"I booked Joel & Valerie's apartment after a thorough internet search and reading the reviews on this site. This was my first experience with VRBO. This was my 8th trip to Paris, but my s/o's first and it was also a 60th birthday present for him so I wanted something special. I've stayed in very nice hotels for previous visits, but I wanted some space, a place to have breakfast and appetizers, a feeling of belonging to the local culture. The apartment, rather the home, was spectacular. From the time of booking, through arrival, Joel's communication was professional, welcoming, timely and efficient. The home itself is amazing. It is larger than the photos depict. The furnishings are elegant, yet comfortable. The linens, towels and appointments in the kitchen are superior. There is more storage space than we could use. Joel provided perfect instructions on how to use the European appliances and helpful tips and hints for local restaurants, shops and the wonderful new patissiere around the corner. If you must, there is complimentary WIFI. The area is bustling, near Blvd. Haussman, but the apartment sits on a quiet side street. The apartment itself is on the 4th floor, an easy walk up and down or there is the quaint elevator (my s/o said: Occupancy: 3 Parisians, or 2 Americans). :-).
In summary, you will not be disappointed, rather you will be delighted. The area is charming, near The Opera, the major department shopping area, and the Musee Jaquemart-Andre is a few short blocks away, as is Park Monceau. Two metro stops are nearby. We also enjoyed the hospitality of the St. Augustin Cafe, directly across the street (great for a late night dinner). Joel's local contact lives on site and assists you with your arrival. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't have stayed more than six nights.
Thank you Joel and Valerie for sharing your home with us. We cannot wait to return some time in the future."
Guest: Amy S.
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 16, 2015