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Les Geraniums: a Luxurious Villa in the Heart of Provence

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Villa Les Geraniums is a 3-bedroom villa perched on a hill overlooking the beautiful market town of Lorgues. The home is decorated in the local style and offers a full range of modern comforts.

The villa's 3 bathrooms and kitchen were completely renovated in 2014.

The villa's three bedrooms offer queen-size beds. Two of these bedrooms open directly onto the poolside terrace. A fold-out sofa in the living room can accommodate another couple.

There is a self-contained studio attached to the house. The studio has its own kitchen and bathroom as well as a very comfortable fold-out sofa. The studio can be rented separately or with the house.

The house boasts central heating/air conditioning, a high-definition LCD television, DVD player, and high-speed internet access and wifi. Guests will need to supply their own computers.

Villa Les Geraniums occupies a commanding position and has stunning views to the south. Guests will have no trouble whiling away a week or more by the pool. For the more ambitious the Mediterranean beaches are 45 minutes to the south, the Gorges du Verdon an hour to the north, Aix-en-Provence is a little over an hour to the west, and Cannes, Nice, Monaco and even Italy are all within one to two hours. The town itself offers a wonderful weekly market and a full range of shops and restaurants.

Keywords: Villa, house, studio

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Owner
Simone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2016

About Simone

My wife and I live in a beautiful but rainy city in the Pacific Northwest. We are both francophiles, and it seemed natural to want to spend part of our year in Provence. There we thrive on the sunny weather, wonderful friends and soul-satisfying food and wine that await at Villa Les Geraniums in Lorgues. Spend a week or two and you'll understand!

Simone purchased this villa in 2004

Why Simone chose Provence

Lorgues is located in the Var region of southern France. Lorgues is a beautiful and historic market town, but it is also a real town where people live and work. You will find a full range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets as well as bakeries, pastry shops, markets, newsagents, a cinema and a post office. The weekly Tuesday market offers a cornucopia of clothing, decorative items and foods of all descriptions. Lorgues is conveniently accessible by air, rail and road. The Mediterranean coast is 45 minutes to the south, while the rugged Gorges du Verdon (the Grand Canyon of France) is an hour to the north. The Italian border lies ninety minutes to the east. And, of course, there is the wonderful climate of the south of France.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Les Geraniums combines the convenience of the town with the pleasures of the country. The villa is perched on a hill overlooking Lorgues, a town of 8500 inhabitants which is a 12 minute walk down from the house. Lorgues offers all the amenities a guest could wish, including what is likely the best weekly market in the region. However, once back at the house, you're on top of the world and ready to enjoy the views, the gentle breezes and a glass of rose by the pool!

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Les Geraniums: a Luxurious Villa in the Heart of Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Idyllic villa in the south of France

  • 5 of 5

Les Geraniums is a beautiful villa overlooking the town of Lorgues. The house is very comfortable and spacious, perfectly decorated Provence-style, with gorgeous views from the deck and spectacular sunsets. There is plenty to do in this area, with vineyards, the Côte d'Azur and the Gorges Du Verdon all within an hour's drive. Our group (6 in total) was however, entranced by the magic of the local lifestyle with leisurely daily walks to town for our morning croissants, exploring the wonderful town markets and restaurants, and drinking Rosé at sunset. There is an binder of information provided by the hosts which answers almost all questions you may have, and a local contact who was very helpful. The restaurant recommendations were excellent. Overall it was a perfect holiday, and we are excited to have saved our exploring for the next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada
5

A French countryside retreat with a market town within walking distance

  • 5 of 5

Les Geraniums is a villa in the southern vineyard region of France. We rented the main floor suite which has a large deck with a swimming pool and a lovely view over the valley/vineyards. The main floor has been recently been renovated to a high standard. The local historic market town is within 15 minute's walking distance, and market day is impressive due to all the fresh local produce and products. In spite of it's rural location it is within a day's round trip of multiple notable tourist destinations.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Les Géraniums is a beautiful Villa. We fondly remember driving along the road leading to Lorgues, passing vineyard estates along the way, navigating the narrow, colourful streets of this very French town with its cafés, restaurants and shops, then following the tranquil, pine-filled lane that leads to the Villa. The moment we walked through the front door, we knew that we were going to have a wonderful holiday. The house is open and airy, and decorated with an artist’s touch in the traditional style of Provence. It was so comfortable that many days, after our morning walk to the bakery for baguettes and pastries, we simply relaxed, soaked up the sun, read, ate delicious food from the market, and sipped the local Rosé while our two children frolicked in the pool. The children loved the house which is elegant, but still very child-friendly. The air-conditioning was quiet and efficient, ensuring that we all slept well. Some days we set off on excursions. Nearby there is Tour Tour for shopping and fantastic views, Draguignan for cafés and shopping, and Thoronet Abbey for a glimpse into France’s Cistercian past. A little further away are St Maxime and St Tropez for the beach, restaurants and beautiful people, and Aix for shopping and culture. We enjoyed hiking to the top of Sainte Baume near Aix, where there are stunning views of the Mediterranean. But it was always wonderful to return each evening to the peace and comfort of the Villa. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burnaby, B.C. Canada
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful house and area for 1 week together with another couple. The house is nice, very roomy and beautifully located. After visiting the nearby Provence attractions, sites and scenery, it is wonderful to be able to come "home" at 3 or 4 in the afternoon and relax on the deck by the pool, enjoy the view or have a swim.The house is nicely and comfortably furnished and all appliances and conveniances are available including a washing machine and wi-fi. The local town, Lorgues is delightful. Don't miss the Tuesday market.The very nice English speaking local rep. is readily available to deal with any questions and to provide desired information. Our week at the villa was the highlight of our month in France and the accomodation and the location exceded all our expectations The website and description are completely factual except that the actual house and location are actually much nicer than described and pictured.The detailed direction and the additional information provided by the owner was very helpful. We highly recommend this vacation villa and spot.

