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Charming 18th Century Country Home with Pool & Beautiful View of the Luberon!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to L’Etoile, an 18th century, provencal stone country holiday home situated between Roussillon and Gordes – two of the most beautiful villages in Provence!

Located in a small hamlet, L’Etoile means: “The Star” – and you’ll see why at night when thousands of stars blanket the night sky!

L'Eotile sits on over an acre of land with stunning views of the surrounding Luberon valley and the hill top village of Roussillon.

The property is very well positioned, facing south overlooking the valley, olive groves, orchards and vineyards and just a short drive to all of the famous hilltop villages of Provence.

The three story house has been recently renovated by one of the best renovation masters in Provence. It’s perfect for up to 8 people and a great setup for two families.

One of the best features of the house is the large pool and summer kitchen, with gorgeous views of the gardens, the olive groves, vineyards and the village of Roussillon.

Here’s what’s included.

Ground Floor:

- Front Terrace – Just off the main entrance, the front terrace is perfect for morning coffee and croissant, afternoon tea or to savor some of the great, local wine

- Cozy Salon – A relaxed room with a stone fireplace and an old, beamed ceiling, complete with CD player/stereo and portable (battery charged) Bose iPod docking station to enjoy inside the house or down by the pool.

- Intimate Dining Room – Perfect for dining in with an antique table that seats up to 8 people and has a view to the stone fireplace in the salon

- Provencal Kitchen – Fully stocked and recently renovated kitchen with vaulted ceiling, perfect for cooking great Provencal meals with fresh ingredients from the local markets

- Laundry Room – Outfitted with brand new, full-size washer and dryer

- Powder Room – Just between the kitchen and laundry room

1st Floor:

- Master Bedroom – A very large master bedroom with king size bed, beautiful old, wood beamed ceiling and a large sitting room with game table, a desk, plenty of seating and spectacular views across the property and the village of Roussillon

- 2nd Bedroom – Includes two twin sized (single) beds, full of light and with the same spectacular views as the master bedroom

- Full Bath – Newly renovated, Provencal style bath with full-sized bathtub with shower

2nd Floor:

- Large Bedroom – A large, top-floor bedroom with a king size bed, wood beamed ceiling and a fantastic view across the entire property and the village of Roussillon

- 4th Bedroom – Also includes two twin sized (single) beds, beautiful wood beamed ceiling and the same great views

- Full Bath – Newly renovated, Provencal style bath with full-sized bathtub with shower

Summer Kitchen and Pool:

One of the best parts of L’Etoile, there is an additional stone house that serves as the pool house and summer kitchen. The cozy kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, dishwasher and all the cookware and dinnerware to serve a party of 10.

There is an open fireplace for cooking and a two burner gas stove. There is also a half bath inside the building and a private outdoor shower area with hot and cold water that you will love to use.

The beautiful building opens fully on to the large pool and gardens in the summer. The gardens are very secluded and are full of lavender bushes, roses, herbs, fruit trees, and seasonal blooming varieties which are all surrounded by a grove of olive trees that create a wonderful afternoon shade and privacy.

There are plenty of places to lounge by the pool or read and nap in the shade of the trees. At night, the sky is completely taken over by the constellations. It is amazing to view the nighttime sky in such a beautiful natural setting. We frequently marvel at the many shooting stars!

In the summertime you can cook and enjoy your meals in the summer kitchen by the pool. When the nights are cooler, light the fireplace and enjoy your meals inside by the fire.

The weekly rental price includes 3 hours of house cleaning per week. Also, free Wi-Fi and free calls to France and the US are included.

Book your vacation now at L’Etoile. Check our calendar below and reserve your dream vacation in the heart of Provence!

Keywords: Luberon Provence Vacation Holiday Rental Home - Between Roussillon & Gordes...2 of the Most Beautiful Villages in France - Child/Kid Friendly

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017

About The Owner

We love Provence and we love this old country house. It's the perfect place for our vacations with our friends and families. It's perfectly situated between Roussillon and Gordes so we have the best of both worlds. We can easily access village life and markets within minutes and then easily return to the peace and quiet of the Luberon countryside. We have 3 children of our own - they love L'Eotile - so the house is perfect for kids of all ages.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Luberon Area

We love this area. It's home to us and our children. We have been vacationing in this area of Provence for about 14 years. For us, this is the perfect location between Gordes & Roussillon, two of the most beautiful hilltop villages in Provence. We're close enough to the town to get our daily baguette and croissants. But we're far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country side, hear the birds sing and see thousands of stars at night.

