Maison Midori

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Not for little ones

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Just like a majestic castle made for the most prominent residents, Maison Midori is a stylish home for those who love the finer things in life. The beautifully restored country house is perched on the hill at the top of a quaint medieval village.

This unique home benefits from a wonderful position, in the heart of the Provence region in south-eastern France. Known for its varied landscape full of characterful hilltop villages, rolling countryside and sandy coastline, the abundant area stretches from the Mediterranean all the way to the French Alps and offers something for every type of holiday-goer.

Maison Midori has been meticulously curated, with plenty of communal space and three bedrooms all benefiting from postcard-worthy views either from the windows or their own little balconies. On the ground floor, guests can find an elegant, open-plan kitchen and dining area splashed in earthy hues and featuring contemporary touches such as oversized lampshades and dark wood furniture. Another living room and a reading corner are located upstairs and are ideal for tucking into a  novel while gazing out to the landscape sprinkled with vineyards and cypress trees.

The maison's initial draw is the rustic terrace which offers unfettered views of the Luberon valley below. Escape the Mediterranean sun in one of the shady spots or take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool. Boasting an abundance of soft furnishings, you can be sure to enjoy every meal from a number of different settings overlooking the foothills of the Luberon mountains.

It is easy to forget that another world exists outside this charismatic retreat, but there is nothing quite like strolling downhill to the local village to have a meal in one of its ambient French bistros, explore the region’s delicacies in the form of wine and cheeses and shop for souvenirs in local boutiques. The village comes to life in the summer months when it is more frequented by tourists and hosts its annual festival of classical music, luring crowds into its cobbled streets.

You should not leave Provence with just one idyllic village ticked off your list, and luckily Lacoste, Goult, Bonnieux and Gordes are only a short drive away. Explore each village’s historic landmarksm including as Lacoste’s Maison Forte which dates back to the 9th century or Goult’s 12th-century castle, the Château de Goult.

An hour's drive will take you to bustling Avignon, a city set on the River Rhône which used to be the seat of Catholic popes from 1309 to 1377. Explore this legacy by visiting the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city centre, which is surrounded by medieval stone ramparts or spend the day rummaging through stalls and browsing souvenirs, artisanal products, and arty objects to bring back home.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that this property only accepts children over the age of 12.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Ceiling Fans Not for little ones

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Kitchen equipped with a fridge, freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and coffee machine
- Open-plan dining/living area with armchairs, table and chairs 
- Guest WC

First Floor

- Living room with sofas, armchairs, fireplace and Juliet balcony
- Reading corner with armchairs and TV
- Workspace with a desk and chair
- Master bedroom with double bed (1.6m) and en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower, and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed (1.6m) and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC
- Bedroom with a double bed (1.6m) and shower room
- Separate WC 

Outside Grounds

- Plunge pool (2m x 2m)
- Pool terrace with garden furniture
- Outdoor terrace with lounge furniture
- Second terrace with table and chairs
- Barbecue
- Off-street parking spot

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Underfloor heating
- TV
- Sonos sound system
- Washing machine
- Ceiling fans (in 2 of the bedrooms), small portable fan (in the 3rd bedroom)
- Dryer
- Hair dryer
- Iron 

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison Midori
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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The location of Maison Midori could not get any better. Only a 2-minute stroll will take you through winding streets and cobbled alleyways to the centre of a small historic village, although most of the buildings and landmarks here look like they have been taken from the pages of an Agatha Christie novel. Here you can find peaceful cafés great for slowly watching the world go by, small souvenir shops selling lavender produce harvested from the nearby fields and a couple of typical French restaurants, as well as a small supermarket.

At the top of the village and not too far from the house, you can find the Citadelle, a miniature fortress of the 16th century, as well as other rustic architecture ready to be slotted into your holiday album. If you are in the mood for some shopping, the Thursday morning market is full of stalls where farmers and local traders sell everything from fresh fruit jam pastries to postcards and ornaments.

The Luberon area and its surrounding landscape are full of archetypal Provençal villages, perfect for those who wish to see and explore more. Notably, Lacoste is popular for its ruined medieval castle, now a thriving cultural venue, that once belonged to the infamous Marquis de Sade.

