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We had an awesome stay at Mas la Belugo, recommend it wholeheartedly and are ourselves already planning a return next year.
Key Positives -
Overall villa design/layout. The main downstairs living area is a wonderful space linking kitchen, dining room, hallway and living room, with a TV room down a small passageway and a convenient downstairs bedroom. Upstairs, each bedroom is an excellent size - there are no miniature bedrooms here. There are multiple outside spaces but our favourite is an outside dining area just outside the kitchen door. It's in dappled shade in the late afternoon and early evening and made a wonderful space for al fresco dining - easy to bring the food out from the kitchen, comfortable and fantastically 'Provencale'.
Checking in and Checking out. Unlike other villas we've stayed in, we were greeted on arrival by Sandra (the owner) who provided excellent advice on the best local shops and good local restaurants, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the villa and its facilities. Getting this personalised guidance really set us up well from the start. There was a follow-up text message the next morning to check how we were settling in, and then a coordinated check-out during which we could give all feedback. The overall effect is that you feel you are in the hands of someone who genuinely cares about your experience and uses your input to constantly improve the villa.
The location. It's hard to imagine a better location from which to explore this particular part of Provence. St Remy is only 5 minutes away (and is charming), but we were particularly taken with St Etienne-du-Gres which is even closer and which has an excellent baker, butcher and greengrocer. The cities of Arles, Aix and Avignon are all close by and day trips that we did into the Luberon and down to the coast were also effortless. The area is replete with fantastic places to eat. Lastly, the access to the villa is on a good paved road, just a short drive from a main D road.
Key negatives -
We had almost nothing to complain about. The only point we would raise is that it would have been nice if the pool were heated. The pool is large (and nicely deep) but this also means that even on a warm day it stays quite cold.
Also worth noting is that, in common with the rest of the French countryside, the wifi is not very fast (don't count on streaming Netflix!). There is however an excellent 4G signal at the villa.
Overall, a big thumbs up for Mas la Belugo!
We loved this gite it is in a excellent place to visit Avignon and surrounding area. It is very well equipped & the host and his family are lovely people & very accommodating. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone