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Villa Wisteria

Large villa for 8 people in Provence

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The Villa Wisteria is a large, welcoming house for a large family or several couples traveling together. The large patio with pool offers ample space for relaxing outdoors between trips to local sights. Its location in the center of Pernes-les-Fontaines, large and beautiful bedrooms, and classic style make this a highly sought-after home.

The classic Provencal home is situated on two floors. The ground floor has a spacious dining room, a large kitchen, and a bedroom with a large queen bed plus a separate single bed. There is an adjacent en-suite bathroom with shower. The second floor has three bedrooms in two separate sections. The first section has two adjoining bedrooms. One has a large queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub. The other bedroom in this section has two twin beds and can only be accessed through the first bedroom. The second section has one large bedroom with two twin beds and a double bed. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The entire house has been meticulously restored and modernized.

The living room is in a separate second floor section of the house and is accessible by an exterior spiral staircase. It’s equipped with a foosball table, board games, a DVD player and TV. It even has a small adjacent kitchenette and WC..

The house is about 2,300 square feet.

The large patio/courtyard has a large dining table shaded by a 100-year-old wisteria. There’s a gas grill available for outdoor cooking. On the patio, you’ll also find a small swimming pool. There is a small parking space (good for one small/compact car) in the patio as well as a few free parking lots in town nearby..

Restaurants and shops are close at hand and main roads are easily accessible once outside the village.


What's included

  • One week (or more) in a personally selected apartment in the scenic French countryside.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Marseilles, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals, or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment with ease.
  • Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot followed by a traditional Provençal meal.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip -researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Provence and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event, like a game of pétanque (French version of bocce ball) with locals along with aperitifs.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Pernes-les-Fontaines, France - Provence, Home of Villa Wisteria

As its name suggests, Pernes-les-Fontaines is a town of fountains. The 30-odd fountains scattered throughout the town – varying in size, design and condition – were mostly installed in the late eighteenth century and can be seen as part of a trail that encompasses all of the fountains as well as the town’s historic legacy.

In addition to the fountains, you can walk into the old town center through the fifteenth-century fortified gateway. Trace the remains of the city ramparts. Climb up to the top of the thirteenth-century Ferrande Tower to see frescoes from the period. Drop into the dungeon of the ruins of the ancient Chateau of the Counts of Toulouse. Take refuge under the eighteenth-century covered market, or just take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful town houses, dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Almost every turn through the old town of Pernes-les-Fontaines provides a glimpse of its historic wealth.

A sizeable town with more than 10,000 residents, Pernes-les-Fontaines has all the amenities – banks, bakeries, butcher, supermarkets and other shops – as well as its own outdoor market on Saturdays featuring locally grown produce. There are several well-regarded restaurants in town and the surrounding area..

Located at the northern end of the Vaucluse plateau, Pernes-les-Fontaines offers a wide variety of day-trip possibilities as close as 20 minutes away and as far as 1.5 hours. The Fontaine de Vaucluse, famed source of the Sorgue River, is 15 minutes away, the cities of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Nîmes are within a 1-hour drive. Smaller towns and villages like Arles, Orange, St. Rémy and Vaison-la-Romaine are within a 1-hour drive as well. Also, Gigondas, the natural beauty of the Luberon Mountains and villages, the world-famous wine villages of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the Roman legacies are all easy day trips.


Location


Landlord

The owner and caretaker, Fina, does not live on site, but is available if you need her and speaks a little English;.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-8 people

Sleeping

1 bedroom on ground floor with a large queen bed (160 cm wide) and a single bed. En-suite bathroom with shower (Bedroom 1) 1 bedroom on 2nd floor with a large queen bed (180 cm wide) and an en-suite bathroom with bath (Bedroom 2) 1 bedroom on 2nd floor with two twin beds accessible only through Bedroom 2 (Bedroom 3) 1 bedroom on 2nd floor with two single beds and a double bed (140 cm wide) with an en-suite bathroom with shower (Bedroom 4)

Bathrooms

3 en-suite bathrooms, two with shower, one with bath. 1 toilet/WC adjacent to living room.

Kitchen

Full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker. Small additional kitchenette adjacent to living room.

Laundry

Washing machine (no dryer)

Level

On two levels, first and second floors.

Accessibility

On two levels, first and second floors. About 20 steps to 2nd floor. Spiral staircase with about 20 outside steps to living room.

Transportation

In center of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Short walk to shops and restaurants. Short drive to main roads.

Minuses

Living room accessible by an outdoor spiral staircase; limited private parking (best for one smaller car) but a free parking lots are available nearby.

Pluses

Large patio, pool, historic character; in town so easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Special Features

Large patio with outdoor dining table, pool.


Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support
  • GPS

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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