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Recent Provence reviews

  • A little paradise!

    "We spent 14 days in this in this gorgeous and comfortable villa in the most beautiful area of France. The villa is tastefully decorated, everything is in a good condition and very well equipped. The garden and the pool are wonderful and the view is magnificent! The owners Jacqueline and Eric and the housekeeping manager Christine are very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return !"
    Guest: Katja G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Highest Recommendation

    "If you are looking for the ultimate experience in France, Oaks and Olives is the place. The house is perfect: absolutely charming while totally modern and functional. The kitchen is large and well equipped (you can tell the hosts are serious about their food!), the living/dining space is large and comfortable, and with two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and two with a shared bathroom, there is plenty of room. One patio gets lovely morning sun and the other, overlooking the beautiful garden, pool, olive and fruit trees, is perfect for afternoon and evenings. The covered outdoor eating area is beautiful any time of the day. The location is a great balance of quiet countryside (house location) within easy distance of so many charming towns, all with great food and interesting markets. Hiking, biking, walking or touring around are all fun. Access is easy, whether within France or from elsewhere. The TGV (fast train) from Paris comes to Avignon (about 30 mins away) and the international airport at Marseille is about 45 mins by car. Over and above all of the practical info, the hosts' attention to detail - from time of first contact to property maintenance - is significantly different from any other rental experience. Personal, prompt attention is given to the rental request, additional information happily provided, tons of useful, local information is available in the house upon arrival and the house and grounds are beautifully maintained. This visit was my second to Oaks and Olives. I was fortunate to stay in 2012 and am happy to report that the adage "you cannot go back again" does not apply. It was even better on a return trip, which I simply did not think possible, so I am already thinking about booking again - soon! Cannot recommend more highly."
    Guest: Katherine852 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • A lovely comfortable home from home

    "Villa Briancon was everything its description promised - and more. It has the most magnificent view across to the old town and is extremely well situated, especially if you have a car (or two, as we had). The owners, Gilles and Isabelle, who live in the apartment below, were extremely welcoming and helpful without being intrusive and we quickly felt very much at home. The property, which was spotlessly clean when we arrived, is spacious and well laid out and was always warm with plenty of hot water - particularly appreciated after a day's skiing! Everyone in our party (five adults, three teenage boys) agreed the beds were comfortable and plenty of bedding and linen was provided. The kitchen is well equipped, with every appliance and utensil you could need and a large supermarket and shopping centre is just 5 minutes walk down the hill for provisions. We booked our ski passes and hired equipment from the Briancon ski centre which is just minutes away by car but as it was the New Year week we were advised that it would be less busy to ski from Chantemerle, 3-4 kilometres up the road, and this area was our focus for the week. Providing you arrive reasonably early in the morning you can park close to the gondola station (5 euros a day) or there is a larger parking area (free) on the outskirts, a 5-10 minute walk from the gondola station, depending on how much kit you are carrying! The speedy gondola takes you up to the slopes and there's a good range of runs to choose from as well as plenty of cafes and this ski area kept our party (a mix of beginners to advanced intermediates) happy for the week. It was a pleasure to return home to Villa Briancon each evening and we have no hesitation in recommending it to friends or relatives. We imagine it must also be a wonderful base in the summer months - something for us to think about for the future?"
    Guest: Alan S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • Fantastic Villa in the Heart of Provence

    "We recently stayed at this villa and the property exceeded our expectations. We were a family of 8 adults and 1 small child, and the house was large enough so that we never felt we were stepping over each other. The bedrooms were large and there were 4 dining areas to choose from. The bathrooms were well equipped as was the kitchen. The gardens and pool were very well maintained and the water fountain towards the back of the property provided that Provencal charm. The house too had the French country charm with the modern day conveniences. We couldn't have asked for a more ideal property. Though we rented the property in September, we had the opportunity to use the salt water pool, what a treat! The close proximity of the villa to the village of Eygalieres meant that we were almost always in the village shops and bakeries. Central to the Rhone region, meant that day trips to Marseille, Cassis, Orange, Rasteau and Aix-en-Provence were easy and do-able. Some in our party even made a day trip as far as Monaco. Both owner and care-taker of the property were always quick to return our emails and the contract process went rather smoothly. Thank you so much Annick and Rachel. We would highly recommend this villa to those looking for a relaxing vacation with family in a prime central location. This place is special. We would definitly return if in the area."
    Guest: Alicia Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 7, 2014
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