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Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex. My unit is the one w the arrows

Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex.  My unit is the one w the arrows Your very own patio garden Partial living room w/ Provencal colors; couch, two armchairs, TV, stereo, wifi Open the patio doors--dine in or out! The soothing master bedroom is just off the garden; extra storage space & closet Guest bedroom with trundle bed (one or two single beds), closet, small dresser Modern kitchen, well equipped & highly functional--and a view to boot! The Cours Mirabeau by day.  Lovely plane trees form an umbrella to stroll under The Cours Mirabeau by night.... Aix's prolific markets 7 days a week One of Aix's favorite pastimes is hanging out in cafes La Rotonde, Aix's most famous landmark at the bottom of Cours Mirabeau Visit the breathtaking Abbaye de Senanque, approx 1 hr from Aix Or hike in the beautiful St Victoire mountain ...and visit Paul Cezanne's atelier in Aix [Cezanne, 1896] Climb the haunting ruins of Les Baux de Provence, 1 hr from Aix near St Remy

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Aix en Provence apartment description

If you enjoy the urban life, you’ll love spending time in this wonderfully situated apartment in the heart of Aix en Provence. If you like to be able to walk out the door and grab a newspaper, order a coffee and sit at a café watching the passers-by; if you find pleasure in museums and bustling markets where you might stumble across the occasional spontaneous street band; if you appreciate evening concerts and indulgences at a Roman spa, then this delightful apartment on the Cours Mirabeau in this quintessential Provençal town is for you. The apartment is nestled in a newly constructed complex on the Cours and yet is surprisingly quiet, as it is in fact located on the street behind and parallel to the Cours. The Cours Mirabeau is the center of the town, the main axis and its focal point. Replete with restaurants, bookstores, specialty shops and ice cream parlors, the Cours divides the quartier Mazarin from the old town. Although you’re in the heart of town, you're guaranteed quiet, privacy and an amazing night's sleep.

This charming apartment (75 sq mt) boasts an enclosed terrace with a small garden and outdoor table, a private entrance, two bedrooms (sleeps four total) with ample storage space, a living room/dining area, a totally modern kitchen, a full bathroom with tub and separate toilet. Air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter, complete with Provençal colors and plush bed linens, equipped with all modern conveniences (microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV/DVD player, radio/CD/stereo with iPod docking station, cable television in several languages, hair dryer, iron, free wifi connection, free telephone calls to all of Europe, the US and Canada), you'll feel like a native with all the conveniences of home. Its ideal location affords walking distance to all the boutiques and restaurants, the old town, shops and open-air markets. And if you’re thinking about exploring the nearby stunning countryside, a designated space at no extra fee in the on-site garage facilitates the parking of a car.

The Aixois like nothing better in the afternoons than to “flâner” (stroll) up and down the Cours, have a drink at a café and chat with their friends. You can join them and feel like a native by just by walking out the door. The nearby rue d’Italie is filled with shops and boutiques of all kinds, so convenient for shopping for the apartment. The Monoprix supermarket is down the street; bring the rolling cart with you to put your groceries in like everyone else in the neighborhood. You can walk to the daily marchés, as there is one every day in Aix and on some days two; there is no shortage of marvelous Provençal vegetables, flowers, and specialty products to tantalize your taste buds. The Granet Museum, one of the best in Provence, is two blocks away, and the gorgeous Saint Victoire Mountain (Cezanne's favorite!) is a short 15-min drive.

Aix-en-Provence is renowned for its music and lyric arts festival in June-July every year, and in August the nearby town of La Roque d’Antéron hosts an internationally acclaimed piano festival. During the year one can take any number of French classes for foreigners, many located within a short walk of the apartment. The state-of-the-art spa--a short 10-minute walk from the apartment--built on the authentic ruins of the former Roman spa, offers delightful cures, massages, water aerobics, and all sorts of relaxation for your aches and pains,.

Have a wonderful sojourn, however long or short, in this well-appointed apartment; it's designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We'll be happy to furnish letters from satisfied guests who have offered to serve as references.



Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • 75 sq. ft.
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Concierge
          • Private Chef
          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We keep our unit free of smoke and pets for the safety and convenience of all our guests....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Guests must be 25 years or older if not accompanied by their parents....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Double Beds (1) Brand new full-size mattress as of March 2011, 140 cm. , Twin or Single Beds (1) Convenient trundle bed underneath pulls out for the second bed in the guest bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Complete set of dishes for 8; tons of pots, pans, griddles, baking tins, etc. Potholders. Wooden spoons, spatulas...a cook's delight!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Granite countertops; 4-burner electric stove; oven; toaster; coffee maker, electric kettle...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Oven

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            A dedicated parking space at no extra charge--an incredible gift in this car-crowded city!...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air in summer and heat in winter. You'll always be comfortable chez moi....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

            Bring your iPod and connect it to the stereo/CD/tuner player in the living room...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Several DVDs available for your relaxing evenings at home...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Several English-speaking stations on new TV screen...moreless

          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance:

            Call any land line in North America (USA, Canada) and western Europe for free...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Telephone with answering machine. ...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Free wifi included in rent....moreless

          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Table with umbrella and four chairs allow you to savor the Provencal weather and take your meals outdoors. [No outside grilling permitted in the complex, for safety sake.]...moreless

          • Porch / Veranda
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Tourist Attractions
          • Family

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Cycling
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Parasailing
              • Tennis
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Golf
              • Shopping
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Winery Tours
              • Coin Laundry
              • Churches
              • Ruins
              • Reefs
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Beachcombing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Other Activities

                  • Other Activities: antiquing; visiting the nearby villages
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • A Wonderful Week

                    A Wonderful Week

                    • Guest xanadu (Florida, United States)
                    • Date of stay 05/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                    What a surprise to arrive at Chez Sutter in Aix en Provence and discover that not only was the apartment as lovely as promised, but it had more amenities than we would have expected. Valerie did not miss anything. The kitchen had everything needed to cook gourmet meals every night. There were maps and books in the living room that helped plan all of our day trips. And the living room was an extremely comfortable place to relax after a long day of tourist explorations. Most astonishing of all was the location. As other reviewers mentioned, there is not a more convenient location in all of Aix. Outside the front door were markets, numerous restaurants up and down Cours Mirabeau, stores, quaint boutiques, great delis, and anything a tourist or resident would want or need. Yet once past the door to the apartment building, it was silent as if we were in the middle of the countryside. We slept as if the city were not right steps away. You won’t find a better place to stay in Aix en Provence. And you will love Aix. The city is beautiful and there are innumerable places to visit using Aix as your base.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • I don't see hotel stays in our future!

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                    I don't see hotel stays in our future!

                    • Guest Laurie & Marcus, Manchester NJ
                    • Date of stay 03/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/01/13
                    Dear Valerie, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in beautiful Aix. Your apartment is perfectly located in the center of all the action, and yet through the gates is an incredibly private and serene environment. My husband and I decided it was not necessary to rent a car, as everything from shops, to groceries, to wonderful restaurants, was just steps away. This was our first time renting a vacation home. You thought of everything. Thank you for making this such a positive experience. I don't see hotel stays in our future! Warmly, Laurie & Markus Bischof Manchester, NJ

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • What An Amazing Experience!!!

                    What An Amazing Experience!!!

                    • Guest Diana (Sarasota, Florida)
                    • Date of stay 06/24/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/18/12
                    I can't begin to express how wonderful our experience was with the apartment that we rented, for two weeks, in Aix en Provence. The location & amenities couldn't have been better, the apartment was very well appointed and tastefully decorated, attention to every detail was impeccable and the owner was very attentive, responsive, informative and very hands on - which was a joy! We were incredibly surprised at how well thought out everything was, by the owner, so that her guests could truly enjoy everything that Provence, the Cote du Rhone & the Cote d'Azur have to offer! Everything was there for a picnic or a day at the beach, totes & baskets for shopping at the local markets or vases for beautiful flowers. Not to mention all of the wonderfully herbs, spices & seasonings, cookbooks, cookwear, beautiful courtyard setting, etc., etc., etc.! Having a private parking space in a secure parking garage was a definitely a plus for us. Living "like a local" was exactly what we were hoping to experience - and this experience provided that & even more. We made some wonderful friends! I think we are now perhaps a little spoiled, by this amazing experience, which is mainly because of this very caring owner, but we are hoping that the next experience will be equally as wonderful! We are definitely SOLD on renting an apartment or a home the next time we travel to Europe - or beyond - from this point on!!!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • What An Amazing Experience!!!

                    What An Amazing Experience!!!

                    • Guest Diana (Sarasota, Florida)
                    • Date of stay 06/24/12
                    • Review Submitted 07/18/12
                    I can't begin to express how wonderful our experience was with the apartment that we rented, for two weeks, in Aix en Provence. The location & amenities couldn't have been better, the apartment was very well appointed and tastefully decorated, attention to every detail was impeccable and the owner was very attentive, responsive, informative and very hands on - which was a joy! We were incredibly surprised at how well thought out everything was, by the owner, so that her guests could truly enjoy everything that Provence, the Cote du Rhone & the Cote d'Azur have to offer! Everything was there for a picnic or a day at the beach, totes & baskets for shopping at the local markets or vases for beautiful flowers. Not to mention all of the wonderfully herbs, spices & seasonings, cookbooks, cookwear, beautiful courtyard setting, etc., etc., etc.! Having a private parking space in a secure parking garage was a definitely a plus for us. Living "like a local" was exactly what we were hoping to experience - and this experience provided that & even more. We made some wonderful friends! I think we are now perhaps a little spoiled, by this amazing experience, which is mainly because of this very caring owner, but we are hoping that the next experience will be equally as wonderful! We are definitely SOLD on renting an apartment or a home the next time we travel to Europe - or beyond - from this point on!!!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                  • Two weeks in heaven (or was it AIX?)

