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Large two storey house on the edge of a delightful village
on ground floor : large living room , including three piece suite and pool table , with good sized dining area and a separate and large , well equipped breakfast kitchen . A utility/cloakroom completes the downstairs.
at first floor : the bedrooms , two with double beds (one with en-suite shower and sink) plus one bedroom with large single sleigh bed and cot for child . Large family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.
a big garden (1500m2) with plenty of shade and garden furniture , together with the very nice pool enclosed by a fence at one end of the garden .
NEW: a swinging porch is now built for the pleasure of the kids and parents , the table tennis can be done at disposal also , as the use of the SAUNA (infrared system heating) against explanations and small fees...

Ideal location
On the edge of the village of Barbentane , whixh has some shops, an hotel, a supermarket and some restaurants. The historic city of Avignon is a 10 minute drive away , while the coast is about 70 kms . Nimes (30 km ) , Arles, Pont du Gard , Orange , the Camargue, Chateauneuf du Pape are all within easy driving distance

Quality and service
We are equivalent-classified 3-star by the Regional Board of Tourism for Provence & Cote d Azur since several years , and we are used to rent for holidays to british people from then on 1994 with shared pleasure . We are speaking english and spanish and welcome you at the best way to enjoy yourself the best your stay in Provence , giving you maximum help and informations about places and sites to be seen and visit.
in the same spirit , we can collect you from the airport or station for a small supplementary charge , if required

Some Precisions for our guests

Booking Deposit
30% of fee payable on booking. This is non returnable in case of cancellation.

Payment terms
Balance of fee payable within 40 working days prior to occupation. If the final balance is not received by this date then it will be treated as a cancellation and the booking deposit will not be refunded. Prices in british pound are indicatives the transaction currency is EURO (€). Credit cards payments accepted by the way of Villarenter’s server only.

Cancellations made 6 months before occupation will receive 90% refund ( 10% of penalty and charges). 50% of the booking fee will be returned if cancellation occurs 4 months before occupation. After that the booking fee is non –returnable .
Once the balance of fee is paid there can not be refund if guests are unable or fail to take up the accommodation. The owner will endeavor to re-let the property and if successful will reimburse. The booking fee will not be returned however.
Guests are required to make their own insurance arrangements.
The owners reserve the right to terminate the agreement at anytime up to the start of the occupation in this case all money will be immediately refunded .
The owners reserve the right to terminate the agreement at anytime during occupation if the terms and conditions of renting by the guests are not respected. In this case no monies will be refunded.

Breakages/Damage Deposit
Guest will have pay for any damage/breakage which must be reported immediately. A breakages deposit of 1500 € is requested and payable just at the arrival.
This will be returned normally at the departure or within 14 days after occupation when the owners have satisfied themselves that there are no breakage

We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found.
If you don’t want to make it yourself before leaving, please inform us if this required , so the charge for the cleaning is 120€(regarding the size of the property and the necessity of checking it in the very details within very short time before the following guests arrival in the afternoon)

Electric, Gas and water charges are included as the pool maintenance is guaranteed every day and at any time is needed . at the same way for the maintenance of the garden.
Your hosts Gigi and Pat are live on place just near by behind for helping you and resolve any kind of problems, available at all times to sort out it . their aim Is to help you do and our best to enjoy your holydays as much as possible.
Cots and baby equipment are free disposal
WE PRECISE TO OUR GUESTS that are 5 bedrooms more one mezzanine with large doublebed,intimity and coocooning here !
All bed linen and towels are provided NOW FREE !! (normal fees per week : 15€for bed linen, 8€ for the two (bath and normal , glove, ) included napkins .
Optional fans for 15€ /week each NOW FREE if necessary )now - heating :50 € / week on your request according the season also for the Power in winter
Bike rental is provided on place here 10€ for half a day 16 € for the day long 54 € for the week (included helmet - against 150 € deposit each bike ( please take a personal insurance it’s compulsory)

Arrivals and Departures
4pm earliest arrival and 10am latest departure times unless by prior arrangement.

We kindly request our guest do not smoke if possible and over all respect the local legal restrictions about fire making (using barbecue ) during special risk times according to the area.

