About this listing
Cosy, charming and central appartement in the new trendy 10th area. Direct access to CDG airport. Come with your baby if you wish. Enjoy your parisian holiday !
Welcome home, in this colourful and charming 2 rooms appartment, situated very near to 'Gare de l'est' metro station, in a central and lively part of Paris, the 10th arrondissement, but in a rear quiet courtyard. I've been living here or 12 years and feel happy in it. I'll be glad to give you the keys for your parisian staying.
You'll quietly sleep in the (rose) doublebed (190x140) room, orientated towards a silent courtyard.
The (blue) bathroom is bright and large with a bathtube. A washing machine is available.
All kitchen facilities are available in the tiny red kitchen, open on the living room.
The (yellow and green) living room is very bright and sunny, with 2 little balconies with a view on parisian grey rooves .
DVDs are waiting for you after a visiting day. ADSL cable and WIFI available.
If you wish to come with your young child, a baby bed and a baby chair are available.
I'll offer you some jam, buterr, crackers, yoghourt for your first breakfasts.
The appartement is on the 6th and last floor of a traditionnal parisian building without lift (kind of daily exercise for me!).
This place is Ideal for a couple. The vintage 1950's couch in the living room can welcome a third person (the couch is trendy but not super comfortable) . Sheets and linen are, of course, available without any extra fees.
Many metro and bus lines (and night bus) cross down the street. Direct connection to both airport is 200 m far. Next door is the romantic Canal Saint Martin, the Indian area on the other hand. Down the boulevard, theaters and cinemas. Montmartre is 3 metro stations far, Notre Dame is 15 minutes far.
This is an old and charming appartment, not high tech equiped but cosy, and a loved one too. I hope you'll take care of it and you'll feel good in it.
I'll be welcoming you when you'll arrive and give you tips on the area or Paris. I speak English, Italian, Bulgarian and understand more or less spanish.
The appartement wil of course be clean when you arrive.
Check in and out should preferrably occur between 8:30 am and 8:00 pm.
Please, feel free to ask and further information, or read reviews
The whole appartement is to rent. You'll benefit of a real parisian home for your staying.
Interaction with Guests
I answer quickly to any mail previously to a reservation. I do care to be open and transparent as I know renting someone's place and fell comfortable in it is important. During your staying, i'll be connected and reachable by phone or mail. If not, my husband or a good friend of mine will be in touch to help. The whole appartement is to rent. So i won't be there.
The 10th arrondissement of Paris is both central and typical. Here, you'll live a real everyday life as Parisian do.
I particularly like to shop in lively rue du faubourg Saint Denis, where you can have a café on a terrasse after doing your grocery shopping.
On the other side of the building, just some minutes walk, enjoy the romantic Canal Saint Martin where on sundays, people gather, have pic nic, chat and jog.
My appartement is very close to GARE DE L'EST metro station (just downstairs) where line 4, 5 and 7 are direct. You can easily connect to other metro lines. Direct access to CDG airport.
Many bus lines do also pass just downstairs. So transport is easy doing.
I don't advise you to come with a car : parking and riding in Paris is not easy.
From Charles de Gaulle airport, i advise to take suburb train RER, line B up to GARE DU NORD station, which is 7' walk from home. You may walk up to the appartement or take for one stop line 4 or 5 to GARE DE L'EST station.
From ORly airport, take Orlyval to ANTONY. Change and take suburb train RER B up to GARE DU NORD. Then walk or take for one stop up to GARE DE L'EST.
I will give you anyway, all necessary indication to reach the place.
I wish guests to take care of the place and respect it. Be careful with the objects and furniture.
The appartement will be clean when you arrive.
The building and the neighbours are quiet. Discretion is recommanded especially after 10 pm.
I thank you to reserve some days in advance in order for me to get organized and welcome you in best conditions. And i also thank you to send me a copy of your ID or passeport.
The appartement is to be rent for a minimum of 4 nights.
Check in and out time should be reasonnable, between 9 am till 6 pm, as when i rent the appartement, i go and live in the suburb and i have to catch a train, in day time. Thank you for your understanding.
Please replace any food you use in the kitchen.
Smoking is allowed, as far as you smoke on the balcony.
The apartment is exactly as described (so do not expect a lift or A/C if these are necessities) and in the photos. It is very comfortable for 1 person. Communication with Anne was excellent.
My family had a wonderful stay at Anne's beautiful apartment in Paris. Anne made them feel very welcome! Thank you so much for your hospitality!!! I look forward to visiting :)
My mother and I stayed at Anne's place for 8 nights in late June. Anne was very helpful with directions and provided us with all kinds of information before our arrival. Her place is very well located just steps away from a major train/metro/bus station (Gare de l'Est) and yes, the stairs are intense, but they were a great daily workout too! The pull out couch isn't new but it was comfortable and I slept well on it the week we were there.
I would rent Anne's place again without hesitation.
My stay at Anne's cozy, colorful apartment in Paris was my first Airbnb experience and I can honestly say it was a perfect one! Communication/information provided by Anne prior to departure answered all my questions and allowed me to travel stress free!!
Anne was there to meet me with a cheerful smile and gave me a tour of the apartment so I felt immediately at home among all her interesting, eclectic furnishings. Everything in the apartment functioned just fine and I found the location to be fantastically convenient for shopping, transportation and visiting Paris. Anne is attentive to details and to the comfort of her guests. I recommend her highly! Merci pour une excellente experience. Amicalement, Christine Bowman
Staying in Anne's apartment while we explored Paris was wonderful. The house is so beautifully decorated, and Anne is an exceptional host. She greeted us on arrival, and made sure we had and knew everything we needed for our stay.
The apartment is wonderfully cozy and rich in collected objects and stories from all over the world, it was a complete pleasure to stay there.
