When you book with Only Provence, you are in safe hands. Should unforeseen circumstances happen that impact your travel and booking, we'll work closely with you and the property owner to come to a solution. If you are traveling during the peak summer season, and wish to have the option to reschedule to comparable dates in 2023 due to Covid-19 restrictions, please inquire with us to include this addendum into your rental agreement.
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This impressive property boasts 9+ air-conditioned bedrooms, accommodating up to 19 people - Ideal for large family or group gatherings.
Upon entering the home, guests are immediately impressed by the chic and authentic stonework, as well as the calming yet sophisticated decoration. In addition to the luxurious bedrooms, living areas, and kitchen, guests enjoy a home cinema, library, billiard, fireplace, and sauna among the many amenities of the home.
The outdoor areas offer the ambiance of a private holiday resort with gym, sauna, 2 pools, tennis court, and a boules court. Enjoy evenings dining on the terraces with lighted façades and stunning garden areas.
The location of Mas des Gardois provides accessibility to a number of the region’s most interesting sites – Nimes and Pont du Gard, the historical cities of Orange, Alès, Uzès, Avignon, as well as many charming small villages. It is a perfect location as well for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
This is certainly a property in which nothing has been forgotten - Offering its guests a truly unforgettable stay in the South of France.
Please note that the bookings in low season are Wednesday to Wednesday, and run from Saturday to Saturday from Mid June to Mid September.
Please inquire for the services of a resident cook to shop and prepare meals during your stay.
9 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 19
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 25m x 7m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Peripheric alarm
Salt water System: No
Note: A small pool especially meant for young children is adjacent to the larger pool. Dimensions are 7m x 3m and 0.5m deep.
End of stay cleaning as well as 6 hours of daily cleaning are included in the rental. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Did the villa meet your expectations?
Yes, about what I expected.
Please detail the reasons why:
All like shown on there website and the docs - a second to none service by the staff.
How were you treated by the property's staff and manager?
Second to none by all members.
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa?
Overall, how would you rate this villa?
Great place for larger families - no areas for improvement based on what we experienced.
A great place for a larger family reunion with a staff; discrete service second to none. Highly recommended and all details as displayed.
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. Only Provence made renting this property very easy. Each person I contacted responded promptly and answered all of our questions.
Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
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Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. The only thing that would have improved our stay was eliminating all of the bees around the pool. That might have been an impossible task.
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. I don't think so
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Our chef was great. He was very skilled, yet friendly. We are enjoyed our dinner.
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The house was large enough for my entire family and gave them all their own space. The bikes were used constantly.
|Closest Village||Saint Privat des Vieux||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map|
|Nearby Village||Alès||5 KM||3.1 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Uzès||20 KM||12.4 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Nimes||30 KM||18.6 mi||Map||Village Info|
For over 15 centuries, the prosperous medieval market and cathedral town of Uzès has been intimately linked to local and French history.
From antiquity to our times, the town of Uzès has been shaped by successive generations of enterprising inhabitants ( les Uzétiens , now some 8500 strong) to create its present-day vitality.
Adorned by the assets of its heritage and thanks to the recent enlargement of its Preservation Sector, this architectural gem earned the coveted title of “City of Art and History” in November 2008.
Succumb to the charm and authenticity. Take advantage of your stay to savor the nostalgia pervading its narrow and winding medieval streets and unsuspected hidden gardens. Discover the rich history of its ducal château – both stern fortification and stately palace, spanning eight centuries of art and history. Experience the dignified wealth-flaunting stone façades of the Renaissance town built by its prosperous 16th century bourgeoisie. Strolling at your pace, let yourself be captivated by the gentle elegance of its squares, shaded by 60-foot plane trees, by the refreshing burble of centuries-old fountains, by the bustling Wednesday and Saturday markets, by outdoor cafés and whimsical boutiques. If lucky, you might even catch the organist rehearsing a Bach passacaglia on the magnificently restored baroque organ of the cathedral.
Uzès, “the first Duchy of France”, will leave you with the sentiment of having lived a privileged moment – for an hour, a day, a lifetime.
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
Historical cities of Nimes, Pont du Gard, Uzès, Alès...
Daily morning outdoor market in Alès at Halles de l'Abbaye.
Within Walking distance
Hiking trails starting from the house. 8 acres of private land.
Small local shops in Saint Privat, supermarkets in Ales, 5 minutes drive.
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.