|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We were in Paris for our son's wedding and had a number of family members staying with us. This house was perfect for us. We spent seven nights there. The kitchen is small but functional and the refrigerator is very large. It is a short walk to a very well stocked grocery store as well as a farmers market that is there three days a week. We were able to stock the fridge which saved money on eating out. There is a large living room that was perfect for family get togethers. There are lots of nice restaurants in the area and it is close to the Metro. Terry was an excellent host and was very responsive to our requests. HE even arranged to mail documents we had left there back to the US. I agree with previous posts about the beds needing an upgrade and the floors needing a deep cleaning, but those are minor issues compared to the beauty of the house and its great location. There is no question that we would stay there again.
This house is situated in a quiet courtyard off a main street only a half block from metro line 1 which takes you to the heart of the city in a few minutes. The location was perfect. In addition to the convenience of the metro there are many restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and markets within close walking distance. There is also a huge park with attractions for kids within a few blocks.
The house is three stories with living, dining and kitchen on the first floor. Two large bedrooms with a full bath on the second and third floors. We have a family of 9 and there was plenty of room. It is an older property with large windows which open to the courtyard. Usually Paris is cooler than the week we visited when the temperatures were in the high 90"s F. The owner Terry was very responsive to our needs and provided two unit air conditioners which were a great help. He had a nice stereo system and free telephone service to the US. Some of the kitchen equipment was old and the oven temperature was fixed but we got along just fine. The furniture is a bit worn and the floors could have been cleaner.
These small issues did not detract from all the other positive aspects of the property and I would certainly recommend this place for the location, value and attentiveness of the owner.
The location was perfect with easy parking near by, a metro within easy walking distance and secure entrance in a safe neighborhood. There is also a lovely area one block over for morning runs. The place was nice and large with plenty of space for our large party of 4 adults and 4 children. Communication by the owner prior to our arrival was helpful and the owner's son was quick to meet us when we arrived.
My biggest complaint was the smell of urine that permeated the place. It smelled like someone urinated on the radiator in the main entrance and the smell was everywhere. Every time we came home from a wonderful day in Paris, we were greeted with the smell which ruins ever the best of places for me.
A few of the beds were fine but two of them were terrible. One of the double beds was so severely slanted into each other that two people could not sleep in the double bed without rolling over each other. Another bed on the 3rd level was so loud when anyone moved in it that the whole house woke up from it.
You could tell that the place had been cleaned regularly and the linens were all clean but the house was only superficially clean with a long standing layer of grime that coated many surfaces. This place has some amazing potential and would be outstanding with some TLC and replacement of some very old, worn out, and filthy pieces of furniture.
"It was a wonderfully located house with all the comforts of home. The metro station was very close and it was very close to markets and restaurants. The house comes with a cleaner which was great and I would most certainly recommend it."
"La maison est très agréable et idéalement située. L''accueil du propriétaire est chaleureux. La maison est bien équipée, dans un environnement calme. C''est idéal pour recevoir des amis grâce à la grande capacité d''accueil. Séjour parfait."
"La casa esta muy bien situada en un bonito entorno, muy cerca de la boca del metro. El inmueble parece una antigua casa señorial con tres plantas en buen entado de conservación. Lo que era imperdonable es la limpieza de toda la casa y muy especialmete de la cocina, nos encontamos alli los restos de comida de los anteriores inquilinos. Las sabanas y toallas estaban pasables, pero el mobiliario estaba en un estado de conservación y limpieza lamentables."
(Text automatically translated) Porte Maillot
(Text automatically translated) Good restaurants nearby Bois de Boulogne, Garden of Acclimatization, Palais des Congres, Bus Charles de Gaulle Airport (1 minute walk) Champs Elyses 5 minutes by subway Line 1.
|Refundable damage deposit||$537|
|menage fin de sejour||$64|
tarif dégressif en fonction de la durée, tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes,, caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire
CAUTION REMBOURSABLE 500 euros a regler a l arrivée .
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.