Escape into the French country life of medieval castles, Provencal bastides and mas, and charming small towns. Become part of the town while staying at this wonderful 17th century stone house with a pool and modern décor. Warm in winter and cool in summer, this vacation villa rental in the region of Languedoc Roussillon provides the best of both worlds: village life and peaceful surroundings. Since the area is known for its wines, you can intersperse your walks or day trips with wine tasting in your own vacation rental in the South of France.
The villa rental is a lovely 17th century stone house, typical of the are...a, with high, vaulted ceilings on the ground floor and huge wooden beams in the upstairs ceiling. The vacation rental property is enclosed with high walls and a security gate, opened by code or remote control. There is a cobbled courtyard garden with potted plants, shrubs, olive trees, grapevines, etc. The patio area is very private with a summer kitchen and barbecue area. There are tables, chairs, umbrellas, sun loungers, etc. Paths lined with tiles from the original roof lead to the beautiful swimming pool (45 m2) with jet stream and nighttime lighting. There are security child-proof barriers, as legally required in France. There is private parking available in front of the property or in a large car park at the rear of the property. The caretaker's house is located within the property grounds, but is private from the main house.
(230 m2/2,475 ft2)
Main Level: The main entrance leads from the garden into a reception area and beyond, into the fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven, and a freezer. The open-plan dining area and living room are situated beneath impressive original vaulted stone ceilings. The décor is modern and tastefully designed in keeping with the character of the villa. The windows create a light and airy atmosphere. Furnishings include a dining table for eight, comfortable sofas and armchairs. Steps lead down to the utility area with washing machine and dryer and WC. From the living room, steps lead up to a TV room with comfortable sofas, desk, TV, VCR, and DVD player. From the living room, a spiral staircase leads to the upper level.
Upper Level : Up twenty stairs there is a spacious landing with high ceilings and exposed beams. On this level there are two double bedrooms (one with a king-sized bed and one with a standard double bed) and one twin-bedded room. All the bedrooms have built-in closets, dressing tables, and chairs. One of the bedrooms has a balcony with a table and chairs. There are two large bathrooms with double basins, large showers, and heated towel racks. One of the bathrooms also has a tub. The two WCs are separate. Steps lead to the mezzanine/attic level.
Mezzanine Level :Up eight stairs there is a twin-bedded room.
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.
* Housekeeping Available: 10 Euro per hour
* Chef Available: 20-30 Euro per person
* Chauffer Available: starting at 20 Euro per person per trip
* Airport Transfer From Nimes Available: Free of charge
* Guided Walks And Tours Available: Upon request
* Dinner reservations at restaurant in town (open Thursday-Saturday evenings): If interested, request at least one week in advance for the Saturday evening of your arrival. The owners are happy to arrange this for you.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, cd, outside area - private, independent villa, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, cook service available - extra cost.
Left on 07/28/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Stephanie
We loved La Maison du Gard and were sad to leave. The location was great, as we were able to see many sites in Languedoc and Provence. In fact, we did so much that we felt we didn't have enough time at the property to fully enjoy it.
The backyard was beautiful. Most of the time that we were at the property, we were in the backyard. The kids loved the swimming pool and it was a beautiful setting for dinner. It was also neat being in a little village during the time of the festival.
We spent a lot of time going to the different sites in the area, such as Pont du Gard, Nimes, Uzes, Les Baux, and St. Remy. It was very convenient.
Brian's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 07/21/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Brian
Had a great time. Ray and Christine could not have been more gracious and helpful.
Easily accessible to Arles, Avignon, Uzes, Pont du Gard, Nimes, et al.
Donald's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 05/12/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Donald
We enjoyed the entire stay. The house was in walking distance to town. A five minute walk to the bakery and cafe. A 10 min walk to the InterMarche grocery store.
The wonderful vaulted ceilings, the great bathrooms, and the wonderful patio and pool.
The Chateau and cafe.
