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Award winning Exclusive Contemporary Villa

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Main House 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms. Guest House Sleeps 2, One Bathroom And Small

This is the house were you chill out! You can't miss the good energy of the location. Everything is of the highest quality and taste. A large open kitchen invites to common cooking after having used the sauna and had a swim in the 16-meter long pool. Much effort is invested in the beds, linen and furnishing fabrics. The house gives a sense of security and exclusivity. The panorama windows contrasts beautifully with the local stone and the Scandinavian woodwork

Agneta von Essen Ryding
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Agneta von Essen Ryding

We are swedes with great interest in international relations and the Luberon is the place for that. We have a large family, all living in Stockholm. We are proud of the house that mixes Swedish quality and design with French atmosphere.

Agneta is a interior designer and Johan is working in finance. We bought our first house in the region, build in a typical provencal style, some 15 years ago but when we sold that house we decided to build this new villa in a contemporary stiyle blended into the existing old ruins at the site. The style of the villa reflects Scandinavia and South of France in a extraordinary blend.

Agneta von Essen Ryding purchased this villa in 2011

Why Agneta von Essen Ryding chose Villars

Everyone who comes to this place will feel calm and at ease. The house is located with the courtyard to the south and a magnificent view to the north. The villa is on a slope which reinforces the sense of energy that comes down from the mountain.

Here, people have lived for hundreds of years!

What makes this villa unique

The opportunity to build on this site is unique! We desired a transparent house and with the contrast of ancient walls the villa greets the past.

The house has won second price 'house of the year' 2011 and has appeared on 'Extreme Homes' HGTV (US) Feburary 2015

Anyone who is a painter or a composer would love this place.


Villars Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 11
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • on departure, please fill the dishwasher and get it working, hand wash bigger pots
  • Be sure to use the main switch to cut electricity, check with housekeeper and information sheet
  • During July and August we have the cooling system going (in floors) Be sure to keep the doors shut during daytime.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guesthouse bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom, direct access to terrace, sauna
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , twin washbasins, Exit directly to the terrace
  • All floors are heated /cooled (extra cost)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Master bed, direct access to the terrace and garden
    Guesthouse - 1 queen , Small studio, access to its own private terrace
    Bedroom - 1 king , direct access to the terrace and garden
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , bed as queen bed or two separate. Direct access to terrace
  • Master bedroom: Large room with incorporated bathroom. Impressive view from the bed. Large screen TV. Exit directly to the terrace
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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Award winning Exclusive Contemporary Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Takes your breath away

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful September week in this amazing villa. Perfectly designed with the excelllent balance between style and homy feeling. The villa is full of clever details and have space for a large family. Not to forget the pool with its stunning view! Convenient distance from the airport and very nice located in an area full of beautiful towns, vineyards and markets. I would return to this paradise anyday!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The house is even better than the pictures! The views from every room are spectacular, and the exterior seating areas nearly double the amount of living space. The beds and linens are very high quality and the kitchen is very well equipped -- it's apparent that this is someone's home, and not "just" a rental property. The use of the old original walls to frame the pool area and the "guest cottage" (which is just a few steps from the main house) adds to the property's charm. The owner, Agneta, is very responsive and accommodating and the housekeeper Suzanne was very helpful. We wished we could have a second week and hope that we have the chance to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luberon is a marvellous place we are grateful you made your long journey to visit this region. Thank you so much for your kind review, we would love to welcome you and your friends back.
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Una residencia con vista magnifica!

  • 5 of 5

Junto con otra pareja de amigos, disfrutamos de una semana de ensueño en esta maravillosa residencia.

La arquitectura es excepcional y el ambiente es de relajada elegancia. Los alrededores ofrecen una cantidad de sitios de interés - no solo experiencias culturales sino también una naturaleza que proporciona actividades al aire libre. Despues de todas nuestras excurciónes, fue una maravilla regresar a nuestra recidencia magica.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exclusive and tasteful villa with high feel-good factor

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by plane to Marseille and rented a car, drove to the house in approx 1 hour (easily found with GPS). Upon entering the house a feeling of absolute calm and peacefulness emerged, helped us to go from work-mode to vacation-mode in an instant! During our stay we visited the villages nearby, found the markets and grocery stores very easily accessed from the house. Since we were here in July with sunny and hot weather, we loved the pool and used it from morning to evening, we especially enjoyed the late night swim underneath the star-filled sky! The house is designed with an exclusive and serene taste, a spectacular view of the beautiful area and a think-outside-the-box lay out with clever ways of creating privacy when needed. We can't wait to be back and enjoy the house again together with a couple of friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful stay at this villa, along with a friend of ours who joined us from Barcelona for part of our 7 night stay. Picking up our rental car at Avignon TGV Train Station was quick and simple, and Google Maps easily navigated us the rest of the way along a pretty roadway. The villa is absolutely beautiful and serene, and well-designed. It is perfectly situated close to neighbouring towns and we had fun exploring a variety of places by car during our stay. The kitchen is open to the living space, which made it a fantastic spot to gather and cook meals together at the end of each day with the produce we had purchased during our daily outings. It was unfortunately mostly too cold and rainy during our stay to take advantage of the pool (unheated until May), but the spacious living room was a great spot to catch the gorgeous orange sunsets. We will definitely be back again!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are delighted to hear about your stay and hopefully the next time the weather will inspire to using the pool as well.
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay at this lovely villa. We arrived by train in Avignon and drove to the house in approx 1 hour. The house itself has beautiful open living spaces and a large and well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are private with extremely comfortable beds.It's close enough to Apt or St Saturnin that buying provisions is easy, while it feels quite rural. Beautiful views and stunning sunsets. Suzanne who looks after the house was very helpful. We had difficulty getting the WIFI working the first evening we were there and she came right over with someone to help. We visited many towns in the Luberon each day and returned to cook dinner at home in the evening. One day we hiked the Falaise de la Lioux trail which we highly recommend. We especially enjoyed having a relaxing sauna before bed. We'd definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The luberon valley is the center of 'parc de luberon' which is a famous national park in france with its preserved small villages and nature. In the area there are beautiful vineyards open to the public with excellent wines which combined with the locally produced food is a sublime pleasure and a must. Interesting places to visit are: avignon: papal palaces gorde: the abby of senanque. Roussillon: ocher mines. Pont de gare: roman viaduct., ils sur sorge: the second largest antique market in france. The views, and walks in, for example, europes largest cedar forest are breathtaking. One of the best views is from the property sitting on a slope overlooking two small villages and ventoux.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,177.86

The villa is let out on weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday
From mid July to end of August discount for two weeks booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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