Boris

GREAT RIVER VIEW ILE ST LOUIS LOFT

Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
$133
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Per Month
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With Airbnb, you can find unique accommodations in people's homes—from houses and apartments, to tree houses and igloos. The listing details below explain what you'll find in this space. If you have any questions, you can contact the host directly.

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The flat tv screen

The flat tv screen


The Space
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Property type: Apartment
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM

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Prices
Extra people: $33 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $67
Security Deposit: $389
Cancellation: Strict

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1 night minimum stay
The fold-out sofa/bed, Starck design chairs and original 17th century marble floor

The fold-out sofa/bed, Starck design chairs and original 17th century marble floor

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April 2015

March 2015
Boris
Response from Boris:

Hosting Airbnb travelers is so nice and enjoyable! Over the years, I've only met great guests from all over the world, most of them being well-travelled, independent and friendly! Some keep coming to my apartments every year, and others even became friends, I just love it!

Yet, sometimes, reality hurts: not everybody is that kind and positive. Marissa was one of those bitter and phobic people who, sadly, can't deal with anything by themselves and who should only travel with organized groups I guess, especially when they go abroad.

In particular, she put herself in a very difficult situation by not reading the practical information provided by mail about the apartment, and above all, by travelling without a working phone, which made it difficult to fine-tune check-in, and to communicate thereafter during her stay. Reproaching me with her own mistakes is really not fair, but let it be! I value freedom of expression.

I guess the only reason why she should write such a terrible review to scar readers is probably because she needs accuse someone else of her own flaws and mistakes. I did my best to smoothen her stay, but there are people you can't please, whatever efforts you make. Her messages were so rude that replying nicely was hard, even for me...

It would take much time to deny all the wrong statements (and, even, lies) of her review. I initially thought I would just ignore her review and let go, but then thought it wouldn't be fair. And potential hosts need to know the truth before they make their decision to book a place.

To put it in a nutshell:

- One of my assistants always waits for guests at the apartment. Exceptionally (once a year maybe?), keys can be left in a nearby store or café when guests require a special check-in time (e.g.: very early landing from the US). If they check the address of the apartment on the map, it works seamlessly. The cafe owner who did me a favor on that days is the sweetest person on earth when approached kindly. You won't have to deal with her anyway ;-)
- Upon booking, all guests automatically receive a 5-page, comprehensive, "practical information" guide (which Marissa never read), with the exact address and directions. Most guests kindly state that this is the most complete information they've ever received from a host ;-)
- The staircase has proper lighting and doesn't smell as alleged. It is a renovated, but originally very old building, located by a river ;-)
- The stairs are a bit steeper than the average, that is true, but they're manageable. Many guests in their 60s and even 70s walked them up and down! And they're very safe. But do not book if you suffer from some impairment and need a lift ;-)
- Heating does work ;-)
- The window does close properly, but Marissa kept it open while the heating was on, which I thought wasn't nice to the environment... ;-)
- The phone does work ;-)
- There has never been a cat in the apartment for the last 10 years at least ;-)
- The surface of the apartment is clearly stated in the listing, which reads "small but comfortable", and pictures where taken with a regular camera ;-)
- The sofa bed turns into a comfy queen-size bed. Marissa just didn't find out how to unfold it (or pretends she didn't). Yet it is really easy, you just have to pull two straps! ;-)
- In addition, I provide an extra single mattress if needed, which she maybe thought was the bed :-)
- Very few hosts in Paris do provide outlet converters. I used to... and they used to disappear one after the other so I stopped... But most travelers being their own. I did buy a new one for Marissa, and dropped it at the apartment after desperately trying to call her on her mobile (which anyway didn't work at all during her whole stay), on the landline of the apartment, and after knocking at the door for 5 minutes ;-)
- The apartment gets deeply cleaned after each check-out / before each check-in and has nothing like what Marissa refers to as "bugs" ;-)
- The flush was working during her stay, but you had turn the water supply on and off before and after flushing, using a very simple tap. The issue has been solved by a plumber as soon as Marissa left the apartment. Maintaining a place that's successful on Airbnb requires lots of coordination ;-)
- Right: the word "balcony" in French can refer to the cast iron, decorative piece. The apartment doesn't have a proper balcony on which you can stand. I'll correct that in the listing ;-)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask, I'm always happy to reply!
And if you're considering staying at the river view apartment, make sure you read other reviews first, and you'll get a more realistic view!

Have a nice day and a great stay in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world!

March 2015

March 2015
Boris
Response from Boris:

Thank you very much again, Steve, for taking such great care of the apartment, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Come again soon ;-)

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About the Host, Boris

Boris
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Member since April 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours
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