Hello! As promised, here are the details on my Paris apartment. I found this beautiful place in the 16th Arrondissement last year on the vacation rental site VRBO.com. (I’ve also rented apartments in Rome and in Washington D.C. through them). I friend of mine recommended the site to me several years ago and I’ve been very happy with the results.
Each apartment is individually owned and listed on VRBO.com, and while I can’t vouch for all the owners, my landlords in Paris couldn’t be more gracious or obliging.

If you’re interested in renting the apartment, here’s the link. The building is aging and has a few quirks, but the apartment is beyond charming. Here’s the link to more pictures on my flickr page.

As you’d expect, the rates are lower in winter, when the airfares are also on special. I flew to Europe on Air France with a last minute deal spotted on their website.

The next place I’d like to go is Barcelona.


28 Comments on My Paris Apartment: The Details

  1. Such a lovely apartment. I saw the other pictures on your flickr page and am in love with the green velvet settee. I have packs of Gitane's scattered all over my home, my friends love them. They take them down to our Springhouse and come back an hours later!!

  2. Thank you Tina! You are SO generous to share this info with us! Magical….Europe is simply magical! I've been day dreaming of returning to Italy these days. Perhaps I'll find a sweet little apartment through this site :)


  3. I was looking back through old blog posts (as my 1 year anniversary is coming up…) and I came across your comment…from loooong ago!

    Are you still living in Pasadena?

    This post about your Paris apartment rental are AMAZING!

    I can't wait to get caught up on older posts on your fabulous blog –

    Au revoir ~ Tracy.

  4. I use to live in an amazing apartment in the 5th across from the Jardin des Plantes. I love the traditional Parisian apartment buildings with the big wooden doors leading into the little courtyard and concierge.
    I miss it!

  5. c'est magnifique! :) this literally just made my heart twist inside my chest… so beautiful and so charming… i can't wait to go back! xo have a wonderful time!

  6. Oh goodness! I think I'm in love!! I've never thought of vacationing that way. I haven't been to Paris since 1998!

  7. Tina, thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to Paris in the coming months, I'm going to have to check availability here. Thank you! :)

  8. Thanks for the information! Looks to have been a perfect locale so you really felt that you were "living" in Paris.

  9. You can also rent a flat with Homelidays.com or flipkey.com (it's Tripadvisor). You deal directly with the owners and like on Ebay there is feedback from previous lodgers.
    I always rent my flat like that in Europe and i've been always happy.

  10. I am determined to go to Paris within a year of graduating in May. Looking at your pictures on flickr makes me swoon! gorgeous, gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

  11. That looks amazing. I would also like to go and stay in Paris some time. Your posts have made me want that even more..

  12. thank you so much for posting this! What a gorgeous little apartment and so much more fun than staying in a hotel. My husband and I are planning a trip to Paris for our 5 year anniversary this year and that site will definitely come in handy.

  13. Oh, thanks for the info! My family is looking to rent a house in Italy this summer, and that site is perfect! Your place in Paris looks amazing. And yes, definitely try Barcelona!

  14. Lovely. Thanks for the link. Air France is having another sale, people. To several cities in Europe, not just Paris.

    cheers & good weekend.

  15. Thanks for the link, I've been thinking about taking a trip soon and I'm not a big fan of hotels especially for the long term. 😀 I love the apartment. It looks so gorgeous and old world. 😀 I'm very jealous.

  16. I love the bed – very French. Reminds me of the beds my grandparents favored. Oh, how I'd love to take the family to Paris one of these days!

  17. such amazing photos. it makes me want to go there now!

    i used vrbo in santa fe and had a really positive experience as well.


  18. That looks amazing. I would additionally like to go and break in Paris some time. Your posts accept fabricated me appetite that alike more..