|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
La Renardiere is a village house located in the picturesque, small town of Montferrat. Montferrat is one of the VAR’s famous 13 villages, in the heart of Provence and equal distance between the beaches of the Riveria and the Gorge du Verdon. The town is an authentic French Village, untouched by tourism and charming in every detail. You’ll see school children racing to school, hear the town bells chiming, the town’s river babbling through the village, and become one with the locals.
The house is a 500 year old stone structure, a prominent home on the town’s main street and steps away from the town square. It has north and west facing facades and receives lovely secondary light on the lower level, and then direct light the higher you reach in the home. The house is 4 storeys plus the cave – equalling about 2400 sq.ft. The main floor includes a modern kitchen, new washer/dryer, fireplace and dining area for 8, with access to the cave. The second floor - queen bedroom with new ensuite, fireplace and large living room. The third floor is the Master bedroom with King Bed and new ensuite. The fourth floor contains the third bedroom with large double bed and new ensuite, plus a great room equipt with Television, movies and DVD player with access to the roof terrace and sweeping views of the town’s roof tops and the valleys beyond. The cave is accessible from the street for storage of bikes and equipment for outdoor pursuits. Parking is steps away at the Place des Allees.
The town of Montferrat includes a boulangerie, a cafe, two bars, two hotels, Grocery store and three restaurants. The town also has a soccer field, tourism office, picnic grounds, Doctor, a children’s park, library and community center. On the outskirts of town you will find a working Farm which sells some of the best Chevre (cheese) in the region. The town is famous for its picturesque waterfalls known only to the locals (and those with a great map!) For a 45 minutes picturesque hike, there is a beautiful chapel accessible by multiple trails and accessible year round. The town is geographically rather central to Aix en Provence (1.5 hrs), Nice (1.5 hrs), St. Tropez (40 min), and the Gorge du Verdon (30) . All highlighting different aspects of the PACA (Provence Alps Cote D’Azur) The neighboring towns of Bargemon (8 kms) boast some of the best art galleries in Provence, and a beautiful outdoor pool. Chateau Double (2km) provides vistors stunning views of the Canyon, and cliff side dining 8 months of the year. Day trips, could include Cannes or Grasse, both 1 hour away. Or, for further adventures Monacco, Nice, or Avignon are all under 2 hours away.
Concierge and cleaning services during your stay are available upon request at any time during your stay, and we can certainly provide any further details relative to the surrounding area and opportunities to enhance your visit to Provence.
Keywords: updated, terrace, modern, fireplaces, wifi, washer, dryer, kitchen - american style, TV w/ DVD player (CDN) - no cable or antenna, many windows, shutters, ammenities, pub, boulangerie, highway, parks, paths, scenic, historic.
We spent a memorable two weeks with our two young-adult daughters in this beautiful home in the charming hilltop village of Montferrat. As other guests have commented, the house is decorated to a high standard, has every comfort and is spotlessly clean. We loved cooking in the very well-equipped, open kitchen and eating at the large table in the dining room on the ground floor, but what we particularly enjoyed was sitting on the roof top terrace, sipping rose and soaking in the 360 degree view and watching the soaring swallows in the evening.
All the essentials like paper towels, dishwasher detergent, napkins and bathroom tissue are there for a good start. There were even picnic essentials like insulted picnic bags and picnic plates and plastic cups, folding chairs and a picnic umbrella are on hand. Lot of fun DVDs for the late evening after full days of touring.
The townspeople were welcoming and curious about 'Les Canadiens'. We shopped at the bakery and surprisingly well-stocked grocery store and drank espresso at the bar opposite the main square. One evening there was a band in the square with tables set out and dancing. We felt so privileged to have such an intimate, inside view of French village life.
For large shopping days, we went to Carrefour in Draguignan. Be sure to visit the wine aisles. There are wonderful wines available in 2.5 litre boxes. Get the higher end ones and you won't be disappointed.
Guy, the owner, is an excellent communicator and makes the whole process run smoothly. He left tons of information about the house, town and surrounding area. Sylvain, his local contact, is charming, helpful and also an excellent communicator. He speaks almost no French but we all understood each other perfectly. He was always available, although we really didn't need to avail ourselves of his services.
We have recommended La Renardiere to interested friends and will surely return, ourselves. Our only complaint is that two weeks wasn't nearly enough to both see the many sights nearby and relax more on the rooftop terrace and just enjoy the town. Next time we will book for 4 weeks.
All in all, an unforgettable holiday.
