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Charming Village House -Visit the world's oldest known cave paintings nearby !!


Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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Charming Village House -Visit the world's oldest known cave paintings nearby !!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Orange House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

The house is configured to have privacy and comfort.

It has TWO bathrooms, which is unusual for a 2 bedroom house but that makes it perfect for 2 couples traveling together .

Upon entering the foyer, there is one bedroom with a Queen bed to the right. Off the foyer to the left is a large bathroom with a soaking tub.

Up the ornate stairs , one flight ,to the main living area with kitchen, dining and living room. The couch converts to a trundle bed for additional sleeping. There is a flat screen TV and a large DVD library for entertainment.

Up another flight of stairs to the second bedroom with En-suite bathroom and queen size bed.

Opposite the bedroom is a solarium with large glass windows that can be opened to have a feeling of being outside or closed if the weather is not the best. Each bedroom has it's own separate heat/AC unit. The main salon also has a separate unit, as does the solarium. The house was totally renovated in 2006 to bring modern comfort to this 12th century dwelling but the original stone and beams remain.

The house is located in Pierrelatte, a lively market village, located in the Drome Provençal with 12,000 inhabitants. In the Village there are several restaurants and a Grand Rue with all the shops, butchers, bakers, groceries, general stores, and chocolatier and of course the traditional French bar cafes necessary for an enjoyable, easy visit. The house is located within an easy 10 minute walk to the train station.

There is swimming at a lovely beach that is less than 3 km from the house. The beach has a playground for children and a nice café. You can watch the windsurfers on the opposite side of the beach.. Market day is every Friday and occurs just steps from the front door. Local produce, cheeses, meats, and flowers can be purchased, as well as fresh seafood and herbs. In summer, lavender sweetens the air, and cherry and fig trees produce edible delicacies.

Further Details: We have 'wanderlust' and enjoy traveling the world. Our permanent home is in Florida but we fell in love with Europe when we lived in Brugge, Belgium for 2 years. We are tax professionals part of the year and spend our time traveling the rest of the year. Our 'baby' is our three kilo teacup poodle 'Marcel'.

We are an American couple who has lived abroad-—and love it! We have family living in Pierrelatte, so when the opportunity arose to purchase and restore this classic 11th century home, we jumped on it.

Our little french village is the perfect size as we can walk to everything. Pierrlatte is a Market town and always has various events happening. Our dog likes to walk to the small park at the end of our Rue and we can admire the olive trees and the lovely ancient homes along the way.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner


We absolutely loved Pierrelatte and your charming house! Upon leaving and going to a Paris apartment, we realized just how spoiled we were by our previous accommodations. The Paris digs were probably traditional but were awful...much too small for 3 people, no storage

or even floor space for our baggage, sofa beds only, and a poorly appointed kitchen. We all wished to be back in Provence with Jim and Yolane, who incidentally were wonderful and made our trip "authentic"!

I would love to return to Pierrelatte someday for an extended stay for painting. Will talk to you about that .

Thanks for everything and especially for your wonderful taste which gave us great comfort!
Oct 2013
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Charming Village House -Visit the world's oldest known cave paintings nearby !!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 23 reviews
Oklahoma City

Better Than As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Larry are the best. From our initial inquiry to check out, their service was outstanding. Our questions were answered almost immediately, we were sent information on sights near by and best of all there were welcome goodies for us when we got there. The whole process was seamless.

The unit has three floors with bedrooms on the ground floor and a bedroom on the top floor which provided privacy. The unit was immaculate and well maintained. The unit is also centrally located. We'd walk out in the morning, get pastries and walk back to the apartment. The items were still warm when we got back. The market, on Fridays, is just steps from the door. The people in town were gracious and friendly. We couldn't have been treated better. We used the unit as our "base camp" and visited wineries, saw Roman ruins (which are incredible), etc. Thank you Katrhy and Larry for all your help and the use of your great apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A wonderful townhouse

  • 4 of 5

The owner has done a fantastic job of renovating this old building into a comfortable townhouse on the edge of the historic district of Pierrelatte. The kitchen was just fine with a full-size fridge perfect for storing the results of enjoying the local street markets. Beds were comfortable. The bathrooms set up for Americans. It was great to have Jim nearby in case we needed someone who spoke English and better French than we do. The nearby hill towns and wine region were great for touring and tasting. We really enjoyed dining in the sunroom in the shadow of the old cathedral. Thanks for sharing your special home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Our Own Little the Middle of Town!!

