Incomparable Views in 'Most Beautiful' Village. Peace, Luxury and a Large Pool

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Last updated: 01/11/2016

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Property description

'Les Olivettes', a spacious Provençal farmhouse converted into luxury apartments, is located just 700 yards from the centre of Lourmarin, widely considered one of France's loveliest villages. These elegant accommodations offer a peaceful, rural base for touring Provence and are uniquely well-placed for exploring this wonderful region. Our guests, many of whom come back year after year, love the friendly atmosphere, and the local knowledge and advice that we give.

All our apartments have spectacular village and mountain views, and yet are only a five minute walk from the many shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés that help make Lourmarin one of the most sought-after destinations in Provence.

For many years this house belonged to a wealthy Parisian surgeon who used it as his country retreat. Restored with the help of a professional interior designer, it has a welcoming, elegant atmosphere. There is an olive grove, a large swimming pool and ample gated parking.

Each private apartment has a queen-size bed (some canopied or four-poster) along with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furnishings. The pool, the olive grove, the Mediterranean herb and flower gardens and sculpted fountains all combine to create a harmonious and restful atmosphere.

A center for fine dining, Lourmarin has fifteen restaurants, including two of which are recommended in the Michelin Guide: "Le Moulin", which belongs to Edouard Loubet, and Reine & Nadia Sammut's 'La Fenière'.

In Lourmarin there is a remarkable Renaissance château to visit, and great opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activites. The village is ideally located in the Luberon Natural Park, within easy reach of Aix, Avignon, Arles and the world-famous antiques centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Other nearby favorite attractions include the hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon, and the working Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque with its famous lavender fields.

By the way, we try to specialise in stays of at least one week and we feel quite strongly about the advantages of this. You can think of it as quality time - more restful and ore fruitful than moving on too often. Since Lourmarin is well-placed for visiting most of the sights in Provence, our guests often get to see more than they would if they traveled from one town to another, spending time packing and unpacking and driving. And our guests find that Lourmarin itself, although small, has a lot to offer by way of restaurants, shops and art galleries - just five minutes' walk from our apartments. Many of our guests tell us how much they appreciate coming 'home' after a day's touring, and relaxing on their terrace with a glass of wine and a beautiful view, before strolling into the village to have dinner.

Keywords: Five spacious apartments for two or three

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Folding bed (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Some bathrooms have a walk-in shower, some have a tub.

Other Amenities

  • 24-hour Internet access, barbecues, French boules court, ping-pong tables, plenty of room for painting the spectacular views...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the village, the Château & the Luberon hills...moreless

  • Village:

    Just five minutes walk to the restaurants, boutiques and galleries of this beautiful small village. One of the best street markets in Provence....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi everywhere...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have three barbecues, one gas, one electric and one charcoal....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    A large and luxurious pool, with plenty of pool furniture....moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 5 traveler reviews
.                    Low Season     Shoulder     Mid-Season    High Season
La Zidane    (1BR) .. N/A          ..  N/A ..     920€/week ..  990€/week
Le Genêt  (studio)  ..N/A..         925€/week .. 1050€/week ..  1210€/week
Le Pastis    (1BR) .. 790€/week ..  1090€/week ..1260€/week ..  1390€/week
Le Voltaire  (1BR) .. 640€/week ..  1025€/week ..1210€/week ..  1340€/week
La Clairette (2BR)..  880€/week ..  1550€/week .. 1860€/week .. 2040€/week
Rates incl. Taxes, Linen&Towels, Utilities, WiFi, Cleaning. 50% Deposit required.
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32 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Summer Music Festivals, art galleries & boutiques, and one of the best street markets in Provence. There is a Renaissance Chateau which you can visit, and which hosts concerts all year round.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We've been living in the Luberon for.....sooo many years. Twenty-five to be exact. In fact, our daughter who is just about that age now was born here. So was our son, Pierre, who is now 6'3' and 21 years old Anyway, we love the life we have in Lourmarin. We eat very well, drink good wine almost every day and we've made lots of wonderful friends from all over the world running our rental business here.

Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin, France:
We were so lucky to be able to buy this house! Les Olivettes has two remarkable advantages - it is within easy walking distance of our favourite Provencal village, Lourmarin, and yet has spectacular views of the village itself (officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France), the Luberon hills and the chateau.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The peace, beauty and timeless charm of the Provençal countryside and a uniquely attractive village. And the welcoming atmosphere at Les Olivettes. It's a place to make friends.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:



  • 'Les  Olivettes' - village side

    'Les Olivettes' - village side

  • The Village of Lourmarin seen from Les Olivettes, with sunflowers

    The Village of Lourmarin seen from Les Olivettes, with sunflowers

  • Swimming Pool at 'Les Olivettes'

    Swimming Pool at 'Les Olivettes'

  • Canopied bed in "La Clairette" at 'Les Olivettes'

    Canopied bed in "La Clairette" at 'Les Olivettes'

  • 'Le Voltaire' one-bedroom apartment

    'Le Voltaire' one-bedroom apartment

  • Kitchen & seating area - Le Voltaire

    Kitchen & seating area - Le Voltaire

  • Terrace of 'Le Genêt'

    Terrace of 'Le Genêt'

  • Terrace of "Le Pastis"

    Terrace of "Le Pastis"

  • Pigeonnier in Lourmarin

    Pigeonnier in Lourmarin

  • Fabrics on sale on the Market

    Fabrics on sale on the Market

  • A View from Les Olivettes

    A View from Les Olivettes

  • Common room at Les Olivettes

    Common room at Les Olivettes

  • Almond Blossom

    Almond Blossom

  • Kitchen-Dining area in 'La Clairette'

    Kitchen-Dining area in 'La Clairette'

  • 'Le Genêt ' Canopy bed

    'Le Genêt ' Canopy bed

  • View of 'Le Pastis' , studio apartment

    View of 'Le Pastis' , studio apartment

  • "La Zidane" covered terrace with dining area

    "La Zidane" covered terrace with dining area

  • Market Day

    Market Day

  • La Clairette

    La Clairette

VRBO #6873

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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