Villa Solaire

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House Modern
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space

Imagine relaxing by your infinity swimming pool with uninterrupted views of the incredible landscapes around you. On the edge of the Vallée de Saint-Pons, just a 20-minute drive from the pretty French Riviera town of Cassis, Villa Solaire is a unique holiday villa in a truly beautiful setting.

This architect-designed house is both elegant and contemporary with interiors spread across three floors. Its living space is vast with an impressive kitchen-diner opening out to the decked terrace for al-fresco dining alongside a stylish lounge and TV snug, all in a semi open-plan design with large windows framing the views. There are five welcoming bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms, allowing Villa Solaire to sleep up to 9 guests.

Outside, appreciate the wonderful terraces on various levels from the outdoor lounge just above the swimming pool to the jacuzzi by the roof-top level. Play a game of boules, then set up an outdoor feast as you gaze out towards the towering pine trees so typical of this part of the Côte d’Azur hinterland.

Indeed, there are many glorious walks through the pines and oak forests as you venture towards the foothills of Sainte-Baume, not far from the GR98 hiking trail. Deep into the countryside, come across the beautiful Abbaye Cistercienne alongside idyllic waterfalls and magnificent nature. A traditional village is only 1.5km away for a small handful of café terraces and restaurants alongside old houses and fountains.

Aubagne is just a little further, an attractive town which is known for its ceramics and was the birthplace of Marcel Pagnol, now home to a colourful market four mornings a week. Follow the road towards the coast and within 18km you will reach charming Cassis with its fishermen cottages, delightful restaurants and picture-perfect port, the gateway to the magnificent coastal hiking paths of the Calanques.

Elsewhere, visit the vineyards and wine domaines of Cassis and beyond or spend time pottering around pretty seaside resorts such as La Ciotat and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, home to a range of glorious beaches. Car racing enthusiasts note that Circuit Paul Ricard is only half an hour away, driving through the spectacular landscapes, whilst gastronomes should head west to Marseille to experience the city’s vibrant and diverse culinary scene.

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What you should know…

  • Enjoying a beautiful setting, please be mindful of the grounds on various terraced levels with many steps.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of the booking.
  • Please note that bookings will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Dishwasher Coffee Machine TV Outdoor Games Parking Space

Villa Interiors (270m2, across three levels)

-    Open-plan lounge with fireplace and TV snug
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, induction hob, Nespresso machine, fridge-freezer and toaster. Doors lead to main terrace
-    Laundry area
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and open en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with two single beds (90cm each, can be joined to make a double) and open en suite shower room
-    Master bedroom with double bed (180x200cm), access to garden terrace, dressing area and bathroom with bath, Italian shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (140x200cm) and mezzanine level
-    Bedroom with single bed (100x190cm) and mezzanine level
-    Shower room (shared between above two bedrooms)

Outside Grounds (8000m2)

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (4x10m with overflow, depth: 1.4-1.6m) with underwater safety alarm
-    Shower and WC
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Plancha
-    Upper/rooftop terrace with outdoor jacuzzi
-    Various other terraces
-    Play area  
-    Pétanque court
-    Terraced grounds with different levels and steps
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Underfloor cooling system
-    TV
-    Outdoor jacuzzi
-    Pétanque
-    Laundry facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Solaire
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Solaire enjoys panoramic views from its enviable location just outside a small village in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, around a 20-minute drive inland from Cassis on the French Riviera and only 27km from Marseille.

On the edge of the Vallée de Saint-Pons, the historic centre of the local village (1.5km) is home to old houses, pretty fountains, café terraces and a small handful of restaurants and shops. There are some incredible hikes surrounding the village where you can walk through landscapes of pines, oaks and limes (note some paths are closed in the height of the summer). The GR98 hiking trail passes nearby, heading into the Sainte-Baume Natural Regional Park. Look out for open days taking place at the beautiful Abbaye Cistercienne deep in the countryside, close to idyllic waterfalls and magnificent nature.

