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Lovely Villa with Shaded Terrace, Pool and Luberon View

Owner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
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Lovely Villa with Shaded Terrace, Pool and Luberon View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Gordes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

“La Garance” is a lovely stone house situated in the countryside, 6 kilometers from the village of Gordes. It is named after a plant which grows wild in the garden amongst olive and almond trees, lavender, rosemary, roses and oleanders.

The interior of the house is spacious and bright, it is furnished with a mix of family antiques and contemporary furniture and features original artworks. This is a family home and throughout the house there are many bookcases filled with English language art books, novels, children’s books, cookbooks, and a wide selection of guidebooks. There is a beautiful living room with a stone wood-burning fireplace; a fully equipped kitchen; a dining area adjoining the kitchen; 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a utility room.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, an en suite bathroom (bath with shower, bidet), a walk-in closet and an antique stove and desk. At the other end of the house (it is built on a single level) there is one bedroom with two twin beds; a smaller bedroom with two twin beds; and a bathroom (bath with shower). The house comfortably sleeps six people.

The living room, dining room and master bedroom have French doors opening onto a flagstone terrace which is one of the delights of the house. The terrace is shaded by a mature Mulberry tree and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy meals in hot summer weather. There are many local markets nearby and our kitchen is fully equipped for people who love to cook.

You can also relax while enjoying the swimming pool and its spectacular view of the valley and the Luberon mountain.

Practical details – the appliances include a mixed electric/gas burner stove-top; built in oven; dishwasher; refrigerator with separate freezer compartment; microwave oven; washing machine and dryer; two hot water tanks; hair dryers; a CD player; Satellite TV with DVD player; DSL and WiFi. Bed linens and towels, including pool towels, are provided. Most of the windows have screens.

Our ‘gardienne,’ will prepare the house for your arrival and comes once a week to clean. There is a renter’s manual with all the information you might need regarding the house and a book in which previous tenants have left information and recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area.

“La Garance” is the ideal place to relax but it is also perfectly located to explore the many attractions and activities of this beautiful region. At any time of year you can enjoy short drives through the garrigue, fruit orchards and vineyards to the perched villages nearby – Gordes and the village des Bories, Menebres, Roussillion with its ochre mines, Lacoste and the ruined chateau of the Marquis de Sade, Oppede, and Bonnieux. In the summer there are major theatre, opera, music and photography festivals in Avignon, Orange, Aix en Provence and Arles as well as local events. L’Isle sur la Sorgue (15 minutes away) is a major centre for antiques. For those particularly interested in wine, Châteauneuf du Pape and other Côtes du Rhone wine growing areas, such as Gigondas and Vacqueyras, are an easy drive away. As well, St. Rémy, Les Baux, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, the Camargue, and beaches at Cassis and les Saintes Maries de la Mer are also within easy driving distance.

'La Garance' is easily accessible by air (Marseille airport is a 55 minute drive away) and by train, 2 3/4 hours by TGV from Paris to Avignon (a 40 minute drive to the house).

Keywords: Luberon, Villa, Pool, Garden

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About The Owner

Beatrice Herman and Gabrielle de Montmollin

The Owner purchased this house in 1979

Why The Owner chose Gordes

La Garance is a family home. Our mother fell in love with Provence when she came here with friends so she bought a parcel of land and built her dream house in 1979. She named it after a plant which grows wild in the garden.

What makes this house unique

At any time of year you can enjoy short drives through the garrigue, fruit orchards and vineyards to the many perched villages nearby – Gordes and the village des Bories, Menebres, Roussillion with it's ochre mines, Lacoste and the ruined chateau of the Marquis de Sade, Oppede, and Bonnieux. In the summer there are major theatre, opera, music and photography festivals in Avignon, Orange, Aix en Provence and Arles as well as local events. L'Isle sur la Sorgue (15 minutes away) is a major centre for antiques.

