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1 Full bath
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Book this 1 bedroom b and b in Paris today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 81 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1135, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 14, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Feb 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:13:00, Check out time:10:00
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Louvre Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared indoor pool
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Full bath
– based on 81 reviews
- Very Good
“Location and Service set this one apart”
My husband and I ended a month in France with a week in Martinn's apartment. What a great ending to a magical month. Martinn's care and attention surpass any other property we have rented throughout the world. She went to a great deal of trouble to ensure we were well looked after and set up to enjoy our time in Paris. Having our first dinner and breakfast provided was a unique and wonderful treat. The location of this apartment in the 2nd was perfect for us; more locals than tourists, allowing us to 'live the French life', and within walking distance to everything we explored, with the exception of Montmarte. The metro is close and easy to use. The apartment is on the ground floor, facing into the courtyard, making luggage easy to manage and protecting the apartment from street noise. The apartment is a little dark due to it's location, but as most of our time there was in the evening, it was not a problem. We have recommended Martinn's apartment to family and friends and would stay there again if back in Paris. Merci beaucoup Martinn!
Response from the owner Bonjour, Thank you for such nice comments. It has been a pleasure to meet you, share Paris with you. Yes the flat is not full of light but as you say in Central Historic Paris most buildings have no elevator and to get light you have to climb stairs with heavy pieces of luggage or at night when you're exhausted after a day strolling the city. I am happy you appreciate my swift correspondence and advices to easier your stay and experience. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed my no glue dinner and breakfast. I hope I'll see you again to share more and in the meantime if your friends and family want to come, tell them not to forget to contact me on your behalf. I will pamper them with pleasure. Take care and stay tune. On my website you have access to my Facebook page with Gourmet ideas and things to visit in Paris. An opportunity to keep contact with the city Merci beaucoup pour votre visite martinn
“There is a wonderful apartment in the heart of Paris that deserves attention.”
There is a wonderful apartment in the heart of Paris that deserves attention. We fell in love years ago with Paris and have returned to the city many times to explore its many attractions and to share in the spirit of the city. Usually, when being in Paris we have stayed in hotels. On our last trip this past Spring we were able to rent a delightful apartment in the heart of Paris which provided us with a different perspective of being in Paris.. The apartment is in the 2nd Arrondisement, part of a historic complex of flats that is accessed from a cobble stoned street (rue D’Argout), and by walking through a large wooden blue entry door which brings you to a beautiful courtyard and from there to the apartment. From the moment we entered the apartment we felt at home. Our host, Martine of "Martinn keys 2 Paris" met us promptly as planned and as a kind and genial host made sure we were welcome and comfortable in the apartment.. A shuttered window allowed the mid morning sun to filter into the lovely sitting room. The kitchen was spotless and inviting,with a place for everything we could need, even a juicer to make our morning "citron presse" (freshly squeezed lemon juice).. A delicious hot meal was waiting for us as well as breakfast for the following morning. The bedroom and bathroom were fresh and clean with a lovely bath and shower. There was even a stacked washer and dryer. Martine took the time to make sure we had our bearings, highlighted current exhibitions that we might wish to see, referred us to local bakeries and fresh food stores, restaurants and specialty shops. Even before our arrival she helped me (Win) source a serene yoga studio less than few minutes away from our apartment. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The apartment is located in an area that is filled with the pulse and rhythm of Parisian life throughout out the day and late into the evening. The streets around the apartment, notably Rue Montorgueil and rue Monmarte are inviting and bustling with cafes allowing one to enjoy the eclectic mix of Parisians going about their day, friends enjoying each others company and visitors seizing the moment. At the end of each day of discovering new parts of Paris, behind the great wooden blue door, our lovely apartment waited. The night life of the area may well have continued into the morning hours, but we nevertheless enjoyed the quiet and good night sleep allowing us to be refreshed and ready for a next day. The Marais district (including the Picasso Museum), the Palais Royale, the Louvre Museum with its Jardins des Tuilleries and the Left Bank are all a few steps away from the apartment. Martine thank you once again for your hospitality, friendship and for the genuine care you took to make our stay in Paris so memorable. A la prochaine Till next time, Win and Walter Kuplowsky May/June 2015 Toronto , Canada Martinn + 33 6 23 55 34 82 email@example.com http://www.key2paris.com rue d'argout 75002 Paris
Response from the owner Dear ones, Oh ! my ... what an extensive praise..; I am blushing ! it was such a pleasure to share Paris, food, addresses, Art, wine and more with you. So happy you appreciated the apartment , its quietness while the city is bustling outside, its equipment. Well you know Paris is always changing, new exhibitions, new stores, you did not discover it all yet (neither did I). So I am looking forward to sharing more with you in a near future. And I will make sure to understand the Ukranians songs by then... Take care until then and stay tuned. Martinn
“Comfortable and Cosy Apartment”
Booking an apartment in Paris can sometimes be a chancy thing. Booking Martine's apartment removes all that concern. Prior to arrival at Paris we had many helpful emails from Martine to make our stay in Paris memorable. We arrived a little later than expected due to a delay with the shuttle service but Martine was there waiting for us. The apartment has a separate bedroom and bathroom and toilet. The living area has comfortable seating and a kitchen that has every conceivable piece of kitchenware. Plenty of cutlery and crockery. Stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher - you name it, it's there. Free Wi-Fi and phone for local calls is a bonus. There is good security access to the street level apartment so you feel very safe. Forgot to mention that there is also a washing machine and dryer to use. Martine loves to show off 'her Paris' and we enjoyed her guided tour through the 'covered passages'. The apartment is a few minutes walk from the Metro and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. A very handy convenience store just around the corner. We had a very enjoyable week at Rue D'Argout and have no hesitation in recommending to others.
