The apartment was perfect and every bit as great as advertised. It worked wonderfully for us. Lars could not have been more accommodating and logistics were a breeze. He even included a great and thorough good to transportation, arrival, and instructions for everything in the apartment. We'll be back!
This was a realy wounderfull experience.
Communication with the owner was great from booking to arriving with easy to follow instructions.
Apartment was super clean with everything family of four could need for a wounderfull stay in beautiful city of Paris.
Location is near transportation, supermarket, lots of good restaurants and bakery.
I would stay again in this apartmnet.
I couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay in Paris. The apartment was very well-kept, clean and had everything you’d ever need, even down to a bottle of olive oil. If you ever found yourself wondering how to use something in the apartment, say, the oven, Lars left a book explaining how to use everything. In that same book there were also great tips and suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to eat at.
Since he was away on a trip, Martine, his friend, greeted us and showed the apartment. She was very nice and was at our disposal during our entire stay.
Without a shadow of a doubt, when going back to Paris, we will be staying at Lars’s apartment again.
We can only echo what all the other reviewers have said – look no further in your search for the perfect Paris apartment.
Our month-long stay at the Bastille Opera apartment was exceptionally comfortable and extremely enjoyable. The space is high-end, modern and well-maintained.
The photos and description are accurate. The apartment is spacious and it has been decorated in a manner that delights the eye.
The sofas and the bed were very comfortable. The main bathroom was spa-like and had ample space for our belongings. While there were only two of us, the half bath was very useful and felt like quite the luxury in Paris.
During our stay, we utilized the den as an office and reading space. But if you have additional guests for the sofa bed, the sliding doors partition it off nicely for privacy.
The kitchen is fully equipped, well stocked with essentials and allowed us to enjoy some of the local markets' fresh offerings.
We so much appreciated the detailed information on the operation of the appliances and devices in apartment that Lars prepared.
There was strong and reliable Wi-Fi Internet access which was very important for us. We also greatly appreciated having a telephone in the apartment which we made great use of during an emergency back in the US.
The apartment was very quiet and safe.
The location is terrific. The short walk to the bus or the metro made all of Paris easily accessible.
Most importantly, Lars is a most welcoming and kind host and excellent in all aspects of communication. Martine is charming and wonderful and was most helpful in orienting us to the apartment. Thank you again for such a delightful time and sharing this beautiful apartment!
This apartment met all of our expectations and more. The apartment was spacious and tastefully decorated with a keen sense of style. We loved the balcony and enjoyed many meals out there soaking up the lovely atmosphere. We found the location to be a perfect spot. Oh how we loved walking through the canal side park to get to the subway which took us anywhere we wanted to go.We even caught a seine river boat tour from our canal which was low key and just down the block. Lars was a great communicator and made this booking very easy. Loved Loved Loved this place and our time in the Bastille.
Just wanted to thank you Lars for allowing us to stay at your wonderful apartment. I don't think I have ever met anyone who is so detail oriented with your apartment guide book! everything was spelled out so perfectly for us down to where we ate!
Thank you also for the nice bottle of wine.
Martine was fantastic and we wanted to take her back to California with us!
For the prospective guest reading this; The apartment is in a great location close enough to everything but just far enough away to be out of the huge Paris crowds. So many wonderful restaurants close by and especially in the Bastille.
Transportation to everywhere was a breeze. The apartment is well furnished, comfortable, modern and chic. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend this place to anyone heading to Paris.
Once again, Thank you so much Lars!!
Bonne Annee, Lars!
From the moment we stepped inside your apartment in Paris I knew I couldn't wait to write to you. But then our wonderful trip turned into celebrating New Year's at home with our families and then back to the routine of work and school and here we are a month later and I'm just getting a moment to share our thoughts with you of the absolute wonderful time we had while staying at your place.
Your apartment turned a very nice vacation into an extraordinary memory for our family.
As much as our family adores to travel we love spending time with our extended families especially over the holidays. But a trip to Paris deserved more than a long weekend and in order to do that with our school aged daughter we needed to do so while she was off from school and with that we chose winter break for our trip. It wasn't easy telling our families we would be traveling over Christmas and not with them but we knew we would have a nice experience doing so. What we weren't prepared for what just how nice of an experience we would have.
Paris is just a remarkable city and one that will forever hold a place dear in our hearts. The sights, the food, the shopping, the history, the splendor around every turn. We can't say enough about this amazing city. But, we would have had those wonderful experiences in the city wherever we stayed. What we didn't expect is just how much your apartment would become one of the key treasured memories of our vacation. It was warm, clean, welcoming, stylish and cozy at the same time, and very comforting, especially after long days touring the town.
We relaxed, read, watched movies, planned our next steps, and celebrated Christmas all in the comfort of your home. I catch myself daydreaming of the time I spent in your kitchen. It was so perfectly equipped and the food we prepared, although simple, still remains one of our favorite parts of the vacation. I listened to Christmas carols while preparing a full Christmas day breakfast and we snacked on late night pizza after sightseeing. We even found ourselves with a free afternoon one day and instead of filling our time with another excursion, we chose to return to the apartment just to spend some quality down time in the flat's wonderful environment.
We are so happy to have had the opportunity to stay in your home and hope our paths cross again someday!
Andrea (and Tim and Anna, too!)
PS Please give our best to Martine - she was a pleasure to meet and to work with!