Best of both worlds
Once the home of Isadora Duncan, it comes as no surprise that Rue de Tocqueville Townhouse has a sense of poise. Stepping into the home, you’ll first come to the sitting room, full of Hausmannian features (parquet floors, an ornamental fireplace). While the space feels traditional, the furniture is sleek and contemporary, with a pair of low sofas facing each other over a dark coffee table. The open-plan kitchen and dining room has a futuristic feel, with stainless steel appliances and high-gloss flagstone floors. Next to the dining table (which seats six), a gilt-framed portrait serves as a reminder of this home’s classical pedigree. Outside, there’s a contemporary split-level courtyard, with a choice of outdoor dining tables, and plenty of greenery.
Upstairs, there’s a smart second sitting room, and four bedrooms. Three of them are fun and cosy, each painted a different colour, but the master bedroom is simply impressive, with floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the room, and a spiral staircase, leading upwards. Up here, the roof terrace has a view over the neighbourhood’s more traditional rooftops.
The homeowner's cleaner will visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am-12pm (she is off in August).
This home doesn't have air-conditioning, so let us know if you'd like fans for your stay.
There is no wardrobe in the third bedroom so we will provide a hanging rail for storage.
The fireplace in this home is ornamental.
There is a small double bed in the third bedroom. It can sleep two people, but is more comfortable for one.
There is a trundle bed in the second bedroom which can be set up for one extra person. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared.
The bunk bed in the fourth bedroom will comfortably sleep one adult on the bottom single, and has room for a further adult on the top bunk.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.