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Modern Luxury House In Luberon Provence With Private Pool And Striking Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Cadenet, Vaucluse, Cote D'Azur, France - Luxurious Contemporary Villa Nestled On A Hill Overlooking A Beautiful Luberon Village

This beautifully designed house will give you a fantastic sense of space and light with its large living-room and full-height glass sliding doors opening to a tailored garden with wonderful olive trees, a fantastic pool and striking views of the village and medieval castle. You may choose to have breakfast or enjoy an evening drink in the terrace, have a quick lunch in the cool of the kitchen, and dine outside on the large teak table by the BBQ, looking out to the pool. You may decide to spend an active day, discovering one of the numerous villages perching on the hills, shopping at the numerous local markets for the bountiful produce of the region, or you may decide to do nothing and stay at the house all day, resting in the shade, listening to the humming "Cigales", or going for a walk to the nearby castle and cooling off in the pool. Cadenet is an authentic provençal village. Lourmarin is 5 min' drive and Aix-en-Provence lovely city is only 13 miles away.

Ilda Cartaxo Goyard
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Ilda Cartaxo Goyard

Gerald is French, Ilda is Angolan/Portuguese. They live in London since 2008 and have 3 children. Prior to the UK, they have lived in various countries such as Angola (where they met), Portugal, France and United Arab Emirates. Gerald is a Finance Director for a multinational company; Ilda does some freelancing mainly on the information research field. During their many years of expatriation, they decided to buy a “pied-a-terre” and Gerald made his wife discover the wonders and beauty of Provence. In Dec 2009, while visiting houses for sale in the area they literally fell in-love at the first sight of the house.

Ilda Cartaxo Goyard purchased this villa in 2010

Why Ilda Cartaxo Goyard chose Luberon

Cadenet is a perfect spot, country-side inland Provence but not too far from an international airport – Marseille - enabling them to easily visit wherever in the world they lived. Although a quite touristic area, in-land Provence managed to keep its very French way of living, with lovely local markets, charming and authentic villages, lavender fields and a varied and exquisite landscape. The beautiful mountain villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes and Roussillon and the pretty pastoral villages of Cucuron, Vaugines, Ansouis,Lourmarin are all very close by. A day at the beach is possible at the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis only an hour drive away. A more cosmopolitan side can be found in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, for when they need the buzz and practicability of bigger city.

What makes this villa unique

They absolutely love the impression of space and the light spreading inside the house. The modern architectural design and carefully thought and built house plan with all rooms facing the garden. The splendid open and airy garden and the fruit trees. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the "cigales" is a bliss.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. Couple with no children staying in July 2011: "We had a great time at your lovely Villa, your house is beautiful it was very relaxing and just what we both needed! The house was so well organised and all the information you left for us was really helpful. We have stayed in a lot of different villa's and yours was by far the most well organised and informative!"

2. Two couples with 2 children staying in September 2011: "We had a wonderful stay in your house. Thanks"

3. Couple with 2 children staying in September 2013: "For 2 consecutive years we spent our holidays here, once again we had a wonderful week and are already thinking of coming back again next year!"
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cadenet in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor: bathroom shared for bedrooms 1 & 2 with bath/shower, basin and separate WC. First floor: bathroom 1, adjacent to bedroom 3 with walk-in shower, basin and private terrace. Bathroom 2 en-suite with walk-in shower, basin. Separate WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedrooms. Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds. Level 1 bedrooms. Bedroom 3 - Queen size bed with adjacent bathroom Bedroom 4 - Double bed with en-suite bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All 4 bedrooms with Air Conditioning. Outside: Wonderful garden with a large private swimming pool (9x8m - 1m deep shallow end and 2.2m on deep end - alarm secured) with a wooden deck overlooking the village. 2,000sq.m of grassy area with olive, fig, cherry trees and a striking maritime pine tree providing shade all day long. Large parking spaces including a covered area. A terrace by the pool with a large teak table, a gas barbecue, shaded by a sail. A balcony overlooking the garden, ideal for breakfast or an evening drink. Utility Room: Fully equipped laundry room (washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide luxury bed and bath linen changed every week. Pool towels (Foutas, i.e. Towels usually used on Turkish baths known for their quick drying quality). Mid-week 3h cleaning + 5h week-end cleaning for more than a week stay. Other: For a perfect comfort, we have equipped the house with high quality furniture, including top of the range beds and mattresses. Air conditioning in all 4 bedrooms will keep you cool during the hot summer nights.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house for the third consecutive year (once on our own as a couple, twice with friends and family) and we must say that we are always looking forward to come back!

The house itself is amazing, spacious, bright and cosy at the same time.

Outside the graden is immense and perfect to have kids around, enjoying the big swimming pool and huge trees shades for a nap.

Totally recommend it - all the relevant information about the house and the area was very useful and the owners are very approachable and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautful, well-equipped ultra modern house

  • 5 of 5

We travelled by train from St Pancras to Avignon, picked up a hire car at the station and made the easy 40 minute drive to this stunning house. Beautiful setting, really private and secure with a pretty view over the Luberon, Plenty of really comfortable sun loungers and great outdoor shaded dining area with great BBQ - everything you need to make the most of the outdoor space. The house itself is light and airy, simply and stylishly furnished and very well equipped throughout. It was perfect for our group of adults and older teenagers. The is unheated so very cold in the early summer. It has an alarm which is great for groups with younger children. Cadanet itself is a real working Luberon village which isn't as 'polished' as nearby Lourmarin, but we really liked its rustic charm. For such a small village it has an abundance of great restaurants. We tried La Source (excellent food in quirky surroundings and a wonderfully welcoming patron) and Moulin Gourmand (again, superb food in a converted olive mill.) Lourmarin is better for shopping and the castle is worth a trip.

Only a few things which were a little disappointing - the handheld showers in two of the three bathrooms, but that's really nit picking because they were fine once we got used to them and the fact that there wasn't enough toilet tissue for a group of 5 and it wasn't replenished at the, midweek clean - this always seems like a false economy in a property in this price range. Similalry, no clean towels at the midweek clean which was pretty poor.

That said, overall, this property is very close to perfect and we'd definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,685.82

Booking Notes:
The signed rental agreement and payment of the 50% deposit must be received within 7 seven days to confirm the reservation. The second 50% is due 60 days before arrival.
Security deposit of € 2,000 to be paid prior to arrival. Refunded 7 days after departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred changeover day (contact us if you you need otherwise). Departure 10am. Arrival 4pm. You will be welcomed and checked-out by our very friendly and able house manager.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be made either by wire transfer, credit card (5% bank charges apply) or paypal (5% bank charges apply).
The rent includes taxes, standard utilities and maid service as noted above. Additional maid or other services can be arranged and are charged for separately. In cold months November through April there is an additional 100 euro per week charge for heating cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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