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The Aïgo de Vido, "life water" in Provencal language: nature meeting place

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Provencal gite for 5 people between a stream, a pool, a forest, and fields

The Aïgo de Vido name ("life water" in Provencal language) comes from its original location on the edge of the Estoublaïsse stream go down the Alps to cross the Estoublon village before to finish on the Asse, then the Durance, and on the Mediterranean Sea. The gite is isolated from the village (600 m away); it is reachable through a dirt road suitable for motor vehicle of 200 m from the D667 road. This gite, with an interior fully renovated in 2015, can accommodates up to 5 people in its 45 sq. m with a mezzanine that can be closed offering a double bed and a single sofa. There is also a double sofa bed in the living room downstairs that could be isolated by a curtain. Our fitting priorities: the functionality, the brightness (12 windows and French doors!), the external-nature openness (sliding doors, curtain). Three entrance doors allow heading to 3 different outdoor spaces (terrace, wooden balcony and staircase): a pool and terrace corner to the north side, a stream to the south and a forest to the west. The choice of wood for the fitting bring warmth and comfort reminding the surrounding nature. The gite has all the necessary fixtures and fittings to make your daily holiday life easier: an equipped kitchen, a living room, a dining area, and a bathroom with toilets. The interior bring freshness in summer and warmth in winter thanks to its full insulation (roof, floor, walls, and windows), the blinds, and an electric heater. For leisure activities, there is a sofa and a TV, you will have the possibility to borrow adult and children books from the owner, retired professor (called "Christine of the river" in the village!), as well as board games. Outside, there is a pool (5 m away from the house) shared with the owner and sometimes her 2 adult children visiting, in return for a pool and pool area maintenance. Water games are available as well as sun loungers. For your safety, the pool is fully fenced by a wooden fence and an invisible protection grating. There is also a mobile barbecue available on both terraces, a Ping-Pong table, tables and outdoor armchairs, sun umbrellas, and a direct access to the stream (20 m away). The outdoor layout has been guided by the search for privacy: wooden walls to seclude the house to the courtyard with car park and the owner's house just 50 m away. The originality of the location of the house is both its isolation in the middle of nature 500 m above sea level with a stream, a forest, and fields without neighbours; and also the proximity with the Estoublon village (10 min away on foot) where you will find all you need: a grocery store, with wines, fruits, tobacco shop opens everyday including bank holidays! There is also a bar and restaurant (dish of the day per 10 €), the post office and the street butcher shop 2 times per week. you can reach the surrounding cities easily by car: Digne is 20 minutes away, Riez is 30 minutes away, Oraison is 30 minutes away, Manosque is 30 min away and further there is Marseille 1 h 30 away that offer everything: markets, events, activities, tours, pond, beaches... The Aïgo de Vido-gite location allows you to start hikes on the surrounding hills directly on foot without taking your car, also to start hikes on the edge of the river or on the Gorge of Trévans, Majastres, Saint Jurs, the Mont Denier... You will need to take your car for other available hikes as The Verdon Gorge, Plateau de Valensole, Pays Dignois, and so on. It is possible to loan guidebooks and maps. Finally, the Aïgo de Vido gite is a privileged place to be close to the nature in a harmonious and soothing environment and let’s not forget the material comfort.

Christine Jousset
Member since: 2015
Speaks French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Christine Jousset

Retired professor, I choose to live in Estoublon in Provence for 5 years after spending many years in a city-dweller life. I currently spend all my time to renovate my house and the gite of the Aïgo de Vido in order to share this place with others, family, friends or holidaymakers.

Christine Jousset purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Christine Jousset chose Haute-Provence - Sisteron

Since 1989 (date of purchase), the Aïgo de Vido gite has always been a welcoming place for my relatives: family and friends; and I decided, 4 years ago, to extend it for holidaymakers from all horizons.

What makes this cottage unique

It is the originality of the gite location on the stream edge, located in the hollow of a valley, surrounded by nature without being isolated from others that seduce me at time of purchase as well as the presence of water, a stream and a pool, in a warm-summer region.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Estoublon in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
  • - Washbasin - Toilets - Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    A living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , For 2 people
  • - 1 mezzanine bedroom that you can close with a wooden sliding door: one double bed and a 120-cm sofa bed, one sofa-bed in the ground floor's living room
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

The Aïgo de Vido, "life water" in Provencal language: nature meeting place
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Lovely setting and so quiet

