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Villa with Stunning View and Private Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestling on the southern slopes of the hill village of Goult, Les Vergers has a stunning view of the mountain range of the Luberon.

The house is a single story villa, set in half an acre (1400 m2) of secluded garden with its own 10x5m swimming pool. The terrace by the pool has a barbeque and shaded eating area. There are plenty of sun loungers, or you can play a game of table tennis. You can enjoy an evening drink beside the pool, and watch the sun set behind the mountain across the valley. There is a shaded terrace in front of the house with outdoor dining table.

The large sitting room (with a wood burning stove) opens onto a south-facing terrace with views to the Luberon. There is wireless internet access (no charge), and a TV with a DVD player.

An archway leads into the traditional Provencal kitchen equipped with large refrigerator, freezer, ice-maker, gas hob, electric oven and a microwave.

There are three bedrooms: one king size, one queen size, one with two singles. All bedrooms have a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

The bathroom has a modern walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet. there is a heated towel rail and a washing machine. There is also a separate Water Closet. Bed linen, towels and pool towels are included in the rent.

Keywords: House (One Floor)

More Details

Property Manager
Colin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Colin

Anne and Colin have been in love with Provence for over 30 years. We have spent all our family holidays getting to know the region and its people. Now our 3 grown up children (and grand children) still want to spend time with us in Goult, and share the relaxing atmosphere of the Luberon.

Colin is a surgeon, Anne worked in education. We can unwind completely at Les Vergers, sinking into a leisurely holiday rhythm, and soaking up the sunshine.

Colin purchased this house in 1994

Why Colin chose Luberon Area

We spent 2 years working in Marseille in the early 1980s, and a friend introduced us to the 'hidden valley' of the Luberon. We just kept going back every summer after we returned to England, and decided we had to own a little part of it for ourselves. We love the views, the endless sunshine (over 300 days per year) and the pretty hill villages scattered round the valley. It is easy access from the A7 motorway, and within an hour drive from Marseille airport, 40 minutes from TGV at Avignon

What makes this house unique

Step out of the front door every morning and see the constantly changing pattern of light as the rising sun makes a moving pattern of shadows on the ridges and gullies of the mountain across the valley. The garden has a secluded private pool, and stunning uninterrupted views across the valley. Enjoy the setting sun on the terrace by the pool, and eat dinner outside, cooked on our large fixed BBQ.

Within 5 minutes walk there is a baker, general stores, butcher, 4 restaurants,a pizza shop and a cafe-bar. Wine lovers can find excellent value and quality a short drive from home. Street markets sell local produce within easy reach every day.

Tennis courts 3 minutes walk, cycle hire close by, and quiet back roads for running a 3 mile/5km route around the village if you have the energy!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love the house and the area. It is excellent value.

We have nothing but praise for the way that Les Vergers is rented out. We appreciate being left to our own devices when we are there, but really like knowing that back up is available when needed. The whole process, from booking to leaving, is as hassle free as it could possibly be. Having wi fi this year transformed things for me as I was able to answer booking enquires for our own business as they came in. Logging on was straight forward.

I don’t know of a nicer place to stay!
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Goult House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower with spray/rain options. Heated towel rail
    separate WC. - toilet
  • The modern walk in shower has choice of spray or 'rain shower' heads. This is easy access, not a full disabled access 'wet room'. There is a WC in the bathroom, and a separate WC as well Washing machine for your use if required
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , drawers and wardrobe in each bedroom. Electric fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , drawers and wardrobe in each bedroom. Electric fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , drawers and wardrobe in each bedroom. Electric fan
  • Two bedrooms have double beds (one King, one Queen) and South facing views to the front, One bedroom has two single beds with a garden view to the side. There are drawers and wardrobe and an electric fan in each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Villa with Stunning View and Private Pool
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 20 reviews
5

Exceptionally comfortable, immaculate and well located

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this lovely property. It is very comfortable and well equipped. It boasts a big swimming pool which was a wonderful resource in the hot weather. The owner and his agent are very accessible and helpful. Although not in the old part of the village, it very private and quiet and is not much more than five minutes walk from the village square near bakery, general store, and four good restaurants. The village itself, although equidistant from Gordes and Rousillion, two lovely, very touristy villages, Goult is very picturesque but relatively quiet and residential.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Seattle, WA, USA
1

Very Disappointed--Not at All What We Expected

  • 1 of 5

We (2 adults) arrived at this house in Goult on Saturday 5/13/17 at 4pm and vacated the premises by 11am the following morning. Why? We chose this house because we wanted to relax by a private pool in a peaceful and comfortable environment. In fact, the pool was filthy and the entire pool area was unprepared for use. The umbrellas were not set up, there were no cushions on the patio lounges, and the house was largely unmaintained.

When the owner was contacted he told us he would try to arrange for the pool company to arrive on Monday to clean the pool. ( We later learned that the cleaner would also have to repair the faulty pool cover.) For us who had paid almost $2,000 in advance for a week at a villa with a private pool in 70 and 80 degree weather, this was not acceptable.

