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The property has been lovingly restored, using original materials and techniques, while also providing modern comforts and conveniences to create a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
The interiors are beautifully designed, and provide six equally sized bedrooms for groups of all sizes and make-ups.
Outdoor spaces include a picturesque dining terrace overlooking the pool area and 4 acres of private fields. In the distance, guests have a peak at the Castle of Thouzon perched on the hillside - a beautiful view. The scents of lavender, rosemary, and the songs of cicadas envelop you in this calm retreat.
6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 14
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Attached Private Suite:
Dimensions/ Depth: 17m x 5m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence
Salt water System: No
Note: Wonderful bassin style pool - with "endless pool" (Jet venturi) for long swims - Great amount of space providing a real feeling of freedom.
Cleaning: 3 hours midweek cleaning and end of stay cleaning included. Please inquire for extra hours of maid service. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Did the villa meet your expectation?
About what I expected
Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues.
How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
Please detail what went well/not well:
All were very attentive and responsive to our needs, despite communication in a different language.
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
Please detail any issues experienced: When we arrived, the house was humid and smelled like it had been closed for some time. We were told it was the first
rental of the season. It could have been opened some time prior to our arrival so it could get some air.
Only Provence Update:
The owner is aware of this issue caused by uneven winter heating, and has addressed it for future renters.
If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Comments: Dinner Chef Damien and his assistant, Lisa, was excellent!
Overall how would you rate this villa?
It is a little worrying making a commitment for an expensive rental, working from Australia, booking through USA and committing on a house in France, but once having made the decision the rest was easy. We particularly liked meeting the owners and we loved all the amenities of this fine property.
Areas for improvement:
I’d highly recommend Mas de la Galifette, Only Provence, and Chefs.
The experience of renting Mas de la Galifette was delightful, from the moment we arrived at the property. We appreciated meeting the owners and receiving a thorough briefing on the operation of the property. This was extremely useful. The house is superb and so well equipped for a large family group. It was a privilege to stay in such a fine private home.
My dealings with Only Provence were first class. I am in the accommodation business and Stanley Smith was a professional.
Chef Marie prepared and served dinner for six of us. It was a delight to watch her work and the meal she made us was memorable. She worked in a quiet, discrete, and friendly manner.
What star rating would you give Mas de la Galifette? 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5
Dealing with Only Provence was easy, efficient and helpful. We were all so pleased with the experience.
we love the Mas de la Galifette house, have stayed there twice and would love to do so in the future; the owner is so invested and proud of the home, as he should be; he was always available by phone and walked us through every issue carefully; I have nothing but the happiest memories and highest regards and of course would give the house a 5 star rating; we hope to stay again in the future if we can assemble a large enough group to do so. thank you
|Closest Village||Le Thor||4 KM||2.48 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||L'Isle sur la Sorgue||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Fontaine de Vaucluse||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||25 KM||15.5 mi||Map||Village Info|
This exclusive property is located near l'Isle sur la Sorgue which is one of those places in Provence that one simply has to see. This "island city" lies at the foot of the Vaucluse Plateau in the plains of Comtat Venaissin.
Its colors are nature's green and the bright reflection of the water shining from the several canals running through its center.
The river Sorgue surrounds the city as if to hug it.
Walking along the canals you will notice how they run between the narrow ancient streets. There are little bridges to cross and great wheels to look at with mossy blades turning in the river. 1 kilometer from the city is the "partage des eaux" where the river splits in two and forms a small pond where plane trees and green foliage abound
Long ago, the inhabitants lived off crayfishing (up to 35,000 crayfish a day!), and the silk and paper industries used those great wheels in the river for manufacturing their local products.
History has left its mark on L'Isle sur la Sorgue and points out its importance in Comtat Venaisson in the 14thc. The Collegiate church Notre Dame des Anges has an exceptional Baroque interior and the 18thc, hospital pharmacy boasts a rare collection of Moustier faience.
Also, magnificent mansions have been converted into art galleries, in particular the famous Maison René Char - Hotel DonadeÃ¯ de Campredon (18thc.), now a museum exhibiting such great artists as Miro, Mauguin or Dufy and a display area dedicated to René Char.
Antique lovers and art collectors will be gratified by the nearly 300 permanent antique dealers and second hand shops here.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue hosts antiques' fairs at Easter and over the August 15th holiday that have given a worldwide reputation to this small city. More than 500 antique dealers and second hand dealers gather here to show their treasures to customers from all over the world.
This city is truly worth the trip! But just a suggestion: leave your car in the parking lot provided, and stroll around the town -slowly taking in the atmosphere and letting yourself be captured by its charms.
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport, then connect directly to the TGV (high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV (3 hours direct) and rent a car. You could plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon to Gare de Lyon, and getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Restaurants and Luberon villages
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin Saturday: Menèrbes
Within Walking distance
Walks through the Countryside
Local shops and stores are only 5 minutes' drive in L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.