If you are planning a trip to Europe in the coming year, and Paris is one of the stops on your journey (or your only destination), with the high cost of airline travel these days, you might want to consider renting a private apartment instead of paying over-inflated hotel prices. As many of you know, Georges and I decided last year to rent out our investment apartment in Montmartre to seasonal visitors, and the apartment can comfortably accomodate up to 4 adults (or children ages 7 and up; however, we are not equipped for infants or younger children). We are already accepting reservations for the coming year, and in particular the spring months are filling up quickly, so if this is something that interests you, NOW is the time to act.
Located just one block from Rue des Abbesses, Rue Lepic and the Moulin de la Galette, and only 2 minutes to the metro and several excellent bus lines, the location is prime. There are many wonderful shops and restaurants in the immediate area, making "living" here extremely convenient! We live just a 10-minute walk away and frequently come to this neighborhood for dinner out or to bring home goodies from the market shops on Rue Lepic (including fabulous seafood and the best fruit tartes in all of Paris!)
The apartment, located just one floor above ground level (there is no elevator) has a queen-sized bed (140x190cm) in the separate bedroom, and a sofabed the same size in the living space. Our past guests have all said that both beds are very comfortable.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the cookware, a refridgerator, microwave, coffee and tea pots, dishes and a clothes washing machine (there is no oven, but the microwave has a grilling function for toast or pizza). We also provide a clothes drying rack, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer and flat iron, as well as all bedding and towels. There is also a shower room with the WC separate (as the French tend to like it that way).
Our reasonable daily rates for 2013 range from 90-115 euros/day, 550-700 euros/week or 1,850 euros/month. For comparison's sake, I just did some research into local hotel rates, and hotels in our immediate neighborhood - there is a Comfort Hotel at this same intersection, plus a Mercure and and Ibis 5 minutes away - start at 150 euros/night, and that's the off-season rate. Hotels in the center of Paris charge considerably more, with a fraction of the living space. If you're traveling with more than 2 people/en famille, you'll need to pay for two hotel rooms, too. How do you say "cha-CHING!" in French?
I am still managing the apartment myself, and I enjoy greeting our guests personally. We also provide you with a directory of local amenities and our favorite restaurants and shops, as well as maps and tour books you can borrow during your stay. Several of you have already come to Paris and stayed as our guests during the past year, and we hope more of you will consider doing the same if you are visiting this beautiful city. And tell your traveling friends, too!
Our web site, with details and more photos, plus free info for travelers, is at www.ApartInMontmartre.com. You can check availability (with same details and photos), read past guest reviews and make a reservation request via our page at VRBO.com/399991.