STONE TOWNHOUSE VACATION RENTAL IN HISTORIC ARLES, PROVENCE

Marya Young

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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STONE TOWNHOUSE VACATION RENTAL IN HISTORIC ARLES, PROVENCE

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Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This vacation townhouse is located in the charming, friendly and sophisticated Provencal town of Arles, which has an exciting contemporary culture that co-exists with a rich ancient history and beautiful architecture, including Roman ruins still in use for music events and even bullfights.

The townhouse is located on a quiet side street in the old LaRoquette neighborhood in the city center, with lantern street lights and carved statutes in niches on the corner houses. Open the large, heavy antique wooden door and enter the first floor’s spacious open-plan living room with the dining area separated from the roomy kitchen by a counter wall.

The townhouse is tastefully decorated and the living areas causally furnished with the best features being the stone walls and exposed wooden beams on the 12-foot ceilings. The townhouse has stone arches and stone circular stairs that indicate its age as pre-17th century.

The living room has a very comfortable sitting area with modern couch and chairs and a very efficient ceiling fan overhead. The hardwood dining table can expand to seat 10 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full sized refrigerator, gas stove with oven, microwave, coffeemaker toaster and dishwasher. Ample dishes, cups, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans are provided.

At the top of the circular stone stairs on the second floor is the large library that likewise has a 12-foot ceiling and wonderful ceiling fan. Two 10-feet tall French windows grace this spacious room and provide shutters to cool the room from the sunny days -- 300 out of 365 days per year. This room has desk space with internet hookup and a quaint fireplace, with terra cotte tiled floor. There is a comfortable double sofa bed for two in this room. Down the hall is the first of two renovated full bathrooms. This one has a tub with shower and modern fixtures. It is located near the second bedroom on this floor which also has a 12-foot ceiling and ceiling fan over a most-comfortable double bed, dresser, nightstands and lamps for reading before bed.

Continue up the circular stairs to the third floor and you find the lovely master bedroom with comfortable double bed and again two French windows with shutters. This room is air-conditioned. It has a dresser, long benches, bedside tables and light fixtures. The full bath on this floor has a roomy walk-in shower and modern fixtures. It is next to the cozy bedroom with two twin-sized beds, nightstands and lamps.

On the fourth floor is the terrace room with washing machine and clothes drying racks. This leads to the private terrace that overlooks the rooftops of Arles and gives a vista for miles away. It provides comfortable dining in the evenings with a grill and cart provided.

Linens are provided at charge below.. There is free close-by on-street parking (be careful of the signs, especially for the Wednesday and Saturday markets) as well as covered 24-hour municipal parking for a reasonable price. The Marseille and Montpellier international airports are each a one-hour drive away, and the Nimes airport is only 12 miles away.

In the summer, Provence is alive with dance, music, theater, and folklore festivals. (The Gypsy Kings hail from Arles.) Arles hosts an exciting international photography festival in early July, and photography exhibits throughout the year. If you are a history buff or art enthusiast, in this city famous for its Roman theatre and arena, you will walk the same streets as the Roman Gauls, the Visigoths and the artists Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso.

One has to walk just steps to enjoy charming local cafés and restaurants offering fine dining, as well as clothing and specialty shops. The selection of good and inexpensive local wines adds to the flavor of Arles. The nearby pedestrian boulevard leads to the active nightlife at the Place du Forum with many night spots and bright lights against the sky where“Le Café de Nuit” of Van Gogh’s famous 1888 painting is still open for business in the lively square. When you see the local fields of sunflowers, you will know why he painted them. Browse the crowded Wednesday and Saturday morning markets that stretch the full length of the main boulevard, or stroll the ramparts along the Rhone River that wind around the outskirts of the old city.

