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Exceptional Designer Villa,Incredible Views, Outstanding Wines

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Cairanne House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our house,high on the hill of the Vieux Village of Cairanne, is ideally located for wine lovers, hikers,cyclists, foodies, historians and anyone needing a relaxing break. It is a fascinating living space contrasting ancient columns with state-of-the-art technology.

We are a 5 minute stroll down the hill to the 'new' Cairanne, where you will find the bakery/Patisserie, Cafe de la Place, newsagent, post office, physiotherapist, , a well provisioned general store (La Petite Jeannette), with friendly owners Guida and Robert. Especially appealing are the two restaurants 'Le Tourne au Verre' and 'Coteaux et Fourchette'. There is a newly renovated wine co-operative(excellent wines available), and Cave Belvedere, representing most of the independent vignerons of Cairanne.

Close to both Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine and 30 minutes from Avignon, it provides easy access to the wonderful wines of Gigondas, Rasteau,Vacqueryas, and Chateauneuf du Pape as well as explorations to Arles,Aix-en-Provence,St. Remy de Provence,Les Baux,Isle-sur-la-Sorgue,Mont Ventoux and many more sights. You can enjoy the many walking trails available and explorations of Roman and Medieval monuments.

The fully renovated designer home provides 3 bedrooms, each with full ensuite bathrooms, plus a 2- piece bath on the main level. Each bathroom is tiled with Italian Travertine marble tile, contain large Italian showers and the main floor bath has a sunken tub and double sinks and sit-down make-up area.

One bedroom contains a queen bed, one with two twin beds, and the third bedroom/den/TV room has a queen-size convertible. Two bedrooms are on the second level and one bedroom on the main level.

The large,state-of-the-art kitchen contains a five burner gas cooktop,electric, convection oven, microwave/convection oven, full refrigerator,under the counter freezer, pull-up food processor, Large pantry for storage,Smeg dishwasher, kitchen island of polished concrete with breakfast bar and prep sink. A wide variety of unique cooking utensils and high quality cookware.

Living room and dining room are open to the kitchen. The living room provides comfortable love seats and chairs, seating for 6. The dining table provides comfortable seating for 6 and can extend to accommodate 8. The classic french fireplace in the living room has a wood burning high efficiency insert.

The den/TV room is on the main level. There is a 40'LED TV mounted on the wall, with a CD player, home cinema,DVD player and a large collection of DVD's and CD's. This room can be used as a bedroom, with a queen-size convertible, walk-in closet, large, luxurious bathroom, large french doors which open to a small garden and terrace,and this suite can be made totally private from the salon with the lockable,french doors.

The main level of the house opens to the private, walled courtyard where you can spend many warm evenings enjoying wonderful Provencal cuisine, fabulous Cairanne wines, and the company of your friends and family. There is a gas barbeque available for those delicious steaks purchased at any local market.

Keywords: Detached house, historical hilltop wine village, ancient columns contrasted with state-of-the-art technology, refined, luxurious living.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About The Owner

Peter & Margaret Pigeon are Canadians who are retired teachers from Ontario. We purchased our first property in France in 1990, in the Gard in Cavillargues. We purchased this property, in Cairanne , in 2005 and have been renovating for the last 5 years. We have been living in France, full time, for the last 7 1/2 years. Peter does all the designing and renovating himself.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Provence

The Vaucluse is a very lush, well kept, refined area, with spectacular views, fabulous wines, and many cultural events and historical features.

Cairanne is a small, friendly village, providing many amenities and a very special living environment.

What makes this house unique

We love the area, the people, and have become acquainted with many of the locals and are highly involved in the life and community here.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Exceptional Designer Villa,Incredible Views, Outstanding Wines
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Dundas, Ontario

Incredible home, everything you would want is right here

  • 5 of 5

Went to Provence in September 2014 and rented this lovely home. It was everything and more than the description and pictures had shown. The hosts were very accommodating with information of the areas activates and amenities. Highly recommend this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in picturesque community

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Provence was especially memorable as a result of this wonderful home we had the privilege to stay at. As two couples that love to cook we were so pleased to have such a well equipped kitchen available to us. Thanks to the detailed information prepared by the owners we were able to search out many of the local markets and wineries that were recommended as "must do's". The house had several outdoor seating areas that were great spots for dining, cocktail hour or just relaxing in the sunshine. We especially enjoyed the relaxed pace of Cairanne and region during late May. We loved our time here and look forward to a return visit. Thank you Margaret & Peter for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Scottsdale, AZ

