Three couples--my wife and I and our sons and their wives—spent a glorious week at Mas Chante de Merle and we could not have been more pleased with the property. This is the perfect Provencal getaway for a family gathering, with everything one might need for a joyous, relaxing stay. The ancient stone farmhouse, featuring three spacious bedrooms (four, if you count the bedroom loft) and two full baths, has been beautifully renovated, strategically modernized, and includes individual air-conditioning in each room and a well-equipped kitchen. Limestone walkways from the main house lead to the heated pool, spa, boules court, and outdoor kitchen-dining facility where we spent many delightful hours swimming, Jacuzzi-ing, petonc-ing, eating, and, of course, rosé-sipping. The house and grounds were gorgeous, comfortable, immaculate, and extremely well-maintained. Jordan, the owner, is a wonderful, available host, with thoughtful tips on restaurants, St. Remy market day, and other things to explore in the region. The house is an easy 5-minute walk to the center of St. Remy, a 2-minute walk to the supermarket (open until 7:30 PM), and a 3-minute walk to a boutique wine shop where the owner will converse with you about Bandols, Brouillys, and other fine wines both local and distant. St. Remy itself is an ideal hub for exploring the region. Don't miss Pont-du-Gard, Nimes, Arles, the Camargue, Baux-de-Province, Roussillon, Cassis and its calanques, and do explore St. Remy itself, especially on market day (Wednesday). Mas Chante de Merle is a refreshing gated retreat, and an ideal base of operations for appealing day trips. My family and I highly recommend it.