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Lovely Village House with Secluded Garden, Pool and Stunning View

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Last updated: 05/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Menerbes house description

Our 300-year old village home offers a secluded garden and small pool next to a 17th century chapel with a spectacular view of the Luberon national park and all the conveniences of village shops. You can park your car and walk everywhere.

The house is located on the southern flank of the perched village of Menerbes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Peter Mayle's “A Year in Provence” is set in Menerbes where he lived for many years.

Eating outdoors in summer is a French tradition and we have four lovely areas set up with tables and chairs. Enjoy breakfast with fresh bread and local fruit on the veranda, just off the kitchen, with a spectacular view of the Luberon while you read the local paper and International Herald Tribune. Lunch is eaten in the garden adjacent to the Chapelle St. Blaise which provides cool shade even in the heat of the day. An afternoon snack can be had on the lower garden next to the pool on an antique iron café table and chairs. Dinner is best at the table under the grapevine - from here, the view towards the Luberon is framed by green leaves and grapes (depending on the season) and the view is like an Impressionist painting. After an evening walk, you can drink herbal tea with citronelle from the garden and watch the colors change on the mountain with the setting sun or gaze at the stars.

Menerbes is a short drive from weekly markets in Apt and Cavaillon, the ochre hills of Roussillon, the Abbaye de Senanque, Fontaine de Vaucluse and other perched villages such as Gordes, Bonnieux and Oppede-le-Vieux. A 45-minute drive brings you to Avignon with the Palais de Papes, museums and lively cultural festivities. A 60-minute drive along back roads and vineyards brings you to Aix-en-Provence.

Our extensively renovated house is 105 square meters on three floors, located in a quiet area of the village where tourists tend not to venture. Just up the street is the baker (where you can smell baguettes baking), and just beyond, a pizzeria, grocery store with a large selection of local produce, local wineshop, cafes and restaurants. Another street brings you to the Truffle and Wine museum where you can taste and buy local wine.

The first floor of our house has a small living room with traditional Provencal floor tiles, a comfortable couch, and reading chair, and antique chairs. This leads to a fully equipped kitchen decorated with hand-made tiles and a table seating four. The veranda off the kitchen has a table seating 6-8, safari chairs and two lounge chairs to the side. Also on the first floor is a full bathroom with clawfoot tub, shower, toilet and sink and another bathroom with toilet and sink.

Three bedrooms are located on the second floor with old, beautiful terra cotta tiles. The master bedroom has a French window overlooking the Luberon with a double bed, traditional Provencal chair and antique country furniture. The second bedroom has two twin beds, drawers, and the third small bedroom has an antique iron single bed, drawers and a desk.

The third floor is a large family room with a beamed ceiling and parquet floor. It can be used as a 4th bedroom for guests as it has an antique sleigh bed and drawers. Four windows include two skylights making it wonderfully light with a picture-postcard view of the village castle. This room has a TV with local channels, CD player, desk and shelves full of books in French and English.

The house has been repainted in ochre colors “patine a l’ancienne”, furnished with antique furniture. All beds have Provencal quilts (boutis.) Other furnishings include tribal and oriental rugs, Indian screens, African masks, Somali chests, antique African cloth and original paintings from Haiti.

The garden is on two levels. Steps from the kitchen veranda lead down to the terrace shaded in grapevines with a table for 6-8. Just beyond is another terrace adjacent to the old stone wall of the Chapelle with a wooden table for 6-8. Stone steps lead down to the lower garden which has a grassy area, hammock, antique café table and four chairs and small pool and deck. The pool deck is shaded by a large sun umbrella with two lounge chairs. This garden space is a haven of peace, and surprisingly private with spectacular views of the Luberon.

The house is available for limited dates between June and September. You will find everything you need including sheets, towels, linens, dishes, cutlery, and kitchen equipment. The house has wireless internet. Guests appreciate our notebook crammed with information – importantly for our favorite hikes around Menerbes.

This is a “real home” – not a vacation rental property so the house and garden have some rough, bohemian edges. We love the old stones! The house size is perfect for a family of 4-5 or two couples. Single couples have also enjoyed renting.

