We rented this apartment for two weeks and loved it! We never had the opportunity to meet the host, but the management company took care of everything. Retrieving the keys, accessing the apartment initially and responses to questions after check in all went smoothly.
The pictures on Airbnb are an accurate representation of what you will find upon entering the apartment. The bathroom has great water pressure, a deep tub and plenty of storage and counter space.
We never used the kitchen (hey, we were in Paris - why cook?), but it looked like it had all the appliances needed to prepare food if needed. The fridge is plenty big enough for a temporary residence.
The main living area is modest, but comfortable. It has a couch, chair and table large enough for 4 people. There is a TV, DVD player, Android TV streaming box with channels primarily in French, but also a few English language news stations and channels in a few other languages. The air conditioner and heater are located in this room. A set of french doors provide access to the balcony from the living room.
The bedroom also has a set of doors to the balcony, which is a very nice benefit. The queen sized bed was extremely comfortable, with nice clean linens. There is a sitting chair and a few night stands in the room in addition to the bed. The room is not huge, but we did not feel cramped at all.
Be aware that there is no elevator in the building. You have to walk up several flights of stairs with your luggage. While this was not as issue for us at all, it might not be the best choice for people with strength or mobility concerns. The staircase itself is charming and shows some detailed craftsmanship lacking in modern construction.
Overall, this a great apartment in an excellent location. You are close to everything, yet the street is very quiet at night. There are many restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies nearby. We love the central location of the Marais, as it allows you to get anywhere in Paris on foot or via public transportation easily. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was a very positive Airbnb experience!
There is one other thing to mention about this location. Two of the best meals that we had during this trip were at a restaurant just a few meters away from the apartment. Le Taxi Jaune offers a fresh seasonal menu that changes daily. They are not open every day, but it is worth a visit if you like what you see on the menu. Everything is cooked when you order it, so it is not a good restaurant if you're in a hurry. It's a great restaurant to enjoy a leisurely meal lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients.