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The renovated unit is located in a residential area very close (short walk) to the historic center of Orleans. The row-house-style unit is small, but charming, and extremely well-cared-for, clean/immaculate with its own private, internal courtyard. The unit has a well-equipped kitchen (though, the kitchen could use more regular-sized coffee cups, as only 1 was provided). There was a tv with an easy (remote) connection (no English tv stations found), and many tourist brochures.
The unit would not be well-suited to heavy-set or an infirm person, as the stairway to the second-level bedroom and bath is quite steep/narrow. Window blinds are of a. high quality, and they darkened the rooms well, when needed. There is a combo washer/dryer on the second floor, but, we did not use it. The location was quiet, private and peaceful, overall. The bed was two single mattresses combined into one full/queen size bed, and there is a sofa-bed on the 1st. floor as well. Extra towels were provided. Our only negative concern was regarding the door lock system, which requires that one use a key to lock the doors. Such a situation creates some danger, should a fire or other extreme circumstance occur during the night, since getting out of a key-locked unit can be difficult in the dark. We left the key in the interior door lock in locked position, while sleeping, to make sure we could get out more quickly. No one from outside would have easy access to that location, since there is an additional interior door to lock beyond that door on the other side of the courtyard, as well as the common hall door at the front of the building.
The owner was very kind and accommodating. She provided her cell phone for any texting questions, an excellent accommodations folder if we required assistance running any devices, as well as locations for covered (pay) parking garage locations and for free street parking (the later of which we used, since it was only 5 or so minutes walk away). We considered our accommodations there to be an EXCELLENT value for the money, and, we would consider returning again.
Thank you the opportunity of staying there.
We had a delightful stay with Chantal in her lovely apartment. She is a gracious host and could not have been more helpful nor more considerate of us. The apartment is beautifully remodeled, well appointed, and was comfortable despite the heat wave. We were surprised but very pleased that Chantal had provided a parking garage space for the rental car we had for the first few days of our visit. We would love to stay with her again.