Gordes estate rental - The terrace, where we spend most of our time of our time, at Les Murets.
The terrace, where we spend most of our time of our time, at Les Murets.
 
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • 5 Bathrooms
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4 large bedrooms, 2 small bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 11

Located just on the outskirts of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France, Les Murets is an enchanting property that sits on seven acres of lavender, thyme and rosemary fields with sweeping views of the Luberon Mountains, a swimming pool, pool house and tennis court. Just fifteen miles east of Avignon, and forty miles from the Mediterranean, it is conveniently located within an hour's drive of the Marseille airport and the TGV train station in Avignon. The interior of the house was completely gutted and renovated recently and has been decorated in soothing, comfortable and casually elegant neutral tones. The kitchen has a large island that is always command central, with a wonderful gathering place for people who want to socialize or help with dinner preparations. The terrace, with its large wrought iron table is the perfect place to enjoy long, leisurely dinners, overlooking the beautiful mountains in the distance and the valley below.

Arriving at Les Murets: When you arrive at Les Murets, between 4 and 6 p.m. on a Saturday, you will be greeted first by our wonderful caretaker who lives down the street, and second, by the incredible smell of lavender that permeates the house's thick stone walls and causes just about everyone to say, 'Ahhh ....' as they walk through the door. It's a welcome feeling, especially after a long trip. Our caretaker, who loves the property as her own and has been watching over it for the last twenty years, will show you around the house and property and go over how things work. If you are a little too jet lagged to take it all in, there is a detailed manual in English that you can pore over at your leisure, as you sit down and sip the wine that has been awaiting your arrival. If you would like a sneak preview of all the things to do at Les Murets, you may enjoy reading through our top 100 activities, which we will send you ahead of time.

Enjoying the Property: We jokingly say that Les Murets is like a mini resort. We're fortunate to have a beautiful large pool, which can be heated. There is also a private tennis court with a quick dry surface. And, for those wanting the full Peter Mayle experience, we offer a 'boules court' - but you must buy your own pastis (unless you request it from us ahead of time, in which case we are happy to accommodate). In addition to our favorite 100 activities, we probably enjoy most just sitting outside on the terrace, overlooking the Luberon Valley and the mountains in the distance, eating a delicious meal of fresh ingredients washed down with plenty of local wine from one of our favorite vineyards, in the company of friends and family. We spend much of our time on the terrace, from the time that it is bathed in sunshine in the morning, to the late evening when long shadows cover the lavender field and the Luberon mountain turns purple in the sunset.

Getting the Most out of your Stay: You could be perfectly happy staying home the whole time, but for those who want to be a little more active, we have put together a two week itinerary with suggestions for every single day, from morning to evening, based on market days, restaurant closings and other scheduling details. You really don't need to think about anything -- just get in the car and go. This way, you will enjoy the planning and the reliving stages almost as much as the actual trip. We also can make arrangements for catering meals, delivery upon your arrival, a private chef, babysitting, chauffeur, and many other services – all provided at an additional cost. Just let us know with at least one month's notice and we will make the arrangements for you.

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25 Reviews of Property 277145 in Gordes, France

Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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September 2011, Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Thank you for a fabulous stay. We absolutely loved our stay at Les Murets – the lovely home, surroundings, food, weather – all perfect. It was especially fun sharing it with our parents. Your guide was an exceptional resource and greatly appreciated. Merci.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Fall, 2011 Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
We had a wonderful time exploring Provence. This was our first family vacation in ten years! Thank you for all the suggestions on where to go and eat. The hike to Gordes was one of our favorite adventures and the reward certainly was “gordeous!” Can’t wait to come back.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets, Spring 2012

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Thank you so much for letting us have this wonderful house which is a home in Provence. We were 3 generations here from 60 years to 1 ½ months. We all liked it a lot, the house, the surrounding area, the views. Thank you for the wonderful tips that made our stay remarkable.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets, June 2012

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
From your wonderful welcoming note (very special) right up to our departure, we have felt wonderfully at home. We have rented in the Luberon for the last 6 years and we find the warmth of the environment, attention to detail made our 3 weeks very special – a sentiment echoed by our guests. We look forward to being able to return.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
For the third year running, our family has gathered in the your enchanting house and enjoyed every minute of our holiday in Provence. We feel at home from the moment we arrive to see M. and Mme. Chabert’s enthusiastic smiles. This year the weather has been perfect for the many expeditions we have made as well as for relaxing at Les Murets, playing games, and catching up with each other’s news. Your house exudes friendliness and warmth! It has been a joy to return, and we very much hope to come back again next year …
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Your spirit and style shows in every detail of your property. We had a diverse stay from lounging pool side, tennis and lazy lunches on the terrace to markets and sight seeing and getting lost on the petit chemin. We look forward to our next trip to Provence.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thank you for sharing your lovely home. The décor and finishes are so pretty. We’ve enjoyed our time here and will always remember our family time around the kitchen island on the terrace.
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Les Murets c'est magnifique x 1000!!!!! We are all overwhelmed by loveliness. We toured with Christophe and fell in love with La Coste. Gorgeous. Rousillion and the ochres were stunning. We have returned and loved every second!
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Just a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Les Murets. The house and gardens, with the wonderful pool and tennis court, were even more lovely than we anticipated. And the location perfect. We all agreed that Les Muret was by far the best summer holiday villa we have ever rented. We were made to feel so welcome both by Nicolas and all the information you had left. On our drive to the station in Avignon, to catch the train home, we tried to think of ways our holiday could have been any better- and we couldn't come up with any ideas!! It was just perfect!
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Elegant house in Gordes with private pool, tennis court and stunning views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277145
+001 404 790-9395
Gordes Luberon
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Les Murets, Summer Season, 2013

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed the house. It is beautiful and decorated with a lot of taste.

It was our plan to try to go back regularly but next year will not be an option as we cannot coordinate dates that work ...

We would love to rent the house again at some point.

The (caretakers) were very helpul and nice."