Birdnest near the Canal St Martin - Budget - Top location - Budget
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This flat is my tiniest and the best located. It's cosy, newly furnished and equipped and ideal for a couple of travelers on a budget.
I like it very much but don't expect the Ritz.
The flat is located in the very center of Paris, north of Le Marais, in the middle of the trendy, lively and bobo area of Canal St Martin, filled with terraces, cafés, restaurants, live music bars and shops on the riverside.
Although trendy, the area still offers very reasonable prices. It is a fantastic option to discover the real Parisian life, far from the touristy clichés, with good customized tips and recos.
The flat is 5 mn cycling or 10mn walking from Opera Bastille, the cemetery Père Lachaise, Place des Vosges, Centre Pompidou, Musée Picasso and the romantic Parc des Buttes Chaumont. There is a bike station at the foot of the building.
Its metro station République is a major hub counting the majority of the lines, which is key in Paris to avoid changes. Direct lines to Champs Elysées, Opéra, Eiffel Tower, Hotel de Ville and Gare du Nord train station (CDG airport, London Eurostar, Thalys to Amsterdam and Brussels) are very convenient, especially for tourists.
The area counts all the amenities, with traditional butcher, bakery, cheesemonger, fishmarket, quality grocery store, organic food shop, wine cellar, supermarket, take-aways, and open air markets, all this 5mn walk from the flat.
There is a gym and two swimming pools nearby, one of which with gardens and solarium.
Well, I cannot write everything here, I am so enthusiastic about my neighborhood! I will gladly provide you with a booklet of all my personal recommendations and tips for going out, in the neighborhood as well as in other parts of the city which are worth it. I live a few blocks from this flat.
The architecture of the flat itself is typically Parisian, the building used to be a horse barn in the times when the boats on the canal were pulled by horses. The flat counts only one big room, with a sofa converting into a queen size bed. A large window gives onto a quiet courtyard with plants, and counts a double glazing to ensure you sleep quietly.
It counts all the commodities needed for a couple of travelers:
- queen size bed, with fresh linens and feathers blanket
- a complete bathroom with shower, toilets, basin, hairdryer and clean towels
- a kitchenette with electric stoves, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, boiler and utensils to cook (but no oven).
- There is an iPod station on which you can plug your MP3 player of any brand (ipod dock+jack)
The building has a safety code, two entrance doors, and the flat counts an armoured door with safety system. The area is very safe anyway.
the flat is on the ground floor and gives onto a private courtyard, it is thus safe and quiet.
I provide :
- clean sheets and towels
- my wifi internet access codes you can use everywhere in Paris for free
- a whole list of my personal addresses, tips and recos
- a cleaning lady if you don’t want to clean the flat yourselves
I am sure that you'll spend an enjoyable stay in Paris and feel like Parisians. Feel free to contact me if you have any question that could help you prepare your stay.
I'm looking forward to welcoming you soon!
No pets, no smoking, no big party. For the rest, enjoy!
House rulesNo pets, no big parties, no smoking. For the rest, enjoy !
from 3pm to 10pm, unless otherwise agreed before booking. If the flat is available before, you can have it, we're pretty flexible and we'll do our best to have it ready for your arrival.
before 11am, unless otherwise agreed before booking. If no guest is following you, you may stay longer in case of late departure, we still are pretty flexible :)
This is not an hotel, you are thus expected to leave the flat clean. The cleaning fee charged by wimdu only covers the laundry and the regular maintenance of the flat, not the waste and dishes. You may prefer to book the cleaning lady extra, please tell us in advance because she's a pretty busy calendar. Count 50 euros.
We will handle the laundry, please leave the bedsheets on the bed and the towels in the bathroom, we'll take it from there.
Please note that there is a safety deposit of 300 euros, to be deposited through paypal, and fully refundable same way, immediately at exit, upon satisfactory exit conditions. No cash.
Easy, transparent, safe and convenient for both parties.
Please make sure you do it before you leave your country because paypal might want to make a landline phone call to check that you are the sender.
