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Paris, despite the horrible attacks, was beautiful. My husband and I had plenty of discussion about how we would try and handle things if something else happened - trust me, we were always aware of exits! The news painted such a high alert kind of picture, but from our perspective, unless we were at some sort of monument we really didn't see anything alarming. We are regular travelers to Mexico and it is nothing to see the Mexican police patrol the beaches with machine guns. I figured if we didn't bat an eye at that, why would this security presence rattle us?
The apartment was terrific. Very comfortable to return to and the location! What a terrific location! My gosh. The metro just down the street and restaurants galore. What I told people attracted me to the apartment online held true once we arrived. It is clearly the apartment of mature, thoughtful adults. The decor is beautiful...very French. Everything in the apartment was very easy to operate and understand. I, for one, love fresh air. Weather permitting, I always have a window open. Most of the week we were there was very mild and we would return after a long day of walking, crack a window, open some wine, and enjoy catching up on the miserable news (ok, I guess that part wasn't so great!).
As a woman, I really appreciated the great lighting in the bathroom and the bounty of counter space. It was so nice to have a place for all of my toiletries.
The only thing I was paranoid about was making too much noise for the neighbors when I was up late. When I travel to such different time zones, I really struggle to "turn it off" at night after I chat with family. No worries from home or anything, I just can't get my brain back to thinking it's bedtime. So I would be up and down getting a drink, going to the bathroom, etc. I tried to walk very quietly - shoes off - so as not to disturb anyone. We could hear the neighbors walking and it was not disturbing at all and I hope the same was true for them. I tried to be a good neighbor.
We will definitely be back again. Very clean well kept apartment. Ralph communicated with me throughout the whole process, and gave me suggestions as to what to see and do.
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, we appreciate your feedback - we try to keep the apartment to a high standard. We always try our best to communicate with our guests so we can help ensure they know the local area and what to do around the city....and sometimes beyond. We really enjoy being able to share our insider knowledge of Paris and France so our guests can do both the standard tourist stuff and also check out a few sites and restuarants that are not on the typical itinerary. Hope we see you again in Paris or Nice. Best wishes.
A Parisian experience like no other. This luxuriously designed apartment was the perfect home to our Paris holiday. The apartment was located in a quiet neighborhood with shops, restaurants, and the market all nearby. All the tourist spots are a bus ride away. This apartment was a wonderful place to come home to after a long day of roaming around the city. The ambiance of the apartment made you feel like you are in your own home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Owner's Response: It is always satisfying when we have guest who appreciate both the apartment and the neighborhood. We have a great variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance -we are still working our way through them after owning the apartment since 2007! We have a" good eats" guide in the apartment that you probably found that gives you review of a variety of restaurants around town. It was also good to hear you felt at home, returning to the apartment after a days site-seeing via the close by bus and metro. We try hard to make the guest experience as comfortable and easy as possible. Thanks for your kind words - we hope to see you again in Paris or Nice!
I stayed with a friend for four nights in May/ June and just loved it. I'm from Australia and emailed the owners a few times before I stayed. Great communication with Ralph and Karen, who answered any question very swiftly. This is so important to me. Can't say enough good things about our stay. The apartment was meticulously clean and neat, beautifully decorated, so comfortable and in a fantastic location. It was quiet and within a short walk to the metro, sights, shops and yummy bakeries. I was in the main bedroom, which was cosy and oh so comfortable. My friend took the study , which had a couch that converted to an equally comfortable bed and room. The bathroom was big and had a great supply of towels. Washing machine and dryer compactly in the cupboard. Lounge , dining and kitchen was perfect. We really did feel at home.
There's a staircase from the foyer or a very small lift. Only one case and a person at a time, but never a problem for us. I would definitely stay again in this absolutely charming apartment .
Owner's Response: L: Thanks for capturing the essence of our apartment. We strive to make guests feel like they are 'at home, away from home'! One of the fun aspects of this VR business is getting to know our guests via email and no question is too small. Look forward to "seeing" you again in Paris or Nice
We stayed at Le Trésor de Montmartre in August 2013. Our first impression was that it was immaculate and beautifully presented. The décor and the furnishing were exquisite. The rooms were clean and tidy with a good layout and plenty of room for the four of us. We were greeted by a really nice guy called Dave who gave us good advice which we really appreciated. The apartment is situated in a great place with cafes, local shops and bars and of course the Sacre Coeur, the metro is within walking distance and is ideal for getting around Paris. We look forward to returning to Paris and staying at Le Trésor de Montmartre again in the near future.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. The apartment was renovated and decorated for us to live in it and we keep it that way so that it feels like home when we visit too!. Always good to hear guests enjoying the neighborhood & getting a true Parisian experience. We look forward to welcoming you again to Paris or Nice [Emirates flies direct to NCE from Dubai!!]
