About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - 2 Patios - Kitchen - Laundry - Living & Dining Room
LA MAISONNETTE combines the pastoral charm of an old Provençal stone house with the comfort of modern amenities. Accessible via a single-lane path, it is an ideal starting point from which to explore the renown Luberon vineyards, markets, lavender distilleries, and historical sites.
A few minutes from the village center of Ménerbes with its shops, restaurants, and art galeries, La Maisonnette opens onto the idyllic landscape of the Luberon hills, vineyards and orchards. Soaked in natural daylight,
LA MAISONNETTE is fully equipped to provide well-appointed comfort:
• Master bedroom with a king size bed (160 cm X 200 cm), spacious closet, dresser, desk with Wi-Fi internet connection, full bathroom, and private patio with outdoor dining and lounging area
• Guest bedroom with two double beds (90 cm X 200 cm), spacious closet, desk with internet connection, and separate bathroom
• Both bedrooms are appointed with 100% cotton linens
• Both bathrooms are equipped with a sink, a shower, a towel warmer, bath mats, soft cotton towels, liquid soap, and a hair dryer
• Living room includes flat panel TV and a DVD player
• Second patio with eating area in the refreshing shade of an arbor
• Provençal style dining room
• Well-appointed kitchen with breakfast nook, gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, dish towels, toaster, electric kettle, dish soap, and other essentials
• Fully equipped laundry room, with washer, dryer, iron, ironing board, and other essentials including eco-friendly laundry detergent
• Air conditioning
• Free wireless internet connection throughout
• Local property manager
• Weekly cleaning
• One small parking space
Catherine Le Preux
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Catherine Le Preux
Thank you for choosing LA MAISONNETTE and welcome to Provence! The minute you open the door, I hope that you feel comfortable and at home! Originally from France, I am the owner of www.lecolefrancaise.com. As such, I share my time between Washington State and Provence. I am fond of hiking, cycling through beautiful natural landscapes; gardening; visiting extraordinary private gardens and markets; learning more about fine art; oil painting; experiencing unique regional culinary specialties, cheeses, and wines; purchasing local art, crafts, and antiques; and sharing it all with clients, friends, and family members! This region offers it all and I am more than happy to send you a list of my favorite visits and restaurants upon request. Have a wonderful stay!
Why Catherine Le Preux chose Ménerbes
CHARM & COMFORT LA MAISONNETTE combines the Provençal charm of an old stone house with the practical comfort of modern amenities. SETTING & VIEWS LA MAISONNETTE opens onto the idyllic landscape of the Luberon hills, vineyards and orchards. QUICK ACCESS LA MAISONNETTE provides a serene environment while offering quick access to the village of Ménerbes with all its services, restaurants, and shops_ only a 3-5 minute drive or a 10-20 minute walk. Within a 15 mile radius, LA MAISONNETTE offers local access to multiple architectural or historical sites, exceptional gardens, outdoor farmers & antiques markets, biking & hiking trails, vineyards & tastings, and producers of local specialties.
What makes this House unique
FREE • Wi-Fi internet throughout the house • 4 towels, liquid soap, Q-Tips in each bathroom • Liquid dish/hand soap and other essentials in the kitchen • Eco-friendly detergent in the laundry room • Weekly cleaning • Local property manager at your service
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Charming and beautiful home in a fantastically quiet setting
La Maisonnette was everything I had hoped it would be, and more! Catherine was so helpful, and Corinne made the meeting and transfer go smoothly and perfectly. My only regret is that I could not stay longer! Menerbes is a beautiful village, perfectly located to reach all the wonderful villages and wineries Le Luberon is famous for. Merci beaucoup Catherine, I will be back.
Piece of Heaven
Thank you Catherine for sharing this little piece of heaven with us! We spent a week at La Maisonnette - a delightful time in a beautiful little house with an awesome view. We were in France to celebrate our 20th anniversary and could not have asked for a better place on the planet to spend it.
We (my husband and I) spent 3 days at La Maisonette and loved it. After a week of cycling in Provence it was great to have a quiet house with amazing views to relax and spread out in. The house was beautifully decorated in Provençal style, very well equipped and the appliances (including washer and dryer) like new. The welcome was easy as we met in Menerbes and followed the host to the house. We thoroughly enjoyed the 25 minute walk to town. Master bedroom was beautiful. Second bedroom had a queen bed and the window was also the back door. Very nice ensuites for both bedrooms. We would definitely stay at la Maisonette again. Merci!
Full of character and amazingly equipped
This cute and comfortable property is unlike any other vacation rental I have experienced -- and there have been quite a few. As has been said by other reviewers, it is truly an established home, lovingly cared for by an owner who appreciates quality, surrounds herself with it, and enjoys sharing it with like-minded guests. Its location is a bit more removed from Menerbes than anticipated, but the charm of its rural character and "oneness" with its quiet environs quickly came to be regarded as an advantage, the perfect counterpoint to long days of exploring neighboring villages and "must see" attractions in Provence.
