Private Pool - Quaint Cottage in a Hilltop Village - Superb
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Aix en Provence house description
Aix Spa Cottage is a rare find. A small, quaint village house, surprisingly affordable and with its own private pool and jacuzzi
We have the best of both worlds. The cottage is located in Bouc Bel Air, a charming medieval hilltop village in the South of France. The wonders of Aix en Provence are just 7 minutes away. We are a minute's walk to the Central Square of Bouc Bel Air where you can buy your baguettes and share a coffee with the locals overlooking the central square.
Aix en Provence is enchanting. It was the home of Cezanne and is now a sophisticated & vibrant student town full of art, history, and culture. The French have voted Aix as the place THEY would most like to live. Find out why. It is stunning and full of life.
We have access to all the best sites - do not be caught renting something in the middle of nowhere like so many people do. At Aix Spa Cottage you will enjoy real French village life yet you are just ten minutes from the TGV (fast train to Paris), 20 minutes to Marseille International Airport, 15 minutes to the various beaches of the Côte Bleue and just over 30 minutes to the famous Luberon region of Provence.
Saint Tropez and the Cote d'Azur is an easy day trip. The world-famous L'isle sur la Sorge markets, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Les Baux, Cassis (and its breathtaking Calanques), Arles, Avignon, and Gorges du Verdon are all within an hour's drive. We tell you the best vineyards to visit nearby.
Privacy - enjoy the privacy of your own village cottage with a private swimming pool and jacuzzi (* no heat just bubbles). Relax in your cottage, enjoy real French village life, or enjoy the excitement and variety of Provence and the nearby coast.
Features - our charming villa has a large pool (40 square meters), jacuzzi, large terraces, barbecue, and enjoys a very sunny southerly aspect and off-street parking. The separate rear studio makes Aix Spa Cottage ideal for families with teenagers, visiting grandparents, or just a couple seeking a delightful and quaint cottage. Sleeps two to six people including rear studio with its own en suite bathroom.
Transport - we are served well by several low cost airlines (Marseille/marignane airport 20 minutes) and the TGV Aix en Provence Station is located 15 minu away (fast train from Paris, Brussels)
If you want to experience real French life and enjoy the best of Provence, then this is the most central location, and most charming cottage to enjoy all the region has to offer. Our cottage is affordable, quaint, and popular - plus we provide a five-page list of the best "local" spots to explore and best places to eat - we look forward to seeing you in Provence.
Please book as early as possible; Aix is a Very Popular Destination.
Keywords: Charming Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Stove
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- DVD Player
- Video Game Console
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
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My family and I had the pleasure of staying in this lovely hillside cottage during June 2007. The advantages were that we felt like the natives more than tourists as we depended a lot on the village square to eat and drink and go about our daily business. We felt welcome and enjoyed many good lunches in the brasserie hotel de ville at very reasonable cost. A thank you to our freindly waiter Laron, who understood our basic french but ensured our steaks were always "a bien cuit"!The auberge St.Geran was a lovely oasis of calm to sit outside and enjoy coffee or a rose wine of an evening too. The local casino supermarket was always a pleasant place to shop. The pool at the cottage and the jacuzzi made our holiday as we enjoyed total privacy and relaxation and of course the hot sun more than played its part. The beds in the cottage must be mentioned they were so comfortable and good plump pillows to go with them! Even though we were in a village surrounded by other homes there was no noise at night either traffic or people in the locality. Our only gripes would be the walk to the main road for the bus to Aix en Provence as we could not fathom out the little buses that circled the village where do they go? Also the shower in the studio apartment was cold so the shower in the main house was busy!Iwould also have appreciated more help from our manageress Alison who we met on arrival and never saw again!However we sorted ourselves out and thoroughly our french escapade!Bouc bel air is a lovely place not forgetting !la Village! the local pizzeria that kept us from starving the first two nights while we learned the opening hours of the local shops!The exhibitions in the local chateaux are well worth visiting too. All in all a positive experience!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/01/07
- Review Submitted 07/04/07
Owner response: Many Thanks Kathleen. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Aix Spa Cottage. We've just returned from a 3 week stay ourselves, and we replaced all the linen, cushions, prints etc .... so the cottage is looking really 'crisp and clean' for the summer of 2007. The weather was superb, and the village is in full swing. We updated the guide book with new places to eat & shop & visit. Thanks again for your positive comments. Kind regards. Tracey & Andrew Learmont xox.
If you go to the web site ie wwvv,andrewlearmont,com you will see lots of positive guest reviews + more photos etc. Excellent web site.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/01/06
- Review Submitted 03/28/06
Guest comment entered by owner
Hello & Welcome to Aix Spa Cottage. We have many excellent reviews in our guest book located in the cottage. Most people comment on the great location, the pool, the 14 page list we give everyone of things to see & do .... and last but no least how helpful our manager Alison was! Hope you enjoy your stay in Provence as much as our previous guests have. Bonnes vacances ... Andrew & Tracey Learmont (owners) Sydney, Australia. See site wvw,andrewlearmont,com for many guest remarks and reviews.
- Guest Owner
- Date of stay 05/12/04
- Review Submitted 05/12/04
July/ August ........ euros 1500/week. rest of the year .........euros 1100/week *** Discounts *** apply for more than one week Rentals; email for details.
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Quaint Cottage with Pool - Easy walk to the Village Square
Private Pool & Jacuzzi ( bubbles & froth but no heat )
Modern Well Equiped Kitchen
Friendly Sunday Markets in Bouc Bel Air - Buy your weekly supplies here !
20 minutes to various beaches of the 'Cote Bleu' ....... Cassis is an easy drive
Our Village Centre - bar / food / banks / general store / post office etc
Village of Bouc Bel Air - Charming and just 7 mins to Aix.
Seperate Studio + Ensuite + Off Street Parking. All included in your rental
Main Bedroom - Queen Bed + Mezzanine Above ( with 2 x singles ideal for kids)
Aix en Pce - Sophisticated, Historic, Charming, Great Food, Full of Life & Music
Comfortable lounge area overlooking the pool. TV with some Satellite Chanels.
Fun in the pool - A great place to relax after a day touring Provence
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