                    Two weeks in heaven (or was it AIX?)

                    • Guest JacquiKay (Oregon, USA)
                    • Date of stay 04/29/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/13/12
                    Spent two weeks eating baguettes, tapenade, olives, cheese and wine in lovely surroundings. This apartment was more than ample for my husband & I and our cousin. It is centrally located so that you never miss a market:-). You can walk from the train station or bus depot. The Cours Mirabeau, where the apartment is located is a lovely promenade doted with cafes, brasseries, & boutiques. Even the supermarket (monoprix) is a short distance away on the Cours. Can't recommend any restaurants as we ate mostly in (or on the patio) in this wonderful environment. This apartment comes with a parking space which is phenomenal in this town.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                  • We loved it!

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                    We loved it!

                    • Guest Paul & Ingrid, Ladner BC, Canada
                    • Date of stay 07/01/10
                    • Review Submitted 03/04/12
                    The four of us have had an absolutely wonderful time here and your apartment is perfect. We got up early every day to enjoy your terrace/garden and found it a good time to visit the local markets and the boulangerie. Your instructions for the appliances, the cookbooks, the guest book and the box of pamphlets and maps helped us to quickly adapt to the apartment and felt like we lived here. Your neighbors are quiet and polite. We all loved your beds and got a terrific night’s sleep each night.

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                  • A last-minute Thanksgiving gift

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                    A last-minute Thanksgiving gift

                    • Guest Jennifer, Sonoma Country, CA USA
                    • Date of stay 11/20/10
                    • Review Submitted 03/04/12
                    We loved your amazing apartment. I couldn’t believe how we could just walk out the front door and be in the center of town, yet the apartment itself was incredibly quiet. It was so kind of you to arrange for the crib. The four of us were very comfortable there; we found everything just like at home. And it was great to have free internet to Skype the grandparents on Thanksgiving Day and say hello. We appreciate the way you made it happen for us last minute.

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                  • I love your apt in Aix!

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                    I love your apt in Aix!

                    • Guest Julie, Williamsburg VA USA
                    • Date of stay 09/01/11
                    • Review Submitted 03/04/12
                    Your apt is such a jewel! I come here year after year because it is so well situated in town, I walk to everything, do my shopping, browse the wonderful daily markets, attend the many art exhibits, do day trips with the Tourist Office, visit the nearby countryside, etc. It is just like home, with all the amenities, well appointed & tasteful. I always look forward to my month here with great anticipation. This was my eighth September in a row!

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                  • Delightful week

                    Delightful week

                    • Guest boraboralover (San Leandro, California. USA)
                    • Date of stay 12/19/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                    We enjoyed a delightful stay- the apartment is exactly as pictured and the location can't be beat to live in old Aix. The owner was always very helpful and we highly recommend this apartment. We did rent a car and went to Avignon and the Camargues but realized that we'd rather just stay in Aix- and were sorry that we could have saved the car rental money and spent it in one of the many gorgeous clothing stores in the area. We loved the markets, bakeries and cafes. Try a citron presse and croque monsieur at Les Deux Garcons- delicious! We saved some money by getting a rotisserie chicken with potatoes and fruits at a market. I got my longed for pate de campagne at the charcuterie. The best calissons are at Bechard on the Cours just a block and a half from the apartment. One way we discovered to find great meals was to go to any establishment that was busy. You are sure to have a wonderful time here!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Lynda S.
                    • Date of stay 05/08/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                    We have arrived safely in Aix and are ensconced in chez Sutter. With the help of gps, your instructions, and my husband's intrepid driving skills, we managed to find both the apartment and the parking garage. After we had unloaded the luggage outside the gate, I sent my son and car into the garage alone. By some miracle and male driving genes, he managed to find parking spot 24 and emerge with both the car and his nerves unscathed. He declared that the parking garage was not a house of horrors after all. It still remains to be seen whether we will ever find the car again. We are delighted with the apartment, its location, its ambience, its wide range of supplies, and most especially your comprehensive and often funny instructions. About the only thing you have omitted is how to flush the toilet. I fear that I will find the accommodations so comfortable that I will be reluctant to leave to explore other towns in Provence. Our daughter, who is a techno wizard, is delighted to have got both the wifi and the tv working. My husband, the home handyman, was pleased to find a tool kit! And I, the kitchen goddess, feel right at home with your generous supply of knives and kitchen gadgets. Really, Valerie, you have thought of everything to make your guests feel at home in a strange place. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness, Lynda S.

