Comfortable family home with all mod cons and interesting and charming features. Situated in a quiet location yet seconds from the buzz and facilities of one of France's most beautiful villages. Our kitchen is well equipped for you to experiment with some Provençal cooking or you can BBQ on the sun terrace, using herbs from our pots. The first floor comprises kitchen, dining room, reading room (with mezzanine bed platform (bed 200cmx125) should extra sleeping accommodation be required), full bathroom and rear bedroom.Please note the rear bedroom has no view though is well ventillated via a window. This bedroom is the coolest in summer ! On the second level is situated the pretty lounge which leads on to the terrace. On the third floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom with large shower. Guests are respectfully invited not to smoke within the confines of the house but may feel free to do so on the terrace.
Town House in Lourmarin, Nr. Luberon National Park, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France - Peaceful Location But With All The Village's Facilities On The Doorstep.
Jim and Linda O'Neill
- english, french, italian
About Jim and Linda O'Neill
We are a retired Scottish professional couple with 14 year old twins. We have family roots both in Provence, in southern France, and in Tuscany. We are fortunate to have homes in both areas. It is pleasing to be able to share what we have with those who will respect our property. It is our policy to try always to be fair in offering quality accommodation at a reasonable price. We are always prepared to give equitable consideration to special client situations.
Jim and Linda O'Neill purchased this House in 1990
Why Jim and Linda O'Neill chose Lourmarin
The house, street, village, immediate locale, region and Provence are all drop dead gorgeous! And we have family roots in Provence!
What makes this House unique
We enjoy everything about everything here in Lourmarin ! What more can we say ?
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely property in the heart of Lourmarin
The home is wonderful and a perfect location!
Glad you enjoyed
It is always a pleasure to host nice folk
Jim and Linda
Wonderful house in idyllic location
Jim and Linda's house is perfectly located in the centre of postcard picturesque Lourmarin with multiple restaurants, shops and people watching cafes literally at your doorstep.
The house feels very much like a home away from home. Sympathetic to, and in keeping with its surrounds, everything you might want is there, nicely appointed and a pleasure to live in. Coffee or a glass of wine on the upstairs terrace was always a treat.
Communication was excellent and check in with Walter was easy and seamless.
Should you wish to explore a bit further, the best of Provence is within easy driving distance.
Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
It is always a pleasure to deal with nice people and the Beyer family are just that !
Perfect house in the heart of the southern Luberon
My husband and I have rented houses in various parts of France for the past 16 years in August. This particular area, the Southern Luberon, is our favorite. Jim and Linda's "Maison de Village" provided the best experience up until now, and we have been very pleased with every house we've rented. The house is spacious (could easily accomodate 2 couples or people with children), has all the amenities, beautifully decorated. It lacked nothing. Being in the heart of Lourmarin was so convenient and pleasureful. The village is both quiet and lively-- art galleries, great restaurants, shops, markets. And the owners are a pleasure to deal with. Very accessible by email and warm, kind folks. I feel like I've gotten to know them without every having spoken directly. We loved the house and our stay so much that, for the first time, we decided to rent the house again next summer. You can't go wrong with this rental.
Merveilleux séjour à Lourmarin.
3 semaine de bonheur à Lourmarin dans la superbe maison de Jim et Linda. Située en plein centre de ce si joli village, elle peut accueillir une grande famille. Les différents espaces sont chaleureux et permettent à chacun de trouver calme et tranquilité si nécessaire. Sans oublier la terrasse, équipée d'un barbecue, que nous avons appréciée chaque jour de soleil (c'est à dire tous les jours !)
Claire et Bernard
Excellent stay in Lourmarin
My Husband, I and my parents hired the house for a week in May.The house was very clean and bright and had everything you could wish for. Brilliant location, we really enjoyed being able to walk to the restaurants in the evening for dinner and little glass of wine. The local people made us feel really welcome. Great all round will be back and the weather was outstanding.
We were two couples sharing this property in Lourmarin for two weeks. It was the perfect base for exploring the towns and villages in the area but also the perfect place for exploring the lovely village of Lourmarin. Quiet accommodation just steps from the center of the village, its cafes and wonderful Boulangerie. There are steps to challenge you, so not handicapped friendly. The kitchen is well equipped, there are laundry facilities on site and comfortable beds for sleeping. The sitting room, two floors above grade, offers comfortable seating, fireplace, TV, library with reference books for the area and french doors to a private roof terrace over the dining area. Lots of free parking in the village less than a 5 minute walk from the property. Each couple had a car so that was a welcome find. After exploring several villages in the area, we could not envision staying anywhere else. You could easily walk to restaurants, shopping the weekly market, bank, small super market, local attractions and a number of small boutiques. This property ticked all of our boxes.
Some of the Mediterranean coastal resorts can be reached in 1h - 1.5h by car. Two of our favourites would be Cassis and Sanary-sur-Mer.
For local swimming in the months of July and August the outdoor pool at the village camp-site, within walking distance, is open to the public. The small lake "le plan d'eau" outside Cadenet and only 10 minutes away by car from Lourmarin has a supervised "beach" and snack facility. There is another nice swimming lake "l'Etang de la Bonde" 15 minutes away.
The nearest airport is Marignane - situated just outside Marseille and less than one hour's drive from Lourmarin.
Nimes airport - 1.25h by car.
Nice airport - 2.5h by car.
Train travel - the TGV stations of Aix-en Provence and Avignon are also within a one hour drive.
Car hire to reach the village and to tour the area is recommended.
The house is situated right in the heart of one of the most picturesque and popular Provencal villages.
Other famous hilltop villages of the Luberon e.g. Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, Menerbes are all within a compass of 30 minutes by car.
Aix-en-Provence - 40 minutes by car.
Avignon, Marseille, Arles - 1 hour by car.
Nimes, the Camargue - c1.5 hours by car
Nice and the Italian border - 2.5 hours by car.
Although a village in size, Lourmarin is very cosmopolitan. There are several cafes and many restaurants in the village. There are two general stores and a popular bakery. A good supermarket is situated 5 minutes away by car. The Friday market is one of the best in the area and definitely worth a visit. There is a post office and a bank cash dispensing machine in the village. There are many boutiques and art galleries. The beautiful Chateau of Lourmarin is open to the public. There are 2 churches, one Catholic and one Protestant. Lourmarin and all the neighbouring villages have children's play parks. Other facilities within the village include tennis courts, volleyball courts, mini golf, good walking and cycle routes. Horse riding is available in the immediate area. There are many small wine chateaux which can be visited in the immediate surrounding countryside. Good quality local wines can be bought in the village and in the cave under the Chateau.
We can arrange reasonably priced "in house"french language lessons for children or young and more senior adults !