Nicolas CLAIDIERE et Savita BERNAL
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Nicolas CLAIDIERE et Savita BERNAL
As I grew up in the village, I am eager to share its pleasures with our guests during the summer season. The house was refurbished in 2014 to ensure modern comforts while preserving the soul and charm of the place.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent accommodation in prime village location .
We had a great family holiday (6 adults 4children) in this beautiful house.Spacious accommodation and en suites for everyone,the pool was well used also the garden with dining table great for evening eating (perhaps some cushions for the chairs would keep us there longer)
Throughly recommend this house.
Absolutely charming home in a delightful location
First, let me state that my wife and I have been coming to Provence for many years so we have some perspective on what to expect and some rather high expectations for properties. This home and the owner and property managers met or exceeded on all our requirements. The communication and arrangements up-front, upon arrival and during our stay were first rate.
As for the property, the location was the best of any we have rented, right in the middle of the charming old village of Oppede, with a great restaurant just footsteps from the front door as just one of the many attractions. Opening the bedroom windows in the morning to be greeted by views of the ancient abbey and the smell of the Jasmine vines in the alley was the start to every magnificent day, while the evenings presented breathtaking sunsets from the ruins of the old castle or from the top of the village just up the street. And for those more adventurous, there is a hiking trail just across from the property that will take you up the gorge to the peaks of the mountains.
The house itself was especially well equipped and the photos posted online really don;t do it justice. We did a great deal of cooking and found the kitchen quite well equipped including the sorts of things many properties may not include, such as aluminum foil, spices, olive oil, etc. Perhaps others had passed these items along after their stay and we did the same with some of the things we bought during our stay. A nice way to treat a rental property which makes it feel all the more like home when arriving, rather than like renting a completely sterile property. I should also mention that the home was very well equipped for those travelling with small children, which was a plus for our group since we had a two-year-old with us,
As for the pool and the grounds, we found them to be a lovely location to lounge about in the afternoons and had all of our dinners outside at a long table under a vine-covered canopy. Quite perfect in other words.
My only regret is that we could not spend more time than a week this year but we are already making plans to return next.
Beautiful, charming, comfortable
Jumping in to agree with all of the other glowing reviews here. This house was the perfect size for our large group (family of five plus a guest). We loved the modern renovations and comforts (bathroom for each bedroom; washer/dryer, etc.) but also loved that the house retained so many of its original charms -- the best of both worlds. Highlights included the beautiful garden/outdoor eating space and of course the pool and hammock. Parking on the premises was a nice bonus and we were within easy driving distance of many beautiful towns in the area. That said, we also loved getting to know Oppede Le Vieux. Helpful amenities for our toddler (including stroller and cribs) were another big plus. The owners were always a pleasure to be in contact with and were very helpful and kind when we had a small glitch in our travel plans. Do yourself a favor and book!
We recently stayed at this gorgeous villa last month and did not want to leave. We were a family/friends group of 8 which included seniors and an eleven year old. The house is incredibly accommodating to all age groups. The villa is beautifully and tastefully decorated. The pool is the perfect temperature. Our communication with the hosts was also seamless. The village is one of the most memorable I have ever stayed in. Le Petit Cafe is just across the quaint cobblestone street and the couple running the cafe are incredibly friendly. As a group, we plan similar trips every year to new locations but for the first time ever, we believe we found a place that we want to repeatedly return to and can't wait.
Wonderful house, wonderful courtyard and pool, wonderful village... wonderful
Words and pictures cannot do justice to this property. The house is recently renovated, comfortably and tastefully furnished, and well equipped. The photos on the website give an idea of the interior appearance, but cannot impart the ambiance of comfort and ease of living one feels here. The bedrooms all have their own bathroom which are modern and up-to-date although the building itself is several hundred years old. In fact everything( doors, windows, appliances etc) is up-to-date except the structure and ambiance of the building.
One extremely pleasant surprise was the courtyard and pool area. This area is very private with views to the older upper part of the village. The outdoor dining table under the pergola is a great place to dine and to gather. The pool area is separated with a gate so younger children cannot access it without help. The pool is a private, attractive, and well appointed area.
The little village of Oppede le Vieux is very charming. Although tourists do come through, this does not disturb the tranquility at least not in early June. There are two local restaurants. There great places to walk directly from the village both in the countryside and in the mountains depending on your ambition. Walking through and around the village is also pleasant and the upper part by the old church provides great views across and over the valley.
The owner was very attentive and the local caretaker was very helpful and easy to contact. We have only positive things to report.
We were three families with five children ages 5 to 10 and we were very well accommodated. We enthusiastically reccommend this property.
Excellent holiday home in the Luberon!
We've been to quite a lot of holiday homes in France, but this was definitely one of the best! The location and atmosphere of the house, the view, the beautiful pool, the compete inventory, the surroundings and the very nice house-owners (french couple who speak english very well); excellent!. We would definitely recommend it and hope to come back her one day.