About the home
Maison Olive is a Provence rental house that has everything going for it: a great location, in the sought-after hill-top village of Menerbes, a large garden, and a pool, both rarities for a village house. The house also has new and very comfortable furniture and important modern touches like WiFi internet, satellite TV and good bathrooms.
The house is furnished in typical Provencal style. It is comfortable and furnishings are of a type much higher than normally found in rental homes. Bathrooms and kitchen have been finished to the highest standard, linen and towels are luxury. The house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom and en suite bathroom are upstairs, and the other two bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs. Also downstairs is the living room/dining room with wood-burning fireplace, plasma TV with satellite channels and DVD player, and wireless internet. Off this room is the garden and terrace, and the kitchen to the side.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Camargue, 65km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a guest WC. The master bedroom is upstairs, it has a double bed, and an en suite bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, basin and WC. Downstairs are two more bedrooms, one a double and one a twin with two single beds. The bathroom for these bedrooms (pictured left) has a shower, basin and WC. Both linen and towels are of a luxurious standard.
The kitchen is very well equipped with a an extra-large Smeg oven and cooker, dishwasher, microwave. In the larder are the fridge-freezer, washing machine and clothes dryer.
Further details outdoors:
There is a wonderful pool area and barbeque on one of the levels in the terraced garden. The pool area is shared with the owners when they are there but they travel frequently. There is a pool kitchen with ice machine, dish washer, fridge and a toilet.
Outside Maison Olive is a private garden with its own BBQ, outdoor table, hammock and various 'garden games' such as boule.
Maison Olive has its own private part of the garden which is spacious and lawned with big oak trees providing shade. There is a table and chairs for 8 people.
There is also a terrace at the back with a barbecue.
The property is available for rental from October to June (inclusive) each year. Rental is weekly (Saturday changeover) but the owners are flexible and willing to discuss longer periods at special rates. A full Rental Agreement is provided prior to the transaction being completed. If you are interested in the period July-Sept (inclusive) please contact us.
There is on-site parking for more than one car.
IF YOU WISH TO RENT IN JULY, AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER - PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER!
All rental monies are payable in advance.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Vaucluse region
The property is in the heart of the 'Golden Triangle' - Menerbes, Bonnieux, Gordes and Roussillon. The climate is wonderful with temperate days and a warm summer. It is steeped in history harking back to Roman times and many medieval villages.
There is always something to do: Historic abbeys, charming wine estates, gourmet restaurants, fantastic shopping and historic sites.
The Menerbes area
Menerbes attained fame 20 years ago when Peter Mayle wrote A Year in Provence while he lived just outside the village. For a while Menerbes was on the tour buses' itinerary, but now it has slipped back to its old self, without losing any of the beauty that drew Mayle here. The village has a grocery store, butcher and baker, four restaurants, a snack bar and a bar/tabac/newsagent. All of this is 150 metres from the house. Menerbes is one of the 'perched villages' which the Luberon is noted for - villages piled on top of hills for protection from invading armies and plagues - an arrangement that today has visitors reaching for their cameras at every turn.
Menerbes rises out of the valley of vineyards and orchards like a ship hugging the coastline of the Luberon mountain. It is in the Luberon Natural Park, which ensures that new building is strictly limited. You can walk from the village onto hiking paths into the mountain, or cycle from one village to the next.
Menerbes is very well located in the so-called 'Golden Triangle' for the other perched villages of the Luberon - Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux are 5-15 minutes away by car - as well as must-see towns like Avignon, St Remy, Arles, Marseille, Nimes, and Aix en Provence. The Mediterranean is just over an hour away, and the French Riviera 2.5 hours.
There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages.
How to get there
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By air to Marseilles and Avignon.
TGV to Avignon.
Autoroute to Menerbes via Cavaillon or Avignon.
Activities near Menerbes
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
15 Apr 2013
We have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable second stay at Maison Olive. Everything was superb - the decor is utterly charming and made us feel immediately as though we were in the comfort of... more
10 Nov 2012
We spent a wonderful week at Maison Olive in September. The house was perfect in everyway. Super comfortable beds, stunning view to wake up to!! Lots of space for kids to play. Village centre 5min... more
05 Sep 2012
We spent 3 wonderful weeks enjoying the delights of Maison Olive, Menerbes and the many picturesque villages nearby. The house, gardens, wonderful hosts and resident cat were even more charming than... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Autumn 2012||7 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2012||4 Nov 12||2 Mar 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring 2013||2 Mar 13||31 Mar 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2013||31 Mar 13||28 Apr 13||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||28 Apr 13||30 Jun 13||£ 1550||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1995||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn 2013||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 1575||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 1320||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Winter 2013||27 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas/New Year 2013||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Preferred payment is Bank Transfer - details to be provided on enquiry. Linen and cleaning is done weekly. PLEASE NOTE: RENTAL FOR PERIOD OF 2/7/11-3/9/11 IS FOR 10 (TEN) PEOPLE AND BOTH HOUSES ON THE PROPERTY - CONTACT THE OWNER FOR MORE INFORMATION!Enquire now
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Property is unavailable for sole rental between July and September (inclusive) as it is rented with its sister property (Maison Blanc).
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