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Villa- 5 Minutes Center, Alpilles View, Garden, Garage

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 3 chemin de la Croix du Canal

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Completely furnished with many antiques pieces, two story villa just 300 meters from the center of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in a quiet cul de sac bordering the canal, garden, secure parking and garage.

Ground floor: enclosed sun porch, living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room, bedroom with double bed, bathroom, 1/2 bath (wc) kitchen, pantry/laundry room. Garage.

Upstairs: master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bathroom. Panoramic view of Les Alpilles mountains including the Rock with Two Holes immortalized by Vincent Van Gogh.

Landscaped terrace with stone bench for outdoor dining.

Location is perfect for enjoying the village life in the charming town of Saint-Remy, return from shopping in the market to cook a gourmet meal in the privacy of your villa and dine with a view of the Alpilles mountain.

Keywords: Town center, close to shopping, furnished with antiques

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About The Owner

We purchased and renovated a 'mas' property in the countryside in 1985 when we fell in love this this wonderful corner of Provence. In the early 90's we opened a cooking school there so that we could fulfill our dream of living full time in Saint Remy. We have since retired but live full time in our farmhouse.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2001

Why The Owner chose Alpilles

Saint Remy de Provence is the quintessential village town in Provence and while its shops and restaurants reflect the fine tastes of its affluent visitors and many full and part time residents with interesting backgrounds, beneath the surface is a town of hard working local people, many of whom have been farmers for generations. It is also one of the friendliest places we have ever lived, on your second visit to any shop or restaurant don't be surprised if they remember who you are. Food and wine does not get any better than here and you are you are experiencing living history from Roman to medieval to the modernistic Gare TGV in Avignon.

What makes this villa unique

Location, location, location - the chemin de la Croix du Canal on Place Mireille is just a few minutes walk to the center of Saint Remy yet at the same time you feel like you living in the country thanks to the grove of mature olive trees just across from the canal and you look up and see our beloved Alpilles mountains whose rock formations inspired Vincent Van Gogh who spent a year at the asylum near the Roman antiquities of Glanum, all just meters away from this property.


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Villa- 5 Minutes Center, Alpilles View, Garden, Garage
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Southern Maine, USA

Very comfortable and clean, private yet short walk to civilization

  • 5 of 5

We were three family members to stay in this lovely house for a week, mid spring, before the Mediterranean heat of summer. Bedrooms, one upstairs, one down, were comfortably appointed, each with own spacious bathroom. Throughout very clean and welcoming. The very sunny courtyard was the perfect place for morning coffee and late afternoon drinks. As a chef I appreciated the well-equipped kitchen. Living room sofa could be a tad more comfortable, but we found ourselves sitting on it very rarely! Best of all is location of this house! So easy by car to reach Provençal sites, day excursions to the Luberon, wine regions, Arles, Avignon, a little further to the Camargue, but doable in a day. Everyday provisions were easily accessed on foot at a grocery not ten-minutes walk toward town; another few minutes beyond there are restaurants to appeal to any price range. Don't miss the Wednesday market! I stocked up on local olive oils, and there is much much more to explore among the stalls. Many thanks to David for making the booking so easy to accomplish. It really was the perfect place for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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French Countryside Bliss

  • 5 of 5

I have used VRBO/HomeAway several times, from quick getaways to length stays, parties large and small. Never have I received better service than with David and few homes have surpassed the comfort, quality and convenience of this cozy Provençal abode. From the inside out, the home boasts repose and charm, with walls adorning vintage décor including several antique armoires, a grandfather clock and cushy formal living room furniture, along with all the means of a home-away-from-home. The kitchen was small but completely functional and accessible, with a large fridge close by.

The master suite upstairs was wonderful, with an adjoining en suite restroom comprised of wide counters, a full-length mirror and a surprisingly spacious shower, plus additional closet space. The master is equipped with a (real!) king bed and large armoire. A second bedroom is located on the main floor with a second half-bath (full restroom with shower) next door and an additional toilet-only restroom next to that.

The best part was the sunroom, featuring floor-to-ceiling window-doors that could open up fully to the huge and private front-of-the-house patio. This is the main entry, with plenty of locked doors to feel safe at night – although, who would be worried in this adorable town? – and also connects the entire house to this open, expansive atmosphere.

