|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
'LA MAISON DE NONNA'
This beautiful and luxury 17th Century apartment is in a 16th CENTURY LANDMARK BUILDING in Aix-en-Provence. The building's very recent restoration has received a 5-star rating from the city's architecture commission as it has been lovingly and faithfully restored to retain its origins. 'La Maison de Nonna' is in the perfect neighborhood to experience 'la vie Provencale' - right in the heart of the old HISTORICAL town and Centre Ville, a few steps from the painter Cezanne's house, centrally located and within a 2 minutes walk from the famous flower and food markets, antique stores, only 3 minutes walk to the famous Cours Mirabeau.
The 1,050 square feet apartment was completely gutted and renovated in 2008 and is situated on the second floor. The entrance is Louis XIV period (17TH century) with a large 17th century Iron staircase going up the the apt.
There are two bedrooms, an 18th c French/Chinese room with two twin beds (which may be joined upon request) and a 18th century French provencale style room with a queen size bed. Near the bedrooms at end of a corridor you will find a large bathroom with separate commode and a large walk-in shower, dressing area and full amenities including heated towel bar.
The kitchen is Completely equipped with washer and dryer, gas stove, microwave and eating area for six people.
The apartment was decorated by a French antique dealer. Sunny and bright with lots of windows and the desired southern exposure, the living room is furnished with French flea markets antiques and decorative arts. The apt is in a Provencal 18th century style and includes a formal eating area as well as daybed, comfortable lounge chairs and a secretaire for writing post cards or keeping your journal. There is a flat screen TV with cable and international channels to add a modern touch in front of 17th century fireplace.
A Boulangerie and a delicious Corsica/Italian caterer are one door away from our entrance and restaurants and cafés are literally just two blocks away..
Aix-en-Provence has preserved a wonderful heritage which itself deserve a few days stay and vivre a la provencale!! But it is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas of provence which, in a radius of just a few kilometers, offers the loveliest lansdcapes like the calanques of cassis, the camargue, the luberon wine country and the french Riviera. We also have PRIVATE PARKING two blocks away from the apt(check with owners for fee) you will be able to come and get out of garage as many times as you want without paying expensive fees. You will be able to get out of the city very easily and access to freeways or explore the beautiful quiet roads of provence with an unforgettable scenery of the provencal country side.
COME EXPERIENCE PROVENCE IN STYLE!!
KRISTINE & THIERRY
Franco American Antique dealer specializing in 17th and 18th century European decorative arts.
KRISTINE purchased this apartment in 2006
Greatest location in the old town. Steps away from shops, farmers and flower markets, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theathers.
Landmark building with southern exposure, the best view of the city and mountain ste victoire.
Southern exposure, very bright apt with sun all day... very rare in the old town of aix en provence
We just recently returned from a wonderful weeklong stay at La Maison de Nonna. The apartment is even more lovely in person than the pictures convey. It is obvious that Kristine and Thierry paid a lot of attention to detail when renovating and furnishing this beautiful home. The location within the city center is ideal. The apartment is not only exquisitely furnished but is a very comfortable place to return after exploring the city of Aix. It has all of the comforts and conveniences of home, including a dishwasher, washer and dryer. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Thierry who showed us the impeccably clean apartment. A nice treat and bottle of wine were awaiting us in the charming kitchen. Kristine introduced herself the next day and provided us with great dining and shopping tips. We also rented a car during our stay and took advantage of the very conveniently located parking garage. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who is traveling to AIx. It far exceeded our expectations, and we would return without hesitation. We cannot think of anything that could have made our stay more enjoyable. Beautiful and comfortable accommodations, great location, extremely welcoming and helpful hosts. We were all a bit sad when our vacation ended and we had to leave our lovely home away from home. La Maison de Nonna is truly magnifique!
