My son and I were visiting Paris recently and wanted to be able explore the Montmartre area and be near Metro lines and Gare du Nord. Luke and Jennifer's apartment fit the bill on all accounts, and some!
The photos we saw on the VRBO site attracted us to the Chateau in the first place but in person it is even more palatial! Beautiful decoration and furnishings, clean and spacious, light and elegant, plus a modern fully-equipped kitchen and and a new bathroom with an amazing rain shower that is just the ticket after a long day walking or traveling. The toilet has an innovative washbasin that is incorporated into the top of the tank, and the water used for handwashing is part of the flushing process!
Caroline, the apartment manager, met us as scheduled to let us in and gave us the keys and all the details we needed about the apartment and local area. She was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips, and was kind enough to offer to be an emergency contact if my son returns to attend university in Paris. Additionally we were welcomed with a delicious bottle of Brut from the Loire Valley, and we found plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby, as well as boulangeries, patisseries, pharmacies and supermarkets for all our needs.
Sacre Coeur is five minutes walk away, and the Chateau Rouge Metro station is literally just across the Boulevard Barbes from the apartment, and can whisk you to anywhere you need to go in Paris, and from there the Gare du Nord is only two stops away, if you feel like walking there it is only about 10 minutes on foot! Or a taxi ride is five minutes and around 5 to 8 euros.
We will be sure to stay at the Chateau Montmartre whenever we return to Paris, and cannot recommend it highly enough. We were very sad to leave, it is our Paris home away from home!