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Townhouse In Historic Centre Newly Renovated With private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 141 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms With View Of Town Centre And Roman Ruins

Le Auvent is located in a typical street within the Historic Centre of St Remy de Provence: a less than 1 minute walk from the middle of town and its busy cafes, museums, art galleries, churches, restaurants and shops. This town house dates from 1750 and was completely renovated in 2013 to a very high standard. The ground floor (with direct access to the small garden and pool) boasts 2 double bedrooms, one with a Queen size twin bed and the other with bunk beds suitable for children, with separate family bathroom and WC. Also on the same floor is a washing machine and storage area for bikes.

The second floor has a large living area with American style fully and newly equipped kitchen with French windows leading onto large south facing terrace with barbecue and access to the garden with its essential pool in summer, and onto the romantic old and quiet street on the other side. The top floor hosts a Master bedroom with Kingsize bed, bathroom en-suite and stunning view to the Roman ruins in the centre of town. Ideal for families or couples looking for convenient access to activities as well as a peaceful and comfortable place to relax. Rated 3 stars by the official French tourism administration to give world wide travellers a guarantee of quality.

More Details

Tim & Jenny Pope (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Tim & Jenny Pope (Property Manager)

We are managing the property for Marc & Benedicte Sauty who are friends of ours but live and work in Paris. We own a Stone house close by that we rent out weekly. We live close by in the next village and can advise you what to see and do in the area.

Tim & Jenny Pope (Property Manager) purchased this house in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 141 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • En suite - toilet , bath (no shower) , Master en suite
    Family Bathroom - shower enclosure , Family bathroom with washing machine
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Bunk beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , with its own bathroom and living room, air conditioning
    Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , Twin beds that can be transformed into a Queen double bed
  • All matresses and beds are of good quality.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
How about a day out driving through the Provence and the Luberon in a chauffeur driven Classic Jaguar Sovereign, options include a tour & lunch outside under shady trees at a vineyard overlooking Mount Ventoux. Or perhaps wine tasting in the Alpilles followed by lunch at Le Bistro du Paradou* (made famous in Peter Mayle's 'A year in Provence') followed by a tour through the Alpilles home. Cost €45 per hour plus cost of lunch. If you want to do something special during your stay or simply don't want to bother with a hire car then please contact Tim on either or 0033 685697307 for more details. Typical duration 4 hours. Airport/TGV train collections and drop offs: Marseille: €90 TGV Avignon: €40 The advantages of being chauffeured to and from your Wine tasting or lunch is that you are free to sample the local wines without the worry of being over the legal limit for alcohol (0.5 mg) * Reservation required.


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Townhouse In Historic Centre Newly Renovated With private Pool
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Perfect house in the perfect location in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Tim and Jenny were wonderful hosts, greeting us upon arrival and walking us through this beautifully updated 16th century house. The location is perfect, with a minutes walk to the town, around the corner from an incredible artisan bakery (try the Alpillettes), a great restaurant, and the town center, but when you walk back down the street by the Musee des Alpilles, it's like walking back in time AND away from the tourist noise and activity. St Remy is the perfect location to explore the area:none of our drives were over an hour, and we went to the Camargue (Flamingos!) to the mountains: (Vaison la Romaine, Gordes, The Bories).The Roman France is 15 to 45 miles away (Arles, Nimes, Orange and Pont du Gard), as are hidden treasures such as Fontaine de Vaucluse, as well as the wine regions of Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas. The St Remy market on Wednesday is a must do (but requires a 1-2 minute walk) and the Roman ruins of Glanum are a 15 minute walk. The surrounding mountains, The Alpilles, provide a breathtaking backdrop when leaving or returning to town. And oh yes, Van Gogh hung around this town and painted it as well. Think about all this as you sit with your glass of wine under the grapevine canopy, watching the sunlight fade on your pool and the remains of the historic Hotel de Sade. The house is well equipped, should you choose to stay in and cook, and comfortable to relax and unwind in after a day and dinner out. The neighborhood is perfectly quiet and secure. We can't wait to return.

Michael and Ellen

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael & Ellen Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon...............
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Charming Old World Townhome with Modern Comforts in the Heart of St. Remy

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our 12 days at this home which was spacious, well-equipped and close to everything in St. Remy. Jenny and Tim were gracious and engaging hosts. This is a great place for home base from which you can visit most of Provence on day trips. Ours included the hillside villages of the Luberon, Baux and Carriers du Lumiere, Cassis, Chateauneuf de Papes, Tarascon and more. Delightful...

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un havre de paix et de douceur au cœur de St Rémy!

  • 5 of 5

A nous quatre (un couple avec 2 enfants), nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour inoubliable dans cette charmante maison de village! Tout y est pensé pour contribuer au bien-être de ses occupants: à l'extérieur la piscine, la terrasse ombragée par la vigne et le barbecue avec sa cheminée dans un jardin abrité du bruit, du mistral ou des regards alors que cela se situe en plein cœur du centre historique de St Rémy, dans la rue des musées. A l'intérieur, un loft sous les toits abritant la chambre parentale équipée d'une vaste salle de bain, un salon et bureau avec vue sur les ruines romaines. A l'étage intermédiaire et donnant sur la terrasse, une grande pièce avec cuisine à l'américaine parfaitement équipée et son salon, amménagés avec goût et confort. En rez de chaussée, 2 chambres colorées dont l'une donne sur le jardin et la piscine et l'autre sur la petite ruelle du Parage; ainsi qu'une salle de douche à l'italienne avec lave linge et sèche linge et un WC indépendant. Les matelas sont confortables. Toutes les pièces sont équipées de ventilation ( climatisation, VMC ou ventilateurs). Rien ne manque ! Ajoutez à cela un zeste de vin rosé avec une grillade et de l'aïoli, Pagnol n'est pas loin! Nous avons hâte d'y retourner !

