Renting an apartment in Paris

Old Jan 6th, 2005, 01:55 AM
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We stayed in the apartment on rue champ de mars recommended by laidback's first message from vrbo and loved it-watching eiffel from bed at night and it was a lot cheaper than paris perfect-small but lovely building and location.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:14 PM
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This is such an informative thread! And I'm so glad to see old friends like Scarlett, Patrick and Christina on here.

Maybe I should start a new thread, but I'll try my problem out here. I've finally (after 25 years) convinced my 45-yr-old art major (police/fire lieutenant) son to spend a week in Paris with me. This won't happen till next year, but I'm planning way ahead!

So: we need at least a one-bedroom where the bed makes into twins. We both have bad backs, so we'd like comfortable furniture, as opposed to pretty (Patrick, I loved your apartment, by the way).

I'm quite taken with the apartment associated with the Hotel Relais-Bosquet, partly because there seems to be a terrace where I could smoke (son not smoking).

http://www.relaisbosquet.com/English/App02_01.htm

On the other hand, for me in May, this looks like a good deal for $900/8 da.

www.vrbo.com/9528

So, my main question is for me and my son: I want a fabulous (yet comfortable) experience for him with terrace for smoking.

For me, I don't really care as long as there is plenty of public transportation available and some small restaurants close to home.

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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:23 PM
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Hi LVSue!
I am pretty sure a friend of mine is staying in that vrbo apt sometime this spring. I will tell her to be sure to post how she likes it, for you. It looks like it might be better for you two, as the Relais Bosquet has only the sofa that makes into a bed.
We tried to get the vrbo# 74 but it was booked when we will be there. I know that has a bed and a sofa that makes into a bed, which would be perfect for you two.
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Old Jan 19th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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OK, forget what I said about the Relais Bosquet, my computer was still downloading the photos, I thought it was a studio!
I am just blundering all over Fodors tonight
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Old Jan 20th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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LVSue, I'm Scarlett's friend, the one who'll be staying in vrbo#9528 for a week in March.

The price is certainly reasonable enough and I like that it's in dollars, not euro, so no escalation in cost no matter how early you reserve.

The owners (an American/Japanese couple) live in Japan, you'll be dealing with their assistant, a charming, fully bilingual young man who makes all the arrangements.

I like that they have a contact person living right in the building in case any questions arise. Also, I'm to give her a check for the security deposit upon arrival, which will be returned if we don't entirely burn the place down.

Speaking of which, there doesn't seem to be a terrace at all, so you may be out of luck smoking-wise if you choose to rent this apartment. Perhaps the inner courtyard garden windows open and you could stick your head outside?

Though the Ecole Militaire Metro stop is nearby, I found a bus route that has a stop even closer to the apartment, if you want, I could look for it in my bulging Paris file.

At any rate, we'll be there in a couple of months (she says offhandedly, as if not counting the days!) and I'll be glad to fill you in on all the particulars when we get back.

If DH misbehaves, he will be able to give you a personal report, too, on the comfort level of the fold out sofa bed LOL.
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Old Jan 20th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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P.S. I also stayed in the vacationinparis.com apt #74 last October for a week. You and your son would have more privacy there as the sofa/sleeper is in a separate room from the bedroom, BUT the owner is adamant about NO SMOKING on the premises.

Having a washer/dryer there was great, which minimizes the amount of clothes you have to lug with you. I had two grandkids with me. The gourmet kitchen had beautiful copper pots, plus the bed was fabulously comfy. More expensive than vrbo#9528, though, if that's a factor for you
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 10:21 AM
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we have found a nice studio through vrbo that is very reasonable. i am not familiar with the area, but it is 300 meters from the pompidou center. what kind of neighborhood is this and is it convenient to metro, shops, restaurants, etc. any info would be great.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:05 PM
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hi, Sue! I've seen a few apartments with terraces, but they are usually kind of expensive. One I know from PSR I tried to rent because it has a piano, which is hard to find in a rental apartment, and a great location near the Pantheon, but it's more like $150-175 a day, I think.

Anyway, my one tip for now is that you can find smoking-allowed apartments on www.logis.fr which is a French site for shortterm (and longterm) apartment rentals, you can put that in the search box, as I recall. However, if your son wouldn't like that and you specifically want a terrace, that would be a little different.

You know, there was someone on here recently who found an apt. that didn't look too bad in St-Germain near St-Sulpice and it had some interior garden area. As I recall, it was rather pricey for what you got, I thought, and I don't think it had very good beds, that was one problem. But that thread should still be around.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 02:29 PM
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hi,

we are going to rent an apartment in the Latin Quarter with a terrace. It looks great , is 878 E week. It is handled by nyhabitat.com and is #2296. I had to look long and hard for a nice place with a terrace!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 03:07 PM
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sorry, I made a mistake in spelling, the web site I was thinking of is LODGIS.fr but really they use the URL
http://www.apartment-paris.com
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Thanks one and all for the useful information. I'm so glad we are squared away for the trip next year so I have lots of time to plan.

I'm visiting his family now and got to thinking about London and how much he would love those museums or possibly a side trip to the D-day beaches. I'm hoping I can get him away for 10 days, but... those silly people who have to work and have family obligations!

Christine, I enjoyed meeting you in DC so much and am an evil person for not saying so sooner. I'm the procrastinator par excellence!
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 07:19 AM
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You know - it sounds like everybody is going to Paris in March and renting apartments. We should all get together and look at everybody else's apartment so we can see which is the best to rent next time! And aren't we the lucky folks to be able to be in Paris!
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 07:53 AM
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Joey - I had been looking at that apartment too. When are you going to Paris? I am looking at September, so if you go before then, I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!
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To Bettyo70, what is the name of the cool Marais apartment for 600 euros?
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