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Comfortable townhouse in exclusive development - 3 mns walk to centre of St. Rem

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 3-4)

Elegant, Provencal style modern town-house built in the grounds of 18th Century house -The lottisment has electric gates, secure private parking and is located just 3 mns walk from historic centre of St. Remy, its restaurants and shops.

Accommodation: two bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, salon, shower room, and private terrace.

Situated in the heart of Provence: Aix-en-Provence - 45 minutes, Nimes - 45 minutes, Vaison la Romaine - 1hr.15 minutes.

Nestled in the foothills of the Alpilles the medieval village of St Remy de Provence is ‘the jewel of the Alpilles'. Away from the crowds of the Cote d’Azur, artists and celebrities are known to seek refuge here to enjoy the unhurried pace of life. With its unique link to Vincent Van Gogh, lovers of history, art, food, wine and charming boutiques will feel at home in St. Remy.

Our newly constructed house provides refined comfort in the ambiance of the original 19th Century Chateau.

Ground Floor:

Kitchen: Well equipped modern kitchen with good quality appliances.

Fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dish-washer, hob and fan oven.

Tempering this modernity are the Provencal hand painted dining table and chairs. Excellent quality cooking utensils, tableware, glassware and tablecloths are provided, for preparing the abundance of fresh produce available from local markets and gourmet shops.

Salon/Living room:

Comfortable furnishings in soothing tones with traditional hand painted local furniture. For your entertainment: TV, CD’s or choose a book from the ‘biblioteque’.


Table/chairs to accommodate four people. An electric

B-B-Q Grill (George Foreman) with outside plug on the Patio to facilitate its use. Please note traditional BBQs are not allowed in the Villa Nova complex.

French doors from the Salon lead to the verdant terrace (a room from nature!) Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine under our olive tree and listen to the babble of water from the nearby canal/irrigation system.

Shaded by a retractable awning this charming terrace is the perfect place to read or write!. However it is small and not suitable for sun bathing.


Bedroom 1 – King-size bed (6 ft) with superior density support mattresses. This charming room has hand painted bedside tables and generous wardrobe space which contains an electric fan and hairdryer.

The bedroom window overlooks Route de Rogadou and has a view of of the provencial style house and country lane in the photo.

Bedroom 2 – Small double bed (4' 6') with superior density support mattress.

This bedroom overlooks the Villa Nova Fontaine and gardens, and has a view across to the Chateau. The room is furnished with two hand painted lockers and a traditional Provencal wardrobe. Inside the wardrobe are extra blankets, an electric fan and a hairdryer.

Suitable for two children or One adult.

The landing outside the bedrooms is small 1m x 2m and leads to the shower room.

Shower Room/WC – The outer area has a WC, Wash Hand basin and heated towel rails with tiled floor and s separating wall which leads into a large walk-in shower area/wet room (6ftx3ft approx) with floor to ceiling tiling and mosaic flooring. The shower area is equipped with a strong shower and also contains a convenient wash stand.


The ancient market town of St. Remy was first settled by those fleeing the nearby Roman city of Glanum as it was sacked by Germanic tribes c.270 AD. The Excavated remains of this Gallo-Roman city are now a major archeological attraction.

Stroll along the narrow winding streets and shaded squares. Discover the ornate 17th and 18th century buildings now housing museums and art galleries.

Here in St. Remy, while being cared for in the monastery at ‘St Paul de Mausole’ Vincent Van Gogh painted more than 150 canvasses, inspired by the fields of wheat, olive trees and wild flowers of the surrounding countryside

Leisure Activities:

Guided tours: Glanum (Roman ruins); St. Paul de Mausole (Van Gogh’s room); Nostradamus’ house/museum (born in St Remy 1503).

St Remy's tourist office is a leisurely 10 minutes walk from Villa Nova.

Cultural Events: Art, crafts & pottery markets, exhibitions and festivals. Van Gogh Art Centre – (18th Century Hotel Estrine),

Antiques: L’Isle- sur- la- Sorgue; the ‘antiques capital of France’ is 40 minutes away. ‘Foire de Brocantes’ (Antique markets) to be found every Sunday in one or other of the surrounding villages.

Shopping: Galerie Lafayette in the Bourse just off Marseille’s Vieux Port, is the department store the French love to shop in.

Avignon Sud: A centre Commercial just 20 minutes from St Remy.

Neighbouring villages: Les Baux des Provence (7km); Egaliere (10k); Maillane, birthplace of Frederic Mistral (7km); Maussane (9km).

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Margaret Clayton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Margaret Clayton

I am Irish and my husband and I have been coming to France since 1991 when we first married. Every summer we holidayed in France with our 3 children in Gites rural, camp sites and self catering accommodation throughout France. We were also fortunate enough to live & work here for 2 years, send our children to school and experience French life first hand. It was always our dream to have a small place in France as an escape from our busy work lives and eventually for retirement. We visited St. Remy on a day trip in 1992 and were immediately captivated, returning to the area again and again. Eventually, we were lucky enough to buy our small town house in Villa Nova which is our treasured holiday home and our retreat. We rent our home to defray the property taxes and property upkeep costs.

Margaret Clayton purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Margaret Clayton chose Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

We were seeking a secure holiday home in a village setting. Villa Nova is just 3 minutes walk to the local boulangerie and 5 minutes from the main 'Place de la Rebublique' and 'Eglise St. Martin'. St Remy's 'Office de Tourisme' is a leisurely 10 minutes walk.