Plus, we are a short drive from many of the things we love: antique shopping at L'isle sur la Sorgue, spending a day in Lourmarin or Avignon, or a short drive to the French Riviera. But mostly, we love the people here. Everyone here is so nice and helpful.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

In the summertime, we love spending the day outside by the pool. The pool is surrounded by a nice olive grove and some lavender and roses and the kids love it (so do the adults!). We have a pool house with a fully stocked kitchen, a large fireplace and plenty of seating. So, most days, we have lunch and dinner out by the pool. And, because it's a fully outfitted kitchen, we don't have to haul food, cookware and dishes back and forth to the main house. Everything is right there in the Summer Kitchen.

In the cooler months, we have dinner inside across from a big, roaring fire. It's very cozy and quiet in the winter months. Perfect place to unwind.

During the day, we usually go to one of the many, famous Provencal markets in the surrounding towns - all about 10-15 minutes away. There are plenty of places to shop and buy antiques. There are about a dozen or so vineyards within 10 km from the house, and about 2-3 just down the road.

There's no shortage of hiking trails and national parks. In fact, there's a great hiking trail right behind our house that leads up to the top of the hill overlooking Lioux and the great big stone wall. It's breathtaking to see that view from the top of the mountain and only about a 10 minute hike.

Amenities

Roussillon Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) We have two bedrooms with new king size beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) We have two bedrooms with two twin/single beds in each bedroom., Child Beds (1) We have a new pack and play available for your convenience, Baby Cribs (1) We have a new pack and play available for your convenience
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a portable (battery operated) Bose iPod docking station so bring your own iPod!

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

The perfect cliche'

  • 5 of 5

This house is all that you would hope it would be! We stay in luxury homes all over the world and this was not a disappointment! Charming is the perfect word without calling the house small for a family of 5! We loved the house, the location, the nearby villages and markets....all a dreamy place to relax, read, and just be with each other! The beds were comfy, the decor was beautiful, the amenities were all that we needed. I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eileen. I'm so glad you had a great time. And thank you for your kind words. We love sharing our home with others.
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Palm City, Florida
5

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at L'Etoile for one week in late June. This house is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. The home is immaculate and the photographs posted on the website really don't do the home justice. It was even more lovely than the photo's provided. I was concerned when I booked this home as I had never rented a villa through VRBO. The owner is honest and true to his word. He was overwhelmingly helpful, both before and during our stay. He cannot do enough to ensure that your stay at his home is wonderful. He provides a "hand book" prior to your arrival (via email) with a copy also at the home. This hand book proved to be immensely helpul, as it provides guidance regarding every aspect of the home and also regarding restaurants and suggestions regarding the surrounding areas. This was an amazing tool to have at our disposal as this was our first visit to this area.

The home itself is amazing, but it is the summer kitchen that was the hit with my family. We had some wonderful dinners by the pool at night, under the stars. We purchased fresh fruits, vegatables, cheeses and olives at the local markets each day. (The "hand book" provides the location of the market for each day!) In the next town (Cousillant) we found our favorite pastry shop and butchers shop and purchased fresh pastries each day, bread and wonderful steaks, which we grilled at night. Wonderful memories, to say the least.

Gordes and Rouissillion are little towns which are very close to this home. I had an amazing time shopping in these areas and purchased, amoung many other things, the most beautiful linens here. We also ate one of our best dinners at "Davids", a restaurant in Rouissillion. (Also within the hand book). I strolled into a local art gallery, struck up a conversation with the artist. who happens to be close friends with the owner!

I have traveled with my family to many areas of the world and have stayed at beautiful hotels. I have previously rented expensive villas through other venues. This is a wonderful home in a breathtaking area. Do not hesitate to rent this home. You will not be disappointed. My family and I had a wonderful time and will always remember this summer vacation as one of our favorites. I would not hesitate to return and look forwad to doing so.

Sincerely, Karen

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen. Thank you for all your kind words. I'm glad you had a great time. Steve
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Bonita Springs, FL, USA
5

Great time for three couples

  • 5 of 5

We drove to l'Etoile from the Nice area and stayed there from Sept. 29 until Oct. 13. It was a wonderful experience. The owner has prepared a booklet describing in detail what you need to know about the property including how to run the dishwasher and washing machines, how to get to the separate summer kitchen with pool, where to go to find the best markets and restaurants in the area and much more. The bedrooms were spacious, the beds comfortable and the supplies throughout the house were plentiful and well thought out for guests. The owner was quick to reply to our email questions on two occasions. The surrounding fields of grapes and lavandar are beautiful as are the flowers and olive trees surrounding the summer kitchen. The nearby towns of Gordes, Roussillion and Apt provide lots of options for shopping, dining and exploring. This is a top-notch place to stay in Provence.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dick. I'm so glad you and your friends liked the house and the area. I hope you come back again soon. - Steve
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New Orleans, LA USA
5

