BEAUTIFUL RESTORED 'MAS' WITH VIEW OVERLOOKING THE LUBERON

Ellen Lewis

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED 'MAS' WITH VIEW OVERLOOKING THE LUBERON

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (sleeps 10)

'L'Oratoire de St. Christol' is located in the southern Luberon mountain range, just outside the medieval hilltop village of Grambois. It is an old 'mas' and our second family home, beautifully restored and furnished in keeping with the character of Provence. It has 240m2 of living space on two floors, beamed ceilings, 5 bedrooms, 1 bath with toilet, 1 shower with toilet, and 1 en suite shower room.

The house is on 5 hectares of wooded land with a 5 x 11 meter swimming pool with diving board (upkeep of pool provided) and a magnificent view of the Luberon. It is peaceful and quiet, yet only a couple of minutes walking distance to the village. On the property you'll find many 'corners' to discover: a quiet and shaded fountain to sit by, a medieval water basin (sometimes dry in the summer) and numerous terraces and paths to stroll. There are medieval ruins in the woods but they are difficult to get to.

The kitchen leads to both the front terrace adjacent to the 'cuisine d'ete' (summer kitchen) and to the large back terrace with a magnificent view, providing outside dining in sun or shade. The large vaulted kitchen has a picture window facing the Luberon and is fully equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and 'American' fridge with icemaker. The house is furnished to give a light, summer feeling with a combination of quality modern design and antique 'Provencal'.

Grambois is located in what is known as the 'Golden Triangle' of the southern Luberon mountain range. The area has countless medieval villages, open-air markets to visit, and is only a half hour away from the beautiful southern town of Aix-en-Provence. The sea can be reached in an hour. There are many cultural festivals taking place in the area throughout the year and for those looking for city life, shopping, and great restaurants, Marseille and Aix have everything to offer.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Ellen, Walther, daughters, we are sitting here at your marvellous table - by candlelight - thinking how blessed we are to have shared L'oratoire de St. Christol. It has been lovely here - azure skies, molten pink and silvergrey clouds, the wine grapes heavy, back-lit (harvesting accross the road, I harvested some lavender). We've explored so much of the Luberon - from one end to the other - but return home each evening to supper fixed in this great kitchen. Beds comfortable/ water hot (best bathtub in the world). Books speak of educated, curious people with wonderful children. Furnishings tell of much searching, sophistication, hard work and your love of this place.
Dec 2004
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Ellen Lewis

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We are both educators in international schools.

Ellen Lewis purchased this house in 1998

Friends in the region, proximity to Aix, appeal of Grambois and the Parc Regional du Luberon, natural and unspoiled site.

It is our second family home. We are in one of the most beautiful areas in France, a countryside of vineyards, olive trees, sunflower fields, and lavender. There are excellent excursions to Luberon villages, Aix, Marseille, Avignon, Nimes. The coast is less than one hour drive away and the area is not crowded during the summer.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Beautiful Restored 'Mas' with View Overlooking the Luberon
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Une bien belle maison

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans cette belle maison située dans la partie orientale du Sud du Luberon, à côté de Grambois, joli village perché dans ce qui est pour nous la plus belle partie du Luberon. La maison offre tout ce qu'une grande famille-nous étions trois couples avec 4 enfants petits- peut souhaiter : espace, grandes pièces décorées avec goût et équipement fonctionnel. Le parc est un vrai terrain d'aventures pour les petits et la piscine à des dimensions permettant aux nageurs de s'exercer et aux enfants de jouer. Et puis on ne se lasse pas de la vue sur les collines du Luberon, notamment au coucher du soleil. Nous avons quitté cette maison avec regret et espérons avoir l'occasion de revenir un prochain été.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the house in Grambois. It was the perfect place for our family reunion. Everything worked out; the rooms were spacious and comfortable; the kitchen and the inside & outside dining areas were conducive to sharing and spending time together; and we enjoyed the pool and the views. We liked the fact that Grambois was not a touristy town but central enough to explore the surrounding areas.
Thank you for making us feel at home and all your recommendations.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Mevasseret Zion, Israel
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Perfect for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5
Our far-flung family of 8 adults, 4 young children and a baby found this property perfect for a get-together. The house is spacious and comfortable with lots of different places to enjoy each others company. Of course most contact was around the large dining table in the house but we enjoyed our evening meals at the large table on the outdoor terrace overlooking the mountains at sunset. A very important fact was that there were no mosquitos or at least they stayed away after using a thoughtfully provided spray. We spent most days exploring the nearby villages and markets and made one memorable trip to the Calanques taking a boat trip from Cassis - recommended. It was wonderful returning "home" for a swim and cooperatively cooked dinner.
The house is as picturesque as the photos with rustic furniture. The appliances however are all very modern and worked well.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive comments. We're so glad you enjoyed the house and that it worked out well for your family get-together!
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The Rose family