Arles is conveniently located as a great home base to take day trips to Avignon, le Pont du Gard, Uzes, Les Baux de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, St. Remy de Provence, the Luberon, Carcassone, Marseille, etc., and to explore within easy driving distance the charming towns, villages, vineyards, wineries and sights of Provence that should not be missed. There is a railway station about 10 minutes walk from the townhouse as an alternative means of traveling to these places. Only a short drive brings you to the Carmargue, a national nature preserve which can be visited on horseback tours readily available, and to the beautiful Mediterranean beaches at pretty Saintes Maries de la Mer, only 35 minutes drive from Arles.

Keywords: Townhouse, Stone walls, exposed beams

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We would highly recommend the house to others -- so comfortable and conveniently located. I wish I could go back there now.
Apr 2013
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Marya Young

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
+1 202/248-3138
Arles Camargue
Point Richmond, California (near San Francisco)
5

GREAT TIME IN ARLES

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in this townhouse in Arles. It was our first time in Provence and we loved it. The house was clean, very comfortably outfitted and we spent every evening up on the roof deck. The stairs are "medieval" - steep, uneven and many. It wasn't a problem for us to climb up and down the stairs. The town of Arles was easy to explore and we had excellent encounters with the shop owners and residents. Emilie, our on-site contact, met us at the train station and was as helpful as possible. Arles was our home base for exploring other areas in Provence, although we were limited since we only traveled by train. Loved Provence and we hope to go again in a couple of years.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and for acknowledging Emilie, who works very hard to ensure our guests are comfortable. Sounds like you put the terrace to great use, with the rooftops on view all around, and that you found all the great things to enjoy in and around Arles.
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
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Arles Camargue
San Luis Obispo, Ca
5

ENCHANTED!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely home! I completely concur with all the previous POSITIVE reviews. Everything is beautifully updated without destroying the historical charm of the building itself. We had no car & didn't need one. Everything you could need or want is within easy walking distance of house. As the planner of this vacation I claimed the master bedroom....... It was a complete joy to awake each morning to the gentle singing of songbirds outside my windows. Yes,
Enchanting!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that these guests didn't need a car, as that is one of the unique features of Arles and most towns in the South of France that drew me to buy a home there where daily life is about walking and taking trains and buses, and reserving cars for special outings. Thanks for pointing out for others to consdider this special benefit to enjoying the experience.
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
+1 202/248-3138
Arles Camargue
5

PERFECT HOLIDAY IN PROVENCE FOR A GROUP OF AUSTRALIANS

  • 5 of 5
This beautifully presented, historic townhouse was the perfect place to relax, enjoy and explore Provence. Arles was an interesting town just on its own and there were plenty of lovely places nearby to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere. You can also easily join tours or catch trains to many other picturesque and interesting places. We really enjoyed our tour of the Camargue. The house was comfortable, well appointed and central. The steep narrow stairs were a challenge for one of our group, but manageable otherwise. It was particularly nice to be welcomed at the station and delivered to the door. We would highly recommend this retreat to anyone.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Erika, Arles and I appreciate your comments as it seems you and your group enjoyed Arles and the Camargue to the fullest and captured the spirit of this wonderful ancient area. Thanks for noting that our house is in a central location which enhances the inclination to walk the streets and find all Arles has to offer when one is looking for a unique vacation. Thank you.
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
+1 202/248-3138
Arles Camargue
5

ARLES TOWNHOUSE LISTING #128269

  • 5 of 5
This property is in a great location. It is in a residential neighborhood that is very vibrant and rich with the culture of southern France. It is within walking distance of all the attractions in the city of Arles as well as the shops and cafe's. Emilie was very helpful in getting us to the townhouse and getting us settled into the home. We had a wonderful time at the townhouse and in Arles. Thanks,
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Michael, especially for pointing out that everything in Arles is within walking distance for all ages. I have always looked forward to going out the front door and walking the ancient streets of Arles which infuses one's time there with a clear sense of the centuries this charming town has seen and taken care of. Best regards.
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
+1 202/248-3138
Arles Camargue
Bethlehem, NH, USA
5