Lourmarin also has its unique charm and is full of typical Provençal boutiques, antique stores, galleries, and cafés, as well as the stunning Renaissance Château, originally a 12th-century fortress.

Let’s not forget that the far-stretching Provence region is not only home to a crumbling countryside and verdant hills, but also mountain peaks going all the way up to the French Alps and a glistening Mediterranean coastline. The popular holiday resort of Marseille is an hour's drive away and is full of sandy beaches and coastal walks, while nature enthusiasts will love to indulge in one of the many natural parks around.

If you are looking for a hustle and bustle of a larger city, hop in the car and drive for one hour to reach the famous Avignon. This historic city is full of UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Papal Palace – a historical palace and one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. For some more culture, head to the Musée du Petit Palais or visit one of the oldest museums in the city housed in a spectacular 18th-century hotel, Musée Calvet. When weather permits, a picturesque walk along the River Rhône, passing the Avignon Bridge will help you get your steps in before (or after) you try all the delicacies served in the foodie heaven, Les Halles Market.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(30km )

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille

(70km)

Nearest Train Station Cavaillon

(15km)

Nearest Village Small local village

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Nearest Town Cavaillon

(15km)

Nearest City Avignon

(40km)

Nearest Shop Small local village

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Nearest Restaurant Small local village

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Nearest Tennis

(10km)

Nearest Golf

(12km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

Whether you are interested in soaking up the culture in museums and galleries or prefer thrilling adventures that will children to bed early, the Luberon valley is full of kid-friendly activities for the entire family.

Head to Avignon to visit its many museums, notably Musée Reattu housing some of Picasso’s famous work, the Fondation Van Gogh fine art museum and a cultural complex devoted to the arts, Luma Arles. The city’s Roman baths and amphitheatre are sure to capture the imagination of youngsters, allowing them to learn more about important events from French history.

If you consider roaming free in the Provençal countryside to be a better program for restless teenagers, then the walks and trails found in the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles might be just the thing you are looking for. The vast lavender fields, orchards and forests and the idyllic setting makes for the perfect place to take plenty of treasured holiday photographs.

Water-loving holidaymakers of all ages will love spending the day on the beaches near Marseille, as well as trying water sports and snorkelling along the coast. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that this property only accepts children over the age of 12.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 £3,106
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,065
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,613
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £4,065
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 £3,106
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £4,065
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £4,613

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 €3,381
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €4,425
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,022
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €4,425
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 €3,381
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €4,425
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €5,022

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Apr 6th 2024 $3,663
Apr 6th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $4,794
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $5,440
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $4,794
Dec 30th 2024 - Apr 5th 2025 $3,663
Apr 5th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $4,794
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $5,440

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Fabulous Week

    on 18/11/2018

    High on most travellers’ list of countries to visit (and revisit) is France, especially the south. We are no different and have visited the area and stayed in rental homes there on several occasions, but this find in Menerbes was our best experience yet. Maison Midori is located at the top of the town and is an exquisitely renovated old house with stunning views of the countryside below. There are great views throughout the house from the various windows, but the best one for all to enjoy is from a spacious terrace. It is complete with dining and sitting areas, BBQ, garden, and the bonus of a plunge pool providing a great spot to immerse oneself to cool off from one’s travels with wine on the side, of course. Even though Menerbes is probably the best example of a hill top town in the area, the house is ideally located within easy striking distance of other ancient hill top towns, wineries and larger towns like Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. To tour these areas and come ‘home’ to Maison Midori was very comforting. The house is also beautifully located within the town itself providing walking access to several restaurants like Le Cinq and Cafe du Progres, morning bakery runs and shopping. The Maison de Truffle et du Vin (MTV) is a great store just around the corner where you can find a large variety of wines of the region that are sold at the same price as is offered at the wineries. For a larger shopping experience, Coustellet is only a short drive away. The tone of the furnishings and equipment is just right. The house is large enough to provide private seating areas throughout (library, living room, kitchen nook) if you want some quiet time. We spent our time touring by car, and one day did a bike ride from the house on an excellent trail designed for biking and walking. In the evening, we took advantage of the pétanque (boules) set and played the game to the best of our ability. As you travel through France, you will see how it is really supposed to be played! A fabulous week. Hope we can repeat it sometime.

