Everything about my stay at this lovely apartment in the Marais was perfect! This was my first trip to Paris, and it won't be be my last. And I will be staying in this apartment next time I travel to Paris.
The owners of this property were amazing. They provided a plethora of details in advance. The welcome email included details about the apartment (from entry codes to the building, to the TV and WiFi instructions), tidbits about the neighborhood, and tips about Paris in general. I saw them several times, and enjoyed my evening chats with them. They were even kind enough to arrange for a car service to/from the airport.
Everything about the listing was spot on. The property was in order, well-maintained, clean, and filled with everything one would need. Plenty of hangers, iron/ironing board, extra converter (nice to have an extra one even though I brought one of my own), washer/dyer, hair dryer, corkscrew (a must!!), assorted condiments/seasonings, etc. There were plenty of place settings, fork/knives, towels, and fresh linens. I stayed alone, but there was room for more people if you have a larger party. And the darling terrace? PERFECT spot for dinner after a long day of sightseeing. Bonus that the WiFi works out there as well.
The location of the property worked great for me. The neighborhood had many amazing bars, shops, markets, and cafes. A short walk brings you into the heart of the Marais. There are several Metro stops nearby. I walked just about everywhere though, even all the way to the Eiffel Tower one day! The walk to Notre Dame is a little over a mile as a point of reference. Most importantly, the neighborhood was safe and friendly.
I've recommended this property to many friends, and would book again in a heartbeat. It's a much better option than staying in a hotel while visiting Paris.
All in all, I had a wonderful time in Paris, and this lovely home away from home made all the difference to me. It was the perfect 40th birthday gift to myself!