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Fam Franssen

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Luxury villa, amazing view on Luberon valley, extensive gardens, comfort pool.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large private pool, magnificient view

This property is excellent for family with children. This property is excellent for families with children, because of its extensive 6500m2 garden with picknick table, large trampoline 4.5 diameter, ping-pong table and lots of place for ball games and badminton. There is a large heated pool (6 x 12m) .The large and comfortable building (250m2) is located in a beautifull area, an has stunning panoramic views over the valley of the Luberon. Only 45 minutes from the city of Avignon. Nearby (2 km) in beautiful picturesque village Saint Saturnin-les-Apt you will find restaurants, bakeries and grocery. A sportive walk to the village takes 25 min. Only 10 minutes driving will take you to Apt (8 km), with its famous Saturday morning market, medieval center and lots of restaurants. Famous provencal villages as Gordes, Roussillion, Menerbes, Bonnieux are within 30 minutes drive. Marseille takes one and a half hour drive.

1th floor:

Lounge very large, open plan living area (60m2) with its own dining area but also entrances to covered outside dinning terrace. Corners with open fireplace and satellite TV with video/dvd/cd.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Large balcony and covered terrace, Also a wireless broadband internet connection is available.

Ground floor:

Three large bedrooms (20m2), each with its own bathroom, (2 with enclosed showers and 1 with bath tub).

All bathrooms have double washbassins and a toilet.

On each level (ground floor, first floor) you will find covered and uncovered terraces for chilling, reading or dining.

There are 2 Baby's cots and 2 high baby's chairs available. Also three mountain bikes as the surroundings are very well suited for biking.

The villa has an enclosed beautiful extensive garden 6500m2 with lavendel, olive trees, oleanders and dining terraces.

There is a heated private pool (12 x 6m) with alarm and sun terrace, several shade areas, pool chairs. Near the pool is a playground for children (including a large trampoline) and a picknick area.

Surroundings: When leaving the property, one walks immediately into the beautiful nature of the Perréal hill. When you go out of the main gate there are several beautiful hikes. The Perreal hill is an interesting walking area itself with its variety in forests and gypsum rockformations, great views on the surrounding valley and noteworthy geographical history. But you can also walk directly into the Luberon valley with its little villages and hamlets. Walking between vineyards, orchards, olive trees, and cypresses one can imagine why this region is often cited as the Toscane of the Provence.

The Parc Regional Naturel de Luberon is a nationally protected heritage site which features natural forests, cherry orchards, vineyards, old villages, castles and lavender fields. This blending of nature and man made history is unique, not only in France but also the rest of Europe.

Visitors adore the scenic and carefully preserved landscape under the warm southern sun of France, nestled between such impressive natural phenomena as Mont Ventoux and the deep naturally carved Gorges du Verdon.

The Luberon Mountain region offers visitors all forms of sights, serenity, activities and shopping, but as yet has not been overrun by the tourist industry.

Points of interest: The region is interspersed with cultural and historical attractions such as the thousand year old Church of Sainte Anne in nearby Apt, and the two thousand year old Pont Julien, an ancient Roman bridge which still spans the River Coulon.

Several hilltop villages are found throughout the area, and make interesting and memorable places to visit. Roussillon was a hiding spot for writer Samuel Beckett during the Second World War. Gordes features the Sénanque Abbey dating back to 1148.

The village of Ménerbes has been made famous through books and cinema, depicting a quiet rural French lifestyle. Lacoste, once home to the notorious Marquis de Sade, is a popular spot for history buffs. All of these towns offer shops, restaurants and other amenities, and can be reached in less then half an hours' drive.

The storied town of Avignon, which held the seat of the Papacy briefly in the Middle Ages, is within 45 minutes' drive offers an abundance of cultural and historical points of interest. There are 2 golf locations: one near the village of Saumane 45 minutes drive with 18 holes and the other golf club is in the village of Villar 10 minutes drive with 9 holes. Pets and smoking are not allowed.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fam Franssen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

About Fam Franssen

Being ourselves lovers of nature, gardening, hiking, mountain biking, quietness, and relaxing, we take care that our guests enjoy a vacation without any stress in one of the most beatiful parts of France.

