BLISSFUL COTTAGE IN HEART OF PROVENCE

Jerome Rudes

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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BLISSFUL COTTAGE IN HEART OF PROVENCE

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Cozy hideway in Provence for 2-8 guests

My home is a cozy 2-story cottage with calm dignity, situated on quiet street only a short walking distance from the charming village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, and only a 7-min. cab ride from the Avignon TGV 'bullet' Train Station. It's by design a modest place, full of simple pleasures, and seems like a little piece of paradise to me, with Spanish tile roof, thick walls covered in vine keeping you cool inside, and hand-crafted wrought iron pergolas over the front and back terraces for shade and quiet meals. Set back from the public street on a private driveway, the place is safe and private, convenient for coming and going, exploring Provencal landmarks and cultural attractions in Avignon, St. Remy, Orange, Arles or Nimes. In our village, there are open-air markets with magnificent fruits and vegetables, bakeries, pharmacy, post office, several cafés and some decent restaurants. There's also public bus transportation to and from Avignon. In back of the place is a 20-foot stone wall originally built in Medieval times that runs between my strawberry garden and a protected public park that is chock full of Mediterranean pines and olive trees, bathing everything in a serenity that's only interrupted by bird songs. The home has 2 floors, and each one is an independent living unit for 4 guests. The upstairs apartment has a master bedroom, study, living room, a full kitchen, and modern shower/bathroom with washing machine & private toilet. The downstairs apartment has a master bedroom, a full kitchen, a living room and modern shower/bathroom with washing machine & private toilet. Both apartments have flat-screen TVs with scores of stations available, including CNBC. All windows have been upgraded with double panes to resist the sometimes rowdy Mistral winds that blow down the Rhone Valley. There is wifi for the entire home which reaches both the front and back terraces for easy access. Picnic tables are set up on both terraces for intimate meals, day or night. The back terrace also includes a complete 'Roman' outdoor shower. The place is redolent with the aroma of thyme, laurel, lime blossom and pine. The home is ideally situated in the heart of Provence to explore all the region's cultural and culinary attractions or have a reflective home stay, cooking with great ingredients, listening to music, enjoying meals with family and friends on either of the home's shady terraces, not to mention cool siestas.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a lovely time! Your home and the area was just wonderful!

Thank you so much!
Jun 2013
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Jerome Rudes

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I am an American, with a French passport as well. I have undergraduate and graduate degrees from US universities, and now work in film post-production in New York, as well as a literary agent. As much as my busy professional life permits, I try to come back to my Provencal home for short, but always delightful stays.

Jerome Rudes purchased this cottage in 1997

For many years, I lived year-round in my Provencal home before re-locating to the East Coast of the US because of professional obligations. The property is very special to me, as I trust it will be to my guests, because of its wonderful location next to a beautiful park and close to a lovely unblemished village that is proud of its heritage, and not far from state-of-the-art rail and air transportation. In sum, my home is situated in a seemingly magical location, blessed with a great macro-climate and tranquility, right in the heart of Provence!

Easy to come and go, all modern furnishings and appliances, quiet, safe surroundings, conveniently situated in the center of Provence, a wide variety of nearby restaurants and wineries to sample, plenty of cultural attractions, and a tranquil place to come home to, warm in cold months, cool in hot months.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
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5
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Blissful Cottage in Heart of Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Avignon Avignon area
NYC
5

THIS AVIGNON VILLA IS A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this Avignon abode was an absolute delight. I cannot say enough good things about it. Avignon is an inviting and quaint town that charmed us into never wanting to leave. This villa sits atop a breathtaking view of hilly, sun-drenched Provence and hosts a garden, strawberry patch, and lovely patio. A short walk down a winding, romantic street took us to the local farmer's market where smiling locals helped us pick out some savory delights. Mouth-watering fresh vegetables, meats, honeys and mustards awaited. Meals of fresh local delicacies and good wine on the terrace were relaxing and rejuvenating. We watched a movie and shared stories as night fell over lovely Avignon. I recalled the hours spent there in bed that night - I had barely closed my eyes as a soothing, satiated sleep fell over me.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Blissful Cottage in Heart of Provence
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917-848-0419
Avignon Avignon area
5

