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View from your cottage into your own piece of garden with sunbeds and umbrellas

View from your cottage into your own piece of garden with sunbeds and umbrellas Private wing - Sheherazade cottage with its plane tree & own garden Pine alley through the 4 acres of landscaped garden Relax at the wonderful pool (5x10 m) just steps away from your apartment Your fully equipped GOURMET kitchen... Double sink bathroom, with toilet, washing machine, towel heater, power-shower A Jacuzzi has been added - ideal for cool winter days! Salam my friendly and funny dog Menerbes village, 15 min away

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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Cavaillon cottage description

After exploring the world I decided that the best place of all is the Luberon in Provence. Peter Mayle agreed with me and wrote ‘A Year in Provence’ .
You can share my little slice of heaven. I’ve renovated a self-contained wing of my 18th century Provence farmhouse, to make a stunning one-bedroom apartment. It is separated from the rest of the house (where I live) by a large stone-wall - privacy guaranteed! South-facing French windows open onto 4 acres of garden with a beautiful pool, two huge, century old plane trees and lavender, and your own pergola to watch the sunset. An alley of pine trees leads to your private entry and parking just next to your cottage. SHEHERAZADE is the only cottage on the compound, so the pool will be shared only between you and me...(I have a swim in the morning and maybe the evening)

Enjoy the flowers and trees typical for Provence (as well as an orchard with 20 different fruit trees of almost all fruit available in this area).
An attractive place the whole year round: In spring listen to the song of the nightingales in the plane trees . In the summer you have use of the owner’s pool just a few steps away from your apartment, accessible through the garden. A Jacuzzi has just been added as well as a sauna/hammam . In autumn a stroll over the markets will enchant you with all the fresh fruit and vegetables, sold directly by the farmers. The wineyards compete in colours from green to yellow and to deep burgundy red...and in the winter you have the Luberon largely to yourself; the world-famous hill-top villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste, etc, the wonderful food, from truffles to foie gras, the unspoilt beauty of the Luberon Natural Park.
The apartment is called 'Sheherazade' and you'll notice its design is inspired by many a happy trip to Morocco. The bed was made to my own design in Marrakech. Naturally, being Sheherazade's bed, it is a queen size. If you've experienced French plumbing before, don't be nervous - Sheherazade features a luxury bathroom with twin basins and a walk-in power shower.
The rustic Provençal lifestyle is a great joy, but so are air condition, a dishwasher , microwave and fast DSL Internet access, so you get those too !

Private entrance to Sheherazade is over a small bridge crossing a tributary of the Canal St. Julien and down an alley of pine trees. This canal, dating from the 12th century, is the oldest irrigation system in Provence, and the property is bordered by its tributaries.

If you have any local difficulties or language problems during your stay, it's a great comfort to know that the multilingual owner is right next door, and I'd be delighted to help with anything. On the other hand, I have my own private sun terrace - so you need never see me at all. And - SHEHERAZADE is the only rental on my 4 acres property - so you have total privacy!
And if you want to find my hidden paradise on your GPS Navigating System - here it is:
Latitude 43.836678232954476
Longitude 5.078644752502441

Keywords: SELF CONT. LARGE COTTAGE

Property Type

  • 60 m²
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            please enquire - I have one dog and three cats...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • two individual sinks, storage room, walk-in shower (Italian style), toilet, and laundry machine...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Pantry Items
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Dining
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Stove
          • Freezer

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 4:

            spacious and bright living room opening into the garden ...moreless

          • Heating:

            split air condition - cold or warm...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            own washer in the bathroom...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Expect some luxury, SHEHERAZADE is bright, spacious (650 sqf) ), direct walk-in on ground floor, a small step out to the terrace and garden ), DVD and VCR Internet (free DSL link). AND: THERE IS AIR CONDITION - returning home after having strolled over the markets or the medieval villages you will find your cottage indeed, coool!. French Windows open onto the garden with Table, Chairs, Sun umbrella, Sunbeds and cushions for your siesta time or aperitif. Gourmet Kitchen with all amenities you could wish for, with 4-ring Stove, large Fridge with Freezer, Hub, Oven, Luxury bathroom with double sinks, Walk-in Shower (large Shower Head), Hairdryer, Washing machine. You will also find your own Gas grill BBQ. Linens and towels of superior quality are provided. Sorry no Smoking!. and no Children... Long term Renters welcome. By the way I have one lovely dog (poodle size), friendly and funny, as well as three cats... please advise if you travel with your pet....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                TV with various English Channels (BBC, CNN, etc.)...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Video Library
              • Books
              • Music Library

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Use of owners telephone for French landlines free, or SKYPE (via Internet) to other SKYPE owners....moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    20 min drive - several wonderful golf clubs in the area - I can book T-times for you (and you get a good reduction if we play together...)...moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    4...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Historic

