About this listing
Vintage design from the 50's to the 70's (I love my desk). The iPig is a wonderful Hi-Fi music system for iPod and MP3 (jack cable)
This is my new flat, I love it already and hope you will as well !!
I host guests only from time to time.
It is a penthouse on the top floor (with lift, a rarity in Paris) with an open view on Paris' roofs, the churches' bells, the facades, ... you can even see Montmartre! The view with no effort :)
It is of course super bright, I already enjoyed a few sunsets and dawns there, it has an AMAZING LIGHT!!!
It has been fully refurbished and decorated, with vintage and contemporary designers pieces, furnitures and antics that I love, and tropical plants and orchids. I wish I could put a hammock for a nap under the sunny sky of Paris!
- one bedroom with a king size bed or two singles
- a big living room converting into a master suite, with a convertible double sofabed
- All windows count black-out curtains and double-glazing to ensure serene nights
- a fully equipped kitchen with a bar, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric stove, expresso machine, toaster, kettle, utensils, plates, cristals, etc. (No oven).
- a complete bathroom, with shower and WC
- an entrance hall with a wardrobe.
- High Speed Internet
- Heating system and fan to adjust the temperature to your like
- feathers duvet and pillows
- fresh bedsheets and towels
- our Internet codes in the flat and for the hotspost in the street, everywhere, for free
- my personal guidebook with my recommendations for going out, shopping, dining, sightseeing out of the main tracks
- our enthusiasm
The flat is very quiet and very well isolated, with double glazing and black-out curtains to ensure you sleep quietly, in the middle of a very lively area.
There is an intercom, a code to enter the building and an armored door.
The location is excellent, between le Marais, Canal St Martin, Belleville and Bastille. The immediate area around the building is superb, filled with cafés, groceries, little shops, in a friendly atmosphere, you will soon know everybody.
The metro is one block away (Parmentier, line 3).
5mn away is the Republique metro station, which is more convenient, it is a major hub counting the majority of the lines, which is key in Paris to avoid changes :
- Direct line to Gare du Nord train Station (4 stops, 5mn) : trains to CDG airport and Orly airport, Thalys to Brussels and Amsterdam, Eurostar to London
- Direct lines to Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Opera, Hotel de Ville, Chatelet : 15 to 20mn.
I'd be very happy to host you soon and make you discover my home and my neighborhood.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon !
No pets, no big parties, no smoking. For the rest, enjoy !
from 3pm to 10pm, unless otherwise agreed before booking. If the flat is available before, you can have it, we're pretty flexible.
before 11am, unless otherwise agreed before booking. We still are pretty flexible :)
This is not an hotel, you are thus expected to leave it as clean as you found it, there is everything in the flat to keep it clean.
The cleaning fee covers the laundry and the normal maintenance of the flat but not the dishes, trash etc.
You may want to book the cleaning lady extra, just tell us in advance, so that we can organize it for you. Count 100 euros approx.
We will handle the laundry, please leave all your bedsheets on the bed and your towels in the bathroom, we'll take it from there.
Please note that there is a safety deposit of 500 euros automatically handled by airbnb before arrival. They take an authorization on your credit card (not charged) and release it 48 hours after your exit, automatically, unless there is some damage in the flat. I have no access to it, airbnb does the arbitrage.
Easy, safe and convenient for both parties.
Le logement est globalement conformes aux photos et la communication avec Matt rapide et efficace. Néanmoins l'appeler "Penthouse" est carrément abusif ! comme utiliser le mot "Vintage " pour quelques objets sans valeurs glanés sur des puces quelconques...en dehors de çà merci encore à Matt pour m'avoir procurer une machine nespresso toute neuve. Attention! la cuisine n'est pas faite pour cuisiner , mais juste pour un "encas" et encore sur de vieilles plaques électriques dissonantes avec le reste de l'appartement , elle n'est pas non plus chauffée et l'ancien velux reste totalement perméable au froid et au courant d'air...la vue est très jolie sur le sacré cœur mais il fait tellement froid dans cette cuisine, ne comptez pas y marcher pieds nus .Surprenant alors que tous les trois autres velux de l'appartement sont quasi neufs très pratiques et totalement occultants , avec quasi aucun vis à vis. On comprend bien dès lors la présence d'un simple rideau séparant la cuisine du reste de l'appartement. Excellents points il y a un ascenseur -ce qui est rare dans ce genre d’apparemment parisien et la chambre -séparée- est d'une agréable dimension...le couchage devient vite inconfortable du fait qu'il ne s'agit pas réellement d'un matelas deux places, de même l'assisse du sofa du salon n'est pas du tout confort. La salle de bain est correcte sans plus. Le calme est agréable à condition de ne pas ouvrir les fenêtres -l'été par ex _ en particulier le vendredi et le samedi soir où l'endroit est très bruyant jusque tard dans nuit.En résumé cet appartement de 35m² ne vaut pas la prix demandé et on trouvera meilleur qualité pris ailleurs, surtout quand on voit le mur du salon cloqué d'humidité...
