Le Jujubier, Menerbes, Provence

Delightful 2-bedroom village house in Menerbes, Provence Panoramic view of the Luberon natural park from Le Jujubier in Menerbes, Provence.

Le Jujubier is an idyllic rental cottage right in the beautiful village of Menerbes, in the Luberon natural park of Provence. It has two air-conditioned bedrooms and two bathrooms and is in a very quiet setting only two minutes stroll from the restaurants and shops of Menerbes.

 
Le Jujubier on the south flank of Menerbes. Courtyard garden with dipping basin.



Living Rooms

You enter into a lovely light space with kitchen open to the living room. There is a dining table and comfortable seating for 4 around an open fireplace. The house has wireless internet and satellite TV.

 
Dining table and living room beyond. The kitchen seen from the living room.

 

 

The kitchen features an extra-large oven and 6-ring gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine, and all the cookware you might need to prepare a Provencal feast.

On a lower level is a big laundry room with washing machine, dryer, and ironing, There is a guest WC by the front door.

 

 

 
Living room with working fireplace. The view over the valley from downstairs.





Bedrooms

Upstairs are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. These rooms have superb views. The bedrooms are air conditioned.

 
Master bathroom. Master bedroom with double bed.

 

View from the master bedroom.

The master bedroom has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25 ft), and two big windows with great view of the Luberon. The bathroom has bathtub with both overhead and handheld showers. The WC is separate, next to the bathroom.

Bedroom 2 has two single beds which are 1.9m long (6.25 ft)and a writing desk, its en suite bathroom has a shower, basin and WC.

 View from bathroom.

 

 
View of Menerbes to the side from bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 has two single beds.

 

Bedroom 2's en suite bathroom has a shower, basin and WC, as well as a great view of the towers of the citadel of Menerbes.





Outside

The outside space at Le Jujubier is an encosed patio (pictured below) which features a dipping basin for cooling down on hot days.

 

The patio is 25 square metres (270 sq ft) and has a pergola for shade and table and chairs to enjoy the many months when you can eat outside in Provence.





The Location

Menerbes on its hilltop from the north.
 
Menerbes viewThe square at the top.

High above the cares of the world, but just a two-minute stroll down the hill to the village life of Menerbes, this is an ideal year-round haven for nature lovers, food and wine lovers, and anyone who just loves Provence.

Menerbes rises up like a ship from the sea of vineyards that run along the Luberon valley. In French it is called a 'perched village'. It is notably a member of the prestigious assocation 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France'.

The village of Menerbes has ancient buildings, towers and churches, with narrow streets that wind their way up to the square at the top of the village. From up here there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside, the Luberon mountain and Mont Ventoux. The house is at this top level too, which sets it apart from the shops and restaurants a two-minute stroll down the hill.

In the centre of Menerbes are three restaurants, a bar, baker and butcher, and a grocery store. Also a useful ATM cash machine.

Menerbes is at the heart of the Luberon, a part of Provence that enjoys the benefits of a Mediterranean climate with none of the 'progress' so evident on the coast. This land is a protected natural park, and it is the closest thing to the idealised Provence we see in popular culture. In fact, Peter Mayle wrote his bestseller 'A Year in Provence' here in Menerbes. Picasso was equally inspired to install his mistress, the artist Dora Maar, in a house a few doors down from the house.

Within 15 minutes of Menerbes are other outstanding villages like Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

Scenes from Menerbes. There is a well stocked little grocery, bar, restaurants, baker and butcher.

Menerbes

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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • House of Wine and Truffles
  • Corkscrew Museum
  • 'A Year in Provence' written here
Amenities:
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 cafés
  • Grocery store, baker
  • Post Office
  • Market day: Thursday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Ian

Perth, Australia

Date of stay: 2017-10-16

Review

Let Jujubier is an excellent rental in an exceptionally quiet location with views across to the Petit Luberon. It occupies three levels, making it spacious and comfortable. All fittings and appliances are high quality, as are the heating and cooling systems, and all professionally maintained. We are frequent return visitors to this beautiful region, and, because of its comfort and amenity, Let Jujubier is our automatic choice of place to stay. We fully recommend!

Reviewed by : Stevie

Le Jujubier Menerbes

Date of stay: 2017-09-09

A great stay

This is the morning of the final day of our holiday. Looking back our stay at Jujubier has been all that we hoped for and we are returning home rested and content. The house matched its description and some, smart with attention to detail which you only notice after a few days also clean and basic stuff about to help you manage until you do a big shop. Pick up food on the way from supermarket as advised in directions provided from the airport . The location is in a quite part of Menerbes off a cobbled footpath with a splendid view each morning from our bed. We enjoyed pottering around the village which has all of the basic facilities and inspiring views across the Luberon area from various vantage points which open up as you explore. Helpful info at the house on the property and other practical matters as well as where to eat and what to do. Stephan is the perfect caretaker who solves any problems. Good base for exploring the immediate area and future afield e.g. Avignon which incidentally is v busy compared to the p and q of the Luberon area. We hope to visit again and will recommend to friends.

Reviewed by : Jérome et sylvie

Paris

Date of stay: 2017-08-26

Beautiful place

This is a superb house, with a magnificent view on the Luberon, where you can re-energize. The interior is fucntional and well equipped, with what you need to feel at home. Sylvie et Jérome.

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Weekly Rates


October - April1200 euros
Easter1450 euros
May - September1450 euros
Xmas, New Year1450 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen and towels once a week.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 300 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 4 people and is not suitable for children under 6. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house

 



Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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