Minimum stay of 14 nights in July and August.
Prices shown are for 5 bedrooms June to September, 4 bedrooms October to May. Rental of the summer house from October to May is possible - please ask for prices.
Villa St Elisabeth faces south with a magnificent view, across a vast and spectacular private valley planted with truffle oaks, yet it is only two minutes from the village of Buoux in the Luberon National Park.
Seemingly miles from anywhere with its wide-open spaces, tranquility and wildlife, this lovely stone house is equidistant between the market town of Apt and the medieval and exquisite town of Lourmarin with its galleries and restaurants.
The surrounding countryside is very well known for rock climbing and hiking and with a fabulous old Chateau and an extraordinary medieval fort nearby, the area is also a painter and photographers’ delight.
Nestled on 120 acres of land with lavender fields, truffle oaks and natural bush land, Villa St Elisabeth is close what one imagines in the picture books of Provence.
It is a delightful two story stone house with sage green shutters and picture windows and doors framing beautiful views.
Inside the house are thick stone walls, tiled floors and exposed beams of traditional Provencal architecture.
Because of its position, light floods the house from sunrise to sunset.
There is also a pretty pool set away from the main house and a charming summer house with a guest room. Both also have marvelous views.
Living room: The centre point of the house is the large, open plan, living area. As well as a fireplace, there is a sofa, CD player and dining facilities for the occupants. Like the rest of the villa, it is elegantly furnished and provides plenty of space for larger groups.
Kitchen: The kitchen is very well equipped, with everything that you’re likely to need, including: an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, iron and dishwasher.
Bedrooms: There are a total of five bedrooms at this property, although one is located in the summer house and only included in the price from June to September (please see the details below) The first bedroom is located on the ground floor and has a queen-sized bed and ensuite shower room, with separate toilet. Moving upstairs, there are three more bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed, with ensuite shower room and toilet. The other two rooms share an ensuite bathroom – one room has a queen-sized bed and the other has twin beds. The final bedroom, located in the summer house, has twin beds. All double beds can easily be converted to twin beds.
Bathrooms: There are a total of four bathrooms in this property, all of which are attached to a bedroom, (each room has access to a bathroom). There is a shower room with separate WC located on the ground floor, and a shower room and bathroom located on the next floor up. Finally, there’s a shower room with toilet in the summer house.
Additional accommodation: The summer house is a self-contained flat in itself. There’s a twin bedroom, along with a shower room, large sitting room facing the pool and a kitchenette, containing a fridge, sink and bar. There is an additional charge if you wish to use the Summer house between October and May, however it is included in the price from June to September.
Outside: If you visit during the summer months, you’re likely to be spending most of your time outside in the glorious sunshine. To allow you to make the most of the weather, there is a shaded terrace, along with garden furniture and a BBQ, permitting you to make the most of those long evenings. The property itself is located within 120ha of truffle oak woodland and lavender fields, providing a brilliant sense of space and relaxation.
Swimming pool: The swimming pool, (11.5m x 5m and ranging from 0.5m to 2.20m deep), is ideal for a quick dip during the day. It is positioned just 25 metres from the house, and catches sun all day long. It’s also protected by an alarm, to prevent toddlers and small children putting themselves in danger. It is open and operational from mid May to mid October.
Internet: There is high-speed internet connection available at this property.
Telephone: A telephone line is available at this property, on request.
Baby facilities: A high chair and cot is available, so just let us know what you need when you book your holiday!
Winter heating: Central heating, in both the main house and the summer house, is included in the cost of your holiday.
Gas, electric, & water: These are all included in the rental cost.
End-of-stay cleaning: The owner includes an end of stay clean at this property except the kitchen which they request that clients ensure is clean upon departure (ie oven, fridge etc). However, should you not have time to clean the kitchen, the owner includes 100 Euros in the damage deposit to cover end-of-stay cleaning here.
Bed & bathroom linen: This is included in the rental cost.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is calculated based on the number of people (adults) in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of any tax due at the time you make your reservation.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 1000 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages. This includes 100 Euros to cover end-of-stay cleaning, should you not have time to clean the property.
Change over day: The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible
Long weekend stays: These are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.
Pets: are welcome but only with prior arrangement when booking. There is a fee of 150e per pet, payable locally.
Smoking: We’re sorry, smoking is not permitted inside this property.
About the local area
The scenery around this part of the Luberon is stunning. There are views in all directions and the property is ideally placed for some marvelous countryside walks.
There are many Regional summer festivities: Theater in , Opera in Aix and , Jazz festival in La Roque d’Antheron and many antique fairs and flea markets. OrangeAvignon
There is Tennis available in Apt or Bonnieux, horseback riding in Apt, mountain bikes for rent in Bonnieux.
There are some excellent restaurants in the area, in particular, in Buoux, the Auberge de la Loube.
If you like the idea of a visit to the coast, you can set off in the morning, take a swim in the warm waters of the and return in the early eveningMediterranean
The best things were the view, the outdoor patio for evening parties, the pool area,
fabulous local restaurant with stunning views that catered a dinner for 15.
The Location - absolutely drop dead fabulous - walks from the house, trips out, markets close by, friends staying in villages near by, we had a cocktail party one night for 19 and no one to complain about our having fun. But it is remote. 8 kms to the nearest croissant.
JDJ Sept 2019
Very nice property with stunning views. Very easy to maintain villa and the owner was very accommodating.
Mr H, Newtown, Powys, July 2016
We had a lovely time, the house was in an absolutely lovely location, the owners very nice and conscientious – the gardener came by to take care of the pool...
Mr M, New York, USA, July 2016
Absolutely perfect, the villa was very spacious and very well equipped.
Mr S, Switzerland, April 2014
Excellent quality property. Very Satisfied.
Mr R, Newtownards, Northern Ireland, October 2008
Outstanding. Very satisfied
Mrs M, Edinburgh, September, 2008
Great- the web photos were very acurate, the mountain views were spectacular. We found the rooms clean and spacious containing everything we needed.
Ms P, June 2007
The house was beautiful, the views breathtaking and the weather was warm.
Ms E, June 2007
Our directional woes were forgotten almost as soon as we saw the Villa St Elisabeth. It is a wonderful property, and we would book it again in a heartbeat. The accommodation was wonderful and met or exceeded all our expectations.
Mrs F, USA, May 2007