Maison Les Apiès, Joucas, Provence

3-bedroom villa for 8 people right by the lovely village of Joucas


Maison Les Apiès is an ideal summer villa, with far-reaching views and quiet country setting, but only 2 minutes stroll into a beautiful village, and close to all the other must-see villages of the Luberon. The house sleeps 4 adults and 4 children, and is perfect for 2 families or one large one.

Living Rooms

This house is designed for summer, with the living room and adjoining kitchen opening out onto the front terrace and pool area.


The living room with dining table, set around the fireplace and opening out to the terrace and pool.

The living room (above) has sofas and dining table, with another dining table outside on the terrace.

The kitchen has everything for memorable Provencal meals. Dining corner in the living room.

The sunny kitchen is well equipped, with 4-ring cooker, wall-mounted oven, dishwasher and microwave. The pantry has a clothes washing machine.

The TV snug on the mezzanine over the living room. Entrance hall.

Above the living room on a mezzanine is the TV den (above left), with DVDs and comfortable lounging. There is wireless high-speed internet throughout.


There are two double bedrooms and a 4-bed bunk room, so the house sleeps 4 adults and 4 children. The house is single-storey - all bedrooms are on the ground floor.


Two double bedrooms opening onto the terrace.

The bunk room sleeps 4 children. 

Bedrooms 1 and 2 (above) have 1.4m-wide double beds and french doors onto the south-facing terrace.

The third bedroom is the bunk room (left) with its 4 single beds - children love it for sleep and play.


Bathroom with shower. Second bathroom with bath-tub.

There are two bathrooms, one with shower, basin and WC, and the other with bath-tub, double basins and WC.

Garden & Pool

The villa faces south to the Luberon mountain, you step out onto a terrace with shaded dining, and beyond that the pool and the view. You can see the perched village of Joucas a quarter-mile away, and to the other side is the sparkling village of Gordes.

Shaded dining table outside the living room, for all meals in summer. The pool gets the sun all day.

The pool is 10m x 5m and secured with a pool alarm. There are sunloungers and a parasol for lazy days at home. An outdoor table tennis table provides a lot of family fun.


The view is high and wide, encompassing the Luberon mountain and hill-top villages.

The house has the wide, high views of a country setting, while being a few minutes stroll into Joucas.

View of Joucas from the terrace, a cherry-stone throw away. View of majestic Gordes from the terrace.

Beyond the terrace is meadowland with olive trees and oaks, and the property is surrounded by vineyards.

Aperitif on the raised terrace for the two double bedrooms. The garden is planted with olive trees.

There is plenty of parking at the back of the house. It is set back from a very quiet country road.

The Location

Scenes from the village of Joucas.

The house is 400 metre from Joucas, one of the lovely hill-top villages of the Luberon. Joucas has a food store, cafe, tennis courts and a playground. And surprisingly for a small, quiet village, there are three good restaurants in walking distance.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.


Scenes from the village of Joucas.



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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Kcjohnson

New Hampshire, USA

Date of stay: 2019-07-20

Amazing spot!

Just what we were looking for! The house was great for our multigenerational family of 6. It was a hot week but the pool was lovely respite from the heat and shuttering the windows during the day kept things cool. Joucas was a short walk and a great base from which to explore. The kids loved the pool and bunkbeds and the grandparents could lay low at the house all day with no car with a short walk for lunch and a beautiful shaded area to enjoy the light breezes. Thanks for a wonderful week! We will highly recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed by : DM


Date of stay: 2018-06-15

Just perfect

Lovely place. Beautifully and simply kept, open spaces, wonderful light. Perfect location, walking distance to Joucas. Incredibly relaxing and peaceful, and the kids loved it. Can’t wait to return.

Reviewed by : Kim

Philadelphia PA

Date of stay: 2017-07-15

A secret paradise

While the Maison Les Apies doesn't appear on the major booking websites, it is secret gem. Impeccably maintained, in walking distance from Joucas, it is the kind of place once dreams about. From playing pingping or swimming at the house, to boules or dining at the Terradse at Joucas, we had a truly wonderful holiday. We had a 7 year old with us who was in heaven: the place is wonderful for children who can run around in the garden and in and out of the single-floor house. Krissy was a wonderful contact, we found the place easily through the supplied directions, payment was a cinch, and she was always available for any query. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!!!

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Weekly Rates

June2300 euros
July - August2900 euros
September2300 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, table linen, utilities, high-speed internet, pool and garden maintenance, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 500 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 8 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.

Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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