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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

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.

Amenities

Apt Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • limited accessibility
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

Reviews

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5

Beautiful Apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The furniture, appliances, artwork, and decor are high end and unique. The apartment's architecture is amazing and it is obvious that the owners were very thoughtful in their renovation. One of the things we liked most about the apartment is that it does not have a sterile "rental property" feel; instead it feels like someone's home. No detail was overlooked and everything we needed was at our fingertips. The property is an ideal base from which to visit several of the area's picturesque villages. If the opportunity arose, we would definitely stay in this beautiful apartment again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karrah.....your review is very much appreciated Karen
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4

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Eclectic apartment, centrally located but Apt not a prime Provence destination to visit

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice apartment with some hidden gems in the area

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very large and could easily sleep six people. There was only three of us. We enjoyed the kitchen - nice appliances. Internet worked well the whole time we were there. We ended up spending our time outside of Apt - near the lavender fields, drove to L'Isle Sur La Sorgue a few times and also Sault. We really enjoyed Roussillon which was about 20 minutes away. Take the time to do the lavender distillery tour - it was very interesting. Unfortunately, we got to the area a few weeks after all of the lavender was cut, otherwise it would be very beautiful when in-season.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

once a week cleaning $142.16
Refundable damage deposit $947.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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