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BASTIDE OF PRESTIGE. HEATED POOL. OUR CHEF COOKS A WELCOME DINNER (WATCH VIDEO)

Damien Loyau

Speaks English, French
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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BASTIDE OF PRESTIGE. HEATED POOL. OUR CHEF COOKS A WELCOME DINNER (WATCH VIDEO)

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Aix-en-Provence

First of all, we warmly recommend that you watch our video, which is the best introduction to the property. You can watch it through the tab “video” above (next to the tab Photos) or through this link: http://youtu.be/upairMGay-I

You can also watch it through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bastide.la.valentine

“ Bastide La Valentine” is a lovely luxury Bastide (250 m2) situated 7 km from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence in the very sought after district of Puyricard – the elegant Bastide combines the sophistication of the nineteenth century to contemporary style in order to offer guests a moment of real relaxation in the 1.4-hectare park… from the garden you can perceive the mountain of Sainte Victoire, so dear to the painter Paul Cézanne.

Arriving at the Valentine, you will be warmly welcomed by the owners, who will meet all your needs.

To relax in the evening of your arrival, we offer our guests a free Provencal meal prepared before you by the Chef. Having worked in prestigious kitchens, the chef is a perfectionist; he likes to give free rein to his creativity while being in love with local produce. He invites you to discover his gastronomic cuisine that you will enjoy with emotion on the beautiful terrace (only valid for a minimum stay of one week).

In the Bastide “La Valentine” all the living spaces are very bright and sunny.

A modern and fully equipped kitchen will help you to create wonderful meals with local products ... yes indeed, you are in Provence!

On the ground floor there is also a play room (American billiards, table football), a large living room, a dining room (expandable table 12 persons) and 2 rooms with bath, shower and private WC.

Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with shower and separate toilets.

Outside, on a shaded terrace and near to the large swimming pool (heated in mean season) a barbecue, a table tennis and comfortable garden furniture await you.

Accommodating up to 12 people, the Bastide of La Valentine is reserved for guests enjoying the quiet of the countryside. Close to the center of Aix-en-Provence, we provide bicycles to get to the bakery and wine domains which are not far from our property - we hope to see you soon in this haven of peace and comfort.

Aix-en-Provence is a city of art and culture (international art festival, lyrical piano festival, many museums) which invites you to charming ballads...

There are many things to see and visit in the area. You can rent a boat in Marseille with a skipper and visit the Calanques, the stunning cliffs that line the Mediterranean coast. You can visit the beautiful Mount Saint Victoire with a guide or do a guided tour of Aix en Provence. There are many local vineyards and charming Provencal villages all around.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can try hang gliding or rent a plane at the Aerodrome. There is also a golf course and tennis courts, but if you don’t want to leave the tranquility of the Valentine, you can also arrange to have a personal trainer come to the house

We are very happy to welcome and learn from people of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Thus far, we have hosted people from USA, Germany, Bermuda, France, China, UK and more. We are eager to continue to meet so many different guests.

We are always available at short notice for any enquiries you may have during your stay and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at the Bastide!

You can follow us on twitter and Facebook to see more pictures of the property and to know more about restaurants, activities and history of Provence.

Twitter: bastide la valentine @BastideV

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/bastide.la.valentine

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Damien Loyau (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks English, French

About Damien Loyau

The owners, Corinne and Dominique Loyau, are a couple from Aix-en- Provence. This couple and their son, Damien Loyau, have renovated the bastide with the intention to rent it out from time to time. This is why the features do perfectly fit for a holiday home.

They are very keen on maintaining the very good condition of a 'new house', faithful to the photos.

But like our last guest from Miami said :'It is even better than the photos!'

Damien will answer your emails and make sure that everything is well organised before your arrival. He will book the chef for you and answer all you questions regarding your booking.

He is also in charge of updating our Twitter and Facebook account.

Damien Loyau purchased this house in 2011

Why Damien Loyau chose Aix-en-Provence

Old 19th century country house totally renovated in modern style.

What makes this house unique

Large grounds, quiet and secluded, yet 2min by car and 10 min by bike from amenities and shopping.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Schweiz
5

Perfekte Ferien

  • 5 out of 5
Wir haben drei Wochen in diesem sehr hochwertig und modern eingerichteten Haus verbracht. Für unsere Kinder (3 bis 8 Jahre) war der beheizte Pool und der grosse, flache Garten herrlich zum Spielen. Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail (z. B. super Espressomaschine) auf Urlaub ausgerichtet: Tischkicker, Billard, Tischtennisplatte, Grill und Fahrräder sind vorhanden. Das Haus bietet drei sehr gut von einander getrennte Schlafbereiche mit jeweils zwei Zimmern und vier Betten, was uns sehr gut gefallen hat. Wir kommen wieder!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

sejour de reve

  • 5 out of 5
Nous avons passé 1 semaine extraordinaire du 16 au 23 aout 2014 dans cette maison aux prestations haut de gamme.
Tout est conçu pour notre confort, la maison est spacieuse, agréable, et surtout les propriétaires d'une rare gentillesse. nous garderons un souvenir inoubliable de notre séjour.
Un grand merci
Franck et Laurence
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

Spectacular Vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
I have been delayed in writing but had to share what a beautiful villa Corrine and her family provided. We were a group of 8 coming to Aix to visit our daughter going to University there. The room configuration allowed each family unit to have their own space, including a first floor room with shower for elderly grandparents. We spent quite a bit of time at the Villa and had our daughter's classmates out for a BBQ. Needless to say, the pool and surroundings were a highlight.

