GREAT 3 BED LOFT - AIX - QRTR MAZARIN *APART & TOUR PACKAGE*

Donal

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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GREAT 3 BED LOFT - AIX - QRTR MAZARIN *APART & TOUR PACKAGE*

Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful, bright & spacious 3 bedroom loft style apartment, in classic 160 yr old Provencal building, is on a semi-pedestrian street, in the famous 16-18th century 'Quartier Mazarin', seconds from the Cours Mirabeau & at the heart of Aix en Provence. Previously a carpenter's workshop or 'atelier', it retains its exposed oak beams & old advertising on the façade.

At 115 m.sq or 1250 sq.ft, this single level apartment, overlooked by the mezzanine, has 3 double bedrooms, a large bathroom with bath & 2 sink units & a separate toilet room, o. The large open plan living/dining area is the heart of the apartment & is flooded by sunlight.

Founded by the Romans in 122 B.C. Aix en Provence is a very beautiful city of food markets, cafes, boulangeries, cathedral & churches, universities, student life, art exhibitions, public gardens, 100 fountains & fabulous restaurants throughout its narrow cobbled streets.

French history & culture lovers can visit the ancient cites of Arles, Avignon, St Remy & Orange. 'Amateurs' of wine can tour vineyards & taste the rich reds of Chateau Neuf du Pape, refreshing roses of Bandol or the excellent Henri Bardouin Pastis of Fourqualquier.

One can sunbathe, swim & hike nearby at the Calanques of Cassis or within 1-2 hrs drive east along the Cote Azur to Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice & Monaco or west to the Camargue national park, famous for its pink flamingos, bulls & cowboys.

From touring through Van Gogh's sunflowers at Arles, the lavender fields & perched villages at Gordes & Roussilon in the Luberon National Park, painting or photographing Cezanne's famous Mont Saint Victoire, to cycling your own Tour de France at Mont-Ventoux, Aix is the perfect location to begin touring Provence.

We offer a great place to stay here, from family vacations seeking the authentic Provence. Assistance is offered in English & French & a detailed guide to the locality is provided in the apartment for your enjoyment.

Uniquely, we can offer an 'Apartment & Tours Package' helping you best experience the many great treasures that Provence has on offer.

We also offer our guests one FREE Marseilles Airport or Aix TGV pick-up on arrival & have one parking space in a nearby private garage for rent.

If you are interested in a stay in our great apartment or only our private guided tour services, please dont hesitate to contact us.

Merci beaucoup & bonnes vacances.

Keywords: Large Center 3 Bedroom Sleeps 7 *Apart Rental & Tour Package*

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Yvette and I recently have recently returned from a great 14 week Summer 2010 stay in Donal's great three bed apartment in beautiful Aix-en-Provence. More than satisfied, we were delighted with the accommodation, as were our daughter's families & friends who came visiting. To begin, the bedrooms and living area were spacious & welcoming, the apartment's high ceilings & mezzanine allowed "beaucoup de soleil naturel" in through the skylights. The location of the apartment is ideal, one block from the famous Cours Mirabeau and beside Rue Italie and its host of shops and restaurants. Not only did Donal provide our transportation to and from the Marseilles airport & a fun Marseilles & Cassis tour, he was also very attentive to all of our requests and needs, such as finding us language exchange partners, etc, etc.



Thumbs up all the way for Chez Donal.



Feel free to contact me at "jfrantz@mlcchurch.com" for any questions you might have.



Dr Jeffrey & Yvette Frantz, Florida, USA.
May 2010
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Donal

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, french
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A 45 year old Irish transplant to Aix, I first visited friends here 14 years ago and the rest, is history. Living here some 10 years, the sunlight, sea, countryside, history, food, language & the people never fail to delight and surprise. This photo is of one of my favourite tour hikes at En-Vau in the Calanques of Cassis.

Donal purchased this apartment in 2008

Aix en Provence is at the heart of Provence and the Quartier Mazarin represents the best of the old and new, new being 200 years old here. Aix is the crossroads city of the south, east to Italy, west to Spain, from Northern Europe to Africa, Aix is influenced by all its neighbours. So life here has a unique fusion of culture, language & cuisine.