It was very well located, being between two major train stations, and many Metro stations. And the shops, cafes and bars all around it were great (be sure to ask Anne her personally favourite places to eat and drink in the area!)
We would recommend staying in Anne's apartment to anyone, especially if you are looking for a very special, colourful and exceptionally friendly place to be.
We couldn't have been happier :)
I will start with the pros first. Anne seems like a very nice person. The apartment is located next to the metro and train station, the supermarket, a bakery to get your morning croissant and coffee and a mixture of ethnic restaurants. The bedroom is very quiet at night and there is a lot of light in the apartment from the skylights. Now for the cons: there is no real comfortable seating available in the apartment aside from the computer chair. The internet/wifi doesn't work well. Wifi won't let you have more than one electronic device. The apartment is filled with some very ecclectic peices but nothing really functional for use like seating. The sofabed present was very old but the problem was that it was too hard to sit on for long periods of time. The floors were stripped to the base flooring, not only was it unattractive it was also not good the walk on, it creaked so badly in places, we felt like we were going to break through also it was difficult for my daughter to walk around in her princess dress without it getting snagged. We felt like we were staying in a place in mid renovation. It was very difficult to feel at home. The kitchen was small but that was not the problem (we have a small kitchen in Rome), the problem was that it was also non-functional the flatware were flea market finds but they were all serving size. The forks and the spoons were way too big for my daughter to put in her mouth. There were pots and pans but there were no cooking utensils. We had to use the flat pasta strainer to use as a spatula. There was just one pasta bowl and no plates, just dessert size plates and a limited number of those (I believe that there are 4 or 5 of them). The bathroom sink and tub faucets had to be turned so tightly to turn the water off, my daughter needed assistance each time she used it and I had to use strength to turn them on and off. The bathtub can only be used to take a bath only because the sprayer's water pressure was really not strong enough for a shower. Also, the tub faucet was completely broken. Finally the host wants you to clean the apartment in lieu of charging a cleaning fee, she was unhappy with the way we cleaned. We have never had a negative remake made from our other hosts when it came to our cleanliness, so I was taken aback. She wanted us to wait for her to get to the apartment to "inspect" before we left but we had to leave before she got there so I received a chasting email when I got home. I think that she would be better off just charging a fee to avoid losing potential future rerenter. All this and I haven't mentioned that you have to walk up 114...
This cruel commentary is the longest mail i ever received from this host who, unfortunately, has never previously been very keen on communication, despite my regular mails before and during her staying. Lack of communication leads to misunderstanding.
I must say I hardly recognize my appartement and myself! So just some rectifications :There are plenty of plates and bowls, from different sizes as well as ustensils (can't understand how you did not find them Paula or why you did not asked for them?). Flatware are from my grand mother, not from the flea market, and they are silver ones. There are sereral wooden chairs, ancient furniture and carpets that would please some antique dealers. The floor is wooden so yes, wood sometimes creaks! The building, as many buildings in Paris is from the 19th century. This is part of its charm. I guess this is a matter of taste. But then, why choose my appartement is you prefer plastic floor and high tec brand new furniture?
The pressure of the shower is normal, and the tub faucet is not broken.
I ask my guests, as a lot of host on this site, if they prefer to do the cleaning themselves before leaving. If so, I expect guests to leave the place as clean as they have found. If guest don't want to clean, i also suggest they rather pay for it to be done afterwards. I don't do any pressure on this choicie. It is up to the guest.
I never asked Paula to wait for me to inspect. On the contrary, i accepted they left very early (around 6 am) without me being there. We had agreed to phone or mail the day before in order to make a kind of brief. But Paula never got in touch.
I am sorry for so many misundestandings that could have never existed with communication.
I stayed at Anne's apartment for a couple of weeks in June 2013, and I had such a lovely time there. Her apartment is really fun and cute and very spacious for a place in Paris. The location was great (literally across the road from gare d'lest, and a quick walk to canal st martin). I unfortunately never got the chance to meet with Anne personally however through our phone contact she was always very helpful and obliging. We did have a problem with the wifi for two days however I believe that was because of a problem with the network server. I would definitely recommend this apartment for a lovely stay in Paris.
About the Host, Anne
I am a traveller who loves her home. I need regularly to go and discover sceneries, lights, flavours and people. I like to sleep in comfortable sheets and i also like to sleep under the stars, to drink a daily ristretto coffee or malian bissap, to wander in Le Louvre or Romantic life Musée of Paris.
I've trecked in India, in Marocco, I've lived in Canada, travelled in Venezuela, Mali, Yemen, Syria...and in many countries of my native Europe, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, (email hidden) home is full of all these travels.
I am a documentary film maker which is also a way to understand our world.
I'd be glad to welcome you in my appartement and give you tips on my Paris. I hope you'll discover from the inside my town.
Willing to meet you, I speak English, Italian, Bulgarian and understand a bit of Spanish.
Je suis une voyageuse qui aime beaucoup sa maison. Je pars découvrir le monde aussi souvent que je le peux ( pas suffisamment à mon goût!), découvrir des paysages, des lumières, des goûts, des pensées, dans le respect des peuples qui m'accueillent. J'aime dormir dans des draps tout propres et aussi j'aime dormir à la belle étoile. J'aime le café serré au comptoir et le bissap malien. J'aime Le Louvre, et aussi le musée de la Vie Romantique à Paris, et aussi le bar des noctambules à Pigalle. ça dépend des jours.
Je serais heureuse de vous accueillir dans mon appartement et de vous indiquer le Paris que j'aime ou vous donner quelques tuyaux pour que votre séjour vous plaise.
Je suis réalisatrice de documentaire. Vous pouvez aussi consulter mon site : (website hidden)
Au plaisir de vous rencontrer !