Charming Stone House in the Heart of Peter Mayle's Provence!
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nestled in the Heart of Provence, on the south side of the Luberon mountains, this charming, spacious, two-bedroom, two-bath stone house is available for rent in a small village founded in 1506. Surrounded by vineyards and Chateaux, olive groves, sunflower and lavender fields and picturesque medieval villages, this is the area of Provence described in Peter Mayle's series 'A Year in Provence'. The house is 35 minutes north of Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes north of the Marseille International Airport and the Mediterranean Ocean. In spite of its' old world charm, the house offers air-conditioning, Broadband Internet access (via Wi-Fi) and unlimited international calling to the US and Canada.(Other destinations may be included - please inquire)
The completely furnished house is on two levels. On the ground floor, there is a living room area decorated with rustic Provençal furniture and fabrics. Also on the ground floor is a dining area for six, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bathtub, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The view out of the windows is onto an 18th century church and the Luberon Mountains. On the second floor, up from the spiral staircase, are the two spacious bedrooms with Queen-size beds, a full bathroom with shower, and access to the terrace.
The village is a small, quiet, and increasingly rare, authentic French village in Provence, with spectacular views of vineyards and mountains in the immediate surrounds. This is a very calm and wonderfully rich part of Provence and offers the authenticity of the French countryside in which you can become truly immersed. The villagers will welcome you and you will no doubt wish to have aperitifs and Provençal delicacies along with them at the village cafe/restaurant..
In the immediate surrounding areas enjoy hiking and walking trails in the Luberon National Park, biking, wine and olive oil tastings, swimming, fishing, tennis, antiques shopping, and visits to medieval villages with their wine cellars and farmer's markets.
The house is perfectly situated to explore the entire region of Provence. Within one hour are the following destinations: to the west are the famous wineries of Chateauneuf du Pape, the cities of Arles and Avignon, to the north are the hilltop villages of Gordes and Rousillion (the 'Colorado of France'), to the west is the striking Gorges of Verdon, and to the south is the city of Aix-en-Provence, the Mediterranean Ocean, and Marseille. A bit further drive and you come to the costal towns of the Cote d’Azure, including St. Tropez, Nice, and Cannes.
In the immediate vicinity of the house, however, explore farmers' and craft markets, a lake, restaurants and castles in the nearby villages of La Motte D'Aigues, Ansuis, Lourmarin, Cucuron and Grambois. La France profonde in Provence!
Free parking is available just in front of the property.
Property not handicap accessible.
Keywords: House, restored house, stone house, provencal home, French countryside home.
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1 -917-660-8655 (New York, USA)
Member since: 2005
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- I too live in this house when it is not rented. I personally see that it is comfortable, well maintained and has everything you might need for a wonderful stay in Provence. Parking in front of the house, Vues, Terrace, Broadband Internet, Multi-National VCR, Cofortable American matresses with down comforters and pillows, Please, No Smoking in the House...moreless
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
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Off Peak Season
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Rates quoted are for two couples, please inquire for one couple or one person discount.
No other charges, all utilities included during Peak Season, plus telephone, internet
Long term discounts are available - please inquire.
Owner or manager is available during your stay.
Heat charge may apply depending on date of stay during Off-Peak Season.
Please provide one half of the rental fee to secure the reservation. The balance of the rental fee, plus the fully refundable security deposit, is due 60 days prior to the rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I've welcomed visitors to the South of France since 2001. I must have been born in a small Provencal village in another lifetime; it feels like home - and I look foward to welcoming you to this amazing part of the world. The house is in one of the few remaining authentic villages of Provence - a wonderful opportunity to become immersed in Provencal village life. 'Bienvenue'!
Why the Owner Chose Peypin-d'Aigues, France:
The smell of lavender, the food, wine, cheese, the art, architecture, chateaux, sunflowers, etc., etc., Does one really have to explain their love for Provence? Not yet overrun with tourists, this village is the real thing. Some of my neighbors work in the vineyards and make their own cheese and wine. The village is not lost to the modern world however - we can still boast sophisticated world travelers and world class (true) artists who call this village home. And of course, being in the heart of Provence, we have access to all the cultural attractions and sites that make this area so famous.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is a wonderful combination of the old and the modern.
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Front of the stone house (with red shutters) in an authentic Provencal village!
View of the living area. Dining for 4-6 on left.
Huge bright bedroom with opening onto terrace, views, air-conditioned, closets.
View of the village square in front of the cafe, at the base of the Luberon
Large, eat-in, fully equipped and charming Provencal kitchen.
Additional view of second bedroom.
An evening of jazz in the village square.
A busy village square in the summertime. Ice cream under the plane trees....
Staircase landing leading onto the terrace and peeking into the master bedroom.
Another view of large, well-lit, kitchen. In-kitchen seating for four.
Another gorgeous day in Provence!
Views of nearby lavender fields.
View of the Luberon Mountains and 18th Century Temple from the terrace.
Dining area for 4-6. Fireplace with facing leather couch (not shown), TV @ right
Another view of bedroom with adjoining terrace on left. More closets on right.
Only five minutes away, this lake features great views, swimming, restaurants
Large 2nd bedroom with attached bathroom, views of the Luberon. Air-conditioned.
Living room area - sofa is facing the fireplace...cozy in winter, cool in summer
Well lit downstairs bathroom with tub/shower, sink and toilet.
Upstairs bathroom with shower, sink, toilet, cosmetic stand, hairdryer.
The village cafe welcomes you!
Lots of sunflower fields, vineyards, chateaux: all within minutes from the house
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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