Maisonnettte in 16th century estate

House - Entire home/apt · Rue des Récollets, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Languedoc-Roussillon 30400, France
Christian
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A small house in a16th century property totally renovated with 21st century standards and amenities.
It was originally created by Jean Haudebourg an engineer of the King of France who was in charge with the"Avignon bridge".
In the heart of the village,near a bus stop, a land of 8000m2, at the foot of the historical ST André .Fortress

Facing Avignon and its famous bridge, Villeneuve ,a trypical old provencal place,is ,thanks to its history ,gentle way of life and permanent sun , a privileged location ,,the ideal stay in Provence:less than an hour from the Mt Ventoux , The Lubéron ,the Cévennes, les Baux de Provence , the Camargues , the Mediterranean sea, The Gardon Gorge with canoe-kayak, the famous Rhone Valley wine trail and 10 golf courses

The maisonnette is provided with the Internet and TV cable, a washing machine, a bathroom with a shower and air con and akitchen with all amenities.

Big park inside the property.
Guests can be picked up at the TGV station or Avignon Airport.

A bus stop for Avignon downtown,a bicycle station, shops and local restaurants at short walking distance.
On Thursdays and Saturdays, provencal and wonderful market just near the house.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $420
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • I loved my stay in this beautiful sweet Maisonette. And Christian and Marie could not have been more gracious or wonderful hosts! They are extremely kind and generous with their time, and it's clear they love Provence and Villeneuve. The house is perfect for 1-2 people - small but charming and cozy with every amenity one might need. And the town of Villeneuve I found enchanting and full of surprises! The whole experience was lovely.

    July 2014
  • Marie and Christian are a delight and very kind hosts. Ready to help, to direct and answer all the questions. The Masionnette is all as in the photos and so very much more. To stay here is a dream come true. To experience life in Villeneuve-les-Avignon was all one could imagine. The Farmer's Market on Thursday was the foodie in me a delightfully overwhelming experience. Fresh and succulent fruits, vegetables and cheese of the season, olives, meats and fish from the region. Who needs to cook!
    To enjoy the beauty of the gardens Marie and Christian nurture and tend with loving hands is a landscape painter's haven. Next time I'll spend more time being a painter in the garden and less time being a tourist.
    Oh, to sit on the patio on the summer evenings as the heat of the day subsides and the evening lights of Fort Saint Andre laminate the ancient stone walls above... the worries melt away as the heat of the day does as well.
    C'est tres tres tres Magnifique !!!
    P.s. I am now a fan of Ricard with Almond, sooooo refreshing on a hot summer's afternoon.

    June 2014
  • we had a really pleasant stay at Marie's and Christian's little peace of heaven. many thanks for your warm welcome and how you took care of us when we were with you. see you soon :-)

    June 2014
  • Christian and Marie are wonderful hosts, who have renovated this property with all the modern comforts, combined with respect for history and warm hospitality. They seem to truly love the property and chance to meet new people, and made me feel right at home. The property itself is amazing, & I found the location to be very convenient. I had no car, could walk into town, and take the bus to Avignon. The bus stop, as well as the local market, are right down the street. I imagine it would be great with a car, too, but no prob without one. It's a great place for experiencing the city and sights but having a more private, country feeling. I'd enthusiastically recommend it and am so glad for having had the opportunity to stay there. Didn't see anything in the other reviews I'd disagree with.
    Everything is nicely set up for comfort, and wifi signal was strong and reliable.
    Merci Christian et Marie pour une expérience assez unique et tres accueillante.

    May 2014
  • We absolutely loved staying here!! The hosts- Christian and his wife Marie were very warm and hospitable and welcomed us with a lovely bottle of wine and bread. They spent some good time with us- giving us the required instructions to use the different amenities and also gave friendly advice on what all to check out in Avignon/ around - complete with some brochures. If you happen to be staying there on Thursday, there is a lovely market which is held just below their house- a 2 min walk. There is also a tourist office there and the friendly guy gave us good advice. Staying there was convenient as we had all the amenities required for the kitchen as well. The view of the castle is amazing, the garden is beautiful - in short, highly recommended!!

    May 2014
    Christian
    Response from Christian:

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    We hope you had a nice stay in Basel and evrything was OKK for you..
    As for the string to hang he clothes out of the washing machine there is one in the garden.I thought I had told you about it .
    All the best to both of you
    Marie. and Christian

    May 2014
  • Je recommande sans hésiter une seconde la "Maisonnette" proposée par Marie et Christian. Je retiens avant tout leurs sens de l'hospitalité et leurs souci de vous faire vivre un agréable séjour.

    Amateur de vin? C'est évidement une bonne adresse car Christian sera vous aiguiller et vous mettre sur la bonne route...
    Amateur d'Histoire? Vous aurez la chance de traverser les siècles et pouvoir pénétrer dans un domaine remarquable (maison, écuries rénovées...)...il ne vous reste plus qu'a vous laisser guider par vos hôtes.

    C'est vraiment l'endroit idéal pour découvrir la région comme à la "maison"

    chris

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in the maisonette, Christian and Marie are great hosts. We will come back for sure!

    April 2014
  • Merci à Christian et son épouse pour leur accueil chaleureux et discret ! La maisonnette, son jardin et les lieux sont très agréables, confortables et reposants. Le gîte est parfait pour une escapade historique dans Villeuneuve et environs... Je le recommande fortement.

    November 2013
  • We had the best stay at this most fabulous maisonaitte. It had every thing you could possibly need for a stay of any duration, including welcome beverages and supplies. It was the perfect base for exploring this part of Provence. The hosts were most delightful and helpful. I would recommend this as a perfect " AIR BNB"

    October 2013
  • Marie and Christian open this estate and are so helpful, wonderful and speak English. The history of this location must be left for them to tell you but believe me if you get the chance jump on it. Although the maisonette is an efficiency apartment it was better equipped that any of the others we stayed in. You are but a stones through to Avignon but the square of Villeneuve Avignon is wonderfully charming with everything from fine dining to tiny bakeries all within easy walking distance

    October 2013
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Après toute une carrière dans l'informatique, nous venons de restaurer cette propriété du XVI°s située au pied du Fort Saint André classé Monument Historique face au Palais de Papes d'Avignon. Nous serions heureux de vous y accueillir pour vous faire partager son histoire mais aussi vous indiquer les bonnes adresses et les bons vins de la vallée du Rhône. Le tout en Anglais, si vous le souhaitez, par Marie mon épouse. Nous aimons beaucoup les voyages et avons eu la chance de connaitre plus de 50 pays dans le monde.......nous adorons les Rhone Valley wines. J'aime celui qui reve l'impossible
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