Ambiance D’Aix - Elegance and Charm in the Center of Aix(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
This extraordinary 58 square meter (600 square feet) apartment on the second floor (first floor European) accommodates up to four people and consists of:
• a spacious living/dining room with its high ceilings and walls adorned with intricate original gypserie – plaster moldings with figures and ribbon designs - with views to a neighbor's large, quiet, and sunny courtyard below. For news and entertainment, there is a Sony flat-screen high definition TV with French, German, English, and other language channels and a CD/iPod/iPhone player with radio. The dining table comfortably seats six people.
• a breath-takingly romantic bedroom with pillow-top queen size bed covered with quality linens and topped with a French Ciel du Lit flowing with sheer draperies. An inviting recamier (chaise longue) beside the tall windows overlooks the neighbor's courtyard below
• a newly-renovated and well-equipped kitchen where you’ll delight in preparing meals from fresh ingredients gathered at the many local markets nearby
• a two-level bathroom with spacious shower on the mezzanine level 8 steps up
• a second bedroom/study with a closet and couch that converts to a very comfortable queen size bed with upgraded mattress
• wireless Internet access throughout the apartment with IPod/iPhone docking stations in both the living room and the main bedroom’s radio alarm clock
Tastefully decorated and distinctively furnished with a combination of both contemporary and antique pieces, the apartment’s spacious rooms and windows open to either a neighbor's private courtyard below or a quiet lane. All the rooms are wonderfully light and sunny.
The apartment has central thermostatically controlled heating for the cooler months, and stays warm in winter with its thick stone walls . For the warm months, there is good ventilation with through drafts as it has double exposure. Although we would not consider living without air conditioning in our Virginia home, we are completely comfortable in our Aix apartment even in the height of summer. In fact, we’re surprised to find how warm it is when we walk outside!
Member since: 2004
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 7 - Mar 4, 2017
4 night min stay
Mar 5 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 2 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The best way to describe us (Kirk and Anne Woodyard) is that we're interested in the stories that make the places we visit come alive. We've visited Europe more times than we can count, learned some entertaining stories there, and met some warm and helpful people who also enjoy the wonders of music and life in Europe. Between our music-related travels, we split our time between our homes near Washington DC and in the south of France. In addition to Ambiance d'Aix, we own a village house in the Languedoc near Agde (VRBO listing 34379) which we have enjoyed and rented since 2004. While both of us have experience in organizing travel and music groups Kirk's background is in project management and competitive writing, and Anne is an accomplished pianist with over thirty years of teaching experience, and a travel and food writer specializing in France and Italy.
Why the Owner Chose Centre Ville, Aix-en-Provence, France:
We have loved Aix en Provence since our first sight of the city many years ago, and have long dreamed of a place of our own there. We were thrilled to find this unique and special apartment in the very heart of the old town, filled with beauty and history, in the spring of 2010, and we love hearing from guests who enjoy it as much as we do!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The location of Ambiance d’Aix is superb for classical concerts, opera, and markets. In the original Roman part of Aix, the pedestrian Cathedral Saint Saveur quartier is only blocks from the colorful market squares of Aix – the flowers on Place de l’Hôtel de Ville and the abundant and delicious produce of Place Richelme. Ten meters down our narrow lane is the beautiful Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, formerly the Place de l’Archeveché – a perfect place to sit by the fountain and enjoy a glass of rosé, and the center of Aix’s Lyric Festival, the former Palais de l’Archveché (Archbishop). On this square is the Museum of Tapisseries, and around the corner is the Museum of Old Aix. Thousands of years of history - from Renaissance to Medieval to Roman and beyond - overflowing with architectural masterpieces, Aix en Provence offers today's visitors the opportunity to explore winding, cobbled streets, visit stunning old buildings, appreciate the museums and galleries, scour the markets, absorb the plentiful musical productions and dine in its many delightful and colorful restaurants and cafes. The surrounding countryside offers the undulating hills of Provence where Paul Cezanne, Emile Zola, Marcel Pagnol and Fredric Mistral lived and drew inspiration. Beautiful views from hilltop medieval villages of the Luberon, acres and acres of vines and olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields, all contribute to tantalizing the senses in every respect. With the Mediterranean’s Cote d'Azur close by, the coastal resorts of Cassis, Marseille (20 minutes), Cannes, St. Tropez, along with many lesser known but equally delightful beaches, are enticing. Throughout the seasons, Ambiance d'Aix is an ideal starting point for discovering the diversity and richness of the South of France - a haven of peace, conducive to dreaming, meditation, and rest welcomes you at the end of a day filled with impressions of Provence.
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Our newly renovated kitchen - isn't it beautiful?!
Our newly renovated kitchen - ready for your gourmet meals!
Ready for dinner
A view of the newly renovated courtyard (2011)
A typically sunny day in Aix
Bathroom - Looking down from the shower
A peek into the newly renovated bathroom
Ready for an evening with guests in Aix
The Archbishop's Palace, headquarters of the annual Festival d'Aix
Dreamy master bedroom
Our newly renovated bathroom (April 2015) - stairs to walk-in shower
Entry - welcome to Ambiance d'Aix!
Our newly renovated kitchen - January 2015
Another view of the study/second bedroom
From the living/dining room to the Master Bedroom
Another view of the master bedroom
Bathroom- another angle
a cozy evening in Ambiance d'Aix
The irresistible daily markets of Aix
We love the view of our neighbor's courtyard below.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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