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House at Top of Menerbes with Stunning Views of the Luberon

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Looking from fireplace in living room to dining table

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Name of House: 'Menerbes Two'
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.

Keywords: Village House, Menerbes

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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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
July 16 - August, 2016
Jul 16 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,215

Changeover Day: Saturday

September, 2016
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,661

Changeover Day: Saturday

October
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,327

Changeover Day: Saturday

November-December 2016
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
5 night min stay

$836
Xmas 2016
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,104
January - March 2017
Jan 7 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$836
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,327

Changeover Day: Saturday

May - September 2017
Apr 29 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,661

Changeover Day: Saturday

October 2017
Sep 30 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,438

Changeover Day: Saturday


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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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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 Ménerbes, France:
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
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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Photos

  • Looking from fireplace in living room to dining table

    Looking from fireplace in living room to dining table

  • In the living room opening out to the loggia

    In the living room opening out to the loggia

  • Dining table and view

    Dining table and view

  • Menerbes with house circled in red

    Menerbes with house circled in red

  • From the master bedroom towards the living room

    From the master bedroom towards the living room

  • Master bedroom with daybed on left and closets on right

    Master bedroom with daybed on left and closets on right

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Bedroom 2 can be either a double or two singles

    Bedroom 2 can be either a double or two singles

  • Dawn view down the valley

    Dawn view down the valley

  • East over the rooftops of Menerbes and down the Luberon Valley

    East over the rooftops of Menerbes and down the Luberon Valley

  • Looking past the kitchen on the left to the living room

    Looking past the kitchen on the left to the living room

  • Looking out from the loggia

    Looking out from the loggia

  • Kitchen is by the dining table

    Kitchen is by the dining table

  • Sofa in the living room

    Sofa in the living room

  • Daybed by master bedroom

    Daybed by master bedroom

  • Master bathroom with walk-inn shower, basin and WC

    Master bathroom with walk-inn shower, basin and WC

  • View from loggia

    View from loggia

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Menerbes from the west at sundown

    Menerbes from the west at sundown

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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