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St Rémy De Provence: Charming Provencal Mas, walking distance from the village

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House with Mountain View,5 Bedrooms(4 air-conditioned,Sleeps 10-11),5 bathrooms

The mas “Les Oliviers de Saint Paul” was built in 2006. The villa is set privately in its own 1000 sqm garden, and was designed according to traditional Provencal style, reminding one of the old authentic houses in the village.

The typical village of St Rémy de Provence is located close to the city of Avignon and the famous village of Les Baux de Provence. You will enjoy the benefits of the Provence lifestyle such as walking around the old city center, enjoying its restaurants or experience its unique Provencal market on Wednesdays, recognized as one of the best in the entire region.

The villa has been designed in the style of a traditional Provencal house and accommodates up to 10 people. It is best suited for families and/or groups of friends! The villa is set privately in its own garden and has its own swimming-pool. Dominique has put her unique interior decoration touch in the whole house, creating a highly provencal atmosphere with a mix of modern and traditional furniture.

The house has five bedrooms (one on the ground floor and four upstairs) overlooking either onto the Alpilles hills, the old town or the Mont Ventoux. Each of them has its own bathroom . There, you have at your disposal : Olive-oil shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner, tissues and cosmetic pads.

The well-furnished living room and its old stone fireplace will keep you cosy at any time of the year. The kitchen has a typical French style and is well-equipped. It opens onto a shaded terrace, where you can have barbecues.

There is a swimming pool (10 x 5,5m) with secured access for children.

Lights softly illuminate the property in the evening.

Ground Floor :

The house distributes a large living room and dining area, and an eat-in-kitchen. There is also one bedroom on this floor.

The living room has French windows opening onto the garden and overlooking onto the Alpilles Mountains. A fireplace, a large sofa, armchairs are here to make you feel at home. For your entertainment, there is a library with English books, as well as a TV and a stereo system with CD/DVD player. You benefit from a wireless high-speed Internet connection to accommodate your laptop. A little place is suitable for children with table, chairs and a few games.

The dining area is furnished with a dining table seating 10.

The kitchen is separated from the entrance hall, and is fully equipped for French chef cooking: large choice of nice plates and dishes, big farmer sink, a large Smeg cooker with electric oven and five gas hotplates, a microwave, a coffee maker, Nespresso machine, a boiler, a toaster, a large fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, some coffee capsules and a few tea bags, coffee filters for the coffee maker, tablets for the dishwasher are at your disposal. The authentic kitchen table seats 10. The kitchen has a view onto the garden.

A laundry room is equipped with Bosch washing and drying machines, an iron and a second fridge/freezer. Pods for the washing machine are also available.

The master suite has a south exposed French door opening onto the garden, a king or twin beds with bedside tables, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and a small wood desk. An Italian shower in the bathroom, together with an antique style sink and separated toilets will make you feel comfortable.

First Floor:

The upper floor displays four more bedrooms with air conditioner (NEW this year!!) .

The first bedroom is furnished with a Queen bed, a round table with chairs, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. There is an en-suite bathroom with a washbasin, a large shower and a toilet. It is south exposed, has a view on the Alpilles Mountains, the garden and the swimming pool.

The second bedroom is furnished with a King bed or twin beds with bedside tables, a dresser and a built-in closet. There is a bathroom with a bathtub and a washbasin. This bedroom is also south exposed.

The two other bedrooms offer each two beds or a King bed, a bedside table, a chest of drawers, and their own bathroom with shower and washbasin.

They both overlook north onto the Mont Ventoux.

Outside :

The kitchen opens to the shaded terrace with a terracotta table for 10 and a gas BBQ.

The landscaped garden is planted with olive and yew trees, lavender, rosemary, flowers and lawn. Don’t forget our young fig tree and its very tasteful fruits! A gardener takes care of it.

The swimming pool (10 x 5,5m) displays a secured access, counter-current swimming equipment and long chairs.

You access the property through a private lane and there is enough space to park two/three cars.

