|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
You will find in La Calisanne everything you may be searching in Provence : the sun, the quietness, the sound of the cicadas, the freshness of a pool and above all, the light and the nature.
To understand the magic of La Calisanne, just read what one of our guest wrote :
'The house could not be more perfect, it has been beautifully designed and we have loved every minute here. My son and husband both play piano and the house has been filled with music. I have enjoyed strolling around the garden and also the views of the Bessillon hills that change by the hour. It is a little piece of heaven.' Sandra P., London.
A FANTASTIC LOCATION
The immediate surroundings are in the heart of nature (vineyards, hills, forests, scrubland) along a no exit road. Here, you may feel at the end of the world… only 3 minutes from the village of Bras, 35 minutes from the elegant Aix-en-Provence and 10 minutes only fromSaint-Maximin and its pittoresque market.
A LUXURIOUS CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
La Calissane is a traditional “Provencal mas” outside and a ECO-friendly luxurious contemporary house inside. Totally refurbished in 2009, the house has been furnished with love, offering you the state-of-the-art of comfort and amenities : a swimming pool biologically eppurated (without chlorine), air conditioning in every room (powered by heat pumps). Each of the 4 bedroom comes with a private en suite complete bathroom or shower bathroom with design tubs and faucets. The walls in polished concrete, the ceramic or wooden floors give them a very cosy and contemporary atmosphere. You will also enjoy high speed internet, satellite TV with international channels and home cinema. For the gourmets, the kitchen is equipped with everything they can dream.
PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO
You will start the day after a fresh, relaxing and absolutely silent night. The sunshine illuminates the house. Open the windows and have your breakfast on the terrace, listening only to the birds. Then you may choose to go for a swim in our infinity swimming pool. You will appreciate the softness of the water chlorine-free.
Or you may decide to go the village of Bras and buy some bread, fresh vegetables from local producers, newspaper, meat and everything you may need. On Wednesday you will experience the famous typical provençal market of Saint-Maximin facing the XI th century Basilique. You may visit the rests of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, yes, the one of the book, in the crypt. Or if you are there at the end of July, you will have the unique opportunity to participate to the procession : Marie-Madeleine is convoyed in the streets of the town followed by the habitants singing in provençal... a unique, quite impressive experience.
On other days you may spend hours walking in the beautiful streets of Aix-en-Provence and visit its museums, boutiques or enjoy the terraces of the Cours Mirabeau. This attractive and refined city is really like a small Paris.
You may also like to visit numerous vineyards around Bras and Saint-Maximin and taste the famous Coteaux Varois. Or go to the beach at Cassis, Hyères or Saint-Tropez. Or kayaking in the Gorges du Verdon. Or play golf at Nans-les-pins. Or go to Marseille, its Vieux-Port and Calanques and taste the bouillabaisse. All of this, less than one hour drive.
Plenty of our guests feel so good in the house and its 5.600 SQM garden that they are 'stuck' here by the incredibly zen atmosphere. For those who play and those who like to listen, the grand piano will provide you magic nights.
Marseille-Marignane airport : 60'
Aix-en-Provence TGV : 50'
A8 highway exit Saint-Maximin : 12'.
Nice airport : 90'
The next village is Bras, at 1,5 km. (Bakeries, 'tabac' selling newspapers, restaurant, pizzeria, creperie, butcher shop, small supermarket, bars, post office, little fresh market with fresh vegetables and fishery on Sundays).
Aix-en-Provence city: 35'
Saint-Maximin : 10' (restaurants, supermarkets, bars and all comodities).
Beach : 45' (Cassis, Hyères). Saint-Tropez: 1h15'.
Marseille and Vieux-Port : 50'
Golf, tennis : 16 km.
Gorges du Verdon : 50'.
Abbaye du Thoronet : 35'.
Hotellerie de l'Abbaye de La Celle (gastronomic restaurant) at 15'.
Many vineyards and domaines to visit nearby.
The house comes with a complimentary cleaning (4 hours) once per week. Final cleaning : 150 EUR. More hours of cleaning are available on request (13€/h).
Garden and pool maintenance included.
MINIMUM STAY : 7 days. Stays are from Saturday to Saturday.
DISCOUNT FOR 15 DAYS : -500 Euros. Price : 5.900 EUR.
Please ask the conditions for late check in.
No pets. Absolutely No smoking.
La Calisanne is carbon free and ECO friendly. No gas or oil are used in the property. The cooling/heating systems of the house and pool are powered by heat pumps. Cooking is electric low consumption (induction). The walls and the roof are state-of-the-art isolated. The water of the pool is biologically epurated through a no-chlorine BIO-UV system. The linens and towels are dried in the open air. The spotlights are low-consumption type. So may we ask our guests to take care and help us to preserve this exceptional environment.
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My husband and myself are frequent travelers so we know very well what is important in a house : the location, the light, the comfort, the quietness, the accessibility. Passionate with music, architecture, design, art and gastronomy, we are keen to share our taste and experience with other travelers.
Francoise purchased this villa in 2009
We falled in love with the place for the view, the nature and the absolute quietness. Nowhere in the world (and we travel a lot) we found such a zen micro-climate not far from a town. We built the house in 2009 and refurbished it thoroughly. For us, every day here is a delight.
