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Ideally Located Delightful Family Home with Private Pool

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Fuveau villa description

The Reading Nook is a charming rustic holiday family home in traditional Provencal mas-style tucked away in the village of Fuveau, 15min south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25min from Mediterranean beaches. Centrally located, it is 60-90min from Cannes, St. Tropez, Nice, Avignon, Arles. The house is a haven from the modern world, providing a corner for rest, play, relaxation, and reading. The house has 4 bedrooms, 1 playroom, and sleeps 8-9. It is full of character, with hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, and simply but tastefully decorated with high quality fittings and fixtures. Spread over one acre, it has woods, fruit trees, large pool, hammock, and is filled with many adult and children's books, videos, toys. The Reading Nook is ideal for couples and retirees, a family with children looking for run-around space, two families sharing, or family reunion.


Arts: Aix-en Provence is the home of impressionist artist Paul Cezanne (visit his studio) and French literary author Emile Zola. Van Gogh painted his starry nights in nearby Arles and Picasso is buried next to Aix. The Aix Arts and Cultural Festival in the summer is a national French highlight and a favourite among Parisians. Matisse lived in Nice 90 minutes away, which houses his museum. Along the way, visit St. Paul-de-Vence, the artist community and see Chagall's stained-glass windows on the church.

History: In addition to art history, Roman and architectural history is very near at hand. The Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, one of the ten wonders of the ancient world, is one hour north, near Avignon, which was the site of the Vatican for 400 years. Medieval Baux-de-Provence, the 'prettiest village in France' and the Roman amphitheatre at Nimes, is still used (for bullfights), are within 60 minute drive. St. Maximum de Baume cathedral 20 minutes away is Mary Magdalene's final resting place. Abbaye de Senaque in the Luberon mountains 45 minutes away and boasts the most perfect architectural monastery in France, complete with lavender fields and lavender honey.

Physical Activities: Hike up Cezanne's mountain or go horse-back riding. Tennis is 5 minutes away. Fly a kite in the mistral wind particular to Provence at base of St. Victoire. Explore trails in the Luberon mountains fragrant with lavender and rosemary scents. White-water raft or canoe under the Pont du Gard. Ski the lower Alps 90 minutes north. Bicycle along the Tour de France routes. And, of course, all the water sports one could expect at the azur blue Mediterranean: swimming, snorkeling, sailing, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

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          • The upstairs landing is in bright happy Provencal yellow with fresh lavender from the garden hanging from the beams. All three bedrooms upstairs have slanted beamed ceilings. The Master bedroom is decorated in a warm blue/pink with blue and rose coloured Sanderson linen and curtains and has an ensuite bathroom. The middle bedroom has bunk beds and is painted in subtly different shades of blue, to reflect the deep blues of the Provencal sky and azure Mediterranean sea. The 3rd bedroom, in light lavender, has twin beds with French quilts and white furniture, for a feminine touch. The guest bedroom downstairs has a sloping cream, sleigh double bed and warm oak parquet floor. Extending from the living room, near the fireplace, is a little marbled hallway that leads into another room with a separate exterior door and French windows, which has been made into a playroom, stocked with toys and board games, and has a wrought-iron daybed with French quilt. Baby cot is available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          • All bathrooms upstairs have lovely deep Villeroy & Boch bathtubs, with Victorian-style Horus taps. There is a separate shower stall in the main bathroom, which is decorated in a bright Provencal yellow-orange ochre and bordered with delicately painted Porcelanosa tiles. A hairdryer is provided. The downstairs cloakroom/powder room is decorated in a beautiful Laura Ashley lavender toile print wallpaper....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Excellent guidebooks available at the home. Linens provided. Gardening, pool maintenance and utilities included. 70 euros cleaning charge for parties of more than 6, to be passed to cleaner. Long term lets available except during summer months. PLEASE NOTE: All booking and reservation documents, driving instructions, house guides, and most books and videos at the house are in ENGLISH. House manager speaks English, intermediate French....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Sofa Bed
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Child's Swing
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              Property Descriptor

                  • Detached
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holiday
                  Dec 13 - Jan 9, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,250
                  Winter
                  Jan 10 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  €1,150
                  Spring
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  €1,350
                  June
                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,650
                  July-August
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,850
                  September
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  €1,350

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €600
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Check in is Saturday-Saturday. Check in at 4PM. Check out at 10AM.

                  Cleaning fee of 70 euros for parties 6-7 or more than 3 bedrooms used, 90 euros for parties 8+ to be passed to cleaner.

                  Except during summer months, short stays and discounts for long stays possible.

                  Deposit of 20% upon booking (not 25% as the website says), which acts as confirmation. Full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marseille (Marignane)
                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Marseille
                  10 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Aix-en-Provence
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A8
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Cassis

                  Car: Necessary

                  15 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence, at base of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire, 20-25 minutes from Mediterranean beaches, 90 minutes from Nice, 90 minutes from Avignon and ancient Roman wonder Pont du Gard, Chateuneuf-du-Pape wineries, 45 minutes from Arles, Van Gogh's old home. Rustic traditional Provencal village, strong community, great September fair with international writers festival. Great walks, sports facilities nearby, 2 hours from ski slopes.

                  Other Activities: beach and sailing/all water sports only 25 minutes away, skiing 2 hours.

                  Golf: 5 minutes to Golf Sainte Victoire. Also Port Royal, La Fregate Bandol, Aix within 20 minute ride.

                  Ski: 2 hours to lower Alps and Ecrin national forest. Closest is PraLoup (90 min), day trip possible. Guide materials at house. 2 1/2-3 hrs. to Grenoble and Alpes d'Huez.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Bedroom 2

                    Bedroom 2

                  • Bedroom 4

                    Bedroom 4

                  • Outside Yard

                    Outside Yard

                  • 10m x 5m Pool

                    10m x 5m Pool

                  • Back terrace

                    Back terrace

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Bedroom 3

                    Bedroom 3

                  • Bedroom 5 / Playroom

                    Bedroom 5 / Playroom

                  €164 - €264 per night (EUR)
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                  5 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french
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