The house is a 10 min walk from the village, which will make each of your trips very convenient.

Keywords: House, Provence, Provencal, Family, Friends, Charming, Authentic, Holidays, Comfort, Home, Friendly

More Details

Property Manager
Dominique Viard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Dominique Viard

Since the first time my husband and I went to Saint Rémy de Provence, we have been dazzled by the Alpilles light, the characteristic scent of the provencal markets, the taste of the olive oil and of the rosé wine of les Baux de Provence. Our dream then, was to build a house where we could welcome our children and friends. Saint Rémy's charm and authenticity were the reasons of our immediate choice. We hope you'll have as much of a great experience of the unique Provence lifestyle that St Rémy provides as we did and still do.

Dominique Viard purchased this house in 2004

Why Dominique Viard chose Provence

We love Provence and its lifestyle, the light, painted by so many artists like Van Gogh or Cezanne, the sunshine weather. We choose St Rémy as it is a charming and lovely village. The house is a ten minute walk from the historical center, which makes it very convenient. It is in a very quiet area and the pool and the garden are very peaceful. Finally, the access is very easy from Paris (2hrs 40min by TGV train)

What makes this house unique

The open-air provencal market (on Wednesdays in Saint Rémy):this regionally well-known market will offer you a varied choice of fresh products, provencal fabrics, locally produced olive oil. You will be amazed by the profusion of colors and scents which will submerge you!

You will love to cook these beautiful fresh produce in the large kitchen very well equipped for a "chef"!!

The Alpilles Hills: These hills are very close to the house and the tracks can be used by any walker (children, families, hikers), runner or mountain biker. Road bikers also enjoy the unique landscapes of Provence and can bike from the challenging Mont Ventoux to the flat Camargue.

Walking from Saint Rémy to les Baux de Provence: You will enjoy an amazing view of the region all along. For photos lovers! Don't forget a visit at the Cathedrale de Lumieres, a unique light and sound show located in the former quarries.

The Golf courses: There are several beautiful golf courses in the area, such as in les Baux de Provence (18 holes: Domaine de Manville) or Mouriès (18 holes: Domaine de Servanes, our favourite, a magical place)

The easy access: the TGV Avignon train station as well as the nearby Marseille-Marignane airport allow you to come either from Paris, Lyon, Marseille or anywhere else in Europe in a very short time.

Many more activities in the area! We have a book full of ideas at your disposal in the house.

Amenities

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Groundfloor - toilet , shower , Toilet separate, Italian shower
    Bathroom 2 First Floor - South West - toilet , shower , "Our bedroom" on the pictures
    Bathroom 4 - First Floor - North West - shower , "Paul Bedroom" on pics
    Bathroom 5 - First Floor - North East - shower , "Jeanne Bedroom: on pics
    Bathroom 3 - First Floor South-East - combination tub/shower , "Anne-Sophie Bedroom" on pics
  • There are two other separate toilet in the house. One on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Office - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - First Floor - North West - 1 king , "Paul Bedroom" on pics. The bed can be made as 2single beds
    Bedroom 5 - First Floor - North East - 1 king , "Jeanne Bedroom" on pics. King can be made as 2single beds
    Bedroom 3 - First Floor - South East - 1 king , "Anne-Sophie Bedroom" on pics. King bed can be 2single beds
    Bedroom 1 - Ground Floor - 1 king , King bed can be made as two single beds
    Bedroom 2 - First Floor - South West - 1 queen , "Our bedroom" on the pictures. Air conditioning +
  • Queen size Beds (1), King,Twin or Single Beds (4 or 8 or...), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
You can rent bikes and electric bikes in the city, they will be delivered at home. Upon request, a chef can come for a meal, give cooking classes or deliver meals. You will find a book in the living room with places to visit and the main activities in the region, our best addresses for restaurants and shopping ...

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St Rémy De Provence: Charming Provencal Mas, walking distance from the village
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5

Exceptional stay at Les Oliviers

  • 5 of 5

This is a belated review of our exceptional stay at Les Oliviers. From the moment we arrived for our four week stay we felt at home. Never in our experience of renting holiday houses in France, USA and Australia have we found such a gem.

