- Apartment914 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
MMe BARREZ SINET
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Plenty of room but not "car friendly"
A very nice property, and Emma and Rene could not have been more welcoming. My wife and I stayed for just two nights over a weekend in mid-May. The weather was lovely, and in the high 70's. The location for walking to all the old city highlights of Aix, made it very convenient. A very large apartment....actually the whole top floor was at our disposal. Emma kindly showed me how to use the washing machine for our growing laundry bag, and always was willing to bring to our attention, nearby points of interest.
The only downside to the location was the parking situation. We had rented a car in Geneva and had spent the previous 5-6 days exploring Provence, staying in Eygalieres, and Avignon. The car broadened our ability to get to out of the way countryside locations; but became a burden in Aix, as there was no parking available at the property. We had to park the car at a public lot about a 15 minute walk away, and left it there the whole time out of concern that we wouldn't get a parking space back were we to drive somewhere during the day. It worked out, as we could walk to all the nice areas of Aix, but it did cost us a little over $50 US to simply park for two evenings. One other FYI about the apartment, if you are of those "mature years" (We are 71 and 68...ouch), is that the climb up three floors on a circular staircase, carrying luggage, was a bit tough on the knees!
We ve ben so glad to make you Enjoy for the Best only.
It s a same that the so close Pasteur car Park ((200m)took 15mn walking for you. I really don t believe it !
About this large beautifull appartement, Just remind you I brought up all luggages for you and this villa is 2floors only. 😉
There is sécurit public car park to the Hôpital, located at 100meters as Isaid you as well.
In the historic center of Aix-en-Provence so many houses and villas don t have any One car parking.
Anyway we keep very Good remember with you.
I avisé you to read description thouroughly.
Caution bank chèque was required as well.
We look forward to hearing from you with thèse so Nice pictures you took when we cross in the flower market.
Take care both.
Beautiful Traditional Provencal home, excellent location, perfect hosts.
We recently returned from a 9 day stay at Rene and Emmanuelle's lovely ivy covered Provencal dream home- it's hard to know where to start with this review as so many aspects were even better than we could have imagined. The house itself is lovely- an historic three storey home where the VRBO apartment occupies the top floor. It is a private and gated home with beautifully landscaped gardens. Emmanuelle and Rene live on the bottom floor and the middle floor is tenanted with a separate entrance. Noise between floors was never an issue. The apartment has soaring high ceilings, it is very bright, it has huge traditional double windows that open wide to let in the breezes of the day, lovely antique tiled floors- overall a very charming Provencal feel. The home is very well-equipped, and, should anything be missing, your hosts are hands down the most accommodating and generous people you could ever ask to rent from. For example, our first night, we got in too late to shop, so offering to leave us a bit of bread and some jams (or so I had expected from our quick discussion), we were blown away in the morning to find fresh croissants, other pastries, fresh bread, honey, jam, butter and coffee waiting for us outside our door by 8am. Such kindness. Definitely not part of the rental, but a gesture that I soon learned was reflective of the kind and generous spirits of our hosts, who, over the course of the week, became true friends.
The house's location could also not have been better to suit our tastes. In it's own lovely neighbourhood near the hospital, it was a short 5 min walk to the most refined side of the vieux village, right near the big cathedral and amid every kind of specialty food shop imaginable. There are two lovely squares in the old village within a 10 minute walk, lovely for a breezy, very French end of the day meal. We found Aix itself to also be a great hub- short drives to so many lovely small villages such as Moustiers Ste Marie, Saignon, and, for on a bigger scale, Avignon and the Gorges du Verdon, the Cote D'Azur and the Camargue.
Finally, I just cannot say enough about our hosts. We shared lovely evenings, meals, and laughs together after sun down, they were kind, generous, and fun hosts, and we feel very privileged to have shared their home if only for a short 9 days. We sincerely hope to return one day, and until then will be holding our memories very tight of Aix, our dear new friends and their lovely home. Merci encore R et E!
Our aim is to do the best for exceptional holidays in this very nice, peacefull and confortable flat of course with private access .
We have been working hard to make this very nice house and garden in Aix en Provence.
Our recompense is opinion like yours because we use to travel so far and we know how wonderfull is to know welcoming and fair local people.
We ve been so glad to give you more selected destinations in Provence and lavender fields!
