Provence, France Villa rental with Private Swimming Pool - Calabrun
Step out from your Provencal rental villa and into the beautiful French countryside… Views from your own private swimming pool look out over olive groves and purple lavender toward the distant mountains. If you want to getaway from the daily hustle and bustle, spend time with your family or a group of friends at this Provencal villa---where you can lounge by the pool, write in your journal or disappear into the nearby villages. For those who crave daily activities, within driving distance are several larger villages and towns…including the beautiful medieval city of Avignon.
(10,117 m2/108,898 ft2)
This traditional Provencal villa has a private swimming pool (12m x 6m) and an adjacent bathroom with a WC and shower. The pool is open from id May to the end of September. Relax around the covered terrace (49 m2) and use the barbecue for outdoor dining. The garage has bikes that guests are more than welcome to use.
(167 m2/1,797 ft2)
The living room has a fireplace, TV, sofa and dining nook with a table and six chairs. A fully-equipped kitchen features an oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and dishwasher, as well as a table and chairs. On this floor there is a bedroom with a double bed (140 cm). There is a bathroom with a sink, separate WC and a bathtub with a hand-held shower head. A laundry room has a washing machine and dryer.
Going up the stairs, there are two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a double bed (140 cm). The second bedroom has two single beds (90 cm). These two bedrooms share a bathroom with a sink, separate WC and bathtub with a hand-held shower head.
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: 15 Euros per hour
* Bike Rentals: 100 Euros per week
* A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival. The Welcome Basket usually comes with breakfast food, drinks, butter, jam, coffee, tea, canned foods, and wine.
* The owners live 200 meters from the villa. Privacy while staying at the villa is assured.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping available - extra cost, welcome basket, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private.TripAdvisor property ID 2029242...Read more
Left on 07/02/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 2, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Absolutely fantastic! We were made to feel very welcome with basics already in the fridge and cabinets such as butter, bread, jam, olive oil, milk, and coffee. A beautiful villa and surroundings.
Probably the fantastic view and beautiful gardens full of blooming lavender and other flowers. Having a beautiful pool and a covered patio for dinners were also a big plus! Also very nice to have access to a washer and dryer. They also supplied hair dryers and fans in the bedrooms, though the nights were comfortable and their were NO mosquitoes.
The couple that showed us around the property did not speak any English and we did not speak French! It would have been helpful to have instructions for basic things such as how to operate their oven, other appliances, where to take the trash and recycling, etc written down in English. We did manage for the most part.
Excellent spot for day trips! We not only went into St. Remy en Provence 5 minutes away, but to Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux-de-Provence, L' Isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes, Roussillon, and Les Baux-de-Provence!
Left on 09/04/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 4, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
The house is beautiful and charming the bright yellow
colors of the well-equipped kitchen, the marvelous covered outdoor
patio, and the grand vistas of the Alpilles, to say nothing of the
fabulous swimming pool, combined to make it a marvelous experience.
The owners are gracious hosts who were kind enough to equip us with the
first-night essentials including wine upon our arrival. We would
gladly return, although we would probably choose another month other
than August, very fine weather notwithstanding, due to the crowds in the
towns -- it seemed half of Paris was in Provence this year. Provence is
great fun - my first time there, even though I have spent substantial time in France and very beautiful. I don't think the photos on your site convey the beauty of the scenery.
The kitchen, the outdoor patio, the wonderful views, the swimming pool.
The beds are not the most comfortable in the world, but
my experience tells me that comfy USA-style king-queen beds are not as
much of a must-have item in many EU countries. My wife and I did just fine with the double bed. You may want to check with the owners re the
bicycles, because we did not see them when we were there.
Left on 09/30/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2008Stayed Sep 2008
My wife and I were very happy with our hosts and felt the house and location were fabulous. it was like living in the Garden of Eden with the most luscious figs, almond trees and pomegranates. The view and the traditional construction of the home certainly enhanced our experience.
The view and the traditional construction of the home.
The master bed and the pillows. The bed had a plastic cover on the mattress and was hard. The pillows were thin and hard. The road access was difficult and would be potentially non accessible for anyone driving a sports car.
St Remy is well located for sight seeing with many interesting areas within a 30 - 40 minute drive. The town itself was large enough to offer many shopping opportunities and restaurants.
Left on 10/31/2007 for a stay in October 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2007Stayed Oct 2007
Calabrun was a wonderful place, and it really is a piece of paradise. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was lovely to arrive to homemade apricot jam, olive oil from Bernard's olives, and other lovely goodies. It was a relaxing holiday, and we just wish that we were still there! Hopefully we will be back very soon.
The peace and quiet along with the French aspect - the whole Provence experience. It was exactly what we were looking forward to.
The beds were uncomfortable.
The views, the proximity to other areas of France, and the vast array of things to do.
Left on 07/31/2007 for a stay in July 2007 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2007Stayed Jul 2007
We very much enjoyed our stay at Calabrun. The villa itself is beautiful. Very quiet and set quite a bit back from the road with fantastic views of the valley and mountains. All in all we had a wonderful stay and would recommend it.
The location is also perfect for any day trips to the surrounding towns and countryside. The house is well appointed...good kitchen, and plenty of towels.
The dryer wasn't working when we were there, but they provided a drying rack which served quite well. One thing we noticed not just at this villa, but in other places in Europe during our vacation is the beds are a bit smaller and shorter than we Americans are used to especially my 6'3" husband. Also, we had been warned about the possibility of bugs, which we interpreted as possible mosquitoes. There are no mosquitoes, but instead we had houseflies and horseflies. There being no screens in the windows of most European villas the houseflies were difficult to keep out. The horseflies were mostly bothersome around the pool area. This was a bit of an irritant, but not enough to keep us from using the pool.
Left on 05/31/2006 for a stay in May 2006 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2006Stayed May 2006
We were delighted with our pick. We also thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Henri Milan at his winery, Domain Milan, very close by in the area. He was charming and the wine was excellent.
We loved its location outside of town and the beautiful view of Les Alpilles and the beautiful landscaping of the property itself. We also loved the clear view of the stars at night that is only possible away from the city. Pool area and pool was very nice.
Would have liked to be able to have a short walk to town, but wouldn't give up the view for it! Downstairs bed is somewhat more comfortable than upstairs bed.
We loved the cherry trees and olive trees and lavender on the property, and the typical cypress behind the house.
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