Maison Marcks | Old Town Aÿ
Class & Comfort | Private courtyard

Entire vacation home · Aÿ-Champagne, France
4 guests | 3 floors | 2 bedrooms | 2,5 bathrooms


Aÿ is the largest and most picturesque of the villages of Champagne and here we find the widest collection of well-known Champagne houses outside of the cities of Reims and Épernay. Aÿ is one of few Grand Cru Villages.

The neighbourhood

Situated on a calm street in the heart of the old part of Aÿ-Champagne, Maison Marcks is very quiet, yet at a 5 minutes walk from several well known Champagne makers (none mentioned, none forgotten), shops and restaurants. On the town square of Aÿ you will be able to have lunch or a glass of Champagne/coffee in the sun on the terrace of the cafés and bakeries.

The house

Maison Marcks Aÿ-Champagne is a comfortable and exclusive home to stay in while exploring Champagne and its many legendary vineyards. It is not known which year the former forgery was built, but the antique oak beams throughout the building date from at least the 17th century.
Tall ceilings offer a spacious and airy, yet very cosy, living space across 3 floors with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/WC, 1 separate WC, open plan kitchen/dining/living room that easily accommodates 4 adults. From the living room you have access to the exclusively used inner courtyard through a large glass sliding door.

Brief of the house

Entrance hall with adjacent WC. Living room with sofa group and TV, fully equipped kitchen and dining area all in an open plan setting, with a big window/sliding door facing and giving access to the privatecourt yard.

Cosy bedroom with Super King size bed (180 x 200 cm). This floor also has a tiled shower room/WC and a landing to access the top floor.

Sleeping suite with Super King size bed (180 x 200 cm) with coffee/tea station, desk space, en-suite shower room / WC - all under the beamed, tall ceilings. 

Private courtyard with lounge seating by the open fire place as well as a dining table - both outside, butunder roof to shelter from too much rain or sun. This is a quiet and wonderfully lush space where you can enjoy your oh so wonderful any-hour-of-the-day-glass-of-Champagne.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1:
1 Super King size bed of 180 x 200 cms

Bedroom 2:
1 Super King size bed of 180 x 200 cms

"One word - INCREDIBLE"

Dave, April 2024

One of the best properties we have stayed at. Great location, awesome amenities, fully loaded kitchen, highly responsive host, fantastic property. Helena's hospitality is like no other host we have encountered. Highly recommend. 

"Would stay again in a heartbeat"

Jeffrey, October 2023

Fantastic property and location near all of the champagne houses. Charming and functional with a great outdoor fireplace in the private courtyard. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Helena was a great host!

"Absolutely one of the best Airbnb's we have ever stayed at"

Michael, September 2023

Wonderful experience from start to departure, in a beautiful home and with an amazing host. We'll definitively come back next year.

"100% recommend staying here!"

Troy, January 2023

It was a perfect house with style and comfort for a visit to the Champagne region. I loved the location. Was able to walk around easily from the house to the center of town. A perfect place to enjoy some champagne. We all really loved it there! There was even a bottle of champagne waiting for us. What a great touch.

"This property is absolutely fantastic!"

Jared, October 2022

I couldn’t imagine doing the champagne region any other way. The home was stunning and Helena was an outstanding host. 10/10 - would go back in a heartbeat!

"I would give Maison Marcks 100 stars if I could!"

Jennifer, July 2022

"The house is the most charming, quaint rental we have ever stayed in; its beauty and perfection literally brought tears to my eyes! The courtyard is such a special place! What makes this home even more special is Helena’s hospitality: we arrived to find a bottle of champagne, fresh milk, water (still and sparkling), snacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and the list goes on! She thought of EVERYTHING, which made our stay even sweeter! In fact, we loved the home so much we stayed an extra night at the expense of our time in Normandy! I cannot recommend Maison Marcks enough and am already dreaming of our next visit!"

"I cannot recommend Maison Marcks enough!"