It is also within easy distance of those wonderful and well known places in Provence, Arles, Avignon, Marseilles, and the Luberon. Ski slopes at Gap and beach at Les Saints Maries de la Mer are within driving distance.

What makes this townhome unique

Beautiful weather, secure private house with parking, located just 5 minutes walk from St. Remy's historic centre. Art Galleries, historic monuments and Roman History.

Fresh local produce from the weekly market (Wednesdays); over 20 boulangeries to choose from; the 'Potager' across from the Church; convenient shopping.

Concerts at Orange and Avignon, browsing in the antique shops of L'isle Sur La Sorgue and Loumarin; Organ recitals in Eglise St Martin; and Saturday evening mass at St Paul-de-Mausole.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hi Margaret, we're home now and had the most wonderful time in St. Remy. We stayed in a few places in France during our vacation and St Remy was absolutely the highlight! We loved your place - we found it very clean and beautifully decorated, with very nice quality towels, bedding and furnishings. The courtyard setting is beautiful, and we also enjoyed bringing lunch back from the market and eating on the outdoor patio. We were there in August and there was no need at all for air conditioning, as the house stayed nice and cool. It was so lucky that the festival was happening when we were there, and we also loved visiting the Saint-Paul Asylum and other local sights. We did a lot of day trips, which were very convenient with St Remy as our base. Our kids say that the pizza cart in the centre of town has the best pizza in the world and both ate several slices while we were there! Our younger child rode the carousel many times as well. And the weather was perfect!"
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 shower room, large size open plan walk in shower area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) 180 cm x 90cm, suitable for 2 adults; Double Bed (1) 140 cm x 90cm suitable for 2 children or 1 adult. Includes Hairdryer, all linens & towels.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The unique benefit of this house is its central location near the heart of St Remy.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Comfortable townhouse in exclusive development - 3 mns walk to centre of St. Rem
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 33 reviews
Connecticut, USA


  • 5 of 5

Dear Margaret,

We so enjoyed your most comfortable and lovely home. It was just perfect for us. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace and having a dinner at home that we bought at the market. The weather could not have been better while we were there. Did you have something to do with that? :) What a great location. We loved being able to walk into town with out having to take the car. We relaxed and rested and felt very much at home. Thank you so much for providing such a comfortable atmosphere.

We have stayed in St. Remy several times before and think that it's location in Provence is ideal for day trips to Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Arles, Aix and L'Isle sur la Sorgue. St. Remy it self has so much to offer in the way of shopping and restaurants. Not to mention the Wednesday and Saturday markets! A beautiful village.

I will be recommending your home in Villa Nova to friends and I know that they will enjoy their stay in your home as much as we did. Can't wait to come back again.

Jean and Jim

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hard to imagine a more perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Margaret, thank you for your care that you take of the apartment and all of your guests. It shows— in the pre-arrival texts and concern, in the bottle of wine and water left for us, in the personal greeting and help as we first arrived. The apartment itself is charming - perfect for the two of us, extra spacious, well appointed, nice dishes, bedding, beds. Great water pressure, nice kitchen— and lots of nice touches everywhere. The setting is just lovely and the location in the town is so convenient. St Remy is a great town, easy to fall in love with and your apartment made us feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two or three little things broken

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and the apartment stayed 5 nights. Always nice to come home to. Finally remembered how French doors lockef😬

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, Delighted you both had a great trip and even managed to see Les Tauraux running in streets. Really appreciate the feedback and I am arranging to fix the little shelf. God Bless Margaret
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Dallasl, Texas

Five because they don't have six

  • 5 of 5

Our apartment was outstanding. Accommodation was excellent. Location was exceptional both for touring Provence and strolling to shops, restaurants, and the Market. Stay again anytime.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Charming & quiet

  • 5 of 5

If we travel to Provence again, we would love to come back to la Villa Nova. It was quiet with a beautiful courtyard and yet only 5 minute walk to Old Town. We have travelled all over Europe, stayed in many different kinds of accommodations. This house was bright and airy. Everything was well-maintained. We recommend it highly to discerning travelers.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have traveled Europe extensively over the last three years while living in Germany. This is the best place we have ever rented. The location is amazing. All the places that you want to see in Provence is 30 minutes to an hour away. The townhouse is a short walk to the "town square" of St Remy. Every morning we would walk to the local bakery for the best baguettes. There are several quaint shopping streets and good restaurants - all within walking distance. Plan your Wednesday to stay in St Remy, as there is a market on the square. Everything was perfect. Nice beds, good linens and fluffy towels. The kitchen is well equipped. We love our coffee and were not disappointed with the french press. The washer and dryer worked great and everything in the townhouse has easy to follow instructions. We loved having the windows opened for all the fresh breezes. This property has one bad review that I can even image to be true- don't believe it!!!! Everything is as described and even better. We loved our afternoons on the quaint terrace with an afternoon glass of Provence wine. The property owner is so nice and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place and dream of going back again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Les Saintes Maries de la Mer
Nearest Point of Interest
Church St Martin
Car: recommended

Vincent Van Gogh - St Remy's most famous resident - Vincent was a patient at the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy from May 1889 until May 1890. The Asylum is a beautiful peaceful place to visit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Our house is used as a holiday home so long term rentals are not considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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