Location was perfect – just set enough outside of the main corridor to be quiet and required a five minute stroll in if you did want the noise.

St. Remy is amazing. Whatever your desires, you can find them in this dreamy, picturesque French country village. Restaurants are spectacular, shopping is lovely and the Wednesday farmers market should not be missed! Not to mention the Roman ruins, history and overall stunning sights of the region.

I couldn’t recommend this house more as a St. Remy residence or hub for touring Provence. Thank you, David!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your effusive review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you shall return soon. David Carpita, Owner
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Austin, Texas and Casperia, Italy

Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This vllla is wonderfully situated on the outskirts of St. Remy, close enough to walk to shopping, restaurants and the town center, but far enough away for peace and quiet. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and roomy, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen well-equipped. The photos really don't do the place justice. The owner, David, is a pleasure to deal with. We found St. Remy to be the perfect location for exploring Provence, and would definitely return to St. Remy and to this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay, it is indeed a very unique property by its location and amenities. Hope to have you back again soon. David
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Great Home to go local

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable with good light and every convenience we could possibly want. We two couples enjoyed a week of living like Frenchmen. The house is convenient to town with its good restaurants and local wine and the area has great hiking in the countryside. The sanitarium where Van Gogh lived for 53 weeks is still just as it was when he was there and we found it extremely interesting and insightful.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Luis Obispo, California. USA

Terrific Experience

  • 5 of 5

Spent two terrific weeks in this villa. Was great for just my wife and I, but would handle another couple easily. The home was clean and and stocked with every amenities we needed. The home is located within a 5 minute walk a very good market. Just another couple of minutes into town, which is a very lively town, fun to sit and have lunch with the locals. Very good restaurants. Also within driving distance of many of the small hills town, just a terrific place to headquarter in Provence. The owner David could not have been nicer or more willing to help with any question. He has put together a terrific book describing all the restaurants in the area, big help. Could not recommend this property highly enough. One more point, unlike a lot of other properties, this home has a wonderful yard to enjoy for outdoor relaxing or eating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy with a great location but...

  • 4 of 5

I chose this villa for our 1 week stay in Provence due to its proximity to St Remy town centre.

The town center is about 5-10 mins walk from the villa which made it great for access to fresh produce on the market day (on Wednesday), town activities and restaurants/cafes/bars, as well as the only convenience-supermarket store in town.

The villa is also located close to tourist attractions like the Glanum Roman ruins, Saint Paul de Mausole asylum where Van Gogh spent some time, as well as Chateau Les Baux.

As for the villa itself:

The pros:

- wifi/internet access

- 2 spacious bathrooms and a small powder room

- fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, stove, microwave oven

- a king bed on the upper floor, and a double bed on the lower floor

- air conditioning

- laundry facilities including washer and dryer (the property owner provides 2 tablets; for more, you can buy from the town's convenience store)

The cons:

- damp bath mat and towels (the pink ones) on the upper floor upon arrival

- most of the furniture are old, and the sofa and chairs look worn, lumpy and threadbare in parts. While they add to the charm of the property, they could do with some reupholstering

- the bed spreads look old and musty and worn (the beds are reasonably comfortable and sheets and duvets are clean though)

- some of the equipment in the kitchen should be replaced eg. pot with chipped enamel, faulty electric kettle, broken chopping board, salt bottle with broken cover. Would also recommend the addition of some deeper plates or bigger bowls to the kitchen as we found those lacking, as well as some coasters for hot items (to protect the lovely kitchen table ).

- the toiletries are mismatched (a jumble of brands) and some looked old. We mostly used the toiletries we brought.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the villa, as it was generally cozy and was sufficient for our family of four adults.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your rating of 4 out of 5. We are also grateful that you took the trouble to let us know about the things that were not up to our usual standards. I can assure you and future guests that they have been dealt with it and should not happen again. We hope you return one day to our villa. Cordially, David Carpita Owner
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Car: recommended

Cooking classes at Seasons of Provence Cooking School


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Alpilles

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
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High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Check-in is from 17h00 on arrival date and check-out is latest 10h00 on departure date. There are no service fees or end of stay cleaning fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Included in your rental is high-speed wireless Internet and unlimited free phone calls to over 100 countries, including cell phones in the US and Canada. The television receives 800 channels, several of which are in English.

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