Our decision to leave was made because we had only one week for our holiday in the south of France. We were unwilling to lose the rest of Saturday, Sunday and Monday and very possibly longer to wait while the pool was prepared.

That being said, the house was also not as promised. It shared the same level of neglect as the garden and pool. There were cobwebs in the corners of the back bedroom, stains on the furniture and one of the lampshades, and gave an overall impression of being unclean. The refrigerator/freezer was dirty and still contained the previous tenant’s butter and frozen pizza. There was a frying pan in a drawer that was covered in some kind of grease and clearly had not been washed by the last person who used it.

My companion and I decided to leave rather than than stay in an unclean and uncared for property. We advised the owner and the manager of our dissatisfaction and left the house after using only two bedrooms and the bathroom. We asked for fair compensation for the loss of use of the pool and the anticipated loss of peace and privacy while it was being cleaned and repaired. This entire experience was a hardship for us. Although we were finally refunded our damage deposit on 5/24/17, the owner has been unwilling to provide any other compensation.

We have rented vacation houses from VRBO in the south of France and in Greece on multiple occasions for years. This is the first rental we were required to pay a $112 fee on top of the rental fee. This is also the first time we rented a house that was not what was promised. We should not have disregarded a previous renter’s review from 2016 that noted her experience with the owner.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review distresses us, because it is full of inaccuracies, and it paints a picture our many other guests do not recognise. We often have repeat bookings, and the couple who are in our house now, for the second time, are very happy. In fact today they emailed this to me: “yesterday we chatted with a nice young British couple currently staying in Gordes. They were looking for relief from five star hotels so we gave them your VRBO number and described the comfort and attractions of your house. They said they'd be getting in touch with you.” We spend about three months each year in this property, to us it is home, and we have high standards. We are pleased to share our home with discerning visitors. So let’s examine the facts. This traveller, we will call her DT, made a reservation enquiry at the beginning of April. I accepted the booking within 29 minutes. Later DT wrote to say she preferred to stay elsewhere. In her email to me DT said: “We have booked with VRBO for many years but they have changed their process and we made a mistake. We feel like idiots”. I confirmed our policy, we give a full refund if we can let the property to someone else. DT decided to stay in our house anyway. DT paid the week’s rent of €1250 (about USD1400 – not ‘nearly 2000’), plus a refundable damage deposit, and the HomeAway booking fee added by the website. We don’t like that fee either, we get some surprised comments from our guests, but the fee is charged by HomeAway, not by the owner. In early May the weather is usually too cold for swimming, so we set up the pool in mid-May. I always mention this when replying to enquiries, but DT made the booking reservation as her first contact. This year has been exceptionally warm and I can see why DT asked for the pool when she arrived on Saturday afternoon. I arranged for our poolman to come on the Monday to set up. DT wouldn’t wait until then and left on the Sunday. In the discussions I had with DT she didn’t mention any problems in the house. Our managing agents spend 4 hours cleaning after every guest (even if they stay for only one night), and I defy anyone to show me that our home is ‘uncared for’! Just look at the photos! I am surprised that a few things in the freezer, in a drawer marked ‘Please Leave’, could offend anyone. We refunded the damage deposit on May 24th, a few days after DT’s booking (May 13-20). I wasn’t able to establish with certainty how it got jammed, so I decided to bear the cost of fixing that myself.
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4

Beautiful view over the Luberon and fabulous pool, walking distance from lovely village.

  • 4 of 5

The house served the needs of four adults well - comfortable, convenient especially as the weather was perfect and we spent much of the time outside on the terrace and in the pool.

The kitchen is on the small side but generally well equipped, the lounge very spacious and comfortable.

It's a short uphill walk to the beautiful historic village of Goult which has very good shops and the excellent Café de la Poste.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5

Not many properties or locations totally live up to expectations but this one does. We stayed at Les Verges for one week as a family of four with two children aged 16 & 10 and it was perfect for our first foray to Southern France. We would return without hesitation in the future. The house is lovely inside and out with loads of space, everything easily caters for six, and the swimming pool which was the main selling point for us was fantastic, the kids were in heaven for a week! We had trouble finding the house but this was due to relying solely on Sat Nav which took us up a nearby lane - having the actual house number provided would have helped. Home away rescued us though, thanks! The village itself is also beautiful, we explored others in the area and would say Goult is one of the prettiest. The amenities are also excellent, especially the bakers and the pub/cafe from where you can sit, enjoy a drink and watch the world go by. The takeaway pizza opposite the cafe is also great (you can order your pizza and then eat it at the cafe as it doesn't serve food in the evenings) but this got very very busy when we were there - someone has a great opportunity to start a pizza/pasta restaurant as an alternative to the established French cuisine ones; they would do a great trade!

