Villa Umberto

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Romantic

Set in its own restful gardens yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Aix-en-Provence, Villa Umberto feels like a hidden oasis only 2km from the heart of one of France’s most enchanting towns.

This sophisticated air-conditioned villa exudes contemporary flair with its high-end furnishings and modern design. The sleek kitchen is equipped with everything you may need including a wine cabinet and Nespresso machine whilst the lounge and dining area has a stylishly retro vibe. Both double bedrooms are especially spacious with king-size beds, sharing a sumptuous bathroom with walk-in shower. Whether a romantic retreat or couples’ getaway, this lavish abode sleeps up to four guests in elegant surroundings.

The swimming pool invites you for relaxing afternoons on the poolside terrace or you may prefer to kick back in the jacuzzi, followed by evening aperitifs beneath the century-old horse chestnut tree. Help yourself to whatever may be growing in the garden from apricots, cherries and peaches to almonds and figs. Don’t forget that breakfast is included and you can upgrade the services you receive to include transfers, massage treatments or even luxurious experiences such as a day on a private yacht.

In such a calming setting, it’s hard to believe that just outside your idyllic retreat busy life continues a few steps away with a boulangerie and other shops as well as local places to dine within a short stroll.

Hop in the car and within 2km you can be in the heart of old Aix-en-Provence, France’s oldest university town with its markets, galleries, museums and gardens. Le Cours Mirabeau is especially scenic with its shady trees and café terraces, not to mention its vibrant atmosphere as the evening nears.

Beyond Aix-en-Provence, discover the Provençal landscapes that inspired Cezanne, soak up the seaside ambience of Cassis, hike through the incredible Calanques National Park or even spend time in the exciting city of Marseille, only half an hour from your wonderful holiday home.

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What you should know…

  • The price includes daily breakfast and maid service. Other packages are available at a supplement to include additional services and experiences from transfers and massage treatments to a private yacht experience and more. Please see the "Extras tab" and enquire for pricing.
  • 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.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV

 Villa Interiors (93m2)

-    Lounge and dining area
-    Kitchen and back kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, microwave, hob, fridge, freezer, juicer, toaster, wine cabinet, kettle and Nespresso machine
-    Bedroom (30m2) with double bed (180cm), desk and door leading outside
-    Bedroom (30m2) with double bed (180cm) and desk
-    Bathroom with walk-in shower, two sinks and WC

Outside Grounds (5000m2)

-    Salt-water swimming pool with safety alarm
-    Outdoor shower
-    Poolside terrace with sun loungers and day bed
-    Jacuzzi
-    Al-fresco dining area shaded by chestnut tree
-    Zen garden with fruit and nut trees

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Cable TV
-    Hairdryer/straightener
-    Mosquito nets
-    Ironing facilities
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Umberto
Easy By Train Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Umberto is located in the suburbs of Aix-en-Provence, around 2km from the town’s old quarter and with easy access to the D9 road that leads to the TGV train station (13km) and Marseille Airport (24km).

The villa and its gardens feel like a hidden oasis as busy life carries on as normal just a few steps away. A boulangerie and other amenities are a short walk away in this residential area.

With its pretty squares and tree-lined boulevards, Aix-en-Provence is a town full of charm which has attracted artists, writers and musicians over the years. Its famous Cours Mirabeau is lined with plane trees alongside café terraces with such a typical Provençal ambience. Once in the heart of the old quarter, explore on foot, coming across fountains, art galleries, museums, high-end restaurants and delicious food shops. Enjoy the markets that take place on the town square and look out for all sorts of concerts and festivities taking place across the year.  

Beyond the town, follow Cézanne’s footsteps and be inspired by the landscapes around Mount Sainte-Victoire, discovering little villages such as Pourrières, Tholonet and Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume.

The Mediterranean is also within striking distance whether spending the day in the exciting and vibrant city of Marseille (30km) or heading to the gorgeous seaside town of Cassis (50km) with its pretty fishermen houses, restaurants, beaches, boat trips and incredible hikes through the Calanques National Park.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille Airport

(24km)

Nearest Airport 2 Avignon Airport

(70km)

Nearest Train Station Aix-en-Provence TGV

(13km)

Nearest Shop Local neighbourhood

(Within a short walk)

Nearest Restaurant Local neighbourhood

(Within a short walk)

Nearest Town Aix-en-Provence old quarter

(2km)

Nearest City Marseille

(30km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club d'Aix Marseille

(10km)

Nearest Beach Near Marseille

(30km)

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

Staying so close to Aix-en-Provence, there is plenty to appeal to families in this part of southern France.

Younger guests and adults alike will love the town’s exciting museums, large parks, art galleries and the enchanting Paul Cézanne Carousel on the atmospheric Cours Mirabeau. A little road train will tour you around the town, then stop off for an ice-cream or another sweet treat in one of the many patisseries selling local delicacies such as Calissons d’Aix.

To the north of the town, spend the day at Zoo Barben around half an hour away, look out for amusement parks such as Le Village Des Automates and Parc Grimmland or enjoy tree-top adventures at Accro Passion near Salon-de-Provence.

The Mediterranean coast is also easily reached – Cassis is around a 45-minute drive away, a charming seaside resort with pretty beaches and water-based activities including snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaks. Admire the incredible Calanques National Park by boat or enjoy a family walk following one of the gentler hiking trails.

Further along the coast, visit La Ciotat for more great beaches and other family-friendly attractions as well as boats across to the idyllic and peaceful île Verte.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Massage Treatments Available
  • Other Experience Packages 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

Extras included at this property:

- Breakfast (pastries, bread, butter, jams, tea, coffee and juice)
- Daily cleaning

Upgraded extras available at this property (at an extra cost):

Package One

- Transfers (from Aix-en-Provence TGV or Marseille Airport)
- 45-minute massage treatment per person
- High-end toiletries and daily bottled water
- Branded bags and towels

Package Two

- Transfers (from Aix-en-Provence TGV or Marseille Airport)
- 45-minute massage treatment per person
- High-end toiletries and daily bottled water
- Branded bags and towels
- Private yacht experience
- Private chauffeur
- Privileged access to golf and tennis club
- Experience day at Paul Ricard circuit (with a drive of a Lamborghini Huracan)
- Other concierge services

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 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €500, 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
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.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £10,272
Dec 29th 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 £10,272

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €11,175
Dec 29th 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 €11,175

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $12,120
Dec 29th 2024 - Sep 3rd 2025 $12,120

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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