- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Tucked away in a romantic secret garden in the heart of Montmartre, this magnificent pied a terre is a real home in Paris. Flooded with light, private, incredibly well equipped, and decorated with exquisite taste, this flat is located in one of the most confidential neighborhoods in Paris, surrounded by tree-filled paved courtyards where singing birds replace the Paris traffic noise. Stay here and you will become a true Parisian.
This one bedroom apartment is situated on the second floor of a classified hotel particulier (no elevator). It comprises a large and airy bedroom, a living- dining room, with a convertible double sofa bed and o...ak cupboards. Additional furnishings include bookshelves, contemporary art and wall tapestry. Spacious bedroom, bathed in light, built-in oak wardrobes, Knoll marble desk, queen-sized bed with 2 Knoll bedside tables and sliding bed underneath (best for a child). The bathroom/toilet is tiled with natural marble travertine and fitted with oak cupboard and drawers. Ultra modern shower with built-in seat.Read more
About the owner
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Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 124 reviews
Montmartre Beautiful Apartment In A Secret Garden
18th Arrondissement Butte-Montmartre, Ile-de-France (Paris Region), France
Additional Location Information
The apartment is located in the middle of the gardens of the private Villa des Platanes,
11, Rue Robert Planquette in the 18th district of Paris, the very trendy Montmartre of Amélie Poulain. 5 minutes walk from Metro Abbesses and Blanche.
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Last updated on August 25, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
All indicated rates are for 2 persons occupation and do not include Christmas, Easter and New Year period. For less than one week/7 nights, I apply the nighly rate of 200 Euros per night .
- Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Local Guides/Maps
- Central heating
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Alarm Clock
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 600 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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109 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Bernard and Josiane
We'll never more stay at another place in Paris
Each time we'll go to Paris, we'll reserve Maeggie's apartment and if it's already occupied, we'll change our vacation... Romantic, clean, spacious, quiet, beautiful, never change a winning place.
Enchanted place in a great location
This beautiful apartment is located in a discrete complex of buildings surrounding a beautiful garden providing tranquility just a footstep away from rue Lepic (the pounding heart of Monmartre).
We recently spent 6 nights in the place with our 2 kids and extremely enjoyed it.
It was just perfect in terms of size - one big bed room with plenty of storage room and a wide living room with a sofa bed (very comfi) and a dining area and of course a kitchenette and bathroom (shower only - but a great one).
Every thing beautifully decorated and lots of light and green views of the garden from the many windows surrounding it, which gives the place a great atmosphere.
In the kitchenette you will find all amenities required including a washing Machine that functions as a dryer as well (how convenient).
Maeggie is a wonderful hostess and kindly gave us an introduction tour to the area (with lots of excellent tips on shops and restaurants nearby).
Before arriving to the place we were a bit concerned about needing to climb up the staircase with our 3 years old and his trolley but in reality it worked just fine (we left the trolley down stairs). It's only 2 floors up and compared to metro stations in Paris, it doesn't even count...
A peaceful oasis in Paris
I have been visiting Paris for many years and have quite a lot of experience in renting apartments. Maeggie's is the best yet!
I stayed for 9 nights at Maeggie's lovely apartment. She is very hospitable and welcomed me very warmly. When I needed advice, recommendations, she was always ready to help.
I love the apartment-it has a spacious bedroom and a lovely and spacious living room and dining room. The kitchen is completely equipped with modern amenities: dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, stove, and refrigerator with ample space for supplies. I particularly liked the modern shower and bathroom-an unusual find in France. The bedroom has a queen size bed, very comfortable, a desk and a very good internet connection. Maeggie supplies plenty of linen.
The location is ideal, close to three major Metro stops and on a number of bus lines direct to the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. The shops on the rue Lepic are excellent and offer all I needed for meals. There are plenty of very good restaurants in the neighborhood.
It is a pleasure to come home to the apartment which looks onto a garden and trees. There is lots of sun from all the large French windows.
I have already booked for 2 weeks in June.
Beautiful and quiet in Montmartre
We spent a terrific three night stay in this small, but very cosy and comfortable apartment in beautiful montmartre. The connections are really easy and the owner is very helpful. Everything you need is really close. We don't often go back to the samen place, but this one might be one of the few to do so. Great stay!
We want to do it again
We stayed a month at Maeggie's apartment and it was perfect. The apartment was beautifully decorated, had every amenity including the best free Wi-Fi we have encountered on our travels and a comfortable bed. The apartment was spotlessly clean, quiet and had lovely light and garden views. After a hard day it was a pleasure to come home.
The location was brilliant for all types of shopping and plenty of restaurants were within easy walking distance. With bus routes and two metro stations close by moving around Paris was effortless.
While all the above is important for travellers what made our stay exceptional was Maeggie. She was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful - we want to adopt her. When we return to Paris, this is where we will stay.
Perfect stay in Montmartre
Wonferful location, beautiful apartment and gardens, a lovely landlady, who could ask for more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bedroom was large with a good bed. The wifi worked well. The layout of the apartment maximizes space to seem much larger than one expects. The kitchen is well equipped and worked well for food prep. The bath is newly done with a good shower. All supplies are plentiful. We will definitely stay again. The apartment has good access to both the abbesses and the Blanche metro stops. Rue Lepic has all the food shops we like. Restaurants are plentiful and some very good. The gardens are beautiful and serene, completely cut off from the city noise.The reception is exceptional because Maeggie, the owner is a marvelous hostess.She is quite available for any problem or question.
Barongarook, Victoria, Australia
Another wonderful stay in Montmartre
There is so much I can write about our stay here, all positive, but I will keep it short. We stayed here in 2011, fell in love with the apartment and the area. Decided to come back again in 2013 and see more of Paris. We were not disappointed again, and had a great stay again.
You feel like a you are a local and live in Paris staying at Maeggie's apartment. The garden area is superb, apartment and location is perfect, and the Montmartre area is divine, heaps to do and see, easy access to transport, shops, and great eating spots. The little local shops in the area are amazing...you can spend days just looking...shopping...eating...and a few drinks...all without the extreme tourist rush or pressure elsewhere.
You have everything you need in the apartment, and Maeggie was always available if we needed help with anything. Service was excellent...not one issue at all.
Also, it was so quiet to come back to after a long day out and about...the apartment set up and layout is perfect, facilities and amenities great.
Highly recommend staying here, we will return again as we feel this is the perfect stay and location. You feel part like you are part of Paris...loved it. You really do feel like you have been living in Paris for years, really do.
What I didn't like...well, ...it was leaving...would have liked to stay longer, lots longer.
Well-appointed apartment in private courtyard
Lovely apartment overlooking a leafy courtyard. Tall windows with plants in window boxes, well-appointed kitchen & bathroom, lovely modern furniture, books and maps thoughtfully provided. A courteous host. Steps from shops, restaurants, bakeries, and the Metro. We had not stayed in Montmartre before and this gave us a great base from which to explore.
Nb. Not for those with mobility problems--there are steep steps to the apartment. And the people in the apartment nearby had quite loud parties. This was a secluded apartment but still part of a busy neighbourhood! Read more
Response from Maeggie Mailliet - 10/31/2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I had great pleasure welcoming you and hope you keep a nice souvenir from your holidays.
I am very sorry for the parties going while you stayed at the apartment. I can assure that this was very exceptional and did come from an apartment occupied temporarily by very young people. It should not happen any more. Normally all guests appreciate the peace and quietness of the apartment in this very private property with all the gardens.
For the steps, it is indicated in all my communication that the apartment is on the second floor and has no elevator. If I feel, that it could be a problem, I always suggest to the guest to find an apartment with elevator and maybe not on the hill of Montmartre.
I would be very happy to welcome you again and send you my best wishes.
fantastic home away from home in the heart of paris
we thoroughly enjoyed the location and remarkable hospitality shown to us. we stayed the first week of october and could not have liked it any more, will be back!
Eddy and Val Odden
We felt extremely welcome...almost like one of the family
Maeggie was the most thoughtful hostess. She welcomed us with champagne and smiles. The apartment was light and airy with great artworks and shutters that opened up onto a beautiful garden down below in the courtyard.
She then proceeded to take us on a tour around the Monmartre area pointing out great bakeries, cafe's and bistros, fruit and veg vendors, a sensational jazz club across the road and many other places of interest and things to do. Based on her genuine care for our well being in Paris...we had the best time and it was sad when we bade farewell...We will be back to stay with Maeggie again and we will unreservedly recommend her to all our friends who decide to visit the romantic city. What we liked best was the fact that you were in the heart of the artists dream...Monmartre and everything was within walking distance, or an easy bus ride on No 30 or 74 to downtown Paris, the river, the Eiffel Tower, the arc de Triomfe, the Louvre and all the other wonderful sights of Paris...Thanks for a great holiday !!!
So French, so chic so utterly enchanting.
From the moment we arrived we loved this apartment. Our host was always available and approachable. The apartment had everything we needed as far as kitchen requirements, music facilities, ability to eat in, close access to shops, restaurants and bakeries.