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We found this house to be perfect for our stay in Provence. The house is very nice and the views are outstanding. The Pigeons were so helpful with all the information that they supplied about the house and the area. The house is beautiful and so comfortable There are great restaurants within an easy drive and the local wine is outstanding. We were two couples and it fit our needs completely. We look forward to returning there in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a two week vacation in Cairanne with our daughter. We loved everything about Margaret and Peter Pigeon's home and its central location to wineries, restaurants and sightseeing. We went to the Luberon, the beach at the Mediterranean and visited many local villages and markets.

The Pigeon's supplied us with so much useful information before we arrived allowing us to plan our trip in advance. They were very responsive from our first contact with them to our final good bye.

It was hard to say au revoir to the lavender, sunflowers and glorious food and wine, but we hope to return to the most magnificent part of France.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This spot will be hard to beat.

  • 5 of 5

The villa looks like a house from an architectural magazine and the setting is ideal. It more than lived up to our expectations. Photos cannot capture the beauty of the sunsets. The villa was well appointed and had everything we needed and more. Cairanne and the older village is very quiet and private. We found a local flying club about 30 minutes away and arranged for a flight with a very personable, experienced pilot who spoke english. I recommend this activity if you enjoy small planes. WIthout question I would not hesitate to recommend this property especially for the history, wines and scenery. We made good use of the suggestions left by the owner regarding shopping and places to see.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Galena, Il and Picton, ontario

Outstanding Villa and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This villa is one of the most outstanding villas that we have stayed at with VRBO. The location is amazing, right in the middle of so many incredible wineries,villages and markets. Margaret, thanks for all the information-it helped us find great markets, wine cooperatives,vineyards, towns and grocery stores. Your information had something for everyone. The town of Cairanne is wonderful, we really enjoyed the low key nature of the town.

The villa wa samazing. The balconies were wonderful to enjoy the spectacular views where you could see for miles, the courtyard was great for lunches or dinners when the wind s started to blow; the gardens were beautiful-we saw a different color Iris bloom every day; the kitchen was fabulous-you couldn't ask for anything more-the cooking pans, grill, range, wine glasses, herbs and spices; the bathrooms with the rain shower head and heated towels were wonderful. The villa was wonderfully comfortable.

Thanks for the hospitality with the wine rack that you could borrow from, we took advantage of it especially when we arrived.

The bikes were great. We had great fun starting out and going down hill, but had a great workout on the return trip.

We highly recommend this villa and hope to return in the future. Thanks Margaret and Peter.

Karen H

Galena, Il and Picton, Ontario

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Nearest Point of Interest
Our house
Nearest Point of Interest
Tourne au Verre restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Coteaux et Fourchette
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Cave Belevedere
Nearest Point of Interest
Cycling roads
Nearest Point of Interest
Saint Cecile town
Car: necessary

Our area has many cultural activities available." Music in the Vines"- Classical music concerts are presented May until September at varying locations in and around Cairanne. "Jazz in the Vines"- classical and modern jazz concerts are presented from April through to November at various wineries in Cairanne, accompanied by wine tastings. "Bien Boire-Boire Bien" are special wine tastings, featuring various wine producers from Cairanne. They are held the last Saturday of each month, from April to November, at various wineries in Cairanne, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Liste concerts held in Uchaux at Domaine St. Esteve in July. Marvellous classical music concerts held July & August in Saint Paul Trois Chateaux and Suze la Rousse. Jazz concerts and Dance theatre presented in Vaison la Romaine.

Calendars for all these events available at our house and Tourist Bureau.


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Refundable damage deposit $316

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Cairanne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are tiled with Travertine marble tiles. The 3 main ensuite bathrooms each have a large, walk-in Italian shower,either 1 or 2 sinks,toilet, and lower bathroom has a sunken tub and sit-down make-up area.The fourth bathroom is a two-piece on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) 160 cm wide. All linens provided, Twin or Single Beds (1) 90 cm wide. All linens provided., Sleep Sofa (1) Pull out to a queen size bed, 160 cm wide. All linens provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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