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Alice Giomi

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Lourmarin Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alice Giomi (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french

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

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)
Charming Two Bedroom Apartment In The Heart Of Lourmarin. Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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5

Excellent in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I spent a lovely week in this apartment. We were delighted with the location and amenities. The small village of Lourmarin is a very friendly base for exploring the area. It has some very nice restaurants, cafes, and other shops. The apartment is very nicely located in the town, but very quiet in the evening. It is also very well equipped and nicely appointed. In addition, we have stayed at a number of these types of apartments and found that Gilberte was one of the best owners we have met. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.

Thank you Alice and Gilberte. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in a lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this apartment in Lourmarin was a great combination of a very comfortable renovated apartment within the charm of an old building. The description is accurate as well as pictures. We enjoyed the light and the rooftop, and the privacy offered by being on the top floor [up two flights of ancient winding stairs, not a problem for us but the railings are a must!]. Just about every little detail is attended to - very clean, crisp bed linens and a very comfortable bed, excellent heating system, nice furnishings, well-equipped and charming kitchen [coffee makers, water boiler, dishes, pots, etc.]. It was great to be welcomed with some local edible supplies, including coffee and teas, snacks, fresh fruit. By choice, we managed to cook in twice during our 4-night stay. Location excellent in a charming, very walkable medieval village. Lourmarin is a very good base to tour other medieval villages -- pleasant and quiet [October] but still good dinner choices. The Friday market was surprisingly expansive. Thank you Alice and Gilberte! We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Marvelous stay in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay last september at La Toupine. The flat is located right in the center of Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages we have visited during our tour of Provence.The flat is fully equipped, charming and very pleasant. We kept great memories of the local market where we have been able to buy excellent local products which we have prepared in kitchen of the flat. We will come again for our next trip in Provence. Joao (Lisbon)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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This place is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem. It feels like a home away from home, very easy to settle in, beautiful, stylish but traditional interior. Warm and cosy in the winter, but I expect it would be cool and airy enough in the summer. Beds were really comfy and inviting.

The cupboards had everything that you might want and more, well thought through. Little touches made it easy and practical including coffee machines, irons, adaptors, hair dryers, washing machines, towels, teabags, different wine/champagne glasses (it was New Years), books and a homemade brochure imparting all the local knowledge you could wish for.

Location was perfect, we could walk everywhere and it is dead central, but still quiet enough at night. Also perfect for investigating the region, we went to several other pretty towns within only 10-20 minutes by car.

We arrived late on a Sunday and the lovely host had bought us a few supplies incase we were hungry! So lovely! Thanks.

So thank-you for our amazing time in Lourmarin, we had a perfect New Year's celebration. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Excellent séjour dans un lieu de grand charme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à la Toupine. L'appartement décoré avec beaucoup de goût est très pratique et surtout extrêmement bien situé à Lourmarin. La propriétaire, Gilberte, est très accueillante et nous a donné plein de conseils et d'adresses de restos très sympas tous accessibles à pied de l'appartement, bref un MERVEILLEUX SÉJOUR!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Lourmarin Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $273

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lourmarin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
  • 3 stories
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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