can anyone recommend an apartment or agency to rent from
in Paris for vacation
can anyone recommend an apartment or agency to rent from
We booked with airbnb.com Great 2 bedroom near eiffel tower. Know where you want to stay and what you want. FYI know what floor you on and if an elevator available? Made one mistake in Rome. clim bing 4 flights of stairs with luggage is no fun. Also if there longer than 4 or 5 days washer/dryer is great. Just do your research and read the fine print. After all is said and done ENJOY!!!
I use VRBO, Homeaway, and for my upcoming trip I am also using Airbnb. When will you be in Paris? How long will you be there? I've already booked our apartment in Paris through VRBO. It looks great and has wonderful reviews. And it's only 110€ per night for a 5 night stay. If you will be there longer the price drops. I think there is a 3 night minimum.
You might want to post your question in the France category so more people will see it.
I can recommend Parisbestlodge.. I have used them before and am using them again this summer. It took me a long time to find an agency that had deposit and payment policies I was comfortable with.. I was too nervous to pay a lot money up front and arriving to finding the apartment not as pictured.. etc..
After much research I found them.. via recommendations ... and was very happy. I stayed in the Esmeralda.. it was exactly as pictured , and owner/manager was very good , met us at apartment ( and I didn't have to phone him from the airport ) you get the code to the building and once inside there is a lockbox with a code with keys in it so you never have to worry about if someone will be there to meet you and let you in ... or have to collect keys from an office, or remember to bring them from home( some companies mail them to you)
I saw the two other apartments in the same building. both were also very nice.
And we had a/c a great bonus in our price range. ( not all have a/c but the ones that do are clearly marked)
I do like the offerings from Homeaway ( www.homeaway.com/vacation-rentals/france/r31 ) but another wonderful agency is Cobblestone Paris Rentals. You get really personal attention from them, they will have someone who speaks English meet you and show you around, they load up your apartment with lots of things like coffee, tea, bathroom supplies, etc and if you mention Rick Steves and stay for 5 days or more, you get two free river cruises! Their site is www.cobblestoneparis.com . If you want to rent with no agency fee, try Home Rental Service. They have been around for 18 years and are on the Champs-Elysees. Check them out at www.homerental.fr These are all good and reliable companies. I love apartment rentals in Paris. You feel like you are a Parisian!
You may also want to look at www.vacationinparis.com
They're based in the USA. You can view apartments according to the arrondissement.
In many cases you'll receive the keys to the apartment BEFORE you depart the USA. Which is wonderful when you're jet lagged. I can't say enough how helpful they are. We'll definitely use them again.
Look on vacationinparis.com web site there is quite a few in the 7th. I also recommend the company. I liked the feeling you are not alone in Paris. You are given a name and number to call if something goes wrong or you need some kind of assistance. He responded immediately.
We have rented from [http://holidays-france-rentals.com/ for the past two years. The manager is Bernard, and he has been wonderful to us. In 2012 we had a two bedroom apartment just a block from the Eiffel Tower. In 2013 our apartment was just a couple of blocks from the Arc de Triumphe. The apartments are probably high end, but have everything you need...coffee and tea, a fridge stocked with yogurt, milk, juice, butter, and jam, and a great bottle of wine on the counter. There is also salt, pepper, and sugar in the kitchen. Dishwasher detergent, soap, and shampoo are also provided. Both apartments were very clean. They have apartments all over Paris and are branching out to other European cities.
I was reading an article online today interviewing the AirBnB Vice President. They're up to 500,000 properties listed, with 2700 properties in Paris alone.
They are truly a force to be reckoned with anywhere in this world. But we need all the room competition we can get, as hotel rates have gone up substantially in the last few years just about everywhere. I didn't cherish paying $100 for a utilitarian room in a Super 8 last Summer in Canada.
Adagio just opened up a new apartment early this year in the 12th district....The Adagio Access Paris Reuilly. Prices are quite good. Close to 2 metro stations Reuilly-Diderot and Faidherbe Chaligny.
www.vacationinparis.com is a good reliable agency, based in the US. Have used them 3 times and been pleased each time.
I have used Vacation in Paris twice units 74 and 249
We have rented apartments in Paris from France: Homestyle (www.francehomestyle.com), one in the Latin Quarter, rue Descartes, and another rue Pierre le Grand, in the 8th arrondissement near the Arc de Triomphe. We were greeted on both trips by a France Homestyle representative who was very knowledgeable about the neighborhood (she suggested a bakery near the Rue Descartes apartment that was amazing!). The apartments were clean, elegant, and ideally situated in the heart of Paris, in lively neighborhoods and close to famous Paris sites and subway stations. While staying at the Rue Pierre le Grand we engaged with a local guide recommended by France Homestyle named Henri who took us on a remarkable tour of the city. The France Homestyle staff was both helpful and effective – both trips were flawless. We highly recommend them.
A friend and I stayed in a cute one bedroom apartment in the Latin Quarter (5th Arr.) last year that we rented through France: Homestyle. It was located very close to cafes, a neighborhood weekly outdoor market, metro stops, and within walking distance to many of the famous sights, including just down the street from the Pantheon and where Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris was film.
The Parisian woman who greeted us spoke fluent English and was very knowledgeable about the area. She even set up the Wi-Fi on my friend's iPad.
We had a great view from the little table in front of the window that looked down on the street below for people watching.
The photos on France: Homestyle's website (www.francehomestyle.com) were true to form.
The staff in the Seattle office arranged for a car service to pick us up upon arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport and then take us to the Orly airport upon our departure.
I am looking forward to renting from them again next year when my youngest daughter will be studying in Geneva.