top. Small appliances include a microwave, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, electric kettle, espresso maker, drip coffeemaker, and Nespresso capsule machine.
The master bedroom features a comfortable queen-size bed with a firm mattress. We are happy to make up the bed with a pillow-top surmatelas if you prefer a softer sleeping surface. For warmer months, we install a European-style air conditioner that sits in the bedroom and is elegantly vented through a cut-out in the insulated window. This unit, along with a second in the living room, keeps the apartment cool and comfortable during any hot spells.
The master bathroom can be accessed without going through the master bedroom, so downstairs guests can use it without disturbing upstairs guests. The half bath on the first floor contains a sink and toilet.
The study is "command central" for the apartment, with its WiFi modem, flat-screen television, answering machine, CD player/iPod dock, and printer. Cable service provides hundreds of channels including premium movie channels (often in English), Turner Classic Movies, Sundance, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and many more. All local calls are free, as well as international calls to landlines in over 100 countries (cell phones, too, in the United States and Canada).
My English-speaking housekeeper/property manager is available by phone, text, and email to help you with any issues or questions. Prior to arrival, I send guests visitor packets that include contact information, detailed material on finding and settling into the apartment; neighborhood shops and services; favorite walks and sights; tourist tips; airport transportation options; bus and metro advice; and a guide to restaurants within walking distance of the apartment.
My apartment and I are proud and privileged to have received hundreds of glowing reviews over the years. Submitted to various websites, every review ever written has been "five stars," leading to my apartment having a swelled head and having been ranked #1 out of 7,000+ apartments on one of the top vacation rental sites.
I think you’ll enjoy the superior level of furnishings, art and "objects," as well as many hundreds of CD's; travel guides; books on art deco architecture, design, painting, and decorative arts; and every imaginable aspect of Paris history and culture.
"Chez Moi," you can act like a tourist, but live like a Parisian!
Townhome with 2 levels
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 800 square feet
4 guests maximum
Nearest train: Henri Martin at 0.1 miles/Nearest airport: Charles De Gaulle (CDG) at 16 miles
20-25 minutes by car
Activities of Interest
- Great dinning
Places of Interest
- Ranelagh Gardens
- Bois de Boulogne
- Avenue Victor Hugo
- Musee Marmottan Monet
- Rue de Passy
- Avenue du President Wilson Open-Air Food Market
- La Grande Epicerie de Paris
- Place du Trocadero
The perfect spot!
An outstanding and well-appointed spot in Paris! Incredible hospitality and care to ensure we were welcome and comfortable. Highly recommend! We'd love to go again!”
Steve and Stacey Lucey
Passy Trocadero was fabulous! It was very clean and well maintained! Alex, the owner has it decorated beautifully. There were gorgeous flowers waiting for us upon arrival as well as cheese, bread, and wine! Wilson, the property manager, was waiting for us when we arrived and showed us everything we needed to know about the apartment. He spoke English perfectly and was delightful. There is a plethora of books on Paris and museums and artwork in the apartment. Alex has them categorized for our convenience. The neighborhood is upscale and very close to restaurants and shopping. It was an easy walk to the metro station which we used everyday! We had a fabulous time in Paris! I would recommend this property to anyone!! ”
I am sorry we can only give five stars to this extraordinary home in an incredible location in the most beautiful neighborhood in Paris. My husband and I were able to spend an unforgettable month in this wonderful apartment. At the end of that time we felt we were a part of the local community. The apartment is decorated beautifully, with lovely furniture, a magnificent collection of books, and a wonderful feeling of comfort and elegance. Our host, Alex, has thought of everything. We received a file prior to our arrival that covered everything about the apartment, the neighborhood, the local shops and restaurants and suggestions about walking trips and local markets. The property manager, Mona, was there to greet us upon our arrival. The host had arranged for wine, cheese, bread and fresh flowers as an arrival welcome. It was the perfect introduction to Paris. We normally feel compelled to leave a home in which we have been fortunate enough to spend time in better condition than we found it. In the case of this home, that was impossible. It was perfect.”
Five Star Comfort and Location
We have just returned from a two week stay in Paris. The apartment was excellent on every level. Close to metro and shops. Very well appointed. We would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to visit the city. ”
Perfect Paris Property
This is a great property to experience Paris. It is in a residential location. Near shops and restaurants. The Metro is close by. I think more than two might feel cramped in this space but it was perfect for us. Beautiful property and location. It was a truly Parisian experience. ”
Superb apartment in ideal location
Our week at Passy Trocadero could not have been better. We were supplied with a very detailed information pack prior to our arrival which helped greatly in planning our trip and we were greeted on arrival with fresh fruit, cheeses, bread and wine provided by the owner's housekeeper who was always on hand to answer any questions, order taxis etc. The location was ideal, extremely quick and easy to access the centre of Paris (it was an easy walk to the Trocadero and on the Eiffel Tower) but far enough out to escape the tourists and live life as the Parisiens do. There were plenty of local shops, cafés and restaurants on the doorstep. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated (there were fresh roses in each room) and it is filled with wonderful books on art, maps and guides books on Paris and its museums and an excellent collection of jazz CDs. For a couple, we could not recommend this apartment highly enough and we hope very much to be able to pay another visit in the not too distant future.”
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo