This is one of our most popular villas because the owners have thought carefully about what's important to holidaymakers.
It's modern house, built in the traditional Provencal style, next door to the owner's property. You're in walking distance of the bustling (by Provencal standards!) village of Mouries, with a backdrop of the stunning Alpilles Hills. The village is surrounded by olive groves as it's right in the heart of a region famous for the quality of its olive oil.
The owner obviously has created a very comfortable 2-bedroom villa, ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples.
It's beautifully furnished using local colours, fabrics and tiles, air-conditioned and has a shower room and separate toilet.
Access to the swimming pool is through a secure gate, just beyond your private and shaded terrace. The pool (shared only with the owners) measures 8m x 4m with steps leading down from the shallow end. Once you’ve cooled off in the pool, why not strike up the BBQ, pour a glass of local Rosé and soak up the setting of the sun over the Alpilles Hills around you!
Living area: The open plan living/dining area is furnished with a modern decor, and contains a comfortable leather settee and armchair, as well as a flat screen TV, DVD player, coffee table and dining facilities for the occupants. Like the rest of the property, this room is air conditioned, providing a great break from the heat during the summer months.
Kitchen: The kitchen has most appliances that you’ll need, including a fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, (located in the second toilet), and ample crockery for 4 people.
Bedrooms: The two bedrooms in the property are beautifully decorated. One is a double, the other a twin, both with plenty of wardrobe space, making the property ideal for a family.
Bathrooms: There is one bathroom in the property, which is fully tiled and equipped with a shower and sink. There’s also a separate WC, which also houses a small laundry room.
Outside: The small lawned garden area is south facing, so it receives the maximum sunshine all year round, allowing you to lounge about on the supplied furniture all day! In addition, the covered terrace can be used for dining al fresco, so you can make the most of those long, relaxed, Provencal days! There’s also space for parking two cars – one is shaded.
Swimming pool: The pool measures 8m x 4m, making it perfect for a refreshing swim as you relax and enjoy those beautiful summer days! The pool area is gated and shared only with the owners, a discreet couple who live next door and swim from time to time.
Internet: yes, there is internet connection at this property.
Baby facilities: A cot and high chair is available on request.
Winter heating: Winter heating is included in the cost of the holiday, as is the air conditioning.
Gas, electric, & water: These are all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: The owner arranges end-of-stay cleaning, and this is included in the rental cost.
Bed & bathroom linen: This is all included in the rental cost.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is calculated based on the number of people (adults) in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of the tax due at the time you make your reservation.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 200 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible
Long weekend stays: These are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.
Pets: We’re sorry, pets are not permitted at this property.
Smoking: We’re sorry, smoking is not permitted inside this property
About the local area
Mouries is a village well serviced with bakers, butchers, grocers, bank and a post office.
There is a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants, all of which are within walking distance of this house, only a stroll away at 600m from the centre of the village.
Markets can also be found at a host of other local towns; St Remy de Provence, Maussane and Arles to mention just a few.
It's also a great location for touring and leisure; there is tennis in the village, a golf course just on the doorstep of the village, as are the cycling, walking and horse riding paths across the beautiful Alpilles.
Mouries is also situated in the heart of one of the best the Olive growing regions of Provence - a panorama of Olive Groves, with stunning limestone scenery as the backdrop, surrounds the village.
You’ll find the nearest larger supermarket at St Martin de Crau, just 9km away.
Great property for family of 4. Property and pool were clean and well equipped. Owners were very helpful and friendly - perfect hosts.
Mr C, Essex, August 2016
Just what we wished for. The owners couldn"t have been kinder and the property exactly met our needs. Very clean and well presented
Mrs M, Ross-shire, UK, Sept 2103
A lovely property which was perfectly suited to our needs. The owners next door could not have been more helpful. Just one comment - perhaps a mirror in one of the bedrooms?
Mrs S, Suffolk, UK, July 2013
Lovely property. Everything there that we required. Very clean. Owners very helpful. Mattresses a little hard which meant that some slept better than others!
Mrs G, Hampshire, UK, July 2011.
Just a quick note to let you know what a fantastic time we had at Villa St Yvette. it was virtually flawless (apart from my sat-nav not recognising the street!). the villa was lovely - clean, comfy and well equipped, the owners were great hosts, Mouries was a fantastic town and the weather was gorgeous throughout so couldn"t really have been better.
Would heartily recommend it to anyone Many thanks for all your help in making our holiday so enjoyable.
Mr B, Caerphilly, Wales, August 2010