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Independent Guest Cottage in Grounds of Bastide walking distance from Aix

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The cottage is located in 3 acres of grounds of a magnificent bastide overlooking the impressive Ste Victoire and Aix en Provence. It is accessed via security gates and there is plenty of parking space. The kitchen is equipped with fridge , microwave/oven, a hob and a sink, table wear and cooking utensils are provided. There is a sofa and a TV and stereo are provided for your entertainment. The kitchen leads out onto the garden and outside seating area where you may like to relax and enjoy the local rosé! A wooden staircase leads upstairs where there is a shower room with a shower , baisin, and toilet. There is a single bedroom decorated in a typically provencal toile de jouy and a tastefully decorated bedroom with 2 single beds (or 1 king) . Fresh towels and linen are provided. On the grounds there is large salt water pool with deck chairs .

Our house is beautifully located within walking distance of Aix yet in a private and peaceful setting.

Keywords: holiday cottage unique setting

More Details

Rachel Bizot
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Rachel Bizot

My french husband and I and our 4 children moved to Aix en Provence from Oxford UK in 2010. We absolutely love it here and will be delighted to fill you in on everything this beautiful area has to offer. Waking up to blue sky and sunshine is a definite plus! Aix en Provence is a beautiful city within walking distance and yet the cottage and bastide are set in 3 acres of garden so one immediately feels on holiday!

Rachel Bizot purchased this house in 2010

Why Rachel Bizot chose Aix-En-Provence

This is our home and we are delighted to rent out our cottage and share the delights of the region with visitors . We love meeting new people from around the world and are very happy to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I am very happy to arrange language lessons, cookery demonstrations, guided tours.

What makes this house unique

The setting is rare so close to Aix and the views are beautiful . There is a boules for you to enjoy like the locals! The large saltwater pool is generally in use from April onwards. The convenience of the location. During busier months it is wonderful not to have to worry about taking a car in to Aix and access to the motorway is easy for visiting the rest of the area.


Nord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) or can be seperated into 2 twin beds, Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Independent Guest Cottage in Grounds of Bastide walking distance from Aix
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Aix en Provence

  • 5 of 5

Coming back to the comfortable studio at the end of a long day sight seeing was lovely. We enjoyed being away from the crowds in the town and relaxing with a glass of wine looking out over the garden and with the two well trained dogs looking on. Rachel and Jean were very helpful and even gave us a lift to the local shop when we arrived to get some basics - on a Sunday! If you don't want to walk to town there is a bus at the end of the lane which takes you to the centre.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday spot

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property based on the excellent reviews of past guests. We can only add that we too can only re-iterate the glowing praise that everyone had for the property and especially for Rachel and Jean, the hosts. The position is perfect just on the outskirts of Aix. We had a car but didn't bother to drive, as the walk was so pleasant. There is also a regular bus from the nearby council parking for unlimited daily trips to town for 2 euro. If returning to Provence we would stay again without a moment's hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Catherine I hope you had a good trip home and are not too jet lagged ! Thank you so much for submitting a review of your stay here in Aix. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself here and we only hope that you will come back and see us again there is still plenty to visit! It was a pleasure meeting you both . Next time Catherine I will organise a hike for you with plenty of artistic references I hope that by then Chris will have taken up painting ! Hoping to see you back here in a couple of years. All the best Rachel and Jean
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Overland Park, KS USA

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in the guest house of Rachel and Jean's property, and enjoyed our stay immensely. The location provided excellent access to Aix-En-Provence as well as being a good spot for various day trips we made by rental car. Jean and Rachel were very helpful without being pushy. The facilities were just as advertised and very comfortable. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting the Provence area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We were delighted to meet you both and very much hope that you will come back and visit us again. All the very best Rachel and Jean
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Probably would be easier with a car but we managed just fine without one. Could walk everywhere. Pool was a nice plus at the end of the day. Family was very enjoyable. Loved Aix and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope that the rest of your trip went well. Do please come back and see us again and don't forget your paintbrushes! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Kind regards, Rachel and Jean
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Lafayette, Louisiana

Great Experience in Aix

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment attached to home a few minutes by car from Aix en Provence. Family is lovely and friendly and went out of their way to assist in any way they could. Great location to travel by car from for a weeks stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back and see us again soon. All the best to you both, Rachel
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Wonderful family, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This was perhaps my best vacation property rental ever, and I have rented in several parts of Europe, from some very nice people. My daughter and I spent eight nights in Rachel and Jean's cottage, and loved every minute of it. The house is new, but with a traditional feel, and the studio is just the right size, and well equipped. The grounds are just as lovely as the pictures portray them, and the atmosphere produced by this family is friendly and welcoming, without being intrusive. We were asked several times whether we lacked anything, and Jean carried in my overly heavy bag! Jean and Rachel were very willing to give directions to the many destinations that my daughter and I sought to visit, and offered helpful advice when asked. The house is located on a country lane, down which my daughter and I jogged several times to town. It is just the right balance of accessible and secuded. The experience, in short, was just as advertised, and I couldn't be more pleased with my experience!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
marignane marseilles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
4 le set club
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
aix en provence tgv
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
cassis or sormiou
Car: recommended

The cottage is ideally located . It is in a peaceful setting yet walking distance from AIx the home of Cezanne and with many historical landmarks. It is ideally located to explore the region within easy access to the motorway , the Luberon, the gorges de verdon, Marseille and the calanques are very easily accessed.


Rates & Availability

Nord House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $43.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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