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Close to Vaison-la-Romaine and the Mont Ventoux Villa, La Bacchante is providing you 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroooms, a delightful pool, high quality, and a panoramic view on the vineyards in the hills of the Côtes du Rhône.
The villa is situated in a 2000 m² garden half built into the south flank of a hill, well protected against the mistral. It sleeps 10 and is ideal for several couples, a big family or two families enjoying their vacation together. At the same time we often have just one or two couples as guests, enjoying the space in the villa. The rooms in the villa are divided over 2 floors, both accessible from the garden and parkings.
You will be struck by the open and stunning views of the peaceful landscape surrounding the large garden. Various trees provide shaded spots for a lunch or just a nap in the afternoon. From the veranda or while swimming in the 4x10 m pool you have 30 km view into the valley. The pool is fenced in and provided with a safety cover. The large covered veranda (25 m2) gives the impression of a lookout post, but well equipped for a ten person dinner.

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The kitchen is equipped for gourmet lovers with a 6 burner hob and oven. The 40 m2 living room, with large dining table and comfortable around the fireplace seating, has a spectacular high ceiling with an impressive exposed wooden truss work.

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms...
The master bedroom has a double bed (160*200 cm) with an attached full bathroom: bath with shower over it, 2 wash basins, and toilet. The second and third bedroom have a double bed or two single beds (2 *90*200 cm) and each a shower and wash basin en-suite. There is a separate toilet in the hallway. The fourth bedroom is located at the lower level and has a double bed (160x200 cm) and a bathroom with shower and separate toilet in the hallway. The fifth bedroom is also located at the lower level, it has a double bed or two single beds (2*90*200cm), a sitting area and a washbasin, it shares the bathroom and toilet with the fourth bedroom. Each bedroom has large windows with a unique view into the valley. All rooms have ceiling fans.

At the lower level is also a utility room, storage for bicycles accessible from the garden, and a den with a piano and a tennis table. You will also find a small wine cellar stocked with a nice selection of local wines for your consumption at cost charge.

Central heating (oil), TV (satellite), internet access (ADSL Wi-Fi), DVD player with a selection of 40 plus DVD's, ceiling fans in rooms, Radio/CD system with USB slot,  piano, tennis table, petanque boules, wood burning fire place (wood provided). If needed we can provide you baby bed(s), playpen and high chair(s). Outside: dining table with 10 chairs, BBQ, deck/garden chairs, drying rack, picnic table, space for playing boules. Parking for 4-5 cars, access via municipal tarmac road.

Kitchen facilities:
Dishwasher, electric oven&grill, fridge(2x)/freezer, 6 burner gas and electric hob, microwave, 2 coffee makers (filter and Nespresso), toaster, mixer, water cooker. In the utility room: ironing facilities, drying rack,  washing machine, tumble dryer, hair dryer.

Your dog is welcome after individual approval. Dogs can be walked directly from the villa.

A few guest quotes:

Anthony & Annette, Switzerland&UK: Our 2 weeks in Rasteau have really changed something in our lifes and there is not one day, when I don't think of this wonderful piece of world.

Gudrun & Holger, Deutschland: Die Villa La Bacchante ist das einzige Feriendimozil, in das es unsere Großfamilie immer wieder hinzieht. Die einzigartige Lage mitten in den Weinbergen mit der wunderschönen Aussicht, das liebevoll und großzügig ausgestattete Haus, in dem es an nichts fehlt, die sehr freundlichen und netten Vermieter Miriam und Paul.......... 

Carine & Marnix, Belgie: Ik heb er mijn hart verloren. Wat een huis, wat een uitzicht ... een perfect plaatje! Zowel van binnen als van buiten. Paul en Miriam hebben van dit vakantiehuis toch wel iets heel speciaals gemaakt, met smaak en zorg ingericht en onderhouden, een pareltje. Al van de eerste minuut voelde iedereen zich thuis in La Bacchante. Wie in La Bacchante op vakante komt wil er blijven. Of toch op z'n minst terugkeren, liefst zo vlug mogelijk. En voor wie er in gelooft: dit huis zorgt voor positieve energie en creativiteit. Het doet mensen lachen en grenzen verleggen. Het zorgt voor sfeer en het brengt mensen samen.

