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Property Details

Sleeps:
10 - 11
Single Bedrooms:
1
Double Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Type:
Villa
Property #:
15651
Nearest Town:
Boulbon

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Beautiful Provence Villa Near a Village

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About The Experience
Verdant rolling landscapes, medieval villages, colorful markets, mouth-watering French pastries and gorgeous days spent lounging by the pool… The pure, Provencal experience is yours at this exclusive luxury villa and guesthouse. Encompassed within a grove of olive trees, this rental villa in Provence has a private pool and lovely garden areas for outdoor dining. Meander over to nearby villages of Barbentane and Beaucaire or find lots to explore in Avignon. Fascinating cities like Orange and Marseilles, with their ancient architecture and rich heritage, are perfect for a daytrip. This holiday villa for rent in Provence is a wonderful way to experience France with your friends and family.
Location Description

This beautiful Provence villa is located in the Alpes-Cote-d’Azur region of Provence at the foot of La Montagnette near the medieval village of Boulbon. Because of this, you are in a perfect paradise for walking, hiking, mushroom gathering, hunting and enjoying the fertile farmlands of Provence. The Provencal village of Boulbon is a charming example of a virtually untouched medieval village with its quaint town square, peaceful little shops and flower-bedecked windows. There are markets to explore and local treats to sample. On the evening of June 1st, Boulbon has a very unique event --- the Bottle Procession which happens at St. Marcellin Chapel. The nearby village of Boulbon is easy to spot no mater what route you take. The villages’ church tower is visible from all directions and dominates the countryside and its surroundings. Here you will find several excellent restaurants, museums and outdoor activities of hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking. Further away is Avignon, a city ringed by a medieval wall, inside of which you will find narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings filled with shops and restaurants. Avignon is easy to get in and out of by train, is a wonderful city to visit and noteworthy sites include the Palace of the Popes, the Musee Carnavalet, and Notre Dame des Doms cathedral.

Nearby Attractions: Boulbon (walking, hiking, mushroom gathering, hunting, town square, shops, markets, Bottle Procession, St. Marcellin Chapel), Bonnieux (tower, restaurants, museums, hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking), Avignon (medieval wall, ancient buildings, shops, restaurants, train, Palace of the Popes, Musee Carnavalet, Notre Dame des Doms cathedral, TVG).

Marseille: 116 km/72 mi
Orange: 57 km/35 mi
Avignon (Airport, TGV Station): 15 km/9 mi
Beaucaire: 14 km/9 mi
Tarascon: 10 km/6 mi
Boulbon: 4 km/2 mi
Exterior Description
(6000 m2) This villa within an olive grove is very private and secure, with an alarm system and electric gate. There is a lovely, manicured garden with inviting lawn furniture, a tennis table, swimming pool (10 m x 5m), romantic belvedere, electric barbecue and terraces for outdoor dining. The building is designed in the traditional architectural style of Provence.
Interior Description

(400 m2)
Main House: Entering the main house, hang your jackets up in the cloakroom before you get ready to relax in the living room. Tastefully decorated in Provencal style, the living room has several large windows to let sunlight in. The room is furnished with a coffee table, couch and several chairs positioned to enjoy the fireplace or TV. The dining room is conveniently located next to the fully equipped kitchen. This charming kitchen has an intercom (entrance gate), dishwasher, oven, cook-top stove, microwave, Italian coffee maker, American coffee maker, toaster and food processors. Next to the kitchen is a laundry room with washing machine and dryer. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house. The first bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC, and bathtub with a hand-held shower head. The second bedroom also has a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC and shower. The third bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed. The fourth bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed. The fifth bedroom has a 90 cm single bed. There is a separate bathroom with a sink, WC, bathtub with a hand-held shower head and a shower.

