An exceptional apartment in a wonderful location!
Recently my husband and I stayed for a week in this very comfortable and beautifully furnished apartment. It was our first visit to this fascinating medieval town and we enjoyed every minute of the experience which was truly enriched by living in this cozy apartment. The owners, Marilyn and Jean-Louis, made us feel so welcomed and gave us much valuable information to assure we made the most of our stay. They did everything they could to help us since it was apparent they wanted us to enjoy the apartment of which they were very proud. And we did! Everything was there for our comfort as we lived more like locals than tourists. They provided us with some of the delicious little Saint Emilion specialty cakes called Canelés and also a moist and lovely pear cake that Marilyn had baked. The bright, modern kitchen was very well stocked with so much useful cookware and many food items including waters, teas, coffees, pastas, to name a few. Our bedroom was very comfortable with a pleasant view and the bathroom had everything we could possibly have needed. Plus the location of the apartment was wonderful! Even though we had a car, we liked to walk as much as possible So in the mornings, we walked through the quiet streets to the boulangerie for fresh croissants, quiche and a baguette and later to many wonderful restaurants, wine shops and caves, small food shops and pâtisseries, and various other specialty shops. The ancient architecture and steep stone streets of Saint Emilion were so picturesque and from some of the town’s higher points we could see the straight-rowed vineyards of the surrounding areas. Plus it was an easy and scenic drive to visit many of the wonderful, neighboring wine châteaux outside of town. In town there were many fascinating historical sights and just walking around was always a visual adventure. Everything about our stay in this lovely apartment was perfect and now we are savoring those memories. The week passed too quickly and so it seems like it must have been a dream but our photos and recollections happily prove that it wasn’t. We both feel fortunate to have discovered this apartment and to have met Marilyn and Jean-Louis. We would highly recommend it to anyone without hesitation. It is a very inviting place to stay for a most wonderful vacation! Thank you both for everything, Marilyn and Jean-Louis! You are perfect hosts and made our stay in Saint Emilion very special.
Patricia & John B. (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
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