The apartment is surrounded by a private lush garden. No noise issues and felt extremely private. The beds were perfectly comfortable. Modern kitchen and bathroom. Beautiful pieces of furniture and collectables. We will stay whenever we return.
Lovely, peaceful haven in bustling Montmartre
What luck, to have come to Maeggie's beautiful apartment on our very first visit to Paris! And to have found in her such a kind and thoughtful hostess. She met us at the gate and, after we had had a chance to stow our belongings, took time to give us a tour, filled with helpful information, of the surrounding neighborhood...best restaurants, galleries, places of interest in Paris , and where to access the buses and Metro. All invaluable to newcomers. (There is still more visitors' information in the apartment should you need it.)
The apartment itself, well-appointed and impeccably furnished and designed, was just perfect. Our hostess had left a bowl of fresh cherries for us on the table. We had everything we needed for cooking, washing, etc. and the bed and sofa bed were very comfortable. Below us was the restful garden with its trees and birds, and beyond all the history and vitality that is Montmartre, with the centre of Paris within easy reach by Metro.
Perth, Western Australia
A real gem in Montmartre
This beautiful and very private apartment is located in the heart of Montmartre in a quiet and very secure courtyard with a delightful garden. It is owned by a gracious host Maeggie who could not have provided us with a warmer welcome or could have been more hospitable during our all-to-brief 4 night stay. The neighbourhood tour was terrific as were her recommendations for eating and drinking. Thank you Maeggie for making our stay in Paris so special. Highly recommended.
Peaceful Place to Rest and Renew after an Exhausting and Exhilar
Our trip was a college graduation present for my daughter-in-law who took French in school and loves art. I gave her a guidebook several months before our trip and she planned our itinerary. My daughter, daughter-in-law, and I spent two weeks in Maeggie's lovely apartment in Montmartre and we absolutely loved it. It was easy to access the public transportation and Maeggie gives fabulous restaurant recommendations which are an easy walk from the apartment. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning to birds singing in the charming garden. Maeggie is a kind and gracious hostess and her rental apartment is a tranquil and quiet oasis. We felt so blessed to have found the perfect place to stay in Paris...
So beautiful and so comfortable.
I actually don't want to write about our time at Villa Montmartre because I don't want it to be too popular.
But Maeggie deserves our praise.
This is truly a wonderful place to stay.
Really comfortable accommodation, fabulous central location, and a thoughtful host.
Our new found love of Paris started here - enjoy
Daniella and Laurie
Our return to Villa Montmartre
Villa Montmartre is a breathtaking, light-filled, pied-a-terre nestled in lush gardens within a private estate. This exemplary apartment is for us now synonymous with Paris.
We returned this spring after our initial visit two years ago and we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. It offers the best; proximity to all the great sights and eateries, a calming ambiance, tranquil surroundings and seclusion without being detached. As to the amenities and décor, the apartment is faithfully represented on the website so it goes without saying how exquisite it is in person.
Maeggie's welcome puts you immediately at ease, your happiness is her priority so you can relax and enjoy a worry-free stay. Her consideration extends beyond proprietor to concierge. Upon arrival, she offers guests a walking tour of Montmartre. Her indispensable advice and recommendations on where to dine and shop make Paris instantly accessible. That quintessential Parisian ideal is within reach and on your doorstep no less. There are three metro stops within a short walking distance, two award winning bakeries, the highly regarded bistro Chez Toinette just around the corner, the list goes on.
We feel blessed to know Maeggie and have the privilege of staying at Villa Montmartre, an attainable luxury and a perfect base to explore Paris. It is truly a home away from home.
Bob and Claudine
Perth W. Australia
Perfect in every way!
Maeggie made our visit very special indeed. We were in Paris for our 40th wedding anniversary, having only visited this beautiful city for two days a few years ago we wanted to explore more! Well Maeggie had thought of absolutely everything ( including a welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates) to arranging for someone to meet and greet us, show us around the grounds and give us all the information we needed about the area eg restaurants, food shops, train stations etc etc.
There is everything you need in the apartment it is very comfortable and extremely well located. It was so easy to hop on a train or a bus to see all the sights(Maeggie has all the info you need) and we saw a lot in a week! Montmartre is marvellous in itself. Plenty of restaurants,shops,galleries and the village is an artists dream! Such a lovely place to explore and then retreat to the comfort of the apartment and the total peace.
I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment.Everything is on your doorstep and I am sure that Maeggie will make it a very fond memory.
I look forward to our next visit, to enjoy a bottle of wine with Maeggie and enjoy all Paris has to offer.
Very good enviroment and excelent personal service
I enjoyed to be located in the middle of very traditional enviroment of the Old Paris, Montmantre has a many specials spots to visit. Good Locations and several services around the apartment, good restaurants, bars, and bistros, the apartment is quiet nice.
Para los latinos, recomiendo este lugar altamente, van a poder disfrutar de una atmosfera diferente de Paris, un lindo apartamento y alrededor muchas cosas que hacer, como una buena localizacion al norte de paris.
A Real Treasure in Paris
After reading all the reviews I decided to book this apartment for a week for my mother and two daughters age 8 and 10.Everything was superb Maeggie is a true professional in every sense and is genuinely concerned for your well being and comfort.
The apartment is in a beautiful 18th century house fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay.It was wonderful to have Maeggie at hand and to be given local knowledge and advice.On the first evening she walked with us through the neighbourhood, pointing out the metro and the best places to buy bread,meat and vegetables.
We all loved the place so much that we are already planning our return.If you are scrolling through accommodation as I did I can honestly say stop,book now you will not be disappointed. We had a magical week and the peace and quiet you will not believe in the centre of Paris. Maeggie is a very gracious lady and a perfect host.Like others I am a little reluctant to share this find as I would like to keep it to myself! Everything is genuinely superb!
home away from home
We rented this flat for 3 nights. It was perfect for my husband, my 2 yr old and myself. Maeggie was amazing having set up a cot and high chair for our daughter and advising us on the best way to travel around paris with a stroller!
the apartment is in the heart of montmartre with lovely bistros, cafes and a weekend market all within walking distance. it is also well connected to the city centre by bus and metro.
the flat is tucked away in a cul de sac making it quiet at night.
there was nothing we didn't like about the flat! in fact it made our experience with our 2 yr old that much more fun!
Denis Fafard / Evelyn Schimmel
Gibsons, B.C. Canada
Really arrive in Paris
In the past few years apartment rentals have become our preferred accommodation. In particular, we look for rentals such as Maeggie's where the owner is involved in the rental. Why? Making a connection with someone who knows the area intimately enables you to quickly connect with your neighborhood. Maeggie took the time to provide us with an enthusiastic tour of her neighborhood and, in the space of an hour, we made that important shift to feeling something like a local. She is a welcoming and gracious hostess.
If this were the only recommendation, that would likely be enough.
In addition the accommodation was superb. Walking through the big doors into the garden courtyard you step out of the city and into the domestic world of parisians, not into a foyer designed to impress. The sounds of the city fall away and the clamoring of storefronts is replaced by greenery and graceful trees.
The apartment itself had everything we needed and felt welcoming.
Stop searching. Book this now.
Secret Parisian oasis
The apartment itself is stylish decorated and extremely comfortable. Its set on the second floor of an 18th century apartment building that only comprises of three residences. It really is an oasis in the city. The birds were the only noise's we heard. It's set in a gated, residents only complex that hides itself away from one of the best districts in Paris (my favorite) Maeggie is without doubt the most gracious and considerate host and someone who is quietly on hand if you need anything - including shopping advice. My only hesitation in writing this review is that I am reluctant to share the apartment with anyone. I could not rate our experience and this apartment highly enough.
A beautiful flat, a beatiful garden, in a nice neighbourhood
This flat is perfect for a couple, or 2-4 friends,or a family with small kids who wants to have a special experience in Paris - which is living in a private home. Beside the beautiful, clean and modern flat, I loved the neghbourhood with its bakeries, cheese stores, small shops, supermarkeds,restaurants, bars etc. It was close to the metro and buses which takes you everywhere in Paris. The owner of the flat is a very friendly and helpful woman. I would highly recommend this flat to my friends and family.
We had a wonderful welcome from Maeggie upon arrival followed by a helpful tour of her beautiful apartment and surrounding area of Montmatre. With a busy sightseeing schedule planned for our few days, Maeggie was most helpful with advice on travelling around and maximising our visit. Plus her recommendations about shops & restaurants proved invaluable. We would love to return!
Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia
A Perfect Holiday
Stayed at the Secret Garden apartment for 3 weeks and it was a perfect holiday break. Maeggie, the owner was a delightful hostess, with a wonderful local knowledge of the area as well as Paris, an invaluable resouce of information. Maeggie made herself available at anytime with those little extras to ensure our stay in her beautiful apartment was relaxed and enjoyable. The apartment is ideally located in Montmartre with its beautiful views over its own private garden, very close to abesses and Pigalle Metros and walking distance to cafes and supermarkets. We hope to return in a year or so and will definitely stay at this beautiful apartment again.
