Sleeps 6 • Bedrooms 3 • Bathrooms 3
Private pool • Wifi
Paradise in Provence
We stayed in Eva and Niels beautiful home for a fortnight with our 12 and 15 year old sons. Everything was just perfect and as portrayed in the photographs. The interior of the house is cool in the Summer heat, the bathrooms are spacious and work well, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. There is outside space on both sides of the house so it is easy to find a quite shady spot to read and look out at the beautiful landscape.The house was a very relaxing and stylish place to hang out. It is also very conveniently situated – in a few minutes walk you are right in the centre of Ménerbes. We found Ménerbes to be an excellent base. It has a nice selection of small shops and restaurants and is not too touristy. It was nice to stroll into town each morning and buy some fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and maybe some nice quiche and salad for lunch at the house. There is also an excellent pizzeria with the option to order a takeaway.
Ménerbes is a great base for visiting the other Luberon villages and if you are feeling more energetic it is easy to drive to the beach (around 1 hour 40 mins).
The owners gave us a warm welcome and responded quickly to any requests. We had very little need to bother them as everything in the house worked well.
In summary we had a great holiday and would not hesitate to recommend La Source as the perfect base for a relaxing stay.
PAOLO'S VIEW: “Right at the foot of the splendid Luberon village of Menerbes, 2 minutes' walk from bakery and restaurants, with a great view over the lavender and vineyards to the mountain, as well as a pool and garden.”
Menerbes rises up like a ship from the sea of vineyards that run along the Luberon valley and is officially one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France'. Menerbes has two levels. On the mid-level are restaurants, cafe, bakery and grocery store. And on the top level you can stroll past grand houses with magnificent views to north and south, as well as the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin (House of Wine and Truffles), where you can buy produce and also have lunch in the beautiful garden. Market day in Menerbes is Thursday mornings from April to October.
From Menerbes you can get to the other picture-perfect hill-top villages of the north Luberon within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux and Goult. Within an hour are the must-sees of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St-Remy, Les Baux-de-Provence and Arles.
Included in the rates: utilities, bedlinen, towels, WiFi internet, visitor tax, after-stay clean.
To book: 25% booking deposit, with the balance payment due 6 weeks before arrival.
Rental periods: minimum 1 week, Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am.
Refundable damage deposit: 800 euros.
Cancellation: if you have to cancel, we will try to re-book your dates, and refund the amount recovered (minus bank charges).
Maximum occupancy: 6. Minimum age is 6.
Dogs would be considered at this property, with an extra charge of 50 euros.
All properties are non-smoking.
How absolutely perfect
We had a wonderful time in Eva and Neil’s beautiful home, we instantly felt as if it were our own! A lovely peaceful location on the edge of the village yet handy for everything from local visits to the morning baguette. With such lovely hosts we certainly hope to return soon.
A Serene Get Away
We loved our stay. Our family of 4 adults found this spacious and beautifully decorated home relaxing and rejuvenating . It was clean and well cared for, with beautiful views at every angle. Our beds were comfortable, the wifi strong, and the modern kitchen had everything. We were very happy to arrive to this picture perfect setting, and a few days later the lavender harvest began – the scent was incredible! This inspired us to visit the Musee de Lavande, where we learned so much and enjoyed this serendipitous outing. Otherwise, we did not leave the fantastic pool (perfect temp) often…. even in the afternoon sun, we created shade by drawing the flowy curtains. So relaxing. Menerbes is a lovely quiet village with a few casual restaurants and sights to explore. The Thursday Market was good fun! A perfectly sized local market with a bit of everything and not crazy busy. Eva and Niels are the most welcoming and generous hosts one could imagine. We plan to return.
Beautiful Home in Perfect Location
Our family of four (all adults) had a wonderful stay at La Source. The outdoor amenities are fantastic–a stunning view onto a lavender field, delightful pool, and several outdoor dining areas. We found the beds to be very comfortable, and the kitchen/grill combo made it easy for us to purchase ingredients from the local markets and prepare many of our meals at home. The house does not have AC (an adjustment for these Americans!), but with its thick walls and huge windows, we felt comfortable into the high 80s. Above that, we did get a bit hot, and the pool came in very handy. The location of the home could not be better–it’s at the foot of a charming village, which gives you a sense of space and serenity while still allowing you to walk to get coffee and pastries in the mornings. Overall, we had a wonderful time, and we would absolutely recommend La Source.
Wonderful family break in truly stunning house in Menerbes
We had a lovely family break for five of us in mid June at La Source for 10 days. The house is very easily accessible from Marseille airport where we picked up our hire car and travelled for only an hour to get there. We were made to feel very welcome by Eva and Niels who’;s lovely home is perfectly located a short walk from Menerbes centre with just the right amount of cafes, restaurants, boulangerie and grocery with market on Thursday. We all enjoyed exploring the village which has a very charming and lived in feel without being over busy and touristy at this time of year. La Source is very well located for exploring the beautiful scenery (walks), easily accessible vineyards and of course the beautiful little towns and villages. There is so much to see and do, we will need to go back as probably only managed half of what we planned, though we did manage even manage a day trip to Cassis and the Calanques. But there is so much more to see and explore.
La Source is beautifully presented, stylish, while homely with a gem of an infinity pool, plenty of space and areas for eating inside and out, with an outdoor kitchen, dining area and BBQ. It is very well equipped with everything we needed for a relaxing and easy living holiday with a beautiful aspect over hills and lavender fields. We felt blessed and privileged to experience this stunning place and would like to thank Eva and Niels for their personal, very welcoming and easy going approach which makes the entire experience even more enjoyable. We did not want to leave and will surely return.