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House at Top of Menerbes with Stunning Views of the Luberon

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East Over the Rooftops of Menerbes and Down the Luberon Valley

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Menerbes house description

Menerbes was the village that inspired Peter Mayle to write ‘A Year in Provence’ - it is one of the select group of hill-top villages in the Luberon National Park and officially one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.

The house used to be the office of the village notary and is actually where Peter Mayle bought his Menerbes house. I converted it into a home. Being at the top of the village, the house seems to hang above the valley below. It has been gutted, remodeled, decorated, and furnished to a very high standard in Provencal style - each room flows into the next through arches, without doors, and the large south-facing picture windows all have stunning views of the Luberon mountain opposite (as does the walk-in shower).

The house is extremely light and is the perfect year round haven for the romantic, the artistic, gastronauts, and nature lovers. There is a main bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom, and a second bedroom with twin/double and en suite bathroom. The loggia/balcony is the place to toast the day as the sun sets down the valley.

I furnished and decorated the house with no expense spared - I did not know then of the cruel hand fate would deal me - I would soon be drawn back to England by the lady who is now my wife. Consequently, the house does not resemble a rental home. Sofa and armchairs are hand-made, tiles are made and painted by hand, every home comfort is included, from dishwasher and waste disposal to satellite TV and free wireless internet. When you come home from exploring the wonders of Provence, you are not let down by your accommodation.

Menerbes is the heart of one of the enchanted corners of this world. Everything you read about in ‘A Year in Provence’ is here - the lavender-scented landscapes; daily markets overflowing with local produce that actually tastes of something; quirky customs; hilltop villages rising above the sea of vineyards and sunflowers; outstanding food and wine; and the sensational quality of light that has always brought painters and poets here. In Provence, everything simply tastes, smells, and looks better than at home. And it’s all right on your doorstep.

This is a year-round destination - the Luberon in winter is as beautiful in its way as during the long summer that can stretch from May to October. High above the cares of the world, the house is perfect for a romantic couple (or two) - whether inspired by the ever-changing light or comforted by a roaring log fire. Everything is included in the price of the rental - central heating, electricity, towels, bed linen, logs for the fire, weekly clean.

There are far too many things to do in the Luberon to mention them here, as well as day-trips to Cannes, Monte Carlo, Arles, Aix, the Camargue, Italy, Spain, the Alps, etc.

The price of the rental includes all utilities (gas, electricity, central heating), local phone calls, satellite TV, towels, bedlinen, after-stay clean, and a complimentary weekly clean for stays of more than one week.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Towels provided, Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer, Ironing, Guidebooks, Central Heating and all utilities inclusive, Children's Cot/Playpen, complimentary clean every Saturday...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Fantastic view of the mountain and vineyards...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            For stays over a week linens and towels are changed every week with the complimentary clean....moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free, bring a WiFi-enabled laptop....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                              • Balcony
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Nov - Dec
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                              5 night min stay

                              €750
                              Xmas, New Year
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €950
                              January-February
                              Jan 3 - Feb 27, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              €750
                              March
                              Apr 4 - May 1, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,190
                              May - September
                              May 2 - Oct 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,490
                              October
                              Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,190
                              November -December
                              Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
                              5 night min stay

                              €750

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, central heating, satellite TV, WiFi internet, local calls, visitor tax, and after-stay clean. For stays over a week there is a complimentary weekly clean and change of bedlinen and towels.

                              To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay. Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 12/06/2014
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                              Location

                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Marseille
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Menerbes
                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Saumane
                              25 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Avignon TGV
                              10 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Cavaillon
                              0.1 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Menerbes
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Marseille

                              Car: Recommended

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1997

                              About the owner: We are mainly British, we live and work in Oppede, which is 10 minutes from Menerbes where the house is situated.

                              Why the Owner Chose Menerbes:
                              It was sitting there at the top of Menerbes with the best views in the village but hardly any windows to see them from. It was the village notary's office so views were not important. In renovating I added big windows everywhere.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The view! And being in a wonderful village with all amenities, but tucked away at the top so it is quiet and inspiring


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • East Over the Rooftops of Menerbes and Down the Luberon Valley

                                East Over the Rooftops of Menerbes and Down the Luberon Valley

                              • Panoramic view from the house

                                Panoramic view from the house

                              • Entrance hall

                                Entrance hall

                              • Dining table

                                Dining table

                              • Menerbes from the west at sundown

                                Menerbes from the west at sundown

                              • Living room

                                Living room

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Master bathroom en suite to master bedroom, with shower

                                Master bathroom en suite to master bedroom, with shower

                              • Bedroom 2 downstairs

                                Bedroom 2 downstairs

                              • Loggia

                                Loggia

                              • Menerbes with house circled in red

                                Menerbes with house circled in red

                              • The Loggia - Looking Down on the Vineyards

                                The Loggia - Looking Down on the Vineyards

                              • Master Bedroom, With En Suite Bathroom

                                Master Bedroom, With En Suite Bathroom

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Dining table with master bedroom in background and stairs down to bedroom 2

                                Dining table with master bedroom in background and stairs down to bedroom 2

                              • Living room with loggia outside

                                Living room with loggia outside

                              • Master bathroom

                                Master bathroom

                              • Day-bed in entrance hall

                                Day-bed in entrance hall

                              • Bathroom 2 with bath and shower, en suite to bedroom 2

                                Bathroom 2 with bath and shower, en suite to bedroom 2

                              VRBO #12424

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                              This listing was first published here in 2002.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                              €107 - €213 per night (EUR)
                              4

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 12/06/14
                              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                              Member since: 2002
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/06/2014
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