"This enchanting part of the world and this house gave me an unforgettable 70th year celebration with my family. Every detail of the house was carefully designed and thought out for beauty and comfort. The house invites you to relax and curl up with a good book in the afternoon, or lures you for a dip in the lovely pool surrounded by lavender bushes and buzzing bees.
We navigated our way down the small lanes, around stone farmhouses, and up and down hills, went to the markets almost daily for the superb fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, visited the enchanting hill towns, traveled to Antibes for lunch by the Mediterranean, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, Les Baux, Avignon, and perhaps my favorite, a late evening stroll up to Oppede de Vieux with my daughter to see the astonishing views of the valley below and ancient fields at sunset.
Our days began with a trip to the bakery in Oppede for croissants, coffee and a light breakfast on the terrace, then out to the markets, or hill towns, a break for lunch during our exploring, an espresso and then home for a swim, a nap, reading or lounging on the terrace. We loved walking in the evening when the cooler air came in from the coast, and then begin the wonderful French ritual of dinner. At first we decided to eat around 8, but the sunsets demanded our attention so we abandoned all planning and moved into the french rhythms of life with wine, cheeses, olives and bread, sunset perhaps a swim and finally moved indoors to the table covered with the abundance of Provence.
The entire experience, from my first contact with the owners to our greeting upon arrival was excellent. The house is comfortable, from beds, to linens, to towels, well equipped and very easy to maintain. The range is a cook’s dream and the dishwasher and washer/dryer and clothesline, made our vacation easier, and we even turned on the AC a few hot evenings.
Thank you to the wonderful owners for sharing their lovely home with us. The area is spectacular, their restaurant and sightseeing recommendations excellent, the hill towns something that will be in my memories forever and those soft breezes blowing up the valley and cicadas enhanced an already amazing experience.
It was hard to leave this beautiful house and location in the heart of the Luberon."
Guest: Anne P.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 17, 2016