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Charming villa with private pool near Pont du Gard

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, beautiful kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining and large patio.

Welcome to Villa Le Provence – our home in Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

Our two bedroom, one-level villa is ideally situated on the edge of a charming village in the shadow of that most famous of Roman aqueducts – the Pont-du-Gard. The old quarries (carrières) that supplied stone for the Roman structures in our area are just a short walk from our front door, as is the village bakery, bar, tabac and restaurant.

Inside: Our house was built in 1990 with thick walls to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s ideal for a small family or one or two couples and anyone who wants to enjoy indoor-outdoor living at its best. We have air-conditioned two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with two singles. A portable baby bed is also available. The living room features a wood-burning stone fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player. The kitchen is fully-equipped ‘Provençal-style’ with a large gas range and grill, microwave, dishwasher and plenty of dishes and utensils. The veranda sunroom is ideal for dining (except in winter) with a large family table seating eight. The modern bathroom has a large jetted tub and separate shower. There is a washing machine.

We have free wifi and long distance calling.

Outside: The pool is the perfect place to cool off after sightseeing, shopping or any activity. It is accompanied by a beautiful stone patio ideal for sunbathing, or a bit of leisurely reading.

The house is surrounded by a high wall, ensuring your privacy. There is a barbeque and furniture for sitting or dining outdoors. There is also a playhouse for children.

Activities: The Pont-du-Gard is just 4 kilometres from our house. It’s spectacular. You can visit at your own pace, picnic and swim in the river, or make an afternoon of it by renting a kayak in the nearby village of Collias and paddling underneath the ancient arches.

We are 11 kilometres from the beautiful medieval town of Uzès, with its cafes and restaurants, Ducal Palace and colourful weekly markets at the Place aux Herbes.

Nearby are Avignon, (visit the Palace of the Popes, or enjoy the summer theatre festival), Nîmes (with its Roman Arena and the Maison Carré), Arles (Roman Arena, Van Gogh house and excellent Museum of Antiquities), and Orange (exceptionally well-preserved Roman amphitheatre). The Mediterranean coast is about a one-hour drive with great seafood and beaches.

And of course the entire area is a feast for eyes as you walk, bicycle or drive through vineyards and villages. It’s real France, without the tourist hype of the Cote d’Azur.

With outstanding wine and 300 days of sunshine a year in our region of France, life is good. Bon appetit and santé!

Languages: We speak English, French, Dutch, German

Changeover is Saturday. Bookings for full weeks only during high season.

One set of linens are included in the price. If you want a change of linens or extra linens for guests there will be an additional charge.

Keywords: Villa, Uzes, Pont du Gard

More Details

Owner
Ron Johnson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Ron Johnson

We are a Canadian couple from Vancouver BC, with a great appreciation from French 'joie de vivre'. After travelling in so many regions of France we knew immediately this area was the place for us.

Ron Johnson purchased this villa in 2008

Why Ron Johnson chose Languedoc-Roussillon

The Uzès region is so easily accessible, the weather is fantastic, and there are so many different things to see and do here. The nearby Roman ruins give the place a feeling of drama. And the local food and wine is out of this world.

What makes this villa unique

The French say 'la vie est douce' in our region – life is easy, or sweet. Whether its art, culture, cuisine or outdoor activity, everyday you get the feeling that Life is Good here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Merci pour vote belle maison très agréable à vivre! Bien entretenue, nous avons aussi eu un très bon accueil. Votre maison est tres bien située et en plus elle se trouve dans un village fort sympathique. Pas besoin d’aller bien loin pour se faire plaisir.”
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Vers-Pont-du-Gard Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming villa with private pool near Pont du Gard
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Brighton
5

a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two week stay summer 2016. The villa is in great condition the kitchen just encourages you to cook and eat outside in the evening, the pool is fantastic and the walls keep the mistral at bay. We managed two trips to Mount Ventoux by car and cycled up from Bedoin. Particularly recommend drive or cycle through Gorge de Nesque from Sault at the foot of Ventoux. Uzes is fabulous for a wander round have some lunch and head back to the pool to catch some sun and a beer. Vers is also lovely to wander around, coffee, beer and lunch at the Grange. Morning runs to the boulangerie for fresh bread and a chance for my son to practice his french. Contact with the owners was very easy and prompt and the house manager Annie was very friendly and helpful. We want to come back.

