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Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french

Live a unique 'provencale' experience in the heart of the Luberon

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Apt Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms each with private ensuite

We restored this 17th century apartement in an extremely luxurious and comfortable manner. Each bedroom has their private ensuite. When planning your vacation to Provence, look to the heart of the Luberon, Apt. Situated in the center of the world's most beautiful villages, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Goult, Rustrel, Gordes.., Apt lies just between the mountains of Vaucluse and Luberon, and is the main town of the Luberon, an ideal location from which to visit the amazing landscape and villages surrounding Apt.

Overlooking one of Apt's central courtyards, you will discover our amazing 2 bedroom / 2 bath (ensuite) apartment. Designed with the best of the best in furnishings and appointments, you will vacation in great style and comfort in one of the best apartments in the Luberon. We want our guests to return and to recommend our piece of paradise to their friends and family, so we literally left no stone unturned, from the elegant fixtures to the fabulous custom designed woodwork and plaster. The kitchen is fitted with the finest amenities and dining ware, the bedrooms and baths with beautiful linens. All of this and at an affordable price. It isn't often that one comes across a place such as this, so we encourage you to book early. Your vacation in Provence will certainly be remembered as the vacation of a lifetime.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude

I'm a Canadian who fell in love with this region. I live with my family between Toronto and Paris.

Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude chose Luberon

I chose Apt because it is an active town all year round. When I first visited this building I understood it's potential with it's 12 foot high ceilings, the full lenth windows, original 17th century fronton paintings incorporated in the wall and original fresques. We treated the restoration of this apartment with an architect who chose to keep the 17th century feeling but in a luxurious way. It is situated in the old part of the city next to the famous Saint Anne Cathedrale of Apt. We are surrounded by pre-historic ruins. Apt and the whole region is filled with Roman ruins. Within very close distances of villages like Bonnieux, Isle sur la Sorge, Gordes, Rousillon, Goult, Saignon, Saint Remy de Provence, Lourmarin, etc.....just to mention a few. A region rich in the arts with the festivals of Avignon, Aix en Provence, the piano festival at the la Roque-d'Anthéron. A region rich in arts, theatre, music, food, nature and light!

What makes this apartment unique

If you are spending some time in the area this luxurious apartment with it's extremely high ceilings is the perfect place to come home to after a day of driving, and walking the region. We have made sure that your comfort comes before everything.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Live a unique 'provencale' experience in the heart of the Luberon
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Amazing apartment in central Apt

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place so much we stayed 3 weeks. Great location but quiet. Huge apartment with floor to ceiling windows of 3 metres - all beautifully decorated with high end furnishings and fittings. 3 great bathrooms, 2 with shower and 1 with a bath. Despite the heat the apartment stayed cool all day and night by managing the shutters and windows smartly. This must be the #1 vacation rental in Apt. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Overall an absolute beautiful, spacious and centrally located apartment, but not in the summer heat!

  • 4 of 5

If one is driving and has never been to the region, we would highly recommend leaving plenty of daylight in which to find this beautiful, clean, secure and centrally located apartment. Once acclimated, we were extremely happy with the location in which to explore this wonderful village from easy walking distance to grocery store to accessing roads leading in and out of Apt. Karen and Argetine were wonderfully patient and easy to work with despite our VERY late arrival. There was a very wide staircase in which to access the apartment up one floor, the kitchen was extremely spacious and well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, the floors were wonderful, and once we figured out how to use them, having a washer and dryer was a plus! Being only two, the apartment was much more than what we needed-we found 3 "bedrooms" and 3 baths, as well as a powder room/toilette. The open air market was such a treat and in part right outside the apartment with the main thoroughfare of Apt right around the corner---not enough hours in the day in which to explore! Should one venture outside Apt with a car, we would highly recommend exploring the Verdon Gorge, Chateauneuf du Pape and definitely Tourettes sur Loup. Unfortunately we did not leave time to explore the Luberon region right outside Apt.

