Villa Francine, Beautiful 4 Bedroom Provence Home with Sauna and Pool
Description from the manager
For those who love hiking, staying at this Provence villa for rent means being able to access the Regional Park of the Alpilles and the trans-Alpilles GR6 hiking trail. Spend your days hiking through two thousand year old ruins, medieval quarries and castle ruins. Relax in the evenings next to the private swimming pool or read a book on the landscaped grounds. Located in the famed “Golden Triangle,” this rental villa in Provence is a great way for friends and family to experience local villages, medieval towns…and of course Avignon!
This traditional Provencal stone villa is bordered by century-old trees and enclosed with an iron and stone gate. Numerous olive, fruit and cypress trees dot the landscape. A private swimming pool has views overlooking the Alpilles countryside and a covered sun terrace. The pool is open from mid May to the end of Septemeber. At the rear of the property is direct access to the Regional Park of the Alpilles, with trails that meander through the hills to explore on foot or horseback. Here you can discover the two thousand year old ruins of a Roman aqueduct/mill (Barbegal), remnants of the ancient Via Aurelia (that connected Rome to Arles), medieval quarries, castle ruins, historic Baux Valley Canal and the famous windmill of Alphonse Daudet. At the front of the property there is access across the street to a myriad of hiking/horseback riding trails that lead to Les Baux and the trans-Alpilles GR6 hiking trail. This villa has a 2 car garage.
Decorated in a traditional Provencal style, this villa has tile floors and exposed wood beams. The comfortable living room has a fireplace and couch. The dining room has a table with seating for up to eight guests. A fully-equipped kitchen features a cook-top, microwave, oven and dishwasher. There are four bedrooms in the villa. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC, sauna, shower and bathtub. The second bedroom has a standard double bed (140 cm), comfortable for one and cozy for 2. The third bedroom is a loft with two single beds (85 cm). The fourth bedroom has a standard double bed (140 cm), comfortable for one and cozy for 2. The first bathroom has a sink, WC, shower and bathtub. The second bathroom has a sink, bidet, and shower. The third bathroom has a sink and WC.
* Official arrival times are Saturday from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Please note that no check-ins are possible after 8:00 PM.
* Housekeeping is provided.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping - included, fireplace - indoor, cd, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, window screens - whole house....Read more
Left on 07/31/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
Very good. The caretaker, Francois, was very friendly and gave us a warm greeting for what proved to be an excellent week.
Good pool. Kitchen had two refrigerators and an induction stove top which heated up very quickly, and there was plenty of storage space. Two common rooms--plenty of room for people to spread out. Pretty yard and a nice view.
It was very hot when we were there and it was difficult to be comfortable at night. Too buggy to leave windows open--no screens. Beds in the loft were particularly warm.
Easy access to many sites: Les Baux, Arles, Glanum, the Camargue, Tarascon, and more. Supermarche in Arles reasonably close. Maussane, just a few miles away, very charming with excellent boulangeries patisseries and a good boucherie.
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