We were so surprised upon arriving at this apartment that it was a rental, because none of the furniture, the dishes, equipment, etc. looked "used" as they often do in rentals. The owner of this apartment has painstakingly kept the apartment looking clean and fresh. We also appreciated that all the equipment in the apartment were top notch and worked well --the showers, the washer, the dishwasher, the toaster, the oven. The manager who greets you not only speaks English very well, but is warm and welcoming and very helpful. The location of this flat can't be beat: the metro stop is steps away as well as a grocery store; there is a patisserie literally next door; it is an easy walk to Luxembourg Gardens. The flat manager arranged a taxi to take us to the airport at the end of our stay- it was stress free. This flat is highly recommended.