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Sophisticated Apartment with Large Sunny Terrace in Center of Village

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
  • Apartment500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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


Harry and Judy Andrew

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Harry and Judy Andrew

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

Harry and Judy Andrew purchased this Apartment in 2010


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, The queen sized bed can be converted into two single beds.
      • Queen size Beds (1) You can choose to use the queen bed or have the bed separated into two twins.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • 1

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Just a short walk to the main square.
        • River
          Just around the corner you will see the river Sorgue.


            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      For multiple weeks the linens will be changed once a week.
                    • 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.
                    • Telephone
                      The telephone service allows for one hour of calls at no charge to most countries. Details available at the apartment.
                    • Towels Provided
                      For multiple weeks the towels will be changed once a week.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is a washing machine and a drying rack. The summer Provencal sun will dry your clothes very quickly.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          There are several options: electric drip, French press, or stove top expresso.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All of the dishes and utensils you will need.
                        • Dishwasher
                          A Bosch dishwasher which you can hardly hear.
                        • Kitchen
                          A cook's kitchen with everything you'll need.
                        • Microwave
                          The microwave is also a second oven or grill.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          A large freezer so you can have all of the ice you would like.
                        • Stove
                          A five burner gas stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • 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.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  There is a television in the TV room/den and another in the bedroom.
                                • Video Library
                                  There is an extensive collection of DVDs.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      We do not provide bicycles however there are several places in town to rent them.
                                    • 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.
                                    • Golf
                                      There is a golf club in Saumane, a town next to L' Isle sur la Sorgue.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      There a multiple facilities to rent kayaks and canoes.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      There is a propane Weber grill.


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • caves
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          23 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great location in the beautiful Provence town of Isle sur la Sorgue

                                                          Eric M.

                                                          The apartment is a one bedroom with very nice bathroom, nice living/dining area, a den with TV and an excellent kitchen, very well equipped. The outdoor deck is at the rear of the unit and has a nice table although it can be very warm in the afternoon/evening on warm/hot days. All in all, our stay was excellent and we would recommend the apartment, the property manager Helen, and the owners Harry and Judy. Eric M

                                                          A lovely apartment in L'sle

                                                          Laurie P.Victoria bc

                                                          We loved our time in L'Ambiance .A perfect location in L'isle right in the old town square .The apartment was very well appointed and very comfortable The kitchen had everything you would need , plus washing machine .

                                                          We would highly recommend .as a Central home to explore the villages of Provence

                                                          Helen the manager was lovely and extremely helpful !!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Laurie and Rick,

                                                          Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your time at L' Ambiance. We are so lucky to have Helen to care for our guests - she is authentically nice and wants to help people. We would love to have you return and continue to know the village and the surrounding areas while staying at your home away from home.

                                                          Best regards,

                                                          Harry and Judy

                                                          A perfect location from which to explore both Isle sur la Sorgue and the area!

                                                          christine s.

                                                          The apt is beautifully appointed with everything you need for a lovely vacation. Harry and Judy as well as Helene are all SO willing and helpful to do everything in their power to assure a fabulous time!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Chris and Steve,

                                                          Thank you for the wonderful review. You were terrific guests and we would love to have you back at L' Ambiance. It was so nice that you got to know our friends and upstairs neighbors.

                                                          All our best,

                                                          Harry and Judy

                                                          Wonderful apartment in a friendly town

                                                          KeithAlameda, CA USA

                                                          This was our second trip to the apartment and l'Isle sur la Sorgue. We enjoyed it as much or more than our first trip.

                                                          The kitchen in this apartment is exceptionally well equipped. There is a pan for every need and the gas stove is a joy to use. The BBQ on the terrace is really nice for a quick grill of sausage or other meat for dinner. There is an excellent butcher and boulangerie just a few steps from the apartment. There is a friendly small wine store near the church. The Utile is a good small grocery store for in between market days. They were also doing a very promising renovation and extension of their wine section.

                                                          The tile floors and AC keep the apartment cool even in the Provençal summer. The washer is easy to use and clothes dry quickly if you hang them on the rack and put them out on the terrace for the afternoon.

                                                          A visit to the Partage des Eaux was a nice evening walk. One thing we did for the first time this trip was visit the Fontaine de Vaucluse. This is the underground source of the Sorgue river. Even in the summer with lower water flow, it was amazing. The water is crystal clear and beautiful. It is definitely worth a visit. We took the bus from the apartment, but it would be a short drive.

                                                          It was great trip and we cannot wait to go back. I am still dreaming about the lavender ice cream and strawberry basil sorbet we would walk to get for dessert every night near the church.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear Keith,

                                                          Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We are just thrilled by your glowing comments. We love L' Ambiance so much and it brings us great joy when we hear that our guests also love it. Thank you for the recommendation on the ice cream - we will be sure to follow up on that. We look forward to you returning to L' Isle sur la Sorgue and our little piece of heaven there.

                                                          One of 3 places we love to stay Europe.

                                                          John M.

                                                          Beautiful property and position was prefer for us. The only snag is parking. We will be returning it was so good. The owners called to welcome us and the caretaker Helen is a LOVE. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Sandy and John

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear John and Sandra,

                                                          So nice to hear from you. Thank you for your thoughtful review. So glad you enjoyed staying at L'Ambiance and look forward to when you join us for your encore visit. The parking should get better when the new lot is open and Helen knows some good spots locals use.

                                                          Harry and Judy

                                                          What a find

                                                          elliot & jeannette s.

                                                          We rented L'Ambience for only two weeks...should have made it longer. The apartment has everything you could possibly need. The owners are very helpful and welcoming with Helen who welcomed us and had helpful ideas about the local sights and restaurants. The town is a real gem and we found our few "favourite" shops and eateries. We are looking forward to our next visit.

                                                          E&J. Montreal

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Dear E & J,

                                                          Thank you for such a glowing review. We really appreciate your kind words - they are so helpful for potential renters. We enjoyed all of our communications with you and love your enthusiasm. We hope you make it back to L'Ambiance.


                                                          L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          23 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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