The SpaceBED AND BREAKFAST+
ROOM IN SHARED GARDEN APARTMENT (Carrefour Pleyel)
For most bookings there is a 3 night minimum. Some of the days around
Stade de France events are at higher rates, but if you're looking to book longer term including those dates then we can come to an agreement on the overall price per day.
Please note that some of the reviews that you read here on this page are for previous properties in Clichy which are no longer available. Also, because many of my guests are long-term, I don't have as many reviews necessary to reach "Super Host" status, which is judged every few months based on the number of bookings/reviews.
THIS LISTING FOR CARREFOUR PLEYEL:
A small cozy private bedroom available in a 2 bedroom garden apartment (with 2 terrasses (patios) and a small garden).
The minimum stay is 3 nights, and then 2 people can be hosted. Otherwise, normally only 1 person can be hosted for longer stays.
IMMEDIATE PARIS AREA (3 métro stops over the Paris border): neighborhood Carrefour Pleyel on the métro line number 13 (direction St. Denis Université). The metro stop is a 5 minute walk away, and can take you to Gare Saint Lazare, or close to some central Paris tourist areas (Champs Elysées, Invalides). There are bus lines from Carrefour Pleyel to Porte de Clignancourt-Stains (255), Levallois-Saint Denis RER (274), and Saint Ouen RER-La Villette (139). Also not far is the bus for Porte de Clichy-La Courneuve (173). You can even (take a longish) walk to the RER B station Stade de France-St Denis (for trains into Châtelet).
(See below for more description about the neighborhood)
For shorter term guests: Breakfast ingredients will be available and usually I have lunch ingredients available. Prepared dinners are included in the price.
For longer term guests the nightly cost is less than for shorter term guests, but there is an additional cost to share general household costs (food etc). Judging by recent long term guests I would request approximately an additional 120€/month - clearly identified by receipts etc.; all costs considered it still brings a monthly cost well within the Paris norms for long term furnished housing + food/utilities, laundry facilities etc.
For both short-term and long-term guests, I prepare most dinners and eat with my guests.
When possible, specific requests for types or brands of food are generally respected. Please be clear about your dietary restrictions/preferences, before you arrive.
The apartment is shared with me (Anglophone/French-speaking, professional woman) and two cats; sometimes my adult daughter.
For non-smokers only, with no dietary restrictions (for medium-long term guests).
Bed linens and towels are provided.
Basic bathroom amenities are available: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, soap.
Preference for fluent English speakers or French speakers.
The apartment is 80 square meters (861 sq ft), modern (built in 2007), with double entry codes, and separate storage areas for bicycles and pushchairs. The apartment consists of:
- Entryway with visiophone
In open plan:
- Living room & Dining room (iPod/iPhone dock/stereo, large mirrored closet, cupboards, sofa, easy chair; WiFi box; land line telephone; 4K (Ultra HD) TV; large dining room table which can seat up to 8, stereo, cupboards, bookshelves.)
Semi-open to the living area:
- Fully equipped Kitchen (5 burner gas stove, very large electric oven, new or recent appliances: dishwasher, multi-function oven: microwave/convection/grill/dual, refrigerator, electric tea kettle, toaster, and espresso coffee machine).
- Larger Terrasse and small private garden giving onto the living room, dining room, and kitchen. On the terrasse is a picnic size table and seating, gas barbecue, smaller teak table and 2 chairs, chaise longue, and electric terrasse heater (the kind you see on café terrasses). Lots of plants and flowers. The larger terrasse has sun in the later part of the afternoon.
- Hallway to private sleeping areas
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom with a double sink and “douche italienne” (design-style shower, but with a glass wall & shower curtain)
- Laundry room with recent machines (clothes washer and dryer - also, of course, an ironing board and iron are available)
- 1 separate WC (toilet) with sink
- Small Terrasse giving onto the 2 bedrooms (with small table & 2 chairs) - gets the morning sun.
