Cosy & Centrical - Latin Quarter

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Paris, Île-de-France, France
Odile And Matt
Your host, Odile And Matt
53 Reviews
Response rate: 91%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Ideally located at walking distance to the Seine River, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Rue Mouffetard, La Sorbonne, The Pantheon, The Moorish Baths, the Jardin des Plantes and St Germain des Prés.

In the 5th arrondissement, in the very centre of Paris, this lovely designed flat is THE place to stay in for Paris Left Bank lovers.

The flat is surrounded by nice restaurants, shops, cafés, live music bars, open air markets, in a safe area of Paris, not far from the sightseeing spots without being in the middle of the touristy crowd.

The flat is on the 3rd floor (4th american) with lift (elevator) of a typically Haussmannian building dating from the 19th century. It's bright, sunny and quiet with a charming open view on the roofs of Paris and a stone-paved courtyard planted with trees.

It has been renovated into a mix of contemporary design (kitchen, bathroom, double glazing) whilst keeping the traditional details of the Parisian charm (oak wooden floors, high ceilings, a marble fireplace).

Sleep up to 4 people:
- king size or 2 singles in the bedroom
- queen size in the living

Great location:
- Close to La Sorbonne, Rue Mouffetard, Jardin des Plantes, St Germain, Pantheon, St Michel, Bastille, the Seine River, Notre Dame.
- Huge park one block away (Jardin des Plantes and Natural History Museum)
- Paris Moorish Baths and Spa one block away

Well connected:
- Metro stations 2 blocks away
- bike station at the foot of the building
- direct Metro to Gare du Nord : trains to both Paris airports, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Germany

Fully furnished and equipped :
- one bedroom with 1 king size bed or 2 singles
- one living room with dining table for 4, a high quality queen size convertible couch (no cheap futon), a marble fireplace
- a fully equipped and stocked kitchen
- an entrance hall and dressing wardrobe
- a complete bathroom with Italian rainshower and WC
- a stunning view on the roofs of Paris and a charming garden/courtyard
- and last but not least, a rarity in Paris: an elevator!

We provide:
- feathers duvet and pillows
- fresh bedsheets and towels
- high speed Internet in the flat
- my guide of personal tips and recommendations

The cleaning fee of 100 euros covers the laundry and the usual cleaning of the flat. Please note however that this is not an hotel, you are thus expected to leave it as clean as possible. You may book a cleaning service extra during your stay if you wish.

Safety deposit
Airbnb will take an authorization on your credit card for 500 Euros (not charged) to be released 48 hours after your departure, if there is no damage of course. Fully refundable and thus not negotiable. It's like an insurance.

We are here to make your trip in Paris unforgettable, and help you with your sightseeing program and your bookings. Please don't forget to print out my list of secret tips!

We wish you a nice stay in this lovely neighborhood, in the very centre of Paris and are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $31 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $3643 /month
Security Deposit: $701
Cleaning Fee: $140
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My wife and I were satisfied with the location, space, and amenities -- our 3-night stay went smoothly and all was as described. It's in a quieter neighborhood, right on the border between 5 and 13ieme, but the heart of the latin quarter is a fairly short walk, as is metro line 5 -- and there are plenty of food options (including grocery stores) in the neighborhood. We didn't meet Odile or Matt (Odile's son met us when we arrived), but Odile was very responsive via e-mail and phone when needed.

    June 2014
  • We had a 13 day stay at Matt's place. The location is perfect, just blocks away from the Sein and touristy things to do, yet it is in a "residential area." You experience kids walking to school with their parents, two Cafe's, a grocery, meat store, produce store, petit grocery, bakery and drug store are just a few steps out side the apt.

    Previous to our arrival and during Odile was quick to respond to any questions. Unfortunately we didn't meet Odile upon our arrival. Our greeter was late, very nice, but our room was not ready. He gave us a key,suggested we leave our bags, he would clean up. Because of the rush, our intro to the apartment was lacking, he gave use the wrong wifi code and we didn't realize we could ask for more than one key. You need more than one key. This (email hidden) to stay. I mentioned our initial experience so you will remember to ask for an extra key if you need it, and make sure your bring the "house notes" that you are sent. With the notes we were able to use the wifi, have the codes for entry and so much more. Even when we couldn't figure out how to turn on the stove and microwave, Odile responded quickly and offered to meet with us to show us how to turn on the appliances. The beds are comfortable. The floor was very clean. The place wasn't spit polish clean, but it was comfortable. I would have liked the people before us to have cleaned the shower as well as I did, I had to pull LOTS of hair out of the shower drain when it didn't drain. The dishes are a bit worn and crackeed. This place is comfortable, in a great location, and Odile was very responsive. So if you are a clean freak, pick up some gloves at the store, use the products under the sink and scrub. If you are normal, you will have no problems. Linens are fresh, beds comfy, location great. Two block north, across from Parc de Jardin taste all the different crepes that guy has to offer. We were three women, and we fit ok. I don't think there would be space for 4. There isn't much space to hang clothes. I would use this place again.

