This 'shabby chic' apartment is very spacious with lots of light and quite. It is well located in a non-tourist area of Paris - and it well connected to the metro so it is a breeze to get around Paris. The neighbourhood has an excellent patisserie, boulangerie etc. It is an easy walk to Notre-Dame as well. We, unavoidably, came in 4 hours late and the person who gave us the key way waiting for us and still gave us a tour of the flat - excellent service here!
The building and the apartment smelled damp. The furnishing, while they are clean, they are on the well worn side.
We had a fabulous experience!! Marie's place was beautiful. It was better than we imagined. We loved the area. So many cute cafes and shops nearby. I would definitely stay there again.
Neighborhood is excellent - stores, restaurants and bakery very close; Metro line also very close. Unit is large and comfortable.
Marie has been very responsive. We were greeted by the caretaker who opened the door for us on arrival. I should have reminded Marie there were 5 of us arriving the same time do that the sofa bed could have been prepared earlier. The next day I informed Marie to help fix some issues as the toilet seat was loose and wifi wasn't working properly and the caretaker came over to fix swiftly. We loved the location of the apartment and the decorations except some furniture like couch, dining chairs and pillows can be replaced with newer ones, they were all quite tired and sagging already. Overall cleanliness can also be improved if cleaned more professionally. We discovered an amazing specialty restaurant just across the apartment that serves one of the best duck confit and foie gras. Also loved how convenient the apartment is just situated next to cafes, patisseries, fruits & veggie stores, Carrefour and also a mere stroll to our favorite Le Bon Marche department store. Safe, quiet and a charming neighborhood overall.
Lovely spacious apartment. Great location, easy to walk to places of interest or very close to the metro. We were very impressed with the apartment, it had everything we could possibly have needed.
Appartement vraiment agréable permettant de se sentir comme chez soi. Quartier calme et convivial.
Beautiful property, was exactly like pictures. Great location, host was alway in touch and very accommodating.
Marie's apartment has a great location and is beautifully furnished! Our communication was very smooth and I truly recommend it.
Since this is not my first "apartment by owner", I DO have many residences and B & B's I have experienced in both Europe and the US to make a comparison. The pictures are a bit deceiving. The apartment looks very luxurious and accommodating. Unfortunately the linens and towels are tired and old. I would suggest that guests bring their own towels cause there were 4 towels for 5 guests.
Also, the third bedroom had no duvet. My niece had to sleep with whatever "sheetlike" covers we could round up to keep her warm. Since the owner was out of town we called the english speaking cleaning person to see if we could remedy this and she said we had only what was there. I don't like to complain, but when going back to read previous reviews on this listing I noticed other guests had the same complaint. Would have been such an easy fix to an apartment that otherwise was able to provide us a convenient location in a quiet neighborhood.
Marie's apartment is in a fantastic central location, but in a quiet street which really gives you a feel for the real Paris. The apartment is absolutely stunning and huge by Paris standards. High ceilings, beautiful windows, lighting, floors, furniture etc.
Although Marie does not live in Paris, she was available and attentive to all our needs and responded very quickly and even helped us source a trusted baby sitter so my wife and I could enjoy a child free night out in beautiful Paris.
I would say the improvement would be in providing more linen at a higher quality and ensure the apartment is clean and well stocked freshly for each guest.
Overall, we had a wonderful stay...thank you Marie.