  • Gorgeous Spot!

    on 27/10/2018

    This villa is located at the highest point in the village of Menerbes. This property is all about the views which were fabulous from every window. The terrace with its breathtaking view was the highlight. This past September (we were here Sept. 21-28) the weather was perfect so we were able to dine al fresco for both breakfast & dinner. After touring during the day, how wonderful it was to come back to this villa, enjoy hors d'oeurves, some local wine, and a savory meal outside and then watch the moon come up. One night we actually witnessed a halo around the moon, something we'd never actually seen before. The large house was superb with high-end finishes, comfortable beds, great showers, several relaxing sitting areas, two well-equipped kitchens, and laundry facilities.
    Menerbes itself is charming. It's in a good location for touring the other medieval towns of the Luberon Valley or visiting some wineries. Nothing was of a great distance. Menerbes offered good restaurants, some grocery shopping, and a wonderful bakery where we picked up fresh croissants and baguettes every morning. A large grocery store & gas station was about a 15 minute drive away.
    If you're looking for a beautiful, relaxing place to enjoy a holiday then this villa is for you!

  • Chilling-out in style…

    on 07/09/2018

    There are many objectives for a vacation; including - to varying degrees - unwinding, exploring an area, and enjoying times with friends. In our case, after a prolonged period of intensive work our primary focus was to unwind. However, we've decided this beautiful home is ideal for all three purposes. The perfect early September weather meant spending much of our time outside on the gorgeous terrace. It is a fabulous area where you feel both secluded and on top of the world. Beautiful elevated views across the vineyards towards the surrounding hills, attractive landscaping and comfortable furniture make it an absolute delight to just chill, gaze, and soak it all in. Before arriving we were a little curious about the dipping pool, and concerned it would be too warm to be refreshing. In fact it’s a perfect temperature for cooling down and taking in the views; especially at the end of a long hot day. Inside, the house is exquisitely furnished including some great artwork, and really well-equipped. Nothing is wanting at all - and the bed is super-comfortable too! Everything you need to eat and drink well is close by. We loved the market shopping at nearby Coustellet; buying Cavaillon melons (purported to be the best!), tapenade, cheeses, olive oil, wonderful fruit & vegetables and trying a few wines. We also went to several local restaurants; including Ménerbes' own ‘Le 5’ - a real treat! Plus of course the nearby salon du thé ‘Chez Auzet’ complete with its sweet delicacies, where over your morning coffee and treat you can partake in some people watching: both tourists and locals! Like us, you'll inevitably need to do lots of walking to try and off-set some of the indulgences! We could very easily have spent all week just in Ménerbes; chilling out on the terrace with wineglass in hand and an occasional ‘sortie’ to explore the immediate environs - preferably on foot! However, Provence is a new domain for us, so we did venture out to explore the region. And there are such interesting choices in every direction. If you’re fond of the arts, there are numerous galleries to choose from. And a visit to the extraordinary ‘son et lumière’ at the Carrières Lumières nearby St Remy de Provence is a must. This season, Picasso is featured like you have never seen him before. Followed by a fabulous lunch at a St Remy restaurant (details in the house ‘guest book’). There is a range of local musical offerings as well: one magical evening in the chapel of the nearby Abbaye de St Hilaire we enjoyed a delightful concert featuring (amongst other items) the 3rd part of Handel’s Mass. And if wine-tasting is your personal vice - then as well as numerous local Provençale vineyards supported by limitless tasting options at Ménerbes ‘Maison de la Truffe et du Vin’ just 200m away - then less than an hour’s drive away you’re amongst southern Rhone treasures such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Beaumes de Venise, Gigondas… Other places to visit include the 2000 year old Pont du Gard near Avignon, the famous Calanques at Cassis, Gordes...the visit list is almost endless! During our stay we talked about how much fun it would be to return and share this home with friends. It is perfectly set up for two or three couples, with great convivial social spaces - but also secluded spots for a quiet retreat. In fact I'm drafting this review sitting in a comfy chair by an open French door, enjoying a gentle breeze and, yes - that view! What more can we say? The only downside of being here: our stay is near its end and tomorrow we must leave!

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