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France (1071) Provence (235) Near Lacoste/ Bonnieux (2)
Luberon near Lacoste/ Menerbes; 20 miles East of
Avignon
Villa Paolini
sleeps up to: 8
This holiday villa is perfect for families who love lazy days round the pool, but also want to be in the most delightful corner of Provence – the Luberon valley. The villa is right in the ‘Golden Triangle’ between the famous Luberon villages of Menerbes and Lacoste, and is close to the other medieval hilltop villages that make the area so sought after: Bonnieux, Gordes, Roussillon, Goult, Lourmarin, Oppede-le-Vieux, etc. All are officially members of The Most Beautiful Villages of France, and a short drive or cycle away. The villa is set in a garden amid pine trees where the quiet is only punctuated by the cicadas in the summer.

The kitchen and living room both open onto the terrace with pool, through three sets of French doors, so there is a sense of the house and garden merging into one – this is great because in the long, glorious summers of Provence you only want to go indoors to cook and sleep!

The nearest village is Lacoste, 3 km away, still dominated by the Marquis de Sade’s castle. Here in the winding streets you can get your baguettes and croissants, buy groceries, and choose from 3 restaurants. 5 km the other way is the picture-postcard village of Menerbes, where Peter Mayle came to write ‘A Year in Provence’. Everything you read about in his book is right here: the lavender-scented landscapes; daily markets overflowing with local produce that actually tastes of something; the charming Provencal people; hilltop villages rising above the sea of vineyards and sunflowers; outstanding food and wine; and the sensational quality of light that has always brought painters and poets here. In Provence, everything simply tastes, smells, and looks better than at home. And it’s all right on your doorstep.

General: central heating, linen provided, towels provided
Kitchen: 4 ring stove, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, microwave, oven, washing machine
Living Room: fireplace, living area seating for 8 people
Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms, 1 WC
No. of bedrooms: 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins, 2 cots), sleeps a maximum of 8 people
Entertainment: tv, video player
Outside: balcony, barbecue, garden, parking, terrace, 4 bicycles, 8 garden chairs, 8 beach chairs
Swimming pools: outdoor pool

Notes: Garden games: there is an outdoor ping-pong table, croquet, badminton, and a real set of boules - there is an ideal gravel playing area. There are two mountain bikes for adults, and two for children (aged 6-8), as well as toy bikes for younger kids.
Beds: One of the twin rooms has zip and link beds so can make a seamless double instead. The other twin room is accessed through a double bedroom, ideal for parents to keep an eye on children, and has an additional folding bed so can sleep 3.

The house is comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you might need, including essentials like dishwasher, cots and baby bath. The pool is fenced in so you can secure it against children going in when you’re watching them. In the summer the pool gets up to 28 degrees (82 fahrenheit).
This house is great for families. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. You have to go through the double bedroom to get to the twin room, so it's ideal for keeping an eye on the children. The twin room sleeps 3 and there is room in the parents' room for cots. There are two cots available, as well as a baby bath. A balcony from the parents' room looks down onto the pool and garden, and over to the Luberon mountain.
Downstairs are a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with a bathroom and separate WC between them. So the sleeping arrangements will suit a large group, or two families, and your rooms will be in two separate parts of the house for a little more privacy.
Sleeps up to   8
Bedrooms   4
Baths   2
Pool   private
 
typical pricing (per week)
June 1, 2008 July 29, 2008  $4050
June 30, 2008 August 31, 2008  $4920

Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.
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