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre excellent commentaire. Nous espérons vous revoir l'année prochaine.
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Amazing Rental...with some disclaimers.

  • 3 of 5

The location of the house is superb, center of of old town, charming, beautiful winding, cobble stone streets, walk to shops, restaurants, the market and tourist attractions. The pool and back courtyard is lovely. The pool refreshing, clean and maintained, the terrace and outdoor eating area covered with lovely views of other houses and roman ruins, yet very private. The first floor, is very nicely laid out with a small living room with two sets of french doors leading out to the dining terrace, a very nicely furnished kitchen, with a large refrigerator, wall oven, wall microwave, induction cook top, large sink and ample counter-space. Their is a large dining table in the kitchen area. There is also a small flat-screen TV in the corner of the kitchen, as well as WiFi router, Sat TV and DVD player. We were there in hot weather with temperatures from 26 C (mid 80's F) to 34 C (close to 100 F), there was a large fan, and some cross ventilation, but the heat on that level was very uncomfortable in the evening and stifling during the day. The second floor master, is a beautiful space, with high ceilings, large natural wood beams, lovely views, a modern bath (open to the bedroom) with a free standing tub, a toilet and double sinks. The bed is large and kind of 1990's IKEA. there is one very small, very low side table, and a couple of IKEA rolling open wardrobes. The air conditioning on this level is great, a saving grace for sleeping, siestas and the escape from the heat below. And now for the ... The main entry level, is horrible, it is dark, it smells so badly from mildew, that it is unbearable to be down there for long. it has two tiny badly furnished monastic bedrooms ( that would serve someones children more as detention then a place to sleep), very small toilet and sink (half bath), that could have been cleaner, a very nice salle de bain with a large sink and walk in shower, and a stackable washer dryer. Unfortunately you have run in to use the shower and get out quickly because of the mildew smell. We used two and half cans of Frebeeze air cleaner in six days with little avail. We were given a few threadbare, mismatched towels (come on, time to buy several sets of nice towels for your guests to use, I would not give those towels to my house guests and would expect a moderately expense guest rental would do the same). The flatware was a pile of old, worn, dollar store castoffs. Parking is not free or convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments about Le Auvent. We apologise for the lack of ventilation on the ground floor, the VMC air extraction motor (which circulates fresh air downstairs when all doors and windows are closed) had failed. We have now repaired it and all is well. Most of the old houses in the historic quarter are several hundred years old and in the past were open to the elements so this problem did not occur, but now with double glazing and better insulation fresh air needs to be physically drawn into the buildings if all doors and windows are closed. We have also taken note of your other comments and have ordered new towels and crockery (Flatware). The parking outside the house is free for the first 45 mins and overnight but the parking just off the Avenue de la Liberation is free 24/7. We have walked this many times and it takes about 5 mins. The website does show all the rooms and furnishings in the house and many previous guests have remarked how the "house looks exactly like the pictures in the ad" Please refer to our reviews: 13 - 5 Star and 2 - 4 Star ratings. Lastly we were disappointed you allowed your dog to do it's business inside the house and on the terrace hence our 3 Star rating given to you.
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A lovely property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Remy. The house had everything we needed and is very comfortable. The town is on the doorstep so it was easy to stock up on provisions, shop, eat or just amble around. Our hosts ,Tim and Jenny, were marvellous and they picked us up from the airport so we did not bother with hiring a car. It was a wonderful holiday and we are already looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison de charme au cœur de saint Rémy

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un agréable séjour dans une maison spacieuse bien équipée dotée d'une piscine privative bien appréciée en été pour se rafraîchir .la proximité du cœur de la ville permet de se rendre à pied sur les places animées ( marchés nocturnes des créateurs des animations estivales : concert...) Un accueil chaleureux par Tim et Jenny est à souligner.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons été heureux de vous accueillir et de savoir que la maison vous a plu. Nous espérons vous revoir une prochaine fois. Tim
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
St Remy
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Les Baux de Provence
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
St Remy
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Mount Ventoux
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
St Maries de la Mer
Car: not necessary

The Alpilles is an area of outstanding natural beauty famous for its views from Les Baux and picturesque scenery including olive tree groves and vineyards. Historic St Remy is renowned for its typical Provencal way of life, long warm Summers and short crisp Winters and is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Stroll along bustling streets or simply watch the world go by in one the many cafes. Market day is every Wednesday and should not be missed. The Sanatorium where Vincent van Gogh spent nearly 2 years is a short walk from the centre as is Glanum, well known site of the Roman ruins. An all year long Provencal busy agenda combined with a sunny climate and a splendid natural environment will make you enjoy your stay in this very central and quiet town dwelling! An hour drive from Marseille and 50 mins to Aix en Provence. An hour drive from The Camargue, Uzes or Nimes. 1/2 hour drive from Avignon, Arles or Tarrascon. 10 minutes from les Baux de Provence and other lovely villages such as Maussane, Mouries or Eygalieres.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$186.55
Pet Fee AU$155.46

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made. Change over day Sunday. We can accept payments by Major in house Credit Card, Paypal, or bank transfer. A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking. Remainder 6 weeks before arrival. Full refund available if you have to cancel provided we can fill the property for that week. Please check your travel insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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