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The village of Carrieres sur Seine - 15 min by train from the Champs-Elysees

The village of Carrieres sur Seine - 15 min by train from the Champs-Elysees Le Parc de la Mairie (designed by Le Notre) - 1 min walk from home Chez nous...15, Rue Gabriel Peri Main street of Carrières sur Seine Walk or bike for miles along the river

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  • Pets considered:No
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Carrieres sur Seine apartment description

REASONABLE - SAFE - FUN & ADVENTURE
BICYCLE & WALKER'S PARADISE

Enjoy French country village life and the excitement of Paris at the same time! The historically classed village of Carrières sur Seine is a bicycler and walker's paradise. It was a favorite of the impressionists who painted its little winding streets with quarry stone houses built up along the Seine. You can live in a village house as the only American in town and yet be only 20 minutes by public transportation from the Champs Elysées and 30 minutes from the Latin Quarter. And if you want to visit Versailles, Giverny, and destinations west, staying in Carrieres means you are already on your way!

In Carrières, you can walk everywhere. Shop in the open air town market, and be known by the boulangère. Spend time in the little jewel of a Parc across the street, designed by Le Nôtre, gardener to King Louis XIV. Walk the lovely miles along the Seine on a pedestrian path past the old lavoir (now an art gallery). Or head to the café by the river and watch the local folks playing boules.

Our little, one bedroom apartment is on the ground-floor of a three-story house in the center of the old village, two steps from a beautiful park on the Seine. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, tile floors, and functional IKEA style furniture. There is a double bed in the bedroom and a pullout couch in the living room. A washer and dryer are available in the cave with plenty of storage space for suitcases.

We have adored living in Carrières and have kept it a special secret. We’d be glad to share our special place with travelers who are bound to appreciate it the way our family has. We have left lots of information in the apartment about how to enjoy the area. We accept payment in dollars, which we hope will reduce your expenses while giving you an unforgettable trip to Paris.

You will find enclosed some attachments of photos of Carrières and of our apartment. If you are interested in a vacation rental, please return this e-mail with your projected dates of stay. We will return information about rates and rental conditions along with a full set of pictures of the apartment and the neighborhood.

A bientôt,
Roger and Andrea

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Nude Beach

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Music Library
          • VCR
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Broadband Access
          • Free Long Distance
          • Wireless Internet

          Activities

          • Medical Services
          • Swimming
          • Groceries
          • Horseback Riding
          • ATM/Bank
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Tennis
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Museums
          • Eco Tourism
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Live Theater
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Walking
          • Boating
           

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          • Bob and Claudette

            Bob and Claudette

            • Guest Robert B.
            • Date of stay 04/23/13
            • Review Submitted 07/01/13
            When one opens the door to the apartment, he/she is greeted with a musty smell. Then you realize the reason there were no interior pictures of the apartment. A high tuition lesson can be learned here. Never! Never rent a place without seeing interior pictures. The Ikea type furniture as mentioned in the description of the apartment is for the most part broken down cheep uncomfortable furniture. To further add to our discomfort; the apartment was filthy. Cob webs, mouse droppings, slugs, rat poison that had been chewed at and tumble weed type dust under the bed accompanied by a previous renter`s sock were all discovered while we cleaned the apartment. The floors, the walls, the windows the bathroom were all in need of a thorough washing. We could leave our initials on any and every part of the apartment. The vent to the dryer vented inside the building adding to the humidity of the basement apartment. At any given time, you could discern the smell of sewerage. We bought air freshners to mask the smell and went through 3 bottles of spray disinfectant. We had rented the apartment for a month and could not afford to just give up the rent. We did get hotels for 8 of the days we spent in France in order to make the best of a poor situation. VRBO should not allow such a sub standard apartment on their listings.

            Owner response: Andrea and I are sorry to hear the complaints of Bob and Claudette. They were unexpected since, over the many years we have been renting on VRBO, we have received so few negative comments. Bob called me on the first day and told me that his wife had a phobia of mice and that the mousetrap under the kitchen stairs made her very nervous. I explained that Carrieres is a country town and that we did have an occasional mouse or two but the neighborhood cats usually took care of the problem. No mice appeared during heir rental. Interior photos have been available on demand ever since we began renting on VRBO over ten years ago. Bob never asked to see any. Implying that somehow they are withheld from our renters is just not accurate. The furniture in the apartment has been renewed regularly as have been the appliances. It is solid, pleasant and functional Ikea style furniture. The cleaning lady verifies that nothing has been broken at the end of each rental. As for cleanliness, I am perplexed. Maria, our cleaning lady comes every week for three hours and has for years. She is efficient, pleasant and reliable and speaks enough English to have helped Bob and Claudette if they had asked her. She would have come four times during their month long stay. Odors in the apartment. Carrieres means ""quarry" in French. Our house is built on a cliff face which was quarried out from the 12 th century on. The rocks were taken to build many of the famous cathedrals of France. On rainy days, there is the musty smell of wet rocks...not of sewage. The large majority of our guests have never complained about this. For those who are more sensitive to smell, we have installed a ventilation system. I feel that Bob and Claudette would have been happier in an inexpensive Motel 8 style hotel on the outskirts of Paris. They would have had a more American experience more to their taste. Our town is a very old one, with the charm and some of e disadvantages that come with age. We pride ourselves on the network of friends and neighbors that have always helped our renters. Andrea and I are sorry that Bob and Claudette did not take advantage of what our apartment has to offer them.