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                  2014 rates: weekly $1400; 3 weeks = $3350; monthly = $3950
                  Minimum one week rental, no particular check in or out day.  A $200 security
                  deposit is required, of which $100 will be retained for
                  final housekeeping charges.  For currencies other than USD, guests are requested 
                  to pay either by bank transfer or Paypal, with all bank/Paypal charges borne
                  by Guest.
                  

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                  Last updated: 01/29/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Marseille at 10 Miles
                  • Nearest Train: Aix TGV Med at 8 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: A-8 at 1 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Cassis at 15 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: Les Deux Garcons at 10 Metres
                  • Nearest Golf: Aix Golf at 1 Metres
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: I fell in love with France and the French at the impressionable age of 14...and have never quite recovered. A devoted francophile/francophone for thirty+ years, I've wandered around every corner of France, thrilling to each region as if it's a different country, loving the differences and regionalisms I've encountered. Provence is one of my favorite areas, and I love to share it with guests. I've put as many creature comforts into this special 'chez moi' as I spend a lot of personal time there myself, and my guests have always been appreciative. You're here to enjoy yourself et vivre a la francaise! Let the party begin--que la fête commence!

                  Why the Owner Chose Aix en Provence:
                  Aix is quintessential Provence, a perfect town to hang around in on its own, or use as a focal point from which to discover the other joys of the south of France. I love the central location, the surprising quiet of the apartment, and the dedicated parking space in this town of difficult parking...and you can always keep in touch with home with the free wifi, free telephone usage to all of North America and western Europe.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  You're 30 seconds away from everything...walk out the front door, et voila, the Cours Mirabeau in full swing...restaurants, shops, strolling, marchés, museums, monuments, boutiques, banks...or take a day trip to Les Baux, Avignon, Marseille, Cassis, Isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes, Roussillon....then retreat back inside after an outing, an ahh, the quiet and peacefulness of this wonderful air conditioned/heated apartment...where you can cook up a storm, relax and watch TV, check your email, take a nice hot shower et bonne nuit!


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                  • Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex.  My unit is the one w the arrows

                    Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex. My unit is the one w the arrows

                  • Partial living room w/ Provencal colors; couch, two armchairs, TV, stereo, wifi

                    Partial living room w/ Provencal colors; couch, two armchairs, TV, stereo, wifi

                  • The soothing master bedroom is just off the garden; extra storage space & closet

                    The soothing master bedroom is just off the garden; extra storage space & closet

                  • Modern kitchen, well equipped & highly functional--and a view to boot!

                    Modern kitchen, well equipped & highly functional--and a view to boot!

                  • The Cours Mirabeau by night....

                    The Cours Mirabeau by night....

                  • One of Aix's favorite pastimes is hanging out in cafes

                    One of Aix's favorite pastimes is hanging out in cafes

                  • Visit the breathtaking Abbaye de Senanque, approx 1 hr from Aix

                    Visit the breathtaking Abbaye de Senanque, approx 1 hr from Aix

                  • ...and visit Paul Cezanne's atelier in Aix [Cezanne, 1896]

                    ...and visit Paul Cezanne's atelier in Aix [Cezanne, 1896]

                  • Your very own patio garden

                    Your very own patio garden

                  • Open the patio doors--dine in or out!

                    Open the patio doors--dine in or out!

                  • Guest bedroom with trundle bed (one or two single beds), closet, small dresser

                    Guest bedroom with trundle bed (one or two single beds), closet, small dresser

                  • The Cours Mirabeau by day.  Lovely plane trees form an umbrella to stroll under

                    The Cours Mirabeau by day. Lovely plane trees form an umbrella to stroll under

                  • Aix's prolific markets 7 days a week

                    Aix's prolific markets 7 days a week

                  • La Rotonde, Aix's most famous landmark at the bottom of Cours Mirabeau

                    La Rotonde, Aix's most famous landmark at the bottom of Cours Mirabeau

                  • Or hike in the beautiful St Victoire mountain

                    Or hike in the beautiful St Victoire mountain

                  • Climb the haunting ruins of Les Baux de Provence, 1 hr from Aix near St Remy

                    Climb the haunting ruins of Les Baux de Provence, 1 hr from Aix near St Remy

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