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Charming Townhouse in Exquisite Provencal Village! Carpe Diem!

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eygalieres townhome description

At the foot of the Alpilles and right in the center of one of the most charming and preserved villages of Provence, this is a renovated, stone Maison de Village, furnished with beautiful country furniture, carefully chosen Provencal pottery, a baby grand piano, and original artwork. It is on a narrow quiet road that climbs to the old village.

The master bedroom on the third floor has queen size bed with a beautiful window that looks out onto the church steeple and the Alpilles. It also has a spacious alcove under the eaves with a desk, sitting area with two stuffed armchairs, TV, and air conditioner. There is a modern full bathroom in this master bedroom with both a claw-foot bath and shower (brand-new fixed 'Rainforest' shower - head on the ceiling, not a hand-held!)
The second floor has two small bedrooms, each with a double bed. There is a toilet and modern bathroom on this floor too, with shower and washer/dryer.

The ground floor has a fully-equipped modern 'American' kitchen (who knows why the French call it that!), baby grand piano, long farm table in light pine wood, fireplace and sitting area with two leather arm chairs (where you will find plenty of maps and travel books to use in planning your day trips in the area). The house has a private cobblestone patio with colored flower pots for dining al fresco.
This house has WI-FI, DVD, TV, CD and radio with antenna on roof for France Musique. (classical radio, with many live transmissions from music festivals.

There are endless hiking trails, bike routes, and dozens of neighboring towns to visit. Vineyards and olive groves abound in every direction. It is ten minutes in the car to the beautiful village of St Remy, and 30-45 minutes from many others like Isle Sur la Sorge, Arles, Maussane, Gordes, and Vaison La Romaine.

It takes just seconds to walk to the local 'La Presse' or Libraire d'Eygalieres for your newspaper in the morning and just a few more steps down to the two bakeries and cafés. There is an impressive open market every Friday all along our street. A perfect retreat and a feast for the senses.
This is a vacation home where memories are made.


This is a non-smoking house. We ask for a departure no later than 10 AM in order for the house to be cleaned before the arrival of the next party- so check-in is no earlier than 4 pm. Thank you for consulting our calendar for availability before contacting us. We keep it up to date! I have more photos to send, too, if you are interested.

Keywords: charming, cozy, well-situated, furnished, country furniture, retreat for a musician, aesthetic, artistic, convenient, perfect, comfortable, village house, maison de village, piano

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed:

                    sorry, we love pets but it's easier to maintain house from afar if not worried about pet damage....moreless

                  • Children Welcome:

                    Stairs to second and third floor have inside railing, but toddlers should be watched....moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    Strictly non-smoking. In courtyard ok but only if the door to house is closed....moreless

                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                    This bathroom is on third floor with the master bedroom....moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet

                    ...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: shower

                    There is also a pretty double sink & washer/dryer...moreless

                  • Top floor has a bathroom with both tub, mounted rainforest shower, and sink. The second floor has one little toilette and sink, and a second bathroom with double sink, mounted shower, and washer/dryer....moreless

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    fully stocked with pots/pans, coffee grinder, Nespresso machine, small cuisinart for parsley etc, an electric hand held immersion blender Huge Smeg Oven. Serious cooks have commented on our kitchen being well-stocked....moreless

                  • Dining:

                    Two eating areas: Courtyard outside- 6 iron chairs with cushions, and 6 can be seated at the farm table inside the house. (comfy upholstered chairs)...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Renters are free to use staples such as olive oil, sugar, spices, anything left by us or previous renters. we kind of treat it as a shared house....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Two kinds: Nespresso machine, and a small regular auto drip. Bring your own capsules!...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Smeg Gas stove with 6 burners....moreless

                  • Toaster
                  • Microwave
                  • Kitchen
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  Amenities

