Les Olivettes

Luxury apartments in a newly-renovated farmhouse in the lively Provençal village of Lourmarin, featuring spectacular views, a large heated swimming-pool and private gardens.

Les Olivettes,  Vaucluse (84), Provence-Côte d'Azur, France
Your contact: Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso
Telephone: +33 4-90 68 03 52
+33 6 1229 1113

About the Holiday Home

The heated swimming pool
The heated swimming pool
Les Olivettes is a pleasant five minute walk from the centre of Lourmarin, one of France's prettiest villages. It offers panoramic views of the village, its Renaissance château and the Luberon mountains. The house, recently refurbished by a professional interior designer, has a spacious common-room and five separate apartments, each with distinctive character and colours. Each apartment has a queen-size bed, separate sitting and dining areas, furnished terrace, and a well-equipped kitchen with hand-made Provençal wall-tiles. All apartments have a stereo and satellite TV. Some have DVD players.
The common room at Les Olivettes
The common room at Les Olivettes
The antiques and contemporary furnishings in the 590 square foot (55 square metre) living room combine with the cathedral ceiling to create an elegant and welcoming atmosphere which is carried over into the apartments. The walls throughout the house are painted with the ochre washes and traditional colours of Provence. All floors are tiled with hand-made terracotta parefeuilles from the renowned Vernin tileworks in nearby Apt. The house also has a 21st century heating system providing plenty of hot water at all times. It can also heat the swimming pool.
Les Olivettes and its surroundings
Les Olivettes and its surroundings
The pool (50 x 20 feet / 6 x 15 metres), is set in a typical Provençal olive-grove with stone fountains, and gardens filled with Mediterranean flowers and aromatic herbs. Footpaths wind through the olive trees past benches and garden chairs - good for reading, relaxing and gazing at the scenery. There is also a ping-pong table, and a terrain de boules, a pitch for playing the classic Provençal game of pétanque, or 'bocci'.
Special features: • Swimming pool on the property: Large heated private swimming pool
• Pets welcomed
• Bilingual assistance available on site
• Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request
• Credit cards accepted

Location

Region

Provence-Côte d'Azur

Village

Lourmarin

Setting

Village

Nearest large town

Aix-en-Provence

Other towns nearby

St. Rémy-de-ProvenceCavaillonAvignon

Département

Vaucluse (84)

1. Le Genêt|Rental information

'Le Genêt'
'Le Genêt'
This studio apartment is decorated in the ochre and yellow tints so dear to Van Gogh. The apartment has a canopied queen-size bed and the dining and sitting areas open onto a private walled terrace. The galley kitchen, separate from the main room, is equipped with two vitroceramic cooking rings, an electric oven and a full range of cooking utensils. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are fully tiled with hand-made tiles. There is a high-speed internet connection. The apartment is air-conditioned.
Accommodates: 2 guests
Bedrooms: One queen-size canopied bed.
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Features

Linen available
Towels available
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Internet access
Telephone
Television
Stereo
Shower
Air conditioning
Central heating
Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week.
Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency.
Display rates in:
Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Time of year Cost per week
March 29, 2014 until May 3, 2014 925
May 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014 1,050
May 31, 2014 until August 30, 2014 1,210
August 30, 2014 until October 4, 2014 1,050
October 4, 2014 until December 31, 2014 925

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Changeover day: Saturday
Rental Conditions:
We require 50% of the full rental amount to secure a reservation, with the balance payable one month before arrival. No security deposit. We accept Mastercard and Visa, and cheques in US$, GB£ and Euros. Please contact us for long term rates & winter special offers.
Gite.com Travel Tip:
A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.
Contact: Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso at Les Olivettes.

