17th C. 4 bedroom stone house near Provençal coast
House with pool view

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General Information About the 17th Century Four-Bedroom House near Provençal coast

The setting and location: The 17th Century stone house has four bedrooms and two+ bathrooms. It is on a large, historic (some of the other buildings date from the 13th Century) estate with three other houses (divided into a total of 8 other living units) in the rugged coastal area of Provence about 5 miles from the Mediterranean beaches at Sanary-sur-Mer, about 3 miles from the historic town of Ollioules and only about one-half mile from local stores. The area is best known through the films of Pagnol ("Manon of the Springs") - its steep hills are adorned by tiny villages perched on the very top of rocky cliffs. Strictly enforced nature preservation laws have protected the landscape’s natural beauty, which includes the Gorges de Destel and the Massif de la Sainte Baume. It is well located for touring, with freeway (the A-8) access only about 5 miles away, both to the east and to the west. The property is only 3 miles from a train station and 9 miles from a regional airport. To the east is Toulon (about 6 miles), the biggest town in the area, with a busy harbor, a university and an historic city center offering Provençal open markets. Further to the east lie the beautiful cliffs and small towns of the coast and at about 50 miles, St. Tropez. Cannes, Nice, Monaco and the Italian Riviera follow. To the west, at about 25 miles, lies fascinating and exotic Marseilles, France’s second largest city, and to the northwest at about 40 miles Aix–en-Provence (and the Luberon).

The house: The spacious and historic stone house was completely restored in 1986 and has about 2700 square feet. On the ground floor is a large entry hall featuring a wood-burning fire place, while to the left of the entry is a large and fully furnished kitchen (including dishwasher, range and conventional oven and microwave) and dining area. To the right of the entry is a large living room with a color TV. A bathroom with toilet and sink only completes the ground floor. On the second floor are four bedrooms (each with two single beds) and two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bathtub. Two bathrooms with toilets and sink only complete the second floor. Outside there is a private terrace, which faces south, including an arbored, furnished outdoor dining area.

The swimming pool, grounds and common facilities: The large (about 40 feet by about 20 feet), tiled swimming pool (with high-quality lounge chairs, pool house and showers) is about 50 yards from the house and is surrounded by lush, colorful, flowering bushes. The pool is shared with guests staying in several other houses on the estate. about which I also have information. Also shared is a laundry on the ground floor of one of the other buildings

Terms of rental: The weekly rent is €2,600 in June, July, August and September, €2,000 in April, May and October, and €1,550 in other months. There are modest incidental charges for applicable taxes, for sheets, towels, for final cleaning and for any heat used. The rental period runs from 4:00 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon until 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Once you let me know a specific rental period in which you are interested, I will check availability with my client, the owner. Payment terms are a 30% (of the total rent) non-refundable payment at the time of booking with the non-refundable balance due 60 days before scheduled arrival. Payment is to be made to me, and I will transfer it to my client.

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Thanks for your interest.

Ken Lawson