Charming villa in beautiful nature 3km from Aix

103-235 Chemin du Colombier, Aix en Provence, Provence 13100, France


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 8
Per week €1,900
Type: Villa
Description of the Aix en Provence vacation villa rental
It is a fully renovated family home, warm and confortable. It is 165m2 large and is exposed East/South. There are 4 bedrooms with quality bedding, a well equiped kitchen, a cosy living-room with an office area, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 3 WC and a laundry room.

The distribution of the rooms in the house and the different arranged areas in the garden makes it is possible to accommodate a number of people and still have a restful stay.


The entrance opens up on the kitchen, toilets, a floor that leads to room n°1 and stairs that lead to the first floor. For the young children a safety fence for the stairs is at your disposal.

The large, cosy kitchen is well equipped for cooking (gaz cooking stove, electric oven, dish washer, various food processors).
The french window opens up onto the west terrace (sunny at the end of the day) and the windows look over the east terrace (sun in the morning).

The dining area is connected to the living room. The living room has a nice working fireplace and is furnished with 2 extra large sofas, 1 armchair, 1 stool and a wooden coffee table. The window looks over the garden and its surrounding woods.
There are a well furnished library, a large TV screen, a DVD player, a HIFI and High Speed internet connection.
The office area (8m2)
From the living room, a few steps lead to the office area. A printer-scanner-photocopier is at your disposal.

BEDROOM n°1 (18,5 m2)
The bedroom n°1 is on the south side of the house, and is isolated by a vestibule. The French door opens up onto the back garden. It has a Queensize bed (160x200) and a PRIVATE SHOWER ROOM WITH WC.

BEDROOM n°2 (13m2)
The bedroom n°2 is located on the other side of the house. It is separated from the living-room by a vestibule. The glass window looks over the west terrace. It has a Kingsize bed (180x200) and a PRIVATE SHOWER ROOM.


BEDROOM n°3 (15m2)
This room has a nice shape, with its curved wall and high ceiling. It has double bed (140x200).

This large bedroom has a mansard ceiling and offers a nice playing area for the children. The wooden floor is comfortable at any time of the year. It has 2 single beds and toys and books on disposal.

In this charming white room, you can lay in the bathtub and look out over the garden.

The laundry room is located in a shed next to the house. There you will find a washing machine, a dryer and an additional fridge and freezer.

La Petite Ourse is located on the Bibemus plateau, a classified site where Paul Cézanne liked to come for painting. When you drive up there, you abruptly leave the agitation of the city for a beautiful, natural surroundings. The house is located at the end of a 300m trail through the woods. The property is private and has its’ private entrance. It is well separated from the neighboring houses.

SHADDED TERRACE (20m2) to the Est
The terrace is located in front of the kitchen and is very pleasant throughout the day. Bathed by the sun at breakfast time, it shades as the heat increases. You can spend many hours in the comfortable wicker chairs, with the view over the beautiful garden.
You can pick tomatoes and aromatic herbs.

GARDEN (1 acre)
The garden with arranged areas and a forest of oaks and pines makes the youngest and the oldest happy with its summer garden, the hammock, the giant trampoline, the sand pit and the swing. There is also a shaded car park.

The swimming pool is located 50 meters from the house. The basin measures 3,5m x 9m, a depth of 1,30m to 1,60m. It is equipped with a counter-current swimming and an electric roller-shutter for child protection. It is surrounded by a 60m2 of wooden terrace. A person in charge of maintenance comes to clean the swimming pool twice a week.

Alix Barbey

Area Info
La Petite Ourse is located on the Bibemus plateau, a classified site where Paul Cézanne liked to come for painting. When you drive up there, you abruptly leave the agitation of the city for a beautiful, natural surroundings.

To the motorway: 3 km.
TGV Train station : 18 km.
Hospital (polyclinique Rambot) : 2 km
Airport Marseilles Marignane : 31 km
Airport Nice : 170 km
Food shopping (bakery, butcher, market, supermarket, Café, Tobacco, Pharmacy): 1,5 km
Beaches : 45 km (Carry-le-Rouet), 50 km (Cassis)
Lake : 65 km (Gréoux-les-Bains)
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Aug 18 2015 Sep 01 2015 - - €1,900 - 2 weeks
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 1000€
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: 100€ Final housekeeping
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Swimmingpool, hammock, giant trampoline, sand pit, swing, toys
You will be just a few minutes drive from the center of Aix-en-Provence, where you will find wonderful restaurants, markets, shops, theaters, concerts, museums etc...

The previous guests told me that they felt so good in this haven of peace, that they didn't really want to move away from the house exept for a hike in the woods late afternoon or a café on the market downtown Aix every now and then. However, there are thousand nice things to do in the area...

You can take a day trip to visit the beautiful landscape and villages of the Provence and the Luberon. If you're not afraid of the crowd, you can reach the Côte d'Azur within 2 hours.

There are a few festivals in the area all over the summer
- Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Art Lyrique) 5th - 27th of july 2012
- Festival d’Avignon (Spectacle Vivant Contemporain) 7th - 28th of july 2012
- Festival International de la Roque d'Anthéron (Piano) 21th of july - 22nd of august 2012

The entrance of the woods of Bibemus is just 1,5 km away from the house. You can go there for a hike, a bike tour or a run at the begining and the end of the day. For the children, an all-terrain pushchair is at disposal.

You can make a day trip to the beach of Carry-le-Rouet (45 km) or of Cassis (50 km)

You will find 9 beautiful golfs around Aix-en-Provence.

You can make another nice day trip to the Lac d'Esparon, near Gréoux-les-Bains (65 km): swimm, electric boat, pedalo. refreshment area and restaurant on the beach.

- Yoga in a magical place (yourte) 2 minutes away from the house
- SPA at the beautiful Thermes Sextius
- Pilates downtown Aix with fabulous teachers
- Massages with my neighbor Octavie who has amasing hands.
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