|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
'LA MAISON DE NONNA'
This beautiful and luxury 18th Century apartment is in a 16th CENTURY LANDMARK BUILDING in Aix-en-Provence. The building's very recent restoration has received a 5-star rating from the city's architecture commission as it has been lovingly and faithfully restored to retain its origins. 'La Maison de Nonna' is in the perfect neighborhood to experience 'la vie Provencale' - right in the heart of the old HISTORICAL town and Centre Ville, a few steps from the painter Cezanne's house, centrally located and within a 2 minutes walk from the famous flower and food markets, antique stores, only 3 minutes walk to the famous Cours Mirabeau.
The 1,050 square feet apartment was completely gutted and renovated in 2008 and is situated on the second floor. The entrance is Louis XIV period (17TH century) with a large 17th century Iron staircase going up the the apt.
There are two bedrooms, an 18th c French/Chinese room with two twin beds (which may be joined upon request) and a 18th century French provencale style room with a queen size bed. Near the bedrooms at end of a corridor you will find a large bathroom with separate commode and a large walk-in shower, dressing area and full amenities including heated towel bar.
The kitchen is Completely equipped with washer and dryer, gas stove, microwave and eating area for six people.
The apartment was decorated by a French antique dealer. Sunny and bright with lots of windows and the desired southern exposure, the living room is furnished with French flea markets antiques and decorative arts. The apt is in a Provencal 18th century style and includes a formal eating area as well as daybed, comfortable lounge chairs and a secretaire for writing post cards or keeping your journal. There is a flat screen TV with cable and international channels to add a modern touch in front of 17th century fireplace.
A Boulangerie and a delicious Corsica/Italian caterer are one door away from our entrance and restaurants and cafés are literally just two blocks away..
Aix-en-Provence has preserved a wonderful heritage which itself deserve a few days stay and vivre a la provencale!! But it is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas of provence which, in a radius of just a few kilometers, offers the loveliest lansdcapes like the calanques of cassis, the camargue, the luberon wine country and the french Riviera. We also have PRIVATE PARKING two blocks away from the apt(check with owners for fee) you will be able to come and get out of garage as many times as you want without paying expensive fees. You will be able to get out of the city very easily and access to freeways or explore the beautiful quiet roads of provence with an unforgettable scenery of the provencal country side.
COME EXPERIENCE PROVENCE IN STYLE!!
KRISTINE & THIERRY
Franco American Antique dealer specializing in 17th and 18th century European decorative arts.
KRISTINE purchased this apartment in 2006
Greatest location in the old town. Steps away from shops, farmers and flower markets, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theathers.
Landmark building with southern exposure, the best view of the city and mountain ste victoire.
Southern exposure, very bright apt with sun all day... very rare in the old town of aix en provence
PERFECT---The apartment was lovely, close to everything. Kristine was out of the country but kept in contact with us the entire time. Thierry helped us when we had questions, we saw him daily. Also helped with carrying the suitcases (especially when we left each of us had to purchase an extra piece of luggage for all our goodies. YIKES!!!!!!)
Some of the reviews mentioned the stairs. Well, we were 4 girls in our 50's and early 60's and one Smoker. The stairs were never a problem. Gage yourselves, the door to the apt on the first level, the urn then only 4 more steps.
We did not have a car, but Kristine told us when the different markets were and we took the bus to Lourmarin (great Friday market). The bus stop was right around the corner only 2 euro. There is a nice equestrian shop a little out of town. We took a cab there.
Kristine mentioned that is was spring break but we never heard the young people. Could have been the great wine and food from previous night.
We can not wait to return, hoping for a Fall visit.
Thank you for a great time in your beautiful city.
Three sisters and a cousin from Virginia
We just got back from a wonderful month at La Maison Nonna! Not only was the apartment beautiful and comfortable, it was fully equiped. There was never a time were we needed a thing. The beds and linens were perfect as was all the furnishings. We traveled around the South of France (wine country, beaches, Paris) and were very happy to come back to this lovely apartment. It was the absolute perfect location, right in the middle of Aix, close to all the markets and shopping. We never felt unsafe. We also had a car for 2 of the weeks and the garage is very convenient.
Thierry and Kristine were the perfect owners, they had great suggestions (restaurants, day trips, museums) and treated us like we were their guests and friends. They really care about your visit to Aix. I highly recommend this apartment and would love to rent this apartment again!
My husband and I spent 1 week of our honeymoon in La Maison Nonna and absolutely loved it. The flat is comfortable, beautiful and spacious, and ideally located in the old city center of Aix. We used the flat as our base and did small trips almost daily to several of the nearby towns. Having access to the parking garage around the corner was very handy. Kristine was an excellent host and provided many specific recommendations on restaurants, tourist sites, etc, and all of the ones we tried were all wonderful. She also speaks perfect English, which was a bonus since we (embarrassingly) speak very little French. We took day trips to Avignon, Gare du Nord, Cassis, Mont St Victoria and a couple other small towns, mainly for sight-seeing and hiking, and our longest drive was around 90min. The kitchen is well supplied, which was particularly nice as we enjoyed taking advantage of the weekend markets and cooking for ourselves at least one meal each day. I have already raved about Nonna to our family and friends, and would strongly recommend it to anyone traveling in the area.
