Loved our week in Paris and going with a vacation rental was a great option. We enjoyed the apartment and everything Paris has to offer.
In term of the apartment, it was exactly as advertised and consistent with all the reviews. Located on the 3rd floor of a very nice and quiet apartment building. It is on a quiet side street and also facing the back side of the street opening onto a small green courtyard. So it was very quiet and a nice area to be able to open the doors in the evening with a nice balcony. Also nice to hear the birds wake you up in the morning. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 with 2 separate beds and the other with a larger European Queen sized (I think) which was very comfortable for 2 people. The other bed option is a pull-out in the living room ... this bed was ok for comfort. A bit better than a normal pull-out. Overall the sleeping arrangements were fine four our family of four (2 parents + 2 teenagers), plus 2 other adults.
Other details of the apartment were as listed - separate small toilet room, another room with a bath/shower and sink, I think both a washer and dryer were available for use (we did not use them). Kitchen had everything and was well stocked with utensils, pans, etc. We appreciated some of the basic pantry items were already present (i.e. cooking oil). One of the bedrooms could use some TLC (peeling paint) but this is just cosmetic and overall apartment was clean and spacious. As well, 2 small elevators for service which were fine. My only comment is that some of the logistical details of the apartment we had to figure out ... turns out the owner has a very good guest book with all the details but we did not get a copy. Just be sure to ask the owner for this before you arrive (it is available electronic). Not being from Europe, the automatic (and some manual) closing metal blinds for all the windows were something new for us. Great for sleeping in and security though.
As all the other reviews mentioned ... great location. Lots of lovely shops nearby for all your food and other essentials. We cooked breakfast (plus bakeries) for ourselves each morning and got take-away from many local options each night for dinner. This made for a nice relaxing start and end for our long tourist days.
For those more active, great location for jogging as well. Very close to the Seine River and nice options for jogging. The man-made walkway in the Seine river nearby was very nice both for a morning jog and evening walk. You are about 30 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and 5 minutes from the Metro (as well as the train which you can use to take to Versailles).
The hand-off on arrival also was fine. Texted the person who was designated to meet us and they were there early and no problem. Could have spent a bit more time on some of the apartment details, but most importantly they were at the apartment to meet us right at the agreed time (actually 30 minutes early, which was appreciated).
Finally, we took the owners advise and used LeCab for shuttle service both to and from the airport. Worked great for us, good price for our large group, and very relaxing. See LeCab reviews for more details. Just make sure you get the APP loaded before you leave.
In terms of Paris itself, an amazing City with so much history and lots to see. We spent 6 full days touring, covered all the highlights and would definitely come back. Visiting in March was great ... weather was pretty good (much warmer than Canada) and crowds were busy but in general not too bad. With all the walking you do, going in the spring (or fall) is I think ideal. Metro is also great ... recommend buying your tickets in groups of 10 to get the discount. We also did purchase a Museum Pass which was a good deal for us and avoided the ticket lines (still need to do a security line for all Sites).
So overall, strongly recommend this option and enjoyed Paris very much.
Hi, enjoyed the location, perfect!! Would go back to that location again.
Owner was accommodating an early entry because of a Red Eye flight into Paris, which we greatly appreciated!!
Only issue was the sleeping situation - the beds and sofa were not comfortable (for the kids in the guest bedroom and for us in the master bedroom). Recommend a renovation for beds and sofa. Other than that, everything else was recommended.
This apartment is in a great location for family break in Paris. It is close to a bakery butchers , fruit shop which makes it a special Paris experience mixing with the locals.
It is also close to the metro and the Eiffel Tower making trips to the main sights of Paris easy . The aparment is in a quiet location and easy to find, We went with our two teenagers and the apartment was just a perfect space for us.
Had a great stay in Paris! Great location to catch the train and get everything we needed to be. The welcome booklet was very helpful in finding things around the apartment. Safe area and close walk to the the Eiffel Tower. We would surely return here if we came back to Paris.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Paris. Bertrand and Elisa were very kind, offered great information on the area and responded very quickly to any questions we had. The apartment is in a great spot, not touristy, great restaurants nearby and easy access to the trains. My only thought is that some things in the apartment could use a little fixing/replacing such as the kettle, it was broken, the towels were very thin. Personal choice here, but I don't like other peoples left over food. As well they could use some new pillows, they are very flat, and new lamp shades, as one or two of them are stained. It just needs some TLC and then it will be great.
This was a fantastic home to stay in, it had everything my wife and 2 daughters needed. It is centrally located to most the key areas of Paris and a fairly short walk to the Eiffel Tower. Within a few blocks there were dozens of really good restaurants. We ate in a different one every night. The St. Charles street is really cool and vibrant, with twice a week markets lining the streets. Everything you would need is a close walk from this house. The 3rd floor facing the courtyard was great for leaving the windows open in the evening. Highly recommended and we will be back.
The apartment was exactly as it was described and met all our expectations. It is in a fantastic locale - Saint Charles has everything you need - beautiful fresh food, convenience stores, pharmacy, restaurants, metro - everything is close by and Eiffel Tower is a 15 min walk away and visible from the street the apartment is in. The location is more 'residential' than other areas of Paris, you feel like a local and it's a more authentic experience of living like a 'Parisien' than inner areas. The apartment itself has everything you need and is spacious and comfortable.