                  Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Open into 4 acres fenced and beautifully landscaped gardens...moreless

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Fitness Center
                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Medical Services
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Cycling
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Tennis
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Hiking
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Library
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Restaurants
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseback Riding

                          Other Activities

                              • Nearby activities include Hiking, Golf (I am a golfer myself and can take you to some of the golf courses in the area!), Canoeing down the River Sorgue, or just relax under the Plane Trees, walk up to the village of Taillades 1 mile away with shops and a nice restaurant with terrace, or hang around the Pool, shop on the regional markets, Browse the Antique Market in Isle sur la Sorgue (France's secret address for Antique Lovers - or just Lovers). Then there are Restaurants, Live Theater and Concerts, Cinemas and Museums! You could also take French language or Cooking courses- in English), or finally write THAT book! Apart from the wonders of Provence, you are just an hour from Marseille, two hours from the French Riviera - from Monte Carlo to St Tropez - and Italy and Spain are a day-trip away....moreless
                               

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                              VRBO Bear with some of his newfound French friends. 06/11/2009

                              VRBO Bear stayed here:


                              Bonjour mes amis! The VRBO bear has just returned from the Sheherazade property in Cavaillon, France. The beautiful retreat was everything he had always imagined France to be… picturesque, historic, and charming. In fact, the Sheherazade Cottage was so comfortable that the bear was hard-pressed to travel outside the restful and private grounds. As you can see from his photo, the VRBO Bear made several new friends and enjoyed a cornucopia of local cuisine… including, of course, delicious honey from the Luberon Area of Provence.

                              Nonetheless, with advice and directions from Monika, the VRBO bear ventured out daily to explore the wonderful locations surrounding him in the south of France. The Sheherazade property provided easy access to so many nearby adventures that the VRBO bear actually lost weight in spite of his unusually high and thoroughly savored caloric intake.

                              Everything about this European vacation was satisfying and interesting. However, nothing was more delightful than getting to know the property owner Monika and her assortment of furry friends. As with all great vacations, the time passed much too quickly and the VRBO bear could only say… c’est la vie!

                              The VRBO Bear

                              The VRBO Bear
                              • Placid September

                                Placid September

                                • Guest Jill C.
                                • Date of stay 09/01/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/24/13
                                Sent from my iPad On Dec 17, 2013, at 10:17 AM, <jeej68@gmail.com> wrote: My husband and I stayed at Scherezade for the whole month of September this year (2013). We wanted to explore all the towns of the Luberon Valley, and wanted to leave from, and come back to, a beautiful refuge. And Madame's place was exactly that: full of light, clean, great bathroom and kitchen, living room opening onto the patio and back yard, with the hills in the background. Quiet and peaceful, with a great walking path right out the back gate. Living room stocked with guide books, TV, CD's. Comfortable sitting to regroup after an arduous day at the markets in Apt or Coustellet. Location great to make day trips, even as far as Cassis on the Meditteranean. Madame was helpful and generous and her recommendations (restaurants, cooking lessons, for example). We're not pool-loving people, so she fired up the Jacuzzi in her spa room so we could enjoy a good soak. She promised luxury, and delivered. We weren't aware how luxurious until we left Provence and went into another rental in southwest France, where we saved money on the rent but were unhappy. We recommend this place highly and would certainly return. Jill C Colorado

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                              • Lovely, charming and extremely comfortable

                                Lovely, charming and extremely comfortable

                                • Guest mary ann (usa)
                                • Date of stay 08/03/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/30/13
                                We loved our stay here...the cottage and surrounding landscape are all quite beautiful...the location is excellent for touring...and our hostess, Monika, was the best! The cottage is bright, charming, well-equipped, and so very clean...first vacation property I didn't have to clean and disinfect upon arrival! Garden and pool are beautiful...we enjoyed time spent just relaxing there and swimming in the pool. The location is perfect for sightseeing, just hop on the highway and you're there. We had done most of the tourist sights on a previous visit so we stuck closer to home and it didn't disappoint. The nearby little towns of Les Taillades, Robion and Le Coustellet all had great boulageries and bistros that we enjoyed. L'isle sur la Sorgue is a must see...probably 20 minutes away, with wonderful shops and restaurants. Their Sunday market is one of the best. Monika was most helpful with recommendations and directions, plus even helped solve our lost luggage problem! She is extremely generous...sharing wine, fruit and other goodies with us. We enjoyed our chats with her, yet privacy was never an issue. My husband remarked that he didn't feel like he was sharing the property...it felt like we had the place all to ourselves. There wasn't a thing we didn't like about the property or our stay...we give it our highest recommendation!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.

