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Charming 18th Century Luberon Country Home with Pool Between Gordes & Roussillon

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Provence Country Holiday Home with Pool. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to L’Etoile, an 18th century, provencal stone country holiday home situated between Gordes and Roussillon – 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 nestled in the national park and sits on over an acre of land with stunning views of the surrounding Luberon valley and the hilltop 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 one or 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: Gordes Holiday Vacation Rental - Charming 18th Century Provencal Country House with Pool in the Heart of the Luberon - Between Gordes & Roussillon...2 of the Most Beautiful Villages in France - Child/Kid Friendly

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Steve

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 Saint-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.


Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • 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), Baby Cribs (1) We have a new pack and play available for your convenience
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming 18th Century Luberon Country Home with Pool Between Gordes & Roussillon
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Houston, Texas

The perfect cliche'

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Palm City, Florida

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Sincerely, Karen

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen. Thank you for all your kind words. I'm glad you had a great time. Steve
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Nearest Point of Interest
L'Etoile - An Old Stone Country House - 10 Mins from Gordes
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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