Tripp and Caroline
Spring in Montmartre
I know that I depend heavily on reviews such as these as my wife and I plan for particularly special trips. Our stay this spring in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, and our lovely landlord, deserves the highest praise possible. We had heard about this place from well-traveled friends that had stayed there previously. We knew them to be dependable and they absolutely raved about this place and the owner, Maeggie Maillet. We booked without any further research. Our stay could not have been more wonderful. We were treated to warmer than normal early april weather. More importantly we were treated to a landlord that acted more like a concierge and treated us more as friends as we could ever have imagined. Combined with the great location in the heart of this wonderful, authentic, historic part of Paris, we could not have been more fortunate. Travel into the heart of the city by Metro is a cinch. The neighborhood offers wonderful shops and restaurants all around. The walk up to Sacre-Coeur is fantastic and treats you with a spellbinding view of the city.
The apartment is perfect. Decorated in the most tasteful materials, artwork, books, furniture, etc. Maeggie is and should be proud. Open all of the windows for a great view of the garden. Spacious bedroom, living area, and fully functional kitchen. It will feel like your own Paris get-away.
My wife and I are americans that have traveled extensively abroad. We love authentic experiences. This place under the watchful care of Maeggie is a no-brainer. We will return without question.
Tripp and Caroline
Second stay, and not my last
My second stay in this lovely, central, well-managed and light-filled apartment in a renovated 16th century (or thereabouts) building with a courtyard garden. Several street entrances, all secure and gorgeous. Maeggie, the owner, lives upstairs and cannot be more helpful and friendly. It is my Paris 'home' now. I love the space, the light, the easy transport (two nearby Metros, several buses and easy walking) and the shopping convenience (close to quality patisseries, boulangeries, supermarches, beaute institutions, wine shops and bars, not to mention a couple of the best restaurants in Paris - Chez Toinette and Miroirr and Guilo Guilo. Plus Le Grenier du Pain, a patisserie in rue de abesses (not open tuesdays and wednesdays) with the best baguettes. Lots of other places to buy chicken and vegetables/salad for for stay-in dinner. Apartment quiet, except for an hour or so late afternoon when you can hear the happy, joyous sound of children playing (and Parisien children are so well behaved that the sounds are delightful). I loved the late afternoon because of the children and the sunlight that poured into the lovely apartment. If I could live in Paris, it would be here. Thank you Maeggie.
Wake up in paradise...
My family loved everything about the place. The apartment was very clean and tastefully decorated. I am an interior decorator by profession and I give Mrs. Maggie, the owner a perfect 10 for her perfect use of space and the soothing ambiance she has managed to create in the apartment.
Mrs. Maggie was also very kind and extremely helpful and the fact that she lives just above this rented property made her very accessable for any information or help that we needed.
We loved this location, it has a charm of its own. It is also not very far from the center of paris. There are two metro stations just 5 min walking distance from the apartment.
I will definitely be staying there if i ever go back to Paris and am lucky enough to have this place available.
Suggestion: plan ahead and book early.
Have fun... Paris is beautiful!!!
Clean, comfortable, convenient, safe, secure, spacious, friendly
Spacious and comfortable with all the conveniences of home: free use of Internet (ethernet and WiFi) and overseas phone, cable TV, modern bath, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, oven. Could stay a month and not miss home! Owner is friendly, helpful and knows the area and provided me a walk f tour of Monmartre upon arrival. Gated community requiring a key pass to open gate, key for building and key for secure deadbolt to apartment: top, bottom and latch. M2 Metro just 2 block walk takes you to 4 other metros just one stop either direction. 5 bus lines jest 2-3 blocks away. Either take you anywhere in Paris and beyo d by accessing RER. Many cafe's, grocers, fruit, cheese, wine, baker, gift shops, take away foods within a block in any direction. Catch the Monmartre bus or Metro or walk to go to Sacre Coeur in 5 -10 minutes. Staying in this village was completely a different feel than the week than previous week on Champs Elysees. Much more intimate, laid back and village feel versus city feel bur could get to major Paris sites quickly and easily. Able to visit, Giverny, Versailles and Disney easily from M2 and connections to RER. Highly recommend thus apartment but book early as it's used every week of the year and for good reason
Very convenient to M2 Metro
Excellent homebase in Paris
My family of four stayed at Maeggie's apartment august 2012 for just over a week and loved the convenience to stores and the metro. I especially liked that all the windows open to a semi-private courtyard that was cool and quiet in the hot week that we were there. The stairs up to the third level would make this a problem for less mobile travellers.
Another Wonderful Stay
This is our second time at Maeggie's beautiful apartment. It's like a second home, comfortable and has all you need for a relaxing holiday/break.You can eat in or out as the mood takes you. The local shops are great, good quality food and lots of choice. Equally, there are some good restaurants to choose from. We willI know be visiting 'our' beautiful apartment again - it's such a great find.
Werner en Eva
Een groene oase van rust in bruisend Montmartre
We brachten een prachtige week door in Parijs en het appartement van Maggie was hiervoor de ideale uitvalsbasis: een oase van rust, verborgen middenin het bruisende Montmartre. Als je de deur uitstapt, vind je alles wat je nodig hebt - een levendige buurt met leuke restaurants, goeie bakkers, metrostations vlakbij, ... En na een goed gevulde dag city trippen is het aangenaam thuiskomen in een ruim en comfortabel, en knap ingericht appartement.
Maeggie's apartment in Montmartre is fabulous - it was such a treat to stay here. The property is light and bright and my daughter praised the sofa bed as being more comfortable than her bed at home! The location is perfect for sightseeing and just a walk away from the Sacre Coeur with wonderful views of Paris, especially from the top! Maeggie's recommended places to eat were perfect - especially the very unassuming Chez Toinette where the food and wine was divine and the service very welcoming. Maeggie was away when we stayed but she made sure that we were well looked after by her neighbour, Virginie, who was lovely. Maeggie kept in touch to make sure we were happy and was so warm and friendly that we plan to return just so we can meet her in person! All in all a wonderful 5-day stay in a fabulous City ...
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
We loved it!
Staying at Maeggie's Montmartre apartment was the the most wonderful way to spend my week in Paris with my mother. It added so much to our experience of Parisian life. The setting is just lovely. We walked all around Montmartre and had an easy metro ride to other destinations. I have already recommended this apartment to 2 friends. Read more
Response from Maeggie Mailliet - 08/14/2012
i loved meeting you and your mother and having you at my place.Thank you so mùuch for your lovely review. Maeggie
Peaceful retreat in old Paris
What a beautiful apartment in my favorite part of Paris! The apartment is very large, extra sunny and has a fully functioning kitchen (with washer/dryer!) and dining area. The living room pull-out bed was big enough for my teenage son to thrash around on and we used the pull out in the very large bedroom for our 11 year old daughter. We never felt cramped - had a nice dining table to work at while we listened to music and ate delights from the shops just a half block away from the apartment, or we could lounge in the living area or bedroom to read or relax. We cannot wait to go back and wouldn't even think about staying elsewhere. merci! Read more
Response from Maeggie Mailliet - 08/14/2012
Thank you very much for your lovely review and I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and my apartment.
Montmartre + Maeggie's apartment = Memorable Paris Vacation
Our very first trip to Paris and the visit was everything we could hope for. Maeggie and her assistant Camille are warm and welcoming and made us feel very much at home.
The apartment is absolutely wonderful, with all necessities provided for - fully equipped kitchen, small but beautifully updated bathroom and washer/dryer. One thing to note is that the washer/dryer is one of those single unit jobs whose primary advantage is it's compactness. It works fine as long as the load is fairly small.
We were particularly delighted about how quiet the apartment is even with the windows open. Right in the heart of Montmartre and all you hear is the chirping of birds! It really was an oasis we looked forward to every night after a long day of sightseeing.
Montmartre is a truly special neighborhood with tons of character, charm and a gazillion shops, restaurants and bars. The area near the Sacre Couer Basilica is pretty touristy but the apartment is located much further down the hill in a "real" neighborhood and makes for a truly special and immersive experience. (BTW, I do believe that the idea of the "rude Parisienne" is a myth - everyone we encountered (from shopkeepers and waiters to just folks on the street) was wonderful.
We were travelling with our 2 girls (8 and 12 years old) and they loved the apartment as well as the location. It became something of a ritual to walk over to the Boulangerie on rue des abesses (le Grenier a Pain) to pick up croissants and every morning.
The Pari metro is incredible and with 3 stations within a 5-7 minute walk, pretty much any part of Paris can be reached in 20 minutes or less.
We will definitely return and when we do, our HQ will be Maeggie's beautiful Villa in the secret Montmartre garden!
After several trips to Paris and visiting almost all of the obligatory sights, my wife and I decided we really wanted to "live" in Paris; we wanted to to get into the rythm of daily life, feel what it is like to have a real home in this beautiful city and, for a while at least, really be Parisians. Maeggie Mailliet's beautiful Montmarte apartment turned out to be the perfect place for all all of this. The apartment is decorated and appointed with taste and a personal touch that simply says, "you are home." It is located in vibrant, real neighborhood that is within walking distance to many of the city's great sites and attractions and has everything one needs: the best boulangerie in Paris, cheese shops, markets, sidewalk cafes, places to buy roasted chickens and sausage, butchers, fish markets, incredible bakeries, a Greek deli, intimate neighborhood restaurants with incredible dishes for reasonable prices.
