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Cynthia Gillespie-Smith

Member since: 1998
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Speaks english, french

Charming 18th Century Village House Renovated by Architect

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Saint-Cannat vacation townhome rental

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Les Bougainvilliers offers enormous character, charm, comfort, and LOCATION! You’ll be 15 minutes from the exquisite town of Aix-en-Provence, not much further from Avignon and Arles, close to the hilltop villages in the Luberon and only 30 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea.

What else are you looking for in a vacation home in Provence?

LES BOUGAINVILLIERS is not like any house you’ve ever seen. It was built around 1750, and renovated by a French architect. This splendid old house offers the real deal “French Experience” -- stroll to the boulangerie for warm croissants, sip in an outdoor café, shop at the farmers’ market, then return home to open the wine and prepare a meal full of French flavor to savour in the courtyard. Voilà!

The house is situated on the western edge of Saint Cannat, an 'authentic' village still largely undiscovered by tourists. It has excellent butchers and bakers, a fruit and veg shop with exquisite produce, a small general store, a newspaper shop, hair salons, pharmacies, cafés and a few boutiques.

A huge skylight in the roof brings sunshine into the entire house through the atrium. Double paned glass and excellent central heat keep the house very warm in winter -- the thick stone walls keep it cool in summer. You will not need A/C at Les Bougainvilliers, but we do have electric fans in all the bedrooms. All year long the warm afternoon sun floods the living room, rooftop terrace, and farmland across the street. Parking on the street in front of the house is usually easy.

The house is built on three levels. On the ground floor is the kitchen (entered from the courtyard) with a new oven and dishwasher in August 2010, two coffee makers, a toaster, and plenty of work space and good kitchen utensils for preparing your Provencal meals. Also on this first level are the living/dining rooms, one bath, w.c., and washer/dryer. Tastefully furnished with a combination of French antiques and modern pieces, the living room has comfortable leather furniture, a piano and a huge semi-circular window that looks onto the brightly flowered courtyard. An excellent fireplace and very efficient central heat make Les Bougainvilliers a perfect house to rent in winter. The dining room table extends to seat 8 people. A mini computer for your use is on this level.

There are three bedrooms, all on the middle level. One has a queen sized bed, one has a standard double, and one has twins that can be made up into a queen sized bed. The larger of the bathrooms has a walk-in Italian shower, plus a separate w.c., on this level.

On the top level is the TV room. Here, under the huge roof beams, you will find seating and a flatscreen television (French only). On the large landing is a comfortable, convertible sofa bed and the door to the “Tropezienne” terrace which overlooks the rooftops and fields of Saint Cannat. We've recently added a large pergola and news plants so that the terrace is a comfortable place to be during sunny days.

From the house you can quickly walk to the butcher, the baker, the post office, pharmacies, shops, cafes, and the colorful Wednesday morning market. The bus to Aix-en-Provence and beyond leaves from a nearby corner. One of the BEST restaurants in the entire area is Le Mas de Fauchon, about one mile from the house. Lunch or dinner (outdoors much of the year) at Le Mas de Fauchon is a MUST!

So, go see it all, come back to Les Bougainvilliers, throw open the doors, open the rosé, turn up the music and feel like a local!

And we offer you FREE long distance calling to North America and Europe so you can tell those back home all about it!

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cynthia Gillespie-Smith (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le Modern
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Royal
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Mas de Fauchon
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Barcelonnette
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Carry le Rouet
Car: recommended

History, Roman ruins, art, music festivals and GREAT shopping, The village tennis courts and large swimming pool only 100 yards from our door, While the pool is not our own private pool, it is very pleasant and rarely crowed

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Saint-Cannat, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
C$84
C$562
C$2,248
 
 
Winter Holidays
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$140
C$983
C$3,934
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$112
C$773
C$2,810
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$140
C$983
C$3,512
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$197
C$1,335
C$4,917
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$140
C$983
C$3,512
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$702
Tax Rate 10.0%

Taxes included
Cleaning is €90
Fully Refundable Damage Deposit of $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Saint-Cannat, France

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , The WC is separate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The WC is separate
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be made up into a queen-sized bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) can be made into a queen sized bed on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in the loft.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a piano