About the property
- Villa2744 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)
Mas Santoline has been designed in the style of a traditional Provencal Mas close to the old center of Eygalières, a very quiet and authentic village. You enter the property through a large gate . This recently built and tastefully decorated villa accommodates up to 12 people. The garden of the villa is surrounded by old olive groves, hedges and scented trees and plants. It has five bedrooms, two on the ground floor, three upstairs, each with private shower rooms and lovely views of the Alpilles hills, the old village and the Mont Ventoux. The three double and two twin rooms have been individually decorated in a Provencal style and the whole house is air-conditioned.
The salon is comfortably finished and has a fireplace, a large, satellite television screen, DVD and hi-fi. The kitchen is typically French and well equipped with a large fridge/freezer, oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher and opens onto a covered terrace, where there is a barbecue, table and chairs. There is also laundry room with a washing and drying machine.There is a swimming pool in a lovely, shady setting, which has a security alarm and long chairs and garden furniture scattered under the trees. Outside lights softly illuminate the whole property in the evenings.
The layout is as follows :
Ground Floor : The house distributes a large living room (54 m²) and dining area, a fully equipped eat-in-kitchen. There is 2 bedrooms on this floor.The living room has two sets of French windows opening onto the garden and looking onto the pool. There is a fireplace, two large sofas, some armchairs, as well as a TV, and a stereo system with CD player. The dining area is furnished with an oval dining table seating 12. The open kitchen is separated from the dining room by an eating counter, it is fully equipped : an oven, four electric hotplates, a microwave, a coffee maker, a toaster, a American fridge and a dishwasher. A windows looks onto the garden. Next to the kitchen is a laundry room with a washing and drying machine. The two first bedrooms are on the west part of the house.The first bedroom has a south exposed French window opening onto the garden , a double size bed with bed side tables, a chest of drawers and a built in closet. There is an en-suite stall bathroom with toilet, shower, bath. The second bedroom is furnished with 3 single beds, and a wardrobe. There is an en-suite bathroom with a double washbasin, a stall shower and a toilet.
First French Floor :On the upper floor are three more bedrooms : The first bedroom to the right is furnished with a three single beds with bedside tables, a dresser and a built in closet. There is an en-suite stall shower with a washbasin and a toilet. The second and third bedrooms are furnished with double bed, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. There are two en-suite bathroom with a washbasin, a stall shower and a toilet. Each bedroom on this floor has a window facing south and opening onto the garden with tremendous view on the Alpilles hills, the old Eygalières Village and the Mont Ventoux.
Outside : A fully equipped summer kitchen is available off the kitchen and the living room, under the large paved and shaded terrace with garden furniture. It is equipped with a BBQ, four electric hotplates, a fridge and a sink. The landscaped garden is planted with trees (olive, palm…) and lawn. The large swimming pool (11,5mx5 m) is surrounded by lawn. You access the property through a private lane and stairs. At the rear of the house are enough parking spaces for several cars. There is also a garage for a car.The house is located down the mountain range called ‘Alpilles’in a privileged natural and classified area, and less than 5 minutes drive from the historical old village called Eygalières, perched on the rocks. Eygalières is at 10mn from the famous St Remy de Provence and 30 minutes south of the city of Avignon. St Remy has its own air of quiet chic, elegant shops and a number of restaurants, little squares with ancient fountains, shady cafes terraces. Within their surroundings, the Alpilles chain of mountains forms both a striking and a harmonious picture. It is also the landscape of famous painters such as Van Gogh, Cézanne and Matisse who came here to capture the extraordinary light and color of the region.It is also rich agricultural area with rolling plains of fruit orchards, olives groves and all variety of Mediterranean vegetables. It is alive with the sound of chirping 'cigales' and the intoxicating aromas of multitude of wild herbs... This area is the ‘Provence of the Rhone’ and has a strong Roman heritage. The famous ruins of Glanum -an archeological site from the first century BC- are nearby. From there it is only a short drive through the hills to Les Baux de Provence, an ancient village perched high on the rocks, once one of the most celebrated and brilliant of the troubadour courts of love in the Middle Ages, now romantically ghostly. The villa is also at the centre of the Baux de Provence and Côteaux d'Aix vineyards and not far from Château Neuf du Pape. The closest highway is the A7 (exit Cavaillon) 15 minutes drive away, which goes from Lyon to Marseille with connections for all major cities of the south east of France. The closest train station is at Avignon and is served by the TGV (Train Grande Vitesse, i.e. high speed train) that goes to Paris in 2 hours and 40 minutes! The closest airport is Avignon as well with daily flights to Paris. But most international connections are made through the international airports of Marseille-Marignane or Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
Fireplace, Phone, Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, VCR, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Private Pool, Garage, Charcoal Grill (BBQ),2 bikes, 12 long chairs , outside shower, plays for kids, private ground of play of game of bowls, set of games of bowls.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Beautiful villa and pool
The pool was well maintained but needed more heating ( we stayed at the end of October ). The house is very comfortable with two bedrooms on the ground floor and three smaller bedrooms upstairs. Neighbouring properties are very close and can be heard sometimes.
As usual, we had a wonderful time.
We are among the fans of the Mas Santoline which has everything for a cool and comfortable stay in Provence as we are returning to this place year after year. A special mention for the superb garden...
Superb house and location!
This is our second visit to this outstanding property. It is within easy walking distance of Eygalieres centre. We LOVE our early morning walks in to the town to get our fresh baguettes and have a cafe au lait at the Cafe De La Place. The house has everything one needs. Plenty of bedrooms to accommodate families with young children or several couples, as we were.
St. Remy is a short drive by car, as are many other villages in this wonderful region of Provence.
Last time we were with our young children, but this time, because we were all adults, we were able to do some fabulous hiking in Les Alpilles.
There are some wonderful restaurants in Eygalieres and surrounding areas. The Friday market is excellent too.
Celine is very easy to work with and made us feel very welcome in her wonderful home. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am quite sure we will be back!
Fantastic Villa & location - Cleanliness & maintenance needs attention
The villa is in a beautiful spot near to a beautiful village and in a most beautiful part of France. The Villa itself is relatively new, well designed, and external areas are extensive. The pool was very clean and well maintained, likewise the garden areas were immaculate. Parking areas were generous. Overall, we had a good holiday.
Not so good things
The Bed linen was of poor quality, the Towels were of poor quality. The pillows in my room were, when the pillow slips were removed, found to be badly stained and there were some old blood stains on them. The linen change after 1 week is a do it yourself operation as the linen was just delivered not fitted (you are also required to strip the old linen). Generally, the standard of the maid service was poor, the stairs were not cleaned during our 2 week stay and they did not enter all the bedrooms during our 2 week stay. The ice maker in the fridge was not functioning. A tile was cracked on the kitchen workshop. The outdoor eating areas needs repairs to the ceiling. The chandelier shades in the living room have been significantly burnt due to overpowered bulbs being used. The house bikes were all unusable. Our group left the Villa (especially the Barbeque area) cleaner then we found it (which should not need to be the case).
I do not normally complain; however, this was not a cheap Villa (and it shouldn’t be) but, attention to detail, was, I thought lacking.
This Villa should easily be 5 out of 5, but for me, 3 out 5 is a generous as I could be.
Very nice house in superb location
Thanks Dirk, see you maybe next year ?
all was perfect, nothing to say against !