And, while you are only steps away from all of this, the apartment's location, adjacent to a beatiful garden and situated amid other attractive residences, provides an island of serenity in the midst of the city. The birds and the rustle of the trees are louder to you than the din of the city.
And all of this gives you a new perspective on Paris. Shopping for groceries becomes a joy. The smiles and Bonjours of your neighbors are real and genuine, and you find yourself smiling back, slowing down, enjoying the moment. The blue Parisian sky, the clouds, the surprise thunderstorms and spring showers become "attractions" as worthy as any in the city.
You put your camera down, and that beautiful tower, the green Seine, the great plazas and palaces, become part of your daily life. You find your own cafe, your own table. You watch Paris go by. It is sweet.
And Maeggie is always there, from first email contact to your final farewell, with help, advice, and personal heartfelt hospitality you will never find at a hotel. She is the perfect host.
Caroline and Tripp Beacham
Home away from home
My husband and I would stay here again and highly recommend it. The apartment is truly a home away from home. We didn't feel like tourists. Beautifully decorated, calm and relaxing. Well situated to the metro. Maeggie is an excellent host, going out of her way to anticipate our needs including travel back to the airport, supplying us with a crash course on transportation system, suggesting best sites and experiences to suit our interests. Lovely, gracious person!
Orange, CA USA
Maeggie's apartment was a perfect base for our week in Paris. Short walks to the Metro and bus stations allowed us to stay in a quiet and charming home while still as close to the action as we wanted to be. The neighborhood around the apartment is filled with bistros, bars and all nature of interesting shops. We felt safe and secure at all hours walking the nearby streets. Don't miss the Tour Eiffel light show from the top of the butte Montmartre! Maeggie is a gracious hostess and the charm of the neighborhood is not to be missed. We'll be back.
Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA
Unforgettable stay in Montmartre
We traveled to Paris for our honeymoon and could not have found a better place to stay. Maeggie is the perfect hostess, she even congratulated us on just being married with a bouquet of roses and champagne!! So nice to be greeted with after a long flight from Canada. She prepared a folder of helpful tips while staying in Montmartre and was readily available if any questions or concerns (which there were none). This apartment is about a 20 minute subway ride from the tourist sites of Paris and far more affordable than a hotel in Paris. Plus we were not living in a closet for a week, instead this apartment is huge!! We found it a peaceful and ultra comfortable place to return to each day after the hustle and bustle of Paris and being a tourist all day long. There was even WiFi, a dishwasher and a laundry machine/dryer in the apartment...all very useful while traveling. On our last day we did all our shopping for gifts etc in Montmartre which is a charming place. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.
Seattle, Washington, USA
Awesome, Peaceful Stay at the Villa Montmartre Secret Garden apa
My husband, son and I had a wonderful one week stay at Maeggie's Villa Montmarter Secret Garden apartment while we were in Paris. We were very impressed with the lovely apartment, the way it is furnished, and the attention and responsiveness Maeggie gave to us during our stay.
The apartment is wonderfully furnished by Maeggie. The master bedroom is huge even by american standards. We used the kitchen to prepare a few meals and found it well equipped. We cannot speak enough of the lovely location of this apartment which is at the end of a cul de sac and behind a gated fence. The apartment overlooks a court yard garden of lovely trees and when we looked out of the window, we would see the trees and hear the birds chirping. This location of this apartment is very quiet and peaceful.
Only a block away is the bustling Rue Lepic which has supermarkets, produce shops for fresh vegetables, bakeries, butchers and many take-out or sit-down restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh warm baquettes and chocolate filled croissants every day.
The train to all the Paris sites is only a block away.
We cannot speak highly enough of Maggie. Maeggie lives in the apartment above. On the first day, Maeggie took the time to walk us around Montmartre to show us the patisseries, grocery stores, pharmacists, restaurants and location of the train station. Maeggie is such a warm person and we thank her for her hospitality and ensuring that we had everything we needed during our stay. You couldn't ask for a more perfect hostess.
We will definitely recommend the Villa Montmartre to all our friends and hope that someday we will be able to return to Paris and stay at Villa Montmartre and see Maeggie again.
Giovanna and Paul La Paglia
Nantucket, MA, USA
In one word: perfect.
Maeggie Mailliet, owner of the apartment, fulfills all of your needs--and beyond--from exceptional initial greeting, settling-in information, and making you feel at total ease in Montmartre. (What "perfect" breads, cheeses, seafood, wines, cinemas, restaurants, unique specialty shops, etc. right around the corner.)
Mme. Mailliet provides an apartment graced with impeccable taste: art and beauty abounds. You can cook as if at home (all "batterie de cuisine" at one's fingertips), and even on rainy days, an eclectic library provides not only wonderful leisure reading, but excellent French travel guides, etc.
In the veritable hub of Montmartre, the apartment is located in an unexpected private-garden environment.
What more could one ask for?
P.S. Of course other details: International TV, CD player, radio, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc...
Brian Harber & Family
A home away from home !!
My family and I only spent a week in Paris but Maeggie made us feel right at home.
She is a very kind person and we became friends right away. She was always available whenever we had questions and she had very good advice about every aspect of Paris such as which restaurants and cafes were worth eating at and where we needed to make reservations first.
We absolutely loved the apartment and neighbourhood.
Everything you need from groceries to wine to the Metro is a short walk from your front door. I really miss getting up in the morning and walking to the local bakery for baguettes and pastries for breakfast.
In the evenings, you can get a good night's sleep without being woken up by loud noises coming from the streets like in other parts of Paris.
We felt really safe staying at Maeggie's apartment due to the privacy and security it provides. Everyone we met greeted us with a "Bonjour" every day and made us feel like we were part of the neighbourhood.
I know the next time we travel to Paris, we will want to stay in this apartment again.
We highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to spend their vacation in Paris.
Thank you, Maeggie, for your help in making our stay in Paris wonderful.
Brian, Helen & Lillian Harber
Columbia, South Carolina
A beautiful retreat away from the crowds!
Maeggie and her apartment were a delight! We enjoyed Paris immensely, but it was so nice to be able to get away from the crowds each evening to recharge our batteries in this quiet and beautiful apartment. Also, Maeggie was so helpful. She took us on a tour the first day showing us where to buy bread and pastries. It made the neighborhood less stressful having walked it with a Parisienne. Thanks Maeggie!
Perfect accommodation for a Paris stay in Montmartre
We stayed at Maeggie's Montmartre apartment for 8 nights in March 2012. It is lovely! The apartment is as well equipped as our home ...from kitchen utensils to a great shower and very comfortable beds . Maeggie has done a lovely job in decorating it and it is vey comfortable. The garden outside is truly charming and the trees started to get their leaves while we were there. I only wish we had more time to sit there and enjoy the peace and quiet of this inner garden right in the heart of Montmartre! The location is great ...near several Metro stops and very useful buses. The neighborhood is full of great markets, fromageries, restaurants. The surrounding area is also full of history as it was home to many great artists (Renoir, Picasso) who lived and worked there during their careers. Maeggie, the owner, was extremely helpful during our stay and we feel we have made a friend in Paris during our visit. We give this apartment and our experience the highest rating.
Couldn't be better.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montmartre at this wonderful apartment. It was very clean and certainly on the generous side in terms of size for Paris. After travelling through Italy and staying at hotels, it was great to have the use of a proper kitchen, Washing Machine, Dryer, and Wi-Fi.
We found Maeggie a very helpful and gracious owner who helped make our stay in Paris really special. For instance, Maeggie makes sure she shows you the best places to eat and drink in Montmartre and is always available to answer questions and provide recommendations.
We had no problems with the location and were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go (Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, etc.). As we had 12 days there this was not a problem, if you had a shorter period you'd probably need to take the Metro (although there are two stops less than 5 minutes away).
We have already recommended the apartment to many friends back home, and, hope to be able to come back in the future.
Wonderful apartment and host
From the moment we arrived Maeggie was wonderful. The spacious apartment itself was an truly Parisian experience. Everything that one could need was there.
The location in Montmarte was excellent; highly recommended if this is the part of Paris you have your heart set on as there are very few good hotels close by. The experience of going out in the morning to fetch fresh bread and pastry's (from the baker names 'the best in Paris in 2010') was perfect, as were the local bars and restaurants.
The only downside was the temperature in the bedroom; while the living room was wonderfully warm and stood up to the -15 degrees outside, the bedroom did not retain heat as well. Maeggie, of course, did everything she could to rectify this (from checking the radiators, providing more blankets and even offering my girlfriend a coast!) Aside from this minor gripe (due to a highly unusual circumstance) I would recommend this to anyone looking for a different option to staying in an (overpriced) boutique hotel.
We would most certainly stay again.
Good Choice for Paris Holiday apartment
We were glad we chose this apartment.
Good location-5 min walk to Blanch metro station which takes you to where you wish to visit.
Convinient Neighbourhood-Two medium-sized supermarket nearly and lots of other food/grocery shops aroud the apartment. Easy for take away.
