Unique and fantastic location above blue waters, warmed pool and private beach.
Franck Le Coq
- english, french, spanish, polish
What makes this Villa unique
Unique and outstanding location, warmed pool, lake, private beach, canoë, quiet.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
5 of 5
Franck was a very hospitable and knowledgeable host. He has a beautiful house in the most amazing location. We were a group of 8 who stayed for a week. The villa is less than 1h drive from Marseilles airport. It is very private, quite with amazing views over the lake and the pool is lovely. Well furnished indoors with a lovely outdoor sitting area and garden plus a private pool house.The description and the photos fall short in describing the villa and its amenities. The short boat journey to the village is 10-15 min. Restaurants, shops and markets in nearby villages are good too.Fresh croissants and baguettes are delicious. Visits to nearby provencal villages were also a highlight, Saint Julien, Saint Martin, Greux Les Bains and especialy Moustiers Saint Marie. Driving to the Verdon gorge was a 15 min journey and very worthwhile. The owner Franck was very helpful and very friendly. Overall a very lovely family holiday and highly recommended.
Absolutely beautiful place!
Clean and spacious, pure calmness around! The best feature is the view and for the kids the 25 degree warm pool. Two canoes to use freely, which was a nice bonus in calm weather. Made daytrips to Luberon and Gorge de Verdon, long drives but beautiful places around.
The highlight of our trip!
When you feel sad to go exploring because you have to leave the house, it means it is pretty spectacular... We stayed in April, two families with 3-9 years old kids, and adored it! A lot had to do with the heated pool and sunny weather, but if you like nature and serenity, yet want to be comfortable, look no further. There is also a hot tub in the pool area (up to 40 degrees C) but it was only about 28 degrees during our stay (the promised repair guy never came).
The loft has two double beds, one in a room, the other on the open loft. Downstairs there are two nice bedrooms with panorama windows. So the house sleeps 8. The last two beds are in a pool house/bungalow with own toilet and shower.(great for teenagers).
The living room is cozy and spacious, the dining table fits 8-9, but in warm weather you have plenty of seating space outside. The kitchen is well equipped and there is wine for sale in the house. We apprechiated the grill (outdoors), dish washer and washing machine.
We enjoyed kayaking on the lake, but it was pretty far to any actual sights on the lake (like the Esparron village). Also, there are no beaches close by (no sandy beaches at all on this lake), but you can swim from the cliffs/jetty. I cannot reccommend the "beach" at St. Julien, which is closest. It's good to know there are not enough life vests for all 8-10 persons if you plan to rent the boat.
What I lacked the most was extra towels, especially hand towels in the bathrooms. Now we had to wash our only set often (after pool usage) and hope they'd dry fast. Soap would also have been great to have included. So pack/buy all your own toiletries and maybe bring a towel for the pool.
The drive up to the house was a bit vertiginous on narrow dirt roads and instructions could have been more precise. But luckily I did not drive. :-)
You can do your shopping in Greoux (also has a small village market 1-2 days/week), but bigger supermarkets are in Manosque or Vinon.
A Slice of Heaven
From our arrival at the villa, we knew we had arrived in our own little slice of heaven. Olivier was more than welcoming and showed us all the amenities and features of this beautiful place. With three of us, we each had our own bedroom and bath and enjoyed water aerobics in the pool nearly every day with our friend who is an instructor.
The view and accommodations were breath-taking. We enjoyed the kayaking in the lake, the hot tub at night and the incredible sound system in the house. We even used the wood fireplace on a a few chilly nights. We found the town of Greoux-les-Bains to be charming and had everything we needed, just 3 km away. We also explored some surrounding towns and explorations. But we always so sweet to come home to our heavenly villa... Highly recommend to anyone!!
Séjour merveilleux à un endroit sublime
Nous y étions pour la 2ième fois et la maison a eu 1 chambre (géniale) en plus - complètement équipée bien-sûr - même avec climatisation / l'endroit est comme toujours merveilleux et nous étions pratiquement tous les jours nager dans le lac qui est juste fantastique .
L'accueil par Olivier a été parfait comme toujours ainsi que tout le suivi pendant les vacances . Un grand merci à lui.
A noter qu'un bateau et un Jeep peuvent être loués sur place !
Nous y retournerons certainement !
What a stunning place to spend a week.
What a stunning villa. My mother in law burst into tears on arrival it was so beautiful.
The presentation and facilities were excellent, the infinity pool dreamy, and having two canoes and a motor boat available at our own jetty was a fantastic addition. The latter you do have to pay €150 for a days use but well worth it. We were well looked after during our stay and bottles of wine were waiting for us on arrival at the same price you'd find in the supermarket.
For the English the directions given are slightly confusing. After Greoux le baines take the road off to the right to Esparon de Verdon (look out for the veg store and the pizza restaurant sign). Head up the windy hill before you see the sign for the house. You won't be disappointed. Kids loved it as did we all.
5 km from Greoux les Bains, thermal resort,
45 min from Marseille,
45 Km from Aix en Provence
1h15 to Alpes de Haute Provence ski resorts,
From Aix en Provence, take A51 direction GapSisteron, Take Exit Greoux les Bains.
At Greoux les Bains, direction Esparron de Verdon, exit Esparron de Verson, follow the lake and stop at Lourmant area.
Greoux les Bains GPS :
Latitude : N:43°45'4.749"
Longitude : E:5°53'50.504"