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Book this 3 bedroom house in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 38 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $996 to as high as $1993, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 12, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top L-isle-sur-la-sorgue Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- High chair
- Private fishing lake or river
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 38 reviews
- Very Good
“Tranquil and stunning provencal townhouse perfect for family holiday”
I came to stay at La Marisol with my 2 children aged 11 and 8 for a week and had a delightful time. The house exceeded all expectations. Very stylish, ultra comfortable, everything you could want or need. My children delighted in stepping out of the courtyard each morning and going for a short walk down delightful atmospheric lanes to buy pastries for our breakfast. We ate these in the gorgeous provencal kitchen at the enormous table in the middle of the room, the sunlight filtering through the open windows. Sigh. It really was that lovely . We took short day trips to the many stunning Provencal villages surrounding L'Isle Sur La Sorgue. Gordes and Rousillon were my favourite and the children loved the bustle of Avignon. We could easily of stayed in L'Isle though. There are so many great restaurants with friendly welcoming staff and lovely shops and antique markets to explore. The kids took time out in the beautiful sitting room where they watched DVD's or read. I'd return here in a flash and have been recommending it to everyone I know since returning.
“Perfect place to see the sites!”
Stayed at La Marisol in late October and was a great place to continue our stay in France after our river cruise. The home was very well equipped, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. We were right in town and yet it was very quiet. There were plenty of good restaurants close by when we didn't feel like making our own meals. We were even able to eat outside in the courtyard since the weather was so nice. The secure parking within a couple minutes walk was perfect. There were many nice shops in town and the Sunday market was amazing.
“Perfect location, great restaurants, house and village facilitie”
The house is in a village with lots of character and in an area that we love to explore. The house is very comfortable is very convenient to everything with all necessary amenities. The village can be quite busy especially on market day which is great fun. There are enough good restaurants in the village so you don't have to wander around the countryside at night looking for a good place for dinner and there are shops that sell almost anything that you are likely to need while on vacation.
“Terrible experience with the owner”
Our extended family (including 3 toddlers) found the house quite inconvenient for a few reasons. The first time we left the house, the lock on the front door broke and needed to be replaced. The air conditioner was not working in the living room. Also, there were drainage issues in the bathroom resulting in a pool of water in the floor at all times. The biggest inconvenience was the lack of advertised wi-fi- it was impossible to get a connection and we were only able to use the internet less than 10% of the time, and only with 1 person connected . The stairways were also very narrow and steep. What made the stay ultimately nightmarish were the difficulties we had with the owner. We got an email from her after our stay stating a 300 euro charge for damages, including: new lock, labor cost to fix lock, 5 sets of keys for new lock, extra cleaning, late check-in for next guests, extra linen, extra admin. We were shocked, particularly as most of the cost had to do with the broken lock, when this was clearly due to wear-and-tear. In fact, the staff apologized multiple times for the broken lock and said that she had been asking to fix it for some time. The explanation for the additional cleaning cost and late check-in of the next guest was kids fingerprints on windows- were our children not to touch any surfaces during their week stay? There was no explanation given for the extra linen and admin costs. Our email exchanges with the owner have been frustrating. She claimed the staff told us of these charges and that we should have been aware (this did not happen). She also said we shouldn't be upset about wi-fi as this is a free extra service and that there is an internet cafe in town. She wrote a final email saying she would no longer correspond and proceeded to deduct 300 euros. Our family rents vacation properties annually and have never paid additional costs upon checkout, or dealt with such an unreasonable owner. Please be wary of renting this property.
Response from the owner As an owner, it is impossible to vet potential guests to your home, but a degree of responsibility and care is assumed (as clearly published in the Terms & Conditions). Unfortunately for the first time in 3 years, I had to retain 40% from this party’s Damages Deposit due to extra costs incurred by their negligent actions and lack of thought. Only 30% of the actual costs incurred were retained, with all the rest being paid for by the Owner. Prior to checkout, the sole complaint from this party was the WiFi connection (provided as a complimentary benefit), which due to the house’s location in the midst of town is not able to cope with up-to 7 people trying to connect simultaneously. As this appeared to be a problem, the party were informed of a 7 day internet café within 2 mins walk for any urgent work calls if necessary. Other complaints were only communicated after they were informed that a small amount of their damages deposit was being retained towards the costs of actual damage caused to the main access to the property, not for normal wear and tear. The matter was thoroughly investigated with the management company and with their faultless reputation (looking after many rental properties in the area), I was completely satisfied that the responsibility, though not malicious, was due to this party’s negligence and complete lack of thought. Value score 1 – For this oversized party of 10 people, Euros 110 per person for 7nts rental in this high-end rental property can only be considered good value. Service score 1 - The management company did everything in their power (out of hours) to sort out the damages caused by this party. Solutions were found for alternative access and suggestions given for additional internet connection within 2 mins walk. The party were only asked to pay for 1/3 of the costs they actually incurred and the Owner paid for the rest. This score is very low for all the additional help they were given. Comfort score 1 - All linen, towels and furnishings are very high quality according to all my former guests and there is no explanation as to why they have scored this so low. Cleanliness score 2 - After every rental there is 4-5 hours of intensive cleaning and most guests compliment how spotless the property is on check-in. However, after this party departed, it took more than 8 hours to clean the property to get it back to the condition it had been on their check-in. Again no explanation given as to why this has been scored low. la Marisol is correctly advertised as a traditional Provencal townhouse. Stairgates are provided for children and former guests (from babies to those in their 70s) have managed the 15 steep steps. This is not a fully serviced hotel and as a self-catering property, guests have full use of mops etc should they require after exuberant bathing. They were directed on more than 6 occasions to the published Terms & Conditions referred to in their signed rental agreement. I found their assurance of the publication of a bad review (should I retain any part of their damages deposit), morally reprehensible, and could see no further point in correspondence with a party who simply refused to accept their liability. I’m confident that a discerning reader will see this as a spiteful review from a party with no substantive argument nor any reason for grievance. It is very clear that every other review is diametrically opposite to theirs regarding rentals at la Marisol. For the first time I have been deeply disappointed by the actions of guests I welcomed to my home, but am certain this was just a very unlucky one-off. I look forward to welcoming back previous guests for their 3rd visit and have also gained bookings from friends of previous extremely satisfied guests.