  • 5 of 5

This special, quiet spot was just perfect for us and our daughter and son-in-law-l. Pierrelatte is a beautiful town, that offers just enough shopping:

paterisseries, nearby markets and supermarkets, in addition to cute little "necessary" shops. Wonderful tourist center to guide our day trips. But the best part was coming 'home' to a better stocked kitchen than mine, comfy beds and baths, and a cozy kitchen/living room, that also buffered our bedrooms: 1 up and 1 down. We'll call again when planning on being in that area. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect Provence Visit

  • 5 of 5

This house is charming plus very functional and extremely well stocked. Very quiet at night and within walking distance of many good restaurants. Our house manager, Jim was always available if we had a problem or needed help. The central location made visiting southern Provence very easy.

A great vacation home!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our house. Come visit again! Kathy
Boston, MA

Perfectly Charming

  • 5 of 5

My group of five friends had a lovely stay in Pierrelatte. The house is true to its description and has every amenity that one could imagine. The fully stocked kitchen was very handy for the evenings we decided to stay in and cook our local finds from the various farmers markets. The terrace was the perfect spot to enjoy some wine and cheese at the end of the day. Having wifi and a very generously stocked DVD library were the small details that really made you feel at home.

The location was of the house was just right. There’s a supermarket within minutes walking and a fantastic bakery around the corner where you can be sure to get your morning croissants and daily loaves of baguettes.

We found the locals charming and accommodating — and forgiving at our sad attempts at speaking French!

All in all, I would highly recommend this rental. I feel like it was a rare find with all that it has to offer!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Binghamton, New York

An incredible experience that can never be equaled!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had 9 adventurous days in Pierrelatte in the most charming house and street I've ever seen! We were able to go to the nearby markets in Nyons, Pierrelatte, Uzes and also visit Avignon, Orange, area Domains for French wine tasting, Pont du Gard, the Gorge L'Ardeche and a day at Cassis on the Mediterranean. Such a great centralized location for sight-seeing. Jim and Yolaine are so extremely gracious and "grazing" on the terrace for an evening meal was heavenly. The house lacks for nothing and couldn't be more cozy, clean and comfortable. All the fresh foods and restaurants were superb and the house is accurately pictured and portrayed but it can't do justice to the real thing. It felt like a fairy-tale come true and I'll never forget it. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Marseille, Provence Airport
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Pierrelatte Train station
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake - Pierrelatte with Cafe and kids play area
Car: recommended

Pierrelatte is located approximately 33km from Orange. The Chauvet caves at Pont-d' Arc is due to open in the Spring of 2015. You can experience the world's oldest known cave paintings, dating back 36,000 years. Easy day trips to Avignon, UNESCO World Heritage site and the Pont Du Gard; masterpiece of ancient architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site are a must. Also go to Les Baux de Provence to experience the Carrieres de lumiere a spectacular light show. A visit to the Antique Theater in Orange is always enjoyable. Spend a day enjoying the outdoors and explore the Ardeche gorge and the beautiful caves.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

From $725 Per week

Orange House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Season
Apr 5 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
May 31 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Sep 27 2015 - Feb 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Apr 3 2016 - May 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
May 30 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Orange House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Bed (2) : each bedroom is equipped with a very comfortable Queen size bed. Convertible Bed: The trundle bed is located in the Main Salon and is the highest quality. It separates into 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pet Friendly: Small pets please, unless arrangements are made with the owner. Language assistance is provided by an American who oversees the house and lives a one minute walk away. Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet): Bring your laptop and communicate on the web. Balcony: the balcony is a south facing balcony with an open view. It's lovely to sit outside or dine at the table for 6. The kitchen is new as of October 2006 and all appliances are easy to use. The kitchen is fully stocked with all pots, pans and china for more than 8 people. Basic provisions can be stocked in the house with arrangements made with the owner. The house has an extensive DVD library with many films to watch as well as books for reading. The house also has a new heating system as well as air conditioning. The washer is located inside the house and is for the use of renters only. The house is stocked with the finest bed linens and towels. There is parking available in a small church parking spot, next door.

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