Comfortable apartment with african decor feasure.The apartment is fitted for everything you will need for a holiday home.
And very important, the landlady is very nice and hospitable.
Maggie Saved The Day!
Let's face it, family holidays can be fraught. Even the best-laid plans can unravel. And sometimes stuff just doesn't work. So you can imagine how we felt after 12 hours of flight delays to what was already a 23 hour journey to Paris from australia. Oh, and then there was the luggage - well actually, there wasn't. But then we saw it. A beacon of light in the shape of Maggie Maillet. She scooped us up, brushed us down and before we knew it, life was back to normal. She organised transport, she found our luggage and got us re-acquainted with it, she personally escorted us (wife and daughters 14 and 12) to the best local restaurants, and she even made sure we understood the quickest bus and metro routes. Simply amazing. Needless to say, it helped that her quaint Parisien apartment was spotlessly clean, ideally-equipped, warm and perfectly located. Maggie and Montmartre won the day. Don't even think about staying anywhere else.
Great location beautiful apartment!
It was our first time to Paris and staying at Maeggies apartment in Montmartre was the best location and space we could hope for. We will defiantly be back!
Einrichtung vom Feinsten - Design und atmosphäre perfekt - man ist sofort "zuhause"
Ruhig und doch mitten im pulsierenden Leben des Montmartre
New York City
A lovely home away from home in Paris
I stayed at Maeggie's lovely apartment last august for a week, and it was even better than I could have imagined. After looking at the beautiful photos here and on Maeggie's website, and reading all of the wonderful reviews, I had high expectations, but these expectations did not come close to the actual experience. The apartment is beautiful and clean and impeccably decorated, with wonderful art and great amenities, but also very comfortable, with everything you'll need to "live" there. Maeggie was so warm and friendly and helpful from the moment that I wrote to her about renting the apartment, and was the same in person. It was nice to know she was nearby if I needed anything, and of course she had some helpful hits for me during my stay (in person, and also in the folder of information she leaves for her guests).
The apartment's location is wonderful - you have Rue Lepic and the food shops/market outside your door and the shops and cafes on Rue des abbesses a few steps away, and two close Metros to take you to other places in the city. But waking up each morning and opening all the windows, looking out onto the gardens below, listening to the birds happily chattering, and making and sitting drinking coffee in my favorite mug, it was sometimes hard to leave! But the courtyard, with its various entry ways, is quite magical, and just leaving the apartment was a special experience - I looked forward to it each time! And of course, Paris is an amazing city to explore, and coming home to this apartment just makes the experience even better. Whenever I go back to Paris (soon I hope!) I want to stay in Maeggie's apartment. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
A tranquil parisian apartment in a wonderful location.
We are a family of four, two adults and two children. We stayed at this appartment in august 2011 for a week. Upon our arrival Maeggie showed us around the local shops and advised us of the best places to eat and buy food. Maeggie's English is impeccable and she is happy to give you help and advice on any matters that she can.
The apartment was everything I had hoped it would be. A typical parisian building,spotlessly clean and modern inside, with everything a family could need. The beds were very comfortable and there are some wonderful books to look at.
There is access to public transport just a short 5 minute walk fron the apartment. The Moulin Rouge and Sacre Coeur are very close by, as are many bakeries, butchers, delicatessens, cafes, restaurants supermarkets and other shops. All in all, a clean, comfortable and lovely place to stay.
Laurie and Daniella
A Home away From Home
Our desire for our first trip to Paris was to experience the city as the locals do. Upon meeting the gracious and kind Maeggie we knew our stay in Paris would be exceptional; and after her tour of the area and eateries, we felt a part of Parisian life.
We were at home immediately in the luxuriously appointed Villa Montmartre. Its beauty and ambiance as represented on the website are true to life. Light, airy, exquisitely decorated, extremely well conceived and enveloped by lovely gardens.
Montmartre is a charming locale, the apartment is ideally situated here as a perfect base to explore Paris with two metro stops within walking distance, as well as taxis and buses nearby; and award winning bakeries and exceptional restaurants just around the corner. We were wonderfully at ease here. It was a great feeling to retire safely to a privatized estate and relax in an elegant and quiet apartment at the end of each day and still be so close to the bustle of city life.
It was a privilege to have stayed at Villa Montmartre and we felt blessed to have met Maeggie, she set the tone for a wonderful experience in Paris. Our comfort and happiness were a priority to her personally and this was reflected in every aspect of the apartment.
We have recommended Villa Montmartre to all family and friends as an attainable luxury. Our very high expectations were exceeded and our Parisian experience that we had hoped for was fulfilled.
Carolyn and Jeff
Colac, Victoria, Australia
Lovely apartment in a great neighbourhood.
Maeggie made us feel very welcome when we arrived on an early morning flight. Her hospitality continued to make us feel at home during our week in Montmartre and Paris. Her lovely apartment was a peaceful and relaxing retreat at the end of each busy day. We particularly enjoyed exploring the local neighbourhood. Maeggie's apartment was an excellent base for a week in Paris and we plan to return in the near future.
Kay and Ron
Bellevue, Washington and Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
A lovely apartment in Montmartre
We didn't get to meet Maeggie because she was away on vacation but her substitute did a very nice job. This apartment is in a fun and lively neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants, you should even make a reservation for many of the local ones. The apartment is light and well furnished with some very nice art. I am going to study to improve my french and I hope we will stay there again soon.
Richard and Nerida
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Montmatre- c'est magnifique
Our stay was magical and I will have the memories of staying at Maeggie's apartment with me for a long time. Montmatre is a wonderful place with beautiful shops selling incredible cheeses, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, tarts, meat.. It is like a perennial market neighbourhood. All these stores are just outside your doorstep.
The apartment itself is truly lovely. The complex is very quiet, safe/secure and beautifully kept and presented with a great sense of style. It was so lovely to stay there I looked forward to coming back 'home' to spend time there reading a book and looking out at the pretty gardens.
The apartment has every conceiveable feature- dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, stove, microwave but it is the shower I was really in love with. It was a very attractive bathroom and it was possible to preset the water temperature and pressure. It was heaven.
Maeggie is a terrific manager who made sure we were very comfortable. She told us about the area, made us feel at home and struck a perfect balance between letting us do our thing and being well looked after.
Definitely recommend buying local cheeses, a baguette, some French red wine, slices of rhubarb and chocolate tarte tartin and eating it at the table in the apartment. At the same time listening to the local classical music radio station thinking about your day experiencing the style, class and wonderment of Paris. Wish I was there now.
Warm and welcome
Maeggie welcomed us into her attractive appartment
Generous and helpful she made us feel at home.
We found this secluded tranquil area just 5 minutes from the hub bub of Paris life wonderful respite after touring the city. Highly recommended.
A honeymoon stay to remember
From the efficient and helpful arrangements over the internet, to the welcome and the local tour, Maeggie, the owner, was fantastic. The apartment was a peaceful, beautiful and wonderfully positioned haven. The local food and restaurants, cinema etc all great. We've already booked a return visit.
MARTIN AND JANE
A peice of heaven
My wife an i have just spent a week at Maeggie's wonderful apartment.All of Maeggie's recommendations regarding the resturants and things to do were excellent. We loved Montmartre and it was a joy coming home to the apartment. We are in love with Paris and made so much better by staying at Maeggie's.
Perth Western Australia
High expectations exceeded !!
'Montmartre beautiful apartment in a secret garden' was everything that it promised and more. The apartment was sunny, stylish and so easy to live in, the private gardens a quiet oasis in busy Montmartre. It was such a pleasure to shop locally like proper Parisians and enjoy baguettes, cheese, pate , wine and of course pastries. Maeggie made our stay so special. She took the time to welcome us like old friends, show us the best places to shop and eat, and advise us about transport and sightseeing. We hadn't stayed in Montmartre before and found it very charming. The Metro and bus were easily accessible. We would return in a flash and certainly are telling our friends about this wonderful fiind and our new friend Maeggie.
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose, CA, USA
At home in Paris
5 stars all the way around.
Maeggie is a super hostess. She gives you a tour of the area at the beginning of your stay that helps you slip into the Parisian way of life on your first outing. Because the Montmartre area is small and personal, we kept running into Maeggie on the streets and each time she would make us feel so welcome and comfortable to the area, more like good friends rather than another tourist.
For us a big delight was to be able to go out each day and do the daily food shopping like a Parisian. No impersonal, big grocery store experience here. We shopped our way thru the wine market, the fromage shop, the rotisserie chicken vendor, and then of course the bakery (the 2010 and 2011 Best Baguette in Paris winners were short walks, both on rue des abbesses, great desserts as well) Mom-in-Law lived off the coffee éclairs at both bakeries.
The apartment - Beautiful weather in early May, we opened all the large windows in the apartment and let the sounds of Paris life float in (at the perfect volume). Birds singing, folks enjoying a family BBQ, children playing.