Ours was a party of two couples. La Maisonette provided just the right balance of togetherness and privacy in its two bedrooms, each with full en suite bath, and its central common areas. As an avid cook, I was especially appreciative of the comprehensive inventory of first-quality kitchen equipment and serving dishes. Nothing abbreviated or cheap here. And when was the last time you found a top-of-the-line Rowenta iron and ironing board in a vacation rental?
Throughout the booking process and the actual stay, Catherine, the owner, was "present". No detail seemed unconsidered -- a reassuring factor when traveling unknown territory, as we were. There are only two minor items I can suggest that might improve the guests' stay: 1) a more comfortable sofa in the living room and 2) detailed maps of the immediate area with points of day-to-day practical interest like locations of grocery stores (including hours of operation and distance from house) and trash drops.
Thank you, Catherine, for a too-short but amazing stay in your wonderfully inviting home. I enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who wants a taste of "living like a local" in a central and convenient Luberon location!
We spent five days at La Maisonette. It is a charming place, very true to the pictures. Only a short walk from the village of Menerbes and easy driving distance to the other perched villages in the Luberon. Highly recommend it!
Catherine has thought of everything.
Catherine has created a well-equipped, tranquil home where she has thought of many items for travelers that often are missing from other rentals. The rental is extremely well laid out for 2 couples or for a family of 4. The master bedroom is a floor above the main level and spacious with an ensuite bath with modern components that work extremely well. The second bedroom is in a private suite behind the modern kitchen (which showcases all modern up to date appliances and extras such as scissors, wine opener, assorted kitchen tools, pots, pans, coffee maker, hot water pot, lovely white dishes, regular and wine glasses, a knife box, bread board and many other thoughtful inclusions not found in other rentals. There is a counter with stools for a quick cup of tea, a breakfast, or for serving a buffet. )
The second bedroom suite includes two beds which can be separated if desired for sleeping purposes, a nice shower/ sink room with shelving, a stool for sitting in front of the sink which is topped with a mirror and a great light for applying make-up or shaving. There is a separate toilet room. The bedroom has a spacious closet and luggage racks, a chest, and a door to the outside.
The beds in both the master and the second bedroom are firm and the pillows plump and comfortable. All beds are dressed out in fresh and comfortable linen.
There is a great laundry room off the kitchen complete with modern washer and dryer and laundry detergent and cleaning materials and brooms.
The dining table is in a common room with a living, sitting area and s fireplace.
Outside under an arbor is a table and chairs for those fine days one finds in Provence.
In sum, this house is, in the best sense of the phrase truly a home away from home. There is even a drawer in the kitchen with plugs to accommodate various plug types for electrical appliances. But, don't forget, France has 220 volt current.
Catherine is an owner who wants her guests to be comfortable and happy. She is uniquely responsive and provides a 52 page guide to the house (which has Blu-Ray/DVDs player, TV, and Wi-Fi) and to restaurants, postal service, medical service, places to visit and distances, restaurants (including in surrounding towns), means of transportation methods, tourist offices in multiple cities, museums and art galleries, pottery shops, and gardens in the locality.
She has obviously spent much time to ensure her guests easy access to enjoy and learn about this area of Provence.
The hilltop village of Ménerbes provides a post office, a grocery store, a café with newspaper stand, two bakeries, several restaurants, a cinema, cultural foundations, shops, art galleries, and a weekly farmers market.
It is an ideal starting point from which to explore the local Luberon vineyards, markets, lavender distilleries, and regional historical sites.
Within a 30 minute drive
MÉNERBES (1,4 km) (0.8 mi)
SAINT PANTALÉON (5,4 km) (3.3 mi)
GOULT (8 km) (5.0 mi)
OPPÈDE-LE-VIEUX (6 km) (3.7 mi)
LACOSTE (8 km) (4.9 mi)
BONNIEUX (11 km) (6.8 mi)
GORDES (12 km) (7.4 mi)
ABBAYE DE SÉNANQUE (14 km) (8.6 mi)
ROUSSILLON (16 km) (9.9 mi)
L´ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE (19 km) (11.8 mi)
LOURMARIN (22 km) (13.6 mi)
Within a 60 minute drive
AVIGNON (47,3 km) (29.4 mi)
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE (53,1 km (33.0 mi)
THE PONT DU GARD (64,3 km) (40.0 mi)
ARLES (64,8 km) (40.3 mi)
THE MONT VENTOUX (67,9 km) (42.2 mi)
ST RÉMY-DE-PROVENCE (69,2 km( (43.0 mi)
THE CAMARGUE (72,0 km) (45.0 mi)
AIX-EN-PROVENCE (75 km) (45.6 mi)
ORANGE (63,7 Km) (39.6 mi)
NÎMES (82,0 km) (51.0 mi)
Within a 90 minute drive
CASSIS (111.3 km) (69.2 mi)
STES-MARIES-DE-LA-MER (116,8 km) (72.6 mi)