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A MAGNIFICENT PROVENCAL VILLA SET IN OVER 2 ACRES OF PRIVATE GARDENS

Andrew Thomas

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Andrew Thomas

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014
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A MAGNIFICENT PROVENCAL VILLA SET IN OVER 2 ACRES OF PRIVATE GARDENS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Photos and Description

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. TV with Home cinema Cable/DVD/CD/MP3 player& a large selection of latest 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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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Thomas (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2014

About Andrew Thomas

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.

Andrew Thomas purchased this villa in 2000

Why Andrew Thomas chose Aix-En-Provence

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16931
+65 -92738654
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

A Perfect Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5
This home is the perfect location to see Provence. It is a mere 5 to 8 minute drive to Aix where there are great markets, museums,restaurants and shopping. Marseille airport and the TGV are close by and easily accessible. If one has a car, there is no limit to easy day- trips, ours included Marseille, Cassis, Avignon, Arles, Gordes ,St Remy, Luberon hills and some in our party even managed Nice.
The house is well designed with a large terrace for pool and patio meals. A well treed property with lovely landscaping provides great privacy from surrounding neighbors but allows for various outdoor activities.
The large house is beautiful with sufficient room to easily accommodate group and/or solitary pleasures. The five bedrooms and three baths are separated into three sections, providing great privacy and quiet.The kitchen is a cook's dream with good appliances and ample room for comfortable meal prep while still being able to allow for others to congregate.
There is a great fruit and vegetable shop within walking distance where one can also buy wine, cheese and sweets if
a larger shop at Carrefour is not desirable.
The property manager Paul and his lovely wife are available when needed for advice, directions or help but are unobtrusive.
The only slight negative would be the rush hour traffic on the small road in front of the property-otherwise, everything was perfect.
We had the most memorable two weeks with family and friends and this house certainly helped to make it so.

A & B Hilburt-Canada
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16931
+65 -92738654
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Perfectly Provence

  • 5 of 5
When you arrive at La Residence, you can't help but be excited when those huge gates swing open and you make your way up the drive. Will the house be everything that was promised?

It was.

When I moved to Australia last year, I wanted to find the perfect place to host friends and family in the UK one year on. Somewhere we could relax, dine together and that the kids could play. This is exactly what La Residence offers.
The house is equipped with everything you could need, (with the exception of a garlic crusher and zester...I'm a foodie!). It's in a great location for you to explore surrounding villages and sites, and you have a cute fruit and vegetable market at the end of the road, as well as the well stocked Carrefour. So large, it should be classed a village in itself.

The bedrooms are well decorated, large and there are enough bathrooms to not warrant arguments. There are 4 double rooms, with the single room adjoining off of one of the doubles. This works well for a family with children. One of the doubles is situated in an annex, with a terrace separating it from the main house, and has its own bathroom. Perfect for anyone who doesn't want to be woken by little feet (and big voices) early in the morning.

The lounge area was hardly used, due to the glorious weather, but great for watching family films in the evenings. The house is full of books and some English DVDs too, as well as family games including a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle that had the entire family adding a piece here and there, as well as petanque and badminton, which we played on the lawn.

Dining outside for breakfast, lunch and dinner was easy. We did have to bring chairs outside from inside, but the table was plenty large enough for 10 people. The olive grove made a great setting for a picnic too!

Aix en Provence nearby (20 min by car) is pretty Provence personified, while I recommend a drive to Les Gorges Du Verdon for a family day of fun, and of course to the Cote D'Azur. It's all easily in reach if you hire a car. And you really will need to hire a car.

The roads around the villa offered good running terrain, while the local village of Les Milles (5 mins by car/20 min walk) has great patisseries for fresh croissants and bread, as well as a lovely little bar where you can sit in the square while they bring you cold drinks from across the road.

The caretakers live onsite, connected to the villa, but largely keep to themselves, and the cleaners are wonderful.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16931
+65 -92738654
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

FAB-U-LOUS

  • 5 of 5
Superb holiday location, good for all of the family, very relaxing and peaceful, but easy access to markets, places of interest and activities. We enjoyed the beautiful homely, well equipped house and spacious garden with fun swimming pool- would definitely recommend
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16931
+65 -92738654
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Amazing Home! Perfect Location! Fabulous Host!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and two other couples stayed here this past June for a week. This was our honeymoon as we couldnt take a trip last year when we were married. Our stay here was so much better than anything we could have expected. We were so impressed with the home upon arrival. I don't think the photos they have truly do it justice. The house is a bit larger than we anticipated and perfectly taken care of. I am a bit of a neat freak so this definitely suited my tatste. My favorite part of the house of course was the outdoor area and the pool, but the kitchen and the outdoor balcony were close seconds. The house is totally private you can hear the birds chirping in the morning, but also conveniently located to anything that you would need to fill up the fridge on your stay. We were so close to Aix and Marseille. One couple even took a day trip to St. Tropez. Be sure to add Cassis to the list of places you visit as it is absolutely stunning. Andrew was very professional and super quick and helpful with all of my inquiries. the housekepers have their own seperate home and can help with any recommendations of things to visit. The best recommendation they gave was to visit the Cahteau Pioline which is in town and gorgeous! We plan to go back either this year or the next with our immediate family. We couldnt have asked for a better trip and place to stay for our first visit in the South of France.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p16931
+65 -92738654
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5
La Residence is even better than the pictures. The location is perfect for touring Provence, an hour from almost everywhere. Aix is 10 minutes.You will need a car. The property is secluded and picturesque. The home is furnished very well and the caretakers are there to help but not intrusive. If you're lucky you'll get to see the wild pigs that cross the street nearby. Highest recommendation!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Marseiile Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
23 Kilometres
la Jolettes, Marseille
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Aix Les Milles
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
TGV Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Village of Les Milles
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
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 service and babysitting available at 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 nourishes 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 and performance, Marseille will offer guests a delightful and unique Mediterranean experience.

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

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Rates & Availability

From €2,275 Per week

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Nov 8 2014 - Apr 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,275
 
 
High
Apr 5 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,380
 
 
Peak (Booked before 31st Jan)
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,950
 
 
High
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,380
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €800
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.
We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking.
6-weeks prior to the booking we need the rental balance plus a refundable Euro 800 security deposit. We return the security deposit to you via telegraphic transfer with 3-weeks of the completed stay.
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Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • La Cabine Chef - toilet , shower
    La Salle de Bain des Jeunes - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Le Bain de Grand Fils - toilet , combination tub/shower
    La Cabine D'Amis - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Chambre de Belle Saison - 1 king
    Chambre de 'Philippa' - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Extra folding beds on request
    Chambre de 'Miguel' - 1 queen
    Chambre D'Amis - 1 queen
    Chambre de 'Antonio' - 1 double , Extra folding bed on request
  • I king size bed, 3 doubles, 1 single, 2 extra beds, 1 cot
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
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
Notes:
Extra maid or babysitting services available by request from caretakers. DVDs and CDs available for guest use. 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.

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