Our first condition and the most important one is: do not smoke in the apartment
In order to reserve my apartment, you need to request for a stay.
Once I confirm availability and price is agreed I will send you a Paypal invoice and a booking contract, to be returned either by email or by fax. This contract includes details such as dates, rates, number of people, exact address of the apartment. A brief summary of what is said on the contract can be read below:
Please check the apartments pages for costs and availability. The tariffs are inclusive of all expenses such as gas, electricity, telephone, cleaning, except for monthly stays.
Tourist tax (taxe de séjour) is also included in the price.
Minimum stay is 3 days. Stays of two days are possible if there happens to be a gap of 2-3 nights between bookings.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
We do not accept cheques. You can pay by credit card, Paypal or bank transfer.
If the booking is made within eight weeks of the letting the whole of the rental payment is payable. If the booking is made prior to eight weeks of the letting a rental deposit of 25% of the rental sum is requested. The remaining balance of the rental sum is then due eight weeks prior to the letting.
A security deposit of €250 is withheld from your credit card upon payment. This payment is only pre-paid and will not be not taken from the guest's credit card unless there are damages or breakages found after check out. However if you decide to pay by paypal the €250 amount is actually requested together with full payment. This is because there is not possible way to withhold this amount on paypal. If the second option (paypal), the €250 are refunded within 48 hours after you leave, if the property is left in the same state as on arrival.
The customer accepts responsibility for deterioration risks via this security deposit. You will be liable for any damages caused during the rental period and discovered during check-out (Eg: chocolate or wine stains on the white sofa). Minor accidents such as a broken glass or similar will of course not be taken into account, but I appreciate you reporting all incidents. If the 'non-smoking' policy is not not strictly adhered to, it will lead to a deduction of €100 from the deposit. This is because I consider it unfair to those guests who do not smoke, so I am strict with this policy. I advise that, if you are a smoker, you look elsewhere for an apartment with a smoking relaxed policy.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Arrival time is from 14.00 onwards, although it may be possible to come and drop suitcases while the cleaning person is doing the apartment. Two full hours for cleaning is needed between check-out and check-in. Please ask for an early check-in if you require one so that I can inform the cleaning person. Also if there is a guest leaving early that same morning, early check in may be possible. So it's always best to check with me.
You will receive instructions on how to gain access to the apartments once you have paid in full for your stay. Departure is at 11.00 at the latest. This is to allow time for the cleaning person to go in and leave the apartment ready for the next guest. Please let me know your arrival and departure time as soon as you can.
'My Paris Apartments' is under full legal home insurance, however this insurance policy is not a replacement for your own multi-risk insurance policy in case of accident, loss, robbery or other. To protect yourself, please take out a travel insurance policy while abroad or ask for social security international card in your health center if you are from the EU.
The apartments will be thoroughly clean before you arrive. We will expect to find them reasonably tidy when you depart, otherwise the cleaning person will need to spend longer tidying up and cleaning and we will to deduct this from your deposit. The apartments are strictly non-smoking. Pets are allowed only if they are small animals, sorry. Cleaning is done once a week but if you wish additional cleaning during the week, I can arrange that for you for an additional charge. Please note that I do not expect you to clean the apartment when you leave, but you have to clean your own dishes and cutlery, and dispose of your own rubbish.
If a cancellation is requested more than eight weeks in advance of the letting, we will return the balance of any monies paid, less the rental deposit (25%). If the cancellation is requested within the eight weeks prior to the letting we will retain the 25% rental deposit, but will refund the rest if we are able to re-rent the property for the period in question. If you cut short or cancel your stay once you have occupied the apartment, in the event of unanticipated interruption, no refund at all will be possible.
Apartment 1 is only a 'sleeps 2' apartment. Unless we make a personal exception. This is because we want to focus on quality and aim for our guests to have a nice and comfortable stay. Three or more adults staying on a 30 sq m2 apartment is not suitable. For groups of 3 or 4 max, we recommend our one bedroom apartment (Apartment 2). The apartment manual will tell you how things work and both my telephone numbers will be there in case you need me.
We hope the above conditions all sound reasonable to you. We hate having to write them as we want our guests to enjoy their stay, feel welcome and relaxed if you decide to stay in one of our apartments. And of course your feedback is always appreciated.