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Elegant, spacious and sunny holiday home in Provence with heated pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House 160 m2, grounds 3500 m2, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, close to village,

This elegant, spacious and sunny house (160 m2, grounds 3500 m2) is suitable for 6 people ( and a baby), 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 toilets. All have walk-in and rain showers.

2 of the 3 bedrooms are in the old part of the house, nice spacious rooms with their own bathroom and toilet.The bedroom downstairs can even be used as a family room to watch dvd's, or enjoy the patio outside. The new part consists of a large L-shaped living / dining area with open kitchen (65 m2), open fireplace, flatscreen HD television ( international channels), with french doors to the spacious veranda (40m2)

Third bedroom with walk-in shower, separate toilet, with french doors to the veranda. On the other side of the living room you ll find french doors to the patio, a beautiful green area where you can drink coffee and relax.

the new part has geo thermic floor heating, very comfortable in wintertime. Washing machine and dryer present in the so called buanderie (laundry room).

Outside plenty of space to retreat yourself and admire the view. You can sit in the patio, an intimate green area, to drink a cup of espresso in the morning, or escape the summer heat in the afternoon . in front of the house you ll find the veranda, the meeting point aroung the big table, with view over the swimming pool. The heated pool (3.60x14.00 m) is great for games, laps and relax with 'les pieds dans l'eau'.You can swim from mid-May until end of October.

The house is fully equipped, wifi, dvd-recorders, docks for your iPhone, iPod, flatscreen HD television with international English speaking / Dutch/ Flemish speaking channels. In the kitchen we have induction cooking, electric oven and microwave, nespressomachine and milk heater, and for the rest all the normal things a household needs.

Outside you can swim in the heated and secured pool, relax in the pool loungers. You enjoy the grounds with its olive-, cherry and figue trees. You can park your car just in front of the house (easy access(, room for 4 cars, at night the grounds and the pool will be lit by LED illumination.

The house is about 2 minutes (by car) from the village, by bike 7 minutes, by foot 20 minutes. There are 2 bikes available.

La Vigna, in SUMMER enjoy chilling by the poolside with a glass of rose, in the sun, the provencal markets, brocantes/vides greniers, concerts,and the excitement of St Tropez

In AUTUMN enjoy a walk in beautiful Provencal surroundings, with figs, grapes, a dive in the pool, the lake de St Croix or the Mediterranean

in WINTER trips to the cote d'Azur , oysters, truffles,the open fireplace, and the beautiful Provencal winter light .

In SPRING smell the mimosa, the almond blossom, the flowers, hear the birds, feel the warm sun on your face, enjoy biking - and walking trips in the Provencal lavender fields.

More Details

Property Manager
Anna van Geuns
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Anna van Geuns

we are Dutch and we lived in SE Asia for a long time. Anna is a psychologist/ consultant, worked with organisations and lately in Indonesia with children, Arjen is a physics engineer, worked all around the world. We loved Provence, so in 2000 we bought our home in the beautiful area of the Haute Verdon. So many beautiful things so close by. Now we are retired, travel a lot, but enjoy everyday this small paradise. We bought our 'neighbours' in 2008. In 2013 we made the extension, and that's the house you may want to rent.

Anna van Geuns purchased this villa in 2013

Why Anna van Geuns chose Aups

In 2000 we decided to buy some property here, so we, by accident, passed by Aups. Gettng to know the area, meant for us fall in love with the area. So when we saw our 'dream'house the decision was easy, this would be our home. Everything is close by, and nearly everyday we say to eachother how happy we are to live here. Neighbours are only one time for sale, so when this was the case, we didn't think twice. Beautiful grounds, all kinds of different trees, great view. We bought the grounds with a small cabanon, which is now the 'old part'. We built the extension in 2013 so you will be in a brand new house. We made the house, as we would live in it. We love the environment, we love the view and the light & sun shining into the house in the morning. We love sitting on the veranda in the morning with some coffee, we love the lappool, to swim or relax, and to take a walk through the woods from the house. We love the low light shining on the olive trees; we love the village, with the cafe, with the markets, the big old platan trees. We love to take a swim on a warm late afternoon in the Lake des St Croix, or in autumn, the beautiful provencal light and of course after this 'exercise' a nice beer or a rose.

What makes this villa unique

You will enjoy lots of things: the large veranda, which is a meeting point for everybody, the green patio where you can relax, without being seen, the pool with its lovely green-grey colour, the spacious kitchen where you can make your gourmet dinner, or just some pasta bolognaise for the family, the big american fridge, the couch in the living room, where you can lie down and take a nap, the loungers under the olive trees, the great big shower heads, the beds and soft sheets, in short, inside and outside you will love the house and we re sure you will have a great holiday here !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aups in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - bathroom 2: big shower head, walk in with basin
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , walk-in shower with big shower head (rain shower) and basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , nice bathroom, first floor, open shower with big shower head
  • All bathrooms have walk-in showers with big shower heads (rain shower). The first floor bathroom has a toilet inside, the 2 others have toilets outside.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bedroom 2: first floor, about 30 m2, big bed (1.80),
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , bedroom 3: 2 single beds, room with tv & dvd player
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 20 m2, french doors to veranda, bed 1.60m
  • very sunny & light bedroom 1: downstairs: bed 1.60, room about 20 m2, french doors to terrace, with ensuite walk-in shower and basin bedroom 2: first floor in the old part, 30M2, romantic room with beautiful views with bathroom bedroom 3, 30 m2, in the old part of the house. French doors to the patio, very nice cosy room, also can be used as lounge room, with tv and dvd player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
in mid season we provide a heated pool


