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AIX-QUISITE! A/C 18TH C APT W PARKING IN GREAT LOCATION IN HISTORICAL TOWN!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4/parking RATES FROM 855€/1,050€

'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. An instruction book is provided to you upon your arrival with local restaurant recommendations and places to visit.

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!!

A BIENTOT

KRISTINE & THIERRY

More Details

Owner
KRISTINE & THIERRY
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About KRISTINE & THIERRY

Antique courtier specializing in 18th century European Decorative Arts and who love house renovating projects!!!

KRISTINE & THIERRY purchased this apartment in 2006

Why KRISTINE & THIERRY chose Aix-En-Provence

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Great location in the historical center, Southern exposure, very bright apt with sun all day which is very rare in the old town of Aix en provence

Amenities

Centre Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towel heater bath robe hair dryer toilet paper towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , in second bedroom beds can be made as twin or queen size bed
  • 2nd BEDROOM WITH TWO SINGLE BEDS CAN ALSO BE MADE INTO A QUEEN SIZE BED. SOFA BED IN LIVING ROOM CAN SLEEP ONE PERSON.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cleaning Service during stay Available Upon Request Private tours available upon request PRIVATE PARKING AVAILABLE one block from Apt Please inquire with Owners.

Reviews

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AIX-QUISITE! A/C 18TH C APT W PARKING IN GREAT LOCATION IN HISTORICAL TOWN!!
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
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5

Stop Searching! This is the Place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Kristine and Thierry's for two weeks and had a fantastic time. The apartment is really very comfortable and lovely. Perfectly appointed, it is decorated with beautiful antiques without feeling stuffy. The rooms throughout the day are bathed in natural light and in the late afternoon we enjoyed opening the large living room windows to hear the swallows and fountain below. The beds are comfortable and we slept well. Many nights we utilized the kitchen and cooked indoors. The AC worked really well so having the oven or stove on on a hot day was no problem at all. Other points to note: The internet was fast and the washer and dryer was a really big bonus as it allowed us to pack lightly.

The location is really perfect. Below is a great little Italian market and the apartment is walkable to everything. We went to the market most days to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and also walked to get bread at Farinoman (incredible bread choices) often. Kristine and Thierry left a big woven basket to help carry market purchases that we found very useful! We had rented a car so we also rented the parking space which was so helpful. The garage is about two blocks from the apartment and easy to get to. When we arrived Kristine met us at the apartment and not only had she chilled wine and aperitifs waiting for us but she provided a ton of useful tips and information about Aix and the surrounding area. We followed many of her suggestions and found them all great.

We would 100% stay here again and would recommend the apartment to anyone. I do not think you would be able to find a nicer, more charming and more conveniently located spot in Aix.

We hope to stay again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for taking the time to write such lovely review, it is our best reward to hear that our tenants were happy, comfortable and enjoyed their stay in the apartment and our beautiful city! I also wanted to thank you both for leaving the pad so immaculate, we greatly appreciate the respect you had for our nest!!!! please do come back soon, we would love to have you as our guests again.. merci et a bientot, nous espérons!! kristine and Thierry
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week in late September 2016. From the moment we arrived until the day we left we had the most enjoyable time. The apartment is beautiful and perfectly located in the old town of Aix en Provence. The owners met us when we arrived and pointed out all the features of the apartment and made sure we had all the information regarding the apartment and the surrounding area. It is within walking distance to all the sites in Aix. The apartment was clean and had all the things one would need. It was so fun to walk to the markets in the morning and then return home and cook dinner. It was an idilic vacation and we have many amazing memories of our week. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Kristine and Thierry for sharing this lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Month in Aix

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh merci beaucoup for writing such kind words...we are always so happy to hear that our tenants felt at home during their stay at Maison Nonna, We really are doing the best we can so people feel comfortable at home away from their home....i hope our paths will cross again here in Provence or in the U.S!! Thank you so much again for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it greatly!! kristine and Thierry
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5

Perfect Week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Month in Provence

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
MARSEILLE PROVENCE- MARIGNANE (20 mn)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
2 Blocks away
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Marseille (20 mn)
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Chateau de l'ARC
Nearest Train
12 Miles
AIX TGV train station (15mn from old town)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Freeway A8/E80
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
two blocks away
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Southern Alps ski resort
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Cassis and Calanques (30mn)
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Centre Ville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
high season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$218
$1,264
 
 
low season
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$182
$1,041
$2,881
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,123
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee of 85 euros will be paid in euros at the end of stay
Please call us directly at 33 610046119 or email us for more info..or email us at lamaisonNonna@aol.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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