EXPERIENCE VILLAGE LIFE IN OUR BONNIEUX APARTMENT

Kathy Wood

Speaks french, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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EXPERIENCE VILLAGE LIFE IN OUR BONNIEUX APARTMENT

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2 Bedroom/1 Bathroom; Newly-renovated Apartment in the Center of Bonnieux

We’ve named our apartment “Bonheur en Bonnieux” (Happiness in Bonnieux), because that’s how we feel when we’re here. We hope you’ll feel that same sense of “bonheur” when you live for a week or more in our comfortable and well-equipped apartment and enjoy village life in this beautiful part of Provence.

Our 1000 square-foot apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom and is ideal for solo travelers, couples, small groups of friends, and small families with older children. You’ll especially enjoy our large, well-equipped kitchen and the adjoining covered terrace where you can enjoy a meal, sip a glass of wine, and observe daily life in Bonnieux.

Our apartment is mostly on one level, up a flight of steps from the front door. The apartment extends across two adjoining buildings and there are a few stairs on the main living level. The bathroom is on a separate level, up eight steps. (There are nightlights and a handrail.)

The buildings are 200+ years old, but our apartment was completely renovated and decorated in 2012 and offered for rentals beginning in April 2013. Because this is a relatively-new rental, there aren't many reviews yet, but we're established and well-known in the travel business. We're happy to provide references or to talk with you by phone.

The apartment includes a living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a large kitchen, and a covered terrace. We have about 1000 square feet.

One bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has twin beds; both bedrooms have tall windows that look out across the village and the surrounding countryside. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage space and good reading lights.

The bathroom is located on a separate level so it's very private, up eight steps from the main level. The tiled bathroom is compact but has lots of natural light (even a little view!), with a toilet, shower, sink and plenty of storage space for your personal items.

The living room has a tall window overlooking the pedestrian street below and includes a comfortable couch and three armchairs; a coffee table; an antique chest; a wide screen television with DVD player and lots of movies; plenty of reading lamps; and a bookcase filled with guidebooks, maps, novels and more. We also have a CD player with an Ipod/Iphone docking station.

The kitchen is a large and bright room with modern appliances and cabinets, lots of counter space, a big round table with four chairs, and a cupboard filled with colorful pottery and glassware. The kitchen includes a four-burner cooktop, oven, refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, clothes washing machine, microwave, and Tassimo coffeemaker. It is important to us to have a very well-equipped kitchen, and we think you will love preparing and eating some meals here! The boulangeries, butcher shop, small grocery store, and Friday market are two minutes from our front door.

Double doors open from the kitchen out to the covered terrace, which also has a table and four chairs. From the terrace you can look down the narrow main street to the Petit Luberon mountain.

We’ve decorated our apartment in a style that is comfortable and authentic, a mix of antiques and modern pieces. We’ve used our experience staying in more than 40 vacation rentals all over Europe to provide everything we think will enhance your stay in Provence. We love Provence and this is our part-time home, so you’ll find many special touches that aren’t typical in a vacation rental.

Best of all, our Bonnieux home is located in an ideal spot in the village... in the lower part of the village near most of the shops, restaurants and cafes, artist galleries, the post office and ATM, and the wonderful Friday morning market. There are several options for parking just minutes away.

Our apartment is equipped for year-round living and Bonnieux is a year-round village. In winter the double glazed windows, electric heat, and extra blankets will keep you warm. In the summer, our tall windows allow a breeze and some cross ventilation, and the shutters help control the sun and heat during the warmest part of the day. We do have two fans. We couldn't live without air conditioning at home, but it's not necessary here.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Kathy Wood

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks french, english

Our family has been traveling in Europe for 20 years. We made our first trip to Provence, the Luberon and Bonnieux in 2003, and this area captured our hearts. We lived here for 6-1/2 months in 2004/2005 in a farmhouse between Bonnieux and Lacoste. Our daughter went to the village school. It was a life-changing experience, and we've been spending 2-3 months a year in Bonnieux ever since. It was great thrill to finally get our own place in December 2012.

