Paris Left Bank 1 BR near market, FREE internet!

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“ Excellent ”
20 Reviews
Paris, Ile de France, France


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 3
Per night $148 - $211
Per week $962 - $1,419
Type: Apartment
Description of the Paris vacation apartment rental
My adorable Paris apartment has Old World charm and all you'll need to feel at home the second you arrive, right down to a high-speed internet connection to keep you in touch with home or office. Just bring your suitcase! Perfect for a romantic couple's getaway, even if you have to bring the kid (he/she can sleep on the comfy LR sofa while you enjoy your privacy!) Nestled in a typical Parisian neighborhood off the beaten path yet minutes from the touristy places, you'll love the local charm, open markets and all the services steps from your door. I live here myself when I'm in town and am thrilled to share it with you. Check out the testimonials page!

Lisa Rothstein

Area Info
Les Gobelins is a charming, lively (yet not loud) middle-class area full of bakeries, butcher shops, cafes, restaurants and other small "mom & pop" businesses. You are steps away from the Rue Mouffetard with its daily open market stalls where you will find cheesemongers, wine merchants, the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables and many surprises. Les Gobelins takes its name from the famous Gobelins tapestry factory, which woven wall hangings for royalty in centuries past. Now you can tour the factory by appointment. You are also a short walk from the Latin Quarter and its many sights: the Jardins de Luxembourg, The Musee de Cluny and the whole area around St Michel. Notre Dame is about a 15-20 minute stroll past shops, old buildings including those of the Sorbonne, and gardens. I bought my apartment after renting in this area for over five years. It's close to everything yet you will not be surrounded by American tourists, which is not what you come to Paris for, I hope! I know you will love living here as much as I have.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 16 2015 Apr 30 2015 $188 $188 $1,330 $3,990 -
May 01 2015 May 31 2015 $193 $193 $1,419 $4,321 -
Jun 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 $198 $198 $1,386 $4,398 -
Jun 30 2015 Jul 31 2015 $211 $211 $1,419 $4,950 -
Aug 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $188 $188 $1,330 $3,990 -
Oct 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $154 $154 $1,000 $3,300 -
Nov 01 2015 Dec 15 2015 $148 $148 $962 $3,190 -
Dec 16 2015 Jan 05 2016 $192 $192 $1,318 - -
Jan 06 2016 Feb 28 2016 $148 $148 $962 $3,190 -
Mar 01 2016 Mar 15 2016 $154 $154 $1,000 $3,600 -
Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: none
Deposits: 50% holds your dates. remainder payable 2 weeks before your stay. Payment by Postal Money order OR bank transfer
Payment Options: Money Order
Other Fees: $25 fee for bank transfers
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Right on the corner is the Metro (Les Gobelins, line 7 going direct to the Louvre, the Seine near Notre Dame, the Opera and more) and four bus lines (going to Bastille, Montparnasse, St. Michel, the Louvre and more). There is also a convenient taxi stand on the corner. However, many attractions are easily walkable in this lovely walking city. My building houses a friendly cafe with outdoor tables under the chestnut trees for your morning cafe creme or afternoon kir! Many good restaurants walking distance. I send you a whole list of tips on what to do and where to eat in the area when you book!
Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Paris, Ile de France, France
Lloyd Oatis

Lloyd Oatis

Bainbridge Island, WA USA


January 14, 2010

We rented the apartment for the Christmas week and were very pleased. The apt was well furnished - not luxurious be more than adequate. Working the TV was not well defined (probably because of some chnges in either the TV or cable system since the instructions were last updated) but we managed - not a major problem. The location was great - shops on rue Mouffetard and easy access to the Metro. Lisa the owner was friendly and helpful. We will definitely try to stay there again.

The Halls

The Halls

New York, NY


September 22, 2009

We adored having this apartment as our Paris base. It is charmingly decorated and the art works are especially appealing. Compared to a hotel room, where you get a bed and some chairs and a desk, the space was luxurious and the furniture very comfortable. The proximity of the market and the subway were great conveniences. Staying here allowed us to relax when we needed to and explore with ease.

