Paris Apartment Thread

Old Apr 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
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What a great thread! Here's my contribution. We stayed at this apt. right next to the Pompidou in June of 2008. We had to really search for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath that was affordable! This one is 1400 euros a week.

http://www.vrbo.com/123825

We loved the location. It did get a bit noisy one night, but La Fete de la Musique was going on that night, and it was actually kind of nice to sit out on the tiny balcony and listen to the people in the street. We could even see the tip of the Eiffel Tower which was pretty cool! The owner was super nice and helpful. The bathrooms were HUGE for Paris standards, my in-laws got the master bed with the ensuite bath and it had a nice soaking tub and double vanities even! We had absolutely no complaints staying here. I have my own pics of the apt. here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/britoma...7606135398285/
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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 07:06 AM
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I see the many fine websites for apartments in Paris, are there also good sites for other cities in France?
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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 08:05 AM
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maineframe,

If you go to the VRBO site www.vrbo.com you can go to anyplace in the world. Click on France and then the places that you are looking for. You can also google the place and look up apartments that way. Hope this helps a bit.

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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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TheParisApartment, your photos are lovely.
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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 10:20 PM
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That sounds like flat out advertising to me!

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Old Apr 13th, 2009, 11:09 PM
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I'm guessing both TheParisApartment & apartmentservice are just ads.
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Old Apr 14th, 2009, 06:42 AM
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At least TheParisApartment openly said she is working for two agencies, and links to her blog.
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Old Apr 14th, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Britomart, the apartment you stayed at looks really great! I'm surprised there are no reviews on VRBO about it though... did you rent directly from the owner or another agency?

Near Pompidou with views of the Eiffel Tower, that's something I'd enjoy for sure!
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Old Apr 16th, 2009, 06:30 AM
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weaverm,

"Has anyone stayed in vacationinparis apt. ID74--in the 7th. It looks very nice, but would love some feedback if you've been there.
www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_74"

I am a bit late to this party but am really enjoying it. We tried to stay in #74 last year but it was booked. The 7th has become our favorite neighborhood and we stayed on the rue Chevert about 5 years ago. This apartment appears to be a block over on Ave. la Motte Piquet. Friends have rented from Vacation in Paris twice and were happy with the experience. If you do rent this apartment I would love to hear about it.
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Old Apr 16th, 2009, 07:35 AM
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Old Apr 17th, 2009, 09:02 AM
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re TheParisApartment... I'm sure it can vary from person to person, but my guess is that your experience in an apartment will be quite different if you are not paying to stay there!
We stayed with one of the companies she mentions and our experience was not wonderful. Just a reason to pay close attention.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 11:53 AM
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:43 PM
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The last piece of the puzzle.....

Still looking for either of these choices..
perferrably the 1st one.

1)
Specifically...
*2 studio apartments with in walking distance of each other.
*In the 4th or 5th arrondisment.
*Separate queen bed. Dont want to sleep on futon or sofabed.
*Sofa in living area for comfy daytime sitting.
*Elevator.
*At least one with washer/dryer
*Up to 115 euros per night
*Closest to Seine as possible.

2)
A two bedroom/2 bath with above criteria.
230 euros per night.

Thanks everyone..
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Old May 26th, 2009, 03:41 PM
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>>We aren't going until May, so I can't tell you if it is as good as it looks, but I am very excited for the one we have. It is well under $300 a night.

