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Apartment Rentals in Paris: The affordable solution with a more personal touch.

Apartment Rentals in Paris: The affordable solution with a more personal touch.

Hotels in Paris are often becoming travelers’ back up choice when vacationing abroad. More people are opting for a Paris rental apartment by the night, the week or the month. Living like a local is considerably cheaper and offers many more amenities: a kitchen, free internet access, more space, a place where you can actually host parties if you want to.
Following are a few links to Paris vacationing/short term/long term rentals websites. They usually offer enough pictures of the Parisian apartments for rent that you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect — at least aesthetically speaking. Plan several months ahead of time to get what you are looking for. And for those of you who can’t book ahead of time, some of these sites also offer last minute deals.

airbnb
“We connect people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Guests can build real connections with their hosts, gain access to distinctive spaces, and immerse themselves in the culture of their destinations. Whether it’s an urban apartment or countryside castle, Airbnb makes it effortless to showcase your space to an audience of millions, and to find the right space at any price point, anywhere.”

cobblestay
“Beautiful trendy apartments and a dedicated customer service
from North Americans who understand the needs of fellow travelers.”

feelparis
“Feel Apartments is a vacation and short term rental agency. Since its foundation in 2004, Feel Apartments selects properties and owners according to our quality standards and price competitiveness. Today, we offer a selection of more than 600 properties in Barcelona, Paris, New York or Miami. More than 200 owners are using Feel apartment’s websites as the exclusive promotion channel for their properties. We receive around 6,000 clients every year. Feel Agencies are committed to become your favorite vacation and short term rental agencies, by offering attractive apartments and houses, an efficient website and a friendly and caring customer service.”

haveninparis
“Welcome to a different kind of Paris vacation. Stay in your own luxury Paris apartment rental and experience a holiday like never before.”

homelidays
Homelidays publishes adverts for holiday rentals and Bed & Breakfasts located all over the world and put holiday makers and owners in direct contact with each other. It is not an estate agency or a third party and it does not take any commission on rentals.

housetrip
“Offering a collection of over 230,000 holiday rentals; Housetrip connects guests with holiday home owners across the global. Guests can choose from over 5400 apartments in Paris, all of which can be booked quickly, easily and securely online. Whatever your holiday requirements, or size of your group, you can find space, flexibility, privacy and value for money at HouseTrip”

lodgis
“Furnished Paris apartments rentals and Paris vacation apartments rentals, home or villa rental for tourism, business trip, corporate relocation and internship.”

nyhabitat
“The idea for the company came after recognizing the lack of options available to travelers who desired more personal accommodations than those provided in hotels. This is how New York Habitat designed a way to give travelers the feeling of what it is like to live independently in New York, Paris, the South of France or London, by arranging stays in quality furnished apartments. Our approach was and is unique, and has been embraced by the international travel community. Since its inception, the company has grown and expanded its services and clientele. Originally serving mostly French visitors to New York, New York Habitat now serves a vast international clientele.”

paris-dream-apartments
“Paris-dream-apartments.com, a non-profit website presenting furnished apartments for short-term rental, is born from the desire of two people, Camille and David, to share the city they love with people worldwide who want to spend a wonderful vacation in an authentic Parisian setting or stay in a comfortable apartment during business travel. Their knowledge of Paris and common background in the arts are a guarantee of excellence in the carefully selected, tastefully furnished apartments presented on their website.”

parisattitude
“Paris Attitude is specialized in short term rentals in Paris (from one week to one year) and was created to help people find the apartment of their dreams in the City of Light. A variety of apartments is available, from cosy studios to grand four-bedroom homes, located both in the heart of Paris and in the Parisian suburbs.
First and foremost, our goal is to provide a high level of service, finding the right apartment for the right client. Everybody has specific needs, and the detailed Request Form has been created to get to know the client better and generate precise results.”

parisianhome
“Parisian Home is specialized in furnished apartment rentals in Paris from short term rental (from one week) to long term rental.
Holiday rentals were our main activity for a long time. Now we continue to satisfy tourists in their apartment in Paris and we develop our business relationships with companies and do our best to find the best corporate rental with junior, executive or deluxe solutions.
All our furnished apartments are selected with great care in order to meet our customers’ expectations and allowing them to experience their short term rental in Paris.
We consider that families and corporate can save up to 50% of their budget with a furnished apartment rental.”

parisperfect
“We invite you to live in Paris for a while - and you’ll want to spend a lifetime! Our hand-picked Paris rentals offer comfort in the heart of the city so you can rent with ease. Walk through charming streets to markets, boutiques and monuments. Wander home along the Seine at sunset to your luxury apartment with dazzling Paris views. The perfect location, the perfect apartment, the perfect stay - Paris Perfect.”

ParisSharing
"ParisSharing is a new approach to vacation rentals, home exchanges, B&B in Paris and beyond.
It’s all about authentic and unique places to stay, friendly people to welcome and assist you.
ParisSharing facilites your booking and your stay with secure online payment, local English-language assistance, and other services on demand.”

paristay
“Paristay.com is a real estate company that helps English speaking people to find the finest central Paris apartments. On these pages you can find a large choice of furnished apartments for vacation, short stay or long term rentals, with full description (location map, metro map, appliances & equipment list, up to 30 pictures, price simulator, ratings by tenants and guest book.)” They seam to really stick to it: friends of mine used the services of Paristay and the apartement they rented was superb. Paristay rents apartments in Paris that won’t offend your taste! Also, not to be underestimated, the person they worked with at Paristay was “great and responsive”.

Flat-share in Paris/ Colocation à Paris

Flat-share in Paris/ Colocation à Paris

Renting an apartment in Paris can be a very difficult thing. Lots of documents are required and if you are a foreigner you might never come up with what you are being asked for. You might find a room much faster if you decide to share a flat with someone already renting in Paris. If you are looking to rent a room in Paris or you want to share an apartment with French people for an unlimited or limited amount of time, and you don’t mind living with a roommate or two (the more roommates, the bigger the apartment—that can be a plus in Paris) here’s a place for you to check: colocation.fr. It is a serious website (in French) that is referred to in national newspapers and magazines and on the Paris City Hall’s website.

The site was first targeted to students but it quickly extended its services to everyone. With over 150 000 visitors per month, colocation is being used by single people or couples—married or not, with children or without. The flat-sharing business is sought after by people from 18 to 50 years old who are interested in it for reasons as various as saving money, not being alone, living a communal life or meeting new people.