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Sunny, City Apt. with Balcony Views of Old Town

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Chez Sullivan is our pied à terre in Provence, located at just a 5-minute walk from the town center of Vaison-la-Romaine, in view of the spectacular Mt. Ventoux and the medieval city. It offers an efficient and livable 400 sq. feet of space on the 4th floor (3eme étage français) of a 5-storey building comprising 11 units. The outer entrances to the building are secured by key or number pad. An elevator provides convenient access, though you may easily walk the stairs. Our local host will greet you at the apartment and show you how everything works.

You will find a sunny apartment, with a southern exposure, looking out on the medieval city and the Ouvèze River. A balcony with bistro table and chairs offers a pleasant spot for morning coffee, evening apéro or dinner for two. You may access the balcony from either the salon or the separate bedroom. The apartment has a bathroom (salle de bain) with bathtub/shower, sink and washer/dryer combo machine; there is a separate toilet room. There are tile floors throughout.

When we bought the apartment in 2007 for our own use, we renovated and updated it, including installing a new kitchen with tile backsplash and all new appliances: refrigerator, two-burner cook top, full oven, microwave, dishwasher and stainless sink. We added a small electric Weber barbecue on the balcony for nearly year-round grilling. We enjoy cooking at home so we have kitchen tools and small appliances that merit the space in a small apartment. The kitchen/dining table seats four.

The separate bedroom has a slightly larger than full/double bed, the standard 140 x 200 cm French size, and a comfortable mattress with topper. There are under-bed storage drawers as well as an open armoire and three separate storage drawers for your belongings. There are night stands with reading lamps on each side of the bed, a clock/radio/alarm and an overhead ceiling fan. Sleeping space for up to two more people is available when the comfortable sofa in the salon is opened to a full-size bed with innerspring mattress. The entire apartment is furnished in IKEA and Alinea, our favorites for comfort and utility, and the kitchen is by Augier, our local kitchen specialist.

Since we are US residents who live in the apartment ourselves for part of the year, communication is important to us. Our telephone service includes free international calls to landlines in 60+ countries and we subscribe to high-speed, wireless Internet and TV service. Our printer is available for guest use. We offer a library of French travel and language reference books, our own fiction and nonfiction library, and a small collection of DVDs from both Region 1 (US/Canada) and Region 2 (UK/France) for play on your own laptop or our TV using the HDMI cable provided. Our stereo radio/CD player has a docking station for your own iPod.

Our location puts you easily in walking distance to the post office, banks, bakeries, cafes, restaurants and grocery stores. The Tuesday market day in Vaison is one of the best in the area. The renowned Roman ruins are just a short walk away. Our local Tourist Information (TI) office in the center of town offers many ideas for local attractions to enjoy and our in-house resources offer suggestions as well. Stay at Chez Sullivan and experience the pleasures of the area we have come to love as our second home.


Keywords: Apartment, Flat, Condo, In-Town, Well-Equipped Kitchen, Balcony, Pleasant Views, Walking Distance to Amenities, With Elevator
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Combination washer/dryer in apt., cost of bed linens and towels for two people included, two off-street parking spaces available behind apt. building reserved for visitors/guests on a first-come basis, large public parking lot across the street and additional on-street parking, DVDs (both Region 1 and Region 2) in apt. for play on your own laptop, cable TV, no DVD player in apt., stereo CD/radio player with docking station for your own iPod, fully-equipped kitchen with all preparation/cooking/eating utensils supplied, small electric Weber grill on balcony for cooking out, balcony with view of Ouveze River/Vieux Vaison/Mt. Ventoux, telephone includes free international calling to landlines in 60 countries, high-speed wireless Internet connection, owners' printer remains in apt. for guest use...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall-mounted space heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip coffee maker with timed shutoff, stovetop espresso pot and individual drip filter...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen includes 3/4-size refrigerator with small freezer section, 2-burner glass electric cooktop, electric oven, microwave oven, dishwasher and stainless steel sink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$550

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$695

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$550

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$99
$550

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Higher of one week or 50% of total rent is due at confirmation. Discount of $60/week on rentals of two weeks or more. Rental payments are 100% refundable with 8 weeks or more advance written notice, 50% refundable with 4 weeks or more advance written notice (based on total amount due). Damage deposit of $200 or 200 euro cash due at check-in, refundable at checkout. Euro payments may be made by bank transfer to our French bank account.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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


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Location

The apartment's location puts it within a 5-15 minute walk of all in-town amenities: grocery stores, bakeries, wine shops, restaurants and other shopping. Summer cultural offerings include a full schedule of music, dance and theater at the updated Roman amphitheater. You can walk easily to the community swimming pool and tennis club or play boule on the local court. Many more activities are available in the surrounding area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are retired US educators (gerontology and child care) who enjoy Vaison la Romaine and our new neighbors here just as we enjoy our longtime home and neighbors in Michigan. Chez Sullivan allows us to indulge our love of France and to continue to learn about all things French.

Why the Owner Chose Vaison-la-Romaine, France:
We chose Vaison la Romaine for reasons we think many people make choices: both good planning and serendipity. :-) We had visited the area previously and liked the friendliness of the people and the just-right size for us. We visited again in September 2006 to plan for a future purchase and found “our” apartment waiting for us. We completed our purchase in 2007 and have been happy with our choice ever since.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our apartment is a place that offers everything we need for comfortable day-to-day living in a smaller-is-better setting. It is sunny, well-equipped and perfect for two while allowing space for short-term overnight guests to join us. Our balcony gives us outdoor space and pleasant views. We can walk to anyplace in town we need to go and use a car only when we have out-of-town plans. Our building is small and neighbors are not strangers; they allow privacy while being available for support. Our rental guests to date have shared our feelings.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • View from balcony toward medieval city

    View from balcony toward medieval city

  • Kitchen view from salon

    Kitchen view from salon

  • Bedroom view facing balcony

    Bedroom view facing balcony

  • Salle de bain/bathroom w. washer-dryer combo

    Salle de bain/bathroom w. washer-dryer combo

  • Hallway & front door from bedroom

    Hallway & front door from bedroom

  • Our building showing our 3eme midi balcony

    Our building showing our 3eme midi balcony

  • On-street parking in front

    On-street parking in front

  • Vaison - east view from our apartment, over public parking lot

    Vaison - east view from our apartment, over public parking lot

  • Place Montfort - town square with fountain

    Place Montfort - town square with fountain

  • Vaison - clock tower

    Vaison - clock tower

  • Vaison - Roman ruins

    Vaison - Roman ruins

  • Nighttime view from balcony

    Nighttime view from balcony

  • Salon view facing balcony

    Salon view facing balcony

  • Kitchen - in use!

    Kitchen - in use!

  • Bedroom, facing armoire

    Bedroom, facing armoire

  • WC - Les Toilettes

    WC - Les Toilettes

  • Hallway from salon

    Hallway from salon

  • Rear parking includes two guest spots

    Rear parking includes two guest spots

  • Our building viewed from across the river

    Our building viewed from across the river

  • Vaison - west from our apartment

    Vaison - west from our apartment

  • Vaison - Cathedral

    Vaison - Cathedral

  • Vaison - Roman bridge over Ouveze River

    Vaison - Roman bridge over Ouveze River

  • Vaison - walking in the old town

    Vaison - walking in the old town

  • Nearby hillside village of Seguret

    Nearby hillside village of Seguret

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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