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Not Your Usual Ikea Furnished Rental, but a True (Dream) Home Away From Home...

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 904 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

I've recently re-listed my personal residence in Aix, so don't miss out on the ultimate 'Aixois' experience by staying in this beautiful, fully equipped flat (not at all Ikea inspired!;-) right in the heart of old Aix....

MODERN MARVEL IN 18TH CENTURY BUILDING

My flat, located in the historic heart of Aix was recently remodeled with the finest quality materials and is furnished and outfitted as a personal residence rather than as a rental unit. It is, after all, my home in Aix and I love staying there. I'm sure you will too!

Its location on rue Chabrier, in the historic center of Aix en Provence, is seconds away from food, flower and antique markets, and makes it an ideal home away from home.

The two bedroom, loft like space, features custom hand made iron windows, Bisazza tile in the bath, an Arclinea kitchen, marble and Corian kitchen counters and colored concrete floors. The two bedrooms are independent, have doors and are completely private from the main living area.

The furnishings are an eclectic mix of interesting pieces and original artwork. I'm an interior designer by trade and amateur chef by preference.

The kitchen is outfitted for those who love to cook and entertain, with Kitchen Aid mixer, blender, food processor, gas cook top, huge oven, microwave, pretty much every cooking utensil, pot or pan you could think of and an American refrigerator with water and ice dispensers.

There are many sets of vintage plates, serving pieces and linens at your disposal along with all the usual modern varieties. Let your imagination go wild creating a beautiful table setting while your partner in crime is cooking up a wonderful dinner from products and produce purchased just outside the front door....or call for a reservation or takeout from one of the hundreds of local restaurants

The lovely terrace overlooks the historically classified rooftops of Aix and has a view of the clock tower of the Hotel de Ville and the spire of the cathedral, both of which are illuminated at night. It is furnished with a summer bed, table, chairs and gas BBQ

A perfect place to stay to explore the music, architecture, food and culture of Aix en Provence and surrounding areas!

Fourth floor, no elevator.

Please, one week minimum rental.

Note: To avoid VRBO's new traveler fees, please contact me directly by email or telephone for pricing quote. FYI, clicking on the site's "Instant Quote" button will add these unnecessary fees to the quote. Payment by PayPal, wire transfer or cash.

Keywords: Flat, luxury, center, historic, apartment, terrace

More Details

Owner
Lisa Amoroso
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Lisa Amoroso

Hi,

I'm Lisa, an interior designer, originally from San Francisco. I've been in love with France ever since I was able to spend 6 months in Paris at the age of 17. Have been coming back ever since. In 2004 I was lucky enough to make the big move and live here full time. Fortunately, everyone loves to visit Provence, so I often have friends and family visiting.

I also have a stone farm house with pool one hour away from Aix, in the Luberon/Vaucluse overlooking the medieval village and chateau of Lagnes.

As of January 2013, I am starting renovation on a small apartment in the Marais in Paris, just next to the Pompidou Center. So, if interested in other property rentals, please let me know.

Thanks for your interest in my listing

Lisa Amoroso purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Lisa Amoroso chose Centre Ville

I just couldn't have found a better project for me and a better location in Aix. After all it really is all about 'location, location, location'

The property had been abandoned for several generations and after all the structural work and reinforcements were done, I had a blank canvas to work with...a dream for an interior designer

Amenities

Centre Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 904 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Not Your Usual Ikea Furnished Rental, but a True (Dream) Home Away From Home...
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Fantastic location in the heart of Aix

  • 5 of 5

This flat has everything you need for a week, or more, in Provence.

The central location makes it easy to walk around Aix, the daily market is just a few steps away, making it easy to buy fresh fruit and vegetables every morning, and the rooftop terrace alone is worth the price. We ate breakfast out there every morning and loved watching the birds fly around every evening.

The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if you don't.

Lisa was easily accessible by phone and email to answer any questions and made sure we had a list of things we might enjoy around the area. All in all, if you love the idea of living in the heart of the city center, I highly recommend this flat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the charms of Aix and that you were comfortable in the flat! A bientôt? :-)
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5

Perfect Place to stay in Aix

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property. The views from inside the apartment were even better than pictured... which was a nice surprise. The property is in the center of everything happening in historic Aix. The apartment is lovely, clean and very well maintained. The owner is extremely helpful and gracious. The rooftop terrace has incredible views in every direction. If you like to cook you will love to cook here. The daily food market is delightful and just around the corner. Restaurants of every type are just a quick walk away. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay. There no better place to stay in the heart of Aix. Perfect location for old world charm. Better than a five star hotel. The amenities include a spacious flat beautifully decorated and a deck with an amazing view. The large gourmet kitchen is perfect for taking advantage of Aix's outstanding outdoor food markets just outside your door. Dealing with owner is a pleasure. She really cares about her renters. We cannot wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oasis in Aix

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous apartment was our oasis for a wonderful week in Aix this summer. First, on a darling, narrow street in the heart of the city center, its location could not possibly have been better. Everything we wanted to see, do, and eat (!!) was within easy walking distance from our front door. And from the fabulous, private roof deck (perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or a morning croissant), the rooftop views of the neighborhood were delightful. Second, the apartment itself was stunning--overflowing with charm, elegance, and a unique character that made just sitting in the living room an enjoyable experience. Even after a week, we were still discovering fascinating, unique details of the decoration. Finally, the apartment was well stocked with absolutely everything we needed. (Cooks will be especially delighted with the kitchen!) In addition, we highly recommend this lovely city as a home base for tourists wanting to explore other locations and activities in Provence (e.g., Avignon, Arles, Cassis, etc.)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC
5

A special apartment that will immediately feel like home.

  • 5 of 5

This impeccably clean and well outfitted apartment felt personal immediately -- probably because the owner uses it as her own home base when in Aix and has decorated it and stocked it as such. Throw open the windows and the french doors, and create a sense of living outdoors while you cook, read, or simply enjoy your company and surroundings. Step outside for the freshest ingredients either from the market that is a minute's walk, or from the finest food purveyors assembled in the winding streets surrounding this ideally-located apartment in the heart of Aix. The owner was easy to communicate with, attentive and very helpful, including suggesting and arranging a driver to meet our train to and from Paris to make our arrival and departure as smooth as possible. Be forewarned, there are many steps to navigate to reach the apartment, the loft-like 2nd bedroom and the rooftop terrace. If you're able-bodied, it will give you a chance to burn off that morning croissant. The lack of a shower for 3 adult women was a challenge, but you can see from my rating, we loved this apartment none the less. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly !

  • 5 of 5

I am a longtime Francophile who travels often to France looking to experience all that I have come to love about this country. I had the great fortune to find this gem of an apartment in the middle of the old city in Aix-en-Provence, within walking distance of everything in the city. The owner is an interior designer who has used her talent to create an impeccable and beautiful home environment that enhanced our every moment (we were there for 6 weeks) in Aix. To say that the apartment is well-appointed would be an understatement as she has taken care of every detail. You will not need anything except to soak in the sunshine from the terrace and relax with all the comforts and more of home. We cannot wait to return and would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to have a fantastic French experience. The owner is simply the best with whom I have ever dealt through VRBO and Home Away !

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Payment due in Euros
1600 Euros per week plus
75 Euros cleaning/linen fee

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