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La Bastide 'Etoile Lourmarin'

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Contemporary villa that oozes comfort in Lourmarin

Property Manager
Christel van Malsen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lourmarin in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathtub, walk-in shower, and separate toilet
    Bathroom 2, upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower and Toilets
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower and separate toilets
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Separate guest toilet with washbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1, en-suite to 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master suite - the ground floor with its own bathroom/toilet
    Bedroom 2, en-suite 2-1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master suite, 1st floor with its own shower room and toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , One double bed, ground-floor bedroom
    Bedroom 4, on the ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed , One large double bed that can be divided in 2 single beds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 3 & 5 boast a large shower room with walk-in shower and separate toilet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lourmarin is a lively village with streets bordered by many fountains where you will find several boutiques and galleries among other shops. Located in Provence, in Southern Luberon, 30 min from Aix-en-Provence, one hour from Marseille, Arles and Avignon or from the beach of Cassis, and less than an hour from the international airport of Marseille. Lourmarin is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. The Provence is one of the most beautiful regions of Europe that boasts an exceptional number of sunny days a year.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

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!


  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax and experience the beautiful Luberon

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllique !

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Les propriétaires
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une semaine de dépaysement

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Magnifique maison située idéalement

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Marignane (Marseille)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Right in the village
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Pont Royal, Mallemort
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
TGV train station of Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Right in the village
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lourmarin, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Haute saison 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyen saison 2018
13 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Haute saison 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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.

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