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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 65 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseilles 96 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 37 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, 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!
About this location
The Luberon 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.
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.
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13 Nov 2014
"Lovely home and gardens with stunning views and just a 3 minute walk to the center of Menerbes village"
Maison Olive is a fabulous option for staying in the Luberon region, offering a lovely home set in beautiful gardens, with gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and valley. The setting is very peac… More
22 Oct 2014
This does not get any better. We had a week at Maison Olive in September this year.Our gracious owners gave us such thorough and considered directions to the house it was completely stress free. We co… More
29 Jul 2014
"A beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world"
The house, the garden, the setting, the atmosphere - it was all perfect! Maison Olive is a beautifully appointed house, designed and fitted out in true Provencal style. The living/dining area looks ou… More
26 Jul 2014
"Perfection in Provence"
This is my 2nd time @ Maison Olive and I've booked my 3rd. I love everything about the property, the pool and gardens are exquisite and the village and countryside are beautiful whichever way you… More
24 Apr 2014
"An amazing accomodation"
We were blown away from the second we walked into the home. The house is very comfortable for two couples with an amazing patio area that has an incredible view over the valley. The home is bright an… More
7 Nov 2013
"The most magnificent holiday villa, Mason Olive."
We stayed at villa Mason Olive from 8th to 15th June and from the minute we arrived, it felt like home to our travelling group of 6 people. Individually before we arrived, we had all visited the web s… More
2 Sep 2013
"A Beautiful Corner of Paradise"
Maison Olive is an elegant, quiet retreat on gorgeous grounds. We have stayed several other places in the Luberon Valley before, but after our first experience here we knew we would be back ---- and… More
2 Sep 2013
"Heaven in the Luberon"
We stayed as a family of 4 including 2 kids aged 3 and 4. It was our first visit to the house and this part of France and we have fallen in love with both. The house is very comfortable and well equip… More
13 Jun 2013
"Wish we had stayed for longer!"
We trawled the internet to find a place we could make home with our parents for a week in a part of the world we adore, a place my mum,dad & mother in law hadn't been to before so we wanted to pr… More
15 Apr 2013
"Everything about Maison Olive is Superb!"
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 ou… More
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