Peter and Family from Brighton UK

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An Exceptional Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

After reviewing every reasonable property within 35-40 miles of Avignon, we decided that the villa in Vers Pont du Gard was the place to stay. It met or exceeded all of our expectations. It was located in a quiet area with security and privacy assured behind locked gates. If you think you would like to shop for food and cook French meals in an amazing kitchen, this is the place. There are two places to dine outside and two places inside. The bath area was large and included a modern shower and a large tub/jacuzzi plus a sink with lots of counter and shelf space on each side. Two sleeping rooms were comfortable, had lights by the side of each bed and had plenty of storage. The living area included a TV, a DVD, and WiFi, all provided by Orange.

The small town of Vers Pont du Gard provides many of the things you might need at the last minute. A five minute walk will take you to the local bakery, to a small store for produce and other items, and to an award winning wine merchant. In addition, the town square has two market days each week.

The owners provided great email support and in the villa there was a complete folder explaining everything you would need to know. The property manager met us and introduced us to the villa, and she was available to answer any questions we had.

Beyond the town, there are nearby restaurants that will appeal to almost every discerning diner, and you will have fun compiling your own list based on Michelin, Gault & Millaut, Trip Advisor, etc.

There are so many things to see and do within an hour's drive that we just scratched the surface during our two week stay. The cities of Avignon, Arles and Nimes have many attractions, including impressive Roman structures. The nearby Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most outstanding feats of Roman engineering. From the Camargue and beaches near Aigues Morte in the south to the wine country in the north, to the Luberon hikes and walks in the east, to the town of Uzes nearby to the west, you will be able to fill your days with fun. We felt so lucky to have had such a great place to stay and so many things to do, that we put the villa on our short "revisit list." Few places have that distinction, so we would recommend the villa to anyone with a car and a willingness to explore and find delight in things Provence.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

After looking at every feasible place with 35-45 miles of Avignon, we chose this villa in Vers Pont du Gard, and it met or exceeded every expectation. A quiet location with security and privacy behind locked gates. An amazing kitchen for those who like to shop for food and cook French meals, plus a grill just outside. Two tables inside and two tables outside for a place to dine. A very large shower and bath/jacuuzzi area with twin sinks. Two comfortable sleeping rooms with plenty of storage. A comfortable area for TV, DVD, Internet and WiFi.

A five minute walk takes you to a local grocer, bakery, and wine producer. Nearby there are a variety of attractions to satisfy every interest and to keep you busy, plus there are a wide selection of restaurants to please almost anyone. What's not to love about this villa?

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un petit paradis dans une region magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés 10 jours inoubliable dans cette superbe maison qui a tout ce qu'il faut pour pouvoir être alaise. La maison est très bien entretenue et l'interieur est merveilleux car nous disposion de tout ce que nous avions besoin. La piscine magnifique et quant à la cabane notre fils l'a adoré. Si a cela vous ajoutez que le village est magnifique et qu'il très bien placé pour pouvoir visiter tous les sites de la region du Gard et de la Provence, notre sejour á été merveilleux. De même le chaleureux accueil que nous avons reçus, nous a fait sentir comme si nous étions chez nous à Barcelone, mais en mieux biensur puisque nous étions en vacances. Des gens, une maison et une région a recommander et a découvrir absolument!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Brussels family

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us-lovely pool and plenty of shady places to laze. The village is really delightful (we arrived on July 14th and there was a Fete Folklorique) and the local boulangerie and bar etc are just a short walk from the house. Uzes is probably our favourite place in France and that is only about 10k away with its great market and restaurants.

If you like cooking, the kitchen is wonderfully equipped. If you don't, there are some good local restaurants. We liked Le Jardin de la Gare.

We didn't go kayaking as our son had broken hand (!) but that is a really fun activity- under the spectacular Roman aqueduct -the Pont du Gard.

The owners were extremely helpful in advance of our trip and Yves, who welcomed us to the property, was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a charming and peaceful town. The pool was wonderful and the house is really well equipped. The stove is amazing! The property manager was really professional and kind and was available if we had any questions or concerns. If travelling with children the house has a playhouse near the pool. Our children spent hours inside it having a great time. We were just a short drive to Uzes, the Pont du Gard, Avignon and lots of other lovely towns. We really enjoyed this home and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Des Voutes (in the village).
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Kilometres
A9 Remoulins exit
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bar des Voutes (in the village)
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Swimming in the Gardon river.
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Vers-Pont-du-Gard Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 
 
High
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,253
 
 
Shoulder
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 
 
Low
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$817
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,253
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 30% is required to secure the reservation. Payment in full is required four weeks before arrival. A damage deposit of €250 is required on arrival and will be returned on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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