Our home is a bright, cozy 5th floor apartment in a classic Parisian building on a very quiet street. A quick walk to three very good Metro lines, we're just a block from a great shopping & fashion street. Or you can walk to the Eiffel Tower in just a few minutes. It's the perfect spot for a couple, or those traveling with kids/teens. (There's a good American double bed; but the two single loft beds have steep ladders, so they're just for kids over 6, teens or limber young adults, please.)
No smoking (not even on the balcony, please). We have great neighbors, but our building is a quiet one, so we ask that you respect that. Children must be at least 6 years old (the loft beds are high). Please do not leave children 10 or under in the apartment without *adult* supervision.
Please understand that this apartment is our home: we live in it most of the time. It is not a rental property nor a hotel. It is very important to us that our guests treat it with respect, and leave it tidy for us when we return. The cleaning fee covers washing and ironing all the linens, and basic cleaning. But we expect guests to generally leave it neat, to use the dishwasher to do their own dishes, to take out their own trash, and to take care not to disturb the neighbors. We also require all our guests to go through the AirBnB Verified ID process before we confirm a booking.
My husband and I are both Americans, but have been in Paris for the better part of 20 years. We work freelance in high tech (he's also a musician). We have two teens, and go to our house in Normandy on weekends and vacations.