- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Christel van Malsen
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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Jul 2018
About Christel van Malsen
I am deeply in love with this magnificent region. After having visited many places in the world, and after many stays in the area, I decided to settle down here. It is without question the most beautiful part of France with perched villages, vineyards as far as one can see, charming colourful markets, and the warmth of the inhabitants. And of course, the climate!
Christel van Malsen purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Christel van Malsen chose Lourmarin
This house that I am offering is my dream house. I pride myself on offering an outstanding service right from the moment of the booking and until the moment you will leave, regreatfully I am sure, La Bastide L'Etoile. Please don't forget that I am available for you at any time.
What makes this Villa unique
* Close to the village - 10 min walk, peaceful surroundings not overlooked. * The house boasts large south-oriented openings leading to the garden and the pool area. * It is a true haven of peace in the heart of the Provence.
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Local Services & Businesses
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We rented the villa for the last week of September this year and it could not have been more perfect! We were two families with one adult child (total of 6) and couldn't have been happier with the house, the weather and most of all, our host Christel. The house was spectacular, perfectly maintained, fully stocked kitchen, heated pool, privacy and tons of space (both indoor and outdoor). Both of our families have done a LOT of traveling and have rented many houses...we all agreed that this villa is our favorite. I woke up from a nap one afternoon and came out to find the 'kids' watching Shreck in French...just like the old days except they were sharing a bottle of local rose vs. a box of cookies!
The weather was also perfect...late September is a great time to visit. The crowds were gone, the vendage was just completed and the food superlative. A couple of close by restaurants worth noting are Le Grain de Sel and Au Moulin Gourmand. We were also able to book a summer truffle hunt at Las Pastras which was a blast...lots of truffles and champagne.
The location of the house is perfect. Just far enough away from the village for privacy but close enough to walk if you're inclined (there is plenty of parking this time of year). Lourmarin is the quintessential Provencal village.
We took one day and had a local driver (Thierry) bring the whole crew to Cassis for a boat trip around the Calanques (not to be missed) and lunch on the terrasse of the two star La Villa Madie overlooking the most beautiful cove in the Mediterranean. Absolutely great way to splurge!
We were also able to enjoy a day of visiting a variety of vineyards (driven by Thierry) with the charming Eric, a local gentleman with wonderful connections and personality. He provided an all day tour to a wide variety of vineyards. We met some wonderful characters along the way, tasted a LOT of wine, olive oil and other local products. Eric was informative, funny and provided a very interesting lesson in olive oil over a beautiful lunch.
While all of the above descriptions and activities were great, they never would have happened without the help of our host, Christel. She is the most engaging and helpful host we have ever experienced. She went far out of her way to ensure that we had the most pleasant experience possible. Dinner reservations, accepting shipments of painting supplies, organizing Eric and Thierry, etc. She was there for everything. She is a total ROCK STAR!
Beautiful home in a lovely town
We had the most enjoyable stay in this beautiful and well-equipped home. Lourmarin is a charming town with great shopping and cute restaurants. Christel, the property manager was an amazing resource before and during our stay.
Relax and experience the beautiful Luberon
We are a multi-generational family from the states who thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay in June. The house is a perfect floor plan where everyone could enjoy their own space and is very clean. We settled in after a trip to the local SuperU for groceries (and a few pool tools for our daughter.) The kitchen is perfectly appointed so we enjoyed some lovely evening meals at home.
Lourmarin and the surrounding towns are absolutely lovely. We rented a car which is interesting driving on small country roads with lots of roundabouts! The town of Lourmarin is an easy walk from the home however when we were there it was unusually hot, so was not an easy walk in the sun. We had no problem finding parking. We also used monTransport for taxi service which provided safe, and reliable service. The pool was fabulous so we enjoyed lazy days lounging, reading, and swimming.
Cristel was an absolute pleasure to work with through the entire process. She was especially attentive during our stay by offering restaurant recommendations, tour ideas, etc. We had some trouble using the appliances and TV. ( I'm sure it was user error but operating instructions in English would be helpful.). Also, given the location of the property, nature does make its way inside at times in the form of little bugs.
A wonderful home in walking distance to the town of Lourmarin is all you need to relax and enjoy all the Luberon has to offer!
Nous avons passé des vacances entre amis idylliques à l'Etoile Lourmarin : la maison est splendide, décorée avec beaucoup de goût, le jardin magnifique, le lieu paisible, à quelques minutes seulement du village de Lourmarin. Tout était parfait ! Et mention spéciale à Christel qui gère cette location de manière exceptionnelle, Christel a été d'une disponibilité et d'une gentillesse hors paires. Seul bémol : ces vacances étaient bien trop courtes !
Nous sommes très heureux que notre Bastide ai pu vous plaire et ainsi vous a apporté tout le bonheur que vous en attendiez. Nous y avons ajouté cette année un terrain de pétanque et l'an prochain un SPA équipé d'un grand jacuzzi sera installé et mis à la disposition (moyennant finance) à nos amis vacanciers.
Quant a l'accueil de Christelle nous ne sommes pas surpris par les nombreuses fleurs qu'elle reçoit pour ses chaleureuses qualités et de sa bienveillante disponibilité.
Enfin tout est fait pour que cette Bastide soit celle du bonheur.
une semaine de dépaysement
une semaine de dépaysement totale, la maison est très bien pensée, ce n'est pas une maison de location comme il en existe un peu partout et qui n'est voué qu'a ca, on est dans du haut de gamme, les literies sont très bien les draps de bonne qualité, les chambres et sanitaires sont top, il y a vraiment rien a dire cette maison a mes yeux est parfaite, la piscine est très bien aussi, pas de vis a vis pas de bruit, on si sent bien et on a plus envie de partir, je recommande vraiment, de plus le propriétaire est en train de construire en face de celle ci un complexe spa.... vivement l'année prochaine
Magnifique maison située idéalement
Deux semaines parfaites dans cette magnifique maison. Les équipements sont parfaits tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur . Situation idéale au calme tout en étant à 10min à pied du magnifique village de Lourmarin
Le ménage au départ est compris. Dans une location de plusieurs semaines, il y a un ménage de 3 heures compris dans chaque deuxième et semaines suivants à payer par les propriétaires.