5 (GOOD) REASONS TO STAY HERE:
1. Trusted Host. 100+ Positive Reviews.
2. Quiet apartment in the middle of Montmartre’s action!
3. Easy access to all transport to discover the city.
4. High Speed Internet Wi Fi.
5. Good value for money.
This is your opportunity to stay in Montmartre one of the most colorful, mixed and touristy areas of Paris and live like a real Parisian half way between the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge. Appreciate the feeling of being at home, and enjoy the calm of this small 1 bedroom apartment after a busy day discovering the city.
Located on the 3rd French floor of an 18th century walk up classic Parisian building, this very quiet small 1 bedroom apartment of 32 m2 (340 sq ft) with its parquet floor, offers a master bedroom with a double bed and a desk, a bright living room with a sofa bed and a meal corner.
The small kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, electric oven, coffee machine, so you can enjoy your meals in the apartment.
The building is on a ‘cul de sac’ and the apartment backs onto a private courtyard. You will appreciate the calm and the clear view while being in the center of Montmartre, an eclectic and touristy Parisian neighborhood. This mythical district where many artists as Dalí, Modigliani, Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh had studios or worked has a unique feel of a small village within the city with many attractions, boutiques, restaurants, wineries, fromageries...
A professional maid is in charge of the cleaning and ensures that bed linen and towels are changed before and after stays.
ABOUT THE BUILIDING:
The building is a classic Parisian 18th century walk up with a security code in the front door. As most of the buildings in Paris were built on the 18th and 19th century there are few buildings with an elevator. You'll stay in the main building; the inner courtyard houses four small independent apartments.
- High-speed Internet (WIFI)
- Flat screen with cable TV
- Double bed (140 cm x 200 cm)
- Sofa bed (140 cm x 200 cm)
- Fully Fitted Kitchen
- Washing machine
- Coffee machine
- Electric Oven
- Microwave Oven
-Towels and bed linen are provided
- Broadband WiFi Internet.
- Cable TV.
- Sheets and towels are provided.
- Food staples are provided (oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper,…)
Interaction with Guests
It’s important to keep communication flowing prior and during you stay. If you need information, directions, have an issue or complaint don’t hesitate to contact me.
I try to meet all my guests. As I work during the day and travel quite often this is not always possible, yet my wife or friends are always available and I’m just an email away to help you as you get acquainted with Paris.
The apartment is located in the heart of the lively, colorful, mixed and touristy neighborhood of Montmartre steps away to the metro station Anvers (200 meters), the Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur (300 meters) and the Moulin Rouge.
The apartment is in the crossroad of 4 different areas of Montmartre:
Touristy up north, popular to the west, trendy to the east and familiar down south.
This is an eclectic neighborhood, with ‘real’ Parisians living and lots of tourists visiting. A mix of cultures and nationalities makes this area authentic and always busy yet safe.
In Montmartre's hill many of the 18th century buildings are still intact, giving the neighborhood a history-charged feel. By contrast, the area is also known for its art scene and its trendsetting qualities.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL EDITION:
“Few neighborhoods in the world are as associated with art as Montmartre in Paris. Since the middle of the 19th century, it has been attracting artists with its enchanting location overlooking Paris, the domed Basilica de Sacré-Coeur, winding, cobblestone streets and cozy cafes. Monet, Van Gogh, Dali and Picasso are only a few of the great names associated with the district.”
FROM THE AIRBNB NEIGHBOORHOOD GUIDE TO PARIS:
“This idyllic inner-Paris neighborhood boasts the best of Parisian art, culture, and romance.
There’s a reason why Montmartre is always bustling. This iconic hilltop neighborhood’s striped awnings, cobblestone streets, and lively plazas rest at the foot of its pilgrimage-worthy basilica, Sacre Coeur. The neighborhood’s sacred structure and artisanal shops encourage frequent foot traffic, but Montmartre's ceaseless activity invites more than pleasure strollers along its cinema-worthy streets—entrepreneurial misfits add a picaresque slant to Montmartre’s picturesque street scenes.”
