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“A beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world”

Review of Maison Olive

Bastide les Amis property - Maison Olive is on the right. There are four terraces on the property.
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Bastide les Amis property - Maison Olive is on the right. There are four terraces on the property.
Exterior of Maison Olive
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Kitchen
Kitchen
Dining room
Lounge
Downstairs double bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom - two single beds
Leafy garden view from one of the bedrooms
Upstairs bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Garden
Terrace looking over to the Luberon Valley and Mont Ventoux
Another perspective of Maison Olive's terrace.
Aerial view of pool area - lounging chairs; BBQ
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Pool house
Pool kitchen
House approach
Menerbes
Village of Menerbes
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Menerbes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Giselle R
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house, the garden, the setting, the atmosphere - it was all perfect! Maison Olive is a beautifully appointed house, designed and fitted out in true Provencal style. The living/dining area looks out onto fabulous gardens and an outdoor dining area with stunning views across the valley. The kitchen is very well equipped and with plenty of space (and cookbooks) – great for cooking up all the delicious produce you can find at the local markets. The pool area is idyllic and private – there's even a pool bar and dining area, which we used regularly for picnic style lunches.
It’s a five minute stroll into the village of Menerbes which is very picturesque and has several great restaurants. You can get all the basics here – bread, cheese, wine, the papers and good coffee at the Tabac. It's an ideal base from which to explore the Luberon Valley – the medieval hilltop villages, the markets, roman ruins, wineries etc.
Owners Simon and Lovonne are very gracious and thoughtful hosts, they know the area well and their recommendations on restaurants, things to do and sightseeing tips just made the holiday that much more perfect. They have even written a book about the area with lots of useful inside information and there is a copy in the house, which we referred to regularly.
To sum it up - Provence is truly a beautiful part of the world and Maison Olive the most wonderful place to stay.

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Liked best: The gardens, fruit trees and landscaping around the pool area
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michelle...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfection in Provence”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This is my 2nd time @ Maison Olive and I've booked my 3rd. I love everything about the property, the pool and gardens are exquisite and the village and countryside are beautiful whichever way you happen to look. Thank you Simon and Lovonne for creating a special place.

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Robertand...
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An amazing accomodation”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We were blown away from the second we walked into the home. The house is very comfortable for two couples with an amazing patio area that has an incredible view over the valley. The home is bright and airy and the owners have recently added more beautiful outdoor space. The walk to the heart of the village is about three minutes with many lovely restaurants and all the amenities you need. The three minute walk allows for a property with privacy and incredible outdoor space while being very close to everything you need for a comfortable stay.

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Pamela220...
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The most magnificent holiday villa, Mason Olive.”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at villa Mason Olive from 8th to 15th June and from the minute we arrived, it felt like home to our travelling group of 6 people. Individually before we arrived, we had all visited the web site and had an idea of what to expect but, I have to say that the photos do not do it justice. We were blown away with the size of the villa and the comfort we found. The villa is divine and we couldn't have been happier. We revelled in roaming about the grounds and particularly the cherry tree and its bounty.
I picked the village of Menerbes because of the movie "A Good Life" because it
is by far my favourite movie. I know I was not to find a replica of the
village in the movie, but I did find the essence of it and was not disappointed.
But Menerbes is not a shadow of the movie, it is much more. We were made to
feel welcome by every person we met and we found ourselves roaming through the
village endlessly. We made the early morning visit to the coffee shop the start to our day and on our departure we were met with the most welcome question, "Will you be back next year" to which we would loved to be able to say, 'Yes.'. We walked around the outskirts and in and out of the streets. We drank in the views at all times of the day and eat and drank very well indeed.
We found all of our experiences in France to be delightful. We were never made
to feel unwelcome and we have the need to return wedged firmly in our hearts.
It is the little things that make an experience and it is experiences that
help to complete our worlds. Unfortunately we don't feel complete because we
are wanting more. One day we may return.
The villa Mason Olive is a must in everyones travel plans.

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Liked best: The comfort and the welcoming, home coming feeling and the location.
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of our stay.
Travelling group: Friends
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junter201...
Golden, Colorado
1 review
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“A Beautiful Corner of Paradise”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Maison Olive is an elegant, quiet retreat on gorgeous grounds. We have stayed several other places in the Luberon Valley before, but after our first experience here we knew we would be back ---- and we have stayed there twice so far. There are only two of us, but the place also works well for larger groups since there are 3 lovely bedrooms. Everything in the house is beautifully appointed, from the quality of the bedding to the paintings on the walls. The kitchen is a dream, especially for those of us who like to shop the outdoor markets and then cook at home. In short, the place is heavenly!

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Liked best: The beautifully landscaped grounds and terraces.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tring
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Heaven in the Luberon”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

We stayed as a family of 4 including 2 kids aged 3 and 4. It was our first visit to the house and this part of France and we have fallen in love with both. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, surrounded by beautiful gardens with an amazing variety of trees; walnut, olive, oak, wonderful roses and rosemary in abundance.... Idyllic. The pool is great, it's unheated and can feel cold when the pool is in shade (my 3 year old got blue lips, although he does that at our local pool in England and our nearly 5 year old was fine) but we loved it, perfect size, deep enough for jumping but it has a very wide step which makes a perfect area for little ones. Menerbes is an easy walk and perfect to drop in for an ice cream or pastis, unfortunately the butcher was shut and we only found the patisserie on the last day, very good epicurie and we had a wonderful meal at La Verandah while Justine babysat (Lovonne can give you her details). We did easy trips to Isle sur la sorgue, Gordes, Rousillion and drove to mont ventoux which was wonderful especially as 2 eurofighters came flying up from the valley as we reached the top. We'd have liked to have seen more of the area but we got swept away by the peacefulness of the house and gardens - so perfect we've booked to return for 2 weeks next year. Thank you Lovonne for creating such a wonderful place to stay and for the excellent area guide

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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chris p
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wish we had stayed for longer!”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We trawled the internet to find a place we could make home with our parents for a week in a part of the world we adore, a place my mum,dad & mother in law hadn't been to before so we wanted to prove all the hype was justified and it was and more. Maison Olive was perfect for all of us a 2 minute walk for me and my wife in the evening and a 5 minute for all of us in the afternoon!! There is everything you need in Menerbes it is truly beautiful a real class village. The views from the house are divine and the setting is fabulous we really didn't want to come home. The kitchen was so well equipped i did more cooking than i expected in a truly provencal atmosphere. We visited so many places as the location of Maison olive is so good, the house itself was very homely and comfortable the pool and bbq area was perfect and we just wish we could have stayed for another week or 2!. Lovonne & Simon were very welcoming even helping my dad change the language on the cars computer. Thanks

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Liked best: The Cherries from the tree & the location.
Liked least: The upstairs shower when people use water downstairs!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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