OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Luxury 18th century apartment/aircon/close to Cours Mirabeau



Updated: 08-Oct-2016
3 bedroom apartment to sleep 7 in the very centre of Aix en Provence

150m² duplex apartment with view onto the most beautiful square in Aix en Provence, just a two minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau.

The apartment is nicely decorated.

Completely renovated, air conditioned apartment: 40m² living room, 3 double bedrooms, 1 small single bedroom, 2 bathrooms + shower/wash basin in single room, self contained kitchen.

Facilities: Dishwasher, Washing machine, Refrigerator, Freezer, TV, DVD player, CD player, Internet, telephone etc. Linen/towels included.

Extra cleaning fee on departure : 95€.

NB: There is no elevator in the building, stairs lead up to the two story apartment which is on the second floor.

Please note that the apartment is located right in the heart of Aix en Provence's old town to which there is no direct access by car (by taxi only).

Check-in: 4-7pm

Check-out: by 11am

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

I enjoyed my month-long stay at the Albertas apartment immensely. It is in a perfect location in Aix's Old City, close to markets, stores and transportation links. I especially appreciated how historic the building was, and I was delighted that the apartment was exactly as pictured on the website, with a lovely and comfortable decor, and the best air-conditioning I have ever experienced (a great relief during a hot, hot summer). I would strongly recommend the apartment to others.
Jul 2010
  • 1 of 1

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


GREAT LOCATION - A Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is great. Comfortable, all the convenience of home and easy to walk everywhere - great shops, restaurants, markets. A very good experience. We rented the garage which turned out to be a great idea for the rental car, as local parking can be a challenge. The greeter was helpful, the photos are very accurate, the apt was clean, but could use a deep cleaning when it its not occupied. I would recommend the property!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
Lebanon, NJ

Beautiful Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Love the pictures? Good. Soaring ceilings, tasteful decor, incredible architecture and neighborhood, as well as amazing location make "the castle" a true find. It is about a block away from Le Formal, an extraordinary restaurant, and within walking distance of many scores of delightful cafes and restaurants. Aix is a gorgeous town, and you'll be right in the heart of everything.

Enter "your castle" from huge wooden double doors on the street level and then climb 69 beautiful stone steps up, up, up through history into your enchanted home for the week. It is lovely, especially if you crave great architecture and beauty during your holiday. Even the back window views are filled with interesting vistas of tiled rooftops and spires that are beautifully lit up at night. You’ll never forget you are in Provence.

The two main bedrooms have lots of privacy and pocket doors slide out to turn them into suites. Nice touch. I'd recommend this apartment for two couples and possibly children, but not three couples since the upper floor bedrooms are smaller and seem more like dormitory rooms than part of the beloved castle. Lots of nice glasses and dishware in the kitchen.

Housekeeping and maintenance are adequate, but certainly not 5-star worthy. However, history, architecture, elegance, and location win all the stars - and more - with ease. I’d re-book in a flash to be in my grand castle in Aix again. Go ahead, book it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
7 0
Thomasville, GA

Couldn't have been more pleased.

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this beautiful, authentic french apartment for a vacation in Provence. It was in the heart of the historic district with a view of one of the most beautiful public fountains in Aix. The furnishings were beautiful with every creature comfort one could ask for. Restaurants and sights abound.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0

Terrific Apartment in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my family (3 adults, 2 small children) in this apartment for three weeks in June. Ideal rental in every way. Perfect layout for parents with children with the second bedroom on the main floor and third and fourth bedroom on second floor. Vaulted ceilings and oversized windows make the place light and airy. Top floor location (no elevator!) provides some insulation from street noise, which otherwise can be a problem sometimes in the master bedroom. Well-appointed apartment with comfortable furnishings and modest but well-equipped kitchen. Lovely internal courtyard in complex. Our children loved the turtles there. Ideal location for exploring Aix -- center of town with easy access to public transportation. Property manager friendly, responsive, charming, and efficient. Expensive but we would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 0
Miami, Florida

Our beautiful visit in Aix

  • 4 of 5

We were 3 Americans visiting in Aix. This apartment, as beautiful as the photos imply, could not have been lovelier or more perfectly located, both for walking in the city and for taking daily tours in Provence. The apartment was beautifully furnished and although it does say 4 bedrooms, 2 are on another floor that has no toilet or bathroom facilities. Children would probably be OK there. Although it is stated to be on the 2nd floor, it is equivilent to a fourth floor, and unless you are in pretty good shape, not too easy to climb to. These are the only reasons I would not give it 5 stars. Otherwise, it is perfect in every other way. Perfect kitchen; lovely bathrooms, charming bedrooms, beautiful living/dining room, sensational view out window onto lovely courtyard and fountain. Once you have climbed the stairs, it is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
12 1


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marignane at 25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Marseille at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : AIX TGV at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Motorway to NIce (A7) at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Côte Bleue at 30 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of lively Aix en Provence, this lovely apartment is a two minute walk from Cours Mirabeau. It is surrounded by magnificent buildings, squares, museums and boutiques. Aix is a beautiful city to visit all year round, with many festivals during the summer, as well as its exhibitions of famous artists' work - Cezanne and Picasso among others ...

Other Activities: Market Tues./Thurs./Saturday, museums, exhibitions, concerts, theatre, cinema, night clubs, shopping, gourmet restaurants.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season 2016/2017
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 08-Oct-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Room


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, + wash basin
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, + 2 wash basins
  • In single room - Shower Enclosure, + basin
  • Separate WC - Toilet, next to bathroom 2
  • See bedroom notes.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Can also be 2 single beds.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, + shower/basin
  • Duplex apartment, interior stairs that takes you to 1 double room and 1 small single room located upstairs. On the ground floor of the apartment there are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has a shower and two wash basins and a separate WC next door. The other bathroom has a toilet, wash basin and a bath (with showerhead). On the second floor of the apartment there is a double bedroom and a single bedroom which has a wash basin and shower in the room. Please note that we have a travel crib/cot and bedding which is available upon request.


  • Self-catering


  • Check-in time: 4-7pm Check-out: by 11am

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot