About this listing
Right in the heart of historical Arles "La Roquette" which used to be the fisher's district.
Charming "Arlésienne" house with modern-typed furnishing. Her biggest pro: the presence of a green garden, private, where a large table will let you enjoy meals outside, in the shade of the trees or the arbour.!
She will charm any art and design enthusiast with her elegant decoration, XX's century design "pieces" chosen. On the walls are several contemporary paintings and photographs.
The house is 150 sqmeters + green garden, well exposed to sunlight (south-east), & was totaly renovated therefore is in good condition, all the architecturals details that made provencals houses typical & beautiful have been retained.
We choose to keep the original floors (tiled cement ) in original condition ,
Situated in proximity of all kinds of shops (food, clothing...) and touristic destinations (museums, art galleries, ruins...).
La Roquette is a safe & very lovely district,
You will be at walking distance (less than 3minutes walk garantied) of several bars, restaurants & any attractions...
And good ones, we'll provide you our best choice, the best addresses! Where to be!
Every saturday, is organised one of the biggest and most beautiful open-sky market of Provence, one end of which is 100 meters away from the house. You can actually go everywhere by foot from the house, no need to use your car once you are there.
La Roquette is The place to be in Arles!!!
On the ground floor : entrance, living-room with view on the garden, and a spacious kitchen fully equipped (dish-washer, huge fridge and freezer, wine fridge, large working plane);
A wood stove is there for the relatively cold days of winter.
First floor : small library and a desk with printer and internet connection, 1 bathroom with "italian" shower, 2 bedrooms, one of which has a balcony over the garden.
Second floor : one tv room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with a big bath.
Vast, free & safe parkings can be found 100 meters away from the house.
As we are strongly involved in sustainable development,
this house has been renovated using as much as possible the original materials and techniques. Insulation has been made with hemp, woodwork were custom built by a local craftman, and painting are water based.
Rooms are equipped with slatted beds, mattresses, pillows made from natural and renewable components in bamboo, soya, wool, linen and natural latex (rubber tree resin) certified Max Havelaar. Sheets and towels are made of organic cotton.
At least, all cleaning and washing products are as muvh as possible organic. Rooms are cleaned only with steam, soap from Marseille (very famous natural and traditional french cleaning product), black soap, vinegar and sodium bicarbonate.
Gardens are conceived and maintained without any chemical products, only organic treatments are provided.
Pour le plaisir de tous nous avons décoré cette maison avec du mobilier authentique et rare ,des pièces de collection, tant au niveau du mobilier que des oeuvres d'art c'est pourquoi nous espérons héberger des hôtes qui sauront les respecter.
Please treat the house as your own with care .
Please inform if extra guest are coming to stay at any point before or during your stay so I can change your booking .
Le jardin est un petit paradis au coeur du centre ville nous apprecions les hotes qui pensent à arroser les plantes en pots quand la chaleur est tres forte en été afin qu il reste toujours beau et fleuri
We had a lovely time in Arles. The house is exceptional through the individual and stylish interior design and the wonderful garden. The kitchen is well equipped and invites to cook. The house is very close to the centre of the city with the restaurants and shops and close to the lovely market on Saturdays.
We enjoyed the house immensely-Pierre was there to show us around when we arrived and the location was perfect-it was nice to live in a neighborhood with few tourists. We loved Arles-what an interesting city. We only wish there were fewer mosquitos! We could not enjoy the beautiful garden because the mosquitos were very bad. We would like to come back when there are fewer mosquitos. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Thank you for sharing your house with us.
This was a lovely home for our brief stay in Arles. The location is within easy walking distance to most all of the city's tourist attractions. The garden is lovely, and the art work in the house is wonderful. Pierre was very flexible and welcoming in meeting us at the apartment, and gave us a wonderful overview of the city and excellent recommendations on restaurants. There was a BBQ with supplies in the garden which we took advantage of one evening. Only down side was lots of mosquitos in Arles in June. Fortunately the house has fans in all the rooms, though it still gets pretty hot at night with the windows shut to keep out the mosquitos. Overall, a wonderful home and convenient location. BTW, parking is not adjacent to the house (narrow old streets), but there is free parking on the street only a couple of blocks away. Not a problem since the house is within walking distance to most anything to see in Arles, and the car is nearby for day trips out of town.
Highly recommended. Excellent location a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants. Plenty of space and a full set of appointments and facilities. Brilliant decor.
Patrice collected us at the station (unasked) and helped with a difficult tour problem. Also there's a valuable info pack in the apartment from Pierre. Book with confidence.
This house is paradise on Earth...
Enchanted garden yard...rare and beautiful furnishings, carefully made up beddings with much love to every detail. We spent a week as a family of four and could benefit of the entire house.The weather wasn't good for the start but nobody of us seemed to care... we had fantastic ingredients from the market in Arles and good books with us. The weather eventually changed and we had the chance to visit the wilds of the estuary, the Rhone delta...flamingos, wild horses...
This is the good life!
Sylvie and Patrice thank you for sharing this wonderful place!
Nous étions quatre femmes cyclistes du Canada intéressées à loger à Arles afin de nous rendre en vélos au parc de la Camargue. À cette fin, le lieu de la Maison de charme fut parfait. Nos hôtes ont été très accueillants, réceptifs et serviables. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié prendre certains de nos repas dans le jardin et sur le balcon. La maison possède plusieurs autres atouts y compris des lits extrèmement confortables, aménagement ouvert, espaces lumineux, salles de bain fonctionnelles et cuisine munie du nécessaire. Si jamais nous voulions retourner à Arles, nous considérerons sans hésiter la Maison de charme.
Definitely one of the nicest places I've stayed in on Airbnb. The house is absolutely bursting with character and really stylishly decorated. Unfortunately it was a little too cold to make use of the beautiful garden. Everything around communication, check in, check out was also very smooth and easy. Would highly recommend.
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