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

Roussillon, France
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay7 nights

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



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Calendar last updated:
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About 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.

Owner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007

Why Owner chose Roussillon

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.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                The house has a beautiful view of Roussillon on the hilltop. There is also a great hiking trail behind the house that goes to the top of the mountain with outstanding views across the Luberon valley.


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Broadband Access
                        The house has high speed internet and wi-fi
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New Bosch Maxx 7 Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                        There is parking next to the house and in front of the pool house in front of the main house.
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Free calls to France and the US
                      • Linens Provided
                        Beautiful linens from Linum and from the US
                      • Telephone
                        Free calls to France and the US.
                      • Washing Machine
                        New Bosch Maxx 7 Washer
                      • Wireless Internet
                        The house has high speed internet and wi-fi
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Beautiful stone fireplace for big, cozy fires.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            New Bosch dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchen has just been renovated and outfitted with all new modern appliances but still has the old Provencal feel.
                          • Refrigerator
                            New refrigerator


                              • Dining Area


                                  • CD Player
                                  • Stereo


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Between the summer kitchen and the pool is a large deck, table and chairs that seats 8. Around the pool, there is a side deck with lounge chairs and chaise lounges.
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Private Pool
                                            This is THE place to be in the summer time - Large swimming pool in the Olive Grove, next to the pool house with fireplace and fully fitted kitchen and seating for 8.


                                              • 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

                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • We have a portable (battery operated) Bose iPod docking station so bring your own iPod!

                                                                11 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great time for three couples

                                                                vet63Bonita Springs, FL, USA

                                                                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.

                                                                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

                                                                The perfect home for a Provence getaway

                                                                JudeNew Orleans, LA USA

                                                                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.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Jude - I'm glad your 2 families were able to enjoy the house and the area.

                                                                Bon Vivant!

                                                                Cassie L.San Francisco, CA

                                                                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!

                                                                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.

                                                                Un paradis pour les cyclistes !


                                                                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.

                                                                Best Location in Luberon

                                                                John K.New York, NY USA

                                                                We had a magnificent vacation at L'Etoile in the heart of Provence. The villa has all the character of the region but has been completely renovated with all the modern comforts of home. The summer kitchen is a fantastic outdoor experience and we spent most of our time there. The view from the top bedroom is absolutely spectacular, especially in the morning. The house is great for two couples with children as there are two master bedrooms with adjoining an adjoining bedroom for the kids.

                                                                Best of all, L’Etoile feels like a home, not a rental property. We spent a month in France at 4 properties and having extra linens, towels, and the other little things makes all the difference.

                                                                L'Etoile was the most bea...

                                                                L'Etoile was the most beautiful, relaxing home to vacation in. The house has a warm charm in the architechture that is so perfectly complimented by the decor. Having the outdoor summer kitchen made the house feel twice it's size. We enjoyed dinners on the veranda every evening, stargazing at midnight, afternoon swims, the lovely fireplace, 15-30 minute drives to the most amazing little towns and markets, and fresh figs right here on the property. I can't imagine a better location in Provence. We plan on staying here again next year, we loved it so much. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely French home with us! We look forward to many more adventures at L'Etoile.....

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Georgia.


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