ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE IN THE SHADE OF A TALL FIG TREE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE IN THE SHADE OF A TALL FIG TREE

Aix-En-Provence House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Aix en Provence was founded by the Romans, and has ever since been a crossroads for those traveling from Italy to Spain and from the Cote d'Azur to Paris.

Enjoy the opportunity to stroll up and down the famous Cours Mirabeau, to sip a coffee in a sidewalk cafe while admiring the 17th and 18th century buildings lining the streets, to rub shoulders with the exuberant students, to shop in one of the liveliest markets in Provence, to sample the wonderful cuisine in some of the hundreds of restaurants in the city, or to taste the wine in certain of the wine-producing properties in the region.

Then return to the house and sit in the shade of a tall fig tree on the front terrace while enjoying a glass of local wine and a plate of cheese and pate. Or sunbathe in the back garden. The house is spacious, tastefully furnished, well-insulated with marble bathrooms, Italian tile throughout, overhead beams, and large built-in cupboards.

It has three roomy bedrooms, one with two single beds, one with a queen-size bed, and the other one with a double bed. There are two bathrooms, one of them en suite. The two larger bedrooms have French doors opening on to the back garden. The living room opens onto the dining room with an adjoining kitchen, both of which have French doors leading to the front terrace. It is light and bright. The environment is lovely.

The owner speaks both French and English, and can provide additional information.

Keywords: House, parking on property, wifi, near center, nature, spacious, terrace, garden, well-equipped, full kitchen, discount in winter, special offer in winter, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since 2000
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Speaks english, french

About The Owner

I am an American-born lady originally from Pennsylvania, but I have spent well over half my life in France, several years in Paris but most in Provence. I first came to Aix at the age of 19 on my junior year abroad. Within an hour of my arrival, I was euphoric, totally in love with the place. The town and surroundings are beautiful with great weather most of the year (300 days of sunshine). It has lovely medieval, 17th, and 18th century architecture giving it a historic dimension of which one is always conscious. And at the same time it possesses a large student population making it a lively place for young people. I am a recently retired university English teacher having spent most of my career at the university here in Aix. I have two French sons, one of whom lives in Aix and the other one in Brazil. We are a multi-cultural family and love both countries.

The Owner purchased this house in 1976

Why The Owner chose Aix-En-Provence

Listings #5958 and #5956 concern the spacious gate house on the property. I occupy the main house (listing #5952) most of the year, but spend part of the winter in Florida during which I rent it out at a discount. The property is located in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the town, and the location is one of the best features. It is in a quiet, semi-country area with beautiful, Provencal vegetation, but only 2 miles from the Cours Mirabeau, which is the Champs Elysees of Aix and one of the most famous boulevards in France.

What makes this house unique

The apartment is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the top of the Cours Mirabeau, so it is quite close to town. The city proper begins just 565 meters from the property and there is bus service just a hundred and 50 meters further. You can walk to the Cours Mirabeau in 30 to 35 minutes. Actually the location is one of the best features of the property, as it is on the northeast side of town, which has been preserved. Aix has grown from a population of 50,000 people in 1950 to 145,000 just 60 years later. There has been a lot of development to the north, south, and west. but the east and northeast have been spared. We have the advantage of living practically in the city, but in a semi-country setting. The property is ideal for families or for several people traveling together, who have different preferences and needs but only one car. One can walk into town in a half hour or else take the bus (at about 700 meters from the property). Early risers can go into town early and have breakfast in an outdoor cafe and visit the market, and those who prefer to sleep late can join them later for lunch. Those who seek the bustle of the town have immediate and frequent access, whereas others who prefer sitting peacefully on the terrace under the fig tree and sipping wine can do so when they wish. It allows for flexibility. Teenagers can rub shoulders with the lively student population in town, while parents can relax without being obliged to drive long distances to pick them up afterwards. And there are wonderful possibilities for walks from the property for those who love nature.

Please note that there is a wonderful discount for those who stay 2 weeks or longer The first week costs 1500 euros, two weeks cost 2700 (1350 per week), and the total for four weeks is 4500 euros (1125 euros a week as opposed to 1500). And the long-term, low season rate (minimum 6 months) is only 1950 per month (475 euros per week).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathleen;



We enjoyed the house, it suited our needs nicely. Did have trouble finding it, a little tricky around Aix in general, was dark when we arrived, we were hungry, then Voila? here is Brad home right behind us and took the girls into town for food for us. We were most grateful. The setting of your home is lovely, I'm sure it has many tales to tell. I was quite peaceful at the little table under the fig tree, and made that space my own. Thank you for allowing Amy the final day there, as it was not planned ahead of time but made it nice for her plans. Your son was very gracious.



