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Beautiful Restored 'Mas' with View Overlooking the Luberon

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Last updated: 06/14/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (sleeps 10)

'L'Oratoire de St. Christol' is located in the southern Luberon mountain range, just outside the medieval hilltop village of Grambois. It is an old 'mas' and our second family home, beautifully restored and furnished in keeping with the character of Provence. It has 240m2 of living space on two floors, beamed ceilings, 5 bedrooms, 1 bath with toilet, 1 shower with toilet, and 1 en suite shower room.

The house is on 5 hectares of wooded land with a 5 x 11 meter swimming pool with diving board (upkeep of pool provided) and a magnificent view of the Luberon. It is peaceful and quiet, yet only a couple of minutes walking distance to the village. On the property you'll find many 'corners' to discover: a quiet and shaded fountain to sit by, a medieval water basin (sometimes dry in the summer) and numerous terraces and paths to stroll. There are medieval ruins in the woods but they are difficult to get to.

The kitchen leads to both the front terrace adjacent to the 'cuisine d'ete' (summer kitchen) and to the large back terrace with a magnificent view, providing outside dining in sun or shade. The large vaulted kitchen has a picture window facing the Luberon and is fully equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and 'American' fridge with icemaker. The house is furnished to give a light, summer feeling with a combination of quality modern design and antique 'Provencal'.

Grambois is located in what is known as the 'Golden Triangle' of the southern Luberon mountain range. The area has countless medieval villages, open-air markets to visit, and is only a half hour away from the beautiful southern town of Aix-en-Provence. The sea can be reached in an hour. There are many cultural festivals taking place in the area throughout the year and for those looking for city life, shopping, and great restaurants, Marseille and Aix have everything to offer.

Keywords: Beautifully Restored House
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Member since: 1999

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, some hebrew and greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 06/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 240 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please check with us if you really need to bring a pet. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) The house is probably best suited for 10 people; however, should the number of people exceed 10, we do have 3 fairly comfortable foldable camping beds that can be set up in the upstairs bedrooms for children....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two fireplaces, internet access, VCR and DVD Player with many children's films, use of adult and children's library, large pool with diving board, upkeep of pool provided, full and well-equipped kitchen, two beautiful terraces for outside dining. Since the house is an old provencal house with thick walls and shutters, it can be kept cool even in the heat of noon, but there are also extra fans available....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Limited selection, mainly for children...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    There is an old PC but WIfi for guest laptops is easier...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    in winter ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    There are two fireplaces...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    'American' fridge...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 15 - Mar 3, 2017
3 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $231.87
  • Taxes Not included


There is an additional cleaning fee of 220 euros to be paid directly upon departure.

To secure a booking, we require a deposit of 1,000 Euros. The remainder of the rental cost is due within one month at the latest of the rental dates. Rental fees are to be paid to our French bank account via bank transfer. Our bank details will be sent upon decision to rent.

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8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway

Car: Recommended

Festivals in Aix and Avignon, Cultural/Historical Attractions, excellent wineries and good restaurants


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: We are both educators in international schools.

Why the Owner Chose Grambois, France:
Friends in the region, proximity to Aix, appeal of Grambois and the Parc Regional du Luberon, natural and unspoiled site.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is our second family home. We are in one of the most beautiful areas in France, a countryside of vineyards, olive trees, sunflower fields, and lavender. There are excellent excursions to Luberon villages, Aix, Marseille, Avignon, Nimes. The coast is less than one hour drive away and the area is not crowded during the summer.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, some hebrew and greek
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 06/14/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living room toward Luberon

    Living room toward Luberon

  • Kitchen


  • view of Luberon from side of house

    view of Luberon from side of house

  • Living room toward kitchen

    Living room toward kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • 'master' bedroom upstairs

    'master' bedroom upstairs

  • swimming pool

    swimming pool

  • Grambois in the evening light, site of Pagnol films

    Grambois in the evening light, site of Pagnol films

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This listing was first published here in 1999.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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