General Info About the One Bedroom House in the Luberon area of Provence (near Roussillon):
The setting and location: The house is located on a large wine estate in the Luberon area near the classic hilltowns of Roussillon and Menerbes. Roussillon’s narrow streets are full of centuries-old houses built from its ochre-colored rock in hues which range from pale creams to deep, dark browns to bright reds, violets and blues. Roussillon was an important source of color pigments in Europe for hundreds of years, and the pigments are still readily apparent on the sheer cliffs surrounding the town. Menerbes is full of lovingly restored medieval stone houses, basking in the renown resulting from being the basic setting of Peter Mayle’s best selling book, A Year in Provence.
The house: The house still has the date of its construction carved in a block of stone over the lintel: 1656! It is of course built of the local stone, in beautiful shades of dark and light ochre, with walls a good meter thick. A large swimming pool is located behind the house on a grassy knoll bordered by a wall of trees. Vineyards and woods surround the house, with rocky, red-ochre, conifered hills in the middle distance. The house is really a square cluster of three completely independent living units (one four-bedroom, two bath; one three-bedroom, one bath and one one-bedroom, one bath) which share thick stone walls in what was probably a defensive configuration typical of the area hundreds of years ago. I have materials for each of these living units.
Entering the one-bedroom unit (which is up an outdoor flight of stairs), there is a spacious, sunny room with fully-furnished kitchen, living and dining areas. There is also a bedroom, with a queen sized bed, table and an armoire, and a bathroom with shower. There are tiled floors throughout. Outside is an outdoor eating area, with table and chairs.
Terms of rental: The weekly rent is €1,200 in June, July, August and September, €1,100 in April, May and October and €950 in other months. Clean sheets and towels are provided weekly. The rental period runs from (4:00 p.m.) on a Saturday afternoon until 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Once you let me know a specific rental period in which you are interested, I will check availability with my client, the owner. Payment terms are a 30% (of the total rent) non-refundable payment at the time of booking with the non-refundable balance due 60 days before scheduled arrival. Payment is to be made to me, and I will transfer it to my client.
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