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Charming Townhouse in Exquisite Provencal Village! Carpe Diem!

Eygalières, France
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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


Julie Scolnik

Member Since 2010
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 06, 2018
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 Eygalières

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Thirty seconds out the door to the cafés and bakery.
        • Mountain View
          Beautiful view of the church and the Alpilles from master bedroom window.
        • Village
          Beautifully part of village life-literally in the village-yet surrounded by countryside in every direction..


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Has couch and two cute leather chairs. open living room/dining room and piano area.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioning in master bedroom. The rest of the house seems cool even in the summer because of the thick stone walls, but there are several fans if needed.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer in second floor bathroom. Not shared!
                    • Fireplace
                      Yes workable. But only for winter rentals, and even then use sparingly please. Lots of wood under protection in courtyard.
                    • Heating
                      Electric heat throughout house.
                    • Internet
                      Yes, easy to connect.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Yes good quality cotton sheets and towels.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Parking
                      Easy parking in church lot 10 seconds away, or down near the school, 2 minutes away.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      It is always extremely easy to find parking within a minute or two from the house. 75% of the time there is a spot in the church parking lot just steps from the house. If full, then just down any side streets there are plenty of places.
                    • Telephone
                      Yes, land line available.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Enormous washer in second floor bathroom. Not shared!
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free wifi, instructions and code in TV room. (or we could never spend any time there!)
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two kinds: Nespresso machine, and a small regular auto drip. Bring your own capsules!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked
                        • Dishwasher
                          Brand new.
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          fully stocked with pots/pans, coffee grinder, Nespresso machine, small cuisinart for parsley etc, an electric hand held immersion blender Huge Smeg Oven. Serious cooks have commented on our kitchen being well-stocked.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Renters are free to use staples such as olive oil, sugar, spices, anything left by us or previous renters. we kind of treat it as a shared house.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new.
                        • Stove
                          Smeg Gas stove with 6 burners.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Two eating areas: Courtyard outside- 6 iron chairs with cushions, and 6 can be seated at the farm table inside the house. (comfy upholstered chairs)
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  small collection on shelves in one of second floor bedrooms.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  YES, next to the TV.
                                • Music Library
                                  There are over 100 classical and folk cd's as well as many Edith Piaf, Maxime le Forestier, and other such French singers.
                                • Stereo
                                  CD player in living room. 100's of CD's.
                                • Television
                                  Tv and DVD player in the master bedroom.
                                • Video Library
                                  We have an eclectic collection of some classic American series like Columbo, some current comedies like Scrubs and some classics like Hitcock's Rebecca. The Library in the village has many good DVD's that are free to borrow with our card.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Beautiful courtyard for outdoor dining. Chair cushions kept in hutch inside. Private gate so tourists cannot snoop and say 'bon appetit!'
                                    • Golf
                                      Not far away. Easy to find.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Courts close by, easy to access.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • jetted tub
                                              No jets, but a brand new deep club-foot tub has just been installed in master bath.


                                                • 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


                                                                • 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!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  30 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Comfortable house in the village

                                                                  Linda G.

                                                                  Very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen and laundry. Loved being in the village within walking distance to the the restaurants and stores. Lots of wonderful vista around the village where I could sit and draw....or just sit!

                                                                  Charming, comfortable Provence villa with modern features

                                                                  Kathleen O.

                                                                  Couldn't find a better place to stay. Beautiful with all the comforts of home and right in one of the prettiest villages in Provence. Julie was great, providing everything you needed for a perfect stay

                                                                  This home is spendid in every way. Three bedrooms, lovely terrace, beautiful kitchen.

                                                                  Kevin S.

                                                                  Experience was perfect. Home is nestled within the village, Friday market is the most special in the area, beautiful private area outside. Really perfect in every way. Don't miss it.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you enjoyed the house! Eygalieres seems to have a knack for selecting wonderful people to visit it.

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

                                                                  David G.

                                                                  See above.

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

                                                                  ScooterDanville, Ca.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  spectacular house in a gem of a town

                                                                  Bita T.

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Eygalières, France

                                                                  Short driving distance to a dozen picturesque villages.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Damage Insurance

                                                                  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.

                                                                  30 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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