Three subway lines and many buses just steps away will bring you straight to all attractions (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Le Louvre...) and shopping areas (Galeries Lafayette, Avenue Montaigne, Rue du Faubourg St Honoré) and 4 Railway stations (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare Montparnasse and Gare St Lazare).
The nearest subway station is Anvers (200 meters).
It's super easy to get to the apartment from the all Paris airports.
A public parking is available at 100 meters.
Everyone respectful to neighbors and considerate to the space is welcomed. No "party" types.
This is a very quiet residential building so please keep noise down during your stay especially at night.
If you smoke, make sure to ventilate the apartment for the comfort of the next guests.
Amazing host! Made me feel right at home and was extremely quick to answer am questions I had. Made my quick stop in Paris painless!
Great directions and instructions to the apartment, and getting in. The apartment was as described, too – the listing and photos are accurate – and Gabe was friendly and helpful by message. Very much recommended.
Salve a tutti, scrivo questo post perchè esortato dal titolare dell'appartamento e pertanto, nell'interesse di tutti, cercherò di essere il più esaustivo possibile. L'accoglienza praticamente non esiste perchè tramite "WhatsApp" Gabriel cerca di gestire tutte le vicende salvo sparire appena entrati in (website hidden) e la mia fidanzata abbiamo trovato la chiave della porta di ingresso in appartamento in un posto nascosto sul pianerottolo comunicatoci da Gabriel e che per questioni di privacy non cito pubblicamente, ma posso assicurarvi che qualunque malintenzionato potrebbe trovarlo, fare un copia delle chiavi ed entrarvi a piacimento facendo chissà cosa. Ovviamente di tutto ciò che dico ho le prove, avendo salvato i msg e fatto foto. Poi, controllando i vari post relativi all'appartamento ho notato che per Gabriel è una prassi quella di lasciare la chiave in un posto nascosto e non inviare nessuno all'accoglienza degli ospiti, non è una eccezione. Appena giunti in casa Gabriel ci ha detto che si trovava nell'entroterra del Sud America e la linea non andava perciò ha pensato bene di farsi risentire solo la mattina della partenza. Riguardo l'appartamento vorrei dire che le sue dimensioni sono in realtà circa un terzo di quelle che appaiono nell'annuncio e non era poi così pulito come sembrava, anzi era proprio sporco soprattutto le tende, il divano (davvero schifoso) e gli asciugamani che puzzavano. Nel locale che conduce all'appartamento situato al terzo piano vi è una scala di legno in pessime condizioni e un cattivissimo odore di muffa. Il bagno è praticamente un loculo con un vano doccia strettissimo e pericoloso con pessime rifiniture e il pavimento in legno è vecchissimo e scricchiola. Non c'è nemmeno una caffettiera e funziona solo un fornello dei 2 a disposizione. In camera da letto i cuscini sono sudici talmente tanto che non abbiamo avuto il coraggio di controllare anche il materasso. Inoltre non si riesce a regolare l'impianto di riscaldamento e in appartamento di muore dal caldo nonostante il freddo fuori; lo sbalzo termico esterno/interno è davvero insopportabile. Nonostante ciò le note a favore riguardano la posizione dell'appartamento (davvero ottima), la luminosità e il prezzo nella media per questo tipo di alloggio a Parigi. Consiglierei solo per soggiorni di 3-4 giorni al massimo se non trovate altro e suggerirei a Gabriel di essere più vicino fisicamente agli ospiti perchè se qualcosa non funziona sarete da soli. Grazie.
