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Le mas de Pitou, pool, garden, walking distance from St. Remy de Prov

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous, peaceful home, sleeps 5

Le mas de Pitou is a spacious, all on one level, three bedrooms mas. One bedroom has a double bed, one two single beds and one with a single bed and a baby crib. A spacious living room/dining room opens on the garden; a large wood fire place, a breakfast room with an indoor barbecue, a fully equipped kitchen. Windows, and sometimes doors all open on the garden. There is one full bath and a half bath. You can eat all meals on the terrasse; we have a lovely garden with blooms most of the year, and nine by four meters swimming pool. The garden offers ample space for sunbathing or reading in the shade. Lovely details. Washer/dryer, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron are available as well as central heat for the winter months.Free wifi, radio, TV. Please, ask for additional house cleaning, cook or baby sitting.

We partners with Saint-Rémy de Provence tourist office and are classified as a four stars holiday residence.

More Details

Owner
Catherine Antoine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About Catherine Antoine

We are a Franco-American family who traveled and lived all over the world. When we decided to settle down, we looked all over the South of France for a quiet place, yet easily accessible and real interesting. Saint-Rémy de Provence was exactly what we were looking for. The local population is born there, and has a wonderful culture. We are blessed to be able to keep the house in the family as a haven for peace and happiness. We hope everyone who comes and visit enjoys the same.

Catherine Antoine purchased this house in 2008

Why Catherine Antoine chose Provence

It is lovely, not too big, not too small. It is located a 20 minute-drive from the high speed train TGV which takes you directly to Charles De Gaulle international airport, or Paris. One hour from Marseille and not much longer to Nice.

Yet it is so uniquely different, authentic, quiet and the smells of thyme, lavender and rosemary wrap you up in another world of delicious sensations.

What makes this house unique

Close enough to walk to town or tourist attractions yet secluded enough from the hustle bustle of town during the tourist season of July-August.

Also, contrary to other towns and villages in Provence, it has kept its original population and character. This is not a made over village for tourists or wealthy retirees from Paris and London.

You can either use the house as a base to visit Provence and the Riviera; even spending a day or two in Paris; or you can stay put, read, swim, walk and bike around town and enjoy the marvellous restaurants or cook after shopping at the local market.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was restful, interesting and fun. We thank the family who has so generously open its doors to our own family. This is a memory we will cherish.

Saint-Rémy is a lively city in summer and we enjoyed the restaurants and fairs, but it was a blessing to be able to come back to Pitou's calm at the end of the day. We ate outside every day, and loved the sound of the "cigales," the wind in the pine trees and the occasional call of the donkey in the neighbors's yard.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • One full bath with Italian shower; one half bath with toilet and sink; one Italian outdoors shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) four in two bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Baby sitting, cook, taxi and additional cleaning are available on request. We are conveniently located about 15 minutes from the Saint-Rémy tourism office, although very secluded. Saint-Rémy has loads of cultural and sports recreation opportunities as well as excellent restaurants. Hiking guides, massage are also available upon request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Le mas de Pitou, pool, garden, walking distance from St. Remy de Prov
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
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Great house with pool walking distance to St. Remy

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this house in St. Remy. It is spacious and the pool and location were wonderful. St. Remy is a charming town that is centrally located for day trips throughout the Provence region. The house was about a 10 - 15 minute walk front the center of St. Remy. The house was well equipped and supplied for our stay. Communication with the owner was good leading up to our trip, although the woman who checked us in to the house speaks very little English. Between her little bit of English and my little bit of French, we muddled through fine. The pool was absolutely wonderful and it was heaven to be able to swim after a day of sightseeing. My only negative comment would be that this rental needs an update and some of the furnishings/decor need to be replaced. As a rental property owner myself, when I evaluate the condition of a property I am staying at I always keep in my how much I am paying to ensure that my expectations are in line with what the property will support from its revenue. In addition, in this case we were lucky enough to have rented 4 different apartments in 3 different countries during our travels, so I also had some basis for comparison at the same price point. This rental had some obvious maintenance issues like stains on curtains/furniture/carpets, and some really uncomfortable beds and bedding. Although I didn't expect luxury accommodations, it just does't cost that much to pick up some new Ikea curtains, sheets, and duvet covers. In addition, the decor was just plain odd, IMHO. I don't expect "House and Garden", but it felt like the house was furnished from garage sales without much thought put into it. The bedroom I stayed in during my week in Provence had a red racing stripe painted across all 4 walls and had a kimono hanging on the wall (nothing says "Provence" like a kimono, right?), while the bedroom my son stayed in had an antique sewing machine in it. So although I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental based on its location, the pool, and the size/value, I personally probably wouldn't stay here again because the condition/decor and uncomfortable beds bothered me too much.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I hope you left them in the “Suggestions” box in the house so we can follow up and correct any problem that might have sprang up during your stay at Pitou. I am glad you enjoyed Saint-Rémy and our swimming pool as well as the fact that our family house offers all amenities for a successful vacation. I am sorry you did not like Pitou’s décor. Our home is filled with memories – a mother-daughter trip to Kyoto, the sawing machine of the old lady who raised her family there before she sold the house to ours 8 years ago. A lot of our tenants have become friends by now and know the story behind all these objects. Many tenants enjoy not only the pool and the location but also the many books, both in French and in English for all ages. Others love the garden where flowers in bloom in all seasons. Bedding and curtains are due to be replaced in the fall 2016.
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5

