Avignon villa rental - La Lavande, set in the tenth century village of Sarrians.
La Lavande, set in the tenth century village of Sarrians.
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 5 nights
 

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4 Bdrm, 2 Ba, Sleeps 6

La Lavande du Plein Soleil is a lovely renovated villa, open and breezy with a fully-equipped outdoor summer kitchen in addition to the interior 'cuisine americaine', four-meter by eight-meter private pool, and newly built guest house with its own bedroom, shower and toilet.

It is situated in a perfect location in Provence: the heart of lavender country, Cotes du Rhone wine and a truly magnificent cuisine, subtly blending traditional French cuisine with those of Italy and Spain. Lovely gardens surround the private pool, including cypress trees, palm trees, and a cornucopia of fragrant and brilliant roses.

Just 20 minutes from Avignon, home of the Papal palace, 30 minutes to Arles, where Van Gogh did much of his painting, and a host of other spectacular sights and activities within an hour, from mountain climbing to swimming and boating in the Mediterranean to golfing, cycling and horseback riding. Forty-five minutes to Aix-en-Provence, two hours to Nice, three hours to Italy, four hours to Barcelona Spain or Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Truly a limitless vacation experience.

For more information please visit our website at la-lavande

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Jo Ann and I have traveled throughout Europe for more than 30 years. In late 2001 we decided to buy a place in Europe as our base for retirement travel. We have been delighted by the amazing sights and experiences available in this part of France as well as the incredible food and wines. Our little town of Sarrians has over 20 vineyards alone!

Elias Safdie purchased this villa in 2002

Location, location, location. We are four hours from Barcelona, four hours from Lake Geneva, three hours from italy and a quick two hour TGV ride from Paris. Additionally, the people, cuisine, wines and weather in southern France are both absolutely fabulous.

Herb garden available to guests; we plant a vegetable garden for guests each year; a fig tree on the property provides fresh figs; secluded walled property provides privacy while still being a five minute walk from a charming village and a two minute drive from a supermarket.

16 Reviews of Property 47512 in Avignon, France

Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
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Avignon Avignon area
Tucson, Az, USA
4

Perfect for us

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We were fortunate to rent this excellent property in Sept. 2012. We had a mini family reunion comprised of 4 adults and 3 children. We took the guest house leaving the main house for our son's family, it was a perfect arrangement. The kids loved the pool, the kitchen was well equipped and the location ideal for exploring all there is to see in the many regions of Provence. Two weeks was not nearly enough time to see all of the surprises Provence has in store. All was wonderful.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
Holliston, MA, USA
5

August in Sarrians

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The house was excellent. Our family (3 total) found the house just the right size and very comfortable. Located conveniently to many of the small towns and sites of Provence, it was a perfect place from which to start day trips and arrive back in the late afternoon in time for s swim!

The kitchen was fully equipped with plenty of glasses, tableware, and cookware. The supermarket outside of Sarrians was a few minutes away by car. We used the boulangerie outside of town everyday. (We liked the bread there versus the ones in town.)

The owners have also maintained a useful guide/review of restaurants nearby (some of the reviews are old) as well as plenty of information on things to do around Provence.

We will definitely recommend the house to friends and family (and use it ourselves for our next trip!).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
Hampshire UK
4

Lovely small villa with pool in delightful gardens

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
This was the perfect location for a nostalgic return to the Carpentras area of Provence where we had stayed for consecutive years at a local campsite(now closed) in the days when we had little money! The house was in an extremely convenient location, not just for site seeing but for the Supermarket (5 mins in the car) and the short walk into Sarrians for bread, post office etc.
The arrival was very smooth and Christophe, the manager, was very prompt and helpful, as were all the pre arrival dealings with the owner . The pool was exceptionally clean and the garden setting was very pretty(and not at all over looked). As the owners clearly use this as a second home it had personal touches and also an excpetional range of maps and guide books. T he herb garden was the icing on the cake along with the easy access to free Wi fi.!! The bed in the main guest room was really comfy and for those of us over 50 with back problems that says something!!
As we didn't have all of our family with us we chose not to rent the additional small apartment but would recommend this if two seperate families were renting as the extra bathroom facilities would be good.The main bathroom is fine but there is only one and if you want real privacy it would be worth the extra money.
This really is an excellent location for the amazing site -seeing available in this area, there is a little traffic noise but we would certainly choose this home again if we were to return to Vaucluse. Thank you Elias and family for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely second home . This area is wonderful and you offer a superb small villa to make it even more special.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
Denmark
5

La Lavande is an excellent provence property

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Our vacation in La Lavande has been one of our very best vacations ever. All our expectations have been redeemed.
The house is spacious and decorated in the typical provence style. The terrace gives you possiblity for sitting in the shadow, when the sun is too strong. And you can still be sitting outside if it should be rainy weather. The garden is just lovely. Palm trees and a lot of flowers. And then of course the pool. We spent many hours in the water.
Sarrians is a small village in the wine district Rhône.
A very good starting point for outings in the Provence area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
We had a great time. The kids loved your pool, we loved and appreciated your lovely home. I love the colors!
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
This is our 4th visit to Provence, but our first to La Lavande, and Sarrians. We sincerely hope it won’t be our last as we have had a very happy holiday here. Highlights? The amazing fireworks in Monteux (part of the fete de Ste. Jean), the all too brief visit to Aigues Mortes; Gorges de Nesque and Mont de Ventoux. Culinary highlights include the amazing tomatoes from the specialist seller in Orange (Thursday market – near the Hotel de Ville); a sublime meal with exquisite service at the Hotel Montmirail near Vaqueyras and the simple hospitality of Jean-Marc and his family at the St Croix. And do we even need to mention the beautiful surroundings and quite possibly some of the most stunning sunsets we have ever seen!.
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2006
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
Beautiful countryside, beautiful weather, and a beautiful villa to spend our first visit to Provence in. Everything we needed for a perfect holiday – we could ask for no more.
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
We had a truly amazing experience here in Provence. We loved your home. It was comfortable and cozy and right in the heart of beautiful Provence. It was great to return after long days of sightseeing and have a refreshing dip in the pool. Hd in ton been for your most helpful “yellow book” we may have missed some of the most picturesque sights. Roussillon, Gorge D’Ardeche, Carpentras. Thank you again. We will definitely return!.
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
What a beautiful place you have here. We were very much at home and enjoyed spending days here relaxing, reading and swimming as much as we did sightseeing. I hope we enjoy our coming week in Burgundy and Paris as much
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Provence Villa with Rose Garden and Private Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p47512vb
4012254919
Avignon Avignon area
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  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
We have had a wonderful stay in your charming house. Everything was perfect, especially the pool which was a lifesaver. A few recommendations for the guests:
1. Canoeing under the Pont du Gard
2. The views and castle at Les Beaux
3. Rent a bike- the country roads just go on forever
4. though decidedly non Provencal, the Go Karts will be a huge hit avec les enfants