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TWO SUPERB 1 BEDROOM COTTAGES WITH INFINITY POOL, FABULOUS VIEWS, WIFI

David & Karen Taylor

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

David & Karen Taylor

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Speaks: english, french
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TWO SUPERB 1 BEDROOM COTTAGES WITH INFINITY POOL, FABULOUS VIEWS, WIFI

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two charming cottages with WiFi, pool, an easy walk of Saint Saturnin Les Apt

Adjoining our own home and set in a former olive Grove and fruit orchard, our two one bedroom cottages, with free WiFi ,enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and Luberon hills. Each gite has a comfortable living room with sofa, table and chairs and is open plan to the kitchen, fitted with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Naturally for breakfast we provide a coffee maker, kettle and toaster.

The bedroom has a built in wardrobe, double bed with cool fresh sheets and luxurious en suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin.(All linen, towels including pool towels are provided). A flat screen TV receives both French and English channels, there is high speed internet access for your personal use. French doors open onto a private covered terrace equipped with furniture and a barbeque for outdoor dining, and access to the garden areas and heated infinity swimming pool (10 x 5m) with spacious sun bathing area, pool house and a view of the village & chateau.

Why Stay with us?: Having holidayed in Provence we have stayed in a variety of gites and houses. These experiences, some good some less so, inspired us to create something special for our guests. Enticed by the beauty of this region and French way of life we settled in St Saturnin Les Apt in 2005.

We offer our two one bedroom gites and also have two 3 bedroom houses including Le Chene, contact us for details.

St Saturnin Les Apt is one of the few unspoilt hillside villages in the Luberon, Provence, just 7 kilometres from Apt and close to Bonnieux and Gordes. The historic towns of Avignon and Aix en Provence are about 45 minutes away by road.

Saint Saturnin Les apt: This unspoilt village has a population of just over 2000 people, many of whom live here throughout the year, making it more vibrant out of season than some of it’s more touristy neighbours. It is a true Provencal village retaining much character dominated by a medieval ruined castle with its ramparts and towers and the 17th Century Windmill. Narrow streets, old stone houses with their original doors, water fountains and a central square, which is shaded by plane trees, all create a peaceful ambience.

There are three bars, two hotels and five restaurants providing casual and more formal dining. An excellent Charcuterie, two Boulangeries and a ‘Spar’ supermarket offer a wide variety of products and there is also a chemist, Post Office, cash machine and newsagents.

The area, has been noted for its Olive Oil and the local Moulin, which has a small gift shop, is just outside the village as you approach from Apt. Sylla, the local wine co-operative sells excellent Local Wine.

More Details

Details for Les Oliviers & Les Cerisiers 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Two one bedroom cottages adjacent to our own home with in walking distance to the village of Saint Saturnin Les apt. 10 x 5m infinity swimming pool, facing south with wonderful views of the Luberon. Both gites are fully equipped for self catering and have free WiFi. We are on hand to assist with local information, restaurant bookings and enjoy an apperro by the pool most evenings!
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David & Karen Taylor (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french

About David & Karen Taylor

My back ground before living in France was property, I spent over 25 years in residential estate agency in Surrey, England where I was a partner in a reputable firm for the last 15 years.

Karen has worked at the head office of M&S, also in catering and in property which is where we met in 1997.

Our joint passion for people, property & France led us here in 2005 and I can honestly say we have never looked back!

David & Karen Taylor purchased this cottage in 2008

Why David & Karen Taylor chose Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

When we first walked onto our land in 2005 we knew from that minute we had to have it! Little did we know of the challenges ahead let alone our appalling language skills!

For us it has three big selling points

Location - walking distance of the village

Location - Facing South with views of the Luberon

Location - peace, quiet & privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

The infinity pool, and our evening drinks by the pool seem very popular where our clients can meet each other and swap stories and enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Attention to detail, the friendly atmosphere and ideal location make this holiday villa hard to beat. There was plenty of room for 3 generations to holiday happily together and the pleasant outdoor space meant that it was not always easy to drag ourselves away to enjoy the beauty of the Luberon. David and Karen have created something very special which will have visitors returning time and again.
Jun 2011
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

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Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
average rating of 4.982456 based on 72 reviews
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Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Toronto, Canada
5