So we selected Aix as a quiet country town in Provence, and we wanted a nice apartment that was close to the "action" (as much as there is in Aix), yet had a little distance from the touristic areas, and we were not disappointed! The location is fantastic; an easy walk to the farmer's market, lots of pastry shops, little restaurants (fresh crepes- yum!), and a 10 minute walk or so to the main drag. We also walked to the Hertz rental car location, where we rented a car to get to Cassis (Calanques), Lavender fields, and ultimately to Nice to catch a train to Italy... Some of our best meals were sitting in the kitchen of the apartment, eating fresh fruits and cheeses from the market-- wonderful town and wonderful apartment. Thierry was super-cool and helpful (and has a nice sense of humor!). BTW, their parking is for the week. If you only have a car for a couple of days, you can park in a cheaper lot because you are only paying day by day. If you are going to Aix, this is the place!
This apartment is beautifully appointed and comfortable. The location is ideal for exploring Aix and Provence.
Kristine and Thierry were the perfect hosts for our stay in Aix. I fell in love with the pictures when booking the accommodation and the apartment was even more stunning in person. Kristine was extremely helpful from my very first enquiry. She was only too willing to assist us with the best places to eat and to visit during our stay. Whilst we didn't have car we found the local buses and trains fantastic in getting around provence. Aix is a great central location to see the best of Provence. The apartment is filled with stunning pieces of furniture and antiques that create such a homely space. The gorgeous french windows allow lots of sunshine and light as well as breezes on hot days, however airconditioning is available if needed. The apartment is right next to a boulangerie as well as close to markets, restaurants, cafes and the famous Cours Mirrabeau. We spent two fantastic weeks in the apartment and Aix and truly fell in love with both. If your travels take you to Aix en Provence I would highly recommend a stay in this stunning apartment.
From my very first enquiry to Kristine, she made every step so easy and enjoyable. What fantastic hosts Kristine and Thierry were for our two week stay in Aix. Meeting Kristine was like catching up with an old friend. She was more than willing to offer fantastic suggestions for restaurants and sights to visit including on how to get to them. The apartment is absolutely stunning and definitely the most beautiful apartment we stayed in over our 9 weeks in Europe. Kristine decorative style is impeccable and it was lovely to be surrounded by such exquisite furniture and antiques. The apartment is extremely roomy and filled with sunshine and light. The french windows are stunning and capture beautiful breezes on a hot day. However the apartment was also air-conditioned if needed. The apartment is ideally located in Aix, right next to a boulangerie, markets, restaurants, cafes and the famous Cours Mirrabeau. Aix is an absolutely lovely town, especially the old town as well as centrally located for day trips around the region. If your travel takes you to Aix I thoroughly recommend staying in this stunning accommodation.
The apartment was lovely. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, appliances, utensils and some spices. It was extremely easy to get around and discover the many markets available in Aix en Provence. Kristine and Thierry were warm and caring and offered wonderful suggestions as to what to see and where to go.
We had a wonderful time in Aix and hope to return again soon. We would definitely recommend Maison Nonna as a comfortable space in a fantastic location close to a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants as well as several outdoor markets.
APT IN THE HEART OF HISTORICAL TOWN, 2 BLOCKS FROM CITY HALL 2 DOORS DOWN FROM PAINTER S CEZANNE S HOUSE (his last residence)WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, FLOWER & FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE CORNER;
WORLDLY KNOWN MUSIC AND OPERA FESTIVAL IN AIX EN PROVENCE JUNE-JULY EVERY YEAR. Not to Miss!
Other Activities: shopping, spa(thermes sextius close by), casino, sightseeing, museums, movie theaters, music festival., kayaking, boating, cross country, rock climbing, wine tours;
Ski: Lower French Alps about 1 1/2 drive from Aix en provence
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
|cleaning and linen fee||€65|
For a minimum 4 nights stay, the daily rate is 150€ a night in low Season and 180€ a night in high season
60 Days cancellation Policy
sixty days cancellation Policy.
Security deposit for house can be paid with U.S check and returned to renter on day of departure
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.