Isabelle Laurent

  • 5 of 5

Une semaine de détente au Mas de Pitou est toujours très bénéfique.

Le calme du Mas et l'activité de Saint Rémy forment un excellent ensemble.

Chacun y trouve son bonheur.

Les activités sont fournies : sportives (randonnées pédestres, VTT …) culturelles : (visites des beaux villages, musées …)

Je ne pourrais que recommander ce lieu.

J'attends avec impatience de revenir.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes heureux que votre séjour soit réussi. Revenez-vite!
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good holiday at Le Mas de Pitou. The house itself is spacious, comfortable and well equipped and the outside area is wonderful - a shaded eating area, lots of olive trees around the pool and a fig tree which supplemented our lunches! St Remy itself is lovely - lots of restaurants and an excellent Wednesday market. Carole, who manages the property, was pleasant and helpful. We hope to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you had a good time. We strive to make the house and garden as welcoming to our guests as it is to our own family. We are looking forward to see you again soon.
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New York, New York
5

A wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and charming. The children love the pool. The location is great, just a 15 minute walk from town and the attractions, and yet it is quiet and peaceful. Be sure and go to the market on Wednesday and make yourself wonderful lunch in the beautiful new kitchen. A beautiful garden spot set amongst the fields and olive groves.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We treat returning customers with even more care. Hope to see you again. Warm regards. Pitou's team
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New York, New York
5

A wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and charming. The children love the pool. The location is great, just a 15 minute walk from town and the attractions, and yet it is quiet and peaceful. Be sure and go to the market on Wednesday and make yourself wonderful lunch in the beautiful new kitchen. A beautiful garden spot set amongst the fields and olive groves.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're looking forward to host you and your family again soon.
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Arlington, Virginia, USA
5

Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional house, exceptional location, exceptional service! The Mas de Pitou has it all -- fully equipped kitchen, many books in French and English, indoor and outdoor dining, swimming pool with outdoor shower, all in a secluded and quiet setting, but only a 15-minute walk to the middle of St-Rémy-de-Provence, with its innumerable restaurants, including three with one-star Michelin ratings in town (La Maison Jaune) or nearby. It's most convenient to have a car to get to the many nearby attractions, such as Les Baux, Pont du Gard, Arles, Avignon, Orange, and much else. You can fly to Marseilles or take the TGV to Avignon and then rent a car there. The let-in lady, Carol Ferri, was thorough in explaining everything about the house, and was always available by telephone if we had any questions. You can't go wrong with this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your enjoyed your stay. Indeed, the fall is one of the nicest time to visit Provence. We strive to make our guests feel welcome and pampered, just as we enjoy the experience ourselves. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Marseille, Avignon, Nice, Paris
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Marseille and surrounding beaches
Car: recommended

Saint-Rémy de Provence is located in the heart of Provence within easy day trips to local villages, Roman antiques and the famed Riviera. Food and wine are exquisite.

This is the land of Van Gogh and Cézanne. Le mas de Pitou is located within walking distance from the famed hospice Saint-Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh recuperated for a year after his stay in Arles.

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
Property Damage Protection $59

House manager available during your stay; cook, baby sitting and house cleaning available upon request.
Final cleaning, linens are included in the rental fee as well as pool and garden care.
The swimming-pool complies with all applicable regulations. Bathing is at the lessee’s own risk.
Cancellation: 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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