Ten Perfect Provence Vacation Rentals for 2021
If you're like us, where you stay during your vacation is a huge part of the pleasure. If you've decided on a rental villa rather than a hotel, you want the perfect location, size, decor, amenities and of course you want it to have that undefinable je ne sais quoi...no matter what your budget is.
But how to find it, with so many options online...so many rental agencies...and so many villas to choose from? So glad you asked!
We keep an extensive database of hand-picked rentals across Provence and the Côte d'Azur--all locations and prices--and we're updating it all the time. You tell us what you want and we'll come back quickly with a selection. Then together we'll discuss pros and cons, narrow the list and help you choose. Et voila!
To get things started, here are ten homes that we absolutely love--arranged loosely by size and price--that we know you'll love too. These rentals are popular and always fill up...so let's book your 2021 (or holiday 2020) vacation tout suite! Contact us here.
Heavenly Hillside Home with To-Die-For Views
Ancient three-bedroom house, exquisitely renovated, perched on the hillside in one of the Luberon's most beautiful villages, with a three-level terrace and stunning views all the way to Mont Ventoux...an extraordinary panorama! Your private dining turret forms part of Bonnieux's 12th-century city walls. The Australian owners chose elegant furnishings (Persian rugs, antique armchairs, chandeliers, marble vanities, claw-foot tub) combined with brocante finds to create a luxurious-but-laid-back French Country vibe, complete with AC and a plunge pool. Perfect for families with older kids and small groups who love the energy of village life: boulangeries, cafes, restaurants, galleries and the weekly market, etc. are all just a short walk away. Great for hikers, bikers (you can rent electric bikes right in town), food and wine lovers, history buffs...and getting out to explore the natural beauty of the Luberon and beyond. Off season, the minimum stay is five nights. In season, rentals are one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Weekly rental ranges from €1700 to €3100.
Perfect in Provence
One of our most-popular rentals, this stylish and comfy home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, outdoor lounge terrace, large yard and pool...just a couple blocks walk to downtown St. Remy, where you'll find restaurants, cafes, galleries, shops, history galore and one of the best outdoor markets in the region. Amenities include A/C, dishwasher, washer / dryer, WiFi, new flooring throughout and more. Heated and well insulated for winter holidays too! Prices range from €1550 to €2300 per week, depending on season.
Loving the Village Life
Everyone loves this three-bedroom, three-bath decorator apartment with A/C and roof terrace (perfect for the apero hour before dinner or star-gazing after!) in the heart of historic St. Remy. Step out to shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries, cinema, museums, etc...then come home to space, comfort and ease. Perfect for: three couples or a small family (no kids under 12 please) who love a village setting and don't need a pool. Also available as a one- or two-bedroom rental. Prices range from €220 per night (2 night min) in low season to €440 per night high season. Weekly rate in high season is €2700.
Nature and Nurture in St. Remy
This serene, inviting home sits on a peaceful and lush 3000-square-meter property, filled with olive trees, at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains. St. Remy’s large mountain reservoir (with a dam originally built by the Romans) is just up the gorgeous winding road. Whether you plan to rest and rejuvenate, tackle some serious hiking and biking or spend your days site-seeing, this fully renovated 1960s bungalow is the perfect base, perfectly priced. Downstairs you'll find two bedrooms and two baths, with a third very-small bedroom for a child (or relative you don't like so much). Upstairs under the eves is another full bedroom and bath. Every room was designed with large French doors or windows to let in loads of light and views. There's a sparkling pool, an outdoor shower, ping pong...and the historic village of St. Remy less than 1 km away. Weekly rental ranges from €1170 to €2650.
Gorgeous house with three en suite bedrooms, pool and tennis court in one of our most-desirable villages. Large living/dining room with old oak beams, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, two large terraces with several outdoor dining areas, WiFi indoors and out, large TV with DVD, Wii, boules, croquet and two bikes. The pool is one of the largest in the region (20m x 8m) and the property is set within a huge park/garden...with the most-stunning views. Weekly prices range from €2000 (low season) to €5300 (high). Long term rental is available with pricing on demand.
