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Beautiful Provencal House With Pool, Views and Air Conditioning

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Three-bedroom House With Pool And Views In South Luberon

THE LOCATION:

Our house, "LES GENETS", sits on the western edge of the medieval village of VAUGINES, nestled between the villages of LOURMARIN (5 kms or 3.1 miles) and CUCURON (3 kms or 1.8 miles).

The house is 145 square metres and sits on a 630 square metre south-facing lot in the upper western end of the village. The land directly to the south and west of the property is agricultural and undeveloped, which provides a lovely, unobstructed view.

Vaugines is situated on the southern side of the Luberon Regional Park and is an ideal base for exploring the many diverse regions that Provence has to offer. Being centrally located makes for easy day trips to Aix-en-Provence, St. Remy, Avignon, the Mediterranean, not to mention all of the wonderfully charming and unique villages of both the south and north Luberon, many of which are listed among France's 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France'. Vaugines is a tranquil environment to return home to after a day of touring and crowds. The house is less than a five-minute walk to the village square. There is an excellent gastronomic restaurant, a cafe/pizzeria, as well as a small epicerie that sells freshly baked breads, croissants and pastries.

The beautiful and chic Lourmarin is a five-minute drive from the house. It hosts a fabulous market every Friday morning that should not be missed. There is a very large selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from, as well as numerous boutiques and art galleries.

Cucuron, at a two-minute drive, is a lively and scenic village with an Etang (very large stone pond) in the centre shaded by ancient plane trees. This is where their weekly market is held every Tuesday morning. There is a butcher, several bakeries, a small grocery store as well as several restaurants, including the Michelin starred La Petite Maison.

INTERIOR OF THE HOUSE:

The main living space is one large L-shape. The living-room with open fireplace, dining room with farmhouse-style dining table, and kitchen with stone countertops and island all lead out to the southern exposed terrace through four sets of French doors that let in the light and lend a feeling of openness to the space.

Our family loves to cook, so the kitchen is fully equipped with everything one needs to prepare a memorable meal. The stovetop has five gas burners, and the oven is extra large. The fridge is a large American style with ice machine.

There are three bedrooms, and the house comfortably sleeps seven (best suited for four adults and three children). The first bedroom has a king bed (180 cms), the second a large queen (160 cms), and the third a set of bunk beds as well as a third twin bed. Each bedroom is equipped with air-conditioning.

There is one bathroom with vanity, soaker tub, rainfall shower and WC between the two double bedrooms. A second bathroom with shower, vanity and WC can be found at the end of the hall outside of the bunk room. A third bathroom with vanity and WC is found off of the office/laundry room at the back of the house. The office/laundry room also houses a full-size washer and dryer.

EXTERIOR:

A large gravel terrace is accessible from the main living area, from which there are views of Mt. St. Victoire as well as stunning sunsets.

There is an outdoor dining set for eight situated under a pergola, a gas Weber BBQ, as well as an additional seating area for relaxing and socializing.

There is a lockable gate at the top of the terrace stairs that lead down to the garden and pool area. The pool is 10x5 metres (32.5x16.5 feet) and has a saltwater filtration system (gentle on the skin and hair) with an automatic rigid cover for extra security. There are pool loungers as well as games for the pool and grass area, such as badminton. The pool is ordinarily open from June 1st through September 30th., but an earlier opening is possible if pre-arranged.

ABOUT THE OWNERS AND HOUSE:

We are a Canadian family of four who spent two years living in the Luberon from 2010 through 2012. At the end of our stay we knew we wanted to have a family home here to return to as often as possible. When we could not find an existing house that fit our needs, we made the decision to build. We set out to build a home that reflects rural Provence by sourcing as many materials as possible from old local farmhouses (ceiling beams, fireplace, roof tiles, exterior stone), but also ensured we included all the modern conveniences one would expect with a new build.

GENERAL:

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the house, village or region in general. Should you choose to rent our house, we have a local manager in place to handle all check-ins and check-outs, and who can also serve as your local go-to person should any problems arise during your stay.

More Details

Owner
Amy Wyne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Amy Wyne

Canadian family of four from Vancouver who spent two years living in the Luberon from 2010 to 2012 before deciding to build our family's second home here.

