Located within 10mns of the Musee du Louvre, the Palais Royal and Opera, this apartment puts you right in the centre of Paris.Luxury, aesthetics and comfort were the main order of the day when the owners entirely renovated the flat with a great architect.
Practical for either a couple or a family of four.
There is sleeping in 2 queen size beds. The first in the bedroom which has access to the bathroom. The second in the living room in the form of a super-fast opening queen size sofa bed with a very thick mattress. There is a round dining table that conveniently tucks itself into the main desk which is easy to pull out at meal-times.
The bathroom can be accessed from the living room via the kitchen or directly from the bedroom - the bathroom has 2 sliding doors that can be locked giving either party the chance to use it in peace. It has a large walk-in shower and sink.
The WC has its own space and is off the apartments hallway leading off the living room - It has two spaces one for the sink with gold leaf wall-paper and large vanity mirror and the other for the WC itself - there is also a long row of closets as you enter giving the guests staying in the living room lots of storage. There is a lot of storage in this apartment as the living room also contains another closet (left of the sofa).
The main bedroom has its own row of closets and contains a guest safe.
The galley style practical kitchen contains all the kitchen appliances like a fast convection stove top, microwave/oven, large fridge and separate freezer, Nespresso machine and dishwasher. There is also a washer/dryer, as well as all the smaller appliances like an electric kettle, toaster and electric coffee filter.
TV watching is made easy with a very large screen in the living room and another TV in the bedroom. There are nice practical touches like an ethernet socket next to the bedroom desk so that you can have ultra-fast internet directly plugged into your laptop. Free Wireless internet is provided throughout the apartment. On top of this you have been provided with free international phone calls to landlines in most of the world and also free international calls to (only) North American cell phones.
You will have access to the whole apartment.
Interaction with guests
We will meet you when you arrive and show you how everything works and answer any questions you may have about Paris and the area.
Booking an apartment with Paris Rental Connections on Airbnb
7 January 2016
Thank you for choosing this apartment! We are the agents looking after the bookings and we will be with you at every step of the booking process right through until the end of your vacation.
One of our agents will meet you when you first arrive at the apartment and will be reachable during your stay for any problems or questions.
The Bookings and Reservation manager is called Elodie Fortoul and she will reply to you first. You may also receive an email from Michele Vannoni who runs the agency or from other staff who work certain days with us.
ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES
*Check in: 2pm
*Check out: 10am.
Arrivals: Our local agent will meet you in person inside the apartment when you arrive to show you how things work and answer any questions about your stay. You will be given 2 sets of keys (3 sets for 3 bedroom properties).
We understand that some flights arrive early but we need to have the apartments cleaned before your stay. In the case of an early flight, arrangements can be made for you to drop off your luggage and pick up the keys and make any final payments from 10.15 am – you would then have to vacate the property while the cleaner finishes.
If on the day and time of your arrival the property is vacant and ready you will be able to check in earlier. Please supply us with your exact arrival information as soon as possible so that we can schedule an appointment.
If you would like the property to be available for an earlier arrival, we suggest you reserve from the previous day.
We will send you the details of the apartment address and contact details once your booking is confirmed and we have received your first payment. We will give you information on how to get to the apartment from your point of arrival into Paris if needed.
Departures: Our cleaning service arrives at 10 am on the day you leave and we need you to vacate no later than 10am.
Please leave the 2 or 3 sets keys on the table or where your check-in agent has indicated. Be sure to pack all your belongings and then shut the door firmly behind you.
Should you forget something in the apartment after you have left then contact us we will be able to post it back to you. Please note that there is a 25 euro service fee to take care of returning your belongings to you + cost of postage or Fedex costs.
Early and Late check-ins:
Our normal check-in hours are from 9am to 7pm. We always do our best to accommodate your early and late arrivals.
Please note that there is an extra fee of 25 Euros (£20 in UK) that you will need to pay in cash to the greeters, for check-ins during these hours:
7pm to 9pm (meaning that our greeter is still showing you the apartment after 7pm)
7am to 9am
For check-ins that take place during the following hours the tariff is 50 Euros (£45 in UK):
before 7am and from 9pm to midnight (meaning that our greeter is still showing you the apartment after 9pm).
