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Historic Center: Classic Town House Apt. with Elegance, Absolute Calm, Gardens

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A green and lush walkway to the former mansion leads you to the apartment.

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located only steps away from the daily farmers' markets and the shops and restaurants of Aix-en-Provence, in the heart of the Historic Center and off of one of the most active and beautiful squares of Provence, this Town house apartment in a former mansion features Classic style of elegant French town living, absolute calm, unobstructed garden views and a generous and wonderful layout. A truly rare find in a medieval city where light, quiet and views are very difficult to come by! With southern and western exposures, over 12 foot high ceilings, original 'tomettes' or Provencal tiles, this newly renovated property will provide a sophisticated and elegant oasis from the active hustle and bustle of town. Enter the property off the square, through the landmarked door and immediately find yourself surrounded by the peace, coolness and calm of the gardens (an elevated portion of which is not accessible). Upon entering the former mansion, walk up the large stone staircase to the second floor and enter the apartment. You will find yourself in the dining area, with an open kitchen featuring dishwasher, four burner induction cook top, oven, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, new utensils and top-grade cookware. The kitchen is fully equipped (toaster, coffee maker, etc.) and if you have special needs for baking, etc., please let me know!
To the left of the dining room is the living room, featuring its high ceiling and Art Deco chandelier, garden views, decorative fireplace, fully equipped entertainment center, a mix of antique and art-deco furnishings and off to the side, a bathroom, with a toilet, sink and shower. The living room has a door and can be closed off to give privacy to anyone enjoying a siesta on the sofa. To the right of the dining room, is the bedroom, with its high ceiling, authentic Art Deco chandelier, antique furniture and artwork from the region. The bed is a custom designed hand forged iron creation by a local artist and hosts a queen size mattress and box spring, fine quality linens from the US, down comforter and pillows. In front of the bed is a hand forged iron bench to sit and read from while looking out onto the surrounding gardens. Off to the side of the bedroom is the attached 'retro-style' master bathroom with marble floor, tiled shower, toilet and pedestal sink featuring amenities such as towels, hairdryer and heaters.
The property evokes the feeling of Grand French town living and features the very best of antique French and Provencal decor along with all the amenities for a comfortable stay - whether you stay for a long or short visit.
This property is not handicap accessible.
Pay, secure parking is literally only steps away - though a car is not needed for a stay in Aix-en-Provence! The town is mostly pedestrian and the infrastructure for visiting the surrounding areas is excellent.
The property is also located only steps away from the world renowned Spa located on the site of the ancient Roman Thermal Baths.

Keywords: City center, apartment, elegant, sophisticated, town-house, sunny, calm, quiet, peaceful, near markets, near restaurants, center of town

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 63 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) with mattress and boxspring shipped from the U.S., all cotton linens, attached bathroom with shower, sink and toilet....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • While situated right off of one of the most active and beautiful squares in Aix-en-Provence, this property is located behind a large landmarked entry, through a garden and into complete tranquility. Flooded with light and views onto the gardens, the apartment offers a great respite from the hustle and bustle of town. Only steps away from the daily markets and shops, yet a magnificent, calm and peaceful setting amidst a garden....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    CDs provided for jazz, classical and pop music lovers....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen television with access to English and other foreign language channels (in addition to French)....moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Pay, secure paking is literally steps away from the entrance of the building. A two minute walk brings you to the underground parking garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    decorative only...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    fully heated for winter use....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens are provided, and for cool weather guests, there are down comforters and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Hard to come by, but not impossible!...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Completely equipped - high quality three ply cookware, new heavy weight utensils, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, Limoges porcelain table service....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Bistro table and chairs in the garden for use....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,395

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Off-Peak Season
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay

$1,285

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please inquire for long-term stay discounts or one-person discounts.

Rates include unlimited internet access, free and unlimited international telephone, cable TV, linens, cleaning, utilities...

Christmas/New Years vacation rates are considered Peak Season rates.

Heating fee may apply depending on the month of rental.

Manager or owner will be on site during your stay.

Please provide one-half of the rental fee to secure the reservation. The balance of the rental fee, along with the fully refundable security deposit, will be due 60 days prior to the rental.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Aix-en-Provence offers world class music and entertainment with its yearly international festivals and provides a picturesque and easy-to-navigate town from which to explore the region. From Aix-en-Provence you can easily visit the cities along the Cote d'Azure (Nice, Cannes, Marseille) the towns of Arles and Avignon and the small Provencal villages in the Luberon. Many guests have commented on loving the access to all the sites in Provence, but loving more so the return to the picture postcard town of Aix. The city center is mostly 'pedestrian only', is entirely walk able and offers every service imaginable, including English language movie theatres. Pay parking is available steps away from the apartment. for those wishing to rent a car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I've been living here and welcoming the traveler to Provence since 2001. A former New Yorker, I became enchanted with the region like so many others but had the opportunity to make my dreams come true with my first home in the Luberon. Since then, I've added the apartments to my list of favorite places on the planet. I too spend many joyous times in these properties, so I make sure they are comfortable, well maintained and reflect the spirit of the region I love.

