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Charming Two Bedroom Apartment In The Heart Of Lourmarin. Great Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Located in the heart of the picturesque Lourmarin, in one of the oldest village's building, lies the light filled La Toupine Apartment. The old building is nestled in a tiny street just off the main but almost as tiny street going through the village. Everything is directly at your footsteps; restaurant, coffees, bars, shopping, market.. The tiny street Rue du Grand Pré, will lead you through the ancient arched wooden door of the building that was once used as a basketwork fabric. There, step into an inviting courtyard leading to another arched wooden door that opens into a spacious staircase enveloped by classic vaulted limestone work. The light filled apartment is on the top floor, with every window giving access to a beautiful view of the villages' roofs.

La Toupine offers a beautiful living space comfortably accommodating up to four people. This includes two nicely sized bedrooms and an intimate bathroom. The apartment was very recently entirely remodeled, updated and freshly painted. All of the appliances available are new and updated.

One of the bedroom has a queen size bed, and the other has two twin beds or possibility to make a queen bed. Each of the bedroom has large windows opening to the beautiful village's views, and an ancient and traditional decorative fireplace. The two bedrooms are nicely sized and storage places will accommodate all of your belongings. All linens are included.

The bathroom has been renovated and offers an updated bath tub, sink, a large mirror, hair dryer, plenty of storage space. The towels and complimentary bathroom supplies are provided.

The cozy and inviting living/dinning room opens up to a light filled and fully equipped provençal style kitchen. This includes a dishwasher, oven, stoves, fridge, all cooking tools. It will provide you with every necessary elements to easily cook and entertain your family or friends.

There are closet and storage spaces through the entire apartment, as well as a washer and dryer at your disposition in the apartment. WiFi is available, cable television.

There is a nearby and large parking lot only 2 minutes away walking distance, with plenty of parking spaces which are free at all time. We advise to rent a car at your arriving destination, but in any situation, the central location of the apartment lets you freely walk to any bus stops or parking lots.

More Details

Owner
Alice Giomi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Alice Giomi

Gilberte and Alice are a mother daughter couple, thrilled to offer this charming village apartment for the first time to everyone seeking the true and authentic Provençal experience.

Gilberte has been living in Lourmarin for over 30 years. Born in Lyon, she was drown by the beauty and peacefulness of Provence. She first owned a small boutique in the village's heart where she was one of the first vendor to introduce the beloved l'Occitane products. She is now the proud owner of one of the oldest real estate agency in the village, and has been working in the real estate business for more than 20 years in the beautiful Luberon region.

Gilberte loves to entertain, and take care of her clients. Every person that comes through her agency enters as a customer and leaves as a friend.

Alice has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 4 years. She grew up in Lourmarin, where she went to the tiny village's pre-school, and Aix en Provence, where she attended all of her junior high and high school. After graduating with the bac, she moved to San Francisco to pursue a Bachelor degree.

Alice loves Provence, and is always so thrilled to talk about her beautiful place of origin to everyone she meets. Alice true love though is her cute little dog Harry.

Alice Giomi purchased this apartment in 1980

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Aix TGV
Car: recommended

Amenities

Lourmarin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis

Reviews

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comfortable, cozy, sunlit apartment just steps from restaurants, shops, and Friday market.

  • 4 of 5

Good base for exploring Provence. GReat beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place in Lourmarin

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect apartment for a couple staying in Lourmarin. It is in a wonderful old building, but has been updated to be fully modern. It is very spacious, with 2 large bedrooms, a super-large bathroom, and living area and full kitchen. All appliances are new and of the best quality. WiFi and flat screen TV. It is very light and airy. It is also within yards of the main plaza with all the restaurants and cafes. It has free parking just steps from the apartment and there are always spaces. The owner, Gilberte, is so friendly and welcoming, and we felt she became a friend during our stay. I recommend this apartment very highly, and we hope to return in years to come!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Very charming, thoughtfully presented apartment.

  • 5 of 5

A delightful stay in Lourmarin. Great location for visiting other small villages and local walks. Large interesting market twice a week.

Apartment warm and comfortable despite the Mistral which blew for about 3 days in April. Nice views of rooftops nearby. Plenty of light.

Lots of thoughtful extras such as welcoming wine and spreads. Local calissons. Locally made china and pottery in the cupboards.

The two flights of stairs may be a challenge for some.

Gilberte was very helpful and a pleasure to meet.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, clean, typically old French building with abundant natural light.

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in Gilberte's charming apartment in Lourmarin. Very comfortable with more space than we imagined, we are certain that we will return soon! This apartment is in the center of a beautiful Provençale town with excellent restaurants, interesting shops and easy parking. I enjoyed a rosé with Gilberte at Café Gaby, très agréable! We are already looking forward to the next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable apartment in sweet village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Toupine in late October. It was just as advertised: charming, comfortable, convenient, and immaculate. We even had a welcome basket and bottle of wine waiting for us, so thoughtful. Communication with Alice and Gilberte was quick and excellent. The village, Lourmarin, has cafes and shops and is a great location for exploring Provence. This property is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The absolute most adorable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Alice is the perfect hostess and has thought of every eminity in this adorable apartment!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $273

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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