Testimonials

 We found your apartments to be lovely and extremely well located for our purposes, we especially loved the market by the park on Friday afternoons! I have told my friends how great the apartments were: I even told the two American ladies I met in the shuttle to the airport the website you go to for booking as they were interested in staying in Montmartre next time they were in Paris.

Lilly 

Written by Prashant Ramachandra on 03/02/11 (7 years ago)

We stayed here for 4 days in December 2010. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. The apartment is in a great location close to the metro stations and it was very clean and spacious. I would certainly recommend it to my friends and will most certainly stay here on my next visit to Paris.

Written by Yvonne Hering on 24/12/10 (7 years ago)

What an island of tranquility in the midst of Paris!
Spacious, light and warm (we were there in winter!) it was heaven to retret to after a hectic day on the metro around Paris.
There was a great supermarket down the road to the right, and a boulangerie with great croissants.
Two metro lines took us wherever we wanted to go and there were plenty of great guides in the apartment. As an artist I loved the painting there, it radiated peacefulness! I can wholeheartedly recommend the loft to any discerning traveller as the ideal place to stay in Paris!
Man many thanks Peter & Rita ...we loved it.

Written by Kris Deckers on 10/08/10 (8 years ago)

During a stay of three days in the cozy "Romantic Studio", we were surprised by the serenity we experienced in a metropolis like Paris. The location of the Studio is ideal to visit the beautiful and exciting city without being exhausted after a long day.

The underground station is nearby the Studio, but we made use of the "Velib" system provided by the city: Vélos en libre-service à Paris. It's amazing how easy you can cycle through Paris, and visit a lot within a short period of time.

Back in the studio, we enjoyed watching a movie on the B&O television. The large option of DVD's, CD's and information books brought us in a world of the real "Parisien".

The kitchen is ideal to prepare a tasty meal or a simple "baguette au fromage avec un verre de vin rouge".
We had a very "Romantic"; weekend in Paris! Highly recommended!

Written by Ramona Burghart-Alschner on 20/06/10 (8 years ago)

We (my husband an me) had 3 wonderfull days in Paris. The romantic studio we rent was very comfortable and made us feel the Parisian lifestyle.
Wihtin walking distance there are many restaurants, the one we loved most was L'ADRESSE, 42, rue Rochechouart - 75009 Paris.
The food there is a mixture of French and Italian and it tastes really wonderfull - and - the prices are reasonable.
We can highly recommend these Studio Lofts and look forward to our next stay.

Written by Wayne Galya on 02/02/10 (8 years ago)

Fantastic intro to renting in Paris...took all the anxiety of going it alone, away! My wife and I tied up a month touring France with a week at the Romantic Loft in Montmartre. What a lovely, sleek apartment this is! Polished wood, deck platform with adjustable bed, great electronics...very cool and welcoming after a day taking in the sights. Reminiscent of a large sailboat interior, cobalt blue tile and glass in the compact bathroom. Modern and impeccably clean kitchen area. A must see, at a great value!

Written by Laura Hamilton on 30/11/09 (9 years ago)

I enjoyed my stay very much in the Romantic apartment and would reccomend to my closest friends and family!

The Romantic apartment is wonderful - great
location, great size, and very comfortable!

Location - I loved the location in the Montmartre. Great area to walk around and explore. If you enjoy walking - it is also not too far from the main attractions in Paris. The metro stop is just around the corner also.

Apartment - The Apartment is very nicely decorated, comfortable, and spacious! If you are staying for a while and want to get out of the hustle and bustle, they also have plenty of books and dvds to enjoy. All of the appliances and utencils needed are available for your use. Not to mention that the refrigerator is stocked with items you may need when you arrive so that you do not have to stob by the market right away.

Rental Process - Mme Esteves, the cleaning lady, was very friendly and helpful. (Helpful hint here - be prepared if your French is rusty... prepare your questions beforehand by writing them down!) The rental process was also very simple and Ilse was very helpful.

I loved renting the apartment and will definitely stay here again when in Paris.

Written by C&D on 27/10/09 (9 years ago)

Perfect location for Gare du Nord/eurostar. Within walking distance of Opéra, Montmartre, etc. Nice eateries in the area. Flat very clean and very quiet. Very comfortable bed. Will use again.

Written by Thanavat Junchaya on 07/09/09 (9 years ago)

This is the first time that I rent an apartment in Paris after many visits. After staying at the Romantic Studio Loft, it will be very difficult to go back to staying in the small Paris hotel room again, especailly if you come with your family.

The Romantic Loft Studio has good space for my family with two teenage daughters and everything for your convenience - nice tv, stereo, kitchen and separate area for bathroom and toilet.

The place is quiet and within 5-10 minutes walk from metro, Montmarte and Gare du Nord. There are also nearby boulangerie, grocery and restaurants.

Dealing with Dirk and Ilse was straightforward and I am looking forward to staying at their place again on my next visit to Paris.

Written by Christine and Jack on 18/12/07 (10 years ago)

Peter,
We want to give you some positive feedback from our 2 week stay in your apartment November 26 - December 8, 2007. We were extremely comfortable there for our first visit to Paris. It quickly became our home away from home. The bed was comfortable (VERY important to us), the kitchen well appointed and the multiple-head shower was great. It was useful for us to have wireless internet also. The location is great - -metro accessible, grocery store close and several wonderful restaurants in the area. We would highly recommend the apartment to your future guests.