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                              • Charming

                                Charming

                                • Guest Rob (New York City)
                                • Date of stay 05/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/29/13
                                Bright, spotlessly clean groundfloor studio apartment giving on to a well tended garden and field beyond. Quiet location on edge of Les Taillades. The owner is extremely friendly and accommodating. Just her and her cats and dog on the property. The apartment is connected to the main house but is private and has its own walled off patio. The swimming pool is in front of the main house. Ideal location for touring from Aix to Avignon, Nimes and beyond. Good local restaurants within easy driving distance. Masses of information supplied by the owner. We had a great time.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.

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                              • Beautiful,peaceful with guaranted privacy sunny Luberon Cottage 

                                Beautiful,peaceful with guaranted privacy sunny Luberon Cottage 

                                • Guest Pereras (Toronto )
                                • Date of stay 06/01/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/15/13
                                Fully equipped ,spacious and well cared by owner . Good lighting for avid reader. Big well tended grounds with large ,very clean pool ,unheated.Helpful and friendly owner with multilingual abilities ,ready with help and advice when requested. Cottage has excellent location with easy access to attractive Provençal surrounding , but car is essential. Advised visiting local markets held in several villages ,each in different place according to week days . Paradise for shopping regional specialities. We were not looking for culinary delights In the area ,but if going to Gordes ,take the road to Joucas and have superb lunch in pictoresque restaurant Carcarille.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                              • Wonderful 2 weeks at Sherazade

                                Wonderful 2 weeks at Sherazade

                                • Guest Charliemelb (Melbourne, Australia)
                                • Date of stay 06/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/26/12
                                In late June 2012 we spent 2 wonderful weeks at this property. What you see on the web site is what you get - a well appointed, extremely well equipped, and beautifully maintained cottage in a lovely garden setting. Our host Monika was very welcoming and generous - paying almost daily visits with food: apricot jam from her fruit trees, cake. artichokes and other Provence specialites. She was always avaible to answer our questions and was an excellent source of information about the local area. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully decorated in a Provencal/Morrocan style which made summer living very enjoyable. The garden was simply beautiful - lavender, cypress, loads of flowers and a view from the terrace that was picture postcard perfect. The pool was large, easy access with broad steps, and very refreshing. We are a couple in our late 50s and have travelled widely. This was one of the most beautiful and comfortable properties we have stayed in. We highly recommend it if you are looking for a relaxing time, as well as a location that is central and easily accessable to all parts of Provence.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                              • A Beautiful Escape In Provence

                                A Beautiful Escape In Provence

                                • Guest ElizabethRB (Brooklyn, NY)
                                • Date of stay 07/07/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/21/12
                                My husband and I just returned from a lovely week in the Scheherazade Cottage. It looked just like the pictures but it was so much more. We tried to get out early for sightseeing and market days so we could come back and spend our afternoons napping in the shade after a refreshing dip in the pool. These naps were helped by the smell of all the lavender growing on the property. The property was lovely. The gardens and house are very well maintained. The location was perfect for our vacation in Provence. The local markets are not to be missed for food or souvenirs. The gracious owner gave us several suggestions that enhanced our day’s activities (she even made dinner reservations for us). I would recommend Scheherazade Cottage for anyone that wants to spend a relaxing week in the Provencal countryside with easy access to the villages and towns in the area.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                              • Andrew & Jan, Vancouver, Canada

                                Andrew & Jan, Vancouver, Canada

                                • Guest Andrew (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 09/04/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/10/11
                                Spent a fabulous 2 weeks with Monika. Everything was perfect, including the setting, the accommodation itself, Salaam and of course Monika. Would return in a heartbeat. The suite was charming, the garden was an oasis and the location allowed us to access many of the highlights of Provence. Monica surprised us almost daily with various culinary delights plus fresh fruit and flowers from the garden and was extremely helpful and accommodating.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                              • Andrew & Jan, Vancouver, Canada

                                Andrew & Jan, Vancouver, Canada

                                • Guest Andrew (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 09/04/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/10/11
                                Spent a fabulous 2 weeks with Monika. Everything was perfect, including the setting, the accommodation itself, Salaam and of course Monika. Would return in a heartbeat. The suite was charming, the garden was an oasis and the location allowed us to access many of the highlights of Provence. Monica surprised us almost daily with various culinary delights plus fresh fruit and flowers from the garden and was extremely helpful and accommodating.

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                              • True to Photos

                                True to Photos

                                • Guest With thanks, (USA)
                                • Date of stay 08/06/11
                                • Review Submitted 08/27/11
                                Monika is a wonderful hostess who will go out of her way to make her guests feel welcome and at home. This property is a touch of paradise.