Having Chef Mika prepare a special meal on arrival really set a wonderful tone for the start of our vacation and was also a relief not to have to forage for groceries after 2 days of travel! We so enjoyed the meal that we had Chef Mika come again to prepare a special birthday dinner. As a group, we prepared breakfast and dinner daily. The kitchen was fully equipped and we lacked for nothing. All of us came back wishing we could have coffee from the Miele on the Villa patio every morning.

Corrine and her husband were easy to work with and really delightful, warm hosts. While their english was quite good, we found it easiest to have our daughter communicate in French.

The location of the Villa is a bit remote, but actually an easy drive to Aix and other towns once you know the way. We did get lost our first time to the Villa. Be sure to start with a good map and directions!

All in all, our stay at the Villa exceeded our expectations and we hope to return to visit Corrine and the Bastide again soon!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
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Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Pittsburgh USA
5

highly recommended

  • 5 out of 5
The house is as charming and comfortable as it looks in the pictures. It is located in a country setting and is well kept and very clean. The owner was flexible and responsive to our needs. We were a family of 8, Grandma, grandpa, daughter, son in-law, and 4 young grand girls. Entertainment on site consisted of a pool table, foozball table, bicycles and a swimming pool that kept everyone busy when we were not off exploring. Aix en Provence, Le Baux, Gordes, St. Tropez, Casiss, Bandol were a few of our adventures that were in a short driving distance away. We also took the train from Aix to Paris which was an easy three hour commute. We all enjoyed frequenting Paul, a bakery/cafe in Celony that was 8 minutes away. This house was a great choice for our family and we would stay there again.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Buckinghamshire, England
5

Little piece of heaven

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fantastic stay celebrating a special birthday. The house was perfect-ideal for a wide age range-we had 3 generations and all were thrilled with what the house had to offer. The house was very well equipped, and beautifully designed with a lovely sense of contemporary elegance. The pool was a good size and greatly appreciated on a hot summer afternoon! Great to have access to bikes for popping to the boulangerie nearby and exporting the beautiful surroundings. The chef cooked a spectacular meal which really was the icing on the cake. We would be very keen to return and have recommended it to many friends and family. Corinne was a wonderful host, nothing was too much trouble and the house has a fantastic folder of local attractions and vineyards to explore. Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing week away
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner (watch video)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

The House of Our Dreams

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed 10 days in this beautiful and charming house, with our family.
The house is as beautiful as the pictures in the website. Very well equipped with the best utilities, clean and confortable.
Corinne is such a enchanting person. Everything we needed, she provided right away.
Also, the dinner provided by Corinne and Mika is delicious. The chef cooks at the house, very fast, and the food is just so amazing.
We will definitely come back.
Thank you Corinne, for making our dream come true!
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
34 minutes over Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bistrot / Puyricard
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Set Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
TGV Trainstation (Arbois)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brasserie / Puyricard
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marseille's 'calanques' (rocky inlets)
Car: necessary

In the countryside 5min north of Aix en Provence, surrounded by fields and close to the forest. The small town has all amenities and grocery shopping as well as a weekly greenmarket. You can do snorkeling and water leisure in the Mediterranean just 40min away. Ideal location for rest and quietness, close enough from Aix en Provence, le Lubéron, Avignon and Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture in 2013.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Oct 2014
27 Sep 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
4 night minimum stay
€2,114
for 4 nights
€3,400
 
 
Oct / Nov / Dec 2014
18 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
€1,829
for 4 nights
€2,900
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€4,200
for 7 nights
€4,200
 
 
New Year's Eve
27 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,200
for 7 nights
€4,200
 
 
January - March
4 Jan 2015 - 13 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,829
for 4 nights
€2,900
 
 
March - May
14 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,229
for 4 nights
€3,600
 
 
May - June
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 4 nights
€3,900
 
 
July - August
27 Jun 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€5,900
for 7 nights
€5,900
 
 
Last week of August
22 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€5,000
for 7 nights
€5,000
 
 
September- October
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 4 nights
€3,900
 
 
October - December
17 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
€1,886
for 4 nights
€3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€3,400
for 7 nights
€3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

insurance / cleaning fee €400
Refundable Damage Deposit €1,500

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aix-en-Provence in Aix-en-Provence area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Italian style showers (slate or marble) ; 1 balneo bath tub / Jacuzzi ; 5 individual toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 5 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 baby crib/cot ; flat-screen Tvs in each bedroom ; cupboards
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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