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Charming historical house in Medieval city.Entirely renovated 2013/2014

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Vaison-la-Romaine - House in Medieval city

2 bedrooms+2 convertible beds,1.5 baths+2 WC(sleep..4 comfortably)

Located in the heart of the old market square at the west entrance of the medieval city, this XVIth century home will bring you back in time.The charm and quietness of the XVIIIth trickling fountain under the venerable plane tree, just across the house, will enchant your stay and soothe your nights after some long visits to the medieval or roman ruins or, perhaps...one of the many local vineyards!

The house was completely renovated in 2013 and early 2014.The owners used only noble materials in order to restore the historical character although, much attention has been given to the kitchen and baths where the visitors will experience all the confort of modernity.You will feel confortable inside where all all the volumes have been preserved or outside where there is no vis avis.Every windows open to the old market square and from the small terrace, you will admire the sunset on the medieval city, the ruins of the castle and the surrounding vineyards.

It is a four story house, including the renovated attic but the historical and medieval(sometimes roman) steps are extremely wide and easy.

On the ground floor, a spacious salon with a convertible sofa, an XIX century fire place,a library, 2 closets , Kylim Berber carpet and a half bath.

On the first floor, the visitors will enjoy a bright and luminous living room that can accommodate eight persons around the maple table.They will enjoy the other XIXth century fire place,TV,HI FI,CD player and WI FI connection.There is also another leather convertible sofa, two armchairs and another Berber Kylim carpet.

Across the living room, there is the separate fully equipped kitchen(including the dish washer, microwave and conventional oven,refrigerator-freezer) and all the gourmet tools.We did not forget the wine opener!

The two bedrooms are on the second floor.One with a queen size bed and the other with twin beds(joinable in a queen size).

At the same level, you will find the totally renovated and modern bathroom equipped with a walk in shower, two sinks,a toilet and a combo dryer/washing machine.

Finally, discover the third floor where the attic has been converted to a nice small cozy nest, equipped with a futon and some modern amenities.From there, you can access the sunny terrace and admire the medieval surrondings, the market square and the surrounding vineyards.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ghislain et Leticia Gonsette
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2016
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About Ghislain et Leticia Gonsette

We are presently living in Spain after 25 years in the US.I am from Belgium and my wife from the Philippines.While traveling in south of France in September 2012, by chance, we discovered Vaison La Romaine.Two days later, we fell in love with that old historic house and, although the transformations and repairs were very extensive,we never regretted it. The medieval city is full of charm and everyday, history will be present at your site.

Ghislain et Leticia Gonsette purchased this house in 2012

Why Ghislain et Leticia Gonsette chose Haut-Vaucluse

Vaison La Romaine is located in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone´s vineyards and near the Mont Ventoux and the 'dentelles de Montmirail'.The medieval city and the Roman ruins of the lower town offer many activities and don´t miss the famous provencal market every Tuesday morning, a real feast for the senses!The park of Luberon is very close and the alpes a fews hours drive away.Orange Roman theatre is at 35 Kms.Nimes Roman arena 85 Kms and the wonderful city of Avignon, the bridge and its papal palace at 52 Kms .

The area is full of attractions, both geographical and cultural without forgetting...the local vineyards and the exquisite gastronomy!

What makes this house unique

This historical house will delight you and can easily and comfortably accommodate 6 people.It´s unique location in the heart of the medieval city, in a pedestrian area (public parking 1 minute away) will bring you peace and tranquility after many beautiful excursions and experiences in the region and surrounding areas.

If you are a bicycle fan,don' t forget that every year the 'tour de France' will pass or occasionally stop at Vaison before climbing the famous mont Ventoux!Get ready!There are many amateurs who choose Vaison la Romaine as a meeting point or point of departure for many climbs in the surrondings areas.

Vaison la Romaine is also a very cultural city.Every three years, she is the center of the chorales and up to 5000 singers come to perform from all around the world.The cathedral from the medieval city is under restauration,thanks to the help and assistance of its inhabitants.The medieval city is really alive.


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Charming historical house in Medieval city.Entirely renovated 2013/2014
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Daytona Beach, FL

Viva Vaison

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in Provence with this beautiful home as our base of operations. Incredible setting in the medieval city on the hill overlooking the modern section of Vaison la Romaine. The house is wonderfully restored, beautifully furnished and decorated, and equipped with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. The views from every window and the rooftop terrace remind you that you are in a different time and place. Wow!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad that you were able to capture the spirit of this home and off the medieval city. Thanks again for choosing Casa Vasio. Gil Gonsette.
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Radnor, PA 19008

Beautiful, comfortable home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Vasio immensely. The home has been lovingly restored, retaining the beautiful stone historical elements while incorporating modern conveniences and tasteful furnishings. We loved the location in the Haute-Ville in Place du Vieux Marche. Though parking in not permitted there, we were able to drive up to the front door to unload our luggage. We were met by Michelle, a gracious woman who enthusiastically showed us all through the house, explained details we would need to know and gave excellent recommendations for restaurants and cafes, the Tuesday market and the supermarket, and wineries. Convenient parking is close by. The kitchen facilities are excellent and well supplied with everything you need to make meals at home. The bed is quite comfortable. The stairs leading up to the family room / kitchen and then up to the bedroom and full bath on the floor above are stone and require some care to negotiate, which we did not find at all difficult. The Wi-Fi is good. There is a printer available. The listing description was accurate, the property clean and well-maintained and we knew we could contact Michelle with any questions or concerns. We would definitely recommend this home to relatives and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Perfect Home in Provence!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including two daughters aged 12 and 10, had a fabulous stay at Casa Vasio. It was our perfect home in Provence. The home is both beautiful and historic, and has a lovely kitchen. We loved its location – on an old market square in the upper town of Vaison-la-Romaine. The town itself is wonderful, and the upper medieval town is quiet, very picturesque and has a striking castle a short stroll away from Casa Vasio. We could easily walk to a variety of very good restaurants, including an excellent one right next door. We particularly enjoyed that we encountered primarily French tourists in Vaison-la-Romaine and felt we had a true French experience. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. During our stay, we got to know a friendly local shopkeeper on the old market square and the very nice owner of a great ice cream shop up the street from the house. We also were able to walk just 500 meters down the hill to a great winery, Domaine des Roches Fortes, for a tasting. We will always have very fond memories of Casa Vasio. We truly felt at home there and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in beautifully decorated medieval home with modern conveniences

