Maison Aurore

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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As the sound of the calming fountain greets you at the entrance of Maison Aurore, you know that this will be a special holiday home. Tucked away at the end of a lane, it’s the perfect place for relaxation, just over a kilometre from the heart of a picturesque village in Provence’s Les Alpilles region.

You’ll find everything you need here for comfort and convenience amidst an eclectic range of furnishings, homely artefacts and art-work showcased by original wooden floors, beamed ceilings and stone steps. All this creates an atmospheric place to stay, full of personality, and is sure to continue to fascinate you during your time here. The walk-in bathroom in the master bedroom is particularly magnificent and the rustic dining table and wrought iron dining chairs in the spacious living area are a feature in their own right.

Outside is equally lovely, the garden lined with trees and hedges with a cluster of pines at the rear providing privacy. Dine outside on the vine covered veranda or sit on the adjacent south facing terrace relishing the natural world around you. A shading plane tree sits centrally on the lawn and a row of olive trees is an interesting feature as you look down towards the heated pool in front of the pool house, so interestingly furnished. There are more private and shaded seating areas near the pool and adjacent pétanque court.

When you are ready to leave this characterful idyll, head to the local village with its ancient stone houses, small museum, restaurants and pretty church. Mausanne-les-Alpilles is another delightful village in the heart of Les Alpilles Natural Park, just a short drive away, surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty of lovely walks. Fine olive oil is produced here in its two windmills which visitors can sample alongside the region’s other gourmet produce such as cheese and honey.

There is so much to do in this area of vineyards, idyllic villages, world-renowned towns and vistas of summer sunflowers and lavender. The historic city of Arles is an unmissable stepping stone into La Camargue with its wild countryside, beaches, iconic white horses and pink flamingos. So many activities can be found here, ranging from riding, trekking and quad biking to jeep tours across this fascinating terrain.

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What you should know…

  • 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.
  • It’s worth noting there are several steps up to and inside the house
  • Air-conditioning is only featured in the living area, master bedroom and the hallway near the bedrooms
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Bicycles Provided

Villa Interiors (400m2, two levels)

-    Entrance Hall
-    Large living room with fireplace, seating and dining area, TV and doors to terrace
-    Kitchen (via steps), well equipped including electric oven, induction hobs, microwave oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher
-    Master bedroom with double bed (160cmx200cm) and open-plan walk-in bathroom. Opens onto terrace
-    Bedroom 2 with double bed (160cmx200cm) opening onto terrace
-    Bedroom 3 with double bed (160cmx200cm) with access to outside
-    Bedroom 4 with two single beds (80cmx190cm)
-    Shower room with two basins
-    Shower room with WC
-    Separate WC
-    Laundry room

Outside Grounds (3000m2)

-    Heated pool (10mx6m, depth: 0.80m to 1.8m) with safety alarm
-    Pool house with living area, fridge, shower and WC
-    South Facing terrace with garden armchairs, dining table and chairs on an adjacent veranda
-    Pétanque court with adjacent table and chairs
-    Plancha-BBQ
-    Bikes (x3)
-    Enclosed gardens
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (in some rooms)
-    TV
-    Hairdryer
-    Bikes (x3)
-    Pétanque
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Aurore
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Maison Aurore nestles at the end of a lane, just 1.5km away from a picturesque village. Here, in the heart of the Provence and Les Alpilles Natural Park, you’ll find requisite ancient stone houses, a small museum, restaurants, a pretty church and some lovely walks in the surrounding countryside. You are situated here in an amazing area filled with vineyards, pretty villages and famous towns both in this region and beyond.

Nearby Mausanne-les-Alpilles (10km), set in the Vallée des Baux, is one such delightful village set in the heart of the park. Fine olive oil is produced in its two remaining windmills which visitors are invited to sample. Painters, sculptors and other artists exhibit here every Friday in the central square.

Don’t forget to visit one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages, Les Baux-de-Provence (10km) with its charming squares, narrow streets and small shops. Set on a rocky spur it has fantastic views across the Crau plain, the Camargue and the city of Arles. If you are looking for a piece of local art, St-Rémy-de-Provence (18km) is the place to visit - many artists display and sell their works in the village galleries here.

Tarascon (12km) is a historic Provencal town situated between Arles and Avignon on the banks of the River Rhône. Here you will find a museum dedicated to the character Tartarin, a popular character in Provencal literature. Afterwards you deserve to find a pleasant terrace café for lunch and a glass of wine.

The wonderful city of Arles (10km) is known for its fascinating Roman remains, particularly the Amphitheatre which now hosts plays and concerts. Vincent Van Gogh was inspired to create over 500 works of art during his short time here, including the famous Café la Nuit.

Don’t miss the nearby 900 square kilometres of La Camargue with its wild landscapes of beaches, lagoons, rice fields, wild white horses and pink flamingos. So many family activities are to be found here ranging from horse riding, trekking and quad biking to jeep tours across this fascinating area.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(36km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes

(37km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille

(65km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant In the village

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Town/City Arles

(10km)

Nearest Golf Domaine de Manville

(10km)

Nearest Train Station Arles/Avignon TGV

(10km/33km)

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

There are plenty of opportunities for the adventurous with rock-climbing, mountain biking and horse riding in Les Alpilles and quad biking and trekking in La Camargue. Don’t forget to look out for the pink flamingos and white horses.

For a great trip out, Carrières de Lumières, 10km away, is a former quarry near Les Baux-de-Provence which hosts multimedia shows projecting images of famous paintings onto the walls, all set to music.

The circular Van Gogh walk in St-Rémy-de Provence (18km) has signboards giving a perspective on the wonderful landscapes which inspired the famous painter. Visit the nearby archaeological site of Glanum where the remains of the ancient wealthy city lie below a gorge on the side of the mountains.

Train lovers should try out the model railway, Le JardiTrain, to be found near Carpentras, around an hour away, whilst the intrepid should visit to the fantastic tree-top activity centre in Salon-de-Provence to the south. Animal lovers will enjoy Zoo de la Barben which has over 600 species in several hectares of land.

Avignon (33km) has a small road-train, ideal for younger children, that takes you across the city including the famous “dancing” bridge - you can also take a boat trip on the Rhone. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental Available
  • 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
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service 2 hours twice a week

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

-24h Concierge
-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 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before the arrival.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to FRENCH TVA 20%

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,724
Aug 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2021 £3,247
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £3,724
Aug 28th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 £3,247

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,882
Aug 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2021 €3,385
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €3,882
Aug 28th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 €3,385

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,366
Aug 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2021 $3,806
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $4,366
Aug 28th 2021 - Jan 5th 2022 $3,806

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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