Paris Apartment Rental for a Family

Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Paris Apartment Rental for a Family

We will be spending a week in Paris with our 3 children in June 2013. Any suggestions on a fabulous apartment rental?
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 01:59 PM
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What ages are the three and how many bedrooms? Budget? First time in Paris?
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 02:58 PM
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We have three bedroom apartments through www.justfrance.com and have been very pleased with the apartments and their service.Not inexpensive but lovely apts in good areas.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Our kids will be 3,8 and 10. I am the only one who has been to Paris before. Hoping for something in the budget-moderate category. 2bdrms. Thanks for your replies!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Moderate doesn't mean anything, give a per night amount in either dollars or euros.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 01:56 AM
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have a look at http://www.homeaway.co.uk/ for reasonable rates.

you generally rent direct from the owner which tends to make it cheaper.

for june, you may want to think about whether you need a/c.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 02:44 AM
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We have just rented this one through Vacation in Paris for a stay in early December - we think it looks fantastic and is very well situated for our first trip to Paris.(Self & Wife plus kids 20,18 & 16)

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_18.htm

Have read good reports about the US-based agency - they have been great to deal with.

Hoping the apartment lives up to our expectations!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:09 AM
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I stayed in www.vrbo/90955 with my daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren (ages 5 and 8); it was in a great location in the 6th, quiet, secure, and worked out very well for us. It was not luxury, but it was definitely more than adequate, and I highly recommend it for a family group.
If you truly want "fabulous" for 5 people, I think you will have to go beyond "budget-moderate".
I see that #90955 is now 2100 euro/week, which is moderate, IMO, for the location.
Happy planning!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Here's another VacationbInParis apartment that also looks good for your group.

It's a different layout and on the opposite side of the river than the one listed by bendigo (Ben?) above. Equally perfect location, however - just whatever your preference is. This one's more expensive too. Again, a matter of preferences.

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_48.htm
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My family stayed in VIP 18 last summer. Location is fabulous. Tons of restaurants, cafes, take out places and grocery stores lining the street. Also a very short walk to the metro.

The apartment is nice as well. Kitchen is really small and only 1 person at a time can be in there preparing food. The beds are hard as rocks though. I have found this to be true of all the beds in France I have slept in. I don't think they have a word for pillow top! Bathroom is nice with the toilet separated by a door. Only drawback is there was 1 window for the entire apartment and if it is warm there is no real airflow. Fans are provided and they did help but I hate noise when I sleep so that bothered me a bit.

We found VIP to be easy to work with and have recently returned from a trip where we stayed in another of their apartments.
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Sorry;I left off the .com in the vrbo address above. I should mention that #90955 is spacious as far as Parisian apartments go, and the beds (a queen in the master bedroom and 2 singles in the other) were comfortable. The sofa bed was not so comfy, but I have read in the reviews that the owner has replaced it with a comfortable one. The owner was nice to work with.

www.vrbo.com/90955
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Old Oct 24th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help. I am going to do some investigating of the properties above.
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Old Oct 25th, 2012, 03:01 AM
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We (2 adults, 2 kids aged 8 and 10) stayed in the Place des Victoires apt from Paris Holiday Apartments in September. The location was great for us and the apartment was affordable and comfortable. Definitely worth a look.
www.parisholidayapts.com
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Wow, $400 a night is now "moderate" now.. ??

If you are going to spend that much, I'd suggest this rental agency.

http://cobblestoneparis.com/
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Old Nov 12th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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You will find a list of agencies handling Paris vacation apartments at http://www.parisnotes.com/rentals/pa...ntrentals.html From that list we have used and been pleased with Kudeta, VRBO, and Vacation in Paris.

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p149617 is one of our favorites of all the places we've rented in Paris. Not sure if it would work for five but four would be no probolem.

With a group that includes three teenagers I would <u>strongly</u> advise looking for a place with two bathrooms.
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Hi - I recently stayed in this apartment and it would work great for a family. http://www.parisdeluxerentals.com/re...saint-germain/
The beds in each BR can be separated into twins and there is a sofabed as well. There is one full bathroom and then there is a shower room with sink and mirror with a WC across the hall with another sink and mirror. It was great for getting ready in the mornings. It was a quiet neighborhood but near metro, shops, restaurants. Agency was very prompt and efficient in dealings.
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We've rented many apartments in the 7th with our kids.

This one was the roomiest and the location is fabulous; it is very quiet and yet steps from rue Cler and the Métro. I think it is a very good value:
http://www.vrbo.com/21175

I am renting this next summer (July). It is a little bigger and looks to be a little more upscale but is also a little more expensive than the first apartment:
http://www.vrbo.com/422828

I would not recommend the other places that we've rented. Good luck!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 09:26 PM
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I appreciate all of your suggestions. Thanks for taking the time.
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