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Gorgeous in Gordes, Elegantly Furnished with Pool, Tennis and Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
estate
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
6 - 14 nights

Description

Gordes Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 6 Bedrooms plus loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Located just on the outskirts of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France, Les Murets is an enchanting property that sits on seven acres of lavender, thyme and rosemary fields with sweeping views of the Luberon Mountains, a swimming pool, tennis court and pool house. Just fifteen miles east of Avignon, and forty miles from the Mediterranean, it is conveniently located within an hour's drive of the Marseille airport and the TGV train station in Avignon. The interior of the house was completely gutted and renovated in 2011 and has been decorated in soothing, comfortable and casually elegant neutral tones. The kitchen has a large island that is always command central, with a wonderful gathering place for people who want to socialize or help with dinner preparations. The terrace, with its large wrought iron table is the perfect place to enjoy long, leisurely dinners, overlooking the beautiful mountains in the distance and the valley below.

Arriving at Les Murets

When you arrive at Les Murets, you will be greeted first by our wonderful caretaker who lives down the street, and second, by the incredible smell of lavender that permeates the house's thick stone walls and causes just about everyone to say, 'Ahhh ....' as they walk through the door. It's a welcome feeling, especially after a long trip. Our caretaker, who loves the property as her own and has been watching over it for the last twenty years, will show you around the house and property and go over how things work. If you are a little too jet lagged to take it all in, there is a detailed manual in English that you can pore over at your leisure, as you sit down and sip the wine that has been awaiting your arrival. If you would like a sneak preview of all the things to do at Les Murets, you may enjoy reading through our top 100 activities, which we will send you ahead of time.

Enjoying the Property

We jokingly say that Les Murets is like a mini resort. We're fortunate to have a beautiful large pool, which can be heated. There is also a private tennis court with a quick dry surface. And, for those wanting the full Peter Mayle experience, we offer a 'boules court' - but you must buy your own pastis (unless you request it from us ahead of time, in which case we are happy to accommodate). In addition to our favorite 100 activities, we probably enjoy most just sitting outside on the terrace, overlooking the Luberon Valley and the mountains in the distance, eating a delicious meal of fresh ingredients washed down with plenty of local wine from one of our favorite vineyards, in the company of friends and family. We spend much of our time on the terrace, from the time that it is bathed in sunshine in the morning, to the late evening when long shadows cover the lavender field and the Luberon mountain turns purple in the sunset.

Getting the Most out of your Stay

You could be perfectly happy staying home the whole time, but for those who want to be a little more active, we have put together a two week itinerary with suggestions for every single day, from morning to evening, based on market days, restaurant closings and other scheduling details. You really don't need to think about anything -- just get in the car and go. This way, you will enjoy the planning and the reliving stages almost as much as the actual trip. We also can make arrangements for catering meals, delivery upon your arrival, a private chef, babysitting, chauffeur, and many other services – all provided at an additional cost. Just let us know with at least one month's notice and we will make the arrangements for you.

Keywords: 6 Bedrooms plus a loft, 5 bathrooms, Pool, Tennis Court, Views, Estate, Gordes, Provence, Elegant, Recently Renovated, Heated pool, Luberon

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Ann Huff - Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Ann Huff - Owner

We have owned Les Murets since 2001, after a glorious 'sabbatical' year in Provence, when we fell in love with the area and decided to plant roots there. Everything about this experience has been wonderful, from discovering secrets about the property, to meeting and befriending our most marvelous caretakers, to hosting lots of friends and guests at this property, to writing about it extensively. Our favorite thing is to relax on the terrace in the evening with friends and family, overlooking the Luberon, enjoying a wonderful feast of fresh food from the market and a few delicious glasses of our favorite wine, listening to birds, smelling the lavender and enjoying every minute. We hope you will too. Ann and Bill Huff

Why Ann Huff - Owner chose Luberon Area

We had rented a charming house in the valley several years before buying ours and decided that it was the place we wanted to be. Luckily, we were able to justify this purchase because I own an art gallery and home furnishings store and represent several French artists and always jump at the opportunity to 'fill a container' with French antiques. Planting roots in the Luberon was almost like an extension of my business, and gave us all several reasons to return frequently. We fell in love with the area and when we came across this amazing property, we took a leap of faith ... and have been thrilled with it ever since.

