Charm, comfort, location
We just spent a week in this lovely apartment in one of our very favourite neighbourhoods. I can confirm that it is everything advertised and more. Previous reviewers have mentioned the apartment's tasteful charm, the amenities and comfort, the excellent service offered by the property manager, the advantages of the location, and so on. It's all true, as I urge you to discover for yourself - you will never regret it.
As for the owner, we have had only good experiences with VRBO in the past, but Nicole wins the prize - she is by far the most helpful, accommodating, and responsive person we've ever dealt with. I have to mention one particular example of how wonderful she is: when I e-mailed her to ask about the height of the step into the shower (due to a recent injury, my husband could not manage high steps), not only did Nicole promptly send me the measurement and a photo of the step, but she also went out of her way to have a handrail installed in the shower, an incredible contribution to my peace of mind.
There are two small things I mention only because we would have liked to know in advance ourselves, not because they seriously affected such an overall positive experience. First, the elevator was turned off every evening by the time we came home, usually after eleven pm, and it's a long trek up to the fourth floor when you're full of delicious food and wine. Second, the toilet is in a separate water closet which is tiny even by the standards of Paris apartments (which are typically quite compact) - a bit uncomfortable for tall people such as ourselves.
We were just two people, but the apartment would be a great share for two couples. In two-bedroom apartment rentals, one of the bedrooms is usually markedly inferior to the other, but in this case the arrangements would be fair to both couples.
Our overall comment on this apartment? Quite simply, it was a great choice, and we wish we were still there.
Owner's Response: May I first thank you for your very kind words. I always try to make my guests stay the best possible and it's very rewarding when someone takes time to express their appreciation. Thank you also for mentioning what needs to be corrected. The elevator should not have been turned off after 11pm. I myself have used this lift late at night and therefore do not understand what the problem can be. I will ask the management agent what happened, as of course this inconvenience must be rapidly solved. Concerning the toilet, which was renovated only two years ago, I have an idea how to improve it. Unfortunately I cannot make it much larger, but I think I will be able to add an additional 6/8 cm. This small area was not geometrical - one wall followed the curve of the staircase, the other one the curve of the kitchen wall, and when the architect directed the work he thought it would be nicer to straighten these walls. If possible I will try to redo it next November (2013).
Helpful votes: 4/4
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