Debra & John, USA: There is seldom so much love, pride and care taken to be sure a home stays a home for all who are welcomed there. Be ready for the attention to detail and remember how much better this amazing and beautiful place is for it.

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What to do nearby?

In the most beautiful part of Provence, Villa La Bacchante is situated 800 m outside the old center of Rasteau, Côtes du Rhône cru wine village, neighboring Domaine des Girasols ( ) where your wine tasting can start! To the west you find the wide open Rhône valley covered with vineyards, to the east the start of the pre-Alps with the famous Mont Ventoux, and to the south the hills, forests and mountain ridges of the Dentelles de Montmirail. At the same time historic and cultural cities Avignon and Orange are within 30 minutes driving, providing a high speed train (TGV) connection to Lyon and Paris in less than 2-3 hours. International airports Marseille and Montpellier are within 90 minutes driving.
In peaceful and quiet Rasteau (851 inhabitants) at about 900 m from the villa, you will find around the market square a bakery (pick up your fresh croissants and baguettes with a nice morning walk through the vineyards), a post office, tourist office, a café, and a restaurant. 2km to the east is Roaix. This village has a small supermarket, a bakery, a butcher, a hair dresser, a post office, a café and 2 restaurants. Many shops, restaurants, a week market and 4 big supermarkets can be found in Vaison-la-Romaine (7 mins.)

Hiking and biking:

Starting at the villa many tracks in between the vineyards and the forests and across the valley in the Dentelles de Montmirail (5-15mins.), also great for limestone rock climbing. Horseback riding - (10 min.) Golf course: 15 mins. The famous Mont Ventoux (Tour de France, 1912 m) - ( 20-40 min): cycling, hiking, skiing. Beautiful secluded rock beaches in the Toulourenc canyon and at Les Trois Rivières - (20 min.) Canoeing on the Ardèche river - (35 mins.)


Caves, Domaines and Chateaux of the great wines of the Côtes du Rhône - (0-30 min): Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Rasteau, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, Beaumes de Venise... you will receive a list with our recommendations for visiting estates with wine tastings.

Above all:

Lavender fields mid June to end July: from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Sault area (10-50 mins.)

There are many typical provençal villages and towns to visit within minutes:

Vaison-la-Romaine - (7 mins.): chateau, Roman amphi theater and archaeological town ruins, Roman history museum, medieval cathedral, best Provencal market (Tuesday), brocante, big choice of restaurants and shops. Séguret (5 mins.): one of the official "most beautiful villages in France": typical Provençal atmosphere and medieval character. Gigondas (15 mins.) where you can taste and compare the great cru wines of more than 50 local producers in one place. Villedieu (8 mins.): probably the most used French village square in film and tv, here drinking water still runs from the fountain and a café and 2 restaurants serve you under the platanes… Nyons (20 mins), center of the olive culture, Richerenches capital of truffle culture with a truffle market every Saturday (Mid Nov.-mid.March).

Golf courses

Can be found at Orange: (20 mins.) Orange Golf Club, at Avignon: Golf Grand Avignon at Vedène (30 mins), and at Clansayes: Golf de la Drôme Provençale (25 mins.)

You will receive a list with our restaurant recommendations within 3- 20 mins. driving.

Cities :

Avignon - (20-30 mins.), medieval city, numerous festivals, theaters, Palais des Papes, Pont d’Avignon (« on y danse ») and a little further the highest Roman aquaduct Pont du Gard. Orange (20 mins.): famous Roman amphitheatre, still in use. Arles (80 mins.): where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted his most important work. Roman arena with various performances in summer and amazing Roman history museum.

And so much more...


