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17th-Century Stone Cottage+Large Pool+Jacuzzi in St. Remy

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Last updated: 01/23/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. Remy de Provence cottage description

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'L'Orangerie' at PROVENCE PARADISE is a 17-th century stone cottage, best suited for a couple and or a family with up to two small children. This house sleeps a maximum of 4 people and is part of a cluster of six old, provencal farm houses, with a total capacity for accommodation of up to 37 guests in our 'hamlet' at PROVENCE PARADISE.

In L'Orangerie, we offer one queen-size bedroom with toilette and shower, plus an area on the mezzanine level two twin- or one queen-size bed. Those on the mezzanine level share the toilette and shower with the guests staying in the queen-size bedroom on the mainfloor.

A big fireplace is a central focal point in the indoor social area. Then, there is a very functional, modern kitchen, with a family dining table for up to 4 hungry eaters. Just outside, guests enjoy summertime, family life on the large, outdoor covered terrace, with private use of a barbeque, comfortable seating for cocktails and games, plus a mosaic dining table seating for everyone. Very comfortable and very private. Something very special, indeed.

The large, 7x10 metre pool, family jacuzzi (heated year-round) and summer kitchen are just down an old stone stairway from this old cottage, as are the family game areas and sun/shade furniture for guests. L'Orangerie is a very private, family living area, with an old Roman wall and tall shrubs and trees, to assure privacy from the outside.

Restoration of this 17-th century property involved two years of hard work, to create full-comfort indoor and outdoor living area which covers about 100 square metres. A true, labor of love!

Property Location:
L'Orangerie' at PROVENCE PARAIDSE is in our restored 'hamlet,' on a hill just above the old town centre of Saint Remy de Provence. We are well within walking distance of all activities and shops, not more than 10 minutes on-foot along the old canal path or following the quiet, country road into town.
Sunshine guaranteed, a warm jacuzzi year-round, huge pool and terraces. Relax and enjoy! Our guests come from all around the world. We speak many languages and are here ready to help you to LOVE PROVENCE...just like we do!

This house is part of a cluster of seven old, provencal farm houses, which we have recently completely restored and which are perched on a hill just over St. Remy de Provence. 'La Tuilerie' (VRBO#78417),which sleeps 12 people, is close by, as is l'Orangerie (VRBO # ). 'Le Vieil Moulin' and 'La Tour de la Girouette' (VRBO# 80586),which sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and most recently 'Le Mas de la Pierre Milliaire' and 'La Bastide des Micocouliers' are all just down the hill...on the other side of small streams which flow through the gardens toward the watermill and cascade to make the wheel turn slowly. AND, the newest 'cottage' in our 'hamlet' is up in the trees! It's called 'Le Nid Biscornu,' just for honeymooners or couples celebrating significant anniversaries.... and who can still climb stairs to get home!

A Bit of History:
Specifically, 'L'Orangerie' was built in the early 17th century, originally as part of a much larger fabrique, where we found large ovens and the remains of what was probably a Roman aquaduct, used centuries ago.

Check out our SPECIAL, 'WINTER FOLLIES' DEALS AT PROVENCE PARADISE, followed by our 'IT'S ON THE HOUSE' promotion in April.

For reservations in April 2014, we offer one of the following 'deals' during each week of your stay:
*2-hour Quad Ride in the Alpilles. Big tires, big engines, enormous Fun! 2 people.
*Provençal cooking class/lunch with one of the best chefs in St. Rémy. 2 people
*Horseback Riding One great afternoon of riding in the lower Alpilles, with a local guide. 2 people
*Taxi Chauffered livery service from PROVENCE PARADISE to and from Avignon. Up to 5 people.
*Wine Tour Tickets for a full day of exploring the vineyards of Provence with our professional oneologist. 2 people.
* Bike Rental One full day of cycling, with detailed maps for fantastic rides through the (flat!) countryside of Provence. 2 people
*Canoe / Kayak Only for the hearty! A full morning or afternoon of paddling on either La Sorgue or on Le Gardon rivers. A real family treat! 3 people.
*Romantic Dinner in the centre of old Saint Rémy. 2 people.
*8 Calanques/Cassis on the Mediterranean. 2 people


