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Neighboring hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Oppède, and Roussillon can be reached in less than 15 minutes’ drive. This location lends itself well to a true experience of the sought-after Provence lifestyle.
The villa was fully renovated and refurbished in 2018, with careful attention to detail and high standard of living. The beautiful interiors have been treated as a 5 star hotel, with air conditioning throughout the house, a fantastically equipped kitchen, and four ground floor bedrooms of equal standard. This is the perfect property for groups of couples or families traveling together.
The gardens and exteriors of the house are quite magical in person - Beautiful views in every direction of the Luberon hills, Mont Ventoux, and Ménerbes village. And there is so much to enjoy, for guests of all ages - ample green space, large pool with comfortable loungers, terrain de boules, gym, foosball table, and ping pong table. There is something for everyone here at Villa Plenitude.
4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 13m x 4,5m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover
Salt water System: Yes
Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: The views from the pool area are fantastic. Pool heating is an additional 150€ per week.
End of stay cleaning as well as 6 cleaning lady hours mid week are comprised in the rental fees. 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:
Really comfortable and spacious. Great cooks kitchen and lots of activities (games etc for the kids).
Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues
How were you treated by the property's staff and manager?
The manager of the property went out of his way to support us and make our stay wonderful.
Overall, how would you rate this villa?
Looking forward to future visits!
We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Plentitude. It surpassed our expectations. Days lingering by the poolside followed by cycling the nearby hills and exploring the Luberon villages, could not have been better. The villa had all that one could need and more to create a relaxing time away. We especially enjoyed the cook's kitchen allowing us the opportunity to cook and bake the goods we bought at local markets. Our kids enjoyed all the activities that are available at the villa from table tennis to petanque, there was plenty to keep busy and enjoy. The villa was beyond comfortable and made for the perfect peaceful getaway. We cannot wait to visit again!
Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
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Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
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Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. Nothing we can think of
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. Our only idea was to have some kitchen scales as we were in the company of a few budding bakers !
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Marie the chef ????????? was fabulous- highly recommended ????
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. The Villa was exactly as described- 5 star, perfect layout for two families, beautiful location and views, quiet and tranquil but very near to restaurants etc
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. The Villa was even better than the Only Provence photos. Everything from the greeting to any needs and the departure were first class. Fabulous to now know of such a professional holiday rental company.
|Closest Village||Ménerbes||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Roussillon||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
This superb little village in the Luberon is considered one of the finest in France. Built on a hill, it is surrounded by magnificent countryside. When visiting Ménerbes you will notice that its rich historic past has been well-preserved.
The Dolmen de la Pichouno (unique to the Vaucluse) shows that Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archeological excavations have uncovered the remains of villas and an ancient cemetery dating back to Roman times.
Across from the Luberon Mountain chain lies an ancient convent of the Carmelite Order which has its beginning around 1250. Built on an existing religious site, Saint Hillaire is rich on architectural styles, from Roman to classical Gothic. During the Middle Ages, access to the town was through the two doors, St Sauveur et Notre Dame.
At the time of the religious wars in the 16th century, Ménerbes was the capital of the Protestant movement and you can admire the imposing citadel built between the 12th and 16th century. This dramatic past comes to life when you see the magnificent old houses, now lovingly restored and the power taken by the aristocracy at the time. The houses certainly lend character to the old Ménerbes !
Nicolas de Staël and Picasso both owned houses at Ménerbes and they have been joined by other famous artists, musicians, comedians and writers, all of whom own one of the farmhouses scattered around the village.
Do not leave Ménerbes without making a tour of the picturesque "corkscrew museum" where more than 1,000 different varieties of this magic tool are on display. The corkscrew was invented in the 12th century... by a Frenchman of course !!!
What to see:
St Hilaire abbey. 14th century church. 18th century chapel Ste Blaise.
Medieval and renaissance houses. Corkscrew museum.
Musée du tire-bouchon - Corkscrew museum.
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 Luberon Mountain Villages. route des vins. Hiking and cycling...
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Within Walking distance
Village of Ménerbes is a 15 minutes' walk.
Small grocery shop in the village, larger stores at 10 minutes' drive at Coustellet or Apt.
Within 15 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.