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Beautifully Restored Property in Small Village

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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. Montjustin has 54 inhabitants, no through car traffic, no noise and no pollution. The only commerce in the village is a small 'Bistrot de Pays'.

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.

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Meir Yaniv
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Meir Yaniv

I am a computer engineer and my wife is a neuro-psychologist - now both retired living in Israel. We lived on three continents and traveled throughout the world.

We typically spend six to eight weeks a year in the house. We come in early spring before the season to check that our guests will have everything they need. Then we come again at the end of the summer to prepare the house for the autumn guests. Throughout the season we keep in close contact with both our local Property Manager and our guests to ensure that our guests are fully satisfied. And judging by the reviews, we are succeeding.

Meir Yaniv purchased this villa in 2005

Why Meir Yaniv chose Montjustin

We fell in love with the Luberon area twenty years ago. Everything enchanted us - the views, the smells, the food, the wine. And the friendly people - unlike the Parisian waiters!

We purchased this property because it is suitable first of all for us and our family. It is located in a small village - private but not secluded. It is not on a main highway, but can be easily reached from a main highway. The house and the grounds are large and comfortable, the right size for a large family or two couples with children.

Since it is on a hill, the evenings and nights are cool even in the heat of the summer. And the views ....

What makes this villa unique

What is unique about La Fenice? I would say that it does satisfy a broad range of requirements and interests. Great location for visiting a beautiful area with full of attractive sites. Comfortable house and grounds for relaxing and enjoying the views. Scenic village at the crossroads of the French national hiking trails system. Safe area (no through traffic) for walking around with children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ma famille et moi-même avons été enchantés de notre séjour à Montjustin. Lecture, natation, et promenades dans les environs, c'était très bien.

La maison est plaisante à vivre, et fort bien équipée (la cuisine, notamment mais également tout ce qui est nécessaire pour un séjour agréable).

Les lits sont très confortables.

Tout était très propre à mon arrivée. Aucun problème durant ces deux semaines. Nous déjeunions et dînons chaque jour sur la terrasse à côté de la piscine.
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montjustin in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Italian tiles - Provencal style
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Italian tiles - Provencal style
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Private full size Petanque (boules) field


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average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Great place to get away from stress

  • 5 of 5

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 joy in this short break and the memories of the holiday here before.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in stunning countryside.

  • 5 of 5

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 showed us around and made sure that we had everything we needed. The house was spotlessly clean and beds very comfortable. We could not have asked for more. Local residents of the village were very friendly and whilst we did not manage to eat at the local bar/restaurant, due to a festival in a neighbouring town, it seemed very popular. Plenty of information at the house, great walking trails, cycle paths, and beautiful towns and villages to visit. Or just stay relaxing by the pool - we did it all! We would definitely recommend staying at La Fenice - there were 6 adults in our party and there was plenty of space for all of us. Thank you Meir and Thomas for making our holiday special!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple of weeks at the La Fenice villa, which we found on the web. Based on the reviews we had high expectations, which were exceeded by the reality.

Wonderful, old restored house, with modern amenities, comfortable furniture, excellent beds, very well appointed kitchen, clean, well maintained property, including the pool.

Even that it was the second half of October, the weather was great. Sunny and warm during the day, cool but not cold in the evenings.

We took advantage of the small bistro next door, for a nice ( and cheap )

meal and drinks and enjoyed there a lively evening of French and gipsy music. Also, we made explored the numerous attractions in the Luberon, some we found out about in the “house book”. And of course we went to the famous Provence markets - the biggest and most traditional is less than half an hour away.

The village is small and quaint, no commerce but the bistro which is open on weekends. We bought our baguettes and croissants in a village 15’ away, where there are 2 boulangeries, a very decent supermarket and other shops.

As we speak some French, we could communicate with the locals, who were very friendly.

In summary, we plan to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this villa. It was wonderful. The villa is situated atop a mountain with amazing views of the Luberon valley.

The house was perfect for our stay. It was equipped with everything we could possible need. The house is spacious and private. The surrounding area is very peaceful.

There are some great walking trails. Cereste is minutes away by car and has some very good restaurants.

We spent Monday morning at the Forcalquier Market which is about one half hour away.

We were met by Lauren who was very helpful and the owner Meir was always available by e-mail.

I would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely experience, definitely a place we would want to go back to.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An English chef

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to spend a summer at the top of what seems your own mountain ! Jazz in the evening and a beautiful pool in the day 5 ✨

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cereste, Reillanne
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf Provence
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Avignon, Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
D4100 (N100)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
La Pastorale in Cereste
Car: necessary

Montjustin is located inside the Luberon National Park, well known for its beautiful nature and treasures, like fossils. For the French, the Luberon is the authentic Provence, with its beautiful medieval villages and castles, its produce, food and wine. There are many interesting places to visit listed in the guides, but if you just take any turn out of the main highway, you will not go wrong. The house book lists quite a few of our favorite places.

As for food, you also cannot go wrong.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montjustin, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £448.92
Cleaning fee, linen, etc £359.14

Children under five are not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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