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Charming cottage in Provence, private pool and garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 13 nights


About the property

Single storey house (handicapped +), high level comfort and equipment

Typical Provencal house located on the outskirts of Salon de Provence in a very quiet residential area.

Private access from the entrance gate.

All rooms (3) are totally independent, each having its own bathroom and toilets. Pool (4X5 m) is totally private and child protected.

10 minutes walking distance from the city centre, the shops and the animation.

Salon is also perfectly well located in the heart of Provence at very fair distance from all the major touristic sites such as Aix, Marseille, Avignon and Arles + les Baux de Provence, the Alpilles, Luberon and Camargue.

The owner use to own a private 4 * hotel in the very nearby.

In high season, the rental can only be settled from Saturdays to Saturdays except specific request.

It is a perfect location well fitted for family and friends gathering.

More Details

Catherine BOSSARD
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Catherine BOSSARD

I early started working in the tourism business and followed up in a luxurious hotel member of the chain of the Relais & Châteaux.

I work today on Yield management.

Being into the tourism activity, I have a fair idea of what people may expect in terms of holydays and always make sure my guests are entirely happy with their stay.

The house is therefore a lifeful place and not just a holiday residency.

Catherine BOSSARD purchased this house in 1996

Why Catherine BOSSARD chose Salon area

Salon has always been an anchor for me for many years. My father had bought a former Romanesque monastery he had transformed into a luxury hotel which was, for a few years before that, a holiday place for the whole family. I settled in Salon in 1983 and took care of the management and development of the hotel. A big adventure for over 25 years! In 1996, however, I decided to settle out of the hotel to experience greater family intimacy with my husband and my daughter. I then bought a small house on the outskirts of Salon. The proximity of the city centre was intended to allow me to go shopping walking and easily drop my daughter to school. The hotel is now sold but I still live in Salon which remains also the residence of all my friends, and a strategic location in terms of proximity to TGV train stations, airports and highways. This is important as I travel a lot now.

What makes this house unique

The house is cute and architecture typical of the area. It is a recent place with all the modern equipment and comfort.

Intimacy is the key word, would it be in the house, or aside the pool.

The access from the street is all ground flat as well as the ground floor of the house and the handicapped bedroom.

This same bedroom has been rebuilt to allow the access for handicapped people. It has been too nicely decorated and has become the most preferred bedroom of the 3.

The city centre is very nearby; however, you will not be bothered by any of its inconvenience such as noisy events.

It is a perfect location for visiting Provence and enjoy local traditions.

All major touristic site, historical and leisure, are very nearby. Salon de Provence is a real perfect base for all sort of holydays.


Salon-de-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Les conditions d'annulation semi-flexibles sont détaillées dans le contrat.
  • Semi-Flexible Cancellation policy is detailled in the contract.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • "Chocolate" bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate toilets
    Green bathroom - desable fitted - toilet , shower , adapted for handicapped people, see pictures
    "Blue" bathroom - toilet , shower , small shower room
  • One bathroom with bath and toilet. The other 2 with shower and toilet among which one is entirely handicaped accessible and fitted so.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Green bedroom - desable fitted - 1 queen , Accessible to handicaped prson with wheelchair and adapted
    "Chocolat" bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size, bathroom with bath tub
    "Blue" bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Large room and 2 single beds possible
  • Comfortable rooms : 3 queen size beds + 2 single beds in the family room. 3 nice rooms each equipped with private bathroom and toilets. The rooms are all independent form the others. One of them has been completely rebuilt to become entirely handicapped accessible. The access form the street to the bedroom and bathroom is full ground flat.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A house that is lived in the rest of the year and therefore highly comfortable with AC, full equipped kitchen, washing machine, laundry machine and dryer …etc… in one word, just a “real” house. A small pool but a real one into which you will enjoy splashing around with the kids. Child protected with a barrier.


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Charming cottage in Provence, private pool and garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 25 reviews
Elancourt - France

Un petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Une petite maison provençale situé très proche du centre de Salon de Provence, dans un cadre splendide et un calme exceptionnel. Tout le confort pour y passer de très bons moments.

