Ideally located,Very peaceful,All mod cons,Large terrace,Near to the historic city, and the market.
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Home Away from Home!
It was a privilege to live in this lovely Provençal home for six weeks and watch spring unfold in the beautiful garden below. Martine HONORAT is the consummate host, attending to every need we expressed, making accommodations for unanticipated situations, ensuring that everything functioned optimally throughout our stay. We were there to work rather than to vacation, but when we had moments to see the sights we found her a wellspring of information that she graciously shared. Our one regret is that we didn’t get to spend as much time with her as we would have liked to!
The flat is indeed spacious and very comfy with antique furnishings but newer mattresses and fine linens. We had family visiting at various times during our stay, with up to four adults sharing the house quite comfortably. There is a double bed (not a queen) in the back (east) bedroom, a twin in the small room just next to that, and two twin beds in the front (west) bedroom that can be made into a king. The arched windows and doorways throughout are very attractive, and the heavy wooden front door with its 1930s iron work is just exquisite. We enjoyed the flat screen television and its 3 HDMI inputs. Our ROKU brought from the States worked flawlessly, and if you are a subscriber, Netflix offers a nice selection of French movies and television shows. The WiFi is strongest in the living room, making streaming on various devices unproblematic.
The parking space outside the garage is shared, so if you are going to have a car, be prepared to coordinate comings and goings with Martine. She made this a perfectly painless process for us, for which we were most grateful. Also, be aware that the gate is sized for smaller cars. We switched from a rather wide Peugeot 2008 to a smaller 308 partway through our stay and found the later much easier to maneuver. Except for those days when you want to go out of town, a car is really not necessary. Most everything one could want to see or do is within a 10-20 minute walk, and there is very regular bus service for getting from one side of town to the other. There are two car rental agencies (Sixt and Europcar) just a few minutes’ walk from the house on the Boulevard de la République.
Just to clarify one little thing we were expecting to find because of the earlier reviews: There is now no dryer. Laundry must be hung on the folding enameled metal rack which can be moved from one terrace to the other to follow the sun.
Merci infiniment, Martine!
I thank you so much for so kind words.
The description of the unit will help certainly futuring customers.
I note that you expected a dryer. It’s true that I don’t use one, because in Provence the laundry is very fast dry. But I think about this and I am going to see if it’s possible to install one.
I was very happy to meet you. It willbe with pleasure that I shall receive you again if you come back.
Wonderful home away from home.
The home in Aix is beautiful with lots of room to spread out. It is decorated in classic French style with antiques and most amenities a visitor would need. Washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board. The kitchen was very complete, so cooking was easy. Cookware, tableware and even some spices. The large terraces were pleasant to sit on or for drying clothes. The gardens are beautifully cared for with blooming plants to lend color. Martine the owner is a charming cultured lady. She is available but not intrusive. We even went on an afternoon adventure to the Luberon one day. Center Ville is about 15 min walk, some of it through a beautiful garden. Two girlfriends stayed with me for 2 weeks. There's plenty of room for 3 but I would suggest a mirror in each bedroom so the 'girls' could put on makeup or blow dry hair and not need to be in the bathroom for these things. Over all I would strongly recommend Martine's home for a peaceful stay. I would go back again. Thanks Martine.
Thank you Frances for your appreciation. It's very kind, ad I find that you make a ggod description about my unit and its situation.
I am going to pay attention about your suggestions.
I shall be happy to receive you again. Sincerly yours, Martine
This house was a home away from home!
