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Overlooking the valley, situated on the edge of the village of Bonnieux, this is a beautifully decorated house with all the amenities of a village experience.
The central entry level of the home provides living room space, kitchen, two terraces on both the southern and western sides, as well as two bedrooms.
Below this level is the ground floor space offering a very spacious second living room area opening generously onto another terrace and small garden with swimming pool. There is a Summer Kitchen with fridge located here as well, for easy access to pool.
Back upstairs on the top floor level, guests will find the Master bedroom suite.
Village life has never been easier to enjoy than it is here from Villa Bonnieux - The countless restaurants, shops, bars and cafes are all accessible by foot. Guests also have the added benefit of a private garage to store cars when not out exploring the many other hilltop villages surrounding you here in the Luberon.
Note - Please inquire for children under ten years of age here.
3 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 6
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 3m x 7m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no Fence
Salt water System: No
Note: The pool area overlooks the valley with great views on the Luberon hills.
There is a large living room on the same level as the pool terrace offering a bathroom with shower and WC.
Maid service for 2 hours, twice per week is included in the rates. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Did the villa meet your expectation?
Better than what I expected?
Please detail the reasons why:
The vibe was better than expected. There was an ease to the whole experience and I appreciated being left alone
Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues
How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Respondent skipped this question
Overall how would you rate this villa?
Please detail what would have made your stay even better:
One star off for spotty internet
Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Everything we needed was provided. There was a nice welcome basket of basic food items to tide us over until we could go to the market. The house was very well stocked and well-appointed. It exceeded our expectations. The only things we can think of are so minor that it is embarrassing to mention them--a clock in the bedrooms and a night light. Also, directions for the oven.
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. No, everything worked well.
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The house is very attractive and the location is very good. Many times the photos make a property look better than it is, but the photos of this property were very accurate. It was exactly as advertised. It was wonderful to have a garage as street parking would be a problem. The kitchen was very well supplied with everything we needed to cook and serve a meal and it is an attractive space. The laundry room is very nice and it was nice to have drying racks. The beds were comfortable. We spent a lot of time on the deck and on the lower patio and pool. Even though it was a little cool to swim, we spent time sitting with our feet in the water. The grounds are very attractive. It was nice to have Paul and Joanna meet us at the church as it would have been difficult to find the house the first time. They were very responsive to all of our questions.
Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. We can't think of anything.
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. We had rented a house from Only Provence in the past and had an excellent experience, so we felt very comfortable renting this property. It exceeded our expectations. It is a very attractive house with every amenity. It is nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The appliances are high-end and the kitchen has a wide assortment of cooking utensils and serving pieces. The beds are very comfortable and the linens are very nice. The garage was a big benefit, because street parking is very limited. The garden area and pool are lovely and the view is outstanding. It is located a few minutes walk from the boulangerie, the butcher shop, little Uline market and several good restaurants. It is in an excellent location. We loved the house and hope to return again.
Everything about Villa Bonnieux was quality. A well designed, well built and beautifully decorated and furnished home with real heart and soul. Thank you to our generous hosts for allowing us to briefly share it. We cooked a lot so the well set up kitchen and all the pans, crockery, platters, condiments etc were much appreciated. Comfy beds. Location was great, in town but with a glorious view and quiet. Off street parking also a plus. Roy was very helpful.
Areas for improvement:
The pool area wasn't utilised much because the water was too cold to enjoy.
Would you recommend Villa Bonnieux and Only Provence? Why or why not?
Yes would recommend Villa Bonnieux.
What star rating would you give Villa Bonnieux? 4 1/2
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4 1/2
A beautiful and very well appointed villa in a lovely Provencal market town. The villa has glorious views across mountains and countryside but is only a minute's walk from local facilities. It has a large garage which was very convenient and the rooms are very nicely decorated and fitted out.The outdoor spaces are excellent and extremely well equipped. We had a fabulous holiday in the villa and would be happy to recommend it.
Only Provence provided a highly professional service with excellent communications. Their service was always very efficient and we were given all the information we needed for our holiday to run smoothly at exactly the right time.
We had a great holiday thank you. Your representative in Bonnieux was very good - a visitors' book would have been a big help.
Areas for improvement:
Heating for pool. We were in Provence for almost three weeks and were able to swim in four other places where we stayed but Villa Bonniuex's water was too cold (and we were at Villa Bonnieux longer than any of the other accommodations).
We also feel that the bathrooms could benefit from some modernisation but this is a minor criticism.
In addition we feel that the villa would benefit from a visitors' book. We have rented many villas and gites over the last thirty five years and a large percentage have had these. They have provided a mine of useful information about things such as restaurants, unusual attractions, shops, etc etc etc. If you are worried about negative comments you can always use a perforated book allowing you to remove spurious or unwarranted comments.
Would you recommend Villa Bonnieux, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends/ family and why/ why not?
Yes. The villa is lovely and Only Provence provided a very efficient and professional service.
What star rating would you give Villa Bonnieux? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest)
4.5 (only for the lack of pool heating)
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
I give your company, Bonniex and the villa the highest marks all around. Professional, courteous, magnificent and restful.
The online document signing was a bit clunky for MAC users, but that is hardly a criticism.
We will be back again. Thank you.
We had a wonderful experience at Villa Bonnieux. The rental process was seamless and easy. Having rented through European owners in the past, it was a pleasure to be able to pay by US check and be able to speak to your representatives in the same time zone. Everything was as advertised. When we arrived at the villa, it lived up to expectations and the photos. Roy McKane was prompt, helpful and responsive to our requests.
The villa is in a perfect location in Bonnieux; the views over the valley are spectacular and change thru ought the day. We couldn’t believe the number of excellent restaurants in such a small village. This allowed us to explore Provence during the day, park the car & still enjoy the wine and restaurants while walking the village. With 6 of us there, the home is spacious and comfortable. We did not take advantage of any of your tours nor the Chef.
Our only recommendations which we communicated to Roy involved the coffee maker. The Nespresso makes only a single cup at a time & didn’t function properly. We purchased a Moulinex drip cone & filters to make larger quantities & left it there for the next renters. We suggested having a good sized French press available.
Overall we rate Only Provence 5 out of 5 and Villa Bonnieux 5 out of 5.
|Closest Village||Bonnieux||KM||0 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Lacoste||4 KM||2.48 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Apt||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||12 KM||7.44 mi||Map||Village Info|
Centrally located in the rolling hills of the Luberon Mountains, going out from Bonnieux on the touristic road to Lacoste and Ménerbes -- An ideal location for hikes, walks, cycling, touring or just relaxing.
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
The famous Luberon Mountain Villages and Lavender fields. This is the area where the movie "A Good Year" was filmed.
Morning Outdoor Markets
Monday: (afternoon) Goult
Tuesday: LaCoste, Saint Saturnin les Apt
Within Walking distance
The restaurants and cafés in Bonnieux, 5 minutes' walk.
Small grocery shops in Bonnieux, larger stores in Apt, at 5 minutes' drive.
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.