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La Fenice - Charming restored property in Luberon

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Beautifully restored, 3 bedroom 19th century property with stunning views of the Alps, private garden and pool located in the middle of the Luberon – ideal for relaxing, exploring and sport activities. Hard to find a better place to relax. Montjustin has 54 inhabitants, no through car traffic, no noise and no pollution. In the village there is a small culture club organizing weekly events. La Fenice is the original “mas” which has been carefully restored and tastefully decorated, with a stone fireplace and terracotta floor tiling throughout. The villa and the grounds, at the top of the village (the lane stops just past your back door) with incredible views of the Luberon national park were part of the old castle compound . The large garden opens into a panoramic view of the Luberon and th...Beautifully restored, 3 bedroom 19th century property with stunning views of the Alps, private garden and pool located in the middle of the Luberon – ideal for relaxing, exploring and sport activities. Hard to find a better place to relax. Montjustin has 54 inhabitants, no through car traffic, no noise and no pollution. In the village there is a small culture club organizing weekly events. La Fenice is the original “mas” which has been carefully restored and tastefully decorated, with a stone fireplace and terracotta floor tiling throughout. The villa and the grounds, at the top of the village (the lane stops just past your back door) with incredible views of the Luberon national park were part of the old castle compound . The large garden opens into a panoramic view of the Luberon and the Alps. At an altitude of 600m, the nights in Montjustin are clear, beautiful and comfortable, even in the warmest summer days. Two interconnecting stone vaults (wonderfully cool in summer) give the house a unique character. The kitchen, sited into one of them, has all modern amenities. The second stone vault is a combined living/dining room with open fireplace. Behind the kitchen there is a huge utility room. There is ample living space. In addition to a combined living/dining room with open fireplace on the ground floor and a self-contained sitting or play area in the extension, there is a big upstairs lounge, also with Provencal fireplace, picture windows and doors on to one of the spacious terraces. Outside, the quarter acre (1000 sq. m) garden offers panoramic views over the beautiful Luberon countryside and the Alps. It contains a 8 x 4m landscaped, floodlit pool with night blanket, surrounding terraces and plentiful garden furniture. The villa includes three double bedrooms (one with bathroom and toilet en suite), a second fully equipped bathroom, two sitting rooms and vaulted kitchen and dinning room. There is ample living space with a generous upstairs lounge, featuring a Provencal fireplace and picture windows overlooking the valley below, opening into one of the two spacious terraces with wonderful views (in particular the sunset!). A double bedroom reached via the lounge has an en suite bathroom with a WC. An additional WC is also on this floor. On the ground floor there is an additional sitting or play area. A double bedroom is next to the sitting area. A third bedroom with two beds is on the first floor with a roofed private terrace overlooking the pool and access to the main terrace. A bathroom with a WC serves these three rooms, thus completing a self-contained unit. The kitchen, sited into one of the two interconnecting stone vaults (beautifully cool in summer) has lots of character. It features directional spotlighting, fitted cupboards, fridge, dishwasher, breakfast bar, indoor barbecue, oven, microwave, gas and electric rings, toaster and coffee maker. Behind the kitchen there is a huge utility room with sink, washing machine and pool equipment – everything a family needs for a comfortable holiday. Outside there is an 8 x 4m landscaped, floodlit pool with night blanket, surrounding terraces and plentiful garden furniture including a mobile barbecue - perfect for taking advantage of the many beautiful sunny days enjoyed in the area. In addition, there are two spacious terraces at first floor level, one facing north, and one facing south. The villa also includes telephone and electrical heating with individual heaters in the rooms. For your leisure you'll find TV, DVD, satellite TV (UK Sky, French and European), radio, stereo system, CD player and books. To stay in touch with the world you will also find a wireless high-speed internet connection. Sorry, you need to bring your own laptop - the set-up is fast and painless.More
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Meir Y
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

We have just returned home after a great vacation at the Montjustin Fenice villa . The villa was very well equipped and clean, the swimming pool and the garden was great and the surroundings were breathtaking. Great early morning and evening walks through amazing local...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank drbenisrael
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The house is more than big enough for 6 persons and offers everything we needed for a great holiday: a well appointed kitchen, a big garden, terraces, a pool, TV and Wifi. The village is a quiet place with great views, perfect to relaxe, but...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank OnAir741131
ZsuPeter, VR Owner at La Fenice - Charming restored property in Luberon, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you Jutta, It was a pleasure having you as a guest. I am very happy that you were able to experience the village life and see how warm and welcoming are the local people. Hoping to see you again soon ... Meir

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It was our third stay (previously in 2005 & 2016) and we again loved the beautiful setting, the relaxing pool and comfortable accommodation. Only had a week this time but would gladly stay longer next time - the kids are adults now but we had...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Gembaman
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The house is in a small village on top of the hill which affords spectacular views including the Alps! Meir ( the owner) and Thomas ( the property manager) were always available for help if required. We were met at the house by Thomas who...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank smhorton2000
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

All you could hope for on your private mountain in Provence ( except a handful of wonderful neighbours ) will be back next year !

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank philwells2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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La Fenice is in a stunning position looking out from the old bastion of Montjustin, a pretty hilltop hamlet with panoramic views over the beautiful Luberon countryside. The fascinating market towns of Apt and Forcalquier are just twenty minutes away; Avignon and Aix en Provence an hour’s drive; Marseille Airport and the Mediterranean a further quarter of an hour. The villa and the grounds are at the top of the village (the lane stops just past our back door) and constitute the old castle keep. There is a superb lookout point (on clear days you can see the Alps) from one of the original towers. La Fenice is a wonderful place to do nothing but it’s equally a superb base for exploring the Gorges du Verdon, the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the Camargue and the Roman towns of Provence – all with...
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