HOMES FOR RENT, SALE & SWAP

FOR SALE: Stunning art-deco penthouse on sea shore in Cannes, with panoramic views (photo above). Price: €2.45 million. 200 m2 of living space, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. South facing, opposite the sandy beaches of Cannes but just a few minutes walk to the city center. For all the info and more photos, click here.


HOUSE SWAP (no photo): Our beautiful Ft. Myers, Florida condo for your two bedroom house in Provence. Dates flexible in April/May 2014. We have 2 bedrooms , den with queen pullout and 2 bathrooms --can sleep 6--in approximately 1600 sq feet. It's in an upscale gated community with a golf course , 8 clay tennis courts, big marina, fantastic gym/workout facility and a first class clubhouse. Google ''Tamarind Cay Gulf Harbour'' for overview of complex. For photos and more info: john@heroldsupply.com.




FOR SALE: Situated in the Luberon Valley, on a hill top delivering stunning scenery all around and pristine and picturesque views. Protected lavendar fields, 600 year old fortress villages, abbeys and Provencal farm markets surround this impressive home (above). Unique interior architectural features have been built by skilled artists with a profound respect for tradition. The use of ancient materials combined with modern technologies give the unique warmth and character of French old-world craftsmanship while providing the easy maintenance and comfort of a modern home. €2.5 million. For all the info: lamaisonenprovence.com or email patrick@lamaisonenprovence.com



FOR SALE: Situated in the Luberon Valley,  on a hill top delivering stunning scenery all around and pristine and picturesque views. Protected lavendar fields, 600 year old fortress villages, abbeys and Provencal farm markets surround this impressive home. Unique interior architectural features have been built by skilled artists with a profound respect for tradition. The use of ancient materials combined with modern technologies give the unique warmth and character of French old-world craftsmanship while providing the easy maintenance and comfort of a modern home. €2.5 million. For all the info: lamaisonenprovence.com or email patrick@lamaisonenprovence.com
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CHATEAU FOR SALE IN AVIGNON. Sumptuous 17th-century chateau of 2000 square metres, with fully renovated chapel, orangery, caretakers house, ponds and eight hectares of land and gardens. Large pool with two pool houses...all just minutes from the autoroute. A charming and highly prestigious property in the Provence. €3.99 million. For more info, contact Julie: provenceblog@aol.com, 04 32 60 02 07.

VILLA FOR RENT: At the heart of a 20-hectare private estate, Mas Serenité (above) is an exquisite 12th-century mas, lovingly restored and set amid century old trees and fragrant gardens. It features total calm and privacy with commanding and unforgettably Romantic views of the rolling hills and vineyards. In the South Luberon region, 30 km north of Aix-en-Provence, between two classified villages, Ansouis (3 km) and Lourmarin (8 km). Over 550 m2 living area. Five double bedroom suites each with its own private bathroom, four with private terrace. Large swimming pool (23x7 mt).  Boule court.  Services: ample house-keeping, daily maintenance of swimming pool, daily up-keeping of the vegetable garden. For info: www.masserenite.com, vallinil@aol.fr

HOUSE TO SWAP: UK-based couple looking for Provence house swap, for two weeks to two months. They'd like to be within an hour of either Aix or Avignon, either on the outskirts of a village or small town that has the usual amenities:- baker, butcher, café. If quieter location, then not too far from a town with bars/restaurants. They'd like anytime from mid July onwards, up until end September/early October. A pool and sunny terrace would be lovely if possible, but not essential. Broadband/WiFi required. Length of swap could be one week to 8 weeks...or longer. Here's the info on theirs: Built in 1860 with well-proportioned rooms, this  4 bedroom family house is in the charming old market town of Tetbury. Well furnished and comfortable, the house is a 5 minute stroll into town with glorious countryside on the doorstep. There’s even a small farm next door where you can buy fresh eggs. Tetbury is a small, friendly town with 3 weekly markets, 5 cafes, 4 hotels with restaurants, 5 boutiques plus a high street full of antique shops. London is 90 minutes away by train, whilst Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath are all within a 40 minute drive. For details and more photos: uma@umawylde.com.

FOR RENT: This little gem near St.-Rémy (above) is available at deeply discounted rates for shoulder season dates. Save $1,000 weekly September through the first week of October. The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and is in walking distance to the small pretty town of Eyragues (butcher, baker, cafe). For all the info, click here.


FOR SALE: Five minutes from St. Remy, in Maillane. Magnificent fully-fenced property (above) on over 4 acres, including an olive grove, beautiful in-ground pool, pond, privacy, beauty, calm and a view of the majestic Alpilles. The main house, with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, was custom built by the builder-owner, using the finest materials throughout. There is a gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, adjacent breakfast area and access to patios and a huge, over-sized garden room with summer kitchen. All of the bedrooms have large built-in closets.  There is also a separate guest house with living room/kitchen combo, bedroom and full bathroom. In addition, there is a huge, multi-car garage that could easily be finished if more living space is needed. The location is perfect, only 5 minutes to St Remy de Provence, 20 minutes to the Avignon TGV and 45 minutes to Marseille airport. Price: 1,575,000€. For more info, contact: barbara@abeillehomes.com and see the full description here and here.
 