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||$ 1559 US|
|Price for > 1 guests||$ 12 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
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This is a very nice apartment with plenty of room for four people. The location is very good with many restaurants nearby and easy access to the Metro.
Unfortunately the man who manages the property for the owners was very lax in his duties and did not respond to emails in a timely manner if at all. It also took him over three weeks to refund the security deposit when it was supposed to be done 24 hours after our departure.
Our friends arrived before we did and the code to open the door from the street given to us by Mathieu did not work. Eventually one of the tenants in the building let them into the courtyard area, but the there was no concierge to give them access to the elevator or stair to reach the apartment. One of the tenants again came to the rescue and got them keys for the inside door and the apartment and gave them the correct code for the outside door. This whole operation took over two hours which not a fun thing after a trans-Atlantic flight! My wife and I arrived at later in the day and were also locked out for about an hour before our friends saw us on the street and let us in. Once in the apartment we discovered that the promised fast wifi did not exist. Our friends were able to contact Mathieu’s wife (?) and she arranged for repairmen to come the next day to fix the internet connection. We lost about half a day waiting for these repairs to be done. Our friends had some pressing business issues back in Canada so were forced to buy internet time while waiting for the repairs to be done. When we finally were able to contact Mathieu he said he did not know the code had been changed and we had to give him the new code! An email asking to be reimbursed for the internet purchase has gone unanswered.
Mathieu knew there were four people coming to the apartment, but only three towels were set out for us; we were able to find more towels in one of the armoires. One of the beds did not have any sheets on it, so again we went on a search for sheets and finally found some.
We were not impressed with the management of this apartment or the person hired by the owners to manage it for them. Once the problems were resolved, everything went well and we enjoyed using the apartment.
One other annoying issue was the lock on the inside door that allowed access to the elevator and stairwell. The lock is very worn and sometimes takes several minutes in order to get the door open. On a couple of occasions we had to buzz in some of he other tenants which they also did for us as well.
The host cancelled the booking, this review is automated.
Apartment was in a good condition. We parked our car in a garage nearby for a week (not that cheap though) and some days in Rue Poulet. No problems while it was even placed under a No Parking sign.
Good bakery, supermarket nearby. Absolute very nice little restaurants in the neighborhood. And the Sacre Coeur at 10 minutes walking (visit it early in the morning for an excellent tourist free mediative moment).
All in all a great place to stay.
Wonderful appartment and area. Host gave lots of great ideas for sight seeing, eating and general.. Easy access to Metro. Highly recommend it.
Kontakt zu den Vermietern sehr unkompliziert und zuverlässig. Die Wohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet, ist sauber und die Möbel sind in einem sehr guten Zustand. Geschirr, Bettzeug, Handtücher etc. ausreichend und in gutem Zustand vorhanden Die Betten sind sehr bequem - nicht zu weich und nicht zu hart. Mehrere Metrostationen in unmittelbarer Nähe. Supermarkt, Bäckerei und gemütliche Kneipen im Viertel. Ruhige Lage und freundliche hilfsbereite Nachbarn im Haus. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
El apartamento es tal y como se ve en las fotos, muy acogedor y agradable.
El único fallo es que los armarios estaban llenos y no teníamos sitio para colgar la ropa.
La ubicación muy buena, a un paseo del Sacre Cour y con una estación de metro cerca.
Alrededor, hay tiendas y supermercados para comprar comida, además de restaurantes de varios tipos.
Matt y Elisa son encantadores y estuvieron pendientes de que todo estuviera bien.
Nuestra estancia en Paris ha sido un placer, el apartamento era muy acogedor y comodo, nos hemos sentido como en casa.
Muy cerca de la estacion de metro , de muchas tiendas y restaurantes donde poder comer de manera asequible.
El edificio era tipicamente parisimo lo cual ayuda mucho para que te sientas realmente en Paris, se nota que sus dueños aman la música y la lectura, lo cual le da a la vivienda mucha personalidad.
María la conserje ha sido muy amable con mi familia.
Por todo esto recomiendo mucho este apartamento.
Lo más divertido el gran número de peluquerias para africanas en la Rue Poulet, desde luego una nota de color !!!!!
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