For Valentine's Day, C & I decided to do a little weekend getaway. We wanted something within 1-2 hour of Paris, in a quiet area and with a cozy fireplace. I started looking around on AirBnb and came across this adorable place.
We had the whole house to ourselves, and it was absolutely lovely. There's a little river just behind it, so with the window slightly open, we could hear the water running by and a whole host of birds singing. The covered patio on the left of the house had heaters and there was also an area for BBQing.
The inside was adorable - the owners used very high quality materials to renovate the place, and also left a lot of the originals architecture in place - exposed beams, the fireplace, etc. There are two bedrooms upstairs (one with a bathroom), and the beds were soooo comfortable.
I never got a chance to talk to her about it, but apparently the owner is half-American, and had mentioned her grandma had been staying there. She must have been the American grandma then, because there were a lot of American books, magazines and products lying around (like Centrum Vitamins), so that was kind of funny and made it feel a bit more like home. The kitchen was also extremely well-stocked and had much more than your usual rental apartment. We definitely had everything we needed to cook a nice meal.
We were mainly there to relax, but we took a nice walk around a nearby lake:
The only two downsides were the breakfast (which was pretty sparse) and the cost. This place was a bit more than we were wanting to spend, so what we did was have C sign up for AirBnb so he got an 18€ credit to use on his first rental (and as a bonus, I got an 18€ credit too). As a side note, if you're not signed up for AirBnB yet, you can go through my link and get the same bonus offer off of your first rental here! I haven't used AirBnB that many times yet, but so far it's been a great way to stay in some unusual spaces at a reasonable cost (and usually with more room than a hotel room).
All in all, it was an excellent spot for a relaxing getaway from Paris, and I would definitely spend another weekend there. If you don't have a car, I think I remember seeing that she will come pick you up from the local train station for 5€/person, which I thought was a nice offer. The place is also close to Beauvais, so it would be good for an overnight stop before a flight.