STUNNING PRIVATE ESTATE WITH AUTHENTIC 1803 BASTIDE, MINUTES FROM CENTER OF AIX

Michael L. Tevis

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Michael L. Tevis

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STUNNING PRIVATE ESTATE WITH AUTHENTIC 1803 BASTIDE, MINUTES FROM CENTER OF AIX

Aix-En-Provence Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 6 Bedroom/4.5 Bath Main House 2 GuestHouses (Sleeps 14)

AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE

La Belle is for those seeking the ideal South-of-France experience. The estate features a large ancient Provençal bastide (5,400 square feet) that has been modernized, with its authenticity, history and charm preserved. There are two separate guest houses as well. All of the essentials exist for a perfect holiday in Provence right out of the movies such as 'A Good Year': beds imported from the USA, duvets and high thread count sheets, cook's kitchen, beautiful pool, soccer field, tennis court, boule court, and 200 year old Plane trees that provide shade for dining and entertaining on a massive gravel courtyard. The setting is a totally private 7 acres, but incredibly, the bustling center of Aix is only 10 minutes away. Additional photographs can be found at: strikingly.com/aixlabellebastide

This property consists of the 6 bedroom/4.5 bathroom 'Maison Principal', finished in 1803 with 2 foot thick walls, tall ceilings, ancient flooring & original doors, windows and shutters. It is a truly authentic Provençal bastide, facing due south with 3 floors of occupancy. The kitchen is equipped for both family living and catered entertaining: Two huge ovens, 10 burners, 2 dishwashers, microwave, 2 large Lieberr refrigerators, 'Nespresso' and coffee/tea pots, plus storage cabinets. silverware, cooking utensils and appliances, Provençal linens, serving pieces, lots of wine glasses and simple white ceramic dinnerware are all provided. Directly off the kitchen is a stunning, covered dining area with a fireplace and pizza oven. There is a dining room which seats 12, living room, two family rooms, and a media room. There is a full laundry room with washer and dryer as well as a line-dry area if you want to live like a local!

There are six lovely bedrooms and 4 1/2 Bathrooms that are basic, very functional, and for the most part, original. There are two guest houses, one with two bedrooms/1bath and one with one

bedroom/1bath.

The exterior grounds are georgeous. The main automatic gated entry and gravel driveway have magnificent presence. The main house and massive Plane trees come into view. To the right of the house is an enormous lawn, the 12.5 meter pool and pool house (changing rooms, bar and bathroom), then down to the tennis and boule courts and soccer field (with Mulberry and Olive trees). Landscaping is mature and the ancient Plane trees in front of the Bastide are breathtaking.

The Parker family manages the property and they make holidays memorable for all of La Belle guests. They speak English and French and can help advise and arrange any kind of excursion.

Please Feel free to call or email if you need additional information or photos.

The Grounds:

· Two Formal gated entries, one Main entry with security camera and automatic opening mechanism and one Service entry.

· Park like setting on 2.8 Hectares (Approximately 7 acres) with spectacular Plane Trees shading house and dining areas.

· Tennis Court with Tennis House which is equipped with dressing rooms.

· Pool with Pool House with wet bar, changing rooms and bathroom.

· Teak pool furniture including dining table/chairs

· Regulation Boules de Petanque court.

. Soccer filed with goals

· Outdoor Kitchen/Dining area with fabulous pine farm dining table and chairs accommodating 12 people comfortably. Plus pizza oven and huge stainless steel Webber gas BBQ.

· Outdoor lighting of walkways, dining areas and recreation sights.

· Large Guest Parking Areas in service area.

· Location is unique in that the property is surrounded by farmland, but only 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence and its historic main boulevard, Cours Mirabeau, with its great 'Rotonde' fountain.

The property is quiet and very private.

· 15 minutes to TGV and 25 to Marginane-Marseille International Airport. Direct access of to the house is via a small gravel road which terminates approximately 300 meters after the property. This creates a very private entry with little traffic.

Main House

* 6 beds and 4.5 baths

* Master Bedroom, 1 king

* #1 Guest Room, 1 king

* #2 Guest Room, 1 king or twin.

* #3 Guest Room, 2 Twins or queen

* #4 2 Twin Beds

* #5 Twin bed.

Other amenities include:

· Pillow top American made mattresses

· American type shower heads with good pressure

· Totally equipped Kitchen with top of the line appliances including dish drawers, large refrigerators with wine storage and double ovens.

· Dining rooms seats 12

· Living room and family room, both with large fireplaces, plus additional family room and media room

· Laundry room with stacking Miele Washer/Dryer

· Children's play room/ movie room

· Media room + office with fax and wireless internet

· Wireless internet in the kitchen.

Guest Houses

· Guest House #1 - 1 Bedroom and 1 bath, Small kitchenette, king bed

. Guest House #2 - 2 Bedroom and 1 bath, king and two twins

· Property Managers, The Parkers, reside on-site and are English and French speaking.

· Sports equipment including bicycles, and vespa rental is negotiable.

