Welcome to our Paris apartment, let out successfully by us for short term rentals since 2008, and lately with airbnb. The photos are exactly what you will find on arrival. No fish eye camera work here. Our guests love the local market,the doorstep transport lines, bars and cafes. The metro is literally 50 paces from our building. Guests also really like our separate sitting room - no tripping over bags and beds! You can find guest comments over nine years by searching "Paris On My Mind".
Our apartment has two bedrooms, a separate lounge room, modern kitchen with all amenities and a bathroom with shower. We have privately let the apartment on short term rentals since 2008. Our guests' comments are on the Paris On My Mind website. Guests have loved many aspects, some love the immersion into real Parisian home life, everyone loves the Place Monge grower's market open three times per week, many use the Velib public bicycle hire facility next door and parents and children have spent many happy hours at the playground at the nearby Jardin du Luxembourg. Long term vacation guests really appreciate the space and the washing machine, as well as the fully equipped kitchen. Local transport is fantastic, with the bus on the same block and the Metro across the road.
Guests have the entire 5th floor apartment to themselves. The building is a classic Parisian style built in 1901. It is a walk up: there is no lift. Access is by the street security door, the internal foyer security door and then the apartment front door. The French are very security and privacy conscious. Keys are sent about one month before your stay, earlier if necessary. We use Fedex for safekeeping of the keys in transit. Our Parisian agents also have keys if you would prefer to collect them in Paris. We provide detailed arrival directions and instructions when we send the keys. The keys are left behind at the end of your stay and are collected by our local agents - no need for return postage.
Interaction with guests
We have had many guests over the past 9 years. You can search Paris On My Mind for guest comments. Availability is by direct contact only to prevent double booking.
Other things to note
As our apartment building houses 17 french neighbors we are especially careful not to disturb their tranquility. Parisians are very careful about security and courtesy to other residents. In 2016 we had a guest who had loud parties and misbehaved - that was unfortunate for our neighbours. We would like to maintain our wonderful relationship with them all as it is a privilege to own a home in another country. It is important to note that there are 5 flights of stairs to get up and down, so if you have a problem with this then sadly our apartment might not be suitable for your needs. The apartment is no smoking.
Over 8 years we have never had a problem with noise or disturbance. This is because our guests respect the apartment and, more importantly, our neighbors. Unfortunately due to past mishaps and the fact that the building is a century old we do not allow smoking.
We live in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia but also love spending time in Paris. For this reason in 2007 we purchased and renovated our lovely 5th Arrondisement Paris apartment. We have had many happy guests since 2007. You can see the apartment and read our guests' comments by searching Paris On My Mind. We would love you to stay.