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Charming 18th century village house with pool and AC in the Luberon

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

Village house in the Luberon. Pool, AC, 3 bedrooms en suite, summer kitchen

Charming 18th century village house with south facing yard and pool in the peaceful and picturesque village of Mérindol, on the southern slopes of the Luberon halfway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

The house sleeps 6 in three double bedrooms, each with bath or shower room, two of which have private toilets. The two top floor bedrooms are air-conditioned and the third bedroom, at pool level, has thick stone walls and a vaulted ceiling which keep it cool in summer. On the main floor are the living room with a large fireplace, the dining room, a third toilet, and a fully equipped kitchen leading onto a raised south-facing terrace overlooking the village rooftops and the valley of the Durance.

The courtyard is walled, providing privacy for the swimming pool and covered patio. The patio has a 6-8 person dining table, and for warm days has a ceiling fan and curtains that can be drawn to provide protection from the sun. There is a second kitchen beside the patio and also a barbecue. Each of the kitchens is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hot plates, oven and micro-wave.

There is a parking space beside the house and a closed garage. There are laundry facilities, WiFi internet access, cable TV and a telephone which may be used for receiving calls and for outgoing calls to the USA and Canada and to fixed lines in Europe.

The rear entrance of the house is only fifty yards from the centre of the village, which has bakers, butchers, a greengrocer and several cafés and restaurants. There are also tennis courts, an area for Provençal boules (petanque), and a children's playground. Close by there are opportunities for riding, kayak on the Durance and a golf course at Pont Royal, 15 minutes away. The village is well placed for cycling and walking on the Luberon hills and in the valley of the Durance. Many well-known Provençal villages and towns are within easy access by car, including Aix, Avignon, St. Remy, Salon, les Baux, Apt, Gordes, Marseille and the Camargue, Closer to Mérindol there are many beautiful villages with a wide range of restaurants and cafes.

The house is built on three levels and so it may not be suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs. The pool has an alarm to warn of someone falling into the water, but families with young children who do not know how to swim would need to be comfortable with this. We regret that we do not accept animals. The house is rented by the week, Saturday to Saturday.

More Details

Owner
Ruth Robertson
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2017

Amenities

Mérindol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 160x200
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be joint
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be joint
  • The master bedroom (25 sq.m.), on the second floor, is air conditioned and has a double bed 160x200. There is a private bathroom with toilet, renovated in the autumn of 2012, and a large wardrobe. There is a good view from the window, over the rooftops of the village and the Durance valley. On the same floor there is a second bedroom of 13 sq.m. The room is air conditioned and has twin beds that can be joined to become a double bed, a shower room and wardrobe. The third bedroom (16 sq.m.) is at the level of the courtyard and the pool, with a stone vaulted roof. It has twin beds that can be joined to become a double bed, an adjoining shower room with toilet, a wardrobe and cupboards.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Cellar
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Air conditioning in both of the bedrooms on the top floor. Washing machine, clothes dryer Television (mainly French programmes,but also English language news channels - CNN, SKY, ..), Radio-CD, DVD Telephone, high speed Internet connection with WiFi Fans for the living room and bedroom beside the pool. Garden furniture

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming 18th century village house with pool and AC in the Luberon
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Another fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from our 3rd wonderful holiday in this lovely house - more of a home than a holiday rental. It is tastefully furnished, extremely well equipped and with the summer kitchen close by the pool we were thoroughly spoilt. We really appreciated all the additional extras e.g. range of teas and coffees, toiletries in the bathroom, wine in the fridge etc. It was so nice not to have to spend the first day shopping for essentials like washing up liquid etc. The house is in the heart of Merindol, a delightful village with an interesting history, narrow streets and lovely architecture. There are several good restaurants, boulangeries and a grocery shop in the village. The pizzeria is particularly good value and the hosts are very welcoming. There are some fabulous walks on hand too, for example, up to the Luberon mountains or down to the river Durance. When you do need to go further afield, the nearby town of Mallemort has a two large supermarkets and a large street market on Fridays. And of course there is Avignon, such a beautiful city and well worth a visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the house and hope to return again for a 4th time.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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province Haute Savoie
5

De merveilleuses vacances dans le Luberon

  • 5 of 5

En Mai 2009 des vacances merveilleuses dans ce coin de Provence. La maison chaleureuse et accueillante (à l’image de ses propriétaires), restaurée avec goût. On s’y sent chez soi. Très bien équipée, confortable. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la cuisine d’été près de la piscine. Chaque chambre très bien décorée est équipée d’une salle d’eau. A noter pour les mordus d’Internet il y a le haut débit et la connexion Wifi. Maison située dans le village historique de Merindol à 50 mètres du centre. Endroit très calme, voisinage agréable. Toutes commodités sur place : santé, commerces, bars, restaurants, poste,…. bus. Tout se conjugue pour vivre « l’ambiance provence » : maison, village, habitants, visites historiques, promenades, randonnées à pied ou à vélo dans de merveilleux paysages à la végétation très variée. Dans le village bus pour Cavaillon et de Cavaillon d’autres correspondances pour visiter le Luberon ou aller à Avignon. On peut partir à 7h30 de Merindol et arriver à 8h50 à Avignon. Au centre du village un terrain de pétanque où vous êtes le bienvenu. En Mai l’eau de la piscine était un peu fraîche mais tous les cerisiers étaient en fleurs pour le plaisir des yeux et les belles aspergeraies productives pour les gourmands. Ce séjour fut un enchantement pour toute la famille. Aucune déception, que du positif. Vivement recommandé. Nous y reviendrons.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Marseille Provence airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Golf
6.5 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Avignon TGV railway station
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
A7 - exit 26 Senas
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Carry le Rouet
Car: necessary

Close to

Lourmarin and Cavaillon : 19 Km

Aix-en-Provence and Avignon : 40 Km

Marseille : 60 Km

Beach : 75 Km

River : 1 Km

Shops : 50 mètres

Centre of village : 50 mètres

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Rates & Availability

Mérindol House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HAUTE
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,689
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,471
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $272.37

Le prix de location comprend le linge pour 6 personnes, l'électricité, taxe de séjour et un nettoyage hebdomadaire de la maison et de la piscine. Le linge est changé à la fin de chaque semaine. La maison doit être laissée en état propre.

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