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Damien Loyau

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French

Heated pool.Gastronomic dinner included in the rent : bastide - lavalentine com

33 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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 provençal stoned-built house of 250 m2 (2691 sq feet) 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 (3,5 acres)… 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.

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 GET MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE :

bastide - la valentine aix en provence

From the Bastide la Valentine :

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

Marseille city center: 27 minutes; 37 Km

Calanque of Cassis : 40 minutes

Avignon, Arles, Gordes : 1 hour

French riveria (Saint Tropez): 1 hour and 40 minutes

Marseille Airport: 26 minutes; 34 Km

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Damien Loyau (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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.

Reviews

5
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Heated pool.Gastronomic dinner included in the rent : bastide - lavalentine com
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Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent two wonderful weeks at Bastide La Valentine. We ranged in age from 9 to 86 years old and everybody enjoyed the beautiful home with the modern style, the vast gardens with manicured landscaping, the heated pool, the many games (pool, table football, table tennis, volleyball in the pool, soccer field, and many more). Every bedroom has a TV, but Provence is too gorgeous to waste time watching TV. You would need a car to visit the nearby villages and Aix au Provence markets on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. However, with Uber one can navigate too. Damien and his parents were extremely friendly and helpful and we felt like they were old friends. The two bedrooms on the first floor were perfect for the older people who had knee problems. Plenty of space to relax and eat together, inside or outside. The chef prepared dinner was the cherry on the whipped cream. I would recommend this home without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing haven for a group holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing in its setting, presentation and the standard of finish. We had such a lovely time exploring the grounds and local area. Damien was easy to deal with and can point you to all the spots to shop, eat and explore.

We were a group with couples and children and the house had enough space for us all to be able to have our own space and not be on top of each other.

I'd highly recommend it as a place to holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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An experience of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Bastide-lavalentine was a perfect location for us to enjoy our family holiday. From there we went hot air ballooning,

Visited the Puyricard Chocolatier, experienced a Provencal cooking class and had a truffle demonstration at Chez Serge. Damien and his family were excellent hosts and shared the true hospitality of Provence. Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Férias de sonho

  • 5 of 5

Excelente local onde reina a traquilidade, óptimo para descansar e recarregar baterias.

Ao mesmo tempo que é perto da cidade, a locaizaçao é ideal como base para visitar tantos outros sitios e lugares maravilhosos.

A casa, o jardim, a piscina, enfim tudo é impecável em todos os aspectos …

Um ambiente bucólico, absolutamente de sonho.

O jantar de degustação de boas vindas oferecido pelos anfitriões, foi uma obra de arte excelentemente bem conseguida pelo chefe Michael.

Muito melhor do que vemos nas fotografias, superou todas as nossas expectativas.

Recomendanos vivamente e esperamos poder voltar num futuro próximo.

Manuela e Antonio Xavier

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Provence in a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the location of the property; it is ideally situated to visit the whole Provence and the French Riviera. Meanwhile, from the house you can easily go to the city centre of Aix-en-Provence. We all appreciated the beautiful garden where you can peacefully enjoy your time around the swimming pool on a hot Provence afternoon. There is also a very nice football table and billiard for the kids or young-at-heart adults! The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the disposition of the bedrooms allows for a lot of privacy.

Damien helped us to organise a wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape and in the evening we had a welcome dinner with Chef Michael. It was a wonderful experience!

We could not recommend Bastide la Valentine highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bastide la Valentine for one week, and we truly enjoyed it. The house is beautifully renovated with a gourmet kitchen nice big bedrooms and bathrooms. Corrine and Damian welcomed us like we were family and they helped us with everything we needed. The welcome dinner prepared by the private chef was a hit and the food was delicious.

We also booked a tour to Carpentras for a wine and truffle tasting and this was the highlight of your stay at Bastide la Valentine. The house is located in the country side with a short drive to Aix en Provence. It is the perfect way to experience the french country side. I would definitely recommend the house to anyone and I hope to come back sometime in the future. Thanks Corrine and Damian for your generous hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£3,268
 
 
October
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£2,933
 
 
November - December
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£2,849
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 2 nights
£3,687
 
 
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,149
for 2 nights
£4,022
 
 
January - March
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£2,849
 
 
March - May
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£3,268
 
 
May - June
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,520
for 7 nights
£3,520
 
 
June - July
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,106
for 7 nights
£4,106
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,195
for 7 nights
£5,195
 
 
August-September
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,106
for 7 nights
£4,106
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,520
for 7 nights
£3,520
 
 
October - December
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 2 nights
From
£712
£2,849
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,514
for 7 nights
£2,514
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,257

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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
  • 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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