The (Other) Paris Apartment Rental Agency You Need to Know About

Photo credit: The Plum Guide Facebook page

The real Parisian experience does not hide behind the doors of palace hotels or ultra-contemporary boutique spaces, but instead within the homes of real Parisians.

The Plum Guide offers lodging in real Parisian apartments without the concern and worry about whether or not you’ll get what you paid for. Plum Guide, simplified, is an elite matching service of sorts that verifies the homes in person, and reviews it according to a 150-point scale. Only then are the locations welcomed it to their website, listed with accurate descriptions done by professionals.

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Think of Plum Guide as your personal concierge or a chance to rent a tiny Paris apartment like this $67 per night Montmartre Carlson home without the fear that it will not be as expected. The platform notes all the best qualities of the space as well as qualities that are quirky, or maybe unpleasant for some like patina flooring or a boho decor. Further, the website also lists the attractions within 10-minutes walk and offers full service to ensure that your stay is a like that of a personalized boutique hotel in and of its own.

Originating in England, Plum Guide expanded to 12 cities including Rome, New York City, Lisbon, and others. The service offers any homes from a cheap little studio to a $1,472 per night rooftop Monceau apartment with a clear Eiffel Tower view veranda. From artist’s nooks in the Marais to chic apartments on Canal Saint-Martin, each space caters to the curious kind of traveller. 

Home-stays have long risen as the trend for the “new nomad” that prefers to have a unique experience with the cozy feeling of home. With the world’s population traveling twice as much since the beginning of the century, there is also a trend to look for a home-away-from-home when perusing the planet’s cities.

We’ve picked up our favorite under-$100 AirBnB destinations before, but realistically no one can guarantee the experience because the company doesn’t verify all the spaces itself. Plum Guide takes away all those fears by having the professionals do that job, instead of leaving it to you to read (sometimes conflicting) reviews. The team at the site is a crew of hospitality professionals that take into consideration the nooks and crannies of a good hotel -level apartment stay and it adapts those to their chosen homes.

Check out Plum Guide here.