This place was located outside the city noise,but yet close to metro and bus routes that would take you anywhere in Paris, very secure and Corinne the owner was always ready to answer any question. We Would definitely comeback there. Saintmande has many markets ,a zoological park and many restaurants. Had agreat time !
First, Corinne was a wealth of information BEFORE the trip, so a BIG thank you to her for being so communicative. On her advice, we took a cab from the airport (I think it was a 35 euro flat rate...), which was a great call after a transatlantic flight instead of trying to figure out the RER train or Metro.
The flat is in a gorgeous old building across the street from the border of a huge forest/park. The beds were comfy, the tiny kitchen was amazingly efficient and well-appointed, and the washer was such a bonus. The place is spotlessly clean. We bought a cable so we could watch Netflix from a laptop. You might bring a few adapters for charging phones and such - Corinne thoughtfully provided a few, but we have a LOT of gadgets.
One thing to note is that there is 1 toilet. It is in a water closet, and the sink and lovely shower are in a separate room. This didn't cause us any problems, but we were expecting 2 toilets from the description.
The bus and Metro are VERY easy to navigate, and the #86 bus stop is right around the corner from the flat. Corinne has provided a very thorough notebook with a map, restaurant and market suggestions.
Bottom line: if you want a beautiful, very reasonably priced flat away from the bustle of the city center, then this is your place. We would happily stay here again. Thank you, Corinne!
This apartment looks out on the Bois de Vincennes. You can watch people walk their dogs or bike or run by. It is a short walk to a bus stop. You can take the bus to the metro and be in Paris in 20 min. After a long day of sight seeing it was nice to return to the quiet and calm of St. Mande. There are many food stores near by and restaurants by the metro stop. The apartment itself is very clean. The bathroom is very modern. The shower is wonderful. The kitchen is adequate. We ate breakfast there and always ate lunch and dinner in Paris. It has two fine beds in two separate bedrooms. It decorated nicely and the there is wonderful natural light. There is an elevator and it is very secure. The area felt very safe. The WiFi worked well and there is cable TV. It had everything and more than we needed. We arrived very early and the owner allowed us to leave our luggage while the cleaning lady did her thing. The rate was great. Quick responses to all our questions. Only good things to say about the owners of this apartment. There was a dining room, a living room, a bathroom with a glass shower, and two bedrooms with large beds. It has a gate with a keypad, a small courtyard, another door with a secure keypad and then the foyer. You take the elevator up to the apartment where you use another key. The building is full of residents and it is so much better than a hotel. The security deposit was returned very quickly; two weeks after we left. It was a simple booking. Easy entrance to the apartment and after clearing out our trash, we simply left the keys on the table and went to our next destination. It doesn't get better than that.
Lovely spacious apartment, smaller bed not as comfortable as king size bed and a bit lumpy. We stayed 5 weeks. Great position, no problem catching bus to metro. Worth travelling into Paris for meals, had a very bad one in St Mande. Only fault was the sofa/couch which was far too low and not comfortable at all. Otherwise a good stay. Thank you Corinne.
My sister and I booked this rental last fall for our trip this summer and we were not at all disappointed! Corinne was very helpful answering all our questions. Mistakenly we arrived sooner than check in time, but Corinne was very understanding and let us drop our bags off while the apt. was being cleaned, so we explored the neighbourhood. Situated in a quiet neighbourhood across from a large park, we were a quick walk to the main street where there were many shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants. The apartment is beautiful, just as you see in her pictures. It's comfortable, clean, spacious and very bright. The kitchen is a lot smaller than what I am used to but it is fully equipped with everything you need to cook! There is a small washing machine but no dryer. There is a laundry line that you can run in the hallway which was perfect anyways. The bedrooms were roomy and beds very comfortable. .
The train station is conveniently about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. After long days of sight seeing there is a quaint little bar nestled right around the corner from the apartment, which came in handy to have a refreshing drink after our excursions in the day! Offered 2 days of the week, there is a farmers markets which is definitely recommended - fresh produce, breads, seafood etc . There were also some very nice restaurants we frequented.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it highly. Thank you Corinne!
Thank you for providing a comfortable,clean, safe apartment for our family of four to holiday for nine nights. Highly recommended.
A very well appointed apartment that is just a short stroll from the main street of Saint Mande and only 10 mins from Saint Mande & Porte Doree metro stations. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay within easy reach of central Paris; metro times to the main attractions are no more than 30 min. I stayed with my wife and son and we all felt relaxed when returning after our tourist travels.
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