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A Tranquil Villa in Provence

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)


• Sleeps 8 (2 families)

• 2 en suite master bedrooms, one with Jacuzzi spa both have showers

• 2 double children’s bedrooms with house bathroom and shower

• Swimming pool, 5x10meters with furniture and pool alarm

• Combined kitchen and dining room separated by Granite bar top with wood burning stove, ideal for entertaining

• House bathroom

• Separate TV room with French Channel plus and UK Free Sat TV

• Sitting room for quiet reflection (and 200amp stereo)

• 3 terraces, 1 has a petanque court, 2 others have spectacular view of Saumane Chateaux, village and the plain towards the Luberon

• All mod cons, washer, dryer, American fridge freezer, beer and wine fridge, family size cooker-900mm, dishwasher, gas bar-b-Que. Eat in or out.

• Parking for 6 cars, Electric gated entry.

• 3 Km to Provence Country Club, Golf course, tennis, restaurant.

This 5 years old villa has 250m2 of living area, Jarrah wood floors and high ceilings

The house is set in 3500m2, surrounded by Pine forest, nestled at the base of the village, Saumane de Vaucluse. There are spectacular views of the Chateau de Saumane, (The Marquise de Sade was once in residence). There are 3 stone paved terraces on different levels of some 200m2, all are private and have wonderful view, each have natural shade at different time of the day. One can relax and read, play petanque of take full advantage of the large pool.

The lavender lined petanque court is next to the 16th century Boris, it’s the most imposing feature of the garden

In the evening turn out the lights listen to the noise, there is none, and watch the satellites pass over, is magical.

Just out the gate you can take a brisk walk, just go for a stroll, go trail riding in the local hills, visit the Village restaurant and bar, the choice is yours.

We are ideally situated in the cultural heart of Provence, either visit one of many famous villages mentioned in “A Year in Provence” or take in one of the Provencal markets, L’Isle sur la Sorgue being the most famous Sunday market splendid restaurant, canal and Antiques, it is just 10mins by car.

Visit Fountain de Vaucluse and take in its watery charms and many fine restaurants.

Avignon and the Palise de Papes are well worth a visit.

Needless to say the area has many vineyards and welcoming villages, complete with wonderful restaurants and typical French sidewalk bars.

There is canoeing and tree walking for the kids it just down the road, 10 mins by car

We are easy to get too,

25min to Avignon, it has an airport.

45mins to Marseille Airport.

1-1/2hrs to Montpellier Airport.

2-3/4hrs by TGV from Paris.

More Details

Roger Close
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Roger Close

I have travelled all my life with my career, Life began in England and I have decided to settle here in this small piece of paradise.

Roger Close purchased this villa in 15

Why Roger Close chose Provence

I found Saumane by chance, fell in love with it and settled down there, its that simple.

I wish for other travellers to get the same enjoyment out of the Villa as I have.

What makes this villa unique

This villa affords the person residing complete privacy, whilst being secluded and tranquil it is not remote. Take time to enjoy the wooded surroundings, the fantastic views or just lounge by the pool. Once outside Provence beckons with all its charms and distraction to fulfill and complete the expectation you have for your vacation.


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille Provence, Marignane
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
In the village
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Provence Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Avignon TGV train station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Avignon, France
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
In the village
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Val Thorens, France
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Cassis. Quai Saint-Pierre
Car: necessary

Just out the gate you can take a brisk walk or go trail riding in the local hills, (bring your own bike) the choice is yours.

We are ideally situated in the cultural heart of Provence, either visit one of many famous villages mentioned in “A Year in Provence” or take in one of the Provencal markets, L’Isle being the most famous Sunday market, just 10mins by car.

Visit Fountain de Vaucluse and take in its watery charms. Avignon and the Palise de Papes are well worth a visit.

Needless to say the area has many vineyards and welcoming villages, complete with wonderful restaurants and typical French sidewalk bars.

We are very easy to get too.


Saumane-de-Vaucluse Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • The house has 4 bathrooms, one with spa bath shower and toilet. the next with shower and toilet, the third is a house bathroom with bath shower and toilet. just off the main living room is a toilet for everyone.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom 1 - 1 king , Complte with ensuite, shower Spa bath and toilet
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Complete with ensuite shower and toilet
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • We have two Master bedrooms with Double beds and en-suites. One has a Spa bath. Both have ceiling fans and fantastic views. The other two bedrooms are for the kids, one with bunks and one is a twin, there is a house bathroom with shower and bath;
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Saumane is a charming medieval village perched in a green frame which dominates the valley of Sorgue. Far from the crowd, you will be able to appreciate calmly a magnificent and impregnable sight on all the standing plain of pines, olive trees and Mediterranean essences. There are plenty of trails for the keen Rambler, Bikes can be hire locally and delivered to the Villa. Village leisure activities: outdoor cinema,drama,opera and music concerts (all summer seasons.) Visits to the Medieval Chateaux can be booked,(open once a week) Bookings can be made at the Marie in the Village.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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A Tranquil Villa in Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

