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"We stayed here - two couples - for a week in September 2014 and enjoyed our stay.
The town of Apt is a good base for exploring the villages of the Provence / Luberon area including Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes and Bonnieux and is only about an hour from the autoroutes and Avignon.
The town has all the standard amenities - shopping, restaurants and markets. It is an old town so most of the streets are not suitable for vehicles. For drivers, park beside the river adjacent to the D900 or the market square to the east of town. Note the warnings for flooding during heavy rain or cars being towed for the market so that there are no surprises.
The apartment is located in the center of Apt, a block away from Ste Anne's Cathedral, about five minutes away from the parking areas, and consists of the upper floors in an old building.
It is quite difficult to imagine the layout from the photographs so this may help. The apartment is accessed by a narrow staircase and the main level is about fifty stairs from the street level. The main level contains the kitchen and living area, one bedroom and loft, toilet and shower / laundry room.
The kitchen is well equipped with all the modern conveniences and a table and chairs for dining. The living area is small with few chairs but has TV and Wi-Fi connections. The TV sound did not work while we were there but that was not an issue for us since we were not watching any TV. The Wi-Fi connection was reliable and we used it with an Ipad for email etc.
On the same level is the first bedroom with a double bed. This also is the access to a small loft with a small bed. This would be suitable for a couple with a young child.
The toilet is a separate WC, and the shower and laundry facilities share the same room.
On the next upper level (another dozen or so stairs) is a loft which overlooks the kitchen / living area. This has twin beds and a low beam. You will at some time (guaranteed) bang your head on the beam.
On the next upper level is an enclosed rooftop loft (another ten or so steps) with a table and a few chairs and a pleasant view over the rooftops of Apt.
The apartment was clean and many basic items were provided - salt and pepper, dish soap, garbage bags, laundry detergent - and stores were within walking distance.
The apartment is well run and the owner is flexible and personable and available if you have any questions or need assistance. We would recommend this property to others."
Guest: frankmpls D.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
"3 Familles, dont 6 enfants agés de 7 à 10, ont passées de formidables vacances dans cet magnifique domaine!
Tout est génial! Les deux maisons sont propres et le jardin est très soigné. (parfait pour toutes sortes de jeux, tels que footbal, boules, kubb,...)
La localisation de la maison est superbe pour organiser des petites excursions dans le Lubéron, même pour les activités sportives, chacun peut y trouver son défi (jogging, vélo, balades,.....).
Malheuereusement on a pas eu la possibilté de faire la connaissance personnelle à Brigitte et Patrick, mais le frère de Patrick, Eric, nous a bien accueilli et encadré. On a passé la dernière soirée ensemble avec Eric et c'était bien rigolo et très sympa!
On a envie d'y retourner!!!"
Guest: Diane K.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
"My wife and I spent a week in Lourmarin in this truly charming and tastefully decorated cottage. The location is right in the village and very close and easily walkable to several delightful cafes, restaurants and a boulangerie. We used Lourmarin as a base, exploring and having lunch in different villages in the Luberon each day and returning to Lourmarin for wine at one of the cafes (Gaby's was our favorite) and dinner at one of the many walkable (from the cottage) local restaurants. Kristine kindly provided us, before our stay, a very detailed list of restaurants in the Luberon villages and throughout Provence as well. She also included excellent recommendations and comments so we could make our reservations well in advance of our visit ,as some of the restaurants (especially local favorites in the Luberon villages) can be difficult to book. In addition, there was a book of recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants put together by Kristine in the cottage and reference travel guides about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the cottage (and yes, the bed is extremely comfortable). Our travels around the Luberon each day were truly magical and we would recommend Lourmarin as the perfect base for exploring the area. The extra effort and guidance kindly extended by Kristine made our trip perfect. We would love to return to Maison Amelie and look forward to doing so in the near future!"
Guest: Jim H.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: December 26, 2014