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Comfortable, Charming, Renovated Home W/Courtyard & Dipping Pool.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The owners are a french american couple that have combined charm and comfort. In the heart of Provence, this 18th century home, is located in the village of Fontvieille.
The house has two levels, a front and back courtyard and a small refreshing pool. (Optionally it communicates to an apartment described in #676445).

On the first level is a fully equipped kitchen with a Falcon stove, double sink with garbage disposal, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer and all cookware needed to prepare the fresh groceries from the village farmers market. A dining table to accommodate 6 guests.

Separated by a large stone arch and two steps, is a comfortable summer living room overlooking the flowery front yard.

Another stone arch opens on a second living room with open glass ceiling to the sky, a wood fireplace and on the other side the TV room with cable channels in english.

In the direction of the backyard there is a toilet and a closet with a washer and dryer.
The backyard has a shaded small pool (3mx2mx1m) to refresh after a long day of discoveries in the area.

- On the second level there is the master bedroom with a king size bed (180cm x 200cm), ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilets. A guest bedroom with King size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) and a small guest bedroom with a standard bed (140 cm). Both guest rooms share a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. At the same level is an exercise space.

- Optional Studio 50 m2 - Additional Cost - communication with the house to include 1 Bedroom with king size bed (180x200cm) and a sofa bed (140x180cm) in the living room. The bathroom has a marble Italian shower, double sinks and separate toilette. The bedroom and living room overlook into a private garden with westward exposure. The kitchen is fully equipped with induction stove, oven/microwave combined, dishwasher, and refrigerator. Internet and tv.

Fontvieille is centrally located in the heart of Provence. The surrounding area is known for its high density of art, culture, nature, music, hiking, biking, bull fighting events, local produce, wine, olive oil and cuisine.

Walk to the village in the morning to get fresh French baguettes and croissants. While enjoying your breakfast in the garden, plan your visit to the heart of Provence: les Baux, historical Arles and its famous Saturday market, St Remy, Nimes, Uzes, Avignon Isles sur la Sorgue ... Enjoy dining at local restaurants in the surrounding area.

In the main village square, there are two Cafés where you can watch the world go by and read the paper while you enjoy your morning coffee. The village offers more than 10 restaurants, 2 pizzeria, 3 bakeries (boulangerie), 2 butchers, 2 supermarkets, a pharmacy, a bank with ATM machine, and post office. There are wonderful farmers markets in the village twice a week on Monday and Friday morning.

After breakfast, you can take a nice walk to the famous windmill of Alfonse Daudet. Just 2 miles from the village, there are the remains of a Roman aqueduct and watermill. Take a bottle of wine and cheese to Les Baux and enjoy the sunsets. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, golfing, shopping, etc.

In case of emergencies, there is a health center with several physicians on duty.

Search Words: Provence, Arles, Fontvieille, St. Remy, Avignon, biking, hiking, les baux,

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    King size 180 cm x 200 cm...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Standard 140 cm x 180 cm...moreless

  • Guest bedroom 2: 1 king

    King size 180cm x 200cm (can separate in 2 twins (90x200)...moreless

  • Optional - Studio: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Additional Cost - Inquire with Owner...moreless

  • Master bedroom and Guest Bedroom 2 are equipped with AC and screened windows. Guest Bedroom 3 is north exposed and fresh from stone walls. Optional Studio 500 sqf (50 M2) - Additional Cost -#676445 Inquire with Owner - You can extend the house to 4 bedrooms by including a studio that connects with the main house. It has 1 bedroom with king size bed (180x200cm) and a sofa bed (140x180cm) in the living room. The bathroom has a marble Italian shower, double sinks and separate toilette. The bedroom and living room overlook into a private garden with westward exposure. The kitchen is fully equipped with induction stove, oven/microwave combined, dishwasher, and refrigerator. WIFI and smart TV...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shared by Guest Bedrooms 2 and 3...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom 2 and 3 share Bathroom 2.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    BBC, CNN, etc....moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    The region has many vestiges of Roman occupation and historical castles, churches and constructions....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Les Alpilles and les Baux de provence are just 5 minutes from Fontvieille with many hiking and biking trails among thym and rosmary....moreless

  • Village:

    The house is in the village, close to shops and restaurants. Bakeries, butchers, farmers markets twice a week, and cafes under the sicomores to drink Pastis....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Inside on an old oak table or outside on the terrace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes everywhere but rarely necessary since the house is built in stone....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Samsung...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    in the street close to the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Calls within France and to the USA are included in rental. Other calls will incur a fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    of course...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Samsung...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Guests can cook as owners, so fully equiped ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosh totally silent...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The owners love to cook with friends around so the kitchen is made accordingly and fully equiped...moreless

  • Microwave:

    yes...moreless

  • Oven:

    Falcon 2 electric ovens under stove...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rented in the village. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    the village is 45 minutes from Marseille where some guests used to rent boats for the day. Informations available in our House instruction book...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front patio is where we spend most time relaxing or having diner, surrounded by vegetation and flowers....moreless

  • Golf:

    Close by ( 4 and 6 miles) are two great golf course : Golf des Baux de Provence and Golf de Servanne....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    In the backyard there is a small pool with dimension (3M x 2M x 1M deep) conceived to refresh after long days. It is self cleaning like a normal pool and maintained by Jacky....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov-March
Nov 5 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,695
April-May
Apr 1 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,895
June
May 27 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
July - August
Jul 2 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,295
September
Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
October
Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,895
Nov-Mar
Nov 5 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,695

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

50% Rental Price Due at Reservation Booking

Remaining 50% plus security deposit is due 45 Days prior to Check-in-Date

Payment by electronic transfer or wire transfer.