What makes this estate unique

There are so many things to do in the valley that we started a list of 25 favorite things to do. But as I was writing it, I realized that actually there were closer to 50 things. And then I read them to my family and they suggested another 25, and before I knew it, we had come up with 100 things to do in the area. The other evening, my daughter went through the list and checked off all the things she's tried. I loved listening to her comments like, 'Oooh, I remember when we did that!' and 'Oh that is my favorite thing to do!' There were several, 'Nope, haven't tried that' comments, and when I looked over her shoulder I was happy to see that they usually involved wine tastings! We have published our 100 things to do on our website, and we also offer our guests a full itinerary that goes day by day, taking in to account when stores, markets and restaurants are open so that you don't have to do the planning. We send you this itinerary when we receive your last payment for your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We just returned from France and I can't tell you how much we loved our stay at Les Murets. Your home had everything in it that we could have possibly needed. The kitchen was so well equipped and we had many enjoyable evenings cooking together. Your daily itinerary was wonderful. We walked to Gordes a couple of times, visited Rousillon, Cassis, Sault,Bonnieux. We enjoyed the markets in the various towns. Most often we would venture out in the mornings, returning home in the afternoon and would play tennis and relax at the pool. We enjoyed the running routes around Cabrieres and always managed to get croissants and bread every morning in the little village.



We hope to sometime return to Les Murets and I can't thank you enough for providing such a perfect place for our family to celebrate our anniversary."
May 2014
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous in Gordes, Elegantly Furnished with Pool, Tennis and Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Wonderful week at gorgeous Provence home

  • 5 of 5

Hi Ann,

We just had to tell you that we had such a wonderful time at Les Murets. Your home was so gorgeous! It is even more beautiful than the pictures. It is also so homey and comfortable.

Once we settled in, we went over your suggestions for daily activities. We used it as our guide all week. It was wonderful.

We went to the market in Coustellet and bought some produce. Then we headed to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. That market was wonderful. We bought some items there and then had a really nice lunch in a little outdoor restaurant on the canal.

Every day was beautiful and we did so much - went to the markets you suggested, great restaurants and shopped. We went to the Lavender Museum and the grocery stores Utile in Cavaillon and Super U in Coustellet.

We loved the Gordes Market and spent hours there. We all bought clothes, tablecloths, oil paintings, gifts, etc. and ate at an adorable little restaurant near the castle, Creperie De Fan and then went to Roussillon which we loved and stopped at a Winery, Domaine de Tara on the way home.

We went to Saint Remy and ate in a cute little restaurant in town, L’Aile Ou La Cui. We went to Mausole St. Paul.

We spent a day in the walled city in Avignon. And we went to Fontaine de Vaucluse. That town was so lovely.

Your suggestions were so helpful. We tried to explore on our own too. We spent a lot of time getting lost and driving around the roundabouts. In doing so, we came upon some beautiful scenery and places. And we met the most wonderful people. Everyone everywhere we went was so nice and friendly.

We absolutely loved Provence and staying in Les Murets. We were all sorry that we didn’t have two weeks at Les Murets. We didn’t spend nearly enough time in your beautiful home. We were just settling in and getting used to everything when it was time to leave.

We all hope to go back. It was one of the best vacations we ever had.

Thank you Ann for your hospitality and please thank Nicholas again for everything. He was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "0k you just made my day! Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are so happy that you not only loved the house but were also able to tour and enjoy the surrounding area. And we agree, the people are so nice here. I'm sure they appreciated you too. Thanks again, Ann Huff"
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An idyllic week

  • 5 of 5

Hello Ann,

We are just back to Boston after an absolutely delightful stay at your gorgeous home, and I wanted to make sure you know how much we all have loved our time there.

The house is every bit as charming and comfortable as we were expecting from the info we had seen, and then some.

The perfect views, incredible autumn colors, ideal temperature, great location made for an idyllic week. You know that when the only thing we thought was missing (or could not find) was a potato peeler, there was not much to complain about…

I do not want to end without mentioning how wonderfully welcoming and helpful Nicolas has been (he even got some delicious truffle for us).

Thanks for providing the setting for a vacation we will remember fondly.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An idyllic week

  • 5 of 5

We are just back to Boston after an absolutely delightful stay at your gorgeous home, and I wanted to make sure you know how much we all have loved our time there.

The house is every bit as charming and comfortable as we were expecting from the info we had seen, and then some.

The perfect views, incredible autumn colors, ideal temperature, great location made for an idyllic week. You know that when the only thing we thought was missing (or could not find) was a potato peeler, there was not much to complain about…

I do not want to end without mentioning how wonderfully welcoming and helpful Nicolas has been (he even got some delicious truffle for us)

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles

We have two 'Bories' on the property, which are conically shaped stone houses, over 200 years old, built by shepherds out of local limestone with no mortar. Symbolic of the area, they are considered French monuments, and are registered and numbered by the government. We don't charge admission to visit them, however!

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Rates & Availability

Gordes Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,050
 
 
Early Spring
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Spring
Apr 9 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
Late Spring
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,050
 
 
Shoulder
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
14 night minimum stay
$8,650
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,050
 
 
Early Fall
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 12 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
Winter
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,160
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates vary from 3,500 euros per week to 7,000 depending on the season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gordes Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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