Les Opies

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

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Les Opies offers the opportunity to enjoy a care-free holiday with family and friends whilst being close to the charm of Aix-en-Provence.

Set within vast grounds, this welcoming villa sleeps up to 9 guests across its five double bedrooms (one within a garden studio). Feel like a local as you soak up the homely ambience and sit back in the lounge with doors opening out to the garden. The impressive kitchen-diner is a stylish spot for preparing Provençal feasts.  

There’s a laid-back feel as you kick back on the decked terrace beneath the shady trees overlooking the lawn and verdant garden. Tucked away is the large swimming pool bordered by summer flowers, towering cypresses and olive trees. Discover another picturesque corner for pétanque and pastis or perhaps a game of ping-pong or two.

Only 8km away is Aix-en-Provence’s old quarter, such a joy to explore with its handsome architecture, chic shops, wonderful restaurants and of course the iconic tree-lined Cours Mirabeau leading to Fontaine de la Rotonde. Spend endless days pottering around the narrow lanes, following the footsteps of Cézanne and other great artists and writers.

Be inspired by the landscapes around Mont Sainte-Victoire and its idyllic villages such as Le Tholonet and Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon, a paradise for hikers as you admire the incredible natural beauty around you.

For a change of scene, seek out summer watersports by the shores of L’Étang du Berre, soak up the charm of colourful Martigues and discover the idyllic coastline just west of Marseille, La Côte Bleue, with pretty ports, pristine creeks and pine forests.

A little further afield, don’t miss the vineyards of Cassis, a picture-perfect fishing village and the gateway to the Calanques National Park, less than an hour away from your Aix-en-Provence holiday home.

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What you should know…

  • There is an air-conditioning system in the roof meaning that air-conditioning is featured in one bedroom and the rest of the house. Four bedrooms do not feature a/c.
  • One of the bedrooms is located in a garden studio with its own kitchenette and private terrace.
  • If staying with youngsters, take care on the staircase going up to the mezzanine TV lounge. 
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • 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.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Maison Interiors (130m2)

-    Lounge with sofas and fireplace
-    Mezzanine level (via open-sided staircase) with TV lounge and single bed (low ceiling)
-    Dining area
-    Kitchen (45m2), well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge-freezer, gas hob, oven and microwave
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with bath, shower and two sinks
-    Shower room (accessed via two of the bedrooms)
-    Separate WC
-    Laundry room

Garden Studio

-    Bedroom studio with sofa double bed (160x200cm) and kitchenette
-    Shower room and WC
-    Private terrace

Outside Grounds (3000m2, enclosed)

-    Swimming pool (12x6m, depth : 1.1-1.8m) with safety alarm
-    Outdoor shower and WC
-    Sun loungers (x6)
-    Large terrace
-    Electric plancha
-    Garden
-    Ping pong
-    Pétanque court
-    Parking
-    Automatic gate

Facilities

-    ADSL broadband
-    Air-conditioning (one bedroom and the rest of house)
-    TV and DVD player
-    Hairdryers
-    Board games
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Les Opies
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Les Opies offers a great base for guests looking to visit Aix-en-Provence (8km), Mont Sainte-Victoire and the surrounding region. It is only a 20-minute drive from Marseille Airport and 10km from Aix-en-Provence’s TGV train station (with direct services from Paris taking just over three hours).

In a rural setting (yet not isolated with neighbouring houses nearby), you will find amenities in a traditional local village around 3km away including a large supermarket on its outskirts. There is a very interesting museum and WWII memorial site at a former French internment camp on the edge of the village.

The old quarter of Aix-en-Provence (8km) is a joy to explore with its charming ambience, colourful Provençal markets, chic shops and wonderful restaurants. Not forgetting atmospheric café terraces beneath the plane trees on Cours Mirabeu leading to the iconic Fontaine de la Rotonde. The town’s historic architecture is inspiring and you can follow the footsteps of famous writers and artists who so loved Aix-en-Provence.

Keen hikers and painters alike will adore the landscapes around Mont Sainte-Victoire with scenery that inspired the likes of Cézanne. On the other side of Aix-en-Provence, visit picture-perfect villages in the foothills of the mountain such as Le Tholonet (17km) and Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon (24km) alongside idyllic Puyloubier (32km) and Pourrières (33km) in a naturally beautiful setting.

If you feel like spending time by the coast, drive south past Marseille towards La Côte Bleue, a coastline of pretty ports, little beaches and pine forests - Sausset-les-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet and the vast Plage du Verdon are all within a 45-minute drive.

By the shores of L’Étang de Berre, Martigues (44km) is a delightful day out with its canal, colourful old houses, bridges and island alongside gardens, flowers and marina.

For a change of scene, the charming fishing village of Cassis (57km) is less than an hour by car. Not only is it a gorgeous spot for lunch by the port or wine-tasting in the hills, Cassis is also the gateway of the Calanques National Park, best explored on foot or by boat.  

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille Provence Airport

(21km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Aix TGV

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant In the local village

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Aix En Provence

(8km)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Lave, Marseille

(30km)

Nearest Golf

(6km)

Nearest Tennis

(6km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

The garden at Les Opies is so spacious with decked terraces, lawns and the glorious swimming pool alongside ping pong and pétanque.

There are also plenty of family attractions within a short distance of the villa. On rainy days, youngsters may enjoy a trip to the soft-play centre, Gulli Parc, and the trampoline centre, Urban Jump, both around 7km away.

Young car enthusiasts should head to Le Village Des Automates amusement park, around a 20-minute drive away. Meanwhile, the delightful and interesting sweet museum, Le Roy René Musée du Calisson, is only 12km by car.

Try delicious calisson in characterful Aix-en-Provence before letting off steam in one of the town’s parks. Soak up the charm of Le Carrousel Paul Cézanne and visit the great artist’s studio just north of the town centre. Tired legs will no doubt appreciate a guided tour on the little tourist road train.

For another great day out, venture to the Étang de Berre for seasonal water-based activities and lakeside beaches, especially around Istres (46km) and Plage De La Romaniquette. Look out for theme parks including pirate-themed Hissého (50km), Dinosaur'Istres (43km) and, slightly closer to home, Magic Park Land (33km).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Theme park
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

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 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 €1500 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, payable locally. 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
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.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
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.
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 There is an air-conditioning system in the roof meaning that air-conditioning is featured in one bedroom and the rest of the house. Four bedrooms do not feature a/c.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, on request.

Please click here to view the full property Terms and Conditions.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Oct 26th 2025 £5,564

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Oct 26th 2025 €6,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Oct 26th 2025 $6,448

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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