"*a lovestory in the South of France"
Some places exist that feel so close to paradise, it’s like dreaming with your eyes open.
This is one of them.
Made possible through decades of passion and dedication from its owners, this breathtaking creation has graced the world’s most celebrated lifestyle publications, from Vogue Japan to Elle Deco, Marie-Claire Deco and Maison et Jardin.
The map may locate it in the South of France, but choosing this house for your vacation is like traveling to a magical destination. A luxurious moment in time to spend with those close to you and an ambiance in which to create the memories that cinema is made of.
Imagine your own exquisite oasis of space, inviting you to relax in the wonderfully and tastefully decorated rooms or dine al fresco together in seemingly endless private land and gardens.
Able to accommodate 12 people, this jewel of a property is perfect for a large family get away, a special celebration or an escapade with friends that long to live out THE dream holiday:
Inside: 700 m2
Courtyard: 500 m2
Bedroom sizes: from 20 to 45 m2
6 bedrooms with double beds
6 individual bathrooms
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, let the photos and your imagination take you there first…
***3 hours of cleaning and housekeeping (except weekends) are included in the rental price and a private chef, babysitting and other additional services are available on request.***
My thoughts on our stay :
We stayed in this photogenic mansion for 6 nights. Was an incredible deal for 11 people and 2 babies. It was so spacious it actually could have slept many more.
I took a bit of a risk as the listing didn't have previous reviews, a thorough description or pics of all the rooms but I'm glad I did. Each bathroom had guest soaps and each room had fresh linens and towels the matches the space. The owner did a food shop in advance to soften our landing and we were able to simply pay her back what we used at the end. EVERY rooms decor was carefully thought out and kept a group of bankers, artists (moi), academics, and scientists thoroughly entertained.
We took the blue room which is much larger than it looks in pictures and the owner set up a baby cot and a highchair which really came in handy. There were four bedrooms upstairs and then one downstairs in a different area for privacy and one in yet another area that would be great for teenagers.
There are at least two outdoor eating areas so you can keep entertaining fresh as well as a kitchen that is the size of most people's flats !
We brought a projector in and played films which was fun and the owner reccomended an excellent in house masseuse who relaxed the travelers. We also found an in house yoga teacher. Not all of the holiday was spa time ! The owner had stocked the cupboard with wine from her neighbor that we could take for a small payment.
I think it would have been nice to stay a bit longer as there is a lot to the property. Oh and the neighbors have a herd of white horses so my fellow horse lover friend and I would walk over for horse pets. On the way you would pass the gorgeous pool and orchards. . . A south of France dream come true. I couldn't have imagined staying anywhere else. Such an experience. There's an old barn structure on site as well with a huge dining table and chandelier.
Now the best part...
Justin ( the person who handles the booking ) was literally the BEST host I have encountered on Airbnb and if you look at my profile you will see that I have had more than 80 interactions on the site ... So that's saying a lot ! Next time I have a friend heading into Paris I will reccomend those listings as well.