This duplex apartment (2 floors) is perfectly located in central Paris, close to Republique and 2 minutes from Canal St Martin:
ideal for strolls by the river and to relax in one of the numerous cafes, bars, restaurants by the water, also a large green park, called Jardin Villemin, is just around the corner, where people like to sunbathe or picnic with friends.
Very practical area since you are less than 10 minutes from Marais/ Faubourg Saint-Denis, and don’t need to take taxis home at night since everything is within close walking distance (Paris taxis are expensive and often very difficult to catch at night...another reason you will want to live central...).
One of Paris' award winning bakery is just around the corner, as are great restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and the metro station Jaques Bonsergent is 1 minute away.
Famous Parisian nightclubs are a few metro stations away (Silencio club, Rex club, Social club).
The apartment has traditional wood beams and Roset designer furniture.
Wifi Internet, TV and fully furnished. New good matress. The price includes bed linen and towels.
The area is safe, popular and in the heart of Paris.
Ideal for single or couple.
-Please always double lock the door and close ALL windows when you leave the apartment!
-No Downloading from internet!
-You can watch all TV stations apart from pay (email hidden)ere are loads of free stations available, such as Arte, CNN or French TV...
-There is a laundry/dryer just opposite my house.
-The bed sheets will be fresh and clean when you arrive.
-No house parties in the apartment! Keep the noise down.
-No key copieng.
-Do not touch the storage space, upstairs next to the bed, behind the white sheet.
-If you smoke, please smoke outside the window and air the apartment!
-If anything should brake/ get damaged in any way, notify me in advance. If you use anything such as spices, things from the bathroom etc- replace it!
-Please be respectful and leave the apartment clean and tidy, in the same state as you found it! If my cleaner has to clean over 1hour, I will charge €30 for every additional hour...
- Be careful not to lock yourself out of the apartment! Paris locksmith are very expensive!
Merci and have a great stay in Paris!
Appartamento carino e piuttosto ben messo, al sesto piano (senza ascensore) di un vecchio palazzo un po' malconcio ma decisamente suggestivo.
Unico appunto: la padrona di casa vive all'estero, di conseguenza è difficilmente reperibile in caso di imprevisti, come è successo a noi.
La ragazza delle pulizie, incaricata di lasciarci le chiavi dell'appartamento, si è presentata con 2 ore di ritardo. Prontamente abbiamo chiamato Clarissa che soltanto al terzo tentativo ha risposto e si è poi messa in contatto con la ragazza.
Contrattempo a parte la posizione è ottimale, vicinissima alla fermata della Metro e in un quartiere ben fornito.
Ultimo appunto: la televisione non funzionava. WIFI ok!
This was our first airbnb experience, and it was pretty good all things considered. We stayed for three nights and I have to say the place quickly felt like home. We would certainly stay there again - it's in our favourite neighbourhood and sensibly priced. I'll list a few small problems we had, but I don't intend for this to make the review sound bad... just things to be aware of if you stay there!
Nobody met us at the apartment, so we struggled a little to get in. Firstly the code to the outer door is buried in the airbnb profile, so we had to go online to find it. Secondly the inner door (to the apartment) doesn't unlock unless you pull it towards you while turning the key. Took me a while to figure that out!
The apartment is on the sixth floor, but the climb is fine if you are reasonably fit. The stairwell is in very bad condition though, like a building site, and not all of the lights were working! Once inside we found the flat was pretty clean, and although some of the furniture is a little old the bed was very comfortable. Nice bedding too. Being on the top floor means the flat is very quiet at night - anyone who visits Paris often will know how problematic noise can be, so this is a huge bonus and makes the climb worthwhile. We slept really well.
The kitchen is ok if you want to make simple meals, but has only basic equipment (for example only two plates and two bowls, the frying pan a bit burnt). Don't rely on it too much. Nice big fridge for wine though, and that's what really matters.
The info sheet gives the wifi password, but not the SSID (ie the name of the signal you're looking for). Being in central Paris, my phone picked up dozens of signals... which to use?! The info you need is on the back of the router. Clarissa, I would suggest you change the SSID of your router to 'Clarissa wifi', it's easy to do in the router settings. Even with the right info the wifi was hard to connect to; I had to try dozens of times and restarted both phone and router before I got a connection. After that, all was well.
One last odd thing - there's no curtain in the lounge window, so be careful if you need to go from bed to bathroom in the nude! Maybe that's not something that bothers Parisians though ;)
Nous n'avons eu personne pur nous réceptionné, mais tout était prévu pour que tout se passe bien. Nous n'avons pas eu besoin de contacter Clarissa, car dans l'ensemble, c'était correct. L'appartement est propre et très calme. Le lieu est très centrale. Néanmoins, il est dommage de ne pas avoir de micro-onde. Il y manque également une commode qui permettrait de faciliter un séjour de plus de 4 jours (ce qui a été notre cas).
Listing was spot on. The apartment was really nice and cosy. Clean and super. Thanks a million for everything!
Clarissa answered all my questions through email really fast. The location of the flat was very good near the metro station. There are a lot of good bakeries/bars/restaurants/supermarkets nearby. Walking up the stairs to the apartment was very tiring for me after a long day sightseeing but I can not blame anything else than my bad fitness.
The window in the apartment didn't shut properly and some of the furniture has seen better days. Also the apartment could be cleaner. However we loved our stay there!
Nice little apartment in a perfect location in Paris.
Lots of great restaurants and cafes within a 5 minute walk and well connected with the metro.
The WORST HOST we have ever had to deal with. Nobody met us at the apartment. The place was VERY DIRTY. First thing we saw was a dirty HAIR BRUSH on the dinning table (btw this dinning table should be on the picture of the apartment instead of the little table by the tv - this is the kitchen/living/dinning room). We tried to contact the host but she did not respond to phone calls or messages on AirBnB for 4 DAYS! (out of 7 day stay). The internet was not working (the key written in 'house rules' is correct but internet did not work). TV also did not work. All furniture old. Found condoms under mattress... Lots of mold in the washroom. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
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Welcome to your home. I will make sure that you feel comfortable and have a wonderful stay. If you have any question, feel free to ask.
I'm a young entrepreneur and travel a lot for my work, especially between Paris - Berlin, and therefore rent out my apartments in both Paris & Berlin during my absence.