My family of 5 (2 parents - 3 teenage boys) stayed in this Vacations in Paris property #204 for 3 nights. I understand that for some of VIP's properties, you are sent a key in advance. For this property, however, you are met at the apartment by the property manager, Olivia, and given the key and a tour of the apartment. We called her from the airport as directed, and then proceeded to the apartment, via a shuttle service called Airport Connections, who were excellent. We were given the code to the front door so we did not have to wait on the street, but we ended up having to wait about 20 minutes for Olivia to arrive, which was awkward, as we were sitting on our suitcases in a courtyard area. A painter found us a couple of chairs...we thought that was really nice. We knew we would have to wait a little bit for her as she was waiting at another apartment for some other guests to arrive. But in the future, I think it would be nice to arrive with the key, as we were tired and it was kind of a pain to wait.
Olivia was very nice and explained to us that the TV, phone, and internet were not working in the apartment. Not her fault, but we were not happy about this at all. She helped us find another WiFi service but it only worked sporadically. Not having a TV or phone was very difficult.
As for the apartment, the location was outstanding. We had no view of the Eiffel Tower, but it was so close, it was practically on top of us. About a 5 minute walk and you are at the Tower and the River Seine. Absolutely wonderful neighborhood with a small grocery store just outside the apartment. Many cafe's within a block, plus the open market on Rue Cler was about a 10 minute walk away. I would definitely recommend this neighborhood, and we would go back. We always felt safe, even walking at night.
The apartment is a 2 bedroom. One bedroom has a double bed (very comfortable), and the other has two twin beds. The couch in the living room folds out. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans and dishes, and is updated. The bathroom looks like it has been recently updated and has an awesome shower. We felt the apartment, particularly the living room was too small for our family. Even though the apartment sleeps 6, we
could not all comfortably fit in the living room at the same time. It is that tiny.
All in all, I would definitely rent from VIP again. I would consider staying in this apartment again if I was in a group smaller than 5.
|Check-in / front desk||Service|
|Young singles||Friends getaway|
|A romantic getaway||Families with young children|