IDEALLY LOCATED DELIGHTFUL FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL

Chris West - Booking Manager and House Guide

Speaks french, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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IDEALLY LOCATED DELIGHTFUL FAMILY HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, sleeps 8-9, on 1 acre (4000m2)

The Reading Nook is a charming rustic holiday family home in traditional Provencal mas-style tucked away in the village of Fuveau, 15min south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25min from Mediterranean beaches. Centrally located, it is 60-90min from Cannes, St. Tropez, Nice, Avignon, Arles. The house is a haven from the modern world, providing a corner for rest, play, relaxation, and reading. The house has 4 bedrooms, 1 playroom, and sleeps 8-9. It is full of character, with hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, and simply but tastefully decorated with high quality fittings and fixtures. Spread over one acre, it has woods, fruit trees, large pool, hammock, and is filled with many adult and children's books, videos, toys. The Reading Nook is ideal for couples and retirees, a family with children looking for run-around space, two families sharing, or family reunion.

Arts: Aix-en Provence is the home of impressionist artist Paul Cezanne (visit his studio) and French literary author Emile Zola. Van Gogh painted his starry nights in nearby Arles and Picasso is buried next to Aix. The Aix Arts and Cultural Festival in the summer is a national French highlight and a favourite among Parisians. Matisse lived in Nice 90 minutes away, which houses his museum. Along the way, visit St. Paul-de-Vence, the artist community and see Chagall's stained-glass windows on the church.

History: In addition to art history, Roman and architectural history is very near at hand. The Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, one of the ten wonders of the ancient world, is one hour north, near Avignon, which was the site of the Vatican for 400 years. Medieval Baux-de-Provence, the 'prettiest village in France' and the Roman amphitheatre at Nimes, is still used (for bullfights), are within 60 minute drive. St. Maximum de Baume cathedral 20 minutes away is Mary Magdalene's final resting place. Abbaye de Senaque in the Luberon mountains 45 minutes away and boasts the most perfect architectural monastery in France, complete with lavender fields and lavender honey.

Physical Activities: Hike up Cezanne's mountain or go horse-back riding. Tennis is 5 minutes away. Fly a kite in the mistral wind particular to Provence at base of St. Victoire. Explore trails in the Luberon mountains fragrant with lavender and rosemary scents. White-water raft or canoe under the Pont du Gard. Ski the lower Alps 90 minutes north. Bicycle along the Tour de France routes. And, of course, all the water sports one could expect at the azur blue Mediterranean: swimming, snorkeling, sailing, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Chris West - Booking Manager and House Guide

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85186
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
4

Convenient, comfortable, quiet and worth the stay.

  • 4 of 5
We were visiting our daughter - an exchange student in Aix. Most of the time there were four of us in the house -- over Christmas we were eight. Space was not an issue -- cooked in on a few occasions, kitchen was well equipped. Handy to Aix (15 minutes to old city), less than 10 minutes from expressways and for day trips around Provence. Shopping handy -- either Fuveau village (5 minutes) or in Gardanne (10 minutes). The garden was huge and the pool looked great -- pity it was winter! Definitely a family oriented home.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We're glad you had a great time in Aix and Provence, a wonderful place to spend the winter holidays. We have good memories of our Christmases spent in Aix, and Fuveau. The home is intended for warm reunions with family, so we were glad you were able to make use of it as such. Best of luck to your daughter for her studies in Aix - it's a great university!
business
Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85186
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Wales, UK
4

Lovely property for a holiday

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here for a full three months in the autumn while children went to school in the village and I worked in the archives in Aix-en-Provence. This was a lovely property for fine weather, really well equipped for pool side and barbecue fun. Children loved the play house in the garden as well as the size of the garden itself, the swimming pool with lots of pool toys, and the main road location is very convenient. Shops, amenities all close by. Fuveau a pretty village and plenty of good beaches nearby. House manager very readily on hand and couldn't have been more helpful; problems fixed at the drop of a hat.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Marseille (Marignane)
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: necessary

15 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence, at base of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire, 20-25 minutes from Mediterranean beaches, 90 minutes from Nice, 90 minutes from Avignon and ancient Roman wonder Pont du Gard, Chateuneuf-du-Pape wineries, 45 minutes from Arles, Van Gogh's old home. Rustic traditional Provencal village, strong community, great September fair with international writers festival. Great walks, sports facilities nearby, 2 hours from ski slopes.

Other Activities: beach and sailing/all water sports only 25 minutes away, skiing 2 hours.

Golf: 5 minutes to Golf Sainte Victoire. Also Port Royal, La Fregate Bandol, Aix within 20 minute ride.

Ski: 2 hours to lower Alps and Ecrin national forest. Closest is PraLoup (90 min), day trip possible. Guide materials at house. 2 1/2-3 hrs. to Grenoble and Alpes d'Huez.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 
 
Early September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,550
 
 
Late September
Sep 15 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,150
 
 
Holiday
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Check in is Saturday-Saturday. Check in at 4PM. Check out at 10AM.
Cleaning fee of 70 euros for parties 6-7, 90 euros for parties 8+ to be passed to cleaner.
Except during summer months, short stays and discounts for long stays possible.
Deposit of 20% upon booking, which acts as confirmation. Full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All bathrooms upstairs have lovely deep Villeroy & Boch bathtubs, with Victorian-style Horus taps. There is a separate shower stall in the main bathroom, which is decorated in a bright Provencal yellow-orange ochre and bordered with delicately painted Porcelanosa tiles. A hairdryer is provided. The downstairs cloakroom/powder room is decorated in a beautiful Laura Ashley lavender toile print wallpaper.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , playroom
  • The upstairs landing is in bright happy Provencal yellow with fresh lavender from the garden hanging from the beams. All three bedrooms upstairs have slanted beamed ceilings. The Master bedroom is decorated in a warm blue/pink with blue and rose coloured Sanderson linen and curtains and has an ensuite bathroom. The middle bedroom has bunk beds and is painted in subtly different shades of blue, to reflect the deep blues of the Provencal sky and azure Mediterranean sea. The 3rd bedroom, in light lavender, has twin beds with French quilts and white furniture, for a feminine touch. The guest bedroom downstairs has a sloping cream, sleigh double bed and warm oak parquet floor. Extending from the living room, near the fireplace, is a little marbled hallway that leads into another room with a separate exterior door and French windows, which has been made into a playroom, stocked with toys and board games, and has a wrought-iron daybed with French quilt. Baby cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Excellent guidebooks available at the home. Linens provided. Gardening, pool maintenance and utilities included. 70 euros cleaning charge for parties of more than 6, to be passed to cleaner. Long term lets available except during summer months. PLEASE NOTE: All booking and reservation documents, driving instructions, house guides, and most books and videos at the house are in ENGLISH. House manager speaks English, intermediate French.
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