"This was my first time in Paris and my first time using VRBO and Vilay did everything to make sure that my stay was excellent. The studio is ideally located across from the Jussieu metro so there's easy access to the rest of the city if you don't want to walk. The Latin Quarter is just around the corner ... it's about a 15 minute walk to Saint Michel and Notre Dame, with plenty of cafes, patisseries, restaurants, bars and markets along the way.
The studio itself is small, but I found that it was really all I needed while traveling alone. The bed pulls down from the ceiling and is very comfortable, it's at least a queen (maybe a king) and I didn't have any issues getting up and down from the platform. I'm not much of a chef so I didn't really use the kitchen except to wash fruit that I had bought at the market but it seemed to be fully functional and there were plates, glasses, coffee maker, etc. in the closet if you needed. There was also an iron and a hair dryer which was a nice touch when I needed them. Outlet converters were key! There were two available and with the free wifi I was able to FaceTime with my family every night so they knew I was okay.
In terms of Vilay himself, even though I didn't meet him, he provided me with a wonderful experience. The first place I booked on VRBO was a scam so I was hesitant with booking another. He answered any and all questions that I had, sent me a Google earth link so I could see the surrounding area, and gave me very detailed instructions on how to get to the apartment and how to get inside. There was also a binder full of relevant information inside the apartment. Vilay was also very flexible - my flight was delayed four and a half hours, it didn't impact my check in or check out time, and when Vilay was unavailable for me to give the full deposit on the apartment to, I was able to text with his son, Aloun, to figure out something that worked.
All in all, I couldn't have picked a better apartment for the location or the price during my first trip to Paris. I will definitely rent this location again if I'm ever back in Paris."
Guest: Dorian C.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 3, 2016