We all shared unbelievable meals, Sarah, Paul, Michèle and your two lovely children and aperitifs togetherr just because of so good friendship and respect.
We ve been told so good human qualities about canadian people and culture and that's so true!
So merci beaucoup pour votre adorable et si beau commentaire.
We ll miss you and keep on contact.
Fabulous home in a super location
The historic home was absolutely charming and the grounds were lovely , private, and serene.
The location is phenomenal, just a short walk from the heart of the town and even an organic store, which was amazing.
Emmanuelle and Rene were extremely accommodating with anything we needed during our stay, offering us suggestions what to see and welcoming us to share meals if we desired. We had wonderful intercultural conversations and insights into France that you just couldn’t get at a hotel.
Our only disappointment was that we were not pre-notified of the area network for internet, cable, phone being down prior to our stay, even though it had been down for quite some days per Rene. Emmanuelle did work tirelessly in locating a solution for us for 3 days straight, as my husband needed internet vitally for work as a trader, but she was not willing to adjust the rate of the rental because she said ‘it was not a hotel’. We were also charged $20 to pay the 2nd half of the room rate because we paid by credit card, but this was not pre-disclosed on the website.
We absolutely would recommend staying here as it is unique to have such a fabulous home and atmosphere in a great location.
Nous avons partage de tres bons moments avec vous et gardons d excellents souvenirs de ces repas autour de notre table dans la joie et la bonne humeur.
Nos conversations ont ete tres agreables et enrichissantes.
Il est vrai qu a votre arrivee il a ete imperatif de rappeler certains points et de ne pas se laisser depasser.
En effet suite a vos deboires mecaniques ( restant injoignables de 14h a 9h du matin, temps pendant lequel je vous ai attendus avec inquietude; nuit comprise...) sur la route et cette bien mauvaise nuit passee dans votre voiture les conditions ainsi que l humeur fracassante de votre epoux, chere Krristine, n auraient pas abouti a ces belles vacances.
Sans mon active contribution et votre sainte patience avec votre cher epoux ca n a pas ete simple.
Quand au paiement il est evident qu un particulier n est pas tenu d avoir un CB.
Chaque paiement me coute 20 euros et c est pour cela que j avais propose a Mr un autre moyen de paiement de son choix pour le 2e paiement. Il a refuse vous le savez.
Il me semble deplace de mettre l accent sur ce genre de detail vu que mes tarifs sont plus que raisonables pour la qualite des prestations, du cadre et des services rendus.
On n est pas a l hotel.
Je vous ai meme fait visiter les alentours, Kristine, pendant que votre epoux bien mal dispose(voulant en plus me defalquer vos 18h de retard ) reprenait ses esprits apres un bon cafe aimablement offert.
Concernant la wifi qui a passablement altere l ambiance je venais de changer d operateur et pour palier a la stabilisation des reglages par l operateur je vous ai meme procure un troter 12 G pour tout son systeme special traider....
En vacances internet est utile mais la "NASA" ce n est pas pendant les conges chez un particulier.
Il a fallu de ma part beaucoup de patience et de bonne volonte pour que votre sejour se soit si bien deroule avec tous ces beaux souvenirs et nous en sommes tres heureux.
Le rappel de certains points je le deplore reste deplace dans un avis.
Vous nous avez dit qu il vous plairait beaucoup de revenir et maintenant qu on se connait davantage il est evident que seul le meilleur est attendu.
Nous vous souhaitons un tres bon depart dans votre nouvelle entreprise de cultures bio et d avoir de vos nouvelles.
Emmanuelle et Rene
Etant chez un particulier
Wonderful stay in a great location
Have just returned from a wonderful trip to Provence with most of our nights spent in the brilliant location of Aix en Provence. The location is ideal for touring so many of the historical monuments and towns of Provence. We had a car that we found ideal for this location, once you don't try to drive through the old town!!
Our base with Emma and Rene was perfect, we had secure parking with our rental and the relaxing feel of their home and garden meant we used to get it hard to pack up and head off on our day trips. Their garden is alive with the beauty of pear trees and hydrangeas and also allows for those of us who prefer the shade. The house has all the facilities needed for a home away from home stay.
For us another real plus was the walking distance to old town, it is perhaps a 4 minute walk, really you don't get much closer, especially important late at night. Everything about our visit felt very safe both in the property and the town.
