House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Paolo De Paolis
- english, french
About Paolo De Paolis
We are mainly British, we live and work in Oppede, which is 10 minutes from Menerbes where the house is situated.
Paolo De Paolis purchased this House in 1997
Why Paolo De Paolis chose Ménerbes
It was a complete ruin with a fantastic view and one tiny window. We gutted it, remodelled, made big windows and a little terrace and balcony. Now it is a wonderful spot, still with that amazing view, in one of Provence's best villages.
What makes this House unique
The view; the fact of being in a quiet location but only 2 minutes' walk to the village centre; the little terrace and off-street parking spot; sitting on the terrace watching the sun set down the valley.
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A lovely suite for a Ménerbes getaway
Great view, lovely space. The ascent up to the parking spot is so narrow, I decided against driving up to it after the first night.
Hi Joyce, thanks for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. As you say the last 10 metres of road to the house was not built for wide cars, and that is why I advise guests to rent a smaller car than the one you came in. That said it is all down to habit - some people park at the house in a 4x4, others prefer to park just around the corner where the road is wider. Hope to see you again soon in Provence!
We loved our stay here!
We are not "low maintenance" travelers and have very high standards.... Menerbes One as this small home is called exceeded all our requirements. Gorgeous views, comfortable bed (oh, that duvet, heaven!), washer/dryer (took some time to figure out), reliable speedy WIFI, great shower, and you can walk to several restaurants, coffee in the morning and of course the bakery. Though the unit has a parking space, the road to it was too narrow for our rental car (Paolo warned us)... basically you need a very small hatchback. We just parked 5 mins walk away in the village parking lot... there is also street parking 2-3 minutes away.
I was a little worried as the most recent review was more than a year old, but don't fear, this place is definitely a wonderful option for your stay in the Luberon.
Did I mention the views?? WOW. Just stunning. I am sitting here in the living room right now typing this, looking out over the fall leaves in the valley... no words can describe.
Thank you for an amazing time
We will treasure the days spent exploring the beautiful countryside and the evenings with lovely local wine on the balcony. Highlights were cycling through nearby villages, Coustellet market on Sunday was a real treat, Orange was a fascinating day and of course the beautiful produce of Provence was fantastic - full bellies every day! The Menerbes restaurants were all excellent and staff very friendly. Weather was amazing. But by far the best part of our holiday were the long evenings on the patio watching the sun go down and stars come out while sipping wine. Heaven!!
This is the most beautiful property, it is exactly as described. It was warm and comfortable for our winter visit, albeit in spring-like weather. We loved the views, especially waking up in the morning and watching, through the little circular, as it got light. The village shops are very good and everyone was very friendly. Paolo is very co-operative and easy to deal with, by email. We will certainly return.
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