About the property
- Villa1936 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 - 180 nights
3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 Bath - optional apartment sleeps 2 +
Vacation Villa with heated pool and AC in Vaucluse/Provence
3 bedrooms and attached studio apartment (4th bedroom) Sleeps 6 to 8 guests. (The studio apartment stays unoccupied when it is not part of the booking)
Sarrians is a beautiful Provencal village that offers unique touristic sites, and all the commodities you want to enjoy during your vacation. You can admire historical treasures such as a 11th century church, and a 15th and 18th century chateaux . Guided tours are regularly available. If you plan on taking advantage of the relaxed ambiance on your vacation for performing in the great kitchen, then you will appreciate Sarrians excellent bakeries, pastry and butcher shops, farmer markets and super market. A small health food and organic market is also very close by. Some of the best wineries offering complementary wine tasting are located within 5 minutes driving. Post office, banks, doctors, dentist, pharmacies, medical laboratory, and mechanical repair shops are also part of the commodities of Sarrians.
Villa “Vanesse” is a recently renovated two story house (180 square meters/1,936 square feet), located in a residential area close to the center of the village at the end of a very quiet private road. An electric gate, video/camera and alarm system secure the property.
The villa is build on a 1200 square meters (12,912 square feet) landscaped property. A variety of Provencal trees and plants such as cypresses, hazelnut tree, palm trees, olive tree, mulberry-plane trees, oleanders, and also high hedges provide the privacy and the tranquility you desire when you are on vacation. Automatic sprinklers provide regular irrigation.
The secured swimming pool which is surrounded by a wooden deck with sun loungers, an outdoor solar shower, and spacious tiled terraces, enjoys a very secluded setting. Adjacent is an outdoor kitchen which is directly accessible from the large utility room and the garage. The utility/laundry room is equipped with two washers, a dryer, and a two door refrigerator/freezer/ice dispenser. the terrace which is facing West is ideal for evening dinners and sunset watching next to the pool. The very comfortable outdoor dining sets accommodate up to 8 people on the front porch and on the pool terrace as well. The space can be set up with one or two more tables. A very efficient outdoor propane mosquito repellent is also available and will assure that within 4,000 square meters around the “Villa Vanesse” no mosquito will disturb your well being in the evening.
AC units are in all rooms.
You enter the house through the south facing front porch that is also set up with an outdoor dining area for 8 to 12 people. You will enjoy the open plan kitchen/dining and living room. The lounge area is test fully furnished with inviting contemporary furniture such as: comfortable leather sofa, two large matching armchairs, book shelves, built-in closet, a wood burning contemporary fireplace, a 42”flat screen TV (satellite) and DVD. The dining area which can accommodate up to 8 guests, features a French door that leads to the front porch. This covered porch is the ideal place to have lunch or breakfast when you prefer the shade.
The “gourmet” kitchen offers a breakfast nook next to the large glass sliding door. Spacious granite counters, and a large island with an extra sink, offer the perfect space and equipment for fine cooks. Wine lovers will appreciate the glass cabinet and wine cooler while they are tasting the famous Gigondas and Chateau-neuf-du-Pape. This bright and airy space opens to the front porch facing South (dining area for 8), and to the spacious terrace facing West (other dining area for 8) which is shaded by a pergola and growing vine, and also to the pool, outdoor kitchen and secluded backyard, where the cicadas love to sing for you. Besides the basic high quality appliances the kitchen features an ice cream maker, blender, food processor, built-in garbage and recycle containers, electric garbage disposer (In Sink Erator), bread machine, and vacuum air seal machine. The stainless steel cooking ware are mostly first quality Tefal brand. Considering the space and the professional equipment, the kitchen could be suitable for cooking classes.
From the lounge area, a hallway leads to a private sleeping quarter that includes a bedroom, one full bathroom with a spa/ tub, toilet, and a spa/ shower, as well as a half bathroom. The bedroom features 2 twin beds that can be combined into a comfortable queen size bed with matress pads, two built-in closets, 2 nightstands & 2 lamps. An small bed for a child can be added to this room. It also offers a flatscreen TV.
The first floor is accessible by a wheelchair through the terrace next to the kitchen and the pool.
A contemporary circular staircase leads to the second floor that offers:
- an office equipped with a computer, telephone, desk with drawers, and filing cabinets.
- a master suite furnished with a queen size bed, a large built-in closet, 42” flat screen TV (satellite), chest of drawers, and book shelves. The suite also has a private and spacious bathroom with a tub and a toilet.
- a guest room with a king size bed (or 2 twins)a large closet, corner cabinet and two nightstands.
- A separate spa/ shower with toilet for the guest room.
- A separate studio apartment that includes a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom/toilet, washer and dryer, two twin beds that can be combined into a queen size , built in closet, 19” TV, internet access.
The rental of the studio apartment or the 4th bedroom for 2 is optional at an additional cost.
The bedrooms and studio apartment on the second floor have a large terrace accessible through French doors which offers relaxing views on the country side, famous Mont Ventoux, and the Dentelles de Montmirail. An outdoor staircase leads also to the second floor terrace , bedrooms and the studio apartment.
All the windows and most of the doors of the house are equipped with mosquito screens. Many smoke detectors provide security in the house.
For special wishes, small pets, specific furniture, etc. please inquire.
