Maison Garnier

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Not for little ones

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Maison Garnier is a stunning villa a short distance from one of the Luberon Valley's most majestic and frequently photographed villages: Gordes. 

It belongs to a cluster of traditional villages nestled in the countryside of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in south-eastern France, known for its rich and varied landscape full of small market towns, rolling lavender hills and peaceful nature.

The villa itself offers an abundance of space both inside and out, with elegant touches throughout. Indoors, three spacious bedrooms sleep up to 6 guests – an ideal holiday home for family reunions and groups of friends. Lovers of traditional interior design will love sleeping in the wallpapered bedrooms, where floral bedding and wooden chairs turned into cosy nightstands add the final touch. Downstairs, a soothing medley of pale tones is brought to life with colourful oil paintings, vintage furniture and collectables. The living room is bright and airy thanks to the large doors spilling out to the private terrace and pool – and we encourage you to leave them open on hot summer days to take full advantage of the space.

Outside, a beautiful terrace with panoramic views over the Luberon Valley awaits. Lounge on a sunbed by the stone pool edged with lavender or grab a front-row seat by the table casually tucked away in the shade of a nearby tree – great for enjoying a glass of Côtes de Provence while watching the sun slip behind the horizon. Many Mediterranean shrubs and olive and fruit trees grow in the 3.7-acre garden, which extends to the rear and back of the property – and you can even pick your own cherries during the early summer months. Once serving as an agricultural land and therefore built on multiple levels, the garden is perfect for exploring local fauna and flora and even has two stone shepherd’s huts adding to its farmhouse charm.

Should you tire of lazy afternoons, Gordes is only 1km away. It has all the local amenities you need for a comfortable stay – think weekday markets, cafés, restaurants and charming little corners that look like postcards. 

Discover the undulating landscapes of Provence by bike, hiking or horseback, passing vineyards, wineries, farms, orchards and rivers or go village hopping from one idyllic village to another, always admiring some of the most enchanting scenery of southern France.

Larger cities such as Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are also a driving distance away, each brimming with the same Provençal charm as the hilltop villages nearby, yet more lively and fun.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that only two of the bedrooms have air-conditioning.
  • The friendly owners live next door and are available in the evenings if guests would like any advice or tips about the area.
  • Please note that due to the property’s various levels and the pool, it is not suitable for toddlers and young children.
  • Please note that the first floor bathroom has a separate WC.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV DVD Caretaker/Owner on Site Not for little ones

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Kitchen with a fridge, freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
- Living room with sofas, armchairs and TV
- Dining room 
- Bedroom with a double bed (160cm) and air-conditioning
- Bathroom with a shower, basin and WC

First Floor

- Bedroom with a double bed (160cm), air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower
- Separate WC
- Bedroom with twin beds (2 x 90cm) that can be put together into a double bed

Outside Grounds (3.7 acres)

- Heated pool with steps and electric cover (9m x 4m)
- Pool terrace with sun loungers and deck chairs
- Two stone shepherd’s huts
- Barbecue
- Shaded parking area for two cars

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (in two bedrooms only)
- TV and DVD player
- CD player
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Garnier
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse, Gordes is a small hilltop village facing the Luberon Valley. With an array of winding streets, cafés and patisseries, it’s an idyllic holiday destination with postcard-worthy views. When in Gordes, you should visit the Château de Gordes, a castle which showcases a beautiful link between the architecture of the Middle Ages and the golden Renaissance period. If you love shopping, you’ll love the little winding streets lined with boutiques and artisanal stalls selling a mixture of French crafts, high-end gifts and local souvenirs such as handmade soaps and fragrances, mainly made from the lavender that grows all around.

Every Tuesday, you can also wander around the Gordes market, which takes place in the shadow of the magnificent Gordes castle. Here you can wander around the stalls and pick up everything from local cheeses, condiments and fresh fruit to art while hiding from the Provençal sunshine in the shadow of magnificent Renaissance architecture. If you need more ingredients to cook meals back at the villa, you can finish ticking off your grocery list in the local supermarket. 

Other beguiling hilltop medieval villages in the Luberon Valley include Goult, Bonnieux, Lourmarin and Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue. Notably, Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue has been dubbed the Venice of Provence due to its many canals built on the Sorgue River. On warm days, you can sit by the riverbank and dangle your feet above the water or admire the water wheels at the centre of the river, some of which have been there for centuries.

The opportunities for a wholesome holiday break here are limitless, but if you’re craving a change of scenery, head to one of the bigger cities, such as Avignon or Marseille.

