Calm, original, comfort and charm
- House1173 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay4 nights
Historic centre, garden, pool, lift
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 2 Oct 2018
About Estelle Reale
Decorator since 1980, I like creator, artists, gardens and specially houses, the cinema, the theatre, fireworks, music and reading and social meetings
Estelle Reale purchased this House in 2010
Why Estelle Reale chose Arles
To meet people
What makes this House unique
I fell under the spell of this house in ruins that I restored and made bigger, where I created its spaces and a harmonious atmosphere as well as a charming garden.
Pool / Spa
Charming comfort, a Provecal delight!
Our third annual trip to Arles and we have stayed in this apartment each time. This apartment is furnished beautifully and has all the charm of this renovated 250+ old building with all of the modern conveniences of our own home. We have traveled a lot and I would say this is the best place for a base while visiting Provence. Trains and buses are accessible in Arles and the restaurants and bakeries are diverse and excellent. We go on day trips from here to St. Remy, Avignon and Nimes very easily. Estelle is a wonderful host with a sense of style and warmth that makes you feel like home. The outdoor terrace is inviting after a full day of trekking around to see the beauty this area has to offer. We have found the people in Arles and the neighboring towns extremely friendly. You need reservations for dinner in the best restaurants. We have fallen in love with this place, which is why we have come back for our third time. We hope to return again and again.
Oasis in Arles
We recently spent 4 nights in this lovely apartment.It is ideally situated , within walking distance of many restaurants and shops but far enough off the beaten track to be restful and quiet.The apartment is clean and has all you could need for a comfortable stay .Our hostess, Estelle , is a dear lady who speaks good English and is very helpful...she even drove us to the station when we couldn't get a taxi! An ideal spot to break a hectic itinerary.
Estelle house is a slice of paradise in the heart of Arles. It is code walking to the market on Saturday, wonderful bakery, shops, restaurants, museums, and parking. Estelle's son was visiting while we were there and he gave us some excellent tips on where to go. Don't miss Dt. Remy's market on Wednesday. I would return to Estelle's home given the chance. As a caution we arrived during. Heat wave and there is no air conditioning, however there are fans in 3 of the 4 rooms.
J'ai beaucoup de chance de recevoir des hôtes charmants et respectueux des lieux, un peu particuliers.
J'ai pris l'option de ne pas installer de climatisation par protection de la planète, par contre de grands ventilateurs, silencieux, sont dans chaque espace.
Il est vrai que la position de ma maison est idéalement située, il n'est pas besoin de voiture pour visiter Arles, et elle prés de tous les services de bus, taxis, gare, et des commerces.
Je ne conçois pas d'accueillir des personnes, sans leur donner les bonnes adresses et les bons plans.
Il est vrai, que ce mois de Juin a été particuliérement chaud, il est dommage, qu'ils n'aient pas profiter plus de la piscine, même le soir, après les balades.
Je pense que ce couple a oublier de mentionner que nous nous sommes occuper de leurs linge personnel, gratieusement.
Je serai très heureuse de les recevoir une prochaine fois
Lovely Apartment in Arles
We stayed for a week in this apartment and we recommend it highly. As shown in the pictures it is nicely decorated and has all the modern conveniences, including TV and WiFi. Estelle is delightful to work with and she made our stay very comfortable. The apartment is located in the old part of the city with quiet narrow streets and very few cars. The kitchen is well equipped and perfect for breakfast or a simple dinner after a day of sightseeing. A market, cheese store, butcher and pharmacy are all conveniently located a short walk away. The bakery is just steps from the apartment and provides fresh bagettes and croissants. A great place to use as a base to discover Provence!
