Pros - An old artists apartment in the Bastille area of Paris. Big windows for lots of light, in a quiet courtyard for a smidgeon of peace, and 10-15 minutes WALK from the centre of Paris for a tonne of convenience (and a lot of shops and good food).
Cons - as mentioned, it's kinda ancient. The carpet is probably older than me, and it gets a bit dusty if you disturb the books.
Extra pro - Did I mention books? There's a billion of them, and plenty of comfy spots to browse them from. :-)
The apartment used to belong to an artist, and is filled with her works, for anyone who would like to browse through them. There's also a small libraries worth of books to peruse in English, French, and Dutch. The courtyard is generally peaceful and well-lit, perfect for throwing open the windows and basking in the sun while you read and drink your coffee in the mornings. Yes, it's a little higgledy-piggledy, yes it's old as all hell, but it's comfortable and peaceful, perfect for a Parisian shopping expedition, or a safe haven during a business trip.
On the locational side of things, both Ledru-Rollin and Bastille stations are a stones throw away, connecting you to lines 8, 1, and 5 respectively. For the centre of Paris itself, however, I would forgo the metro and meander through the nearby streets around St Paul and in the Marais, past the Picasso museum, Place des Vosges, and the National Archives until you reach such delights as the Pompidou, Hôtel de Ville, and the ever-inspiring Notre Dame. Good food, excellent wine, and beautiful boutiques are easy to stumble upon in this area, and you can easily while away several afternoons exploring it!
As for the nightlife, well there are few better locations. Aside from the (in)famous Rue de Lappe, Oberkampf is a short walk and even shorter metro ride away, providing an excellent array of bars to stumble in and out of until the wee hours of the morning.
Interaction with guests
I'll be available to let you into the apartment and then collect the keys when you leave. I'm also available by phone or mail to answer questions/provide assistance should you have need of me.
If you move the books and/or art, please try to put them back in the same place.
Hmm, about me...I'm a gregarious sort, who loves meeting all the strange and beautiful people out there in the world.
As for my airbnb etiquette, my mother taught me to never turn up anywhere with both arms the same length (whatever that means!), and that a good host never has an uncomfortable guest. I think that just about says it all, doesn't it?