La Greneta - bright, two bedrooms in the trendy Montorgueil neighborhood
Rue Greneta, 2nd Arrondissement, Montorgueil, Two-Bedroom, Sleeps up to 6 (Children must be at least 14 years old)
As featured on House Hunters International! -- episode "Starting Over in Paris"
Nestled just steps from Paris’ oldest market street, the famous rue Montorgueil, La Greneta has more treats in store than just great access to the edible kind. This roomy two-bedroom apartment will knock your socks off with its fabulous décor, spaciousness, seemingly endless amenities and overall comfort and convenience.
The apartment is located on the third floor of an 18th-century building facing a charming courtyard on one side and a pedestrian street on the other. Windows are in abundance, allowing a constant flow of natural light into the space. The soft white color scheme is tastefully punctuated with the occasional burst of fuchsia in the least expected places.
A generous entrance hallway gives access to the spacious master bedroom with queen-sized bed, desk, television, and more storage and shelf space than you will ever need. The large master marble en suite bath features double sinks and a large tub/shower combination, so that you can really immerse yourself in Paris.
Just across the entrance foyer from the master bedroom is a full bathroom with toilet, shower and two mirrored storage closets. Right next to this is the laundry closet with clothes washer and separate dryer.
As you enter the spacious living room-dining room, the large dining table at your left has comfortable seating for six or eight people. The side table is almost as large as the dining table itself, so don’t worry if you bought too many treats at the market – they can all be served at once!
In addition, you’ll have no problems cooking up anything that your heart desires in the very well-equipped kitchen, which has the counter space of four average-sized Parisian apartments. Here you will find a dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator with sub-zero freezer, a four-burner stove, full-sized oven, two microwave ovens, numerous coffee-making options, toaster, kettle, etc. All necessary dishes, cutlery, glassware, pots and pans are provided.
The living room adjoins the dining room and features an L-shaped sofa that converts to a queen-sized bed. From there you can watch the large 42-inch flat-screen TV, which when not in use, is cleverly hidden behind a large antique mirror mounted on a swinging door. The television receives over 100 channels, several of which are in English. There is also a Blu-Ray DVD player attached.
Just off the living room is the second bedroom. Decorated in deep pink and white and separated from the living room by French doors, silky blinds come down for complete privacy. The comfortable double bed sits beside a spacious mirrored clothing and storage closet.
Included with your stay is free access to the apartment’s WiFi connection as well as use of the telephone, which allows you to call land lines in over 100 countries as well as land lines and cell phones in the U.S., Canada and France, at no cost.
Métro: Etienne Marcel (#4), Réaumur-Sebastopol (#3, #4), Les Halles (RER B)
Bus Line #'s: 20, 29, 38, 39, 47
Amenities Specific to La Greneta:
•Digicode, intercom entry system
•3rd floor, European (4th floor American) fully renovated; a half block walk to pedestrian-only rue Montorgueil (oldest open air farmer’s market in Paris with boucherie, patisserie, fromagerie, Nicholas wine merchant, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, numerous bistros, cafés and restaurants, pharmacies, and hardware stores all within a two-minute walk from apartment)
•Master bedroom facing classic French courtyard
•Queen-size platform bed, chest of drawers, ample closet space, flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, antique-style writing/laptop desk and full bath with two sinks
•Living room with luxury linen fabric sofa that easily converts to a comfortable queen-size bed
•Dining table for six (expandable to eight), antique wedding armoire façade with bookcase.
•Large antique mirror with hidden flat-screen 42” color TV with cable channels, including BBC World, and CNN International
•DVD/Blu-Ray player, region 2 international, with movies in English and French (subtitles in French and English), many with Parisian themes
•Second bedroom has bright, south-facing 13’ high windows overlooking a very quiet street that dates to the 17th-century
•Second bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
•Plenty of bed linens, hand, bath and kitchen towels
•Laundry closet with washing machine and separate dryer; drying rack for larger items (drycleaners nearby)
•Hair dryer, iron, and ironing board
•Spacious kitchen: large top/bottom style refrigerator with sub-zero freezer
•Four-burner electric stovetop and oven
•Two Microwave ovens
•A complete array of kitchenware (all cooking utensils, dinner and tableware, serving pieces)
•Electric coffee maker, press coffee maker and drip coffee maker
•Electric tea kettle and tea pot
•Radio alarm clock
•Large picnic basket for outings
•Private telephone line with answering machine
•Free long distance telephone service to over 100 countries, including US and Canada
•Free WiFi Internet access
•HP ink-jet color printer/copier/scanner
•Books and guidebooks in English
•Manual with instructions for equipment provided
•Two turbo-speed fans
•Electricity, heat, telephone and Internet included
•No pets allowed
•Children must be at least 14 years old