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depends on how short term? try airbnb.com
you could also try homeway.com
sorry, is homeaway...
vrbo.com is a good site too...not sure how much you're looking to spend, this is more of a vacation site (vacation rental by owner), but i've rented 2 apartments in paris through this site and both were beautiful and affordable. some apartments have daily, weekly, and monthly rental rates.
Last month, a few friends and I stayed in Paris at a great rental for a week, which we found on airbnb.com (as @dreaNYC recommended). Ours was a terrific price, in a non-touristy arrondissement and convenient to the metro.
We just got back from Europe and spent 4 nights in Paris with our friends and babies. The apartment was exactly as pictured and the staff was very helpful. Enjoy your visit!http://www.escalea-paris.com/en/apartment-paris/431/apartment-paris-luxury.php
My boyfriend and I used Paris Vacation Apartments in January and were very pleased, the people running it are great and very helpful.http://www.parisvacationapartments.com/
Here's a second for airbnb.com!
Hi-You could be trying those links:Ah Parishttp://www.ahparis.com/index.php?lang=enResidences Parishttp://www.residences-paris.com/apartments.phpBon voyage !
I used these brokers to get a fabulous summer sublet: http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartment.htmlArranging it all state-side went very smoothly, and there were many good rental options.
I rented a fantastic short-term apartment in the Marais from Rent Paris (http://www.rentparis.com/en/availibilities.php) - great experience. I dealt with Fabrice - lovely guy.
(Btw - friends of mine in Paris told me that you'll never have trouble finding a short-term vacation rental in Paris due to draconian rental laws. It's nearly impossible to evict a long-term tenant in Paris, so most people prefer to deal with tourists.)
I just booked an apartment through House Trip. So far, so good...can't wait!
You could also try Citadine - theya re apartment/hotels - little kitchen's, someone will do some cleaning, in a few different neighborhoods and reasonably priced for the most part. Definitely different than renting an apartment but depending on length of stay etc. it's an option. Also if you are staying for a few months you could do this for the first few days or a week while you actually look at the other places.
This winter, my husband and I booked a week-long apartment rental in Paris through perfectlyparis.com. The apartment was great! Good luck with your trip!
My husband and I honeymooned for 10 days in a Paris apartment rented by this guy: http://www.residences-paris.com/He has several places to choose from. We were in a little studio in the Marais and it met our needs well—low price, clean, good neighborhood, decently stocked kitchen, etc.Good luck!
Check out firstname.lastname@example.org. Our family of four found a great apartment with a kitchen and two bedrooms! Much cheaper than getting two hotel rooms. They were great to work with and their apartments are viewable online.
The folks who run http://www.parisperfect.com/ are lovely and so are their apartments. (They also have London properties.)
Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day is renting their place out for the month of August and has good tips on her blog for finding a rental.
http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/We've used VRBO with good success on 3 separate stays. Good luck - renting an apartment is such a great way to travel!
Another vote for Paris Vacation Apartments - my husband and I stayed in one of their places for a week in March and it was fantastic.http://www.parisvacationapartments.com/
VRBO and Craigslist for more affordable places.
You will have great service from:http://cobblestoneparis.com/
My husband and I used Paris Attitude to rent an apartment for two weeks over the holidays. They have a ton of stuff (each apt is listed by it's owner, fyi). We rented this one bedroom in the 2nd and loved it - convenient to everything you'll want to see and near metro lines to get you farther out as well.http://www.parisattitude.com/apartment.asp?numProduit=2849
You can also try :
they have several aparthotels in Paris.
Good luck !
Avoid chains such as Citadines and Adagio, Fusac.fr is the traditional go-to and parisattitude.com is well established. When I swapped my Paris flat with one in SF I used craigslist
did the OP even attempt a websearch before sending this in? i can't think of an easier question to find an answer on.
I've used craigslist a couple of times and have been super pleased! Essentially, I've stayed in fully furnished apts that US kids need to rent to makes ends meet while they stay with friends elsewhere. (What a good idea!) There's a certain amount of street sense and trust involved (I know!) but definitely worth checking out.
I used homeaway.com last year, and found a great central location for a good price. I tried some of the other websites and the service wasn't as straightforward and simple. Try it out, it allows you to choose locations in different arrondissements in Paris. Enjoy!
Everytime I go to Paris I rent an apartment. My friend and I have used two sites: www.parisattitude.com and www.homelidays.com. Both are user friendly with great photos! The reservation process is very straightforward. Knowing many people in Paris, the sites they rent THEIR apartments through are Paris Attitude and Homelidays :)
I used Paris Hideaways (link is http://studio.provaction.com/) summer 2009 and rented a beautiful apartment (the Capucine - great location, great apartment, very odd but harmless neighbors) for 5 weeks. The company (based in London, I think) was fantastic to deal with in setting everything up before I left the states. The property owner's representative was wonderful as well, though I had nightmares about arriving in Paris and no one to be found. Happily, all went well, and I miss it! Eat a ton of wonderful yogurt and L'as du Falafel for me!
@Slangevar - those "draconian" rental laws you are talking about are a way of protecting tenants from being unfairly turfed out on the street during the winter (no evictions are allowed in France between October and March). Is it not more draconian to evict a vulnerable person.Anyway, with regards the short-term let, you could try the academic mailing list Francofil (www.bristol.ac.uk/francofil/). This is a mailing list (I belong to), geared towards French/francophone academics, but every friday they send out accomodation notices in France (mostly Paris), which are often extremely good value and range from short to long term lets. You can join the list or just search their archives.
I have used these guys in the past:http://www.feelslikehomeinparis.com/There also is a blog with really good tips on what to do while you're there.
Hi Walker,Check out Parler Paris Apartments: http://www.parlerparisapartments.com/(Their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/ParisApartments)They have gorgeous apts in the Marais, the left bank and central locations in Paris! Prices are so much better than staying at a hotel. Great service in English, and free Wifi+long distance calls!
You can find quite a few good picks either at Homeaway or VRBO.Last time we went to Paris we went through http://www.eiffeltowervacationrental.com/Great view from the apartment we stayed at and Brendan was helpful with tips on new places we hadn't tried yet.I can also vouch for AirBnb for cheap prices, although we didn't use it for Paris, but then again I'm sure you can find good stuff there too.Have a great trip!
Hi everyone,I have carefuly studied all the agencies and airbnb is definitely the bet for both the owner and tenant.Check out my listing:http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/263389BestBenoit
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