The house is very well laid out and spacious. The bedrooms are all well fitted out and the beds comfortable. The weekly house cleaning provided by Carine and her team significantly reduced housekeeping for our long stay.

For one of the weeks we had 10 adults staying and found that there was enough space for all of us to sit and eat whether inside or out. At no stage did anyone feel that their space was cramped. We also made good use of the pool and garden.

The eat-in kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking equipment. The SMEG cooker was ideal and put to good use by our group, all whom are keen foodies. There is an extra refrigerator in the laundry which came in handy for cooling the wine and beer as well as the overflow from the kitchen refrigerator. The laundry is well set up with separate washer and dryer and there is plenty of outside clothesline space.

We comfortably parked two cars but found that we could squeeze in three medium sized cars at a pinch. There are plenty of extra spaces at the St Paul de Mausole car park about 250 metres away, if needed.

St Remy is an ideal place to base yourself in the western part of Provence. During our stay we went to at least 20 “must see” attractions within an hour’s drive as well as little bit further afield to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.

The St Remy, Eygalieres and Maussane markets are well worth going to for fresh produce, meat and cheese. The Intermarche supermarket has everything and the smaller Super U Express (within walking distance) is handy for last minute items.

Thank you Dominique for creating such a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly What We Dreamed Of......

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for memorable 2 weeks in September l with our family. The house was perfect- 3 couples & 3 toddlers,. the owner was very accommodating, providing 2 cribs & high chairs. The large house is 10 yrs old but old Provençal style, meticulously cared for with 5 bdrms. The downstairs bdrm is isolated from all house sounds- great for us the grandparents-separate show & toilet room & small office/play area/bedroom. The 4 bedrooms upstairs can be used individually or as separate, 2 bedroom suites. There were plenty of showers, sinks & toilets for all & 1 bathtub. The living space was perfect for the 9 of us, furnishings simple, chic & easy to childproof! There is a large dining table in the open plan living room dining area. The well equipped kitchen had a large table & chairs too. Working dishwasher, washer/dryer, outside drying line. We ate outside daily in the lanai with large table and French café chairs right off kitchen. The well kept and landscaped yard had grass & a large fenced in pool , Parking for 2 cars. Location Ideal: quick walk into town & easy access to restaurants, cafes, & shops –so we were largely car free! It was a shorter walk to the asylum where van Gogh spent a year, the Mas de la Pyramide, where we took the kids for lunch amid ducks, geese and peacocks, & its 92 year old owner, and the nearby Roman ruins at Glanum. Very closeby by car: Les Baux, Arles, Avignon, etc. Some rented motor assisted bikes (a must with the hills). A weekly outdoor market in the town & a merry go round were a major hits! The produce stores were good, there are very good patisseries and boulangeries, etc and reasonable restaurants in the town so shopping for food was easy, fun, high quality. Les Baux hosts a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Nearby towns were unique & wonderful to visit. Locale: 30 minute drive from Avignon TGV station (rental cars) & 50 minute drive from the Marseille airport outside city.. In summary, this is a great house & location, outstanding owner/managers-perfect for a family reunion including small children, short walk to town so you can live Provencal! We are recommending it to our friends and hope to return in a few years with the family again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Richard for this review that perfectly described the house, the village of St Rémy and its surroundings. We hope to receive you with great pleasure next time. Dominique
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Fantastic house for large family

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week in this wonderful house, celebrating our 70th birthdays. We were a 3 generation family, 6 adoults and 5 children( 6-18) and the house was just perfect for us. We never felt crowded. A lot of nice meals were prepared in the Kitchen which had everything a cook needed.

As it was very hot in July we spent a lot of time by the pool. The children loved it.We took small tours in the wineyards and neighbourhood on our bikes, but it was too hot for more!!

St Remy is simply a gem we loved strolling around in the streets.

