Provence Country Holiday Home with Pool. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)
We love the Luberon and we love this charming country house. It's the perfect place for our vacations with our friends and families. It's perfectly situated between Gordes & Roussillon 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.
Steve purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007
Why Steve chose St-Saturnin-lès-Apt
We love this area. It's home to us and our children. We have been vacationing in this area of Provence for about 20 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.
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Perfect place for children to explore nature.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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!
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.
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.
Thank you Karen. Thank you for all your kind words. I'm glad you had a great time. Steve
There are a dozen or so wineries in the Luberon Valley, all within a short drive. The famuous provencal markets rotate daily from village to village - an experience not to be missed! And there are great french and provencal restaurants for every taste and budget.