Bonnieux House Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 4-6, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, terrace and garden
'Wow' is the reaction we most often get from visitors to our newly-renovated several hundred year-old stone house perched at the very top of the medieval village of Bonnieux. The geographic location itself is unparallelled. We are in the village within walking distance to everything and yet at the same time, you feel like you're in the open countryside with 360 degree exquisite aerial views. Nine windows, as well as a large glass sliding door which disappears into the wall when open, face south over and out on the charming terracotta tiled roofs below, the green/blue hues of the Luberon mountains directly opposite and its beautiful, tranquil valley expanding into the distance all around us. Light and airy all the day long, the house is treated to spectacular sunsets at twilight and later on, we have the stars, the moon and the twinkling lights of the Luberon.
Our home has all the charm of the old, and all the function of the new. It's aesthetically pleasing both inside and out - contemporary yet classic. We are also sheltered from the infamous Mistral wind, so we get the deep blue skies it blows in but not the incessant gusts which drive some mad! The house has an attached one-car garage as well as parking on the cobblestoned- street in front.
The entry-level hallway has its original stone floor as does separate WC with toilet with sink and the beautiful airy glass bathroom across the hall with incredible views, great overhead shower and tub as well as washer/dryer. Bedroom 1 with wood floor and kingsize bed and Bedroom 2 with a twin-bed mezzanine are also on this floor.
A beautiful hanging stone staircase with glass bannisters (baby gate on request) opens onto the main floor - an open rectangular loft-like airy Living Area with wood floor and beams, finished stone wall and large L-shaped couch, fireplace, stereo, etc. At the top of the stairs is a small hallway leading to a third bedroom with a mezzannine queen-size loft bed and its own bathroom (Italian shower, sink+toilet)
At the other end of the spacious Living Area, down 3 small steps is the large open kitchen with polished-cement floor, induction stove-top, combined vapor oven, dishwasher, Fridge/freezer and eating area with table and chairs. The kitchen allows for indoor/outdoor living as it opens onto a shaded terrace through a large sliding glass door which disappears into the wall when fully open.
Up another 5 steps from the terrace is grassy garden with a stone shed built into the natural rock-face which stretches up to reveal the 12th-century church with it's beautifully sculpted limestone Madonna protectively gazing down.
You enter the house through a lovely stone arch with a gate leading to a shared passageway and courtyard.The back of the house( 5 more windows!) also looks out on this charming sunny courtyard.
This is a truly a magical place. We know, because we've lived and raised our kids here for more than ten years. We highly recommend it!
- children welcome