Villa with pool, 2500 m2 of enclosed garden with view, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom
Olivier et Sophie Monatte
- english, french
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic villa with amazing views over the Luberon Mountains
We had a wonderful week at Sophie and Oliviers’ lovely villa. It is really well equipped and very comfortable. The location and views are fantastic, we wished we were there for longer. No hesitation in recommending for a great holiday in Provence.
A wonderful holiday
A lovely villa with beautiful gardens and outdoor space and stunning views. Set in a quiet location within easy walking distance of the lovely village of Lauris. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you Sophie and Olivier.
Wonderful, relaxing and the perfect getaway
This is the most charming house, set in a stunning setting. The owners could not be more helpful and have put everything possible in the house to make you feel at home. We all just loved it and our kids played in the garden for ever. We would definitely come back - in fact we would love to have stayed longer, and that is even after a week of nearly incessant rain! A real gem.
Merci de votre feed-back, c'est vrai que vous n'avez pas été gâtés par une météo anormalement pluvieuse et venteuse. Cette semaine ressemblait à une semaine de mars ... au moins avez vous profité de l'explosion de la végétation avec les cerisiers, les amandiers, les lilas, les tulipes, ...
Nous serons très contents de vous accueillir à nouveau.
Book this place - you wont regret it!
This is a beautiful property. The house and grounds are all beautiful and high spec. Lots of space, more than you can see in the photos. The house is really well set out too, all amenities easily accessible.
The village is also gorgeous, a very pretty working town and everyone there was very welcoming and friendly.
This is by far the best property I have ever rented on the holiday market. Do it!
Two weeks in Paradise
The easy part is saying that our time at l’Oulivastre was the experience of a lifetime for my wife, couple friends, and myself. Explaining how, without getting carried away, is a challenge, but here goes.
Since you have probably read some details, let me give our personal impressions starting with the most obvious. Yes, the panoramic view from the deck is breathtaking, the starlit sky (shooting stars thrown-in) is skin-tingling, the pool a perfect complement to the warm dry weather, the house is delightful and offers a consistently cool respite from the heat outside without the necessity of A.C. and it makes one feel immediately at home because everything you need is right there. A bonus is the layout, which offers, effectively, two suites so that our friends felt as cozy as we did.
The settling-in period is instantaneous, so you can relax and start having fun right away, whether it’s swimming, barbecuing, eating al-fresco, or even drying clothes on an outside line (and pressing them into your face to make sure they’re as warm and dry as they look). As comfortable as we felt on the beautiful property (fig trees and rose bushes included), passing through the iron gates led to more pleasures.
The village of Lauris is majestic in its setting – high on a ridge – but truly modest in a charming way with plenty of visitors, but no tourists that we met, making us a pleasant diversion to shopkeepers as we fumbled with our fractured French. To be able to jog down to the local patisserie to pick up fresh croissants and to marvel at the fresh fruit, peppers, and other vegetables at the Épicerie next door was invigorating as were the markets that would appear for the morning in the town square. We recommend Thursday’s fish-market and seeing what catches your eyes. For us it was the calamari that became mouth-watering after a little time on the outdoor grill.
Of course, you may have other ideas. Maybe you’re looking for the renowned Provence cuisine, or to visit wineries and be wowed by the quality and the commitment, or drive to villages in the sky (Bonnieux, Roussillon, and Gordes) so you can feel on top of the world, and only spend an hour getting there? Remarkably, that all comes with the territory.
There, I’ve done it. I have gone on too long. Still, I saved the best for last. Sophie and Olivier (et famille) are natural hosts, proud of what they found and wanting to share. With them, your comfort at l’Oulivastre is guaranteed.
Comfortable, well equipped, good location, very quiet and with great views.
Lovely peaceful garden and a very helpful owner. What more could you want.
Ideal to be quiet, surrounded by nature, for walking on foot or by bike.
You may also like to explore the many villages of the Luberon (Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Gordes, ...) their good wines and Provençal markets.
You will also be close to major cities of Avignon and Aix en Provence with their museums, festivals, and many stores for shopping. And Marseille, the old port and the Château d'If, beaches, creeks (Cassis) and boat rides.