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Saint Remy de Provence, Sleeps 10 - Country House with Private Garden and Pool

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House near Saint Remy de Provence, France - Peaceful Location within 5 minute Drive of Saint Remy de Provence.

Beautiful 19th Century Country House recently restored in a Contemporary Style. The house is set in mature gardens of 3,800 square metres with a 10 x 5 metre swimming pool surrounded by a paved sunbathing area with sun loungers. There are two outside dining areas, one by the pool and the other under a shaded pergola adjacent to the kitchen. A perfect setting to sit, relax and enjoy numerous glasses of rose! Historical St Remy with its famous Wednesday market and home to the Romans, Van Gogh and Nostradamus is full of fine shops, restaurants and cafes. The area is home to many excellent vineyards as depicted in "A Good Year" by Peter Mayle. There are many other villages close by including Les Baux de Provence with over three million annual visitors, Eygalieres and Maussanne. St Remy is also within half an hour's drive of Avignon, Arles (Van Gogh Museum and annual photography festival) Nimes and the Camargue and within an hour's drive of Marseille, Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence.


Owner
Sandra & Andrew Peskin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2017

About Sandra & Andrew Peskin

We moved to France from London six years ago. Our two children live in London but visit us frequently. We share our life in the Alpilles with our four dogs. We love our life here and have made many new friends. We would be thrilled for you to come and sample a little bit of our dream here in Provence. We are sure that you will love every minute as much as we do.

Sandra & Andrew Peskin purchased this house in 2010

Why Sandra & Andrew Peskin chose Alpilles

We are true Francophiles and had holidayed for many years in this area and other parts of the South of France. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and remains unspoilt. There are many festivals throughout the summer celebrating local culture.

What makes this house unique

The property is excellently situated for all local amenities and is easily accessed from all parts of the UK. The environment that we have created will ensure an unforgettable holiday that we hope you will wish to repeat for many years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to our own special paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a Canadian family of 10, including 3 generations and this was a long planned celebratory family vacation in Provence. This home is very centrally located and yet beautifully quiet and secluded. The pool and grounds were really well kept and very much enjoyed, as it was very warm weather. The decor is very tasteful, and also comfortable and relaxed. We could take lots of wonderful day trips and within 15 min to 1 hour be in St Remy, Les Beaux, Gordes, Avignon, Arles, and Aix en Provence, as well as other surrounding points of interest and small towns. The markets were great fun. Sandra arranged an excellent cook for us for the few evenings we wanted and we also enjoyed picking up our own provisions and cooking ourselves in the modern and well equipped kitchen. The local French produce, cheeses and wines are so fresh and delicious and easy to find. Sandra was very helpful in recommending markets and restaurants. Also if we had any questions Sandra was extremely responsive. An electrical storm caused a problem with the stove top and she had it repaired immediately. We also found it was great to have 2 master suites with A/C as this made it easier for the 2 babies to nap and sleep. When we were there, one week was unusually hot but we were able to keep the 'Mas' cool by closing shutters during the day and opening them up in the evening when the air cooled considerably. We loved dining 'al fresco' outside every night in the lovely outdoor dining area. And the dining room inside is great also with lots of room for all. Other conveniences included 2 large fridges which accommodated all our needs as a family of 10, as well as excellent laundry machines so we could refresh our clothes and towels easily. The housekeeping help were also very pleasant and thorough. We felt very well cared for and had a fabulous time relaxing and enjoying the sound of the cicadas as well as exploring so many wonderful historical sites and natural treasures such as the Camargue bird sanctuary with flamingos, fields of sunflowers and lavender, the wonderful plane trees lining so many roads, the Luberon valley surrounded by mountains and huge rocky outcrops - all made this trip full of great memories and wonderful experiences that delighted all the senses. It was also so easy to travel there by high speed train from Paris, pick up cars at the train station, and we were there within 30 minutes settling in. We would highly recommend.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nimes.
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Saint Etienne du Gres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Les Baux-de-Provence (Domaine de Manville)
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Avignon TGV.
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Cavaillon (A7)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les Lavandes (Mas Blanc des Alpilles)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Saintes Marie de la Mer
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling, Walking, Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Wine Tasting, Cookery, Art, Pottery can all be arranged. This is an area famous for the quality of the light and thus attracts artists, musicians and writers who are inspired by its magic. The weekly markets are an attraction in themselves, St Remy is famous for its Wednesday market, Maussanne on Thursday and Eygalieres on Friday. Arles is home to the biggest market in the area every Saturday morning. There are many excellent supermarkets near by as well as local shopping in St Etienne du Gres with its wonderful baker and butcher as well as a newspaper shop/tabac, greengrocer and florist.