Antique-Filled Mas in Maussane
Four-bedroom antique-filled farmhouse with A/C and pool in Maussane, in a perfect walk-to-town location. This charming, laid-back village is just 5 minutes from Les Baux,15 min from St. Remy and 30 min from Arles....a perfect base for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, wine touring and more. Included in the four-bedroom count is a self-contained apartment with inside and outside entry. Secure courtyard parking with electric gate and space for two cars. Weekly rental is €3955 (low season), €4970 (mid) and €5950(high).
Families Adore This House
Large open-plan home, beautifully renovated in 2018, in one of the most-charming, desirable villages. You'll feel as though you're in the countryside (thanks to lush landscaping, mature trees, large heated saltwater pool and smashing mountain views) but you're just steps from charming village shops, cafes, restaurants and more. With five bedrooms, house sleeps 12, with a separate wing for kids. Loaded with toys, baby supplies, kids movies, etc. Great hiking, biking and wineries nearby. Weekly rates range from €3300 to €5500 per week.
Laid-Back and Luxurious
One of the many things we adore about this one-of-a-kind property is the flexibility it offers to couples, families and groups. Singles and couples can rent one B&B room with en-suite bath in the large, art-filled, four-bedroom villa...sharing the public spaces and pool with others. Or, privatize the house, take all four suites and have the large kitchen, living and dining areas, pool, sun room and terraces to yourself. Another possibility is to book one of four "mazet" cottages, each a luxurious home in itself with outdoor terraces, gardens and shared pool. Each mazet cottage has full kitchen, living room and either one or two bedrooms; one has a sleeping loft for kids. No matter which lodging you choose, you'll experience pure country calm, horses grazing next door and stellar views of lush landscaping (olive and fruit trees, lavender, etc.) with the Alpilles Mountains beyond. This is a fantastic option for retreats, workshops, reunions, weddings...or just the most-idyllic weekend or week (or more!) in Provence for a couple or family. And it's all just 1 km from one of our most-prized villages. Rooms and cottages range from €170 to €500 per night, depending on size and season. Weekly rates for cottages are €1300 to €2900, while rental of the entire four-suite home will cost €5800€ to €9200 per week. To book the whole property (25 people max), please inquire for pricing.
The Holiday Home of Your Dreams
This is the villa so many of our clients describe when they tell us what they dream of renting. Nestled in an olive grove, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, this stone “farmhouse” offers a peaceful rural setting, wonderful views and a walk-to-town location outside historic and lively Eygalieres. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, sleeps ten. It combines classic Provencal construction (thick flagstone floors, 18th-century wooden ceilings, etc.) with top tech and amenities such as silent A/C throughout, heated pool, fiber internet, Wi-Fi throughout (including immediate outdoor space), satellite smart TVs, Sonos sound system and much more. This is a family home, gorgeously furnished, impeccably maintained and highly praised by clients. Available June through September only. Pricing: June and September, €7700 per week. July and August, €8800 per week.
It's not easy to find large, elegant houses for large groups but this exceptional ten-bedroom, nine-bath mas in the Luberon ticks all the boxes and then some. It's just 2 km from the outstanding village of Gordes. Sleeps 20. The layout allows independence for different parts of a family or groups of friends, while being an ideal setting for a communal get-together. It has a pool and tennis, of course, and stunning views. In 2021, the house will be available May through September, at the price of €12,000 per week.
Quintessential French Country
In a completely idyllic country setting a short drive from Les Baux--and 20 minute from St. Remy--this world-class villa set in an 18th-century olive mill is considered one of the finest properties in Provence. Beautiful French landscaping and gardens, 300-plus olive trees, a potager (kitchen garden...help yourself!), a hen house (fresh eggs daily!), basins and fountains, statues and sculptures, horses grazing...it's all here! Indoors, you'll love how the owners, their architect and designer have maintained all the integrity and authenticity of this prized property. Eight air-conditioned en suite bedrooms have soaring ceilings, beautiful art, the finest linens and top amenities such as Le Labo bath products and Nespresso machines. Everything is on par with a five-star hotel but the home and garden is deliciously, privately yours. This one-of-a-kind property is perfect for a friends and family holiday, a photo shoot, reunion, business meeting, wedding or whatever else you might dream up. Off season, the minimum stay is three to four nights. In season, rentals are one week minimum, Saturday to Saturday. Weekly rental is €22,000 (low season) to €26,000 (high).