Response from the owner Hello Bonjour, thank you for your very kind comments. I guess your home now after your different cruises. I am curious to know how they went and if you had a good time. It has been a pleasure to host you, to share Paris with you, I'll be happy to see you again or your friends. They will receive a special treat on your behalf. For the time being, I wish you to settle back home happily and to sort out all photos and souvenirs to remember this trip for a long time, until next. Kind regards, Martinn
“Beautiful apartment, great location, gracious owner”
My wife and I spent a near perfect week in Paris at this conveniently located apartment. I say "nearly perfect" becaus our stay coincided with the horrible killings at Charlie Hebdo. None the less, Paris was Paris. The nearby streets were filled with bustling cafes, bistros, brasseries and to-die-for bakeries. Our gracious host, Martine, offered customized suggestions about sights and museums beyond the traditional guidebook listings. We could easily walk to the Louvre, the Marais, Rue de Rivoli, the Pompidou Center and the Ile de la Cite. The apartment contains a bedroom, living room with kitchenette and a full bath. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning.
Response from the owner Your reponse: Thank you Judith and John for this reviw as you are still suffering from some jet lag. I am happy you liked it all, Paris, area, apartment, owner and you DID experience something special. Thanks for coming to the march on January 11th, you are definitely adopted as Parisian, French, mostly World citizen. Thanks for sending the links to interesting articles to open our minds, help us see different points of view. I am waiting for your next visit, a peaceful one... as you know Paris has so much to offer and apartment has been renovated since you left. So ready to host you and others again ....
“Warm and cosy retreat in excellent location”
My wife and I stayed in Martine's apartment for 4 nights in December 2014. Martine is charming and very good host and communications with her were first rate before, during and after our visit. The apartment is compact but well equipped and warm - very important in December in Paris! Excellent location for transport, the sights and all manner of good food shops. We would hope to return one day.
Response from the owner Bonjour "Gerry" Geraldine and John, Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. I am happy to read that you appreciated my services , especially communication. I strongly believe that communication is an important part if the hosting/ tourism field. Especially when you have only 4 days to enjoy in the City and would like to make the most of your stay. You have been excellent guests, independent though warm and positive. On a world scale, you are living quite "close" so I do hope to see you again, and be able to pamper you (as much as you want) with "friendly" conditions. For the time being, enjoy 2015. May it bring good news, joy and health. Martinn
“More than a roof and a bed”
Have you noticed the personalized responses that Martine writes to her many positive reviewers? This is characteristic of the careful and kind attention she offers to her guests. She really wants you to have an enjoyable visit to her City of Light, and her Parisian knowledge and warm hospitality make that a virtual certainty. Heartfelt thanks, Martine, for that delicious home-cooked dinner, and for being such a gracious hostess.
