|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Charming, well-preserved cities; gorgeous countryside that inspired the best works of Van Gogh; sumptuous cuisine; and your own private Provence villa, just outside of St Remy. What could be closer to heaven? We can't think of anything, really. Inspire yourself with the same landscapes that prompted "Starry Nights," or wander ancient Roman remains in Glanum. Wherever you go near this villa for rent in Provence, you're sure to find the traditional France you've been dreaming of. This is one of the best-preserved areas in the country-- so if you can't find what you're looking for near this holiday villa in Provence, it may not exist!
(800 m2/8,611 ft2) The house is a lovely mas surrounded by a fenced garden with a terrace, a fountain, and a private swimming pool (8m x 3.5m) with chaise lounges for soaking up the sun. There is also a large trellis area with a table and chairs for afternoon or evening meals. By the house there is parking space for one car.
(130 m2/1,399 ft2) Ground Floor: This house has been renovated with top of the line materials including a new kitchen and bathrooms. The living room, which has a fireplace, overlooks the garden and a fountain. There is also a satellite TV, internet access, and an Ipod docking station. The fully equipped kitchen includes a table for six, dishwasher, microwave, oven, and stove top. There are a total of three bedrooms, all with A/C. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed (160 cm), a fireplace, and an en suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second bedroom also has a fireplace and a queen-sized bed (160 cm). The third room has a queen-size bed (160 cm), and shares a bathroom with the second room. The bathroom has two sinks, a toilet, a shower, and a tub. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: Upon request
Housekeeping: 16 Euros per hour
Babysitting: Upon request
Bike Rentals: Upon request
There is an English-speaking "Meet & Greet" upon arrival.
We liked the property and enjoyed our stay.
We liked the kitchen and bedrooms the most.
The proximity to other neighbors.
We love the town of St. Remy--the shops and restaurants are all wonderful. The people are very friendly and welcoming.
Nearby Events or Locales:
St. Remy is the nearest town. It was not really walking distance into the heart of the town because of the busy road leading into the town.
The directions were excellent
Check In Out:
It was very easy to check in and out and our key holder was very accessible.
This villa rental is located less than a kilometer from the center of St Remy de Provence, a beautiful little city within walking distance. St Remy is perhaps most well known for the Saint Paul de Mausole hospital, where Vincent Van Gogh spent the last and most productive year of his life painting such masterpieces as "Starry Night," "Irises," "Wheat Field with Cypresses," and countless others. The town and the surrounding landscape inspired 150 paintings and sketches in all. Throughout its history St Remy has been a haven for artists, musicians, and writers (including Nostradamus!), and today it is alive with artists and traditions of its past, faithfully passed on from one generation to the next. Nearby is the fascinating city of Glanum, first a shrine to the Celtic god Glanis, later absorbed by the Romans, and reaching its peak in the Augustan age when many monuments were erected. Abandoned in 260 AD, it was left untouched until a 1921 excavation unearthed its ruins. Of course the central city of the region is Avignon, a city ringed by a medieval wall. Inside you will find narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings filled with shops and restaurants. Aside from being charming in itself, Avignon is both easy to reach by high-speed train and an excellent base for exploring the area: fifteen minutes in any direction takes you into protected countryside, covered in lavender and dotted with small towns rich in local culture. Try Gordes, on a hill overlooking a gorgeous valley; Cabrieres d'Avignon, featured in Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence;" and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where you can see cold springs bubbling up out of the ground. Sample olives, truffles, lamb, and crème brulee-- all delicious specialties of the area. This is the true "Provence experience," one of the most authentic and genuinely regional areas in France. Nearby Attractions: St Remy de Provence (museums, Saint Paul de Mausole hospital, ruins of Glanum, artists), Avignon (train station, medieval wall, characteristic streets, restaurants, cafes), Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Cabrieres d'Avignon, Chateaurenard. Gordes: 39 km/24 mi Fontaine de Vaucluse: 37 km/23 mi Cabrieres d'Avignon: 33 km/20.5 mi Avignon (train station): 20 km/12.5 mi Chateaurenard: 12 km/7.5 mi Glanum: 2 km/1 mi St Remy de Provence: 1 km/.5 mi