Practical Info

Property rules & Reservation

All rentals have the following common rules:

  • Check-in: 15:00 – 22:00 (later check-in 15 € /hour) If there are any flight delays, please contact us as soon as possible. 
  • Check out: 10:00.
  • No smoking inside.
  • No parties or events (if it hasn’t been agreed with us).
  • Security damage deposit (returned after stay if no damage).
  • Electricity, water and internet are included. Heating supplement may be added October – April.
  • Final cleaning is included but daily cleaning is performed by the tenant, cleaning items are included. 
  • Make sure that you have an insurance that cover any damages (yourself and property).
  • No additional guests or visitors we have not been made aware of. The properties are adapted to a certain number of people.
  • Respect the neighbours – no noise after 22.00.

Before departure
Final cleaning is included in the price but guests must leave the property in good condition before departure:

  • Wash up and empty the dishwasher
  • Empty fridge/freezer
  • Throw away garbage, bottles etc.
  • Put all used sheets in a pile in each bedroom
  • If furnitures have been moved, put them back where they were from the beginning.

Thank you! 

Booking and cancellation
See each property booking- and cancellation conditions.

We are happy to help you!

We´ll be more than happy to assist you whether you are a here on vacation, for an event or if you need someone to manage your property.

Travel & transport

The closest airports are Nice Cote d´Azur Airport (1,5 h) and Marseille (1h). Check different airline- and travel company websites for further information.

There are train stations in Aix-en-Provence (SNCF, city center) and at the Aix-en-Provence TGV station (between Aix and Marseille).

The closest bus stations to Rians and St. Martin are in Jouques and in Saint Maximin. Connecting bus stations, for example regarding airport transfers, are in Aix-en-Provence and in Saint-Maximin.

Rental car
Our advice is to choose one of the known companies. Another advice is to send someone in your company to pick it up while the others pick up the luggage (the queues can be long, especially summertime).

We have a good collaboration with several local taxi companies. Just let us know and we’ll help you.

The heart of Provence

The fact that the Provence region is an old cultivation district is clearly visible. Each village has a surrounding area big enough for the fields to support the village, but the distances are no greater than that you can see to the next mountain village or even cycle there.

The landscape alternates between cultivated land and the wide heath landscape, the garrigue, with its bushy vegetation, an Eldorado for the wild boar.

The villages have often resorted to mountain ridges to make them easier to defend. But also to avoid the heat of the summers. The heat is a bigger torment than the cold, it can be more easily protected against. The village’s narrow winding alleys provide shade despite the high sun. The deep window niches, the thick stone walls, the airy attic spaces can partly keep the heat away indoors. For Provence, a very sunny region with over 300 days of sunshine each year and the rainfall accumulates for short but very dramatic periods.

Life in the villages can seem calm. The still life at the classic bars, the men’s low-key games on the boulevards, meetings and conversations in squares and in shops. One explanation for the apparent calm is both the fairly low retirement age and the high average life together with the deeply cemented siesta state tradition. But the tranquillity is deceptive, children and young people travel early to their educational institutions, working-class residents may travel early and come home late from their jobs, often located in cities and larger communities perhaps miles away. The jobs have moved from the farm next door to larger communities.

Text: Johan Näsström