My husband and I rented the house from Martine and had family guests who stayed a total of two weeks of our three-week stay. The house is large by European standards with three bedroom: one with a king bed, one a queen and the third had a twin bed. All bedrooms had more than ample storage space and large windows to let in the glorious Aix sunlight. The one bathroom consisted of a large shower, ample sink and surround with the toilet. It also had a nice window to let the shower steam out even though there was also an exhaust fan. Storage in the bath was more than adequate for five people. For those who use wash cloths, those were provided also as were bath and hand towels. The kitchen was fine for our needs with a four-burner stove and oven which we used only occasionally to cook a few dinner. Pots and pans, dishes, utensils for cooking/baking were also plentiful. I would suggest buying some plastic wrap/aluminum foil if you like to cover any leftovers with those, however, storage for leftovers was provided. An upgrade on the coffee maker would be an asset. The living room/dining room were spacious and very comfortable. I greatly appreciated the family heirlooms in the dining room. They were quite lovely and added to the ambience. If you like TV, there is one in the living room offering basic French-speaking channels. We didn't miss not having English-speaking ones, however, since we were always out to the center of Aix which was only a ten-minute walk away. Some great restaurants in Aix are Mitch (ate two dinners here), La Bouchee (ate three dinners here!), Il Etait use Fois (two dinners), Le Petite Verdot, L'Opera, and Le Bouddoir. If you have a car, you're in luck because parking is included. You will also be able to drive to many different, wonderful sites such as the Gorge;, Loumarin, Bonnieux, Gordes (the prior three are Peter Mayle country!); Sainte Victoire--great hikes of varying degrees of difficulty; Marseilles--see the coastline; Nice, etc. The owner, Martine, is one of the best assets to this rental. Martine lives below, but she is only helpful--very helpful--but never intrusive. I want to mention the front and back terraces, also, since you can enjoy breakfasts on the back terrace and have the sun and evenings on the front terrace with sun (or not as there is an awning which you can employ). The street, by the way, is very quiet. I'd love to go back soon. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Martine!
Thank you so much for your very full appreciation. I shall take care about the points that you noticed.
Sincerly yours, Martine
An excellent location (near the hospital) in Aix- - a 5 minute walk ( through Place Vendome garden) to the old town and its markets and shops. Peaceful, well- equipped house. Parking included, and just a little tricky to get in the gate with a big car. The house was clean, with rosé and orange juice in the fridge, and staples in the cupboard.
An amazing lunch, if you have a car, is the 1-star restaurant at the Restaurant Estevan, at the hotel and spa, Le Loge(?) Unbelievable view of Mont St. Victoire. Ask the concierge about the nearby walk down the road.
I definitely recommend this house, and Aix- en- Provence in general.
Thank you so much for your appreciation and for the address of the good restaurant "Les Lodges de Sainte Victoire".. It will be a good help for the possible holidays makers.
It has been a peasure to meet you. Sincerly yours, Martine
Perfect location with superb accommodations!
My family and I stayed at the house early November of 2015 for 10 days. We just loved the home and surroundings. Being unseasonably warm during our stay we also enjoyed the private outdoor terraces on the front and back of the house. The landscaping was perfect and such a large lot for being so close to the old city. The house is very secure and in a very safe location. The owner is so accommodating and is so helpful concerning things of the house to any area question. Just perfect! There is so much room for everyone. The living room and dining room were a special blessing to be able to kick back. So home is so very comfortable from the bedrooms to the bath. The house was recently updated but excellently done to preserve the original architecture. The kitchen and bath have brand new fully functional details. Everything a cook needs is provided in the kitchen. Parking is provided behind a secure gate. Also, street parking is available if desired.
Thank you so much for your appreciation with all the details about my unit. it's very kind. I'm happy that you enjoy your stay.
Sincerly ypurs, Martine
The house is cozy , quiet and very central .
The owners are very friendly and nice.
follow directions for.Aix-Ouest, then, direction citycenter (Cours des minimes); in front of the supermarket Casino, turn on the left, straight on ..,until oil station Totalturn on right (Avenue Henri Pontier). Avenue d'Indochine is the second on your left.
Restaurant, Local cuisine, Indoor tennis courts, Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Festival de piano de La Roque d'Anthéron, Festival dans le Luberon, proximité de Marseille et de la mer.