I was a bit wary of leasing this property--very near the Eiffel Tower, quite reasonable on the price, and no previous reviews at all--plus it was my first experience with VRBO. But some back and forth emails convinced me to give it a shot and we had a great experience.
Etienne met us in front of the modern appartment building on the afternoon of our check-in. Showed us the ropes as far as building entry and elevator operation and gave us the rundown on the appartment, including the fact that the clothes washer had just gone on the fritz, offering to pay for any laundry that we had planned to do. He also gave us a quick verbal tour of the neighborhood and suggested a couple of nearby cafes that he likes.
The place is small, but well kept and quite comfortable as a simple place to crash after a day of Paris sightseeing. It's a pleasant 5 minute walk to the closest RER station (Kennedy), and Velibe bike rack. Just a little longer (and a bit of a stair climb) to the Passy metro. And a bus stop and as well as a very tasty Lenotré bakery are right at the front door.
It worked out just fine for us. Thanks, Etienne!