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Unique house with swimming pool in the heart of Pagnol's lands, quiet area near - La Safranade Garlaban guesthouse (sleeps 4 people)

Bedrooms 2
Space 678 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



La Safranade Garlaban guesthouse (sleeps 4 people)

Garlaban guesthouse (sleeps 4 people)

Very nice 2-room apartment with two terraces (one facing east, the other facing west). All mod cons. Air-conditioning system. Splendid view of Pagnol's quiet and peaceful lands.

About the property

La Safranade

Charming place in Provence!

Come for a pleasant change of scene in the heart of Pagnol's Provençal lands. Enjoy the quiet setting and the large 10x5 m covered swimming pool, which is shared between the guests and the owners.

From the hilltop terrace, you will be offered a splendid view of Marcel Pagnol's lands and the Garlaban Massif.

You will be living in the heart of Provence, among the olive trees, the vineyards, the cherry trees, the lavender, and the thyme.

2 very comfortable and recently refurnished rooms on the same level (sleeps 4). Reversible air-conditioning system. Fitted kitchen (with washing machine and dishwasher). Very large shower.

The house includes a large flowered terrace and parking places in a closed building.

The 5,500 sq.m garden was built over several levels separated by restanques (dry-stone walls). It offers several shaded areas where you can sit and enjoy the splendid view.

It is the perfect starting point to discover the Riviera or go to festivals; you will enjoy relaxing by the swimming pool in the heart of the Provençal nature. It is also perfectly appropriate for children.

All the shops are less than 5 minutes away.

You will be living very close to Roquevaire and Aubagne, which are located between the old harbour of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, many beaches and Provençal villages, many festival sites, and the Sainte-Victoire mountain.

We will help you make your choice among the large range of available sites and activities.

New since summer 2012: the Calanques National Park.

The Park was aimed at insuring a better protection of the Calanques (valleys carved by rivers and flooded by the sea) and investing more in its preservation. The Calanques National Park is the first peri-urban National Park in Europe.

Indeed, the Calanques are unique in the whole world. They consist of limestone cliffs, and host a very rich biodiversity; for instance, the biggest lizard in Europe (the ocelatted lizard) lives there. You will also find many remains of early Human existence, for example the prehistoric paintings in the Cosquer cave.

However, these lands are threatened by the high number of visitors (coming whether through lands or sea), by the water contamination, by the fires, and by the growing urbanization. The cliffs, the Aleppo pines, the evergreen oaks, the marine biodiversity, the coves, the harbours, and the huts must be preserved for the future generations.

The Calanques National Park is the only French park that includes both a marine and a land part. It stands as the perfect example of nature protection near a conurbation gathering more than a million of inhabitants. It aims at preserving the environment while letting people access the area. The goal is to prevent fires, protect the fauna and flora, welcome visitors and teach them eco-friendly behaviours through educational activities.

The entrance is free and the access to some parts of the park will be regulated while making sure not to interfere with the practice of hiking, horse riding, biking, or climbing.

More Details

Gilda et Bernard
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Gilda et Bernard

We have settle in the southern France a few years ago and we yearn for a great quality of life and enriching exchanges.

We want to develop cordial and even friendly ties with our guests and make sure we all benefit from these encounters.

Gilda et Bernard purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Gilda et Bernard chose Roquevaire

We fell in love with this large Provençal house and even more with its location on the top of a hill where we can enjoy the beautiful view of Pagnol's lands and the Sainte-Beaume massif.

The idea of accommodating guests seeking the sun and a change of scene came very naturally to us.

What makes this cottage unique

You will be able to fully enjoy your holidays in the quiet place with a pool and a splendid view of the area. You will experience a real change of scene in this very unique house.

You will be living close to Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, the beaches, and the Calanques; there are activities for all tastes.

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- Les arrivées se font le samedi à partir de 16 heures et les départ avant 10 heures.
- Le loyer est toutes charges comprises.
- Chèques vacances acceptés
Le versement de cet acompte et la signature du contrat de location valident la location et la réservation.
- Solde du loyer: 75% versé au début de la location.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Roquevaire in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 678 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate toilets
  • Large shower with thermostatic mixing valves and separate hot water tank Many storage spaces, separate toilets Washing machine, hair dryer, wardrobe The bathroom linen is changed every week.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 140 x 200 cm bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 160 x 200 cm bed
  • Large air-conditioned bedroom with exposed beams and direct access to the terrace and private garden; splendid view of the vineyard and the Garlaban massif Large 160 x 200 cm double bed with new bedding and 140 x 200 cm sofa bed in the living room The beds will be made upon your arrival. Cot available En-suite shower room, separate toilets The bed and bathroom linen are changed every week. Unlimited Internet, wireless access, and RJ-45 connector
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large and secured swimming pool with removable cover available from mid-May to mid-October During summer, the temperature of the pool water is about 28/30°C due to the removable cover that keeps the heat during the night 5,500 sq.m garden with bocce field, parking space, restanques, fruit trees, etc. Flat screen television in the living room Fully-fitted kitchen with induction hobs, dishwasher, etc. Unlimited wireless Internet access and RJ-45 connector The guest house, the terrace, and the parking space are all on the same level and therefore are accessible to disabled people


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La Safranade Garlaban guesthouse (sleeps 4 people)
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 45 reviews
London, UK