Great location, it felt secluded and private, yet just a few paces any direction took you to such diverse places. The Sacré-Coeur area with the basilica and all its artsy vendors at the Place du Tertre, go to the Dali Museum while there. The other direction took you to the "red light district” with the famous Moulin Rouge - great night photography for sure. Then of course there were all the great cafes, and shops to roam around in all day long!
The other parts of Paris are within easy reach. The metro station(s) were close and the system simple to use, and got you to 'central Paris' (or anywhere in Paris) in minutes.
I guess to sum it up - Maeggie, her apartment, and it's location will afford you the opportunity to embrace both the personal side of Paris as well as it's wonderful more 'touristy' side.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Can I give more than 5 stars?
The apartment was as beautiful as the photos. The location in Montmartre was perfect ... can't imagine staying elsewhere. Maeggie, our hostess, was beyond kind and gracious. She helped settle us in, showed us the high points of Montmartre, entertained us, arranged taxi services ... even saw us off the morning of our departure at the horrid hour of 6 am. We will definitely return. We have already recommended this apartment to friends for their upcoming trips. We highly, highly recommend.
Excellent place, in the heart of Paris but although silent. Maeggie is the best host you can imagine. It was my second time in this apartment - and it was like coming home. If I ever will come back to Paris I would like to come back to Maeggie and her very nice, tasteful apartment.
Ich habe eine wunderschone Woche in Paris verbracht. Maeggie Mailliet's Wohnung im Montmartre
ist ein kleines "Bijoux". Ich fuehlte mich sofort zu hause in dieser raffiniert dekorierten Wohnung,
in einem schoen renovierten Directoire Haus, mitten in einem einem typisch franzoesischen Garten.
Die trendy rue Lepic und abbesses, "Amélie Poulain's Quartier”, sind nur einige Minuten zu Fuss mit unzaehligen Cafés
und Bistros. Man ist auch im Nu mit Metro oder Bus im Louvre, Concorde etc. Ich freue mich schone jetzt auf den naechsten
A truly beautiful apartment in Montmartre
I stayed in this apartment for two unforgettable weeks in early 2011, writing in the mornings, running and cycling through Paris in the afternoons, and going out to many cafes and restaurants at night. The apartment is equipped for elegant living, and it has natural light filling the rooms from three sides. The building is beautiful and probably the envy of all the other nice buildings in its lovely courtyard. You may be a tourist on the street, but you are not in this courtyard or this apartment -- it is an authentic Parisian experience, and very safe and friendly. The last time in Paris, I stayed a few days at the Marriott Rive Gauche. It's a nice hotel, but I'd honestly assign it one-tenth the value and experience of staying in this apartment, which puts you in a hopping neighborhood, just steps away from (for example) the Moulin Rouge and Van Gogh's Paris apartment on rue Lepic. Maeggie Mailliet, the owner, is utterly delightful, lovely, helpful, and kind. If she recommends something to you, like the Studio 28 theatre or the Italian restaurant just a few doors away, trust her and do it (e.g. I found out later that this very affordable restaurant ranks in the top 5% of 6,000+ restaurants in Paris). She has impeccable taste! A+ all the way.
Beautiful, peaceful Parisian home away from home
Maggie's clean, spacious, comfortable, contemporary apartment is nestled within a beautiful courtyard and garden. You are right in the heart of the city, so it's easy to get around yet you feel like you are within your own special secret corner of Paris.
Maggie, who lives in the apartment above, was a very gracious host and even took us on a little tour of the neighbourhood when we first arrived. It made us feel at home straight away and her restaurant recommendations were great.
Fantastic delicatessens, boulangeries, patisseries, cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance. There are also some great fashionable boutiques and the Sacre Coure is only 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
We loved the apartment and the area and would stay there again on our next trip to Paris.
Cathy in Austin
A peaceful spot in a bustling neighborhood
Maeggie's apartment is in one of four or five buildings at the dead end of a short street with protected access. The gardens give one the illusion of being away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. We had stayed in another apartment in one of the other two buildings three years ago. When it was booked, the owner referred us to Maeggie. My husband is in his element buying food and wine and loves to cook so Maeggie's apartment is in an ideal location for us--just off rue Lepic with its food shops lined up one after the other enticing passersby with their aromas.
The only caveat is that Montmartre is not within walking distance of the grand museums, restaurants and churches--Sacre Coeur excepted of course. On the other hand, the metro and bus stop are very close.
The apartment is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. It is on the corner of the building so has lots of windows. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, etc. which of course is what my husband most appreciated.
And Maeggie, who lives in an apartment on the next floor, could not have been nicer or more helpful. We will return.
Maeggie is a terrific & helpful host & the flat is quiet and perfectly furnished! A great week or weekend away in a terrific area of Paris!!
New York City
Magical Montmartre apartment in Paris!
This apartment, and it's sublime hostess Maeggie Mailliet, will make you feel that you truly have a home in Paris. Not only is the apartment beautiful - stylish, immaculate, quiet, and so comfortable - it is also set in the most perfect private garden, in the heart of the friendliest, warmest, most welcoming neighborhood imaginable. Two Metro stops are a 5 minute walk away, wonderful patisseries, boulangeries, caf?s and restaurants abound, the shopping in the neighborhood is excellent, and beautiful Sacre Coeur is a 12 minute walk up the hill. Having found this perfect residence, I can't imagine coming back to Paris and staying anywhere else.
we stay like at home very comfortable
we feel very comfortable and we 'dlike to come back to show this aptment to our family and friends
James & Joanne Clarkson
Olympia, Washington, USA
It felt like Home in Paris
We stayed at Maeggie's apartment in the Montmartre district of Paris for 2 weeks and we loved it. We had no experience in France, but by staying in this apartment and having Maeggie's help, we learned where to go, where to shop, and she was there when we needed help, but never intrusively. The area is delightfully busy with shoppers, the cafes were bustling, but when we entered the apartments we had peace. We had all the conveniences. The apartment is light and cheerful. By having the high-speed Internet we could plan our next day's adventure. We feel very fortunate we met Maeggie and that we stayed in her apartment for a very special trip.
Suzanne and Sophie
The flat and its furnishings and decor and especially the hostess were charming. There are plenty of nearby shops to augment daily life -- bakeries, specialty food shops, cafes, restaurants. The location of the flat itself is within a unique and fascinating enclosed complex of a number of buildings mostly of the 18th and 19th centuries. The only drawback is that it is quite far from the central city; public transportation is very good but time consuming especially on an extended stay.
gold coast australia
great location, spacious apartment and excellent host
Maeggie is a great host - red wine and flowers on arrival, then a tour of the local shops - where to go for patisseries, meat, cheese, baguettes, wine, groceries etc and recommendations for restaurants. She showed us where to get the busses for each direction and was most helpful as to things to see and do and any other things like ( again) how to use the washer / dryer etc along the way. The main bedroom is spacious with plug in internet access (bring your own laptop) at the large desk. Lots of Paris guides in the apartment. Our teenage daughter had the fold out double bed in the lounge and plenty of storage space. The walk up two flights was OK to get to the unit (Monmartre is not flat anyway for getting around) Thoroughly recommended and hope to go back again.
A convenient, central yet quiet and beautiful Paris apartment
From the warm welcome, bottle of wine and chocolates, to the clean, bright, artistic flat and the helpful info on bus routes, restaurants etc, this beautiful apartment really added to our stay in Paris. We loved the local area and were able to get round and see the city very easily from there. Madame Maiggie is exceptionally helpful and cahrming. Highly recommended!
Nice place to spend a few days in Paris
This is a great apartment to rent for a few days. I cannot think of anything we needed and was not there. Kitchen is well equipped for eating in if so desired, grocery and other deli stores around, easy access from the metro, all within 5 min walking distance. The owner lives upstairs in another apartment and is extremely helpful. If you have any questions call or e-mail and you'll get a prompt reply.
I've traveled to Paris a number of times for work and pleasure but always left feeling like I had rushed around seeing everything and yet not experienced all that much beyond hotels and major attractions. Loving what I had seen of the city, I wanted to take up temporary residency with a sense of leisure, shop and eat locally, and explore the off the beaten path neighborhoods. This apartment was absolutely perfect - comfort and location. Maeggie as a neighbor added to the richness of the experience - we were well cared for. I loved the peace of the apartment in the midst of busy Montmartre, especially having a kitchen. I loved this neighborhood full of good food shops and restaurants. I loved most exploring on foot the side streets away from the main tourist areas, walking from there to La Chapelle (buy african fabrics and food and Indian items along the way and then eat lamb curry at Dishny) and stroll the Bassin de Villette and the St Martin Canal, south to Republique (great boutiques). All in all, the best experience in Paris yet!
Perth, Western Australia
Fantastic place to stay.
I stayed at Maeggie's apartment with my husband and two teenage daughters for eight fabulous days.
The apartment is a real home away from home, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The decor is lovley. It was perfectly clean, with comfortable beds (including the sofa bed, which our girls shared) and Maeggie's hospitality was faultless. We arrived to a lovely welcome of fresh french bread, the most beautiful cheese, jam, coffee, fruit and a bottle of wine. FABULOUS!!!
