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Aix-en-Provence historic center. Air conditioning, quiet place,renovated.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms AC apartment w/ spacious living room. Modern kitchen. Garden view.

Gabrielle's flat is located on the 2nd floor in a nice and typical building in the historic center of Aix-en-Provence that has been fully renovated in 2012. Also the entire flat has been rebuilt to provide our guests a comfortable place : air conditionning in each room, very well equipped kitchen (fridge, induction plate, oven, micro-waves, washing and drying machine, dishwasher, toaster, boiler, nespresso machine), free wifi connection and big flat screen TV. This 2 bedroom apartment is ideal for 4 people. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second one has a comfortable queen size double bed with its private bathroom (italian shower). The living room is spacious and convivial and also have a sofa bed. The second bathroom has a nice italian shower, a towel-dryer and a hair dryer. Toilets are separated.

During the renovation we carefully decorated the apartement comebining our taste for the old world charm with modernity and elegance.

The whole apartment has garden view and so is very quiet.

Somehow, it's also perfectly located steps away from the Sextius baths, the International Festival of Lyric Art and the farmer' market and within walking distance from monuments and museums.

More Details

Owner
Owners/property manager (Stéphan, Gabrielle / David)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Owners/property manager (Stéphan, Gabrielle / David)

My name is Gabrielle. I am french canadian and live in France for 12 years now. I spent 6 years in Aix-en-Provence to study french littérature and became a teacher as my husband Stephan.

We have two young children who are 2 and 4 years old.

Since we no longer live in Aix-en-Provence but in Briançon in the French Alps, our friend Guillaume will happily welcome you upon arrival. Somehow we keep always contact with guests through VRBO or directly by phone, from reservation to check-out.

We hope that you will enjoy our appartment and the city as we did.

Owners/property manager (Stéphan, Gabrielle / David) purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Owners/property manager (Stéphan, Gabrielle / David) chose Centre Ville

When we were living in Aix-en-Provence we felt in love of old downtown and its typical building that makes the city so nice. When we found this apartment, it was "dans son jus" that means it never has been renovated for decades. Then we decide to buy it and to make a modern place with lots of comfort but keeping as well some details of the past like the traditional red floor from Provence ("Tommettes"), wood doors, and exposed beams.

What makes this apartment unique

Perfect location close from everything : shops, cafés, restaurants and night life, market place.

Pedestrian streets around : forget your car and just cruise around !

Comfort and tranquility : air conditioneer, full equiped kitchen, two bathrooms, comfortable beds and sofas,...

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centre Ville in Aix-en-Provence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • After 7:30 pm additional costs for checking in : 50 euros till 9:00 pm and 75 euros between 9:00 pm and 10 pm. No check in after 10 pm
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Separate toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Italian style shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Italian style shower
  • Italian showers, towels, soap, hairdryer Toilets are separated from bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are equipped with quality beds. The 5th bed is a guest bed, located in the living-room (open when we are asking for).
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Aix-en-Provence historic center. Air conditioning, quiet place,renovated.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
5

Cool and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed several times in Aix-en-Provence, and this is our favorite apartment yet! It is "cool" - with chic grey tones, a thoroughly modern kitchen, comfortable but contemporary furniture, charming architectural touches - and also "cool" because of good air conditioning for hot summer days. We loved the location in the city center, close to cafés and shops and fresh produce and flower markets. In spite of the central location, the apartment was quiet all day and night. David greeted us warmly and showed us how everything worked. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely modern apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Modern 2nd floor apartment ideal for exploring Aix-en-Provence and beyond. Plenty of living space with two comfortable bedrooms, with en-suite showers. Very modern kitchen with everything you could need. David, our greeter, was very friendly and helpful recommending restaurants. A nice bottle of chilled rosé in the fridge was a very nice welcome gift! Would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Stylish, Great location but lots of stairs.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is beautiful, well equipped and well located but be prepared for about three flights of stairs and nowhere to park to unload a car.

