About This Listing
This is my beloved apartment, I designed it to ensure everyone a stay in calm, luxury and comfort: Inspired design, mixed walls in bricks, stones and concrete, fireplace, the best kitchen, a so relaxing living area and exotic bedrooms.
1 spacious living room with flat TV screen, surround sound system, fireplace, folding dining table and its 8 chairs.
The fully equipped American kitchen opens onto the living room and is equipped with all your needs. (Cooking utensils, KitchenAid Robot, etc) + Washing machine dryer combo and a dishwasher of course.
The 2 bedrooms have their own bathroom, the main bedroom is equipped with a stylish jacuzzi (many programs, lights, etc)/shower and a queen size bed (160cms) with comfy mattress (we are changing mattress sides every season). Ipod Dock obviously in the bedroom.
The 2nd one, smaller, with a shower only and a doublebed (140cms). Unlike in the past, this bedroom now has a proper door (from Dec 13), each bedroom has its bathroom. The toilet is separated.
3rd french floor, no lift.
1 min walking from Bastille subway (4 main lines from there)
I recommend this property for a couple who is looking for a special moment in Paris, or people who enjoy indulging themselves :)
Free Wifi + Free international calls to more than 100 countries (land line only for all and mobile for US). Complimentary MacBook 17" on request and subject to availability.
Interaction with Guests
I currently live abroad so a gorgeous woman called "France" will take care of your arrival and during your stay.
The Location is simply my favorite in Paris, where I spent 4years and where I will spend my last days: A location where it is easy to feel like a Parisian surrounded by wine shops, bakeries, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, museums, art, architecture and to have access to all others areas of Paris at a glance.
The Subway Stop Bastille is 1 min walking distance from the apartment with 4 different subway lines. Many buses lines, The Paris bus citytour also starts from Bastille.
Smoking at the window only.
Preferably no pets.
I only allow 4 people max to sleep in. The sofas in the living room are not pulling out into a bed and cannot be used to sleep in. No extrabed will be added. Babybed can be added for a small fee. (25 usd)
Apartment had everything and more required for a very enjoyable stay. Great having a bit of space rather than a tiny hotel room. A well equipped kitchen and generally very comfortable. The master bed was particularly comfortable. I can see that the stairs could be an issue for some but we're for us. The location was excellent with so much close by. Host very helpful. Highly recommended.
The owner's mother Frances is the host, and she was the most gracious and welcoming person. Very friendly, and took an organized, structured, and very thorough approach to introducing the apartment. A bonus was a comprehensive folder/packet explaining the extensive and impressive features of the apartment, as well as useful information on the neighborhood and area.
The listing description is HIGHLY accurate, as are the pictures. The perfect balance of new (high-tech) and old world charm, in my opinion. Enough said!
The neighborhood is literally 50 meters from the Place de la Bastille and its Metro station, with several last night restaurants nearby (one, the HIppopotamus cafe chain, is open until 3 AM on Fri/Sat). The area is very, very buzzy and lively with a hip, young feel. Perfect for couples even into their 40s.
The location of this apartment can't be beat. It is right around the corner from several metro stops and there are a number of shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. If you're looking for a central location with easy access to the rest of the city this is an ideal place.
Checking in was a breeze and Raphael and Frances were very accommodating to last minute changes.
The apartment itself is spacious and neat. I've never seen a more well stocked kitchen in a vacation rental, I wish we'd had time to make real use of the kitchen.
A couple of things to note, the bathroom situation is a bit awkward, there's a separate WC with each of the bedrooms having a shower and tub respectively. This meant having to wake someone up in order to have a shower if you were headed out before them. This apartment would work best for two people or with anyone not overly concerned with privacy. The apartment itself looks better in the pictures provided, not because the pictures aren't accurate but more that it's about due for a coat of paint and some sprucing up.
Overall I'd stay here again but mainly because of the location and the hospitality.
Had a very nice stay! Apartment is as shown on pictures, it's more a bachelors apt on my opinion as per the layout and decoration. Was received by someone that is in charge of apartment, it wasn't ready but, it was an early arrival..., since it was cold, I was brought over some heaters. I think it needs new linings and towels, they shouldn't cost much and will add value to it, since it crucial on every stay. Also, watch out for the no elevator, since it's a 3 story building. Rest, all good, I will recommend it
Très bel appartement tout à fait semblable aux photos. Très bien équipé et idéalement situé à 100m de la Bastille.
Accueil très sympathique.
Je recommande vivement.
Great location and super easy to get anywhere in the neighbourhood. The hot tub and the disco toilet are the best bits! Great and easy to organise even though I was the one messing around with plans really patient and easy going. Cheers
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About the Host, Raphael
I am native from Beirut, Lebanon. Lived in France and now moved out to Indonesia where I have founded my bakery in Bali.
I have started my pro life as a computer engineer, trader on financial markets (Forex + derivatives), and finally became an entrepreneur in 2003 by turning my ideas into businesses.
I left France in 2011 where I still have some properties (including my so beloved apartment that I am renting out on airbnb), for Bali.
I am the owner and executive chef of my bakery, passionated by food and entreprenariat. I have also founded a worldwide cooking classes website cook-o
I love the concept of Airbnb, I am using the website to host and travel. People dealing with people brings the best of them, it is much better than dealing with companies, regulations and conditions and terms ;)
I thing meeting people is key in life, I will be happy to host you in Paris or Bali and get connected in a way or another.