Lindsay Ball

Lindsay Ball

San Diego, CA, USA

Convenient, but cozy

June 7, 2009

Overall we were pleased with our stay here. The fridge, washer/dryer, free Internet and convenient location were huge bonuses, especially for the price. The tight quarters and not-always-accurate instructions were a bit frustrating at times. We also had trouble getting the key initially, but our Parisian contact, Mark, was very helpful in resolving this quickly. It's a good deal for the price, but you'll be very aware that you're in someone's home and not just a rental property. The cafe downstairs is excellent--great food with incredibly nice, helpful staff who speak multiple languages.

The Palmers

The Palmers

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Wish it was Ours.

November 13, 2008

We would certainly recommend Lisa's place to anyone wishing to visit Paris. The 13th Arr. is a very pleasant neighbourhood and 17 Boulevard Arago has a great location, close to the Metro,bus, banks, shops, markets, everything you need to make your stay nice and easy. The apartments was a cosy spot to come home to after a hard day's holidaying. We would visit more often if we didn't live so far away. We appreciated having the Broadband connection, local phone and english-speaking channels on cable. Altogether a great holiday for us.

Janet Cathcart

Janet Cathcart

Hot Springs Village, AR USA

17 Arago is a treasure!

June 2, 2008

The apartment is a delight, beautifully decorated, clean & light-filled. Excellent bed, light-filled & efficient kitchen, great cross ventilation. The washer & dryer allowed lighter packing. The TV & DVD player were excellent. The neighborhood was almost the best part of a perfect trip. Pharmacy across the street, Franprix & Champion nearby for forgotten items. The proximity to Mouffetard was a bonus: the fruits & vegetables, the bakery, the fromagerie, the fish monger, the street entertainment, the flea market, the people watching! The location is perfect, the neighborhood is quiet, yet convenient. You are living as a Parisian. It would be hard to find a better base for exploring Paris. The prices at the neighborhood bistros were so much more reasonable than in some districts, and the food was superb. Plat du jour at Canon de Gobelin, half a block away, always amazing. My only question is, how did they get that huge, comfortable sofa into the apartment ...

Karen Nadeau

Karen Nadeau

san francisco, ca usa

Live like a Parisian

April 11, 2008

We wanted this trip to Paris to be less about tourist stuff and more about experiencing daily life in Paris. The neighborhood markets and shops by this apartment are wonderful. The Metro is just around the corner; but there's virtually no place you can't walk from here (we walked to the Eiffel Tower one morning). The apartment itself is wonderful. Extremly comfortable couch, bed. Small, but very well equipped kitchen. Roomy, charming, delightful. A wonderful trip was enhanced by a great place to stay.

Sue Davis

Sue Davis

Durham, NC

Wonderful Apartment

April 5, 2008

My family of 4 loved the apartment (2 adults, 2 teenage girls). It was quiet, bright, clean, and very comfortable for all of us. We walked to all the major sights in zones 1 and 2 and used the metro around the corner for the sights located in zones 3 and 4. My daughters loved having fresh pastries every morning from the bakery 4 doors down and I loved the convenience of the grocery store right across the street. We also found the ATM a few doors down very handy for obtaining our Euro dollars. All in all it was a fabulous trip and the apartment was a perfect place to unwind and rest after a busy day of sightseeing and fun.

Julie & Molly Evans

Julie & Molly Evans

Baltimore, Maryland

just perfect!

January 26, 2008

Great time in Paris!! Much due to our terrific accommodations. Introducing my daughter (age 12) to the wonders of Paris was something we will both remember forever. Having all the comforts of home really made our stay a delight. We can't thank you enough for all your suggestions and recommendations as well as your generosity in opening up your apartment. Again, many many thanks. Without hesitation we will recommend your place to anyone we know looking for a safe, warm, adorable respite in a great part of Paris!

Diane Doughty

Diane Doughty

Natchitoches, LA, USA

Great Apartment

December 27, 2007

We really enjoyed our stay in Lisa's apartment. The location is just terrific! The Metro is very close, and Rue Mouffetard has very reasonable restaurants--nice to have close by with the declining exchange rate making dining out so expensive. Shopping for food and necessities was just steps away. We found everything in the apt. to be convenient and useable. There were many books and useful guides to Paris, along with other books and videos. Lisa was very responsive via e-mail with any questions we had. We had a wonderful two-week stay, and we will be happy to stay here again!



