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Private estate, understated Elegance on 5 Pristine acres, Newly Renovated Chate

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms + Chalet, 4.5 Bath , wheelchair accessiblea acre park.pool

We offer discounts for groups of six or less. Please contact owners for more information.A private chef and concierge are available. The large pool and pool house and the extensive grounds ensure the choice of touring the surrounding area or simply relaxing is yours. The Villa has a private wine cellar containing approximately one thousand bottles which augments a professionally maintained kitchen. Cooking classes are available. Whether you choose to prepare your own meals, enjoy the surrounding restaurants or have our chef cook for you you will not be disappointed.

Villa Fontaine sits within its own private estate of five acres of wooded parkland, yet ten minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. It can sleep ten people in five beautiful bedrooms, and two in its private chalet in the grounds. You can host large parties around its terrace and pool house, with its own well designed kitchen. Ideal for family celebrations. Yet with enough quiet space to suit most moods. In certain situations we will accept reservations for a minimum stay of four nights. The appropriate seasonal rate applies on a pro-rata daily basis. Please note that the Villa and the surrounding space is a non smoking area. Guests who disregard this will forfeit their deposit. During the months of June, July and August we require a stay of at least seven nights. Our rental periods begin and end on Saturdays.

Marseilles International Airport 25 minute drive, TGV Aix-en-Provence rail station 15mins. (TGV Paris - Aix 2.5hrs). Car Hire available from both.

Within easy reach of Arles or Avignon Villa Fontaine is also well situated for exploring the south of France. West to the salt lagoons & flamingos of the Camargue, east to the wilds of the Gorges of Verdon and pre-Alps (skiing in winter)), and south to the colourful sophistication's of the Cote d' Azur, a pleasure to explore in the quiet of winter.

The palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Roman Arena of Arles and the tree-lined boulevards of the university city of Aix-en-Provence offer more local surprise and charm as well as quality shopping and a host of Cultural events for example the Aix Music Festival and Opera, Museums and excellent restaurants, The International Photography Meeting in Arles along with its Roman Theatre. system Due to security concerns we ask that guests make babysitting and taxi arrangements only through our concierge/housekepper. Uber and car services are not permitted.

More Details

Property Manager
Terry Buder, Karen Warhol
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

What makes this villa unique

The Villa and its five acres with the exception of the top floor is ramped and wheelchair accessible. There are two ensuite bedrooms, den/library dining room and kitchen and orangerie on the mail level.

Amenities

Plateau de Puyricard Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A private Michelin Star quality chef is available for special diners and cooking classes

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Private estate, understated Elegance on 5 Pristine acres, Newly Renovated Chate
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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A dream house

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed a week (June 2017) at this lovely home. An extended family of 9 of us--grandparents, 4 kids, 3 adults visited. We had ample room and the grounds were beautiful. Enough room for everyone to have space. Bathrooms are updated and big. House is laid out very well for privacy and big groups--3 bedrooms up and 2 down on main level. Also, my sister used garden house bedroom. Comfortable beds, great a/c in bedrooms. We ALL loved the pool & Nathalie was a dream! Nathalie was just a delight to work with, as was Karen--as we had tours/dinners/groceries all planned for us. Whether it's bringing baguettes everyday or giving us directions to Marseille airport--everyone, especially Nathalie, was so helpful. We wanted to bring Nathalie home with us after the week!

We took day trips to Aix, Loumarin, Cassis, Wine tours...Enjoyed a hike up St. Victoire mtn. We even visited the Villages of Automates down the road with our 3 younger kids. Yet, still enjoyed a couple of days just staying by pool and walking around the grounds. Flowers and landscaping just beautiful! Chef Ronald & Geraldine were so warm and friendly.

It is the countryside--so be aware that there's bugs in June and you are very privately, remotely located. It was also very hot in June. However, everything within a 30min, 1 hour or 2 drive, and once you find the house--it's a great location.