Number of guest
The normal allowable number of guests is 8 _10 ,(maximun 12) it’s correspond to the normal weekly price given according to the season needed and for current occupation of the house eachone more has to paid 60 E on place as supplementary fee- under some special circumstances previously given and asked at the reservation it may be eventually exceeded
The owner will not accept bookings from persons under the age of 21. Persons / Childrens under the age of 21 must be accompanied with parent or responsible adult.
Bookings from all male or female group are accepted at the owner’ s discretion. Under these circumstances an additional deposit may be required . the house is not to be sub let. Persons staying overnight must be listed on the booking form.

No pets or animals are allowed in the house .

The owner cannot accept any liability whatsoever for injury or loss sustained by any guest or any visitor to the house swimming pool however caused . The client is responsible for any damage or loss caused to the house or its contents
Without any restriction the owner will be liable for any loss or damage arising in connection with the clients holidays
NEW ....!!!!

The use of the pool is yielded to some easy rules to comply with every body safety and water quality :
Forbidden to run around the beaches , only diving on the opposite side to ladder because of breakable remote sensor system and spots lights , the use of solar cream need to have a shower before bathing again (to avoid skimmers problem), don’t forget to switch on again the alarm system every time living the place and shut the barrier, kids don’t be alone without responsible adult watching and let closed the sunshades when winding times
And for your comfort , the pool is steadily cleaned every day by owner (automatic sweeper robot on the evening and night ) ,the dip-net must be only used for maintenance
the pool is shared with the owner who use it very early in the morning and late in the evening -night ; hours for opening is 10 a.m to 8 p.m for leaving enough time for the maintenance
Acceptation – agreement
The guests must accept all present terms prior to confirm booking and will be in advance warmly thanked for their agreement.

Internet Access: instructions on place for unlimited access NEW NOW FREE ACCESS

We have a lot of review about appreciation guest at your disposal in our « Golden Book » since several years more than 60 , best , excellent , good and less good
Such as from Family Jarvis : “what can we say that hasn’t been said before ? completely agree with all positive comments already commited to paper thanks to Patrick & gigi for making us feel very welcome and the opportunity to have spent a week in a true fairy tale cottage complete with shutters, woods, backtop of a mountain . we all feel inspired to write and paint but have been to busy cramning a years experiences into a week . have a lovely time !
And this more : thank you Gigi & Patrick . the cottage is lovely, the pool glorious , and the garden delightful .we hope you enjoy your stay and like people before us we wished we had stayed longer ! and come back again say Mike, David and Pamela

Early Booking Discounts:
Book more than 180 days in advance and save 15%
Book 120-179 days in advance and save 10%

Last Minute Discounts - Consider these from 6 weeks out:
Book 28-42 days before departure and save 10%
Book 15-27 days before departure and save 20%
Book 8-14 days before departure and save 25%
Book within 7 days before departure and save 30%

Off-peak Booking Discounts:
Book to stay 2 weeks or more in Jan - June or Oct - Dec and save an extra 5% on the above discounts


very confortable villa with smart swimmingpool within a pretty nice closed garden, nearby downtown of famous City of popes Avignon
Internet Access available


Property type: Country house

Room details


7 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 5: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 6: 1 Single bed
Bedroom 7: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
3 cots
Room for 10 in the dining area
Room for 10 in the living area
3 bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
TV Languages in Local
Snooker / pool table
Table tennis
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Patio heating
Private garden
Tennis court


Suitable for

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Theme Park

Prices and availability

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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 90 Days 15%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks £28.64
1st January to 31st December 1 Weeks £21.48
1st June to 31st October 60 Days 10%


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This is exact location

  • Nearest bar: 0.8km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Aéroport de Nîmes - Arles - Camargue Airport: 55.2km
  • Montpellier-Fréjorgues: 70km
  • Nimes-Garons: 45km


