Near local wineries, easy stroll to village shops, cafes, bars, farmer's market
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Linda Warren-Greco
Linda and Gianluca had a dream — to someday own a special property in the South of France, a place that could embody the enchantment and beauty of the Provence region they love. And then to share that home with others. Linda is a talented graphic designer and artist who brings her fine eye to the graceful interiors of Le Mas du Real Laugier. An avid reader and musician (piano and French horn), she has made sure there are plenty of spaces in the home to lounge, to read, to dream. And, as a former student of pâtisserie at l’École Ritz Escoffier in Paris, she maintains her love of French pastry. Gianluca, who works in corporate and entertainment law, is a tech enthusiast. Born in Rome, Italy, he spent his childhood in Italy, France, Quebec and Guadalupe. He's an expert home brewer of craft beers and a history buff. He's always building something (a boat, a bike) or learning something new. He watches over Le Mas du Real Laugier's technology needs, among other tasks. Between them, Linda and Gianluca speak English, French, Spanish and Italian. They love to talk about their Provence home, the quartier (neighborhood) and region.
Linda Warren-Greco purchased this Villa in 2014
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This really is a fabulous property and so well maintained. The photographs are accurate but don't do it justice in our opinion. Everything was spotless and fresh, there was a lovely welcome pack and message from the owners and a few essentials in the fridge. There were also plenty of other kitchen and bathroom items such as cling film, foil, tea bags, coffee, oils, spices, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, toilet roll and washing machine detergent. It's so nice to find these things readily available. The house is well laid out inside and out with plenty of places to sit, relax, eat and shade yourself from the sun. It's obvious that Linda and Gianluca take great pride in their beautiful home and this is reflected in the furnishings, bedding, furniture and garden. It's fair to say that they have thought of everything, even supplying note pads, business cards, postcards and pencils for guest use. We were two families of four with children ranging from sixteen to eight and we all enjoyed the space the house has to offer. The pool house is an absolute marvel and definitely the Mum's favourite! It has a toilet, shower room, full sized fridge (Which was handy for extra food and drink), a sink and comfortable furniture with pretty pillows. It was extremely hot the first week of our stay but the pool was refreshing, being neither too warm or cold at any point. Any questions or issues (Of which there were none) were answered promptly by Julien and his wife Caroline who were managing the property whilst we were there. Nothing was too much trouble. There is an impressive selection of bicycles available for those who want to use them, complete with locks and a pump. My husband and I walked into town on the first Sunday to enjoy a coffee and a beer at one of the many cafe's. It's approximately a mile and a half's walk but pleasant. The market on a Tuesday is vast and extremely busy by 10am so arrive early, especially if you want to park your car. All manner of items can be bought and the fresh fruit, veg, meat and cheese stalls are impressive. In our opinion a car is essential and we used ours frequently for supermarket trips and days out. You don't have to travel far to see some impressive sites and pretty villages and there's plenty of information at the house to help you plan a trip. All in all we had an amazing holiday. Thank you again Gianluca and Linda for everything, we couldn't have asked for more and we hope to return again to your beautiful home.
We stayed for five days with two small families. This place is absolutely fabulous, a magical retreat from the enchanting Provence. The house is beautiful and comfortable, the grounds are spectacular, and the pool refreshing. Communication with the owner and property manager our top right
Thank you, Lisa, for being such wonderful guests. We're so happy to hear that our home worked so "magically" for your two lovely families during your stay in Provence. We hope to see you again soon!
what a lovely property!
This lovely old Mas on the amazing Chemin de Train de Pigne was a great spot for our family gathering in the south of France.
The owner has provided such wonderful outdoor spaces to be together. The portico near the pool was our favorite shaded afternoon spot to talk while the kids played ping pong. We drank rose and discussed plans for cooking dinner on the barbecue or chosing a nearby restaurant in the many small towns of the area.
The Lorgues area is filled with so many small towns to visit and the beaches of the Mediterranean are an hour away. But the property was so inviting and the weather so ideal we tended to spend the afternoon lazing by the pool, playing bridge or games and just being together.
The house is decorated in a charming and caring fashion that we appreciated a great deal. It is comfortable and naturally cool in the summer. We found the kitchen, while well supplied, was a bit too small to do a great deal of cooking, but hey, a great reason to cook outdoors or go out to eat. And of course the boulangeries and restaurants of Lorgues are 5 minutes away.
