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A Magnificent Provencal Villa Set in Over 2 Acres of Private Gardens

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Last updated: 12/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 guest WC, sleeps 8-10 comfortably

Magnificent provencal villa nestled in an exclusive and peaceful area just five minutes away from the ancient Roman city centre of Aix-en-Provence, also Cezanne’s hometown. Gardens of over 2 acres. High quality furniture & fittings. Children are welcome! Extra maid service and babysitting available at request from caretakers. Strategically located and close to amenities. Twenty mins to the nearest beach, 30 mins to seaside Marseille, 45 mins to hilly Luberon, an hour to medieval Avignon, 90 mins from Cote d’Azur, 2 hours to skiing, 3 hours by fast train to Paris.
Huge, sunny & spacious living room & library with French doors opening to lovely views of the garden. Central underfloor heating and over sized fireplace. Fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional Rossiers stove with double oven. Cable TV with Home cinema and a large selection of movies to choose from. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool 9x5m and parking area. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house.
Accommodation: Five bedrooms (Room 1 - King-size four-poster bed; Room 2 Queen size bed, Room 3 - single bed; Room 4 across terrace – Queen size bed; Downstairs Room 5 – one Queen size bed). Sleeps 8 comfortably. Extra folding beds available. High quality furniture and fittings. One luxury walk-in shower suite with rain shower, and a second bright and cheerful bathroom, both with separate vanity and WC. Room 4 has a separate ensuite bathroom. Guest toilet downstairs. Hairdryers in double bedrooms. Central underfloor heating.
Library with a large selection of books with French doors opening to lovely garden views. Separate study room.
In case of more guests, there are charming B&Bs conveniently located near the house. Caretakers live adjacent in case of assistance. The house has an alarm system. Electric gates. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house
Surroundings: Huge, sunny and spacious living room with French doors opening to lovely views of the garden and pool. Beautiful gardens. Good for relaxing, playing 'hide n seek' or afternoon 'petanque'. Central underfloor heating and over sized fireplace. Fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional French stove with double oven. Large breakfast table. Includes dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, and food processor. Separate utility area includes drier and washing machine.
TV and DVD player and a large selection of movies to choose from. Cable/Satellite TV and family board games. Large dining table for 8. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool and parking area. Forest walks a minute away.
Tennis and picnic grounds nearby (cold box & picnic equipment available). Also Biking, Forest Walks, Horse riding, heated public pool, hot air ballooning, gliding, parachuting, go-cart racing nearby. Outdoor markets and shopping five minutes away. 4 adult size bikes and 2 child size bikes are provided for guest use. Guests are asked to return them in clean and working condition.
Festivals & Markets: Famous during the summer, the Festival d'Aix comes alive, taking place where numerous concerts, operas, plays and art exhibitions will be held around the area. Early bookings to choice events are recommended - this is a much coveted event for french locals and tourists, alike.
In summer food and flea markets open almost every day. The colours, sights and smell of Provence are Mediterranean and exotic - something one must experience at least once in a lifetime! In October, the truffle festival is famous, where chefs from all over the world come for their year's supply of truffles in the town of Rognes, just 40 minutes away from the property.
Marseille is recognised as one of the leading European capitals of culture 2013. A short car ride, approximately 15 minutes away, From food, art, exhibitions and performance, Marseille offers guests a delightful and unique Mediterranean experience.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/24/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Chambre de Belle Saison: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Chambre de 'Philippa': 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Extra folding beds on request...moreless

  • Chambre de 'Miguel': 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Chambre D'Amis: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Chambre de 'Antonio': 1 double

    Extra folding bed on request...moreless

  • I king size bed, 3 doubles, 1 single, 2 extra beds, 1 cot

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Extra maid or babysitting services available by request from caretakers. Cold box, boules set, and board games available on loan. Pool towels also provided. Kitchen equipped with large breakfast table, dining room with table, as well as outdoor dining furniture available. Starter kits containing milk, bread, butter, soap and loo paper are provided. However, guests are expected to buy their own amenities....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

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

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. Modern appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,382
High
Apr 8 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,537
Peak
Jun 10 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,551
High
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,537
Low
Sep 30 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,382
Peak
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,551
Low
Jan 6 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,382
High
Mar 31 - Jun 15, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,537
Peak
Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,551
High
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,537
Low
Sep 29 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,382
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,537