If you are sensitive to mold/mildew this building may not be a good choice but the apartment itself is much better than the stairwell.

24hour parking is about 40€ and overnight is about 25€.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to read that Gillian and her friend appreciated our apartment despite the negative points they found in the building. That said, isn't the floor of the apartment clearly mentioned in the description of the flat ? Yes it is (and even there's a photo of the stair well so that our guets could have an idea of it). What Gillian call mold/mildew is in fact capillarity action that you can find in most of old downtown building. This phenomen stops at the 1st floor, so finally isn't it better to go up to the 2nd floor ? That's right, cars are not welcome in downtown Aix-en-Provence, but you can temporarily stop at 20 meters of the front door. That's not so easy for many other building in historic center. Concerning parking lots, there's 3 options at between 2 and 5 minutes from the flat. We just verify rates and it's between 16,50 to 28 euros maximum for a full 24 hours. We perfectly agree it's not cheap but any guest will understand when coming that many buiding in downtown have just no parking option. For ending, Gillian strangely didn't mention that she arrived one and a half hour late without let it us know and that somebody was here to welcome her and carry her luggages from the parking to the flat (upstairs !). Also Gillian din't mention that even the rain that was falling down when she arrived was a trouble for her... By the way, you Don't mentionned that somebody
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable time in Aix! this apartment is a real gem in the old town but far enough from the noisy areas. Very well equipped, clean and in beautiful. I'll definitely recommend it to any traveller who wishes to be near the heart and soul of Aix but to do their own thing.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in Aix with my family. Easy nearby parking and so fun to walk right out into the town center nearby. Stephan, Gabrielle, and Guillaume were very supportive throughout our reservation and stay. We loved the place and will book again, hopefully soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, thank you very much for your nice review. We were really glad to welcome you.
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Nobody There to Let Us In!

  • 1 of 5

I'm making this brief. I could write a page or two. Stephen was not there when we arrived at our approximate time. We waited for 1 1/2 hours but no one came. There were four of us. The owners refunded two of our six nights which we PAID IN ADVANCE. The refund was for the two nights we stayed in a hotel because we needed lodging. They kept the rest of the money. They decided that we should have come back after our hotel stay. We had already made plans with another VRBO property. They did email us but since no one was there, we had to insure we had another place to stay. In my opinion, they wern't there for our arrival and they broke the contract. Be careful here. I wouldn't send money in advance. Pay on arrival or go somewhere else. Home Alone™ could not help us. Their Dispute Center representative agreed with me. However, they tell the two parties to work it out and don't get involved other then passing along emails. I'm out my hard earned money but learned a good but expensive lesson. Be careful. Only two nights refund, not the six we paid, is simply stealing and greed.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are making this brief too. Tedric arrived on "approximate time" wich we call late, without letting us know. We : - waited one hour and a half in the street ; - called him many times without any answer (he had no cell phone) ; - sent emails and got no answer ; - called VRBO wich didn't have any news from him ; - finally left the apartment. - the next morning called and emailed again. He : - finally answered by email in the afternoon ; - refused to check in the day after ; - spent a second night at the hotel ; - rented another apartment for his stay. We : - refunded him two nights according to the situation. Our travellers will understand that we did everything we can to welcome our guest and encourage them to read all the other positive reviews we got for our apartment that has been rented 85 per cent of the year over the 5 past years with happy guests.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Marseille Marignane
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Côte Bleue
Car: not necessary

Museum, Lyrics Arts Festivals, architecture and monuments, painting expositions,... Aix--en-Provence is a city where culture is everywhere. Also enjoy cruising in the pedestrians streets of old downtown, discovering typical market and cafés. The apartment is located in one of those.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £441.58

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Additionnal tax : 1,10 euros a day per traveller (This tax is due to the city and is called in french "Taxe de séjour" or often "tourist tax" in engish). Travellers have to pay this tax when checking in.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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