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Charming Little House for Two in Romantic Village

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La Petite Maison on the 16th century village square

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Last updated: 11/13/2013

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lourmarin house description

This one-bedroom two-story apartment is in an attractive restored 17th century house on a quiet, light-filled square in Lourmarin, widely recognised as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (see link below for information on Lourmarin)

The apartment provides ample accommodation for a couple or a family with one small child. The first floor has a sitting area, dining area and corner kitchen giving onto a small south-facing terrace overlooking the village church and a fountain.

The second floor consists of an oak-beamed bedroom with a small ensuite bathroom. The house is fully and comfortably furnished with a mixture of antiques, art pieces, bric-à-brac and a lot of books.

There is a comfortable modern queen-sized bed, a satellite T.V. and an audio cassette player with a large and eclectic collection of music. (For families with one small child, we can provide a crib or a special small fold-out bed.) The kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, two electric cooking rings, a counter-top oven, and a generous supply of kitchen utensils. The bathroom, though small, has a modern shower and recently renovated plumbing.

There is also a small private laundry room with a new washer and dryer.

The 'Petite Maison' has been furnished with care and attention to detail, and has a very cosy feel. Previously it belonged to an editor from Gallimard Publishing House who used it as a 'pied-à-terre' when working on a book with Catherine Camus about her father, Albert Camus.

Lourmarin, has been officially designated as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. Many writers and artists have lived here, among them Camus, who is buried in the village cemetery.

The village is also well-known for its fourteen fine restaurants, including Reine Sammut's Michelin starred 'Auberge La Fenière'. Reine is among the talented few to win the coveted title of 'Best Woman Chef in France'. Lourmarin is much visited all year round for its lively atmosphere and chic shops and art galleries. It is also an excellent base from which to explore Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, the Luberon villages and the Camargue.



Keywords: Village House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 380 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • The bathroom is small, and has a low ceiling, but functions perfectly.

              Other Amenities

                  • One of the pleasures of the Petite Maison is sitting out on the little terrace overlooking the fountain and the square and watching village life go by. The neighbours are all friendly, and they love to chat....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                      • Village:

                        The Petite Maison is on a quiet square opposite the church...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 3 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        There is a very effective portable air-conditioner in the bedroom....moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Mid Season
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €110
                          €640
                          Quiet Season
                          Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €490

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                          Location

                          32 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Marseille-Provence
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Recommended

                          Vineyard tours and winetasting; farmers markets; gourmet tours and cooking classes; antique markets; Provençal fabric shops, lavender fields.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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:
                          This was the first rental property we bought in Lourmarin - we had already been living here for ten years. We fell in love with the quaintness of it - the exposed oak beams, the fact that there isn't a right angle in the place, even the low ceilings (in some spots), and the terrace overlooking the church square and its fountain. We like the fact that it really is a 'little house', although only the size of an apartment, and that it seems steeped in history.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Lourmarin is a wonderful mix... an authentic Provencal village with a village school, a playground, a tennis club, a great soccer team, a dynamic and charismatic mayor, a library. And you get all the stuff that tourists need, too- a great choice of restaurants, cafés and bars, good shops, art galleries. In the Petite Maison, you are located right in the heart of all this. And the village people are friendly ! A great opportunity to join in our village life.


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • La Petite Maison on the 16th century village square

                            La Petite Maison on the 16th century village square

                          • Bedroom with exposed oak beams

                            Bedroom with exposed oak beams

                          • Detail of bedroom

                            Detail of bedroom

                          • Terrace overlooking Lourmarin church square & fountain

                            Terrace overlooking Lourmarin church square & fountain

                          • Village of Lourmarin seen from the château

                            Village of Lourmarin seen from the château

                          • La Petite Maison Galley kitchen and dining area (terrace in background)

                            La Petite Maison Galley kitchen and dining area (terrace in background)

                          • Sitting room

                            Sitting room

                          • Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

                            Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

                          • The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

                            The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

                          VRBO #80678

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

                          €70 - €110 per night (EUR)
                          2

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Member since: 2001
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 11/13/2013
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