The main negatives for us included 1) the summer heat (07/07-13/07/2016). Despite the beautiful high ceilings, large beautiful windows with shutters that we kept closed during the day and three floor fans, we found it to be extremely uncomfortable, particularly sleeping at night and to have the windows closed up made the apartment extremely dark-yes, we ventured out for most of the day into the early evenings. 2) The shower heads were poor and only dripped but one of the handheld wands worked well; should one like taking baths, the main massive bathroom has a beautiful oval tub. 3) Depending on how many occupy this apartment, closet space could be an issue-there are no closets in the massive master "bedroom," but there are three closets in the dining room area that can be accessed.

Overall, this is a beautiful, spacious and centrally located apartment to which we would return but not during the summer heat. Those of you who are not familiar with Europe, shops/restaurants close in the afternoon; in Apt we found generally closed between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Also, if bread lovers, purchase on a daily basis what you might consume, add cheese and wine and one cannot go wrong!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Absolutely fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

If I were to try and spell out everything that is wonderful about this place it would take volumes. You need to stay there to fully appreciate it. Apt is perfectly situated to travel Provence and yet doesn't feel touristy at all. But it was difficult for us to leave each morning and a joy to return to the quiet luxury each night.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is outstanding! It is spacious, very well decorated & has everything you could possibly need. Apt is such a great spot to stay in for exploring the region. You get the feeling that you are off the tourist beat and staying with the French. In this apartment you can walk to great restaurants and shops. The description shows this as 2 bedroom & 2 bath, but there are actually 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths & 1 half bath. Karen was so communicative & stayed in touch with us before & during our trip to make sure everything was as it should be. Great place & great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Outstanding Apartment in the Heart of Apt

  • 5 of 5

The apartment itself is simply outstanding, spacious and tastefully decorated. It is ideally located within easy walking distance of the old town where the Sat market is held. Apt is also ideally located for exploring the Luberon.

Karen was a delight to work with, she was always quick to respond to questions and actually took the time to read the question and answer it. If/when we go back this is where we are going to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in that beautiful apartment and all of us loved it! It was a real chance to be able to stay in such a well furnished and decorated place.

Karen has been absolutely lovely with us, calling us to answer some of my questions and making sure we had everything we needed. Argentine, her local agent, was also really kind and took the time to show us the place around despite our late arrival.

I would definitely recommend this place and even come back if it's available!

Thank you Karen for sharing your beautiful home with people you don't know!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
le Gregoire
Nearest Ferry
88 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Pierrevert
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Avignon, Aix en Provence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Thym te Voila or Le Platane
Nearest Ski
135 Kilometres
les ores
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Casis
Car: recommended

When planning your vacation to Provence, look to the heart of the Luberon, Apt. Situated in the center of the world's most beautiful villages, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Goult, Rustrel, Gordes.., Apt lies just between the mountains of Vaucluse and Luberon, and is the main town of the Luberon, an ideal location from which to visit the amazing landscape and villages surrounding Apt.

Overlooking one of Apt's central courtyards, you will discover our amazing 2 bedroom / 2 bath (ensuite) apartment. Designed with the best of the best in furnishings and appointments, you will vacation in great style and comfort in one of the best apartments in the Luberon. We want our guests to return and to recommend our piece of paradise to their friends and family, so we literally left no stone unturned, from the elegant fixtures to the fabulous custom designed woodwork and plaster. The kitchen is fitted with the finest amenities and dining ware, the bedrooms and baths with beautiful linens. All of this and at an affordable price. It isn't often that one comes across a place such as this, so we encourage you to book early. Your vacation in Provence will certainly be remembered as the vacation of a lifetime.

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Rates & Availability

Apt Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
$1,124
 
 
Low Season
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$157
$1,011
 
 
High Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$214
$1,461
 
 
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$146
$955
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$169
$1,124
 

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $135

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Amenities

Apt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 155 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There is also a powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Marble ensuite with beautiful bathtub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private ensuite with shower
  • There is also a powder room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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