A cosy and quiet small appartment in the heart of Le Marais.
A top spot to discover Paris just walking around :)
** Update: I have now two Wifi spots in house :) **
** Long-stay discount: 1 night free per week booked :) **
Here is a little and really cute flat for a 2-3 person stay in downtown Paris, in the heart of the famous "Marais" district, at the crossroads of the Gay and Jew streets of the capital (the Chinese are not very far as well!).
The flat (23 m2 / 252 sq ft) is very calm, located on the 4th floor, with two windows on a almost non-circulating very tight street, sunny from 9am (if you don't like my curtains, just let the sun wake you up at 9 right in the bed !) to 2pm.
The district is the most central (nearest metro station is... Hotel de Ville/Town Hall on lane 1), you have a 9am-10pm supermarket at 1min, tons of bars and places to eat until really late, and gay clubs for those who want. At a 5min walk you will get at Centre Pompidou/Beaubourg, at 10min you can reach Chatelet les Halles (biggest mall in Paris), rue de Rivoli, Quartier Latin, Bastille... Well, that's the positive point of being right in the center ! Notre-Dame as well is at 8min walk.
The flat itself is splitted in 4 :
- one living room with a window, a couch, TV (not connected to TV network), internet Wifi included, connected Xbox (reads DVD), a radio (iPod/iPhone plug proof, no cable needed) and a table to eat
- one bedroom with another window, 2 places bed, a place to put your clothes, a bookshelf,
- a bathroom with a shower, WC, sink, glass, electricity for shaving, and there's an hairdryer in the cupboard in the bedroom
- a kitchen with 2 electrical plates, fridge-freezer, micro-wave oven, yaourt maker, bread maker...
The whole is really, really very comfortable to live because of the location (center), the calm (quiet tiny and old streets : mine is from the XIVth !), the light (4th floor) and all to be happy in it (sheets, wifi, heating, etc, etc).
** Caution ! One of my BNBists unwillingly let the key inside the keyhole before leaving, which needed a locksmith and 150€ to unlock and open my armoured door ! Sounds like this is different in the US, so be cautious not to let the key in the keyhole **
** note that I provide sheets, blankets, pillows etc but no towels **
* NO smoking EVER inside
* NEVER LEAVE THE KEY INSIDE ALONE -> 150€ locksmith :s
* I'm sending a 2-p guide of tips and sights around when booking is done !
Martin makes sure you have easy access to his apartment even when he is not around, very flexible regarding arrival and departure. His place is ideally located in the middle of the hip Marais neighbourhood, with major Paris attractions literally in walking distance. The little flat is in a nice historic building, it offers everything necessary for a pleasant stay, very convenient to have a separate bedroom and a small kitchen for preparing tea/coffee and easy meals. Will go again any time, recommended!
Martin even though has been lovely and really welcoming I have to say that the flat was dirty, quite small to fit 3 people.
Nevertheless the location was great,really central and well connecting with the public transportation.
Martin's flat is a lovely place to be in Paris. Amazing location, very sweet french building, wonderful neighbourhood. If you want to be in the center of Marais, that is the place. The flat is small but very bright and clean. Great collection of books. Thanks Martin for letting us try a little of the parisian way of living. Merci!
Good place to stay in the heart of Paris! Close to metro and lots of cafes,bakeries and shops nearby. Apartment is clean. Perfect for two!
Martin was always quick to reply.
Host was out of the country, but easily reachable when I blew a fuse and couldn't find the fusebox. Apartment was as advertised, very small but cute and perfect location. You have to climb three flights of stairs so if you have a lot of luggage could be problematic. Central Marais location convenient to metro, Notre Dame, Picasso Museum, Pompideau, great restaurants, shops, nightlife. Five minute walk to train that goes directly to Charles DeGaulle airport.
The apartament was nice and clean, in a very central zone, where we could explore Paris by foot without any problem. Martin gave us every explanation to reach the apartament and we had no problem in the stay.
We enjoy the flat so much and we probably will take it again if we will come another time to Paris.
Even with Martin on another continent, he made sure we had all the information we would need to get in and settled. We had no issues at all! The only thing we couldn't find in the kitchen, surprisingly for Paris, was a corkscrew (we payed or forward and left the one we bought behind - really a small insignificant inconvenience).
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I'm a very dynamic young guy :
- running two companies... still small and growing : )
- having my daily fix of sports: bike, swim, yoga, run...
- always in a good mood! Business makes me in a good mood.
- sharing my flat when on a holiday abroad :)
Don't hesitate reaching me by mail/call if needed, it's a pleasure to help !