A beautiful refuge in the center of Arles
We wanted a base to explore Provence. Arles turned out to be the perfect choice, in large part because of this wonderful apartment. Estelle, the owner, is a gracious, kind, considerate and thoughtful host. She is also a well-known decorator in France and her apartment reflects her impeccable taste. The pictures online, although accurate, do not do the apartment justice. It is an old building, with four stories, that was recently rehabbed and decorated to blend the old with the new. Original floor tiles and ceiling beams from the 1600’s are mixed with modern touches such as an elevator (very handy for moving suitcases). Wooden spiral staircases connect the levels. The apartment shares a beautiful courtyard with Estelle’s own apartment next door, but has a separate entrance via a charming little cul de sac. The ground floor includes a washer/dryer and an extra toilette. From there, you go upstairs to a fully equipped kitchen and living room with couch, rocking chair and large flat-screen TV. We spent many hours sitting there, listening to the birds and the fountain splashing water into the pool, while we planned our many trips around the Provençal countryside. Yes, there’s also a swimming pool and patio chairs for your use! The next floor up includes another sitting area and a huge bathroom/dressing area with two separate sinks (and electric hairdryer). The top floor is the bedroom with a wonderfully firm, king-sized bed. The building is in the old quarter of Arles, apart from all the tourists and famous sites. Just around the corner is a lovely bakery, and a couple of blocks away is a small square, triangular really, with many shops and restaurants. There is a Carrefour grocery store across the street from the “triangle” square from which you can walk up to the main shopping street leading to the main square. We spent several evenings just sitting in the square at the end of the day, watching the children play and friends talking. The main tourist attractions of Arles, such as the Roman Arena, are an easy walk from the apartment. We really can’t praise Estelle enough. She has created a beautiful retreat for travelers to Provence. Having this wonderful space to ourselves really made our trip to Provence a memorable experience. It was the perfect place to have coffee in the morning and plan the day. And every evening, when we returned from our excursions, it felt like coming home. It would be difficult to imagine a better place to stay in southern France.
Provence, the right way!
We can't recommend this place enough! Estelle is a very charming hostess as well as being a talented decorator. This beautiful apartment is conveniently located in the old city, with easy access to free parking a short walk away. It's a perfect location as a home base to see the rest of Provence, but be sure to see all the great things Arles has to offer.
The apartment is very well appointed with every convenience, and after a long day of walking, it was so great to come back to. It's a beautiful combination of the old and the new, very comfortable while retaining the charm of it's 18th century origin. Estelle gave us great advice on what to see and do and couldn't have been more helpful. If you want to be sure at least one part of your trip will be how you hope it will be, this apartment will not disappoint!
Merci Chris et Elaine, ma chance c'est vous , hôtes charmants et agréables, la conviviabilité et l'amitié sont le résultat d'un échange réciproque.
Merci pour la reconnaissance de mon travail de décoratrice depuis 30 ans.
Je souhaiterai n' avoir que des rencontres telles que vous
- During winter Estelle will welcome you for your holidays, this season has the most beautiful starry skies in Provence, as well as the traditional markets, but you can also lounge under the sun in other seasons -
At the gates of the Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer, the Alpilles, in the historical centre of Arles, a city declared World Heritage, between the Archaeological Museum (Cesar) and the antique theatre you will find this magical place with a garden, swimming pool, a 70m2 loft with separate entrance:
Ground floor: WC, lift, large living room overlooking the pool, American fridge, and washing machine
1st floor: lounge, TV, Wi-Fi, completely equipped kitchen, dishwasher, etc.
2nd floor: large dressing area, large bathroom with bathtub, independent shower, WC
Mezzanine: bedroom with large double bed (180/200)
Place of calmness and tranquillity, decorated by a renowned designer, only for 2 people
No children, no pets
Restaurants and shops at only two steps
SNCF station in the town centre
Direct access to the Spain and Italy Highway
Navigation port of Rhone, with tours
Safari Circuit in Camargue
15 km Saint- Rémy- de Provence
15 km Baux- de- Provence
6 km Fontvieille
35 km Saintes Maries de la Mer
30 km Nimes
30 km Avignon
Easter and September fair
Photography conventions in July
The fairs of Arles and Camargue in early July
The city of Van Ghog, Lucien Clergue, Christian Lacroix, Picasso...
Minimum booking of 4 nights 800 Euros
1100 Euros per week
50% booking deposit, balance paid upon arrival (no credit card)
Reception from 11 to 7pm
Cancellation 1 week before arrival
Reservation by e-mail only
Restaurants: La Chassagnette (Camargue), l'Autruche, l'Atelier Rabanel, le Gibolin, all in the town centre at less than 200 metres
Du 20 Juin au 20 Juillet, tarif durant les Rencontres Internationale de la Photographies : Le Loft 230€ T.T.C. la nuit pour 2 personnes (minimum 4 nuits ) La chambre 190€ T.TC. la nuit pour 2 personnes (minimum 4 nuits )