Why the Owner Chose Aix en Provence:
Perhaps only someone who has never visited Aix-en-Provence might ask the question 'why buy here?'. A friend once commented - 'you no longer take vacations since it seems staying in Provence is enough of one for you'. Please do come and experience the area for youself. You will understand.......

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This property, located in a former mansion and surrounded by gardens, is a truly rare find in the center of town. It provides the best of both worlds - all the fun and convenience of being right in the center of town with the peaceful feel of the countryside! This three-hundred year old apartment has been completely renovated with every modern amenity and ultimate comfort.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • A green and lush walkway to the former mansion leads you to the apartment.

    A green and lush walkway to the former mansion leads you to the apartment.

  • Peek into living room from entry of apartment.  Dining and kitchen are on right

    Peek into living room from entry of apartment. Dining and kitchen are on right

  • Romantic bedroom, garden views, attached full bathroom. Hand forged bed, bench.

    Romantic bedroom, garden views, attached full bathroom. Hand forged bed, bench.

  • Bistro table for some cool shade or a glass of wine in the garden.

    Bistro table for some cool shade or a glass of wine in the garden.

  • View of the kitchen from dining room, past closets, on the left, is the bedroom.

    View of the kitchen from dining room, past closets, on the left, is the bedroom.

  • Nearby Place de la Mairie/ Hotel de Ville. Home of cafes &weekly flower markets.

    Nearby Place de la Mairie/ Hotel de Ville. Home of cafes &weekly flower markets.

  • Dining area: views of gardens & Old Aix, kitchen on right, bedroom further back.

    Dining area: views of gardens & Old Aix, kitchen on right, bedroom further back.

  • Retro inspired full second bathroom (off living room) with shower, sink, toilet.

    Retro inspired full second bathroom (off living room) with shower, sink, toilet.

  • Another view from the livingroom window with gardens and Square in the distance.

    Another view from the livingroom window with gardens and Square in the distance.

  • Retro feel for renovated marble Master bathroom off bedroom with shower, toilet

    Retro feel for renovated marble Master bathroom off bedroom with shower, toilet

  • Additional view of bright living room. Gardens and Old Aix views, couch on right

    Additional view of bright living room. Gardens and Old Aix views, couch on right

  • Stroll and see beautiful fountains in all directions    from the property.

    Stroll and see beautiful fountains in all directions from the property.

  • Entering the property off of one of the most picturesque 'Places' of Aix.....

    Entering the property off of one of the most picturesque 'Places' of Aix.....

  • Living room w. gorgeous views Old Aix. Townhouse features, entertainment center.

    Living room w. gorgeous views Old Aix. Townhouse features, entertainment center.

  • Garden views from the bedroom window. Forged iron bench, armoir in front of bed.

    Garden views from the bedroom window. Forged iron bench, armoir in front of bed.

  • New appliances shine in this renovated kitchen featuring all modern conveniences

    New appliances shine in this renovated kitchen featuring all modern conveniences

  • View from the living room. The square is in the distance, the garden below.

    View from the living room. The square is in the distance, the garden below.

  • Kitchen collection of 1940's French Porcelain canisters.

    Kitchen collection of 1940's French Porcelain canisters.

  • A Landmarked front entrance to the property,  dating around 1650, watches you...

    A Landmarked front entrance to the property, dating around 1650, watches you...

  • Wide, stone staircase leading to the second floor welcomes you to the apartment.

    Wide, stone staircase leading to the second floor welcomes you to the apartment.

  • Dining area with views onto gardens and Old Aix. Antique bookcase on the left.

    Dining area with views onto gardens and Old Aix. Antique bookcase on the left.

  • Elegant living room with window on right, entry on left, full guest bath at rear

    Elegant living room with window on right, entry on left, full guest bath at rear

  • A view leading from the calm of the building and soon out onto the active'Place'

    A view leading from the calm of the building and soon out onto the active'Place'

  • This is how you will feel if you choose not to stay at this apartment. Regret!

    This is how you will feel if you choose not to stay at this apartment. Regret!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2015
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