Charming Luxury Apts with Pool in 'Most Beautiful' Village
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lourmarin apartment description
'Les Olivettes', a spacious Provençal farmhouse converted into luxury apartments, is located just 700 yards from the centre of Lourmarin, widely considered one of France's loveliest villages. These elegant accommodations offer a peaceful,rural base for touring Provence.
All apartments have spectacular village and mountain views, and yet are only a five minute walk from the many shops, restaurants,
galleries, and cafés that help make Lourmarin one of the most sought-after destinations in Provence.
For many years this house belonged to a wealthy Parisian surgeon who used it as his country retreat. Recently restored with the help of a professional interior designer, it has a welcoming, elegant atmosphere. There is an olive grove, a large heated swimming pool and ample gated parking.
Each private apartment has a queen-size bed (some canopied or four-poster) along with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furnishings. The pool, the olive grove, the Mediterranean herb and flower gardens and sculpted fountains all combine to create a harmonious and restful atmosphere.
A center for fine dining, Lourmarin has fifteen restaurants, including two of which are recommended in the Michelin Guide: Reine Sammut's 'La Fenière', and 'L'Antiquaire'
In Lourmarin there is a remarkable Renaissance château to visit, and great opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activites. The village is ideally located in the Luberon Natural Park, within easy reach of Aix, Avignon, Arles and the world-famous antiques centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Other nearby favorite attractions include the hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon, and the working Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque with its famous lavender fields.
Keywords: Five spacious apartments
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Folding bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Computer Available
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Winery Tours
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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A very special place.
A very special place.
My wife and I just completed a 10 night stay at Les Olivettes and it was everything that we expected and more. Our room (Le Pastis) was spacious and the view from the terrace of the village and chateau was spectacular. Our room was adjacent to the common room where we could easily get the delicious espresso and croissants every morning. We used the town of Lourmarin (it is the prettiest of all the villages) as a central base to explore the many areas of interest in Provence and returned to Les Olivettes in the late afternoon so we could enjoy the comforts of the farmhouse and the beauty of the grounds. In the evening, it was a short five minute walk into the village where we had dinner at the many restaurants. However, what really made Les Olivettes special was our hostess, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to meet Joseph who was in the United States at the time. Elizabeth is a delightful person who is warm, charming, and gracious. She made us feel at home and was so kind to answer our many questions with keen insight of the places that we wanted to visit. She always went the extra mile to make sure that our stay at Les Olivettes would be a memorable one and she succeeded in doing so. We look forward to our next trip to Provence and our next stay at Les Olivettes. We would not even think of staying anywhere else. Les Olivettes est magnifique!
- Guest Dennis R. (Knoxville, TN. USA)
- Date of stay 04/24/12
- Review Submitted 05/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Our first visit to the Luberon area was fortunately centred on the charming village of Lourmarin, and we were delighted that our accommodations in the beautiful grounds of the "Olivettes"turned out to be a most judicious choice. Not only was the location very practical, but the various apartments, including the "Zidane" where we stayed, were comfortable, well-appointed and adequately furnished.On top of all this, we were very pleased with the warm welcome of the owners, Joe and Elizabeth who went out of their way to make our stay most enjoyable.We look forward to another visit in the future.
- Guest Nadia & Fouad Kronfol (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/05/09
- Review Submitted 04/05/09
Thank you for so warmly inviting us into your lovely “Les olivettes” home. We leave with our greatest compliment…………”we can hardly wait to return next year, for TWO weeks! Your attention to every detail and the thoughtful suggestions are greatly appreciated.
- Guest Ed & Judi (Mill Valley, CA)
- Date of stay 02/09/09
- Review Submitted 02/09/09
Our fourth visit to Les Olivettes. Everything is as wonderful as ever, and we had a very relaxed time. Thank you Joe & Elizabeth – we’re looking forward to our fifth visit
- Guest Dave Nicks (Slough, England)
- Date of stay 02/05/09
- Review Submitted 02/05/09
Thank you Elisabeth and Joe for another wonderful stay at Les Olivettes. We have really enjoyed our time at your beautiful Mas. This being our second stay probably already tells you that Les Olivettes holds a special place in our hearts. The location of your mas in the heart of the Luberon makes it an ideal "base camp" to explore all the beautiful villages that are situated in this area. Because of Les Olivettes and the hospitality of Elisabeth and Joe we have come to love not only Provence but Luberon especially.
- Guest Andreas Greding (Lund, Sweden)
- Date of stay 02/04/09
- Review Submitted 02/04/09
. Low Season Shoulder Mid-Season High Season La Zidane (1BR) .. N/A .. N/A .. 920€/week .. 990€/week Le Genêt (studio) ..N/A.. 925€/week .. 1050€/week .. 1210€/week Le Pastis (1BR) .. 790€/week .. 1090€/week ..1260€/week .. 1390€/week Le Voltaire (1BR) .. 640€/week .. 1025€/week ..1210€/week .. 1340€/week La Clairette (2BR).. 880€/week .. 1550€/week .. 1860€/week .. 2040€/week Rates incl. Taxes, Linen&Towels, Utilities, WiFi, Cleaning. 50% Deposit required. No Security Deposit. You can pay via PayPal using Visa or MasterCard, or by check.
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- Nearest Airport: Marseille-Provence at 32 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We've been living in the Luberon for.....sooo many years. Twenty to be exact. In fact, our daughter who is just about that age now was born here. So was our son, Pierre, who is now 6'3' and over 15 years old. Anyway, we love the life we have in Lourmarin. We eat very well, drink good wine almost every day and we've made lots of wonderful friends from all over the world running our rental business here.
Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin:
We were so lucky to be able to buy this house! Les Olivettes has two remarkable advantages - it is within easy walking distance of our favourite Provencal village, Lourmarin, and yet has spectacular views of the village itself (officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France), the Luberon hills and the chateau.
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'Les Olivettes' - village side
Swimming Pool at 'Les Olivettes'
Kitchen-Dining area in 'La Clairette'
Kitchen & seating area - Le Voltaire
Terrace of 'Le Genêt'
Terrace of "Le Pastis"
Common room at Les Olivettes
Canopied bed in "La Clairette" at 'Les Olivettes'
'Le Voltaire' one-bedroom apartment
'Le Genêt ' Canopy bed
View of 'Le Pastis' , studio apartment
"La Zidane" covered terrace with dining area
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