Thank you again Kathleen,



Terry Cotterell and Paul Crossfield
Oct 2007
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Enjoy a Glass of Wine in the Shade of a Tall Fig Tree
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Enjoy a Glass of Wine in the Shade of a Tall Fig Tree
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
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Peaceful, pleasant and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, teenage daughter and my parents spent 3 weeks in Europe this summer. We had a wonderful time on our trip and had the opportunity to stay in a variety of VRBO rentals from Barcelona to Aix (of course), Florence and Venice. Kathleen's home was by the far the nicest, most comfortable place we stayed. We all agreed upon that! Kathleen met us upon arrival and gave us a wonderful orientation to her home. She also took the time to help us get acclimated to Aix including directions to the local super market, dates and times of the farmer's markets, and suggestions for local restaurants. She even made a reservation for us at her favorite bistro! The cottage was SO clean and comfortable. Everything worked perfectly and was in excellent condition. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed. The only issue we had while we were there was the internet went out due to a local storm. Kathleen went out of her way to help get the internet re-established, even letting us use the internet in the main house until she could get it fixed. The patio shaded by the fig tree is just as beautiful as it looks in the picture. The house is a bit outside the hustle and bustle of Aix but that was perfect for us. We took some lovely walks in the evening in the hills around her home. We were all sorry to leave this peaceful cottage at the end of our stay. When we arrived at our next stop my daughter realized she had left her dresses in the closet in her bedroom at the cottage. I emailed Kathleen and she mailed the dresses home to us! We had the opportunity to interact with many different vacation rental owners during our trip, some of whom could learn a few things from Kathleen about how to be a good host! She made us feel like we were her guests.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
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Great Place Close to Aix-en-Provence

  • 5 of 5
The setting is on a quiet street and only a 5-10 minute drive to downtown Aix-en-Provence. The Owner could not be nicer and more helpful and if you are uncomfortable with speaking French, this is the perfect place because the owner is originally from the US. The home is airy and comfortable and the kitchen is a great place to prepare the produce you bought on market days in town. Overall a great place to stay, it's separated enough to be quiet, relaxing and serene, yet close enough to Centre Ville to be very convenient.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Texas
5

Wonderful city and country life in Provence

  • 5 of 5
Our family was looking for a sabbatical home in Aix-en-Provence. We preferred to be in a house and in a quiet neighborhood, if possible on the outskirts of town in order to get a countryside feel. We were very lucky to find this property, and our stay turned out to be more wonderful than we anticipated.

The photos and descriptions provided on the website are very accurate. The rooms, including the kitchen, are spacious and furnished with good taste. We were able to make it our home from day one as the house is well equipped and maintained. The floor plan is well conceived. There are two large terraces on the property with garden furniture, and we spent a lot of time outdoors, eating and entertaining under the fig tree. The kitchen fireplace was ideal in the winter.

The owner, Kathleen, is wonderful. She responded to our inquiry promptly and gave us a lot of information regarding the house and settling in Provence. She is very pleasant, discreet, and helpful. She was prompt to get repairs done when something needed servicing. She became a dear friend.

The location is wonderful because we were on one of the most beautiful hills overlooking the city, with tall trees, large properties, and trails that allow you to go for a walk without even taking a car. And yet this country setting is only 2 miles from downtown. Down the hill are shops (supermarket, pharmacy, doctors' offices), and city buses service the area. Our children went to school into town only two miles from our house and from the gorgeous farmer's markets Aix-en-Provence is known for.

The city is fabulous with its narrow streets, restaurants, and many festivals and cultural activities it offers. There are many sites to visit around the city, with must-see villages nearby, and cities like Arles, Avignon, Cassis, and beaches that are only within a 45 minute drive.

Our year in Provence was wonderful, and we miss it a lot! We highly recommend the property, its charm and beauty.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
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5

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l & k smith
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for all of July, 2012 and it was delightful. The terrace is beautiful, quiet, and a perfect place to eat meals, enjoy a glass of Rose and cool off from the heat of the city. The house is out in the country, but very close to Aix, a total escape. The house is in good condition and charming. The owner, Kathleen, could not have been nicer. We enjoyed our month in paradise and would return in a heart beat.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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  • 5 of 5
My brother, my best friend and I stayed at this lovely home for two weeks in August and enjoyed the solitude, peace and tranquility that the location afforded us. It seems remote, but you can be in Aix in about 5-10 minutes. While we traveled around to various cities close by, it was always a treat to come back home to "our own beds" at night. We truly enjoyed our stay and the owner, Kathleen made herself available to assist us if needed. This is truly a beautiful part of France and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from it all.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Southport, NC, USA
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  • 5 of 5
Our 2 week stay in May, 2007 was delightful. The apartment looks better than the pictures - very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The owner is gracious and helpful. I certainly recommend this property and would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Marignane (Aix- Marseille airport)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Cassis
Car: recommended

Spa treatments at local spa, cinemas (many original version films - Aix is one of the best movie towns in France), tours of historic sights, many cultural activities including theater and concerts, a world-renowned opera festival in summer.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Aix-En-Provence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
€4,800
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
€3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€215
€4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300
Notes The cleaning fee is normally 85 euros but can be more if additional cleaning is required. The security deposit is generally 300 euros but can depend on the length of stay and the number of travelers. It is refunded upon departure if the house is left in good condition.
For short-term stays travelers pay one third of the total rental fee at the time of the booking. This sum is non-refundable should the travelers change their mind and not come. The rest is due upon arrival along with the cleaning fee and the security deposit. Utilities including wireless internet connection and parking are included for short-term stays. For long-term stays utilities are additional
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Amenities

Amenities

Aix-En-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Induction Burners -this is a high tech development. It provides cooking with electricity on a glass stove top for easy cleaning, but with all the advantages of gas cooking (immediate heat-up and cool-down and possibility of very fine gradations of heat delivered, so that burning is kept to a minimum.)
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