Villa, 5 Bedrooms , 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) heated pool, Views and quiet
- English, French, German
About Francoise Martin
We, (Pascal and Francoise) are both French living in Seattle, WA (USA). We were craving sun, and we wanted to have a family home in France, a gathering place for the French side of the family and all our friends across the world. We wanted it to be nice, but simple and without fuss, welcoming to our big kids as much as to the grand-parents. The kids love to come for extended visits, and our first grand-son has had his first taste of Provence this last August. The dog came to visit and loved it too...
Francoise Martin purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Francoise Martin chose Goult
We bought Villa Manon 17 years ago for its spectacular views of the Luberon, for the peace and quiet surrounding it, for the endless sunny days we could envision spending in Provence. We considered the time it took traveling from Paris or the US, where it was located if we wanted to attend all the beautiful summer festivals in Orange, Avignon, Aix.... and the fact that it was close to some of the most superb vineyards that go so well with the local food.
What makes this Villa unique
We made the house comfortable for all the friends visiting us with or without their children and we made sure we could cook great meals in the kitchen (Francoise loves to cook and Pascal loves to eat!). There is never enough time in Provence to do it all: winetasting in Bandol or Chateauneuf du Pape, shopping, day dreaming by the pool, playing tennis in the early morning, walking through the hills to Lumiere or stopping by the cafe in Goult, a nap in the shade, a great restaurant at night, we just love it all and are always sad to leave.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Pool requires constant supervision alarm system onPool requires constant supervision alarm system on
Pets allowed - On a case by case basisOn a case by case basis
Parties/events allowed - Additional cleaning/damages fees case by caseAdditional cleaning/damages fees case by case
No smoking - outside is OK, use ashtraysoutside is OK, use ashtrays
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
So hard to leave such a beautiful place.
We just finished a beautiful weeks stay at Villa Manon that was amazing from the first step we took inside the doors. I had read all the reviews online before I chose the location and I was very happy that everyone was correct about this amazing property. We were a group of 3 couples and were very impressed with the fact that all 3 bedrooms in the main house were master bedrooms equipped with king size beds and ensuite bathrooms making it very easy to spend your week in either room and be happy. We loved the fact that you could eat dinner in different locations, kitchen for the very casual evening, dining room for a more formal night, but mostly we had our meals on the terrace by the pool that has a beautiful covered area, stunning with and a table that could sit up to 12 or more. The location was so convenient for visiting different villages, market after market were all so close to us. We did not have to think of anything all week except for enjoying ourselves. Thank you Francoise for your suggestions on restaurants and a cook that we were able to hire who cooked us a delicious dinner and made sure we could enjoy our time with our guests without having to think about anything from groceries to cleanup, a wonderful night. I hope to return to the area in the future to do some more exploring and will be hoping I can stay at Villa Manon again, I don't think I could ever find a place more perfect. Thank you again Francoise and Pascal for making your home so inviting.
Thank you for your review, dear Deborah. You have been a great guest.
I am always so happy to hear that our guests have a wonderful time, both at the house and in Provence in general. Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, you will have to come back, Luberon is so rich in its offerings, something for everyone really.
We think of Vill Manon as our special retreat in France, and we want our guests to experience the same pleasure we have when staying there. So any improvement is always made with this thought in mind. Please do let me know of anything you feel could be added. Have a wonderful fall.
A beautiful place for a family holiday!
We had the most magical stay at Villa Manon, it is such a special place! The house is airy and spacious - we were 8 adults and 2 children and never felt remotely cramped. The terrace by the pool was a beautiful place to gather and relax and take in the remarkable view of the countryside, but there were lots of other balconies and nooks for those seeking a bit of privacy and quiet. The bedrooms are all large and the air conditioning is a real gift on the warm evenings. The kitchen is large and well stocked for keen cooks. The house is perfectly located for exploring nearby towns of Goult and Gordes and many other small, beautiful villages in the region. Avignon was a very easy day trip too. We could have easily stayed three times as long and not run out of things to explore! Importantly, the support and helpful information we received from the house manager and the property owner was invaluable - they were so approachable, kind and generous, which made for a very happy and smooth holiday!
Great house in the heart of the Luberon
Villa Manon has been a great house for us. As a frequent visitors to the Luberon, Villa Manon is the only house we have stayed more than one time, and we plan to rent it again during our next visit.
The combination of its location and how the house is configured and furnished, make Villa Manon the perfect home base for exploring the magical Luberon Valley.
Very high quality property in excellent location
The owner was extremely helpful in ensuring that everything was organised for our stay particularly for my two 19 month old granddaughters. Thank you. The house suited us and our guests so very well. We could choose to visit the local villages or simply relax at the house and soak up the view. We certainly hope to return soon.
This is second year in a row we have rented Villa Manon, and we are in love with the house and the region. The house is spacious and have all facilities. We appreciate the air condition in all the rooms. We like to eat breakfast in the cool patio close to the kitchen and lunches and dinners in front of the pool and the view of Luberon. This year we also used the petanque playground behind the house. It is impossible to see how beautiful the house is on the pictures, you need to to experience it! And I also need to mention that the closebye village Goult is adorable. It is like walking back in time and luckily there is less tourists. We hope we can come back next year.
Thank you, Paul, for your nice comments about the house.Yes, Villa Manon has many different areas to seek out in the course of the day, we like that about it too. It makes it comfortable for large groups to not feel confined to each other. And I am glad you enjoyed Goult, I think it is a great village, far less crowded, and with a real life to it, not just a series of touristy shops like some other places. Definitely worth many strolls over, to the market, to the windmill, to the cafe de la Poste.... without forgetting a stop at La Boulangerie where the variety of breads is so tantalizing and yummy!
Thank you for having come back to visit. You were, as before, great guests to have. All the best to you all, Francoise
We had a wonderful time at Villa Manon. The Villa had everything we needed for our stay. The layout of the villa is perfect for family and friends and there is enough space for everyone to be able to relax but also spend time together. We used the cottage house for our guests that came for a few days at a time and the ensuite rooms for our guests who stayed longer. The pool is perfection with a gorgeous view of Provence. It is very well located with provincial villages less than 10 minutes away. The owner was very accommodating to our requests and the manager was very helpful with all of our needs. I cannot recommend Villa Manon enough! We will definitely be back.
Tennis at the Goult tennis club, Fitness Center in Cavaillon, Horseback Riding and Golf nearby, Shopping and Theaters in Cavaillon, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Mediterranean beaches 1 hour away, All the colorful Provence open-air markets(Gordes, Roussillon, Coustellet, Apt, )are within 5 to 15 minutes of the house, as well as the local farmers, Goult (5 mn by car) offers all necessary shopping (Butcher, baker, groceries, a cafe and caterer), Large grocery stores in Coustellet and Apt (10 to 15 minutes each), Don't miss the Abbaye of Senanque, a hike amidst the red rocks of the Petit Colorado, the marvelous restaurants all over, the operas, concerts and other festivals of Orange, Aix and Avignon, Gordes and l'Espace Cardin... Plenty to do, see and taste, it can be all yours!