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Charming Townhouse in Exquisite Provencal Village! Carpe Diem!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, just steps from bakery/cafés

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

More Details

Owner
Julie Scolnik
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

About Julie Scolnik

I am a professional flutist in the Boston area and my husband is a wind energy consultant. We have 2 children, 22 and 26, 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 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.

Julie Scolnik purchased this house in 2007

Why Julie Scolnik chose France

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Eygalières House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is on third floor with the master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , There is also a pretty double sink & washer/dryer
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • One Queen size Bed In the Master Bedroom The two beds on the second floor are both doubles.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Baby Grand Piano, music stand, fireplace, puzzles, cards, bacci balls or 'petanque' Many travel 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!

Reviews

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5

it was so good I don't want to review it lest it get to popular.

  • 5 of 5

See above.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Julie's home is a very comfortable place that is extremely well located for discovering Provence.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week-long stay at Julie's home in Eygalieres. Her home is quite comfortable and is extremely well stocked. The small town of Eygalieres was a very enjoyable place to visit where we had several great meals and enjoyed coffees in the morning and wine in the evening at the three cafes in town. We took day trips each day to neighboring villages including St. Remy, Les Baux, Avignon, Arles etc. There are also several good wineries within 20-30 minutes of Eygalieres. We highly reccomend Julie's warm and well situated home.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

spectacular house in a gem of a town

  • 5 of 5

We visited Eygalieres in August and stayed in this absolutely exquisite home- the pictures do not do it justice. We have a family of five with three pre-teens and couldn't have asked for a better trip. The town is absolutely spectacular- it's small, quaint, lovely, centrally located, and has a wonderful character. The house was charming, comfortable, and with all the modern amenities- including a piano! We enjoyed day trips, visited local markets, hiked, and explored several other towns. We also enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen and eating meals on the terrace. This is a wonderful region of Provence to explore and we will definitely be back. We also greatly appreciated all the advice Julie gave us about our travels- we were well prepared for our trip and got the most out of the week. She couldn't have been more hospitable! We look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A charming week in a charming house

  • 5 of 5

The house was not only charming but immaculate, very adequate to our needs, and aesthetically satisfying as well as equipped with all practical needs. The four of us (two couples) all had ample space, and one evening we entertained 7 other people on the patio. Highly recommended (except for families with a young child or children; there is an open staircase from which a little one could easily fall). There are 4-5 excellent restaurants in the village, two patisseries, a bookshop, etc. Good for hiking and biking. Interesting historical and cultural sites within an easy drive in almost any direction. We thoroughly enjoyed the week, and may welll use another VRBO contact in the future.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Un petit paradis

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house in a wonderful village. You will want to never leave! Cozy ambiance in the house, comfortable beds, very quiet. I wish I were there right now.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent property!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is magnificent! We had a truly wonderful time here. The house has so much Provencial character. Sitting at the fireplace at night was a special treat as was playing the piano. Also, the courtyard was neat to have breakfast in. Very quiet. Perfect location! Coming out of the house and walking either down the 1/2 block into town or up the hill to explore the countryside was great. Booking process was smooth -- the owner is very accommodating. The greeter was knowledgable and helpful. She secured us a New Years Eve table at a local great restaurant. We are coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hi Vogels! SO happy it was a good stay for you! Do come back, we're making small improvements all the time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Marseilles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Cafe de la Place
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cassis
Car: necessary

Short driving distance to a dozen picturesque villages.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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