As a heads up to those who have an airbnb booked or are thinking of doing so here is how mine went.
It has been completely trouble free and wonderful. We are in a cozy 2 room apartment on the 7th floor of a great building with an elevator in a lovely neighborhood in the 2nd arrondissiment. We are just half a block from Rue Montorguiel a busy , lively shop and cafe filled street. We are in walking distance to the Louvre, Notre Dame, St Eustache, St Chapelle, Georges Pompidou Center and a lot more. The apartment had a washer, nice sized refrigerator and all the amenities you need for full housekeeping.
Our host Arno (his spelling) has been wonderful. And I had a lengthy discussion with him about the registration issue and the overall issue of AirBnb.
He manages 15 properties some his and some for others. He says he has both properties WITH and
WITHOUT registration numbers. He claims that it matters not really about the number for anything. The issue is about the type of residency the apartment is. Paris and he says mostly THE HOTELS as I have claimed previously on threads here, want AirBnb out. Arno told me that to get around the regulation and avoid problems owners are now converting Commercial spaces to apartments for AirBnb which will allow them to rent it full time.
My take on this has not changed since I have been here. If you want to do an AirBnb I highly recommend it. Our experience has been wonderful. If you have concerns discuss them with the host before you book.
We have had a wonderful time here and loved our cozy little Paris Apartment. Our neighbors have been very nice and the Building Gardienne and her husband have been so kind and helpful. It has given us a nice insight to Irving like a Parisan. The only single negative was the elevator broke last night but was fixed by this afternoon.
So for $607 for 8 nights or about $76 per night we have been housed in comfort and charm right in the heart of Paris...cant beat that.
(The moral of the story I guess is this: if I had not gone ahead with my plans for this lovely place it would have been unfortunate indeed.)