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Character house In A Provencal Village near Aix-En-Provence

Bedrooms Studio
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type townhome


About the property

Spacious studio apartment in a townhouse, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Ptit Chateau is the studio - townhouse located on the ground floor of a 300 year old property in the traditional provencal hilltop village of Ventabren.

20 minutes away from the heart of Aix, from the Marseille airport and the train station, half-way between Marseille and Avignon, 45 min drive from the seaside, and one hour away from legendary Luberon and Camargues, Ptit Chateau is well-placed. You may either choose to spend a couple of days in the peaceful and authentic surroundings before hopping on your flight or train, or stay long term to discover the region in our spacious studio that is equipped to a high standard.

The studio has a separate entrance. It is quiet and air-conditioned naturally thanks to its thick stone walls. Cool in summer and very well heated in winter Ptit Chateau welcomes guests all year round. We renovated our townhouse with love and care and respect to the traditions of provencal architecture and style. We fell under the charm of the house and the village, and we are sure so will you.

Within 20 minutes you may reach Marseille airport, TGV train station or the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. You may find the free parking spots easily in the village. The studio is fully equipped and suitable for the short-term or long-term rent.

The kitchen contains oven and microvawe, induction plates, a standart size refrigerator, cofee machine, electrical kettle and a toaster. The bathroom with italian shower has all the basics for your stay: shampoo, soap, towels and a fan. You may find iron and the ironing board in the closet of the living room.

There is a double bed in a bedroom area, and a single real bed in a bedroom area that serves as a canape when not used as a bed.

There is a little terrace outdoors where you may put 2 chairs and enjoy the views of the quiet pedestrian street, sip your morning cofee or read a book.

There is no private parking, however there is plenty of free parking spots all around the village, and two public parking lots.

More Details

Victoria Lebedeva
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Victoria Lebedeva

I am a real estate agent, passionate about ancient homes. I was born and grew up in Moscow, city where the the historical center is composed of few streets, maybe that's why I value architectural heritage so much. I met my future husband in Los Angeles, and then we moved together to London. My husband was born and raised in Paris. His family was coming to Provence during holidays, and it was his childhood dream come true when he received a job offer in the South of France. Our next dream come true was to find and buy a 300 year old townhouse in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages we have ever seen. We live here with our 8 year old son, and a cat, who despite all the interdictions may choose to pay you a visit when you are in the studio.

Victoria Lebedeva purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Victoria Lebedeva chose Ventabren

My husband and I bought our house three years ago. We discovered Ventabren by chance. We felt in love with the village, and dreamed about living in our own house here since then. We also wanted to offer seasonal rentals appartments to the guests of the region. Once we saw the house with its gorgeous vaulted ceiling room on the ground floor we wanted to stay here forever. It took us several years to study our renovation options, and styles in order to come up with the concept of the independent studio. The renovation work is over, and we are ready to host you in the house we feel passionate about.

The studio is a part of our home, each square meter of which we adore, it is so much more then an extra income for us.

Every day we feel lucky to live in a fairy tale, and we are happy to share some of the magic with you.

What makes this townhome unique

We are proud of every inch of the house. The cast iron rounded door, the voulted ceiling, the kitchen made by the local craftsman. Our friends call it "the little castle", and it feels quite like that. You step out of the studio in a narrow pedestrian street of our village. Most of days it is very quiet, while sometimes you may come across a bride supported by her bridemaids struggling on her hills on the stone pavement to get to the top of the street, where the city hall and the church may be found, and sometimes you may walk in the crowd of the schoolchildren going up the hill to rehearse their end-of-the-year concert, chatting and laughing on the way. The locals most likely will greet you with "bonjour", and walking through the village, or even just to the parking, you will enjoy the stunning views and architecture. We don't have clock in the house - the church bells tell us the time.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Ventabren in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
I am not a trained guide, but I may show you around just as I would friends or family who come to visit me from time to time. I also may pick you up at the airport or the train station, and drop you off. Please send me your request in advance, and I will contact you back with my availability and price, or an alternative solution. I may also accompany you in various projects you may have here in the South of France during your stay. I may translate for you, help you find a property etc.


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Character house In A Provencal Village near Aix-En-Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Le petit chateau is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This little chateaux is adorable and in a beautiful town. Ventabren is small but on a big hill that has a beautiful view. Vika, our host, was welcoming and wanted to make sure we had a wonderful time. We traveled to Avignon and Arles in two days. Each commute was little more than an hour by peage. The aqueduct was very cool too. Eat at L'eouve if in Ventabren. It was delicious and well priced.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, It was a pleasure hosting both of you. Thank you very much for your review, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ptit Chateau!
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Parfait pour un escapade en amoureux ou un week-end reposant

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon moment.Le cadre est très agréable et décoré avec goût.Les voûtes apportent fraîcheur et repos.Ambiance romantique garantie pour les amoureux.Nous recommandons le coucher de soleil au dessus des ruines du château à quelques encablures et le petit déjeuner dans la ruelle en pierre...

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup, Jonathan, pour votre avis. Enchantée de vous avoir rencontré tous les deux, merci d'avoir choisi le séjour au Ptit Château à l'occasion de votre mariage! Je suis très contente que vous ayez aimé notre petit gîte. J'espère avoir d'autres occasions de vous recevoir!
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Marseille Provence Airport
Nearest Barpub
Bar de Ventabren
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
port de Marseille
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Set Golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence TGV train station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La table de Ventabren
Nearest Ski
179 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Plage Sainte Croix (nicest of the nearest)
Car: recommended

You may take a walk on the top of the hill, and enjoy the panoramic views of the region, with mountain St Victoire in the background. There you may approach the biggest stone aquaduc in Europe, aquaduc of Roquefavor, the ruins of the castle of the Queen Jeanne and the foundation of the prehistoric settlement. The medieval mill is located within 5 minute walk down the hill.

The park up the hill is an example of a meditarenian forest rich in flora and fauna. It also contains the archery range, skatepark, childrens playgrounds, a stadium, tennis courts and variety of other sports activities.

There is a Michelin restaurant within 4 minutes walk from the house which is called La Table de Ventabren.

It will take you 15 minutes to reach Aix-en-Provence, the city of tourists, students, art and fountains. 40 minutes drive, and you are in Marseille, the south capital, Avignon is reachable 60 minutes by car. Sea, mountains, lavendar fields, whatever your favorite scenery is, you may find it all here. There are so many attractions all around that it is hard to list them all here. We will be happy to reccomend you the places to see based on your preferences and the length of your stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Ventabren, Bouches-du-Rhone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Season March
9 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Season May
22 Apr 2018 - 13 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Season June
14 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £24.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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