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Charming Stone House in the Heart of Peter Mayle's Provence!

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Front of the stone house (with red shutters) in an authentic Provencal village!

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Nestled in the Heart of Provence, on the south side of the Luberon mountains, this charming, spacious, two-bedroom, two-bath stone house is available for rent in a small village founded in 1506. Surrounded by vineyards and Chateaux, olive groves, sunflower and lavender fields and picturesque medieval villages, this is the area of Provence described in Peter Mayle's series 'A Year in Provence'. The house is 35 minutes north of Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes north of the Marseille International Airport and the Mediterranean Ocean. In spite of its' old world charm, the house offers air-conditioning, Broadband Internet access (via Wi-Fi) and unlimited international calling to the US and Canada.(Other destinations may be included - please inquire)

The completely furnished house is on two levels. On the ground floor, there is a living room area decorated with rustic Provençal furniture and fabrics. Also on the ground floor is a dining area for six, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The view out of the windows is onto an 18th century church and the Luberon Mountains. On the second floor, up from the spiral staircase, are the two spacious bedrooms with Queen-size beds, a full bathroom with shower, and access to the terrace.

The village is a small, quiet, and increasingly rare, authentic French village in Provence, with spectacular views of vineyards and mountains in the immediate surrounds. This is a very calm and wonderfully rich part of Provence and offers the authenticity of the French countryside in which you can become truly immersed. The villagers will welcome you and you will no doubt wish to have aperitifs and Provençal delicacies along with them at the village cafe/restaurant..

In the immediate surrounding areas enjoy hiking and walking trails in the Luberon National Park, biking, wine and olive oil tastings, swimming, fishing, tennis, antiques shopping, and visits to medieval villages with their wine cellars and farmer's markets.

The house is perfectly situated to explore the entire region of Provence. Within one hour are the following destinations: to the west are the famous wineries of Chateauneuf du Pape, the cities of Arles and Avignon, to the north are the hilltop villages of Gordes and Rousillion (the 'Colorado of France'), to the west is the striking Gorges of Verdon, and to the south is the city of Aix-en-Provence, the Mediterranean Ocean, and Marseille. A bit further drive and you come to the costal towns of the Cote d’Azure, including St. Tropez, Nice, and Cannes.

In the immediate vicinity of the house, however, explore farmers' and craft markets, a lake, restaurants and castles in the nearby villages of La Motte D'Aigues, Ansuis, Lourmarin, Cucuron and Grambois. La France profonde in Provence!

Free parking is available just in front of the property.
Property not handicap accessible.

Keywords: House, restored house, stone house, provencal home, French countryside home.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    children under 8 might not be able to navigate the stairs from the ground floor to the bedrooms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    please smoke on the terrace only...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children under 8 years old due to lack of window bars on bedroom window and interior spiral staircase leading to bedrooms....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (2) down comforters and pillows, all cotton, high thread-count sheets, Blow up bed available with extra bedding....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • I too live in this house when it is not rented. I personally see that it is comfortable, well maintained and has everything you might need for a wonderful stay in Provence. Parking in front of the house, Vues, Terrace, Broadband Internet, Multi-National VCR, Cofortable American matresses with down comforters and pillows, Please, No Smoking in the House...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Great selection of music!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Fuill view of the Luberon Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning throughout the house!...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free international calling to USA, Canada, other locations -both landlines and cell phones....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Free parking right outside of house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free parking across the road from the property....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Access codes are provided at check-in...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with Cuisinart Cookware, microwave, utensils, coffeemaker, toaster, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Terrace overlooking the Luberon mountains. Perfect for dinning for 4....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay

$1,525

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $218 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Off Peak Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,395

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $199 Nightly


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates quoted are for two couples, please inquire for one couple or one person discount.

No other charges, all utilities included during Peak Season, plus telephone, internet

Long term discounts are available - please inquire.

Owner or manager is available during your stay.

Heat charge may apply depending on date of stay during Off-Peak Season.