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Concierge
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Children Welcome:

        We LOVE kids and ask only that their parents have them under control at all times, to ensure the safety, peace and comfort of everyone staying with us....moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        ABSOLUTELY NO PETS, not even small ones......moreless

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Please NO SMOKING in any of our houses. And, if you must... only outside, far, far from any of our houses and with respect for other guests, who may be bothered by cigarette smoke. Basic rules of courtesy apply, including picking up your butts!...moreless

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        Ground-floor bedroom and bath. No stairs. Need to review specific cases....moreless

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

      • Bedroom 1


      • Loft


      • Queen size Beds (1) The 160wide x 200cms long cms double bed is on the main floor, with easy access. , Twin or Single Beds (1) The two, single beds are on the mezzanine level. Can also be made into another queen-size bed, according to guests' needs., Child Beds (1) We have kids' beds of all sizes and for all ages. Parents/ now granparents of many, we could not be better equipped for accommodating kids! , Baby Cribs (1) We have everthing you need for baby-care. Just come with the baby...leave the heavy+bulky stuff at home!...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1


      • WC, hand-held and fixed shower, washbasin, plenty of hot and cold water, pool and bath towels... and a bit of electric heating for those cool mornings. ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Baby sitting, special hors-d'oeuvres+champagne, airport and TGV pick-up, concierge services, weekly 'Miller's Party' to get acquainted, telephone and laptop computers available, road and cross-country bike rent on-site, cooking classes, etc. Please tell us what you need. If we have it on hand, you will receive it immediately. Otherwise, it may take just a little longer. ...moreless


          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Games
          • Music Library:

            Classical and easy-listening CD's are also available in the library on the pool terrace....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            We have the best channels in 7 languages...Something for everyone!...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys
          • Video Library:

            We have more than 100 films on multi-lingual DVD's... ready for a 'rainy day!' However, since we have so few of that type of day, our DVD's are in mint-condition. ...moreless


          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                The Alpilles surround us on all sides!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    The cottage is entirely air conditioned, with controls for specific areas....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    We have high speed DSL from the French Telecom....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    You always have an option: the clothes dryer incorporated into the wash/dry machine or a multi-strung rack for drying clothes in the Provençal sunshine! Your choice!...moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    We make modern, WIFI-linked lap top computers available to our guests during their stay. There is a modest charge....moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    The leafy micocouliers surrounding the cottage provide shade from the intense heat of the summer sun. The car park is just inside our entry gate. ...moreless

                  • Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Via skype...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Everything is here, waiting for you. Absolutely nothing to bring from home... except 'great expectations' and a smile. In addition to supply of standard linen, we make bathrobes available to our guests during their stay....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    We make a European portable cell phone available to our guests during their stay. This is optional and there is a modest charge....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    There is car-park space for 1 automobile, with additional space available closeby for any day-visitors' autos....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    We take messages for our Guests on +33 607 826 663. Or, we offer a French portable ('cell') phone rental in each house of our 'hamlet.' Incoming calls are free, from anywhere in the world. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Modern, washer+dryer combo...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Everywhere in our 'hamlet!' No extra charge!...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Plenty of wood is available, just outside your door, for special evenings by the fire....moreless


                  • Catering Available:

                    Just tell us your needs and your budget. With a little advance notice, we can arrange for exciting very-provencal menus and meals, prepared right here in the 'hamlet' by our in-house chef. Or, we can have your needs catered by local experts. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    You name it, it's there somewhere. If you cannot find what you need in the kitchen, just let us know and we will help you look!...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Of course! After all this is the kids' holiday, too!...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    You will have trouble finding something missing from this kitchen! Compact and functional, it will rival yours at home. If there is something you cannot find, just ask us... and we will find it for you... even if it's not right there!...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    One of our first assignments will be explain to you about this 'very French' microwave... and you never leave it alone afterwards. Just about as great an invention as the TGV itself!...moreless