The time of your check-in is based on your expected arrival time at the apartment – should you arrive earlier without prior notice (notice of at least 2 hours) you will still be expected to pay this fee as our greeter will have made special arrangements to work later or earlier to accommodate you. We reserve the right to not greet you after hours and may suggest alternative arrangements.The time of your check-in is based on your expected arrival time at the apartment – should you arrive earlier without prior notice (notice of at least 2 hours) you will still be expected to pay this fee as our greeter will have made special arrangements to work later or earlier to accommodate you. We reserve the right to not greet you after hours and may suggest alternative arrangements.
The apartment you are renting will contain:
A starting supply of toilet paper (usually 2)
Some coffee, tea and sugar
2: Dishwashing tabs, 2 Washing machine tabs
Towels (2 per person)
Bed linen for the number of beds stated in your booking
Any further supplies should be requested in advance and paid for by the renter
Telephone: All apartments have free local calls included in the price.
Most properties have free unlimited calls to international landlines but be sure to check the list in the apartment as they vary – wherever calls are free to international landlines calls to cell phones to USA & Canada are also free.
As each phone service is different before making any calls check the list of free calls which are listed in the welcome book in the apartment.
Cell phone calls are not free (in France these are numbers starting with 06 in the UK they usually start with 07) – Please note that these calls can be quite expensive so limit cell phone calls from the apartment to your greeter only. Phone cards can be bought in local “Tabacs” or small grocery stores for any calls that are not free.
The properties will be clean and the number of beds requested made up and clean towels laid out for your arrival. The property will be cleaned on the day of your departure. However, washing up dishes and tidying the apartment is the guests’ responsibility. Cleaning rates are expensive and we would rather not have to charge you back for extra cleaning time so be sure to leave the apartment in the same state as when you found it, when you leave, but we will take care of the sheets and towels.
All apartments are non-smoking this means in the apartment or anywhere in the building and interior common parts.
Pets: No pets allowed
RENTALS OF ONE MONTH OR MORE:
For rentals of a month or more, the apartment will be cleaned twice a month; at this time the cleaner will clean the apartment and change the towels and sheets.
These extra cleans will be scheduled in advance – be sure to check the dates with your greeter when you arrive.
50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees. For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made seven full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by Friday of the previous week before check in time.
If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
•The Airbnb service fee is non-refundable.
•If there is a complaint from either party, notice must be given to Airbnb within 24 hours of check-in.
•Airbnb will mediate when necessary, and has the final say in all disputes.
•A reservation is officially cancelled when the guest clicks the cancellation button on the cancellation confirmation page, which they can find in Dashboard > Your Trips > Change or Cancel.
•Cancellation policies may be superseded by the Guest Refund Policy, safety cancellations, or extenuating circumstances. Please review these exceptions.
•Applicable taxes will be retained and remitted.
Change of dates: Should you need to completely change your travel dates after payment then this becomes a new rental. We will usually be able to add days to your booking without any cost if the apartment is free.
Cancellation by host: In the unlikely event that we are unable to provide you, with the property originally booked, we reserve the right to offer you:
A property of equal or greater value. If the property is of greater value, you will be asked to pay the difference – or if this is unacceptable, you will be given a refund.
If the only property available is a smaller property or one of lesser value, you will be given the choice of taking it with a refund for the difference in price from your original booking – or if this is unacceptable, you will be given a refund.
If nothing is available for your date, we will cancel the booking and immediately give you a full refund. Possible reasons for cancellation by us would include, but not limited to: Damage to apartment, flooding, fire & major construction on building or legal reasons.
Lost Key: If you lose the key, for your security, we are required to change the locks and have all the new keys cut. These costs are the renters responsibility. A quote will be given to you and you are required to pay this while you are still in Paris or as soon as we know about it. This is often quite expensive in Europe from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Euros depending on specific lock + keys cut a new key can cost about 90 euros.
NEVER leave your key on the inside of the door as you will not be able to push the key into the outside lock and open the door from the outside again. If this happens and we need to call in a locksmith you will be liable for the cost of repairs.
Damages: Renters agree to inform greeter or PARIS RENTAL CONNECTIONS immediately of any damages that occur during stay as soon as possible during your stay.
The number of people occupying the property at one time should be the same as the number listed on your reservation and will not exceed the maximum occupancy amount indicated on the property details.
If extra people will be occupying property please let us know in advance and pay extra fees when applicable, but in no case can we accept more people than the normal maximum occupancy.
The renter listed in the booking confirmation must be the same person to occupy the property for the listed dates and not sub-let under any conditions.
LIVING IN AN APARTMENT
You will be staying in a privately owned apartment in a building where other residents live. As such there are common parts and tenants should be very aware that noise travels in buildings both in the apartments and the common parts and we ask our renters to be respectful of other people’s right to live in the same building without disturbance. No smoking or shouting in any part of the inner building should be carried out.