Thanks again and we hope to visit Paris more often,

Christine and Jack
Washington, DC
USA

Written by elizabethewbank@cox.net on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

My best friend and I stayed in the Romantic apartment for 8 days and 7 nights. Even though Peter has titled it Romantic the apartment is perfect for anyone to stay in! We enjoyed "living" as a Parisian for a week and the location couldn't have been more perfect - the whole trip was fantastic! The apartment was beautiful, comfortable, and had all of the conveniences of home! Peter was a joy to deal with and handled all of our numerous questions patiently and quickly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone!

Written by Jacky Postles, Villemorin, FRANCE on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

We found this studio spacious enough for a family of five and adequately equipped and definitely peaceful, as the advert says. We spent a lot of our time exploring Paris on foot and the situation makes this easily possible. The sofa was comfortable at the end of a long day and the shower as invigorating as you wanted to make it in the mornings - really a little home from home. Paris is a terrific city and this studio a great base to discover it from - give it a try.

Written by Daniel Berczik on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

I have been remiss in adding my comments, but I wanted to right that wrong now.

Firstly, Peter is a joy to deal with, very helpful, informative and friendly, always ready with recommendations and open with his own personal information.

Secondly, the apartment, hidden behind a big blue door, is just as we had hoped: light and clean, designed simply and beautifully, and spacious yet well-appointed.

Each morning, we walked to the boulangerie and then to the cheese monger. In the afternoon we visited the wine shop down the street where we made fast friends with the proprietor. Cafe Julienne is a wonderful family bistro with the best steak tartare and a house rose that was crisp and refreshing. At night, after a day of pretending that we lived here, we would pour ourselves into the comfortable bed and dream in the rare Parisian air coming through the windows.

This is the way to do it. We'll never go back to hotels and we'll certainly be back to Peter's place.

Written by Selene, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

Met 3 stellen hebben we voor een kleine week zowel Romantic, Feng Shui als Luxury gehuurd. Een mooie combinatie om bij elkaar in de buurt te zijn en toch privacy te genieten. De lofts zijn ingericht met heerlijke designers gadgets, lekkere luxe waaronder bijzondere baden en fijne bedden. Aan alles is gedacht en de inventaris is compleet! Het duurde even voor we alle bedieningsknoppen onder de knie hadden. Allereerst schroomde ik het om het volledige huurbedrag vooruit te betalen, ik snap nu waarvoor dit dient. Peter Bracke is een echte gastheer, die het niet moe werd ons van adviezen te voorzien. Super aanrader! Ik kom zeker terug! Hartelijk bedankt! Selene

Written by soulstress@earthlink.net on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

Our family rented both the Feng-shui and the Romantic this summer for a too short vacation. They are simply and exquisitely done. Peter's flair for interiors is amazing! We've found our place in Paris. My hubby and I will absolutely be back, alone this time ... and rent the romantic. Can't wait!!!

Written by Cecilia Garside, Liverpool, UK on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

We enjoyed a fantastic 4 day break in Paris this
April and the apartment was the icing on the cake
for my partner's birthday celebration. Lovely to
wake up in: the luxury of opening the automatic
shutters to let in the morning light, controlling the
view of the TV and adjust the tilt of bed all by the
press of a button - and great to wander home to
after trying out one of the many of Peter's great
restaurant recommendations. Stylish, comfortable
and perfectly placed - we loved being in walking
distance of Montmatre. I'm sure we'll be making a
return visit.

Written by Rittu Rasouli on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)

We stayed in Peter's apartment the first week of July. It was spacious, bright and very clean and included all the amenities to make one's stay in Paris comfortable and memeorable. The guidebooks on Paris, including metro guides and maps were a very thoughtful gesture. Loved the adjustable bed - the extra switches near the bed to raise and lower the blinds and to turn off lights was very convenient. The kitchen and fridge were well-stocked - juice, still and sparkling water, pop, wine, champagne, coffee even martini shakers were all at hand! Other nice touches were the original art, the coffee-maker(loved it), the Bang & Olufsen music system!
The bathroom was very clean - never ran out of hot water and the jets in the shower were a nice touch! The bathroom was well-stocked too, if you forgot to bring your own!
The apartment was conveniently located - just a few minutes to metro - Anvers, walking distance to Montmartre and to Galleries Lafayette. Peter was especially helpful in answering any questions via email even before we began our trip. His list of restaurants with his comments was very helpful. For a quick, cheap but tasty meal, try the turkish kebab platter just nextdoor.
Three thumbs up for a chic apartment with all the amenities and very conveniently located too. Would definitely recommend this place and next time, hopefully will try out the luxury loft. Great job, Peter!

Written by Rich, San Francisco, CA USA on 04/10/07 (11 years ago)


The loft was great. My wife and I visited in late June; the courtyard was under construction, so a little noisy in the morning -- but the apartment was like an oasis, still, at night. Lots of action, all night, within walking distance -- but the apartment is insulated from all that by the rest of the building and opens onto the inner courtyard. Great bakeries and fruits and vegetable grocers. Easy to walk out in the morning, down rue de Dunquerque, and grab a fresh baked croissant and a pain du chocolat to bring back to the loft for breakfast.

And easy Metro access to the whole city.

The apartment is like a ship, with space mazimized. Peter's got a great collection of jazz and Prog Rock CDs, too ... If you're planning on cooking, be aware that there's a 2-burner stove, but no oven. The bathroom is the most impressive -- all tile, and ingenious construction.

The bed is also quite cozy.

All in all, a bonus to live like locals, and not have to deal with the tourbus throngs until you darn well please.

Thanks!

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