Avignon is just 40km away and boasts numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth your while. The most famous one is undeniably the Papal Palace – a historical palace and one of Europe's largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings. On warm days, you can walk around the Avignon Bridge running over the river Rhône or head to the city’s central square to wine and dine in one of the many charismatic restaurants and typical French bistros spilling onto the cobbled sidewalks. 

A scenic drive through the Provençal countryside will take you to an azure-blue coastline, with cities such as Marseille, only 94km away. Visit one of the many nearby beaches to work on your holiday tan, or head to town for a little stroll through the Old Port, where fishmongers sell their daily catch right off their boats. With over 300 sunny days per year, you can expect that Marseille’s culture nightlife focuses on open-air venues and terraces with sweeping coastal views, so consider staying until sunset to appreciate the local atmosphere fully.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon-Provence Airport

(31km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille-Provence Airport

(75km)

Nearest Restaurant Gordes

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Gordes

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Gordes

(1km)

Nearest Golf Golf De Saumane

(18km)

Nearest Beach Plage De Champigny

(68km)

Nearest City Avignon

(40km)

Nearest Village Gordes

(1km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

If discovering Gordes’ views and winding streets becomes too familiar, take young adventurers to one of the nearby natural parks and woodlands, like the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles. Full of walking paths suitable for all levels, it’s an excellent idea for restless little ones who wish to tire their legs by running through vineyards, meadows and hills. 

Just a stone’s throw away from the property, you can find the Les Gorges de Véroncle hiking area with walking paths snaking through unique rock formations. Another excellent sightseeing trip near Gordes is the Caves of the Palais Saint Firmin, a village with mills and silos carved out in caves under the ground. 

In the case of bad weather, Avignon’s museums will be a fantastic option for immersing yourself in the local culture and teaching youngsters about French art and history. Peek inside the majestic Pope’s Palace, admire the architecture at Musée du Petit Palais or head to one of the oldest museums in the city housed in a spectacular 18th-century hotel, Musée Calvet.

Aix-en-Provence is another city offering plenty of family-friendly activities. Parks such as Parc Jourdan, Parc de la Torse and Parc Rambot look as if they were designed for a classic French picnic, and all have play areas where kids can make new friends and roam free without parents having to get up from the comfort of their picnic blanket.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • DVD

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €600 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights in peak season. Flexible during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday in peak season. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that only two of the bedrooms have air-conditioning.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,418
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,932
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £3,577
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,932
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 £2,418
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £2,932
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £3,577

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,633
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,193
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,895
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,193
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 €2,633
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €3,193
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €3,895

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,848
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $3,454
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $4,213
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,454
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 $2,848
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $3,454
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $4,213

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Great place

    on 01/10/2016

    We are 2 couples spending 6 days in the villa. Great location, great view. Very clean, has all amenities and swimming pool. The best for two couples with or without children. Very reasonable price, highly recommend.

  • An idyllic spot

    on 21/05/2016

    The photos don't do this lovely villa justice. There is a lovely dining room if you decide to eat indoors and very comfy sofas in the big lounge for relaxing. The owners had thoughtfully filled the fridge with an array of lovely drinks and gave us an enormous basket of freshly picked cherries. The view from the patio and pool is just stunning. The weather was warm, not hot (end May) but we did use the pool even though it was a little chilly. However Richard said it will be heated next year. It's the perfect location - a ten-minute stroll up the road into Gordes to one of the boulangeries for breakfast. From the villa there are numerous trips from ten minutes to farther afield be it to other beautiful hill-top villages, the cities of Aix, Avignon, Arles etc or up into the mountains or even the sea. We were a party of six (my husband and I, our two grown-up children and their partners). Two of the bedrooms had ensuites (the master bedroom and bathroom was particularly nice although without a loo) so we grabbed that and there was a loo and basin just adjacent. Our daughter and partner had to use our shower but it was not a problem for us. Everything was meticulously clean. We really didn't want to leave and if given the chance would definitely return.

  • Tranquility in the Luberon

    on 05/07/2015

    We had a wonderful stay during our summer holidays last year. The Villa sits in a fantastic location on the hillside with magnificent views of the valley and up to the town of Gordes. A perfect launch pad for exploring the region. One of our lasting memories was watching hot air balloons sail across the Luberon whilst we had an early breakfast on a crisp, sunny and quiet morning. The host was particularly helpful with providing driving directions to the villa and provided a warm welcome to us when we arrived. We will definitely be returning and look forward to booking in again in the future.

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