With its south-facing terrace overlooking an infinity-view swimming pool, newly landscaped grounds and five spacious ensuite bedrooms, all of them air-conditioned, the Villa Jas is the ideal headquarters for a group of couples who desire a residence of great comfort and character from which to explore Provence and its many culinary and historic treasures. Situated on a one-hectare (2.5-acre) slightly elevated terrain in a small hamlet of farmhouses near Gordes, the property has a quiet countryside ambience and is completely untroubled by traffic noise. A long row of olive trees stretches across the property. From the terrace and most rooms views stretch over the Lubéron Valley to the horizon. Even with its bucolic setting, there is a wide variety of quality restaurants and food shops within a 10-minute drive of the property.
One of Le Grand Jas' most delightful features is its spacious terrace, which overlooks the swimming pool and with its long stone table offers the perfect setting for evening cocktails followed by dinner under the stars. French doors open from the dining area and living room onto the east-west oriented terrace, from which stone stairs descend to the garden and a stone deck surrounding the pool.
Villa Jas has five charmingly air-conditioned bedrooms, equipped with top-quality Sealy Posturepedic beds and decorated in an engaging style that emphasizes clean lines, rich wood tones and uncluttered surfaces. Typically, an antique desk or chest of drawers is complemented by a rose or soft green bedspread and white sheer floor-to-ceiling drapes. Each bedroom also has bedside tables with good reading lamps, generous storage space in a closet or large armoire, and a small sitting area. All of the baths are ensuite, brilliantly illuminated and tiled in a soft taupe color, and have a WC.
The master bedroom, which opens off the living room, is one of two bedrooms on the ground floor and has fireplace with two plush club chairs. The elegantly finished master bath has a tub and separate all-glass stall shower.
The ground-floor guest bedroom has twin beds and a bath with glass stall shower, is slightly smaller than the other guest bedrooms, and does not have a long-range view.
There are three guest bedrooms, all with fine views of the countryside and beds mounted in high wooden frames. The first has a king-sized bed and a bath with tub and separate glass stall shower. The second has twin beds with lovely toile de jouy headboards and a bath with a tub and hand-held shower. The third bedroom has a queen sized bed and a bath with a glass stall shower. Like the downstairs bedrooms, these rooms have a fresh, airy feel that goes with the overall ambiance of cheer and buoyancy that characterizes Villa Jas.
While there is a television with satellite reception in the living room, guests may tend to gravitate toward the more casual atmosphere of the upstairs sitting room, which opens from the landing at the top of the stairway. This is a pleasant, informal space, with two sofas, a game table and a large armoire that houses a television, also with satellite reception. There is a stereo system with CD player, and a small but growing collection of books, principally in English.
After a day of exploring Provence's different regions and coming to know its charming villages and world-famous vineyards, guests will enjoy heading home to the cool 5 m X 10 m (16.5' X 33') swimming pool at Villa Jas. The pool furniture includes several lounge chairs, and for shade there are two parasols as well as a covered area off the pool deck. Once again, potential guests must be cautioned that while the pool has three steps at one end, it does not have a shallow part and thus can be used by young children only if they are wearing life jackets and are supervised by adults.
The Villa Jas is an outstanding property for a family or adult group of couples who want a supremely comfortable vacation with all the conveniences that modernity brings, yet in a genuinely Provençal environment with complete calm and glorious views of the countryside.
Note: The swimming pool at Villa Jas has a consistent depth of 1.5 meters (5'). Three steps lead into the pool, but there is no shallow end. Therefore young children must be carefully supervised and must wear life jackets provided by the owner.
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