 The owners Paul and Miriam Kluijtmans-van Leuven 

In 1983 we married in our family vacation home in the Ardêche and since 1999 we live and work with our family in Provence. With a lot of love and personal commitment we have renovated in Crestet and Rasteau a former wine estate and a large villa offering you the characterful vacation home we have always searched for ourselves. Our international architectural work experience and engineering education has helped a lot. We are great wine lovers, love good food, family and friends, hiking and cycling in the beautiful nature around us, and enjoy the history and local life in the villages here in the Vaucluse. We enjoy sharing our experiences with our guests! Welcome to Villa La Bacchante! Want more references? More than 75 references from our guests in 3 languages are available on various portal sites. Our average score is 9.8 out of 10. Below you find the links. Any doubts? You can also inquire about Villa La Bacchante (not to make reservations) at the town hall of Rasteau and about Domaine du Crestet at the town hall of Crestet, and with our neighbours Domaine des Girasols.
Our houses are specially known for their cleanliness and charm. More information about the background of your host Paul Kluijtmans can be found on LinkedIn.

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what our guests wrote about Villa La Bacchante in English, German and Dutch

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Rasteau town hall (Mairie):

Monday to Thursday morning :
Tel + 33 4 90 46 10 47 (French spoken only)

Crestet town hall (Mairie):

Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning :
Tel + 33 4 90 36 06 72 (French spoken only)

Our neighbours in Rasteau :

Domaine des Girasols:
Tel + 33 4 90 46 11 70 (French&English spoken only)

Our 4-8 person vacation houses at Domaine du Crestet :
Domaine du Crestet

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Rental prices per week 2024.

Periode and price :
15.12.23 -5.1.24 : 1295€
5.1-22.3:  795€
22.3-17.5: 1195€
17.5-21.6: 1595€
21.6-5.7:  1995€
5.7-30.8:  2695€
30.8-27.9: 1595€
27.9-1.11:  995€
1.11-13.12: 795€
13.12-10.1: 1295€

Already booked in 2024:

(rev. 3.03.2024)

26.3- 9.8.2024
16.8- 20.9.2024

Your inquiry will be responded within 24 hours with a detailed offer including our General Conditions. Your booking is directly with us, there are no agency fees or administration costs involved. We are listed on several portal sites, we guarantee you the lowest price listed by us.

Our calendar is updated 2-3 days after booking confirmation.
Our invoices are all in €.
50 % of the rent is required on booking and is non-refundable. Please ensure you take out comprehensive travel insurance which includes appropriate cancellation cover. Rent payment is made by bank transfer (SEPA zone), or for most of the non Euro currencies, if preferred, by debit card or banktransfer in the UK through CurrenciesDirect based in the UK

Security deposit is 300 Euro. The cleaning and linen&towel&utility fees are due upon arrival.
Service&Cleaning fee: 135 Euro plus bed linen 15 Euro pp (incl.: end cleaning, wood for fireplace, internet connection wi-fi and various utilities in the villa such as kitchen towels, dishwasher soap etc. Personal towel package (small, medium and large) 10 Euro pp (optional).
Heating charge: 100 -120 Euro per week when used, normally in the period mid October through April.
Local tourist tax (Taxe Sejour) is due to our municipality. The amount varies between 0 and 3€ per adult per night and depends on the period, the rent price, number of adults, number of children staying in the house. We will include the tourist tax for your situation in our offer.

Change over day is Friday. The villa is available for rent all weeks of the year. Outside the season (April-September) other start days and daily rentals (minimal 5) are possible upon request.
Last minute prices and special offers are listed on our portal sites pages, see REFERENCES and upon request.


Paul and Miriam Kluijtmans-van Leuven
Villa La Bacchante - 613 Chemin Vieux de Vaison, 84110 Rasteau – France
Write us by email: La Bacchante
or Tel & sms: (France): +33 6 87 06 12 37 / +33 6 72 61 11 99
We can communicate in English, French, German and Dutch.

Also look at our comparable Viognier house (8 pers./4 bedrooms/2 1/2 bathrooms) at our Domaine du Crestet when La Bacchante is booked:
Domaine du Crestet

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