17th-Century Stone Cottage+Large Pool+Jacuzzi in St. Remy
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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PLEASE REVIEW OUR PROMOTIONS FOR 2016--- Our 10th Year Anniversary Celebration! ON OUR WEBSITE.
'L'Orangerie' at PROVENCE PARADISE is a 17-th century stone cottage, best suited for a couple and or a family with up to two small children. This house sleeps a maximum of 4 people and is part of a cluster of six old, provencal farm houses, with a total capacity for accommodation of up to 37 guests in our 'hamlet' at PROVENCE PARADISE.
In L'Orangerie, we offer one queen-size bedroom with toilette and shower, plus an area on the mezzanine level two twin- or one queen-size bed. Those on the mezzanine level share the toilette and shower with the guests staying in the queen-size bedroom on the mainfloor.
A big fireplace is a central focal point in the indoor social area. Then, there is a very functional, modern kitchen, with a family dining table for up to 4 hungry eaters. Just outside, guests enjoy summertime, family life on the large, outdoor covered terrace, with private use of a barbeque, comfortable seating for cocktails and games, plus a mosaic dining table seating for everyone. Very comfortable and very private. Something very special, indeed.
The large, 7x10 metre pool, family jacuzzi (heated year-round) and summer kitchen are just down an old stone stairway from this old cottage, as are the family game areas and sun/shade furniture for guests. L'Orangerie is a very private, family living area, with an old Roman wall and tall shrubs and trees, to assure privacy from the outside.
Restoration of this 17-th century property involved two years of hard work, to create full-comfort indoor and outdoor living area which covers about 100 square metres. A true, labor of love!
L'Orangerie' at PROVENCE PARAIDSE is in our restored 'hamlet,' on a hill just above the old town centre of Saint Remy de Provence. We are well within walking distance of all activities and shops, not more than 10 minutes on-foot along the old canal path or following the quiet, country road into town.
Sunshine guaranteed, a warm jacuzzi year-round, huge pool and terraces. Relax and enjoy! Our guests come from all around the world. We speak many languages and are here ready to help you to LOVE like we do!
This house is part of a cluster of seven old, provencal farm houses, which we have recently completely restored and which are perched on a hill just over St. Remy de Provence. 'La Tuilerie' (VRBO#78417),which sleeps 12 people, is close by, as is l'Orangerie (VRBO # ). 'Le Vieil Moulin' and 'La Tour de la Girouette' (VRBO# 80586),which sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and most recently 'Le Mas de la Pierre Milliaire' and 'La Bastide des Micocouliers' are all just down the the other side of small streams which flow through the gardens toward the watermill and cascade to make the wheel turn slowly. AND, the newest 'cottage' in our 'hamlet' is up in the trees! It's called 'Le Nid Biscornu,' just for honeymooners or couples celebrating significant anniversaries.... and who can still climb stairs to get home!
A Bit of History:
Specifically, 'L'Orangerie' was built in the early 17th century, originally as part of a much larger fabrique, where we found large ovens and the remains of what was probably a Roman aquaduct, used centuries ago.
Check out our SPECIAL, 10th Anniversary Promotions
For 7-day reservations in 2016, we offer one of the following 'deals' during each week of your stay:
*2-hour Quad Ride in the Alpilles. Big tires, big engines, enormous Fun! 2 people.
*Provençal cooking class/lunch with one of the best chefs in St. Rémy. 2 people
*Horseback Riding One great afternoon of riding in the lower Alpilles, with a local guide. 2 people
*Taxi Chauffered livery service from PROVENCE PARADISE to and from Avignon. Up to 5 people.
*Wine Tour Tickets for a full day of exploring the vineyards of Provence with our professional oneologist. 2 people.
* Bike Rental One full day of cycling, with detailed maps for fantastic rides through the (flat!) countryside of Provence. 2 people
*Canoe / Kayak Only for the hearty! A full morning or afternoon of paddling on either La Sorgue or on Le Gardon rivers. A real family treat! 3 people.
*Romantic Dinner in the centre of old Saint Rémy. 2 people.