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Elegant, spacious and sunny holiday home in Provence with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Three weeks could have easily been three months! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautifully appointed property in every regard! Complete, well furnished kitchen and dining areas. Multiple sitting/dining areas inside and outside. Very modern interior ambiance with nice art. Bose stereo system. Large flat screen tv. Excellent WiFi. BBQ. Bicycles. A heated swimming pool big enough to do serious exercises. Big beds and beautiful linen. Lovely showers. Washer and dryer. Fantastic lighting throughout. Located among olive groves but 5 minutes drive or 20 minute walk from the heart of Aups. Another 20 minute drive to the scenic Gorge du Verdon. And but an hour and a half to either Nice, St-Tropez, Casis or Aix.

The owners live next door, obviously love the area, and were most helpful with anything be it restaurants, markets, brocantes, vide-greniers, festivals, sightseeing or questions about the house.

In short, this was "home" for three weeks and we could have easily stayed for 3 months in this very comfortable home in this most beautiful area of the World. Our last week in September and the first two weeks of October were perfect weatherwise with continuous sun most every day. Highs into the mid-20s C. No rain. And only one day with wind.

Dank je, dank je to A&A for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack & Julia were great guests, have taken good care of the house and obviously enjoyed it. Thank you , jack & julia, for being our guests!
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Great House with a great Host!

  • 5 of 5

Anna nous a donné un accueil très chaleureux. C’est une hôte très prévenante, soucieuse que ses locataires ne manquent de rien et se sentent très bien dans sa maison. Et cela tout en étant très discrète!

La maison est très bien située, très calme et spacieuse. Elle est très agréable à vivre, joliment décorée et soignée avec goût et beaucoup de détails. Elle est très bien équipée. Tout ce dont nous avions besoin était là, et même plus encore...

Nous gardons un très bon souvenir d’Anna et de sa maison et nous y retournerions avec grand plaisir. Nous recommandons complètement cet endroit pour passer de très bonnes vacances!

Merci encore pour ce très bon séjour chez vous Anna! 😊


Anna is a warmhearted and a very obliging Host. She always took care that we have everything we need and feel like at home. Simultaneously she was being very discreet...

The House is very well located, very calm and spacious.

It is nicely decorated with lot of taste for details. It is really nice to stay there.

It is also very well equipped. We got everything we needed and even more!

We keep very nice memories of Anna and her house and we would enjoy very much staying there again.

We recommend completely this house for spending lovely holidays!

Thank you very much again for the nice stay we had at your place Anna!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear carine, i have fond memories of you, your husband and your 2 lovely daughters. You were perfect guests! Whenever you are in the neigbourhood, plse drop by. I wish you, your family and your mother all the best! Anna
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beautiful house & surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

everything was great: the house, the grounds: just beautiful and very convenient. Good taste. The surroundings (gorges du verdon and all the small villages around) worthwhile to visit. We even went to the Mediterranean, beautiful weather and the light is extraordinary in april !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We have to Aups several times before but the usual place we go to was unavailable. What a result! We found this place instead. It was heaven. New build, everything worked, all the mod cons, delightful owners who live next door, if you need anything. Lots to do nearby and the perfect place to explore from. Will definitely be returning. Very comfortable and a wonderful swimming pool too. Really liked the way that there was a kitchen garden at one end. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks a lot for your review, you were wonderful guests! hope to see you next year!
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
nice, marseille, toulon
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
bar chez giles
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
les Arcs tgv station
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Brignoles A8
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
le provencal
Nearest Ski
190 Kilometres
isola 2000
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The house is about half an hour drive from one of the most beautiful European canyons, les Gorges du Verdon, with close by the unreal opaque lake St Croix. you can swim, sail, go in a pedalo or electric boat, dive from the rocks, and even hang gliding. Great villages to visit in the surroundings with their markets, like Lorgues (20 minutes), Sillans la Cascade (10 minutes) with its waterfalls, Cotignac (20 minutes), Villecroze (10 minutes) with its park and caves and TourTour (15 minutes) the ' village in the sky'. Nice, Cannes, Marseille all reachable in 1/1.5 hours driving. You can even go to Italy, to the famous St Remo market, a little over 2 hours driving, worthwhile! And of course there is always the beach in Frejus or St Maxime, or La Ramatuelle, the beach of St Tropez.

Enjoy the Provencal beautiful light, the lavender, the almond and fig trees, the olive trees and the smell of all the provencal herbs. Aups is a beautiful medieval very lively village, with lots of shopping streets, and even in the old village roman parts. Provencal market twice a week, and in wintertime the truffle market on Thursday morning. Lots of brocantes, vides greniers etc in aups and the surrounding villages.

You can bike (2 bikes available) and undertake the most wonderful walks, in the Gorges du Verdon, but as well around the house or from the village.

Golf driving range is in Salernes (15 minutes), soon there will be a 9 holes golf course, many famous golf courses in the vicinity (all about 1 hour drive)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aups, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
8 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
midseason 3
19 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
midseason 4
30 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
cleaning £134.21
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.36

In general for every season:
arrival Saturday after 4 PM, leaving 10AM latest
all prices include: cleaning costs, energy costs, pool heating , bed linen & towels
additional price during Christmas- & Eastern period: 250 E
prices are for 2 people, daily surcharge per person per day 15 E.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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