Clare, May 2022

"The house itself is so unique, historic, and beautifully decorated and equipped. Helena has done such an amazing job with decorating and updating the house. The town of Aÿ is also really special as there are so many champagne houses to visit and close to other Grand Cru towns in the region. I will absolutely be coming back here and have already recommended it to friends and family!"

"Most pleasant Airbnb we’ve ever stayed in for sure.."

Lilly, July 2021

"We absolutely loved this place! It was so nice to arrive here cause everything inside and around the house is just so clean, beautifully styled, well though out, and welcoming. Charging station, Bluetooth speaker, bath robes, THE AMAZING OUTDOOR FIREPLACE!! and many another little useful things around the house, it all made for a perfect stay. The communication with the owner was great as well. We’re on a road trip and this was our first stop but we joked how we just wished we had booked and stayed here the entire trip. Alas, we’ll have to just come back!" 

"The house is amazing."

Luc, May 2021

"It is fully equipped and full of extra facilities. The decoration is elegant and refined, perfectly located in the village. You really feel good there." 

"Absolutely fabulous, I can’t rate it enough"

Marinela, March 2020

Everything about this property from the moment we walked into the front door it was immaculately clean and felt so homely. It’s beautifully down up inside with a great sized bathroom and bedrooms to go with it. The courtyard outside with the fire pit is such a nice touch and perfect for both Winter stays as well as those Summer evenings - thank you again for a stay to remember!

"Renting this property was one of the best experiences we've had on HomeAway/VRBO"

Sarah, October 2019

"The home is beautiful, clean, organized, and very stylish. Right in the heart of Aÿ, we were able to walk everywhere in Aÿ."

"This place was everything advertised and more"

Eric, August 2019

"Outstanding! Beds are very comfortable and the courtyard out back is a bonus, and an outstanding place for a champagne cocktail hour. Thanks again Helena for an amazing stay!! Would love to make a return visit some day."

"I can warmly recommend Helena's charming place!"

Suzanna, July 2019

"You immediately feel at home in the cozy environment and the whole house is tastefully decorated! We slept very well in the comfortable beds. Helena is the best host you can imagine, incredibly enjoyable and very quick to reply to messages."

"You would struggle to find a better place to stay in Aÿ"

Christopher, June 2019 

"Such a lovely place to stay. The rooms were spacious and clean. The location is fairly central and you are able to walk to pretty much anywhere in Ay. Helena was amazing. Very quick on communication and very helpful."

"If you're on the fence about where to stay when visiting the Champagne region...STAY HERE!"

Lauren, May 2019

"Seriously, Helena has thought of everything and it truly felt like home. We loved the decor inside and the amazing courtyard outside. It looks like it should be featured in a magazine!"

"We had an absolutely fabulous time at Maison Marcks"

Hilary, April 2019

"Situated perfectly in the heart of Aÿ you will have ultimate peace and tranquility and easy access to all amenities on foot or by bike. There really is no need to drive anywhere at all."

"Absolutely amazing place"

Tommy, March 2019

"Easy walking to several champagne houses and a few restaurants. The house itself is very comfortable, well stocked and beautifully decorated."

"Cozy, beautiful property in a great location for touring Champagne area"

Karl, March 2019

"Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable property. The amount of attention to detail in the property was excellent. Every little thing you could possibly want for a short stay was thought of (i.e. coffee, tea, fruit, fresh flowers, toiletries). We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend this property for 1 to 2 couples or a family of 4."

"We have traveled quite a bit and this has to be one of our favorite Airbnb's bar none!"

Laura, February 2019

"We absolutely loved our stay at Helena's place. Helena offered so many special touches throughout the apartment (soaps, bio snacks, cooking amenities, access to Netflix, throw, coffee/creamer etc...) her place is stylish and having access to two bikes came in handy.

Thank you so much for opening up your home to us Helena, we had a fantastic stay!"

All reviews are copied (and translated to English where needed) from guests having booked and reviewed our house on AirBnB, and VRBO.


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