As NYC residents who live in a third-floor walk up in a 120+ year old building, this apartment truly felt like a second home for me, my husband, and 15 year old daughter, and made our stay particularly wonderful. The space itself is as lovely, well-decorated, and clean as it appears in the photos with comfortable beds, beautiful linens, and well-appointed bathrooms and kitchen. The location is ideal — easy access to trains, shopping, markets, and the many restaurants and bars of the Marais, and within walking distance to the major sights. Situated in an inner courtyard, the apartment was very quiet and virtually free of street noise (but we do recommend remembering earplugs if you don’t already travel with them, as if the downstairs neighbor is entertaining on a weekend night with windows open, conversation does echo in the courtyard). Ivan and the property manager Thierry were both very thoughtful and helpful before and during our stay, and quickly accommodated our request for an early arrival due to a late-spring snow storm in NY on the day of our original departure. They provided a lovely welcome basket with bottle of champagne, and a helpful guide to the apartment and neighborhood as well as numerous guidebooks (in English). All in all, we were thrilled with our stay!