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Gary

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

A Gem in the Heart of the Golden Triangle

37 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Gordes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Le Chemin des Rêves is a magnificent Provençal property located just outside the beautiful perched village of Gordes, officially designated as one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'. Our very private house and garden sit on one hectare (2 1/2 acres) in the countryside and are perfectly positioned for easy access to all that Provence has to offer. The house is built of stone from the region and has a southwestern exposure with a stunning view of the Calavon Valley and of the Luberon and Les Alpilles mountains.

Le Chemin des Rêves has four beautiful and tastefully decorated bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. All bedrooms were designed with comfort and privacy in mind. Each room is fully equipped with radio/alarm clock, linens, plush towels, body wash, hair dryer and tissues. The master bedroom suite is equipped with a bathtub.

The kitchen is well equipped with a five burner gas cooktop, oven with rotisserie, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and microwave. You will find all the pots, pans, dishware, wine/cocktail glasses, food processor, blender, toaster, coffee pot and all utensils required to prepare delicious meals using the products you will find in the local village markets. Market day in Gordes is Tuesday morning and the definitely not-to-be-missed farmer's market in Coustellet is on Sunday morning. The adjacent utility room has a washer, dryer and second refrigerator with freezer.

The dining room is furnished with beautiful oak furniture and the table can be expanded to seat 8-10 people comfortably. You will find all necessary linens available for your use.

The living room (Salon), with it's massive stone fireplace and high ceilings with Provençal beams, is furnished with beautiful leather couches and chair. It also offers a truly beautiful view of the mountains and the valley.

The den/library is equipped with HDTV with SkyTV service, DVD player, CD player/radio, I-Pod player, WiFi service and Printer with print/scan/copy/web capability. There is a vast collection of CD's and DVD's for your entertainment. In addition, the library is stocked with many books and magazines for your enjoyment.

Our very private swimming pool is 11 x 5 meters and is a wonderful place for family fun or swimming laps. There are eight (8) comfortable pool loungers where you can relax after a dip in the pool and read or just enjoy a nap. Surrounding the pool are large pool parasols for your enjoyment as well.

In the pool house you will discover a BBQ with rotisserie (wood is provided), a small refrigerator, sink and comfortable furniture for relaxing. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal cooked on the BBQ and watch a beautiful Provençal sunset.

At the rear of the house you will find our herb garden and a stone picnic table where you can enjoy leisurely meals in the shade of the oak trees.

Relaxing on the terrace is a great place to put your feet up and enjoy a chilled glass of local rosé wine after a day of exploring the many villages, markets, restaurants, wineries, historical sites and all that Provence has to offer.

Planted in the garden are 70+ olive trees, 300+ lavender plants, many varieties of flowers, bushes and native trees which add a lovely dimension of color to the landscape. As you walk around the garden you will enjoy the aromas of Provence...wild thyme, rosemary and savory. While on your way through the gardens you will also discover an ancient stone borie, which is a fine example of the bories that dot the landscape in this area. If you like, you can visit the Village of the Bories which is just up the road from Le Chemin des Rêves.

We invite you to experience Le Chemin des Rêves and discover the perfect location for your dream vacation. The walled city of Avignon is just a 30 minute drive; the beautiful village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is surrounded by the vines of some of the premier wine makers in the world, is only a 40 minute drive from the property. In an hour or less you can be in the Camargue or in Arles, visit the Pont-du-Gard or the Roman theater in Orange, enjoy lunch and shopping in St. Remy de Provence, drive to Aix-en-Provence or visit the ancient city of Marseille. Your choices are unlimited! Let your curiosity lead you toward wonderful discoveries: Roman ruins, historic perched villages, village markets, outdoor concerts, fabulous restaurants, castles, wineries and much, much more. Just choose a road to follow and discover something new everyday.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gary (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Beverly,





We were simply DELIGHTED with our stay in every single way. The property was even better in person (it looked great on the internet but you never know until you see it). I noticed in the comment book someone said "it's more like staying at a friend's home than a rental property" - those words are perfectly said. SO true!!





Between the service you provided us all the way along, and the property being completely first rate, we could not have been happier!







Perfect perfect stay. And I neglected also to mention how much I really enjoyed the library! I read most of my things on Kindle so I downloaded a few of the books that they had - fantastic.





Please pass on our sincere thanks to the owners for making their little gem available to us :-)





All the best,

Sharon
Jul 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

A Gem in the Heart of the Golden Triangle
average rating of 4.972973 based on 39 reviews
5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

It didn't take long for our family to settle in to the house. From day one, it felt like our home away from home. After a day spent exploring one of the beautiful local towns, it was an absolute joy to return home to Le Chemin Des Reves for our afternoon ritual - a dip in the cool water of the beautiful pool, followed by a glass of delicious local wine, and an assortment of local cheeses, fruits (including figs picked from trees right on the property!), and fresh baked breads. All while taking in the spectacular view that photographs simply cannot fully capture.

