very confortable villa with smart swimmingpool within a pretty nice closed garden, nearby downtown of famous City of popes Avignon
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LET'S ENJOY THE CHARM OF PROVENCE BEFORE THE CROWDY SEASON ...DON'T CARE EMAIL US WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU AND WE CAN BE ABLE TO OFFER SPECIAL BARGAIN !!!
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...
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
30% of fee payable on booking. This is non returnable in case of cancellation.
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.
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
THE POOL IS NOW ROOFED BY AN AUTOMATIC SHELTER MOVED BY SOLAR MOTORIZED SYSTEM , PRECISE EXPLANATIONS FOR USING THE POOL WILL BE PROVIDED AT YOUR ARRIVAL
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
We were an extended family party with 8 adults and 3 children and 1 baby. We had a great time during our week in May 2015. The facilities were excellent - enough bathrooms, plenty of household items (like chairs, kitchenware, even highchairs and a baby bath!) for so many people. The property was well kept and very clean, which meant that it didn't matter that it wasn't new. It felt like a comfortable home! The garden was also immaculately kept, with room for the kids to play and a fantastic outdoor eating area (with curtains if it's windy (which it was on several days), and electricity if you want to plug anything in), where we ate every night except the last. The swimming pool was also a fantastic addition, as it was warm enough to swim in, and a good size for actually swimming. The only thing I would say is that one double room is on the mezzanine, and is open to the lounge/dining area. As such we didn't use this as a bedroom as it would be noisy if people were in the lounge talking or playing pool, although the room contained a double bed.
The area is also fantastic - within a half hour drive of so many things, we didn't have the chance to go to half the places we wanted to! We will have to return sometime to finish seeing the area! The owners were also very friendly, and quick to reply to any questions we had by email.
Chris from Stallikon
Stayed 16 Aug 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.
Colin from Hunters Hill
Stayed 29 Jun 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.
Atchuthan from London
Stayed 14 Jul 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.
Thomas from Manchester
Stayed 12 Jun 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 ...
Eileen from Crookstown
Stayed 07 Aug 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.
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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.
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
Balcony or terrace Barbecue Outside lighting Parking
Patio heating Private garden Tennis court
the house is confortably situated just nearby the hill of the Montagnette , green zone which dominates the village of Barbentane , lot of pines and olive trees , and at only 5 km from the abbey of Frigolet , famous site in provence from which you discover a great panorama to the rhone valley and Mont ventoux , the giant of Provence which culminates quite 2000 m hight , north side of Avignon , city of Popes the nearbours are gently quiet and the countryside is plenty of little ways to be walked about or byke ride among a lot of orchards and numerous market gardeners within the sos called goldenarea for the vegetables and fruits during the summer season
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Fishing Flying Golf Horse Riding Mountain Biking
Sailling Skiing Sports Center Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing
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 !!
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