“The Perfect Place.”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2017

Our forth Paris visit, we stayed here for one rainy wonderful week. Perfect location for walking all over the city (all the neighboring districts) and perfect for the immediate neighborhood amenities.… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: I'm glad to hear you liked the museum(s) and the neighborhood. (We think it's the best neighborhood in the city! :) For you next visit, you'll be happy to know that we consider our return visitors to be our VIP club. :) All the best, Chris

“Lovely in every way!!!!”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2017

We stayed in this lovely little hide away apartment for about 5 nights over the Christmas period. It is perfect in every way for two people. Brilliantly located in the heart of the Marais with a choic… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Thanks so much for leaving comments. You walked to the tower! That's great. Thanks for mentioning the rich offering from the nearby stores. It's the reason it's our favorite neighborhood in the city. We enjoyed having you as guests, and would be happy to have you back again.

“Excellent stay!”

Reviewed 23 Dec 2016

Our family of 4 had a superb 6 nights stay at Marais cottage. The cottage is not only as lovely & charming as pictured, but it's warm and cosy too. Very well decorated, maintained and well eq… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Thanks for the kind words, and I'm glad that you had a relaxing stay. That's really our goal -- to make everything easy and comfortable, so that you can get the most out of your time in Paris. All the best to you and your family, Chris

“Great apartment with an owner who cares about the comfort of his guests!”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2016

We stayed in The Cottage as first time visitors to Paris. The apartment is as shown in the photos, close to everything we needed and close to the sites we planned to visit. It is my first choice fo… Plus

“Paris with my family”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2016

This is a very good place to stay as a jumping off point to see Paris. My daughter, granddaughter(age 19) and I spent a week here. Even thought it was hot during the week, this apartment stays beaut… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Thanks for leaving comments, Jeane! These days, the neighbors are fine with the fact that we rent our place (legally!), and that's due to the fact that our guests are all respectful people like you. :) The courtyard is really a separate issue -- no one in the building is allowed to sit out there. This is true of pretty much all the courtyards in Paris! As you can imagine, many Parisians already have to deal with lots of street noise, so they prefer to keep the courtyards quiet. Hope to have you back sometime! Chris

“Just Lovely”

Reviewed 13 May 2016

I rented this flat late April, 2016. While the weather in Paris wasn't ideal, the flat was. It had all the amenities listed in Trip Advisor. Chris wasn't able to meet us, but his represen… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Hi Dawn! Thanks for taking the time to write a review -- and thanks in particular for mentioning how safe the neighborhood is! That's really helpful for potential visitors. Hope to have you back sometime! Kind regards, Chris

“Brilliant and cozy!”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2016

We stayed for six nights and every night was worth it. The location was just what we hoped for and all the amenities were above our expectations

“El mejor lugar para hospedarse en Paris”

Reviewed 1 Mar 2016

El departamento resulto apropiado para nosotros. Estuvimos alojados con mi marido y mi hija. Muy bien equipado para desayunar y cenar. Encontramos todo lo necesario en el vecindario para hacer las com… Plus

“Cottage and Courtyard in Paris”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2016

Excellent location we lived like the locals for four days in Paris. We were greeted at the local café and escorted to our apartment. We loved the local market with its fresh fruit and flowers.… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave comments, and for mentioning the peace and quiet and how safe you felt -- things the photos can't show! Best wishes, Chris

“Fantastic Neighborhood and wonderful (but noisy) apartment”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2015

Located in an enchanting part of the Marais, truly a wonderful place to call home. Restaurants, shops, and boutiques surround you in this well appointed and comfortable apartment. Resting on the gro… Plus

Réponse du propriétaire: Having never had a complaint about noise in more than a decade of renting our apartment, I was surprised by your experience that one night. (As you told me in your email, it was just one party one night.) I called the woman who lives above, and she asked me to extend her apologies to you. It was, in fact, the first get-together she had hosted in a very long time. She explained that she had stepped out, and during that time some of her guests got carried away (which was the subject of the argument the next day). Of course, since you only stayed a couple nights, it was difficult for you to judge what is normal, but I can assure you that you just had bad luck and that there's never been a problem before or since. In fact, just to be sure, I've asked every visitor since your stay if there was any noise and everyone has said no. So, I hope you'll accept her apology. Also, just for future reference, disturbing the neighbors is taken very seriously in Paris, much more so than in many other places. It comes from centuries of living in high density urban environments like Paris. Practically speaking, that means that complaints are responded to. So, should you ever experience nocturnal noise in Paris again, whether from another apartment or from the street, you should call the owners of the apartment where you are staying. In this case, I would have called the apartment in question and can pretty much guarantee that the noise would have abated immediately. If it did not, I would have called the owners of that apartment, and then the police. The latter do, in fact, respond to such complaints, generally sending an officer to knock on the door in question. In any event, we would welcome the chance to have you back so that you can have the normal experience of the surprising quiet that our other visitors have enjoyed in our apartment, despite being in the center of a big city. Being ensconced within stone walls off of a quiet little garden away from the street, it's a haven of peace. And that's the main reason we purchased it many years ago.

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