An international town of Art & Education, Commerce & Law, Aix is very welcoming to new arrivals, always lively with markets and festivals, full of charm and character. Yet in moments one can be in the countryside of sunflowers and lavender fields, old roman churches and vineyards. The area offers such a variety of landscapes and cultures, from mountains to the sea, it really is a great place to live & the best base for touring provence.

A sunlight filled, single level (except mezzanine) loft style apartment with 3 comfortable double bedrooms. The living area & dining table seat up to 8, so space to host friends for dinner or drinks. The apartment 'really' is seconds from the famous Cours Mirabeau, at the heart of this ancient walled city and 2 minutes stroll from its markets & museums, cafes, bars & restaurants. It's all one hopes for & imagines of an idyllic Provencal setting.

Uniquely we can offer an 'Apartment Rental' & Private Tours' package in our 7 seater people carrier, helping you make the most of your precious time in Provence, whilst minimising the hassles of car rentals, parking & traffic.

However, if you wish to drive too, we can offer expert tour advice & guaranteed access to a parking space, in a private garage nearby.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Fantastic apartment in the heart of Aix

  • 5 of 5
I have just returned from a delightful 8 day stay at Donal’s apartment in Aix-en-Provence. I traveled with my mother and my sister and we each had a bedroom in his spacious flat. The rental cost included one airport transfer, so we chose to have Donal pick us up from Marseille in his comfortable van and it was helpful to have a local expert (who is also the property owner) pointing out items of interest and then helping us settle in. And carrying our luggage up the 34 stairs to his apartment!

The apartment couldn’t be in a better location. It’s not actually ON the Cours Mirabeau, but in a parallel street, only steps away, off rue d’Italie. Rue d’Italie is a wonderful street, filled with bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, wine shops and a fantastic Italian delicatessen, so it was easy to nip out to get provisions for a five-star meal. Donal’s street is much quieter, with no passing traffic, except for residents. We found it nice and quiet at all times, with the only noise being the peal of church bells each morning, calling the faithful to prayer.

Donal also offers tours, and because we didn’t want to rent a car, we used his services on three separate occasions to venture into the countryside. He was a font of knowledge on all things French, and devised marvelous itineraries to ensure that we saw as much as we could on each outing. We certainly could not have accomplished this ourselves, plus we had his delightful chatter along the way. In fact, Donal’s apartment, and his entertaining personality, made our trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232370vb
+ 33 6853 13122 (France)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Alexandria Virginia
5

Perfect Place in Aix

  • 5 of 5
This apt was a great find--perfect location in Aix with easy access to best parts of town, but on a quiet beautiful street. Nice layout with a very large "open plan" kitchen and family room, provides plenty of room for a family to spread out on a stay-in day. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Donal was wonderful host, very helpful and responsive.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p232370vb
+ 33 6853 13122 (France)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Great location, great host in Aix-en-Provence

  • 5 of 5
This is a great apartment in the historic center of Aix. Donal, the owner, is an extraordinary host. He made us (me, my wife and our 23 year old daughter) feel like visiting friends. He gave us lots of tips on visiting within the city and the environs, was extraordinarily flexible about our arranging for use of his garage and check-out, and made him self available by phone and email for questions during our stay. He keeps a very clean apartment, comfortable beds, and a completely stocked kitchen. The location can't be beat. It is a few steps from a main shopping street, yet tucked in a position such that it is quiet for sleeping, even with the windows open. We frequently rent apartments on our vacations and this is the best experience that we have had.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
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+ 33 6853 13122 (France)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

LOVE Aix, Love this apartment

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautifully outfitted apartment in the best possible location in Aix. We had a beautiful 9 days in Provence with this apartment as our base. There is so much to do in this area that it is great for high-energy travellers, but staying in this comfortable apartment just off the Cours Mirabeau means that you can also have time to just chill out.

Donal thinks of everything, and the design of the apartment, the decor, appliances, bedding--it's all great. When I asked my sons what they would say about the apartment they said, "well-lit, cozy, organized, well-supplied and quiet."

