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our close-up view from every window UNESCO World Heritage site Arles Roman Coliseum

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

VERY UNIQUE LOCATION!! Directly across from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman Coliseum of Arles the house offers close-up views. Charm & intimacy await you in this stylish & beautiful village house offering Provencal elegance at its best. A very romantic and central "old town" location. Walk to everything. The origins of this lovely townhouse date from Roman times with the entire house completed in the 14th century! The house has been recently renovated in 2013 and decorated with an eye to charm and authenticity using Provencal colors, antiques and modern amenities.

The living room/dining room is on the 1st floor with exposed stone walls, high ceilings, French doors, and the original stone floor, dining table can seat 6. Also, on this floor is a comfortable queen sized sofa bed plus a bathroom with shower in the alcove.

The full modern American style kitchen has just been installed in what was the cellar with its vaulted ceiling. A true delight for those you love to cook or hire a chef and he'll do the cooking for you (we can recommend a few in the area).

From the entry level, stone steps lead upstairs to the second and third floors with two master bedrooms. Each has a queen bed, large windows, and open bath area with new, large claw-foot bathtubs, sink and separate, enclosed toilet. From these windows there is a striking view of the arena across. Both bedrooms have exposed beams, antique tile floors, stone walls, and elegant Signoria bed linens.

There is air conditioning throughout which makes this house especially pleasant in summer months. This is a beautiful and romantic house, cosy, quiet and peaceful.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St. Marie de la Mer 25 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Avignon or Marseille 30 km, Nearest railway: Arles 300 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (2), Dining seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Large comfortable California Queen Sized Beds. Close up views of significant historical sites right outside the door. Arles is a beautiful city with its fully intact Roman Amphitheater. Year-round cutural, musical, historical events. Fun for the entire family. Rhone River tour boats within a 5 minute walk. Free private 1 car exterior parking in front of our garage near the Arles train station, approximately 10 minute walk from the front door.

Further details outdoors

Free private 1 car exterior parking in front of our garage near the Arles train station. Walk to shops, historical sites, local year-round festivals. Lively open air markets held every Wednesday and Saturday are not to be missed. Produce is locally grown and include olives, cheeses, fresh baked breads, pastries, soaps of Provence. Eco friendly marshlands of the Camargue known for it's wild roaming horses and bird watching are within a short 30-40 minute drive or bus ride.

Further details

Rates shown are for 4 people, there will be a small surcharge for any additional persons (maximum 2), to be discussed.

All renters (contract makers) will be asked to provide copies of their passports prior to arrival. Rates exclude final cleaning fee of 150 euros.

The Provence region

Arles, located within the 2013 European Cultural capital region Provence/Bouches-de-Rhône is at the mouth of the Rhône River. Gentle rolling hills extend for miles over the countryside fragrant with wild herbs, scrub brush and pine forests. Remnants of Roman aqueducts dot the countryside.

Underway, The Parc des Ateliers project a significant milestone with the signing of building permits on July 9, 2013 filed by the LUMA Foundation, the Mayor of Arles Hervé Schiavetti to Maja Hoffmann, President of the Foundation.

All designed by the world renowned American architect,FRANK GEHRY, with notably the 56 m Tower, as well as projects for the rehabilitation of existing buildings by the architect Annabelle Selldorf and the garden of the landscape Bas Smets are part of the signed permit.

This is another breathtakingly beautiful countryside in Provence. There is a striking little mountain range called Les Alpilles. It is said the tortuous shapes of its rocks inspired Dante as he wrote The Inferno. Our house is in and around the villages just to the north and south of this pretty mountain range.

To the south of Les Alpilles the region eventually extends to the sea. As you continue towards the Mediterranean, the land flattens, and you enter the Camargue, a large open marshland that ends at broad sandy beaches. This is another beautiful landscape.

Camargue

Food & Wine Markets along with great culinary experiences:

One of the most famous restaurants in Provence is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The Oustau de Baumaniare at the foot of Les Baux and in many of the little villages all around offer an excellent selection of restaurants to chose from. This area also has some very well known wines. Just below Les Baux are several famous vineyards to visit. And this area is famous for its olives. Cold pressed olive oil is a speciality locally. Here, too, most of the villages have an outdoor market on a designated day of the week. The market at St. Rémy is particularly well-known, however, even the smaller ones like at Fontvieille or Maussane are worth a visit. Arles has celebrated Michelin rated restaurants one of the most notable is Jean-Luc Rabenel's Atelier. This wonderful chef also offers cooking classes at his nearby school and other establishments just steps away.

Towns, Villages & their Attractions:

This is an area filled with truly significant historical sights. St. Rémy has wonderful Roman ruins. Les Baux, a historic village perched at the top of the mountain is one of the most visited sites in France. The ancient Abbaye-de-Montmajour brings to mind a time when monks gathered herbs to prepare their special liqueur - which you can still purchase. A visit to the mill outside Fontvieille where Alphonse Daudet lived while he wrote his famous Lettres de Mon Moulin brings the past back to life. It's a short drive to Arles, a beautiful city with its fully intact Roman amphitheater and its elegant pedestrian-only center. You can walk these streets and follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, who lived here and captured the countryside with his dramatic imagery and use of color.

