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Wonderful, Independent Guest Cottage in Aix en Provence with tennis and pool

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
The cottage is located in 3 acres of grounds of a magnificent bastide overlooking the impressive Mt Ste Victoire and Aix en Provence. It is accessed via security gates and there is plenty of parking space. The kitchen is equipped with fridge , microwave/oven, a hob and a sink, table wear and cooking utensils are provided. There is a sofa and a TV & stereo for your entertainment. The kitchen leads out onto the garden and outside seating area where you may like to relax and enjoy the local rosé!. A wooden staircase leads upstairs where there is a shower room with a shower , baisin, and toilet. There is a single bedroom decorated in a typically provencal toile de jouy & a tastefully decorated bedroom with 2 single beds ( or 1 king). Fresh towels & linen are provided. In the grounds there ...The cottage is located in 3 acres of grounds of a magnificent bastide overlooking the impressive Mt Ste Victoire and Aix en Provence. It is accessed via security gates and there is plenty of parking space. The kitchen is equipped with fridge , microwave/oven, a hob and a sink, table wear and cooking utensils are provided. There is a sofa and a TV & stereo for your entertainment. The kitchen leads out onto the garden and outside seating area where you may like to relax and enjoy the local rosé!. A wooden staircase leads upstairs where there is a shower room with a shower , baisin, and toilet. There is a single bedroom decorated in a typically provencal toile de jouy & a tastefully decorated bedroom with 2 single beds ( or 1 king). Fresh towels & linen are provided. In the grounds there is a large salt water swimming pool with deck chairs. Our property is beautifully located within walking distance of Aix yet in a private & peaceful setting with very good access to the motorway to further explore the Luberon to the north and Marseille and cassis and the coastline in the south. Guided tours, French lessons, tennis lessons breakfast and dinner can be arranged . We will do everything to ensure that our guests are comfortable and made to feel at home.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
rachel B
Hosting since January 2012
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (15)
Wellington78
Wellington78
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Aix. The cottage was perfect for our family of three (including our 6 year old son). The weather was stunning and the swimming pool was a welcome refresher. Rachel and Jean were brilliant hosts - nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be returning.
Visited August 2017
Written August 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rachel B
Rachel B
Thank you so much it was such a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you back here soon!
Written August 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

j9murph
j9murph
Maryland42 contributions
I booked the rooms at Rachel and Jean's home based on the reviews, and they were all spot on. A word of advice: if you try using GPS to find the home, it will likely send you to only the bottom of the street. You have to go up the dirt road about 300 meters. Rachel and Jean go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. All you have to do is ask, and they are right on it, from advice on where to eat or what to see to making sure you have everything you need. They also allow you your space. Even the friendly dog, Molly, will stop at the front of the open door (with a mild reminder to not come in). After a long, hot day of hiking at Lac Bimont, the pool was wonderfully refreshing. I was pleasantly surprised it was big enough to do some laps. We usually had a large lunch wherever we were out for the day, then relaxed in the evening in the shade at the outside table with some rosé, bread, ham, and cheese we bought at the supermarket. The grounds are very pleasant to just hang out. In the rooms, which are basically a private corner quarter of the house, there is a small kitchen/table/sofa arrangement on the ground floor and the two bedrooms and bathroom are up the stairs. The kitchen is well appointed, and the two bedrooms are a good size and quite comfortable. We were there in hot weather, so had to leave the windows open at night when it was cool. The rooms stay fairly cool if you shut the front door in the day. Jean brought over a couple welcome fans our last evening. I could have not been happier with our stay in Provence. We had a wonderful home base to return to every day, or to just hang out at if we were tired. Many thanks go to Rachel and Jean for their hospitality.
Visited June 2017
Written June 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rachel B
Rachel B
Jeannine thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you had a good trip back and enjoyed your time in Paris.. I hope it wasn't too hot . Please do come and see us again there is still plenty to see! It was a pleasure meeting your family.
Written June 21, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meyer476
Meyer476
Munich, Germany3 contributions
My husband and I stayed at the cottage in September (11 nights) and it was amazing! It was exactly what we pictured and more. Rachel and Jean were very friendly, anticipating our needs and very helpful getting us settled in. This is also a good location in that it is close to the bus stop. Leave your car at the parking lot and hop on the bus to town. Thank you Rachel and Jean and we hope to be back soon!
Visited September 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written October 12, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rachel B
Rachel B
Thank you so much for your kind review. We were so happy to have you to stay I'm only sorry that we were so busy and we didn't manage that rosé we will keep it cool ready for your next visit!
Written October 14, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Touringbugs
Touringbugs
West Sussex, United Kingdom66 contributions
This lovely cottage is attached to the owners house in fabulous grounds which provide secure parking. It is very well equipped with kitchen equipment, toiletries, towels etc and very homely. The owners, Rachel, Jean and their family are very welcoming and genuinely keen to ensure you have a fab time but not in an imposing way. They gave us tips of where to visit and some guide books. A big plus for us was being able to walk into Aix which took about 15 minutes. Aix is a lovely place but you are also near to some great places to visit. We went to the Luberon region one day and Cassis another day for lunch overlooking the harbour via the Routes des Cretes from Ciotat - a very picturesque cliff side bendy road which was great on a motorbike. We cooked some meals at the cottage (excellent hob!), so the dishwasher came in handy! We also made use of the owners lovely outdoor pool and sat in the sun in the grounds. The whole process of booking and paying was very simple (direct with the owner) and we would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.
Visited May 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written May 21, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rachel B
Rachel B
Dear Jenny and Mark Thank you so much for your lovely comments . We were delighted to have you to stay and glad that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the weather I am glad you managed a swim before you left . We look forward to seeing you soon there is plenty more to see ! All the best Rachel
Written May 22, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FamilieReisefreudig
FamilieReisefreudig
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und werden gern einmal wieder kommen. Die Gastfreundschaft war sensationell.
Visited March 2016 Traveled with family
Written April 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

