Our Guests’ Comments for Saint-Germain Luxury Three Bedroom

Dates: September 28- October 5th 2017
Allan Cook
Overall : EXCELLENT
This is the third time we have rented from PVA ad we have never been disappointed.
The apartment on rue de Lille far exceeded all expectations.  It is spacious, well appointed and in an excellent location.  Fred and the entire team do everything possible to make your stay as easy and pleasant as possible.  We don't believe there is a better value in Paris.

Dates: September 01-07, 2017
The apartment was as great! Everything was as advertised. Location is in walking distance to most areas and has some restaurants close by on Rue de Bac. Plenty of space for large groups. Would definitely recommend this apartment!

Louzana Kaku
Dates: July 12-10, 2017
Excellent:    *****
We were a party of 6 (3 generations, ages 10 to 71) and I can only say that this apartment was everything you could dream of in a Paris apartment.  The location, behind the Musee d'Orsay, was perfect with easy access to the metro and to the hop on hop off boats though much of Paris was within walking distance.  The apartment itself was beautiful and comfortable, making us feel like we were really at home in the middle of Paris.  The living and dining areas were comfortable, the beds were excellent and the bathrooms exceeded our expectations.  Having a washer and dryer when you are traveling with children makes life so much easier.  The kitchen was not huge, but we cooked at home 2 nights and it was more than adequate. And when the temperatures zoomed past 90F, the air conditioning was glorious!   The perfect apartment in an ideal location in the middle of Paris!  What are you waiting for?  You need to book this.

 

Dates: February 21-27, 2017 
Konstantin
 It was a great stay for my family of 5 people! Perfect and quiet location. Big, clean and comfortable flat! We are thankful to our host Fred! 

Dates: December 2016 
Glen
Our host was Pierre Louis and he was very accommodating and thorough. 
The apartment is beautiful and very well stocked. The neighborhood is 
perfect! Loved every minute of our stay

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 9
Overall: 10
Bill Sirett,  Vancouver, Canada
bill.sirett@blakes.com
Dates: August 31 to November 26, 2016. A lovely apartment in the 7eme, ideally located beside the Musée d'Orsay and a short walk to the Louvre, Musée de l'Orangerie, Notre-Dame and shopping on the Right Bank. The apartment is very comfortable and spacious and somewhat unique for Paris with its large, modern and well equipped kitchen, large and well appointed ensuite bathrooms in every bedroom with large North American size showers, air conditioning and a laundry room with a separate washer and dryer. There are many excellent restaurants in the neighbourhood from cafés to Michelin stars like Gaya, Joel Robuchon and les Climats, all within a few minutes walk. And if you want to cook in and enjoy all the outstanding produce available in Paris, the Grande Épicerie, Blvd. Raspail market and numerous traiteurs, boulangeries and cheese shops are all within a short walk up Rue du Bac. The support and service from the PVC staff was outstanding day and night. It was the perfect repose for an extended stay in Paris

 


Dates: July 29-August 06, 2016

Overall : Everything was more than expected and we had a wonderful stay. Our entire family ( 7 of us ) enjoyed the lovely apartment and the location was well suited for our stay.

I would rate our stay as Excellent *****

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Dennis J. Ferra, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
dennis@windstream.net
Dates: May 02-09, 2016. 
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed this apartment in Paris.  It was perfect and we enjoyed using it as our home away from home.  The apartment was clean and well appointed and met all of our expectations.  The three couples that stayed in it all commented on how pleasant of a place it was and how extremely quiet it was.  The location was perfect for all of the activities we had planned.  The beds were extremely comfortable.  It was absolutely perfect.

