La Belle Etoile, or “beautiful star,” is a charming restored farmhouse set on over seventeen acres of prime Provencal country land. The residence is surrounded by pines, olive trees and vineyards. Located at the foot of the Luberon mountain, at the edge of the village of Lourmarin, this lovely French villa is located within easy driving distance of various historical sites and fun activities.
The grounds at La Belle Etoile feature a pristine, fenced swimming pool. The deck area provides ample sun loungers and umbrellas. To maximize your enjoyment of alfresco life, the villa includes three terraces, two shaded. Outdoor dining options are also available so you can soak in the picturesque views while getting your share of fresh country air. Indoors, you will find a TV with DVD player and Internet access.
The interiors of La Belle Etoile maintain a balance between history and the conveniences of today. The kitchen maintains the key ingredients of French country charm, alongside modern amenities. The formal dining area with a large square table and wooden columns makes an intimate, yet stately setting in which to share any special announcements with your loved ones or entourage. The curved stone staircase speaks of an era gone by.
Six plush and elegant bedrooms welcome up to eleven guests at La Belle Etoile. The bedrooms are decorated according to their own color palettes. Though refurbished, they retain decorative Provencal elements. Luxurious accoutrements and linens provide the coziest of sleeps.
While you will be within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Lourmarin, you will also be within a short drive of all the culture and history both Avignon and Aix-en-Provence have to offer. Golfers will also enjoy teeing off at the nearby Provence Country Club. Another top rated attraction in the area is Carrieres de Lumieres where you can be a part of immersive, multi-media artistic experiences. However you spend your days in France, have yourself a brilliant holiday or getaway at La Belle Etoile!
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BEDROOM & BATHROOM
Bedroom 1: Queen bed, En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2: King bed, Shared bathroom with Bedrooms 3 and 4
Bedroom 3: Double bed, Shared bathroom with Bedrooms 2 and 4
Bedroom 4: Large Single bed, Shared bathroom with Bedrooms 2 and 3
Bedroom 5: Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6: King bed, Access to terrace, En-suite bathroom with shower
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Telephone (incoming calls only)
4 gas top oven
Fenced swimming pool (length 6 m, depth 2m)
3 terraces (2 shaded)
STAFF & SERVICES
On-site caretaker (lives in a cottage at 50m from the house)
Weekly linen change
Weekly cleaning (6 weekly hours)
End of stay cleaning (6 hours)
At Extra Cost (advance notice required)
Additional cleaning (including end of stay cleaning over 6 hours)
Late check in/out fee
Points of Interest:
Walking distance to the village of Lourmarin with its shops and restaurants
35 KM to Aix en Provence
50 KM to Avignon
70 KM to Marseille
2.5 hours by TGV railway to Paris
All rentals run from Saturday to Saturday
Maximum 11 guests
Pets are not allowed
Security deposit to be held on credit card authorization by Luxury Retreats
Heating for the villa is not included in the rental rate unless otherwise specified. When not included, heating will be charged based on usage upon check out
Guests are responsible for any phone charges incurred. Use of a credit or calling card is highly suggested
Check-in: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Arrivals on Sundays, Holidays, and late at night are generally not possible
Guests generally arrive in Paris at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) and transfer to the high speed TGV train headed for Avignon. Once in Avignon, a rental car is suggested to drive to the villa.
Other options include flying into Marseille (MRS) or Nice (NCE) and then renting a car.
There is also a small airport in Avignon that has some flights from London and can also accommodate private jets.
Tennis country club in the village
In Port Royal:
The discovery of Cistercians abbeys such as Sénanque and Sivacane
Music festival in the castle of Lourmarin
Music festival in Aix en Provence
Music festival in La Roque d’Anthéron
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