Unusual Holiday in a Troglodyte House in Saint-Chamas.
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
You can rent this property for unusual holidays, in a picturesque dig (troglodyte or 'baumes') on a hill in Baou, Saint-Chamas (13), where the lagoon of Berre dominates as the main tourist site. This small Provençal village (7500 inhabitants), with it fishing harbour and marina, is close to the medieval village of Miramas-le-Vieux, Salon-de-Provence,and Aix-en-Provence.
The house is located in a protected place of Saint-Chamas, overlooking the small fishing harbour and marina. There is a superb view, from the terrace, of the lagoon and the village. 2 min walk, you can find shopping facilities and the centre of the village centre, as well as the hill for nice hiking discovering the village. This 60 sq.m house consists of 2 main rooms and small additional cavities (kitchen, bedroom/cabin, and shower room). Temperature remains constant all the year long, 18° (natural air-conditioning), ideal during hot periods, but it is also equipped with electric radiators if necessary.
In 1640, a large cave went through the hill from east to west. The house is well lighted during the day. The morning sun illuminates the courtyard, and in the afternoon the sunset illuminates the terrace. This house is very appreciated for clients interested in nature, rock, history of villages, hiking, fishing in the river, and the lagoon (The largest salt-water lagoon in Europe).
The uniqueness of this village relies on the troglodyte houses that were dug in the 'safre bleu' on the hill of Baou. Some of these caves (or 'baumes') are natural. The others were created by humans between 1610 and 1650.
Three levels of caves spread fro the road bordering the lagoon in the limestone layer where the medieval houses were built. Some of these have been equipped with oil mills. Other serve as ware houses, sheepfolds, store rooms, etc. For everyone who needs a port. The most antique dates back from 1610 to 1616.
They became inhabited at the end of the eighteen century.
This house has belonged to the Bras-Ravel family for 103 years. It served as a henhouse for grandfather, and was used as a shelter during the war of 39-35 and a house since the 50s. It has been restored by the owner (small sons) beginning in 2000, and it has been turned into a holiday house for family and friends. Recently, a private parking space has been built 5 m away from the entry.
The house, due to its location, is very sunny and ventilated, without humidity problems.
On the edge of the lagoon, you will find, depending on the season, swans, flamingoes, gulls, and migratory birds in the humid zone.
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Member since: 2000
- 60 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- That is: 1 Murphy bed (120x190 cm) in the living room + 1 bed of 140 in bedroom separated from the lounge by shelves + 1 cabin bedroom arranged with 2 bunk beds of 0.70x190 cm for children + 1 z bed for a baby, including comforters, cushions, mattress protectors, blankets, duvets, Storage space and walk-in cupboards ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Water Sports
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Towels Provided
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Washing Machine
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Raclette Machine
- Deck / Patio:
- Garden Table & Chairs
- Outdoor Grill:
- Tourism Classification
- Discount For Longer Lets
Rental Charges Rb
- Charges Included
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moyenne saison 2
Sep 3 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $160.00
- No additional mandatory fees
versement à la réservation 25 % du montant de la location par chèque, virement bancaire ou chèques vacances.
Le solde à la remise des clefs.
Le ménage du départ est assuré par les locataires, possibilité de le faire effectuer par les propriétaires. Forfait 45 €
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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There is a private parking space close to the house.
The village is located 30 min away from Marseille-Provence Airport and the TGV train station Aix-Arbois,
10 min away from Salon-de-Provence, 20 min away from Aix-en-Provence, and 40 min away from Marseille and Arles.
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