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Medieval Taste of Provence

Pool and garden area as seen thru the rose bush in June
3 reviews
Pool and garden area as seen thru the rose bush in June
View of garden room from the gate.  the jasmine on the trellis are in bloom
Facing garden room and Jasmine on trellis
Upstairs sitting room
Garden room off the courtyard on the ground level
Kitchen - Stove area
Refectory table set for a meal Provence style
Barbecuing outdoors on an august evening.  Garden room in left rear.
Fireplace in the vaulted bedroom
Twin bedroom on second level
Twin bedroom on second level
This is the view from the house of the private pool and garden area.
This photo was taken in the garden area over the rose bushes
Private, trellised eating area in the garden
Local restaurant's cheese tray
Joucas on a quiet spring day
Our next door neighbors viines in May.  Luberon range in background.
August sunset taken from the house
The Joucas restored windmill.
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Le Mas Des Gardiols, La Cerisaie, a medieval Provence stone house in the Luberon national reserve, provides guests a true taste of 17th century Provence living. Our Luberon home is over three-hundred years old; yet retains original beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, tiled floors, and a private trellised courtyard where grape vines wind amid roses and jasmine. The regions lavender, jasmine and spices aromas that perfume the Provence evening and seep into crevasses of the ancient structure..

This Luberon home has been thoughtfully and beautifully restored with a Gourmet kitchen, modern baths, extra hot water heaters, brand-new comfortable beds, authentic, durable Provencal country antique furnishings, and interior appointments. French doors in kitchen and dining room open directly into the private courtyard which has a stone table gat...
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Listing #FKN3826866
About the Owner
Barbara E
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:79%
Response Time:Within a day
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Interaction with guests
Our property provides privacy. Our manager, Mme Julian will greet you, provide a house tour, and will deal with all immediate issues related to the home. She is always available if needed. Mme Julian lives in a nearby village and can quickly respond if you call But she also allows you privacy and you will not be disturbed. For problems we have a plumber, a landscape/pool maintenance specialists, an electrician and other support personnel who will respond to any situation or problem you may have. We are always available by email or telephone but Mme Julian is the first line of support.
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Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We had an amazing stay in this beautiful historic home. It was comfortable and spacious and we were happy to get back to it every evening after a full day of exploring the Luberon. The owners and their agent do everything possible to make you feel welcome and at home. We would go back there every year.

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2012 for a stay in July 2012
person found this review helpful

We stayed here in July with our grown up Children The house is very large with plenty of space for everyone to hav esome personal space if they choose. The courtyard is fantastic and provides plenty of shade The pool is situated across the lane and is fantastic with amazing views across to hilltop villages Bikes are provided and the...

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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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My husband and I stayed in Les Gardioles for only one week, but it was truly a fantastic week! The property is perfectly situated in the Luberon area of Provence and it's an oasis to come back to after a morning and early afternoon of exploring the area. We rented with two other couples and we each felt we had...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (1)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
Guests can smoke away from the house but not in the house. Children need to be chaperoned in the pool area.
    3 Full baths
    4 Twins
    1 Super King
    1 Crib
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: €510 / stay - Deposit
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Owner pays local taxes, state fees, and for weekly cleaning. A renter would pay for any additional private arrangements for cleaning and cooking.
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About the neighbourhood
Maison des Gardiols is located at the edge of a hamlet, Les Gardiols, which is attached to the tiny village of Joucas. A wonderful, peaceful medieval hill village with a market, a café, post office, several nearby restaurants including Michelin rated ones, Aside from the next-door lavender field and vineyard, the house lies among several of the most beautiful villages in France; Roussillon (3k); Gordes (8k); Goult (6K), Menerbes (8) are a few but so many unnamed are just as special . Away from tourists, our renters are able to escape from crowds to a location where they will experience true Provencal living. Renters frequently ask me if the house is within walking distance of the village. We always walk to Joucas. It about five minutes to the little market on the main street and even... more
Getting around
The principal way of getting around is by car. You will be located in what they call the golden triangle. The most beautiful villages in France are a short drive away. You will also want to visit the Roman ruins, the local markets, the ancient villages. All are a short drive away. You can bike to villages. We have four bikes at the house. You can bike to Roussillon or Apt or Goult. Mainly though, I imagine you'll rely on your car. Most major rental companies have outlets in the nearby villages.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Marseille: 40.0 km
Railway: Avignon: 20.0 km
Ferry: Marseille: 40.0 km
Paris is the main point of entry into France but there are options. Our home is near Marseille, Aix and Avignon. Nice is about five hours away by highway. Marseille and Avignon are less than a one-hour drive. Nice and Marseille are international airports while Avignon supports local flights. Other, small airports can be found in the region. A TGV train is available at Charles De Gaulle airport and can whisk you to south France in less than four hours. Book the train ahead of time because French trains have reservations and are pretty full during vacation months as the crowded highways promotes arrival by rail. Also, the earlier you make your reservation, the better price you will find for your train ticket. A rental car is necessary and can be prearranged. Parking is available at th... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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