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Ilana, Sydney, Australia
Dates: February 08-16, 2016. The apartment is beautiful in a lovely building and a perfect location right behind the Musee D'Orsay. Very accessible to so many places by foot. Lovely attention to detail in general with lots of little extras including dishwashing liquid, dishwasher pills, clothes washing powder, soap etc. Fresh croissants and beautiful flowers were brought by the lovely Pierre who was there to meet us on arrival. He was exceptionally helpful in all ways and especially with finding a doctor for our little grandchild who was sick. It was very comforting knowing that we had someone looking out for us while so far away from home. I would highly recommend this apartment and PVA in general. 

 

Service: 10
Value: 9
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 9
Louise Perreault, Montreal Canada
Dates: January 06-13, 2014. The location of the apartment is just great, close to everything you may wish to visit, by foot or public transportation.  Apartment is cosy, well equipped and clean.  It is also very quiet, facing a courtyard and not the street.  We enjoyed our stay and as usual, PVA team was great.

 

Service: 9
Value: 9
Attractiveness: 9
Overall: 9
Janine Burdeu, Australia
janineburdeu@bigpond.com
Dates: May 18-25, 2013. The apartment was large and luxurious.  In the middle of Paris just behind the Musee D’orsay.  Perfect position.  The one small thing that did go wrong with the heating was fixed with one phone call. Service was wonderful.  We chose to be met at the airport and for a small fee it took all the worry out of arriving in Paris then trying to look for an airport when you have been traveling for 30 hours. Overall I and my friends would highly recommend this apartment and in fact have already spoken about it to our friends here in Sydney.

 

Service: 10
Value: 8
Attractiveness: 8
Overall: 8+
Sharon Gersbach - Sydney Australia
shazza@absoluteair.com.au
Dates: May 11-18, 2013.  We were a party of 3 couples staying in Paris for a week in May 2013.  We were delighted to find the accommodation to have met and even exceeded our expectations.  There is always a degree of concern when dealing with  internet bookings that you may not get what you expect and that the accommodation will not live up to expectations, but this apartment was honestly described and photographs were accurate.  From our first contact with PVA the service was excellent.  Once our booking had been made we were sent an extremely helpful "First timers" info package which gave us plenty of time to acquaint ourselves with the surrounding area.  The apartment was well located across the street from the Musee D'Orsay and an easy stroll to the river and the metro.  We were met by Frederick who showed us around the apartment and Rosie came to assist with the checkout and calling us a taxi.  The service was both professional and friendly.  The apartment was excellent for three couples, each having their own bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a very generous living area/dining area and a well equipped kitchen.  We have recommended this apartment and the PVA website to many friends considering travelling to Paris.  We would certainly not hesitate to use them again, and would feel confident to rent any of the properties listed with them.

 

Service- 10
Attractiveness: 10
Value: 10 (especially when shared by 3 couples)
Overall: 10
Carol and Howard Silverstein, NYC
hcsilverstein@hotmail.com
Dates: May 04-11, 2013. The apartment was elegant, refined and beautifully furnished.  Located on a quiet stretch just across from the back of the Musee d’Orsay in a typical Parisian apartment building, it was convenient to Metro connections and especially to useful bus lines.This is a perfect location, and resources in the neighborhood (such as an excellent supermarket and top-rate croissants and baguettes from Eric Kayser) were very accessible. The apartment itself was even better than the photos suggested—spacious, light, bright.  The kitchen was nicely laid out and allowed 6 of us to prepare meals if we wished.  Appliances were modern and functioned perfectly; the kitchen was well supplied with all the essential equipment and dinnerware.  Dining and living rooms were comfortable, as were the bedrooms.  All bathrooms were elegant and functioned well. We were especially impressed with the support from the agency.  From the warm welcome (and assistance with our luggage), the lovely touch of wine, flowers and croissants, and the  professionalism of Pierre Louis, we felt comfortable immediately.  A minor plumbing problem during our stay was addressed instantly and repaired.  The apartment was immaculate.  Linens and towels were fresh; the kitchen was sparkling—in fact, everything sparkled.  The beauty of this apartment was that it was a  very modern space inside the shell of a charming, traditional Parisian building (with a cage elevator out of Hollywood!)

