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View from bedroom balcony. Spectacular sunsets every evening.

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Last updated: 05/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Chez Ellen is nestled in the hillside of the perched village of Ansouis, which is rated one of the loveliest villages in France. In the middle ages, Ansouis held control of the pass between Apt and Aix en Provence. The Chateau d'Ansouis, which sits at the top of the village, was built around 961 and still retains its watchtower, iron entrance gate, and gardens. It is a short walk (5 minutes)from the house through the narrow maze of streets and the chateau is open for tours.

Take a morning stroll to our village boulangerie for a fresh baguette, or chocolate croissant, or to the new grocery for last minute items. Also located within a 5 minute walk are the Musee Extraordinaire, visitor's center, Bar des Sports (sports bar), the Tabac (gift shop & misc.,) our highly rated restaurants, and the Church of St. Martin.

In need of some exercise? Enjoy a hike through the vineyards and around the country homes at the base of the village. Take our bikes out for an afternoon ride. Go for a hike or swim at Etang de la Bonde (great spot for a picnic) or visit the nearby public swimming pool,there are 4 pools to choose from.

Day trips can include: the beach at Cassis (the Cote d' Azur or St. Tropez), Roussillon, the Camarque, Arles, Gordes, Marseille, Cannes, the Pont du Gard.... Take in the fresh air market offered in Ansouis (at the bottom of our street) or a nearby village almost everyday.

After your exciting day, return to Chez Ellen to relax. The first floor is designed for relaxing and entertaining. The fully stocked kitchen opens to the dining room where you will find beautiful provencal table linens. The kitchen cabinet doors were rescued from a ruined chateau as were all the house's interior doors. The living room has a candlelit fireplace along with media equipment, a large selection of DVDs and video tapes (children and adults in english and french,) wireless internet, puzzles, cards, games, and a small toybox. There is also a convertible sofa bed in the livingroom. In the sitting area, you can relax and read a book while sipping an espresso or a glass of wine while taking in the beautiful view of the Luberon through the large picture window.

Provence sunsets can be viewed from the terrace and the second floor balcony. Enjoy a beautiful summer breeze while grilling on the terrace and dining al fresco.

The two master bedrooms (located on the second level) have cozy queen-sized beds made with luxury linens. The larger of the two masters has an adjustable bed. Both bedrooms have writing desks perfect for penning postcards and each room has access to the spacious balcony where you can watch the sunrise. Along the second floor hallway is the library wall filled with an abundant collection of fiction, non-fiction, and France tour books.



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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Can be split into two twin beds....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2). Second bedroom can be set up with twin beds on request. Bed in master bedroom is an adjustable bed. Sleeper Sofa in downstairs living room (1). Very comfortable beds!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • High Quality Linens, Hairdryers (3), picnic items (cooler, water container, thermos, umbrella), swimming noodles for the lake, games, puzzles, 2 adult bicycles (kept in great condition)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large library with English and French novels available. Also guidebooks for the area....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    stereo iphone/ipod/ipad dock...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    An unobstructed view of the Luberon...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor dining room and terrace dining, both seat six. (One usually dines on the terrace.)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking in front of the house, plus two lots down the street (90 second walk)....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) Free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Various coffee makers, espresso pots, French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely stocked kitchen for family meals and entertaining. Quality cookware and serveware. All the conveniences of home plus many more. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely stocked and beyond....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newer oven, microwave, and dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Completely stocked. Spices, sea salt, sugars, olive oil, vinegar, etc., etc. Perfect for returning from the market with your treasures....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Upstairs balcony off both bedrooms. Spectacular views from there too....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Fabulous area for biking!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered dining area, patio furniture and a hammock. Spectacular views and sunsets from terrace....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Furnished with a table and chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lots of gear for beach (less than 90 min. to the Mediterranean coast) and lake (10 minutes to lake)....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,300
Low Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security Dep-Refundable $500

Notes:

We require a 50% deposit within 2 weeks of the booking to reserve the house. The remainder will be due 30 days prior to your stay. Payment is through personal checks or PayPal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 05/11/2016
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Location

Wine Tours, Classical music festival, concerts held at the chateau.

 

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Photos

  • View from bedroom balcony. Spectacular sunsets every evening.

    View from bedroom balcony. Spectacular sunsets every evening.

  • View of the wine co-op from the terrace

    View of the wine co-op from the terrace

  • Front entrance from the street

    Front entrance from the street

  • Sitting area near picture window overlooking vineyards and mountains

    Sitting area near picture window overlooking vineyards and mountains

  • Village of Ansouis

    Village of Ansouis

  • The Terrace

    The Terrace

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom can be made up with twin beds or a queen bed. (Library visible.)

    2nd bedroom can be made up with twin beds or a queen bed. (Library visible.)

  • Another village street

    Another village street

  • Southern view from the terrace dining table.

    Southern view from the terrace dining table.

  • Terrace dining with BBQ grill

    Terrace dining with BBQ grill

  • Summertime view of Ansouis and the Chateau from nearby vineyard

    Summertime view of Ansouis and the Chateau from nearby vineyard

  • Dining Room overlooking French countryside

    Dining Room overlooking French countryside

  • Well stocked kitchen with view of village

    Well stocked kitchen with view of village

  • A village street

    A village street

  • Living area opens onto the terrace!

    Living area opens onto the terrace!

  • 2nd Bedroom, with en-suite bathroom (not shown), balcony, and spectacular view

    2nd Bedroom, with en-suite bathroom (not shown), balcony, and spectacular view

  • Street outside the house, with parking (also 2 lots 50m down the street)

    Street outside the house, with parking (also 2 lots 50m down the street)

  • Southern view from the other side of the terrace

    Southern view from the other side of the terrace

  • More of the village

    More of the village

VRBO #60771

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/11/2016

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