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Sophisticated Apartment with Large Sunny Terrace in Center of Village

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

In the center of the historic town of L' Isle Sur la Sorgue. Famous for its waterways, antique shops and markets, L' Isle Sur la Sorgue is also full of delightful cafes, restaurants, galleries with winding streets and hidden historic buildings.

“L' Ambiance” is the perfect place to enjoy the bounties of this fabulous Provencal town and, for a short time, pretend you really live here! After spending many vacations in L’ Isle Sur la Sorgue rental homes our fantasy of living here came true when we purchased L' Ambiance. It is now our home for part of the year and has been renovated, furnished and supplied with our needs and desires in mind. We hope that those are also your desires and that L'Ambiance can be your home away from home.

In the center of town with the buzz of the village all around, L'Ambiance was recently completely renovated with a gourmet kitchen, shower room, a quiet and relaxing terrace with bbq and beautiful decoration by a professional designer. The decoration is a combination of new “practical” furniture and interesting old local finds. There are two plush leather chairs where you can enjoy your coffee or glass of wine and watch the life of the town pass before you. There is a separate lounge where you can watch TV in either French or English, watch a DVD, or just relax and read a book. Selection of DVDs and books are provided. Wi-Fi is available throughout the apartment.

L' Isle Sur la Sorgue is renowned for its Sunday market which includes incredible produce, cheese and other food, antiques and brocante. Walk out the front door and the market is there for you to enjoy. There is also a Thursday farmers market in town and in Velleron, just a few kilometers away, there is a farmers market six evenings a week! With fabulous butchers, bakeries and wine shops just a short walk from the apartment you can make incredible meals in the gourmet kitchen or walk to the amazing restaurants and cafes nearby. Since the apartment is on the second floor, the premier etage in French, you can easily carry your bounty home from the markets!

If you love to cook this is the kitchen for you! The stainless steel appliances are top of the line featuring a five burner gas cook top, electric convection oven, and dishwasher. The white lacquered lower cabinets are topped with black granite providing ample workspace.

The kitchen opens up to the lounge with a dining table and chairs, two leather club chairs, a marble topped coffee table and a CD music system with a library of CDs. The club chairs face the large window with a retractable awning that looks down at shops with beautiful Provencal goods and a café. You can enjoy the life of the village from your own private vantage point! The light filled apartment has air conditioning for hot weather and heating for the colder months.

The private terrace is reached from the kitchen through the glassed in porch that has the washing machine and clothes drying rack. The quiet and peaceful terrace has a dining table and chairs, a sun umbrella, gas Weber BBQ and two comfy lounge chairs. There are fresh herbs for you to use for cooking or just enjoy looking at and smelling. The terrace has both sunshine and shade so will take care of all your needs.

There is one bedroom with a queen sized bed or, if you desire, it can be made up as two twin beds. There is a large wardrobe with ample storage space. There is also a TV in this room with French and English stations.

The shower room has a large walk-in shower with sliding glass doors, w.c., hand basin and a heated towel rack. There is a cabinet to store all of your things. A hair dryer is supplied for your convenience.

Keywords: Apartment, Provence, holiday, 2 people, vacation, Isle sur la Sorgue, antiques, cozy, shops, beautiful, newly renovated, beautiful furnishings, gourmet kitchen, comfort, outdoor grill


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The queen sized bed can be converted into two single beds....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) You can choose to use the queen bed or have the bed separated into two twins....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There a quite a few shows that are broadcast in English as well as the Anglais bouquet that we purchase that provides BBC entertainment, E!, TCM, Food Network, Fine Living and others....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a television in the TV room/den and another in the bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is an extensive collection of DVDs....moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just a short walk to the main square....moreless

  • River:

    Just around the corner you will see the river Sorgue....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For multiple weeks the linens will be changed once a week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sitting in the two comfy chairs directed to the windows allow you to see the theater of the street below. This includes live music on market days....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The telephone service allows for one hour of calls at no charge to most countries. Details available at the apartment....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For multiple weeks the towels will be changed once a week....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine and a drying rack. The summer Provencal sun will dry your clothes very quickly....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There are several options: electric drip, French press, or stove top expresso....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All of the dishes and utensils you will need....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A Bosch dishwasher which you can hardly hear....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A cook's kitchen with everything you'll need....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave is also a second oven or grill....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    A large freezer so you can have all of the ice you would like....moreless

  • Stove:

    A five burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles however there are several places in town to rent them....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy the large terrace with fresh herbs for you to use or just enjoy smelling! There are jasmine and grapevines climbing on one wall and potted plants that make the terrace a green oasis for you....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a golf club in Saumane, a town next to L' Isle sur la Sorgue....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There a multiple facilities to rent kayaks and canoes....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a propane Weber grill....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

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  • weekly transaction req. $28.45

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Train
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Not Necessary

L'Isle Sur la Sorgue is very near to internationally acclaimed wine villages. It is just a short drive to Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueras, Sablet, and many others. A little bit longer drive will take you to Bandol and Cassis.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: After exploring other parts of France and Italy we first stayed in L’Isle sur la Sorgue in 2005 and loved it so much that we wound up renting vacation homes there for five years. We fell in love with the town and the area. Every year we would longingly look at apartments and houses for sale and dreamed of spending more time in the village. In 2010 we bought our apartment, L’Ambiance, and now spend about half of the year there. We had the apartment totally renovated and decorated by a professional decorator and it has everything needed for a comfortable stay. We started renting L’Ambiance for summer vacation rentals in 2011 and have had a very successful six years of rentals through VRBO with 5 star ratings on all of our reviews. We are very pleased that our guests consider our apartment their home away from home with a few of the renters having stayed with us for multiple years. When we’re in L’Isle we like to take advantage of the central location and travel to other parts of France and Europe. There is just so much to discover relatively close by. We’ve also made many friends in the town and it really does feel like our second home. We find the town is just the right size. A small village feel with many amenities. L’Ambiance is located in the center of the village. More extensive services are available as you go to the outer parts of L’Isle. Within 30 to 60 minutes driving there are an incredible number of wonderful places to visit: famous wine areas such as Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape; the hilltop villages made famous by Peter Mayle – Menerbes, Bonnieaux, Lacoste; the famous cities of Arles, Aix en Provence and Avignon; and the Mediterranean. Harry is the cook in the family and he really enjoys the wonderful products available here. He loves cooking in the kitchen that he designed and we and our friends truly appreciate the meals he prepares for us. We hope that you enjoy your stay at L’Ambiance as much as we do. Harry and Judy Andrew

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • The den with its comfy chair and couch.

    The den with its comfy chair and couch.

  • Stairs to the private terrace from the kitchen.

    Stairs to the private terrace from the kitchen.

  • The lush private terrace.   An Autumn picture - -grapes leaves have  fallen.

    The lush private terrace. An Autumn picture - -grapes leaves have fallen.

  • The striped awning is the living room window.

    The striped awning is the living room window.

  • Your view from the living room windows

    Your view from the living room windows

  • The River Sorgue

    The River Sorgue

  • Parc Municipal Gautier

    Parc Municipal Gautier

  • Looking into the den where one TV, the DVD and the desk are.

    Looking into the den where one TV, the DVD and the desk are.

  • The private terrace.  Ready for you to enjoy!

    The private terrace. Ready for you to enjoy!

  • There is a large cabinet to store all of your things.

    There is a large cabinet to store all of your things.

  • The front door

    The front door

  • The shop and café right outside the front door.

    The shop and café right outside the front door.

  • Market Day

    Market Day

  • The rail way station

    The rail way station

  • Fontaine-de-Vaucluse


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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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