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Owner

Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014
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LOVELY COUNTRY HOUSE - TWO MILES FROM CENTER

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Aix-En-Provence House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Experience this beautiful university town founded by the Romans. It has immense charm, outstanding historic architecture, great food, hearty wine, bustling markets, sunny year-round weather, and an international cosmopolitan flavor.

It is quite accessible to Avignon (an hour), Nimes (an hour and a quarter), Arles (50 minutes), Marseille (35 minutes), and Mediterranean beaches (35 minutes), and just about an hour and a half to the Cote d'Azur. In opinion polls, it has more than once been voted on by French people as the town they would most like to live in.

The air-conditioned property is located in one of the loveliest areas of Aix, but only two miles from the center of town in a calm semi-country setting with large trees and beautiful Provencal vegetation. One can walk to the Cours Mirabeau (the Champs Elysees of Aix) in 35 minutes, as it is only 2 miles away or else there is bus service only 700 meters from the property. For those who enjoy nature rambles, in the other direction you can take a walk or jog to a 16th century tower (also about a half hour). T

The air-conditioned house is owner occupied a large part of the year and is therefore very well equipped and maintained. It is charming and well-furnished with 17th, 18th, and 19th century doors throughout. It features a combination living/dining room, an office, and a recently renovated fully-equipped kitchen as well as two double bedrooms and a sleeping loft for two people overlooking the living room. Two marble-tiled bathrooms (one ensuite), plus a separate toilet complete the house. There is a fireplace, flat screen TV in the living room..

A large terrace and garden surround the house which is located on a hill, and one climbs steps to reach it. The view from the terrace is exceptional. Off-street parking is available.

There is an extensive library with books for all tastes as well as a DVD player with a selection of English language films.

Keywords: House, parking, view, terrace, garden, charming, air conditioned, near center, calm, peaceful, quiet, nature, jog, jogging, walk, well-equipped, sleeps 6,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2000
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
33%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2014

About The Owner

I spent my junior year abroad in France on the Smith College program, which began in Aix. I immediately fell in love with the town but never dreamed that it would someday be my home. I have now lived here for over half my life, and it remains my favorite place in the world.

The Owner purchased this house in 1976

Why The Owner chose Aix-En-Provence

This property is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Aix on the side of town which has been protected from development. Since the city has tripled in size in the last 60 years, the demographic pressure has been considerable. And although the development has been successfully done for the most part, there are few areas so close to the heart of town with such large properties and lovely homes.

What makes this house unique

This property has the advantage of being very close to the city but in a quiet and beautiful environment. This makes it ideal for people traveling together, perhaps sharing a car, but having different schedules. Some can rise early and have breakfast in a café in town, while others can sleep in late, take a nature walk or relax with a book under the fig tree on the terrace and join them later for lunch. This also would make it ideal for families traveling with teens or young adults.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Lovely Country House - Two Miles from Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lovely Country House - Two Miles from Center
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
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  • 5 of 5
House and garden more spacious than photos suggest. Most agreeable house to stay in especially eating outside at night watching the light change. Location is in elegant hillside area beyond town but just within walking distance - bus half way down hill usefully available to get into centre (fare 1.10). If driving into Aix, park outside/above the ring road and walk. Two supermarkets and boulangerie not far away half way down road into town. Fans in every room. Difficult to find house especially at night when you should approach via centre-ville not round the back. Aix smaller than maps suggest.

Try bathing places just west of Marseille at Niolon, La Redonde etc. Different. Martigues very dull. Carry le Rouet pleasant.

Bring a kettle. Some midgies. Few shops open on Sunday.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2006
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Marignane
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Cassis
Car: recommended

Aix is an enchanting town with something for everyone. It has great medieval, 17th, and 18th century architecture along with bustling fruit, vegetable and flower markets, myriad restaurants and cafes, museums, concerts, theater, a wide choice of original version films (Aix is one of the best movie towns in France), a world-class opera festival in summer, a lively student population, proximity to Mediterranean beaches and beautiful countryside.

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Rates & Availability

From €1,200 Per week

Aix-En-Provence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
€3,800
 
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Amenities

Aix-En-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 1 double
  • Double Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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