- 8 BR
- Sleeps 18
- from € /nt
This historic 18th century farmhouse has been transformed into a joyful celebration of art and originality with a riot of color, character and fascinating detail. The former home of surrealist French artist Roger Bezombes, this luxury villa in Provence is an inspired and experiential hideaway of sensory delights.
Located in Saint-Rémy overlooking the Alpilles range, this luxury villa for rent in Provence celebrates the art of ‘positive luxury’ and hospitality. Set in lush gated gardens, the 18th century farmhouse or ‘mas’, is a majestic structure built on several levels bordering the Voie Aurélia, the old Roman road along the north side of the Alpilles range.
The former home of surrealist artist Roger Bezombes in the 1950s, the entire property takes you on a trip through the history of art from the 1950s to today in an exuberant journey of colour and design.
Entering through the ground floor lounge is the heart of the house, where you’ll notice the artist’s magnificent mosaics below an imposing fireplace whose chimney breast came from the old pope’s palace in Avignon. A warm and inviting space where you can enjoy the discreet cigar and champagne cabinet surrounded by an exuberance of color. Up a few steps, in the center of the house is a stone dining table adjacent to the professionally equipped kitchen and a second media, gaming and bar lounge with a large picture window that opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden and the Alpilles hills. The larger dining room and wine cellar are carved into the original rock walls.
Each of the six color themed bedroom suites are large, light, and invitingly dreamy, with big beds, silky bed linen and bathrooms steeped in the emblematic scent of Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte. The ground floor orange suite is a spacious south-facing suite bathed in sunlight and the yellow room has it’s own terrace overlooking the garden and pool.
The peaceful purple room features outstanding view of the Alpilles, framed by the century-old wisteria and the red room features views over a landscape of garrigue scrubland illuminating it in red hues in the afternoon. The black room is dramatic and colorful in the Christian Lacroix spirit, with a small terrace leading directly to the garden. The blue room is on its own on the top floor with a sloping attic ceiling and lounge corner ideal for kids.
There’s an office on the first floor and across the garden is the wellness and spa area fashioned form the former dovecoat offering an array of beauty and spa treatments.
The former sheep barn is now a charming accommodation for accompanying staff or an independent space for teens with a comfortable lounge, an open kitchen and two adjoining bedrooms that can accommodate four people.
The old growth gardens are lush and fragrant with shaded terraced areas, a lily pond and lounge areas to enjoy the pool where you’ll spy several of Bezombes whimsical sculptures dotting the grounds. There’s also a unique 1970s oval bar and a summer kitchen and BBQ for outdoor dining and playing.
A refined, creative refuge, this property offers a unique and magical private getaway in the heart of Provence and a charming venue to host family gatherings, reunions, intimate celebrations, weddings and wellness retreats.
Fully staffed with concierge services to organize detailed, tailor-made stays with optional additional services including: major domo, private chef and grocery shopping/stocking with menu planning and gastronomy experiences and classes, wine tours and tastings, chauffeur, tour guides and travel services, airport, train station transfers and helicopter service, massages and spa services with Céline Escand’s Baume Intégral, Yoga, Pilates and adventure activities. A welcome basket of fruit and flowers from local growers, wine and cigars with a bar and liquor cabinet and full wine cellar. Daily housekeeping and linen services and facilities, groundskeepers. Wifi throughout, computer and printer, large screen projector and TV, BOSE audio systems, luxury linens and bedding, Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte products and True Grace Portobello perfumes. Children’s accessories include: two travel cots with linens, Baby bath and changing table, high chair. Guidebook with detailed information and helpful advice on how to get the best from the property and the area including restaurants, shops and cultural and leisure activities.
Saint-Remy-de-Provence located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region is a charming and traditional town full of the quintessential and picturesque Provencal life where you can stroll the winding streets to explore the galleries and markets. The town and the region is well known for its superb gastronomy and several Michelin starred restaurants along with the more humble but always delicious country fare and local markets. Well known as the home to Van Gogh’s most stunning imagery, the L’Asile St. Paul where many of his iconic masterpieces were completed is here as is his home town of Arles just thirty minutes drive. The nearby hillside town of Les Baux de Provence features spectacular views and world class cafes and the famous antique shops of L’Isle sur La Sorgue are within thirty minutes. The Papal palaces in Avignon and the grand city of Aix en Provence are within a thirty minute drive and the coastal towns of Cassis with it’s spectacular limestone cliffs and secluded beaches and the bustling port town of Marseilles are just over an hour south.
St. Remy-du-Provence, France. Nearest Airport: Avignon (20 km) or Marseille-Provence (70 km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Provence is loveliest from Spring through Fall but this is a year round property to enjoy the best of the region
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|Bedrooms||6 En suite bedrooms in main villa and 2 Bedrooms in the Bergerie|
|Bed Type||5 King (2 can be divided into Twins), 1 Queen and 2 Single Childrens beds plus 2 travel cribs in main villa, 2 King (which can be divided into Twins) in the Bergerie|
|Kitchen||Fully equipped professional kitchen in main villa plus fully equipped kitchen in bergerie|
|Bathrooms||6 En Suite Bathrooms plus one shared bath in Bergerie|
|Accommodate||Room for up to 18 Guest total (14 in the main villa plus 4 in the Bergerie)|
|Rates||Rates start at €4650 per night with a 3 night minimum stay in low season to €22,000 per week in high season with a minimum of 1 week stay. See rates table.|
|Minimum Stay||3 Nights|
|View||Lush garden and countryside views|
A copy of certificate of civil responsibility (liability) from the client's insurance company must be submitted 30 days before arrival.
A security deposit of €12,000 is required and must be paid 30 days before arrival.
A 50% down payment is required to secure your reservation
As soon as your reservation is confirmed, you will receive an information kit for arranging the house and organizing any services required.
Arrival & departure:
The guests may arrive at any time from 3pm on. Please inform owners in advance if you will arrive after 7.30pm.
You will be greeted upon arrival, shown the house in detail and given a set of keys per room, with the keys to the house and entrance gate. On departure, guests must leave the house no later than 10am, unless the owner has explicitly allowed an exception and the property is still available.
In the event a guest cancels a reservation before payment of the full rental price, the owner shall keep the 50% down payment already paid, with no possibility of reimbursement.
In the event a guest cancels after payment of the full rental price, the owner shall keep 100% of the rental price with no possibility of reimbursement.
In the event of early departure, the owner shall keep the full payment with no possibility of reimbursement.
|Seasonal Dates 2017/2018||3 Night Stay||1 Week Stay|
|July 1 - September 2 (Saturday arrival)||€25,000|
|September 2 - September 30||€16,650||€22,200|
|September 30 - December 23||€13,950||€18,500|
|December 23 - January 6, 2018||TBD||€22,200|
|January 6 - May 5, 2018||€13,950||€18,500|