CLASSY, ELEGANT NEW CONDO WITH VIEW OF MEDIEVAL VILLAGE

Sharon deRham

Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CLASSY, ELEGANT NEW CONDO WITH VIEW OF MEDIEVAL VILLAGE

Vaison-la-Romaine Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,each with WC (Sleeps 4)

A/C; private, reserved parking; and only a 5 minute walk from the center!

This classy and elegant condo was just completed in February, 2010, and is now my primary residence. Local Vaison designer Denis Begouaussel of Histoire de Lieux in Vaison, and Donald Ohlen of San Francisco and the Napa Valley worked to ensure the finest ambiance and furnishings. I often travel for extended periods, and then rent the apartment to adults only; I am happy to share this beautiful spot with others. The apartment is totally NON-SMOKING, both inside and on the terrace. This is a private residence and would appreciate your extra care in using it.

BONUS: The owner is a private tour guide in Provence, specializing in food, wine and culture. She is happy to provide detailed, customized travel advice to her renters (at no cost) to help them make the most of their vacation in Provence.

The living room is furnished with an exquisite custom made Tibetan rug, and fine furniture: a 2m long sofa, 2 chairs covered in a beautiful, historic French fabric, 2 antique 18th century side tables. There is a TV with French and English stations. There is a sliding door that leads from the living room to the terrace.

The apartment’s kitchen is a traveling gourmet cook’s dream! Built with all Miele appliances, Binova Italian cabinetry, and black African granite countertops, it is a pleasure to cook here, and there is room for everyone to help or just accompany the cook. The kitchen is well supplied with all the equipment you could want: lots of great knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, a Kitchen Aid mixer, a large Cuisinart, regular blender and immersion mixer, coffee and spice grinders, lots of bowls and utensils. There are lots of basic supplies for you to use including oils, spices, many vinegars, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, coffee and teas. There is a cooler to take along on picnics, while shopping at markets, and on wine buying expeditions.

The major appliances include a convection oven, and induction cook-top, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, a built-in espresso machine! We also have a power converter in case you need to use or charge American electrical appliances, e.g. cell phones, camera batteries. Each bathroom has a French hairdryer.

The apartment is supplied with the best hand-made French pottery and faience from Gien and the Poterie d’Aigues Vives. Vaison’s medieval castle in the Ville Medieval is visible from the kitchen, and a door leads to the terrace from the kitchen. The interior dining table seats 4-6 very comfortably, or else opens up to seat 8-10.

There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each on opposite ends of the apartment, affording the maximum of privacy and comfort, perfect for two couples or a family. TVs are located in the living room and master bedroom. The master has a dressing room, plus a shower, toilet and sink! There is a long, sliding door from the bedroom to the terrace. Another custom made Tibetan rug graces this room along with a 160 cm bed and several chairs.

The second bedroom with another 160 cm bed is smaller, and can also be used as an office, since there is a collapsible desk. The larger bathroom with tub, shower and toilet is next to the bedroom.

The living room, kitchen and dining area are air-conditioned—very unusual in Provence, though the intense heat is not unusual; shutters are available throughout the apartment on the windows and sliding doors to keep out the heat.

The large, partially covered terrace has a great view of the medieval chateau and the medieval town. There is a large outdoor dining table with six chairs, a smaller table with two chairs off the master bedroom, and a great gas barbecue! The gorgeous beamed ceiling on the terrace always provides a bit of shade, even in the sunniest part of the day.

Keywords: flat, apartment, condo

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sharon deRham (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english

About Sharon deRham

Bonjour! I am from California where I worked in Silicon Valley, at Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard. After moving to the Napa Valley, I opened a French Antique Shop, Mostly French, so that I could spend more time traveling to France.

I was the France food, wine and travel writer for a travel website, TripSketch, and a tour developer and leader for Wild Provence Tour. I often lead friends on trips around the Rhone Valley and Provence, mostly to taste wine and eat great food. We love to visit the sites in between restaurant visits. Now I am a private guide in the region.

I have lots to tell you about the region, and will start sharing its numerous charms when you reserve your stay!

Sharon deRham purchased this condo in 2009

Why Sharon deRham chose Vaison-la-Romaine

This location has everything I loved--delicious food, at both simple country bistros and starred establishments, incredible wine at incredibly low prices. The scenery is terrific and there are many places to bike and hike. I love history and I could never live her long enough to learn even a small percentage of French history.

There are many places to visit when based in Vaison; Avignon is less than an hour, the Cotes du Rhone vineyards only 15-30 minutes. Aix-en {Provence and St Remy de Provence are only about 1.25 hours.

