Self catering vacation rental 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 is very inviting on hot summer days
The swimming pool is very inviting on hot summer days

La Jassine is a Provençal-style two-storey villa, set in two acres (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 Mountain range and the spectacular sunsets. There is a cherry and olive orchard in front of the villa and another small orchard of fruit trees on a hill behind. Eight to nine guests can sleep in three bedrooms, with an additional single and double bed in the office upstairs.

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 loungers and bordered by a small garden with herbs, lavender, and a variety of flowers and shrubs. Oak trees and a fruit trees provide shade.

The living room area with traditional style wood-burning fireplace and stone staircase to upper floor
The living room area with traditional style wood-burning fireplace and stone staircase to upper floor

Inside the house, the traditional Provençal style 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. The flat screen TV with satellite offers many English channels, such as CNN, BBC, a multitude of international channels, and Netflix. There is also a DVD player.

The office/extra bedroom Upstairs
The office/extra bedroom Upstairs

From the living room, a winding sandstone staircase leads to the large second-floor office that can serve as an extra bedroom. A sliding picture window offers a breathtaking view of the Luberon mountain range. 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 single bed. 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. It is an ideal spot for watching the sun set while enjoying the local wine or for stargazing at night.

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 double bed with a view of the tennis court, while the third bedroom has two twin beds. The airy, bright bathroom features a long double vanity 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, as well as an office area with a double and a single bed.

Features

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

Special Offer

40% reduction for remaining August/September/October weeks


Offer applies: Now until October 6, 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
September 1 until October 1 € 1,575
October 1 until November 1 € 1,450
November 1 until January 1 € 1,320
January 1 until May 1 € 1,320
May 1 until June 1 € 1,650
June 1 until July 1 € 1,575
July 1 until August 31 € 2,685

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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, officially
The nearby village of Lourmarin, officially "one of the most beautiful villages in France"

La Jassine is close to a multitude of small picturesque villages, which offer fine restaurants, fascinating historical sites, and outstanding entertainment.

The charming old village of Vaugines has medieval and Renaissance buildings in addition to its very beautiful 12th-century Romanesque church. "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources" were filmed in and around the area. The village of Lourmarin is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is dominated by its medieval and Renaissance château. The medieval village of Cucuron has 13th-century ramparts, gates, and towers.

Vaugines is nestled at the foot of the Luberon among vineyards
Vaugines is nestled at the foot of the Luberon among vineyards

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 the villa of the cherry orchard and the Luberon mountain range
The view from the villa of the cherry orchard and the Luberon mountain range

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

The nearby 15-16th-century Château in Lourmarin hosts many cultural events
The nearby 15-16th-century Château in Lourmarin hosts many cultural events

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.

View of the Villa from the Luberon with the iconic Montagne Saint-Victoire and the Durance in the distance
View of the Villa from the Luberon with the iconic Montagne Saint-Victoire and the Durance in the distance

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.

A tranquil setting within easy driving distance of many major tourist sites, seen in March with the cherry trees in blossom
A tranquil setting within easy driving distance of many major tourist sites, seen in March with the cherry trees in blossom

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 large open living/dining area
The large open living/dining area
The Provençal style kitchen
The Provençal style kitchen
Master bedroom with queen bed
Master bedroom with queen bed
The second bedroom with double bed
The second bedroom with double bed
The third bedroom with twin beds
The third bedroom with twin beds
Tennis with a view
Tennis with a view
Provençal style wood fireplace and stone staircase to the upstairs
Provençal style wood fireplace and stone staircase to the upstairs
Lunch on the terrace
Lunch on the terrace
The main bathroom with double vanity and tub/handheld shower
The main bathroom with double vanity and tub/handheld shower
The owners in the cherry orchard with the Luberon behind
The owners in the cherry orchard with the Luberon behind
Aerial view of the property
Aerial view of the property
Dining area with solid oak table and buffet
Dining area with solid oak table and buffet
View of the property from the entrance
View of the property from the entrance
The front of the villa from the driveway
The front of the villa from the driveway
Office/extra bedroom with sitting area upstairs
Office/extra bedroom with sitting area upstairs
Double and single beds in the office/extra bedroom upstairs
Double and single beds in the office/extra bedroom upstairs
Spring garden between pool and terrace
Spring garden between pool and terrace
Living room area centres around Provencal style wood fireplace
Living room area centres around Provencal style wood fireplace
French doors lead from the dining area to the terrace
French doors lead from the dining area to the terrace
Autumn colours and first snow on the Luberon from the villa
Autumn colours and first snow on the Luberon from the villa
Autumn view of the orchard and Luberon from villa
Autumn view of the orchard and Luberon from villa
Cherry orchard in the mist from the villa
Cherry orchard in the mist from the villa
The villa seen from the cherry orchard in blossom in the spring
The villa seen from the cherry orchard in blossom in the spring
The peaceful and private setting of La Jassine
The peaceful and private setting of La Jassine
Welcome to La Jassine!
Welcome to La Jassine!

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