• Property Type : House
  • 3 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 6 to 8 Sleeps

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Thank you for your interest in our home. Our home is in a medieval French hilltop village named Claviers. Thus, you enjoy the life of an authentic, quiet, community which has markets, a grocery, a bakery (of course) and a couple of caf&eacutes. Down the road, about 3 miles, is another charming village, slightly larger, also hilltop, which has additional restaurants and bakeries. We love Claviers, a village in South France with fewer than 500 inhabitants, for its tranquility. There are no through roads so you need not contend with noisy traffic. In fact, the house is located on a pedestrian street. If you've seen French "perched" villages you'll understand what I'm describing to you. If not, you have a treat in store. Nearby, about 2 miles, is another celebrated village, Bargemon. There is an open-air market twice a week for fresh produce, flowers, and meats and cheeses. There is a boulangerie in the village. . . and a post office . . . and a restaurant . . . and a caf&eacute. (I'm known as "Shuck" in those parts - the patrons think I look like Chuck Norris.) The house has five floors, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a fully-restored 500 year-old home with beamed ceilings and tiled floors. We furnished the house with family keep-sakes so the decor is eclectic but truly authentic. There's a table from Laurence's great-grandfather's cafe, a dining set from an uncle's country home, etc. At the ground level is the dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen, cooktop, oven, and dishwasher. The kitchen table and chairs were used in my wife's great-grandfather's café in Lorraine. Two steps up and you are in the dining room where there is an oak farm table with benches. In the corner of the room a stone staircase leads down to the cave, one of the most striking features of the home. The cave was carved into the rock upon which the village stands, and was used for aging wine. Next to this room is a bedroom (queensize) and bathroom, and a washer and dryer room in a space used one hundred years ago for keeping animals - our predecessor's answer to central heating.

Up one floor from the kitchen is the master bedroom and bathroom. This bedroom contains a king size bed built by the village master woodcraftsman, a fireplace, an armoire, dresser, and closet. Naturally, linens and quilts are provided. The next level up is the third bedroom, equipped with a queen size bed. There is a full bath in this room. Check out the view! Climb the stairs again and you come to a sitting room with a luxurious leather sofa and chairs. There's a television, desk, fax machine and telephone. There is also kitchenette at this level. (When additional accommodations are needed, we place a mattress on the floor of this room.) A steep staircase up leads from the sitting room to a tiled terrace with a striking view. You can sip your coffee or wine at a table done by a local mosaic artist. There are territorial views from the three upper floors. The rental price includes utilities, linens, cookware, taxes, etc. Though you probably won't need heat, there are electric heaters in each room, and towel warmers in the bathrooms. My delightful father-in-law, Roger Raybois, will be your host. He will meet you in Claviers to give you the keys, and provide further information you may require. He is available if you have any problems or concerns.

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There are no additional charges, and no damage deposit.

10% discount for stays of two or more weeks. 15% discount for stays a month or more!

To keep our prices low we must require a nonrefundable 50% deposit to hold the dates. The remaining balance is due eight weeks prior to the arrival date. Stays longer than two weeks must be paid in full at the time of the reservation.

For your convenience, we are now accepting credit cards. First, check the availability, and contact us just to confirm that the dates have not already been promised to another guest. Then click the "Rent now" button. We must add 3% on amounts paid by credit card (due entirely to credit company charges.) If you are a PayPal member and pay from your bank account there will be NO 3% charge.

Refund policy: We understand that sometimes unexpected things arise. Please let us know as soon as possible if, for some reason, you cannot keep your reservation. We will immediately try to find new guests for the dates of your reservation, and we will send you the net amount we collect to refund all, or as much of your money, as possible. Due to the tremendous popularity of vacation homes in this area and the desirability of our home in particular, the chances are excellent for recovery of your deposit.

Amenities & Activities

  • Private Gas Barbecue
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Twin Bed
  • Double Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Sofa Sleeper
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
Dining Room
  • Dining Table Seats
  • Dining Table
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Linens Included
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing Machine
Outside Living
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Parking Available
Nearby Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Museums
Nearby Attractions
  • Near Town
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants

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10% discount for stays of two or more weeks. 15% discount for stays a month or more! Stays longer than two months have additional discoun

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