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach (45 minutes by car) is at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue and all the beaches of the Cote d'Azur are within a two hour drive.

Travel:

Avignon - Caumont (20 minutes) Cityjet from London City and Flybe from Southampton. TGV from St Pancras via Lille or Paris

Nimes - Garons (30 minutes) Ryanair from Luton and Liverpool

Marseille - Marignane (1 hour) British Airways from Heathrow, Easyjet from Gatwick and Ryanair from Stansted

Montpellier - Mediterranee (1 hour) Easyjet from Gatwick, Ryanair from Leeds, Bradford and Birmingham

Car Essential

Distances:

Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles - walking distance

St Etienne du Gres - 3 minutes drive, bicycle 10 minutes

St Remy de Provence - 5 minutes drive

Arles - 15 minutes drive

Avignon - 20 minutes drive

Nimes - 40 minutes drive

Marseille & Aix-en-Provence - 1 hour's drive

Further Details:

Our favourite restaurants where we would be happy to reserve on your behalf are:

Bistrot du Paradou - Le Paradou

Mas de Capoun - Molleges

Aux Ateliers - Maussanne les Alpilles

Mas de la Rose - Eygalieres

Oustau de Baumaniere - Les Baux (very expensive but worth it for a special treat)

English speaking husband and wife doctor team in Le Paradou. Superb dentist in Maussanne.

This area has something for everybody whether it be cultural, relaxing or physical. The list of possible activities is endless.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles in Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En Suite to Master with Bath, walk-in Shower and WC En Suite to Bed 2 Bath/Shower & WC En Suite to Bed 3 Bath/Shower & WC (ground floor) Family Bathroom 4 Bath/Shower & WC Guest WC with walk-in Shower (ground floor)
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom & Dressing Room 2 further double Bedrooms with en-suite Bathrooms (one on ground floor) 2 twin Bedrooms with shared Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Furnished to a very high standard and professionally interior designed. The house retains its period character whilst having been recently renovated in a contemporary style. All beds are extremely comfortable. All bedrooms have adequate wardrobe space. The windows all have shutters so the house remains cool in the summer and insulated in the winter. The house is alarmed and has electric gates so is extremely safe and secure. All kitchen/crockery is matching and of a very high standard. Plastic glasses are available for around the pool. Outside: External lighting to the garden allows romantic night entertaining and the pool is lit underwater for night time swimming. There are two al fresco dining areas, one by the pool and the other adjacent to the kitchen under a pergola with a barbecue. Utility Room: Fridge, large capacity washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Ironing board and iron. Large sink and lots of cupboard space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and 100% cotton bedlinen are included. Separate pool towels. Mid week clean included. Additional cleaning by arrangement. The gardener comes weekly and the pool is regularly maintained. Other: Beautiful landscaped garden with two outdoor dining areas, one by the pool and the other adjacent to the kitchen (BBQ). Sun Loungers on terrace surrounding pool.

Reviews

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Saint Remy de Provence, Sleeps 10 - Country House with Private Garden and Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

A beautiful, well equipped house. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Mas La Belugo is a gorgeous house set in a lovely garden with a super swimming pool. The house itself has been tastefully renovated to a very high standard. Sandra and Andrew, the owners, have clearly carefully thought about every detail from the artworks on the walls to the extremely well equipped, modern kitchen right down to the quality and number of clothes hangers in each wardrobe. The house has a warm, welcoming and comfortable air about it that makes you feel instantly at home. It is also immaculately clean. The 'house guide book' is invaluable - how to operate everything is clearly explained and it also includes useful information about shops, restaurants and other amenities in the local area. We are a family of 5 plus 2 grandparents who spent a very relaxing two weeks here at the end of August. Sandra and Andrew are very kind and attentive hosts - we couldn't have hoped for a better holiday. The house is ideally located to make visiting all the wonderful sights of this part of Provence very easy. All in all, a perfect place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous villa in a beautiful part of Provence

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in Mas la Belugo. The villa had everything we needed and the pool and garden area were perfect for both adults and children. The property was very clean and was thoughtfully stocked with some essentials upon our arrival. Sandra, the owner, lives locally and was very helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The location of the villa was perfect for exploring the villages of the les alpilles area. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to return ourselves one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous holiday home - an amazing find. The owners are great and supportive and have done a brilliant job of maintaining this lovely, sizable holiday home.