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    It is always extremely easy to find parking within a minute or two from the house. 75% of the time there is a spot in the church parking lot just steps from the house. If full, then just down any side streets there are plenty of places....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air conditioning in master bedroom. The rest of the house seems cool even in the summer because of the thick stone walls, but there are several fans if needed....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Yes workable. But only for winter rentals, and even then use sparingly please. Lots of wood under protection in courtyard....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Easy parking in church lot 10 seconds away, or down near the school, 2 minutes away....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Has couch and two cute leather chairs. open living room/dining room and piano area....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Enormous washer in second floor bathroom. Not shared!...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Dryer in second floor bathroom. Not shared!...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Yes good quality cotton sheets and towels....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Baby Grand Piano, music stand, fireplace, puzzles, cards, bacci balls or 'petanque' Many many tourist and art books on Provence for you to borrow and use. Baskets hanging on hooks in the kitchen for you to use on your trips to the village market to buy fresh produce, cheeses, olive oils, honey, and pastries!...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Video Library:

                        We have an eclectic collection of some classic American series like Columbo, some current comedies like Scrubs and some classics like Hitcock's Rebecca. The Library in the village has many good DVD's that are free to borrow with our card....moreless

                      • Music Library:

                        There are plenty of classical cd's as well as many Edith Piaf, Maxime le Forestier, and other such French singers....moreless

                      • Books:

                        small collection on shelves in one of second floor bedrooms....moreless

                      • Television:

                        Tv and DVD player in the master bedroom....moreless

                      • Stereo:

                        CD player in living room. 100's of CD's....moreless

                      • DVD Player:

                        YES, next to the TV....moreless

                      • CD Player

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free wifi, instructions and code in TV room. (or we could never spend any time there!)...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Yes, land line available....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Yes, easy to connect....moreless

                      • Computer Available
                      • Broadband Access

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Jetted Tub:

                            No jets, but a brand new deep club-foot tub has just been installed in master bath....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining. Chair cushions kept in hutch inside. Private gate so tourists cannot snoop and say 'bon appetit!'...moreless

                          Theme

                          • Adventure
                          • Away From It All
                          • Budget
                          • Family
                          • Historic
                          • Romantic
                          • Sports & Activities
                          • Tourist Attractions

                          Location & View

                          • Village:

                            Beautifully part of village life-literally in the village-yet surrounded by countryside in every direction.....moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            Beautiful view of the church and the Alpilles from master bedroom window....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Shopping
                          • Hiking
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,800 $6,000

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low Season
                          Nov 1 - Mar 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,500 $4,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Minimum stay is one week. Arrival at 4 pm and departure by 10 AM, but exceptions are made if no guests in the house the day of arrival or new guests arriving your day of departure.

                          We ask that 100 Euros be left in cash for the cleaning woman when you leave.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                          Location

                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Marseilles
                          25 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Avignon
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Cassis
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Cafe de la Place
                          15 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Short driving distance to a dozen picturesque villages.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: I am a professional flutist in the Boston area and my husband is a wind energy consultant. We have 2 children, 19 and 24, also musicians. We bought this house with a 'seize-life-now' philosophy and it is the best decision we have ever made. I am beside myself with happiness when we are there. As we have wifi, it is nice to be able to work if needed- in the air-conditioned master bedroom or out in the courtyard under the laurel tree. It is the closest thing to paradise that I can imagine.