*8 Calanques/Cassis on the Mediterranean. 2 people
Member since: 2005
- 600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1) The 160wide x 200cms long cms double bed is on the main floor, with easy access. , Twin or Single Beds (1) The two, single beds are on the mezzanine level. Can also be made into another queen-size bed, according to guests' needs., Child Beds (1) We have kids' beds of all sizes and for all ages. Parents/ now granparents of many, we could not be better equipped for accommodating kids! , Baby Cribs (1) We have everthing you need for baby-care. Just come with the baby...leave the heavy+bulky stuff at home!...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Baby sitting, special hors-d'oeuvres+champagne, airport and TGV pick-up, concierge services, weekly 'Miller's Party' to get acquainted, telephone and laptop computers available, road and cross-country bike rent on-site, cooking classes, etc. Please tell us what you need. If we have it on hand, you will receive it immediately. Otherwise, it may take just a little longer. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Oct 31
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Jan 4 - Mar 29
4 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Mar 30 - May 31
4 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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GLANUM Greco-Roman site, Arles Amphiteatre+Arenes, Avignon Bridge, Theatre, Orange Amphitheatre, Les Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer Beach only 45 minutes away, Antiques at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provencal Markets galore, Events almost evening summer evening in St, Remy and nearby villages, Bull+Camargue horses, donkey, goats and sheep 'runs' around the centre of St, Remy, You will never be bored, You can even sit in the shade and read a good book!!! There is something for everyone! Popular day-trips from our 'hamlet' include Arles with its Roman ruins, Avignon and the Papal Palace, the Luberon, the beaches of the Mediterranean, ...fields of poppies, lavander in bloom, bull-fights, folk festivals, etc., the list goes on and on. We are literally in the middle of Provence, with mountains, the seashore, museums, provencal markets, cycling and even...cooking classes and wine tasting... within easy access.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: As a family, we discovered Saint Rémy de Provence, traveling from our home of 15 years in the northeastern part of France. We were looking for sunshine, friendly people, a new 'culture,'... and a challenging 'retirement project.' We came, stayed for a couple of days, then weeks... and now, we hope we are here forever! Why move when you live in 'paradise?' The sun shines 330 out of 365 days a year, we can be outside (working and playing) in the garden about 10 months of the year, and the PROVENCE PARADISE 'hamlet' we have built is a place where our children and our grandchildren enjoy coming to visit. After all, that was the objective. Indeed, we are very proud of this 'hamlet,' created from what was 'one big pile of old rocks' only seven years ago. A real, 6.5/7 day, 16/24 hour 'labor of love. L'Orangerie is the smallest of six long-abandoned buildings, which rose up again from the pile of old rocks! Mission accomplished! AND, while accomplishing our family 'hamlet' goal, we discovered this whole new world of international 'innkeeping!' Year-around, thanks at first to VRBO and now often to 'word-of-mouth,' we receive guests from everywhere in the world. Some just come to relax by the wintertime fireplaces or by the summertime pool. Others want to discover the Roman ruins right here under our feet, to go off to the markets, the beaches, flea markets, auctions, vineyards, golf courses, even nearby ski slopes. All the same things that we also like to do; so we are good at giving suggestions! Never a dull moment at PROVENCE PARADISE... Yes, there is time for a siesta every once in awhile! After all, this is 'paradise' and we are 'retired.' We take this opportunity to invite you to come to experience for yourselves the fruit of our labor in the restoration of these 17-th century provençal buildings.
Why the Owner Chose St-Rémy-de-Provence, France:
Sunshine, long season for outdoor life, very friendly people, historical attraction of the region and of our specific site, proximity to the centre of Saint Rémy de Provence, the advantage of being in the geographical centre of a region with so many attractions as those offered by Provence,... and most certainly, the challenge: first of the restoration project and now of high-quality innkeeping! We learn something new every day. Discover 16th century town walls. Then, look for the different, historic entries to the city, try any one of them as a starting point for your discovery of the shops, fountains, picturesque squares and historic buildings 'intra muros.' Remember to check out the menus posted outside of the many restaurants, too! Then, be sure to come back on Wednesday, when the whole village comes to life as the Provencal market rolls into town, quiet streets and squares become a thriving marketplace. There are still some bargains! Start out by stocking your kitchen shelves for your stay at Provence Paradise. Anyway, there is a bit of everything and everybody at the market! And, what you and your family can learn!: The village of St. Remy stands on one of the oldest archaeological finds in Europe. The origins are Gallo-Roman from the 7th century BC until the 2nd century AD, at which time the Roman city of Glanum was founded. This was the origin of today's St. Remy de Provence. Our walls at Provence Paradise were built with stone original cut for Roman buildings and statuary. Then, there are the paintings of Van Gogh. You can follow the artist's path through the town and the nearby countryside, to view things still from his has changed! Then it's time to venture away from St. Remy in the direction of Arles--the 'Rome of the North,' or Avignon--'City of the Popes,' or Orange, with its Roman theatre
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We began our self-catering operations in the summer of 2006. Reflecting on the Guests' Comments available for review on our website , the key benefits to staying with us at PROVENCE PARADISE can be summarized as follows: *We speak lots of languages, know the local customs and understand our clients' expectations. The combination of these three factors can be very powerful! *We provide high-end accommodation of reliable quality. Our modus oparendi is 'discreet presence,' meaning we are there in a flash if you need us for directions or tourist information, for solving a problem, for a trip to the doctor and/or to the pharmacy, for finding lost luggage, and even for going to fetch those who get lost, etc. *We cater well to two distinct clientè family groups and adult travelers... and know how to keep the two separate and at a safe distance during what amounts to different travel 'seasons' throughout the year. *We greet our guests personally, with true and honest enthusiasm, glad to see them here; anxious to have them dig into the dinner+drinks we have ready upon arrival, at the end of their long day of travel; prepared to offer advice on where to go/what to do, taking into account the specific dimensions of the family. And, we only say: 'please come again and/or send us other nice folks like you,' if we really mean it! In fact, that’s most of the time and about half of our guests reserve for next year before they even leave this year ... so our 'repeat visit' rate is nearly 70 percent. *And finally, for us, inn-keeping at PROVENCE PARADISE is a pleasure. Showing our guests 'where it all came from…starting with Roman ruins,… and how it all got taken down and then put back together...' is a source of great pride to our entire PROVENCE PARADISE Team. If you have some/lots of spare time, ask us to show you the photos and tell you our tales! There is a story under almost every rock!
Links to more information:
Sun Sun Sun!
Orangerie terrace, viewed from another angle, intimately hidden in greenery.
'Orangerie' Full-convenience kitchen and Family snack bar.
Sitting in front of a roaring fire is a popular pass time for winter guests.
On the mezzanine level, we can make up the beds as two twins or one queen.
Fresh croissants every morning.
'Orangerie' Cool and Quiet Master bedroom, ...romance is in the air!
Plenty of light..and towels...and hot water...even a hairdryer in the bathroom
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Monday, October 03, 2016
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