Un grand merci a Catherine notre hôte. Je recommande vivement

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tout le plaisir était pour moi : des visiteurs très sympathiques, respectueux et une maison impeccable au départ... C'est fort appréciable. A très bientôt,
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An ideal house in the heart of Provence

  • 4 of 5

An excellent description of the property! The layout was ideal for our family, which allowed for some privacy -- we much appreciated having washrooms attached to each bedroom. The property was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped and we greatly enjoyed having a space for outdoor cooking (BBQ with a counter and sink). The yard is well designed with a dining area under a beautiful vine, a lounge area under a tree and a sunny pool area (which was used daily!). The bed linens could be improved by having higher quality sheets and having at least one duvet for optional use. The proximity to the village centre was ideal and accessible within a short walk. We were well greeted by the owner despite our tardy arrival and were pleasantly surprised to have a few basics in the fridge (eggs, milk, butter, bread, coffee, wine). Catherine made herself available during our stay and quickly addressed our questions. She took the time to check in with us mid-stay and shared good suggestions for activities in the area. No hesitations in recommending this property to family and friends, which I have already done!


Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meeting you all was very pleasant and interesting. There was not much I could tell you concerning the local attractions as you were already quite fully informed. However you also had targeted the EURO16 football cup and were quite busy with this and the kids... I hope I shall enjoy having you around again. Catherine
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Super séjour, très confortable.

  • 5 of 5

Propriété très bien entretenue qui a tout ce qu'il faut. On est comme chez soi. L' extérieur est complètement équipé pour profiter du beau temps: piscine, chaises, table por manger, bbq, de l'ombre, du soleil... Fantastique.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr zu empfehlen.

  • 5 of 5

Sehr zu empfehlen, sehr gut ausgestattet und gepflegt. Nette Vermieterin, spricht sehr gut Englisch.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. It was a pleasure meeting you. I did appreciate too how clean you left the place among other things. I hope we meet again. Catherine
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Schönes Ferienhaus in ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Kleines aber feines Domizil, in dem die Vermieterin außerhalb der Ferienzeiten selbst wohnt.

Die Einrichtung lässt keine Wünsche offen. Das Haus war sauber und in gutem Pflegezustand.

Die Beschreibungen und Bilder auf der Internetseite treffen den Charakter des Hauses gut.

Die Vermieterin ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolles Haus, freundliche und hilfsbereite Vermiete

  • 5 of 5

Wir würden das Haus immer wieder mieten.Es ist geräumig, alle Zimmer incl. Küche sind klimatisiert, das Haus hat Charme,ist sehr gut ausgestattet und hat einen schönen kleinen Pool in einem sehr gepflegten Garten. Man konnte bis spät in die Nacht draußen sitzen,den Zikaden lauschen und die kleinen Lézards Fliegen verspeisen sehen;-) Salon d.Provence ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt, um viele Provenceattraktionen zu sehen.Ein riesiger Supermarkt ist in gut 5 Minuten zu erreichen. Also nichts wie hin !

R. und G. Horn

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Aix-Marseilles TGV
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A7 and A 54
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Very nearby:

Aix en Provence : 25 Km / 16 Mi

Saint Rémy de Provence : 25 Km / 16 Mi

Sea: 40 Km / 25 Mi

Lake: 20 Km / 12 Mi

River: 20 Km / 12 Mi

Shops: 0.6 Km / 0.4 Mi

City Centre: 0.6 Km / 0.4 Mi

Provence has a heart: Salon is ideally located at 30 to 45 Minutes driving from all major historical and cultural sites and from the famous “calanques”, these lovely little cricks on the sea side (1-hour drive).

Aix en Provence: its hundred fountains, open air markets, music festivals…

Arles and Camargue: its arenas, beaches, Romanesque Monastery, Saint Trophime cluster, photo festival…

Avignon: its Palace of the Popes, theatre festival…

Marseilles : its famous “Vieux Port”, capital of Cultures (2013) …

Alpilles, Luberon, villages, lavender fields, tremendous landscapes… all at easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Salon-de-Provence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
13 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $871.58
Stay tax $0.82 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Tarif spécial au mois à partir de 2395 € en moyenne saison. Devis sur demande.
Special monthly rate from 2395 €. Quotation on request.
Ménage et linge possible en supplément ainsi que taxe de séjour. Payable sur place.
Cleaning and linen are not included, neither is the city tax. Can be paid on the spot upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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