Why Fam Franssen chose Luberon

Very beautiful landscaped gardens, shady and sunny areas, Adventurous playgrounds for children. Astonishing views on Luberon valley, also known as Tuscany of the Provence. Large comfortably temperatured pool with sliding cover.Trails for wandering and hiking right form the entrance.

What makes this villa unique

Suitable for groups of couples and singles as well as families with children of all ages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eleven of us stayed here, including five children aged 2 to 9. We all had a fantastic time and would happily have stayed another week!

The owners were there when we arrived and couldn't have been more helpful.

The house and grounds are spacious and well cared for and the view is amazing!

The pool is a great size and there are plenty of loungers and seats for everyone. However the shallow end is not very shallow, even the nine year olds struggled to touch the bottom (it didn't seem to affect their enjoyment though) It's useful to have a fridge by the pool too. The trampoline and play area are right next to the pool which is handy for keeping an eye on the children.

All the bedrooms are light and spacious and have their own bathroom, although beware the mezzanine bed really isn't for little ones.

If you're with little ones then there isn't anything in walking distance, but it's only a few minutes in the car to Saint Saturnin (which is well worth a visit) or ten minutes into Apt with shops, cafes and the huge supermarket. There are loads of fantastic places to visit in this area of Provence (we've been three times now) and the house provides a really good base to explore.

The owners have provided two mountain bikes and I can totally recommend a sun-down bike ride along the quiet roads around the property - whatever your fitness level. Although you may have to walk the last bit up the very steep hill to the house.

If you're feeling more energetic my husband and his brother hired bikes and cycled to the top of Mont Ventoux....

There's also a small lake for fishing about five minutes away which my boys loved (take your own kit though).

All in all a great holiday, thanks Maria and Paul!

Helen, UK.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Luxury villa, amazing view on Luberon valley, extensive gardens, comfort pool.
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfectly set up for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We could find no fault with this property which was so well equipped that there were two of most things. The house was spotlessly clean and had ample space for our family of 6. Paul and Maria were extremely helpful and couldn't have facilitated a better stay for us, their aim is for guests to enjoy themselves and we certainly did. My husband had to stay in touch with work and had no problems staying connected. The surrounding area is stunning and we made good use of the 2 bikes there to explore, particularly to Roussillon. There are many shops and restaurants in Apt, and 2 lovely bakeries and a couple of very good restaurants in St Saturnin. There is a peaceful walk up to the church and ancient settlement ruins on top of the Perreal hill straight from the house which we enjoyed. The listing is totally accurate and Paul and Maria are a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. You and your family are always welcome. Paul and Maria
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4

Spacious villa with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

A lovely villa with amazing views across the Luberon valley, it is well equipped and handy for the local village which has great restaurants, bakeries and a small grocery. This villa has something to offer for all ages, whether you want to relax on the terrace by the pool or burn up some energy on the trampoline. We particularly enjoyed the exploring the local walks straight from the gate out into woodland and past fields of vines to reach nearby villages for a coffee and croissant. The rooms are all very comfortable and clean, and the villa is very well equipped. The loft bedroom is fine for older children and teenagers (or in our case an adventurous adult) providing you don't mind a tall ladder to reach your bed! The owners are very friendly and helpful with lots of tips for local activities. Just one minor grumble was three are a few trip risks on the paving around the pool which means young children or older guests should be extra careful.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will replace the tiles.Thanks to let us know We enjoyed to meet you and your family.We hope to welcome you aother time.
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4

A lovely villa in the heart of Provence

  • 4 of 5

We spent two lovely weeks at the villa. We were a family group of 11 in total (7 adults, 4 children). The villa is really well laid out with four good sized bedrooms on the ground floor with ensuite bathrooms. There is a smaller bedroom upstairs which is best for older children (not adults), and it was really nice to have a big open plan living area also. We spent nearly all our time eating out on the ground floor terrace just looking out at the most amazing view across the valley. The garden is well kept and the pool is a really nice size , with the most awesome sunken trampoline just next to it. All the kids wanted to do was swim and jump. This made for a really relaxing holiday. The location of this villa is truly fantastic with so many beautiful villages and towns to visit nearby. We will have to come back as there is still so much more for us to see and do, and we need more of that view.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. There are so many interesting villages around, it will take a long time to have see them all. You and your family are always welcome. Paul and Maria
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4

