We booked this boat for a five day stay with friends and family in what was an excellent situation on the river and near to the main sights of Paris. That's the end of the good news.
Day 1 - I had a shower but the water didn't drain from the shower tray. Decided to give the owner the benefit of the doubt to see if it would drain away slowly. Next morning . No change. This prevented anyone else having a shower for fear of the tray overflowing. I phoned the owner who said that a new pump had recently been fitted and that 'everything had been checked'. She sent someone round who 'fixed' the problem.
Next morning we couldn't flush the toilet . We ended up sorting it ourselves by adjusting trip switch on electrics panel. Day 3 and 4 2 more toilet 'incidents' and another problem with the shower. By day 5 it had become farcical as we needed to flip the trip switch 15 times to keep toilet, shower, coffee making, lights, anything functioning before our departure. On phoning the owner was told , again, that everything had been checked and she couldn't understand what the problem was.
On our final evening on returning from a very warm day out in Paris we all wanted a wash/shower to freshen up before going out for our last evening meal. No water anywhere! In shower, kitchen or bathroom. We consulted the manual which the owner had left for troubleshooting - utterly useless! My son and I eventually traced the problem to the pier and sorted it. Phone consultation with the owner was a complete waste of time.
On a different matter we were leaving the boat on our first evening to notice a hose pipe whose fitting had become loose, pouring water all over the side of the boat. For fear of it getting into the boat I attempted to reconnect it soaking myself in the process. This was drawn to the owner's attention and the response was, yes, you've guessed it, 'that was checked last week'. Despite my efforts to reconnect it continued to spray onto the exit side of the boat which was a risk on attempting to leave. To compound the last night fiasco , referenced above, it disconnected again pouring water all over the deck.
It is hard to overstate the embarrassment in trying to deal with these issues after inviting guests to join us on holiday.
HomeAway and the owner should be ashamed of putting this holiday option on the market. It is unfit for purpose and an abysmally managed and monitored property. You have been warned.