Submitted: December 18, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
We rented the Appartment Victoria for eleven days in October 2012. We chose this apartment based on its location, amenities, and the very positive reviews and the prompt responses of the owner, Caroline. Because of the lovely photographs of the apartment and the positive reviews, we felt confident in our choice, but the apartment exceeded our high expectations.
Caroline was very easy to work with, and she was waiting for us on the street outside the apartment upon our arrival. She helped me with the luggage while my husband followed her directions to the parking garage. I highly recommend renting this space if you have a car. We did not need the car at all in Aix (we easily walked everywhere), but we used it for day trips to the beautiful surrounding countryside. I think it would be very difficult to finding parking on the street in Aix, and the rental charge for parking was very reasonable, and made our life very easy.
The apartment is lovely and is exactly as presented in the photos. I loved having the bedroom at the back of the flat, as it is extremely quiet for sleeping. The living room is so spacious and bright, and the ceilings are quite high, at least 12 feet, I would guess. It had quite a lovely old European feel, which is what we were looking for, yet it had all the modern amenities. The kitchen was fully equipped (I fell in love with the Nespresso machine), and with the lovely outdoor markets within a five minute walk, we were able to purchase fresh food to cook. The large Monoprix store is also quite an easy walk. Also within a one-minute walk: a wonderful patisserie, where we bought our pain au chocolat every morning to bring home for breakfast.
The bedroom is spacious and very comfortable. I was very impressed with the beautiful large bathroom and especially the shower. We have traveled a lot in Europe, and expect the bathrooms to be small, but this was quite the opposite. Caroline showed me how to use the washing machine, which also came in handy.
Finally, the apartment was very, very clean and well-maintained. Caroline leaves a lot of information on local restaurants and attractions, as well as her cell number in case we need her. I contacted her once or twice by email, and she was very prompt in her responses.
I highly recommend this apartment - we absolutely loved it, and we hope to return in the spring.
Owner's Response: Jen, I really can't thank you enough for your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay here. I'm glad you decided mine was the right apartment for you and doubly glad it exceeded your high expectations. It was a pleasure having you guys in my home. When are you coming again ?
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