Keywords: 3 bedroom villa and
attached studio appartment
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Astrid Megel
I was born, in Alsace-Lorraine, moved the Paris region with my family in 1950. After having worked in Banking in Germany, real estate in South of France and run a Michelin rated Alsatian Restaurant in Paris, I moved to Santa Barbara, California, where I have spend many years in restaurant and high end catering business. I retired in 2005, and decided to spend some time in Provence, where I now have the great pleasure to accomodate my international guests at Villa Vanesse.
Astrid Megel purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Astrid Megel chose Sarrians
This villa was chosen because its very special location, the size of the property, the quality of construction, and all the possibilities the floor plan was offering. We wanted to renovate the villa and create an open/american kitchen, a bathroom for each bedroom, an additional private quarter (the studio appartement) in the same building, and our priotity was a very quiet location. Having lived in cities all my live, this was the little peacefull paradise I was looking for.
What makes this Villa unique
The property which offers great privacy because it is tucked away on a private lane, in a very quiet residential area, is also located at walking distance to the center of the village and a main Supermarket and only 10 to 20 minutes away (by car) from major towns, Carpentras, Avignon, Orange, Gigondas, Chateauneuf du pape, L'Isle sur la sorgue. From the large second floor terrasse we can enjoy the view on the famous Mont Ventoux that was made so popular by the Tour de France.
Pool / Spa
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Propriété et prestations excellentes à tous égards
Les aménagements intérieurs et extérieurs sont de qualité et bien réfléchis. Il y a tout ce dont on pourrait avoir besoin.
L’accueil et la gentillesse de la propriétaire sont à souligner, cela jusqu’à la présence à notre arrivée d’un panier garni pour un très bon petit déjeuner, plus du vin pour les repas suivants.
En résumé, nous avons passés un excellent séjour.
6 Americans in Provence
Absolutely fablous! The villa was exactly as described. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, who could not have been nicer. We recommend this to all Americans as the owner is fluent in English and happy to answer questions, or solve any issues with a smile and a great laugh. The house was immaculately clean and perfect for a relaxing vacation taking day trips all around Provence. Great time!
Fabulous villa and excellent service
Villa Vanesse is a beautiful and charming villa. The location is secluded yet close to numerous places of interest... Avignon, many vineyards, Sorgues... so much to see!
Many restaurants in the area to recommend as well, Chez Serge, Le Vivier... And should you want to cook yourself the kitchen and tools in the villa are first class. So much to see and do! But the villa itself, with the lovely heated pool tempts one to simply laze in your bathing suit (or without) and soak in the sun.
Astrid, the owner, is as gracious and charming as the villa and when we had a problem it was solved so quickly it was a distant memory before we had to leave.
A super spot to spend a vacation. Thank you Astrid!
A great hide-away
Villa Vannesse is a well maintained and relaxing paradise on the outskirts of Sarrians. And for once we found fantastic kitchen equipment including sharp knives!! What a treat as we both like to cook. The outdoor kitchen is great fun and keeps cooking smells out of the house.
There was lots of space for our family of 4 with a cool vine-covered patio giving onto the sunny pool.
Astrid was very helpful and thoughtful, and responded rapidly to the few questions we had.
We hiked the Dentelles de Montmirail and visited the Abbaye of Sennaque. But we appreciated the restful calm of Villa Vannesse most of all.
Outstanding property and owner
Our group of four adult couples enjoyed our stay in Sarrians immensely, sampling all that Provence has to offer. The location is excellent, the villa is marvellous and the owner Astrid is an absolute dream! We travelled daily and were no more than a 40 minute drive from almost all of our destinations. The villa was roomy, perfectly suitable for 8 adults or for a single large family. We were able to swim every day in the pool, cooked many meals in either the indoor or outdoor kitchen, and enjoyed the privacy of the large property. Astrid recommended several excellent restaurants not far away and other jewels not familiar to many. Highly recommended! We definitely want to come back!
Fantastic home base to experience France
I feel extremely fortunate to have found Astrid's wonderful house for a week at the start of September. We looked forward to starting each day with breakfast outside by the pool, and ended many days cooking at both the inside and outside kitchens. We even made use of the pasta roller/cutter for fresh pasta one evening!
Astrid was a wonderful host, and was extremely helpful when we had our only snafu of a light switch that didn't work.
The town of Sarrians offers many different grocery options and made an excellent starting point to experience Avignon, Gordes, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and more. Astrid's recommendations for activities, markets and restaurants really added to our experience as well.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!
During the summer season we have Outdoor theatre and concerts in Sarrians and in all the villages and towns surrounding Sarrians. Next to the town of Monteux we can now enjoy a great artificial lake,LE LAC DE MONTEUX. Also, This year the new train station of Carpentras has opened and gives us the possibility to reach Avignon's downtown station, and the TGV station. Vacationers can now arrive at the Carpentra's station and hire a taxi for the 10 minutes ride to Sarrians.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
F/ cancel. made no later than 60 days prior arrival payment is refunded. $125 fee will apply. Optional 4th bedr. (studio)$ 500/wk & cleaning $ 60.00 3 payments also possible: 30% with contract, 30% 90 days prior to arrival and 40 % 60 days prior arrival. Vrbo Damage Protection does not apply for non US/Canada residents. Refundable security deposit US$ 1,500 applies to non US/Canada travelers.