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Janoff, USA
aljano1203@gmail.com
Dates: March 29-April 06, 2013. My family and I ( 7 of us) rented the beautiful 3 bedroom apt. in St. Germain in late March and early April this year. What a wonderful experience and by far the best accommodations in all of Paris, not to mention also the best location in Paris. My wife and I have been to Paris many times never before staying in an apt. but never again will we stay in a hotel. Convenience, luxury ,and an extremely helpful staff make this apt such a memorable experience. The pictures don't do the place justice. The staff can tell you anything you want to know about Paris and what to do and where to go.(Very close to the subway ) On a scale of 1to 10 this apt. is a solid"10".

 

Service:   10
Value:       10
Attractiveness:  10
Overall: 10
Mike Gemperle Corvallis, Oregon USA
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Dates : January 29-February 05, 2012. Perfect location, size, amenities.  It was ideal for our group - me and my wife, adult daughter, and my sister and her friend.  Everything we could have possibly wanted at a fair price (we were there during winter rates).  The company's representative was extremely helpful.  All the administrative requirements worked easily without incident.  We had a great time and would do it again.

 

John G. Chicago, IL
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Dates : November 14-21, 2011. The apartment was perfectly located behind the Musee d'Orsay. We stayed with family and loved that the bedroom layout provided the perfect amount of privacy. The dining room was lovely (loved the Eames molded plastic chairs). The kitchen was very large and well equipped. Bedrooms were gorgeous and the beds were comfy. Each of the bathrooms were very unique. The apartment was just steps from RER C (train to Chateau Versailles), large Monoprix, terrific boulangerie.
Service: 10 From online booking to greeting at the apartment to check-out, PVA folks can't be beat.
Value: 10 While the apartment may appear to be pricey, it's well priced for location and size
Attractiveness: 10 The right amount of Parisian charm and modern.
Overall: 10 This apartment is HUGE and well located.

 

 

Service: 10
Value:
 9
Attractiveness:
 9
Overall:
 9
Bruce Campbell, Saint George, Utah, USA
bcampbell1792@gmail.com
Dates : August 27 to September 3, 2011. This was a perfect place for us, since there were three couples in our group, plus a 13-year old.  The three master bedrooms each with an ensuite bath, were exactly what we wanted.  The location, right across the street from the Musee d'Orsay, could not be more central.  The cost, split three ways, was less than a 3-star hotel would have been, for much, much more. I would recommend this apartment most strongly for any group as large as ours.

 

Service: 10
Value: 10
Attractiveness: 10
Overall: 10
Charles and Frankie Smith - Lady Lake, FL – USA
csmith707@gmail.com
Dates: July 02-09, 2011. The apartment was all it was advertised to be.  Clean, modern, and centrally located.  It is quite spacious which allowed our party of six to be able to relax and enjoy down time without feeling cramped.  The living room and dining area are large and can accommodate eight easily.  The apartment is across the street from the Orsay Museum, within walking distance of great restaurants, and the RER for getting around Paris.  I highly recommend this apartment and will try and stay there again when I return to Paris.  If you are staying in Paris for a week this is much less expensive than a hotel and so much more comfortable.

 