Outstanding and affordable

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at Karen and David’s gite for the second time. We left far too long between visits. The gite is ideal for a couple and well-appointed for your stay. You find everything that you need for self-catering and relaxing. They are always clean, updated and well cared for.
The view from the small front terrace is beautiful and of course only highlighted by the infinity pool and all that it's lounges promise. David and Karen have a nice tradition of meeting people on the pool deck in the evening for a drink to talk about the day, deal with questions and to make trip suggestions if requested.
Their calm, unassuming manner only contributes to the trip experience. Then of course they are in a small village with its own interesting history and ruins to explore, unfettered by hordes of people. You are also only minutes away from Peter Mayle country with villages such as LaCoste, Menerbe, Bonnieux, Gorde and Rouissillon. The last two our personal favourites. A little further away is the coast, or Avignon or Aix. If you are into people watching there is market day somewhere every day.
Needless to say, their location is ideal if looking for a quiet retreat in the middle of a plethora of available activities with beautiful weather most of the time. Reading the guest book in the gite you will see the comments of many satisfied customers over the 5 or 6 years they have been operating.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dennis & Jackie, Wow, what nice words about the gite and area, thank you, we are so pleased you came back and hope the gap won`t be quite as long before the next visit. D&K
business
Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
5

Les Oliviers, St Saturnin les Apt, superb holiday!

  • 5 of 5
The gite 'Les Oliviers' was a fabulous place for a relaxing holiday retreat with spectacular views towards the Luberon hills, especially in the morning sun. The gite was very clean and well appointed with a comfortable bed. The shower area was stylish and efficient. The chlorine-free pool was beautiful to swim in, we swam nearly every day even though we holidayed in October. The gite and gardens have a pleasant rural feel yet are only a short walk from the village. The village is very pretty with scenic walks to the cliff top chapel and has two excellent boulangeries and a general store. We dined at L'Estrade and had a fabulous meal.
David and Karen were perfect hosts, being attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Their extensive local knowledge was invaluable when planning trips. We enjoyed meeting by the pool in the evening to watch the sun go down and share our stories of the day with our hosts, other guests and a glass of wine (or two..). We would certainly recommend 'Les Oliviers' to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in Provence.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
5

Vacation in Provence

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, David and Carolyn, for sharing your lovely home with us. It had everything we dreamt of and even more! We had wonderful time in Provence and Les Cerisiers became our home. Some days it was hard to decide to leave :). The pool was amazing - warm and clean and no chlorine! We loved our new fluffy friends coming to our doors early in the morning.

The dinner at L 'estrade was the best meal we had in Provence. Thank you for making the reservation, it was very thoughtful of you!

Now we are back to rainy Vancouver. Looking at the pictures and sharing our wonderful memories with family and friends. Some of them are already thinking about going and if they go they will definetely stay at one of your Gites. I wish I could be there right now...

Hope to see you again!

Alla & Oleg
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alla & Oleg,
We are really pleased everything met with your dreams! and that you had such a good time, it was our pleasure to have you stay we look forward to welcoming you or your family & friends another time - best wishes
David & KAREN!! ( I know you mentioned the little error!)
business
Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
5

Great gite in a lovely setting and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Les Cerisiers, one of two gites next to the owners' property, which had everything you could possibly need, with equipment to a high standard and all well maintained. The setting,although rural, was only 15 minutes on foot from the delightful village of St Saturnin les Apt with its restaurants, bars and shops. The pool and its surrounding areas were beautifully maintained and much enjoyed during our stay.

The owners, David and Karen, were very attentive to our needs, provided some excellent advice on places to eat, and clearly enjoyed having their guests to stay. Their open invitation to join them each evening for a chat and drink round the pool area was a good example of this.

We enjoyed eating out at L'Estrade in the village and further afield, including the Bistrot de Lagarde high up on a plateau in the nearby hills which was well worth the somewhat demanding drive along the hairpin bends!

As this was the fourth time we had visited the Luberon, many of our excursions were to places we were already familiar with but we were also very taken with St. Sat itself and enjoyed its unspoilt ambiance, weekly market and the walks around the ruins of the chateau and church which dominate the skyline.

We would definitely recommend a stay here to friends and relatives looking for a gite with pool and a relaxing atmosphere and warm welcome. Not to mention the friendly cats!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the gites and also enjoyed the village which we think is rather special! We hope you will return to us next time you are in the Luberon.
business
Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
5

Great place for a holiday.

  • 5 of 5
The fact that this was our third stay at Les Cerisiers should tell the reader something: it's a great place to stay and we have loved our holidays there. We spent a week there in the summer of 2011 and also 2012. We would have booked two weeks this summer but they couldn't take us for our dates.