We live most of the year in Knoxville, TN, where Kathy is on the faculty of our state university. Charley is partially retired and and writes novels based in Europe. Kelly is now a college sophomore.

In 2006 we launched European Experiences, providing small group tours in several beautiful places in Europe that are special to us. Our 'Luberon Experience' tour is based in Bonnieux and was named one of the top tours in the world in National Geographic Traveler magazine in May 2012. We've hosted 30 groups in Bonnieux, and also offer tours in Italy, Austria, England and southwest France.

We have rented several apartments and houses in and around Bonnieux. When this apartment became available, we knew it was the right one for us! The layout, the size, and the location were ideal. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

We'll spend several months a year in the apartment, so it's our Luberon home, not just a rental. We want to make it really special for us and for you. We've included much of our personal library here (books, guidebooks, maps, movies), and our housebook includes all of our personal recommendations for enjoying the Luberon.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Bonnieux Luberon
Midlothian, Virginia
5

July in Provence

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a 3 week stay at this wonderful apartment in Bonnieux. It is hard to describe just how great this place is. It is in the center of the fabulous village of Bonnieux. Walking distance to everything. You practically fall into the the cafés and shops. The view from the terrace and bedrooms is of both the village and the gorgeous Luberon mountains.
The kitchen is charming and has everything you need, including a dinning table. The Provençal theme is throughout and makes you feel right at home. Kathy and Charley have thought of everything. I met wonderful artists and shopkeepers in Bonnieux and will remember them always. They were so hospitable! My daughter joined me the 3rd week and we had a wonderful "girls" getaway. She loved the apartment and Provence as much as I did! I wholeheartly recommend this charming "home away from home" during your visit to Provence! Thanks Kathy and Charley for a memorable trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bonnieux Luberon
Dubbo NSW Australia
5

Wonderful relaxing provincial holiday

  • 5 of 5
Right from my first enquiry Kathy and Charley were wonderful to deal with. The booking process was easy and secure. The instructions Kathy provided for check in were also very detailed and easy to follow which made our welcome so much easier! We arrived later than expected after a cancelled train from Spain and Kathy and her friends in Bonnieux made arrangements for us. A wonderful welcoming basket of fresh fruits, wine and vegetables awaited us. The kitchen in the apartment was as well equipped as our own, which made cooking so easy. We shopped at the local markets daily to buy produce to cook for lunch and dinner. The village of Bonnieux is a great little place, quiet but with all the necessities. Short drive to surrounding villages, nice walks from the village too. The apartment also provided us with some evening entertainment of board games, music and DVDs, great for relaxing after dinner with a wine and or ice cream from the local ice cream store. All in all, I would 100% recommend this apartment to anyone, and if I am ever fortunate enough to be back in Provence I will stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonnieux Luberon
5

Luberon perfection

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely perfect apartment in a most charming village. Wonderful location and the apartment can't be faulted.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Bonnieux Luberon
Knoxville, Tn. USA
5

Bonnieux apartment

  • 5 of 5
The apartment in Bonnieux was fantastic. It was decorated very nicely and the owners had thought of everything you could need while there. The terrace overlooking the town and valley was great. We had local wine and cheese out there every afternoon with our fresh bread from the bakery. The town market was held on a day that we were there and it was literally outside our door. I can not say enough about this property - it was exceptional.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Bonnieux Luberon
5

Perfection achieved!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 weeks in this lovely apartment. We have never stayed in such a well thought-out and equipped vacation rental. The kitchen was extremely well outfitted for cooking with all the basics and spices, salts, oil etc present. A detailed instruction manual had been put together for all the appliances, and was helpful with tips about recycling, shopping etc. The apartment was spotless and extremely comfortable. There was ample storage for clothing and luggage, and the washing machine and drying rack and outdoor line came in very handy. The outdoor covered terrace proved a lovely place to sit on a warm day. There was free wifi too. The village of Bonnieux was a perfect choice to use as a base to explore the Luberon region, and with it's combination of services, shops, restaurants, and parking; probably the best village to come home to each day in the area.
Thank you for such a perfect stay in Bonnieux.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Bonnieux Luberon
Austin, TX
5

Lovely Apartment in a Beautiful Village

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in the Bonnieux apartment for a week in April. The location in the village couldn't be better - close to parking, dining and the weekly market is right outside the door. The apartment was quiet and tranquil in spite of being in the middle of the village.

