100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The owner will not communicate with you
We booked this house because we were getting married in town, and our family was to stay with us during this period, and we were going to have a chef come over and prepare our wedding night dinner.
After we booked, we had more questions because we needed to know the ameneties and the kitchen situation as requested by our hired chef. The HomeAway site showed no pictures of the kitchen. The owner refused to answer any of our questions after we payed, including the online messaging forum, private email, text message, and even ignored phone calls and emails from Homeaway. We did not hear from the owner for the last 8 months, leading up to our wedding trip to this house. We hopped on a plane to France, and drove to this house, not knowing if our whole family was going to have a place to stay, and get ready for our wedding. We were not sure we were going to have a place to stay, and were stuck not being able to book another place because this area was our wedding location, and a photographer, hair and make up professional, a violinist, and a chef all agreed to come to this town.We showed up later than expected due to delays, and someone came out of a front house and greeted us. Still not sure who it was but they seemed surprised to see us there.The house was very beautiful as well were the grounds. Note that this site says there are 4 bedrooms but this is not true. There are only 3 bedrooms plus a large loft that you would need to go up a ladder to get to. There is no wifi as stated on the website. The oven did not work.There is a washer as stated on the web site but is in a common area with the owners apartment, where you have to be sure a large dog that barks all the time is not laying there waiting to jump on you. The kitchen smelled like a dead animal, and there were flies everywhere in the kitchen during our whole stay. Upon contacting HomeAway because of our concern that the owner had not returned any of our messages for 8 months, they guaranteed us trip protection, but said this means that we would have to show up to the house, and be stranded for this protection. We planned a 16 day trip, a wedding, all from the States, and this was our greatest stressor by far. We have used HomeAway a number of times prior to this, and after this experience with them, would never use them again because their priority is the homeowner, and not the renter. We would definitely not rent this house again.
Wonderful long weekend in Banon
We, a family group of 7, had a wonderful long weekend in this beautiful country home. M. Picke was generous and welcoming, suggesting restaurants and attractions in the countryside surrounding Banon. He also came to our assistance when one in our group was stung by a wasp. The house is newly renovated and accommodates many comfortably. We enjoyed the outdoor patio and pool most of all. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
-Lorenzo, Washington, DC
Merci pour votre gentillesse à vous tous.
TRES BON WEEK-END ENTRE AMIS
CALME, JARDIN ET PISCINE TRES AGREABLES,
TRES BELLE MAISON, ACCUEIL CHALEUREUX DU PROPRIETAIRE.
IL MANQUE PEUT-ETRE DE RANGEMENTS POUR UN SEJOUR PLUS LONG.
Un havre de paix
Un week end passé dans cette très jolie propriété où tout le confort est disponible. Le calme absolu, un jardin très agréable et très bien équipé.
Merci encore au propriétaire qui a été aux petits soins !
Idéal pour des séjours entre amis ou familles nombreuses, il y a de la place !
Belle maison spacieuse, décorée et équipée avec soin. Très beau cadre, grande piscine, endroit idéal pour séjour en famille ou entre amis avec beaucoup de choses à découvrir dans la région.
Maison très bien située pour visiter la région . Le champ de lavande est un vrai plus . Les chambres sont supers, peut être un manque de rangement , le jardin et la piscine sont très agréables .
La proximité de la route rend la maison un peu bruyante à l'intérieur.
Maison à recommander sans hésitation
Merci à Manu pour sa disponibilité et sa discrétion
Manosque: 33 Km
Forcalquier: 23 Km
Sea: 150 Km
Lake: 50 Km
Shops: 1 Km
City Centre: 1 Km