2. Le Voltaire|Rental information

'Le Voltaire'
'Le Voltaire'
This one-bedroom apartment (390 square feet / 33 square metres) on the upper floor of the property has a queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom and a fold-out bed in the living-room suitable for a child or teenager. The galley kitchen is equipped with two vitroceramic cooking rings, an electric oven and a full assortment of cooking utensils. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are fully tiled with hand-made ceramics. There is also a private south-facing balcony and a lounge area for the exclusive use of guests in Le Voltaire. This apartment has a stereo CD player, DVD, satellite TV, and a high-speed internet connection. "Le Voltaire" is air-conditioned.
Accommodates: 3 guests
Bedrooms: One queen-size bed and one convertible armchair-bed.
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Features

Linen available
Towels available
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Internet access
Telephone
Television
Stereo
Bath
Shower
Air conditioning
Central heating
Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week.
Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency.
Display rates in:
Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Time of year Cost per week
March 29, 2014 until May 3, 2014 1,025
May 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014 1,210
May 31, 2014 until August 30, 2014 1,340
August 30, 2014 until October 3, 2014 1,210
October 3, 2014 until December 31, 2014 1,025

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Changeover day: Saturday
Rental Conditions:
We require 50% of the full rental amount to secure a reservation, with the balance payable one month before arrival. No security deposit. We accept Mastercard and Visa as well as cheques in US$, GB£ and Euros. Please contact us for long term rates & winter special offers.
Gite.com Travel Tip:
A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.
Contact: Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso at Les Olivettes.

3. Le Pastis|Rental information

'Le Pastis'
'Le Pastis'
This studio apartment is decorated in cream and silvery-green tones like the olive trees outside. There is a wrought-iron four-poster queen-size bed. The dining and sitting area leads onto a private walled terrace, which is covered and can be enclosed in the shoulder season. The galley kitchen, separated from the main room, is equipped with two vitroceramic cooking rings, an electric oven and a full range of cooking utensils. Both the kitchen and the bathroom are fully tiled with hand-made tiles. This apartment is equipped with a high-speed internet connection. "Le Pastis" has a wall-mounted air-conditioner.
Accommodates: 2 guests
Bedrooms: One wrought-iron queen-size four-poster bed.
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Linen available
Towels available
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Internet access
Telephone
Stereo
Bath
Shower
Air conditioning
Central heating
Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week.
Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency.
Display rates in:
Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Time of year Cost per week
March 29, 2014 until May 3, 2014 1,090
May 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014 1,260
May 31, 2014 until August 30, 2014 1,390
August 30, 2014 until October 4, 2014 1,260
October 4, 2014 until December 31, 2014 1,090

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Changeover day: Saturday
Rental Conditions:
We require 50% of the full rental amount to secure a reservation, with the balance payable one month before arrival. No security deposit. We accept Mastercard and Visa, as well as cheques in US$, GB£ and Euros. Please contact us for long-term rates & winter special offers.
Gite.com Travel Tip:
A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.
Contact: Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso at Les Olivettes.

4. La Clairette|Rental information

'La Clairette'
'La Clairette'
"La Clairette" is our most spacious apartment (780 square feet - 72 square metres) It has two bathrooms, and is perfect for a family of three or four, or as accommodation for two couples travelling together. It can also be used as a luxurious gîte for two. There is a canopied queen-size bed in the main bedroom and two comfortable day beds in the living room which easily convert to make a queen-size bed. During the day, they form an elegant seating area, and can be screened off at night, if required.
'La Clairette'
'La Clairette'
There are three separate terraces, two with dining tables and views over the village and one looking towards the swimming-pool, as well as two en-suite, fully-tiled bathrooms. The two halves of the apartment are separated by a sound-proofed wall and door, and each has a independent, outdoor entrance. The hand-tiled galley kitchen is equipped with two vitroceramic cooking rings, an electric oven and a full range of cooking utensils. There is a stereo CD player, satellite TV, a DVD player, and a high-speed internet connection. There are wall-mounted air-conditioning units in both rooms.
Accommodates: 4 guests
Bedrooms: One queen-size canopied bed in the bedroom and two convertible day beds in the living-room which together make a queen-size.
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Features

Linen available
Towels available
Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Internet access
Telephone
Television
Stereo
Bath
Shower
Air conditioning
Central heating
Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week.
Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency.
Display rates in:
Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Time of year Cost per week
March 29, 2014 until May 3, 2014 1,550
May 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014 1,860
May 31, 2014 until August 30, 2014 2,040
August 30, 2014 until October 4, 2014 1,860
October 4, 2014 until December 31, 2014 1,550

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Key:
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Available with special offer
Changeover day: Saturday
Rental Conditions:
We require 50% of the full rental amount to secure a reservation, with the balance payable one month before arrival. No security deposit. We accept Mastercard and Visa, as well as cheques in US$, GB£ and Euros. Please contact us for long-term rates & winter special offers.
Gite.com Travel Tip:
A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.
Contact: Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso at Les Olivettes.