The perfect home for a Provence getaway

  • 5 of 5

L'Etoile is a beautiful place. Our visit to L'Etoile was the highlight of our month-long vacation in France. The house exceeded our already heightened expectations. Steve and John have done a masterful renovation to the house. It is well equipped. They've thought of every detail to create a comfortable, functional vacation house. The beds/bedding/pillows/towels are very comfortable. Both kitchens are totally functional and nicely equipped. The outdoor grilling area was perfect for cooking our Provencal dinners using the fresh, delicious ingredients we procured from the local village markets nearby. Outside dining areas are fantastic - we ate every meal outside.

The photos do not fully convey the beauty of the home and its views of Roussillon and the Luberon valley. The views of Roussillon are really magical from the house and the summer kitchen/pool area.

The house easily accommodated our 2 families. There is enough room inside and out that you do not feel like you're on top of one another. At the time of year we visited - June - you wanted to be outside as much as possible.

Setup of the rental with Steve was very easy and he was very responsive in his communications and in answering all of my questions.

In our opinion, this house is a perfect place to spend a vacation in Provence - I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jude - I'm glad your 2 families were able to enjoy the house and the area.
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San Francisco, CA
5

Bon Vivant!

  • 5 of 5

What can we say? Not enough words or photos to fully appreciate 'L'Etoile' and it's immediate surroundings! Everything that others have written already are true and then some. We have particularly appreciated the feeling of 'home' here, waking to the gorgeous view of Roussillon and the sounds of the birds each morning! We are easy access to Roussillon and Gordes for our morning croissant and to be there as the towns wake up before day tripping crowds arrive. We've enjoyed meeting some of the locals who have become friends of the villa owners. We've had the best time just exploring the countryside and it's villages -- everyone having a unique quality. Right around the corner is the village of Lioux, a gem. And Goult and Perotot. And the Luberon route to Lourmarin and the gorge route to Venasque. The list goes on and on. Wish we could stay a month here. L'Etoile makes it all so easy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cassie and Mickey - sounds like you had a great trip! We love nothing more than being at L'Etoile with our family and friends. And glad you got to meet all our friends in Roussillon.
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Montreal
5

Un paradis pour les cyclistes !

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 5 cyclistes et 2 accompagnateurs lors de ce merveilleux voyage où nous nous sommes installés pour 1 semaine. L'endroit est vraiment merveilleux non seulement pour les cyclistes mais également pour les conjoints qui nous accompagnaient. Évidemment, il faut un véhicule pour ces personnes sans vélo ! L'Étoile est un superbe endroit pour rayonner à vélo (faut-il souligner qu'il faut aimer "grimper"). Il existe plusieurs possibilités de circuits: Petit Luberon, Grand Luberon, Tour des villages, les Gorges de la Nesque et la Forêt de Venasque, le Plateau d'Albion, le Ventoux (Sault à 25 km et Bédouin à 35 km). Il y a également la piste cyclable moins montagneuse et en excellente condition La Calavon qui relie Apt à Cavaillon (loge la D900). Enfin, les possibilités sont nombreuses. Le proprio a toujours été soucieux de notre confort (même à distance) grâce aux personnes qui s'occupent de la propriété avec un soin jaloux. Ils ont toujours été disponibles lorsque nous avions besoin de leurs services et ce rapidement. À proximité, plusieurs villages dont Roussillon à moins de 5 km et plusieurs bons resto dans les environs. La maison est décorée avec un goût sans faille et d'une propreté exemplaire. Seuls bémols, l'absence d'air climatisé (s'il y a canicule), l'exiguité des pièces communes (salon et salle à dîner) pour 8 personnes et un frigo pas très grand. Mais comme nous étions à la fin août, nous étions toujours à la cuisine d'été (petit frigo supplémentaire) où est la piscine. Endroit idyllique,à 30 m de la maison principale, pour préparer les repas, cuisiner, dîner et faire la farniente avec vue sur le Luberon. Cette cuisine est équipée de façon à n'avoir rien à transporter de la maison principale. Vraiment génial !

Enfin, ce séjour a été extraordinaire. Endroit idéal pour rayonner dans le Luberon et visiter les nombreux marchés de Provence.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Point of Interest
L'Etoile - Beautiful, Old Stone Country House Between Roussi
Nearest Point of Interest
Gordes
Nearest Point of Interest
Roussillon
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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