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Hello! My name is Etienne. I am a professional musician. I am very connected to arts and culture.
We had a lovely time in Paris and perfect rest and good sleep in Etienne's flat. The flat is located in busy and multicultural Belleville. It is an old flat and for someone used to high ceilings and a lot of space it's small but it has everything you need for a short stay. Etienne is a musician so he has a nice collection of classical music and jazz CDs which we listened to in the evenings with a glass of Bordeaux wine. The flat is clean and sunny and it is perfect for a couple.
The reason we didn't rate it with 5 stars are two: the flat is on the 6th floor in a building with a winding staircase so when you go up with luggage it's very difficult and after a whole day of walking you get a bit dizzy. On the other hand, after soooo many crepes, it gives you a necessary exercise :) The other reason is a small inconvenience that had occurred just 2 days before we arrived to Paris and which Etienne did not have control of and did his best to rectify. Namely, the water heater broke and there was nothing to be done about it in the period while we were there. Etienne sent us a very honest account of the incident, apologised for the inconvenience and offered full refund. Since this had happened just 2 days before out trip we thought it was too late and expensive to look for alternative accommodation and that it wasn't such a big deal after all so we suggested to Etienne to get a kettle in which we could heat water quickly which is exactly what he did. He also reimbursed the money for one night which we thought was fair enough.
We also had an opportunity to have a dinner out with Etienne and to get to know him a bit. He is a lovely person and we liked his honesty and energy.
Overall, if we were to go to Paris again I am pretty sure we'd ask Etienne to stay in his flat again :) and we strongly recommend it to others.
Zvjezdana and Aritz
Stayed in Etienne's flat 10-14 May 2012
Etienne place is really cute in an area that has a lot of charter and really close to nice restaurants and the canal. I found that I could move around paris very easily from his place. I would highly recommend it to one to two people that are looking for good budget accommodation.
We stayed at Etienne's place for 10 days and had really great time. This little appartment is totaly in style of Paris, it is romantic, functional and has everything you need. It is in lovely and live neighbourhood. Etienne is very easy going host, very flexible.
We would recoomend this appartment to everyone who looks for a acommodation tres parisienne :-)
It was a nice stay in Paris, and Etienne's appartment was one of the reason. Very convenient location, close to metro, face to one supermarket, very quite, full of sunshine and CDs were amazing. His friend was nice and helpful. Thanx, Etienne.
The apartment was great; a climb up the spiral stairway to a sunny top floor apartment. The skylights were lovely and provided ample light and fresh air. The tub & toilet were a little awkward, but not problems. The power was off when we got there, but we were able to figure out how to turn it back on pretty quickly. It's in a great neighborhood with Velib stations nearby and lots to explore. Coordinating with Etienne and his friend was really easy. I'd definitely go back!
It was a simple apartment in a decent location, but was close enough to all the major attractions and had everything we needed. Great value. I´d stay there again.
The apartment is close to everywhere, sunny, comfortable and quite big for Paris. Etienne is uncomplicated and very helpfull. i had a great stay and i hope to come back soon to Paris. it's very fair accomodation for that price.
We stayed in the flat for 5 days and it was very comfortable. The location is good since it is just 20 blocks from the city centre (eg. Notre Damme) and near Canal St. Martin. The flat's got all the necessary facilities (washing machine, TV, Internet, electric oven...).
Thank u very much!
I had a great stay in Paris, the apartment was exactly what I expected, and the reviews before mine are very accurate. Etienne was very helpful. The apartment is in a great location that is close to the metro and train stations (Gard du Nord + Gard d'Est), very cool view of the rooftops and had everything I needed.
Etienne's Flat was nice and Etienne was helpful. I LOVED being on the top of the building with skylights. The down side to the top is the LONG climb up a steep spiral staircase (Ground floor plus 6 stories - no elevator). It was certainly a bit tough after walking the city all day. Also, this is not necessarily the best side of town to be on... but the price is very reasonable. I definitely enjoyed my stay.