A spacious luxury villa with well-established garden, perfect for family holidays
Le Murier is named for the lovely Murier Platane tree which dominates the entrance and parking area for the villa. It is Henry IV of France (1553-1610) who imposed on the farmers of Provence to plant Murier trees to raise silkworms, and you will still find many of the original trees here.
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa offers guests a relaxing holiday in a quiet, rural setting – a little paradise for adventurous, imaginative children who like to explore – which is also very close to Lourmarin (walking from the house along a small path called St André, you will be in the village within 12 minutes).
The house can accommodate up to 10 people. It has a spacious living room with three French doors, making it bright yet cool in the Provence summer.
Guests can swim or sit by the pool or on a south-facing terrace with a glass of rosé and enjoy the full sunshine and balmy weather of Provence. There are two outdoor dining areas, one facing the pool and garden, the other covered as well, adjacent to the petanques court.
The entrance, living room, dining room, dining area, two bedrooms, separate TV room and large outside terrace are at ground level, while the kitchen is one level down. Move up a level from ground, to access two of the en-suite bedrooms.
Four of the bedrooms have two beds which can be used as twins or combined to make a king-sized bed. In addition, there is a comfortable, independent studio with a queen-sized bed, which is available if needed.
All five bathrooms are modern, with tiled floors and showers; one bathroom has a tub/shower. Four of the bathrooms are en-suite, one is adjacent to the 5th bedroom. There are hair dryers in each bathroom.
The kitchen is bright and very well equipped with microwave, dishwasher, induction stove top, oven and an American fridge with ice-maker. There is an island for food prep or dining.
Other amenities/facilities include a barbecue, private pool, parking, garden, ironing board, iron, washing machine and tumble dryer. All linens and towels, including pool towels, are provided. Linens are changed weekly with maid service or on the changeover date.
There is wifi access throughout the property, with TV (UK and US channels).
Perhaps the greatest asset of the villa is its location in Provence – it’s very central. The property is just a 12-minute walk from the picturesque town of Lourmarin, which is known as the cultural hub of the Luberon and said to have the best weekly market in the area.
From Lourmarin it is possible to explore several natural parks like Les Alpilles (in St-Rémy), La Camargue with its wild horses (in Sainte-Marie-De-La Mer), and the Gorges du Verdon park, one of the most beautiful canyon in France. All are only an hour or 90 minutes’ drive from Lourmarin.
Other picturesque pillages within a few minutes’ drive include Cucuron, Ansouis and Vaugine. Aix-en-Provence is less than 30 minutes away and the Aix TGV station and Marseilles Marignan Airport are within an hour’s drive.
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About the Owner
About Walter Geiser
My husband and I live in Anguilla, British West Indies most of the year. We spend several months in the summer on Cape Cod, MA. Ever since we stumbled on the market in Lourmarin in 2000, we have returned to Lourmarin annually. It is a very special town and the area is beautiful. We bought Le Murier in 2012 and have taken the year to update and renovate the spacious villa. It is a quiet retreat in the country but within walking distance to town. After renting in other areas in Provence, we finally settled on Lourmarin because of its central location for day trips, the cultural activities at the Château and for the charming boutiques and casual cafes and restaurants which line the streets with temptations.
Sylvia and Steve McMeen
Walter Geiser purchased this villa in 2012
Activity and Interests
Lourmarin is located 1 hour driving time to the MRS airport/Marseille. It is 1 1/4 hour drive to Cassis, to the south and east of Marseille. Nice is approximately a 2 hour drive.
It is a one hour drive from Le Murier to MRS airport near Marseille; there are two driving options. Also it is a one hour drive to the TGV in Avignon with direct service to Paris; likewise the TGV near Aix-en-Provence. The TGV to/from Paris is 2 1/2 hour trip from Avignon and 2 3/4 hour trip from Aix TGV.
Lourmarin which is a short drive from the villa has many boutiques, a boulangerie, small grocery stores, post, ATM and tabac. There is a larger super market less than 10 minute drive and 15 minutes away by car there are several large supermarkets as well as a Picard for gourmet frozen take away food.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
17 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We request a security deposit of €250 (cash) on the day of your arrival. It will be returned on the day of your departure after a satisfactory inventory check.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- Iron & Board
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- All bathrooms are up to date with tile floors and showers; one bath has a tub/shower. Three bathrooms are en-suite, one bath is adjacent to 4th bedroom. There are hair dryers in each bathroom. All linens and towels including pool towels are provided.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All four bedrooms have twin beds which can be used as twins or combined to make king size beds. In addition there is an independent studio with a queen bed which is available if needed.
- Golf ...
- Max. occupancy: 10
- children welcome
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Wifi is available throughout the villa and by the pool as well. Utility Room: There is a clothes washing machine in the kitchen and a dryer is available in a sports room. Also there is a clothes line and folding rack for drying clothes. A vacuum cleaner is available on the premises. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens and towels including pool towels are provided. Linens are changed weekly with maid service or on the changeover date.