"We stayed two weeks in the extremely charming "small house with terrace" in the Montmartre district of Paris and it was pretty fabulous. Because I don't think anyone needs to be sold on the idea of their own tiny house in Paris, I'm going to concentrate on practicalities that may be of interest.
It is truly *very* small with the bedroom being just large enough to hold the bed (which was an ikea product, as was pretty much everything else in the place) but the bed was comfortable and there is a tiny closet area with quite a few hangers--enough for several skirts, shirts, etc. There are hooks all over the place too; you won't lack for places to hang clothes, umbrellas, hats, bags, etc. The kitchen is very basic but it contains a small refrigerator, with freezer and diminutive ice cube trays, a two-burner glass-top stove, coffee maker, hot-water pot, microwave, and sink. There is no dishwasher and no oven. Every basic kitchen item we needed was included but we didn't do a ton of cooking. The washing machine is not in the house, which is, incidentally, up a flight of stairs; there's a separate laundry/store room below. There is no dryer and, since it was very rainy for our stay, we opted to head to the nearest laundromat; there are two or three within easy walking distance from the house but you'll spend a lot of euros on the dry cycle!
The bathtub is deep but somewhat short--it was good for me at 5-foot-5-inches but I don't know that a much taller person would enjoy it--which is too bad for them because there was plenty of hot water and the tub fills quickly! The TV is small and a little challenging to figure out but once you've got it working you have plenty of channels to choose from. There are two skylights in the house which are the main source of natural light; it's not a really bright place, at least not during a rainy fall. The patio/deck is nicely sheltered (by lots of ivy, mostly) so we could sit out there even when it was sprinkling a little.
The neighborhood could not be better. It's a residential street but there are at least three boulangeries/patisseries within five minutes walk and twice that number if you're willing to climb a few stairs. You'll also find a fabulous fromagerie, a couple of fine florists, two dedicated wine/liquor stores, a FranPrix grocery store, and a post office within five minutes of the front door. There are two Metro stations within ten minutes' walk as well as some bus stops. In short, it's pretty ideal!"
Guest: Mary M.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: October 3, 2015