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Magnificent View with a Pool Near Aix-En-Provence.


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015
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Magnificent View with a Pool Near Aix-En-Provence.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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.


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.


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.


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.

Keywords: Aix-en-Provence, villa, mas, charm, pool,Var, luxury house, contemporary house, summer house, vacation rental, house to rent, vacation home,no chlorine pool, infinity pool, view, hills, vineyards, Saint-Maximin, Aix TGV, sleeps 8.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Francoise (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2015

About Francoise

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

Why Francoise chose Aix-En-Provence

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
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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based on 12 traveler reviews

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Magnificent View with a Pool Near Aix-En-Provence.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, I am so happy that you had a great stay at La Calisanne. We will continue to do our best to provide the best comfort possible to our guests. You are always welcome!
Munich Germany

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for telling what you liked in the property and surroundings. I am.really happy that you had a great vacation here. I hope to have you here one more time, you are always welcome.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Memorable Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Natasha, I am happy that you had a nice stay in my property. I hope I will have the opportunity to welcome you again, in La Calisanne or in one of our other properties.
northern california


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victoria, I am so happy that you enjoyed the property and the area so much and has a nice vacation.
San Diego, California

An American Lady

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara, I am happy that you had a great vacation and felt so good in the property. We try our best to provide you with the maximum comfort. Some details about the touristic sites. Although the property is away from the touristic crowds you are 12' from Saint-Maximin and its famous XI th Century Basilique containing the rests of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, 35' from Aix-en-Provence, the Cézanne's mountain Sainte Victoire and the Cours Mirabeau, 35' from the Abbaye du Thoronet. You can reach Marseille and its Vieux Port and calanques, the impressive Gorges du Verdon in 50'. The nearest beach is at 45' (Hyères), Cannes is 1h15 and Saint-Tropez 1h30.

The Perfect Souther France Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Café des sports (Bras)
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Petite Maison de Bras
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


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Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €150
Refundable damage deposit €1,000
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Aix-En-Provence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separated toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Separated toilet.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Double sink - Rainfall shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 X 90 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 X 80 cm
  • King size beds (1) 2 king beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin beds. + 1 baby bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
skype phone, 2 fridges with freezer, blender coffemaker, nespresso coffemaker, breadmaker, toaster, home cinema, grand piano, large flat TV screen, 4 terraces with tables and chairs, induction hobs, air conditioning in every room and every bedrooms (heat pump), baby bed, 4 en suite bathrooms, automatized gate, illuminated garden with oak trees and olive trees, heated pool by heat pump.

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