This place was horrible. I didn't like it. The kitchen is the size of a coat closet, the bathroom believe it or not is even smaller! If you want to move in the shower good luck, anytime I shifted I would hit and then the tap off it was so small. Whoever took the pictures for this place is a great photographer because it is not spacious in any way. It's tiny. The area is sketchy with strange men trying to sell you bootlegged iPhones and watch out because they will follow you right to your door. There is only one frying pan in the kitchen, so we had to cook our vegetables and meat separately, not the hugest deal, but inconvenient. The cutting board is bent so it's hard to cut anything. There is no stove. But the apartment and kitchen is so uncozy you don't want to stay in for meals anyways. The washing machine we thought we would wash our clothes in left them soaking and didn't go onto the spin cycle, we tried 2 times and ended up having to ring our clothes out over the tiny sink in the kitchen (where the washing machine is), there is no dryer but our clothes dried 3 days later. 4th floor no elevator, so beware if you are older or unfit. Also the water went off one afternoon for 20 minutes. The host doesn't meet you, even though he says he meets all his guests, if you read any reviews almost no one is greeted by him. He gives you a good guide and we did go to one restaurant he suggested which was nice and it was nice to see there was a good area to walk around and feel safe! Wouldn't come back to this spot, but you get what you pay for and we wanted cheaper accommodation so it is a fine place if you want minimum.
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is valuable to me, as I strive to improve with each and every stay and try to make guests feel comfortable.
I’m really sorry my apartment didn’t meet your expectations; I was very surprised with your review since the 100+ guests that stayed in the apartment were very pleased giving it an average of 4 and ½ stars.
I’m also sad you didn’t think to provide feedback during your 3 days stay in Paris. I could have fixed some of the issues that arose, as explaining to you how the washing machine works. It has several programs that is why I leave a user manual beside it. And the drying rack is in the closet.
Most of the points you address are portrayed in the apartment’s description and the photos were taken by an Airbnb professional photographer.
The apartment is certainly small (32 m2, 340 sq ft), as is the bathroom, but the shower has French standard dimensions.
The kitchen is also small yet fully equipped. There’s a fridge, a microwave oven, an electric oven (you can see these items in picture 12), a boiler, a coffee machine, a toaster and plenty of kitchen utensils. Thank you for letting me know the cutting board was bent; it has been replaced. If you needed a second frying pan, you could have contacted me and I would have arranged to provide another one.
The apartment is in the 3rd floor, not on the 4th as you said. The apartment’s description also mentions that it's a walk up building. You’ll find few buildings with an elevator in Paris as most of the buildings were built on the 18th and 19th century.
Regarding the area, I used to live in this apartment with my wife and baby daughter and still live in the neighborhood and NEVER had a security issue nor did the 100+ guests that stayed in the apartment. If by ‘strange men’ you meant non Caucasian men, then yes there are strange men in Montmartre. It is a colourful, mixed, multiethnic, touristy neighborhood. And also a safe area. Airbnb has a fantastic neighborhood guide for Paris. You can check Montmartre here: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/paris/montmartre
Regarding me not greeting you, I clearly mentioned to you in the message I sent you prior to your arrival that I would be out of Paris during your stay. I never said that I meet all my guests, as I work during the day and travel quite often. Yet my wife or friends are always available in Paris to take care of the guests while I'm away.
The Airbnb community is based on trust and communication. You could have saved time and disappointment by carefully reading the apartment’s description and communicating with me prior, during and after your stay.
Fortunately you did find the apartment a good value for money and I’m happy to know that you enjoyed one of the restaurants I suggested in the neighborhood guide I sent you.
All the best,
Gabriel was great at communicating with my husband and I before and during the trip, he is very kind and considerate! We did not meet him when we arrived (he had the cleaning woman hide the key for us). The apartment was fine, it's nice having 2 rooms and wifi worked perfectly, however, it did not feel very clean. The bedding wasn't dirty, but it felt very used, as did the towels provided. Location was okay, feels a little sketchy/dirty but Monmartre isn't necessarily known for being the cleanest or nicest area. In conclusion, we had a nice time, and felt like we got what we paid for, however, we would not stay here again.
I highly recommend! Apartment is warm, clean, located within walking distance of the metro, quiet, quaint because it is located in a beautiful neighborhood! Behind the apartment you can admire the Sacred Heart! Gabriel gave us all the information in a timely manner! Thanks for the wonderful stay in Paris!
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I’ve been living between Paris and Buenos Aires for the last 10 years.
Being well traveled I know how it feels to arrive in a city for the first time as a tourist. Having this in mind I look after my guests to a high standard, always trying to meet their expectations. I’m an art and design enthusiastic who pays attention to details so guests can find unique places and experiences.
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