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Lovely Villa with Shaded Terrace, Pool and Luberon View

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La Garance's pool surrounded by olive trees

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Last updated: 01/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Gordes house description

“La Garance” is a lovely stone house situated in the countryside, 6 kilometers from the village of Gordes. It is named after a plant which grows wild in the garden amongst olive and almond trees, lavender, rosemary, roses and oleanders.

The interior of the house is spacious and bright, it is furnished with a mix of family antiques and contemporary furniture and features original artworks. This is a family home and throughout the house there are many bookcases filled with English language art books, novels, children’s books, cookbooks, and a wide selection of guidebooks. There is a beautiful living room with a stone wood-burning fireplace; a fully equipped kitchen; a dining area adjoining the kitchen; 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a utility room.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, an en suite bathroom (bath with shower, bidet), a walk-in closet and an antique stove and desk. At the other end of the house (it is built on a single level) there is one bedroom with two twin beds; a smaller bedroom with two twin beds; and a bathroom (bath with shower). The house comfortably sleeps six people.

The living room, dining room and master bedroom have French doors opening onto a flagstone terrace which is one of the delights of the house. The terrace is shaded by a mature Mulberry tree and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy meals in hot summer weather. There are many local markets nearby and our kitchen is fully equipped for people who love to cook.

You can also relax while enjoying the swimming pool and its spectacular view of the valley and the Luberon mountain.

Practical details – the appliances include a mixed electric/gas burner stove-top; built in oven; dishwasher; refrigerator with separate freezer compartment; microwave oven; washing machine and dryer; two hot water tanks; hair dryers; a CD player; Satellite TV with DVD player; DSL and WiFi. Bed linens and towels, including pool towels, are provided. Most of the windows have screens.

Our ‘gardienne,’ will prepare the house for your arrival and comes once a week to clean. There is a renter’s manual with all the information you might need regarding the house and a book in which previous tenants have left information and recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area.

“La Garance” is the ideal place to relax but it is also perfectly located to explore the many attractions and activities of this beautiful region. At any time of year you can enjoy short drives through the garrigue, fruit orchards and vineyards to the perched villages nearby – Gordes and the village des Bories, Menebres, Roussillion with its ochre mines, Lacoste and the ruined chateau of the Marquis de Sade, Oppede, and Bonnieux. In the summer there are major theatre, opera, music and photography festivals in Avignon, Orange, Aix en Provence and Arles as well as local events. L’Isle sur la Sorgue (15 minutes away) is a major centre for antiques. For those particularly interested in wine, Châteauneuf du Pape and other Côtes du Rhone wine growing areas, such as Gigondas and Vacqueyras, are an easy drive away. As well, St. Rémy, Les Baux, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, the Camargue, and beaches at Cassis and les Saintes Maries de la Mer are also within easy driving distance.

'La Garance' is easily accessible by air (Marseille airport is a 55 minute drive away) and by train, 2 3/4 hours by TGV from Paris to Avignon (a 40 minute drive to the house).



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Pets Considered
                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    Preferably outside only...moreless

                  • Wheelchair Accessible:

                    two steps up to front door, house is one level only...moreless

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                    with walk-in closet...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                    ...moreless

                  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                    ...moreless

                  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • Complimentary once a week house cleaning for stays longer than one week....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Music Library
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Toys
                      • Video Library

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Festivals
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Photography
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                          • Rural

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Swimming

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            in utility room...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            parking on site...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator:

                            with separate freezer compartment...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  April & May
                                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  $1,750
                                  June
                                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  $2,100
                                  July & August
                                  Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $2,500
                                  September
                                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  $2,100
                                  October
                                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  5 night min stay

                                  $1,750
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  5 night min stay
                                  $250

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Discounted rates for stays longer than 1 week, please inquire.

                                  For rentals from November to March, please inquire

                                  Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 01/11/2015
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                                  Location

                                  70 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Marseille
                                  33 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Avignon
                                  100 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer or Cassis

                                  Car: Necessary

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1979

                                  About the owner: Beatrice Herman and Gabrielle de Montmollin

                                  Why the Owner Chose Gordes:
                                  La Garance is a family home. Our mother fell in love with Provence when she came here with friends so she bought a parcel of land and built her dream house in 1979. She named it after a plant which grows wild in the garden.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  At any time of year you can enjoy short drives through the garrigue, fruit orchards and vineyards to the many perched villages nearby – Gordes and the village des Bories, Menebres, Roussillion with it's ochre mines, Lacoste and the ruined chateau of the Marquis de Sade, Oppede, and Bonnieux. In the summer there are major theatre, opera, music and photography festivals in Avignon, Orange, Aix en Provence and Arles as well as local events. L'Isle sur la Sorgue (15 minutes away) is a major centre for antiques. For those particularly interested in wine, Châteauneuf du Pape and other Côtes du Rhone wine growing areas, such as Gigondas and Vacqueyras, are an easy drive away. As well, St. Rémy, Les Baux, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, the Camargue, and beaches at Cassis and les Saintes Maries de la Mer are also within easy driving distance.


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                                  Speaks: english, french

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                                  Photos

                                  • La Garance's pool surrounded by olive trees

                                    La Garance's pool surrounded by olive trees

                                  • View from the pool

                                    View from the pool

                                  • Sunset by the pool

                                    Sunset by the pool

                                  • Fully equipped kitchen

                                    Fully equipped kitchen

                                  • La Garance has a spacious, comfortable living room

                                    La Garance has a spacious, comfortable living room

                                  • Living room with stone fireplace

                                    Living room with stone fireplace

                                  • Master bedroom antique fireplace

                                    Master bedroom antique fireplace

                                  • Guest Bedroom

                                    Guest Bedroom

                                  • Pointing the way

                                    Pointing the way

                                  • La Garance seen from the road

                                    La Garance seen from the road

                                  • Pool and garden

                                    Pool and garden

                                  • The terrace

                                    The terrace

                                  • A traditional stone house with shaded terrace, pool and garden

                                    A traditional stone house with shaded terrace, pool and garden

                                  • A view of the Luberon from the garden

                                    A view of the Luberon from the garden

                                  • Shaded terrace

                                    Shaded terrace

                                  • Dining room

                                    Dining room

                                  • Living room library

                                    Living room library

                                  • Master bedroom, Queen size bed

                                    Master bedroom, Queen size bed

                                  • Master bedroom bathroom

                                    Master bedroom bathroom

                                  • Guest Bedroom

                                    Guest Bedroom

                                  • La Garance's front door

                                    La Garance's front door

                                  • La Garance is a traditional stone house with pool, surrounded by flowers

                                    La Garance is a traditional stone house with pool, surrounded by flowers

                                  • Shaded terrace, perfect for dining al fresco

                                    Shaded terrace, perfect for dining al fresco

                                  • Almond blossoms in the spring

                                    Almond blossoms in the spring

                                  VRBO #203646

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                                  Date last modified - Saturday, January 24, 2015

                                  $250 - $357 per night (USD)
                                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                                  • Sleeps
                                    6
                                  • Bedrooms
                                    3
                                  • Bathrooms
                                    2.5
                                  • Property type
                                    House
                                  • Reviews
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                                  Owner
                                  Member since: 2008
                                  Speaks: english, french
                                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                                  • Response rate: 100%
                                  • Calendar last updated: 01/11/2015
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