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Luxury Villa in Provence, France

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Last updated: 05/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Please note that we only rent the house by the week. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. The bedrooms are upstairs and everyone remarks about how well they sleep. All the bedrooms have air conditioning.

If you are thinking of getting married in France, we offer this option. Our experienced wedding planner will make your day unforgettable. Brides in 2012 and 2013 raved over their June weddings. (http://thefrencheventconnection.com)

What makes this home so comfortable is that even though the house was built over 300 years ago it was recently remodeled. There are 5000 sq ft. of living space on two levels. The 6 bedrooms are upstairs, each with its own bathroom. Next to the historic main house is a 150 year old stone barn.

The 25-acre property is surrounded by 1500 acres of open space. This location is rich in history, allowing for lots of sightseeing.

Upon your arrival, you will enter the property via an automatic gate; follow a gravel path past the barn and a 5 acre olive grove to the main house. The walls are 3 feet thick, and all the windows have shutters. This helps to keep the rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

On the Ground level, the gourmet kitchen has everything you will need or want. The huge dining room has a vaulted ceiling and a large farm table able to accommodate at least 14 people. The living room has an amazing beamed ceiling, a large fireplace, armchairs and 3 large and cozy couches. The library in the living room, contains books in French and English as well as games such as decks of cards, monopoly and scrabble.

The stone staircase takes you upstairs to the bedrooms, all furnished with comfy king sized beds. Each room was professionally decorated in keeping with the feel of Provence. All the bedrooms have their own private bathroom with shower and/or tub and toilet. Each bedroom has an individually programmable air conditioning/heating unit. The windows have screens on them so that you can leave the windows open for the cool night air.

From the terrace, complete with teak tables and chairs, you can enjoy a view of the entire property as well as the swimming pool (15 X 5 meters).

If you want us to do so, we can arrange to have the kitchen stocked with food so that you can sleep late on you first morning. We give all our renters a welcome basket with a bottle of our estate olive oil, 2 bottles of wine, some coffee, and some other goodies. We are happy to make arrangements for a private chef, golf, biking or cooking classes at an additional fee.

Everyone who has stayed here has had a marvelous time.
Be sure to check the calendar for potential dates before you call or email us. For more information and pictures about the property, visit our website.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    2 baby beds and 2 high chairs are available. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

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  • King size beds (6) All rooms have king size beds that measure 180 cm by 200 cm. We can separate the beds in 3 of the rooms into 2 twin beds. 2 Baby Cribs - Porta crib are available for infants....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    large choice of French and English books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    big flat screen ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    An automatic gate is at the entrance into the 25 acre property. Pasture and 5 acres of young olive trees add to the beauty of the house against the mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    the table is large enough to seat 14 people....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All the bedrooms have individually programmable air conditioning units. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Two clothes dryers are available in the laundry area. We also have an outdoor clothes line so that your clothes will smell like Provence. An iron is also available...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Sony portable...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    huge fireplace ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    the first floor has central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    free internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are lots of sheets and towels. We also provide 12 beach towels that you can take to the pool....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    large parking area in the property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is lots of parking place on the property...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    internet telephone available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Provided for both the swimming pool and the bedrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) Two clothes washers are available in the laundry area....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Internet access for your computer or iTouch/iPhone/blackberry...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood is available during the winter months....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We can find you a chef to come in and prepare meals for you. We have a number of suggestions. Check our website....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    two machines for expresso and regular coffee....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We provide a high quality collection of dishes for 18 people, pots and pans, kitchen knives, and utensils. We also have a coffee maker as well as an espresso maker, mixer, juicer......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large and exceptionally well equipped eat-in kitchen with a professional stove. The very large laundry room/pantry behind the kitchen has a non-operational 17th century bread oven and lots of cupboard space. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    US size refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The large wisteria covered terrace ample seating for a dozen plus people. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our pool measures 5m X 15m. The pool is cleaned weekly. There are lounges and parasols at the pool....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 14 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

€8,800
Fall
Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€5,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €2,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please make note that we do not rent the property as a B&B. We rent the entire property with a minimum of a week rental starting on a saturday at 4pm to the next saturday at 10am


Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 05/24/2015
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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseille
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Maussane
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Marseille
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Les Baux de Provence
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Avignon or Aix TGV
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway A64
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Maussane
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Camargue

Car: Recommended

The following activities are also available in the area; Wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking lessons. Hey - this is Provence!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: In the fall of 2007, we visited this wonderful property and fell in love. Six months later we became the proud owners though it took us almost 5 years of scouting out properties before finding the right one. We presently live in the San Francisco Bay Area. But in the 1980’s, we made our home in Aix-en-Provence. Our children enjoyed living in France as much as we did and it became obvious to us that someday we would have to come back. For over 30 years Jacques worked in the High Tech Industry and traveling the world was part of his job. Whenever possible we also traveled and saw some amazing places. Since we have a French background (we are bilingual) and loved living in the South of France, we decided that this would be an ideal place to buy a big old house. We also thought that we would like to share it with others but in that case it would have to be really special in terms of comfort. After purchasing this property, we furnished it with authentic Provencal furniture, using classical colors and materials along with a touch of high tech and a bit of a California flair. The combination is unique for the region.

Why the Owner Chose Maussane-Les-Alpilles:
People from all over the word agree that the South of France is an amazing place. The weather is exceptionally beautiful. The air smells of sun and lavender. Our home is only a short drive away from some of the most picturesque villages in Provence. Worth mentioning are Les Baux de Provence, the famous fortified village of the XIV century as well as Saint Remy de Provence, where Vincent Van Gogh painted, and where Nostradamus, the Middle Age visionaries was born. To the south of the house is the 2000-year-old city of Arles, which is famous for Roman baths, an amphitheater, and an arena. Arles is also the capital of the Camargue region, an area well known for the white wild horse and bullfights. We love this region because there is easy access to an International Airport in Marseille, the fast TGV trains to Paris and the auto routes. You can sit at the pool or go to the beach. You can fix a simple meal in the kitchen, drink a cup of espresso in a village square or eat at a 3-star restaurant. You can visit Roman archeological sites or shop for the latest fashions. But the appeal is also a beautiful 300-year-old stone farmhouse on 25 acres and surrounded by 1500 acres of open space.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
In addition to sight seeing, this area offer a tremendous opportunity for bicycling, hiking, climbing and of course eating. Wonderful French cuisine and wines can be found in the surrounding towns and villages. Local wineries welcome visitors all during the year and olive groves that produce the best oil in all of France are abundant in this area. In Provence, there is something to do during every season of the year. Among those things are festivals and musical events. Visitors will find that our home provides world class lodging and yet remains a very comfortable place for families and friends to gather together and relax.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Garden and terrace

    Garden and terrace

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bicycle Bedroom

    Bicycle Bedroom

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Lilac Bathroom

    Lilac Bathroom

  • View from the street

    View from the street

  • Pool

    Pool

  • Dining Room has vaulted ceiling

    Dining Room has vaulted ceiling

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Lilac bedroom

    Lilac bedroom

VRBO #249311

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Date last modified - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

€5,500 - €8,800 per week (EUR)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    14
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    6
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/24/2015
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+1 (650) 321-8078 (California, USA)

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