Lovely, Light-Filled Apartment
Submitted: October 26, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
This is a sweet, clean, light-filled apartment with a spacious sitting area. The landlady Anne Marie is exceptionally nice and helpful and really went out of her way to make this a great experience for us. She even gave us champagne and booked our anniversary dinner at a special landmark restaurant nearby. She was highly responsive to all our inquiries before and during our stay.
We couldn’t imagine a better location: Right in the heart of St. Germaine with only a five-minute walk to two Metro stops and ten minutes or less to the Seine. It felt very safe and friendly and we found loads of excellent restaurants, bistros and cafes extremely close by. Grocery shopping was a breeze- a large grocer just a minute’s walk from our front door.
Travelers should be aware that it's possible to prepare meals here, but the kitchenette is small and not ideal for serious cooking. However, it was absolutely perfect for our needs, as we just wanted a place to store and prepare simple breakfast foods, make our toast and morning coffee, and stash our wines and delicious afternoon snacks, such as artisan cheese, olives, and breads from the local vendors. Honestly, who wants to cook lots of meals on vacation in Paris?
I would suggest to Anne-Marie that she upgrade the shower so it hangs with an overhead attachment. The way it is now you have to hold the showerhead in one hand while you wash/rinse your hair with the other. Not a big deal, but sort of awkward.
Overall, a great price for a lovely apartment and a perfect location.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Gail! I have noted your remark about the shower overhead hanging device; actually, there used to be one, but I found it so ugly I got rid of it; I now realize it could have some usefulness...Since the bathroom is scheduled for refurbishment end of January, I am going to try and find something convenient AND nice to look at...
Thank you again for your time and best wishes. Anne-Marie
Helpful votes: 2/2
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