Maison Olive, Menerbes, Provence

3-bedroom rental house with pool and big garden right in the beautiful village of Menerbes

Arriving at the house, Maison Olive is on the right.
This part of the garden belongs to Maison Olive.

Maison Olive is a Provence rental house for 6 that has everything going for it: a great location, in the sought-after hill-top village of Menerbes, a large garden, and a pool, both rarities for a village house. Maison Olive is attached to the 2-bedroom Maison Blanc next door, and the pool is shared (except for May-June when you have exclusive access), but each house has a separate part of the large gardens.

Living Rooms


On the ground floor are the air-conditioned living room with dining table, and kitchen, and both are air-conditioned. The living room/dining room (above) has a wood-burning fireplace, satellite TV/DVD, and hi-fi. The house has WiFi internet. The living room opens through French doors to the terrace and garden.


Well-equipped kitchen with door to garden.

The kitchen is very well equipped with a an extra-large oven and cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave. In the larder are the clothes washing machine and dryer.



Bedroom 1 with its en suite bathroom is upstairs.

The bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 on the ground floor. 

The house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom and en suite bathroom are upstairs, and the other two bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs.

Upstairs, bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft) and its en suite bathroom has bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are downstairs and share a bathroom with shower, basin and a separate WC (left).

Bedroom 2 has a 1.6m-wide double, and bedroom 3 has two single beds measuring 90cm wide (3ft).


Bedroom 2 on the ground floor. Bedroom 3 on the ground floor with two single beds.

Garden & Pool


The large lawned garden to the side which is the house's private part of the garden.

Maison Olive has its own private part of the garden (pictured above), which is spacious and lawned with big oak trees providing shade. There is a choice of outdoor dining tables, either under the pergola by the house, or in the shade of the tree on the lawn.


The pool is 9 x 3.8 metres (30 x 12 ft) with Roman steps at one end, and poolhouse with summer kitchen at the other.

The pool is set back to the rear and the house has exclusive access in May-June, and in other periods it is shared with either the owners (when in residence) or the occupants of the 2-bedroom Maison Blanc. It is 9 x 3.8 metres with comfortable sun loungers and deckchairs, and a poolhouse.


The gravelled terrace for outside dining and sun lounging.

To the side, by the lawn, you step out onto a gravelled terrace area with dining table and sun loungers, with a view towards the Mont Ventoux (above). There is also a barbecue.


The pool house with summer kitchen and sunloungers on the level above the pool.

The poolhouse has a summer kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, ice machine, and dining table. There is a WC too.


The side terrace with pergola, dining table and sunloungers.


The property seen from Menerbes.
Front door of the house is up the steps.

There is off-street parking for more than one car. The road is only used by residents so it is a quiet, peaceful setting, and only 2 minutes stroll to the centre of the village.

The Location

Menerbes on its hilltop from the north (left) and from the east (right).

The village of Menerbes is a wonderful location and ideal for exploring the rest of the Luberon and Provence. Menerbes has everything you need - cafe, restaurants, bakery, and a small grocery store. You can even get the Herald Tribune and UK press when you walk in for your croissants or coffee in the morning.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux 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.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages, and in Menerbes itself there is a market on Thursdays.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

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



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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
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 cafés
  • Grocery store, baker
  • Post Office
  • Market day: Thursday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Fiona

Surrey, UK

Date of stay: 2020-07-05

2 weeks of bliss in Provence after lockdown

A huge thank you to Lovonne and Simon for their hospitality & help in ensuring our first holiday after lockdown went so smoothly. Lovonne picked up provisions for us so we didn’t need to go food shopping after a late arrival ensuring a relaxing start to our holiday. Maison Olive is perfect for families and beautifully decorated. Our 2 daughters (aged 3 and 7 years old) loved the swimming pool and amazing gardens to explore! Menerbes is titled the most beautiful village in France for good reason and being able to walk into the village was a dream. Lots of wonderful restaurants to choose from. We had enjoyed a wonderful meal at Le Bistro 5 to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and they made her feel so special. We love Provence and having visited many times over the past 5 years, still have more to explore. Merci beaucoup!

Reviewed by : Narelle & Dave

Sydney Australia

Date of stay: 2019-05-30

The Perfect Provence Vacation Stay

We stayed at Maison Olive for the month of May 2019. The property is presented beautifully and the attention to detail makes for a very comfortable stay. As the weather warmed up it was so enjoyable being able to sit outside and read or dine in the evening. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything that a cook may need. The house is so convenient to the village, literally a short stroll away. Parking is on site which is a big bonus. Lovonne and Simon have put a lot of effort into ensuring their guests are comfortable. The welcome book with all the information on the house and the local area is the most informative we have ever seen in a rental property anywhere. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly recommend Maison Olive as your perfect place to stay for your Provence holiday.

Reviewed by : Monique and Duncan

New Zealand

Date of stay: 2018-12-06


We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Maison Olive. The property was spotless, beautifully maintained and a perfect place for our family of 6 to recharge. The communication was exceptional which included the provision of a comprehensive folder with all the local attractions etc. We would absolutely recommend Maison Olive to others and hope to return again one day soon.

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Weekly Rates

April1150 euros
May1550 euros
June2000 euros
July - August2750 euros
September1950 euros
October1470 euros
November - March950 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, satellite TV, WiFi internet, 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.

There is a refundable security deposit of 500 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

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 6 people. 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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