mother of a young boy
The reservation was canceled 66 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Nous avons passé une semaine parfaite à Brooklyn, chez Laurence. Située dans un quartier pratique, agréable et vivant; l'appartement dans la partie inférieure d'un joli brownstone compte 4 chambres et deux salles de bain et est très chaleureux. Nous avons profité surtout le matin de la terrasse : entre le chant des oiseaux et les excellents bagels de la boulangerie d'à côté, y prendre le petit déjeuner était un pur bonheur. L'option jogging dans le Prospect Park voisin est une expérience luxueuse pour nous Parisiens. Un endroit à recommander sans réserves, nous rêvons d'y retourner !
Let’s start out with the most important: Laurence is absolutely the perfect host. She responds quickly; provides detailed information about the apartment – both before your arrival via email and with a detailed users manual at the apartment; and takes care of any issues that might arise promptly, resourcefully, and cheerfully. We happily stayed for an entire month. The apartment is located in a great neighborhood on the dividing line between the 3rd and 4th arrondissements and immediately adjacent to the 1st. It is a centralized location for most of the major museums, opposite the Carnavalet Museum and a 10-20 minute walk from the Seine, Notre Dame, Louvre, Pompidou Center, etc. It is 3-blocks to the St. Paul metro station for easy access to the rest of the city. There are plenty of shops and a wide variety of restaurants in the area and two groceries near the metro stop. The apartment is laid out well, and is quite airy and well lit -- although it could use a few cosmetic improvements. As noted in other posts, the stairs (90) are not for the faint of heart but are no problems if you are reasonably fit. (I am 66 years old and I carried a 50lb suitcase without difficulty.) There is a good supply of kitchenware and linens. All appliances worked well, although we found it easier to wash dishes by hand rather than use the small dishwasher and the washer/dryer didn’t dry things very well so we hung our clothes in the bathroom to dry. The wi-fi service was excellent – probably the best I have had; we never used the TV. Laurence also has a nice selection of travel books on the shelf. We recommend her apartment very highly.
We stayed in Laurence's apartment over Memorial Day weekend and had a lovely time. The home was very clean, comfortable, and well-located to lots of shops and restaurants. Laurence (email hidden), who met us at the apartment and reviewed everything with us. We planned to cook several meals at the house and she generously offered the use of their spices, olive oil, etc., which was very helpful. The outdoor space was also really lovely. We used the grill and ate breakfast and dinner on the deck.
Laurence (email hidden)! She gave us plenty of information, and took care of anything that came up. The apartment is located in a fantastic neighborhood. I would recommend it to anyone looking (email hidden) to stay in Paris.
The host was gracious and when I had a question, got back to me quickly. There is also a back-up person to connect to if you need support when at the apartment. This is a wonderful, French apartment with plenty of natural light in a vibrant, brilliant location. We shopped locally, dined at local restaurants and walked the city. If you want to shop fashionably, then it is also the place for you. If you want great food at restaurants or urban picnics you will be right at home. We loved the cheese, sushi, wine and vegetable shops on Saint Antoine, minutes away. Pretty centralized for most museums, opposite the Carnavalet and minutes from the Pompidou. It really is a great location. There are ninety stairs to the apartment, but they are not a problem if you are used to walking and are semi-fit.
Wir haben die Wohnung von Laurence für 2 Wochen gemietet. Die Lage ist optimal, mitten im Marais, in einem schönen alten Haus mit prächtiger Sicht über die Dächer der Altstadt. Trotz zentraler Lage ruhig. Wie die meisten Pariser Wohnungen ist sie sehr klein. Für uns als 4- köpfige Familie eher eng. Die Kinder schliefen auf dem (grossen ) Auszieh-Sofa. Die Wohnung ist gemütlich, und enthält allen Komfort. Wir vermissten allerdings eine Garderobe um die (nassen) Mäntel zu deponieren. Auch müsste die Wohnung (nach Wasserschaden?) neu gestrichen werden. Sie ist gegenüber den Fotos etwas heruntergekommen. Die Kommunikation mit Laurence war hervorragend, obwohl wir sie nie persönlich trafen. Sie lebt anscheinend in NY. Sie war sehr zuvorkommend und hat sich immer wieder erkundigt, ob alles in Ordnung sei. Ich würde die Wohnung für 2-3 Leute empfehlen. Preislich eher an der oberen Grenze.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts provided excellent and clear communications on relevant information. The apartment was first class and the building itself is set in a vibrant local community area. Close transport links provide easy access to the city centre. Recommend the MetroCard (and NY Subway app) to make best use of the subway network links.
This was a great location! Convenient to transportation, shopping, and great food. The space accommodated a family of three comfortably.
Do be in shape to climb the 5 flights of stairs with suitcases, but it was great exercise after enjoying the local bakeries.
Laurence provided great travel instructions and Norman (our direct contact) is very kind and helpful.
The apartment is great, but in need of a few cosmetic improvements.
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(email hidden)! This was the perfect apartment for our family. It's in the quaintest area of Paris - shops, bakeries, restaurants! Very easy to get anywhere in Paris from here. The apartment has a great view of the rooftops of Le Marais. We loved it and really felt like locals for our stay, instead of tourists. We also were so glad to (email hidden) for ourselves since the previous week was spent in a tiny hotel room. Laurence was so helpful and easy to contact. She made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. It could not have been easier. Magnifique!
Laurence est LA personne de confiance.
J'ai eu la chance de séjourner avec elle chez elle, l'appartement est top et idéalement situé.