|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||70 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Resort, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Please check out the additional, great reviews that our guests have posted here, on TripAdvisor, on our website and on VRBO.
'Fall Fun' at PROVENCE PARADISE mid-September through mid-December 2013. Dates: 13 Sept - 19 Dec 13. See full details, below.
"L'Orangerie" at PROVENCE PARADISE is a 17-th century stone cottage, best suited for a couple and or a family with up to two small children. This house sleeps a maximum of 4 people and is part of a cluster of six old, provenÃÂ§al farm houses, with a total capacity for accommodation of up to 37 guests in our "hamlet" at PROVENCE PARADISE.
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"L'Orangerie" at PROVENCE PARADISE
Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
L'Orangerie" at PROVENCE PARAIDSE is in our restored "hamlet," on a hill just above the old town centre of Saint Remy de Provence. We are well within walking distance of all activities and shops, not more than 10 minutes on-foot along the old canal path or following the quiet, country road into town.
Sunshine guaranteed, a warm jacuzzi year-round, huge pool and terraces. Relax and enjoy! Our guests come from all around the world. We speak many languages and are here ready to help you to LOVE PROVENCE...just like we do!
This house is part of a cluster of six old, provencal farm houses, which we have recently completely restored and which are perched on a hill just over St. Remy de Provence. "La Tuilerie," which sleeps 12 people, is close by. "Le Vieil Moulin" and "La Tour de la Girouette," which sleep 6 and 8 respectively, and most recently "Le Mas de la Pierre Milliare" and "La Bastide des Micocouliers" are all just down the hill...on the other side of small streams which flow through the gardens toward the watermill and cascade to make the wheel turn slowly.
Location Type Resort, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$268 - $469||$268 - $469||$1,876 - $3,283||$6,029 - $10,517||4 nights|
|Apr. 12 2013 - May. 31 2013
|May. 31 2013 - Oct. 31 2013
|Nov. 1 2013 - Apr. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$402||$402||$2,814||$8,977||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
And, at any season of the year, all of our rental rates are always all-inclusive.
So, what does "all-inclusive" mean at PROVENCE PARADISE....? PLENTY!
*houses that are properly cleaned and readied, according to your needs.
*beds set-up and made with supplied fresh linens of quality.
*towels supplied for bath and for pool-use.
*hand and body soap, toilet paper, trash bags, flowers fresh from the market.
*dishwasher and laundry detergents, even fragrant dryer pads.
*kitchen supplied with "everything you need... and then some!" plus 10 ingredients in the fridge for breakfast the next several mornings.
*a dining table laid just for you, with a warm, arrival/welcome meal in the oven, all ready; plus bottles of wine open and waiting to be poured, candles lit and background music playing. Even special meals, i.e., vegetarian or non-allergic, etc. when requested in advance.
*no extra charges for rental of towels and bed linen, nor for energy/firewood/charcoal.
*end-of-stay clean-up is included
* no tourism or 19.6 percent value added tax to pay.
WHAT SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED?
The cost of repair of serious breakage or damage to our property, as well as supplemental cleaning in the case of excessive disorder/filth at time of departure.
WHAT SERVICES CAN WE ARRANGE FOR TO ENHANCE THE FUN OF OUR PROVENCE PARADISE EXPERIENCE?
*Meals prepared for you by an in-house chef,
*Wine tours and visits to historic sites in Provence,
*Transport to/from rail and airport transport points,
*Champagne and hors-d'oeuvres in the evening,
*A personal/portable telephone for the time of your stay.
*A personal computer with wifi access for the time of your stay.
Further details of these offerings are in the "Amenities" section of our website: www.provenceparadise.com .We look forward to your visit! The PROVENCE PARADISE Team
SPECIAL, "FALL FUN" Â DEALS AT PROVENCE PARADISE
GREAT SPECIAL OFFERS this Fall from the Team at PROVENCE PARADISE!Â
Make an mid-September to mid-December Â reservation NOW and take advantage of one of the following Â deals "on the house," when you stay with us at the end of the year.
*2-hour Quad Ride in the Alpilles. Â Big tires, big engines, enormous Fun! 2 people.
*ProvenÃ§al cooking class/lunch with one of the best chefs in St. RÃ©my. 2 peopleÂ
*Horseback Riding One great afternoon of riding in the lower Alpilles, with a local guide. 2 peopleÂ
*Taxi Chauffered livery service from PROVENCE PARADISE to and from Avignon. Up to 5 people.Â
*Wine Tour Tickets for a full day of exploring the vineyards of Provence with our professional oneologist. 2 people.
* Bike Rental One full day of cycling, with detailed maps for fantastic rides through the (flat!) countryside of Provence. 2 peopleÂ
*Canoe / Kayak Only for the hearty! A full morning or afternoon of paddling on either La Sorgue or on Le Gardon rivers. A real family treat! 3 people.Â
*Romantic Dinner in the centre of old Saint RÃ©my. 2 people.
