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Originally from Wisconsin, I've been living in France for a while. I'll be glad to answer any questions you have before or during your stay.
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This was our second stay in Barbara's apartment. We love this space, the security of the building and the awesome location in the emerging 11th district. Thanks so much!
Wonderful apartment, great value for money and very welcoming host. The balcony was so lovely that even in the cold weather we wrapped up warm to enjoy our breakfast on it. Location is ideal for anyone looking to explore Paris (on foot or utilising the metro) and the kitchen is well equipped if you want to self cater, or there are plenty of nice restaurants nearby.
The apartment was beautiful! The balcony especially, we loved sitting outside and enjoying the Parisian atmosphere. I would recommend this apartment to everyone. Barbara was charming and warm. She greeted us with a bottle of wine and a cup of coffee after our journey to her apartment, which was lovely. Thanks Barbara for the wonderful stay!
The balcony & the view of the old Parisian neighborhood was the highlight for us. Barbara was a great host. The place was as stated plus the added bonus of elevator & security. There were plenty of cafes & shops to choose from and in general just a friendly neighborhood. We found bus 69 hit a lot of Paris spots for us, as well as 80. We had a great visit & felt lucky to have found Barbara's charming studio, where we could afford to stay in such comfort for two weeks.
We enjoyed our stay at Barbra's place in Paris. The location was really nice, lots of nice shops ( bakery, laundry, grocery, pharmacy) and restaurants nearby. The metro was really close as well and we were able to get around very easy. The apartment had a nice balcony view and it was rather spacious. Fast internet too :) It was nice to have a little kitchen and fridge since eating out is quite expensive! The bottle of wine was a nice touch too.
Barbara's studio is exactly what it claims to be: charming, comfortable and quiet. We loved our nine days there. I was sad to leave, feeling as though I had settled into a new home. In particular, we enjoyed using the balcony, eating most of our meals there, sitting in the sun after a busy day, and watching the ballet of people moving on the street. This neighborhood has many families with young children! By the way, the street is very quiet at night.
The 11th arrondissement is a wonderful part of Paris for visitors: real people--not so many tourists--live there, yet it is easy to access Paris' iconic sites. This corner of Paris is particularly appealing to foodies, with wonderful restaurants and cafes, both the famous and the unheralded. I loved being a regular at the amazing patisserie on the corner. We bought fresh fish and vegetables at the Richard Lenoir market; sadly, though the Beauvau market was closed due to a fire in July.
Barbara made great suggestions about where to go and how to get around. We were pleased to be able to meet her, as she allowed us to drop off our luggage before the studio was ready. She goes the extra mile to welcome her guests, leaving us a bottle of wine and a bowl of fruit. The kitchen is well equipped, with many staples in the pantry.
We would love to revisit Barbara's studio on a future visit to Paris and highly recommend it to other visitors who prefer living like a Parisian to just being a tourist.
Staying at Barbara's studio for seven days in August was a wonderful experience. Barbara's instructions of how to reach the apartment were very clear and easy to follow. Nick (Barbara's son) was very friendly and accommodating. The neighbourhood was lovely, with lots of great places to eat and a friendly, positive atmosphere (especially in the evening). The kitchen was well equipped and the balcony was a fantastic space to relax after a busy day exploring Paris. I highly recommend that anyone looking for a place to stay in Paris get in contact with Barbara.
The house was in good place and there was everything we need like supermarket or patisserie. The host was nice. We didnt have the chance to meet with barbara in person but everything went right. Totally recommended.
We visited Paris for our wedding anniversary trip and Barbara’s proved to be the perfect base. Comfortable, clean & convenient.
Communication prior to arrival was good and we were provided with detailed instructions which led us to the door just 45 mins after arriving on the Eurostar. Barbara met us at the apartment, gave an introduction to the local area and pointed out key areas on the map.
She had also provided a welcome bottle of wine and some fruit which was a lovely touch.
The balcony proved to be a lovely place to unwind after a day seeing the magnificent sights of Paris and there were several local restaurants to choose from. We dined locally every night and returned to one for a second evening. The local patisserie does indeed do fantastic croissants and pastries but whether they are the best in Paris… well there are a few thousand others yet to try!
Metros are within easy walking but don’t forget the buses. They are easy to use and you see so much more. We even took one (only 150m from the apartment) to go direct to Gar du Nord when we were leaving.
Paris is also great for walking and you get a better appreciation when you amble along past all the lovely shops and sights. The area felt very safe and it’s so easy to walk to Bastille and it’s many attractions from this great location – and then perhaps onwards to the centre of town
We enjoyed our stay of 6 days in Barbaras well equipped apartment with it's typical french charme. Best place to have breakfast and relax after the hot summer days in Paris was the spacios balkony. The location in a quiet, authentic neighborhood is ideal: Short walk to Metro, lots of nice restaurants and bars around the corner.
Thank you Barbara, we will definitely come again!
Barbara was a great guest, really easy to communicate with and very respectful of all house rules. She left the house in excellent condition! It was a pleasure to host her and her friend!
Very good guests. I recommend them 100% They took care of my apartment like it was them. Always welcome, I wish you all the best. Greetings
is very nice and polite person. I would welcome her anytime again.
I guess there is only one word that can describe Barbara and her family "PERFECTION" Barbara is sweet, charming..... When they left the house was perfect, tidy, clean,as I have said, perfect.
I would really recommend any one to host her in their house, she is the perfect guest.
We would love to see you in Paris. Please do contact us if and when you come! And I am sorry I didn't remember your lovely name, Ainhoa.
It was very nice to have Barbara and her husband as a guest in my apartment. Very friendly, easy to communicate with and joyful people that follow their dreams!
Petite famille au contact très agréable et respectueuse de la location ; il faut dire que Barbara est elle-même propriétaire d'un appartement mis en location et donc elle sait respecter des affaires des autres. J'espère les recevoir à nouveau un jour.
Very nice with easy communication and friendly relationship, it was a real pleasure to host Barbara and Steve. . I higly recommand them.
Des hôtes charmants, agréables et sympathiques.
J'ai été contente de les accueillir pour quelques jours et je pense devenir leur hôte lorsque j'irais à Paris
What a fantastic time we had with Barbara and her friends as guests. We had fun offering them suggestions of things to see and do in the area. With their command of the french language they hardly needed us to get by but were sweet to listen to our list of favorite places to visit.
They left the apartment in great order and we were sad to see them go. Barbara and friends treated our home as their own and we were extremely comfortable with them throughout their stay.
With their knowledge of NY and Paris, Frank was especially happy! Old home week!
I highly recommend them to any one else to have them as a guest in your home. I hope that we are always so blessed with this quality of guest and that they return again soon.
We wish them a Bon Voyage and hope to rent your apartment in Paris in the near future. Judy & Frank
Had a pleasant stay in her studio.Very cozy and conveniently located. Balcony was the cherry on top. Enjoyed the little hidden park around the corner.. Very lively neighborhood.
Charming American lady that speaks English and French, she was really helpful recommending places to eat in the neighborhood. Great croissant just down the street !