Studio: Located at the rear of the main house is a private studio. This charming studio has its own living room with TV, sofa and a cozy kitchen with a sink. There is a 140 cm standard double bed (cozy for two!). There is also a bathroom with a sink, WC, and a shower.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Chef Youcef: Upon request
  • Cook Service: 120 Euros plus the cost of food
  • Extra Housekeeping: 13 Euros per hour
  • Babysitter: Upon request
  • Baby Equipment: Upon request

Please Note:

  • While common in France, the 140 cm standard double bed is considered small by many Americans, which is why we have listed it for only one person.
  • The Caretaker does not speak English.
  • Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours on Tuesday and Thursday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Independent Villa
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Sep-30-2017 - Apr-28-2018 $6,820 1 wk
Apr-28-2018 - Jun-30-2018 $8,049 1 wk
Jun-30-2018 - Sep-01-2018 $9,287 1 wk
Sep-01-2018 - Sep-29-2018 $8,049 1 wk
Sep-29-2018 - Apr-27-2019 $6,820 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Along with the final payment, a refundable security deposit is due. You will be requested to post a check to Rentvillas.com in the amount listed. The security deposit will be returned to you within 2 weeks of your departure from the property minus any damages to the property, or any charges incurred during your stay. The listed security deposit is: $3,750

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Arrival Fee (between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 30 EUR
  • Arrival Fee (between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 60 EUR
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival

Other Notes

  • Arrivals (After 8:00pm): Not Accepted
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 4 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Last year we came away from our preview of the property and pleasurable meeting with the owner knowing that our family would be pleased with the stay this summer. We were certainly not disappointed. All of us found the villa to be clean, roomy, beautifully maintained, and private. It more than met our expectations.
Enjoyed Most:
We were most impressed with the owner's attention to detail. Literally everything we needed and expected was provided. The interior decoration as well as the very extensive millwork and cabinetry are carefully thought out out and extraordinarily done. All of our family enjoy cooking and with the beautifully equipped kitchen, we chose to stay home for most meals. The pleasure of after dinner hearts or cribbage games played with the children on the carriage lighted outside table will not be forgotten soon.
Enjoyed Least:
Difficult to find fault with anything. We were there during an extreme heat wave with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees on occasion. The free-standing air conditioning units did an adequate job of cooling for a good night's sleep. The few mosquitoes were not a problem.
Surrounding Area:
Absolutely loved driving less than 2 miles each morning to the very small town of Boulbon. Here we found everything we needed for meals for the day. There is a small but well equipped grocery store, a good boulangerie and an excellent butcher shop. For other needs, a 10 minute drive to Barbentane offers more shopping including a supermarche,
Nearby Events or Locales:
Boulbon as mentioned above is the nearest town and could be walked to within a half hour or so each way.
Tips or Restaurants:
Pizza de la Tour in Barbentane and particularly Decouverte in St. Remy were good finds.
Directions:
One thing which might be mentioned is the turn off highway D81 involves entering a road marked 'no entry'. Confused us a bit the first time but okay thereafter and the directions to the property were very complete. We did use a GPS system and would advise all drivers do so.
Check In Out:
Check in and check out were very easy. The keyholder, Abdou, speaks very little English but 3 in our crowd spoke some French and we had no problem communicating. He is a kind, respectful gentleman whom we grew to enjoy. He even baked a wonderful chocolate granache cake for us one evening.

Bruce, July

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Overall:
It is a wonderful villa, close to many things to do and see. We had a group ranging in age from 21-79 and the layout of the home was perfect.
Enjoyed Most:
The beautiful interior decor and the grounds.
Enjoyed Least:
Having to deal with the manual A/C.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful countryside.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Boulbon; yes, it's within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Great restaurant at the hotel in the village.
Directions:
We used a GPS and it worked perfectly.

Tom, August

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Overall:
Very nice and very well located for day trips. Somewhat out of the way to get groceries etc, but overall very, very nice!!
Enjoyed Most:
The lay out of the villa very well arranged to accommodate 4 to 5 couples. Also, it did provide a quiet week, without the hustle and bustle of city life!!
Enjoyed Least:
As stated, it was a little far to restock food, etc.
Surrounding Area:
Taking day trips to the small cities and seeing many very old churches and castles; just driving through the countryside and seeing what Southern Farance looked like!!!
Nearby Events or Locales:
It was not within walking distance; I would say it was about 4-5 miles away!!
Tips or Restaurants:
Just bring lightweight cloths if in summer or late summer (do not know about winter). We did find a nice restaurant in the Hotel at Bolduian, close to villa. Very nice but very expensive!!
Directions:
We did use GPS and had no issues finding this location.
Check In Out:
It was OK, just hard to communicate (language problem).

John, August

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