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27 out of 27 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 16 August 2014 with Family
We booked this holiday at the last minute and were not disappointed - the property was very clean and matched the description. The pool was excellent and the retractable roof was a real benefit - it kept the water temperature up overnight and so there was no problem with early-morning dips. Patrick and Gigi were always available if we needed them and provided us with whatever help we needed with a pleasant smile. The property is plenty big enough for two families with enough space to eat both indoors and outdoors. As for the location, the local town has a couple of restaurants and St. Remy (20 minutes) and Les Baux (30 minutes) are close by and have a wide selec tion of good and reasonable places to eat. A car is needed to make the most of the area. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a tremendous part of France.
Stayed Saturday 29 June 2013
8 of us decided to cycle the south of France, and used this great place as our base. The house and surroundings were just fantastic. Clean and very well presented, not to mention the great hosts. I would recommend this place for families and groups. Should we we back in the area again, I would book this place without hesitation.
Stayed Saturday 14 July 2012
A good sized property which comfortably housed our large group of 9 adults and 6 kids (ages 2-5). Pat and Gigi were excellent and very kind hosts who went out of their way to help us settle in. The best feature of this propery is its garden, very large and nicely laid out. We were able to let the kids run free, confidient that they were safe. The pool is enclosed with a retractable glass roof, which we kept closed while the kids were in the garden. The property is well equiped with rustic furniture. The main town is a few mins walk and has a couple of bakeries, a small shop and a fruit & veg shop. The nearest supermarket is close to the TGV station. Id definitely recommend the property and would stay there again if we come back to the region.
Stayed Sunday 12 June 2011
we have had a brilliant holiday with friends here. the hospitality was great - not invasive at all and Pat & Gigi have made us very welcome in their family home & garden.the boys loved the pool table in particular, and being able to sneak into the shade to play without us parents repeatedly saying "get off the computer " with is on cry at home !.a few friendly mosquitoes added to the fun !. pool lovely and big , warm too . patrick was very constientous and it was great to have a late night swim too. lovely area to holiday , Avignon, Les Beaux, Beaucaire,Tarascon, Pont-st-Esprit wouldn-t recommend Chateaurenard so much laughs , with our best wishes from Kate, Phil, Callun ,Joe &Tristan,- The Friends: Kevin, Carolyn, Sophie &Ryan: add following: We have had a lovely holiday in your villa, all of the rooms have been fantastic. Weespecially liked the garden and the Pool.Patrick and Gigi were wonderful hosts and it was nice to meet Anaïs is as well the area is lovely , worth a visit is of course Avignon, Tarascon, and of course Beaucaire I must recommended La Pizza de La Tour in the towncentre : excellent food and service - au Revoir ! we would love to return ...
Stayed Saturday 07 August 2010
le Colombier - Cambalala is a lovely, spacious house with a huge garden and a large pool. We were a group of 6 adults and 3 teenage children (ages 10 to 82!) and the house was perfect for our two week stay in August 2010. The owners Patrick and Gigi live onsite and were fantastic to us during our stay. They were available if we needed them and invisible otherwise. The kitchen is very well stocked with lots of crockery, a large fridge, a fridge-freezer with a separate deep-freeze in the hallway. The open plan living area has a table that seats about 16, comfy couches with a tv area at one end. The pool table and football table were great distractions if it was too hot outside or for friendly competition late in the evening. The bedrooms are well furnished and all have freestanding fans for the warm nights. We ate all of our meals outside in the garden where there is a choice of eating areas in shade or under the sun. The BBQ is full size and there was a ready supply of firewood. Theres also space in the garden to relax in the hammock or read a book in a quiet corner. The pool is very large and entered by way of a ladder rather than steps. There is a new automatic roof cover on the pool which Patrick rolls back every morning and evening. This makes the pool very safe overnight and Patrick made sure the pool was clean for us every day. There are plenty of sunloungers and a separate shower poolside. The house is very near the village. A short walk takes you to a choice of bakeries, fruit and veg shops and two pubs. There is a supermarket with petrol station within a five minute drive of the house. We took a number of trips to Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-pape, St. Remy and Tarascon all within easy reach of the house. Partick and Gigi gave us suggestions and directions to nearby markets and events during our stay. They made our stay in their house really special and we found a shared love of music. The house and surrounding areas had something of interest for both the young and old members of our group. We really enjoyed our stay in Barbentane and plan to return there very soon.
Stayed Saturday 18 July 2009
We were satisfied, we had a good vacation
Stayed Saturday 09 August 2008
