We have rented apartments and homes all over the world and this one was among
the best! It’s right in the middle of the medieval old town of beautiful St. Remy and within walking distance of everything.
The home is a a top-to-bottom renovation with everything new from the exterior walls in, including electricity, plumbing, HVAC, appliances, flooring, big screen TVs, and furniture. It appears to be designer-decorated with no expense spared. There are 3 BRs, 2 1/2 baths, a large terrace and a teeny, but much appreciated garage. (It is nearly impossible to find a parking space in Saint Remy!) I would highly recommend renting a very small car, both for the garage and for navigating the narrow streets of all Provencal villages.
There is a lovely terrace off the third floor bedrooms that is absolutely delightful for evening cocktails. The kitchen was well equipped with basics and we were able to cook dinner for ourselves a couple of nights. There is also a washer, but no dryer. We used the provided clothes rack, but it took a while for things to dry, especially with several rainy days.
We appreciated the complimentary bottle of Provençal wine, but wish there had been starter supplies of soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, coffee filters, extra toilet paper and plastic trash bags. Fortunately, there is a well-stocked SPAR market and wonderful wine store within a 5-minute walk.
Our only caution to families with young children is that the stairs are quite steep and there is an area off the dining room that is a bit treacherous without a railing.
We never had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Damien, but he was wonderful to work with via email and text. He sent a representative to let us in on the day we arrived.
St. Remy is the best village in Provence to use as a base. There are several excellent restaurants and a variety of upscale retail shops.
The Wednesday morning market is not to be missed. It’s one of the biggest and best in France and offers everything from meats, cheeses, vegetables, clothing, linens, jewelry and furniture, all beautifully presented.
Not only would we love to rent this home again, but we would love to buy it if we were in the market for a Provençal home. It is perfect in every way! Thank you Damien!