11029
11029
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
This beautiful gite was perfectly situated for us as we enjoy both countryside and a bit of urban life. Aix is only a couple of minutes away and is enchanting. Our gite had everything we needed, the beds were really comfortable and the rooms were cool.
Visited August 2015
Written September 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

90catriona
90catriona
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
We would highly recommend this lovely little cottage situated in beautiful grounds with a fabulous pool. Jean, Rachel and family were so welcoming to us and to our son who is currently studying at university in Aix. Molly the dog popped round occasionally to visit us. She's beautifully mannered and very polite. Everything was lovely and peaceful, yet it's only a 5 minute drive/ 25 minute walk into Aix.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written May 17, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nurseswanie
nurseswanie
Boston, MA7 contributions
We used Rachel's guest cottage as home base for 2 weeks while we explored the Provence area. The location was perfect! Great for day trips and a wonderful pool and grounds to come home to after sight seeing for the day. We walked into town on several occasions. It is downhill into town, about 40 minutes. Just remember you have to walk back up the hill. If you do not have parcels to carry, it is a great walk. If you plan to shop at the market, I would recommend taking the car and parking at one of the underground lots, or taking the bus which goes from the end of the driveway. Rachel, Jean, and their lovely family were very gracious to us. They shared their knowledge of the area, and gave us great tips about what to see and where to park. Molly, the family dog, would come over to visit and keep us company. She is gentle and well behaved. I would go back and stay in a heartbeat! The unit is spotless. Furnished with all you need to have a comfortable stay. We ate our breakfast and light dinners in the unit, and had our main meal of the day out at various restaurants. We found this arrangement to work out well for us. There were three adults, and we ate mostly outside at the picnic table. Lucky for us the weather co-operated. Thanks Rachel and family for allowing us to stay with you at your lovely home!
Visited September 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written September 23, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kaybee57
kaybee57
Brisbane, Australia12 contributions
This was a little hard to find however once 'inside the gates' we were met by Rachel and Jean and Molly the gorgeous big dog, and made to feel more than welcome with the offer of anything we needed to make us comfortable after our days travel. We stayed 5 nights here and found it very central to where-ever we needed to go to explore the Provence area. Rachel suggested some fabulous places to visit, provided us with maps, and helped suggest where the best parking was to explore the city of Aix. A lovely spot to sit outside in the sun with a glass of wine under the olive trees. Thank you Rachel and Jean!
Visited May 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written May 27, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LLSL
LLSL
112 contributions
This is a charming stone gite, attached to but facing away from the owners' property. It looks out on to some land with mature trees and although you are close to a road, it doesnt feel like it. You think you are in a rural setting but you are also within walking distance of Aix, a pleasant 25 min stroll in but a slightly harder uphill walk back! (The local buses seem to stop at 7.30pm so for longer stays either rent a car or use taxis from town, unless you are happy to keep walking) Upstairs is as comfortable as your own home. Downstairs (kitchen and sitting area) is a little cramped but fine if you only want to cook simple meals and sit outside. Rachel and Jean are very hospitable and will what they can to make your stay. Even their son got involved, giving us an impromptu lift into town one day. It was too cold for the pool but it looked lovely. The well-mannered dogs, especially Dylan, will join you for meals, which just adds to the enjoyment!
Visited April 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written April 15, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Playground
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Tennis Court
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Wi-Fi
City Getaway
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
The cottage is wonderfully located within walking distance of the historical centre of Aix en Provence with its many restaurants, shops, bustling markets and sightseeing yet it is in a tranquil setting in 3 acres of of beautiful grounds overlooking the famous Mont Ste Victoire. There is something for everyone in Aix en Provence. For those that enjoy visiting there is the grand Théatre de Provence, the cathedral of St Saveur and the many sites related to Cézanne, not forgetting the many international music and opera festivals . For those that want to venture further afield there is so much to see within an hours drive of Aix. There is Baux de Provence, Arles with its famous arena, the lavender fields, the vineyards of Luberon, Avignon with its papal palace. For the more sporty ...
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