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          • Great Apartment Close to Paris

            Great Apartment Close to Paris

            • Guest Tom (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
            • Date of stay 06/30/12
            • Review Submitted 07/23/12
            Roger and Andrea's apartment is perfect for anyone wanting to visit both Paris and the surrounding villages. There's free street parking within a five minute walk of the apartment and, when going to Paris by train, there's very cheap parking in lots next the station at only 3.30 euro for the whole day. If you get there and all the spaces are taken you'll only need to wait a few minutes before someone arrives to drive away and leave you their space. The train station is only a five minute drive from the apartment and the train ride to Paris is less than twenty minutes. By car, the great sites around Paris can be reached in under two hours. Most of them are half an hour to an hour and a half away.We visited Versailles, Fontainbleau, Giverny, Vaux-le-Vicompte, St. Germian-en-Laye, Chartre, Chantilly, Compiegne, Senlis, and Pierrefonds. We even made it up to the resort towns of Trouville and Deauville on the Normandy coast in just two hours. We interspersed these trips with day trips into Paris. The apartment itself is very cute, clean, and fully equipped and Roger was very helpful and promptly replied to my email messages when I had questions. We stayed for three weeks in July 2012 and my wife and I are very happy that we chose this apartment and highly recommend it.

            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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          • July 2011

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            July 2011

            • Guest Catherine
            • Date of stay 07/20/11
            • Review Submitted 08/14/11
            We had a great stay! Thanks.

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          • July 2011

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            July 2011

            • Guest Margaret
            • Date of stay 07/09/11
            • Review Submitted 08/14/11
            Thanks so much Roger. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and fell in love with the town. I can see why you love the place. I would recommend Carrieres to anyone who wants to stay outside of Paris.

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          • July 2011

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            July 2011

            • Guest Colin
            • Date of stay 07/27/11
            • Review Submitted 08/14/11
            Thanks, Roger. We had a great, memorable time

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          • Long term stay

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            Long term stay

            • Guest Cason and Elizabeth
            • Date of stay 06/18/10
            • Review Submitted 08/14/11
            The apartment and village were great, both for 6 weeks of family living and for my husband's daily commute into Paris. Thanks also for your quick response time over email. All the neighbors who you put us in touch with were phenomenal. The Buires were always right there to check in, to invite the children to play in their upstairs garden, to give us advice about the village and the workings of the apartment. AND Dr. Buire even stopped his Sunday evening guitar session on the spot to examine my baby's ruptured eardrum (on the eve of our departure from Carrieres) and called the pharmacist across the street who gave us an appropriate antibiotic without charging us a cent. The village, which has all the necessities for family living, was an easy 5 minute walk, as well as multiple playgrounds and the library. My husband's daily commute into Paris was simple and prompt, and we enjoyed many easy daytrips with the children into Paris as well as walks to Chatou and the Ile des Impressionistes. The apartment is very well set up and uses the amount of space efficiently. Thanks for providing so many necessities and extras -- from the more-than-adequate cookware and laundry facilities and bedding and internet to the extras like a welcome postcard and your CD and all the guidebooks and information, your hospitality was excellent. It's been a pleasure renting from and corresponding with you, Roger. Thanks for everything!

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

            • Guest Timothy Klaas (Canada)
            • Date of stay 08/27/09
            • Review Submitted 08/27/09
            My wife and I stayed here for a week in October 2008. It was lovely and comes with the highest recommendation. The community is quiet, yet has all necessary amenities. The location is an ideal place from which to explore Paris, yet be able to enjoy quiet at the end of the day. If you are staying in Paris, please consider staying in this apartment.

            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

            • Guest dave & mary bratzler (california)
            • Date of stay 11/24/08
            • Review Submitted 11/24/08
            A very, nice fully furnished apartment with a well furnished kitchen and large shower. Washer and dryer add an improtant touch. Comfy double bed. Easy transportation to and from Paris (bus,RER). Info packet from owner can't be beat. Very quick, complete responses from owner throughout rental process. Would stay here again. Very affordable. Would

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            • Guest Maura & Bob Muller (Rock Hill, NY)
            • Date of stay 11/20/08
            • Review Submitted 11/20/08
            We just returned from a lovely stay in Carrieres-sur-Seine. Roger and Andrea's apartment was great. Perfectly situated just outside Paris. Charming and nicely appointed. Spotless clean when we arrived. We loved the excellent bus service to the RER train station and could go from the living room of the apartment to central Paris in 35 minutes! Which we did every day! The town is gorgeous, great for walking. The people were friendly and helpful. The market and nearby supermarket were within walking distance. The neighborhood is also amazingly quiet! It was a heavenly week - we only wish we could have stayed longer!

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            • Guest Troy and Niki (Georgia)
            • Date of stay 09/30/08
            • Review Submitted 09/30/08
            September is a great time to visit Carriers-sur- siene! The location was perfect.....especially for the price. Everything was in great working order and the apartment was very clean and neat on our arrival. We rented a car and had no problem parking every day. We either took the car to the RER to go in to Paris or went on day trips. Because of the great location we had a head start on our day trips to Giverny, Versailles, and Rouen. Very quaint town with very friendly and helpful people!

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          Weekly Rate .. $600/week
          .. $100/night per extra night
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          • The village of Carrieres sur Seine - 15 min by train from the Champs-Elysees

            The village of Carrieres sur Seine - 15 min by train from the Champs-Elysees

          • Chez nous...15, Rue Gabriel Peri

            Chez nous...15, Rue Gabriel Peri

          • Walk or bike for miles along the river

            Walk or bike for miles along the river

          • Le Parc de la Mairie (designed by Le Notre) - 1 min walk from home

            Le Parc de la Mairie (designed by Le Notre) - 1 min walk from home

          • Main street of Carrières sur Seine

            Main street of Carrières sur Seine

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          Date last modified - Sunday, June 09, 2013

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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

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