Amy Wyne purchased this house in 2013

Amenities

Lourmarin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 1 bath with soaker tub, separate shower, vanity and wc, 1 bath with shower, vanity and wc, 1 bath with vanity and wc
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Three single beds in total. Best suited for children/teens.
  • 1 king (180 cms), 1 large queen (160 cms), 1 set of single/twin bunk beds (90 cms each), 1 single/twin (90 cms),.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
End of stay cleaning included in weekly price. For stays longer than one week, weekly cleaning (without a linen change) included.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Provencal House With Pool, Views and Air Conditioning
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful property in beautiful Provence!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely house in a beautiful area! It is tastefully designed, cozy and comfortable, and we can't think of any amenities that were missing. Vaugines is centrally located to explore the region of Provence we were most interested in seeing, and the village itself was a gem with a fantastic restaurant across from the fountain in the small square. Both the owner and the onsite manager were very friendly and helpful, which was much appreciated. We highly recommend this property and hope to return again ourselves one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant house and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting the Luberon region but our first trip to the 'south' side. We found the location to be an ideal base for exploring the surrounding villages and countryside. We had a great time discovering Vaugines, Lourmarin, Cucuron and Ansouis in particular, and spent a wonderful day in Cassis swimming in the Med.

The house itself surpassed our expectations. It is beautifully designed, so well equipped, and we felt at home immediately. Our favourite part of the day was unwinding on the terrace with a glass of wine to enjoy watching the sunsets, which were fabulous.

The owner was friendly and helpful, offering many suggestions for day trips which were greatly appreciated.

We would most certainly recommend this property to our friends and family, and would love to return again one day ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and luxuriously comfortable! The location couldn't have been better. The house was in the quiet and relaxing village of Vaugines, but was a very short drive from many of the most beautiful villages in Provence. Lourmarin was only a 5 minute drive away where there were numerous restaurants and shops. The chateau in Lourmarin was definitely worth seeing and we even attended a concert there. The best part--the magnificent views from the house! It was an idyllic Provence vacation and the house had every convenience and luxury we could have hoped for! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A terrific family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family was seven in number spanning three generations, and this house was exactly as we all hoped it would be. It is just beautiful. It felt wonderfully homey from the moment we arrived. The views are incredible and the location ideal. We enjoyed the large selection of board games as well as some outdoor pool side games. The kitchen was one of the most well equipped we have seen in a vacation rental which made cooking a pleasure - and the fresh herbs growing on the terrace were a welcome bonus! We spent almost an equal number of days relaxing and enjoying the house and pool as we did exploring the surrounding area. In hindsight a week was too short and we all wished we could have stayed longer. If we have the opportunity to return to this area in the future, we would stay here again without question.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Amy, I am SO sorry not to have written sooner...but just to say we had an absolutely wonderful week in your house.  I can’t think of anything to improve…house is perfect, views to die for and delicious croissants on the doorstep. It really was a brilliant house, beautifully decorated and full of every utensil you could need, as easy as being at home but much sunnier & without all our clutter. Your welcome pack folder was so comprehensive and very useful, particularly all the restaurant suggestions.  We ended up having a simple but perfectly nice pizza the first night in the village square and discovered the boules court in the village when we visited the touring circus...can’t remember if you mentioned that in there?  

Christel was very efficient and helpful too.  

Thank you again for your help in our booking. It was the first time I have booked via VRBO, and I’m so glad we did, but more importantly am so glad we found your house!

With our very best wishes

Catherine

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation in Provence!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week at this property and had a hard time leaving!

The house and grounds were perfect for our party of five. The house itself is beautifully and tastefully designed and furnished, and extremely well appointed. The terrace off of the rear of the house is huge with breathtaking views and several areas to sit and relax.

Vaugines is very sweet and peaceful. We loved that we were able to start our mornings with fresh croissants from the small bakery just down the road from the house. There is also a pizzeria in the village square, although we did not have a chance to try it (next time!). The villages of Cucuron and Lourmarin were both only a few minutes drive from the house, and between them we were able to source everything we needed for our week's stay.

The location of the house was perfect for day trips in any direction...we only wish our stay had been longer so we could have done more of them.

We were very impressed by the owners' helpfulness. They answered all of our (many!) questions, and offered wonderful suggestions which were much appreciated.

Overall this property really did exceed our expectations. We have already recommended it to friends and family, and can't wait to return one day ourselves!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
51 Miles
Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
88 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lourmarin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,397
 
 
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,778
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,486
 
 
Shoulder
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,778
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,397
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,961
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,089.47

Rentals are on a Saturday to Saturday basis. All utilities, end of stay cleaning, linens & towels are included in rate. Extra Weekly cleaning included in rentals longer than 1 week. Discount given for bookings of 3 weeks or longer. Long-term rentals welcome from mid-October through mid-April. Long-term rate will vary according to length of stay and time of year.

A 25% reservation deposit required to secure booking.
Balance owing due 30 days prior to arrival date.
A 1000 Euro damage deposit secured by way of credit card pre-authorization due 48 hours prior to arrival date.
Methods of payment accepted: Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). No credit card processing fees or service fees are applied to payment (owner pays them).

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