· House cleaner 3 days per week included, 3 hours daily.

· Gardener/Pool maintenance included

Keywords: Beautiful & Private Estate, Close to Aix Center

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Michael L. Tevis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, english
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We live in California with our four children and love to travel.

Michael L. Tevis purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

We lived at La Belle for 2 years, from 2007-2009 and it was one the best things we have ever done as a family. We relocated back to California in 2009. Life in Aix is fantastic and our house serves as an amazing base to explore Provence and all of Europe.

La Belle is within 10 minutes of all the metropolitan assets of central Aix including world-class theater, dance, shopping and schools. However, it is in the quiet countryside, so the location benefits from the best of both worlds.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

STUNNING PRIVATE ESTATE WITH AUTHENTIC 1803 BASTIDE, MINUTES FROM CENTER OF AIX
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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STUNNING PRIVATE ESTATE WITH AUTHENTIC 1803 BASTIDE, MINUTES FROM CENTER OF AIX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167739vb
(650) 464-9299 (California, USA)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Alamo, CA
5

AWESOME VACATION!!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Michael:

I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at the Bastide during our 2 week stay in June. We took home so many wonderful memories...we laughed alot, cooked pizzas in the pizza oven and drank lots of good wine! Ben and Mary were fantastic...they gave us lots of ideas on where to go and we will always remember that they got married on June 26, which is our daughter's birthday! We visited Mary at her winery and sent home several bottles of wine. It was also so convenient having the TGV station so close. We took day trips into Marseille, Avignon and then drove to Nice and Cannes and made a stop in Montecarlo to try our luck at the casino! Our daughter loved hanging out with Owen...if she could, she would have taken him home with us! And the home was absolutely incredible!! Everyone was able to have their own space and bathroom, and we enjoyed playing ping pong and baseball in the amazing field.
Thanks again for a wonderful time...we are still talking and laughing about our family trip!!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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STUNNING PRIVATE ESTATE WITH AUTHENTIC 1803 BASTIDE, MINUTES FROM CENTER OF AIX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167739vb
(650) 464-9299 (California, USA)
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Malibu
5

SUMMER 2010

  • 5 of 5
Michael, we are back from France and had a great time. Our Paris accomodations were undergoing unexpected renovation, so arriving at your fantastic place in AIX was a trip saver. It was warm during our stay so we spent a great deal of time relaxing at the pool and swimming. There were 8 of us, most of whom loved cooking, so we spent wonderful times shopping at the markets and then eating and drinking wine outside. Mary and Ben were lovely people and gave us good advice on where to go. We visited Mary at the winery (just like home), drove to Roussiollon one day and to Cassis on another where one of my relatives got to join the rowing team, We loved Owen who became a temporary member of our family.
I can't thank you enough for offering your house to us. Take care, Anna
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Marseille SNCM
Nearest Train
12 Miles
AIX-EN-PROVENCE TGV
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A8; A51;D9;D7
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
L'Escale Borely
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Les Milles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Golf D'Aix En Provence-Set Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Le Mas Des Écureuils
Car: recommended

Nature walks in the area are fabulous. The bike ride to our local bakery or 'boulangerie' is approximately 5 minutes along a quiet country lane.

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Aix-En-Provence Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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PEAK: JULY & AUGUST
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€8,000
 
 
PEAK: JULY & AUGUST
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€8,000
 
 
HIGH SEASON: JUNE & SEPTEMBER
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€7,000
 
 
FALL SEASON: OCTOBER
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€6,000
 
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Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 490 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MASTER BATHROOM - toilet , shower , bidet , SEPARATE TOILET ROOM AND DRESSING AREA
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , LOCATED ON THE FIRST LEVEL
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , LOCATED ACROSS FROM GUEST ROOM #2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , PRIVATE TO GUEST ROOM #1, TWO SINKS
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • MASTER - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , CAN ALSO BE MADE UP AS A KING
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , CAN ALSO BE MADE UP AS A QUEEN
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    GUEST HOUSE #1 - 1 king
    GUEST HOUSE #2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , TWO BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, LIVING ROOM, KITCHENETTE
  • All mattresses are of high quality. The sleeping is set up for 4 couples plus children with two couples in the Main House and one couple in each Guest House. Two cribs plus linens can be assembled in the room of your choice upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
Notes:
We bought 'La Belle', this amazing and historic place, because it provides everything essential to a true Provençal experience. The house is ancient, though completely modernized and is very close to the center of Aix despite its private location on 7 acres. The drive in sets the tone with a stunning view of Saint Victoire, the mountain Cézanne never tired of painting. We lived here for two years with our four children and it was an incredible experience. We have a wealth of information about day trips and how to best coordinate them. We also have many local contacts for: dinners catered at home, dining out, catamaran rentals, skiing, art/sculpure tours, hiking, wine tasting/buying, golfing, schools, traveling around Europe via air and TGV, touring the countless villages, and where to go in Aix, etc, etc. But, be warned, it's very hard to leave the house!
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