La Farinette

  • Location Rustrel Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4
  • Rating
 
 


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La Farinette is a very special, authentic village farmhouse which finished renovations in 2017. The house is situated at the end of a quaint road, just past the beautiful XVII century castle of the village of Rustrel. Here you will enjoy the comforts of space and privacy, while also experiencing a true village atmosphere.

A huge century-old mulberry tree welcomes you at the entrance of the property and is a fixture between the main house and the garden which hosts the pool. All located 5 minutes' walk from the village with 3 cafés and restaurants, a famous bakery and a grocery store offering a variety of local products.

The house is organized around a large sheltered patio offering a peaceful and comfortable place to relax in the shade. This is where guests enjoy long lasting aperitifs, lunches and dinners. In fact, there are several different terraces with unique atmospheres, to enjoy at different times of the day.

The renovation was done keeping as much authentic material onsite as possible - stones, beams, ironwork, etc., with the addition of modern comforts.

The large living area - about 900 square feet - is air-conditioned and includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and a comfortable living room with a fireplace. There is ample seating for all guests to enjoy time here together.

Four 200+ square foot bedrooms have their own private bathrooms and are each as nice as the rest. Three of the four are air-conditioned.

The genuine wine cellar has been preserved as a reminder of the property's authentic past. Meanwhile, the WiFi works throughout the house, and there are two televisions for adults and children to enjoy simultaneously.

Let's not forget the large pool and fenced garden - This area is a real treat, complete with comfortable sun loungers and plenty of shade or sun, depending on your preference.

The views of the neighboring hills are beautiful, and there are several hiking trails starting right from the house, with one leading to the dramatic Ocher hills named the Colorado Provencal.

At La Farinette, you can truly relax and connect with the wonders of Provence.



Amenities

Bedrooms

4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - King bed (or two single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Large Suite with Queen bed and en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C. A single bed in a separate bedroom may host a child.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 4 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.

Inside

  • Air conditionning in 3 bedrooms and all living areas
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 8 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 people
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair if requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Pool House, with shade, fridge...
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Large Patio / Courtyard with sitting area
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 People
  • Gas BBQ
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Bike rental nearby
  • Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 10m x 5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Fenced

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: Beautiful views from the pool area on the hills and the Provencal countryside. The swimming pool area is fenced and equipped with a security lock for young children.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning is included in the rental. Please inquire if you would like more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

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Rates & Availability


 

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Reviews

Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

Rental: Summer 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. No

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Good location in Provence, close to many towns. Great outdoor eating/sitting area. Great swimming pool. Quiet location, but close to small bakery.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. We had a wonderful week at La Farinette. As 2 families of 3 people each, it was slightly larger than we needed, but it is such a beautifully restored old structure. The outside eating area, under cover and sheltered by walls, is where we ate all our meals - other than a few wasps (common everywhere in Provence) it is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy all the local food and wine we bought in the surrounding towns. We enjoyed the 5 minute walk to the bakery every morning for our croissants. We never saw or heard any of the neighbors, perhaps because it was July and the locals go away. The pool was clean and well maintained. The website photos are accurate but if anything the house is bigger and better than the photos suggest.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. Only Provence was so thorough and professional throughout the entire process. When selecting the house, we discussed what we were looking for and were directed to a few options from Ingrid. This helped narrow the selection down and we felt good about the process. We were provided with so much information about the house and the surrounding areas once it was booked that it made trip planning easier and fun. I would highly recommend Only Provence to others looking to book an amazing trip they will never forget! Thank you!

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. A low-cost daily cook service (not Michelin Star chefs) to help with dinners.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. All seemed in good working order.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. We booked two chefs with very different experiences. Chef Gerald Konings for our first night and Chef David for our last night. We were disappointed with the experience with Chef Gerald. I had been corresponding with his business partner about the dinner and when he showed up he had outdated notes, which resulted in him not bringing the wines we requested and being short one person for all of the servings. This meant he had to split up one of the portions out of 6 so that he could serve 7 people. The food was fine, but not to the caliber that I was expecting for the money we spent on the dinner. Chef David was a completely different story. He came with a helper and was so warm and friendly. The experience of dining with him was amazing - the food was tasty and varied and the quality of the ingredients far exceeded not only our expectations but our experience with Chef Gerald. His dinner was worth the money and I would hire him back in a heartbeat!

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The house was gorgeous and appointed with all the modern amenities while retaining the old farm-house feel. It was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and having Air Conditioning in the bedrooms was key as it was very hot when we were there. The pool was spectacular and made the trip for our 12 year old Nephew.

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Allow for guests to hire a low-cost cook to prepare simple daily dinners.

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Nothing. But you should warn people to rent a small car. It was hard to navigate the narrow passageway to the house.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. Perhaps a screen door to keep out flies.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. No

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Everything.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. We loved every minute of our stay. Thanks very much

 
 

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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Rustrel KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Roussillon 12 KM 7.44 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 18 KM 11.16 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Bonnieux 18 KM 11.16 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Located in the quaint and quiet village of Rustrel, near Apt in the Luberon Mountains. Within walking distance to the bakery, cafés and restaurants of Rustrel. Sight seeing, hiking and cycling are the most popular activities.

Getting here:
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 would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The "Colorado of Provence"

Hiking in the colorful Ochre Hills

the Luberon Mountain Villages

Lavender fields

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets:

Monday: Goult

Tuesday: Gordes, Saint Saturnin lès Apt

Wednesday: Apt, Rustrel

Thursday: Roussillon

Friday: Bonnieux

Saturday: Apt

Local Restaurants
Bonnieux
Gordes
Goult
Joucas
Lacoste
Les Baux de Provence
Lourmarin
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Ménerbes
Roussillon
Rustrel
Saint Rémy de Provence
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Viens
Villars

Within Walking distance
The authentic village, the Chateau, cafés, 3 restaurants, bakery and grocery shops.

Groceries
Local shops within walking distance

Larger grocery stores in Apt 7 miles away


 

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Note: Maps show approximate location


 

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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

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