The owners Gary and Cathy have done a wonderful job with the house and the property - everything so tastefully done, yet unbelievably comfortable and with all of the conveniences that helped to make our stay so relaxing. An unbelievably well-appointed kitchen - cooking meals was a joy - and a conveniently located laundry room are just two of the highlights of the conveniences of home that we enjoyed.

My son absolutely loved exploring the grounds! Almost daily we would walk along the stone walls, wander through the olive grove, and enjoy deep breaths in the beautiful, fragrant lavender field.

Beverly was a fabulous resource for us the entire time - she was always available to guide us regarding towns and villages to visit, restaurants, local markets, and more - down to the smallest detail. Not only was she a great resource, but she couldn't be a nicer person! In fact, by the time we left, we felt as though we had made new friends in Beverly and her daughter Sam.

My only hesitation in awarding five stars to the property and writing such a positive review is that there is a part of me that wants to keep Le Chemin Des Reves as our family's little secret! At the end of the day, though, I feel better sharing and hope other families can enjoy as wonderful an experience as we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to be able to spend 6 lovely weeks at Le Chemim Des Reves. The house was well appointed, comfortable bedrooms,spacious nicely stocked kitchen,lots of attention to detail. The outside grounds and views were spectacular.

Lavender fields, rosemary bushes , fresh figs from the tree, herbs , pool to relax in.

Sunsets to enjoy with a matching glass of Rose. We loved the location in that we able to shop at markets and stores , eat at fabulous restaurants, visit the picture perfect towns and not have to fight traffic to get out our door and only be a stones throw away from everything. I loved cooking in the kitchen the cookbook collection was great and so much fun finding and using all the local foods. There was also lots of travel material to look through.

Beverly as manager was super helpful and had excellent advice for us

Highly recommend the house

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey
5

What a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our family vacation in Provence. After spending our days exploring the area we were so happy to come home to this house! It was comfortable, clean and well stocked with all the comforts and amenities we could want. The location is perfect for easy access to many beautiful and interesting places to visit. Beverley manages the property and was always friendly and available to answer our questions. I would highly recommend this house to anyone who is interested.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FLorida USA
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults and greatly enjoyed this beautiful home, Chemin des Reves. The view is magnificent. We could not have asked for anything better. It was a great fit for our group. The lavender field typical of Provencal life. All rooms are very comfortable. The manager, Beverly, was very hospitable and very accommodating. We would return to the property without any doubt. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairport New York. USA
5

Une Reve!

  • 5 of 5

In September we spent our 14th (That's right!!!) visit to Chemin des Reves. After renting several other houses in the Gordes area, we finally found CDR which, frankly, has everything we enjoy. It's location is awesome in the midst of a very lively and interesting area, yet essentially the property is very private behind its tall iron gates. The lavender field and the producing olive grove are typical of Provençal life. The furniture and bedrooms are very comfortable , the bathrooms have good showers and the kitchen is so well equipped. Naturally the pool is a big plus, especially for our grandkids, and the borie is a reminder of the timelessness of this wonderful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Beautiful home in the heart of Provence

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous estate overlooking the hills is perfect for relaxing and exploring Provence. The home is very private and secure. The home has a huge master suite with its own living room and terrace. The kitchen is modern and well equipped.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
L'Estaminet
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Provence Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Avignon
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
L'Estellan Restaurant
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Marseille
Car: necessary

Restaurants(many Michelin starred), Antique Markets, Farmers Markets, Wine Touring and Tasting, Sites of Roman Ruins(Les Baux de Provence and Glanum located near St, Remy de Provence), Ile-sur-le-Sorgue has a world famous antique market open every weekend all summer, Daily market days in most villages and a terrific farmers market on Sunday morning in Coustellet (5 minutes by car), music concerts, art shows and much, much more!

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Rates & Availability

Gordes House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,923
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,923
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,484
 

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Amenities

Gordes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • All four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. Bedroom #4 king bed can be converted into 2 twin beds. All bedrooms have new high quality king mattresses. We also have two (2) Pack-n-Play beds for small children
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Fireplace (2), Radio/CD Player, copier/printer/scan, 5 Burner Gas Cooktop, Oven with rotisserie, Cooking utensils, Bed/Household Linens, Pool Towels, Hair Dryers, Baby High Chair, Baby Stroller; BBQ in the Pool House with rotisserie

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