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Beautiful 17th Century House in Provence, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Office/Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Beautiful XVII century village house in Provence (12 people)

Beautiful village house (the oldest part dating from 1630), remodeled in 2008-2009

The house is located in the quiet village of Puyvert, a 15 mn walk through olive trees and vineyards from the village of Lourmarin, listed as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France', a 35 mn drive from Aix-en-Provence and 50 mn away from Marseille airport and the beaches.

The house has 12 rooms on SH 434 m²

from which 6 bedrooms + 1 office (with a twin bed), 4 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms

2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens, lounges, terraces, studio...

The house is formed of 2 connected aisles (each of them is equipped with a kitchen), this floor plan is specially adapted for family reunions or vacations between friends and can accommodate 12 people.

The 2200m2 enclosed garden is planted with cypress, olive trees and fruits trees and has unblocked view on the South Luberon Hills, a 12 x 6 meters pool secured with a gate, a pool-house with toilets, shower, an artist studio in the garden.

First Floor 

Aisle 1

Large dining room and living room with fireplace (60 m²)

Triple arch-ceilinged sitting room, dining room, open plan kitchen (induction cooking table and state-of-the-art appliances) open on the garden 

Cellar with freezer, toilets

Aisle 2

Kitchen with dining area, bathroom with toilets

Second Floor

Aisle 1

1 Large master bedroom with attached bathroom and king size bed

1 bedroom with attached shower room and 3 twins beds

1 bedroom with attached shower room and 1 twin bed

independent toilets

1 Large master bedroom with king size bed and attached bathroom with toilets

Aisle 2

Office area, 1 bedroom room with queen-size bed and bathroom with toilets

Third Floor

Aisle 1

Office (or bedroom with twin size bed) with access to a beautiful terrace

Aisle 2

Large dormitory with 4 twin-size beds

Optionally: A little village house next door can be rented with the big house or separately and can welcome 4 more people (contact us for description)


More Details

Corinne Chaix
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a lovely lunch with close friends at the weekend who were all very impressed with your house and all want to come and stay with us next year if we can make it work."

Richard and Geoff

Sep 2015
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Puyvert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , toilet independent
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , toilet independent
    Pool Shower - toilet , outdoor shower , In the Pool House
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Independent toilet
  • The 6 bathrooms have been remodeled with tubs or showers. Outdoor shower next to the pool. Total amount of toilets: 6
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , master bedroom with an attached bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , bedroom with 3 twin beds, en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , bedroom with 1 twin bed, en-suite shower room
    Office - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , dormitory with 4 twin beds,bathroom on a different floor
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (9), Baby Cribs (1) available on demand
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool house with shower, Artist Studio on the beautiful garden planted with olive trees and cypress, an orchard and fruit trees (figs, pears, plums, cherries, apples, almonds, hazelnuts...)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful 17th Century House in Provence, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maison Chaix in July 2009 and had a fabulous time. Besides being beautiful the house is well equiped for cooking and spending time together. There is a good combination of private and communal areas in the house. Beds were very comfortable and it has good plumbing. The outdoor area with pool is spectacular. We had 3 families with seven kids ranging in age from 8-17 and everyone loved it. The location is wonderful for sightseeing. We loved being able to walk into Lourmarin for breakfast or dinner. The market there is fantastic. The owners were extrememly helpful before and during our trip highly reccommend this wonderful spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Venice, Fl.

5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home. Be ready for a very quiet town without even a cafe or boulangerie. However we walked to Lourmarin about 15 or so minutes away. It was a great location from which we could explore the Vaucluse. Only thing we were lacking was a booklet of instructions for utility operations but Noelle the caretaker was very helpful. Would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An incomparable location.

  • 4 of 5

This house is charming, well equipped, and well maintained.

The setting is spectacular, and the area provides many opportunities to visit mountain towns as well as larger cities.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property & everything as described

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed with another in this lovely villa the first week of June. There were 11 people all together and the villa was spacious with many areas for us to spread out and have our privacy. The property is even lovelier than the photos. Everything was in perfect condition and the property manager, Claudine, was available to answer questions, provide advice, etc. We loved the small town of Puyvert and the fact that Lourmarin was walking distance. There were many markets nearby and more beautiful towns than we could explore in a week. Overall, we spent a lovely week exploring the area and relaxing on the patio and around the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Houston TX USA

Exceptional in Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in May and at the peak of our visit, we had 11 guests from Canada, New Jersey, Connecticut and Texas. Everyone loved the house with its historical charm, modern kitchen, comfortable gathering and dining places, and beautiful bedrooms.

One of our fondest memories is having breakfast on the patio, next to an old wall covered with hundreds of pink roses, looking onto a beautiful lawn with poplar trees which extended to the pool, beyond which was a lovely field, behind which the morning mist was rising above the mountains.

Puyvert is a charming little town, steeped in history and void of commercialism. Located within walking distance of Lourmarin, which has restaurants, shopping, a wonderful Friday market, and charming cafes, Puyvert was the perfect place to be for daytrips. We traveled to Avignon, the Camargue, Aix-en-Provence and many other towns. We did not want our guests to be "stranded" in the country, and this little village provided us with quiet but enabled our guests to do things on their own if they wished to do so. Also, the supermarket is within 1 km and very convenient.

The home and property were clean and very well maintained. The owner is charming and thoughtful and she responded to all of our requests. Her love of this property is apparent and I am happy that she is willing to share it with others. Her on-site property manager is very eager to help and was responsive to anything we requested.

This was our first overseas rental and we did it with some apprehension. All the details were handled professionally and the owner was responsive, cooperative, and in all cases, an excellent hostess. Our entire visit was extraordinary in that we had good friends in a beautiful, beautiful home in an exceptional location, and good weather (including Le Mistral!). For each of us, this holiday will always be a very special memory.

I recommend this home very highly and cannot imagine that one would be disappointed. As I told my son who arrived two days after my husband and I, "The pictures do not do it justice. It is nicer than we could have imagined."

Bonne vacances!

Carol, Houston

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Feeling at home so far away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in maison chaix in september this year was just great!

Though we saw some images before, we didn't expect the property

that nice and comfortable. Everything in the house is decorated with much taste and this certain provencial feeling.The kitchen offers everthing you need to prepare nice food! The house is big enough

to have some rest without other guests. The garden, the pool and the view is exellent. I don't know what more to say...-we just loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2008
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Nearest Airport
56.8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Pont Royal, Mallemort
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

A 15 mn walk to Lourmarin, listed has one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Take the Luberon scenic drives and visit the medieval villages nearby.

Walk through the olive trees and lavender fields, hike the Monts du Luberon soft trails, behind the house.

(tours of local plantations growing lavender and herbes de provence along with instruction on their use in French cuisine as well as health and beauty).

Bike along the wine route and visit the local farmers markets.

Enjoy the Provencal cuisine, take some cooking classes with prestigious chefs and art workshops with local artists.

Play tennis, golf, indulge in health and beauty spa.

And of course... Siesta by the pool!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,838.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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