*8 Calanques/Cassis on the Mediterranean. 2 people
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Indianapolis, IN, USA
We feel incredibly lucky to have had the pleasure of staying here at L'Orangerie. You have been like a favorite uncle, except with an extra cottage in the best little village in Provence.
We will miss waking up to the sound of you knocking on the metal outside (staring at the buttery, flakey crumbs on the plate in front of me, I think that I miss that already!) With your practical advice on how to see the best of the area, we've had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks for everything. We hope to return soon.
P.S. Don't miss CarriÃ¨res de LumiÃ¨re at Les Baux and La Fromagerie des alpilles. Nothing compares!
Cosy comfort in the heart of Provence
From the moment you confirm your booking you are made to feel that your home in Provence is just waiting for you. William makes sure you are comfortable, indeed that your hopes and wishes for your ProvenÃ§al holiday all become reality.
L'Orangerie is quintessentially Prevencal - a tiny haven filled with flowers, wine, books, music and food when you arrive. And don't forget the wonderful pool area.
Saint Remy itself is a wonderful place to holiday. We stayed a week and could have stayed many more. The Glannum Roman ruins, Van Gough's retreat and the town square filled with different markets are all within easy walking distance.
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 05/27/2013
Thanks, Kathy!! It was a pleasure to see how much fun you were having "sans auto." Just goes to prove that two feet, plenty of things to see and do right near and a good dose of curiosity make for a very fulfilling and pleasant week's stay in our "hamlet." Come back and/or send us other great Australians!
San Diego, CA
A little bit of Heaven on Earth
What a wonderful stay we had in the L'Orangerie at Provence Paradise. William could not have been more helpful, and the dinner upon arrival, the warm chocolate croissants each morning, and the 30th anniversary cake and champagne were above and beyond what we could have ever anticipated. The walk to town is short, and the town is just fabulous. Unfortunately, when we were there, the pool was a tad cold for the outside temp, but the jacuzzi was a great treat after a long day of touring. L'Orangerie is just beautiful, and so comfy, we couldn't have been more pleased. You will absolutely love it here, we did!
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 09/25/2012
Once again, a very happy and healthy 30th wedding anniversary to the two of you! Glad you found our "honey-moon cottage" appropriate for the occasion! You were great guests.... please come again and/or send us other nice folks just like you!
The perfect family holiday destination
We were completely overwhelmed by the hospitality shown to us by William and the team. From the home cooked meals on arrival (including a stock of wine and breakfast goods) to the daily pastries, and the font of information about what to see and how to do it as easily as possible, no trouble was too great. L'Orangerie was perfect for our family of 4 and the children (7 & 9) loved the loft, the beautiful gardens to explore and the large pool for cooling off on a hot day. St Remy is positioned to easily access a wide range of activities, highlights were Les Baux, kayaking, the various markets and the Pont du Gard. Our stay at L'Orangerie was the highlight of our entire trip (for parents and children) and the one place we have promised we must return to. Consider yourself very lucky to have stumbled upon this hidden gem.
A gem in St. Remy
A wonderful place, William makes you feel welcome and safe from the minute you arrive (to a lovely dinner) until you leave. Warm croissants at the door in the morning and walking distance to the restaurants in St. Remy. Even a washer and dryer which anyone who has travelled with one suitcase knows is worth gold. Place was extremely well equipped, even books, tour guides and maps left from previous visitors. A real find.
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 09/28/2011
Carla and Russel, many thanks for taking the time to post your Guests' Comments. I like your use of the words "welcome and safe..." Those are high priorities in our innkeeping efforts... something which makes us stand out from the rest. We are "descreetly present." Far from intrusive, but there in a flash, if you need us.
This is the place that I want to be back!
Lots of light, beauty, style, comfort, fresh croissants and french retro music - what could be better))
Our second visit to Provence Paradise, and even more wonderful than the first time. William and staff are charming, helpful, accommodating, and delightful. Our "houselet" was perfect, all the amenities we could ask for - right down to olive oil, salt/pepper, and wine! The gardens, the pool, and the town of St Remy de Provence are unmatched. We would have stayed longer if we'd had time (and if it hadn't been booked already), and we will be back soon! Thank you William.
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 09/13/2011
Sarah and Larry, thanks for your repeat visit and for bringing the scottish branch of the family along with you. We enjoyed having all of you and look forward to seeing you here again at PROVENCE PARADISE!
