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Beautiful Provencal House with Pool, Views and Air Conditioning

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Mt. Sainte Victoire viewed at dusk from terrace.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 145 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 30 years of age to sign Rental Agreement....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Portable baby crib and high chair available upon request. Please provide ages of children when making request for booking....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is strictly no smoking permitted anywhere on the property (interior and exterior)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Three single beds in total. Best suited for children/teens....moreless

  • 1 king (180 cms), 1 large queen (160 cms), 1 set of single/twin bunk beds (90 cms each), 1 single/twin (90 cms),....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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  • 1 bath with soaker tub, separate shower, vanity and wc, 1 bath with shower, vanity and wc, 1 bath with vanity and wc...moreless

Other Amenities

  • End of stay cleaning included in weekly price. For stays longer than one week, weekly cleaning (without a linen change) included....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a selection of English books for adults and children....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There is a selection of family board games in the house. There is a Badminton set, swing-ball (tennis ball attached to string on a pole), King's game, etc, for outdoor use stored in the pool room....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod dock. There is also a Sonos speaker located in the living-room. A free Sonos App can be installed on a smart phone and the speaker can access either the phone's music or Sonos' music....moreless

  • Television:

    French and English...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is a selection of DVD's for both children and adults....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning unit in each bedroom. In-floor heating or cooling in the main part of the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size clothes dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace. Please note: Fireplace can only be used during the winter months of December through February....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating unit in each bedroom. In-floor heating or cooling in main part of house. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi throughout house and garden....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking at front of house. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath/shower towels provided for each person. Pool towels provided when pool is open (June through September)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size washing machine....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Tassimo coffee maker and a Bodum French press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gravel terrace with Pergola for dining in the shade....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn/garden area around pool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Saltwater filtration system and automatic cover. Open from June 1st through September 30th, but can be opened earlier if pre-arranged....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,931
Early Spring
Apr 15 - May 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,360
Late Spring
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,736
Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,433
Shoulder
Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,736
Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,360
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,931

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,072.79
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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Location

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • Mt. Sainte Victoire viewed at dusk from terrace.

    Mt. Sainte Victoire viewed at dusk from terrace.

  • View from pool looking up to living-room French doors.

    View from pool looking up to living-room French doors.

  • Kitchen.  Laundry/office, plus a 3rd WC through wooden door shown in photo.

    Kitchen. Laundry/office, plus a 3rd WC through wooden door shown in photo.

  • Dining room.

    Dining room.

  • View from dining/living room looking south/southwest.

    View from dining/living room looking south/southwest.

  • WInter fire.

    WInter fire.

  • Front entrance.

    Front entrance.

  • Second bedroom with queen-size bed (160 centimetres).

    Second bedroom with queen-size bed (160 centimetres).

  • First bathroom with rainfall shower, soaker bathtub, vanity and WC.

    First bathroom with rainfall shower, soaker bathtub, vanity and WC.

  • Second bathroom with shower, vanity and WC.

    Second bathroom with shower, vanity and WC.

  • View from outdoor dining area looking southeast to Mt. Sainte Victoire.

    View from outdoor dining area looking southeast to Mt. Sainte Victoire.

  • View from terrace at dusk facing southwest.

    View from terrace at dusk facing southwest.

  • Pool & back of house viewed from lower garden.

    Pool & back of house viewed from lower garden.

  • View from pool looking southwest.

    View from pool looking southwest.

  • Kitchen viewed from terrace.  Views from kitchen face west/southwest.

    Kitchen viewed from terrace. Views from kitchen face west/southwest.

  • Dining and living room.

    Dining and living room.

  • Living and dining room.

    Living and dining room.

  • Stairs leading to front half of house with the three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

    Stairs leading to front half of house with the three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

  • First bedroom with king-size bed (180 centimetre).

    First bedroom with king-size bed (180 centimetre).

  • Third bedroom with twin bunk beds plus a third twin bed to the left of window.

    Third bedroom with twin bunk beds plus a third twin bed to the left of window.

  • First bathroom vanity.

    First bathroom vanity.

  • View from terrace seating area looking towards outdoor dining area.

    View from terrace seating area looking towards outdoor dining area.

  • Mt. Sainte Victoire viewed at dusk from terrace.

    Mt. Sainte Victoire viewed at dusk from terrace.

  • Sunset from pool area.

    Sunset from pool area.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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