San Francisco

Paris Experience

November 14, 2007

This is our second year at Lisa s apt. We love the apt and the "hood" convenient to everything. We are already planning next year. Dont miss great market at Place Italie and dining at Avant Gout. Working with Lisa is great. The apt is cozy with perfect little kitchen.



south florida

Flat review

October 26, 2007

My husband and I found ourselves in Paris after overnight train from spain with no place to stay. Lisa had emailed me and left me a number to contact. I woke her up in the middle of the night (she was in San Fransisco at the time). She was amazing accomodating us night at the last minute. She was truely a life saver. We stayed in her apartment for 8 nights. It is extremely well equipped with dishwasher, and very comfortable bed. The place was quiet from any street noise. Lots of grocers in the area. Most importantly her place is very clean and very tourist friendly with a metro station steps away. She has many many books on Paris for every imaginable activity as well as a french-english dictionary (we took that everywhere). The best is her personal notebook with suggestions as well as other guest experiences. I have rented appartments around the world and hers is by far the best with the added touches and info. You feel like a guest, not a renter.



Baltimore MD USA

family trip

October 24, 2007

It was a bit smaller than the pictures suggested but we managed to fit with our two teenage daughters. Downside was there was a lot of construction going on across the street. Upside is that LIsa was a wonderful and responsive owner. Location was fine and convenient walking distance to many places. The cafe was closed most of the time we were there but local bakeries and wine shops were good. It was a good deal and we had a great time.

Andrea Hollis

Andrea Hollis

Newport, Rhode Island

perfect Paris pad

October 17, 2007

I feel so lucky to have found 17 rue Arago among the hundreds of rental apartments I scanned online. This apartment is not the icy, IKEA decorated flat that exists for tourists alone. It is warm and inviting, full of a real person's paintings, books and photographs. We were very comfotable lounging after a long day walking and were able to prepare meals, on occasion, in the tiny but entirely adequate kitchen. The bed is queen-size, the bedroom quiet and peaceful at night. The location truly is perfect for someone who would prefer being in a neighborhood with parisians rather than tourists, but completely accessible to all that Paris has to offer. A bonus is the friendly cafe' downstairs, whose owners are gracious and pour a generous kir.

Ryan Angell

Ryan Angell

Los Angeles, CA USA

We fell in love with Paris...

October 3, 2007

...and mostly due to the apartment and it's location. Five minute walk to all the shops, restaurants and bars you could want. Non-tourist area = non-tourist prices. Metro station close by, which is very easy to navigate. If you're going to Paris forget the hotel, stop've found the ideal place!



Calgary, Canada

Home from home

September 25, 2007

What an excellent choice we made by staying at Lisa's place. Walking distance to all the historical places, Metro round the corner, no tourists, excellent restaurant steps away, market... We did fall in love with Paris, and it was part of Lisa's fault. Even though it has been a year since our trip, we still talk about it fondly, and do recommend it to just about everybody going to Paris. One of our friends has already booked it for next spring! (i wish I was going too...) Thank you, Lisa.



Houston, Texas

My place in Paris - fabulous

July 21, 2007

We really enjoyed our month in the apt and would return. It is located in a great neighborhood, wonderful location, close to metro. It has everything needed for a comfortable stay (though the sofa is worn). Lisa was a joy to deal with and very responsive to our emails.



seattle, wa usa

Come stay here

July 20, 2007

First off Lisa is super helpfull, the spot is cute, comfortable, and clean and a quick walk to the metro. On a budget with a young child it helped to have a washer & dryer in the flat and a variety of markets nearby. Quiet but within walking distance to plenty of busy sites perfect!



Los Angeles, California USA

Home away from home

July 19, 2007

My partner and I stayed here for three nights in June and loved it. Why would anyone stay in a hotel when you can have all that this apartment offers? A wonderful bed in a separate bedroom with large windows that may not have a "city view" but let fresh air and light flow freely. The apartment is lovingly and tastefully furnished with a mix of antiques and new furniture along with the owner's own watercolor paintings on the wall. A comprehensive renter's book at the work desk contains helpful information about the neighborhood and Paris sites. Internet connection is a bonus as is the washer and dryer. We loved the location which is away from the hustle and bustle of tourism but METRO close. Neighborhood cafe owners/service persons actually remember you after several visits---not likely in other parts of Paris. We are walkers and enjoyed the short jaunt to the Marais,Lux Gardens etc. Romantics, gay or straight, will adore this apartment. The final winning vote comes in the very affordble rental price---and I hope it stays low for my return trips to Paris.