I wasn't expecting the staircase when we arrived, and that could be a problem for anyone unable to cope with 3 flights of stairs, or a very large amount of baggage. But we would definitely stay there again, and would recommend it to anyone else going to Paris. We really felt at home there, and would absolutely love to go back again.
The surrounding area of Montmatre is filled with market streets with the best quality food we have ever eaten, and the transport options within easy walking distance were fantastic. After walking all over the city, we decided that we were definitely in the right place for top quality, easy acess to beautiful food!
San Diego, CA
One week with our one year old
Wonderfully cute location and property. My Wife and I brought our one year old and enjoyed the little park out front and the local markets for food.
For the price, I don't think you get much better accommodations.
Some of the best aspects:
-Location to local metro/bus service to get around
-Easy to get to from the airport via taxi or metro
-Quailty of the apartment (very clean and modern)
-Maeggie - gives great advice and ensures you have the very best visit
Things to be aware of:
It is a bit of a hike to central Paris and the major attractions. Expect about a 15 or 20 min. ride on the metro or bus. Had we been without our one year old, it would have been a non-issue as the metro is super easy and the bus system is good too. We still made it work with little issues, just allocated more time in the day for commuting.
Wunderschöne Wohnung im Herzen von Paris
Meine Kollegin und ich verbrachten vier herrliche Tage in Paris. Logiert haben wir in einer wunderschönen und ruhig gelegenen Wohnung,die hell, geräumig und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet ist. Wir fühlten uns vom ersten Augenblick an wie zu Hause, sogar ein frischer Blumenstrauss stand auf dem Stubentisch. In den grossen Wandschränken kann alles Reisegepäck praktisch verstaut werden. Der Ausblick der beiden Zimmer ist fantastisch: Ein parkähnlicher Garten, in dem es blüht und duftet – eine grüne Oase mitten im pulsierenden Paris, am Hügel des Montmartre. Dieser romantische Garten und das Haus befinden sich in einem riesigen Innenhof, der nur für die Anwohner zugänglich ist. Ein paar Schritte vom Haus entfernt gelangt man auf die Rue Lepic, an der interessante Läden ihre Esswaren und Delikatessen feil halten und Bistros, die zum Verweilen einladen. Will man in der Wohnung selber kochen , hat man also schnell eingekauft und ist man des Kochens überdrüssig, findet man in diesem Quartier unendlich viele feine Restaurants. Die Vermieterin der Wohnung, Maeggie Mailliet,ist eine sehr nette und charmante Frau, die uns einen freundlichen Empfang und einen angenehmen Aufetnhalt bereitet hat. Herzlichen Dank für alles, wir werden bestimmt wiederkommen!
A freezing February Paris
The accommodation was lovely . Maeggie was very ,very helpful. She showed us around the Montmatre area on the first night and introduced us to a fantastic local restaurant. She was also helpful with advice on how to travel to the places we wished to visit & the opening times of museums etc. She even arranged a taxi for us on our last day.
The apartment was also in a very central location and near to the Sacre Coeur.
All in all we had a lovely stay though the weather was freezing...!!
Determined to go back as did not see all the sites we wanted.
Magical Montmartre Apartment
While planning our first trip to Paris, I found tons of sites that offered
apartments for rent in the city. Checking Tripadvisor, I read great reviews
for Villa Montmartre. I liked what I saw and decided to go with this.
Emailing Maeggie was great. She responded quickly and was very helpful.
When we got to Paris, we discovered that the apartment looked exactly liked
it did in the pictures on the website--beautiful. And, Maeggie was a terrific
host. As a welcoming gift, she had a fresh baguette and cookies waiting for
us to enjoy. She also gave us a tour of the neighborhood. We really liked
having Maeggie upstairs from us. When we had questions (like where to
catch the bus or Metro or suggestion on a restaurant) she was available. She
also arranged for our transportation for our departure. However, she was
not intrusive or nosey at anytime! We liked the neighborhood and how
convenient it was to take the Metro or bus to other arrondissements. I can't
think of any drawback to this apartment. It wasn't huge, but it was plenty
big enough for my husband, my 25-year old daughter (who slept on the
fold-out couch) and myself. We will definitely stay here the next time we go
to Paris and highly recommend it to others.
I have already stay in this beautiful apartment twice.
The owner, Ms.
Mailliet is very friendly and helpful.
There's many bus stops near by
so it is very convenient for
family with small children. There's
Homelike atmosphere in
the apartment itself and neighborhood.
definitely recommend to my
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
A Charming Apartment and a Charming Hostess
My wife and I stayed at Maeggie's apartment for our Wedding Anniversary and it was wonderful. The apartment is easy to reach via public transport, near many tourist attractions, but at the same time in its own peaceful community. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, with all mod cons an overlooks the private garden - you are in the middle of Paris but hearing bird song in the morning! Maeggie is a gracious and helpful hostess, pointing out the best places to eat and visit, and on hand to help with any queries. We felt like guests rather than customers and had a lovely stay - I would highly recommend this apartment and hope I can visit again!
The Little Princess
Maeggie is the perfect host!
We stayed at Maeggie's apartment after reading recommendations in the review section.
The apartment was wonderful, especially with three adults and one small child.
The apartment is in a central location, only 5 mins walk to Sacre Coure. You really feel the village atmosphere when staying in the apartment, as its literally at your doorstep.
Whenever we visit Paris again, will definately comeback to stay here - wonderful experience!
Schöner und angenehmer kann man in Paris nicht wohnen: eine
wunderschöne, mit besonderem Stilgefühl eingerichtete Wohnung, absolut
ruhig gelegen mit Blick auf einen schön bepflanzten kleinen Park, eine edle,
elegante Umgebung. Da kommt ein Gefühl von Gramercy Park in New York
auf. In zwei Minuten ist man in einer Straße mit kleinen Lädchen Käse, Fisch,
Gemüse, Cafés, Restaurants, die Metrostationen sind sehr nah, mit dem Bus
sieht man mehr und kommt überall hin. Maeggie ist eine perfekte
Gastgeberin, sie hilft mit Rat und Tat. Wenn wir an unseren Aufenthalt zurück
denken, kommt Sehnsucht auf und wir möchten sofort wieder hin. Danke,
Maeggie, für wunderbare Tage.
A truly special Christmas in Paris
We found Maeggie's apartment online and liked the positive reviews, so my husband, myself and our two teenage daughters decided to spend four nights at her apartment in Montmartre over Christmas. She greeted us and even helped us parallel-park our car (not easy in Paris) on a nearby street. She also showed us the around the neighborhood and helped us figure out the buses and the Metro.
The building that the apartment is in dates from the 1700's. The apartment itself is off the noisy streets and faces an inner courtyard and park. Very private and quiet. Maeggie has many interesting pieces of artwork in the apartment, and if you have any questions, she lives right upstairs!
All in all, I would highly recommend this special apartment and the owner to anyone who wants a positive and memorable Paris experience. Merci Maeggie!
Laura, Steve, Blake, and Laura
Chris & Lucinda
A Home Away from Home
We spent a delightful 10 days in this very comfortable apartment. Maeggie is a wonderful host who made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. She introduced us to the best the neighborhood has to offer, great food shops, cafes, and restaurants. The apartment is charming, quiet, and well appointed. The location is convenient to two metro stops and was the perfect base for exploring the city. Frankly we were ready to move in and call the place home, but all vacations sooner or later have to end - until the next time.
New Brunswick, Canada
A wonderful apartment
We could not have been more pleased with our stay. Maeggie was the perfect hostess. We felt we were being welcomed to her home, neighbourhood, and village. On arrival, Maeggie took us out to show us where to find; the best fish, bread, meat, produce and then to recommend the best restaurants. She was able to answer all our questions and we were very impressed. We give this our highest recommendation. The apartment was spotless, the bed and linens perfect, the kitchen, bathroom completely equipped.
The photos on the web-site are exactly what it looks like. It is located in a courtyard, within which you will find complete peace.
Reine et Pierre
Laval, Province de Québec, Canada
Refuge dans une grande ville.
Nous avons eu un accueil chaleureux de la propriétaire qui demeure à l'appartement au-dessus. Elle est très gentille et est disponible pour répondre à des questions. L'appartement est très bien meublé et est très éclairé. Grand jardin. Près de 2 lignes de métro. Quartier agréable: plein de petits commerces (cafés, boulangeries, fromagerie, patissier, fruits et légumes, poissonnerie etc.) très intéressants autour.
À retenir pour un voyage futur, donc à recommander.
I would not want to stay anywhere else in Paris.
Maeggie is a great host. She was happily waiting to greet us on arrival (even though we were more than 1 hour late)and was very helpful, starting with showing us around the property and then the neighbourhood. The apartment is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The longer we stayed, the harder it was to leave. It was much better than a hotel, more like a home. The location is in a private courtyard/garden, so it was free of the noise of the city. There are all kinds of shops, bakeries and places to buy great food and supplies nearby. All in all a very fine choice of a place to stay.
A lovely stay
This is a lovely apartment in a great area. It was silent at night, but just
outside was a vibrant neighborhood and access to all of the city via metro.
The apartment was comfortable, elegant, and the resources about the area and
the city compiled by Maggie were invaluable. We could only stay a few days,
but we'll DEFINITELY be back!
