Passy Trocadero Townhome: Private Entrance
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 primary 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 primary 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 primary bathroom can be accessed without going through the 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, you'll receive 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 my guide to restaurants within walking distance of the apartment, as well as some favorites elsewhere in the city.
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, 75 square meters
4 guests maximum
Primary bedroom upstairs. Two comfortable, single sleeping surfaces on first floor along with half-bathroom.
Nearest train: Henri Martin at 0.1 miles/Nearest airport: Charles De Gaulle (CDG) at 16 miles
20-25 minutes by car
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
With regard to my policy on pets and smoking, I firmly believe that pets should not smoke. As for humans, the apartment is strictly maintained as a non-smoking environment. And, while we love our four-legged friends, pets are not allowed.
Activities of Interest
- Great dinning
Places of Interest
- Ranelagh Gardens: A nearby oasis of calm for reading a book, watching children play, or using the outdoor exercise machines to work off those pastries.
- Bois de Boulogne: 15-minute walk to the former hunting grounds of French kings; over 2000 acres with lakes, biking and jogging trails, restaurants, boat rental, and Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton.
- Avenue Victor Hugo: This chic shopping street takes you from the apartment to the Arc de Triomphe in a 25-minute stroll -- if you resist the boutiques!
- Musee Marmottan Monet: A 12-minute walk to the mansion that houses the world's largest collection of Monet's paintings.
- Rue de Passy: A nearby shopping street that is the heart of the elegant 16th arrondissement.
- Avenue du President Wilson Open-Air Food Market: Open Wednesdays and Saturdays; considered by many to be the finest outdoor food market in Paris.
- La Grande Épicerie de Paris: The legendary Bon Marché department store opened a branch of their famous gourmet supermarket in Passy. Great place for culinary gifts to bring home.
- Place du Trocadéro: 10-minute walk to the grandest view of the Eiffel Tower in all of Paris.
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 StaceyJuly 2017
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.”