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,046.16
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

For technical reasons, the Availability Calendar cannot reflect same dates per period for beginning/starting dates. Therefore please note ALL bookings always start on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday. Please note High season rates apply for the Christmas and New Year holiday weeks. Please refer to the owner for actual rates.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

18 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseiile Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
23 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
la Jolettes, Marseille
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Aix Les Milles
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
TGV Aix-en-Provence
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Autoroute
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Village of Les Milles
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

'La Residence' is a beautiful property set in over 2-acres of lawns and garden. Surrounded by mature oak and pine trees and beautiful olive orchard with 300-year old trees (ideal for sitting under and reading a book with a glass of something to your fancy), you will discover the peace and beauty of Provence whilst benefiting from the convenience of having restaurants, farm and village shops, only a few minutes away.

Ideal family home - children are welcome!

Extra maid, babysitting and Chef service available by request.

The house has been designed and fitted with thought and detail to make sure every stay is memorable and frustration free.

Some of the most breathtaking and fun destinations are within 40 miles. A few minutes away, ‘le grand marché’, the Aix-en-Provence market is a not-to-be missed experience. And when you've had enough of driving, a lazy day by the pool, reading in the library or dining under the gazebo as the long, summer days, draw to a close, will nourish the soul. For the more energetic, we recommend hide-and-seek in the gardens or a post-lunch game of Petangue.

A short car ride away, Marseille offers a host of cultural and artistic events across the year.

From food, art, exhibitions, architecture and stunning rural beauty, Provence offers guests an unrivaled Mediterranean experience - and La Residence a fabulous country villa to explore it from.

Other Activities: golf, fishing (brown trout in the local river - rods and tackle provided), climbing & trekking, parachuting, gliding, white-water rafting, go-cart, picnics and Forest Adventure (flying fox and swinging through the trees).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: La Residence is a very special place to friends, family and invited guests. As my children grow older and start to plan their own adventures La Residence remains the one anchor to our frenetic travelling lives. La Residence is not a typical rental home. We maintain it with love and care and enjoy sharing it with thoughtful guests.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Sud, Aix-en-Provence, France:
Pass through the bold iron gates and up the long sweeping drive and the property tells you, you have arrived at your destination. Choose a sheltered spot in the garden and you can be alone in your Provencal bliss. Not another building in sight and the only sound the cicada playing their symphony and the wind catching the proud oak tress. But Oh wait... no... a bottle of milk... no problem, walk down to the farm shop at the bottom of the lane and dinner supplies are replenished.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
If you want to be energetic and explore the region (almost) everything you would hope to see and do is just a 30-minute drive away. There is something from everyone, of all ages. And when you want to relax, read, swim, play, explore there is a beautiful garden to call your own.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/24/2016

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Photos

  • Cooling moments from the Provencal sun

    Cooling moments from the Provencal sun

  • Beautiful provencal gardens

    Beautiful provencal gardens

  • Typically large Provencal family kitchen

    Typically large Provencal family kitchen

  • From the terrace - a terrific sun trap

    From the terrace - a terrific sun trap

  • Modern bathroom fittings

    Modern bathroom fittings

  • Gloriette in the garden

    Gloriette in the garden

  • From the gloriette in the garden

    From the gloriette in the garden

  • Salad somehow tastes better with olive oil from ou

    Salad somehow tastes better with olive oil from ou

  • Olive trees leading to the house

    Olive trees leading to the house

  • Take a short bike ride to the village

    Take a short bike ride to the village

  • Enjoy trout fishing in the village river

    Enjoy trout fishing in the village river

  • Spacious sitting area

    Spacious sitting area

  • Outdoor living in provence

    Outdoor living in provence

  • Master Bedroom overlooking the pool

    Master Bedroom overlooking the pool

  • Large bedrooms with views over the gardens

    Large bedrooms with views over the gardens

  • Enjoy the peace and quiet of the library

    Enjoy the peace and quiet of the library

  • Welcome

    Welcome

  • A lovely tunnel of trees as you enter the property

    A lovely tunnel of trees as you enter the property

  • Relax in the garden

    Relax in the garden

  • An environment to admire & enjoy

    An environment to admire & enjoy

  • Local village square

    Local village square

  • Bread, papers, milk, pharmacie, fruit... from the

    Bread, papers, milk, pharmacie, fruit... from the

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