Our child-friendly flat comfortably fits up to five. Relax and dine on our quiet 15 m² terrace. All amenities included. Comes with a friendly cat. Central location: Paris' vibrant Bastille area - easy metro access. Previous guests loved it. Welcome!
The flat suits a family with 2 kids, or up to max. 5 persons. It is child-friendly with all amenities (high chair, baby cot, toys; and changing table if needed).
85 m² apartment with 15 m² terrace on the 3rd floor (no elevator), on rue de la Roquette in the Bastille area in Paris' 11th arrondissement. Metros: Voltaire (line 9), Breguet-Sabin (line 5), Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8).
The apartment is 85 m² with 3 bedrooms. One large bedroom with ensuite terrace and a large double bed (180 x 200 cm / 71 x 79 inches, bought October 2012). One guest bedroom, with a double sofa bed (140 x 200 cm / 55 x 79 inches) that has a quality mattress. One large kid's bedroom with a single bed (90 x 190 cm / 35 x 75 inches, could sleep one adult). There are two bathrooms: one with toilet, sink and bathtub, the other with shower and sink. Large open plan dining room, kitchen and living room.
15 m² west-facing terrace with afternoon sun, is equipped with wooden table and 4 chairs, plus 2 deck chairs.
Wi-fi, landline phone, large TV and DVD/blu-ray player, well-equipped kitchen with all amenities, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine/drier.
The apartment has new parquet floors and was repainted in December 2011. Most of the furniture and electrical appliances were purchased within the last 3 years.
The flat is quiet due to double glazing and with the two main bedrooms facing the courtyard.
The flat is perfectly safe - 2 gates incl. an interphone/magnet before you reach the entrance door to the apartment.
The flat comes with Colombo the Cat; a peaceful, low maintenance buddhist type. Food and litter is provided. He just needs food and water refilled daily and his cat litter emptied once every three-four days.
Guests have access to the entire flat and all amenities.
Interaction with Guests
We are always very responsive to email and phone calls. Since we only rent out the flat when we go on vacation, we will not be present at the flat during your stay. Depending on your arrival and departure time, and ours, we may or may not be able to meet in person to hand over keys. If not, you will get the keys from people living near us.
Rue de la Roquette is a vibrant street in the centre of Paris with all conveniences nearby, many excellent cafés, bars, restaurants, theatre, and the Bastille Opera. Excellent food market nearby on Thursdays and Sundays. The neighborhood has several supermarkets, organic food shops, a greengrocer, bakeries, and shopping opportunities. Green areas (also for kids) include the Square de la Roquette, Square Gardette, Square Trousseau, and Promenade Plantée a.k.a. Coulée Verte.
We have added a couple of our favourite neighborhood places, and some of the main tourist sights, in the airbnb guidebook. For the other myriad things to see and do in Paris, see a tourist guidebook. We will be happy to provide suggestions if you have any specific needs or wishes.
5-10 minute walk to metros/subway: Voltaire (line 9), Breguet-Sabin (line 5), Bastille (lines 1, 5, 8).
Parking is not included.
How to get from the flat to the airport: detailed instructions will be emailed to you, but in short, there are two airports. From the Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport, take RER B to Gare du Nord, then metro line 5 (direction Place d'Italie) to Bastille, and walk to the flat. From the Paris Orly (ORY) airport, take shuttle bus to RER C stop, then RER C to Gare d'Austerlitz, then metro line 5 (direction Bobigny-Pablo Picasso) to Bastille, then walk to the flat.
Should you be arriving by train to Gare du Nord, take metro line 5 (direction Place d'Italie) to Bastille, then walk to the flat. For train arrivals to other train stations: we will inform you by email.
Other Things to Note
The flat comes with our cat, Colombo. Guests are asked to feed & give fresh water to him daily and empty litter twice a week.
Guests are requested to respect the flat - it is our home.
This is a non-smoking flat. (Smokers are however permitted to go out and smoke on our terrace, but please do close the door to our bedroom. Please use an ashtray and refrain from leaving cigarette butts.)
Please refrain from drinking our wines and alcohol.
Apart from that, make yourself at home and feel free to eat any perishable food items in our fridge (unless advised otherwise).
Thanks in advance.
Appartamento bello, comodo e pulito. Buona (website hidden) siamo trovati veramente benissimo. Ringraziamo tanto per l'appartamento.
We used to leave in Paris but no longer do. It was a pleasure going back, we spent a lovely week in the appartment, very pleasant and located in a street with a lot of shops. The 3 room appartment was very convenient for a familly like us. Our kids could play with the toys and the cat. All the instructions left to us were clear and Morten is reactive to answer any question by e-mail. Well done.
De beschrijving van de flat was helemaal correct. Het appartement is erg geschikt voor een gezin met kinderen. Morten reageerde meteen op al onze vragen. De poetsvrouw was aanwezig met de sleutel toen wij arriveerden, de bedden waren opgemaakt. De buurt is heel aangenaam en levendig, grote metrolijnen en winkels zijn vlakbij. We komen graag nog eens terug.
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We just completed a wonderful stay in Paris in part due to the great accommodations provided by Morten and his family. Communication from booking through our stay was easy and Morten was responsive to any and all questions we had. The flat is located in a great section of Paris with tons of cafes, grocery stores and other shops nearby. The Paris metro is a quick walk and once there you are connected to anywhere in the city. Some days we took the metro but because the flat was relatively close in we also took some leisurely walks into some of the main sites (e.g. Notre Dame). The flat itself was quite spacious for being in the heart of the city. We traveled with 3 adults and 1 small child. The main room fit 2 of the adults quite well and the attached terrace made the room feel "bigger". The flat was also well set up for a child with one of the three rooms being set up for a small child. Shared spaces including the kitchen/dining area and the living area were nice to have and relax in after a day exploring in the city. All in all, we were quite pleased with the flat itself and the support provided by Morten to ensure we had a great stay!
Staying at Morten and Deborah's place was lovely.
Located in a great spot in Paris, my partner and I felt right at home in their spacious and tasteful flat. We were greeted at the door by Colombo the cat who turned out to be a great host.
With easy metro access and lovely cafes and restaurants, we had no problem keeping ourselves occupied.
Even though we didn't get a chance to meet Morten in person, he was a great communicator by phone and email. Questions were answered immediately.
A great place to stay!
Hi. We are a family of four: my wife Deborah, our 4-year-old son Jonathan, our baby girl Alma, and myself, Morten. We sublet our flat in Paris, France from time to time - typically when we go on vacation. We are friendly and will do our best to help you enjoy Paris and our flat.
I work with education and development projects at UNESCO in Paris. I'm Danish, but have lived in Paris for 7 years.
My wife Deborah is French/English and used to work in an art gallery, so if you are interested in art and culture, we are happy to give you some local info.
I speak English, French, Norwegian and Swedish, and a bit of German. Deborah speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.