The Camargue is known for its wild roaming horses, traditionally dressed cowboys and bullfighting. While in some towns, like Beaucaire, you can see traditional Spanish style bullfights. Many of the villages, however, have arenas for the French variety of bullfights, a gentler sport than its Spanish cousin. Over the course of the fight the chasseur, or bullfighter, attempts to grab a rosette tied between its rival's horns. The bull isn't killed here. Naturally the audience is ablaze with energy. The bullfights take place during the summer months and travel from village to village, fans in tow.

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30 Aug 2015

5/5

"Authentic French atmosphere"

Perfectly located and beautifully decorated. The kitchen on the lower floor was not an issue for us. We prepared two meals and found it easy to enjoy our dinners at the living room table with doors open to the street. The claw footed bathtubs and sinks are in the room, not separate. There is even a separate full bath downstairs for those that want a regular shower. We would definitely stay here again. The hosts were very helpful with places to eat, bakeries, etc. We loved Arles. It is the perfect location to walk and enjoy the Provencal light. Parking the car could be interesting since the off site area was usually used by others. It would have been nice to have had a closer location for the car. The beds were very comfortable and the entire house had everything you would need to enjoy a week's stay.

6 Aug 2015

5/5

"Superb in every way!"

We booked this vacation rental in Arles because we wanted an authentic French experience and we were not disappointed. The house is in the old town of Arles and is right across a narrow road from the the Roman Coliseum, there are gift shops and restaurants all around the house, some of them very good especially the restaurant across the road from the arena steps - gorgeous french food and especially delicious aperitifs!! The house is decorated with lovely old furniture, crystal chandeliers and claw feet baths in the bedrooms and more importantly the beds are very comfortable! The kitchen is well appointed, (not that we used it very much with all those eateries around us) The owner Vivian is very helpful and nothing seems to be a problem for her, she has done a wonderful job of putting together a superb house to stay in. We loved our time in this house and Arles and would highly recommend a stay here.

13 Jun 2015

5/5

"excellent spacious apartment in unbeatable location"

This is a charming, very nicely furnished apartment with a superb location across from the Arena. There's a cafe next door and numerous restaurants and souvenir shops within easy walking distance. We enjoyed large market days both Wednesday and Saturday. All aspects of the property were just as advertised. A 150-euro cash cleaning fee was charged, so we didn't have to worry about that. The apartment is on four levels (modern well-stocked kitchen in basement), connected by steep circular stairs. A security deposit was returned exactly as promised. In sum, a wonderful experience in the heart of old Arles!

8 May 2015

4/5

"What a unique home"

My wife, sister and brother-in-law stay in this home for a week. It couldn't have been more centrally located to everything we wanted to do. I mean when you walk out your front door and there is the Roman Arena (Coliseum) what a view. We were met by the owners who gave us a tour and made us feel at home. Vivian was available when we thought we had a problem. This is a four-story house and the steps will partially offset the wonderful restaurants in the area. It is well furnished, was very clean, the bed were comfortable and all the appliances worked quite well. We would stay there again should we have the opportunity.

21 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful and comfortable historic property"

This lovingly furnished property was the perfect base for our visit to Arles. Directly opposite the Roman arena (with lovely views from the bathtub!) and a pleasant stroll to the shops. The owner was incredibly helpful, and it was the perfect, calm home for us with our young baby. We found everything we needed for our stay within the house, and there were some lovely luxurious touches (state of the art kitchen, gorgeous bed linen, roll-top bath with lovely toiletries). We found we didn't need a car until the very end of our visit, when we hired one for a day to go a little further afield - a drive through the Camargue to the seaside town of Saintes Maries les Bains was beautiful, and a trip into the hills to Les Baux in Provence was stunning.

30 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great base to explore Provence"

Arles is a very historic and well-preserved Roman city in Provence, and this townhouse could not be more centrally located by the ancient arena -- it's literally right outside the front door. The townhouse is in a period building and is well-decorated with appropriate furnishings. The townhouse has a nice kitchen in the basement, a living room on the ground floor, and two bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors. The home was very clean, and the owners were very nice and accommodating. There are many sights to see in Arles, and the city is well-located w/in Provence to allow easy exploration to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and the Camargue region. We would highly recommend this townhouse if Arles/Provence are in your travel plans!

Dear Curt, Thank you for this kind review. We're so happy you, Kristin & your son enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Vivian

22 Sep 2013

5/5

"a delightful stay"

In the center of Arles, steps away from the arena it is a lovely place to stay. From opening the shutters in the morning to listen to Arles waking up, to retreating to the comfortable sitting room in the evening to watch Arles wind down, the location is perfect to explore Arles and the surrounding areas.

Thank you for this very pleasant review. Vivian

21 May 2013

5/5

"Romantic ambience and amazing location"

We truly enjoyed our 4 night stay here in the heart of Arles. The location is unbeatable and the best part was the townhouse itself. Handsome architecture and beautifully furnished and decorated. The only improvement would be a better orientation from the housekeeper about the wifi, and gas stove.

Thank you, it was a pleasure having you as our guests.

Review 1-10 of 12

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