Many thanks Colin.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is spot on! Many people are surprised to learn that house numbers are a very recent innovation (this year!) in our part of France. our arrival information does now include the number, but beware, the numbers are not sequential! I think they measure the distance from the Mairie to the front gate, so they go up in odd leaps...
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Charlotte, NC
3

I am conflicted on how to review this house

  • 3 of 5

The home was fine and we really enjoyed it. Bathroom was very small but we managed. Outdoor space was lovely. We loved the village of Goult and enjoyed being able to walk to lunch and dinner in town and on market day. Colin was always responsive. This was the third week of a trip to France with my family, and all other rentals were with vrbo also.

My issue is how Colin dealt with the damage deposit. He accused us of breaking things and then trying to fix them to look like we didn't break them. I would willingly pay for any damage we caused but I don't appreciate my character being denigrated.

I never even saw the solar light in the driveway that he accused us of breaking and then trying to repair. We never touched the pool net, which we are also accused of breaking. We used one of 4 umbrella stands but are being charged for a broken umbrella stand, not even knowing if that is the one we used, and I assure you that we did not break it. My son and I played one game of ping pong and are being charged 100 euros for something we supposedly did to the ping pong table! This has to be the most expensive game of ping pong we have ever played.

If you rent this house, be meticulous in letting Colin know issues. Unfortunately, there was no way for us to know ours. I don't make it a habit to check the inside of even my own umbrella stands...

It was a wonderful trip but unfortunately the way Colin accused us has really left a bad taste in my mouth...

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pamela points out that she and her family enjoyed staying in our house, and that I answered her many emails. The review focuses on our disagreement over retention of part of the damage deposit. This is the first time I have had to impose a charge without the client’s agreement, and we have been renting out this house for over 20 years. The table tennis table was damaged and had to be repaired before it could be used. Pamela says they noticed this during their stay but did not think to report it. The socket on the robust parasol base was completely broken and fell over when touched. Our agent found no damage when handing over the keys and I am surprised that the parasol was not needed in a week when temperatures were 33-35C. I am still waiting to see the pool man about the net, if I cant be sure when it was broken then I wont be charging for it We don’t run an item by item inventory when people check in and out. We do ensure that everything is in good order before renters arrive, and our previous experience has been that if anything doesn’t work or is damaged, we can rely on our clients to point this out. But in the end we ask for a damage deposit for the rare occasions when something gets damaged
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Marvellous holiday home in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and family friends ( a couple) stayed at Les Vergers for a week in early May. With 3 bedrooms, a large living room and dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, a large bathroom with washing machine, 2 toilets, and a spacious and pretty outdoor area, this was a terrific base to return to after our daily trips exploring nearby towns and villages. We really could not have been more comfortable and found both the owner and his local agents very helpful and delightful to deal with from start to finish. Moreover, the house has a long, private driveway, so we had no problem accommodating our two cars; and there was a security system in place which gave us great confidence when we left on our day trips and evenings out.

It is always a matter of opinion, but we felt that the little village of Goult was one of the prettiest we visited - we all absolutely loved it and would love to return in future! Aside from its considerable charm and lack of tourist crowds, Goult is SO central to just about every village and town in the Luberon - short day trips will take you to Apt, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, Gordes, Joucas, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Coustellet, St Remy and Les Baux....... honestly, it was a superb location!!!

We did do some cooking at home, but ate out quite a bit and found two spectacular restaurants in Goult - La Bartavelle and Aux Fines Herbes - make reservations, their food is delicious!

We only stayed at Les Vergers for 1 week - and if we can, we would love to return for longer at some stage. Don't hesitate; this is a great holiday home in a fantastic spot! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Marseille Provence
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
A7
Nearest Point of Interest
Les Vergers
Nearest Point of Interest
Moulin de Jerusalem
Nearest Point of Interest
Village square with Cafe and restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Domaine de la Verriere
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbaye de Senanque
Nearest Point of Interest
Ochre quarries

tennis 3 minute walk, golf fishing cycle hire nearby, many wineries in the valley, Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas close by, this is the location for 'A Good Year' (Russell Crowe) and Peter Mayle's Year in Provence. For antiques visit Isle sur la Sorgue 20 minutes drive away

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Rates & Availability

Goult House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,124
 
 
Late Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,961
 
 
Golden October
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$981
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$763
$1,743
 
 
Spring
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,035
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,198
 
 
Early Summer
May 19 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,362
 
 
Early Season
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Main Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,124
 
 
Late Season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,961
 
 
Golden October
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$981
 
 
winter 2018/19
Nov 10 2018 - Mar 29 2019
7 night minimum stay
$763
$1,743
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $544.74

damage deposit $200 when pool not used (October to April)
No pets
All bookings are Saturday start dates. Rent includes bed linen, towels, cleaning. All sales and lodging taxes included. Pay securely in euros through the website. I can also accept bank transfer in euros or GBP.
USD rates winter 550, spring, fall 725, late spring 975, early summer 1250-1600, summer 2400. GBP rates also available

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