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Charming hilltop village house with King-sized bed in Menerbes.

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House - 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s) - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 2-3)

The Fountain View House is located in the heart of Provence, in the “perched” or hilltop village of Menerbes. This village, which Peter Mayle wrote about in “A Year in Provence,” is an exceptionally authentic village in the heart of the Luberon with its hills, vineyards, fruit trees and lavender fields.

The Fountain View House layout permits a couple, small family or group to enjoy renting a house in the heart of one of Provence’s most beautiful villages without having to take on a large 3-5 bedroom farm house which is so common in the area. Many families or two couples traveling together, however, choose to take the entire joined house so they may fully enjoy village life.

The Fountain View House is composed of two stories, ancient Provencal stone. Parts of the house date back at least 500 years if not more, but it has been lovingly renovated and modernized. One of the village’s ancient bee-hive shaped ovens is incorporated in the building, though it's not available for visits.

Conveniently located near: The central location of Menerbes allows easy exploration of Provence by car, bicycle, foot or even horseback.

Aix-en-Provence is less than an hour away, as is Marseilles airport.

Avignon, the Palace of the Popes, and the TGV station are less than 40 minutes away.

St. Remy-de-Provence is about 30 minutes away.

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the center of antique wheeling and dealing, is only fifteen minutes away.

Services include: Weekly cleaning,

All linens,

Telephone service,

Wireless high-speed Internet access,

Hair dryer in bathroom,

Iron and ironing board,

Parking available,

A welcome pack of groceries may be arranged in advance (highly suggested given the variable opening times of French groceries) so that you can enjoy your trip to Provence from the very start.

Further Information: For additional info, photos, and testimonials search HISTORIC RENTALS FOUNTAIN VIEW SUITE in Google's search engine!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay in Menerbes at the Fountain View House very much. It was a pleasure to spend a week there and feel attached to the village. Everyone was very welcoming, and after visiting many of the villages in the area, we concluded that Menerbes was just about perfect. We also had the good fortune to have a week of perfect weather.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to experience Menerbes.

Al & Betsy G.

Asheville, NC

Oct 2011
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Ménerbes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Also on the second floor, there’s a lovely bathroom with bathtub, heated towel rack, etc. to provide all of the comforts you need to enjoy your stay in a typical French village.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • On the second floor, there’s a large bedroom with windows that overlook the southern hills, and a small second bedroom/office. The bedroom features a king-sized bed with a separate daybed for relaxing. The living room furnishings include a lit-gigogne, the French answer to the sleeper sofa. The lit-gigogne turns into a single bed with another single bed underneath that can be pulled out in trundle fashion and then raised to bed height.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
The Fountain View House is situated opposite the village Winter Church and offers views of its ancient facade as well as a southern view over the vineyards and hills of the Luberon massif. On the ground floor guests will find the warm welcome of a living/dining room with stone walls, beamed ceilings, and a beautiful fireplace. A separate modern kitchen provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy Provencal fruits and vegetables while looking out out onto a typical Provencal fountain and the hills beyond. The village has two bakeries, a butcher, pharmacy, a grocery, two cafes, and from two to five restaurants depending on the season. This commercial life allows you to enjoy the rhythm and delights of French village life. The Fountain View House adjoins the High View House via a stairway and the two houses can be rented together for a larger group or for two couples who want to share a memorable trip to Provence.


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Car: recommended

This lovely, old-stone village house is perched in the hilltop village of Menerbes located in the heart of France's Luberon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Discounts available for stays of more than two weeks. Please inquire!

Ask us about special rates for add-on nights!

Please note that the above rates are the minimal rates per period shown.

Rates are based on a double occupancy, and, until confirmed, are subject to change without notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.