If you are expecting to arrive late at night or if you depart before 8 am please don’t roll luggage over the floor as floorboards are very noisy for your downstairs neighbours – please pack your luggage the day before departure and move it towards the front door the day before your early departure to avoid disturbing.
As in every private apartment sometimes appliances break down – please notify us as soon as possible if a problem comes up. Every effort will be used to rectify it in a timely manner.
Locks: Paris has some very sturdy locks and as such the keys are sometimes hard to turn. Your greeter will show you how they all work and be sure to practice on them yourself with your greeter.
In all PARIS RENTAL CONNECTIONS properties high speed internet connections is provided with Ethernet cable and/or a wireless network. PARIS RENTAL CONNECTIONS and property owners will do their best to keep everything in good working condition. If you wish to connect your computer to this network, all the connection codes and information necessary for you to connect are listed in the welcome book. We cannot be responsible for renter’s inability to connect to a working internet connection. If this were to occur, we can provide the name of a computer tech person who can set up the connection for you, at your own expense.
Please note that internet connections in Europe are not always reliable. We cannot be held responsible for a non-functioning internet connection or computer, but we will use all means possible to remedy the problem as soon as possible.
Paris Rental Connections or the owners cannot be held responsible at any time for breakdown of mechanical equipment in rental or common area of the building (heat, elevator, electricity), nor for failure of public utilities (water, gas, cable, electricity) or for temporary stoppage of building utilities for urgent and un-expected repairs. Usually the building maintenance will put up a sign warning tenants in the building of proposed works even if they are done at the last minute. However, we are not in the building every day to see these signs. If you see a sign written in French send us an email or a text or a photo so that we can let you know what it says.
For apartment break-downs we will first have our maintenance person or local agents come over to determine the problem and then try to repair it. If we cannot repair it we will call in a specialist. Specialists are not always available to come immediately but we will strive to get an appointment within 3 days (specialists only work Monday to Friday).
Specialists and workmen needed to repair or maintain the apartment or building may have to come during your stay. Usually they will be accompanied by our local agent or by our normal maintenance person or owner and if we are aware of it we will ask your permission first. Occasionally there are other official repairs carried out without our prior knowledge – and if they turn up while you are home (they won’t have a key) please phone our local agent so that we can verify their credentials. If no appointment has been made with them you do not have to let them in if you don’t want to.
In apartment buildings there are sometimes works carried out by neighbours in the same building or in adjacent buildings, or sometimes carried out in the street outside. These works don’t need to be notified to us or the owners and as such Paris Rental Connections and the owners of the apartments cannot be held responsible for such works. Should the said works be of a nature to disturb you outside of working hours (9am 5pm) then the police should be called by you while staying in the apartment when the noise is happening – city police take noise pollution very seriously.
Once we are notified of the disturbance we will do everything possible to re-locate you to another apartment if the nature of the works is excessively noisy or disturbing to you.
We reserve the right to offer you:
A property of equal or greater value. If the property is of greater value, you will be asked to pay the difference – or if this is unacceptable, you will be given a 100% refund.
If the only property available is a smaller property or one of lesser value, you will be given the choice of taking it with a refund for the difference in price from your original booking – or if this is unacceptable, you will be given a 100% refund. If nothing is available for your date, we will cancel the booking and immediately give you a full refund.
If we are made aware of such works before your arrival we will notify you in advance and offer another apartment so that you can decide where to stay.
LIABILITY & TRAVEL INSURANCE
Please make sure your personal or travel insurance will cover you in the unfortunate event that you injure yourself in the property or if you become ill during your stay.
It is advised that you take out your own multi-risk home, travel and tenant liability insurance.
All valuables left in property are done so at your own risk. All measures have been taken to ensure that the rental property is secure, but it is your responsibility to make sure proper precaution is taken against theft or burglary.
Paris Rental Connections, their agents or the property owners take no responsibility whatsoever for injury to any tenant during the rental period, nor held responsible for loss, breakage, damage or theft of any personal property of the tenants and their guests.
Tenants agree to fully release Paris Rental Connections and any representative, owner and owners’ representative from any and all claims for liability and damages to tangible or intangible personal property or personal injury occurring to the tenant or third parties on the premises during the rental period.
Tenants agree that Paris Rental Connections and owner’s liability for all claims, of any kind, arising out of this engagement shall be limited to the total fees paid by tenant.