We stayed in Martine's awesome apartment from 10th-16th of April.
Martine is a great host and her apartment is beautiful, very artistic and clean. She is very warm and even welcomed us with some good French wine! She also gave us lots of information booklets and even get the neighbour to help explain things to us.
The apartment is way bigger than what we thought. It's quiet, and feels comfortably aged with a light scent of wood and lavender. The owner's fine taste is evident with the paintings, photographs, glasses and real vintage furniture. It is just perfect for Paris spring in a quiet neighbourhood.
The kitchen has all the basic stuff to cook simple meals, and we utilised it quite a lot because eating out everyday in Paris is not cheap. There's a window facing some green plants and so you can sit in front of it with breakfast, or just enjoy some tea.
The living room has a small tv and a really old casette radio, which we switched on for some french background music to match the feel of the house.
The bedroom has 2 tables, one of which is a large painter's table, which is perfect for me as I do art and photography. The bed makes some noise but is very comfortable with cotton pillows and duvet.
The toilet is white and very clean, large sink area. but when you shower you need to hold the curtain down with something so water won't splash onto the floor, which is acceptable and we didn't have much problem with it.
All in all, we really like this non-typical kind of apartment with some fine vintage charisma, it's probably the highlight of our Paris trip!
If we ever go back to Paris, we are definitely going to stay here again because being part of the community and feel you are in a comfortable 'home' is just so different from hotel.