The owner was so helpful and responsive to our needs. I felt like Linda had become a friend and was truly anxious to make our stay perfect. We were lucky to have found a spot that suited us so well. It was quite a magic time. Thanks, Linda for all your TLC
Thank you, Gail, for such a lovely and thorough review. We're happy to hear that our home provided the perfect spot for your family gathering. And, I completely agree with you — with the BBQ and the incredible Lorgues marché — why do a great deal of cooking while on vacation! We hope to see you again soon!
Beautiful place to stay and relax
10 days with all our family, including 18 month old grandson. A beautiful space to get together with our loved ones. An enchanting home with lots of space so we weren’t tripping over ourselves and beautiful eating areas we could sit at for hours in the evening just chatting and relaxing. Well fitted out bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and well equipped kitchen too. The gardens are stunning and the pool area is just perfect to relax around. The Mas was a great base for both coast and mountains so for us it was a perfect spot, not that we did too much sightseeing as we couldn’t tear ourselves away from the pool most days. Beautiful markets in Lorgues to stock up on essentials. Tourtour is worth a visit even if you just take in the breathtaking views Overall it was a lovely holiday with beautiful weather and the house was perfect. Thank you Linda for everything x
It was two weeks of heaven!
This was the second time that I had the pleasure of staying at the delightful Le Mas du Real Laugier. I am from the U.S. and find this area of Provence to be enchanting. The charm and warmth of the residents in Lorgues and the structures dating from the Middle Ages are worth getting to know as nothing like it exists in the States. Similarly, the Warren-Greco home is authentic and absolutely wonderful. I love the expansive grounds enhanced by the old growth olive and cypress trees; there is no doubt that you are in the heart of Provence while staying there. We particularly enjoyed the fire pit seating; it became a ritual to share pain au chocolate and cafe creme to start the morning. After swimming or scouting around the countryside (easy access to so many interesting restaurants and places) the adorable pool house provides a setting to escape the heat and share conversation of the day over wine, cheese, bread and sausage. Each room is well appointed; quite obvious that much thought has been given to comfort and appearance. The bath tub on the second floor is luxurious too; another favorite spot! We had several people visiting (it sleeps plenty) and there are so many places to gather for a large group meal or intimate conversation. Be sure to take notice of the custom postcards and details created especially for the guests. Clearly you are valued by the owners; they have made great efforts to welcome travelers into their captivating home.
Beautiful pool area however ...
Our expectations were raised due to the high number of 5 star reviews. The house certainly had plenty of character with some individual decorative touches. However, on a practical level this house is not particularly suited to a family with young children. The bedrooms are on different floors and in different parts of the house and very sound proof. The romantically named ‘garden floor’ is more like a basement, my youngest refused to go down there! The ensuite shower down on this floor had tiles falling off the wall. The shower room and toilet off the main bedroom could also do with some updating. The kitchen was very well equipped but lacking in work space. The outside areas were lovely and well maintained with lots of seating and a good BBQ. The pool area was particularly nice but the pool not heated at the time we went even though we asked for this to be confirmed before booking. Apparently it is not heated if the outside temperature is over 26 degrees so check if this is important to you. The area felt very peaceful on the whole but there is a campsite/caravan site (I think that’s what it was!) out the back of the property and music was played very loudly on several occasions.
Lorgues and the surrounding area is beautiful, we will definitely return to the area.
Thank you for acknowledging that our home has "plenty of character," "the outside areas were lovely and is well maintained . . . and that the pool area is particularly nice."
This is our home, not a hotel. The structure itself is over 190 years old, with all the personality that entails. She is an old gal. To us, that is enormously charming and brings us closer to the heart of Provence. The real Provence of old. That’s what we love and hope to share with our guests. So, with all due respect, we feel compelled to push back on a few of your comments:
1) Suitability for children: We have hosted many families with children of all ages who've had a fabulous time. And children who enjoyed exploring the cozy garden room! If families wish to keep kids close by, the top floor offers two bedrooms. Guests also have the option of privacy with single bedrooms on two other levels.
2) The pool: The pool heater is set to allow a refreshing swim during the hot summer months, but our pool service is always at the ready to turn up the temperature by request — as he did for you.
3) The tiles: We were unhappy that we couldn't schedule workmen to fix the few loose shower tiles before your arrival. The shower is being refurbished to our own high standards now that our guest season has ended.
4) Neighbors: Our lovely neighbors do not have a "camper/caravan site," but they do have a camper and a few vehicles on their property, which is quite a distance from our house, given the large yard (with lots of leafy trees to absorb sound).
Your hosts, Linda and Gianluca