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BASTIDE OF PRESTIGE. HEATED POOL. OUR CHEF COOKS A WELCOME DINNER

Damien Loyau

Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Damien Loyau

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Speaks English, French
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BASTIDE OF PRESTIGE. HEATED POOL. OUR CHEF COOKS A WELCOME DINNER

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

Overview

Overview

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

The “Bastide La Valentine” is a lovely luxury Bastide (typical provençal stoned-built house) of 250 m2 situated in Aix-en-Provence in the very sought-after district of Puyricard. It is at 12 minutes by car (9 Km) from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. The elegant Bastide combines the sophistication of the nineteenth century and the contemporary style in order to offer our guests a moment of real relaxation in the 1.4-hectare park… From the garden, you can admire 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 products. 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 are also a play room (American billiards, table football), a large living room, a dining room (expandable table 12 persons) and 2 bedrooms 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 close to the large heated swimming pool, a barbecue, a table tennis and comfortable garden furniture await you.

Accommodating up to 12 people, the Bastide of La Valentine is perfect 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 vineyards 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, piano festival, numerous museums) which invites you to charming walks...

There are many attractions 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 Sainte-Victoire mountain 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!

Address: 605 chemin de la Valentine Aix-en-Provence.

From the Bastide la Valentine :

Aix-en-Provence city center: 9 Km; between 12 minutes and 20 minutes.

Marseille Airport: 26 minutes; 34 Km

TGV (high-speed train): 19 minutes; 22 km

Marseille city center: 27 minutes; 37 Km

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.

Facebook:

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

Twitter: bastide la valentine @BastideV

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Damien Loyau (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Call Owner
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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
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Canada
5

Everything You'll Need And More

Everything You'll Need And More
  • 5 out of 5
We arrived at Villa Valentine after a long day of travel, only to be greeted by our kind hosts Corrine , son Damien and his girlfriend. The home was exactly how it is portrayed on the website and even more. There was seven of us travelling and the accomodations were perfectly set up for us to each have our own room( 2 couples and 2 singles). Each room was very comfortable and decorated beautifully. The home was equipped with everything you could need to make your stay enjoyable. Don't be swayed by the location, once you get your bearings Villa Valentine is easy to locate. The location is close to the wonderful town of Aix En Provence where you may pick up any provisions you need and not far are many picturesque villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, La Cost, Fontaine de Valclouis, Eze, Grazze, and more. Our hosts were extremely flexible in the arrangements of our welcome dinner. We decided to do it the second night because our travel day was so long. Chef prepared an exquisite meal for us in the tradition of a french meal. Fabulous! The same day we arranged to have the chef prepare breakfast for us as we had not yet been shopping. I strongly recommend this as the breakfast was amble and absolutely scrumptious. On our last evening Chef Damien gave us a cooking lesson and taught us the fine details of preparing a french meal. All of us enjoyed the lesson, his sense of humour and passion for cooking . This was an extra charge but a wonderful way to end a delightful stay at Villa Valentine. Corrine and Damien came to say goodbye and all of us felt it was only for awhile as I am sure we will return again. Would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation property and helpful, friendly owners available at any time.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine,

Thank you for recommending our property. Indeed, the location of the Bastide is a great balance between the proximity to the city center of Aix-en-Provence and the quiet, the space, the privacy provided by the countryside.

We are delighted to know that you liked the welcome dinner, which is a great opportunity to enjoy French cuisine.

Corinne, Damien, Dominique.
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Rio de Janeiro / RJ / Brasil
5

Dias Perfeitos

  • 5 out of 5
Durante 20 dias tivemos um tempo maravilhoso na Bastide of Prestige. Estávamos num grupo grande, de 15 pessoas, da mesma família, que se alternou nesse período.
O ponto alto foi a recepção que tivemos, pelos proprietários da casa,que com seu carinho e dedicação, fez nos sentirmos em casa, ao mesmo tempo que tivemos total privacidade.
A casa parecia sob medida, para nós, as acomodações são extremamente aconchegantes e práticas, não faltou nada. O clima da Provence, que tanto buscávamos, esteve presente nos mínimos detalhes, na casa, no entorno, na paisagem, na decoração, na luz , no silêncio e no luxo da simplicidade .
Usufruímos de tudo, da piscina aquecida e do grande gramado, que as crianças amaram, passeios de bicicleta, churrasco, jogos como totó, sinuca e ping pong, da cozinha, super bem localizada entre o estar e a área de lazer, dos jantares do Chef e das noites de lua cheia e céu estrelado com um belo vinho local.
A localização, próxima à Aix,uma cidade deliciosa , com suas feiras imperdíveis e bons restaurantes, é bem central e permite que em 1h se alcance inúmeras cidades e vilas, igualmente charmosas. Mas carro é imprescindível!
Sem sombra de dúvidas, recomendamos este paraíso e agradecemos todo o carinho recebido.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p419898vb
+33 -0684889848
Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Denver, Colorado, USA
5

What a Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
The Bastide of Prestige is a great place to stay! Our family and friends delighted in the home. We had up to 11 people with lots of room to spread out. Everything is up to date and laid out beautifully. We used the warm pool, the bikes, pool table and foosball table, as well as the free internet. The weather was so beautiful that we didn't need the large screen or TVs, but we did enjoyed the DVDs of music. It is a close ride by car or bike to the nearby village and several wineries, and only 20 minutes to Aux en Provence. The grounds are large, and the area is very quiet and relaxing. It is a great location to see all of Provence with most destinations within an hour or two. Our hosts were charming and very attentive to anything we needed and any questions we had. They welcomed us as if we were family. The Chef dinner was excellent, and we were able to move it to my Husband birthday which was a special treat. We hope to return another year. We highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Bastide of prestige. Heated pool. Our chef cooks a welcome dinner
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
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
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
Owner's Response: Dear Jean,
Thank you for your review. As you said, the configuration of the house gives a lot of privacy to guests and the property is situated at an easy drive to the city center of Aix.
Indeed, it was difficult to find the location when you arrived since there were some road works near the property. Now that the road works are completed, the GPS leads guests directly to the property.
It is a great pleasure to read that the property exceeded your expectations.
Corinne, Damien, Dominique.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
26 minutes over Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bistrot / Puyricard 5 minutes
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille 27 minutes
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Set Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
TGV Trainstation (Arbois 19 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brasserie / Puyricard 5 minutes
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marseille's 'calanques' (rocky inlets)
Car: necessary

The bastide is in the countryside, 12 minutes north of Aix en Provence, surrounded by fields and close to the forest. Close to the small village of Puyricard which 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.

From the bastide to Avignon it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes (75 Km)

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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 / 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
€2,400
for 4 nights
€3,900
 
 
May - June
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,571
for 4 nights
€4,200
 
 
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
€2,571
for 4 nights
€4,200
 
 
October - December
3 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.

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:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
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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