We've stayed in many rental apartments, and this one was by far the best equipped. Kathy has thought of every convenience, from baskets in the bathroom to hold your toiletries to an ideally equipped kitchen. She even has shopping baskets hanging by the outside door and detailed instructions for everything.

The furniture in the living room is very comfortable, and the artwork on the walls throughout the apartment makes it pleasant to spend time there. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom is larger than most. There is lots of storage for clothes and suitcases in the bedrooms.

We were very happy with the apartment, and would love to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
48 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Car: necessary

The Luberon is the most beautiful area of Provence, stretching 34 miles on either side of a small, rocky mountain range, an hour or so north of the Mediterranean Sea. This is the area Peter Mayle described in his best-selling book, “A Year in Provence” and was featured in the 2006 movie “A Good Year.”

Our apartment is located in the ancient perched village of Bonnieux, one of the most beautiful and welcoming villages in the Luberon. The village offers spectacular views across the valley.

With a population of 1400, Bonnieux is the perfect base to enjoy village life in Provence. It’s small enough to be intimate, but large enough to offer important services, interesting shopping, a variety of eating places, and a good-sized market on Friday mornings.

Bonnieux is very well situated for a stay of a week or more in Provence. The Luberon offers a wide diversity of experiences: a rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times, incredible landscapes of mountains and farmland, hilltop stone villages, the ruins of old castles, delightful outdoor markets, and outstanding cuisine and wine.

Within 30 minutes of Bonnieux are other beautiful Luberon villages: Lacoste, Lourmarin, Roussillon, Menerbes, Goult, Gordes, St. Saturnin-les-Apt, Saignon. The largest town in this part of the Luberon is Apt, which offers an interesting medieval center, modern supermarkets, and a fantastic Saturday market.

For longer day trips, drive 60-90 minutes and you can enjoy much more of Provence: Avignon, St. Remy-de-Provence and Les Alpilles, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Vaison-la-Romaine, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Pont du Gard, and the Gorges du Verdon.

There is an extensive network of marked hiking trails in the Luberon. We really enjoy walking here, and our apartment includes hiking guidebooks and maps for your use during your stay. If you prefer cycling, there are bikes and electric bikes available for rent in Bonnieux.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bonnieux Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off/Early Season 2014/2015
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer/early Fall 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rentals normally Saturday-Saturday. Monday-Monday in July & August. Email us about other possibilities.

If you cancel more than 60 days before your stay, the deposit is forfeited. If you cancel within the 60 days, the full amount is forfeited. If we find another renter at the same price, we return all but $100 (administrative fee).

We use an honor system for reimbursement of any damages.
Deposit of 25% due within 7 days of your reservation. Payment preferred in US dollars by personal check, but Pay Pal or Wire transfer (dollars or euro) also possible. The balance is due 60 days before the first day of your stay.

We offer discounts for stays of three weeks or more.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bonnieux Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Up 8 steps from the main living level.
  • The tiled bathroom is compact but light, clean and very private. We have plenty of towels and storage space. Hairdryer and magnifying swivel mirror provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms are about the same size, each with a tall window looking over the village and countryside and plenty of storage. Both bedrooms open off the living room but are very private.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
Notes:
Outstanding location in this beautiful village... less than five minutes from two boulangeries, butcher shop, small village grocery, newspaper shop, florist. There are 10+ restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. And the wonderful Friday morning market is steps away.
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