The view from the Gite of the Grand Luberon is simply breathtaking, everything is as described of better. We shared the pool with a lovely young French family, there were no issues over time spent! The owner Denis was on hand regularly and was very helpful, along with his charming wife. We were made to feel very welcome by all and highly recommend the property.
The Gite is part of a small (2 gites) complex around a 20 minute walk from the centre of Viens, there is a very nice communal pool and below that an orchard of oak trees.
Viens is a pretty mediaeval village that has a bar/restaurant (very good), a wood fired take away pizza place, a post office, small supermarket & (most importantly) bakery.
The nearest big town is Apt, this has all the amenities you could possibly need. Viens is well placed for exploring the region with many villages, chateaux & vineyards on the doorstep.