Self catering holiday home in France
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La Jassine

A Provençal-style country villa with a pool and tennis court, nestled at the base of the Luberon Mountain range in Provence’s Luberon Regional Nature Park.

Sandra Beckett
With Gite.com since July, 2006

About the Holiday Home

The swimming pool
The swimming pool

La Jassine is a Provençal-style two-storey villa, set in an acre (half a hectare) of private land with a swimming pool and tennis court, in the Luberon Regional Nature Park. The property enjoys a tranquil setting amid vineyards, olive groves, and orchards, with excellent views of the Luberon Mountains and the spectacular sunsets. Six to eight guests can sleep in three bedrooms, with an additional double bed in the office.

Behind the house, a sheltered, south-facing terrace off the living/dining room is the perfect place for breakfast or a romantic dinner. From the terrace, a few steps lead up to the 4x8 metre pool, surrounded by a deck with teak loungers, and bordered by a small garden with herbs, lavender, and a variety of flowers and shrubs. Oak trees and a grove of olive and fruit trees provide shade.

The living/dining area
The living/dining area

Inside the house, the traditionally-styled kitchen is fully equipped for aspiring chefs and features rustic oak cabinets, a terracotta countertop, and a typical beamed ceiling. The large kitchen window gives a spectacular view of the mountains.

The focal point of the open concept living/dining area is a traditional hearth with a high efficiency wood-burning fireplace. French doors lead directly out onto the terrace. A TV with a satellite receiver gets a multitude of international channels, and has a DVD and VCR attached.

The upstairs office
The upstairs office

From the living room, a winding sandstone staircase leads to the large second-floor office and library. A sliding picture window offers a breathtaking view of the Luberon Mountains. An antique desk in front of the window provides a place to enjoy the landscape while reading or writing. At one end of the office area is a double bed, a couch, and a daybed for overnight guests. Guests can enjoy a selection of English and French books, local guides, toys, and games. A doorway leads from the second floor onto a terrace at the front of the villa that overlooks the Luberon Mountains. It is an ideal spot for watching the sun set while enjoying the local wine or for stargazing.

The master bedroom
The master bedroom

The three bedrooms are on ground level, and all are well supplied with closet space. The master bedroom features a solid teak bed with a Chinese headboard, and looks onto the terrace and the pool from large windows on two walls.

The second bedroom has a pair of single beds, while the third bedroom has a double bed with a view of the tennis court. The airy, bright bathroom features a long vanity unit with two sinks and a tub with a hand shower. There is also a separate shower room with a sink.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 4x8 metre in-ground swimming pool
  • Bilingual assistance available on site
  • Maid, Cook and Driver can be arranged on request

Location

Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Village
Vaugines
Setting
Countryside
Nearest large town
Pertuis
Other towns nearby
Aix-en-Provence
Arles
Avignon
Lourmarin
Département
Vaucluse (84)
Rental information

La Jassine

Accommodates
8 guests
Bedrooms
3+ bedrooms
Three bedrooms: one with a queen size bed, one with a double bed, and one with two single beds, and an office area with a double bed.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Special Offer

10% reduction for Summer 2018!


Offer applies: From June 23, 2018 to September 29, 2018

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. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
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Time of year Cost per week
January 1 until May 1 € 1,320
May 1 until June 1 € 1,650
June 1 until July 1 € 1,575
July 1 until September 1 € 2,685
September 1 until October 1 € 1,575
October 1 until November 1 € 1,450
November 1 until December 31 € 1,320

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Rental Conditions

Rates include all linens, towels and utilities. A 25% deposit is due upon confirmation of rental. Balance of payment is due 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of €500 is required with final payment. Payment is also accepted in Canadian and US dollars. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Contact

Sandra Beckett at La Jassine.

About the Area

The nearby village of Lourmarin
The nearby village of Lourmarin

La Jassine is close to a multitude of small picturesque villages, which offer fine restaurants, fascinating historical sites, and outstanding entertainment. The village of Vaugines, with its Renaissance buildings and beautiful Romanesque church, is just a kilometer from the house. Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources were filmed in and around the area. The village of Lourmarin, four kilometers from the house, is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is dominated by its medieval and Renaissance château. The medieval village of Cucuron, with its 13th century ramparts, gates, and towers, is only three kilometers away.

Vineyards near Cucuron
Vineyards near Cucuron

The Luberon is dotted with many picturesque villages, each with its own unique charm and lively market. Among the many others that are within a few kilometers of La Jassine are Ansouis, crowned by its castle that has been the residence of the Dukes of Sabran Pontèves for over one thousand years, and Cadenet, dominated by the ruins of an 11th century castle.