Service:   10
Value:       10
Attractiveness:  10
Overall: 10
Bill and Barb White - Eatonton, Georgia
Dates: August 05-12, 2011. This is a lovely, spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment in a wonderful location (across from d'Orsay)!  The apartment also features a foyer, living room with t.v., dining room, kitchen with full sized dishwasher and refrig, a separate computer room, as well as a laundry room with full sized washer and dryer.  It is on the 4th floor, but has a small elevator (room for 2 people, or one with luggage).  It is air conditioned, which is a great plus for Paris in August.  Although many vacation rental don't even have salt and pepper in the kitchen, this had not only salt and pepper, but also paper goods, dish and laundry soap, coffee, tea, olive oil, and various spices.  In addition the kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans, dishes, etc.  We were greeted by a representative of the owner who showed us how all the machines worked - he was easily available all week for any questions we had. On the dining room table was a lovely bouquet, plus wine and croissants.  There is a very nice grocery store nearby (Monoprix), as well as a bakery where we bought croissants each morning. The maid came in mid-week to change the linens, etc.  The RER and Metro stops are close by, and it is walking distance to many of the major attractions.  We found several very good restaurants, all within walking distance.  We've rented other VRBO apartments in the past and been well satisfied, but this is by far the very best.  We recommend it highly! The service was excellent. For the price of 3 separate hotels rooms in a standard Paris hotel, we had this very roomy apartment!

 

Julian and Sheila Oettinger  Chicago, Illinois
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Dates: March 21 to April 14 2011. We found the apartment to be just about perfect for our needs.  It has large, bright airy rooms, is very well equipped and very clean and up to date.  The staff was very helpful.  The few things that went wrong were quickly taken care of.  It is also in a great location both for getting around and for local shopping (great bakery a few blocks away). The apartment is expensive but worth it.  It is a luxury alternative to staying in a hotel and would be a bargain for 3 couples compared to a stay in a  hotel.  (We invited family to visit us)  The 3 bedrooms are quite similar and with their ensuite bathrooms provide each couple with privacy. We were especially pleased to have the computer, Wi Fi and the use of the phone for both local and international (free) calls. We plan to return next year and rent this same apartment.

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Value: 6 - Good
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 8 - Great
Anne-Marie, Melbourne Victoria
radhuni@tpg.com.au
Dates: December 30 2010-January 07, 2011. The apartment was just as lovely as it looked on the website. We really loved our stay. Take notice of restaurant recommendations as there are some mediocre places in tourist areas.

Service:   10
Value:       10
Attractiveness:  10
Overall: 10
Jorge Martinelli /Caracas/Venezuela
Dates: November 30 - December 06 , 2010. Beautiful ! Exactly what we had expected. Apartament well appointed , confortable beds and linen, full kitchen, I would recomend it anytime ! Our plane was delayed and Clara was there to greet us very late at night with a big smile . The staff was always at hand and eager to help. See you on our next Paris trip.

Service:   10
Value:       10
Attractiveness:  10
Overall: 10
Michele Petry, Louisville, KY USA.
Dates: October 02-11, 2010. Beautiful, well-appointed apartment in a fantastic location across from the Musee d' Orsay.  The apartment layout was perfect for three couples, allowing privacy (bedrooms each had a private bath and were far enough apart that you could retreat for some quiet time) while having a large living and dining room to allow ample space for communal interaction).  The kitchen was nicely equipped, allowing you to cook a meal if so desired. Internet and calls to the states were free within the apartment but we found that at the wireless signal was at times less than optimal.  The apartment was very clean and had a washer and dryer which made it easy to do some laundry mid-trip.  The apartment owners provided excellent information about the surrounding area (and even  helped us arrange transportation to and from the airport).  They also suggested a group to arrange tours (Ciao Bella).  We arranged several tours with Nicole at Ciao Bella  and greatly enjoyed all of them. Overall, we had a fantastic trip and would all highly recommend the apartment to anyone visiting Paris.

 

Service:   10
Value:       10
Attractiveness:  10
Overall:  10
Taylor Arnold, Houston, Texas, USA
tarnold@swbell.net
Dates: September 13-20, 2010. There were six in our party and the apartment never seemed crowed.  We especially enjoyed the proximity to the Musee d' Orsay, as we had museum passes and  just walked over and browsed for an hour or two several times during the week with no waiting in line.  The kitchen was well supplied and we cooked in several times, which was great fun after shopping at the outdoor market.   The information booklet prepared by the staff was invaluable and we used it several times.  A real effort to be available for any emergency (none occurred) was made.   With 6 in our party, the cost wasn't more costly than a hotel would have been and with many more comforts and a LOT more space.  With a washer/dryer in the apartment, we were able to pack less, which is a real plus, excess baggage charges being what they are.  I feel comfortable recommending this company and this apartment to anyone.