    June 2014
  • Odile met us at the agreed time (finding us when we got a little turned around!) and let us into the apartment. The accommodations in this bright, airy flat were perfect for two people. The (tiny) elevator was great help in getting our luggage up the three flights of stairs. The location seemed safe and secure, without too much noise. The apartment is convenient to Metro stops, parks, and restaurants; we did most of our travel by walking. There is no TV (which was fine for us) and the internet is fast and reliable.

    The bathroom could use some maintenance (caulking and such) but otherwise the apartment was in decent shape. The provided sheets and towels were serviceable but spartan. We were disappointed that there were no stocks of basic supplies like toilet paper, soap, and paper towels.

    Overall a positive and pleasant experience. Thanks!

    May 2014
  • Nice apartment, nice host, with great communication and no problems in arriving a bit earlier to leave the luggage.
    The location is close to the Botanic Garden which is a nice area to walk around in when the sun is shining, and there is a supermarket, butcher, nice restaurant, bakery and cafe literally a couple of steps away from the apartment which is a superb. The location is not at a hot spot, but it gives a nice Parisian feel to be a bit away from all the tourists, and still within a very short distance to all major attractions. My mom does not walk great so we took a taxi most of the time which is fairly cheap (max we spent was 15 eur to the Eiffel Tower) and very easy and convenient, but also a few metro lines are quite close by.
    The apartment itself has all you need, it is perhaps a bit smaller than what I thought but hey, it's Paris!, and we were also 3 adults staying here which obviously takes up more space. There is what you need for doing a bit of cooking, the shower is great, the internet works really fast and there is a tiny Parisian elevator if you don't want (or can) do the stairs.
    I would definitely stay here again!

    April 2014
  • Location = 5 Stars

    Host Communication, polite and timely, honest and very welcoming = 5 Stars
    (We left our laptop and our host found it and returned it.)

    Interior - family of 4 very well accommodated = 5 Stars

    Overall Experience = 5 Stars!


    April 2014
  • Positives first - this is a light, airy, small flat with a well porportioned living room, suitable for two to three people - with the sofa bed up it could be cramped.

    The beds in the bedroom are comfortable but they are singles pushed together to make a double so maybe request a double sheet if you want a double or else you'll fall though the gap.

    We were provided with a travel cot which was great (travelling with a six month old).

    The shower had plenty of hot water and is very powerful and the bathroom is pleasant.

    The kitchen is adequate but not fully stocked as suggested and the cutlery etc. is disappointing - I emailed the host about this and he was very gracious and said he would address it. We left a few things (oil/salt/tea bags) for the next guest and we also cleaned it thoroughly (the last guest was possibly less fastidious).

    The lighting needs to be improved in the living room - the daytime is very bright but it's dark in the evening. We weren't bothered by the daycare like other guests but we WERE VERY BOTHERED by the neighbours who from Friday through to Monday were very noisy late into the night (i.e. sometimes 1.30am). I have lived in Paris and in general found neighbours to be conscientious about noise so it didn't surprise me to find out that the 'neighbours' were airbnb guests. If I were a fulltime resident in the block I would have been very annoyed. It really spoiled our visit as we chose this neighbourhood as it is quite sedate and family orientated.

    Matt kindly allowed us leave our luggage in the flat till the afternoon as no guests were following us but we had to contact him rather than Odile as she did not respond to our several texts.

    The location is great for families - 2 mins from Jardin des Plantes and you can easily walk along the Seine towards the centre of town in less than thirty minutes.

    On the whole - a pleasant flat; bright, airy; the main host is responsive and gracious; good (email hidden)ame about the neighbours (air bnb guests should respect the rules too!!!)

    April 2014
  • excellent séjour chez Odile et Matt!
    l'appart correspondait tout à fait à nos attentes: très bon emplacement, au calme, lumineux, déco sympa...

    March 2014
  • Very nice apartment with plenty of air and light, even in the bathroom (which is a rarity). Excellent experience!

    March 2014
  • Hi, thanks for a wonderful stay in a delightful apartment close to the centre and nearby amenities. The hosts were perfect with communication throughout, the guide extremely helpful, and the flat was clean, well stocked and in a lovely area of Paris I hadn't stayed in before. Thanks again. Philip.

    January 2014
  • This is a charming little apartment in a lovely very un-touristy area behind the Jardin des Plantes. I had a wonderful stay and would stay again any time.

    December 2013
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Hi, I'm Matt, an enthusiastic and very social parisian. I'm interested in nature, traveling, scuba diving, photography and horse-riding. I love to cook and create new recipes for my friends. I used to live for many years abroad, I still travel a lot and I love to help travelers discover my beloved Paris city and its hidden secrets. On my spare time, I manage my very own flats, the flats of some friends of mine, and one flat of my company, that we rent from time to time to tourists when we don't use it for our employees. Odile is a wonderful lady who is helping me full time with her team on all the logistics of our hosting activity. Parisian too, super friendly and very helpful, she's dedicated to your stay. We are here to make your trip in Paris unforgettable and far from the touristy clichés !
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