I am planning on traveling to Paris with my family (Mother and Brother) in October. This will be the first time for all of us. I have growing concerns about accomodations. I would like space for all of us to be together, therefore, I was thinking that renting an apartment would be best for us and for our budget. However, some of my inquires with VRBO, FLIPKEY and other sites have been intimidating (asking for cash which I WILL NOT do, asking for deposit into their bank accounts, asking for PAYPAL passwords). Our time is limited in Paris and I would like to stay in the 6th, 7th, 5th Arrondissements, or just across the Siene, the 4th or 9th Arrondissements. I am asking for help in finding a nice, CLEAN, decent size apartment for us in a SAFE area (as safety is also a concern). As I said before, something within budget, 250euros or under per night. I have rented homes/condos many times before using VRBO and FLIPKEY with pretty good luck but not for any trip to Europe. I am very nervous and do not want to be taken advantage of.
I would love for my TRIPADVISOR "family" to assist me in making the right decision for my family as this will likely be the one and only time the 3 of us will be able to travel to Paris together. Thank you in advance!