Houdon Hideaway - Tranquility Amid a Vibrant Neighbourhood
To get to our apartment, walk straight through the entry hall of this old 19th Century building then past the concierge’s door and the side door to the bistro next door. You will emerge into a sunny oasis of tranquility with an expansive courtyard, tall trees, flowering gardens, benches and, here and there, table and chairs. The apartment is in the courtyard building, one flight up.
When you come into our apartment, there is an open area and all rooms are off this entryway.
This is very advantageous if you are using both bedrooms as it means that no one need disturb anyone else when they move from room to room, giving you the utmost in privacy for your stay.
In 2005, the flat was completely renovated, keeping faithful to its original charm. The old hardwood floorboards were taken up to level the floor, which was on a serious slant, then carefully replaced.
The original ceramic Prussian stove that once heated the apartment was polished and left in place.
New windows were installed with a style making them indistinguishable from those in other apartments.
At the same time, the apartment was modernized and equipped with all the amenities you should need.
The original kitchen became a new state-of-the-art tiled bathroom with twin sinks, a deep tub with shower, a separate shower stall plus a heated towel rack.
The kitchen was then placed in the former bathroom area and opened up into the living area. This style is known as a 'Cuisine Americaine'. The kitchen appliances are all new and there is a full sized fridge with a large freezer area. We have a stove top, oven and a microwave to make cooking a breeze.
The main living area which the kitchen looks over is a combination living room and dining room area.
There is an antique dining table with chairs so you can enjoy a meal for four. The buffet beside the dining table houses our dishes and has the entertainment system on top of it in case you would like some music to add to your dining experience.
Light floods in through tall windows from two exposures.
The master bedroom has a queen sized bed with a large wall of closets making ample space for your belongings.
This room also has the television in it should you wish to lie in bed and watch a favourite movie.
The second bedroom has a double sized bed and is where the charming Prussian stove is. There is also ample storage space in here with wall to wall closets.
The furniture throughout is a mix of the brand new (beds and sofa) plus the antique (big mirror in entry, dining table and chairs, night tables, secretary.) Colourful rugs and framed artwork enhance this apartment to give it a very Parisian, homey atmosphere.
- Professionally Managed
- Washing machine
- Bed linen
Pay per use
(+ 3 reviews from partners.)
allan 5.0 04/20/2015
Host and my "greeter" were available to me 24/7 but I had no need for contact as everything was absolutely straightforward.
Sebastian 5.0 08/04/2015
We just booked this apartment on the same day because another one we booked wasn't available. Within 1,5 hour we got in the apartment. Thank you so much for this outstanding service Gail!
The apartment was spacious and location is perfect. We will definitely come again.
Simon 5.0 05/19/2015
It was a pleasure to meet Gail. She was very helpful and the handing over of the apartment was very easy and comfortable.