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Nestled in the foothills of the Petit Luberon, this large and luxurious Villa was built by a local architect in a modern style while using the local white stones. Overlooking the vineyards, Mont Ventoux and the villages of Roussillon and Joucas, Villa Manon is truly in the heart of the Luberon. With its wide open spaces on the main floor, opening to several covered terraces and the heated horizon pool, the house is ideal for large groups of families or friends.
GREAT VALUE and AMERICAN-STYLE COMFORT!!!
The 3 large bedrooms in the main house are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, King-sized (180 cm) beds, alarm/CD players, and air conditioning. They open to the upper and lower terraces, enjoying gorgeous views of the countryside. The 2 smaller bedrooms in the second house are perfect for teenagers, or the nanny and young children. Also with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms, they offer a Queen (160 cm) and 2 twin beds. Baby's equipment as well as futons for additional guests are available upon request.
The main house offers a large formal living room and a dining room for 12, as well as a smaller TV room with satellite dish. The kitchen, decorated in the Provencal fashion, is the heart of the house. Equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, a large pantry, and all the necessary cookware, from family heirlooms to modern pots and pans, it is truly fit for the gourmet cook.
Our American guests will feel at ease thanks to the imported measurement tools, cookbooks, washer/dryer and ice-water dispenser fridge... You may choose to have breakfast on the back patio, have a quick lunch in the cool of the kitchen , enjoy an evening drink in the outside living room and dine outside on the large teak table by the BBQ, looking out to the pool.
With AC in all the bedrooms, very comfortable beds, lots of towels and all paper and cleaning supplies, kitchen staples, hairdryers, high-speed internet access, Satellite TV with CNN and other English-speaking (as well as German, Spanish, Italian...) channels, a separate clothes dryer, a BBQ grill, a heated pool suitable for laps, a petanque game area, a huge and very private garden with panoramic views of the Apt valley, an English-speaking house-manager who can double as a concierge and help you organize your stay with advance bookings, gourmet tours and in-house catering, that is a value of $70 per night per occupant for 12 people, in the midst of the high-season!
You may decide to spend an active day, discovering one of the numerous villages hanging from the hills, visiting the splendid Abbaye of Senanque in its nest of lavender, shopping at the local markets or at the nearby farm for the bountiful produce of the region, or you may decide to do nothing and stay at the house all day, resting in the shade, listening to the humming 'Cigales', or going for a walk in the adjacent forest and cooling off in the pool.
The pool is heated, and once you have enjoyed a midnight bath in the starry night, watching the twinkling lights in the valley as you swim, you will truly feel in paradise!
So call me now to book your next stay in Provence.
King size beds (3) 3 King beds with top of the line mattresses, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Queen bed frame with 2 reclining mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins that can be made in a king if needed, Baby Cribs (2) 2 portable cribs with assorted linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 inflatable futtons...moreless
English-speaking caretaker, Plentiful hotel-quality linens and towels, Pool towels and toys provided, Private Secured Heated Pool with lounge chairs and 2 outside dining tables, Large and partly fenced yard, One free mid-week cleaning provided for any 7-night stay, Grocery shopping in advance of your stay, Babysitting, Additional maid-service, Organization and booking of touristic activities, All available upon request...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(2) US, English, various European channels available...moreless
Pets are not accepted, unless they are Service dogs or very small pets. Subject to Owner approval.
Villa Manon offers sleeping for 10 adults. Additional guests will be charge $25 per night.
The one time pool fee only applies to mid season . The pool is not heated during the winter season.
The cleaning fee includes in and out-cleaning, and a mid week cleaning of 3 hours, incl. towels change.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tennis at the Goult tennis club, Fitness Center in Cavaillon, Horseback Riding and Golf nearby, Shopping and Theaters in Cavaillon, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Mediterranean beaches 1 hour away, All the colorful Provence open-air markets(Gordes, Roussillon, Coustellet, Apt, )are within 5 to 15 minutes of the house, as well as the local farmers, Goult (5 mn by car) offers all necessary shopping (Butcher, baker, groceries, a cafe and caterer), Large grocery stores in Coustellet and Apt (10 to 15 minutes each), Don't miss the Abbaye of Senanque, a hike amidst the red rocks of the Petit Colorado, the marvelous restaurants all over, the operas, concerts and other festivals of Orange, Aix and Avignon, Gordes and l'Espace Cardin... Plenty to do, see and taste, it can be all yours!
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We, (Pascal and Francoise) are both French living in Seattle, WA (USA). We were craving sun, and we wanted to have a family home in France, a gathering place for the French side of the family and all our friends across the world. We wanted it to be nice, but simple and without fuss, welcoming to our big kids as much as to the grand-parents. The dog came to visit and loved it too.
Why the Owner Chose Goult: We bought Villa Manon 14 years ago for its spectacular views of the Luberon, for the peace and quiet surrounding it, for the endless sunny days we could envision spending in Provence. We considered the time it took traveling from Paris or the US, where it was located if we wanted to attend all the beautiful summer festivals in Orange, Avignon, Aix.... and the fact that it was close to some of the most superb vineyards that go so well with the local food.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: We made the house comfortable for all the friends visiting us with or without their children and we made sure we could cook great meals in the kitchen (Francoise loves to cook and Pascal loves to eat!). There is never enough time in Provence to do it all: winetasting in Bandol or Chateauneuf du Pape, shopping, day dreaming by the pool, playing tennis in the early morning, walking through the hills to Lumiere or stopping by the cafe in Goult, a nap in the shade, a great restaurant at night, we just love it all and are always sad to leave. Even the kids (30 & 27) love to come for a visit and bring their friends along. And one day,Francoise will finally offer cooking classes to the guests who visit. Let us know if you are interested!