What do we like about Les Cerisiers?
-It is very clean.
-It is very comfortable. The bed is very good and the sofa in the living room is suitably squishy. The kitchen has everything you might need for self-catering and, in our experience, if there is something you need that isn't provided David and Karen will do their best to provide it if you ask them.
-We like the fact that the cottage is in a quiet setting but very near to the village so that you can walk there in ten minutes. This is handy for getting bread in the mornings and for walking to and from dinner in the evening if you want to dine locally without the need to take your car.
-Before our first visit we were concerned about the semi-detached nature of the two cottages: would we be too close to the neighbours? Would they disturb our peace (or we theirs)? Yes, we were aware that there were people next door but they were there for the peace and quiet, just like us, so it was not a problem. And, in fact, we enjoyed striking up an acquaintance with some and the resulting pleasant conversations. The chance to meet and chat with David & Karen and the other guests at the pool house at apero time was also enjoyable.
-The pool is a dream: salt water so no chlorine to irritate and deliciously inviting on a hot afternoon.

What do we dislike about Les Cerisiers? Nothing!

We wholeheartedly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a good base in an attractive area. David and Karen are friendly, welcoming hosts who are available for assistance, should you need it, but not intrusive.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim & Hazel, thank you for giving such a detailed over view , its nice to get such feed back - we hope we can offer the two weeks next time! regards D&K
business
Two superb 1 bedroom cottages with infinity pool, fabulous views, WiFi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411731
+33 -(0)490 710413
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
5

Paradise in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5
The gites are in quiet, beautiful surroundings facing wonderful views over the Luberon. St Saturnin Les Apt is only an 8 mins walk away where there is a small supermarket,cafes and a very good restaurant called L'Estrade..We stayed in both gites and the facilities are excellent and both were spotlessly clean.
David and Karen were on hand for anything that was needed but not intrusive. They were able to offer advice on restaurants and areas to sightsee.
The experience was so good that we've already booked for next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian & Celia,
Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back next summer D&K

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Marignane, Marseilles
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7 Cavaillon or Avignon
Car: necessary

The village has a market on Tuesday where you can buy fresh local produce as well as Provencal gifts, wine and clothing. The Luberon is also known for its delightful villages such as Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux, the latter made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A year in Provence’

Gordes is a stunning perched village (19 kms), where you can visit the Abbey de Senanque, the Chateau de Gordes and the village des bories. Roussillon is nearby with the famous Ochre.Fontaine de Vaucluse (32kms), is a popular tourist village and also the source of the River Sorgue where you can either kayak or canoe to L’Isle sur La Sorgue, the antiques capital of Provence.

The historic walled city of Avignon is 55kms,Les Baux de Provence 64kms,Aix en Provence 65kms,

The Roman cities of Orange (68kms), Arles (83kms) and Nimes (98kms) are all worth visiting

Other Activities: Wine Tasting, Painting, exploring Provencal Villages

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Rates & Availability

From €85 Per night

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 4 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
€595
 
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€745
 
 
summer
May 30 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€975
 
 
autumn
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
€745
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0.83 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 11 years.
Notes We accept payments in Sterling- please contact us for prices. Please do not use the Holiday-Rental conversion.
To make a booking, in the first instance please email or phone us for availability. We will respond within 24 hours. We can also answer any queries you may have about the gite and area.
Once we have confirmed availability of your holiday dates, we request a deposit of 25% of the total ren

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 36 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The Gite was built in 2008 and first occupied in 2009. Quality White sanitory ware with Grohe taps, matching tiling, heated towel rails and shaver points.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , New, bedding inc
  • The bedroom has a built in wardrobe, double bed with cool fresh sheets and luxurious en suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin. (All linen, towels including pool towels are provided).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes:
We often looked for a holiday that would provide quality self catering accommodation with the use of a swimming pool, whilst having our own privacy and perhaps the opportunity to meet fellow travellers to share the odd story with over a glass of wine. An easy brief but we found it so hard to find! Therefore we decided to create it ourselves, within walking distance of one of the most authentic villages in the Luberon. Adjoining our own newly built home and set in a former olive Grove and fruit orchard, Les Cerisiers sleeps two and enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and Luberon hills. We are on hand to welcome you and offer any information you require to enhance your holiday. The Gites with thier ancient Provencal roof tiles, traditional wooden windows and shutters and beamed vaulted ceilings offer all home comforts

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