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Le Mas du Philosophe, Provence

Enjoy a peaceful garden and a sunny terrace.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
3 reviews
Enjoy a peaceful garden and a sunny terrace.
Welcome to le Mas du Philosophe en Provence, keep this address secret...
Admire the view whilst having breakfast. Peaceful.
A table with a view.
Super equipped kitchen, american fridge, micro wave and many gadgets for great cooking.
Lacanche cooker with 5 gas, 3 oven. Dishwasher. 2 sinks.
Pool under the pine trees to guarantee you shade and no sun burn!
Living-room with hand painted beams.
Home sweet home ...
Antique furnitures.
Traditional Provençal staircase
Bathroom downstairs.
Walk-in shower and steam bath (hammam)
Double bedroom downstairs.
Double bedroom 1st floor
Bathroom, first floor, shower.
Master bedroom 1st floor
Hand painted poem, ceiling, master bedroom.
Second bathroom (ensuite) first floor, bath/shower.
Extended garden, tree house for kids, pétanque field, hammock.
Kids love this !
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Simiane-Collongue, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Whilst the house lies in beautiful peaceful countryside, it is close to all amenities and within just under 10 minutes you are on the highways which take you to the beach, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, the Luberon or the Côte d'Azur. This 4 bedroomed traditional Provençal house is with open beams, traditional fireplaces and terracotta floors. It has a large sitting room, a Provençal kitchen and is situated in a totally secluded area on 7 acres of hillside land with stunning views of the Chaine de l'Etoile national park and the famous Pilon du Roy. There is a large mature, secluded garden with surrounding pine forest and olive and almond grove. The house has its own beautiful tiled swimming pool surrounded by pine trees.<BR><BR>The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery... Read more
About the Owner, Francoise B
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 50 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 19 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL241193
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This lovely house on the hillside has everything you could possibly want. Elegantly furnished, it is comfortable and quiet, and has outside dining with beautiful views.Whether sitting on the terrace at breakfast or watching the sunset across the valley in the evening, it is so relaxing. The pool is perfect for sunny days. And there's so much to see nearby....

Management response:

Thank you very much, you are welcome again, Provence and our "Mas" will be ready for your next visit. You still have a lot to explore!.


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Geoff S
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My wife and I, together with our daughter, husband and their three young children, enjoyed a wonderful week at Le Mas du Philosophe at the end of July in 2013. We could not have asked anything more of our holiday. The "house" is very inviting, quirky and interesting, with rooms which are a delight. We spent a lot of time...

Management response:

We hope to see you again in Provence, your lovely family is always welcome at le Mas du Philosophe.


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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed here for a week as a family of 4 and had more than enough space in this lovely villa. The location is very peaceful, with just the sound of the crickets, with a lovely view of the large forest-like garden and the valley below. The owners are very friendly and were extremely accommodating and helpful throughout our stay...

Management response:

Thank you for your kind words, it was very nice to meet your family and we hope to see you again in Provence.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
TV room<BR>4 bedrooms (2 doubles upstairs + 1 twin and 1 double downstairs)<BR>2 bathrooms upstairs (one with shower and wc, one with shower, bath and wc)<BR>1 large bathroom downstairs with double sink, shower area and bath)<BR>1 separate WC downstairs<BR>Hammam (steam bath)<BR>Spacious terrace for outside meals, connected to the kitchen and the living room
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
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Feb 1, 2018 -
Feb 28, 2018
10 months rental from Sept 2019
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Monthly rates include linen for 8 persons, weekly cleaning service, pool maintenance.
Minimum stay 10 months from September 2019. Baby cot and high-chair available, no surcharge.
Owners speak english, italian, german and french.
Refundable damage deposit Euro 1500 (to be paid on arrival).
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About the neighborhood
The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery shops, a butcher and the not to be missed pétanque area where the villagers play every day under the plain trees. <BR>Take away pizza is available every evening on the main square.<BR>2 International schools within 15 mn drive and International Lycée (public). Ideal base for a family gap year. Public transport (bus) and train (10 Mn to Aix en Provence, 14 mn to Marseille).<BR>Great local market in the nearby town of Gardanne every Friday and Sunday morning.<BR>
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Marseille Provence: 14.9 mi
Railway: Simiane Collongue: 1.2 mi
Ferry: Port de Marseille: 13.0 mi
Marseille Provence airport (20 mn)<BR>Aix en Provence TGV train station (20mn)<BR>Marseille Saint Charles train station (25mn)<BR>Paris TGV (fast train only 3 hours) to Aix TGV<BR>Car rental available at any airport/train station<BR>
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 11.8 mi.
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