About the Area

The lively centre of Lourmarin
The lively centre of Lourmarin
Lourmarin, officially recognised by the French Tourist Board as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", is located in the heart of the Luberon Natural park, where all building and development is strictly regulated. So, while it is a lively attraction for visitors from all over Europe, it nevertheless retains the beauty and charm of a small Provençal village. It is a peaceful and sophisticated country retreat. Many writers and artists have chosen to live here, including the famous philosopher Albert Camus, who is buried in the village cemetery.
View of Lourmarin
View of Lourmarin
Altogether this village of 1200 residents has fifteen fine restaurants, including Edouard Loubet's "Le Moulin" and "La Fenière" where Reine Sammut won the title of "Best Woman Chef in France". "L'Antiquaire" also is the third Michelin recommended establishment. There are also several tea-rooms, art galleries and several chic decoration and clothes shops, all of which go to make the village a lively year-round destination. And of course the Luberon hills are great for hiking, mountain-biking, and horseback riding.

About the Region

The hills of the Luberon
The hills of the Luberon
Situated in the heart of the Luberon Natural Regional Park, Lourmarin has long been famous for its scenic beauty and unusual history. The village lies on the southern side of the mountain, at the entrance of the pass separating the 'Petit' Luberon from the 'Grand' Luberon. It is an ideal base from which to explore Provence - in particular the hidden valleys and hilltop villages of the Luberon. Day trip destinations include the 13th century Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque, the celebrated medieval villages of Gordes and Bonnieux, and the ochre quarries and ochre-coloured houses of Roussillon.
Lourmarin's Château and Church
Lourmarin's Château and Church
The major tourist attractions are all within easy reach: the walled city of Avignon with its Papal Palace; sophisticated Aix-en-Provence with its tree-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés and designer boutiques and Arles, with its Roman amphitheatre and medieval cathedral. For those with a special interest in interior decorating, nearby Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its world-famous antiques market also makes a pleasant excursion. Wine-lovers will appreciate visiting the famous Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. There is also the Camargue, a National Park and Wildlife Reserve, where you'll find horses and Provençal cattle ranches as well as spectacular bird-watching (pink flamingoes!). The Camargue also boasts some of the best beaches in Provence.

Photo Album

View from the common-room
View from the common-room
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
Bedroom in 'Le Voltaire'
Bedroom in 'Le Voltaire'
Kitchen in 'La Clairette'
Kitchen in 'La Clairette'
The south side gardens
The south side gardens
Terrace of Le Genêt
Terrace of Le Genêt
La Clairette bathroom
La Clairette bathroom
The staircase in Les Olivettes
The staircase in Les Olivettes

Guest Opinions

This was our fourth visit to Les Olivettes and everything is as wonderful as ever. We had a very relaxed time. Thank you Joe and Elizabeth. We’re looking forward to our fifth visit.
Dave and Diane N. - Slough, England

This was our 5th stay at Les Olivettes, so expectations were already high, and still they were exceeded! We are eager to come back and enjoy it again and again.
John W. and Carol M. - San Rafael, California, USA

We have loved our time at Les Olivettes. The view of the castle and the town from Le Genêt and the picture window in the living-room are both unforgettable This is an excellent base to explore the Luberon area. We have been to France many times and this is our favourite region.
John and Shirley C. - Vancouver, Canada

We had been looking forward to this vacation for months. We have spent a week here now and are really impressed. We have enjoyed every second at this beautiful place. The apartments and the garden are lovely and inspirational.
Elisabeth and Olaf S. - Trondheim, Norway

Cette année nous avions envie de repos et sérénité et nous l’avons trouvé dans votre maison. Mais 15 jours passent trop vie ! Nous avons hâte de revenir au plus vite et savourer ce coin de paradis ou nous avons toujours le plaisir de rencontrer ou de retrouver des personnes intéressantes et sympathiques.
Natalie and Nicolas D. - Chatillon, 92, France