Cancellation Terms apply (refer to contract). Recommend purchasing cancellation insurance.


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Location

47 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In town
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1/ Golf des Baux de Provence 2/ Golf de Servanes
9 Miles
Nearest Train
Avignon TGV 20 Min
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A7
Fontvieille, France
Nearest Restaurant
More than 10 restaurants
31 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sainte Marie de la mer

Car: Necessary

Fontvieille is centrally located in the heart of Provence. The surrounding area is known for its high density of art, culture, nature, music, hiking, biking, bull fighting events, local produce, wine, olive oil and cuisine.

Within 2 to 3 minutes walking distance, there are 3 bakeries (boulangerie), 2 butchers, 2 super markets, a pharmacy, a bank with ATM machine, and post office. There is wonderful farmers market in the village twice a week on Monday and Friday morning.

In the main village square, there are two Cafés where you can watch the world go by and read the paper while you enjoy your morning coffee. The village offers more than 10 restaurants and 2 pizzerias.

In case of emergencies, there is a health center with several physicians on duty.

After breakfast, you can take a nice walk to the famous windmill of Alfonse Daudet.

Just 2 miles from the village, there are the remains of a Roman aqueduct and watermill. The unique mechanism can be seen at the museum of Arles.

Below is a summary of charming towns and villages to visit.

- Arles (7 miles) is an historical Roman city with a roman amphitheater and Arenas still in use.

- Arles host annually the largest European exposition of photography "Les Rencontres d'Arles (July 6 to Sept 20, 2015). Other interest include Vincent Van Gogh Fondation, Arles and Provence Antique Museum, Saturday farmers market (the largest in Provence), and many nice restaurant.

Arles is also known for the the Camargue and bull fights.

- The Camargue is a island of 85,000 hectares between the two arms of the Rhone. It is famous for an ancient bred of camargue horses, pink flamingos, bulls, and marshlands.

- Saintes Maries de la Mer is heart of Camargue region has beautiful beaches. The region is known for bull fits in local arenas.

Les Baux de Provence (5 miles) is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Visit the Carrieres de Lumieres. It is a projection of art on the stone walls in an old quarry.

- Avignon (16 miles) is a French culture center. It is home to the extraordinary Papal Palace and the ruin of Pont d'Avignon. Every July, Avignon Festival host the renowned performing arts festival. You can enjoy shopping and dinning.

- St. Remy des Provence (10 miles) is a charming town with old sycamore trees, nice shops and restaurants. It is the home to the archaeologic site of Glanum.

- Paradou (4 miles) is a small village that has a restaurant frequented by famous french actors and actresses "Bistrot de Paradou." You must make a reservation.

Throughout the region, there are olive orchards and vineyards. Cote du Rhone is just 30 minutes away.

For the cyclists and hikers, there are many country roads and dirt trails to enjoy the beautiful natural park of the Alpilles, local vineyards and olive orchards. Bikes can be rented in the village of Fontvieille.

For the antique lovers, there are many antique events (brocantes) throughout the year in all of the surrounding villages.

- Marseilles (55 miles) is a city that is full of history and culture. There are many museums, restaurants, and water sports. Enjoy a walk along the beaches or through the old town. Dine at the local restaurant and enjoy some of the best seafood.

- Uzes (30 miles) is a small charming historical village that offers nice boutiques, restaurants and antiques. It is known for its Saturday markets.

- There are many nice vineyards in the area.

- Isle sur la Sorgue (30 miles) is specialized in antique shopping.

- Aix en Provence (47 miles) is the town of the South. It is known for its markets, fountains, buildings, old buildings doors, shopping and dinning. It is hometown of Paul Cezanne.

- Nimes (28 miles) is located in the wine region of Languedoc-roussillon. In addition to its wine, Nimes is known for the finest Roman French arena and best Roman temple "Maison Carrée". Also, the Pont du Gard authentic roman aqueduct is nearby where you can kayak.

- Cassis is a historic fishing port and is famous for its cliffs and the sheltered inlets called calanques. It has beautiful buildings dating back to the 16th century. Enjoy walks on the trails above and along the beautiful calanques.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: A french-american couple that met on an US Airways plane traveling from Charlotte to Paris. We have owned a summer home in Fontvieille since 2009. We love the region for its culture, history, people, cuisine, nature, local produce, wine, olive oil, biking, hiking, etc. We have many memorable moments and we hope that anyone visiting the region has the same experience.

Why the Owner Chose Fontvieille, France:
This property is perfectly located at the center of provence. There are things to enjoy in every direction for day trips. Sport, nature, gastronomy, history, archeology, shopping, wineries, olive oil mills, anyway you will not have enough time and you will have to come back :) It is in a village so all is walking distance. And the house is confortable and charming, see our guests comments.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/05/2016

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