The room that is available is the smaller bedroom, 10.6 square meters (114 sq ft). It has a “lit gigogne” (trundle bed: 2 single mattresses that can be pulled out into a double bed configuration, both mattresses when pulled out are on the same level). There are 2 chests of drawers, a bookshelf, a desk, 2 small open armoires (closets/shelves). For more clothes hanging space the mirrored closet in the living/dining area can be used.
The wifi reaches into all areas of the apt, including on the terrasses/garden. [I have had only one guest who said that the wifi was slow in the bedroom, no one else has complained about that. But there is now a wifi extender installed so that should not be a problem. You could also plug directly into the Livebox with an ethernet cable if you prefer.] A laptop with QWERTY (English) keyboard is available for your use.
Predominantly residential and business offices.
Near the border of Paris and of St. Ouen.
In the neighborhood a short walk away is the new Cité du Cinéma Luc Besson and the Ecole de Cinéma Louis Lumière.
One métro stop away is the Stade de France (for sports matches & large concerts). Bus 255 also goes from Carrefour Pleyel to Stade de France and into central Saint Denis.
A very nice tourist visit is the Basilique de St. Denis (2 métro stops away), where you can also find a very large open air market (“marché") and a very large supermarket (Carrefour). It is a very lively, “populaire” area, also with many boutiques and shops (even open on Sunday).
The St. Ouen flea market is not too far away.
At the Carrefour Pleyel métro stop there is a boulangerie, a pharmacy, a post office, a florist, 3 banks, several restaurants.
Other grocery stores are Franprix at Mairie de St. Ouen (1 métro stop or 3 bus stops), Monoprix at Garibaldi (2 métro stops), or a little further a large hypermarché E. Leclerc (on bus line 274).
A Marriott Courtyard hotel and a B&B hotel are on the same street.
SHORT TERM (minimum 3 nights): 30 EUR/day: no additional costs for any meals throughout the week.
For short term bookings 15€/day extra for 2nd guest.
LONG TERM (anything over 7 days): 700 EUR/month (23.33 EUR/day based on a 30 day month) + shared household expenses. Note that Airbnb counts a 28 day month whereas I go by a 30 day month, so to get to 700€/30 day month we can do the pricing by "special offer" if necessary. If more than 7 days and less than 30 days, the monthly price will be pro-rated.
Check in and check out are listed as "flexible" because the Airbnb site only gives options for specific hours. However, in this case "flexible" is more constrained: generally any arrival before 9 am or after 7 pm is OK during the work week (except Fridays, which generally really are more flexible). Arrivals in the middle of the day during the work week (Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs) are more difficult to arrange for the welcome, but I have worked out a system for giving access to the apt. if I am absent.
Do not hesitate to message if you have any questions! Guest AccessYou will have access to all parts of the apartment, except for my bedroom.
My house is your house.
You can also go out into the communal residence garden. Interaction with GuestsI am there almost every evening and I usually make and eat dinner with my guests, although I arrive home late during the work week so dinners are usually not before 9:00 pm, sometimes later.
I leave for work late in the mornings (9:00 am or later).
Guests should feel free to "hang out" in the living/dining area, or on the terrasses - no need to stay in the bedroom! The NeighborhoodThe Cité du Cinéma Luc Besson/École Louis Lumière is in this neighborhood, very close by. The Stade de France is 1 métro stop or 2 bus stops away. Getting AroundOn the Paris métro line number 13, métro stop Carrefour Pleyel - from central Paris, in direction Saint Denis Université (blue fork of the métro line).
Bus lines passing through Carrefour Pleyel: Bus 139, Bus 255, Bus 274
RER lines B & D not too far. Other Things to NoteA cleaner comes once per week (Tuesday around 1pm). A 15 EUR cleaning fee is normally required for every reservation (regardless of reservation length) but I do sometimes waive that.
A cat lives here! (A little girl -- she comes in and out as she wishes, via the cat door.) So if you are allergic to cats this may not be the place for you.