Response from Yuliya:
Thank you Beranger! We are actually a married couple :) Have been married for 14 years and have 2 kids (12 year old Valerie and 5 year old Alex). We look forward to staying at your apartment again!
Response from Yuliya:
Since I can't edit my original review (I wish I could), I would have to write my response here. I really tried to be very objective and left all the negative stuff out of my original review. I understand how negative reviews hurt little businesses, but I have no other choice, but to tell my real experience since this guy decided to leave me retaliatory negative review.
When we arrived in this place, our immediate reaction was to get the hell out and get the hotel. We quickly realized that the place is not what it looks like on the pictures. Here is the right description of the place. You are renting one bedroom in the 3-bedroom apartment. Owner lives in one of the bedrooms and he is always there. All 3 bedrooms are sharing one bathroom. You cannot use anything else other than your room, so do not be fooled by that. All furniture is really outdated and looks old. Bathrooms needs some update as well.
We arrived early in the morning and just wanted to take a quick 5 min shower before leaving to explore the city. We had a very long flight and just wanted to change cloth. When we asked Xavier if we can take a quick shower he said that other guests may need it, but we politely asked if we could do it quick (5 min) and he said ok. Not sure why he is saying that it made him uncomfortable. After quick shower we left to explore the city. We came (email hidden) to take a nap, and entire apartment smelled very strongly with seafood. We asked if we can see the patio, and he replied it is 2 more floors up. When we went up to the place, it was locked with a lock for which we did not have the key. Why not to mention it when we said we are going there? When we finally got the key and opened the door, we discovered that he was drying bed sheets and it was impossible to use patio for anything else.
When we came back our friend who lives in Barcelona tried to make a small talk with the guy, no more than few words. The guy is clamming that she was vulgar and intimidating to him, which is a complete nonsense and a lie.
Anyways next day we just packed our bags and left at 9 AM so we can put our bad experience behind us as soon as possible.
We travel all over Europe all the time and we usually stay in Bed and Breakfast places. We always had very positive experience so far. This place had a lot of positive reviews, so we felt that we can trust them. This was our first time using AirBNB. Our second place in Provence was exactly what we needed after this place. It was absolutely awesome. This is actually the first time we left any reviews. All we wanted to do is to have the objective review and make sure that people are aware of all the pros and cons before they book this place. After being very objective and polite, this guy left us retaliatory negative review.
Please be aware that this place is "what you pay is what you get". It is not a hidden gem.