Fantastic views, an Infinity pool, and even your own home cinema-- what more could you ask for in your own Provencal villa rental? Stock up on groceries (or hire the cook!) and spend days enjoying the gorgeous gardens and surrounding landscape. But don't forget about seeing the sights, either! With a French villa that's in easy day trip distance of Avignon and Marseille, you can shop and sample wine to your hearts' content. So go all the way and live like a local in this farmhouse in France...
(17,000 m2)This villa has spacious grounds and is terraced on several levels, with oak and olive trees providing shade. The south facing terrace offers the perfect place for al fresco dining and there is a wonderful curved 'infinity' swimming pool (12m x 8m). The house is very private, high on a hillside facing the citadel village of Menerbes across the Luberon Valley. The grounds are divided as follows: An entrance or driveway area of 7,000 m2 with "garrigues," or wild plants and trees; an 1800 m2 lavender field stretching south in front of the house; an expanse of lawn which meets the lavender field, terraced on 4 levels as the land descends; a sunken garden with overhanging trees ideal for summer lunchtime dining, overlooking the infinity pool on a lower level; the pool garden or west garden set in a lawn with a shaded 4 pillared pavilion. The garden furniture features comfortable chaise lounges, a large rattan suite of couches, armchairs, many salons, and a stone dining table.
Ground level: There is a large entrance leading to the North courtyard with a marble stone floor. A fully equipped professional kitchen has a walk in wash room and a walk in pantry. There is an oval dining room seating 10 people. There is a large salon (90 m2) with sofas, stereo, fireplace, many paintings, and other works of art. A reading room/library/office is equipped with phone and fax. There is also a guest WC and a cloakroom. First floor: There are 3 bedrooms. The first room features a baldaquin double bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower, tub, two sinks, and separate toilet. There is a large Master bedroom with a king-size bed, dressing room, WC, and bath/shower room. The third room has a raised bed with two single mattresses (suitable for children) and an ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Garden level: Below the ground level there is a "basement level" with three bedrooms. The first room has a double bed and an ensuite WC and shower room. The second room has two twin-beds and an ensuite WC and shower room. The third room has a double bed and an ensuite WC/shower room. There is also a large sitting room with a home cinema featuring a 6 m2 electric screen and all supporting equipment for TV, Videos, and DVDs (all via large screen). Seats 12 comfortably. There is an extensive VHS and DVD library. There is also a wine cellar and a laundry with washing machine and dryer. There is Central heating.
Available Amenities: Maid service 4 hours/day (breakfast and general cleaning), stereo, fireplace, home cinema, VHS and DVD library, wine cellar, washing machine, dryer. Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. Central heating: according to consumption Telephone/fax: according to useage Cook: on request
This superbly restored Provencal farmhouse is set on a hill and has panoramic views over the Luberon Valley. In the region made famous by Peter Mayle, many of the famous hilltop villages are only a short drive from this villa, with countless vineyards and restaurants within easy reach. Shops are located at Gordes, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Cavaillon (with access to the highway and many supermarkets), Avignon, and Marseille (airport). Marseille (airport): 45 min by car Avignon: 30 min by car Cavaillon: 18 km L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: 17 km Gordes: 6 km