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely delightful! My wife and I and our three children thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming home. Ghislain and Leticia Gonsette have done a superb job in renovating this wonderful home in the heart of the Medieval portion of Vaison-La-Romaine. Situated on the Place du Vieux Marche, this home has a scenic view of the old square with its shops and running fountain. It is about a 15 minute walk to the shops of the newer part of the town, across the ancient Roman bridge. The house itself has large rooms, with beautiful stone walls, arches and stairs, the stairs being worn down by hundreds of years of usage. With a well appointed modern kitchen and modern bathrooms that were tastefully decorated in keeping with the rest of the house, we enjoyed the best of both worlds; savoring the historic ambiance but with all the modern conveniences. In spite of the July heat, the stone house provided a cool haven from the midday heat. It is well maintained and our hostess Michelle Paris made everything very easy for us. She was gracious and helpful even after our late arrival due to traffic on the drive from Paris, and was always available to answer any of our questions.

This home was a wonderful base from which to explore some of the many attractions that Provence has to offer: the Roman ruins and theatre within Vaison-La-Romaine, the Pont D'Avignon and Papal Palace, the Roman antiquities of the Theatre in Orange, the Colosseum in Nimes, the aqueduct at Pont de Gard. We only stayed for one week but wished that we could have stayed longer, and hope to return in the not too distant future. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a reward for us that our guests appreciate so much this property. When we bought this home, first we fell in love with the surroundings of the medieval city. There was much to be done to restore the historical aspect but we had faith and we did it not in the spirit of gain but we wanted to do the things right. We wanted to offer comfort and modernity while keeping the spirit of the medieval surroundings.We love to stay in our home and we are happy to share it with guests who can appreciate. Thanks to all of you. Gil and Letty Gonsette.
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Charming Medieval Home in Beautiful Town with Great Cycling Nearby

  • 5 of 5

Charming home beautifully decorated with ample space and an excellent kitchen for cooking. The location is perfect for those interested in markets, wine or cycling (Mt Ventoux and the entire Cote du Rhone). We easily obtained our keys and got an introduction to the house. We loved being in town yet in a place that was quiet in the evening.

As no home is perfect, the lack of A/C (very common in France) made it difficult to sleep during the hot summer nights (early July). The owners provide fans but the heat wave was too much for them. The Mistral was our relief for two days during our 11 night stay. Internet was slow, but again not the fault of the owners (about 750kb/sec) as this appears to be the maximum available in this area.

The terrace at the top of the house proved a relaxing spot to sip wine, read and enjoy the setting sun.

This is a LOVELY HOME and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone to stay. It has several fireplaces so I suspect it is quite cozy in the Fall and Winter. Vaison La Romaine is a nice town big enough to shop and dine yet small enough to feel as if you are in rural France.

We hope to return as we really loved the home as did all of our friends who visited.

Thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in their home.

Barry and Beka

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sympathetically renovated property perfectly situated in the medieval city of Vaison-la-Romaine

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautifully charming house in Vaison-La-Romaine and were over the moon with our time here. The house has been perfectly renovated in keeping with the old town characteristics and charm.

It provided a large and comfortable living space with all the amenities we needed and more and was a short and beautiful walk down into the old town.

Should we ever visit Vaison again we would most definitely want to stay in this beautiful house again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to rent a property to people who can appreciate our home and the medieval city of Vaison la Romaine.It is even better when they take care so well of the home. Thank you very much and don´t forget to come back! Gil and letty Gonsette
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
48 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
la fete en provence
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Mont Serein
Car: recommended

Vaison La Romaine is best known for its archeological remains of the Roman era that have been discovered.But the city also had an intense feudal activity,not in the valley as the Gallo Roman period but on the rocky outcrop which is accessed by crossing the river Ouveze.

In addition to the poetry of its quiet lanes, the upper city of Vaison offers the charm of its houses, often built in antique stones that can testify to the wealth of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance provence.


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Prices for this holiday house in Vaison-la-Romaine, Haut-Vaucluse

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Refundable Damage Deposit £222

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Heure de depart:le samedi 10h.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vaison-la-Romaine in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • The very luminous bathroom has been totally renovated.Walk in shower, 2 large sinks, WC,shelving and a washer-dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • chamber 2 - 2 Single Bed , New quality linens and furnitures.
    chamber 3(salon) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New convertible leather sofa for 2 persons.
    Chamber 4 (living room) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , New convertible leather sofa for 2 persons.
    master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Quality linens and furnitures.
  • The two bedrooms will accommodate 4 persons in confort.The 2 convertible sofas will double the occupancy.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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