LOVELY PLACE TO ENJOY PROVENCAL WAY OF LIFE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 3 nights (2 adults and 2 children) for a wedding and enjoyed the peaceful of this lovely cottage and the vicinity of historical center town of Villeneuve les Avignon (very nice place). It's very close from Avignon and the Palais des Papes but we preferred and enjoyed to stay in this place for it real atmosphere of 'village provencal'. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Blissful Cottage in Heart of Provence
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Avignon Avignon area
Paris, France
5

FORMIDABLE

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé un mois formidable dans cette maison. La vue est magnifique. Le village aussi. Et la maison est très charmante. Nous avons dîné tous les soirs sous la tonnelle avec les cigales en bruit de fond, c'était délicieux.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blissful Cottage in Heart of Provence
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917-848-0419
Avignon Avignon area
New York
5

BLISS IN PROVENCE

  • 5 of 5
I was fortunate to have my stay coincide with the owner's. So I had an occasional dinner and lunch companion as well as a very knowledgeable guide to send me off to the right spots. All in all, my stay in the ground floor apartment was very pleasant. The apt was clean and user-friendly and I look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blissful Cottage in Heart of Provence
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917-848-0419
Avignon Avignon area
New York City, NY
5

MY WEEK IN PROVENCE

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent about a week at this lovely cottage, just across the river from Avignon. The cottage has a wonderful view of Avignon, as does the park, which is just down the road. We were there in the early Fall and was able to pick figs off the tree in the front yard and eat them on the spot. The cottage is rustic and very charming. We had more than enough room. The owner happened to be in the area while we were there, and he provided very good information about the area. He turned out to be an excellent cook, as well. We have recommended the cottage to friends and we hope to go back in the not too distant future.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Avignon Avignon area
Austin, Texas
5

PERFECT DESCRIPTION

  • 5 of 5
Private. Great shower with plenty of hot water. I enjoyed having meals on the back porch under the covered pergola or inside. Live wifi. Able to stream easily. Local farmer's market was a real find. location, location, location; Short walk into the Village for shopping and cafes. Quick car ride into Avignon with access to shopping, dining and dancing. Spectacular views. Comfortable, home away from home. Very French!
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Avignon TGV Train Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A7 Autoroute
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Mediterranean
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Avignon
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon
Car: recommended

This is the heart of Provence, perfect for discovering Avignon, St. Remy, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, Orange, and the Luberon. My place is located across the Rhone River from Avignon in a peaceful village next to a national park, which is full of Mediterranean pine trees and olive trees, blanketed by blissful silence. The local village is a 5-minute walk away, where there are open-air markets with magnificent fruits and vegetables, bakeries, a post office, several cafés and some decent restaurants. There's public transportation in the village as well to nearby Avignon, which is a major European cultural attraction, with museums, festivals, and live dance and music performances all year long.

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Availability & Rates

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Avignon Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 1
6 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,330
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,155
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Base Rates are based on occupancy by 2-4 guests in EITHER the Master Apartment on the 1st floor OR the Guest Apartment on the ground floor, depending on their availability. Double the basic rates when 6-8 guests are occupying BOTH Master and Guest Apartments on the property, however, these "full capacity" rentals will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Avignon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Apartment: Bathroom 1 Downstairs - toilet , shower , Walk-in tiled 'Italian' shower + washing mach
    Master Apartment: Bathroom 2 Upstairs - toilet , shower , Walk-in tiled 'Italian' shower + washing machine.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Additional tiled shower with hot & cold water has been added
  • Downstairs bathroom has double sinks, independent toilet, walk-in shower. Upstairs bathroom has single sink, independent toilet, walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have washing machines.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Apartment: Bedroom 1 Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Guest Apartment: Bedroom 2 Downstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Couches fold out to become comfortable beds.
    Master Apartment: Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 1 queen
    Master Apartment: Bedroom 5 Upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in study opens up into comfortable bed.
    Master Apartment: Bedroom 4 Upstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen , Living Room is also 2nd comfortable bedroom for 2.
  • Downstairs guest apartment has master bedroom, plus extra single bed. 2 couches in living room fold out into comfortable extra beds. Upstairs master apartment has master bedroom, Living room couch folds out into bed for 2, Study couch folds out into bed for 1.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
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