                  • Refrigerator


                  • Boat
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Very private, very cozy. Surrounded by abundant vegetation. A round table and chairs with a large parasol, ideal for outdoor dining. ...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Our gazebo has a thatched roof and is available for quiet reading, writing and listening to music. It is in a very quiet corner of our gardens....moreless

                  • Golf
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard
                  • Tennis:

                    6 brand-new, municipal courts just down the hill. ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Large, 7x10 metres pool, completly enclosed to protect our little guests, open April through October. Heated by solar panels, which convert energy from our abundant provencal sunshine. ...moreless

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Large jacuzzi available to all guests, on the pool deck. Heated year round. Fantastique!!!...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Jan 4 - Mar 29
                      4 night min stay
                      €200 €200
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Mar 30 - May 31
                      4 night min stay
                      €300 €300
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      Jun 1 - Oct 31
                      7 night min stay
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      €2,240 €7,440
                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Taxes Not included


                      50 percent of rental due at the time of contract. Remainder due 90 days before arrival. Credit cards, personal checks, Paypal and bank transfers accepted for payment. Details of cancellation and refund policy furnished on simple demand, as well as at contract time.

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                      60 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bar des Alpilles
                      15 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Les Baux
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Avignon TGV
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A7, the sunshine route
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      L'Aile ou la Cuisse (one of many!!! Our favorite!)
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Le Mont Ventoux
                      65 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      GLANUM Greco-Roman site, Arles Amphiteatre+Arenes, Avignon Bridge, Theatre, Orange Amphitheatre, Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer Beach only 45 minutes away, Antiques at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provencal Markets galore, Events almost evening summer evening in St, Remy and nearby villages, Bull+Camargue horses, donkey, goats and sheep 'runs' around the centre of St, Remy, You will never be bored, You can even sit in the shade and read a good book!!! There is something for everyone! Popular day-trips from our 'hamlet' include Arles with its Roman ruins, Avignon and the Papal Palace, the Luberon, the beaches of the Mediterranean, ...fields of poppies, lavander in bloom, bull-fights, folk festivals, etc., the list goes on and on. We are literally in the middle of Provence, with mountains, the seashore, museums, provencal markets, cycling and classes and wine tasting... within easy access.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: As a family, we discovered Saint Rémy de Provence, traveling from our home of 15 years in the northeastern part of France. We were looking for sunshine, friendly people, a new 'culture,'... and a challenging 'retirement project.' We came, stayed for a couple of days, then weeks... and now, we hope we are here forever! Why move when you live in 'paradise?' The sun shines 330 out of 365 days a year, we can be outside (working and playing) in the garden about 10 months of the year, and the PROVENCE PARADISE 'hamlet' we have built is a place where our children and our grandchildren enjoy coming to visit. After all, that was the objective. Indeed, we are very proud of this 'hamlet,' created from what was 'one big pile of old rocks' only seven years ago. A real, 6.5/7 day, 16/24 hour 'labor of love. L'Orangerie is the smallest of six long-abandoned buildings, which rose up again from the pile of old rocks! Mission accomplished! AND, while accomplishing our family 'hamlet' goal, we discovered this whole new world of international 'innkeeping!' Year-around, thanks at first to VRBO and now often to 'word-of-mouth,' we receive guests from everywhere in the world. Some just come to relax by the wintertime fireplaces or by the summertime pool. Others want to discover the Roman ruins right here under our feet, to go off to the markets, the beaches, flea markets, auctions, vineyards, golf courses, even nearby ski slopes. All the same things that we also like to do; so we are good at giving suggestions! Never a dull moment at PROVENCE PARADISE... Yes, there is time for a siesta every once in awhile! After all, this is 'paradise' and we are 'retired.' We take this opportunity to invite you to come to experience for yourselves the fruit of our labor in the restoration of these 17-th century provençal buildings.

