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Anne and Duncan Macrae

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Villa with private pool and stunning view, Luberon, Provence

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WCs, Sleeps 6

The VILLA is set within a completely PRIVATE GARDEN enjoying genuinely uninterrupted VIEWS south over adjacent olive groves, vineyards and the Luberon, whilst being only an 8 minute walk up a local lane to the centre of the historic village of Saint Saturnin lès Apt with its local shops, restaurants, cafés and weekly market. The villa’s spacious living space extends on two sides onto TERRACES overlooking the garden, the 11x 5m PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL with natural stone surround (open from June to September and in May by special arrangement). Pool heating offered for bookings in June and September at additional cost.

* Large fully fitted KITCHEN with dining table opens onto a tree shaded terrace

* There are 4 BEDROOMS, 3 in the main house and 1 further bedroom in apartment at garden level

* Comfortable SALON opens onto terrace ...great view.

The property is let for a maximum of 6 people.



Large modern fully equipped KITCHEN which opens onto a terrace, sheltered from the sun by a canopy of mulberry trees.

The light and airy SALON contains comfortable sofas, occasional chairs and opens onto the large south facing terrace which is perfect for evening dining. Indoor facilities include fast wireless internet ; Internet TV , DVD and CD players, radios and iPlayer dock.

SLEEPS (maximum 6 guests)

Villa: double bedroom, single room and a third single room which also contains a double sofa bed. There are two further rooms in an apartment at garden level, of which one is a double bedroom and the other an additional salon (included in rental, not rented separately). A travel cot is available.

Outdoor space is amply provided with furniture for al fresco dining, and there is a barbecue on the upper terrace.

SHOWER ROOM + 2 separate WC's in main house. SHOWER with WC in apartment.

HEATING : Oil and electric. AIR CONDITIONING in apartment only.

The LUBERON and Alpes de Haute Provence: The Luberon region of Provence lies between the Alps to the north and the plains of Vaucluse to the south. Brought to life for many in the books of Peter Mayle, the 'Petit Luberon' , to the west is separated from the 'Grand Luberon' to the east by the beautiful Combe de Loumarin, between Bonnieux and Loumarin. The village of Saint Saturnin d'Apt is very close to the picturesque Luberon 'coup de coeur' villages of Menerbes and Lacoste, the spectacular village of Gordes and the 'ochre' village of Roussillon. The attractions of the Alpes de Haute Provence department to the north including Banon, Manosque, Forcalquier, the Gorges de Verdon and the 'sub-alpes' offer a more rugged contrast to the Luberon. Whether your perfect holiday is relaxing by the pool, dining out in amazing restaurants, exploring the excellent wines of the Luberon or Cotes du Rhone regions, walking, hiking, or a host of other activities, villa La Musardiere and Saint Saturnin les Apt will not disappoint.

WIDER PROVENCE: For the more restless holidaymaker, the cities of AVIGNON (Palais des Papes, Pont St, Benezet, great restuarants), and AIX EN PROVENCE (historical city of art and culture) and ORANGE (Roman amphitheatre) are all charming historical gems well worthy of discovery, as are other towns including VAISON LA ROMAINE (Dentelles of Montmirail), SAULT (lavender) and St. REMY de PROVENCE (the Alpilles). More strenuous trips can be planned to visit MARSEILLES, the famous and ever popular Mediterranean coast including ST. TROPEZ , CANNES, ANTIBES and NICE.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne and Duncan Macrae (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Anne and Duncan Macrae

La Musardiere is our family home. Anne and I work in London U.K. but spend most of our free time at the Saint Saturnin house, which our family also visit regularly too. We rent out the house for relatively few weeks per year, interspersing rentals with family visits giving the house a genuine 'loved and lived in' feel.

Anne and Duncan Macrae purchased this villa in 2010

Why Anne and Duncan Macrae chose Luberon

Great location for a Provencal / Luberon holiday

Great views

Great pool

Close to village with useful facilities

Great walking and cycling country

What makes this villa unique

Amazing view ... always changing and never disappoints

Quiet location but walking distance on side-roads to village for shops, cafes and restaurants.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Villa with private pool and stunning view, Luberon, Provence
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Lovely house with terrific views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have family nearby and know the area well, so we were especially happy to find such a nice, comfortable house for us and our two small children. The location is terrific and the views from the terrace lovely. We made great use of the pool and enjoyed the boulangerie and boucherie in St. Saturnin les Apt quite a bit. Couldn't have had a better time.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had been somewhere very quiet before so the road was a little noisy but we got used to that. Had a few problems with the electrics which were dealt with promptly.