We didn't do any cooking but all the facilities were there if you required. My only blip was the wireless broadband, it wasn't available during our visit, but they had a facility for wired if you had a lap top with you.
Emma and Rene are the perfect hosts, they want their guests to get the best out of Aix en Provence and their home during their stay and will advise on anything you may need and really just want you to enjoy their home as much as they do. The description and photographs are fully accurate and so you know what to expect. I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend and if we are ever heading back to Aix en Provence would love to stay here again.
Bel appartement, très bien placé avec jardin et excellent accueil.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en famille, dans un appartement plein de charme.
Il est très bien situé, à 5 min à peine de l'hôtel de ville avec vu sur les jardins environnants. Le quartier résidentiel est très agréable et proche des commerces.
Emmanuelle et René, les propriétaires, sont très accueillants. Ils sont de très bon conseil pour découvrir Aix et ses environs.
Nous recommandons cette adresse.
Ouvrir les portes d un lieu auquel nous apportons toutes les attentions est un choix et à ete un plaisir.
Nous accordons un grand intérêt à faire découvrir notre ville et cette région que nous adorons à nos vacanciers.
Le voyage apporte toujours de belles expériences.
Nous sommes heureux Qu il en ait ete ainsi pour votre si agréable famille.
Votre commentaire nous fait très plaisir et souhaitons vous en faire part.
Emma et René
Très belle adresse à Aix
Accueil attentionné d'Emmanuelle et René, charme exceptionnel de l'appartement dans quartier résidentiel calme aux multiples jardins qui procurent un calme très agréable à proximité immédiate du centre ville.
C'est exactement ce que nous recherchions (mais j'aurais apprécié un couchage de meilleure qualité).
Nous reviendrons certainement !
L émerveillement dont vous nous avez fait part concernant cet appartement et la propriété est une belle récompense pour le travail demandé à cet effet.
Vos accueillir et veiller à la qualité de votre séjour est aussi notre priorité.
Votre fille et sa ravissante toute jeune petite fille ont disposé de la chambre parentale.
Voué avez choisi d occuper la chambre jeunesse et celle vous allait très bien.
J avais pris le soin de vous préciser que le seul lit que vous vouliez choisir n est pas bultex contrairement à tous les autres. De plus comme vous l avez constaté C est un lit d enfant!
Votre appréciation s en trouve ternie par conséquent.
Nous vous avions fait 10% supplémentaires à votre réservation à ces dates pour vous être agréables.
Au plaisir de vous revoir parmi nous.
IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF AIX EN PROVENCE 3 minutes walk from the historic center, the Aix heritage, the Ateier Cézanne, restaurants, museums, terraces, shops, cinemas, theaters .. 10 minutes drive from the most beautiful club in the area: Golf, tennis, fitness, superb private pool ideal for a family in peace and in nature. In one of the quietest residential areas and best position of the town (5 minutes walk from the Cathedral of St. Sauveur and 2mn baths) rent (excluding 1st floor) very nice house with beautiful garden and parking 1 vehicle. We welcome you for your family vacation in the land of Cézanne: The house has 2 levels with separate private staircase from the first floor The 2nd floor: Very bright stay of character and very comfortable for south-south / east of the gardens Flat screen TV # 2 + wiifi 1 large room with double bed 160 + If necessary (bed 90 for 1 child mezzanine). Generally the sofa bed in the living room is more suitable 1 beautiful room for your children with 1 child bed + on a beautiful mezzanine 1 bed 90 for 1adolescent Fully equipped kitchen Bathroom Toilet. On the ground floor and optional: A beautiful living room with its 2nd kitchen, bright with a family table ideal to meet while enjoying a beautiful garden and quiet of this central area. Flat screen TV The whole extends directly on a beautiful planted pergola on a shaded terrace, outdoor table, all is open on a beautiful garden. Very large sun terrace accessing the garden Parking 1 car with gate code: (a valuable asset on Aix.) City Access 5 minutes walk 300m to Cézanne's studio and 100 m from the thermal Aquae Sextiae. Having a car is advisable only to radiate around Aix. Sainte Victoire, Château de la Barben, golf, private pools. Count 30 minutes for the beaches. The countryside is at the gates of the city as well served by buses Aix.