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Charming Provencal Villa , Park, Pool + Cottage

Saint-Didier, France
  • Villa1722 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

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Park La Truffière is a 3500 square meter property which 100 years ago had been part of a one hectare truffle farm. The house and the land have been renovated, restored and redesigned.

In the park itself many of the 100 year old trees have been cut down or trimmed to open up sunny spaces for the wonderful 11X 4 salt water swimming pool, the deep blue Provencal skies, the gardens, sitting and dining areas. On the other hand many trees have been retained for beauty and shade which is vitally necessary in the hot summer months.

This is a holiday in a park where you can swim, eat, read, relax and be with your family and friends in complete privacy and comfort. Ideal for families and reunions of families and friends.

The property sits in a neighborhood which is 10 minute walking distance from the lovely village where one will find five restaurants and pizzerias, cafes, three bakeries, news stand, Nougaterie and ice cream shop, pharmacy, coiffure and whatever one would need. So one can literally walk every morning to the village for croissants and bread, have a coffee, pick up the newspaper and walk back to the property for breakfast.

The house has been restored in warm Provencal colors and materials; 35 m2 living room with large open fireplace, 22m2 meter bathroom with oversized granite bathtub/ sink and walk in Italian shower, separate shower and half bathroom, 26m2 kitchen with cut stone counter tops with a small covered porch.

There are 4 bedrooms (5 bedrooms if you include the cottage with its own kitchen and bathroom), 2 in the front of the house with French doors which open to the large veranda and the park to the front side of the house. All bedrooms have double beds. There is a children bed available.

By bike, car or foot, one can visit the most beautiful villages the south of France can offer; Gordes, Venasque, Isle sur Sorgue, Avignon, Roussillon. What is the most unique thing about this area is that there is water unlike the rest of the south. This is the bread basket of France with cherry, fig, olive, melon and berries plentiful.

The ocean to Marseille or Cassis is an 1 hr drive; Avignon is a half hour drive. Bike ways (bikes can be rented), for the beginner or the most advanced all the way to the Mt Ventoux and everything in between, walkways though the vineyards and many medieval villages all nearby. Whatever your heart desires, it is here.

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About Owner

Dominic and Susanna Fischer are both artist educators who live in the northeastern corner of Switzerland near to the Lake of Konstanz, near to the borders of Austria and Germany. Susanna is Swiss and Dominic is American. Both work in the field of music and theater, writing ,directing and producing projects of all kinds including crossover concerts for all ages as well as seminars and workshops. Both have a keen aesthetic sense which they have brought into the restoration of this house and property and this is what makes it so particular and unique. Both have traveled all over the world( 27 countries) with their respective art and thus have learned not only different languages but also different cultures and perspectives which they bring also in communicating with their guests from many different lands.

Why Owner chose Saint-Didier

Dominic and Susanna had built a house in the Luberon near to Apt and the Colorado about 20 years ago. So they know this region extremely well and intimately. Five years ago they desired to have a larger property so they could have many more plants, flowers and trees as well as a larger swimming pool for swimming and more land and a larger house which they could restore and recreate every detail. Then in 2008, they found this wonderful property in St Didier and began restoring firstly the house and then the land which was nearly a half hectare of what was once a truffle farm with over 300 oak trees. The location is ideal being 800 meters from a beautiful lively village which has everything one would need plus being situated near to the Mount Ventoux, the Sorgue river and many marvelous Provencal villages (Isle sur la Sorgue, Baumes de Venise, Fontaines de Vaucluse) and cities like Avignon. In the last 4 years Dominic and Susanna have worked to realize their vision for this house. Since 2012 a separate apartment for 2 persons is available as well.

What makes this Villa unique

We have a separate 45 m2 cottage, fully equipped with private entrance, large private garden, grill, parking place, walk in shower, kitchen, sitting place, kitchen table, and bedroom. This can accommodate 2 persons and 1 child and can be together with the house or separate. Inquire if interested.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Cottage
        1 queen, Studio
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, guestroom
      • Bedroom
        1 queen, guestroom
      • Bedroom
        2 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Bedroom second floor
      • Guestroom with French doors to front parkside, inbuilt cupboard, table, 2 chairs (18m2). Guestroom with French doors to front parkside, inbuilt cupboard, table, 2 chairs (18m2). Guestroom with separate dvd room, lounge chair and table, toilette and view to the park, (upper floor) 25m2. Separate fully equipped studio for 2 persons with private entrance; available upon request (45m2). linen provided, towels provided. wifi access in every room.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet, master bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        shower, shower and lavabo
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, toilet with lavabo
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Studio
      • Masterbathroom 1 with oversize granite bathtub and sink, walk in Italian Shower and toilet, closomat, 18m2. Bathroom 2 next to master bathroom with enclosed shower and sink, window, buanderie. Bathroom 3 on upper floor with toilet, sink and window. Bathroom 4 is in the studio with shower, toilet and sink

      Location Type

        • Downtown
        • Mountain
        • Town
        • Village


            • Family
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Fireplace
                      Big open Fireplace in the living room
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Internet TV with French channels and English channels
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      With large open Fireplace
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Parking space for 3 cars
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Safe
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      No pool towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      In the house and in the cottage
                    • Wood Stove
                      In the Kitchen


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Sits 8 to 10 people
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  SAT TV for German Channels
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Internet TV
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outside Barbecue
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      With large iron table
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Isle sur la Sorgue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Private garden
                                    • Boat
                                      Isle sur la Sorgue
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      In front of the kitchen, covered
                                    • Tennis
                                      in the village
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              With Alarm and Security cover, not fenced in


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • caves
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • The house accommodates up to 6 people. We have a cottage to rent separately for 2 people, consult owner for price. Cleaning included, linen included, towels included Heating costs in winter season not included. Fans available in every room. The listed prices are for 6 person

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 9:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fantastic, quiet, and ideal property near the town of St. Didier.

