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Valentina was a great host. From the moment of my inquiry, she was quick to respond. Throughout my stay she responded immediately to questions. The apartment was perfect for us, and the neighborhood was delightful, quiet, and convenient. The kitchen is well equipped, the bathroom is roomy with a large tub (caution though for those who have arthritis, the tub is deep and you have to climb into it). The living area is also roomy, and the internet is fast. The building has an elevator which goes all the way to the 7th floor to the apartment. The apartment faces the inner courtyard which makes it even more peaceful; has skylights and large windows making the apartment light and airy, and you can see the sky; and old beams on the ceiling (charming). Outside, You can see the Eiffel Tower when you turn the corner (delightful!) The building also has a caretaker 'gardien' who is friendly, helpful, and sweet (but does not speak English). We felt very welcome. I hope to stay here again.
This is a great apt. for 1-2 people. I stayed by myself and had plenty of space. Building is very secure and in a quiet neighborhood about 1 block from Metro Line 10. Metro 6 is also nearby.
Access to a kitchen was great so I didn't have to eat all of my meals out, but there are plenty of shops and restaurants in walking distance. Pots, pans, dishes, glasses etc. are all provided.
Apartment was clean when I arrived with fresh towels and linens on the bed. The bathroom was adequate but could use some freshening up. As a previous guest mentioned, there is no outlet in the bathroom for a hair dryer or shaver.
Wifi was fast and reliable.
The Eiffel Tower is about a 15 minute walk away, so it is easy to access during the day and at night without having to take the metro. Overall it was a great experience!
Next time I visit Paris, I'm checking to see if this place is available.
The apartment is roomy for Paris, and has everything you need for day-to-day life. The little brasserie two blocks away (Le Segur) was fantastic. Grocery stores, subway, everything's right there.
We had very little noise from the neighbors.
The kitchen has everything you need for basic meals. I wouldn't plan a nine-course meal here, but for an early breakfast or late dinner before hitting the town it's great.
And extra towels in the cabinet. What more could you ask for?
A very comfortable and light and airy apartment - due to being the on the top floor, but there is a lift. Comfortable bed and nice furniture as can be seen in the photos. Towels provided. Grocery stores and supermarkets not far away and apartment very close to the metro. Not touristy but within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, you can even see it from the corner of the street. Bathroom could do with a bit of a facelift but adequate and plenty of hot water. A very comfortable and convenient location for exploring Paris.
This apartment is perfectly situated in a quiet section (7th) of Paris. Around one corner is a view of the Eiffel Tower and around another is the Invalides. It's only a short, 2 block walk to the Segur Metro. I was traveling with my 19 year old daughter and we felt completely safe at all times. The apartment building can only be entered by residents with a key fob.
The unit itself is completely adequate with a well-equipped kitchen, wifi, free phone calls to other countries and TV (although we never had time to watch it!).
The only negative (and it wasn't that bad) is the bathroom. It has no outlet for hair dryers, shavers, etc. and it has a mildewy smell.
Also, the neighbor next door is a woman who screams alot and causes her toddler to cry and scream back. After a few days of this, when she began screaming, I began banging on the wall and she toned it down.
Don't miss the farmer's market at the end of the block on Thursdays and Saturdays for FRESH fruits, vegetables, meat and cheese!
This apartment had everything we needed and despite being in the middle of Paris, is situated in a very quiet neighborhood. It had more than enough space for the two of us with plenty of natural light in the afternoon. The kitchen was extremely useful since my friend and I don't like eating out for every meal.
Access to the metro was literally one block away and made it extremely convenient after long excursions throughout the city. There are several markets, bakeries, butcher shops, and even a couple cafes all within five minutes of the neighborhood.
The Eiffel Tower is about a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment so it saves you on metro tickets. Plus when we visited on Bastille Day the Champ de Mars was packed with tens of thousands of people for the fireworks. Being able to walk back to our apartment instead of fighting for transportation was a huge convenience.
It was a great stay and I would definitely come here again.
My husband and I and our poodle spent one month in Valentina's apartment and we had a great time. Valentina always replied our email inquiries promptly. She's very accommodating. Her apartment is located in a very safe area of the city with a lot of green areas and shops within walking distance. The farmer's market (Thursdays & Saturdays) located a block away is really nice. Metro station is located within a block.
The washing machine and dryer is one of those 2-in-1 type. We spent quite some time figuring out how it worked and then found out there's indeed an instruction manual on the bookshelf. The kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom could use some updating. It's still acceptable but could be cleaner.
We definitely will go back next time we visit Paris.
My wife and I spent a week in Valentina's apartment. We enjoyed the quite area, convenience to the metro and the Thursday and Saturday produce market at the end of the street. The apartment was roomy and comfortable, well equipped and met all our needs. The bookshelf contained interesting books and guides to Paris which came in handy. Valentina was quick to reply to any of our enquiries and we would have no hesitation in staying there again.
Siamo stati molto bene nell'appartamento di Valentina. È un appartamento bellissimo. La metropolitana (la linea 10) è proprio sotto casa, c'è una pasticceria buonissima lì vicino, due parchi e due supermarket bio (naturalia e biocoop) a una fermata di metro. La casa è abbondante per due persone e noi che eravamo 2 adulti e 2 bambini siamo stati comunque molto comodi. Nella casa ci sono tutti i confort. Malgrado Valentina abiti a New York è sempre stata molto disponibile, rispondendo sempre in breve tempo ai messaggi e alle richieste.
My fiancee and I had a lovely stay in Valentina's apartment. The apartment is very well equipped for a couple and is located in a great part of Paris: the Eiffel Tower is around one corner and Invalides is around the other! Valentina was very helpful and informative leading up to our trip and her 'guardiens' are very nice too! I definitely recommend staying with her.
The guests were great!!! So friendly and just really wonderful people.
I hosted Valentina and her husband and stepson. I would have them back, anytime. They were considerate, easy to talk to, and interesting people. Valentia's stepson is energetic, but a very endearing kid.
Valentina and her fiance were great guests. Considerate and thoughtful, left the place as they found it. Communication was fluid and easy, I would recommend them highly!
Valentina was an awesome guest! She was great at communicating and left the apartment in good shape (bonus points for stripping the bed!) She's always welcome back.
Valentina & Omar were delightful guests! They were excellent at communication (arrival time), very warm & friendly, thoughtful and considerate. They left the guest quarters in pristine condition. We highly recommend them as guests to anyone and would welcome them back to our carriage house in a heartbeat!!
Valentina organised for her partner and his business partner to stay with me - excellent communication, very clean, reliable and great conversation! Highly recommended!
Valentina's apartment is ideally located in the center of Paris, in a safe and quiet neighborhood with typical bakeries and cafés, and only a few métro stops from the Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain, Opéra, Champs-Elysées and the Marais. The apartment is bright, clean and functional and Valentina is a very friendly host.
Valentina is a very dear friend who I have known for over six years; she is brilliant, trustworthy and incredibly kind. I could not hope for a better friend - times with Val are always full of laughter and great stories!! When she is not out saving the world, she is busy making her friends smile. I was also lucky enough to stay at her beautiful pad in Paris when I visited her there several years ago - it is spacious and flooding with light, and has Val's charm all over it! It was one of the most comfortable and welcoming places to stay. I would recommend you ALL stay at Vals place - you won't regret it! xxx