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Villa la Durance is a recently constructed villa located on a wooded hill in the heart of the Luberon near Lourmarin. Bright and airy, the home's curved, contemporary lines and beamed ceilings harmonize with the traditional style of the region. Comprised of nearly an acre of land, in a private gated community, the property affords the visitor plenty of room to roam and relax. The home features marbled flooring throughout and is tastefully furnished with modern and classic pieces. Outside is a beautiful private garden, offering Mediterranean flowers, lavender and an array of aromatic plants. The spacious terrace and pool area are comfortably furnished with ample chairs, tables, chaise lounges and umbrellas. Shaded trees provide a respite from the summer sun and a panoramic view of the Durance hill and valley provide inspiration for the soul. Within walking distance is the quaint village of Lourmarin, officially designated as one of the ten most beautiful villages in France. The home can accomodate 8 people. This wonderful property, with its preferential location and impeccable style, affords the visitor a perfect retreat for their stay in Provence.
Villa la Durance's interiors are a pleasing mix of casual elegance and contemporary comfort. The luminous and spacious living room offers plenty of comfortable furniture, a large fireplace (wood is supplied), a piano, Satellite TV, VCR, CD and DVD players. The nearby library has a plethora of English and French language books, and numerous games (including scrabble, mastermind and playing cards). The large kitchen is fully equipped and perfectly suited for the cooking enthusiast. Amenities include a fridge/freezer, ice maker, dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Each of the three nicely decorated bedrooms offers a desk, chairs, wardrobe, mirrors and a ceiling fan. The upstairs master bedroom has a double bed, a view of the garden and pool area, and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. On the ground floor is another double bed with direct access out onto the terrace and a separate bathroom with bathtub. 1 double bedroom (140x200) on the ground floor, looking toward the lavanders and pool and opening on the south facing terrace On the mezzanine level, overlooking the living room, is the fourth bedroom with two twin beds (can be made as a Queen) and an ensuite bathroom with shower. Additional amenities include a ping-pong table, a set of Boules, central heating throughout, DSL Internet connection and a large library of English and French DVDs.
The quaint village of Lourmarin is located in the Regional park of the Luberon. It has a beautiful 16th century castle, many galleries, craft shops, high quality restaurants, cafés, bars, grocery stores, and a colourful Provençal market held each Friday morning. Lourmarin is a village known for the writers who once lived there, Albert Camus and Henri Bosco being the most famous. Lourmarin is also the birthplace of the inventor of the weaving machine. The area offers plenty of pleasant walks and hikes and dramatic landscapes in the Luberon hills, La Forêt des Cèdres, the canyon of the Régalon River, and the foothills of the Alps. The hillside villages of Bonnieux, and Gordes are a must. So is the village of Roussillon, surrounded by ochre cliffs that have given a unique colour and style to the local architecture.
Prices: Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.
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1 - Final cleaning: 180 Euros
2 - Heating: 115 Euros/week
Living, Library, Dining, Kitchen, Terrace, Balcony,
Bedroom 1 - King size Bed with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds (can be made into a King)) with bathroom ensuite
Bedroom 3 - Queen bed
Bedroom 4 - Double
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm
Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 2
Full bathroom with shower - 1
Half bath (WC) - 1
Type - house/villa
Stove - Yes
Maid - Yes
Area - rural
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