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                              • A great location to tour Provence

                                A great location to tour Provence

                                • Guest Alice and Rich (Pittsford, New York, USA)
                                • Date of stay 05/13/11
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/11
                                We were very delighted with our accommodations which included air conditioning, Wi Fi a great kitchen if you wanted to cook and a nice sized bathroom. There was a nicely maintained pool on the grounds. Most importantly it was a wonderful location to travel around to the hill towns of Luberon and to go to the nearby cities of Arles, Nimes and Avignon. Monika was a wonderful host and provided us with trip suggestions and restaurants to go to- the cottage was also loaded with books and maps to help navigate the area. We would definitely stay there again.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                              PRICES UNCHANGED FOR 2014: 12/-25/4 1100€, 26/4/-30/5 1200€, 31/5-29/8 1300€
                              30/8-26/9 1200€, 27/9-31/10 1100€. If you book two weeks, you get
                              10% off for the second week!  Please believe me:
                              you really need TWO weeks to explore the area AND rest!
                              Add evt.heating costs as per counter (15-20.-Euros/day).SECURITY DEPOSIT 500 €. 
                               (Will be returned on departure). WiFi internet access FREE.
                              PAYPAL payment possible - BANK FEES MAY APPLY AT CUSTOMER'S CHARGE... SORRY!
                              

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                              Last updated: 03/30/2014
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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: MARSEILLE at 60 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Train: AVIGNON TGV - DIRECT FROM PARIS 2H 50MIN at 30 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Motorway: CAVAILLON at 3 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Beach: CASSIS at 80 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Barpub: LES TAILLADES at 1 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Golf: PROVENCE COUNTRY CLUB at 10 Kilometres
                              • Nearest Restaurant: AUBERGE DES CARRIERES, LES TAILLADES at 2 Kilometres
                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2001

                              About the owner: My name is Monika, I am of German origin, but a kick of a horse helped me to take probably the most important decision in my life: to quit my job as a journalist and to settle down in Provence - which I did 20 years ago (and I never regretted it one single minute!) I have discovered Senegal in West Africa in 2005, and since then I return there regularly at least twice a year to do humanitarian work, mainly providing schoolbooks, dictionaries and other essentials to schools in remote areas of Casamance - accessible only by several hours' boatride! I am also editing a photobook from every trip (available to buy), and you are welcome to share my experience from Black Africa... this photo, by the way, was done last year with 'my' kids....

                              Why the Owner Chose Cavaillon:
                              I ran a B&B for ten years in Menerbes, one of the breathtaking medieval villages just a few minutes away from where I now live . I fell in love with my present home, a 200 years old farm house at the outskirts of Cavaillon, and very close to the beautiful village of Les Taillades - with local small shops where you get everything from fresh bread to strawberries, asparagus or peaches and grapes locally grown... you even have a post office and a pharmacy!

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Staying in SHEHERAZADE's cottage will give you all the privacy you want for your vacation, and yet there is someone just round the wall (me), if you want to have an advice... I also was an interpreter in my former life, so I happen to speak some English... What my guests told me: they appreciate to be so close to all these Provençal landmarks, the hilltop villages, the fascinating towns like Aix, Saint Rémy, Arles, Marseille, Orange, or Avignon - even a trip to the Mediterranean Sea to have a Bouillabaisse Fish Soup in Cassis at lunch is just an easy trip away ... and you literally walk on historic grounds wherever you go! Not to forget the markets, every day of the week in another village or town... What will surprise you: all those Provençal treasures are really just an easy and short drive away! What they also told me: my dog Salam (a poodle-sized mixture from the dog pound), as well as my three cats, all neutred and well behaved, are a pleasant company to those who like animals! They are not intrusive, just pass by in the garden from time to time to say 'hello'. However, if you are allergic to either cats or dogs, this may not be the right place for you...


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                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek

                               

                              Photos

                              • View from your cottage into your own piece of garden with sunbeds and umbrellas

                                View from your cottage into your own piece of garden with sunbeds and umbrellas

                              • Private wing - Sheherazade cottage with its plane tree & own garden

                                Private wing - Sheherazade cottage with its plane tree & own garden

                              • Relax at the wonderful pool (5x10 m) just steps away from your apartment

                                Relax at the wonderful pool (5x10 m) just steps away from your apartment

                              • Double sink bathroom, with toilet, washing machine, towel heater, power-shower

                                Double sink bathroom, with toilet, washing machine, towel heater, power-shower

                              • A Jacuzzi has been added - ideal for cool winter days!

                                A Jacuzzi has been added - ideal for cool winter days!

                              • Pine alley through the 4 acres of landscaped garden

                                Pine alley through the 4 acres of landscaped garden

                              • Your fully equipped GOURMET kitchen...

                                Your fully equipped GOURMET kitchen...

                              • Salam my friendly and funny dog

                                Salam my friendly and funny dog

                              • Menerbes village, 15 min away

                                Menerbes village, 15 min away

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                              Date last modified - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 3

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                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, greek
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