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Interiors have been recently renovated, with large ground floor living space welcoming groups of up to 12 guests. Five out of the six bedrooms have air conditioning. This property is lovely for adult couples traveling together, or family groups.
Note young children should be supervised near the large pond on the property, which otherwise offers peaceful ambiance. Open fields are also abundant for children to run and play, as well as olive grove and fruit/vegetable garden for exploration.
Mas des Pivoines offers a private setting, well-appointed interiors, and proximity to local villages for a beautiful holiday in Provence.
6 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 12
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 6m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence
Salt water System: No
Note: The large garden encompasses a large pool, lavender field, and pond with beautiful fishes and sitting area. Outside shower.
End of stay cleaning and mid-week cleaning. To add additional hours of cleaning during the week, please inquire. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
4 out of 5
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)
Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. See above.
You might consider revising the property description to clarify that, in high summer, it's inadvisable to walk into Eygalieres along the fairly narrow country road. Far too hot with lots of enthusiastically fast drivers zipping by. However, it is easy to park in the village, which is delightful, and of course the walk would be fine in cooler weather. I think it's further than 1km too.
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The house is delightful - and the build up to staying there was most pleasant also. I had lots of chats with Ingrid to ensure it was what we wanted. Stanley was timely and efficient with all of the paperwork, and Carol quickly and resourcefully helped to meet a few requests before our arrival. Roger, who greeted us and assisted us on site, was very kind and helpful - we had a few technical problems but each was quickly ironed out. He tolerated my appalling French with great patience! Somehow we managed to make ourselves understood!
Le Mas des Pivoines is a tranquil place. The house is calm, solidly built and very nicely furnished, the kitchen is well stocked and functions very efficiently. Plenty of everything - no useless pans or cupboards full of indeterminate stuff (we've had some very poorly stocked kitchens over the years, often in the smartest houses). The bedlinens are of high quality and the beds are large and comfortable. In the grounds, there are many corners to explore, and the fountains in the pond are magnificent! We really enjoyed our stay, relaxing by the spotless pool, eating near the house and playing board games occasionally in the main salon. The fact that the house's bedrooms are divided between two staircases worked very well for us and would likely prove useful for any large group staying at the house.
Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Nothing - you worked together seamlessly to deliver superlative service.
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. This is a beautiful house set in tranquil gardens. It easily accommodated our large party, and we all felt we had plenty of space to spread out both inside and outside. The two sitting rooms (smaller one near kitchen and formal salon) were perfect and allowed groups to gather for different activities. Similarly, the fact that the bedrooms are off two staircases allowed a large group to feel at home. The kitchen worked. Yippee! I say that because we have stayed in some lovely properties over the years but have often struggled with sub-par equipment. Not so here - everything works, there are more than enough sets of plates, cups, glasses etc, and they are pleasant to use. Ditto bedlinens - lovely quality. Pleasingly powerful showers. At the risk of repeating myself, everything works here and it does so beautifully, with an understated style. We had two small technical problems, instantly resolved by Roger on site.
The pool is large and spotlessly clean with more than enough sunloungers and pool towels. The grounds are welcoming.
As many will know, this part of France is heaven for lovers of nature and of art - the presence of Cezanne and van Gogh is palpable. We felt wrapped up right in the centre of this beautiful region during our very special week at Le Mas des Pivoines. Seamless service from start to finish from Only Provence. Thank you all!
The house is beautiful! More than beautiful. My guests and I thought it fulfilled our fantasies of exactly what a villa in Provence should be-it felt like we were on a movie set. Everyone agreed that the decor was lovely, understated and tasteful, and in nice condition. I especially loved the wooden ceiling beams and the old tile floors. It was charming, while having new, very attractive and functional bathrooms and kitchen. And it was very clean. That was important to us. The grounds of the villa were peaceful and so pretty, the pool was always clean and we used it a lot. We ate many meals outside on the lovely patio. The air conditioning and all appliances (except the clothes dryer that broke during the last days of our rental) worked well. Roger the house manager was very helpful and pleasant, he brought in our initial grocery order as requested, answered our questions, and looked after us with good humor for our whole time. He managed to locate and mail to me a bag of jewelry that one of my guests had forgotten. We really appreciated his efforts to make our stay pleasant.
The central location of the house was perfect for us, we toured many of the towns in the area, St Remy, Arles, into the Luberon, and Gordes. While the house is is within walking distance of Eygalieres, we found the narrow roads to be far too dangerous to walk along, because of speeding vehicles.
Areas for improvement:
The bedding is not accurately reflected in the house's photos on the Only Provence website. (This has been fixed) Instead of having 2 twin beds as advertised, several rooms had one king bed. Bedding configuration is really important information to provide accurately, because while most unmarried and unrelated people may be willing to share a bedroom, they do not care to share a bed with someone else. I had checked this detail several times before the trip to make sure all my guests would have their own separate bed, and had received assurances that they would. Upon arrival, it was very upsetting to learn that we would have to rearrange and try to manage without the number of beds we expected. A number of my guests were unhappy with their sleeping arrangements.
Also, it would be nice if more bath towels were provided.
Would you recommend Mas des Pivoines, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours? Why or why not?
Defintiely, I would recommend Only Provence and plan to use their services again. The chef that Only Provence recommended (Nadeège) prepared the best meal that we had the whole time in Provence (and we ate at a number of highly recommended restaurants in the area.) It was a great finale to our week in Provence. I also received great assistance with booking a rental car, and making arrangements for taxi service.
What star rating would you give Mas des Pivoines? 4.5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5
I found all the people I dealt with at Only Provence to be very knowledgeable about Provence, prompt in responding to my queries, and helpful. They made planning my visit much easier than I would have imagined, and really contributed to everyone in my party enjoying the trip.
We learned so much from the very detailed and helpful book at the house.
|Closest Village||Eygalières||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Saint Rémy de Provence||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Les Baux de Provence||20 KM||12.4 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Avignon||25 KM||15.5 mi||Map||Village Info|
Just minutes from the charming and sophisticated village of Eygalières, (a favorite hideaway for wealthy Parisians) which hosts a number of good restaurants including the Michelin starred "Chez Bru". Find all of the charm and amenities in the village with butcher, baker, café/ bar and weekly market. The area surrounding the village provides one of the most dramatic landscapes in Provençe with the famed Alpilles (hills) adorning the view â€“ an area made famous by the works of Vincent Van Gogh.
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.
Village of Eygalieres,
Morning Outdoor Markets
Wenesday: Saint-Remy de Provence
Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles
Saturday: Saint-Remy de Provence
Within Walking distance
The shops, cafés and restaurants of Eygalieres
Local shops within walking distance. Larges stores within 10 minutes' drive.