In the heart of the Luberon national park, near the charming small town of Apt and the village of Saignon, Villa Rimayon offers a luxurious retreat in a beautifully renovated Provencal Mas dating back to the 18th century. The house enjoys an elevated position and offers exceptional panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the Vaucluse mountain range and Mt. Ventoux.
Villa Rimayon is set in lush and green surroundings of 1.5ha, with the traditional Provencal 'restanques' (stone walls), planted with oak, pines, cypresses, olive trees, fig trees, cherry trees and of course of lavender.
Villa Rimayon's volume is impressive, with 450m² of luxurious living space and 7 bedrooms all with private bathrooms. It will comfortably host up to 14 adults. The house consists of two communicating parts, the Bastide and the Bastidon.
The Bastide has a spacious open kitchen with fireplace, very well equipped, with a bay window overlooking the south terrace and pool area. There's a large living room of 80m², again with large bay windows and a Provencal fireplace. On the second floor there is a second living area, measuring 50m²; this living has its own adjacent bathroom. The Bastide offers 5 rooms, all with private dressing rooms and shower rooms. The Bastidon offers a kitchen with dining area, a lounge area with Provencal fireplace, with wide glass doors giving access to the terrace in the herb garden. The Bastidon offers 2 bedrooms, each with their own dressing room and shower room.
There are three terraces on offer to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner: a terrace shaded by centennial plane trees to escape the midday sun, another terrace surrounded by lavenders and olive trees, with the sweet murmur of a fountain, and lastly the terrace in the centre of the aromatic herb garden.
In the garden you will find the large heated pool, measuring 12 x 5,5m. The pool is secured with an alarm. There is a convenient outside toilet. A Jeux-de-Boules court, a table tennis table and a table football are at your disposal. Ample parking is available on the premises.
Villa Rimayon is close to the charming little town of Apt. The house is just a 5 minutes drive from the beautiful Luberon village of Saignon, about 40 miles east of Avignon, 15 minutes from Bonnieux, 25 minutes from Lacoste and Menerbes, 30 minutes to Gordes and l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (famous for its antique shops) and 50 minutes from Aix-en-Provence. You'll find a 9-hole golf course near Villars, at 15 minutes, and a beautiful course near Pierrevert at 40 minutes. There's also a 18-hole golf course near Saumane, at 40 minutes as well.
|11 Nov - 23 Dec '23||€ 4500|
|23 Dec - 6 Jan '24||€ 7950|
|6 Jan - 27 Apr '24||€ 4500|
|27 Apr - 25 May '24||€ 5900|
|25 May - 6 Jul '24||€ 6800|
|6 Jul - 31 Aug '24||€ 7950|
|31 Aug - 28 Sep '24||€ 6500|
|28 Sep - 9 Nov '24||€ 5900|
It’s not often that a well-photographed holiday home turns out to be even more stunning when you encounter it in person. But this was exactly what we experienced. Villa Rimayon is an absolute jewel of a property and the perfect place for a family celebration. Our large group enjoyed every aspect of the house; drinks and boules beneath the Plane trees, cooling off in the beautiful pool and finding quiet corners in which to read or just sit and admire the views. The house is also well situated for markets in Apt and easy days out to the picturesque villages of Saignon, Bonnieux, Roussillon and Gordes. We hired two e-bikes which made getting around fun for all ages and gave everyone a taste of the jaw-dropping countryside. We also had superb and friendly support from the housekeeper as well as excellent service from the team at Homes and Provence. Thank you!
Julie from United Kingdom
We really enjoyed the weather and it was an absolutely wonderful holiday. The house and its surroundings are unique. We returned home totally relaxed. The house will remain unforgettable for us. We really have nothing to complain about. The rental process and discounts were easy and we love the caretaker. She is very friendly.
Ursula from Switzerland
Our entire experience was nothing less than magical!! The house and the surroundings were beautiful!! The caretakers were great with communicating and were very responsive to all my questions and were very helpful. The cook was amazing - her cooking, presentation, communication all helped make this a very restful holiday. The house is beautifully decorated with nice seating areas throughout the exterior and interior. A big thank you to you and your team for making our holiday such a delightful experience!
Kristyn from United States
The house was absolutely magical. In my correspondence with the owner I noticed she's an architect who specializes in interior design - and it's evident. Every space is lovely, there are multiple areas to socialize, as well as many spots to curl up with a book. The gardens are all fabulous - well-kept but not too 'precious' that we worry that the kids might damage anything. But overwhelmingly, the sensation that the house creates is one of peace and serenity. In addition to the decor, the house is very well conceived logistically. The abundance of dishes and flatware, along with the dishwasher, made it extremely easy to keep our large group from getting bogged down in chores. The motorized pool cover created peace of mind with the little ones. The house is obviously a few centuries old, but has all the modern equipment one would hope to find. And did you know the outdoor shower by the pool is heated??? It's hard to imagine a more perfect home for our family trip. The toddlers enjoyed exploring the lavender patches and the herb garden, our 10 year-old spent hours in the pool and playing outside, and the grown-ups enjoyed all the different spots to enjoy our meals al fresco. While Apt provides tremendous facilities like supermarkets and hospitals (our youngest had a fever and we made an appointment with the pediatrician - nothing major and it resolved in a few days), Saignon is an absolutely underrated jewel of a village. And of course the Luberon is a wonderful region to explore - which we did, extensively! The caretakers were great - super friendly and efficient, and super helpful with my in-laws on multiple excursions and on our return to Marseille airport on departure. Once again, thanks for the wonderful experience. We hope to return to the Luberon soon!
Francisco from Colombia
What a beautiful start to spring. We were a party of 10 staying at Villa Rimayon for the week. Upon arrival, Floriane the caretaker gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the property. Each room was prepared beautifully for our stay and as a large party, everyone had plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The gardens were wonderfully relaxing with lots to explore. Plenty of fun was had with the villa’s pétanque set accompanied by some local wine from Château La Canorgue. The villa is the perfect setting for a summer getaway in Provence but it’s charm and homely feel makes it equally suitable for a retreat in the colder months. The team at Homes and Provence were hugely accommodating and helpful from start to finish and I could not recommend booking with them enough.
Elizabeth from Monaco
We spent a really wonderful week in this gorgeous Villa. All the rooms were very nicely decorated with comfortable beds and bathrooms. The kitchen had a nice view over the country and was very well equipped. The large grounds of the Villa were amazing, the view in front of the Villa under the huge Plantains was breath-taking and the gardens of the Park were so nicely kept. We enjoyed the large swimming pool and the meals on the terrace, covered by various plants. So all in all it was a perfect place for our family holiday. We thank the owner and the organisation Homes in Provence for this so well organised week!
Anette from Austria
We had the most wonderful stay at Villa Rimayon in September with our family. The house is spacious and perfectly decorated with a different view from every window. We fell in love with the beautiful garden and enjoyed many long afternoons in the swimming pool. The villa is in a great location to visit many of the quaint villages in Provence. Thank you for a lovely week! The memories will last forever!
Jade from Malta
I write this email to let you know how we feel about the 8 days we have just spent in this superb villa Rimayon. We had a great and very pleasant week in this enchanting setting and were able to visit this otherwise magnificent region!
Bernard from France
Villa Rimayon is a spotless, spacious, beautifully renovated holiday home with restful decor and plenty of character. The kitchen is excellent, well-equipped, and well placed for outdoor entertaining. Beds are very comfortable and bathrooms well appointed. The garden is charming and full of wildlife - birds, butterflies etc. There are many areas outside to enjoy a glass of wine and the views: the main terrace near the pool, the lawn, the front of the house under giant trees, or the charming herb garden to name a few. Although close to the town of Apt - which is very convenient - the property is peaceful and there is little, if any, noise from the surrounding area. The house is well mantained and thoroughly cleaned. There is a local contact available for advice, or should any problems occur. Highly recommended property. We enjoyed the perfect family holiday here.
My guests and I had a wonderful experience at Villa Rimayon.The property is lovely, beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped and there were numerous dining areas with enough room for all of us. Floriane was very helpful, friendly and courteous, addressing several small problems promptly.. and with good humor. This has been a very pleasant experience from the booking and payment to our week in the house. We'll tell all our friends and hope too that we'll be able to return one day. Thanks so much,
Katherine from United States
We had a wonderful stay, the house is top notch, very pleasant to live in because it is very large and the layout is great for family stays because each bedroom has its own bathroom. We had taken the heated pool option and had a swim every day. Everything is done to have a good stay, there are all the necessary equipment and everything is clean and well maintained. We are delighted with our stay!
Annie from France
No doubt one of the best locations in the Luberon! The villa offers everything to enjoy a superb holiday with the family and/or friends. The infrastructure that is offered is top and sufficient to host 14 people comfortable. The view of Apt is breathtaking.
Our extended family from the US and Europe spent a magical week in this beautiful home. The house was not only perfect to explore the lovely neighboring villages of Saignon, Roussillon, Gordes, etc., but also to soak in the charm of this beautiful region at the house itself. The property has been lovingly restored, with equal attention directed at style and comfort, and the gardens are absolutely enchanting. The memories of lazy summer days spent by the pool, at the various seating areas surrounding the house, and playing table tennis with the kids will linger for a very long time. The house itself was well-stocked and impeccable. The experience of booking the rental, making arrangements, and getting into the house was seamless. The caretakers were easy to reach and always responsive to all our questions. We recommend this house highly and we ourselves look forward to returning soon.
We were very happy in this tastefully renovated bastide. It is a perfect home for family vacations, with lots of large spaces. We really enjoyed this stay and we thank you very much!
Anne from France