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Ellen & Walther for a wonderful stay in your charming provencale house , we enjoyed being in such a beautiful and natural enviroment ,the house lived up to the description and more, the wild wooded garden and shady tree lined path to your swimming pool was like walking through an adventure novel ! the terrace offered a cool retreat for lunch and a snooze ! evening meals were magical with the stars eluminating the night sky + no mosquitos !!!
Every day was a delight , going to the many local village markets to buy fresh produce and post card journeys of the beautiful countryside , the Luberon is a landscape of inspiration with a palette of colour so rich you feel like your in a Cezanne painting .
We will certainly love to come back & do it all over again !
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We're so grateful to be able to sharing this beautiful home in Grambois. Our family of 7 adults and two little ones loved the house - and we had just a delightful time there. The house is spacious, and wonderfully comfortable, and the swimming pool was a refreshing entertainment in the hot afternoons. All the furnishings and appointments are simply perfect. We were delighted to find the kitchen so well equipped, as we really enjoy cooking as a family. We have many, many happy memories of our time in Grambois. The property is simply beautiful. The area is quiet and non-touristy, yet a short drive from many wonderful opportunities. We'd all love to return here!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! You will always be welcome in Grambois!
Warm regards,
Ellen and Walther
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Madrid
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A delightful holiday in "L'Oratoire"

A delightful holiday in "L'Oratoire"
  • 5 of 5
Our party of ten had a great time in the Grambois "L'Oratoire de St. Christol. Everybody enjoyed the lovely "Mas", it really met all our expectations. The kids loved the swimming pool and what they called "la sala de ordenadores" (computer room), in fact sometimes we almost had to drag them out of the house to visit any of the beautiful towns and villages of the Luberon. As for the adults, the times we spent in the back terrace having a drink with the beautiful Luberon landscape before us after any of our visits was absolutely enjoyable as well as our late Spanish dinners in the large and well provided kitchen. There was plenty of room for everybody to do what they pleased, really lots of corners to discover. By the way nobody found the medieval ruins. We also enjoyed the area and have moved a lot around. However there is plenty more to see. I will not hesitate in recommeding "L'Oratoire de St. Christol to anybody who wants to visit the area.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Pertuis
Car: recommended

Festivals in Aix and Avignon, Cultural/Historical Attractions, excellent wineries and good restaurants

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Grambois House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season/summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
winter
Oct 18 2014 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning €220
Notes To secure a booking, we require a deposit of 1,000 euros. The remainder of the rental cost is due within one month at the latest of the rental dates. Rental fees are to be paid to our French bank account via bank transfer. Our bank details will be sent upon decision to rent.
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Amenities

Amenities

Grambois House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) The house is probably best suited for 10 people; however, should the number of people exceed 10, we do have 3 fairly comfortable foldable camping beds that can be set up in the upstairs bedrooms for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Two fireplaces, internet access, VCR and DVD Player with many children's films, use of adult and children's library, large pool with diving board, upkeep of pool provided, full and well-equipped kitchen, two beautiful terraces for outside dining. Since the house is an old provencal house with thick walls and shutters, it can be kept cool even in the heat of noon, but there are also extra fans available.
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