“An excellent base in a lovely town”
We had a very pleasant week at La Marisol - the house is extremely well furnished, decorated and equipped. There are many unexpected touches which makes it a home from home experience. We would love to return.
“A Taste of Provence”
Having lived in the south of France, I was eager to share it's secrets with my sisters. Check in was very easy with someone from the agency waiting at the house when I arrived after a long day's travel. La Marisol is truly a little "bijou"-tastefully furnished and a comfortable delight to come home to after a day of touring. Some nights we opted to stay home and cook savoring the wonders of the markets! The kitchen is extremely well equipped and made this a pleasure. It's a stones throw from the town centre and an easy 2 minute walk. On Sundays, the market is just outside the door around the corner. If "les antiquaires and les brocantes" are of interest, you have come to the right town! If you want to explore the haunts of Peter Mayle, or soak up the history of avignon they are a short drive away. La Marisol made for a truly delightful week's holiday!
“Tasteful and charming provence town house”
This is a beautiful, tastefully furnished and extremely welcoming house that oozes relaxing vibes. The town of Isle sur la Sorgue is intriguing and characterful in its own right, but also a great location from which to strike out into wider Provence. We were here to spend a very atmospheric family Christmas, for which La Marisol is ideal. We recommend it without any hesitation.
“A wonderful haven in a beautiful Provencal town”
La Marisol is a delightful house. It is right in the centre of L'Isle yet really quiet surrounded by it's private courtyard garden. The house is elegant, yet comfortable and every detail has been carefully thought out with immense taste. It really is a home from home. If you have a car there's masses to explore in the region - little villages, markets, gorges, Mont Ventoux etc. but even without a car you will not be disappointed. L'Isle is a lively town with great shops, cafes and restaurants. Highly recommended.
“Chilled out Provence”
An elegant secret house in the heart of this town. Brilliantly suited to summer living but perhaps not totally practical for off season lets unless you prefer to dine out in the evening ( the only indoor eating area is the kitchen). Very well equipped.
Response from the owner The kitchen is a large elegant room with a trestle table that easily seats 10 people There is also a 10 seater dining table in the garden (with Weber BBQ) plus 2 x small metal tables in another part of the garden (seating 6) plus a table and chairs on the sunny roof terrace (seats 2) for a variety of alternative eating spaces at la Marisol. When deciding the best use of space in la Marisol for guests, it was considered that there were enough dining areas for the property and allowed for the creation of an Entertainment area (at one end of the double length beamed salon) which provides a large flatscreen TV with Sky, DVD and iPod dock as well as a selection of board games and a desk for laptop use for guests. The comfortable sofabed in this area also provides sleeping space for an additional 2 guests if necessary. As our guests have ranged from 3 months up to the elderly, this was considered an invaluable use of space to the majority of guests, rather than retaining a 5th designated dining area. As most people are are on vacation (year round bookings) guests tend to cook when it suits them, but otherwise like to enjoy the numerous restaurants close by.
“What a stunning place!”
My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at La Marisol in 2009, and it was the most wonderful, peaceful holiday we have had together. It was truly magic, so we decided to go back this year... and what an amazing experience it was! It has been completely transformed over the last year. La Marisol retains its tranquil charm in its secluded spot in the heart of Isle sur la Sorgue, but now when you enter the property, you are met with a property that exudes class! The quiet private courtyard garden is a perfect suntrap, the spacious living area is comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is large and well equipped - I am a chef, and I felt compeltely at ease in there! The bedrooms are everything you could wish for in a bedroom - comfortable and clean, and the owner has utilised the famous antique markets of the region to furnish the property and there is an artistic eye there that has done a good job! Isle Sur la Sorgue as a town is stunning - we had some wonderful food, amazing wine and loveley evenings in the bustling restaurants overlooking the river, and La Marisol is a perfect base from which to experience all this. The property is right in the middle of the town - actually on the 'island' itself, and there is a private, secure parking space about two minutes walk away. Isle is situated within driving distance of Mont Ventoux, Chateauneuf du pape, Gordes, Rousillion, and even the gorges of the archeche and the cevennes mountains - we had a few lovely day trips into the Languedoc-Rousillion area, the Carmargue, Avignon etc... I cannot recommend this place highly enough!