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The Company

The Joy of Discovery

The Joy of Discovery

With our over 20 years of experience in boutique rentals, you are in competent hands at Haven In. Our friendly, personal, and responsive approach will help you craft a unique vacation in a real home full of local flavor and authentic living—tailor-made just for you.

Let Us Guide You

Let Us Guide You

Whatever your budget or style, we will match you to one of our hand-picked and personally vetted properties. Our all American, multi-lingual and well-traveled team understands your travel needs and desires. You can trust that with first-hand knowledge and exacting standards, we will answer inquiries and questions truthfully and accurately.

Meet the Team

We're a passionate group of explorers, experience avids, dedicated foodies, style mavens and language lovers with an appreciation for the simple pleasures and the fine nuances of culture and taste. We love what we do. We take great delight in helping you craft the perfect travel experience.

Philippe P

Born and raised in France, then a California resident for half his life, Philippe traces his roots back to the island of Corsica, the shores of North Africa, the Champagne area, and Paris where he lived before moving to the Silicon Valley to join the tech innovation wave. A veteran marketing executive, he co-founded in 1998 the startups Paris For Rent and Paris Luxury Rentals which eventually became World Guests Abroad. He oversees all aspects of business development, digital marketing, and technology. In his spare time, Philippe loves to travel with his family to new parts of the world in search of real experiences & adventures to live and share.

Patrick R

Born and raised in Paris, Patrick moved to San Francisco after college. He came at the right time to witness the internet revolution, and joined Patricia and Philippe in the marketing team of a small online vacation rental agency. After making it a success story, they started their own company, World Guests Abroad, with two platforms, Paris for Rent and Haven In. Patrick is passionate about urbanism, sustainability, travel, food and wine. His favorite type of vacations: A villa in Provence or Italy with friends with a great kitchen, a table outside for dinner parties, and a pool for the kids.

Elise M

Operations Manager
Elise was born and raised in New York City where she originally pursued a dance career. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has performed around the world. Her love affair with Paris began as a teenager during a family vacation in France. She was immediately entranced by the City of Light and vowed upon arrival that she would one day return to live there. During a hiatus from dancing, she moved to Paris and earned a BA in Film & Media from the American University of Paris, followed by a Certificat de Langue et Civilisation Française from La Sorbonne. Throughout the years, Elise has taken every opportunity to return to Paris and has traveled extensively throughout Europe. She is now based in Brooklyn, NY, where she enjoys spending her free time with her daughter and husband. Elise is thrilled to be a part of the Haven In team and aims to introduce as many people as possible to Paris, her favorite city in the world.

Natasha L

Sales & Service Specialist
French-Canadian born, Natasha spent her childhood traveling between the USA and Canada. Growing up in two charming historic cities, Quebec City and St Augustine (FL), it's no surprise she developed a fascination for history and the Paris of her ancestors. She has a BA from Universite Laval and an MA in archaeology from the University of Calgary, and has worked as an archaeologist, a tour guide, and editor. In her free time she is a serious fiction writer and recently took her passion for music to another level. She now lives in the Boston area and is excited to use her native language in helping Haven In clients choose their ideal vacation property.

Pat C

Born in Paris to French parents, avid for art, science and world culture, Pat spent her childhood and teenage years in Paris exposed to art collections, antique shows, music venues, and a very diversified food scene. She moved to the US as a young adult, got a BA in international relations, traveled the world then settled in San Francisco where she started a family and opened a neighborhood French bistro. A passionate sailor and lover of the sea, she moved to Hawaii where she has been raising her boys for the past 11 years. Pat travels to Paris several times a year and remains deeply attached to her European roots.

Erica B

Former Owner
Erica founded Haven In in 2006 to provide boutique rentals and quality service to vacation clients around the world. In 2018 she was pleased to pass the torch to Philippe, Pat and Patrick at World Guests Abroad. Erica now lives in Maine with her French husband, two cats and a flock of chickens. She is executive director of Veggies to Table — a non-profit farm growing top-quality organic produce and flowers to donate to those in need of food and joy. She still visits Europe, Paris and Italy when possible. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, read, take photos, cook, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with friends.

Meghan C

Sales & Service Specialist
Meghan grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but spent most of her childhood traveling across the country and living in hotels thanks to her Dad’s job in the hospitality industry. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied History and Political Science. While she was at UNC, she spent 6 months abroad studying at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands and traveling extensively throughout Europe. Unsure of what direction she wanted to take post-grad, Meghan decided to move to Paris and live with a French family as their Au Pair. After falling in love with the City of Light, she came back stateside to start working with Haven In to help others fall in love with Paris just like she did. Meghan and her husband live in Boston, Massachusetts.