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Lovely Country House - Two Miles from Center

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Last updated: 12/20/2013

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aix en Provence house description

Experience this beautiful university town founded by the Romans. It has immense charm, outstanding historic architecture, great food, hearty wine, bustling markets, sunny year-round weather, and an international cosmopolitan flavor.

It is quite accessible to Avignon (an hour), Nimes (an hour and a quarter), Arles (50 minutes), Marseille (35 minutes), and Mediterranean beaches (35 minutes), and just about an hour and a half to the Cote d'Azur. In opinion polls, it has more than once been voted on by French people as the town they would most like to live in.

The air-conditioned property is located in one of the loveliest areas of Aix, but only two miles from the center of town in a calm semi-country setting with large trees and beautiful Provencal vegetation. One can walk to the Cours Mirabeau (the Champs Elysees of Aix) in 35 minutes, as it is only 2 miles away or else there is bus service only 700 meters from the property. For those who enjoy nature rambles, in the other direction you can take a walk or jog to a 16th century tower (also about a half hour). T

The air-conditioned house is owner occupied a large part of the year and is therefore very well equipped and maintained. It is charming and well-furnished with 17th, 18th, and 19th century doors throughout. It features a combination living/dining room, an office, and a recently renovated fully-equipped kitchen as well as two double bedrooms and a sleeping loft for two people overlooking the living room. Two marble-tiled bathrooms (one ensuite), plus a separate toilet complete the house. There is a fireplace, flat screen TV in the living room..

A large terrace and garden surround the house which is located on a hill, and one climbs steps to reach it. The view from the terrace is exceptional. Off-street parking is available.

There is an extensive library with books for all tastes as well as a DVD player with a selection of English language films.

Keywords: House, parking, view, terrace, garden, charming, air conditioned, near center, calm, peaceful, quiet, nature, jog, jogging, walk, well-equipped, sleeps 6,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Not Suitable For Children:

                The house is on a hill and has steps, which could be a problem with toddlers. And it is not child-proof, so parental supervision is necessary....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                2 door refrigerator with freezing compartment...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                The burners are high-tech induction....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave


              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided


              • Video Library:

                English-language films are available....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Mostly classical CDs...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                The house is wired for wireless internet connection....moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There are table and chairs for 2 outdoor eating spaces....moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hiking
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Shopping
                  • Tennis


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Apr 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,600 €4,800
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 18, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,200 €3,800
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 7 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Recommended

                  Aix is an enchanting town with something for everyone. It has great medieval, 17th, and 18th century architecture along with bustling fruit, vegetable and flower markets, myriad restaurants and cafes, museums, concerts, theater, a wide choice of original version films (Aix is one of the best movie towns in France), a world-class opera festival in summer, a lively student population, proximity to Mediterranean beaches and beautiful countryside.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1976

                  About the owner: I spent my junior year abroad in France on the Smith College program, which began in Aix. I immediately fell in love with the town but never dreamed that it would someday be my home. I have now lived here for over half my life, and it remains my favorite place in the world.

                  Why the Owner Chose Aix en Provence:
                  This property is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Aix on the side of town which has been protected from development. Since the city has tripled in size in the last 60 years, the demographic pressure has been considerable. And although the development has been successfully done for the most part, there are few areas so close to the heart of town with such large properties and lovely homes.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This property has the advantage of being very close to the city but in a quiet and beautiful environment. This makes it ideal for people traveling together, perhaps sharing a car, but having different schedules. Some can rise early and have breakfast in a café in town, while others can sleep in late, take a nature walk or relax with a book under the fig tree on the terrace and join them later for lunch. This also would make it ideal for families traveling with teens or young adults.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english

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                  • Front Terrace and Garden

                    Front Terrace and Garden

                  • Aerial View Main House

                    Aerial View Main House

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Kitchen


                  • Entry Hall

                    Entry Hall

                  • Front Terrace and garden

                    Front Terrace and garden

                  • Front of House

                    Front of House

                  • Living  Room

                    Living Room

                  • View from the terrace

                    View from the terrace

                  • Bathroom 1

                    Bathroom 1

                  • Bathroom 2 with bathtub and shower attachment

                    Bathroom 2 with bathtub and shower attachment

                  VRBO #5952

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                  This listing was first published here in 2000.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                  €1,200 - €1,600 per week (EUR)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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