                                                                  Andrzej (Jay) T.Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                                                                  Dominic and Susanna were very accomodating and kind to our group this summer. The property has a very beautiful yard, and the pool is ideal for hot summer days. Lots of privacy, and a very enjoyable location to explore Provence. Thanks Dominic and Susanna!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Well we could not have had more ideal guest as we have already expressed to them by email. I mean responsible, clean, respectful, courteous; an owner could not ask for more. so we have invited this party back again whenever they want to come. Oh how we wish all our guests could be like this group. Thank you for being so wonderful. It makes our job so much more enjoyable and welcoming. Dominic Fischer, owner

                                                                  Authentic Getaway Retreat

                                                                  Melissa L.

                                                                  We are an American family of 6 (2A and 4C). After winding down a long road, you come to Dominic & Susanna's lovely oasis. The grounds were blooming with flowers and multiple seating areas. Although we didn’t cook, everything we needed was available. There was lots of space for everyone to spread out in the house. Our children enjoyed the pool and there was space for the kids to play and adults to relax with friends and enjoy our treats from the market (wine, cheese, olives and sausages). What we found most valuable were the helpful suggestions from Dominic & Susanna. As it was our first time visiting Provence, they provided, in advance, lovely restaurant recommendations as well as nearby towns to visit that gave us a great introduction to the area. We hope to return soon.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a pleasure having this American family to our property in St Didier Provence. We love this regiosn very much so we love to share all we know about it including villages, restaurants, art galleries, wineries and whatever the guests desire to kow and see. We think communicfation before during and after is of utmost importance so we try to inform, educate and advise all that we can to make our guests stay the very best it can be. It is always a joy for us to knwo our guests enjoyed teh provence as much as we have for 22 years now as we know this region like the backs of our hands. We hope this family does return and stays longer.

                                                                  Très bien

                                                                  nathalie M.Saint Maur des Fossées

                                                                  Maison très jolie, parfaitement adaptée pour une grande famille ou plusieurs couples d'amis. L'aménagement extérieur permet à chacun de disposer d'un endroit pour s'isoler ou travailler. Très belle tonnelle parfaite pour déjeuner et diner. La piscine est parfaitement adaptée. Tout est disponible pour cuisiner et passer un très agréable moment. Le village est animé et tout est sur place ( épicerie, boulangerie, boucherie, beau marché). L'emplacement est parfait pour rayonner. Les propriétaires sont toujours disponibles pour régler les questions à distance. Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour. Merci

                                                                  Beautiful luxurious summer residence

                                                                  Hans Henrik H.

                                                                  We have spent our holiday in Susanna and Dominic’s lovely house in St. Didier. We were my wife and I, my oldest daughter and my youngest daughter with her husband his daughter and their 2 dogs. The house has enough space for all of us and the lovely big garden where the dogs loved to play. We enjoyed very much the lovely salt water pool which is much nicer than the usual pools.

                                                                  The house is very nice equipped with all kinds of modern facilities and especial the kitchen is very well equipped.

                                                                  During our stay Susanna and Dominic stay in the small cottages in the front of the house. They were very helpful and very discreet and because of the very big garden and land it was no problem at all.

                                                                  We can strongly recommend Susanna and Dominic’s house if you want to have a nice stay in one of the most beautiful parts of France. Our key word is: nice, calm and exclusive.

                                                                  Lis & Hans


                                                                  Saint-Didier, France

                                                                  VAUCLUSE, LA BELLE PROVENCE IN SOUTH OF FRANCE, with 300 sunny days per year; Provence is an all-year round destination. The Vaucluse is bordered by the River Rhône to the west and the River Durance to the south. Mountains occupy a significant proportion of the eastern half of the department, with the Mont Ventoux (1,912 m), also known as 'the Giant of Provence', dominating the landscape. Other important mountain ranges include the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Monts de Vaucluse, and the Luberon. Fruit and vegetables are cultivated in great quantities in the lower-lying parts of the department, on one of the most fertile plains in southern France. Important urban centres include Avignon, Orange, Carpentras, Cavaillon, and Apt. The Vaucluse is in the heart of Provence , where the Luberon and the Comtat de Venaissin lies, with its ancient medieval hilltop villages. The Comtat region where St.Didier lies is well known for its water due to the source at the Fontaine de Vaucluse which forms the river Sorgue and leads to Isle sur la Sorgue. Provence is home to the Mont Ventoux, lavender, wine and sunflower fields. Provence has as its capital city Avignon, which is ranked as a UNESCO world heritage site.Provence has lively markets every day, antique markets, brocantes, truffles, olive oil and outstanding wines such as: Chateauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhone, Gigondas etc. A 30 minutes drive from St Didier leads you on a tour of all the famous Provencal towns including Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Lourmarin which have been made known by Peter Mayle and his books . An “antiquing” weekend in l ’Isle sur la Sorgue, a hike around Vaison la Romaine, a wine celebration in the wine villages, a charming house in St.Didier…


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  The listed prices ( all inclusive) are for 6 persons- please ask for the price for 8 persons (inclusive pool cleaning) House cleaning not included, When the booking is made, the guest will receive a detailed contract. Contractual booking deposit 25% of the rent. All money exchanges made through bank wire transfers or Paypal or via HA Booking confirmation and rental agreement will be sent by post after the deposit of 25% has been paid. Wir machen unseren Deutschen Gäste gerne einen Sonderpreis, da wir nur exzellente Erfahrung gemacht haben mit diesen Gästen. Fragen Sie den Besitzer, wir geben Ihnen gerne persönlich Bescheid. Balance is due 5 weeks before arrival.

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