For those particularly interested in wine, Châteauneuf du Pape and other Côtes du Rhone wine growing areas, such as Gigondas and Vacqueyras, are an easy drive away. As well, St. Rémy, Les Baux, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, the Camargue, and beaches at Cassis and les Saintes Maries de la Mer are also within easy driving distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

La Garance was the perfect spot to reconnect with friends that live in Spain. Even though we were there late in the year the colors of the Luberon Valley in reds and gold’s when the sun shining was stunning. The house felt warm and inviting the moment we stepped inside. We enjoyed the multitude of books in the evenings in front of the fire, so little time, so many books. The artwork on all the walls made us feel this was a well loved home and we felt special for being able to be a part of it. We spent our days visiting the village markets in Isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes, Bonnieux and preparing lovely dinners in the well stocked kitchen in the evenings. We had lunches in cafes in Goult, Cassis, St. Remy, Gordes and oh so many more. We visited vineyards, abbeys and an Olive Oil Mill. In short we had a marvelous time and at the end of the day came home to the most lovely and welcoming of homes. Our time there was to0 short and we all promised each other that we would return to this special home in this lovely valley.Diane M., Toronto, Canada
Nov 2009
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Lovely Villa with Shaded Terrace, Pool and Luberon View
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Beautiful region - Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Long overdue review..I am so sorry...

We (family of 5) spent 2 weeks in this beautiful and very comfortable house. Excellent location, close to many places/ villages to visit. Lovely home, 3 bedrooms included a big parental suite with a bathroom. Big kitchen with dining room and huge living room. Each room is very well decorated.

Very nice pool and shaded terrace with a big table for at least 6 people.

Kids enjoyed the pool and the garden.

Simone who takes care of the house is wonderful. If you have any issue, just call her and she will do her best to solve it quickly, she is very nice!!!

It was very easy to communicate with the owner.

Everything was perfect, we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hollywood, Florida USA
5

PERFECT BASE FOR EXPLORING PROVENCE

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 2 nights at this wonderful house and loved it! Having rented in excess of 40 houses/apartments over the years, we recognize a great place when we find it. We were very sorry to not have found La Garance earlier, as we spent 2 weeks in the area in May, and regret not having stayed in this property. It is a lovely home, perfectly decorated and stocked with everything one needs to make your stay perfect. As holiday rentals go, this one will stand out as one of the best, and we hope to return next year for a much longer stay. It is perfectly situated to allow exploration of Provence, and perfectly appointed for just enjoying the pool and the house itself.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Coral Gables, Florida USA
5

Excellent Stay - Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting properties in the Provence region for over 20 years and our stay at La Garance was one of the very best. The house is well situated in the beautiful Luberon Valley; private, pastoral and yet close to nieghboring villages and interesting sites. The house itself is immaculately maintained, and has every possible amenity needed for an enjoyable stay. The owner and caretakers are the best I have encountered; with excellent communication and follow up. We had an absolutley wonderful stay, and we intend to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Reading, UK
5

Perfect home for a Provence holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at La Garance this September and agree with the comments made by the prior authors. The house is in an central location for exploring the area, close to many of the famous hilltop villages and the town of Coustellet for provisions. It felt very much like a home as soon as we arrived and is well equipped with everything you might need, especially in the kitchen. Having UK Freeview TV channels in the spacious living room was a nice bonus.

We made full use of the excellent sized pool every day. The garden is not overlooked and very peaceful with only the sound of the cicadas and the odd pigeon for company. We really didn’t want to leave and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario Canada
5

Lovely to Come Home To

  • 5 of 5

Every day of our 9 days in Provence it was lovely to come home to La Garance. This home is truly a home - pretty, comfortably elegant and organized. Everything is in working order and there are good books to read and an excellent selection of music to listen to. It lived up to our expectations in every way.

La Garance is close to amenities and the beautiful village of Gordes where we ate many a meal. When we cooked our dinner at home we bought our food at local markets and shops.

We have recommended La Garance to friends and plan to return there ourselves.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
5

La Garance

  • 5 of 5

We (two couples) stayed at La Garance for two weeks in late April, 2012. We loved it. The house was charming and beautifully appointed - - comfortable furnishings, lots of books (many in English) and interesting works of art on the walls. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house affording maximum privacy. The kitchen had everything we needed. Relaxing (and eating!) on the patio was a joy.

La Garance is in a perfect location for making day trips to numerous and varied sights. The area abounds in Roman ruins, medieval hill towns, secluded monasteries, vast agricultural valleys (with numerous wineries), wild hills and deep river gorges. Towns, large and small, in the area have wonderful markets and excellent restaurants.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Garance and would not hesitate to go back another time.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer or Cassis
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Gordes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April & May
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
July & August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Amenities

Gordes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Complimentary once a week house cleaning for stays longer than one week.

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