“I just got home from the most lovely vacation at Laure and Jerome's house in Maillane. The house is perfectly located for exploring Provence, just a drive away from all the most beautiful old villages of Provence. AND it is also just wonderful place to just BE. As you walk up to the door, you can smell the large lavender bushes blooming around the house. Grape vines are hanging on the arbor; and in this season, they were loaded with clusters of beautiful green grapes. The pool is surrounded by wild roses, wild lavender, and other beautiful plantings, so it feels private and serene. It was a lovely place to hang out on hot afternoons. Inside and outside, the house has everything you need for a great vacation. Laure and Jerome have it all set up so that everything is easy to understand and work, and they even left us some homemade fig jam and a bottle of local rose. Laure communicated with me about everything and responded quickly to any question. The bedrooms are all large and nice, with their own bathrooms, and there is a lot of privacy between them. so if you are traveling with friends, you can be very separate at night. The village of Maillane is very sweet. I will miss it! It was fun to walk in for morning baguettes, and to shop at the tiny greengrocer. There is also an excellent restaurant there, an easy walk away. And then, just a short drive away is St. Remy! A heaven for shopping! ( Alas, I have come home with no money, but some beautiful clothes and linens.) I would love to go back. Thank you so much, Laure and Jerome. The vacation was everything I dreamed of. ”
Traditionnal Provence "Mas" , perfect for family and friends
Traditionnal Provence "Mas" , perfect for family and friends
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- 4 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 8
- 3 baths
About our home
Traditional high standard Provencal house, with large garden (3300 SQM) and swimming pool. Air-conditionnned for the hot summer nights. For the cooking enthusiasts: professional cooker, wood fired pizza oven and barbeque. For the hard working ones: broadband and satellite TV. For the kids, plenty of games and sport items. For all the others, just a great place to enjoy between the garden, the terrace and the pool, waiting for the Aperitif playing Petanque in the evening!
A short walk from the center of a typical and very animated small village with all the facilities (grocers, bakers, mini mart, doctor, pharmacy...), our house is a perfect base to visit Provence. The size of the house makes it a great place for a large family or two smaller ones spending their holidays together. Its equipment and features will ensure a trouble free and quality time for your break.
Maillane is located in the heart of Provence: 5 km to Saint Remy and the Alpilles mounts, 15 km to Avignon, its Pope palace and Theater Festival; 25 Km to Arles, its Roman antiques; its bull races and photo festival; 1hr drive to the Luberon, its villages and markets; 1 hr drive too to the wine area of Chateauneuf du Pape and its hearty reds; 1hr drive to Camargue and the seaside...so much to do that one week will be too short!
- Vacation Home
- Cable TV
- Equipped for kids
- Air conditioning
“We totally fell in love with this beautiful and peaceful home in the heart of Provence. It was everything we could have wished for and more. We spent our nine days by the pool and sightseeing around the area. Laure and Jerome were very welcoming. The communication up front was easy and the information they provided on the area was highly appreciated. Our good impression was confirmed when we met in Norway! A very successfull swap indeed! ”
“We spent four fabulous weeks here - one swap week and three weeks rental. It was everything we could have hoped for - clean, spacious, very well equipped kitchen, great pool and outdoor area. Serge, the caretaker, was delightful and looked after the pool and answered various questions. Maillane was good for basic things however we particularly enjoyed the proximity to St Remy - the market, cafés, restaurants, shops. All our communications with Laure and Jerome were excellent and it was super to meet them when they came to our holiday home in NZ. We could not imagine a more satisfying and successful house swap. ”
“Lovely villa, would definitely go back and great hosts”
3 things they loved about the trip
- Villa - it much better than the photos. Lovely
- Local area eg Pont du Gard
- Laure and Jerome - really nice, straight forward
“Lots of nice towns, cities and places to visit. Thank you Laure and Jerome - you have a lovely place and we loved staying there.”
More about us
- After 25 years as expats in Asia, we just came back to Paris in France
- Laure has taken a break from work and is engaged in various cultural activities while I am managing a Logistics company.
- We love Provence where we are both coming from and where we have our family home. We will be happy to share that great place with others, mostly in Europe, so our children (Andrea,15, Nans 18 and Hugo 20) can discover this part of the world
Where is it?
- Buzzy restaurants
- L'Oustalet Maianen is at walking distance in the village. Otherwise plenty of choice in Saint Remy and surrounding villages.
- Cool bars
- In Avignon and Saint Remy
- Retail therapy
- The Best of Provence markets happening every day in one of the surrounding downs
- Bit of culture
- The Pope palace and the famous bridge in Avignon, the Roman arenas and theater in Arles, the various festivals of the region..
- Walks in the park
- Evening stroll at the Castle of the Baux de Provence, 10 mn away
- Spot of exercise
- Jogging around the house seeing the bulls amd horses'pens or playing tennis nearby in the village
- Day tripping
- One hour to the seaside of Saintes Maries in the heart of Camargue delta.
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