The many picturesque village markets, antique dealers, and boutiques offer a shoppers’ paradise. The villa is also close to many fine restaurants that offer a wide variety of cuisine. The village of Lourmarin alone has over a dozen restaurants, including the acclaimed Auberge La Fenière and the Moulin de Lourmarin. The Auberge de la Loube at Buoux is located in a picturesque setting close to the Fort of Buoux.

The view from La Jassine of cherry orchards and the Luberon mountains
The view from La Jassine of cherry orchards and the Luberon mountains

Wine-tasting in the many vineyards that produce the Côtes du Luberon wine is a popular pastime. For the more active, the Luberon offers many excellent hiking, biking, and nature trails. The Luberon mountain range is divided from north to south. To the west, the Petit Luberon forms a plateau carved by gorges and ravines. To the east the Grand Luberon has massive summits, the highest being Mourre Nègre. Other nearby sports include swimming, tennis, rock climbing, golf, and horseback riding.

About the Region

Lavendar fields in the Luberon
Lavendar fields in the Luberon

In addition to its natural beauty, Provence is a flourishing cultural region. The area hosts a number of well-known music and theatre festivals, including the Festival d’Avignon, the International Music Festival in Aix-en-Provence, and La Roque-d’Anthéron Piano Festival. There is a rich selection of theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, and other cultural activities, many of which are held outdoors in historical sites. Famous artists and writers of the region include Van Gogh, Cézanne, Bosco, Giono, Pagnol, and Camus.

The Festival of the Guardians in Arles
The Festival of the Guardians in Arles

The sightseeing possibilities are endless, including Roman ruins, the perched villages of the Luberon, castles, abbeys, churches, museums, and wineries. Throughout the Luberon mountain range are many excellent hiking, biking, and nature trails, as well as picturesque sites for picnics or watching the sunset. An hour’s drive or less from the villa are countless sites of historical or cultural interest. The lively town of Apt is the site of one of Provence’s most popular markets on Saturdays. Aix-en-Provence, the beautiful old capital of the region, is an elegant city with many fountains and old mansions. It is the site of Cézanne’s studio and the Vasarely Foundation. Arles was a Roman capital and is famous for its well-preserved Gallo-Roman ruins, including an amphitheatre where bullfights and Provençal festivals are still held.

The famous bridge of Avignon
The famous bridge of Avignon

The city of Avignon is the site of the medieval Papal Palace and the celebrated Bridge of Avignon. It is also the site of the world-renowned Festival d’Avignon in the summer, when the streets become filled with actors and theatre-goers from around the world. An hour’s drive will take you to the Mediterranean coast and the busy fishing port and beaches of Cassis, as well as the breathtaking ridges of the Calanques. The Old Port of Marseille boasts over 25 centuries of history, and is the site of many excellent seafood restaurants. Among the many other sites within an hour of the villa are Gordes, the ochre cliffs of Roussillon, Les Beaux, and the salt marshes of the Camargue.

Photo Album

The living - dining room
The living - dining room
The kitchen
The kitchen
The second double bedroom
The second double bedroom
The twin bedroom
The twin bedroom
The tennis court
The tennis court
Lunch on the terrace
Lunch on the terrace
The fireplace and staircase in the living room
The fireplace and staircase in the living room
The main bathroom
The main bathroom

Guest Opinions

“We’ve had a marvelous year at La Jassine, one of the greatest and most enjoyable adventures of our lives. We feel extremely fortunate to have been able to live in your wonderful house in the Luberon. We are enjoying La Jassine and the Luberon. It is certainly all we had hoped in terms of quiet, beauty, and charm.”
Cathy K. - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

“Our second time to La Jassine and we’ve had an incredibly good year. If in six years you are still renting La Jassine... we’d love to do it again!!”
Cathy K. - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

“La Jassine is a very special place. It far exceeded our expectations. The area is beautiful and we are already planning our return trip to La Jassine.”
Paul B. - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

“We had the most amazing 10 month stay at La Jassine. The villa is splendid, peaceful and private with breath-taking views of the Luberon Mts. Looking forward to returning when the opportunity arises.”
Claire G. - Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada

“Everything was fine with the house. Thank you. Hopefully, we will be back again one day.”
Sean W. - Cork, Ireland

“We returned to Paris from La Jassine last night after a wonderful stay. Your home is located in such a beautiful area. We enjoyed the pool very much to cool off. Thank you for the market list - we used it and enjoyed the local food. You have a great place—many thanks—it was hard to leave. We have one week left in Europe but will keep the south of France as a special place in our memories.”
Douglas M. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada