About this listing
Calm, sunny one-bedroom flat with balcony, only 5 minutes walk from the metro and 15 minutes from Montmartre. This well equipped flat is ideally suited to a couple who will enjoy listening to my vast CD collection.
Sunny fully-furnished 1-bedroom flat in 18th arrondissement available for rent short-term (min stay 3 days) and whole of July-August. Ideal for a single person or couple.
The flat is 38m2 and comprises a small bedroom overlooking the courtyard (very quiet), a living room which leads onto a small balcony facing South (big enough to have breafast for 2 on !), a well-equipped kitchen and a 'real' bathroom (bathtub equipped with shower).
I work in interior decoration and the flat was re-furbished in April 2010 : hardwood floors, white walls and some interesting decorative features (lighting is my speciality !). Most of the artwork on the wall is by friends.
At your disposal : WIFI, washing machine, hundreds of books (literature is my passion ad there are plenty of works in both French & English), CD's (jazz, electro, rare groove, bossa nova) , DVD's (mostly US series such as Oz, 6 Feet Under, L Word but also a lot of Disney).
The flat is on the 5th floor (no lift) of a clean, safe building (door code and intercom). The building itself is a 5min walk to Marcadet-Poissoniers metro, 3 stops from Abbesses (Montmatre-Sacre Coeur). Several inexpensive markets and shops are just downstairs. The immediate neighbourhood is a meltingpot of ethnic cultures, similar to Brixton (UK) or East Village (NYC) so a far cry from the cliché touristy St Germain/Latin Quarter images you may be used to, but a must for those seeking an authentic Parisian experience.
I also have a second flat just next door (flats are literally touching each other) which is available for rent short and long term. The 2 flats rented together can house unto 6 people.
Guest will enjoy an independent fully-equipped flat.
Interaction with Guests
Unless I am out of town, I am always available to greet my guests and assist them during my stay.
The neighborhood is in the process of gentrification. The working-class and ethnic population is slowly giving way to the hipsters, thankfully the neighborhood remains authentic for the time being.
The building is a 5 minute walk from Marcadet Poissoniers metro station (lines 4 & 12).
It is possible to park downstairs and in the neighboring roads (parking metres from Monday to Friday 08-20h, free the rest of the time)
Smokers are fine as long as they induldge on the balcony and not indoors !
Please note that there is only one double bed, so the flat is NOT suitable for more than 2 people sharing a bed and I am NOT comfortable for guests to entertain others at home (dinner, parties, etc).
A deposit of 300 Euros wlll be debited by Air B n B upon check in and returned to you 48 h after check out provided that no problems have been incurred.
I propose a set rate 30-Euro cleaning fee which covers hoovering, basic cleaning of bathroom/kitchen, linen washing BUT NOT washing up or 'excessive' muckiness !
Please note that, unless agreed otherwise, check in is after 14h00 and check out is before 11h.