Wonderful house and pool

  • 4 of 5

For the perfect Provence holiday this house is hard to beat. Fabulous views, and one of the best pools I have ever swum in. The pool has several well covered areas for pale English skins. Garden is wonderful with scent of lavender everywhere, plenty of space, plenty of shade. Four wonderful bedrooms en suite, but fifth bedroom not really useable unless you have an older child who doesn't mind sleeping in a loft space. The owner's response to small niggles quick and effective. Would certainly recommend. Location is perfect -- more or less 45 minutes from just about anywhere you wish to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. You have been wonderful guests. You will always be welcome .
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5

Wondeful house, idyllic setting, great family hous

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Paul and Maria's wonderful home for a second two-week visit this summer, as our first visit two years ago could not have been more perfect. We had our three young children (ages 5, 8 and 10), as well as my parents. The house accommodated us all quite comfortably. The kids once again loved the large pool, as well as the new addition of the trampoline. We all loved the idyllic setting and beautiful views, and meals al fresco on the porch and patio. The house is a 15 minute walk from a charming small village, and within a 30-60 minute drive there are many different beautiful towns to visit for day trips. The house, gardens and pool provide a wonderful retreat to relax in the afternoon and evening after some outings. Paul and Maria take meticulous care of the house and we found it has everything we needed. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay again. You are always welcome to come again to our villa. Kind regards, Paul and Maria
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5

Living like a God in France

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Paul and Maria's home in the Luberon valley three times. The accomodations and the property are top notch. The latest addition, a sunken trampoline next to the swimming pool, was a real crowd pleaser - and not just for the kids.

Most importantly, the view from the upstairs terrace is guaranteed to sooth your soul - from sunrise to sunset.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We enjoy very much you and your family and friends. You always welcome to our villa. Paul and Maria
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Saint saturnin les apt
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Villars
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
cavallion
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
cavallion
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Saint saturnin les apt
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Mount ventoux
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Marseille or Cassis
Car: necessary

Fossil site,

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,706
 
 
high season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,242
 
 
mid season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,706
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,706
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $395

For availability please contact owner.
Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rent.
Pool and garden service included. No extra charges.
When you contact the owner please include you fix phone or mobile number.
We send you first the booking form and we always call our guests before we rent out our property.
We do not open pdfs. Please return the booking foorm/contract in the mail.
Smoking is not allowed in the house..

First payment 50 %, paid within 3 days after returning the booking form/contract.
Second and last payment of 50% and the security deposit of 350 euros paid 8 weeks prior arrival. Clients have tot assure themselves against a possible cancelation from their side. Payments are not refundable.
By departure the security deposit will be returned within 1 week after inspection of the villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double washing basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double washing basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double washing basin
  • 2 bathrooms have double washing basin and shower and toilet. One bathroom has a double washing basin and a bathtub and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , size double bed 2,00x1.60 mtr exit garden, large, sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , size bed 2,00x1,60mtr exit garden, large room sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk beds and 2 single beds sleeps 4
  • rooms are large
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All rooms have standing fans. The terrain is completely fenced in. Outside the gate there are different hiking pads. The villa is cool in the Summer because there are pergola's who keep the sun out of the house. You have a feeling to be away from it all and at the same time you are within 5 minutes by car from the local village of Saint Saturnin-Les-Apt with its small supermarket, bakery and several restaurants. The town of Apt is within 10 minutes by car, offering a hospital, large supermarkets, a romantic medieval center with a famous Saturday morning market and many restaurants. The villa is located on a natural hill at a quiet lane. The garden has a lot of flowers and lavender and olive trees. And lots of space for children to play. The pool is 6 x 12meter with alarm. There is a play garden for children with picknick and pingpong table, and a large trampoline.

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