Janice's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 10/01/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Janice
Our stay at La Maison du Gard was wonderful. Such a beautiful house and yard. The bedrooms and bathrooms were outstanding and it was so nice to be able to sleep with the windows open. Ray and Christine couldn't have been nicer. They were so accommodating.
The swimming pool and the outdoor patio were our favorites. We ate every meal outdoors and were never bothered by insects of any kind. The pool was so refreshing after a day of touring the area.
There was not enough light in the living room and no bathroom on the first floor. After a few days of running up and down the circular staircase, however, it didn't seem so bad--but it would be difficult for anyone with bad knees, etc.
The market in Nimes was fun and we found a great array of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, etc. One of our group was a cyclist and he enjoyed the area for cycling.
Peggy's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 07/09/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Peggy
We had a wonderful time. The house and garden are beautiful, and Ray and Christine were wonderful hosts. The area was very peaceful and relaxing. It was fairly easy to get around by bus and train, and we didn't rent a car.
The house itself is very unique and comfortable. We had plenty of room for 7 of us to spread out. The garden and pool are lovely and we really enjoyed sitting by the pool and eating outdoors.
Older people might have a hard time with the spiral staircase. I have no specific complaints about the property.
Charming small town. Ate at a local restaurant the first night, excellent food. The bakery is right round the corner and the bus stop is just a few minutes away. The grocery store and another bakery were within walking distance.
Ellery's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 07/02/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Ellery
Wonderful experience. Perfect for our family and for touring the region.
Beautiful interiors, spacious and well-designed.
We would have a liked being in a larger, busier town with more restaurant offerings.
Proximity to many sights and towns.
Tom's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 06/25/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Tom
This is by far the most successful house rental abroad I've ever experienced. We were all absolutely blown away by how beautiful the house was. The pictures on the Web site don't actually do it justice. The experience was absolutely perfect from start to finish and we started talking about a return visit almost from the get go!
The layout of the house is very open, warm, and comfortable. The living area is extremely comfortable with three distinct and comfortable places to dine. The kitchen is very user friendly with every amenity at your fingertips. Each bedroom has its own unique style and nobody felt like they drew the short straw. The bathrooms are out of this world and the showers are a religious experience. And Ray and Christine were an absolute hoot, there when you needed them, but always giving us our privacy when needed.
I can't think of a thing I didn't like about the house. I suppose the spiral staircase going from the ground floor up to the bedrooms could be a bit iffy once you'd had a few glasses of wine, but it added such a unique flair to the place I wouldn't have changed it.
Caveirac is situated in the perfect locale, just on the border of Languedoc Roussillon and Provence. It offers such a wide array of towns to visit, all within under an hour's drive. Our favorites were probably the charming Sommieres, about 45 minutes northwest of Caveirac, and Les Baux, about an hour's drive to the east. Another beautiful day was our drive down the eastern side of the Camargue, with its astonishing array of wildlife. There were so many choices of beautiful places to visit that we determined we're just going to have to return again sometime soon to go to the towns nearby that we didn't have time to get to.
Carol's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 06/04/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Carol
Pretty close to perfect.
Lovely, perfectly appointed and clean. Caveiric is a charming little town.
Really nothing. The spiral stair would be an issue for an elderly person.
Nimes was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful, clean, historic small city. Sommieres is a lovely little town nearby.
Mark's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 04/30/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Mark
In a word, "Fantastic" - the property itself was stunning and our hosts, Ray and Christine were just wonderful and so welcoming.
The combined living and kitchen area was beautiful with a gorgeous stone ceiling.
Nothing at all.
It's a beautiful area with so much to see and do, there is something for everybody. Whether you like history or art or just lazing on a beach it's all there.
Rod's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 04/16/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Rod
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the house. We kept imagining how great it would be to live in it year round.
We loved the historical feel of the building with the exposed original stonework and the arches yet were very appreciative of the modern conveniences of the bathrooms and kitchen.
We didn't have any problems.
The whole region is so picturesque. We jumped out of the car many times for perfect photo opportunities. The town, Caveirac is well located and yet off the beaten path. We visited many historical locations and saw some amazing Roman ruins.
