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Why do our guests return so often?

Why do our guests return so often?

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds

The space

This is a fact. Some guests have rented this quiet and comfortable apartment, spring and fall, for the last seven years. We like all our guests to feel at home here.

The apartment is 400 sq ft (37 m2) one flight up (no elevator). We have AIR CONDITIONING, rare in a century old building like ours. We have owned the apartment for 12 years and the last total renovation was in 2010. You'll notice the walls are white, pure white, because I am a photographer and sometimes do photo shoots in either this apartment or the studio with patio next door, or both. The polished, hard wood floors, molded plaster-of-Paris ceilings and two marble fireplaces add distinguishing touches.

All Paris is easily accessible by metro (3 stations at a 3-7 minute walk): Ménilmontant, St Maur, Père Lachaise, crosstown buses 96 & 69, bicycle (Velib) or walking. Nearby sites are Père Lachaise Cemetery (Jim Morrison!), Bastille, trendy Oberkampf (100+ restaurants/bars within a 15 minute walk). The Tuesday and Friday morning street market, fifty meters from our door, are just the place for fresh fruit and veggies, flowers, fish, meat and The Cheese Lady! A fully stocked mini-market is a 2 minute walk. An internationally known celebrity couple in the cinema (who shall remain unnamed for their privacy) are close neighbors. From our point of view however the best thing about our neighborhood? This is the unpretentious Paris where real Parisiens live.

The apartment is well equipped with fridge/freezer, induction hob and extractor fan, microwave oven/grill, clothes washer/dryer. Tiled bathroom with walk-in shower and good pressure, iron, hair dryer. Real bed in separate bedroom, not foldout, is very comfortable with good reading lights. Two comfortable folding chair beds in living room for up to two extra people (with 4 inch/10 cm latex). Two closets, one with safe.

FREE TELEPHONING to over a hundred principal countries, high speed wi-fi, collection of DVDs. Linens are provided by us but guests are expected to clean the studio at departure (not the linens!!!) because we live 2 hours out in the country at our "Champagne B&B". We encourage guests to split their time between the two!

Another feature of this apartment, it is on the same landing as the studio described in Airbnb #219871 ("Private and quiet with green patio"), and shares with it double soundproof doors for those wishing to rent both to accommodate up to six persons. That depends on both being available at the same time.

Please drop a line if you have more questions.

See you soon maybe, Bill


Air conditioning
Cable TV

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)


9 Reviews

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Stanley User Profile
October 2011
A sweet little 1-bedroom in a great neighborhood, with everything you need to settle in. The flat is in excellent repair, though the washing machine may prove a bit daunting and the instructions gave me a headache. I did manage to make it work. Bill the landlord is extra helpful,…

Acile User Profile
February 2018
The place is cute and comfortable, just like we thought it would be. Bill and Meridith were very communicative and responsive and we had a lovely chat when we met. The only negative point is that the shower drain does not work as fast as it should despite all our cleaning efforts…
Bill User Profile
Response from Bill:
Sorry about the shower drain. Washing long hair (they were three women) tends to clog the drain and my documentation neglected to mention how to pull up the drain and rinse it off.
February 2018

Constanza User Profile
October 2017
Close to metro, but long rides depending on where you are going, for example to the Eiffel Tower. Area has bars, may be too loud for children, in my case a baby and 8 year old. Overall the communication was good, responsed fast, and provided us with fresh linens half way through …

Emily User Profile
June 2012
apartment was small but great

Roki User Profile
November 2011
Bills Apartment is exactly as pictured, and in a very convenient location to the metro. As well, this apartment is near the famous Oberkampf (I hope that I've spelled this correctly). Additional Details: WiFi was super strong and continuously perfect. Apartment is well equip…

Lucas User Profile
February 2018
O apartamento é espaçoso e a cama é confortável. Ele não se encontra perto dos principais pontos turísticos, porém tem duas estações de metrô a menos de 5 minutos . O único problema foi que o apartamento estava um pouco mais sujo do que esperávamos, o restante estava satisfatório

Marta User Profile
January 2018
Apartamento otimo, transporte, supermercado e locais para comer próximos.

Hosted by Bill

Paris, FranceJoined in September 2011
Bill User Profile
61 Reviews
2 References
I'm an American living in France for 30 years. My wife and I run the "Champagne B&B" an hour east of Paris and rent out two small apartments in the city. Photography is my passion which you can peruse by googling cerf, book, fr.
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 94%
Response time: within an hour
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