http://www.parisaddress.com/paris-ap....php?ref=FRSA5
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Just got home last week. The apartment was lovely!!! Up to narrow flights of stairs but not bad at all. It did have a washer but we never could get it to dry. We used the heated towel racks to dry what we needed. It is very close to Notre Dame and the bookinistas. My only problem with it, and ParisAdress was that it was supposed to have wi-fi and cable TV, and for some reason, it was down. The guy told us they would get it fixed but they never did. The TV I could have done without but I had made plans to skype with my kids so the lack of wi-fi was significant. Next time I would get it guaranteed if possible.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 04:03 PM
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it is booked for our dates..
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:00 AM
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Has anyone stayed here:

http://www.vacationinparis.com/apts/id_129.htm

St. Germain - Luxembourg Treasure
One Bedroom

ID 129

I can't find any reviews on it here or on Slow Trav.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 07:09 AM
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Haven't stayed in it, but contacted VIP, week before last about #122, which I've had before, but is taken for when I thought I'd need it. They e-mailed me and said that #129 is available. I know the area and it's a great area. It's a few steps around the corner from the hotel that I've stayed in for years (Hotel Le Clement, at 6, rue Clement). So, that's the area of the apartment. The apartment would be right south of Blvd. St. Germain and near the church of St. Suplice. The street that it's on is a small street.

I would have taken it, in a heartbeat, but this past weekend, a Parisian friend contacted me and said that I could have the apartment he owns in the 10th for the whole week. So, I'll stay there since I was just in Paris last month and stayed with him a few days and it was fine. Plus,I really don't want the expense of renting an apartment month after next, as I do that in the spring. This upcoming trip was a spur-of-the-moment situation since I need to take care of some things in another European country. Happy Travels!
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Old Jun 3rd, 2009, 12:40 PM
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I wanna play...

I've stayed in this **18th Arrond. Studio** twice now [only setting that off with stars to make it easier for those browsing apartments] on the hilly butte in Montmartre: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p182420.

DETAILS: This apartment is very well-appointed for a studio (see the photos) and has a great kitchen and bathroom. The only drawback, it's a pull-out couch instead of a bed. Sleeps 3 (there's a small day bed too), and it's located on the 3rd floor without a lift. There are also some stairs outside leading up to the door, but it's located on a pedestrian-only street that's quite steep (if you have any physical limitations).

LOCATION: Just down from the Sacre Coeur and close to Place du Tertre, it's conveniently located between two metros: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (#12) and Chateau Rouge (#4).

PAYMENT: The owner lives in NYC and is really easy to deal with via phone or email. I've paid via PayPal both times, and on my first visit, someone met my mom and I at the apartment to let us in, but last time, he mailed me the keys beforehand. It runs about €70/night not including a security deposit. The deposit was returned before I got to Belgium on my last trip.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Stayed in the following place last week. Here is what I wrote in my trip report:

In early March I contacted Thierry at Paris Best Lodge about a few of his places with computers and Internet connections. They were all booked. He suggested a friend's apartment, newly renovated and just on the rental market.

http://www.parisparadise.com/tournelles.html

I am familiar with that area, so I booked it. I paid 800 € for eight nights, I think because I was one of the first people to rent it. Price will probably go up a bit. I felt it was a very good value because it had exactly what I needed and wanted.

The location is ideal for a solo traveler. You can walk anywhere at all hours of the day and night. There's a taxi rank at Bastille and also at Saint Paul. Chemin Vert, Bastille and Saint Paul are the closest metro stops.

It's a 1930s building, quiet and well-kept with nice potted plants in the courtyard. There are two key codes to enter, then you walk through the courtyard to the building in the back. The apartment is on the third (French) floor. There is an elevator that goes to the fourth and then you can walk down one flight. I only used the elevator when I first arrived with luggage.

The apartment itself is not a view place at all--it's on the courtyard--and pretty IKEA-cized, but very clean and convenient. There are thin walls to somewhere--I am not sure where, but I never heard anything other than someone moving around in another apartment and this was during daytime hours only.

I think Lucas, the owner, would do well to add a coat rack or hooks. There's room for one in the entry. The closet in the bedroom is not entirely full-length, so in winter someone's long coat might not exactly fit. Otherwise, everything was great. The kitchen looked fairly well-equipped but I did not cook at all.

I would recommend this place as long as someone didn't want view/lots of light. I'll post a few photos of my own later today because the photos on the website actually make it look darker than it is. There are in fact windows in every room, including a big floor-to-ceiling one in the bedroom.
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Old Jun 4th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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