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Understated Elegance on Five Pristine acres, Newly Renovated Chateau

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Plateau de Puyricard Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms + Chalet, 4.5 Bath , wheelchair accessiblea acre park.pool

A private chef and concierge are available. The large pool and pool house and the extensive grounds ensure the choice of touring the surrounding area or simply relaxing is yours. The Villa has a private wine cellar containing approximately one thousand bottles which augments a professionally maintained kitchen. Cooking classes are available. Whether you choose to prepare your own meals, enjoy the surrounding restaurants or have our chef cook for you you will not be disappointed.

Villa Fontaine sits within its own private estate of five acres of wooded parkland, yet ten minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. It can sleep ten people in five beautiful bedrooms, and two in its private chalet in the grounds. You can host large parties around its terrace and pool house, with its own well designed kitchen. Ideal for wedding and family celebrations. Yet with enough quiet space to suit most moods. In certain situations we will accept reservations for a minimum stay of four nights. The appropriate seasonal rate applies on a pro-rata daily basis. Please not that the Villa and the surrounding space is a non smoking area. Guests who disregard this will forfeit their deposit. During the months of June, July and August we require a stay of at least seven nights. Our rental periods begin and end on Saturdays.

Marseilles International Airport 25 minute drive, TGV Aix-en-Provence rail station 15mins. (TGV Paris - Aix 2.5hrs). Car Hire available from both.

Within easy reach of Arles or Avignon Villa Fontaine is also well situated for exploring the south of France. West to the salt lagoons & flamingos of the Camargue, east to the wilds of the Gorges of Verdon and pre-Alps (skiing in winter)), and south to the colourful sophistication's of the Cote d' Azur, a pleasure to explore in the quiet of winter.

The palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Roman Arena of Arles and the tree-lined boulevards of the university city of Aix-en-Provence offer more local surprise and charm as well as quality shopping and a host of Cultural events for example the Aix Music Festival and Opera, Museums and excellent restaurants, The International Photography Meeting in Arles along with its Roman Theatre. Please note that if you choose to pay using the Homeaway system they charge a five percent service fee as well as a credit card fee of two percent and if you elect to pay in a currency other than U.S. dollars a currency exchange fee. Payments made directly to owners in dollars are exempt from these fees. Due to security concerns we ask that guests make babysitting and taxi arrangements only through our concierge/housekepper.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Terry Buder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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What makes this villa unique

The Villa and its five acres with the exception of the top flood is ramped and wheelchair accessible


based on 24 traveler reviews

Understated Elegance on Five Pristine acres, Newly Renovated Chateau
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Perfect home to experience Provence

  • 5 of 5

Eight friends rented the Villa Fontaine and we all just loved our stay. It is a beautiful, clean, elegant home. Relaxing at the pool, pizza party, cooking in the fabulous kitchen, it was just perfect. Nathalie was such a help to us directing our forays into the countryside. We wished the internet worked, but maybe that was a blessing!! It is hard to find but, once you do, it is hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that they had difficulty signing on to the internet, it took Susan and her friends a few hours to sort out. It was working earlier in the day.
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Perfect Provence Trip

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us traveled from the Metro DC area to meet up with friends who had recently moved to France. We were there to celebrate several 50th birthdays and friendship. The house was just a it was pictured on the website and even more beautiful in person. Many nights were spent next to the pool or at outdoor living space next to the pool. We did take advantage of the opportunity to have a sommelier and private chef come in on two separate evenings. Paul our sommelier was from Great Brittan and was well traveled with knowledge of both American and European wines. His 12 tastings from different regions adjacent to the Rhone River were delicious. The following night Chef Ronald came in to prepare a 4 course meal for our 50th birthday celebration. What a treat that was! He prepared an amazing meal for all of us...and the truffle au-gratin potatoes, were to die for! The other nights, we used the expansive kitchen which allowed us to cook some fast and easy meals with clean up being a breeze (for 12 people) with 2 dishwashers and 2 sinks!

The house was perfectly located to have wonderful day trips to a new place every day. Nathalie our concierge extraordinaire could not be more accommodating with her time, energy and suggestions on where to go.