The house itself is clean, stylishly furnished and contains everything you need. The owners have really thought about what a family needs and have done their best to provide a comfortable and easy living experience.

I highly recommend this property to anybody looking for something great!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A luxurious One in a Million Provencal 'Mas'

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a wonderfully updated country house with every amenity one could ever want when renting a vacation home. The house was large and beautiful, as were the grounds and surrounding town area. Wonderful pool (although we were a bit late in the season to take the plunge) and garden area. Very quiet, peaceful and French….with a British spin!

The kitchen was fully functional and every tool needed to prepare and serve a gourmet meal was there. There was even a bountiful supply of spices, condiments and all those "little bits" one always forgets when renting a house on the road! The appliances were all new, as was the fit-out of the entire kitchen, plenty of space and storage. The lighting throughout the house was brilliant and all adjustable to the brightness needed, always a nice mood enhancer!

The living and dining spaces were perfect and provided great options for community time, as well as great places to get away for a nap, a good read or just to be alone, inside or outside. The interior spaces are well decorated and accessorized in a comfortable, contemporary style that is very cool, and guaranteed to make anyone feel right at home. Very well done, right down to the stocked candy dish in the living room.

Bedroom and bathrooms were equally as well thought out as the rest of the house. The rooms were large with beamed ceilings and very comfortable. A cleaning service came mid-week to freshen everything up. The beds were great and heating and cooling were a snap to operate.

But, the truly best part of this rental was by far our hostess (owner), Sandra. In addition to the house rental, Sandra offers a personal concierge service (for an additional fee that was worth every euro) that made our trip just perfect! Upon our arrival, the kitchen was stocked with everything we had previously requested plus she had prepared a delicious dinner for our first evening! For the whole trip, Sandra's advice with directions and destination choices saved us so much time and energy, while also delivering us the "A+ list experience". From places to go, to the most amazing restaurants that no tourist would ever find, to the best wineries to visit and which local markets to see, Sandra hooked us up with reservations, addresses and phone numbers and tips to make it all really easy!

Finally, this trip was a one in a million find for us! A great country, a great house, great food and wine….. all made possible by an extraordinary hostess! Thanks a million!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Mas La Belugo is a wonderful property. It is very well maintained and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It has a beautiful garden and swimming pool and plenty of outside space for eating and playing if you have young kids. It is suitable for all age groups - we were there with three generations and hope very much to return. Andrew and Sandra were incredibly helpful and welcoming and really bent over backwards to ensure we had everything we needed. My only wish was that I could have stayed longer than 10 days!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The perfect setting for a four week family vacation (with plenty of room for three couples and a baby in our case). Central to everything we wanted to explore in the Avignon - Nimes - Aix en Provence triangle of vineyards, historical sites, great (and always casual) restaurants, markets, hiking and just relaxing by the pool. Convenient shopping nearby in both traditional small family butchers, bakers and delicatessens as well as familiar supermarkets. We found it quite easy to figure everything out in the community and if we had any questions hosts Sandra and Andrew were never far away and always helpful. In late June and early July the weather was spectacular. Sandra and Andrew provide all of the modern conveniences in a traditional setting that is safe and secure. We had a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles, Bouches-du-Rhone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 7 nights
£3,738
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 
 
High
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 7 nights
£3,738
 
 
Low
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 
 
Mid
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,298
for 7 nights
£3,298
 
 
High
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 7 nights
£3,738
 
 
Peak
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,793
for 7 nights
£4,793
 
 
High
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 7 nights
£3,738
 
 
Low
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 
 
High
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,738
for 7 nights
£3,738
 
 
Low
5 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,902
for 7 nights
£2,902
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4.4

Booking Notes:
50% at time of booking, balance 4 weeks prior to rental start date. Refundable deposit of Euros 1,000 payable on arrival. Payment can be made in Sterling equivalent at prevailing exchange rate. We also require security with a scanned copy of your passport and scanned proof of address to verify who you are. Occupancy must not exceed 10 people.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday - Departure 10am - Arrival 4pm.
Rentals from June to September are for a minimum of 1 week - other dates are by arrangement.
We will meet and greet you and show you how everything works!

Notes on prices:
Payment by Bank Transfer in Euros - We will supply IBAN details on confirmation of booking. Sterling payments can be arranged at the prevailing exchange rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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