S Tuana

S Tuana

Bicton, Western Australia

17 Boulevard Arago

July 19, 2007

The apartment is indeed a wonderful 'home fom home'. We enjoyed the convenience and comfort it afforded us as well as the obvious cost benefits that self catering allows. We loved being able to explore, and buy from, the local markets, boulangeries and patisseries and not have to take our fare back to a cramped hotel room, as we have done in the past. The location is great with easy access to the Metro although we took advantage of the fact that the main sights are well within walking reach. For us (both 50+) the best way to 'experience' Paris is on foot. Of course, the positives then are that you can enjoy many delicious 'bon bons' without guilt! We really appreciated being able to settle back at 'home' after a 'hard day', put our feet up, have a coffee or a good red and spend time reading some of the books that Lisa has kindly left for visitors. Also, there is loads of practical and helpful information to make your visit very special.

Jan Disney

Jan Disney

Lake Charles, LA USA

The "Second" Home

July 18, 2007

What a great apartment and wonderful location! This was my second summer to stay at 17 Arago--"My Apartment In Paris" rental. Last year I stayed a month and this year 10 days. The apartment is so cozy, and I love the American appliances. They make the stay so easy. With the Metro so close making your way through the city is very convenient. However, if you like to walk a little, walking to Luxembourg Gardens is definitely "do-able." Simply put, this apartment is perfect for longer stays in the greatest city in Europe.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Lisa,

We are back in the states now and I just want to thank you again for the apartment at such a late notice. We had a great time in such comfortable surroundings. Your extensive information and book collection sure made all the difference.
Also thanks for the hotel suggestion....they were very nice.
Hope to stay there again soon,
Michelle Weinstock
(this guest stayed oct 9-17 2006)

Hi Lisa,

We had such a wonderful time and I thought your flat
was just adorable. We had plenty of room to enjoy our
time there. Plus the cable and internet was an added
bonus. Your kitchen, as tiny as it is, has everything
a person could possibly need. I really had fun cooking
in it. I loved the little vegetable tiles. And like I
said earlier, I loved the way it was decorated and
your pictures are great. Was it furnished when you
bought it? I loved the desk in the living room and the
big armoire.
Michel and Beatrice at Le Terrior were just wonderful
to us. We had an awesome meal, but yes, we should
have gotten there a little earlier so we could have
enjoyed dessert.

In all, a fantastic trip, I hope we come back. But
next time we will have a better knowledge of French so
we can converse with the wonderful people we met

We'll take you up on the offer to stay again at a discount, don't forget us.

Cheryl and Michael Taylor
(You can contact these guests, who stayed Oct 2-9 2006, directly at ctay1225 at yahoodotcom

We had a great time! The apartment was great and the location was wonderful. It was tough going to the Bed & Breakfast in London after the stay in your apartment - the apartment was SO much nicer!
Anne Zantello
(this guest stayed in June 2005)
You can contact Anne directly at Anne.Zantello@abbott

Lisa's place is serene and beautifully tidy and very soothing to
hang out in....and it's located on a beautiful tree-lined street in a
really great non-touristy neighborhood, about 10 or 12 minutes walk from
the Pantheon. It's worth every penny and then some, because
staying there totally removes you from the touristy trip and makes you
feel like a genuine Parisian.
-- Jeffrey Wells (who stayed there May and June 2004)
Contact Jeffrey directly at:

Hi Lisa,

Thomas and I had a magical trip to Paris and some of that magic was due to
our stay at your apartment. I loved the location. Being on the edge of the
Latin Quarter made us close enough to the Seine to walk, yet be somewhere
that felt like a Parisian neighborhood and not a tourist area. Once we got
to Paris we could see how important it is to be close to a main metro line
and the line near your apartment turned out to be a very central one. We
really felt part of the neighborhood, getting coffees downstairs and going
the very close boulangerie. We loved being walking distance from Rue
Mouffetard. Your apartment was charming and cozy and very clean. If we
returned to Paris, we would definitely stay there again.

I would be happy to be a reference for you.

Terese Brennan-Marquez

You can contact Therese directly at:

We both enjoyed your place in Paris very much. It was nice to be able to feel like we had a home there, instead of just a hotel room. We liked the neighborhood too, pretty, not touristy, and close to the metro. We'd happily stay there again!
Sincerely, David Trulli

I've had a couple friends over here for dinner ...and they have all said how great YOUR place is as well!  I totally agree!
x R

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