8 suite/ landscape garden/boules table tennis basket 75 m² heated pool/Spa/Tramp
- english, french, spanish
"We had 13 adults and 2 kids stay for one week. The house is amazing. Everything on the outside is impeccable: the pool, the hot tub, the petanque course, the landscaping complete with lavenderand butterflies, and on and on. The inside is equally outstanding. The house has 4 floors and we easily could spread out and find places to get away and have privacy, but than meet at one of 3 giant dining tables for group meals (inside, porch, lawn). The owner linked us with an amazing chef. Her name is Soko and she's Japanese but don't let that fool you. She cooks amazing French food. She shopped, cooked, cleaned up, etc. We didn't lift a finger. It was amazing. We rented bikes (which the owner also helped us with) and biked to many places that were so, so beautiful. We rented electric bikes and traditional bikes. My wife, who rarely cycles, biked with me to LaCoste (7 miles each direction because we purposely went the scenic route) and totally loved it. She loved it so much, I am now an $800 electric bike for her! Point being, the hills are NOTHING on an electric bike. Bonnieux is literally a 3 minute bike ride from the house. The Lavender Distillery is a 15 minute bike ride. Saignon is a 20 minute bike ride. We are in our 40's, 50's, and 60's and every single person that had the electric bike loved all the rides. Passing fields of lavender, olives, cherries, apricots, was just outstanding. Speaking of outstanding, the owners of this house, Rose and Eric, are the best part of the whole thing. We have rented and traveled the world over and had thought that the Kiwis and Balinese were the world's most helpful and friendliest people, but Rose and Eric take the cake. They are incredibly helpful, kind, patient, responsive, and every other positive adjective you could name. I own the highest rated company (Yelp) of my profession in my city and I'd like to think I know a thing or two about customer service. I highly doubt I will ever meet anyone better than Rose and Eric" Gary
Morel purchased this Mas in 2005
Why Morel chose Bonnieux
We fell in love with this house because of its location in an exceptional nature site Also note the quietness, the fact that it is not overlooked and the majestic beauty of the farmhouse itself. The history of this farmhouse is interesting. This huge 7-acre estate sheltered an 18th century farmhouse and 2 15th century dry stone huts that the former Mayor of Bonnieux, general practitioner of the village, majestically renovated while preserving the typical character of the Provencal building. Just like him we added our own touch while renovating this farmhouse in a functional, harmonious and uncluttered way. The colours change during the day and with the seasons. The indoor colours are warm and relaxing and the site has a magic cachet that all the people who came to the farmhouse for an hour, a day or a week immediately felt in a significant and intense way. We also have been seduced by this cachet that is ideal for daydream and relaxation which take us away from our daily life.
What makes this Mas unique
Strengths of this Mas Mas of character in the Park of the forest of Cedars in an exceptional site protected at the foot of the Mounts of Luberon on 3 ha from garden and from forest. It is an ideal place to reload of energy at the heart of the nature with the authentic borie shelter in real dry stone (12th century) You have numerous activities in this property in in the outside space. Ground of handball, panel of basketball, ping-pong, area for playing boules, trampoline, Tyrolean, area of game for the children (slide, fort, swing) ping-pong shielded from the wind and shielded from the sun, Pizza oven, huge barbecue, plancha with gas, Jacuzzi with essential oil, swimming pool warmed with electric curtain, solar outside shower, stone kitchen sink, 2 bories authentic Provençal, numerous terraces for the apéritif, the breakfasts, the brunchs,, diners and cocktails, as well as a garden furniture and numerous sun loungers and parasols, not to mention the colorful hammocks installed in shady places. Do not sulk the new Finnish sauna and fitness apparatus which are a moment of relaxation and effort to then enjoy the rest of the evenings at the corner of the fireplace or the diners on the terrace or in the garden prepared by you in a spacious well equipped kitchen or by our Cook who will feast on you for very affordable prices.(only optional in case you need her) In front of the rooms on the ground floor and the garden ground floor, there are tables and chairs for an intimate breakfast as well as in the master room where the terrace overlooks the majestic and unusual Luberon mountains in any season and on the wonderful village of Lacoste; there are also many spaces where everyone can isolate themselves or on the contrary meet to share discussions and moments of relaxation.
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Stay in Bonnieux Property ID 966802
We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The property was beautiful and Rose was welcoming and helpful. It was everything we hoped it would be.
We had a fabulous family week in Gaby’s wonderful villa celebrating my Dad’s 75th birthday. The house was spacious (there were 21 of us :10 adults and children aged 2-15) and brilliantly appointed with lots of options for outdoor eating. The garden and pool area were really lovely and there was so much to do to keep everyone occupied and happy ( pétanque pitch, football goals, giant outdoor chess, trampoline, table tennis, bar football). The house itself is lovely and has everything you could possible need. The master bedroom is stunning!
We didn’t explore the area as much as we’d planned as it was so hot but the surrounding area is beautiful with the pretty little village of Bonnieux only a 15 minute walk away and beautiful Lourmarin only a 15 minute drive away.
Gaby could not have been more helpful or responsive. It was a pleasure to stay in her gorgeous house and we would love to return in future. I would highly recommend.
Very nice property. Enjoyed the beautiful home n surroundings. Needed. New grille n coffee pot but Rose had them delivered next day. There were some extra charges for sheets n pillow cases. I did not understand why as we paid for the house n it should hv been included no matter how many guests showed up. Rose is very very nice n very accommodating but when your paying that much for a home there should be one price n not any additional charges for sheets
Very beautiful and amazing place!
