Piso, 1 dormitorio, 1 baño, (para 2-3)
- inglés, francés
Normas de la propiedad
Política de Cancelación
100% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 60 días antes de la fecha de llegada. 50% de reembolso para cancelaciones con más de 30 días antes de la fecha de llegada.
Great Location, Reasonably Comfortable, Need to Tolerate Tobacco Smoke
First let me say that this property is located in a convenient location. There are bakeries, restaurants, grocery markets and tourist sites nearby and the Metro stop is a short walk away. This is our first rental in Europe, with all previous experiences throughout the US, so maybe expectations should be different.
The apartment is on the third floor, but being Europe one needs to haul luggage up four flight of stairs. The room is a studio apartment, with one single space for the bed, couch, kitchen table and kitchen. There is a separate space for the toilet and shower. The shower is a tight space but not a problem. The kitchen is useful, we made dinner many nights. It it moderately stocked with cooking utensils. The washing machine and dryer combination is wonderful and easy to use.
We actually stayed 2 weeks. Thierry modified our reservation through VRBO, so it may show only a one or two night stay.
Overall the space is comfortable for two if you can tolerate close quarters together at all times. The closet space is large. The bed was not to my liking, too soft, but my wife found it comfortable. The biggest drawback is the building. There is no ventilation except for windows to the outdoors. Being winter when we visited, opening the window was not an option. Other tenants or renters who smoke share their pleasure (or death wish) with the rest of the dwellers. We are not smokers so maybe a bit more sensitive than others. If you can’t tolerate tobacco smoke then beware.
In summary the apartment is in a great location, reasonably stocked with necessary items (although there was no toilet paper upon our arrival but fortunately my wife noticed before she needed it) and Thierry is a moderately helpful host. I’d recommend the property if you don’t mind evenings with the smell of tobacco smoke and can negotiate four stair flights coming an going.
A review must be ultra precise and not wrong.
- This apartment is at the 3rd floor. THREE flights of stairs exactly. I dont understand why the review writes 4 flights of stairs, except to demonstrate something not totally honest in the intention of writing. I say again THREE flights of stairs.
- Toilet paper wrong. I furnish and bring personally in all my apartments : toilet paper (a ton of rolls), kitchen paper, soap, shampoo, washing machine soap, kleenex, etc...
- I always come myself in personne to introduce the apartment and inquire all the questions the tenant could have. My line is open 24/24 and they know how reactive I am.
- Smoke, no no, when you read this review you could imagine a huge blue smoke enter inside the apartment from outside when you open ther window. Absolutely not. Inside the building, you have some smokers (NOT in my apartment strictly non smoking) and you could smell occasionnally some smoke in the stairs, in summer, eventullay,; if they open the window to smoke outside just above, for exemple at the second floor. But this tenant came 17 december, hear of the winter... according whi what he says, smoke could go through the window :))).
- "Convenient location". Sorry again, no, the BEST location of paris, one block away from the river, on the left bank, hear of the art district...
Thank you to everybody!
Average at best, but not entirely the owner's fault
First off, this WAS the apartment that I booked thru VRBO, but then after paying the deposit, I found out 3 days before I was scheduled to leave for my trip that the apartment was already booked. I never got an e-mail through the VRBO website, just to my personal e-mail which went into my spam box and I never saw it. I went onto the site to pay the balance about 3 days before I was scheduled to leave for my trip only to find that I didn't have a place to stay. I was not required to pay early....I could have just showed up in Paris to pay the balance only to find out I didn't have a place to stay.
Thierry offered me another apartment which obviously I accepted since I didn't have any other alternatives at that point. He was very accommodating making sure that I had all of the information that I needed, but when I got to the apartment, there was a note on the table saying that we had no internet, TV, or phone services. Not a great way to start out the visit since having internet is a must when you are in an unfamiliar city. He gave us some site to access outside Wi-fi, but we never could get onto it, so we were flying blind all week and had to do all of our planning outside of the apartment. The next day when I contacted him, he said they would be coming that day to fix everything, but no one ever showed up so we spent the entire week without any internet or TV services, and had we had an emergency where our phones were not working....which happens when you are overseas....we would have had no way to contact anyone. Again, not good. The apartment itself was fine although the bathroom and shower were quite small. The shower had no shelving in it so you had to put everything on the ground. So you would soap up your face, drop the soap on the ground, rinse off your face, then bend down with your butt up against the wall of the shower to get the soap, and repeat until clean. Not a great experience. My major complaint was that with all of the problems with losing the original apartment, and then all the crap with the internet/TV/phone, Thierry didn't even offer us any type of a discount for the stay, which is common place when problems like these occur during a stay. The apartment itself was fine, but the ancillary stuff made for a not so great experience. Had he offered to comp a night or two, it would have made up for some of that and I could have given the stay more stars. Hey VRBO....e-mail your clients in their VRBO INBOX!!!!
Due a technical problem in the first apartment, I proposed absolutely a second apartment totally similar, SAME location, SAME street, SAME floor, SAME amenities, SAME price, and a little bit bigger AZnd i proposed in the same email, cancellation and full refund if he didnt want the second one.
I am extremely concerned by the comfort of my hundred of tenants.
BUT, it seems he never got my email send a loing time before coming! (maybe in spambox)
Unfortunately we have an internet problem during 2 days due to the ORANGE company. Not our fault. And I gave him an emergency Internet connection, good for internet, but no phone and TV. So I am surprised he wrote no internet. There was a internet connection most of the time.
Central, cozy, wonderful!
The studio was located in the perfect location for my stay, within walking distance of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre, many restaurants and shops, as well as a sufficient amount of public transportation. Thierry was a wonderful host, with great communication before the trip even began. Will definitely stay here again!!
perfect place to stay!
I stayed in Thierry's studio March 10-16, 2018. The location is ideal for walking just about anywhere. Cafes close, Carrefour express right around the corner. Ideal. Small windy stairs which are so typical to the third floor. Nice kitchen -- older appliances but clean and working. Comfortable bed and couch. Nice table and chairs by the double windows that I kept open as much as possible. The bathroom was bigger than expected (from other reviews) but the shower is typically small. The instant hot water made up for the size of the shower! Everything was clean and in order. Some street noise on the weekend but otherwise quiet. There is some smoke smell in the evenings when the lower neighbors are home (old buildings) but I kept my windows open and it didn't bother me. All in all a wonderful trip and stay! I will return!
Perfect pied-a-terre for 2
My daughter and I spent 12 days in Paris at the beginning of 2018. The little apartment in St. Germain was absolutely perfect! An old building full of character, creaking wooden spiral staircase, arty galleries and shops, the Carrefour around the corner and walking distance to EVERYTHING in Paris. We could not have asked for more! We will definitely go back.
The location was ideal! We were walking distance to everything. However, the pictures do not match the actual space. The yellow wallpaper does not exist, and where the couch is located in the picture is actually where the front door is. The space is small but enough for two people.
Todos los museos de París, anticuarios, El Sena, Notre Dame, la mejor ubicación! WiFi gratuito, teléfono internacional GRATIS incluido