                          Why the Owner Chose Eygalieres:
                          We chanced upon this village on a trip to Provence and it was love at first sight. It was never our intention to buy a house here, but we found ourselves walking into an agency that first morning and asking what was available-- just in case. We have become completely integrated in village life. For us being right in town makes all the difference. We both speak French and have to keep a social calendar for all the dinners under the stars that the French hold so dear. Beautiful countryside abounds in every direction- each morning I walk in a different direction past olive groves, almond trees, wild irises. Eygalieres is also just a short ride from dozens of other charming towns as well -- St Remy, Arles, Avignon, Isle-sur-la Sorge, Vaison La Romaine to name a few. But no other village can match its charm.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
                          For anyone looking for a baby grand piano, this is a rare find in a rental. We keep it in tune, and the house is known as the 'Maisons des Musiciens' A house in the village is the best of both worlds- rolling out of bed to a cafe or bakery in the morning, but just minutes away on foot or bike to explore exquisite countryside or go hiking in the Alpilles. Open markets with linens, olive oils, honeys, and cheeses abound. A sense of such serenity and quiet in the house in the morning. When I wake up, I open the window to cool air that smells of jasmine and herbs and a stunning view of the Alpilles out the master BR window. Our house is in what people refer to as the old village - on a narrow street- and one can continue to climb only minutes to the top for a spectacular view of the town below. Because we have a baby grand piano, professional musicians can have serious chamber music rehearsals in our home, or pianists can use the house as a retreat for serious practicing. My daughter and I give a recital each summer in the local church. Things to do Eygalières : Walk to the medieval ruins at the top of town for a panoramic view of the Alpilles. Numerous restaurants, wine -tastin offering meals that range from simple to exquisite. Find your hearts' desires at the Friday morning market. To discover in Saint Rémy de Provence (12 km) : The village full of shops and small squares. The Roman village of Glanum The Cloître Saint-Paul where Van Gogh spent a very prolific year before his death The Musée des Alpilles The Wednesday morning market The numerous villages of the Massif des Alpilles (the little Alps). ( Maussane, Mouriès, Les Baux, Eyguières, Fontvielle) Avignon, The Palais des Papes and the Pont Saint Bénezet, the Theater festival in July. Arles, les Alyscamps , the Roman arena and theater, the International festival of photography in July. It goes on and on but I have reached the limit that VRBO allows in this box!


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                          Speaks: english, french

                           

                          Photos

                          • Ground floor.

                            Ground floor.

                          • Tthe courtyard and house from the bottom of the street

                            Tthe courtyard and house from the bottom of the street

                          • Front of our door. (Everyone names their houses here, so we named ours)

                            Front of our door. (Everyone names their houses here, so we named ours)

                          • The courtyard off the kitchen; Ready for the petit-dejeuner.

                            The courtyard off the kitchen; Ready for the petit-dejeuner.

                          • Sitting area, by fireplace.

                            Sitting area, by fireplace.

                          • View at dawn from Master BR window: the Alpilles & church.

                            View at dawn from Master BR window: the Alpilles & church.

                          • Master bathroom. Next photo is rainforest shower head.

                            Master bathroom. Next photo is rainforest shower head.

                          • One of the two bedrooms on the second floor.

                            One of the two bedrooms on the second floor.

                          • Second floor bathroom - double sink and shower (washer/dryer shown in mirror)

                            Second floor bathroom - double sink and shower (washer/dryer shown in mirror)

                          • The vieux village (our neighborhood) from the soccer field below

                            The vieux village (our neighborhood) from the soccer field below

                          • Top of the old village during a sunset.

                            Top of the old village during a sunset.

                          • My annual concert in the church.

                            My annual concert in the church.

                          • Another view of ground floor. Not seen is baby grand piano just off lower right corner.

                            Another view of ground floor. Not seen is baby grand piano just off lower right corner.

                          • The house as you come from the top of the street.

                            The house as you come from the top of the street.

                          • The kitchen. A peek of the courtyard on the left.

                            The kitchen. A peek of the courtyard on the left.

                          • The courtyard at night, for candlelit dinners.

                            The courtyard at night, for candlelit dinners.

                          • Master Bedroom w/ queen bed- Next photo is view from window.

                            Master Bedroom w/ queen bed- Next photo is view from window.

                          • The alcove area in the master bedroom, seen from the bed.

                            The alcove area in the master bedroom, seen from the bed.

                          • Master bathroom shower- attached to wall, not hand-held!

                            Master bathroom shower- attached to wall, not hand-held!

                          • Second bedroom on the 2nd floor.

                            Second bedroom on the 2nd floor.

                          • Our house (on left with red shutters) from the top of the Old Village (3' walk!)

                            Our house (on left with red shutters) from the top of the Old Village (3' walk!)

                          • Another view of the old village.

                            Another view of the old village.

                          • The Church, 2 doors from the house- where you can often park easily in the lot.

                            The Church, 2 doors from the house- where you can often park easily in the lot.

                          • Olive trees nearby.

                            Olive trees nearby.

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