                      Why the Owner Chose St. Remy de Provence:
                      Sunshine, long season for outdoor life, very friendly people, historical attraction of the region and of our specific site, proximity to the centre of Saint Rémy de Provence, the advantage of being in the geographical centre of a region with so many attractions as those offered by Provence,... and most certainly, the challenge: first of the restoration project and now of high-quality innkeeping! We learn something new every day. Discover 16th century town walls. Then, look for the different, historic entries to the city, try any one of them as a starting point for your discovery of the shops, fountains, picturesque squares and historic buildings 'intra muros.' Remember to check out the menus posted outside of the many restaurants, too! Then, be sure to come back on Wednesday, when the whole village comes to life as the Provencal market rolls into town, quiet streets and squares become a thriving marketplace. There are still some bargains! Start out by stocking your kitchen shelves for your stay at Provence Paradise. Anyway, there is a bit of everything and everybody at the market! And, what you and your family can learn!: The village of St. Remy stands on one of the oldest archaeological finds in Europe. The origins are Gallo-Roman from the 7th century BC until the 2nd century AD, at which time the Roman city of Glanum was founded. This was the origin of today's St. Remy de Provence. Our walls at Provence Paradise were built with stone original cut for Roman buildings and statuary. Then, there are the paintings of Van Gogh. You can follow the artist's path through the town and the nearby countryside, to view things still from his perspective...little has changed! Then it's time to venture away from St. Remy in the direction of Arles--the 'Rome of the North,' or Avignon--'City of the Popes,' or Orange, with its Roman theatre

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We began our self-catering operations in the summer of 2006. Reflecting on the Guests' Comments available for review on our website , the key benefits to staying with us at PROVENCE PARADISE can be summarized as follows: *We speak lots of languages, know the local customs and understand our clients' expectations. The combination of these three factors can be very powerful! *We provide high-end accommodation of reliable quality. Our modus oparendi is 'discreet presence,' meaning we are there in a flash if you need us for directions or tourist information, for solving a problem, for a trip to the doctor and/or to the pharmacy, for finding lost luggage, and even for going to fetch those who get lost, etc. *We cater well to two distinct clientèle...young family groups and adult travelers... and know how to keep the two separate and at a safe distance during what amounts to different travel 'seasons' throughout the year. *We greet our guests personally, with true and honest enthusiasm, glad to see them here; anxious to have them dig into the dinner+drinks we have ready upon arrival, at the end of their long day of travel; prepared to offer advice on where to go/what to do, taking into account the specific dimensions of the family. And, we only say: 'please come again and/or send us other nice folks like you,' if we really mean it! In fact, that’s most of the time and about half of our guests reserve for next year before they even leave this year ... so our 'repeat visit' rate is nearly 70 percent. *And finally, for us, inn-keeping at PROVENCE PARADISE is a pleasure. Showing our guests 'where it all came from…starting with Roman ruins,… and how it all got taken down and then put back together...' is a source of great pride to our entire PROVENCE PARADISE Team. If you have some/lots of spare time, ask us to show you the photos and tell you our tales! There is a story under almost every rock!

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                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Sun Sun Sun!

                        Sun Sun Sun!

                      • Orangerie terrace, viewed from another angle, intimately hidden in greenery.

                        Orangerie terrace, viewed from another angle, intimately hidden in greenery.

                      • 'Orangerie' Full-convenience kitchen and Family snack bar.

                        'Orangerie' Full-convenience kitchen and Family snack bar.

                      • Sitting in front of a roaring fire is a popular pass time for winter guests.

                        Sitting in front of a roaring fire is a popular pass time for winter guests.

                      • On the mezzanine level, we can make up the beds as two twins or one queen.

                        On the mezzanine level, we can make up the beds as two twins or one queen.

                      • Fresh croissants every morning.

                        Fresh croissants every morning.

                      • 'Orangerie' Cool and Quiet Master bedroom, ...romance is in the air!

                        'Orangerie' Cool and Quiet Master bedroom, ...romance is in the air!

                      • Plenty of light..and towels...and hot water...even a hairdryer in the bathroom

                        Plenty of light..and towels...and hot water...even a hairdryer in the bathroom

                      VRBO #79365

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                      €200 - €320 per night (EUR)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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