The French are very welcoming and warm and it is a pleasure just to walk down the main street.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Classy, Elegant New Condo with View of Medieval Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Classy, Elegant New Condo with View of Medieval Village
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Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
New York City, NY, USA
5

Great condo with all modern conveniences near the heart of town

  • 5 of 5
We had a marvelous week traversing the area with this condo as home base. The owner could not have been more accommodating from the moment we contacted her through the end of our stay. The property was impeccably clean and well-appointed. We loved the professional kitchen, the outdoor terrace with view of the castle, reserved parking and a solid Internet connection. We were within an easy walk to center of town and all of Vaison la Romaine. It enhanced our stay in the Provence.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
Ann Arbor
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
If you vacation anywhere north of AIX this is the only place to stay. The condo is a great place from which you can plan your trip. Close to numerous tourist spots and walking distance to anywhere in Viason la Romaine (the condo included a parking spot).
The condo itself is a dream--gourmet kitchen, nicely appointed bathrooms and very comfortable living areas. One of the extras is that the owner is the best tour guide in the area and she is very willing to make your trip interesting.
This was the perfect condo for us
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The Vaison Tourist Office would be thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the location. Vaison still is not a frequent destination for Americans, but I guess you think it should be--along with my condo. : - )
I am so happy you enjoyed the condo and cooking in my kitchen!
Spending the day with you in St Remy and Arles was a pleasure; it was great to have the opportunity to show you around and to spend a little more time with visiting Americans.
Have a great summer.
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Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
5

perfect location/perfect condo

  • 5 of 5
The photos don't' give justice to this property or its location. If you are staying anywhere in the Provence region, Vaison should be your first and only choice. Although she doesn't aggressively market herself, Sharon the owner, is a fantastic tour guide and can be hired for any amount of time to tour the attractions of the area, wether you stay at her property or not. She is also great at making restaurant reservations etc., as well as giving valuable advice. Sharon was one of the best things of our trip. I cannot wait to return!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments; I really appreciate your taking the time to write. I love having renters and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed Vaison.
Thank you for taking a tour with me--you were all so much fun to spend the day with. I don't market myself aggressively to my renters since I don't want anyone to feel obligated but of course I am thrilled to tour with them.
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Classy, Elegant New Condo with View of Medieval Village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305389vb
+1 7073391435
Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is lovely, spacious and decorated so well. If you want to cook and we did, you could not ask for a better equipped kitchen. From sharp knives to a fabulous induction cooktop and an espresso machine, Sharon is doing everything she can to keep her clients happy in the kitchen. The beds were comfortable and the apartment layout perfect for two couples; the view sensational and the patio was a great place to be in the late afternoon/early evening. Stay here. You will love it.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Classy, Elegant New Condo with View of Medieval Village
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Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
North Carolina
5

The best rental ever

  • 5 of 5
There is little to add to the many favorable reviews; all they say is true. This apartment is super convenient, comfortable, and super well-equipped. Do you like maps? Sharon has detailed maps of every region of Provence, and beyond. We enjoyed walks in the region, using the maps and her detailed instructions, and look forward to returning. We have never rented from an owner who was so concerned with guests' comfort and having a good time.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi, Tom,
Sorry my response is so late. You guys were perfect guests, as well and am happy to hear that your enjoyed my maps and everything else! I am looking forward to having you back, and am still gathering hiking maps and books for you. Have a good summer.
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Vaison-la-Romaine Haut-Vaucluse
Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
This spot is perfect for exploring this area of France. Fully equipped & the owner is very helpful - in fact this rental property is over the top! Upon our late arrival we were greeted with baguettes,wine & cheese & staples for breakfast the next morning. The layout is suitable for 2 couples & its location (5 minute walk to the town centre) is very close to all the necessary amenities like a grocery store, gas station, banking, boulangerie, cheese shop, chocolate shop, restaurants. We spent a great deal of time on the patio which had a fantastic view up the hill to the Chateau of Vaison-la-Romaine. The owner was very helpful & arranged some fabulous wine tastings for us. This is a super property for the discerning traveller.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brad,
Thanks to all of you for renting my place and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. I love helping my guests find their way around the region, and to have some special experiences. I am so glad you enjoyed the wine tasting so much. I will let the winemakers know.
Merci encore.
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Map

Map

Car: necessary

We are located only an easy 5 minute walk from Vaison's central square, which is filled with cafes and shops.

You can bike or hike to the local villages and mountains. There are several shops in Vaison where you can rent bikes, and I can give you some great bike routes in the mountains.

The best wine regions in Provence--Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueryas, Gigondas, Cairanne, and Beaumes de Venise--are from 10-35 minutes away. Ask, and I will provide specific recommendations for wineries.

There are tons of fun and delicious places to eat in the area; I will provide you with an extensive list with you reserve your stay. I can also provide suggestions for other towns you may visit: Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Aix en Provence, Arles, Cassis.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Vaison-la-Romaine Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June -September
May 31 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,690
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

per day tourist tax $1.4
Notes Free private parking. No Cleaning fee; heating charge as of November 1-March 31. $500 US security fee.
50% deposit to reserve; final 50% two months prior to arrival. Can pay with checks to my U.S. bank
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Amenities

Amenities

Vaison-la-Romaine Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to second bedroom; Italian tile, towel heater
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Italian tile; towel heater. ensuite with master bedroom
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom with WC and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in each room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
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