Response from the owner Bonjour Gail, Thank you so much for this amazing comment. Very personalized as well. It was to meet you, have the opportunity to chat with you. I really appreciated your discreet yet warm attitude. you are an incredible independent lady, quite adventurous, knowledgeable. Bravo ! Take care and send me your blog links whenever you travel and of course if you make one for your Paris trip. Martinn
“Great location...and that little bit extra from Martine”
A lot of the other reviews say it already. A small but well equiped apartment in a great location, not quite in the full tourist area so you feel more "at home" with the neighbourhood in this apartment. We like exploring on foot and the location was great as we had the Eiffel Tower in one direction, Notre Dame in the other, the Louvre and Le Opera just down the street and so many other things to discover in between. If you want to get around by train, there are also a few stations close by. Martine is quite specific with her house rules. This is great as there is no confusion as to expectations on both sides. Martine clearly cares that you make the most of your Paris experience and gives suggestions after finding out the types of things you want to do in the time you have. She is also available if required during your trip and return communication from her was always prompt leading up to our stay. The first evening meal and breakfast were delicious. Martine also assisted us with luggage storage at the end of our stay as we were not flying out until late in the evening. This gave us another day of expiring as we didn't have to drag our luggage around with us. Thanks again Martine. It was lovely to meet you.
Response from the owner Hello and thank you for this nice review. Makes me sound a bit bossy though ah ! ah ! You know it was about respecting the building quietness which everyone appreciates. I am happy you enjoyed the neighborhood, easy transportation and my recommendations. It has been a pleasure to host you. Maybe "à bientôt" Cordialement, Martine
“A Superb Parisian Experience”
What a joy to rent this apartment in Paris! The location is ideal within walking distance of the Marais, the Louvre, shopping, excellent restaurants, and food markets. We joined another couple for a walking tour led by the owner to the food markets and we highly recommend this tour as it became quite easy to find our way for the rest of our stay. Paris had been our destination many times before and here we wanted to be a part of city life and we were! Martine recommended museums, a concert, restaurants, markets, and tours that are not on the usual tourist route. We enjoyed every minute. The apartment included all the amenities that one needs and is quiet and secure.
Response from the owner Dear Carol and Tom, although we were not supposed to meet as you subbed for Melinda and Clark, I am so happy I got the opportunity to get to know you, to enjoy your kindness,to share your love for art and good food. I hope to be able to host you next time you visit as friends. Until then, take care of family, don't get too hot over the Summer and thanks again for your trust and for being such nice guests. Martine
“Like my own little place in the heart of Paris...”
Our 2-week stay at Martine's little place was so wonderfully relaxing. My husband and I were completely satisfied with the apartment. It is the best with nothing else to ask for. Fist, it is located right in the heart of Paris, close to the central hub of transportation like Metro, RER, and bus all around. It was very easy to arrive from the airport(CDG). Many major sightseeing spots in walking distance. We walked to the most places with no problem. Even the market street (with many restaurants) is only a few minutes away, so we went out for any food items anytime we wanted. Amazing thing is the place is very quiet tucked in a courtyard despite you are surrounded by so much convenience. We felt very safe. The apartment is fully equipped with anything you need during the stay. The shower had enough hot water with good pressure. The washer/dryer were easy to use. We did not watch, but there are English TV channels available, smooth Wifi access, to name a few. Martine was always there for us if we needed some assistance. She is extremely quick to respond. That is another thing I felt very safe in a country that I don't speak their language. Getting to know Martine made our trip much more memorable. We would love to stay at her place again when we get a chance next time. Highly recommended!
Response from the owner Hello Mariko and Charles, thank you so much for such a nice comment. We had so much to talk about, so much to suggest as you are very curious ( art, antiques, food...). Also as you said you wanted to have a "feeling, get the atmosphere" not just a long list of "been there, done that". So you'll definitely have to come back ( you already have some suggestions for next visit !) and I'll be thrilled to host you and cook with you. For the time being, enjoy 2014, knit some warm clothes and eat some Gourmet food in Portland. My very best friendly regards martine
Trip advisor wins again!! This apartment is extremely well-located, within walking distance of the Louvre, Marais, and other must-see areas of Paris. It is quiet, comfortable, secure (a door and a barred gate to pass through), very well equipped, and includes a washer and dryer. The gates open to a lovely cobblestone courtyard and the apartment is on the ground level. The owner, Martine, is a one-woman welcoming committee, a knowledgeable concierge, and a friend on-call. If you opt for the dinner with here you are in for a treat. We had a delightful evening with her as she treated us to a gourmet dinner. It was the highlight of our trip. The welcoming breakfast basket was filled with her homemade and healthy offerings that lasted through 3 or 4 breakfasts! Bubbly, too! When we return to Paris we hope to again rent this apartment.
Response from the owner Merci beaucoup Alice et Kermit ... It has been such a pleasure to host you, share some good time with you. You are incredibly young at heart and your energy is wonderful. Thanks for all the information you gave me (travel wisdom, restaurants). I 'd like to be there when you will share with your family.. Take care and let's be in touch once in a while. Be assured that if you were to come back I will pamper you as good friends... martine