Spacious modern villa ideally suited for a large family or group of friends. There is a private pool and expansive terraces for hot summer afternoons or after a day of exploring the Provence area of France. The villa has outstanding views of the countryside and a wonderful kitchen area. The tennis court has been newly resurfaced and there is table tennis for both young and old competitors! The villa is a perfect summer hideaway for both adults and children, yet is only minutes from many Luberon destinations.
(6700 m2/72,118 ft2)
The villa is three levels and has over 200 square meters in terraces and enclosed grounds of almost 2 a...cres. There is a flat garden area, lawns, shrubs, shallow ornamental pond, and a Carpentras canal tributary running through the property. The villa faces south and has a shaded furnished terrace on the east side for breakfast and furnished terracing on the South for spring and autumn alfresco lunches. There is an expansive furnished terrace on the west for long, lazy summer evenings.
The large, private free-form pool (145 m2) has a large solarium area and ample sun loungers and umbrella. The pool has wonderful views of the countryside and is open from April to the end of September. The pool is unheated. The tennis court has been newly resurfaced. There is table tennis and barbeque. There is ample parking and a garage for 2 cars.
(300 m2/3,229 ft2)
The villa was built in 1970 and renovated in the summer of 2009. It is very spacious, has an open modern interior and three floors. The rooms are large and airy. They have tiled floors and are very comfortably furnished. It is suitable for children and groups of adults and has indoor and outdoor dining for up to 16 people.
Ground Floor: Opens up into a very large (80 m2) Great Room with an eating area, satellite TV, music and film library. There are several comfortable sofas and chairs. It also has a fireplace. The dining area has a large wooden table and chairs. There is a study that is fully equipped with a printer/scanner/fax/copier and WiFi Internet and outgoing telephone access. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped with cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and toaster, and fireplace. There is a bathroom with a toilet only, and a separate utility room with washing machine and dryer.
First Floor: An interior staircase leads to the first floor. There is a large bedroom with a standard double bed (140 cm) that is cozy for two and more comfortable for one. It has an en suite bathroom with shower. The bedroom also has a spacious mirrored wardrobe. There are two bedrooms that each features two single (90 cm) beds. These beds can be pushed together to form a king-size bed upon prior request (zip-link beds). One bedroom has a west facing balcony and an en suite bathroom with toilet, bath and in-bath shower. There is a family bathroom on the first floor with a bath tub, in tub shower, and a separate shower. There is also a guest bathroom with toilet.
Second Floor: The second floor has two bedrooms. The first is a bedroom with a standard double bed (140 cm) that is cozy for two and more comfortable for one. The bedroom doorway is of slightly lower height so beware of head bonks! The second bedroom is a children’s bedroom with two single beds (80 cm). This children’s bedroom leads off from the double bedroom through a low doorway and has a low ceiling as it is under the eaves of the roof. An open staircase leads to the sitting/reading room. The open staircase is not suitable for the very young or the very old. There is also a bathroom with a toilet and sink.
Gite: The gite is a French holiday home or guest room. This one is located on the ground floor of the villa and has a separate exterior entrance. The gite has a standard double bed (140 cm) that is cozy for two and more comfortable for one. It also has a bathroom with bathtub and shower and a kitchenette corner for light meals.
Please Note: There are books in English available for guests.
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, fireplace - indoor, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, cd, outside area - private, independent villa, tennis court - private, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining, window screens - whole house.
Left on 11/17/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Jim
This was a property that offered everything! From the excellent furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, front loading washer and dryer, and two eating areas for casual and more formal dining.
We could not have asked for more.
Everything was in like-new condition and very upscale. The grounds were extremely beautiful and well maintained.
Hard to beat the location, a little out of the way, but that added to the charm and quietness.
It took us a few days before we found (no other reports from previous guests) the excellent bakery at the main Ceval Blanc intersection. It was literally 1 km away. We ended up there every morning for bread and pasteries.
Also, there was an excellent little market (Cocco Marche) across from the bakery that had an outstanding meat market and all the "little" items you may need. The only items we could not get there was fresh fruit.
Once we found the market we saved considerable time shopping at Auchan and Super U.
In addition, the house is ideally situated close to all the main tourist locations in the area. The farthest we went was Nime and Pont du Gard, about an hour and 30 minutes maximum driving time.
S Cathy's review of Villa Cheval Blanc
Left on 10/20/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | S Cathy
My husband and I and two other couples enjoyed our time at this lovely villa. It would house many more people comfortably and we all spoke of wanting to bring our children and grandchildren for a family vacation to this well equipped villa.
We enjoyed the pool area and the kitchen of this property in particular. The pool was beautiful, however too cold to swim in during the first month of October. We spent many afternoons by the pool reading in the sun. We had a big American breakfast with French pastries every morning and dinner every evening in the large well-equipped kitchen. The dining room was lovely for special evening meals. The property offered over 200 really good DVDs. We had a movie night each evening.
We visited a different medieval village each day. (All within 50 km.) We would travel after breakfast to one or two towns, enjoy a good lunch in the town and then come home to relax by the pool and then prepare dinner.
Catherine's review of Villa Cheval Blanc
Left on 08/25/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Catherine
The house was the best we have ever rented in 14 years. Everything was provided, right down to hand soap in each bathroom and swimming towels for the pool.
The pool was lovely. The 'rock' effect made it feel like a beach. The view of the Alpilles in the distance was stunning.
Walking in the Alpilles and the little roadside fruit shacks.
Shellie's review of Villa Cheval Blanc
Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Shellie
We had a wonderful time at the villa. It was everything it was advertised to be, and more!
The property was very spacious. The outside pool area was absolutely beautiful. We had so much fun there that we didn't get to the tennis court, which we had planned to do. The movie library was wonderful!!
The countryside and surrounding area were so beautiful. The view from the pool was stunning. There were many small and large towns within a half-day distance, which we visited every morning. Our favorite was Gordes.
Lisa's review of Villa Cheval Blanc
Left on 05/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Lisa
Outside yard was fabulous. Pool would have been, too, if the weather had been warmer! Great for families with kids to have a lot of outside room.
It's close to some great spots for everyday activities. Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is amazing with it's markets and river dining. Avignon is wonderful for a larger market and more shops/dining options.
Jodi's review of Villa Cheval Blanc
Left on 06/12/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Jodi
The villa was more than I expected. It was very large and the pool was great. The view from the pool deck was spectacular. It had everything that we needed and the owner's book collection was very good. We ate on the patio every night and enjoyed too much cheese and baguette.
The kids loved the pool and I loved the view from the pool.
As it couldn't be helped, there is a subdivision being build around the corner and the noise from that was at times annoying, but this was beyond anyone's control. We were out most days when they were working so it wasn't a big problem.
The villa was close to everything. We were captivated by Gordes and Arles and the food...
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