Service:
 9 - Outstanding
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 9 - Outstanding
Overall: 9 - Outstanding 
Susan Castaldo, Bedford, NH, USA
susan@castaldo.net
Dates: July 15-22, 2010. I have recounted our trip to Paris many times since this summer. Each time telling friends and family about the beautiful apartment we rented. We travelled with our friends to France. The two families shared the apartment.  It was more economical than staying in a hotel.  It also provided us with much more space. Each couple had their own room with a private bath and our daughters shared the third room with their own bath. The kitchen, dinning and living areas were perfect for gathering.  We walked many miles each day and it was nice to come "home" relax on the couch and make plans for the evening or the next day. The Kitchen is fully equipped.  We had breakfast there each day. We actually had dinner at the apartment two of the evenings.  The apartment was nicely decorated, large windows, high ceilings and very clean.

The location was terrific.  It is in a very quaint neighborhood, close to many sights, (Orsay Museum, Musee du Louvre, one block away from the Seine). There is a metro stop just a short walk from the front door. There were markets and bakeries around the corner. Each morning and sometimes in the afternoon we would stop and get baguettes and croissants, what a treat! We were greeted by one of the owners when we arrived (nice touch). Everything about the apartment was explained and our questions answered. The notebook that was provided offered suggestions for dinning and explained things we might forget during the week.  We referred to it several times when trying to decide on where to go to dinner. Our teenage daughters were thrilled with the internet service and having phone service to the states did come in handy. I would definitely rent from parisvacationapartments.com again.


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 7 - Nice
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 8 - Great
Judi, Arlington VA, USA
Dates: July 8-15, 2010. The apartment is beautiful.  It is almost exactly as it appears on the website.  As you walk in, there is a small foyer with coat stand and place to drop your keys.  Directly ahead is a large, bright living room with a wall of windows facing toward the Musee d Orsay.  The living room has two couches and a TV with cable.  Off to either side of the living room, are two bedrooms with their own baths and large windows facing outside.  The dining room and kitchen are to the right of the foyer.  They have windows facing the interior of the building, with no view.  The dining room comfortably seats 6.  The kitchen is well equipped.  The computer room and third bedroom are to the left of the foyer and around a corner.  The hallway leads to first a small powder room, beside that is a large laundry room, then into a computer room with a desk and small couch.  It was a great place to keep our travel guides, maps, electronics, etc.  A door at the back of the computer room opens to the third bedroom with its own bath.
ALL of the rooms are very large, actually they are huge, there is plenty of storage, and lots of space to stretch out and have some personal time after sightseeing all day.  The apartment is decorated beautifully.  The beds are extremely comfortable.  So comfortable that we had trouble waking up in the morning.  I seriously got the best sleep I've had in ages in these beds and would love to buy a similar mattress for my own home.
The welcome service was amazing.  After a long, tiring flight with four kids were were met at the apartment by Karina.  She had an entire binder of materials she walked through page by page with us.  This included maps of the city, specific neighborhood maps, recommended places to shop and eat...it was truly lovely to know exactly where to go the second we arrived.  She also showed us how to use all of the appliances and electronics, how to use the keys (yes, they are different than the standard US key!), the phone and how to contact them at all times.  We definitely felt like we had someone there for us if needed.  There is no daily maid service or towel service.  It is available for a fee.
The neighborhood is great.  The street itself is not terribly charming.  The apartment doesn't have a view of anything besides another building.  There's a museum across the street and it's mainly residential.  But a quick walk in any direction takes you to shops, restaurants, the metro, the RER, the river...it's quite convenient.  The St. Germain neighborhood is great.  We ate there just about every night.  We also loved the bread shop and grocery store right around the corner.  We ate breakfast in every morning and cooked for the kids a few nights so we could go out for adult meals.
The ability to spread out after a day of sightseeing was so relaxing.  Since the TV did not have any English channels, the kids would go into their rooms and read or watch movies on their iPods.  Most importantly, they were able to have their own space and reenergize.  It was the exact opposite of staying in a crowded hotel room, crammed in with each other day in and day out.