House was lovely and clean and very well equipped. Beds comfortable and neighbours quiet. Village beautiful. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our local agents are brilliant, and we know they will sort out problems which will from time to time occur. Our philosophy is to 'lend' our well equipped French family house to you and we want all guests to feel as if at home there. If problems do arise, they will be resolved. The house is next to a local road. There is local traffic for short periods in the morning and around midday (lunch-rush). It's local/agricultural traffic, and is not invasive at pool/garden level.... if you want absolute 'hill top' tranquility, our villa is not for you. If however you want a secluded villa within walking distance of a useful village, with a great pool and a stunning view, then please consider booking. Anne and Duncan
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blissfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the villa fantastically equipped and ideally situated. It was our third visit to the Luberon area and we found this a great base from which to explore.

Our teenagers particularly enjoyed the large pool and the wifi, (!) while we enjoyed the close proximity to some great food shops and restaurants as well as the fact that there were lots of lovely walks almost on the doorstep.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Lovely house with great views

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and comfortable house with lovely pool and gardens. We had some lovely walks at the Colorada Provençal at Rustrel and found a good walk up in to the hills above St. Saturnin village.

Our second visit to this house and we look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Well equipped property with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped property with lovely pool which had steps down into it so suited both our young grandchildren and less mobile members of the family.

Lovely local walks and the village of St. Saturnin has all the facilities you need without having to drive anywhere.

The Pont du Gard is easy to get to and the river is lovely to swim in as is the lake at Monmoiron and as it is close to Mont Ventoux those wanting a drive to the top for a great view should do it.

We like the village of Goult and Sault is a lovely small town.

The hoopoes that visited the trees in the garden made bird watching exciting.

We would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.....Anne and Duncan
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2nd visit - superb house, lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

2 weeks is never enough at La Musardiere. The house is comfortable and furnished with everything one could wish for and the garden and pool well maintained and with the most marvellous views across to the Luberon hills.

If that is possible we enjoyed our stay even more this second year. A beautiful new wooden terrace set of table, chairs and parasol has appeared, plus an electric barbecue - a useful addition in an area where a charcoal barbecue would be a serious fire risk. Down at the pool was a chest for the nice new set of recliner cushions to go with the sun-loungers. All household supplies, particularly kitchen and linens were plentiful and in good order. We lacked for nothing - except perhaps for a washing up brush - not something so easily come-by in a French supermarket, it seems! Will bring our own next year.

St Saturnin (les-Apt,) is a delightful village on the southern slopes of the Vaucluse plateau. With 2 boulangeries, a boucherie/charcuterie, a good greengrocer/health food shop, a small super-market, 2 cafe/bars and at least 4 restaurants all within walking distance of the house, there is no need to stir further if one doesn't wish to do so. For eating out we were particularly taken with the restaurant, L'Estrade, where we had excellent food and found a great ambience based on local presence. Trying La Restanque for the first time this year, we also had one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted. One goes to the Hotel St Hubert for the panoramic view of the Luberon Hills from their balcony in the evening. The pleasant, family-run Hotel Les Voyageurs also has its charms and, if one wants a change from St Saturnin, there are good meals to be had in neighbouring Villars, a delightful and un-touristy village, also within walking distance for the young and/or fit.

Beyond St Saturnin, but not too far, are all the other charming villages and small towns of the region. This year we particularly enjoyed visiting Simiane la Rotonde and Sault to the north and re-visiting Rustrel, Lourmarin and Roussillon. There really is something for everyone here.

We have now holidayed in St Saturnin les Apt 4 times and found nowhere nicer to stay than La Musardiere. I doubt it will be our last visit. Many thanks to the Macraes for making it such a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The medieval village of Saint Saturnin lès Apt nestles in the shelter of a low cliff, with the ruins of a castle high above. The village has a ‘lived in’ feel, and although visited by tourists, its character remains ‘local’ with all necessary amenities. You can stroll through the narrow streets lined by ancient houses, many with plaques noting their history and wander up to the 11th century castle to enjoy a magnificent view of the sunset over the village and the Luberon hills beyond. Saint Saturnin les Apt, situated in the Parc National de Luberon, is very close to the famous villages of Roussillon, Gordes and the 'coup de coeur' villages of the Luberon including Bonnieux, Menerbes and Lacoste. The full range of outdoor summer activities can be accessed locally. The local town of Apt (8 km) has a range of services. Avignon (40 minutes drive) and Aix en Provence (1 hour) are easily accessible.


Rates & Availability

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late season 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $561

Rates include tourist tax, water, electricity, linen including pool towels and standard cleaning.
A charge of 250 euros/week is made for pool heating (if required)
An additional cleaning charge of 100 euros will be deducted from the security deposit if the house is left in an untidy and dirty condition.

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Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Main house
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In apartment
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main house
  • Hot water - electric immersion heaters in house and apartment. Hair dryer available
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • House : Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    House: Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    House: Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Apartment: Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Apartment - Salon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We find that the villa can comfortably and flexibly accommodate a maximum of 6 guests. We will provide you with bed linen for the number of guests in your party and your choice of beds and bedrooms you wish to use A travel cot is available for the convenience of families with young children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The pool is open and available June - September. Our local agents speak excellent English as well as their native French, and will welcome you on arrival.

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