We have all vowed to return! need to go home now to diet !!! thank you again , Gigi & Pat you must be very proud of this little corner of heaven! hope to se you next year kind regards
Stayed Saturday 09 August 2008
The property and grounds are spacious, well appointed and Patrick/GiGi were very helpful and friendly. There is a lot to do in the area and it was also the best pool we have come across in France although not one that you can paddle in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking to re book next year.
Stayed Saturday 26 July 2008
We arrived to blue skies and the warmest of welcomes from Patrick & Gigi after several days chilling by the pool or relaxing in our own favourite spots in the garden, we discovered the delights of Avignon and more... Our evenings have been spent enjoying long leisurely home cooked meals served at the tables in the garden . the barbecue in particulargetting the thumbs up . we leave with still blues skies having had a wonderful holiday thank to the kind hospitality shown us by Patrick & Gigi MERCI
Stayed Saturday 19 July 2008
nous avons apprécié la tranquilité et lacceuil chaleureux et serviable de nos hôtes - piscine et jardin superbement entretenus - repos , détente , calme pour des vacances en famille, la maison spacieuse et agréable est très confortable , très bien située , tout près d avignon, , plein de visites possibles dans un rayon très court ... le barbecue sous les arbres a été grandement apprécié parfait et merci beaucoup !
Stayed Saturday 01 September 2007
Had a fantastic time - Thank you for all your help +the great house. look forward to seeing you again it's was a very fair Rugby World Cup !
Stayed Saturday 04 August 2007
We have greatly enjoyed our stay here , and found the villa to be ideal for our group.the swimming pool was in great use and was fun for the children to jump and dive in ; the pool table was the centre of activity in the evening - we visited a lot of wonderful places ; it is a lovely area , and Patrick & Gigiare very helpfuland can advise you on places to see
Stayed Saturday 21 July 2007
excellent stay , lovely house , wonderful pool and our hosts so helpfull always ready to serve you without disturbing ; very nice; we don't forget...
Stayed Saturday 07 July 2007
Ours was a reunion of three sisters + their families, we had a wonderful time together - the weather was hot & sunny everyday , the house was perfect, spacious & roomy , the pool: just the right size , and the grounds terrific for badminton .Already w'ere planning our next reunion
Stayed Saturday 30 June 2007
We loved our week at this beautiful house. The lovely bedrooms perfectly accommodated our family of 11, and bonuses included the pool table and the high speed wireless Internet connection. The large enclosed, private grounds include a pool, a bbq, a dining tent where we ate every night, and a spacious yard for games of petanque (boules) and wiffleball. Patrick and Gigi were great, nearby and unobtrusive but always available to solve problems, give directions and make recommendations of local restaurants or sights. Patrick got us all bikes, and we enjoyed the 10 minute ride into quiet, historical Barbentane village for our morning cafe creme and croissant. With tennis nearby, great local bike rides, and a location convenient to the joys of Provence, this villa was perfect. Highly recommend!
Stayed Thursday 31 August 2006
thank you so much for your hospitality towards our distributors and Mr Jim.Pittman in September 2006 ; they had a great time in France at your Villa for the 8th world OESO congress in Avignon - I appreciate all you have done for us , from Linsay Chavez , Jim Pitman 's assistant SIerra Scientifics Instrument L. , CA , USA
Stayed Sunday 02 July 2006
This villa was a find, exellent throughout, very friendly owners, who kept their distance but were very helpful whenever we needed them. Pool is fantastic and very safe for young children. The town is lovely and is a great base from which to explore Provence. The villa is full of English tourist information about the area, which is a great help when planning a trip. My family loved our 10 days and we will come back I am sure.
Stayed Saturday 24 June 2006
Spacious and well kept with a personal touch. The owners go out of their way to be helpful.
Stayed Saturday 10 June 2006
We had a great time. Gigi and Patrick were very friendly and helpfull. The weather was great and the pool was fantastic. Would really recommend the property.
Stayed Sunday 10 July 2005
Large house near a lovely quiet village away from the main tourist areas. Would comfortably sleep 10 people. 10 minute drive to lively Avignon. Great gardens and safe, large pool.
The house was perfect for our needs. 10 family members covering 3 generation from 2 - 71 years. The house had a lovely feel and although well presented was not too precious that we worried about the children causing a mess. The pool, garden and outside dining area and bbq were ideal. There were plenty of places to explore in the surrounding areas. Our hosts Gigi & Patrick were delightful, helpfull and yet discrete. Overall I would definitley recommend this property. Thanks to Gigi & Patrick
This lovely house is well located and equipped with everything you could ever need. The pool is fantastic and cleaned daily. The garden is private and peaceful. Patrick and Gigi are on hand to help but never invade your space. You'll love it!