This place is truely paradise. I have stayed there twice now and have 2 weeks booked to go back the summer of 2013. I have no doubt that it will not stop there. I have never, I say never, had an experience like this and I have done a lot of traveling and stayed a t a lot of Vrbo's. From the time you arrive you will want for nothing. The grounds are perfectly manicured, the rooms and apartments flawlessly decorated and filled with quality antiques and posh furniture. When you arrive the refrigerator will hold a very tasty evening meal complete with dessert as well as a bottle of white wine perfectly chilled. A red win lover? Not to worry, its on the fully set table complete with provancal eatery and linen. You wonder am I Brad Pitt because this sort of place is usually not available for the money us mortals can afford. I really don't understand how William the owner is able to offer this place at such a value. In fact it is such a gem that I find I want to preserve it. I walk around like an owner . I am interested in maintaining the experience. As to the owner, William, He is american but has lived in France for > 20 yrs. He is fluent in French and can get you into the best resturants and guide you to the most magnificent sites( places not even in the guidebooks). William only has one fault and it his love for rose wines. You should invite him over, this generally leads to lively conversation and a very memorable evening. But there is one warning... If you do not like life, wine, good food or French culture no need to apply...
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 09/10/2011
Thanks for all those kind words. Just keep coming to see us! The experience is mutually very satisfying. We like to do what we do... and are very happy when folks like you are so satisfied.
From the moment we arrived at L'Orangerie we knew we it was going to be special - from the music playing when we arrived to the meal in the fridge, the attention to detail was second to none. We really enjoyed our stay here and William and his team made it extra special. My son really enjoyed the crossiants delivered by William and the adults enjoyed the glass of rose by the pool! William has endless knowledge about the surrounding area and is always eager to help with useful tips on how to get the most out of your holiday. William and his team really make it a holiday to remember. If that wasn't enough St Remy itself is a beauiful town to explore and great shops!
Response from William at PROVENCE PARADISE - 09/05/2011
Thanks for taking the time to write, Marie. I thought of Nathan today, as he begins a new year at school. How much he enjoyed the pool and the international "collection" of kids! Hope Nathan's holiday here with us was what he needed to go courageously and full of energy into the challenges of his new class. We would be very pleased, indeed, to see you back here with us in the future.
Very comfortable, convenient to everything, true Provence flavor
I recommend Provence Paradise - all of the villas - without hesitation; and I have stayed in the majority of them since it opened. I travel to this region quite often and I have not been able to find a more welcoming, warm, comfortable or convenient base from which to explore Les alpilles or surrounding areas. I know I sound effusive but it is just difficult to find that "rightâ spot and, once you do, you just want others to understand. The homes each have so many little touches from William - even after years of decorating, he still stops in with a bowl or little piece of art during your stay and says, "oh, this is for your villa, just put it somewhere.â You wake to warm, fresh croissants delivered to your door each morning. You can choose to spend time with other guests, if you please, or find quiet spots throughout the property or your own villa to be alone. Give William a call and have a chat to get the flavor of the place.
We absolutely loved our stay at Provence Paradise. William is a wonderful host, and helped us throughout our stay with restaurant reservations, directions, and even offered to translate for us if necessary with just a phone call to his mobile. We were late arriving, and having dinner waiting for us with a bottle of wine was such a treat. Our cottage was lovely, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The location was very convenient, you could walk to St. Remy. We will happily recommend Provence Paradise to our friends.
Montrose, Colorado, USA
Comfortable, Convenient, and Fun
We enjoyed our stay and especially the fresh croissants. Our only regret is that our week went by too quickly.
Provence Paradise Exceeded Every Expectation and More!
I hardly know where to begin. We found Provence Paradise on Tripadvisor last summer when we started looking for a place to book. At that time, it was rated number 1 in the area, and after two amazing weeks there, I can totally see why. We booked last July for 2 weeks in May and June of this year, and during the nearly year between booking and arriving, William stayed in touch and sent information about activities, etc. When we finally arrived, he greeted us with a glass of rose and dinner ready to go into the oven! L'Orangerie, and the entire grounds, were fantastic - charming, comfortable, clean and beautiful. Even though there were several other families staying on the property during our stay, it felt as if it was a private oasis - with carefully thought out private terraces and sight lines. The pool and surrounding lounging areas were gorgeous! William was incredibly helpful and friendly - he made restaurant reservations for us, and gave us great "insider" tips about parking at various tourist locations (don't forget to ask him about where to park in Isle sur la Sorge on Sunday market day!). The location in St. Remy is perfect for just about everything in that area of Provence - we easily drove to arles, Nimes, Avignon, Les Baux (you must go!), and even to Cassis. He got me into a full wine tour and even drove me to avignon to meet the guide. St. Remy de Provence is a wonderful little town, with lots of quaint streets for strolling and browsing in stores. There are a few really great restaurants and the Wednesday market is not to be missed.
I could go on and on, but I'm running out of space. I can't recommend Provence Paradise highly enough (and trust me when I tell you that I'm very, very picky). It wasn't just the place itself, but how William made us feel so welcome that will live on in our fond memories.