Please provide one half of the rental fee to secure the reservation. The balance of the rental fee, plus the fully refundable security deposit, is due 60 days prior to the rental.


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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

All outdoor activities in the Luberon National Park, Lots of festivals, wine tastings, shopping in the villages and cities, Nearby Golf, On the Mediterranean Ocean

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I've welcomed visitors to the South of France since 2001. I must have been born in a small Provencal village in another lifetime; it feels like home - and I look foward to welcoming you to this amazing part of the world. The house is in one of the few remaining authentic villages of Provence - a wonderful opportunity to become immersed in Provencal village life. 'Bienvenue'!

Why the Owner Chose Peypin D'Aigues:
The smell of lavender, the food, wine, cheese, the art, architecture, chateaux, sunflowers, etc., etc., Does one really have to explain their love for Provence? Not yet overrun with tourists, this village is the real thing. Some of my neighbors work in the vineyards and make their own cheese and wine. The village is not lost to the modern world however - we can still boast sophisticated world travelers and world class (true) artists who call this village home. And of course, being in the heart of Provence, we have access to all the cultural attractions and sites that make this area so famous.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is a wonderful combination of the old and the modern.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front of the stone house (with red shutters) in an authentic Provencal village!

    Front of the stone house (with red shutters) in an authentic Provencal village!

  • View of the living area. Dining for 4-6 on left.

    View of the living area. Dining for 4-6 on left.

  • Huge bright bedroom with opening onto terrace, views, air-conditioned, closets.

    Huge bright bedroom with opening onto terrace, views, air-conditioned, closets.

  • View of the village square in front of the cafe, at the base of the Luberon

    View of the village square in front of the cafe, at the base of the Luberon

  • Large, eat-in, fully equipped and charming Provencal kitchen.

    Large, eat-in, fully equipped and charming Provencal kitchen.

  • Additional view of second bedroom.

    Additional view of second bedroom.

  • An evening of jazz  in the village square.

    An evening of jazz in the village square.

  • A busy village square in the summertime. Ice cream under the plane trees....

    A busy village square in the summertime. Ice cream under the plane trees....

  • Staircase landing leading onto the terrace and peeking into the master bedroom.

    Staircase landing leading onto the terrace and peeking into the master bedroom.

  • Another view of large, well-lit, kitchen. In-kitchen seating for four.

    Another view of large, well-lit, kitchen. In-kitchen seating for four.

  • Another gorgeous day in Provence!

    Another gorgeous day in Provence!

  • Views of nearby lavender fields.

    Views of nearby lavender fields.

  • View of the Luberon Mountains and 18th Century Temple from the terrace.

    View of the Luberon Mountains and 18th Century Temple from the terrace.

  • Dining area for 4-6. Fireplace with facing leather couch (not shown), TV @ right

    Dining area for 4-6. Fireplace with facing leather couch (not shown), TV @ right

  • Another view of bedroom with adjoining terrace on left. More closets on right.

    Another view of bedroom with adjoining terrace on left. More closets on right.

  • Only five minutes away, this lake features great views, swimming, restaurants

    Only five minutes away, this lake features great views, swimming, restaurants

  • Large 2nd bedroom with attached bathroom, views of the Luberon. Air-conditioned.

    Large 2nd bedroom with attached bathroom, views of the Luberon. Air-conditioned.

  • Village rooftops.

    Village rooftops.

  • Living room area - sofa is facing the fireplace...cozy in winter, cool in summer

    Living room area - sofa is facing the fireplace...cozy in winter, cool in summer

  • Well lit downstairs bathroom with tub/shower, sink and toilet.

    Well lit downstairs bathroom with tub/shower, sink and toilet.

  • Upstairs bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, cosmetic stand, hairdryer.

    Upstairs bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, cosmetic stand, hairdryer.

  • The village cafe welcomes you!

    The village cafe welcomes you!

  • Lots of sunflower fields, vineyards, chateaux: all within minutes from the house

    Lots of sunflower fields, vineyards, chateaux: all within minutes from the house

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