Lovely house, close to all the sights!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at La Safranade with my sister and her family. Bernard and Gilda were wonderful hosts, very hospitable and gave us great advice and local recommendations. The house itself was very well equipped, tastefully decorated, and impeccably clean, as well as had a lovely terrace overlooking the Garlaban (we dined and breakfasted al fresco almost every day!). The swimming pool was great for the children - the cover acted like a greenhouse and kept the water nice and warm. All the sights are within a half hour drive (Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat, the Calanques), so it was great to see the tourist sights and retreat back to the countryside for some peace and quiet. La Safranade was just perfect for our visit to Provence - we had a family holiday there we will never forget. Merci beaucoup, Bernard et Gilda!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Martina et Benjamin, Nous avons beaucoup apprécié nos échanges . Vous qui veniez de très loin, Vietnam, Espagne, Angleterre. Sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour pour ces retrouvailles familiales. Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur avec ce bébé qui arrive bientôt. Très amicalement. Bises à toute la famille. Gilda et Bernard
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Excellente location !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cet appartement calme, très confortable et qui dispose de tout l'équipement nécessaire. Gilda et Bernard ont été très soucieux du bon déroulement de notre séjour et nous ont reservé un accueil chaleureux. La grande piscine, le jardin boisé (avec ses petits écureuils !) et la merveilleuse terrasse avec vue sur le Garlaban nous ont enchantés ! Merci à vous, Gilda et Bernard pour la qualité de votre accueil.

Eva et Pierre Lenepveu

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir, Merci pour votre message d'encouragement. Sommes heureux que votre séjour vous ai apporté pleine satisfaction. Nous serons heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau avec vos enfants. Ce serait l'occasion pour Victor de nous proposer à nouveau un concert privé !! Bien amicalement. Gilda et Bernard
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Merveilleux endroit: un vrai coup de coeur!

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est très spacieux et bien équipé, avec un dehors exceptionnel: un parc privé et une piscine très charmants. Les propriétaires sont vraiment disponibles et gentils. Et en plus vous vous trouvez à mi-chemin entre des localités de tout intérêt: Marseille, Cassis, La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence et, un peu plus loin, Arles, Avignon, La Camargue. Nous, on va surement y retourner!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Wunderbare Wohnung, schöner Garten, sehr freundliche Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu Viert in dieser entzückenden Wohnung und haben uns sofort zu Hause gefühlt. Genügend Platz, eine schöne Einrichtung (Modernes mit Altem gemischt) und eine dazugehörige separate Terrasse zeichnen diese Wohnung aus. Den überdachten Pool konnten unsere Kinder noch bis über Mitte Oktober hinaus nutzen. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und wir konnten uns mit ihnen auch auf Deutsch (Gilda) oder Englisch (Bernard) verständigen. Das Haus befindet sich in Hanglage und ist über eine sehr schmale Straße zu erreichen. Es ist eine ländlich-ruhige Wohngegend - ideal für einen entspannten Urlaub.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour au sein du gîte Garlaban. Pièces spacieuses, meublées et décorées avec beaucoup de goût. Prestations haut de gamme, cadre enchanteur, piscine avec vue fantastique. L accueil de Bernard et Gilda est charmant, prévenant et discret, très agréable. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonsoir, Merci pour votre message qui nous encourage à toujours mieux accueillir les vacanciers qui nous font confiance. Nous sommes vraiment très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour parmi nous. Bonne santé à votre papa. Toutes nos amitiés. Gilda et Bernard
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Vacances très agréables

  • 5 of 5

Séjour d'une semaine très agréable, au calme, bercé par le chant des cigales, avec vues magnifiques sur les paysages de la Provence.

Accueil très sympathique des propriétaires, toujours prêts à rendre service, mais très discrets.

Gite spacieux, meublé avec goût, avec tout le confort moderne, et bien conforme à l'annonce, idéalement situé pour bien visiter cette belle région.

Avons bien profité également de la piscine très agréable et sécurisée.

Merci à Gilda et Bernard.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre message. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour parmi nous. Vous souhaitons de très bonnes fin de vacances et une rentrée sereine et en pleine forme. Bien Amicalement. Gilda et Bernard
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Marignane, Hyères/Toulon
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pont de l'Étoile
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
22 km from Marseille-Saint-Charles
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Aubagne train station to the Marseille TGV station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Interchange towards Nice, Toulon, Marseille, Aix
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pont de l'Étoile, Roquevaire, Auriol, Aubagne
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Cassis, La Ciotat, Les Lecques, Bandol
Car: recommended

Roquevaire is in the heart of the countryside; it is the perfect starting point to discover the region.

It is located halfway between Aix and Marseille, 20 min away from the beaches, the Calanques, and Cassis; you can enjoy the walking and hiking trails of Garlaban, Sainte Beaume, the Calanques, the Cap Canaille, etc.

New: the Calanques National Park is only 10 minutes away; make sure to check out all the available activities.

There are many villages and Provençal markets to discover in the area as well as a large range of exhibitions and festivals.

In order to improve your stay, you can visit many sites in the surrounding area; they are all less than an hour away by car:

- Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the Alpilles, Avignon and its festival, the Verdon Gorge, and the Camargue

- the lakes and hilltop villages in the Provençal hinterland, Mont Ventoux, and the Sainte-Victoire mountain

- the French Riviera, Cassis, La Ciotat Bandol, and the Île d'Or (Golden Island)

- the vineyards and castles: Vacqueyras, Beaume-de-Venise, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-de-Provence, etc.

- The Paul Ricard circuit in Le Casteller, only 30 minutes away

- Aubagne, 5 minutes away, where you can find a shopping centre, a market, and a TGV train station

Close to,

Marseille: 22 km away

Aix-en-Provence: 33 km away

Seaside: 20 km away

Shops: 1 km away

Shopping centre: 4 km away

City centre: 4 km away


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