We loved being in this comfortable and beautiful home where the views are breathtaking and we could enjoy many walks into the village and forest.
MAGICAL HOLIDAY RETREAT
Our group of 18 were celebrating a 50th birthday. Our total surprise when we arrived at this magical place and all the incredible details and comforts that Rose suppled were like a fairytale. The property was well kept, the rooms all comfortable and having own bathrooms for large group was exceptional. We received 5 star service from all the staff and were delighted by all the nooks and crannies of places to just be together, near pool, in the garden, dinners outside, kids loved the place as well. We would highly recommend this to anyone who wants top notch location and superb comfortable and gorgeous setting as well as divine spacious home.. Thank you Rose you have a wonderful property, it is with sincere gratitude to you and your home that we had such a wonderful stay.
Worth another review (previous review MAGICAL RETREAT)
Reflecting on our amazing time at this perfect property is just like a dream. Anyone who gets the chance to stay here will never regret it. Every aspect of this house delivered, the rooms were spacious and had their own bathroom, the living areas were optimal for hanging out and connecting, the outside area for eating was bug free and ideal for large parties. Everything was clean and functional. The pool was especially perfect for our kids. The seating area near the pool offered great night time wine and stars. Rose the owner was prompt if I needed anything and response within the same day. We highly recommend this place especially for large groups. We were a group of 18 and it was extremely comfortable. We hope to return over and over to this paradise.
In Bonnieux in the Luberon, you are in the heart of Provence
You have a wide choice of excursions and good deals
First of all, visit the most beautiful villages of France starting with Bonnieux and its unique views of Mont Ventoux but also Lacoste which is famous for its Château du Marquis de Sade, Gordes which is a famous medieval village, Roussillon which is the small Colorado, Saignon and its rock, Oppède-le-Vieux, Cucuron, Lourmarin and many others like Isle-sur-la-Sorgue which is famous for its second-hand shops and its antiques.
Around 20 km away, you can discover natural sites such as Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Rustrel Ochre, the Dentelles de Montmirail but also mythical towns such as Avignon and its Cité des Papes, Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine for their antique theatre.
Hidden in the Vaucluse Gorge, you will discover the Sénanque Abbey
Further South, in the Alpilles: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus, Eygalières and its site and the Château des Baux-de-Provence.
On the other shore of the Rhône, you can also discover the Pont du Gard, perfectly preserved Roman viaduct.
Further South: the town of Arles and its Colosseum arena, our beautiful Mediterranean Sea with Marseille and the Calanques (rocky inlets) of Cassis at less than 50 miles (1 hour drive)
The many beaches of the Var and the Côte d’Azur are ideal for relaxation and for their landscape
Some good addresses where you can enjoy great food:
l'Arôme in Bonnieux
la Bergerie à Bonnieux
Le Fournil in Bonnieux
La Coquillade in Apt
La Terrasse in Goult
Le petit café in Oppède-le-Vieux
Restaurant de l'Horloge in Cucuron
Tennis, soccer, horse riding and biking in Bonnieux
Nearby golf course in Saumane
Bike rides on the roads of the Tour de France, Mont Ventoux, canoeing in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, hikes in the cedar forest surrounding the house and climbing in the mountains of the Vaucluse and the Luberon.
The region is famous for its Côte du Rhône, Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ventoux and Luberon wines. We recommend you certain vineyards and wine cellars such as Aureto which is one of the most famous cellars in Ménerbes and Aureto in Roussillon.
The region is mythical for the Tour de France lovers because you can see the Mont Ventoux, famous mountain stop-over of this circuit. As for the Luberon, it delights young and old hikers and climbers.
The Luberon is appreciated for its perched villages, its exceptional sunshine, its Mediterranean scents and the song of birds and cicadas at night.
Its Provencal gastronomy attracts the experts and hedonists (truffles, lavender honey, tapenade, olive oil, wine, alcohol, etc.)
The region is also famous for its art and antique markets that attracts tourists from all over the world (Isle-sur-la-Sorgue).
We cannot talk about the Luberon without talking about its local markets in the villages whose origin dates back to Middle Ages.
The Vaucluse, and particularly the Luberon, is a land to discover because it was difficult to access for a long time. It is only since the 70’s, thanks to the development of infrastructures, that the region opened itself to tourists and artists without losing its nature character and the secret that make it an exceptional place.
The places that we appreciate the most are the following:
Perched villages including Bonnieux, Gordes, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Lourmarin and Roussillon
The Rustrel Ochre
The small Colorado
Avignon and the Cité des Papes
Cassis and its calanques (rocky inlets)
Aix-en-Provence and Marseille
Arles and Orange
Bike rides, hikes in the cedar forest and on the marked paths as well as climbing in the mountains of the Luberon and the Vaucluse are also very pleasant.
It is very interesting and pleasant to visit the cellars and vineyards whether it is the offered tastings or the original explanations of the passionate and outgoing guides.
If you are interested in the fauna and flora, it is an interesting region that will delight the fishermen and hunters.
The noble and wild Mediterranean Sea along the coasts of the Var is very romantic
You can also go canoeing in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Note that Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has also many antique shops offering items that are interesting for their history but also for their beauty and rarity. All budgets will be satisfied because, even if the quality is present, you will find some items for very affordable prices while strolling from shops to shops or from boutiques to stands.
Finally, the Provencal markets are a pleasure for the eye and the palate and have been preserved as such since Middle Ages, when we used to sell things in the street and not in aseptic standard shopping centres.