Located in one of the most authentic countrysides of the Var, this contemporary ultra-luxury house facing an amazing landscape offers an exceptional quietness. You will enjoy an infinity no-chlorine pool, a design house, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a grand piano. All this, some minutes only from Aix and all the famous centers of interest in Provence.
La Calisanne is carbon free and ECO friendly.
We had a wonderful time at La Calisanne. Very pleasant owners to deal with and where any questions you may have from the time of booking to and during your stay are taken care of promptly. They have thought of literally everything and there was not one thing we would have missed or wished to be different. A special note also to the absolutely fully equipped kitchen, something we have never experienced throughout our many rentals and which is appreciable for someone preferring to cook a good lunch or diner. We found everything to be perfect for the house, ammenities and surroundings!
The house is located in a wonderful area, very quiet though close to the village. You won't miss any comfort here as everything has been arranged and thought of with great care. Well designed, bright and sunny interior with a lovely garden (plenty of lights at night if you wish so) and a superb pool which has an absolutely fantastic view. A great place to wind down, relax and enjoy the tranquility.
If you like to visit like we do, you have plenty of charming villages nearby within a short driving distance, the sea being less than an hour away and on your visits, you can enjoy one of the restaurants on your way or take a break and visit one of the many wineyards for wine tasting and to fill up your wine cellar again.
We highly recommend the house and place and will certainly retain it in our favorites for futur "Provence Verte" visits.
We (a Family with 2 Children) had a wonderful stay at Calisande in the Provence. Everything was as promised, the house itself has an outstanding view over the countryside, architecture and decoration of the house is excellent but with a very personal touch. The surrounding of the house is typical for the Provence with a nice situated swimming pool. Communication with the owner and hand-over of the maison was well organized. The house was cleaned, well maintained and all the facilities worked as described. The pictures reflect very well the house and it´s spirit.
We can highly recommend this house to anybody looking for a quite and preacefull stay in the Provence - a true vaccation spot for Family with children. However car is needed.
We recently stayed at this spectacular villa. Our party included two families with four children between us ranging in age from 9-13. The house is modern and beautiful with plenty of room for 8 people. Between the pool, ping pong, and bocce ball court the kids were endlessly entertained. The views from the property are spectacular and tranquil. Since Bras is centrally located in Provence, we were able to take some lovely day trips to Cassis, Aix and other local wonders. We found the property owners to be extremely helpful and a wonderful resource regarding the area. Still, everyone in our party agreed that our favorite times were spent at the house, relaxing by the pool, and eating long family dinners at the outdoor tables.
We would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone traveling to the south of France looking for a quiet and memorable get away.
We spent two weeks here with our young children and it was a treat! Every detail has been considered for a wonderful stay and the house is immaculate. The pool is perfect and views are amazing. The location is a great for making day trips to cities nearby in the region and then to return to a quiet retreat in a beautiful small town.
A gorgeously serene home in a quiet, well-maintained area of Provence, set among olive trees and lavender gardens. We especially appreciated the disappearing edge pool from which we enjoyed vineyard views, the many outside sitting and eating areas, as well as the lovely modern home itself with great beds, a well appointed kitchen and up to date bathrooms. Especially appreciated was the video and the booklets of information on the house that were most helpful. We visited several of the restaurants suggested in the area, spending a memorial birthday at an Alain Ducasse restaurant very close by. One drawback - and this might not be a drawback for everyone - is that the home is quite a distance from any of the tourist sites.
We were very fortunate to stay at La Calisanne from August 3 to August 23, 2013 with our two children aged 6 and 6 months. The house is about 1 to 1.5kms outside of the little town of Bras – we found the house close enough to have access to the café, boulangerie and farmer’s market but far enough from the town to have quiet and seclusion. We found day trips (Saint Tropez, St. Remy, Aix, etc.) very easy from this central location in the south of France. All the other small medieval and contemporary towns are only a short drive away (15-20 minutes).
The house itself sits on top of a hill and overlooks olive groves and vineyards directly below and mountains out on the horizon – to say that the views from the house are beautiful is an understatement. The house itself is a masterpiece as the owners have literally thought of everything in terms of conveniences and comfort and checked in with us on a regular basis to ensure that all was okay and we were enjoying our stay. Although the home has every modern amenity and feature, it still retains a rustic character and farmhouse feel. The home is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. Our favorite feature was the infinity pool which is salt water and overlooks the mountain range to the east. We were in the pool everyday as well as some nights (the pool and backyard are well lit).
I would recommend La Calisanne without reservation to anyone seeking a fun, relaxing and enjoyable family vacation and a place to call home in the south of France.
A grand piano with piano library is available, Music festival of Aix-en-Provence, Small and charming music festivals in the villages nearby, Village feasts during the summer, Fête de la Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin (end of July), Museums, galleries, antiques in Aix-en-Provence.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€1,000|
Child friendly. No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
No parties, this is a very quiet environment.
Minimum age of the renter : 30.
8 people maximum.
Stays from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in : from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Check out : 9 AM.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.