2 bedrooms each with private ensuite
- english, french
About Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude
I'm a Canadian who fell in love with this region. I live with my family between Toronto and Paris.
Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Karen Pfrunder-Vanderwoude chose Apt
I chose Apt because it is an active town all year round. When I first visited this building I understood it's potential with it's 12 foot high ceilings, the full lenth windows, original 17th century fronton paintings incorporated in the wall and original fresques. We treated the restoration of this apartment with an architect who chose to keep the 17th century feeling but in a luxurious way. It is situated in the old part of the city next to the famous Saint Anne Cathedrale of Apt. We are surrounded by pre-historic ruins. Apt and the whole region is filled with Roman ruins. Within very close distances of villages like Bonnieux, Isle sur la Sorge, Gordes, Rousillon, Goult, Saignon, Saint Remy de Provence, Lourmarin, etc.....just to mention a few. A region rich in the arts with the festivals of Avignon, Aix en Provence, the piano festival at the la Roque-d'Anthéron. A region rich in arts, theatre, music, food, nature and light!
What makes this Apartment unique
If you are spending some time in the area this luxurious apartment with it's extremely high ceilings is the perfect place to come home to after a day of driving, and walking the region. We have made sure that your comfort comes before everything.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a gorgeous apartment—spacious, high-ceilinged, beautifully furnished, three large bedrooms.
The property is in a lovely old building on a beautiful square in the center of the old town, close to everything. Both the owner and caretaker are very helpful and responsive. A really special place.
Eclectic apartment, centrally located but Apt not a prime Provence destination to visit
Beautiful Apartment in a Great Location
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The furniture, appliances, artwork, and decor are high end and unique. The apartment's architecture is amazing and it is obvious that the owners were very thoughtful in their renovation. One of the things we liked most about the apartment is that it does not have a sterile "rental property" feel; instead it feels like someone's home. No detail was overlooked and everything we needed was at our fingertips. The property is an ideal base from which to visit several of the area's picturesque villages. If the opportunity arose, we would definitely stay in this beautiful apartment again.
Thank you Karrah.....your review is very much appreciated
Nice apartment with some hidden gems in the area
The apartment is very large and could easily sleep six people. There was only three of us. We enjoyed the kitchen - nice appliances. Internet worked well the whole time we were there. We ended up spending our time outside of Apt - near the lavender fields, drove to L'Isle Sur La Sorgue a few times and also Sault. We really enjoyed Roussillon which was about 20 minutes away. Take the time to do the lavender distillery tour - it was very interesting. Unfortunately, we got to the area a few weeks after all of the lavender was cut, otherwise it would be very beautiful when in-season.
Amazing apartment in central Apt
We loved the place so much we stayed 3 weeks. Great location but quiet. Huge apartment with floor to ceiling windows of 3 metres - all beautifully decorated with high end furnishings and fittings. 3 great bathrooms, 2 with shower and 1 with a bath. Despite the heat the apartment stayed cool all day and night by managing the shutters and windows smartly. This must be the #1 vacation rental in Apt. Thanks.
Overall an absolute beautiful, spacious and centrally located apartment, but not in the summer heat!
If one is driving and has never been to the region, we would highly recommend leaving plenty of daylight in which to find this beautiful, clean, secure and centrally located apartment. Once acclimated, we were extremely happy with the location in which to explore this wonderful village from easy walking distance to grocery store to accessing roads leading in and out of Apt. Karen and Argetine were wonderfully patient and easy to work with despite our VERY late arrival. There was a very wide staircase in which to access the apartment up one floor, the kitchen was extremely spacious and well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, the floors were wonderful, and once we figured out how to use them, having a washer and dryer was a plus! Being only two, the apartment was much more than what we needed-we found 3 "bedrooms" and 3 baths, as well as a powder room/toilette. The open air market was such a treat and in part right outside the apartment with the main thoroughfare of Apt right around the corner---not enough hours in the day in which to explore! Should one venture outside Apt with a car, we would highly recommend exploring the Verdon Gorge, Chateauneuf du Pape and definitely Tourettes sur Loup. Unfortunately we did not leave time to explore the Luberon region right outside Apt.
The main negatives for us included 1) the summer heat (07/07-13/07/2016). Despite the beautiful high ceilings, large beautiful windows with shutters that we kept closed during the day and three floor fans, we found it to be extremely uncomfortable, particularly sleeping at night and to have the windows closed up made the apartment extremely dark-yes, we ventured out for most of the day into the early evenings. 2) The shower heads were poor and only dripped but one of the handheld wands worked well; should one like taking baths, the main massive bathroom has a beautiful oval tub. 3) Depending on how many occupy this apartment, closet space could be an issue-there are no closets in the massive master "bedroom," but there are three closets in the dining room area that can be accessed.
Overall, this is a beautiful, spacious and centrally located apartment to which we would return but not during the summer heat. Those of you who are not familiar with Europe, shops/restaurants close in the afternoon; in Apt we found generally closed between 2 and 3:30 p.m. Also, if bread lovers, purchase on a daily basis what you might consume, add cheese and wine and one cannot go wrong!
When planning your vacation to Provence, look to the heart of the Luberon, Apt. Situated in the center of the world's most beautiful villages, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Goult, Rustrel, Gordes.., Apt lies just between the mountains of Vaucluse and Luberon, and is the main town of the Luberon, an ideal location from which to visit the amazing landscape and villages surrounding Apt.
Overlooking one of Apt's central courtyards, you will discover our amazing 2 bedroom / 2 bath (ensuite) apartment. Designed with the best of the best in furnishings and appointments, you will vacation in great style and comfort in one of the best apartments in the Luberon. We want our guests to return and to recommend our piece of paradise to their friends and family, so we literally left no stone unturned, from the elegant fixtures to the fabulous custom designed woodwork and plaster. The kitchen is fitted with the finest amenities and dining ware, the bedrooms and baths with beautiful linens. All of this and at an affordable price. It isn't often that one comes across a place such as this, so we encourage you to book early. Your vacation in Provence will certainly be remembered as the vacation of a lifetime.