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Unique Luxury Rental in Historical Center

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom With Close-up Views Of Unesco World Heritage Site

Exceptional Location!! Charm & intimacy await you in this stylish & beautiful village house offering Provencal elegance at its best. The origins of this lovely townhouse date from the 14th century! Close-up views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman Arena of Arles. The house was completely renovated in 2017 and is decorated with an eye to details and authenticity using Provencal colors, antiques and modern amenities.

The living room/dining room is on the ground floor with exposed stone walls, high ceilings, French doors, and the original stone floor. Also, on this floor is a comfortable queen sized sofa bed plus a small bathroom with shower. There is a dining table and seating for 6.

The full modern American style kitchen, a delight for those you love to cook.

From the entry level, steps lead upstairs to the second and third floors with two master bedrooms. Each has a queen bed, large windows, and open bath area with new, large claw-foot bathtubs, sink and separate, enclosed toilet. From these windows there is a striking view of the arena across. Both bedrooms have exposed beams, hard wood floors, stone walls, and elegant Signoria & Jalla bed linens.

There is air conditioning throughout which makes this house especially pleasant in summer months. This is a beautiful and romantic house, cozy and quiet. Free private 1 car exterior parking near the Arles train station.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Manager

Property Owners & Manager for over 20 years, California residents, married for 30 years with 1 wonderful 20 year old son. It was love at first site when we stumbled onto this house for sell and bought this very well located property on the spot. We then took 3 years renovating it with great pleasure and care to preserve the original stone floors, wall, wooden beams, high ceilings.

Manager purchased this house in 2000

Why Manager chose Arles

Location, Location, Location, Peace & Quiet in the evenings. action filled during the day. This property offers all comforts with close up views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman Arena of Arles and surrounded by the beauty of the region. Walking distance to everything. Wonderful events throughout the year but mostly in spring, summer & fall. The city's rich art, photography, music, Roman festival history and great food enticed us and will do the same to you. Beaches are also within a short 25 minute drive or bus ride, making Arles another wonderful choice for vacations.

What makes this house unique

Quiet area, interior comfort awaits you in this house with modern, contemporary and very well restored antique furnishings, south west facing location, sunshine throughout the day. Walking distance to everything, shops, Provence open air markets held on Wednesday and Saturday. Very close proximity to all the locations painted by the world famous Impressionist artist, Vincent Van Gogh you can visit his little yellow house, just around the corner was other reasons we invested here. His work can be relived throughout the city.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arles in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , on the first floor
  • Very large bathtubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with full ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , with full ensuite bathroom
  • California Queen Sized mattresses on four poster frames. Very comfortable, you'll sleep well here. Armoires, desks, Internet, TV, DVD players in each.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Safe also available in the house. Stay here, you'll love it.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Unique Luxury Rental in Historical Center
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Lovely stay in Arles, Provence

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse was a lovely home base for exploring Arles and the surrounding villages and sites of Provence. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, and appliances including a washer and dryer. We were comfortable there as two couples as each bedroom and bath had its own level - though you must be prepared to climb the stairs. The view across to the ancient arena was plenty of reward! Beds were comfortable and morning coffee in the sunny parlor was a pleasure.

Getting in and out of Arles is fairly easy once you learn to negotiate the roundabouts so common in southern France. Roussillon was our favorite day trip, and Arles itself is worth at least a full day of exploration. Avignon and Pont du Gard are less than an hour away, too.

We found several good restaurants in Arles and shopping there was better than expected, ranging from funky local touristy stuff to upscale clothing, leather and French linens. The lovely lady at the Camargue shop near the entrance stairs to the Arena was happy to explain the culture of that region (south of Arles) and the tradition of collecting figures, bull-fighting, and the famous white horses. We arrived in Arles on the final day of a festival so there were bull fights in the arena, offering a view of current culture in the ancient structure.

Altogether a wonderful 5-day stay, and we would be happy to return for further exploration of Arles and the region.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We are very happy that you truly enjoyed your stay at our property and the Provence region. We hope to see you again in the future.
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San Mateo, CA

Beautiful property in prime location

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse in Arles has been beautifully renovated and it is very cozy and authentic. It was wonderful to come back to such a lovely home after a long day of traveling around Provence. The location is within walking distance of all sights, shops, and restaurants within Arles. Vivian is very easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pantuso Family, Thank you for this 5 star review. It was great having you as our guests and we're very happy you thoroughly enjoyed you stay.
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Whitehall, MI

Wonderful stay in Arles!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this Arles townhouse! It was very clean with extremely comfortable beds (lovely bedding), and had everything we could possibly need. It is a charming and beautifully decorated home. The kitchen was well equipped (we cooked often as we were staying during a quiet time of year) and so cheerful! The separate washer and dryer was wonderful. We left Arles with suitcases of clean clothes! Clear instructions for all appliances made for frustration free use! There are many restaurants, shops, bakeries and grocery stores within easy walking distance.

