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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:14 PM
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Earplugs, yes! And windows facing the courtyard, those two things will assure a pleasant stay. Our small USA-based agency works directly with several owners and combined with knowing the neighborhoods we can recommend places that fit clients' tastes, interests and budgets. One piece of advice: you won't regret spending a little more for space and location, but you'll rue pinching pennies in a way that lessens the experience.
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 04:53 AM
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Thanks cafegoddess! We'll look at that silver shop for sure. The girls are saving up bigtime for their shopping spree in Paris. Can't wait!
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 05:43 AM
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This is the best thread ever! Helps for my trip in April....but I may have to ask for help with my 3 choices on another thread. ;-)
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 05:47 AM
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ecat, I am very interesed in the apt you stayed in. Was it closeby things? We have never stayed in the Marais, and are considering an apt near Rue Mouffetard.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 01:52 AM
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That was the best recommendation yet - travelling Paris via Google Street Map. I have been living in Paris searching for apartments walking around the beautiful neighborhoods.

I decided not to go with the Vacation in Paris #226. The folks at VIP are very nice and the owner is very accomodating but when I started comparing the pictures with the apartment layout they were not in synch and I saw more pictures of the unit to understand the layout and depth and decided too small.

Now I am looking at www.rue-jacob.com. I am ready to book one of their flats. They are very nice. Does any one have any references using this company? It turns out I will be having 8 guests and require 3 bedrooms. This street looks lovely and is also very close to many attractions and restaurants. VIP's #226 is on Rue de la harpe which looks like a happening place, but too loud based on hotel references nearby. (another tactic I am using when locating an apartment - I see a hotel nearby and look up their reviews) If anyone has any experience with this company please let me know. Merci!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 02:01 AM
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 06:34 AM
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I do not have any references for this company, but, I have stayed at hotels many times on Rue Jacob, I love the street and the location.

The apartments look very nice, but there are no prices, that bugs me.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 07:04 AM
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I had not heard of the rue Jacob rental company before, but the apartments look lovely. I've stayed on rue Jacob numerous times and love it. Great services and several good moderately priced bistros nearby. Please get back to us with a report. The site does not say whether there is an eevator in the building and it doesn't give rates.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2010, 12:34 PM
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:42 AM
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Help Needed! I am currently looking at renting a Paris Apartment for two weeks in July. Does anyone have any information regarding these agencies?
Historical Rentals - Rue de Rosiers apartment
Cooper Paris Flats - Rue Marsollier
Panache - Chez Clarisse, Avenue Bosquet, Rue de Savoie, Rue Cesar Frank, Rue Jean Mermoz
Kudeta - Rue de Turenne
Also, is it typical to be charged for electricity? Some agencies say this is standard, others claim it should be included in the price.
I would be most interested in knowing if anyone has advice/concerns/or hints in their dealings with any of these agencies. Paris Perfect apartments are amazing - but too expensive for us. We are hoping to spend about 150 Euros a night (less is possible) and we will be in Paris from July 10th to the 27th. Thank you!
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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phenry,

Have you checked vacationinparis.com? They charge in USD instead of Euro's as they are based in the States. They also send the key ahead of time and I've never heard of an electricity charge. I do know I've seen many stories of people renting apartments from agencies that look good but turn out to be fraudulent so be careful.
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Old Feb 14th, 2010, 08:23 PM
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Phenry,

I think you would get a lot more responses on your query if you would post a link to each apartment site. Otherwise, each Fodorite that wants to help will have to do a web search for each one, which is a PITA.

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Old Feb 21st, 2010, 07:54 AM
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hi guys, after a thorough though about Paris Perfect Apartment, I decided to give them a try in September 2010. I originally plan to stay in just one apartment for the entire 2 weeks, but then changed my mind and would like to try two apartment. But sadly no 2 apartments can accommodate me even though my time is flexible in all September.

Anyway, I took their suggestiongs:

1)Cotes de Provence from 13 -19 Sept
2) Meursault from 22 - 27

So, this means I will have to find an extra hotel rooms for the 3 nights.......

But, I am happy that I can try the 2 different apartment with Paris Perfect. Paid the deposits, downloaded the important packets which tell you loads of info about everything during your stay, which was GREAT!!!
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Old Feb 21st, 2010, 04:12 PM
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patrick,
I'm sure that the folks at Paris Perfect can suggest hotels. I know that the Hotel Londres-Eiffel is right near their location in the 7th. I suppose you could try a change of scene for the few nights and stay in a different area. Whatever you decide, I'm sure you'll enjoy your time in Paris. EJ
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Old Feb 22nd, 2010, 04:21 AM
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Hi EJ,

Yeah, people at Paris Perfect did suggested a few but when I looked them up on the internet they are not that appealing to me. But am enjoying reading up different reviews from people all around the world on different hotels in Paris ^_^
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm looking to rent an apartment in Paris over the summer (mid may to mid august). I'm a student and I'll be going to be with my boyfriend (parisian) and to study at the sorbonne. I'm definitely on a budget, which is why I can't do parisattitude (used them before, good people) or any of those other tourist-geared sites. lately i've been checking out french classifieds online, like from www.pap.fr and refleximmo.com. most of the people are looking for tenants to rent closer to the move-in date, which makes sense. does anyone have any other suggestions for a student looking for a three-month apartment on a budget? preferably under 700 euro, not in the 10th, 20th, 18th or 19th, not the size of a closet: i know it's doable, i'm just looking for a few more leads than i have already. thanks if you reply!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Patrick,

I am very familiar with the two apartments that you are stayhing in. I was one of the first to stay in the Meursault. Fantastic views of the city and ET, of course.

I also previewed the Cotes de Provence a couple months ago for someone else. It is a cute little spot.

I am a regular with Paris Perfect. Most recently for 6 weeks last Nov/Dec. Familiar with a great many of their apartments. You will enjoy them and their great customer service and care.

Hotel in the area...don't know what price range you are looking for..many use the Muguet..it is right behind the Meursault apt. Another told me that a pricier one called the Walt was very nice..it is across street from Ecole Militaire metro...there are many in the area...

a bien tot..

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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 03:47 PM
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I've rented apartments from both John at urbanhomeparis.com and Erica at haveninaris.com

I would highly recommend both.

I've not had much luck with certain vrbo apartments, but am eager to check out some of the ones listed here.

I travel to Paris every six weeks or so, so I'm always on the lookout for suggestions.

Great thread!
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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:28 PM
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acc929,

I suggest you post a new and separate thread for this request. The one you have put here is buried at the bottom of a really long thread. Put what you want in the title, and I'll bet you get a lot more responses.

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Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 05:16 PM
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It's hard to make a suggestion without knowing how many in your party, your budget range and your tastes and interests. Without those, all you're going to get is recommendations based on other people's specifications.

If you gave this info somewhere back in this thread it's just too hard to find now, so I'd agree with nukesafe that you should start over.
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