"The Find" - A True Find in Delightful Sablet – Home 2532726 House
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 5 nights min stay
"The Find" - A True Find in Delightful Sablet – Home 2532726
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- 5 nights min stay
- Nearest beach 26 mi
- Child Friendly
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
"La Trouvaille" is a genuine find in the delightful village of Sablet, only 12km from Vaison-la-Romaine. Built into the 12th-century ramparts of the medieval village center, this beautiful old Provencal stone house serves as a local landmark because of the hole in the wall--'le trou'--which creates the terrace. Ideal for visitors who want to feel the pulse of village life, this house has a florist a and "boulangerie" as neighbors.
Throughout, the beauty of walls of locally-quarried stone, traditional Provençal ceilings of plaster and dark exposed beams, and handsome traditional tiles give “La Trouvaille” its special warmth and character. The house is spacious and inviting, providing an unusual degree of privacy with separate relaxation areas on each floor.
Furnishings reflect the owners' enthusiasm for Provençal style and regional crafts. Handsome antiques, shabby chic “finds” and quality reproductions are placed alongside comfortable leather sofas and more casual seating. Owners have taken special care to add modern comforts, while sacrificing none of the house's Provençal charm.
A shaded terrace is cut into the stone facade of the house and faces east with fine views of the clay rooftops, vine-covered hillsides, the neighbouring village of Seguret and the dramatic limestone ridges of the Dentelles de Montmirail. A round table, chairs & gas grill invite "al fresco" dining. Relax on the antique daybed with cushions in a cheerful Provençal fabric. This terrace provides shelter from the hot mid-day sun, as well as protection from winds or occasional rain, enabling guests to spend more time enjoying the views.
The entrance on the ground floor opens into a large dining and gathering area with great character and Provençal charm. The kitchen is well-designed and equipped for preparing a gourmet meal or a casual picnic to be enjoyed on the terrace or outdoor in the hills among the vines. A handsome antique oak farm table seats 6-8. Colorful pottery for cooking and serving.
Adjoining the kitchen is a den and extra sleeping area. The comfortable daybed converts into a pull-out queen-sized bed. The entertainment center features a 42” flat panel television and Blue-ray home theater system for music and video. In addition there are two comfortable chairs and good reading lamps. A small desk holds the Livebox WiFi router, phone, and printer. Internet-based phone service makes it possible to offer guests FREE international calling to landlines, as well as U.S. and Canadian cell phones. WiFi is provided throughout the house.
In addition to the den on the ground floor, there is a quiet and elegant sitting room on the top floor that opens onto the terrace. One bedroom also offers a leather sofa and chairs.
Two beautiful tiled full bathrooms with shower & WC.
Unlike many surrounding villages, Sablet's center is not bisected by a major roadway, so the medieval center is refreshingly free of most vehicle traffic and strolling the narrow spiraling streets and stairs to the 11th century church and its little park at the top of the village is a delight. Place du Barry provides a splendid view of rooftops, vineyards and provides an orientation table that identifies villages in the distant hills.
Sablet's small grocer's shop offers a surprising selection of goods, including fresh local produce, cheese and deli offerings, local wines. Friday morning's small market features a fish vendor, Italian deli specialties, Moroccan couscous, farm-fresh local produce, fresh roasting chickens, and local baked and prepared goods. There are several larger grocery stores in the area. Closest are Super U and Intermarché in Vaison la Romaine; Grand Frais in Orange has fine foods, organic products and out-of-season fruits and vegetables.
Convenient ATM, hair salons, day spa.
Medical services in the village include a pharmacy, physicians office, and a dentist. Closest hospitals are in Vaison-la-Romaine and Orange.
Sablet's helpful tourist office also features an excellent tasting room for sampling the products of 18+ wine producers and offers a variety of wine-tastings and special events. The wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau, Cairanne are in close proximity and Chateauneuf de Pape is only 20km away.
Sablet is uniquely situated to provide easy access to many attractions in the Vaucluse. Explore Roman ruins or attend a live production in an antique theater in Vaison or Orange. Visit a different Provençal market every day of the week, including our favorites in Vaison-la-Romaine, Bedoin, and Ste.-Cecile-les-Vignes. Take a lovely stroll to Seguret or picnic on the hillsides. Ride a bicycle among the vines or challenge yourself to ride or hike to the summit of Mont Ventoux--a classic Tour de France route. Search for treasures at a local "vide grenier" or the famous antiques market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Beds in other rooms: Queen Bed
- 1 Half bath, 2 Showers
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: $250.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 01 Jan 2022
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United States
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
– based on 25 reviews
- Very Good
This neat apartment, in the small village of Sablet, is right in the heart of the French wine growing area. Near the apartment is the baker, butcher and a small grocery store. Nearby are other scenic historic villages, with more wine companies and good restaurants.
“Beautiful Provence at your doorstep”
A wonderful home base for our exploration of all things Provence, this quintessential Provencal home not only evokes it's history in the stone walls and architectural features, but is also a comf… More
“Return visit just as good.”
Our second time in gorgeous Provence and a second stay at La Trouvaille. Why would we choose anywhere else, set right in the old village ramparts and on the village square the house is spacious, comf… More
Response from the owner A return visit is always the finest compliment of all. We're very pleased that your second stay at "La Trouvaille" was equally pleasant for you, and certainly that you were able to be comfortable during the recent extreme heat. Thank you for your kind words.
“Could not fault La Trouvaille”
This home was historic and magical. It contained everything a family could need. There was even an Eski ( portable icebox) and a picnic set for us to take on day trips. The cooking facilities were f… More
Response from the owner Jenny, thank you for this delightful review! I was particularly pleased that you appreciated some of the small touches we hope will add to the fun and enjoyment of a stay at "La Trouvaille." We're very grateful for your kind comments.
“Paradise in Provence”
We have stayed in VRBO's all over the world and without hesitation I would recommend this slice of paradise. We spent the first of our two weeks on a tour with Off The Beaten Path which gave us a… More
“If you love wine……”
My husband and our 2 friends rented Deb and Gary’s house for a week and had the most wonderful vacation. Their lovely home is spacious and well appointed. We appreciated having the large noteb… More
“A Dream Come True...”
My sister and I often daydreamed about staying in a charming, provençal house in a perfect, little French village surrounded by grape vines and rolling hills. And "La Trouvaille", nes… More
This gorgeous house in the friendly hilltop village of Sablet perfectly met our needs. The house has everything you could require, is beautifully furnished and exceptionally well equipped. The terrace… More
“Lovely old Provençal house.”
We stayed here for two weeks with friends. It is a perfect home for four people. La Trouvaille was all we had hoped for and expected. Thick stone walls to keep us cool on days of 36 degree heat, a bed… More
Response from the owner We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed "La Trouvaille" so much. Your description matches our own experience of this very special village and we hope you will return soon.
“What a great experience”
Four of us stayed for a week at La Trouvaille. From our first emailed contacts with Deb, to our initial meeting with the local manager, the house itself, and the village and the whole experience were … More
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