I cannot think of one thing that could have made this visit more perfect Marta was an incredible host and was wonderful about communicating with us before the trip. I was just completing a school term and wasn't as quick to respond but she was sure to follow up and I really appreciated it. She walked us through the apartment, gave us the helpful tips and quirks every home has and we felt absolutely welcomed. She made herself available to us even though we never really needed it because she was so great and provided many helpful recommendations. Plenty of space for our family of 5 - everyone had their own space to retreat to if need be. Close to metro, wonderful bakeries, great food, groceries. I honestly could go on and on. Everything was amazing.
The only minor hiccup we had on arrival was just from getting cultural wires crossed. In the US, we would refer to it as a 2nd-floor apartment, while in France it is the 1st floor, but once again Marta saved us. Thank you for a magnificent visit.