We could not say enough wonderful things. The apt was charming and relaxing in an excellent area. We felt like locals, enjoying daily trips to markets and cafes. After touring most of Paris, this was the best section to stay. Apt was clean, well equipped with everything you need. The owners and greeter were very helpful on giving us recommendations to make our entire trip fabulous. We had great communication before, during and after our stay. Our daughters had plenty of room and felt at home there. We would love to go back to this very apt in the future. Highly, highly recommend.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We really enjoyed working with you and helping you all have a memorable visit. Its always pleasing to have guests appreciate & enjoy the neighborhood that gives a true sense of being 'local' - can't wait to get back there ourselves. Hope to see you again in Paris or Nice.
I'm picky, jaded traveler and never rented from VRBO before, so I looked around the Montmartre area and threw a dart. My review is: I got very lucky and you've found your place. This apartment is quaint, charming and very functional. The bath and kitchen have been recently remodeled with smart, high-end upgrades, and the bathroom is especially nice as it is huge by European standards...convenient to have front-loading washer and dryer too. Ralph, the owner, is wonderful in answering questions about area, Paris in general, getting there, etc. and the whole experience was really pretty flawless. My husband and I slept in the main bedroom, while our 13-year old son slept on a double pull-out in the office - which was very comfortable. Nice linens and kitchenware; very clean; interior french doors on each bedroom. We so enjoyed returning home each night from a busy day of sightseeing to relax here - and prepare dinners with fresh meats, veggies, breads and cheeses picked up on our metro walk home from the conveniently nearby grocery, butcher, bakeries and produce stores. Montmartre is just a great, groovy area - and well worth the 15 minute metro ride to the main touristy spots each day. Sacre Coeur, the local museum, cemetery, hot spots of artists past...just really, really special. You won't go wrong with this rental.
Our trip is a week away, and I'm so impressed with the communication from the owner and our Paris point of contact. Wow! My French is very limited, and I've been so impressed with their desire to help us navigate around Paris before we even get there.
Owner's Response: Teresa: We strive to provide good communication before the visit to help guests plan and ultimately feel comfortable, particularly if there are language and travel concerns. We hope the visit is memorable in the best ways possible - please let us know if we can help more during your visit.
We are a family with two children aged 9 and 12, we live in Switzerland and we spent a prolonged Easter weekend in Paris in 2012. We were attracted to this apartment because of its central location, the impression of cleanliness and generally good upkeep (not a given in Paris by any means!). We were not disappointed. The flat is well situated, 5 min walk from the underground station and not far from the town center; we even walked back from the Louvre one evening. The listing description was fair and the flat was very clean well maintained and everything was in perfect running order. The booking process was smooth and the owner was friendly. The welcome on arrival was excellent; sufficient and clear explanations were given to us. Paris has unlimited attractions, but we would particularly recommend the old Montmartre quarter which is close by, with its narrow streets, artists and excellent restaurants. We would certainly recommend this property as a fine alternative to a hotel for 4 persons (which would mean booking 2 rooms).
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on having an apartment that meets our high standards and where we still feel at home no matter how many guests we have had. One can spend days [& nights] exploring Montmartre's history, restaurants and cabarets [e.g the Agile Lapin that dates back to the 1850's and is withing 5 mins walk]
Le Trésor apartment was all we expected, and more! The photos were accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. The owner provided a 'greeter' when we arrived who went through the workings of everything in the apartment in great detail - washing machine, tumble dryer, oven, cooker, wi-fi, television, dvd player, telephone, etc, etc. He also recommended some very good places to eat. The attention to detail in the apartment was very good. The beds were comfortable, with clean linen. The bathroom was well appointed, with a huge bath and massive shower head - hot water was just that - very hot - with a constant supply. We had a few cool-ish evenings and were pleased to find the heating was very responsive.
Within a few minutes walk we found bakeries, butchers, deli's, fruit and veg, restaurants, gift shops - all just around the corner. It was great to be a little away from the hustle and noise of the centre of Paris, the Metro station was close by and we could get wherever we wanted from there quite easily. We were pleased to find a lift (apartment is 3 floors up), but be warned, it is tiny.
It was lovely to be able to come back to a beautiful, peaceful apartment after such long, hard days walking through the streets of Paris. Also, the Sacre Coeur was only minutes away by foot, but up a very steep hill. We found that walking up the Rue Mont Cenis (mostly steps) was the quickest way to get there, but with many stops for breath and photographs on the way! It sounds a little gruesome, but the Montmatre Cemetery was within walking distance also, and well worth a visit.
If you want to immerse yourself in all things Parisian, then this is the apartment for you.
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for kind review!!. Yes, the walk up to Sacre Coeur is 'invigorating' - we often use the Montmartre bus [stop near Cafe Francoeur]to take us to the top or over to Pigalle. Actually a cemetery visits in Paris are well worthwhile - Pere Lechaise is also one of our favorites - you can spend a whole day there.