About This Listing
Situated in the heart of the Old Town, in a lively, authentic quartier, a maison de ville Arlesienne for holiday rental all year round. In a quiet, local neighbourhood.
The street is residential, and the house is a typical Arles house which is on several floors with stairs leading up to each. The style is no fuss simple, but comfortable.
On the ground floor you have the kitchen/dining room (washing machine, oven), then stairs lead up to the basic bathroom, and the living room, which has a large fold out bed/couch. Upstairs you have a bedroom (double bed) and also a 'box room' (double bed) which is open to a skylight in the roof. This room perfect for those who love the gentle morning light!
Ideally situated 2 mins on foot from the Roman Arena and Amphitheatre. Close to Place Voltaire (coffee and croissants in the square), the railway station, cafés, supermarkets and restaurants.
Stay in the heart of Arles but without the noise of festivities or crowds after a day's sightseeing.
Arles is a great location to base yourself for a few days' sightseeing around the South of France.
We live close to the property and can help you with recommendations for parking, restaurants, winebars, shops, services and where to buy the best cheese at the market...we speak English and French.
**This is a typical Arlesienne house so that means lots of stairs. Kids are fine (generations of Arlesians have grown up in these houses!!) if care is taken, but not recommended for people with mobility issues.
**We supply dishwashing liquid, cleaning products, tea, coffee, salt, pepper... but we do NOT supply shampoo or handsoap etc!
** Please note a 7 euro per bed one time charge for sheets and towels. Some guests prefer to bring their own.
It's a "quartier populaire" so it is ordinary residents...
Close to train station (5 mins on foot)
By car- there is no parking at the house, but as it is a quiet street you can park out the front and unload. There is free public parking close by on Bld Emile Combs or at the end of Rue Portagnel.
Please do not smoke (the ancient stone walls absorb the odours)
From Jul 11 - Sep 5, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
The hosts were very nice and always available to help. The house was spotless and well kept. It is also is a great location (amphitheatre, shops, restos, and the Saturday market are all very close). Wifi and hot water worked well. There is a smell of moisture in the house (like a basement) but I did NOT see any mold. We left the windows open to help with this. I would stay here again. Thanks Cat and Richard!
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour chez Cat et Richard. Nos 3 enfants ont adoré ce logement sur 3 niveaux. Nous avons apprécié la connexion wifi mise à notre disposition. Richard nous a accueilli avec beaucoup de sympathie le premier jour en nous donnant des conseils pour les lieux à visiter. Il nous a également conseillé un restaurant vietnamien l'apsara qui est juste à côté qui est excellent. Nous garderons un très beau souvenir de nos 3 nuits chez Cat et Richard. À recommander
Cat et Richard nous ont accueilli les bras ouvert. Tout était comme décrit ou mieux. A conseiller vivement pour une visite d'Arles.
Nous avons loué pour la feria d'Arles (we de Pâques) et tout en étant près du centre je souhaitais un logement calme. Nous n'avons pas été déçu ! L’appartement est de plein pied, sur deux niveaux. Il y fait bon. La salle de bain est très bien, ainsi que la cuisine. Les chambres sont confortables, bien isolées de la lumière.
Un bon saucisson et une bouteille de rosé bien frais nous attendait !
A moins de 5 minutes à pied, du côté des remparts, on peut trouver des places de parking très facilement.
Les propriétaires sont super cool, logent pas très loin et sont près à vous aider s'il y a quoi que ce soit.
Nous étions deux, mais je pense qu'à quatre personnes c'est tout aussi bien.
Je reviendrai !
The house was as described with all amenities, and the beds were comfy - the house was quiet at night as it is in a small street with no traffic anywhere (streets too narrow for cars to pass). There was hot water for the shower and plenty of it, ideal after a day's sightseeing. The train station was ten minutes' walk away so no need for a taxi. The hosts Cat and Richard were very friendly and helpful and lived just round the corner. They are thus on hand if any problem should arise.
There were many guide books on hand, and lots of DVDs to play, and the TV was great with English channels as well as the French and other ones. Wifi worked a treat. Kitchen was clean and had everything you may need including kettle, teabags etc for tea.
We recommend the house, and the hosts, if you are looking for a cosy place to stay in Arles
Sono stato ospite di Cat con mia moglie e i miei tre bambini all'inizio di agosto. L'accoglienza è stata ottima e il padrone di casa è stato molto disponibile per spiegare il funzionamento della casa. L'appartamento è accogliente e in 5 siamo stati molto bene. Il quartiere è in centro, ma la zona è tranquilla, silenziosa e sicura. La casa è su tre piani ed è una tipica casa antica di Arles, pulita e ben tenuta. La localizzazione è ottima per visitare ogni giorno un luogo diverso della Provenza senza la necessità di cambiare casa.
About the Host, Cat
Australian and English, Richard and I have adopted Arles as our home and are always happy to share this lovely town with visitors.
On parle anglais mais bien sur le français aussi