Lovely Village Home with Beautiful Views

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Last updated: 02/15/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'La Maison des Arches' (featured in the February 1996 issue of Architectural Digest) is situated in the hilltop village of Ansouis, designated by the French Government as 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France'.

The house is facing south and has a large terrace with pool overlooking the surrounding countryside. The property is enclosed with a wall on one side and a pool house on the other, affording total privacy and calm. It is a two minute walk to the local Bakery for fresh bread and croissants. A two minute stroll takes you to a Newspaper/Magazine Shop, a Cafe/Bar frequented by the locals and an excellent Restaurant well-known in the area. A new small 'Epicerie' (grocery) has recently opened a few doors from the Post Office. The village also boasts a lovely medieval Chateau with large grounds which is open to visitors.

The house is furnished with lovely antiques and is fully equipped with all amenities, including WiFi and satellite TV. The house layout is as follows:
First Floor:
- 17th C stone vaulted Living Room and Dining Room (16.5 x 31 ft)
- Fully equipped kitchen

Second Floor:
-Master bedroom Suite: Queen-size bed, dressing room, bathroom with shower, enclosed toilet, and laundry with washer and dryer
-2 Bedrooms each with twin beds. (In one bedroom the beds can be pushed together.)
-2nd Bathroom with shower and enclosed toilet
-Library with WiFi connection, Satellite TV, and Fax

-Large covered Terrace (summer living room)
-Pool House (summer dining room)
-Bathroom with toilet and shower
-Exposed Terrace and Swimming Pool (13 x 26 ft; depth 5-8ft)
(Since the pool is deep and near the house, children should be able to swim)

Keywords: home, in village

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace with views of countryside and two separate dining areas....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Taxes Not included


Winter Rates (November through March) $2,300 plus utilities

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My husband and I have been visiting the Provence and particularly the Luberon area for over 15 years. In 2004, we were fortunate to be able to purchase the beautiful home of our dear friends in Ansouis who were preparing to retire to Paris! We are in love with Provence, in love with Ansouis and in love with our home. In more than 15 years we have yet to exhaust all the beauties and riches of the area. We enjoy sharing our home with those who are discovering the Provence for the first time or returning again to this magical spot. Many of those who rent our home return again!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From early spring through late autumn, we enjoy living outside on our terrace with views over the beautiful Provencal countryside. We breakfast in the early morning sunshine, lunch in the cool covered terrace area next to the pool and enjoy dinner in the pool house overlooking the valley while watching the sun set. We love the convenience of being situated in the lovely village of Ansouis within a short walk to the bakery, local tabac (newspaper & magazine store)and a first class restaurant while enjoying the complete privacy and 'tucked away' feeling of our home perched over the valley. It is indeed a piece of paradise for us.

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  • View of Home from Terrace

    View of Home from Terrace

  • Pool House Dining

    Pool House Dining

  • Dining Area Near House

    Dining Area Near House

  • Library


  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Village of Ansouis

    Village of Ansouis

  • Pool Area

    Pool Area

  • Pool House Dining Area

    Pool House Dining Area

  • Living Room and Dining Room

    Living Room and Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Red Bedroom with twin beds

    Red Bedroom with twin beds

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • View from Terrace

    View from Terrace

  • Village of Ansouis

    Village of Ansouis

VRBO #179818

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Ansouis, France #179818

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