M and A from Vancouver,Canada.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC Canada
5

Absolute Relaxation and Rejuvenation under the Mediterranean Sun

  • 5 of 5

Serendipitously, my stay at Villa Les Geraniums turned out to be one of the most memorable vacations ever. It was a last minute decision to get away after months of work and no play in October, quite late in the season; I had only recently found out about the Villa and had never been to Provence. Upon arrival, I was simply stunned by the light of the late afternoon sun suffusing the kitchen, living room, dining room, and master bedroom with a warm golden glow. The kitchen/living/dining rooms are all very spacious, adjacent and contiguous in a well designed open plan making it ideal for families or completely comfortable for 2 or 3 couples. The interior decor, the fireplace, furniture and rugs all spell immediate comfort, at home ease and relaxation. Stepping out onto the south facing veranda and pool deck the vista is simply glorious. Situated on a steep hillside with a forest of Mediterranean pines behind, one looks over the pastoral valley below, forest and vineyards to the east, the town of Lorgues perched on the hillside to the west, with its prominent medieval church and bell tower. The gold and red of the autumn vine leaves, the stark contrasts of the early morning light and mist over the valley, the play of the morning and evening sun on the centuries old town buildings make for endless opportunities for occasional and ardent photographers alike. Although mornings were crisp, it was still possible to read and sun bath in comfort on the pool deck for several hours in the early afternoon, even in the last week of October. The town being only a 10-15 walk away it was easy to pick up fresh croissants, a baguette, cheese and pate every morning before breakfast.Wandering into town one may come across a flock of sheep being moved from one pasture to another; the narrow crooked cobblestoned alleys all lead to a wide mainstreet - the centre of activity with patisseries, charcuteries, bars and restaraunts all waiting to treat one's senses to the pleasures of French cheeses, bread and wine. The Tuesday market that takes over the entire main street is not to be missed. The boutiques and endless window shopping in Cannes, the beaches and cafes on the waterfront in Saint -Tropez are all only an hour away by car. After 10 days of simply relaxing, then exploring only Cannes and Saint-Tropez, I feel as I have just scratched the surface of what Provence has to offer. I have already made plans to return to Villa Les Geraniums to take in more!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nice International (NCE)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Near Vidauban
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Les Arcs-Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Many restaurants in Lorgues and environs
Nearest Beach
41 Kilometres
Sainte-Maxime/Saint-Tropez
Car: recommended

Villa Les Geraniums is located in the heart of the rose wine-growing region of France. Visit the many local wineries and decide which you like best. The Gorges du Verdon, the Grand Canyon of France, lies less than one hour to the north and offers swimming, boating, and hiking. The Mediterranean coast lies 45 minutes to the south. The Italian border is 90 minutes to the east - go to Italy for lunch!

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Rates & Availability

Lorgues Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,671
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,393
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $570

The villa rental fee includes towels, linens, water and electricity as well as final housekeeping.

Payment is due 2 months before arrival. We accept payment by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Thanks!

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Amenities

Lorgues Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom was completely renovated for 2014.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This WC was completely renovated for the 2014 season.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , The well-equipped studio bathroom has a shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has been completely renovated for 2014.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Decorated in the colours of Provence - opens onto pool deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Deep reds and tea green - step right out onto pool deck!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cool, restful room in tea green, opens to front of villa.
    Attached Unit - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable Simmons mattress on studio sofa bed.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each of the 3 bedrooms in the villa is equipped with a queen-size bed. Two bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. There is a fold-out sofa in the living room that can accommodate a couple. There is a second convertible sofa in the studio, which may be rented in addition to the main house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
High-definition LCD television, Radiant heat in studio, High-efficiency central cooling/heating system house and studio.

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