The property was all it claimed to be and the photos did it justice except the views which were even better in real life. Although we picked the house for its amenities, we traveled so much we did not take advantage of everything the house offered. In particular the pool proved not to be such a major factor in May than it would have been in mid-summer. The privacy was really a bonus although it means that you have to go everywhere by car. There was enough space for everybody. Everything was very clean and well-maintained. Although we did not really visit the local village (it lacked a boulangerie which we knew ahead of time) and the one night we chose to go to the restaurant it was closed, the nearby town of L'Isle Sur La Sorgue was truly delightful. It also had the best market we found on our trip, and it had a host of restaurants to chose from in a very picturesque setting. I would also highly recommend visiting the hill towns of the Luberon. They are only a short drive away but bring your walking shoes because you will do a lot of that on steep terrain. Gordes and Roussillon were the best so start in that order followed by Bonnieux and LaCoste and Menebres. The Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is also well worth the visit although I can imagine it is a mob scene in high season. Les Baux is also well worth a visit.

We would highly recommend this property. The Owner was very helpful and accommodating and his local property overseer went out his way to be helpful.

We fell in love with Provence and had a wonderful family vacation. Only a few regrets over the things we did not get to do.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here this summer and had a wonderful time. The house is comfortable and balances personal furnishings with clean and open spaces so that guests have all that they need and don't have to negotiate loads of personal owner items. The pool and outdoor spaces are also very nice. We were only four when the home would have easily accommodated twice that or more, making meal and pool time all the more festive. What we liked best was the location. We didn't want to be in a town or city, but wanted easy access to one. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is just minutes away. We also wanted easy access to other attractions of Provence. Everything from Vaison-les-Romains to Marseilles, from le Pont du Gard to Gordes are all within easy range. Avignon is only 25 minutes away. There are local gems like Venasque, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Saumane itself, where there is a very friendly restaurant. This is a world class cycling local. Numerous local loops, including Mont Ventoux, are right out the door on wonderful roads without a center stripe. Finally, Roger was attentive and friendly. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a glorious week in what can only be termed paradise. Seeking no more than peace and quiet, we were not disappointed. The villa is spectacular, clean, with everything you might need for an enjoyable stay. The pool was an added bonus. We drove from the UK in a day which we do not recommend. Next time, perhaps stopping halfway in Dijon. On the way back we stopped off in Paris.

We enjoyed the local areas visiting L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine-de-Vacluse and Gordes. Also we recommend this, although a 6 hour round trip, a visit to the highest Viaduct in the world at Millau (google Millau Viaduct to see what we mean).

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described and we had a lovely two weeks. The only downside was that we had to drive to the Boulangerie every morning as there wasnt one in the local village.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great holiday in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Two families (4 adults and 4 kids 9-14) stayed in July as this fantastic house for a week-we all wished it was longer. It really feels like a home from home, the kitchen is particularly well equipped and we used the gas BBQ everyday. The house is spacious, enough for everyone to feel there is enough room with geat internal space-including 3 bathrooms and a loo - terrace and fab pool. We really enjoyed the view from the terrace/pool-gorgeous! We didn't do alot of sightseeing we enjoyed chilling at the villa, we got as far as Isle Sur La Sorgue -market very good and two supermarkets well stocked & Fontaine de Vaucluse. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our fabulous vacation in Provence

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 (including one 3 year old) recently returned from a week's stay at this fabulous villa in Provence. What can I say?? It was the trip of a lifetime! We took the TGV train from Paris to Avignon - a short and enjoyable trip of 2 1/2 hours. Picked up a rental car and drove for 30 minutes to this exquisite area of France.

The Villa in Saumane-de-Vaucluse was everything I hoped it would be - and then some. The villa itself is new with beautiful bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen, and plenty of space to spread out. We never felt cramped - the space is large and the terraces and pool area are just perfect. The furnishings are lovely, comfortable and provide plenty of seating and lounging areas. The views cannot be described adequately. I so miss my morning coffee on the terrace with sweeping views that stretch for miles.

Dinner on the patio is just the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing at nearby hill towns. Isle Sur la Sorgue is close by and very entertaining on market days. Two grocery stores are there and easily reached by car - which is a necessity to see all the area attractions.

We visited Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste, Fontane de Vaucluse, Rousillion, and many other Provençal towns easily.

The tiny village of Saumane boasts a lovely restaurant with fabulous views and charming hosts.

The villa has a property manager should there be any questions and he and the owner are always available for anything that may arise.

We cannot speak highly enough of this property and how much we enjoyed it there.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time in this beautiful Provençal area and villa. You'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $477.61

25% deposit with confirmed booking, with balance payable 1 month before the booking start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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