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Provence Villa

Villa Henriette

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About The Experience

Experience Provence up-close with this small villa near Gordes, France. Relax by your own private swimming pool or prepare delicious Provencal meals using fresh produce from a local market. You can also explore the authentic villages scattered all around this Provence villa, from Roussillon to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Enjoy local music concerts, markets, or explore a monastery. Drive into Avignon for some urban culture or to sample a range of excellent cuisine. In the evening, drive through beautiful countryside back to this French villa rental, where you can relax with a glass of wine and take turns telling stories from the day.

Location Description

This villa is located 10 km/6.2 mi from Gordes on the outskirts of Roussillon, considered one of the must-sees of the Luberon. This village has been built using stones from the red cliffs nearby-- one of the biggest deposits of ochre in the world. As a result, houses in the town cover the color spectrum from yellows to reds and browns and even purple tints. You can wander around narrow streets, visit local art galleries and studios, or eat at one of the fine restaurants. Nearby Gordes, a hilltop village that was a stronghold of resistance during WWII, is today one of the most popular villages in Provence. It has a wonderful castle, arcaded streets, museums, and musical concerts. Of course there are also all the necessary shops, as well as some delicious restaurants! South of the village you can visit the Village des Bories, a curious collection of Neolithic stone huts. Don't miss the Abbey of Senanque, a 12th century monastery where monks still live. Market day in Gordes is Tuesday morning. Venturing out from Gordes, you will find yourself surrounded by picturesque villages, stunning countryside, and finally the central hub of Avignon. The entire region is one of the most well-preserved areas in France, and Avignon is easy to reach by train. Other notable villages include Cabrieres d'Avignon, featured in A Year in Provence; Cote d'Rhone with its amazing wine; and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where you can see cold springs bubbling up out of the ground. Try the olives, truffles, lamb, and creme brulee, all specialties of the area. This is the true Provence experience, one of the most authentic areas in France.

(Distances from Roussillon)
Marseille: 109 km/68 mi
Arles: 103 km/64 mi
Aix-en-Provence: 93 km/58 mi
Orange: 68 km/42 mi
Avignon: 48 km/30 mi
Fontaine de Vaucluse: 27 km/17 mi
Cabrieres d'Avignon: 16 km/10 mi
Lacoste: 13 km/8 mi
Gordes: 10 km/6.2 mi
St Pantaleon: 9.5 km/6 mi
Joucas: 5.5 km/3.4 mi
Grocery, restaurant: 1 km/.62 mi
Exterior Description
(1 hectare/2.5 acres)

This villa is situated on the outskirts of town on grounds of 13 hectares (32 acres), 1 hectare of which is reserved as the private grounds of the villa, including a meadow, vineyards, and lawn. The house has a view of the Luberon and the countryside. There is a private swimming pool (7.2m x 3.8m, 1.5m deep) with sun lounges, a covered terrace of 20 m2/215 ft2, and a barbecue. Room for parking is located on the grounds.

Interior Description
(140 m2/1507 ft2)

Ground Floor: This villa has a combination living/dining room of 65 m2/699 ft2, with a TV. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, dishwasher, and microwave. There are two bedrooms with access to the garden: the first has a queen-size bed (160 cm), while the second has two single beds. There is one shower and two separate WC's.

Features Description

Please Note:

  • A car is essential for this property.
  • This villa is located next to Villa Hortense.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Mar-29-2014 - May-10-2014 $1,849 1 wk
May-10-2014 - Jun-21-2014 $1,918 1 wk
Jun-21-2014 - Jul-05-2014 $2,834 1 wk
Jul-05-2014 - Jul-19-2014 $3,039 1 wk
Jul-19-2014 - Aug-23-2014 $3,108 1 wk
Aug-23-2014 - Aug-30-2014 $2,834 1 wk
Aug-30-2014 - Sep-27-2014 $1,918 1 wk
Sep-27-2014 - Nov-28-2014 $1,546 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Tourist Tax (Daily - Per Person): 0.55 EUR

Other Notes

  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Non-refundable fee to arrange Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc): $30 paid to Rentvillas.com

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 3 Reviews

Customer Reviews

The Villa is very nice and well situated for the central Provence area.
Enjoyed Most:
The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen fairly well stocked. The owners were great to deal with. Very helpful with advice on places to go and restaurants to try. The Villa is also very private and in a good location from town. We walked to town twice and it took about 15 minutes.
Enjoyed Least:
You absolutely need a GSP to get around the area because of all the small towns and many tight narrow roads. With respect to the Villa itself, the beds were great but the furniture was dated and well used. The BBQ is a Charcoal BBQ which takes some getting used to after using gas in our BBQ for the past number of years.

Michelle, October

Very good except the pool was very cold!
Enjoyed Most:
The quietness and proximity to Rousillon - only 1 km away.
Enjoyed Least:
The pool was cold!
Surrounding Area:
Peaceful and tranquil. Fairly central to other small towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Rousillon was 1-1.5 km away - very walkable.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring your own toilet paper and hand soap. Bring your own sponge to wash your dishes. Excellent restaurant in Bonnieux, L'Arome. Bonnieux was a beautiful town. Market day in Rousillon was Friday.

Priscilla, July

Enjoyed Most:
Quiet and view; pool; operative and attractive kitchen.
Enjoyed Least:
No problems.
Surrounding Area:
5 minutes by car to Roussillon, 15 -20 minutes to Apt, Bonnieaux. Close to other hill towns.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Roussillon--Walking distance for serious walkers.
Tips or Restaurants:
The home is entirely electric with insufficient amps to run many things at once - e.g. heat, oven, etc. at same time. It can trigger the main circuit breaker outside the house. The caretaker quickly shows you what to do and it is easily manageable--but it was a surprise when it happened the first time.
Check In Out:
The caretakers were very nice and helpful..

David , May