In the house were the bathrooms provided with savon liquide etc.and fortunately we found a shop in St Remy, where we could buy this soap and bring the smell back to our home and think of Les Oliviers when using it.

We would like to to come back but next time in September.

Carine was a perfect accomodating housekeeper.

Thanks to you, Dominique, for lettings us rent your wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very kind comment. It was very hot the week when you were there and we are studying the possibility of air conditioning in the rooms. We'll see you with great pleasure in St Rémy a next September. I am sharing with Carine for your kind remarks. Dominique
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Great property in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week+ of a family vacation here, the house really has everything that you may need. We were with small children and the house had both a cot and a high chair. The kitchen is large and the dining area is by the living room. The location is great , we could get to all of the key attraction in the area within less than an hour of driving, which exactly what we were looking for, plus some attractions within a walking distance (Wed Market). The house was fully equipped and st Remy is really 10 min away, had a little nice town and a good grocery store within a driving distance.

It was an Ideal place for us

Thank you

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 long-time friends celebrating our 60th birthdays, and spent a week at this villa. This home was perfect in every way. The kitchen was very cheerful and extremely well equipped. The living areas were spacious, and bedrooms very comfortable. The landscaping is lovely. We enjoyed the pool and the outdoor dining area. The views from the villa were very much like a Van Gogh painting. It was an easy walk into San Remy and up to St. Pauls and Glanum. San Remy is a very charming town, and is in a great location for exploring other sites in Provence. We would recommend this villa to anyone - and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet, Welcome in Provence!!!
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Charming Provencal Mas in St Rémy De Provence,

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 10 adults, and had a lovely time at this property. It was well equipped and had enough room and privacy for everyone. It was a short walk to town and ruins. We did not have a car with us and the van we hired for day trips had trouble getting to the house because of the driveway. The owner left lots if information about the town and Carine was available to answer any questions that we might have.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth. By hoping to see again you soon in Provence!! Dominique
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Map

St-Remy-de-Provence
Site Archéologique de Glanum
Les Baux de Provence
Arles
La Camargue
Avignon
Uzes
"Don't miss the near roman "Pont du Gard""
Pont du Gard
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
"Antiquary shopsssssss"
Marseille
"Le vieux port, le fort saint jean..."
Calanques Marseille-Cassis
Golf de Servanes
Aix-en-Provence
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
"good wine!!"
Nimes
Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Marseille Marignane
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
St Remy
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Domaine de Manville (18 holes)
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Avignon TGV station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
St Remy
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Our house is a 2 minute walk from Glanum, one of the finest Greco-Roman ruins which is acknowledged as one of the most important in the region. The couvent of Saint Paul de Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh used to live and paint is right above our house at the footstep of the Alpilles. 'La nuit étoilée', his famous painting, exhibited at the MOMA in New York, was painted in St. Remy. You will discover his other paintings along a marked path.

Those are only a sample of the many cultural and scenic activities to do around the area.

Saint Remy de Provence sits right at the border of the Vallee des Baux, home to some of the finest olive oil, honey, cheese, wine and other delights that South of France has to offer.

Besides, Saint Remy de Provence is home to a strong local provencal tradition, hosting a regionally acknowledged provencal market every wednesday, ferias and traditional fests all year long as well as multiple other local markets and festivals.

Because we live in Paris on a daily basis, we want to share our love of the area and the house with you. Come in Les Oliviers de Saint Paul for a cosy and warm experience, while benefiting from one of the best locations to go and discover this fantastic area where the dazzling light and the Alpilles have attracted so many painters.

Having been vacationing over there for the past 20 years, we will be more than happy to give you some tips and recommendations as to our favourite places and must-do sights and activities!

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,185.68

• For either short or long stays, if you are only a few people, please contact us.

. Linen and towels are provided and change once a week.
. The cleaning of the house is ensured the entry and the exit, like during the stay 4 hours/week are included in the rates.
. Swimming pool and garden maintenance are included in the rates.

• Non refundable deposit: 30% of the rental paid for booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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