  • 4 of 5

Having a swimming pool available was sheer luxury. Owner, Christine gave us a warm welcome, always ready to help out if needed, speaks a little English so we got by with our little French. The accommodation is very well equipped and all you need for a comfortable stay. The seating available in various parts of the garden are superb. At the bottom of the garden is a dried up river bed which is lovely to walk along and next to it is a running river. We love bird watching and got such a lovely surprise seeing a Night Jar which are rare to see. They come out like the Bats do as it goes dark and hunt for insects. Seeing that just made our holiday there. The biggest draw back is no Wfi which is needed by most on holiday, and if this was to be installed we would go back again for another holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour vos commentaires élogieux pour mon gîte. Je vous confirme que l'installation du wi-fi est prévue pour la saison prochaine et qu'actuellement une connexion est toujours possible au café et à l'épicerie du village: c'est à 10 minutes à pied ... mais c'est peut-être aussi le charme du monde rural. A bientôt alors et avec plaisir. Christine Jousset I confirm you that the installation of the Wi-Fi is planned for the next season and that at present a connection is always possible for the coffee(café) and for the grocer's shop of the village: it is in 10 minutes on foot but it is maybe also the charm of the rural world. See you soon then and with pleasure. Christine Jousset
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Glorious hidden cottage in Southern France

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a better stay here. The house is wonderful! It has everything you need, including a great pool just outside to escape the heat. The house is light, spacious and beautifully refurbished inside with lots of space for sitting, eating and drinking outside too. We had a magical time exploring the fantastic area with its gorge, mountains and wildlife. The village itself is also really great, friendly people and a lovely local restaurant. The owners are incredibly kind and accommodating, we were made to feel totally at home. We would highly recommend this place. 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Un endroit nature, calme, apaisant.. , Christine est extrêmement gentille et arrangeante. Les photos sont tout à fait conformes. Et dire qu'elle a tout fait toute seule.. Franchement, chapeau !! Beau travail Christine. Votre maison est très agréable et estoublon est un endroit où il fait bon vivre.. Nous avons adoré notre séjour. Je recommande cet endroit sans hésitation !!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Perfekter Urlaubsort - Perfect Outdoor Holiday spot! Mountainbikers dream...

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the little apartment as it is extremely well set up and has everything you can think off. Three outside seating areas, the really nice little river and the amazing nature around. It is perfectly clean and looks like brand new. The area is perfect for hiking as well as for mountainbiking. At the tourist information in Digne les bains you can get a trail map for mountainbiking for the area. The little mini market in Estoublon has everything you need and fresh pains au chocolat in the morning ;-). We will come back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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cosi et très bien équipé

  • 4 of 5

Parfait sur tous les points, la 5 éme étoiles viendrait si il y avait des lits 1,60m.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Gîte alliant le confort intérieur avec le charme du contact direct avec l'environnement montagnard

  • 5 of 5

Merci infiniment Christine de ton accueil malgré notre arrivée impromptue.

Le gîte avait été préalablement chauffé et nous a bien réconforté. Nous nous sommes de suite sentis "comme chez nous" car la rénovation toute récente est sobre et de belle qualité: de beaux matériaux et un aménagement réalisé avec soin.

Le gîte , très proche du bourg, est en pleine nature, près d'un petit bois, le long d'un chemin de promenade.Des petites terrasses de galets nous amènent directement au petit torrent dont la présence est très vivifiante.Nous sommes venus à trois, et nous avons pu nous créer chacun notre espace. Nous avons apprécié le séjour-cuisine pratique et lumineux et la chambre à l'étage pour s'isoler.Un intérieur douillet et un extérieur aux multiples attraits. Nous recommandons vivement cette proposition de Christine, de très bonne compagnie.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar- restaurant the XXe Siècle
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
A 51
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Restaurant the XXe Siècle
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Grand-Puy-Seyne ski resort
Nearest Beach
124 Kilometres
Marseille beaches
Car: recommended

- Grocery, tobacco shops open every day in Estoublon (600 n away) - Street butcher shop 2 times per week in Estoublon (600 m away)

- Tree climbing park in Le Chaffaut-Saint-Jurson 04510, 16 km away

- Pond the Férréols

- Nice road, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 16 km away

- Many sporty and cultural activities in Digne-les-Bains as a pool: information at the tourist office

- Jean-Moulin Roundabout, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 20 km away

- Hospital centre of Digne

- Saint-Christophe district, 04000 Digne-les-Bains 22 km away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Estoublon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

La caution est payable en ligne avant l'arrivée lors du second versement et sera restituée directement en ligne dans les 7 jours suivant le départ si tout est ok.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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