It is a perfect place to share with good friends or family. Thank you again Karen and Terry for opening up your beautiful home to us and allowing us an adventure that will not soon be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a brilliant week with our family in Villa Fontaine in July 2016. A very nice house, excellent pool and very nice gardens! We can fully recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our first clients from Germany.We are pleased that they had a wonderful time. Our concierge assured us that they were the perfect guests. We hope that they return .
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A fantastic property, well worth the money

  • 5 of 5

We had a group stay at Villa Fontaine for my husband's 40 birthday recently and absolutely loved it. The property is stunning, meticulously maintained, and had a lot of room for our group to spread out or come together. Terry and Karen could not have been more accommodating in helping us think through our trip and how to make the most of it. Nathalie brought amazing pastries every day, and cooked homemade pizzas for us in the wood fired oven by the pool that were spectacular. It was a bit tricky to find at first, but Karen gave us careful directions. They are wonderful hosts, and everyone in our group left wanting to stay longer and thinking of ways to come back another summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the pleasures of a property like Villa Fontaine is the opportunity to meet some of its interesting and special guests, Bill and his friends did not disappoint. It was our pleasure hosting them and hope that they return in the future.
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Wonderful place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay!

Hidden away but close to Aix, it is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at - especially with a larger group.

We stayed at Villa Fontaine with 3 families, 12 people in total. The property is well suited for such a group. The garden is beautiful with more than plenty of room for all the kids to roam around and play any games they want. The pool and poolhouse are lovely - even if the water was still quite chilly in early May!

One night we made our own pizzas in the pizza oven which was good fun, AND very yummy to boot. The bedrooms are all very nice and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need (having two dishwashers is very handy for a large group!), and we also used the BBQ, and one night even the fireplace when it was a bit chilly. The wine cellar is a lovely idea and allows you to try different wines especially if you are not too familiar with French wines - there is so much choice! We organised our own Kids Games and the kids did obstacle courses in the garden, races, penalty shoot-outs, water balloon fights by the pool, and more! :-)

The housekeeper Nathalie was there every day for a few hours and was most helpful with anything we wanted to ask or have her help us with. We definitely hope to be back at this villa in the future!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group consisted of three couples with six children from the Netherlands visiting to participate in the Ironman competition held each year in Aix . Initially I was concerned six children can be a handful. Karen and I were pleasantly surprised, it worked out beautifully. Lovely people, it was our pleasure to host them.
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This is an amazing property (bi-lingual review)

  • 5 of 5

我們太喜歡這個房子了!我們全家從世界各地第一次在普羅旺斯聚會,太開心了。非常謝謝屋主Terry, Karen 還有管家 Erwan, Christel 的悉心照顧,一切美輪美奐。

This was an extraordinary property with owners and on-site staff who cared a lot about the property and wanted to make sure we enjoyed every day of our trip. Although we stayed for only one week, we wished we stayed for two weeks or even a month. We brought family from the U.S., Asia and Europe together and everything was amazing, from the surroundings to the villages nearby. Most importantly, Terry and Karen were most helpful from the day we made the booking. Furthermore, Erwan and Christel are able to provide a wide range of services which we wished we had utilized more, they are an amazing couple and would come to our aid anytime. The meals they prepared and the trip they took us on were far better than our trying to venture out by ourselves (and some of us we spoke French, so it was not for the lack of trying). The one piece of advice which we should have taken is to let Erwan and Chirstel pick us up. We insisted on driving there by ourselves (in three cars) and we were very disappointed with the cars Avis gave us, and even after spending an hour programming the address into the GPS, the house was impossible to find. We want to return to this property and enjoy it again soon and will stay in the house much more next time. Thank you Karen and Terry!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shirley, thank you ever so much for your lovely review. The team at Villa Fontaine tries very hard to provide our guests with a truly memorable vacation experience. It is gratifying to know that we were successful!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Marseille-Provence Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pont Royal
Nearest Train
15 Miles
TGV Provence Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
A9, DN7
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

6 kilometers from Aix en Provence.


Rates & Availability

Plateau de Puyricard Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Xmas and New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

In certain instances we will accept four day minimum stays.
A $1500.00 security deposit is required to be returned within two weeks if no;
damage has occurred . All payments are by Bank to Bank wire transfer; or if you prefer you may use the Homeaway payment system. There is a charge of 3% if you choose to pay by credit card. All payments are in USD a 2 % currency exchange fee is charged if payment is made in another currency.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Plateau de Puyricard Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
    Full 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
A private Michelin Star quality chef is available for special diners and cooking classes

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