The huge 15 x 7 metre pool is 1 metre deep at the shallow end and 3 metres at the deep end to accommodate a diving board. The terrace surrounding the pool is equipped with high-end sunloungers and parasols, ensuring you can relax as much as you want in this idyllic environment.
The garden-level patio, above the pool, can seat nearly 20 people at full capacity, shaded from the sun by large, black, remote-controlled sails, which even retract automatically when the wind picks up too much.
This photograph was taken from under the wisteria covered pergola outside the kitchen's French doors looking across the valley to the beautiful hilltop village of Venasque which clings to a rocky peak overlooking vineyards, garrigue and cherry trees. Venasque is officially classified as un des plus beaux villages en France. Historically the village was a medieval settlement, but today the remains of the ramparts and three Saracen towers are all that reamins as evidence of those bygone times. The village has a small epicerie and a bar/snack, but Mallemort-du-Comtat, which is a 5 minute drive from Aqua Vita, has a mini-market and other local commerce. Carpentras is a 10 minute drive from the property where you ought to find all the commerce you may require.
The large conservatory is one of the main highlights of Aqua Vita, with the most breathtaking views over the neighbouring village of Venasque and the whole Comtat Venaissin, sprawled at its feet. On a clear day (and there are many of these in Provence!), one can even see past Avignon!
On the floor above the main level are the three largest bedrooms. This is the main master bedroom, featuring a 180 cm double bed and a dressing room, as well as an intercom for controlling the gate and an alarm button for summoning the local security company.
This is the second master bedroom. Although its bed is only 140 cm wide, considered small for a double bed by American standards, the room itself is large, enjoying views over Venasque. Like the main master bedroom, it is fitted with an intercom and a security button, just in case.
On the top floor, there are two bedrooms side-by-side along a corridor. The first contains two small double beds (130 and 140 cm), as well as its own dressing room and bathroom, featuring a bathtub and a bidet.
In the pigeonnier, the topmost part of the house, there is a small twin bedroom with two single beds. It enjoys the most incredible views westward for miles on end...
It also has a bathroom with an Italian shower.
Provence, Emotional Escapes presents Aqua Vita a luxury villa rental in Provence, South of France.
Aqua Vita is a highly impressive and very well-equipped Provençal bastide commanding breathtaking views over its 9 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, as well as the surrounding countryside and the picturesque village of Venasque.
With 10 bedrooms, it can accommodate up to 18 people in a high level of comfort. All the furniture and amenities are of the highest standard throughout the property, with close attention paid to every detail.
Its unique position in what one could still call 'La Provence Secrète' allows you to benefit from the unspoilt surroundings, still largely unaffected by mass tourism. Stroll around the relaxing, tailored garden while watching the sunset over Avignon and the whole North Vaucluse, and just soak in the tranquillity.
There are shops in a small village just a couple of minutes' drive down the road and, just 15 minutes away in the other direction, the glorious Luberon valley awaits, with its world-renowned perched villages.
The on-site manager lives in an annex on the property and is available at all times.