House in Fontvieille, St. Remy de Provence, Bouches du Rhone, Cote d'Azur - Provence, France - Beautiful Air-conditioned Mas With Landscaped Gardens And Large Private Pool. 2km From Fontvieille
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About Clare Goldie
We live in Geneva as a family. I am retired from working in an international humanitarian organisation and enjoying life doing many sporting activities in both winter and summer.
Clare Goldie purchased this House in 1990
Why Clare Goldie chose Fontvieille
We fell in love with the location of this house over 28 years ago. We totally renovated it in 2011-2012 because we knew we would never find a situation quite like this one. It has the most wonderful view of true Van Gogh landscape and you feel you are the only person in the world when you are there! Close to the village of Fontvieille (2 minutes by car). It is a house that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
My family and I stayed here in June 2016 and had a fantastic time. We have 2 children (2 years and 6 months) - the villa was fine for them although we did have to be careful by the stairs. This wasn't a problem but just something to be aware of when travelling with young children. The pool was brilliant and the exterior and the location is very beautiful. Inside is also very nice, very spacious and comfortable.
The owners were fantastic, responding quickly to queries both in advance and while we were staying at the property.
We were so impressed we are hoping to return again.
5 star luxury villa
There is always a nervousness when you arrive at a new villa hoping that expectations are lived up to but our hopes were well and truly met by this really gorgeous villa. The views are stunning, the pool wonderfully inviting and the inside of the villa extremely spacious and the most fully equipped I have ever visited. I am reluctant to say more because I would like to live here permanently. Maybe I should ask Clare to marry me ?
Gorgeous home close to great village
Our family of four stayed at Clare's lovely villa for a week at the end of June/early July. We confess that we are very particular and demanding about the holiday rentals we choose, and Mas Plein Soleil suited us admirably. Spacious and very comfortably furnished, the description is accurate though the photos don't do the home justice. AC worked brilliantly, the decks afforded fabulous views of the countryside. Very private, hardly any neighbours, and they were really at quite a distance. The pool was large and it was tough to get the kids out of it and out on excursions to Arles, Nîmes, Aigues-Mortes, St-Rémy and everything else that was within striking distance. The best surprise was the village of Fontvieille--a 3 minute drive away--which had more nice restaurants to choose from than expected; we tried Le Patio, L'Oustau Gourmand and La Cuisine au Planet and they were all delicious. The local supermarket and cave au vin were excellent, the shopkeepers were friendly. The Alpilles location is perhaps less well-known than other areas of Provence but definitely worth the visit, especially if you are as keen on history and Roman antiquities as we are... there's even a Roman aqueduct within walking distance! Clare was wonderful in answering all our detailed questions before and after booking, as well as during our stay. She even took the time to meet us and hand over the keys personally, as we happened to be in her area just before heading down south. We would definitely recommend Mas Plein Soleil and stay there again... when we do, we will be sure to catch a movie at the local Fontvieille theatre, which apparently is the oldest continuously operating cinema in France! Thanks again, Clare, for a memorable week in Provence, we hope to visit again.
The beautiful wild beaches of the Camargue are a 45 minute drive away. Notably Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. The coast near Montpellier, featuring La Grande Motte beach resort is also 45 minutes away.
45 minutes from Marseilles Airport, 30 minutes from Avignon and 15 minutes from Nimes.
The house is well located for exploring the Alpilles region and its delightful villages, as well as for excursions to Avignon, Orange, St. Remy, Arles and Nimes.
The house is in a tranquil location just a two minute drive from the town of Fontvieille. There are 3 good boulangeries, 2 supermarkets and 2 newsagents. Chemist, doctors, banks, a post office, gift shops, 2 bars and at least 8 restaurants! There is also an excellent local-produce vegetable shop and the weekly market in Fontvieille is on Thursday. Saint Remy de Provence has a wonderful market on Wednesday and Saturday, and the market in Arles on a Saturday morning shouldn't be missed!