My wife and I have been to Paris many times over the years and we usually stay in a hotel near the Muse Dorsay.
This year we wanted a different experience, an apartment where we could cook our meals
and have friends join us for a quiet evening. My research for apartments on the internet
was somewhat discouraging after reading the visitor reviews I realized that it might not
be so simple. There were many complaints concerning a lack of communication with
the rental companies after the initial payment was completed. The apartment owner often wanted a cash payment on the day of arrival etc!
Our experience with VRBO was a very pleasant, we paid our rental fee prior to our
flight and the owner sent us via the net a set of three booklets which completely
outlined the apartment procedures and listed all of the local shops and restaurants.
When we arrived at the apartment at 9 am on a Monday, the apartment manager,
an English speaking lady, made us very welcome, with red roses and wine!
The apartment was so beautiful and pristine, we loved the large library of books with maps and guides for Paris. The local shops were close by and had every item that we
needed for our home cooked meals. This visit to Paris was our very best ever and we
absolutely plan to return next year!