About this listing
My wonderful studio apartment is located on a quiet street in the heart of the Left Bank ("Rive Gauche") with many restaurants and stores around. Close to subway and all touristic sights. Fully furnished, clean & bright, WIFI, free phone calls.
UPDATE: we just got a brand new top-of the line bed to replace the convertible sofa-bed (so past reviews from 2014 and earlier are from guests were when he had the sofa-bed.)
APARTMENT: everything you need!
The bright main room with two large double French windows features:
- A sleeping area: We just got a brand new bed (Nov.1, 2014). It sleeps 2 persons. There's a large closet/ wardrobe
Bedding is provided and there's a small iron.
- A dining area with table and chairs framed by the two large windows
- A kitchen with fridge, cook-top, sink, microwave-grill oven, toaster, coffee maker + cookware & dishware.
The windowed bathroom was recently renovated (shower w/ excellent water pressure, toilet, mirrored vanity, heated towel rack, hair dryer)
- High-speed internet & Wifi
- Free unlimited calls to the US, UK, Canada, Australia (+ many more countries)
- Cable (french + international channels) on flat-screen TV
- bedding & towels are provided
BRIGHT & CLEAN apartment, very SAFE building and neighborhood.
CHECK-IN & OUT
Regular check-in: 12-noon to 6pm
Regular check-out: by 11am
However if there are no other guests departing on your check-in day or arriving on your check-out day, you can check-in as early as 9:30am and check-out as late as 4pm.
Feel free to ask me any questions.
The entire apartment is yours.
Free Wifi, high-speed internet, cable TV, international phone calls.
Interaction with Guests
We like to make sure our guests have a wonderful experience from the first inquiry message on airbnb to welcoming them personally at the apartment and sharing tips about the neighborhood and the rest of the town during their stay.
As a guest, you will get my custom online map with all the good addresses of the neighborhood so you can feel like a local. There are also several great Paris guide books in English at the apartment.
LOCATION: Central Paris, Historic district
I love the neighborhood, so classic Parisian with its beautiful buildings, countless restaurants and cafés, great bakeries (Poilane, LaDurée, Hermé) and super-cute boutique shops (clothes, antiques and home decor).
You can walk to all the major sights or take the subway or bus (many lines within 3 blocks)
There's a supermarket up the street and Boulevard Raspail's Farmer's market 5 min walking away.
3 min to Le Bon Marché Department store
12 min to St Sulpice, Odéon, Luxembourg Garden, French Senate
- 15 min to St Germain des Prés (Café des Deux Magots, Café de Flore), Rodin Museum
- 20 min to Notre Dame, Musée d'Orsay
- 25 min to Pont des Beaux Arts, Louvre Museum
- 30 min to the Eiffel Tower
-> Via subway, you're only 10-20 min from any sights in Paris.
There are several metro (subway) and bus stations really closeby that will take you all around Paris and to Versailles Castle also.
Other Things to Note
Please message me BEFORE booking if you are planning to arrive after 8pm/ 20h00.
Please read carefully:
Absolutely NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO PARTIES. Thank you!
I'll meet with you personally in front of the building, show you how everything works at the apartment, give you the keys and point you to my favorite places.
Sometimes my aunt meets with guests instead of me when I'm busy. She lives in the neighborhood and will answer all your questions.
Depending what time you are leaving, I will come on the day of/ or on the eve of your departure, at the time of your convenience, to check that everything is in good order in the apartment, get the keys back and some feedback from you about your stay.
NOTE: if you want to request an earlier check-in or later check-out, please check with me BEFORE booking so I can check my availabilities. We are usually able to accommodate check-in as early as 9:30am and check-out as late as 4pm but do check with me before.
To answer a frequently asked question: Airbnb holds your security deposit. It doesn't get sent to me. Airbnb returns your deposit 48h after check-out provided there are no claims by the host (that's me!).
If something gets damaged like a stain on the couch or you broke a glass, please be upfront about it. Accidents happen, it's not a big deal. I will ask for the cost of the repair in euros in cash before you leave (instead of going thru Airbnb so you can get your security deposit faster) and I'll sign a receipt acknowledging such payment .
The cleaning fee ONLY covers the cost of washing the bedding & towels, ironing of the bedding set and a light cleaning of the apartment. Therefore, guests are asked to leave the apartment in a GOOD, CLEAN condition with dishes done, trash taken out and a clean bath (shower, sink, toilet and floor).
As an option to you, you can pay extra if you don't feel like cleaning the bath before you leave. (Let me know at least 4 days prior your departure). thanks.
We have free unlimited calls to most countries (Europe, USA, Canada, China, Russia...) so you can call home and tell your loved ones about your Parisian adventures! If you're planning on calling a specific country, please let me know so I can check that it is a free call.
INTERNET: Illegal downloads and hacking are prohibited by French laws.
The keys for the apartment are special keys: for your safety, they cannot be duplicated without our owner's code. If you lock yourself out, give me a call and I will come open the door for you. However, if you loose the key, you will be charged for the making of a new key (150€) or a new lock (445€) depending on the circumstances of the key's disappearance.
Luckily, in the many years that I have rented this apartment, no guest has ever lost their keys. I recommend you keep it in the inside pocket of your bag/purse, not in your pants pocket nor on the outside pocket of you bag.
Since April 2013, we have a new Delonghi heater in the living room. This is a top quality heater which has a special continuous heat release technology.
Although it has the looks of an old-school heater it is not, therefore it is important that you do NOT PUT ANYTHING ON THE HEATER (wether your items are dry or wet). You can use the bathroom heated towel rack for dry or wet (not damp) towels and other items.
You are not allowed to temper with the settings of the heater. We have it set so the apartment is always between 18-20 degrees C (64 to 68F). The apartment is very well insulated with double pane windows so it always feels warm and cosy. We are always available by phone or email if you have any troubles with it. :)
I've had such a wonderful experience with Airbnb guests from all over the world. Some now come back several times a year and I hope to welcome you too to Paris soon!
Feel free to ask me any questions!
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!