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Loft in antique house, 110m2, Arles

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,173 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Historic centre, garden, pool, lift

Calm, original, comfort and charm

Estelle Reale
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1173 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Loft in antique house, 110m2, Arles
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Charming comfort, a Provecal delight!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis in Arles

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Houston, Texas, USA

Lovely Apartment in Arles

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Chicago

A beautiful refuge in the center of Arles

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Provence, the right way!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 Estelle
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Marignane- Avignon-Montpellier
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Paul Doumer Square
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Les Baux de Provence
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Arles town centre
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Arles town entrance
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Town centre
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Car: not necessary

- 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

Public Parking

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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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