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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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It looks great and is in a really good area. I haven't stayed at that one. I had #122 with them. But, they're a great company and things are the way that they appear in the photos with them. I'd go for it if I were you. Happy Travels!
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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 03:42 AM
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aussie_10, I recently stayed at rentparis #22 rue Rambuteau and loved it. The location is primo to walk in the Marais, Les Halles, Seine, etc. The street has everything you will need for food, shopping and apartment provisions!

You can see my comments here...

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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 06:51 AM
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http://www.vrbo.com/94017
Hi. We have happily rented this apt on Rue St Dominique in the 7th for our last 2 trips. It is a very bright 1 br with a great big bathroom with tons of storage,w/d, a very comby bed, elevator, spacious eat in kitchen, and big living room. The owners are from the US and are wonderful to deal with. We love the location and Les Fables de la Fontaine is right next door. There is even a view of the Eiffel Tower!
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Old Jan 20th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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We stayed in a very nice one-bedroom apartment through Vacation in Paris over Christmas/New Years. Here's the review. Awesome for a couple, and excellent for a family of 4 who is OK with a smallish apartment in the heart of the 6th Arr. Price is now $200/nite low season and $250/nite high season.
Highly recommended - both the apartment and the agency.

http://www.slowtrav.com/france/vr/review.asp?n=3953
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 09:38 AM
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Hi

We stayed in the same apartment last year as Laughingd2. I have nothing but good things to say about using Vacationinparis.

However, I did have a few negatives concerning that apartment.

When we arrived the couch had food smears on it which I thought was weird. The next day when we came home to the apartment there was a man was in the apartment. It turned out he was employed by the owner and was there to check out the couch. It just sort of freaked us out to find him in the apartment. You'd think someone would have called to tell us he was going to be there. Anyway, not a big deal.

I personally found the noise to be a problem. Music blasting into the AM. Other tenants going in and out slamming doors. Talking and laughing on the stairs outside our door late at night.I am a light sleeper so this may not matter to most folks.

There is absolutely no view. The only windows face a sort of air chute. Love looking out at Paris so I did not like not being able to do so in this place.

Other than that the apartment is as Laughing described. Just my 2 cents.
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 09:39 AM
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I didn't realize that that was a one-bedroom apartment. I thought it was Vacation In Paris, Odeon, apartment that had the bed above the door. Happy Travels!
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 09:43 AM
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OK. Now, I see. I was thinking of Apt#108. Happy Travels!
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 02:09 PM
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Hi everyone,

We will be visiting Paris in April and I am looking for an apartment that will accomodate 3 - likely in the 4th, 5th or 6th districts.

If anyone has any suggestions, that would be great!

Thanks
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Old Jan 21st, 2009, 05:01 PM
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A lot of the above apartments are in the 4th/5th/6th. Research the above list. Happy Travels!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2009, 09:35 AM
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Hello,

Thanks - yes, there are some listed in those areas but most are for 2 people rather than 3.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Try http://www.chezmichelaparis.com/Home.htm (vrbo #9718) It is a lovely flat on the border of the 6th, although in the 7th on rue de Verneuil. It's a one bedroom (queen sized) with an extra very, very comfy murphy bed in the living room. The owner is a delightful Californian, and the location is excellent. EJ
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Old Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:07 PM
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Elsiejune,

That is a nice looking flat, but $$$$$$$$$$$$!!! Over €300 per night!?! We have had apartments in Paris that are as nice (judging by the pictures) for much, much less. Perhaps not so centrally located, but --- WOW!

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Old Jan 23rd, 2009, 04:19 AM
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Nukesafe, while not inexpensive, Michael's rates are in US dollars, not euros. EJ
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Old Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Elsiejune,

Sorry! My blunder. I missed the currency listed on the web site; it is, indeed, USD.

Even so, the weekly rate listed for March 1 to November 18 works out to $328/night. WAAAAAY above my pay grade for a place to lay my head!

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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 08:08 AM
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Following up on Vacation in Paris apt. #182 (Le Procope, a one-bedroom in the 6th: http://www.slowtrav.com/france/vr/review.asp?n=3953, I can't argue with anything Suzanne2 said. In fact, we came home one day and found Phillipe (the owner) in the apartment with 3 friends! He had given us a heads up, but had said he'd call again before coming over.

As for the noise/music, we made sure we were worn out each night before going to bed, so the music actually helped us sleep. We began describing the noise as "the 300 pound pigs being dragged up and down the stairs," because we figured that was the only thing that could make that kind of noise! Which made us laugh so hard, we started looking forward to it. Which in turn is just the kind of adjustment you need to make when travelling, I think.
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 11:25 AM
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I guess my biggest gripe with the noise was that it kept us awake and/or woke us up to the point that we were oversleeping in the mornings. Then we were getting a late start which caused us to completely miss out on some of our planned activities. It was winter so daylight hours are somewhat limited. One day my husband wanted to take an afternoon nap. I went out shopping. Came back and he said it was so noisy in the middle of the afternoon that he was not able to nap.

At any rate if noise bothers you keep looking.

We travel with a fan so you know it was bad.
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oooh, an editor is bookmarking - maybe this thread will be included in a special section, or a stickie, in the new and updated fora?

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I haven't had time to write a trip report yet, but I just wanted to give some quick feedback on the 2 apartments we booked through Paris Vacation Apartments for the week of Christmas 2008.

We stayed in their 2 Sacre Coeur apartments in Montmartre and they were absolutely perfect. The agency was a delight to deal with, the apartments were gorgeous and spotlessly clean, the area was delightful, it took us hardly any time at all to get anywhere in Paris, and as a result we had a wonderful, wonderful week.

Their website address is www.parisvacationapartments.com

Hopefully I'll get my trip report done soon so I can tell you more about the apartments.
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