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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Paris apartment rental

Hi, we are traveling to Paris before continuing on to a home exchange site elsewhere. We only need a place to stay for 3 nights and we have found this apartment: http://www.vacation-rental-owner.com/
What do you guys think? Is the location central enough? Does it look legit?
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Is this your first time to Paris?

The apt. location you linked is equidistant between the Voltare and Phillip-Auguste Metro stops. The neighborhood is OK but you will always need to Metro to the tourists sites (with at least one transfer) - it's not really walking distance to tourist sites (except Père Lachaise Cemetery, which is VERY closeby).

You can find a much more central location for the same price range. Here are some VERY central 1BR's to consider - from an agency that is very well known and liked. I used them and been very satisfied.

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_16.htm
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_229.htm
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_28.htm
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_197.htm
http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_215.htm
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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It's also listed on vrbo with the same testimonials. http://www.vrbo.com/927

For such a brief visit, you may want to stay in a more central location but that all depends on you.

I like having a real bed and not having to open the bed every night but that may not be a problem for you. Otherwise the apartment looks okay for the price.
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Thank you for your input. I will check out the rentals, bardo1. They look good although some have a 5 day minimum.
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Old Jan 27th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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We stayed here. The owner was great to work with, had no min stay and no cleaning fee. Great location and really nice apt. 99 euros a night, too!

http://www.vrbo.com/339804
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 07:15 AM
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DebitNM, thanks so much. I love the price and the location. I have already received a response from Sylvain. It looks like it will work out for us. Was the place really 3 bedroom?
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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It has a full bedroom, a sleeper couch in the living room and another sleeper couch in the foyer.

Please tell him that Deb from NM sent you! He is sooo nice.
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Old Jan 28th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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I will tell him that you referred us. How was it to climb the stairs to the 4th floor every day? We have a 5 year old with us. I think we can do it, since the location is close to everything. Thanks again!
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I won't lie, I would rather have been on a lower floor, especially when I like to run out in the morning for a fresh baguette, then up to eat, then down to go out, and back up because I forgot something....

The steps weren't all that bad. Someone lives a floor below that has a child, there was a stroller outside there front door. The aren't straight up, they aren't really steep either.

The apt was so lovely, the location perfect [tons of bistros, cafes, bakeries, metro, a great dept store, farmer's market, supermarket....] and working with Sylvain was so easy.

I have a sketched floorplan/layout if you are interested as it is a bit hard to figure out from the pictures. Email me at this name at gmail dot com
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Debi, we are booking it! Thank you for your help and for mentioning me to Sylvain.
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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https://picasaweb.google.com/DebitNM...73012889664338

This is the drawing I did of the floorplan.


You will love it.
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LOL, I referred to you as "he", I realized after reading another post of yours, that you are "she"!
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Old Jan 29th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Funny. I just watched Midnight in Paris last night to set the mood. I loved the first 5 minutes of the movie. Now I get to dream about it for the next 6 months.
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