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Le Portalet, Charming Apartment in Historical Stronghold

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

About the Property

2-4 Sleeping 1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom Apartment Close To Everything

Newly refurbished apartment in the Stronghold of Bonnieux (at the time of Avignon popes) situated in the remparts of Bonnieux. This is a unique place with 12th century walls made with old Provence stones. The whole place has been restored with ancient and new materials.
It is close to every activities in Bonnieux (restaurants, markets....)

Temperature is ideal any time of year thanks to 2 meter-thick walls.

There are 2 levels leading one to another by little stairs.
One bathroom (washbasin and shower with hand held shower) and WC.
On top floor there is the bedroom (queen size bed) with large laundry cupboard and the bathroom.
Downstairs is the living room/kitchen with everything to cook and enjoy a meal.
There is a sofa (you can convert in a 2 sleep-bed) to enjoy evening reading.

There is an optionnal garden (for €50 or €100/week depending on when you are coming), in which you can enjoy breakfast or an evening glass of wine/dinner, nested in the ancient stones.

Car parking is very easy, just in front of the entrance.

Very calm place, ideal to enjoy pleasures of the Luberon, getting some rest, sightseeing of the several perched villages of the Luberon (Lacoste, Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes... are all at maximum 15 minutes by car).

The apartment is within a 5-minute walk to a bakery, butcher, grocery as well as typical quaint Provençal stores and antique shops.

There are lots of classical music concerts you can enjoy in Bonnieux and the other villages.

Bonnieux also offers casual and top-of-the-line restaurants which are also within a walking distance of 5 minutes.

There is no such rental in the Luberon : what we offer here is a very unique way of living in an historic, authentic and preserved place.
And we will love to share it with you, since we welcome you personally on your arrival.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 50 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bedroom is on the first floor, queen size bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bathroom with shower with hand hald shower and washbasin...moreless

  • Toilets are separate and on the ground floor


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    NO need thanks to ancien thick wall. Perfect temperature in hottest summer....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    NO access in the apartment. However a restaurant and a bar at 2 minutes by walk offer it for quite reasonable price....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off street, very easy...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equiped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 3.2
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$481 $1,388

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


40€/guest above 2 guests is for the entire stay, not per night

The garden is €50/stay

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bonnieux, France
Nearest Barpub
Near the house
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Isle sur Sorgues
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Bonnieux, France
Nearest Restaurant
Near the house
200 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Many activities are available. Please feel free to ask us about Luberon secrets...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: I am a French student in medicine, and my mother a former doctor too, passioned by the restoration of our house, history, art, music, nature and by the joy of making people discover the place we love, welcoming and sharing our experience and passion with people who have made the effort to come and discover our country.

Why the Owner Chose Bonnieux, France:
My mother and I have a strong passion of the place, discovered by our parents and grand parents 40 years ago who have bought it as ruins and have put all their strengths in its restoration. This is a very special place of memory for us, a part of our history. Do not hesitate to ask us more about this history, this is a part of ourselves.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We like decorating, imagining, restorate the place. Enjoying the terrace and its calm. Seeing all our welcoming friends. We like music very much and go very often to lots of the concerts that this place offer in summer (Orange, piano international festival in La Roque D'antheron, Opera Festival in Aix en Provence...). We particularly love the calm of the place and all what it stands for in terms of remembrance and love of our family. This is a kind of shelter for us, since we live the major part of the year in Marseille, a one-million-inhabitant city on the Mediterranean shores.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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  • upstairs and downstairs

    upstairs and downstairs

  • Bedroom view from the entry

    Bedroom view from the entry

  • For Clothes

    For Clothes

  • Secondary beds

    Secondary beds

  • Kitchen


  • Stairs


  • Upstairs from downstairs

    Upstairs from downstairs

  • Bedroom


  • sunset on Bonnieux

    sunset on Bonnieux

  • Le Fournil, incredible restaurant within 1minute from your apartment

    Le Fournil, incredible restaurant within 1minute from your apartment

  • Senanque Abbaye, 10minutes from our place by car

    Senanque Abbaye, 10minutes from our place by car

  • Shower


  • Exterior view: the entrance of the apartment is right behind the 2nd tree

    Exterior view: the entrance of the apartment is right behind the 2nd tree

  • Bedroom


  • Washbassin


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Living room and kitchen

    Living room and kitchen

  • Living room and secondary beds

    Living room and secondary beds

  • Private courtyard. In the foreground, an old olive mill from 18th century

    Private courtyard. In the foreground, an old olive mill from 18th century

  • View from apartment

    View from apartment

  • first floor

    first floor

  • Bedroom


VRBO #467766

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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