Home away from home
Maeggie's apartment is so beautifully decorated and comfortable. We felt like
we actually lived in Paris. All the shops, restaurants and Metro are just steps
away. It is also very convenient that Maeggie lives right upstairs of the
apartment. She was very helpful answering any questions we had through out
our stay. This is the apartment we will return when we come to Paris again.
An oasis of calm and elegance
We had a wonderful stay in an apartment which is quiet,spacious and elegant and includes a lot of attention to detail. The location is right next to rue Lepic, the gastronomic market in Montmartre...and Maeggie is a wonderful hostess who really cares about your stay.
We recommend her apartmenjt without reservation.
Beautiful apartment, great location
The apartment was beautiful and very confortable, with everything that we needed. The location is brilliant, very accessible and convenient, with lots of restaurants and other attractions nearby.
The owner is very helpful and made us feel welcome.
Michele and Charles
Charming, beautiful, well-appointed, classy oasis in the city
We are already planning our return. The apartment is charming, spacious, immaculate, beautiful, and did I say charming? It is also surprisingly quiet for its central location. Maeggie is absolutely delightful and was very helpful. The garden is lovely. The metro stop is just steps away so it is easy to get anywhere in the city. We got up and went running every morning and brought back fabulous pastries before heading out to explore the city. It is a few blocks from a somewhat seedy area but we always felt completely safe and it only made it more interesting.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Amazing place and great service!!
We were lucky to get this beautiful apartment in a "last minute" request, I
know it is booked all year long so take precautions! I have visited Paris several
times and this is by far the best place I have stayed in.
We were assisted directly by the owner, Ms. Mailliet, and she was very helpful
and accommodating. The place is all you can dream of in Paris, very well
located and beautifully furnished. The apartment is very comfortable, quiet
and elegant, not to mention extremely clean. I cannot say enough about how
nice was our stay, it worth every euro.
Wonderful stay in great apartment in Paris
Me and my 2 children (10 and 12) had a wonderful stay in Villa Montmartre for
4 nights. This beats a hotel room in Paris 100 times. Maeggie, the owner is
wonderful and makes you feel at home right away with a tour of the
neighborhood. The apartment is in a great location and sleeps 4 comfortably.
It has everything you might need and more! It was great to come home to this
place every night and have a quiet night of sleep after a hectic day! There is so
much to do in Paris, you'll never be bored. We'll be back for sure and stay at
Villa Montmartre again!
Perfect in Paris
The apartment that Maeggie rents to visitors to Paris is an absolute gem. Situated in the bustling, vibrant Montmarte area it is an oasis and you cannot believe you are in the middle of Paris. It over looks a spacious courtyard garden and is peaceful and serene. The decoration is beautiful, tasteful and understated. The beds and sofa are comfortable and provided a good night?s sleep and the apartment has all the amenities you need for your stay. Maeggie was a lovely, welcoming host and was very helpful. Montmarte is a fantastic location to explore the city from with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars and you feel you are living among the real Parisians if only for a little while. I would highly recommend renting this beautiful apartment.
Santa Cruz, CA
We had a wonderful stay at the Villa Montmartre. My husband and I, and our two children enjoyed the visit immensely. The apartment was very spacious and conveniently located near Metro stations. The garden courtyard was beautiful and gave us nice views from our windows. It was nice to stay in an apartment and get the 'local' feel of the city and Montmartre area. Maeggie was such a gracious hostess! She was very helpful in showing us the neighborhood and also assisting us in getting transportation to the airport at the end of our stay. We can't wait until our next visit to Paris and Villa Montmartre!
Katonah, New York
Live like a Parisian
If you want to live like a Parisian rent this light and airy apartment situated in a
lovely park.The owner will take you around the neighborhood and show you
where to buy the best croissants,pates,meat,fishetc.etc. No more bad and
expensive restaurant meals.You can eat chez soi!!!Montmartre is like a village
with in Paris ..very colorful and 3 stops on the metro will take you to the
Opera.Also you Starbuck fans will find one right down the street!!!So give it a
Wonderful Home, A Real Parisian Experience!
The location of this property was superb. Markets and metro transportation
footsteps away. Clean, safe, beautifully decorated with a full stocked kitchen.
Beds very comfortable. Internet worked well.
We ate in and entertained a few evenings, behaving as if we lived in Paris all
The owner Maeggie made our experience over the top. She greeted us w/
fresh croissants and jams. then proceeded to give us a tour of the
neighborhood, pointing out the restaurants and shops she frequented.
She answered all our questions and is truly a lovely person.
We will return to Paris and will only stay here.
First Timers to Paris
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Home away from home.
Everything we expected and more. Felt welcomed, safe and secure which was very important to us as female travellers. Close to everything we needed which included groceries, metro, small department store, pharmacy, cafes and the great sites of Montemarte. Also the Moulin Rouge is a 5 minute walk away, book early to ensure no disappointments. Be sure to pack a lighter suitcase to ensure that you can make the stairs to your apartment on the second floor. Our hostess was most gracious and professional. We intend to be back to this vacation home!
Our home in Montmatre
We spent a week of our honeymoon in Maeggie's apartment in Montmatre and had a awesome experience. I didn't have high expectations of a 'Paris experience' due to the huge amount of tourism that this city generates but staying in Villa Montmatre really gave us that experience.
Maeggie (who lives above the apartment) was extremely helpful throughout our stay and gave us a great tour of our local surrounds which meant we ate like kings, drank coffee where it tasted good and had so many pastry treats the patisserie staff got to know our names. It really was a fabulous week.
And of course the most important thing I can say is - we would definitely stay there again.
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
A bright, elegant, apartment in a cool part of Paris!
I visited the Villa Montmartre for the first time in May. The apartment is in a charming period building, sited within a complex of apartments, located in an exquisite garden, just off the rue Lepic in Montmartre. It is well-connected to other parts of Paris with four metro stations nearby, and an efficient bus service.
The apartment itself is exquisite: light, bright and elegantly appointed. With large French windows (two in the living area and three in the bedroom) overlooking the garden, and the sun streams into the flat. The bijou (but well-equipped) kitchen and shower-room are adequate for one?s needs. It is a quiet and private apartment, yet near buzzy and eclectic Montmartre with great foodshops and caf?s nearby (including the Caf? de Deux Moulins, immortalized in the movie The Fabulous Destiny of Am?lie Poulin), and a delightfully resotred arts cinema, Studio 28, which contains beautiful lamps designed by Jean Cocteau in 1948.
Maeggie Mailliet is a charming hostess, a delightful and elegant lady, who will go to great lengths to make sure you are comfortable and have an enjoyable stay in her apartment. I have already recommended the Villa Montmartre to friends and will certainly return very soon.
A TRUE French experience!
Aside from Maeggie being an absolute wonderful host, we found our stay in Montmartre to be amazing! This was our first trip to France/Paris, we were slightly overwhelmed upon arrival, however we settled in and enjoyed all that the city has to offer. Walking down to the markets was incredible, the food is just amazing! Maeggie's rental is spacious, inviting, convienent, clean and well equipped. We spent hours just enjoying the amazing courtyard and the grounds around the rental. This rental is worth every penny, try it and experience for yourself! Highly reccommended!
Beautiful and comfortable flat in an extremely charming and historic neighborhood. A truly fantastic way to spend time in Paris.
The Owner lives in the building as well and is a magnificent and caring host. She is extremely thoughtful and attentive to the needs of the guest.
We loved our experience at Villa Montmartre and are anxiously looking forward to our next visit...
Oasis in Paris
Tucked away within the heart of Montmartre off rue Lepic, we discovered Maeggie and her beautiful, elegant, tranquil apartment in a restored heritage house with a leafy green courtyard. We could walk easily to Place Pigalle and Sacre Coeur, and with a little more effort to the Opera, Louvre and Notre Dame. It is also within easy reach of the Metro and is served by a slew of regular buses. The apartment itself is gorgeous - well-equipped, spacious, light and airy - certainly good value for money in this very expensive city. The communication beforehand was great, despite a slight blip with the international money transfer system (the bank's fault, no one else's), and everything exceeded our expectations. Maeggie is a delight to deal with, and provided us with a lot of additional information based on her thorough knowledge of the area and the city in general. There is no question we would return - in fact, we'd trade it for our own house any time!
Oasis in the 18th
I've stayed at Villa Montmartre several times and have always enjoyed it
immensely. The apartment, which sleeps 4 is extremely clean and beautifully
decorated. The owner who lives upstairs is incredibly nice and helpful - you
won't find another like her in Paris! The private courtyard outside of the apt. is
absolutely stunning and makes one feel as if they have found some place
secret and very special. Views outside the apartment, particularly in summer
but year round are delightful and above all - the apt is quiet, unlike many
others that might front onto a busy street. The area that the place is situated
in the 18th is convenient to metro and the Rue Lepic area is easily the most
adorable one in the 18th. There are countless shops and restaurants and
good markets nearby. One can really enjoy a more intimate side of Paris and
live like a local if you are lucky enough to be able to stay at Villa Montmartre.