You can't beat the location of Ile Saint-Louis in Paris, but there were many other things that made this rental stand out. First, the communication with the owner, Pierre, was excellent, both before and during our stay. Any e-mail was responded to quickly and with a wealth of good information. (He sends a PDF of his city guide along immediately to help plan your trip.) Greatly helpful too at the apartment were a number of customized guides, including one on how to operate the appliances (very useful if, like us, you're coming from North America.) And there were touches in the apartment that made you feel you were being welcomed as a guest, not a renter: a bottle of wine and water upon arrival, several staple items in the kitchen, anything you might need but may have forgotten for personal grooming. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here and hope to again in the future.