About us

This site started in 2004 when a friend in the Luberon asked me to help her get rental bookings using this thing called the 'Internet'.

Then her friends started asking, and things grew by word of mouth. Today there are about 150 Luberon rental properties on this site for you to choose from, as well as lots of content about this spectacular part of the world to help you get inspired and plan a trip.

All the rental properties here are hand-picked, personally visited and approved. They range from rustic to regal but all offer the same value for money. Fewer than half of those that apply are accepted, so I know you will love the ones that make it. The photos and descriptions are my own, what you see here is what you will get.

So why should you use this site and not a giant booking platform or a traditional rental agency? Three good reasons:

Price. You get the lowest prices on this site. Booking sites like airbnb and vrbo add 12-15% commission, agencies typically add 25-50%.

Selection. All properties and owners on this site have been approved in person and I only accept places that I would want to stay in myself. I photograph and describe every property. In contrast, on the big booking sites anyone can post an ad, and a house may not even exist.

Booking direct with the owner doesn't just mean you pay less, it means you have direct access to the owner so you can discuss your needs before booking, and can tap into all their local knowledge as well.

Please get in touch to tell me of a superb Luberon rental property you think should be included, or if there is something Luberon-related you'd like included on the site.

All the best,

Paolo De Paolis
Editor, TheLuberon.com