logement sympathique dans le quartier que nous désirions.
l'accueil impeccable tant à l' arrivée qu'au départ.
Il est possible que nous revenions.
This review is for Odile and Matt's Cosy & Central Nord Marais Penthouse property:
Odile and Matt were great to communicate with: prompt reservation confirmation, fast email and text exchanges and flawless pick-up near the apartment coordinated by Odile and her son.
The apartment is in a great location, very well connected to public transportation networks with a good half dozen subway stations within walking distance. Plus if you dig the République / Oberkampf / Canal Saint-Martin scene and vibe, this will do perfect for you - plenty of great places, restaurants, bars and characters around.
The space was smaller than what I had expected from the photos and I would have picked something bigger had I known (3 out of 4 nights were for a business trip, sharing the apartment with a colleague).
Cleanliness was a bit of a letdown - maybe the guest rotation was too heavy to allow for a real good scrub beforehand. Finding clean sheets for the second bed (both beds are sofa beds) was also a bit of a challenge.
It's a well-run operation though - some parts work great and some details simply need more attention, overall a good stay!
Everything was timely and host was attentive. In terms of value the advantage over a similarly priced hotel was having 2 bedrooms and extra space.
We had a very pleasant stay in Matt and Odile's flat in general. Odile has been super responsive and helpful before and during our stay. She sent a very detailed guideline to us once we confirm the booking. Compared with my friends who also book the apartments via airbnb, our host takes very good care of us indeed. Odile sent her son to pick us up in a cafe and helped us, three ladies, moving our lugguage to the flat where there are two stairs. He is very nice and their English is above the French average. They allowed us to check in as early as 11:00am and as late as we want, at 8:00pm without any additional charge. The flat is well equipped. The beds are very comfortable. They arranged 2 single beds for us in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. It is not easy to find 3 beds in a one bedroom apartment at such price in airbnb. It is only 100metres away from the nearest metro station. Very convenient. There are many nice restaurants nearby. Odile's notes has mentioned them in details. We tried a few. Her comments are fair. The only complaint i may have regarding the flat is that there are a two bars downstair. People are noisy till very late. But perhaps the period we stayed was the worst time. It was the worldcup. We also watched the match with the french team. Good atmosphere!
I strongly recommend this apartment. I will definitely come back if i go to Paria again. It is safe and reliable.
Prima appartement. Rustig gelegen in een gezellige wijk. Mooi uitzicht over de daken. Slaapkamer met tweepersoonsbed. Slaapbanken voor 2 personen in de woonkamer. Keukentje met kookmogelijkheid, maar wie gaat zelf koken in Parijs? Goede douche. Uitstekende informatie van gastvrouw. Parkeergarage om de hoek.
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About the Host, Odile And Matt
Hi, I'm Matt, an enthusiastic and very social parisian.
I'm interested in nature, traveling, scuba diving, photography and horse-riding.
I love to cook and create new recipes for my friends.
I used to live for many years abroad, I still travel a lot and I love to help travelers discover my beloved Paris city and its hidden secrets.
On my spare time, I manage my very own flats, the flats of some friends of mine, and one flat of my company, that we rent from time to time to tourists when we don't use it for our employees.
Odile is a wonderful lady who is helping me full time with her team on all the logistics of our hosting activity. Parisian too, super friendly and very helpful, she's dedicated to your stay.
We are here to make your trip in Paris unforgettable and far from the touristy clichés !