FOR RENT: Located in the small village of St Marcel de Careiret in the Gard Department, the two-bedroom, two-bath, 18th-century stone home called Maison des Cerises (above) has been tastefully restored to a very high standard fully respecting traditional materials and techniques. It's decorated with charm in a Provencal style with many original features, such as old terra-cotta tiles, stone and lime washed walls. The village has several amenities (café, bakery, general store, delicatessen) and is close to many of the most popular tourist sites in Provence such as the Pont du Gard, La Roque sur Cèze, Uzès, Nîmes and Avignon. For all the info, click here.


FOR RENT: This beautiful six-bedroom villa – Bastide de la Paix - is close to the village of Bonnieux and has just become available for 2013 (photo above). Sitting on a hill-top  above the village, the dining terrace and private pool enjoy spectacular vistas over the Luberon National Park. Guests will no doubt spend most of their time outdoors – the pool has an adjoining pool house with summer kitchen – though the interior is exceptionally well-equipped too, with WiFi and a magnificent country kitchen. Housekeeping is included twice a week and a cook service is available. From $9,743 per week for up to 12 guests. See more information here or contact Nick Westwood on 1-855-468-5555.




FOR SALE:  Just five minutes from Apt in the Luberon, this traditional Provencale home (above) was built in 1850. It's 110 square meters and has three large bedrooms. Asking price is 275,000€. For all the info, click here


FOR RENT: The owners of the property known as Logis du Bourg (above) are offering a 10% discount on rentals to the readers of ProvencePost.com. This is one of the most  striking properties in Provence and it can sleep 26 people.  Set in the heart of the village of Grillon the property consists of five, centuries old houses, rented as one whole, linked together around a beautiful garden courtyard. They share a very elegant and intimate geothermally enhanced pool, a relaxing hamman, and an extraordinary dining/events hall. For all the info and photos, click here.  


FOR RENT: Located just 5 minutes from downtown Avignon, 10 minutes door to door to the Avignon TGV station, on the Ile de la Barthelasse, this traditional home (above) is available to rent from summer 2014 though summer 2015. Surrounded by pear orchards and fields, it's just a hop from the Rhône and a spectacular view of the Pope's Palace and the Pont d'Avignon. Calm amidst the fresh greenery of the countryside, with  easy access to all the restaurants, cinema, and sites of Avignon. The wine regions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacquèyras within 30 minutes' drive. It has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and wooden tub, a spacious kitchen, glassed in terrace (with wood stove for winter use) outdoor garden and small private pool. The kitchen is equipped with a semi-professional multi-function electric oven, a toaster oven, a dishwasher washing machine, and all necessary pots/pans/baking dishes/cookbooks, and more for cooking at home and to take advantage of the abundant fresh produce available locally. Available for long stays, one month to one year. Or, if available, by the week, when rates are 800 to 1000€ weekly, depending on the season. For info, email to madeleinevedel@gmail.com or go to: cuisineprovencale.com/housetorent.html



FOR SALE OR RENT: While they're trying to sell their beautifully renovated mas (farmhouse) not far from St. Remy de Provence (above),  my friends Sandra and Andrew are renting it out, after having furnished it fully. So this is one you can rent or you can buy.  The house is very luxurious and their summer rental calendar filled up almost instantly. From November 2013 until April 2014, rates are €2,950 per week. In April and May, 2014, it's €3,450 a week. The Xmas/New Year period 2013, is €3,450 per week!! June and September 2014 it's 3950€. July and August is 4950€. For all the details and photos, click here.


FOR RENT IN PARIS: Provence Post readers get 10% off their first stay in this tasteful, recently renovated Paris apartment (above), perfect for vacationers or corporate travelers. It's in the heart of the trendy 11th arrondisement;  a charming and bright studio with a separate and spacious eat-in kitchen, overlooking a street with world-renowned artisans and ateliers. The area is a food-lovers' paradise,  walking distance to famed restaurants (including Le Septime, Le Chateaubriand, Le Dauphin, Rino, Bistro Paul Bert) and situated between the Richard Lenoir and Aligre markets. It's also just a stone’s throw from the Bastille, Place des Vosges and many of the Marais’ best-loved boutiques and museums. With large double windows, the apartment has morning and afternoon sun with unobstructed rooftop Paris views. The decor is a mix of art deco fabrics, European antiques and high quality custom pieces from fine French artisans. The sleeping area has a limited edition Treca queen-sized bed and the sitting area has room for six. The full bathroom has  large bathtub/shower. A separate eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, washer, dishwasher and commercial-grade utensils. The dining table seats four.  For more info, click here or email: parisconcierge1@gmail.com. 