SPECIAL HOME FOR VISIT TO ARLES AND SOUTHERN PROVENCE

  • 5 of 5
We used this house as the center for our two weeks in Provence. We chose it based on the lovely photos and the central location as well as the not overwhelming size of the town. The house was perfect but it did have four levels...not difficult unless there is any mobility issue. In every way the house was fabulous...great bathrooms, comfy seating for the evenings at "home". Enough separation for two couples to enjoy a bit of privacy. I think it would also be great for older children that don't have stair-climbing issues. Emelie (and her husband) was wonderful and helpful if you had questions or needed her. As others have stated...the 4th level terrace was great and we enjoyed hearing the children at play below. Recesses are not long anyway! Loved the mothers and children with babies walking the children to school by our door. We met neighbors and they were helpful and friendly. Our French is not great but we still managed pleasantries, etc. We almost felt part of the community at the end of two weeks. We went to Avignon (bus), had a wine tour of all the vineyards north of Avignon and to include the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape area. We went to the Pont du Gard (car), the Camargue (car), les Baux (in summer you can get a bus), as well as returning to a favorite city...St. Remy (Van Gogh environs and fabulous market). All are within a drive under an hour. We were lucky to get to go to a bull chase, too (the coliseum is the perfect venue...you will feel very French). Btw no bulls are hurt in the French rendition. The house was perfect to return to at the end of a day. There are also so many restaurants to choose from...several right up the road two blocks away toward the center of town. If you can ... book ahead but not always necessary when we went in the Fall. I imagine the summer may be different.
Thank you Marya, Emelie and the town of Arles for a memorable holiday.
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: This review enlightens others about Arles in a way that recalls my first visit to Arles back in 1984, also in October. I was hooked immediately. I must say I kept being drawn to Arles, and I feel that these guests, like me, felt the "je ne sais quoi" of this town and its people. I am so glad that you pointed out the many places you enjoyed while here, as well as all the Roman antiquities right in the center of town and close walking distance to the house. Thank you especially for recognizing how dynamic and helpful Emilie is. Keep bringing joy with you wherever you go.
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Stone Townhouse Vacation Rental in Historic Arles, Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p128269vb
+1 202/248-3138
Arles Camargue
5

LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
The house has a beautiful old-world feel (like the rest of the city) along with most of the trimmings of a modern hotel. My wife and I had a great time using the huge house as a base to explore Arles, Pont du Gard, and the Camargue. We had the pleasure of shopping at the Wednesday farmer's market on and bringing the bounty home for an awesomely fresh home-cooked meal in the kitchen. I'm talking brush-the-worms-off-your-lettuce-because-it-just-came-from-the-farm freshness, if you get my drift. The house's location is great... in a quiet alley, but just a short jaunt off the well-worn tourist paths. As you enter from the street, a windy staircase on the left leads up to the higher floors. Taking the staircase to the top is a fun adventure in itself, and not too challenging with carry-on bags. We really enjoyed perching on the roof deck at bird's-eye level and taking in views of the city. You can hear schoolchildren playing next door in the afternoons. The library is another classy addition to the house, perfect for reading (or watching streaming movies, in our case). The bathrooms were clean, and the third floor shower was great, like showering under a waterfall! All in all, we loved the house, and we decided that the people in southern France are much nicer than Parisians...
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Arles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
N13
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Sts. Maries de la Mer
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Palao
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

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Arles Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jun 10 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
Annual Photography Festival
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,180
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €35
Linens €50
Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes Weekly Saturday-to-Saturday rate applies even if your stay includes a partial week. Second and successive weekly periods are discounted to 875 euros high season and 775 euros low season. Nightly rate bookings are not accepted. Arrivals are scheduled for Saturday. Departure may, of course, occur earlier than the final Saturday of your stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Arles Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom has tub with shower Other bathroom has large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double bed size, unfolds easily, comfortable mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
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