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.
King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm
Price for Villa la Durance
1 - Final cleaning: 180 Euros
2 - Heating: 115 Euros/week
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Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday.
This was our fourth visit to this villa and our fifth to Lourmarin. We can't imagine a summer without our stay here - both house and village. The newly decorated and improved house is better than ever, set in a beautiful and so-Provencal garden, and the pool is the best we have ever, ever found. The owner is unfailingly helpful and responsive, and intent on providing the best possible standard of accommodation and service for your stay. Lourmarin is a lovely village, unchanging but always interesting, and nicely located for trips to nearby towns and villages, and further afield too.
From the moment we booked the villa to the last day at handover our experience was faultless. The owner was extremely helpful throughout and her attention to detail was exceptional. The property was immaculate and beautifully fitted. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the villa but only minutes away from Lourmarin - a village which provides everything you expect in a French location. Our family loved every minute we were there and cannot wait to return, hopefully next year.
Our second - but definitely not last! - stay in this lovely, well appointed house. The pool is excellent, and set in a beautiful garden. The house is very well maintained and perfectly clean. The nearby village of Lourmarin is one of the nicest in Provence, and a perfect place for promenading, sitting at café tables people-watching, and eating simple and delicious French food. And a good base for excursions, too. The house is near the top of a steep hill - hard work if you want to walk into Lourmarin but otherwise no problem, and cooler than the village if it is hot.
We had a wonderful week staying at the house, swimming, eating local produce, drinking lots of wine and visiting restaurants. The house is very comfortable and generously fitted out, all was perfect. Thank you Jacqueline for being so responsive to our questions and needs. We would love to return. It is a beautiful part of the world.
This was our first trip to France. We attended a wedding in the village of Lourmarin and decided to stay in this house which is within walking distance of the village. First of all let me comment on the village. This village is so picturesque! It is the quintessential French village. Loaded with charming shops and cafes, you could spend days here and not see it all. There is a castle to explore, quaint streets too many to count, and lots of activity. We loved Lourmarin! Now the house. It was even better than we could have imagined!! It's beautiful inside and out. A fireplace, marble floors, balconies, roof top decks, large bedrooms, large bathrooms, modern, elegant and big! The views from the house are breathtaking. The house sits high up on a small mountain. There's a large pool and plenty of outdoor space. We had dinner outside by the pool most nights. The house was extremely clean and well maintained. Honestly, it felt like we were staying at a 5 Star resort. Our host Jacqueline was great answering all of our emails with millions of questions. Before we arrived we probably sent her twenty emails. All were answered. She was extremely helpful. I can't express how happy we are with this house. It made our first trip to France a holiday we'll never forget. We hope to visit France again and if we do this is where we will stay.
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