Well worth it, and hope to book it again! A dream!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you so much. Managing a property such as Villa Fontaine require the dedication of many people . Villa Fontaine is fortunate to have Natalie and guests like Janie and her family.
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing! The villa is beautiful, the swimming pool - excellent, and the area is breathtaking. we will come again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yoni, and his family were our first guests from Israel. They stayed two weeks at VF and we very much enjoyed having them. Opening our home to people from all over the world provides us with a wonderful experience as well. Thank you for joining us in provence.
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Idyllic Villa Fontaine

  • 5 of 5

We spent an idyllic summer in Provence at Villa Fontaine. From the park-like landscaped grounds, to the lovely but comfortable living areas to the chef designed kitchen, it was experience to savor.

The promixity to Aix, Avignon, the Luberon Villages and Cassis on the coast provided plenty of opportunities to explore but one hesitates to leave the relaxing and beautiful Villa. From days by the pool, to shopping the weekly markets in Aix, Gordes and St. Remy - our days were filled with happy experiences with family and friends.

Nathalie, the house manager and conceirge, was ever present to ensure all ran smoothly during our stay - from ensuring the continuing beauty of the house to providing tips for tours and restaurants. She is outstanding, considering every aspect of your stay and is quite thoughtful regarding your needs.

A Michelin starred chef is available (if you book far enough in advance) to provide memorable, delicious evenings in the home.

Lucky you if you are able to book Villa Fontaine. You are in for a wonderful, treasured experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, her family and friends, spent seven weeks at Villa Fontaine this summer.Her respect for and appreciation of the property and especially our staff was truly remarkable. We hope she returns in the future. Thank you Anne.
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Wonderful house great caretaker

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful, clean and with all the amenities you would need. Nathalie the caretaker was always available to give tourist advice and helpful with everything. I highly recommend this house for anyone fortunate enough to be planning a vacation in Aix.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home to experience Provence

  • 5 of 5

Eight friends rented the Villa Fontaine and we all just loved our stay. It is a beautiful, clean, elegant home. Relaxing at the pool, pizza party, cooking in the fabulous kitchen, it was just perfect. Nathalie was such a help to us directing our forays into the countryside. We wished the internet worked, but maybe that was a blessing!! It is hard to find but, once you do, it is hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that they had difficulty signing on to the internet, it took Susan and her friends a few hours to sort out. It was working earlier in the day.
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Perfect Provence Trip

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us traveled from the Metro DC area to meet up with friends who had recently moved to France. We were there to celebrate several 50th birthdays and friendship. The house was just a it was pictured on the website and even more beautiful in person. Many nights were spent next to the pool or at outdoor living space next to the pool. We did take advantage of the opportunity to have a sommelier and private chef come in on two separate evenings. Paul our sommelier was from Great Brittan and was well traveled with knowledge of both American and European wines. His 12 tastings from different regions adjacent to the Rhone River were delicious. The following night Chef Ronald came in to prepare a 4 course meal for our 50th birthday celebration. What a treat that was! He prepared an amazing meal for all of us...and the truffle au-gratin potatoes, were to die for! The other nights, we used the expansive kitchen which allowed us to cook some fast and easy meals with clean up being a breeze (for 12 people) with 2 dishwashers and 2 sinks!

The house was perfectly located to have wonderful day trips to a new place every day. Nathalie our concierge extraordinaire could not be more accommodating with her time, energy and suggestions on where to go.

It is a perfect place to share with good friends or family. Thank you again Karen and Terry for opening up your beautiful home to us and allowing us an adventure that will not soon be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Marseille-Provence Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pont Royal
Nearest Train
15 Miles
TGV Provence Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A9, DN7
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Marseille
Car: necessary

6 kilometers from Aix en Provence.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

In certain instances we will accept four day minimum stays.
A $1500.00 security deposit is required to be returned within two weeks if no;
damage has occurred . All payments are by Bank to Bank wire transfer; or if you prefer you may use the Homeaway payment system. There is a charge of 3% if you choose to pay by credit card. All payments are in USD a 2 % currency exchange fee is charged if payment is made in another currency. We offer discounted rates for groups of eight or less, please contact owners for more information

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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