Aubagne (7km), the birthplace of Marcel Pagnol, is a small and authentic town with several shops (including a large supermarket on the outskirts) and a colourful market four mornings a week, a great way to pick up some delicious local produce. Aubagne is also known for its pottery and ceramics production with several active workshops across the town.

Driving towards the Mediterranean, detour past Cassis’ famous vineyards, wine châteaux and estates before arriving at this picture-perfect French Riviera seaside town, 18km away. Enjoy lunch in a characterful restaurant before wandering around Cassis’ little shops and atmospheric port. There’s a twice-weekly market showcasing all sorts of wonderful products whilst the catch of the day is sold each morning on Quai des Baux.

Along this part of the coastline, discover little bays and beaches, some only reached by foot or on boat, alongside seasonal watersports such as sea kayaking and windsurfing. The Calanques National Park is an incredible place for hiking enthusiasts with over 300km of walking trails for various abilities or discover the landscapes by boat or kayak.

La Ciotat (20km) is another attractive spot with several shops, restaurants, markets, gorgeous beaches and boat trips across to the natural island, île Verte. A little further east is the seaside resort of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer (28km) with its idyllic beach, pine trees and stunning coastal path towards Bandol. Here you are also close to Fregate Provence Golf & Country Club (32km).

Driving along the Côte d’Azur, beyond Bandol, you will soon reach yet more charming towns and beaches such as Sanary-sur-Mer (39km), La Seyne-sur-Mer (48km) and Les Sablettes (52km) before arriving in the maritime city of Toulon (45km).

In the other direction, the exciting city of Marseille (27km) awaits, a fantastic day out with its handsome architecture, vibrant heritage alongside its bustling markets and authentic restaurants.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille Airport

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulon Hyères Airport

(65km)

Nearest Train Station Aubagne

(7km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(1.5-2km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5km)

Nearest Town Aubagne

(7km)

Nearest City Marseille

(27km)

Nearest Beach Cassis

(18km)

Nearest Golf Golf Bastide de La Salette

(17km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

This is a beautiful part of southern France for active families who love hiking with a variety of trails across the Vallée de Saint-Pons and in the foothills of Sainte-Baume, with many paths from the local village and close to Aubagne.

If you are interested in military history, a visit to the Museum of the Foreign Legion is a must whilst the local museum, Le Village des Santons, is also very charming, showcasing the wonderful craftsmanship of Aubagne. You can also learn about the life of Marcel Pagnol who was born in the town.

Heading into the hills, the theme park OK Corral is around a 20-minute drive away, a lovely day out with its many attractions and shows for all ages. Continuing on, car-racing enthusiasts should find time to visit the Circuit Paul Ricard, also home to a tree-top adventure centre, Le Royaume des Arbres, and Xtrem Park with ziplines, karting and other open-air activities.

You are well located for a visit to the attractive seaside resorts of the French Riviera such as idyllic Cassis with its pretty port, boat trips, walking paths and bays with sea-kayaking and windsurfing. La Ciotat and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer offer yet more glorious beaches or continue even further towards the maritime city of Toulon, passing the zoo near Bandol, the windswept beaches of Six-Four-les-Plages and the forest of Janas.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental
  • Wine-tasting, Cooking Classes and Well-being Coach Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Housekeeping (2 times per week)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- 24h Concierge
- Maid service
- Private chef
- Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
- Chauffeur/private car rental
- Bike rental
- Boat rental
- Private plane rental
- Shopping service
- Babysitting
- Butler
- Well-being coach
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting
- Booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately mid-June to mid-September. All other periods 14 nights. All other durations on request.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean of 3 hours, twice per week. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

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Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £7,612
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £6,703
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £8,043
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £8,316
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £9,009
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £8,316
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £8,043
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 £6,703

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €8,266
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €7,279
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €8,734
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €9,030
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €9,783
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €9,030
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €8,734
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 €7,279

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $8,810
May 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $7,758
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $9,309
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $9,625
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $10,427
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $9,625
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $9,309
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 15th 2025 $7,758

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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