Harry's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 10/31/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Harry
We truly enjoyed the house which had everything one could ask for including the most hospitable hosts, Ray and Christine. They were available for suggestions about day trips, restaurants, etc. in the area, but were unobtrusive and respecting of our privacy. We were very comfortable in lovely surroundings.
The property has been marvelously renovated and well decorated. The feeling of history remains even though all the comforts of a modern home were available.
The only thing that was a minor inconvenience was the need to park off property in a lot which was a short walk from the property.
There were several historically significant sites within a short drive of Nimes, Avignon, Pont du Gard, etc. as well as many quaint small villages with daily markets. Beautiful countryside with many Vineyards. Day trips to the Camargue, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, and Aigues Mortes, Provence, and Collioure are relatively easy.
Jackie's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 03/31/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Jackie
We had a great time, and didn't realize beforehand what a great location Nimes is. The owners are excellent hosts.
This house has two of the best bathrooms I've ever seen.
There is a narrow circular staircase leading up to the bedrooms, which can be a bit tricky for the less than agile, and scared our dog. Also, there are really only two baths, and only one can be used for showering at one time.
The village is okay, and there is a small shopping center just 5 minutes away by car. The major highway is about 10 minutes away, so you can cover most of Provence and Languedoc in easy day trips.
Gail's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 07/31/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | Gail
Blissful, if not rapturous.
This is a stunning building outside and inside -- the stone arches and ceiling are a marvel -- that has been splendidly renovated in a very modern style. All fixtures, appliances and electronics are first rate.
Owners live on the premises, so privacy -- we are very sensitive to this -- is never complete. On the other hand, the proximity and availability makes it very easy to answer questions which inevitably arise. It is doubtful you will ever encounter owners more friendly and eager to please.
Don's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 06/30/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | Don
Beautiful house, patio and pool, wonderful hosts.
Good location for day trips to Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Les Baux and the Carmargue.
Christopher's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 10/31/2006 for a stay in October 2006 | Christopher
Beautifully appointed historical building. This was an extremely stylish unit, not what you would find in a rental unit, more on the lines of a luxury resort.
We were not aware that there was a festival in town for the first three nights, hence making it difficult to sleep at nights due to the festivities.
The proximity to Nimes is about 15 minutes by car, secluded little country village with access to all the areas attraction by no more than a 1 hour drive to each.
Sarah's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 09/30/2006 for a stay in September 2006 | Sarah
We had a wonderful stay and felt the property was a great value. It is really a luxury villa at a quite economical price. There are at least a week's worth of great day trips to take from this area.
The beautiful 17th century stonework was preserved and visible, but the house had been thoroughly and thoughtfully modernized.
Having to park about two blocks away in the public lot.
Caveirac has two great bakeries, a wonderful restaurant, and a beautiful artisan fruits/vegetables/cheeses/ausage shop within easy walking distance of the house. Within a short drive were also a local wine cooperative, grocery store, and gas station. Nimes has amazing Roman monuments, and the nearby towns of Calvisson and Sommieres are quite charming.
Victoria's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 06/30/2006 for a stay in June 2006 | Victoria
Lovely house, large rooms and bathrooms, quiet garden, and pool.
Had trouble with the outdoor barbecue. Had to be careful getting the van through the narrow street and down the sloped driveway.
Local restaurant and boulangeries, as well as handy larger supermarche. Great access to beautiful towns and countryside, places like Uzes, Pont du Gard, the Camargue, Aigues Mortes, etc. Close to airports in Nimes and Montpellier.
Hank's review of La Maison du Gard
Left on 01/31/2004 for a stay in January 2004 | Hank
The property was great! It was comfortable, spacious, well decorated and equipped.
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Left on 10/07/2003 for a stay in September 2003 |
We found the house to be exceptionally well-equipped and spacious for our party of six. It was a superb base for trips of all kinds as well as the exploration of the village itself.
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