FOR RENT: For off season rentals of her charming house (above),  my friend Julie is offering a 10% discount to my readers. The house sits at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains, right in the center of one of Eygalieres, one the most charming and best-preserved villages of Provence. It's a renovated, stone 'Maison du Village,' furnished with beautiful country furniture, carefully chosen Provencal pottery, a baby grand piano, a long farm table, a fireplace, original artwork and WiFi. It's on a narrow quiet road that climbs up to the old village. She writes: ''With three bedrooms and two full modern baths, with a view of the Alpilles, and just a minute's walk to the closest bakery and cafe, this is a house where memories are made...'' All the info is here.



FOR RENT: Beautiful, modern condo for weekly rent in Provence’s best wine region. This condo (above) is the perfect spot for one or two food and wine loving couples. Located in Vaison-la-Romaine, France’s largest archeological site, it’s just 10-30 minutes from the world-class Cotes du Rhone vineyards. Avignon, St Remy-de-Provence, Aix-en-Provence are easy 45-75 minute drives. This is the home of an American travel writer and tour guide who shares her time between Provence and the Napa Valley, and who will be happy to provide personalized travel advice to  her renters. The air-conditioned condo has two bedrooms and two baths, located on opposite ends of the condo, creating  a private space for each couple. The kitchen was planned by the owner, who loves to cook. Dine on the terrace and enjoy the views of the medieval chateau. For all the info, click here.

FOR SALE: Lovely old but fully-modernized Provençal home with magnificent views (above). One side faces the 14th century tower atop the bustling village of Barbentane; the other faces the 12th century village church and Rhone valley beyond. Old-world charm throughout with stone walls, floors, and ceilings, wood beams, fireplaces. Kitchen has all mod-cons with granite counters. 3 bedrooms (one currently used as home office), 2 ensuite. Living room with additional side room. Dining room with view. Laundry room. “Clime Reversible” for heat and air-conditioning. Original cellar with vaulted stone ceiling. For all the info, click here and also see this interactive panoramic view from the terrace. Asking: €480,000. For more info: ruthmcveigh@gmail.com. 


FOR SALE: Located close to the beautiful town of Uzes, this charming and original village house (above) is in excellent condition, inside and out. The property makes a perfect Provence hideaway, without being isolated, and is very easy to maintain. Priced at €570,000 euros. For all the info, click here.


FOR RENT: If you're thinking of traveling to Provence this year, Angela and Jake Paltenghi have a beautiful old stone house (above) in the medieval town of Tarascon which they are renting out for holiday rentals, whilst they are on a sabbatical in the UK.  Tarascon is close to Avignon, Arles, Nimes and St. Remy and right in the heart of Provence. From here you can visit the sights that inspired Van Gogh, taste the local wines, wonder through one of the best produce markets in the area...or simply enjoy the beautiful hills of the Alpilles or the many Roman ruins nearby. Tarascon also has a station, so you don't even need a car.  See all the details here.  


FOR RENT: And here's another lovely vacation rental discounted for the readers of Provence Post (photo above). Elegant Provencal style town-house in St. Remy de Provence, on the grounds of an old chateau, with secure private parking and electric gates. The house has two bedrooms and one bath (sleeps three to four), plus a kitchen/dining room, salon, a small private terrace and WiFi. The location is ideal: just a five-minute walk from the medieval town center of St. Remy, in a quiet garden setting. The owner is offering a 12% discount on the listed price to my readers. You can see photos and get more info here.  The same family is also offering rentals of their traditional-style house with lake views, close to Galway City in the West of Ireland. For info on that house, click here


FOR RENT: Charming petite maison in the middle of the Cotes du Rhone wine region (above). This two bedroom, one bath home includes a fully equipped kitchen, garden, and vineyard-view terrace. Just  minutes from Vaison la Romaine, Cairanne, Gigondas, Rasteau, Seguret, and Vaqueras;  one half hour from Chateauneuf du Pape and about an hour from Avignon or Aix. The owners like to keep renters at four maximum but you can seat eight around the dining room table. Parking for two to three cars. Free WiFi and local phone calls.  La petite maison is available for $1200 US per week, April through October and $800 per week November through March. For more info: go to www.rent-in-france.co.uk, then type 3126 in "search by property number" or email:  rlauderbach@yahoo.com.

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  2. How did you make this selection ? Have you try all these houses ?

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    1. Hi Alexandra,
      I know some but not all of the homes. They are owned/run by my friends...or by my advertisers...or by my neighbors. Or they are just lovely rentals I've come across.
      Best Wishes,
      Julie

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