Mas des Cerisiers

  • Location Bonnieux Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4
  • Rating
 
 


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Newly renovated old farmhouse with fantastic views of both Bonnieux and Lacoste. Enjoy the wide open countryside among cherry trees and lavander fields. Peace and serenity abound as you relax and unwind around the pool or in the garden.

The interior renovation is impeccable at Mas des Cerisiers - named after the cherry trees on the property. The owners have managed to preserve the authenticity of the lovely stone stone building while offering elements of comfort and luxury that make your stay memorable.

Walk through the fields to the famous village of Bonnieux for pastries, lunch or dinner. Experience the real Provence in the heart of the Luberon region.



Amenities

Bedrooms

4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with separate bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with ensuite bathroom (Shower, sink). Separate WC.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with ensuite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Cottage accross the courtyard

  • Bedroom 4 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with separate bathroom on ground floor below (Shower, sink, WC).

Inside

  • Broadband WiFi Internet in each room
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Zone 2 DVD Player
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 8 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 People
  • Grill - Charcoal BBQ
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Shaded Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Wonderful view all around

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 6m (1.2m to 1.8m deep)

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: Incredible views over the countryside and picturesque hilltop villages nearby.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning + 4 hours of intermediate cleaning on Wednesday. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

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Reviews

Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.

A well decorated and equipped villa and charming housekeeper.

Areas for improvement:
Lacks a bit of colour, pots with red geraniums in the garden and around the pool would be a wonderful addition.

The bedroom on the lower ground floor was a bit smelly as the sump pump was outside but that may have just been because it needed emptying.

The lights working on different censors were sometimes rather irritating and erratic.

Would you recommend Mas des Cerisiers and Only Provence?
Yes

What star rating would you give Mas des Cerisiers? 4
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

Mas des Cerisiers was a very comfortable villa that accommodates three to four couples, rustic but with modern conveniences. We had seven adults in our group, three couples and a single. There was ample space in the kitchen, dining and living areas for everyone to spread out. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and dining. Of our seven nights, we had chefs come in twice, we cooked in twice, and dined out at local restaurants three times. The outdoor areas were also well appointed, and the grounds were very well maintained. We were able to enjoy ripe cherries right in our backyard!

We all loved the area, which is very close to Bonnieux, LaCoste, and Apt. We could walk to Bonnieux and ride bikes or drive to LaCoste and Apt. We visited different villages each day, and, then, would share the day’s experiences in the evenings over wine and meals.

The Only Provence website is well constructed and user friendly. The villa descriptions are detailed and mostly accurate. The booking process is also easy and assistance is readily available either by email or telephone. Louise was very helpful in selecting chefs for the group. Detailed information about surrounding villages and attractions is easily searchable. The Only Provence French team helped us out by suggesting a restaurant for lunch in St Remy and making the reservation. It was a memorable meal.

Chef Geneviève Dely arrived right on time to prepare our first night’s dinner at the villa. She was very personable and spoke English quite well. The seafood dinner she prepared was absolutely delicious and sumptuous. She left the kitchen as sparkling clean as she found it.

We engaged Chef Gerald for a cooking class on our third night. Chef Gerald was personable, patient and humorous as he taught all of us his techniques for Provencal cooking with fresh ingredients. We enjoyed a memorable dinner of salad, filet of beef, fresh vegetables and a raspberry tart for dessert.

Areas for improvement:
Only Provence: During the booking process, it came to light that the advertised price per week for our selected dates on the website was incorrect, causing an unforeseen 300 Euro increase in the price per week. Only Provence needs to ensure that all information is current and correct.

Mas des Cerisiers: The given street address in our arrival instructions was not recognized by our GPS. It was necessary to enter lat, long coordinates in order to locate the villa.

Additionally, the villa had an issue with one of the toilets running constantly. We reported this immediately, and we were advised that previous tenants had experienced the same problem. The owner did come over, but advised that we should not use that toilet during our stay. While not insurmountable, this was an unresolved issue that should have been addressed prior to our arrival.

Even though there were some issues with both Only Provence and the villa, we would certainly recommend Only Provence as well as Mas des Cerisiers.

What star rating would you give Mas des Cerisiers? 4 Stars
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4 Stars
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5 Stars

House was perfectly modernised yet maintained the rustic original charm.
Location perfect for exploring region.
Had great kitchen gadgets, cooking tools, table wear etc, etc.
Loved the decor, candles and modern details in each bedroom.
Bike tour with Dan Hope excellent.


Areas for improvement:
Wifi to work at pool area




Would you recommend Mas des Cerisiers and Only Provence?
Yes ! A great house for couples to have privacy yet come together on gorgeous spots.

What star rating would you give Mas des Cerisiers? 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Mas des Cerisiers.
Everything was perfect.
The communication with Only Provence was perfect as well.

 
 

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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Bonnieux 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lacoste 3 KM 1.86 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Apt 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Centrally located in the rolling hills of the Luberon Mountains near Lacoste and Bonnieux - An ideal location for hikes, walks, cycling, touring or just relaxing.

Getting here:
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 could plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon to Gare de Lyon, and getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon Mountain villages and lavender fields

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Goult

Tues: Gordes

Wednesday: Merindol, St-Remy

Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes

Friday: Bonnieux, Lourmarin

Saturday: Menerbes

Local Restaurants
Bonnieux
Gordes
Goult
Lacoste
Roussillon

Within Walking distance
There is a shortcut to reach the village of Bonnieux on foot - 5-10 minute walk, 1 km.

Groceries
Small shops in Bonnieux and large stores in Coustellet and in Apt: A 10 minute drive


 

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Note: Maps show approximate location


 

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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

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