We rented a car which we parked in the spot (5-10 minute walk away) provided by the owners. We did a number of easy day trips, our favorites being, Carrieres de Lumieres, Château des Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard, and Abbey of Montmajour. We also enjoyed the local attractions, such as the arena (make sure you look into the city pass, a real bargin), right across from the house.

This house was definitely a highlight of our France trip. Of all our vacation rentals, both in the US and Europe, this is our very favorite. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are very happy to know that you throughly enjoyed your stay.
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Arles townhouse in historical area

  • 5 of 5

We had a week (four adults), in this gorgeous townhouse in the historical centre of Arles. The position was ideal, and to look out of your bedroom window and see the sun rising through the arches of the 2000 year old coleseum was truly awe inspiring.

Vivian, the owner, was always prompt with her replies to our emails, and everything about the house was as described. The house was well supplied and Vivian even left two bottles of local wine for us. So many lovely little touches. We enjoyed meeting her and to put a face to the person with whom we had been corresponding over a number of months.

The weather was very hot during our stay, (late August/early September), and to come home to our airconditioned lounge and bedrooms (very comfy beds), revived us for our next foray to a historical site or a market. The Saturday market is a must do. There was a huge variety of foodstuffs, and within easy walking distance of the house. Vivian told us of a supermarket close by, which was necessary for the beer supply on a hot day, when the little cafe two doors down was either busy or not in shade during the hottest part of the day.

There were a variety of restaurants nearby where we ate most nights.

While some may find the spiral staircases a challenge, we looked on the positive side and saw it as a get fit regime for our sightseeing. We were also fortunate that there was a Van Gogh exhibition of 31 of his paintings during our stay. Vivian had informed us of this before our arrival, so it was on the must do list.

We were taking a boat cruise from Arles to Lyon at the end of our stay, and the walk with our luggage to where the boat docked was easy, and downhill!

All in all, a most enjoyable experience, and we would certainly recommend it to friends. A highlight of our trip.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, beautifully decorated townhouse

  • 5 of 5

The property is right near the Roman amphitheater. The townhouse was beautifully decorated with antiques that I would have loved to buy but had no room at home for. It was really hot when we visited and the townhouse had air conditioning! There is parking near the Minoprix store circle and it is a short walk into the cobblestoned part of the town. Each bedroom had a bathroom. We walked to a local bakery (less than 5mins) for awesome baguettes and croissants. We loved the townhouse and would rent again if we happen to be in the area ever again.

Vivian and her husband were really nice and she was awesome about reaching out even after we left to inquire about how we were doing.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and unique property.

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our stay in Arles. This property is very unique and much care has been taken to renovate and furnish in style. The owner made us feel very welcome and explained everything to us via a welcome tour. Highly recommend staying here. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our property. You all are great guests. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Marseille Marignane
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Boulevard des Lices
Nearest Ferry
73 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
several around the corner
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Haut Alpes
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Ste. Marie de la Mer

Arles is famous throughout France and perhaps the world for its Extraordinary Roman heritage sites, Vincent Van Gogh's former yellow house and many areas throughout the city that he painted. The city is equally known for its annual world photography, music & art festivals. This festival is to photography what the Cannes Film Festival is to cinema. It was launched in 1969 by photograph and image enthusiasts, Lucien Clergue, Jean-Maurice Rouquette, Michel Tournier and others. Every year this marks a high point for photographers and marks Arles out as an international capital of photography.

Also, this year famed designer Christian Lacroix, a native of Arles, has organized a world equestrian art festival taking place in July & August, don't miss out. Eco-tourism in the Camargues is right at your feet here too with horse back riding, pink flamingo & other exotic bird watching. This is a magical location.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £742.6

Rates are due in Euro currency not US Dollars as shown on this site and excludes the final cleaning fee of 150 euros due in cash upon arrival. Rates are for 4 people, tax are per person/per night. Rental Agreement must be initialed on all pages & final page signed by all individuals in the renting group. Also, passport copies are required to be submitted from all individuals that will be staying at the property prior to arriving. No exceptions can be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.