This gorgeous villa was built by a local architect using stones from a nearby quarry. When relaxing outdoors, you can enjoy full sun by the pool, or a covered terrace. The house is well removed from the road, on a large fenced and landscaped property offering complete privacy and comfort.
Main attractions in the area are hiking, cycling, visiting the beautiful villages and markets, and of course eating some delicious Provencal food at the marvelous restaurants dotted all over the region.
Other attractions include tennis at the Goult tennis club, horseback riding, shopping and cinema in Cavaillon, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille. The Mediterranean beaches are about 1.5 hours away. All the colorful Provence open-air markets (Gordes, Roussillon, Coustellet, Apt) are within 5 to 15 minutes of the house, as well as the local farmers market. Goult is 5 mn by car and offers all necessary shopping (butcher, baker, groceries, cafes, restaurants, and caterer). There are large supermarkets in Coustellet and Apt (10-25 minutes away).
Don't miss the Abbaye de Senanque, a hike amidst the red rocks of the Petit Colorado, the summer operas and concerts of Lourmarin, la Roque-d'Anthéron, Orange, Aix and Avignon.
The villa has an expansive front patio, with a dining table on one side, and this comfortable seating area where you can relax and enjoy the views. If you're an early riser it's worth getting up at dawn to see the mist in the valley and the colour on the horizon - truly spectacular, and the valley is incredibly peaceful.
The large Provencal-style kitchen is pefect for those who love to cook. It is spacious, with room for everyone to help or just watch, and is very well equipped. Americans will feel right at home with U.S. cookbooks, measuring tools, and an ice dispenser in the frig.
You have quite a choice of indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy your meals: the back patio next to the kitchen, the kitchen itself, the indoor dining room (pictured above) or the outdoor dining table, protected from the sun.
A more private seating area to watch satellite tv, or read a book.
The house enjoys Wifi high-speed internet access, Satellite TV with CNN and other English-speaking channels (as well as German, Spanish, Italian),
a separate clothes dryer, a charcoal BBQ grill, a pétanque game area.
Villa Maria is very spacious and accommodating. In most vacation homes there is a single, glorious master bedroom and then a series of smaller rooms. If you have several couples here then they all can have large, comparable bedrooms. Villa Maria has three king size bedrooms that could each serve as a master bedroom en-suite. The 3 large bedrooms in the main house are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, King-sized (180 cm) beds, alarm/CD players, and air conditioning.
Provence, Emotional Escapes presents Villa Maria a contemporary villa rental in Gordes, Provence in the south of France.
Overlooking vineyards, Mont Ventoux and the Luberon mountains, and close to the villages of Gordes, Roussillon and Joucas, Villa Maria is truly in the heart of the Luberon. With its wide open spaces on the main floor, opening to several covered terraces and the heated infinity pool, the house is ideal for large groups of families or friends. The perfect villa for your Provencal vacation.
Comfortable, welcoming, understated quality -- just a few of the adjectives that describe this lovely home on a Provencal hillside. Just what a vacation house in France should be! The photos don't do the house justice in terms of its size, flow, comfort, accommodations, and quality of furnishings.
The main house offers a large living room and a dining room for 10, as well as a smaller TV room with satellite dish. The upper galleria above the living room is dedicated to office work, with desks and full internet access. The kitchen, very well equipped and decorated in a Provencal style, is the heart of the house.The house is designed to open from the main living areas to the patio and the pool deck, and these spaces flow together easily.
Very spacious, this house has three bedrooms with king sized beds that could each serve as a master bedroom. Two additional bedrooms are queen sized. The beds are large and comfortable, bedrooms well appointed, and the bathrooms have the highest quality fixtures.
Owner's Policy regarding pets : Small pets allowed with owner's prior consent and on condition that garden is kept clean. Please specify type of pet when making booking requests.
Gordes offers more commodities than other Provençal villages of similar size. It has a wide selection of restaurants, spas and shops from the family friendly to the exclusive range of products.
Provence emotional Escapes offers a wide selection of luxury villa rentals in and around the village of Gordes.