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Mas de la Salamandre

  • Location Ménerbes Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Baths 9
  • Rating

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Nestled at the end of narrow road in the heart of the Luberon valley, this 18th century building offers the sweeping Provencal panoramic views we all seek--vineyards, olive groves, and lavender.

This house, soaked in charm and located in an idyllic countryside setting, is a true retreat for families with children and large groups of friends of up to 20 people.

The comfortable interior, complete with modern amenities, provides a nice balance with the traditional stones typical of large farms in the region.

Shaded terraces offer the perfect spaces for long meals overlooking the countryside. This traditional Mas provides groups with a sense of freedom and space with such grand views and open vistas.

Located only 2 km from Ménerbes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, and 5 minutes from the hilltop villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste, it is a wonderful location from which to explore the region.

Please note for the 2021 season that renovations are currently taking place within the kitchen and bathrooms; these will be beautifully updated for a bit more modernity and added comfort.



9 bedroom/ 9 bathrooms sleeps 20

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Two single beds (or one double bed) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, tub, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 2 - Two single beds (or one Queen bed) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, tub, sink, separate WC).

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 4 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 6 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 7 - Two single beds (or one Queen) with separate bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 8 - Two single beds (or one Queen) with separate bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 9 - Four single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).


  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • iPod Docks (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 20 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 20 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Fans in all bedrooms
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 20 People
  • Grill - Gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Ping Pong table
  • Private Parking
  • Views on the Luberon Valley and Vineyards

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 15m x 8m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: Panoramic views on the Luberon Valley and Vineyards. Large shade sail offers respite from the sun as needed.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and three hours per day from Monday to Friday included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

My three daughters and their families and my brother and myself had a really lovely week at Mas de la Salamandre. It is situated in a beautiful part of France with lots of places to visit nearby, and wonderful scenery. The children loved the pool, boules and ping pong . The large shaded area by the pool was also much appreciated. We were very well looked after and have booked this same villa for 2018 as we all loved it. 4.5 Stars

The week that me and my family spent at Mas de la Salamandre was overall a wonderful time. The comfort and the amenities that the house offered were outstanding and far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated , the kitchen was very well equipped and the living areas inside and out were stunning and very comfortable , not to mention thew views from the property. We tried to take advantage of all it had to offer, the petanque field, the trampoline and the steam bath and of course the pool. The shaded area by the pool was especially nice since not everyone wanted to stay in the sun too much. This was a very special occasion for our family and the this house made it even more special.

A few minor things that could be improved are.

The coordinates given to us in the letter with the directions were not correct, so we had a little trouble finding the house in the beginning using the GPS.

The barbecue grill did not work properly, We cooked some steaks the first night there and had trouble keeping the grill warm.

We could not find a skimmer for the pool to pick up bugs and debris that had fallen into it overnight.

There was some smell from the bathrooms that led to the hallway on the second and third floors. It seems like it came from the shower or toilet, even if they where used regularly.

I would absolutely recommend the house.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Ménerbes 2 KM 1.24 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Goult 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 12 KM 7.44 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Roussillon 12 KM 7.44 mi Map Village Info



Centrally located in the rolling hills of the Luberon Mountains near Ménerbes -- 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 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.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon Mountain Villages, Route des Vins, the Cafés and Restaurants of Provence.

Local Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Cavaillon

Tuesday: Apt

Wednesday: Merindol

Thursday: Roussillon, Goult

Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin

Saturday: Ménerbes

Local Restaurants

Within Walking distance
This is a country house with access to trails for walking/ hiking.

Small Grocery Shops in Ménerbes, and larger Stores at Coustellet, within 10 minutes' 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:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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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,, and Amazon.Fr.