Also, we really enjoyed our day touring with Donal to Avignon and the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards. We would definitely love to return, and hope that we can one day.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
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+ 33 6853 13122 (France)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

A Second Stay, But Certainly Not the Last

  • 5 of 5
Because of the wonderful hospitality, location, and comfort during a previous stay here, we chose to rent this perfect apartment in Aix en Provence again during our recent trip. Donal, and apartment exceeded our expectations once again right from the initial contact on VRBO, pre-trip questions, check in and check out, and hospitality during the stay. We rented a car(with GPS) and parked in the garage--very easy and convenient.
The location of the apartment is quiet but so very close to everything you want to see and do in Aix. During this visit we stayed off the road in Aix on the Thursday market day. Other days we drove to Marseille and Cassis, Nimes, Avignon, Fontaine -de –Vaucluse and Gordes, Pont-du- Gard and Uzes and Saint- Remy-de-Provence .All are easy drives from Aix. Also a vineyard –the directions are in the book in the apartment—it is a very short drive and worth the visit.

The apartment is a perfect and comfortable place to return after the day trips. You can relax, recall the day’s activities and plan the next day over a glass of wine and and plate of cheese from the local merchants and then walk around this beautiful town. We were a group of three adults—mother, father,and adult son who was our driver,translator and cultural attache. We had enough comfortable space that we were not on top of each other. . Our last visit included three sisters and the same son/nephew.-the place was perfect for that family group also.

We highly recommend this apartment to any and all who are planning a trip to Provence. I cannot imagine choosing another and will stay here again.

Thank you again, Donal !!!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • 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
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida USA
5

Great apartment in a fabulous location for reasonable rent

  • 5 of 5
Comfortable, clean, quiet, convenient well-appointed and spacious apartment. We just returned from a week's stay at Donal's apartment and absolutely loved the experience. Donal is an attentive, personable and reasonable owner who is nearby if you need him, but does not intrude. As an example, when he opened the unit for us, he felt that it was short on toilet paper, so without us even asking he dropped an 8 pack off the next morning.

His apartment is literally steps away from the fruit and produce, butcher, wine, deli, pastry and sweet shops along Rue d'Italie, and there is a great family-owned restaurant just down the street, which is packed with locals--always a good sign. The apartment an easy 5 minute walk to the Cours Mirabeau, meaning you are close enough to enjoy the spectacle but far enough away to sleep in peace and quiet. It also is a short walk to the Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday markets which offer fabulous alternatives to restaurant dining, which makes dining in a great, fun option as the kitchen is well stocked and functional with a dishwasher as a bonus.

We also would recommend Donal's walking tour of Aix as a great way to start your visit, and his Avignon/Chateauneuf du Pape tour. You see the highlights of Aix, get his recommendations on where to eat lunch and dinner, develop a feel for how to navigate throughout the city, and most importantly learn how and where to shop in the local markets. Avignon is a fabulous city, not to be missed, and Donal hits the highlights and avoids the crowds. The vineyards he picked in Chateauneuf were first rate; their wines were out-of-this world. The combined tour was truly a bargain.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Marseille (MRS)
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Marseilles - Cassis - Calanques
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Aix en Provence TGV (From Paris, Lyon or Nice)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A 8
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Cassis
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many bars & cafes to suit all tastes in town
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Multiple Southern Alp Ski Resorts
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chateau L'Arc & Pont Royal
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Huge variety & 400 + restaurants in town
Car: not necessary

Next to Musee Granet - Site of 'La Collection Planque', TOUR DE FRANCE - 2014 passes nearby on July 15. Music, Dance, Opera, Art Lyric Festivals through the year. 5 min walk to Public Swimming Pool.

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Availability & Rates

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Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
€160
From
€185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,050
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
€150
From
€170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€970
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
€140
From
€155
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€840
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€150
From
€170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€970
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€160
From
€185
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & Cleaning Fee (6 hours) €80
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Nearby Parking Space "Available on Request" at extra €15/night or €80/week.

10% Private Tour Discounts for Apartment Guests

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Bathroom with bath & 2 sinks. Toilet seperate.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Hardwood Queen Size Double 200*160cm (1), Standard Double 190*140 (2), Single Bed 190*90 (1), Baby Crib option available (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
Notes:
*Apartment Rental & Tours* Package, with owner, Donal's private tours.
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