A singer and pianist, I love to travel, I love the variety of other people's homes and lives, and like to share mine.
The apartment was accurately described on the website and was perfect for the week we spent there.
Although we did not meet Ian during our stay, his communication before, during and afterwards was very quick and efficient. Ian supplied full instructions on how to operate the various appliances and features of the apartment as well as helpful advice on local restaurants and travel tips.
The furniture in the apartment was comfortable and there was a good supply of towels etc.
The kitchen area, although small, was fully equipped and there was sufficient pans etc. to allow for self catering (the nearest market is less than ten minutes walk).
By far the best feature of the apartment is the balcony. We probably spent more time sat outside than we did inside! It was great spot for watching the world go by and the view across to the Sacre Coeur, especially at night, is fabulous.
We had a great week and would not hesitate to book the apartment again.
We had such a great stay at Ian and Sophie’s place. The photos doesn't really do the place justice as it is a very nice and spacious space with plenty of room to spread out. Being a large group (4 adults, 1 teenager & 2 little kids) we found the apartment nice, clean and very spacious, fitting our needs perfectly. The check-in/outs were a breeze and the location couldn’t have been better. It was just right off the main street with lots of shops and eateries and getting to/from the train station was not a problem as it was only a 7-10 minute walk. Overall a pleasant experience and we would gladly come back. Thanks!
We loved the flat. Was immaculate and spacious. View from balcony is far better than shown in photos and balcony would be lovely in good weather. Area great for cool shops and cafés. Would definitely come back!
Ian and Sophie's apartment was such a find! It's in the most wonderful location, right on the Canal Saint Martin and we very much enjoyed sitting out on the sunny balcony with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese, watching the world go by!
You have a direct line of sight from the balcony to the Sacré Coeur, which looks beautiful at any time of day but particularly in the striking sunset we got to view.
The apartment itself was perfect. The lounge and bedroom are good sizes, the bedroom has a very comfortable bed and the shower is nice and powerful. I very much liked standing on the stones that Ian has set into the shower floor! It was all very clean, well presented and well equipped.
I would highly recommend Ian and Sophie's apartment as a place to stay in Paris. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars in the vicinity and it's a perfect base to explore from (definitely walk north up the canal if you can and I'd recommend visiting the beautiful Parc des Buttes-Chaumont). It's very easy to walk to the apartment from the Gare du Nord and close to the metro to get around the wider city.
Ian and Sophie were excellent hosts: Ian sent over a whole raft of helpful information and tips prior to our trip and arranged for his lovely friend Gheorghe to meet us and show us around the apartment (who kindly carried my case upstairs!).
I would most certainly stay here again if the opportunity arises!
Staying at Ian and Sophie's home was my first Airbnb experience. I would tell you fantastic esperience. Ian is very helpfull and kind. Their house is very beautiful: clean, confortable, full equipped of everything you need; a big flat with 4 bedrooms and all the furnitures are new. The area is rich of restaurants, shops and markets.last but not least: just in front of their house there is a doctor: my friends' daughter had a little disease and it was very usefull to go to the doctor for a check that was free. I strongly suggest this accomodation to have a beautiful holiday with your friends or family ; we were 7 and perfectly accomodated.
Sono appena stata a Londra a casa di Ian e Sophie: la mia prima esperienza con airbnb. Bellissima esperienza ! Ian e' davvero molto gentile e disponibile ad aiutarti se hai un problema anche se non può essere presente di persona, riesce a darti le corrette indicazioni. La casa e' molto bella: spaziosa per sette / otto persone, pulita, completamente ristrutturata e attrezzata di tutti gli elettrodomestici necessari ( lavastoviglie, lavatrice , televisore da 50 pollici etc etc). La zona e' a 20/30 minuti dal centro ma facilmente raggiungibile con molti bus fino a Brixton. Nelle vicinanze ci sono molti ristoranti, market e negozi per fare la spesa, una farmacia proprio vicino. Molto utile aver trovato lo studio di un dottore proprio di fronte ( la figlia della mia amica ha avuto un po' di febbre ed è' stato molto comodo trovarlo lì ; inoltre, non ha chiesto alcun compenso ). Consiglio vivamente questo appartamento per chi vuole condividere una vacanza con degli amici o con la sua famiglia. Ian is Great !
L'appartement de Ian, typiquement parisien (hauts plafonds, moulures, vieux plancher) est très agréable à vivre. La vue est magnifique : juste en bas de l'immeuble se trouvent le canal Saint-Martin et à quelques pas le célèbre Hôtel du Nord, les ponts qui enjambent le canal et les écluses.
Ian s'est montré attentionné, bienveillant et particulièrement disponible pour permettre à notre famille de passer quelques jours à Paris... sous le soleil !
Perfect location! breakfast in the morning looking at the Canal is amazing. The neighbourhood was amazing, including great restaurants and boulangeries. It was also great to walk everywhere and don´t have to ask for a cab. We will love to repeat!
The apartment is fantastic, much better than in the pictures. The rooms are wide and the beds are very comfortable. The meeting room is huge. It's also very clean and well decorated. And all you need is in there (fridge, air hairdyer, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, water heater to prepare a tea ...). You can sleep like a log because you can't hear a noise. Our guest Ian is amazing person. He help me before getting to London giving me all the help that I needed (how to get to the house from all the airports, how to get the tickets for the train, where to eat..). I do recommend this apartment. It's perfect to spend a weekend in London.
Superbe appartement, très spacieux très propre et refait à NEUF
le propriétaire est serviable et toujours à l'écoute
cet appartement se trouve à 20 minutes de la gare victoria en train
vous trouverez tous les commerces nécessaires à proximité ainsi que des restaurants
personnellement je vous le recommande ce style d'appartement sont des perles rares de nos jours
en plus il est situé à moins de 10 minutes de la gare de streatham hill
We loved staying at Ian & Sophie's apartment. The location is the best! With a wonderful view on Sacre Coeur and the canal. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants, coffee shops and hidden gems such as the Hôpital Saint-Louis (probably not a hidden gem for Parisians, but for us it was!).
Ian & Sophie were most welcoming and helpful and their apartment is very well equipped and comfortable!
Ian is a very pleasant and considerate guest. It was a pleasure to have him stay at my flat during his trip to Finland.