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Secluded hill-top modern villa, stunning views of Luberon, Sleeps 7 (9 possible)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom (3 double, 1 single) detached house, private pool, off-street parking


House with 4 bedrooms and convertible bed(s), 2 bathrooms (with showers) and 2 separate WC.

Noted architect-designed modern house in secluded hill-top location with spectacular views towards the Luberon is available for weekly rental for self catering holidays. The house is 3 km from the nearest village. Climate control in all rooms and mid-week cleaning service for stays of two weeks.

It has a large kitchen/ dining room (seating for 10-12) and lounge (with sofa bed). Its own private swimming pool and sun terrace with a gas-fired barbecue garden and chairs and tables with parasols for al-fresco dining.

The area offers historic town and villages, wonderful walks though the limestone hills and green valleys and superb local cuisine. The picturesque and historic town of Gordes is within easy reach approximately 10 km away.

Cleaning: A free mid-stay clean is provided for bookings of two weeks or more

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay, we could not fault La Maison Solaire, it was the perfect peaceful retreat. The villa is comfortable, extremely clean and very well equipped. Sophie the housekeeper was an absolute gem and left us plenty of goodies, especially the fresh basil plant, cannot get that kind of basil anywhere else! She cleaned and refreshed our linens halfway through our holiday as promised. All the kitchen equipment you could possibly need and then some.

The pool is fabulous and plenty of loungers and garden furniture. We were very lucky with the weather, warm in the day and cool at night. The villa is very well located for exploring the Cote du Rhone wine region and the Luberon Valley. We have very good memories - thank you.

James needs to leave a visitors comment book in the villa, it would have been useful.
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Cavaillon [E9]
Car: necessary

La Maison Solaire is situated in the beautiful Vaucluse/Luberon area of Provence, South Eastern France. The area is not far from the Swiss and Italian borders and the historic cities of Avignon (45mins drive) and Aix en Provence (60 mins drive) are nearby, and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue a 30 mins drive. It is a mountainous region with a Mediterranean climate, and green fertile valleys with steep sides and picturesque hilltop villages. Paths through the limestone hills lead walks amongst juniper, cypress, pine, oak and wild thyme. The secluded site commands superb views across valley of the Pay d’Apt to the mountains of the Luberon in the south and the historic villages of Gordes and Roussillon. A short drive north will take you to Mont Ventoux and the Drome.

There are many beautiful walks, historic sites and points of cultural interest including studios of artists (potters and painters).

Other Activities: Hot air balloon


Lioux House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Separate WC - toilet
    Separate WC - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate WC
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , Separate WC
  • Modern bathrooms with thermostatically controlled showers. Hair dryers provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom and separate WC
  • The house is on one floor and has three units joined by a covered walkway and terrace. The SE unit has two double bedrooms, a single bedroon, a full bathroom (toilet basin, bath with shower) and an additional separate WC. The lounge sitting room is one spacious unit with a sofa bed. The third NW unit contains the kitchen/dining room and a master bedroom and ensuite bathroom and separate WC. All bedrooms have full climate control (air-conditioning/cooling and in winter heating). Window covering are blinds and external retractable fly screens. Room fans are also available. Full linen service provided. Duvet bed covers and at least two pillows per person.
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


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Phantastic holidays in a perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with everything necessary, clean and really well equipped.

You don't hear anything, not during the day not even by night.

For us, climbing, running and cycling absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and has everything

  • 5 of 5

Externally, not the prettiest building in France but as a holiday retreat it certainly does the job. We've been holidaying in France for most years since 1999 and this is easily the best resourced place in which we've stayed. It really is a home from home in that respect. Chris does a great job keeping the place clean and Florence the "housekeeper" ensures that you're settled in and have no problems. UK TV and wifi / internet connection offer a contact with the outside world but as a get away from it location, the villa is superb. Apart from when we went out, the only people we saw were the cleaners, the gardener and the pool man. It is very quiet and secluded - ideal, for us at least.

If the villa has a negative, it's the lack of a cover for the pool, allied to there being no cleaning equipment for guests to use other than a net. The pool is cleaned once a week but we didn't feel this was enough to maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the middle of the French countryside in summer.

All in though, worth 5 stars. We had a superb, relaxed holiday here. As someone else suggests, a guest book for restaurant reviews etc would be good. Head for Gordes and avoid Saint Saturnin would be my tip on that front!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear you enjoyed a relaxing holiday at Le Pinede. Many thanks for your helpful comments about the pool. We investigate getting a removable cover for next year and/or better pool cleaning equipment. There are many good local restaurants and a guide on those we like and use will be added to our house book for 2014.
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Second time at la Pinede

  • 5 of 5

Was our second time at the house, the first was in 2011. We like to be away from the bustle of the valley, yet everything is relatively close if you need it. A car is needed as there is no public transport as far as we know nearby. Apt for groceries and fuel, Gourdes, Roussillon and many other villages are a short drive away. We stayed 5 weeks this time and it still seemed so short. Having a longer time allowed us to expand our adventures further afield than last time, there are so many activities around Provence to choose from.

The house has everything we needed and is private, away from other houses, and the pool terrace is a peaceful area to relax or have dinner. There were hiking maps in the house in 2011 but were missing this time, it would be nice if they were replaced, but we used digital ones instead on our many walks. The WiFi is handy to stay in contact with either home or Angels of Provence, and the sat tv has the uk channels available although we only occasionally watched as we were using the long summer days to their fullest. The kitchen is fully equipped. The design of the house gives everyone room to move.

Our thanks to Florence and Philippe who handled any minor problems with little fuss, and to Chris who cleaned and changed the linen every Friday.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in February for 1 week and have to say that we all - especially the youth - loved staying here. The extraordinary architecture, the garden with the path out the back up onto the hills behind.

It was a quiet retreat and perfect for relaxing away from it all - with perfect sights. The kitchen is well equipped for every need and the lounge is huge and inviting. Being close enough to local attractions like the "Colorado" - a fabulous ocker rock landscape - we enjoyed the days out as well.

Very friendly and helpful caretaker!

Hopefully we will come back soon, during the "pool opening" season!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une villa tout confort dans un cadre exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Cette villa originale par sa conception offre le calme et l'authenticité pour un séjour réparateur au cœur du Luberon. Idéalement située, elle est le point de départ pour découvrir les villages et sentiers de randonnée environnants.

Le propriétaire est attaché au confort de ses hôtes et apporte des améliorations année après année. À découvrir !

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Herzliches Willkommen!

  • 4 of 5

Ein überwältigend netter und sehr fürsorglicher Empfang, einschl. der Verpflegung für den ersten Abend machten wirklich Ferienstimmung! Die Umgebung ist überwältigend, das Haus sehr großzügig mit viel Komfort. Uns hat nichts gefehlt ( wenn man mal von einer nicht tropfenden Teekanne absieht). Einkaufen im nächsten kleinen Ort ist ( auch kulinarisch) ein Erlebnis. Alles in allem: lohnt sich - auch mit Wiederholung!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. We are delighted you found the welcome warm and enjoyed your stay in Provence; we will replace the teapot. Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Kommentare. Wir freuen uns, Sie fanden die Begrüßung war freundlich und genossen Ihren Aufenthalt in der Provence; wir werden die Teekanne zu ersetzen.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

7.5% discount on rentals of more than 1 week and less than 4 weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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