 


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Karen Diepenbrock, CA, USA
Dates: 19-28 June, 2010. 57, rue de Lille is a spacious, elegant, light-filled,  beautifully-furnished and very comfortable apartment less than a block and a half from the Seine.   Directly across the Seine are the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens.   The location could not be better.   There is a great bakery around the corner and small grocers,   and cheese and wine merchants a block or two away.  My daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and I loved having 3 spacious bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom.   The kitchen is large and perfectly equipped; the dining room is lovely and  equally good-sized.   The sitting room is large, full of light and very pleasant and was a daily gathering spot for us.   There was plenty of room in the laundry room to store luggage so we felt "at home", with no suitcases in the corner of the bedrooms.   The staff is very gracious and answered all questions and assisted as needed.   I have recommended this apartment to all my friends. 


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Tom & Denise Gullatt, Monroe, LA, USA
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Dates: June 05-12, 2010. The apartment was absolutely wonderful with lovely furnishings, & a beautifully appointed kitchen.  Our family certainly used the computer to communicate with the U.S. & it also allowed us to do trip planning while in Paris.  The location was perfect.  It was a wonderful experience to be part of a Left Bank neighborhood.  We visitied the local bakery, walked to wonderful cafes and shops.  In addition, the location was five minutes from the Louve, and literally faced Musee d'Orsay.  The PVA staff was also wonderful.  They met us at the apartment & gave us a great orientation.  During the week we communicated with them several times with questions about the apartment & trip planning.  We would love to visit Paris again and would certainly stay in this location again.


Service:
 10 - Best
Value: 10 - Best
Attractiveness: 10 - Best
Overall: 10 - Best
Hollis Hilty, Kentucky, USA
Dates: July 02-08, 2010. We stayed at this apartment the first week of July 2010. It's just renovated spotless, and fabulous...just like the pictures! We were welcomed at the apartment with croissants, wine, and Evian by Clara. She showed us the apt, and told us about the area, how to get around, the metro as well as how to operate the A/C (heatwave that week), and appliances. The apartment is large and very spacious. The appliances and kitchen are brand new. It was stocked with very helpful items like paper products, detergent, and things that aren't usually included in a rental, and are a pain to buy for 1 or 2 weeks. Three very large bedrooms with king sized beds and full baths! Plush robes in the bathrooms. Plenty of storage space for 2 weeks worth of gear. The whole apartment is beautifully done. Very comfortable, spacious, and tasteful! It also has a lift (though small) which is helpful for those that aren't able to walk 4 flights of stairs...and for your luggage! The location is great....Out the window you see Musee D' Orsay across the narrow street. The Sofriere Metro is 3 short blocks away, and the Musee D' Orsay RER metro train is at the end of the block, with 1 stop to Notre Dame one way, and 3 stops to Tour Eiffel or 6 stops to Versailles the other way. Louvre is across the river by walking bridge....less than 10 min. Shops for whatever you need for the apt within 2 blocks and good reasonably priced restaurants as well. We ate at two cafes on Rue du Bac within a block, and both were great! Clara, from the apartment, arranged a car and driver to take us around town, and on another day to the airport on our departure (well worth it for our group) for much less than we could arrange it on our own. I would highly recommend this if your group if flying out of GDG airport. The service from the owners was exemplary. They were always available if we had a question about the apt. or the city.....very helpful! Our family had a great stay, and highly recommends this property.