We were three couples in our sixty and stayed at the Renardière from Sept 27th to Oct 4Th. The house surpassed all of our expectations. It is beautifully decorated, ultra clean and has all accessories you may need from kitchen utensils to laundry soap and wood for the fireplace. There are 3 rooms all on separate floor and each with its own peculiarity. We had the top unit but count 45 stairs to go up!!! Better not to forget anything. Sylvain the housekeeper is at your service during the whole stay. He greets you with a warm welcome and tours the property explaining everything. Should you need anything he is there to help you. The only caveat is that if you have mobility problem this property is probably not for you.The whole is way better than on the picture. In town do not miss the restaurant La Voute. The owner Guy and his wife Mercedes are simply adorable and the food exquisite and reasonably priced. Anyone we met in the village was nice to us and seemed to appreciate our business. There is a good cafe/tobacco store where they serve a super expresso or for those with a more delicate palate and creamy cappuccino. The grocery store has everything you may need and the small bakery has fresh bread and croissant daily. We went to la Bastide des Moines and truly enjoyed our buffet style meal. Contrary to comments on trip advisor we found we had good value for a fix price of 25 euros although the wine was very ordinary.
Jacqueline at the restaurant le Relais will greet you with excellent family dining.
The location is ideal to visit les Gorges du Verdon, St-Maxime for its boutique and restaurant, St-Tropez for its glamour, Callas for its olive oil, Draguignan, Chateau Ste-Roseline for its excellent wine and the beach of Tahiti not to be missed although on the expensive side.
Finally dealing with the owner was smooth and efficient and his contract is clearly written. Once payment has been made you will receive all the infos you need to truly enjoy your stay. Thanks for keeping such a beautiful property available to us. It is truly a gem in Provence.
We spent 2 weeks in this lovely house with 2 other couples for the first week and 1 other couple for the second. We loved being the only tourists in Montferrat (or so it felt) and the townspeople were warm and charming. East day trips to Chateaudouble, Ampus, Tour Tour, Bargemon, Callas, Fayence - all a 1/2 hour away. Also Draguinon, St. Tropez and St. Raphael - 45-50 minutes. The 3 interior designers in our group heartily approved of the house and its furnishings. We loved having the option of cooking in or eating out and especially enjoyed the La Voute restaurant, steps away. It was especially nice to have the bakery, grocery store and coffee place in the main square all just steps from the house. Sylvain, the property manager was very helpful. We have since recommended this property to everyone with whom we come in contact.
We decided to have a French Christmas, so we looked for some spacious accommodation in or near a village on the edge of the mountains. And we found this property in Montferrat, which was perfect. The ground floor kitchen/dinner was big and had everything we needed to cook a Christmas dinner! Plus the bakery was 10 metres away and the village shop 100 metres. The lounge was very comfortable and we would have liked the TV/DVD to be in this room instead of up 4 flights of stairs. Not all the restaurants or cafes were open over the Christmas period but we found a lovely local restaurant in Chateaudouble (5km away) and at least one cafe per village (we exploring the area on our bikes).
A very enjoyable stay, all communication with Guy was easy. Parking is 200 meters down the road wasn't a problem. Highly recommended.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. It certainly is not for someone who has trouble with stairs as it is on 4 floors. I would venture to say that it is one of the nicest homes in the small town. Really great to go 3 doors down to get our bread and croissants in the a.m. Parking was no problem. And the house was well equipped . we appreciated the extras that were left for us to use like paper towel etc.The property was very clean and well maintained. Really a good location for going thru the gorge and any place one would want to go off the A8.
Planning this vacation with Guy was easy and hassle-free. He is very responsive, upfront and explains everything very well. The house is as lovely and cozy as the pictures show it. Montferrat is a typical southern french village for those of you who know France already and there is many more very unique villages within easy reach by car. The Gorge du Verdon is close and needs to be visited, especially Moustiers St. Marie, climb up to the church. Living in this house is more than a vacation, it is an experience that will last a lifetime. Sylvain, the local "host" is a wonderful person and helps if there is a need. Go now and enjoy.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest|
All other dates & longer periods than 2 weeks are available upon request.
All payments are to be made through PayPal.
50% security / damage deposit is required to secure rental, and will be returned.
- Less damage coverage and PayPal service charges.
Final invoicing must be received 1 month prior to booking date.
Cleaning mid-week is also available upon request.
Renting season – June 1 – September 30, & dates for Christmas and New Year.
Rental in Canadian Dollars – based on First Bedroom, and 1 week stay.
1st Bedroom - $1050 + $100 Cleaning Fee - total $1150
2nd Bedroom - add $250 + $75 Cleaning Fee - total add $325
3rd Bedroom - add $150 + $50 Cleaning Fee - total add $200
Number of guests must be identified at time of booking.