A few comments from past renters: “The house was so lovely, full of character and the view very breathtaking.” “The village location was just perfect and the garden surprisingly secluded.” “We went to the coast to meet friends, but there was no comparison – we wished we had stayed in Menerbes instead.”


Keywords: Maison de village, Village House

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 5 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            We have a washing machine and ample wire hangars for 3 loads to dry clothes outside (no clothes dryer) in sunny, hot Provence...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Easily available, 1-2 minute walk from the house. You may offload suitcases and groceries in front of the house, then park....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets and all kitchen linens provided for your stay....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            In the third floor family room only. Rarely needed....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All towels and pool towels provided for your stay....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Secluded garden on two levels with pool and spectacular view of the Luberon mountains...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                Two bins of toys available including wooden railway set and dolls...moreless

              • Books:

                Two large shelves of books for all ages...moreless

              • Television:

                New flat screen, purchased in 2012....moreless

              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Completely private; not shared with anyone else....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Our secluded garden is on 2 levels with 3 sets of tables/chairs. The garden is surprisingly large for a village house....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony with spectacular view of the Luberon directly off the kitchen with teak table and chairs, lounge chairs...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                      • Family

                      Location & View

                      • Village:

                        Menerbes, a hilltop, perched village, is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France...moreless

                      • Rural:

                        Wine and truffle center, local specialty melon, honey and lavender...moreless

                      • Mountain View:

                        Spectacular view of Luberon Mountain National Park...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hunting
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Antiquing
                      • Ruins
                      • Churches
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Walking
                      • Hiking
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,700

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Thursday to Thursday rentals preferred.

                      One-third of rental is due to hold your reservation and is non-refundable. The rest (two-thirds) is due 2 months before arrival and is refundable. Detailed information is provided upon inquiry.


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                      Last updated: 05/22/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Marseille Provence
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Avignon TGV
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A7 (Cavaillon Exit)
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cafe Veranda

                      Car: Recommended

                       

                      Owner info

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We love eating all meals outside in our garden with its spectacular view of the Luberon. The garden, large for a village house, is secluded and quiet and our pool is private and not shared with anyone else. At the same time, our house is minutes from restaurants, the bakery, cafe and grocery store. Renters love our house notebook that explains everything and includes information on our favorite family hikes.


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                      Speaks: french, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • View from our veranda

                        View from our veranda

                      • View from pool (swing set no longer in garden)

                        View from pool (swing set no longer in garden)

                      • Lunch in the garden under the grapevines

                        Lunch in the garden under the grapevines

                      • Bottom garden looking towards neighboring chapel

                        Bottom garden looking towards neighboring chapel

                      • Kitchen, door to veranda

                        Kitchen, door to veranda

                      • Full bathroom with clawfoot tub

                        Full bathroom with clawfoot tub

                      • Master Bedroom (has French window with view of Luberon, drawers, small closet)

                        Master Bedroom (has French window with view of Luberon, drawers, small closet)

                      • Third floor family room with beamed ceiling (skylight windows not in view)

                        Third floor family room with beamed ceiling (skylight windows not in view)

                      • Bedroom with antique iron bed

                        Bedroom with antique iron bed

                      • Street view of the house

                        Street view of the house

                      • Village of Menerbes

                        Village of Menerbes

                      • View from pool deck

                        View from pool deck

                      • Lunch in the garden under the grapevine

                        Lunch in the garden under the grapevine

                      • Yet another view - grapes ripening in August.

                        Yet another view - grapes ripening in August.

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Kitchen with island 'meuble de metier'

                        Kitchen with island 'meuble de metier'

                      • Full bathroom, sink, mirror and shelves

                        Full bathroom, sink, mirror and shelves

                      • Old photo of master bedroom, showing french door with view of Luberon mountain.

                        Old photo of master bedroom, showing french door with view of Luberon mountain.

                      • Bedroom with antique iron bed

                        Bedroom with antique iron bed

                      • Bedroom with twin beds; not pictured are two sets of drawers and desk.

                        Bedroom with twin beds; not pictured are two sets of drawers and desk.

                      • Street above the house

                        Street above the house

                      • View from prow of Menerbes (old cemetary)

                        View from prow of Menerbes (old cemetary)

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, May 22, 2014

                      $1,700 per week (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 05/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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