|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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!
Alice is the perfect hostess and has thought of every eminity in this adorable apartment!
A great apartment with everything you need to enjoy Lourmarin, which has got to be one of the nicest little places in Provence. Comfortable beds, privacy when you want it, ample kitchen space - a real opportunity to live like a local. We would happily go back anytime.
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.
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!
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)
|Refundable damage deposit||$273|