Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Surprised and disappointed
Beautiful old Villa with exposed stone and very nice to look at, however very difficult to live in. The downstairs very difficult to navigate the circular stairwell but once there the rooms were comfortable and bathroom usable. The upstairs bedrooms were very small and offered little privacy. Bathroom in the Master was ok but the other one meant exiting your room and going thru the entire house to get to it. Sitting area small but usable.....the kitchen .....well we did not use it really other than washing the glasses in dishwasher .....we presume that all needed items might be in this area.....but no order to it nor instructions on how one might use some of the ones we might have used. Biggest disappointment was the lack of outside sitting areas.....inside courtyard very nice and offered security but no furniture to use and only drew loud ire of upstairs neighbor when we tried to use it to smoke. The garden area ......nice to visit if you wanted to walk to it......short walk.......but totally useless to renters. No seats and more ire probably if went over there to enjoy a smoke. Have been to Paris a few times and the area is fine.....walkable to local Metro which all should learn how to use as it is the way to travel since the traffic in the city is difficult. This Villa is really suitable for a small family to share but not for the 4 couples that we were part of .....could not really handle us properly. Paris is a magnificent city and we shall return but unfortunately not to Vivaldi.
Thank you for writing. I am surprised about some of your comments; we pride ourselves on giving valuable information in our thorough digitel guest note which you can and should read, either on your phone, or to print, or consult the printed copy in the apartment. It describes in detail each and every kitchen appliance in the small but well stocked kitchen with everything you would need.
The circular stairwell which is classic and described and pictured in our property page should not have come as a surprise and is certainly not difficult unless for someone who cannot handle steps.
But we were most surprised by the comment about outside sitting areas. Why would you have expected them? The Courtyard was NOT meant to be used as your outdoor space and the fact that you used it and played loud music caused us to have complaints from neighbors. No, it is not available as space for guests in this Paris apartment.
We have had many groups of friends who have loved the apartment and had a wonderful time together, and have been respectful of the neighbors.
There is a wonderful garden available adjacent to the courtyard which does not impinge on neighbors. We will consider adding some folding chairs for guests to take across.
Jewel in the Marais
This property was beautiful. It was definitely professionally decorated. Everything you need was furnished. Located near several grocery stores and metros. Wonderful people to work with as well.
It was completely our pleasure to welcome you. I hope we added to your stay in Paris. We are delighted that you enjoyed this special apartment and it’s great Paris neighborhood.
Thank you for taking time to write a review.
Susan and the Commendable Rentals Team
Good place for large family
Thank you for staying with us. I am that you and your family had a lovely stay in Paris and at Vivaldi. It is a perfect place for a family get -together in the , the City of Light.
Susan and the Commendaberentals team
Paris In Summer
Property was as advertised. Nice accommodation and location, our only issue was the weather which is beyond the owners control. Even with record high temps the property was a little warm but surprisingly still livable on the first floor with the extra fans that were provided, while the lower level was nice and cool. We would definitely recommend this property even with the risk of abnormally hot weather.
Thank you for your review, and for, indeed confirming, how those stone walls do keep it cool. I know it was record breaking heat. I am so glad that you still enjoyed your stay.
Susan Doull and The Commendable Rentals Team
OLD WORLD PERFECTION
Six adults spent six wonderful nights at Vivaldi. Beds comfy and linens crisp and clean. Music system well stocked, but string quartet music enhanced our 18th century surroundings. Small kitchen exceeded our needs since we only ate breakfast at home. Fresh pastries and fruit available in less than 5minute walk as early as 6:30 AM.
Awesome clean fast and uncrowded laundromat 5 minute walk too!
Location is perfect for main metro stations and many premier Paris attractions. Quiet neighborhood and flat. A++++++!
Your pleasure is our pleasure! We are delighted that you loved Vivaldi and your stay with your friends. Just to let you know , we have a new kitchen on order, which will be stylish and functional. And it will be have a new washer dryer which will be better than the current small one which it seems that you didn't use. Thank you so much for writing. Do come back.
All best wishes,
Susan and the Commendable Rentals Team
Cozy stay in a fun neighborhood with a large group
First of all I would like say that the booking process and check-in was fantastic, seemless. Overall we had a great stay, I loved exploring Rue de Bretagne just a couple blocks from the apartment. The restaurant Le Taxi Jaune, just across the street, was a gem.
We were a group of 8 friends and were very comfortable. The beds are large and the bedding was cozy. Plenty of towels for 8 women. The kitchen is small but we enjoyed a few evenings sitting around the dining table eating cheese.
My only complaint would be that the downstairs was a little musty. Some people are more sensitive to this so It could be an issue or maybe not. Overall having 4 large comfortable beds and 3 bathrooms is hard to find in Paris and it accommodated us well.
We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for writing about it. We sre glad you enjoyed the character and convenience of the neighborhood restaurants and of course discovering some of the cheeses- and I imagine a glass of wine or so to go slong. We did invest in the most effective dehumidifier recently, so that lingering musty smell should soon be gone. And it is not an issue in the dry summer months in any event.
Thank you for staying with us. We hope you will come again.
Susan Doull and the Commendable Rentals Team