VACATION RENTAL: FRENCH COUNTRY VILLAGE JUST OUTSIDE PARIS

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VACATION RENTAL: FRENCH COUNTRY VILLAGE JUST OUTSIDE PARIS

Carrieres-sur-Seine Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

REASONABLE - SAFE - FUN & ADVENTURE

BICYCLE & WALKER'S PARADISE

Enjoy French country village life and the excitement of Paris at the same time! The historically classed village of Carrières sur Seine is a bicycler and walker's paradise. It was a favorite of the impressionists who painted its little winding streets with quarry stone houses built up along the Seine. You can live in a village house as the only American in town and yet be only 20 minutes by public transportation from the Champs Elysées and 30 minutes from the Latin Quarter. And if you want to visit Versailles, Giverny, and destinations west, staying in Carrieres means you are already on your way!

In Carrières, you can walk everywhere. Shop in the open air town market, and be known by the boulangère. Spend time in the little jewel of a Parc across the street, designed by Le Nôtre, gardener to King Louis XIV. Walk the lovely miles along the Seine on a pedestrian path past the old lavoir (now an art gallery). Or head to the café by the river and watch the local folks playing boules.

Our little, one bedroom apartment is on the ground-floor of a three-story house in the center of the old village, two steps from a beautiful park on the Seine. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, tile floors, and functional IKEA style furniture. There is a double bed in the bedroom and a pullout couch in the living room. A washer and dryer are available in the cave with plenty of storage space for suitcases.

We have adored living in Carrières and have kept it a special secret. We’d be glad to share our special place with travelers who are bound to appreciate it the way our family has. We have left lots of information in the apartment about how to enjoy the area. We accept payment in dollars, which we hope will reduce your expenses while giving you an unforgettable trip to Paris.

You will find enclosed some attachments of photos of Carrières and of our apartment. If you are interested in a vacation rental, please return this e-mail with your projected dates of stay. We will return information about rates and rental conditions along with a full set of pictures of the apartment and the neighborhood.

A bientôt,

Roger and Andrea

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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Vacation Rental: French Country Village Just Outside Paris
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews
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Vacation Rental: French Country Village Just Outside Paris
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Carrieres-sur-Seine Yvelines
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Bob and Claudette

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
When one opens the door to the apartment, he/she is greeted with a musty smell. Then you realize the reason there were no interior pictures of the apartment. A high tuition lesson can be learned here. Never! Never rent a place without seeing interior pictures. The Ikea type furniture as mentioned in the description of the apartment is for the most part broken down cheep uncomfortable furniture. To further add to our discomfort; the apartment was filthy. Cob webs, mouse droppings, slugs, rat poison that had been chewed at and tumble weed type dust under the bed accompanied by a previous renter`s sock were all discovered while we cleaned the apartment. The floors, the walls, the windows the bathroom were all in need of a thorough washing. We could leave our initials on any and every part of the apartment.
The vent to the dryer vented inside the building adding to the humidity of the basement apartment. At any given time, you could discern the smell of sewerage. We bought air freshners to mask the smell and went through 3 bottles of spray disinfectant.
We had rented the apartment for a month and could not afford to just give up the rent. We did get hotels for 8 of the days we spent in France in order to make the best of a poor situation.

VRBO should not allow such a sub standard apartment on their listings.
Owner's Response: Andrea and I are sorry to hear the complaints of Bob and Claudette. They were unexpected since, over the many years we have been renting on VRBO, we have received so few negative comments.
Bob called me on the first day and told me that his wife had a phobia of mice and that the mousetrap under the kitchen stairs made her very nervous. I explained that Carrieres is a country town and that we did have an occasional mouse or two but the neighborhood cats usually took care of the problem. No mice appeared during heir rental.
Interior photos have been available on demand ever since we began renting on VRBO over ten years ago. Bob never asked to see any. Implying that somehow they are withheld from our renters is just not accurate.
The furniture in the apartment has been renewed regularly as have been the appliances. It is solid, pleasant and functional Ikea style furniture. The cleaning lady verifies that nothing has been broken at the end of each rental.
As for cleanliness, I am perplexed. Maria, our cleaning lady comes every week for three hours and has for years. She is efficient, pleasant and reliable and speaks enough English to have helped Bob and Claudette if they had asked her. She would have come four times during their month long stay.
Odors in the apartment. Carrieres means ""quarry" in French. Our house is built on a cliff face which was quarried out from the 12 th century on. The rocks were taken to build many of the famous cathedrals of France. On rainy days, there is the musty smell of wet rocks...not of sewage. The large majority of our guests have never complained about this. For those who are more sensitive to smell, we have installed a ventilation system.
I feel that Bob and Claudette would have been happier in an inexpensive Motel 8 style hotel on the outskirts of Paris. They would have had a more American experience more to their taste. Our town is a very old one, with the charm and some of e disadvantages that come with age. We pride ourselves on the network of friends and neighbors that have always helped our renters. Andrea and I are sorry that Bob and Claudette did not take advantage of what our apartment has to offer them.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Carrieres-sur-Seine Yvelines
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Great Apartment Close to Paris

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Roger and Andrea's apartment is perfect for anyone wanting to visit both Paris and the surrounding villages. There's free street parking within a five minute walk of the apartment and, when going to Paris by train, there's very cheap parking in lots next the station at only 3.30 euro for the whole day. If you get there and all the spaces are taken you'll only need to wait a few minutes before someone arrives to drive away and leave you their space. The train station is only a five minute drive from the apartment and the train ride to Paris is less than twenty minutes. By car, the great sites around Paris can be reached in under two hours. Most of them are half an hour to an hour and a half away.We visited Versailles, Fontainbleau, Giverny, Vaux-le-Vicompte, St. Germian-en-Laye, Chartre, Chantilly, Compiegne, Senlis, and Pierrefonds. We even made it up to the resort towns of Trouville and Deauville on the Normandy coast in just two hours. We interspersed these trips with day trips into Paris. The apartment itself is very cute, clean, and fully equipped and Roger was very helpful and promptly replied to my email messages when I had questions. We stayed for three weeks in July 2012 and my wife and I are very happy that we chose this apartment and highly recommend it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Vacation Rental: French Country Village Just Outside Paris
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14930vb
(305) 298-6459
Carrieres-sur-Seine Yvelines
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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July 2011

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We had a great stay! Thanks.
Helpful votes: 0/2
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Vacation Rental: French Country Village Just Outside Paris
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14930vb
(305) 298-6459
Carrieres-sur-Seine Yvelines
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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July 2011

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Thanks so much Roger. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and fell in love with the town. I can see why you love the place. I would recommend Carrieres to anyone who wants to stay outside of Paris.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Vacation Rental: French Country Village Just Outside Paris
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p14930vb
(305) 298-6459
Carrieres-sur-Seine Yvelines
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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July 2011

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Thanks, Roger. We had a great, memorable time
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Carrieres-sur-Seine Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • $600/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Weekly Rate .. $600/week
  • .. $100/night per extra night
  • Security Deposit required.
  • Special off season monthly rates

Amenities

Carrieres-sur-Seine Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • VCR
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking