2 bedrooms, fully equipped and renovated (rooms, beds, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, dishwasher, sat TV, Wifi Internet...) independent apartment with private walled garden in a small Cotes du Rhone wine producing village in "Provence".
2 separate bedrooms, fully equipped and renovated (rooms, beds, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, dishwasher, sat TV, Wifi Internet access, ...) independent apartment with private garden in a small wine producing village in the "Provence" area.
The whole apartment has been purpose designed to enable wheelchair access if required and, after a few requests, we now also have a baby cot :-).
The house is off the beaten track and very calm but at the same time the location is right in the middle of everything that's interesting in the Provence while easily in reach of the Cote d'Azur, the Ardeche, the Southern Alps... the immediate surroundings of the apt are great for outdoor activities, walks or just a lazy afternoon siesta with a book. We have a pair of bicycles you can use to get around the village or go for a spin in the countryside as well.
Interaction with Guests
We like to host as we like to BE hosted... with attention to detail and with personal presence if required.
The appartment is on the rear side of our house and we are thus easily reachable in case of a requirement but we basically will keep out of your way unless you want us to be of help, give details about local activities or good adresses or, as has been known to happen, invite us over for a drink :-).
We love our region, like sharing good experiences and meeting people through airbnb.
A bientôt !
Pascale et Robert
Domazan is a small and quietly friendly wine producing village situated in a triangle between Avignon, Nimes and Uzes. The apt is 3 min walk from the village centre where a perfectly adequate village café / restaurant / bakery / shop can cater not only for fresh croissants and baguette for your breakfast but also local fruit, vegetables, wines, cheese and almost anything else you forgot to get for your evening meal.
Note that the restaurant serves on weekdays and at noon only and the village shop is closed for most of August.
Neighboring attractions : The towns of Avignon, Nîmes, Uzés, Arles, St.Rémy de Provence, Aigues Mortes, Baux de Provence... The Pont du Gard, The Camargue national parc, Roman circuses (Nîmes, Arles) and theaters (Orange), Medieval palaces (Avignon), the Avignon theatre festival in July, the Cevennes national parc, the Mediterranean beaches and laid back lifestyle... the Côtes du Rhone wineries: ranging from our local neighbours to the most prestigious, Châteauneuf du Pape, Tavel, Gigondas and other wine producing villages... all within a 30 km radius... check out the guidebook for some more ideas.
You will obviously need a car to get around as rural public transport is pretty sparse... Getting here is easiest by high speed train (TGV) to Avignon TGV station which is 15 mins away from the house (from Paris in 2,5 hours or from Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt or London) or via any of the following airports : Marseille Provence airport (1 hour), Nimes Garons (25 mins), Montpellier Frejorgues (35 mins).
All major car rental agencies have offices in the above airports and at the Avignon TGV station, we can help with formalities or check prices of course.
Other Things to Note
Smokers are welcome as indicated but we kindly ask to smoke outdoors out of respect for other guests... You will be more confortable on the patio or in the garden :-)
The whole apartment was setup to be "self-catering" with the exception of the washing machine, which is in our side of the house. Use of the washing machine is obviously free, just ask for access.
As stated in the amenities, smokers are welcome but, as a gesture towards non-smokers that will stay in the apt, we kindly request to smoke outside on the terrace or in the garden.
If you want to bring your pet, please inform us :-)
This countryside apartment is fantastic and we loved every moment of our stay here. The apt itself was clean, well equipped, spacious and tastefully decorated. You'd be crazy to stay anywhere else! Robert was so good to us, nothing was too much trouble, he gave us some great ideas for travelling in the region and even dropped fresh croissants at our door occasionally. Would highly recommend!
Pasquale and Robert were from the very first moment on very kind hosts. They replied in no time to our request for a reservation, provided any guidance needed and were very welcoming. All worked out perfectly fine and the apartment itself was cozy and charming. Exactly what we had been looking for!
They even offered us a bottle of champagne to celebrate New Year's eve :-)
We can only recommend staying in Domazan if you like to enjoy a calm break in a nice surrounding.
Très bel appartement dans un charmant petit village. Le jardin est très agréable et permet de se ressourcer en toute tranquillité. L'emplacement est parfait pour visiter la région! Nous avons eu un très bon accueil de nos hôtes et nous recommandons vivement cette location!
Robert and Pascale were the perfect hosts. Their apartment in the little village of Domazan was well appointed, clean and in an ideal location. Robert was extremely helpful in helping us pick the right places to visit. We were close to Nimes, Uzes, La Baux, Avignon and St. Remy. The free parking and wifi were a bonus
We would recommend this apartment to our friends when visiting Provence.
We had a great experience in Robert and Pascale's wonderful Provence countryside apartment. We definitely want to echo other reviewers' comments and highlight how welcoming they were to us. Robert possesses a wealth of information about the region -- the best places to dine in Avignon, recommendations on wineries, and great itineraries for day trips in the countryside. Most notably, he really went out of his way to share this information with us -- he is warm, friendly, and genuine and wants guests to have a great experience in Provence.
Both Robert and Pascale made our trip smooth and enjoyable, going out of their way to be helpful and thoughtful with small gestures -- assisting with our laundry, providing a day pass to Pont du Gard, and presenting us with a complimentary bottle of local white upon our arrival.
The apartment itself is lovely - tastefully decorated, very spacious, good outside patio access and a really nice accompanying lawn - generally a great place to kick back deep in the French countryside and relax. One point I'd mention is that the village of Domazan - where the apartment is located, is tiny, just a handful of houses and one restaurant and small shop (both closed in August) to choose from. It's not far from other villages and Avignon is only a 15-20 min drive away, but the location is a bit remote. We enjoyed that aspect of it, because it felt in many ways like living "as a local." Overall, we had a fantastic stay and could not say enough about how welcoming Robert and Pascale were as hosts - we would recommend their place in a heartbeat to other guests.
We had a wonderful 4 days in Robert and Pascale's apartment. It was a great location to explore Avignon, Pont du Gare, Arles and beyond. The kitchen was well equipped and the apartment very comfortable. We would have preferred a double bed but were happy with the comfortable beds. Robert was very welcoming, with a lovely bottle of white wine from the local vineyard and some homemade jam. We were extremely grateful for the Pont du Gare pass and Robert's help with our washing.
Thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure to meet Patrick and yourself.
Perhaps a word to explain on the public profile that the bed in the room you used is a true double bed but has 2 independent electrically operated slat bed bases and thus 2 independent mattresses.
We spent a very nice time (two weeks to be precise) in the app. Everything was as described and we especially enjoyed the possibility to explore the impressive surroundings of Domazan, whereby the advices that were given by our friendly hosts Pascale and Robert helped us quite a lot. The apartment was very well equipped with everything you need, clean and had a nice garden. Even a BBQ was there, which, however, was not used by us (just too many trips). We became very good friends with their lovely, handsome and well-trained dogs, Shava and Ebène, who visited us frequently. Domazan itself is a small, but nice and relaxing village, invites for walks through the wine yards, for a morning run and for visits to one of the many winemakers located there. We can definitely recommend the apartment and – once again - would like to thank Pascale and Robert for their hospitality.
À bientôt Karen und Gerriet
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I (Robert) am a typical multilingual product of an international school curriculum and parents of different nationalities. I work in International Sales and thus travel a lot to many different destinations; this is a substantial part of what makes me tick.
I came to the Provence in 1984 and am still deeply grateful to be able to live in such a diverse and beautiful part of the world.
My wife Pascale is a talented event and interior decorator, she not only does our house and the apt we rent but her company also decorates restaurants and hotels and organizes corporate or private events.
She was born 10 kms from where we live now and thus knows a lot about the area we live in. She's the daughter of a Michelin starred chef and knows where the best table is for every budget as well as how to make typical French "cuisine".
Our lifestyle, our friends and our interests are like that food, diverse...
We love hosting people with as ground rule that we host as we would like to be hosted: In comfort and taste with attention to detail. We enjoy feeling proximity while leaving ample space for personal experiences and local discoveries.
We have 4 kids in their early twenties who have left home and 2 very gentle and friendly dogs (Ebène & Java) who we are sure you will meet as they are generally adopted and spoilt by most of our guests.
Our own travel method would be best described as being “get there and improvise afterwards, avoid the tourist traps and seek out where the locals go”.
Our destinations mostly result from a detail which triggered our curiosity or motivation. We like music, films, reading and just about any form of leisure that takes place on or near water.
Hosting on Airbnb is proving to be a great way to meet a very large variety of truly fabulous people from all over the world and from all walks of life. We love it !