Second visit to this property, and Patrick and Gigi have made a whole range of improvements (including a bunk room off a bedroom) and had obviously replaced a lot of items so that the condition of the property was superb. Was able to rent a bike for the duration on site also, enabling daily relaxed countryside cycles. The pool, barbeque, and totally relaxing environment were ideal for a family holiday. The area has lots of intertesting places to visit, especially enjoyed exploring the Camargue, kayaking and visiting wine areas of the Rhone, all of which are within an hour. Local shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets all very friendly even to Scots with limited French ! Absolutely ideal for kids - age range of our group 3-17, all had a really good time in this very safe environment.
We were 8 adults and 3 children, 1, 3 & 6 yrs.old. The house was excellent for this group and the pool extremely clean and good, both for adults to swim and children to play, under supervision. Gigi and Pat were very friendly, and quickly solved any problems. A car is recommended because many nearby places are worth visiting. However, a shop and a bakery plus the village itself are within an easy (10-30 min.) reach on foot or bike.
This fabulous villa is set amidst a large well kept garden and features a wonderful clean swimming pool which given the perpetual heat was a god send. The accomodation was clean and spacious, close to a supermarket and very welcoming. The pool table indoors also provided our children with hours of endless entertainment. The villa owners live on site, although you only see them when you need something and proved to be the perfect hosts. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to future takers.
Really nice couple live next door but unobtrusive. Huge garden, secure pool with alarm great with young children, very well equipped villa, location ideal if you have a car. Lovely surroundings all directions. Local shops and supermarket very good too. Had a great week - villa very spacious and comfortable for 8-10 people. Used fans to keep cool at night without a problem (no air-con, in keeping with most in area)
Nice Villa, with a lovely garden and great pool (which was kept very clean). The garden and pool were both very safely enclosed - perfect for families with young children. The only major drawback for us was the mosquitoes. As it is a woody area and with a small river beside, there were thousands of them (and all their little relatives ). We really feel that screens are needed on all the doors and windows. Because we had to keep the doors/windows shut all the time, the house was like an oven ( As no AC and fans are not enough! ) Patrick and Gigi were very nice and helpful and sorted out any little queries/problems immediately.
3 other reviews
Stayed 13 Jun 2009
we had a wonderful stay here , the property is so nice with the very well maintened garden and the pool, the weather was quite excellent for the early season - Provence is fantastic and so wonderfull ! our hosts Gigi & Pat always carefully present help everytime with kindly attention so very pleasant stay for holidays and rest
Gigi and Patrick were lovely hosts. The house was well-ordered and very livable. The yard was lovely and we spent many afternoons on the grass and in the hammock at tea time. Although there is no "view" from the house, the location was perfect for exploring Provence. The village of Barbentane was quite small, though, and we had to use the car to go to the upper village for the market you cannot walk there. The billiard table was a huge plus for our 12 year old. Our only complaint was that only 2 of the 4 beds were made up with sheets when we arrived. We didnt discover this until bedtime when, bleary-eyed we had to find sheets and make beds. They also wanted to charge us extra money for the sheets and towels at the end of the stay. In our experience, this cost is always included in the rent. Otherwise, we had a lovely stay. Thank you Gigi and Patrick.
Owner reply:

about the complaint, we reply this: that all is very well explained iwithin the descriptions and informations about the house , into the EXCLUSIONS, its expressively written that the bed linens sheets, towels, are not included into the price booking we always sent a email to our customers to ask them before if they need it for knowing before arrival and prepare it , so its not a problem , only to paiy attention for it for customer and guests Pat & Gigi

We have a lot of review about appreciation guest at your disposal in our « Golden Book » since several years more than 60 , best , excellent , good and less good Such as from Family Jarvis : “what can we say that hasn’t been said before ? completely agree with all positive comments already commited to paper ; thanks to Patrick & gigi for making us feel very welcome and the opportunity to have spent a week in a true fairy tale cottage complete with shutters, woods, backtop of a mountain . we all feel inspired to write and paint but have been to busy cramning a years experiences into a week . have a lovely time ! And this more : thank you Gigi & Patrick . the cottage is lovely, the pool glorious , and the garden delightful .we hope you enjoy your stay and like people before us we wished we had stayed longer ! and come back again say Mike, David and Pamela


About the owner
We are renting our property since 1994 , and we have received a lot of people as our family members and very pleased always to meet so different people from anywhere in the world our guests are our friends and wait them with confidence and eagerness !!
Owner score 135
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Joined: May 2004