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Beautifully restored Provencal farmhouse with heated pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 5 BR, 4 BA, Sleeps 10

Over 200 years old, 'Chez Manon' is a fully restored 18th century Provençal farmhouse, near the market town of Apt in the Vaucluse. 5 m x 10 m heated swimming pool and professionally landscaped gardens. Separate outbuildings with laundry and covered parking. 2 bedrooms with queen-size beds and en-suite showers, a 3rd bedroom with queen-size bed, a 4th bedroom with two twin beds, a 5th bedroom with single bed and trundle. In total: 4 baths/showers. 3 separate WCs. Large, oak-beamed ceiling, open plan living room, dining room, kitchen. Separate cosy living room with satellite TV, DVD player, & stereo. Internet enabled PC plus WiFi. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Linens & towels included. Mid-week cleaning included. Two wood burning fireplaces with wood included. Geothermal under-floor heating, with cooling option. Utilities included. Free internet telephone to over 100 countries. Baby high chair and cot available. 5 bicycles with helmets. Possibility for in-home catering.

Laurie Roth
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

One week was not nearly enough. (July, 2004) One word is enough. Magnificent. (July, 2004)
Jul 2004
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Apt Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite with walk in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with walk-in shower
  • One bathroom with glass-enclosed tub & shower, one walk-in shower room, two ensuite walk-in shower rooms. Each with sink, mirror, hairdryer. Three separate toilets: two upstairs, one downstairs, each with hand basins.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , The two twin beds can be merged into one king size.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , This is a smaller room with day bed and a pop-up trundle.
  • Three large bedrooms with queen-size beds, one bedroom with two twin-size beds which can be merged into one king-size, one small bedroom with a single bed plus pop-up trundle bed. A baby cot can be provided to be set up in one of the larger bedrooms. A baby cot is available upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 5 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Chez Manon is ideally suited for those who love to entertain, cook, or just relax. Families with children or groups of friends can enjoy being together or having their own space. You are in the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet only a few minutes from town and within easy distance of some of the loveliest, most interesting places in Provence.


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Beautifully restored Provencal farmhouse with heated pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 24 reviews

This is our fourth visit and we would come back again.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, in a central location. Very well maintained. Laurie is an excellent owner, who is always available. Instructions and helpful information are in English which is very useful. Overall we had a five star two week vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real taste of French life

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic week in this beautiful farmhouse in July and did not want for anything. The fully equipt kitchen allowed us to share many meals together and we found the shopping in the local town of Apt amazing. The Lavender festival was in full swing and the people we met were very friendly even though we did not speak French. We visited the near by towns of Gordes, Roussillon, and Sault - all definitely worth a visit. It's also not far from Aix en Provence where we had lunch at Villa Gallici.

Laurie and Arlene were very helpful and provided everything we asked for. The property was clean with a well maintained swimming pool and lovely gardens. I have already made our holiday slideshow and we would highly recommend this experience to friends and family

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Please come again!
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Lovely house, fully loaded!

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable house, clean house was loaded with everything you could ask for in a self-catering property, from inflatable pool toys to portable room fans to every cooking utensil you could think of to bee repellent around the pool. There is plenty of room, inside and out, with your choice of two terraces to dine on. The kitchen will impress anyone who is into cooking, with plenty of instructions on how to work everything. Wi-fi works well throughout the house, even in the upstairs bedrooms.

The house is located high in the hills around Apt, with spectacular views, though it can get a little tricky finding the house again once you leave for the day. Keep the directions in your car! The location is perfect for visiting the famous Luberon hill towns such as Rousillon, Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Apt is a good size, with plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, services and a big market on Saturday mornings. It's not as quaint as some of the nearby charming little towns but has everything you need.

The pool is heated and well maintained; we saw the pool cleaner twice during the week we there.

The housekeeper, Arlette, lives nearby and was most helpful. In fact, on the first night we arrived we asked her to prepare a simple meal, which she did and was paid extra for.

All in all a relaxing stay in a comfortable house with great views.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Merci! So glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again.
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Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5

We discovered this gem through a recommendation and were pleasantly surprised how idylicc the loacation and facilities are. One cannot want for anything and the proprietor has thought of every eventuality to ensure the complete comfort of the holidaymakers. Our large group thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the surrounding landscaped gardens. The covered terrace was a witness to sumptious culinary creations from the fresh produce available locally. The grand facilities offered will remain etched foreverin our hearts. we will certainly be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you again at Chez Manon.
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Great house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay and we recommend this lovely house for all its comforts, views and easy access to the nearby sights . A stay here leaves you delighted with the simple pleasures of life that typify France . Always a joy to return to this peaceful tranquil house that revives and rejuvenates the soul !

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect venue for a friends and family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Chez Manon is an ideal place for a friends/family holiday. Wonderfully spacious living and kitchen area and a view to die for over the valley. We often walked with our dogs in the hills of the Colorado Provencal, lunch at a local restaurant and then afternoons around the swimming pool followed by lazy drinks on the terrace in the evening - heaven. The owners could not be nicer with very helpful information packs on places to eat and visit. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille (MRS)
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
44 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Luberon national park is in the Vaucluse department, known for its lavender fields, outdoor village markets, antique markets, Roman ruins, outstanding restaurants, hiking paths, hilltop villages, vineyards, and proximity to the shopping and tourist attractions of larger towns such as Aix-en-Provence and Avignon.

Other Activities: rock climbing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,238.08

These rates are priced in euros. Rates are subject to change prior to booking.

The heated pool is usually available mid-May to mid-September. Please ask if you would like the time period extended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.