To understand the magic of La Calisanne, just read what one of our guests wrote :
'The house could not be more perfect, it has been beautifully designed and we have loved every minute here. My son and husband both play piano and the house has been filled with music. I have enjoyed strolling around the garden and also the views of the Bessillon hills that change by the hour. It is a little piece of heaven.' Sandra P., London.
A CONTEMPORARY VILLA IN A FANTASTIC LOCATION
La Calissane is a traditional “Provencal mas” outside and a luxurious eco-friendly contemporary house inside. Totally refurbished in 2009, the house offers you the absolute quietness with an amazing view on the Verdon montains. Here, you may feel at the end of the world… only 5 minutes from the village of Bras, 35 minutes from the elegant Aix-en-Provence and 10 minutes from Saint-Maximin and its pittoresque market.
La Calisanne has been furnished with love, offering you the state-of-the-art of comfort and amenities : a swimming pool biologically epurated and heated, air conditioning in every room (powered by heat pumps), 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms with design tubs and faucets, high speed internet, satellite big flat screen TV with international channels, home cinema and Apple TV, a gourmet kitchen with induction hobs, Nespresso machine, two fridges, dishwasher and all the kitchen accessories you can dream.
PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO
You will start the day after a fresh, relaxing and absolutely silent night. Open the windows and have your breakfast on the terrace, listening only to the birds. Then you may choose to go for a swim in our INFINITY SWIMMING POOL facing the amazing view on the mountain. You will appreciate THE SOFTNESS OF THE WATER ECOLOGICALLY EPPURATED, WITHOUT CHLORINE.
Or you may decide to go the village of Bras and buy some bread, vegetables, newspaper, meat and everything you may need. On Wednesday you will experience the famous typical provençal market of Saint-Maximin facing the XI th century Basilique. YOU MAY VISIT THE RESTS OF SAINTE-MARIE-MADELEINE, YES THE ONE OF DA VINCI CODE. On other days you may spend hours walking in the beautiful streets of Aix-en-Provence and visit its museums, boutiques or enjoy the terraces of the Cours Mirabeau. This attractive and refined city is really like a small Paris.
You may also like to VISIT THE NUMEROUS VINEYARDS around Bras and Brignoles and taste the famous Coteaux Varois. Or go to the beach at Cassis, Hyères or Saint-Tropez. Or kayaking in the Gorges du Verdon. Or play golf at Nans-les-pins. Or go to Marseille, its Vieux-Port and Calanques and taste the bouillabaisse. All of this, less than one hour drive.
Plenty of our guests feel so good in the house and its 5.600 SQM garden that they are "stuck" here by the incredibly zen atmosphere. For those who play and those who like to listen, the GRAND PIANO will provide you magic nights.
For your comfort, the house comes with a COMPLIMENTARY CLEANING (4 hours) once per week. More hours of cleaning are available on request. Final cleaning and laundry included.
Very quiet in the heart of the Provence Verte ( famous Coteaux Varois vineyards, hills, forests, scrubland) along a no exit road. Free parking inside the property.
Next village : 3 km. (Bakeries, book shop and newspapers, butcher shop, small supermarket, bars, post office).
Saint-Maximin : 11' (restaurants, supermarkets, bars and all comodities).
Beach : 60 km (Cassis, Hyères). Saint-Tropez: 1h15'.
Marseille and Vieux-Port : 50'
Golf, tennis : 16 km.
Gorges du Verdon : 60'.
Abbaye du Thoronet : 45'.
Hotellerie de l'Abbaye de La Celle (gastronomic restaurant) at 15'.
Many vineyards and domaines to visit nearby.
Marseille-Marignane airport : 60'
Aix-en-Provence TGV : 50'
A8 highway exit Saint-Maximin : 10'.
Nice airport : 90'
No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
Minimum Stay : 7 days. STAYS ARE FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
DISCOUNT FOR 15 DAYS : -400 EUR.
Final cleaning : 90 EUR.
Checking after 8 PM : 50 EUR.
Check in on Sunday : 50 EUR.
La Calisanne is carbon free and ECO friendly. No gas or oil are used in the property. The cooling/heating systems of the house and pool are powered by heat pumps. Cooking is electric low consumption (induction). The walls and the roof are state-of-the-art isolated. The water of the pool is biologically epurated through a no-chlorine BIO-UV system. The linens and towels are dried in the open air. The spotlights are low-consumption type. So may we ask our guests to take care and help us to preserve this exceptional environment.
|Nearest Airport||Marseille Provence||50 km|
|Nearest Beach||Hyères||35 km|
|Nearest Bus||Bras center||1 km|
|Nearest Ferry||Marseille||50 km|
|Nearest Restaurant||La Petite Maison de Bras||1 km|
|Nearest Train||Aix TGV||45 km|
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Our vacation this summer through the South of France was made all the more memorable because of our stay at La Calissane. This stunning modern villa is located off the beaten track in the Var countyside and provides for a quiet, private and relaxing stay.The house is immaculately maintained inside and out and is situated on a large private treed lot with breathtaking views. We spent many days relaxing by the pool, a definite highlight of the property. As the house is located in the countryside, we did find it necesary to rent a car for picking up food/supplies and making day trips to nearby points of interest. Having stayed at a number of VRBO rentals, we were pleased to discover that the property is exactly as described. Furthermore, the owner was very friendly and helpful and a true pleasure to deal with. We absolutely loved our stay at La Calissane and for those looking for a beautiful and peaceful country retreat, we would highly recommend it.
The house could not be more perfect, it has been beautifully designed and we have loved every minute here. My son and husband both play piano and the house has been filled with music. I have enjoyed strolling around the garden and also the views of the Bessillon hills that change by the hour. It is a little piece of heaven. My husband and I are now sitting watching the sun rise on what I am sure will be another glorious day in Provence. It will be really sad to leave this wonderful place and I hope we will have the pleasure of returning one day soon.
This was a wonderful modern home/villa just 35 minutes from Aix-En-Provence (in Bas, Fr) with all the amenities to enhance your visit. This residence is in the mountains providing fantastic views beyond the eco friendly infinity pool. The complete kitchen including outdoor BBQ grill gave us the option to cook at home although we enjoyed most of our meals out. The outdoor lighting was great too allowing even more outdoor time. Rooms were spacious and air conditioned too if needed. And even a large screen TV with two cable providers (one predominantly in English) so you could stay current with the latest world news. Francoise, the owner was most helpful (and spoke English) in assisting with all our Q&A. A car is an absolute must here but note that driving on single lane roads is not for the timid.
this property is amazing. it is serene, just outside a quaint village and close to other larger villages with great history and fabulous wine and restaurants. the owner was very accomodating. the house is imacculately clean, fabulously decorated and so comfortable. the grounds are amazing, the pool overlooking the mountains is so relaxing. There were days we just couldn't get out of the house as it was so pleasant. mssr. christian who is the property manager is a remarkable human being and so interesting and accomodating and corrine the housekeeper is incredibly caring.
Our family has travelled and stayed in an assortment of beautiful homes, from castles to villas, all over the world...some lived up to the hype and some did not....this one was defiantly not a disappointment!!! This executive home boasts a wonderful mix of traditional and modern architecture that has been tastefully blended to create and achieve a charming and inviting setting for the discriminating traveller. Apart from being modern, clean, well appointed and very private, the location is unprecedented!! The views from the infinity pool are extraordinary and worth the price of admission. Dealing with the owners and their representative was done in a professional and seamless manner without a glitch to be had. We are very glad to have made the decision to stay at "La Calisanne" and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little piece of heaven in the south of France. The Gavaris'