I absolutely loved the apartment! I was visiting Paris while on a break from school. I traveled alone and am a young woman and I felt entirely safe in the apartment. The pictures are true to what the apartment looks like. The pedestrian street was well lit and fairly quiet but the nearest metro station, Chateau Rouge (well, that's the one I used) was probably somewhere someone on their own might not want to be alone at night but during the day I never felt uncomfortable. The apartment is within walking distance to many bakeries, grocery stores and restaurants that were great! Checking in and out was very simple. And any problems I had (really the only one was fixing the wifi) were quickly and easily sorted out thanks to the owners! The cab fare from the apartment to Gare de Lyon (I had a very early train) was about 20 euro. I'm not sure if that's the standard but just in case anyone wants to factor in travel to or from the apartment by cab. My stay was great! It made for a wonderful week in Paris!