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PARIS APARTMENT VS HOTEL

image  I frequently stay in Paris for several weeks as a personal buyer for designers. Hotels are too expensive for long-term stays plus the added necessity to eat daily in restaurants drains my budget AND gets old quickly. Often, after a long day, don’t we all just want to stay in….especially on those rainy or cold evenings.

After many years of enduring frequent hotel stays, I was rescued by discovering VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) for my Paris short-term apartment rentals.

Yes, Airbnb has become a household word….but Paris VRBO delivered all of my must-haves: affordable convenient locations, speedy Wi-Fi for Skype and Internet, apartments are always as they appear on their site, staff speaks English and always available to help, never surprise cancellations, and my deposit is refunded within 2 days. 

I have spent weeks in all of the pictured apartments and have always been happy. They are my home away from home!

I love my small private outdoor terrace at this Montmartre studio. I even dine on the terrace wearing a sweater…and in warm weather, totally the place to find me!

This Montmartre one bedroom EVEN has a pull down Murphy bed in the living room and the modern shower rivals 4-star hotels!

For those times when I am looking for extra economy, this studio is the answer. The sofa opens to a full comfortable bed and it is my GO TO apartment for cost and my favorite location!

Booking an apartment for a week is the best value and can keep the cost as low as $60-$80 per night.