I was fortunate to spend 4 weeks in La Maison de Nonna. The apartment is just lovely, beautifully decorated and accented by antiques, collectibles and books, as shown in the photos. There are 8 windows, a luxury for natural lighting and cross breezes, and double-paned for quiet. The beds and linens were comfortable and high grade. Top end appliances made cooking, cleaning and washing clothing very easy in the well-equipped kitchen. House equipment even included many seasonings and basic kitchen needs plus grocery totes and umbrellas. The location is ideal, giving access to all of the old city quickly, while just a short distance from the newer area with parking and busses. The secretary is filled with maps, brochures and touring books for all of Provence and some of Cote D'Azur - you needn't bring any. You will also find lists of restaurants and places to enjoy, such as Le Bistrot and L'Incontornable. Kristine gave us a detailed city-by-city itinerary for our week of car touring which fulfilled my goal of experiencing much of Provence. Additionally, she directed us to inexpensive local busses to see cities we missed or wanted to return to. She and Thierry treated us as guests, not clients... thank you for being so welcoming and charming. I felt at home in your apartment and hope to return again and continue my Aix exploration, cultural immersion and painting. Merci beaucoup.
Just a note for American visitors... 2nd floor in France is actually what we call 3rd, so expect about 40 steps, with a sturdy handrail up to the apartment. And, as in many lovely homes, you are requested to leave your shoes at the door, so bring slippers to lounge in. October was a perfect time to be there, fewer crowds, pleasant daytime temps, cool enough for a jacket at night.
To celebrate his university graduation, my son and I spent three weeks in this lovely apartment right in the heart of this beautiful city. La Maison de Nonna has been fully and carefully restored with great attention to detail, providing all the modern comforts, including powerful air conditioning, plentiful hot water, and a well equipped kitchen. Kristine has decorated the apartment with equal care. As the photos attest, it is beautifully furnished with some lovely pieces that are also comfortable. Both bedrooms are outfitted with quality mattresses and crisp bed linens. The day bed in the living room is a perfect spot for sipping rose and diving into a good novel. If you prefer, pull a chair up to the full height French doors in the living room overlooking the tiny square below and watch the world go by! It is a cool, heavenly retreat.
La Maison de Nonna is mere feet from a glorious, daily produce market and some of the city's best restaurants. Parking, just a block away, is a bit expensive, and while not necessary, a car does make day journeys easier. In less than two hours, one can visit the ocean, the mountains or the vineyards.
Kristine and Thierry are wonderful landlords. They checked in with us regularly to make sure that everything was working properly and to offer assistance. But they were never intrusive. My only regret is that we did not have the chance to get to know them better!
We just recently returned from a wonderful weeklong stay at La Maison de Nonna. The apartment is even more lovely in person than the pictures convey. It is obvious that Kristine and Thierry paid a lot of attention to detail when renovating and furnishing this beautiful home. The location within the city center is ideal. The apartment is not only exquisitely furnished but is a very comfortable place to return after exploring the city of Aix. It has all of the comforts and conveniences of home, including a dishwasher, washer and dryer. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Thierry who showed us the impeccably clean apartment. A nice treat and bottle of wine were awaiting us in the charming kitchen. Kristine introduced herself the next day and provided us with great dining and shopping tips. We also rented a car during our stay and took advantage of the very conveniently located parking garage. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who is traveling to AIx. It far exceeded our expectations, and we would return without hesitation. We cannot think of anything that could have made our stay more enjoyable. Beautiful and comfortable accommodations, great location, extremely welcoming and helpful hosts. We were all a bit sad when our vacation ended and we had to leave our lovely home away from home. La Maison de Nonna is truly magnifique!
APT IN THE HEART OF HISTORICAL TOWN, 2 BLOCKS FROM CITY HALL 2 DOORS DOWN FROM PAINTER S CEZANNE S HOUSE (his last residence)WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, FLOWER & FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE CORNER;
WORLDLY KNOWN MUSIC AND OPERA FESTIVAL IN AIX EN PROVENCE JUNE-JULY EVERY YEAR. Not to Miss!
Other Activities: shopping, spa(thermes sextius close by), casino, sightseeing, museums, movie theaters, music festival., kayaking, boating, cross country, rock climbing, wine tours;
Ski: Lower French Alps about 1 1/2 drive from Aix en provence
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|cleaning and linen fee||$71|
For a minimum 4 nights stay, the daily rate is 155€ a night in low Season and 190€ a night in high season
60 Days cancellation Policy
sixty days cancellation Policy.
Security deposit for house can be paid with U.S check and returned to renter on day of departure
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.