Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Book this 3 bedroom house in Montjustin today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1734 to as high as $2353, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 22, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Feb 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Damage deposit: ($619.47) €500.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Montjustin Attractions
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Full bath
- 1 Half bath
- 1 Attached (ensuite)
– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Peaceful, beautiful getaway in the Luberon”
Every part of this house and its surroundings provided us with moments both peaceful and memorable. We had an amazing stay here on our first visit to Provence, with our three kids in tow. The location was perfect for exploring the countryside, the outdoor markets, and patisseries of Cereste, and also close enough to visit Rousillon, Gordes, and Chateneuf du Pape. But there were also days where we simply stayed put, hiking the trails, relaxing in the pool, gazing at the stunning views, enjoying a chance encounter with a ranging chicken. A really wonderful place to not only unwind but to soak in some truly amazing Provence culture. Meir was a fabulous host, with info for us on anything we could have possibly needed, and Ans was an incredible resource for us as well. We would absolutely love to return.
“Such a relaxing stay.”
La Fenice is a fantastic place to stay if you want to explore this beautiful part of France. With wonderful hill top views of the Luberon. This is a well equipped and very comfortable villa that stays cool even when the weather is hot – ideal for us Brits. Would definitely recommend the walk down to the local village of Cereste, where you will find one of the best restaurants in the area, La Pastorale, or for something less gastronomic, try Bar Ubu, where they do fantastic homemade frites – well deserved after your walk from Montjustin.
“Our June visit to Montjustin”
We had a very good stay at the house - a combination of character, space and elegance. All was in order and we remembered all over again why it's such a great hilltop village location, the stunning scenery, views from the ramparts etc. And we very much enjoyed the house itself, the pool and garden - including the boules. The new balcony roof terrace extensions are built to be in keeping and we found the roof terrace on the pool side especially useful. The pool was perfect by the way. As was the weather. All-in-all a really great visit.
“Great winter retreat”
We had a blissful wintery week in this beautiful spot at the start of 2013. Bright January sunshine, walks directly from the house, friendly locals and endless coffees and antique hunting in the local villages. The location felt a little like a French version of the Cotswolds - the house is nestled on a hilltop with lots of beautiful old stone houses dotted around it. Private without the feeling of total isolation - perfection! The log fire made the stay, along with Joan Duck, who manages the property. Joan is a real character and generous with her time. She showed us the peaceful resting place of Henri Cartier Bresson and with her unique no nonsense charm. We know the broader area well and the location really is special - less manicured than Les alpilles and the mountains and villages are more than a match. Although this is an obvious location for summer fun, we would also recommend La Fenice in the winter to anyone looking for somewhere to tuck up snuggly and get away from it all in comfortable surroundings. It's a little like being in a hot air balloon - floating above the countryside out of reach from life's cares and concerns. Thank you for the hospitality.
“Heaven on earth”
La Fenice is a superb, well equipped holiday home in the tiny hilltop village of Mont Justin. We spent a week there with friends and can honestly say that in almost 40 years of staying in French holiday gites, this was the best so far! The smell of lavender that greets you as you walk through the front gate is a lovely start but it gets even better when you walk in through the front door and see the lovely vaulted ceilings in the dining and kitchen areas. The view from the lounge window is stunning and the bedrooms are very comfortable with en suite facilities. The pool, even in October, was lovely, if a tad on the chilly side! We had fun improving our boules skills on the pétanque court and the views from the bottom of the garden across to the mountains were superb, especially in the early evening sunlight. The information and impressive TV technology were great. We visited local markets and cooked some delicious meals with fresh local ingredients and we also ate out at a couple of recommended local restaurants - both excellent. Many thanks to Meir for letting us share his piece of heaven on earth.
The small village of Montjustin is found by a single sign on the High Road linking the Provencal market towns of Forcalquier and apt. Among the ruins of the medieval castle a couple dozen stone residences are crafted. The immaculate and loved villa, La Fenice, where modern quarry tiled floors meet ancient stone walls and ceilings of the Cave. High in the mountains...cooler than much of Provence in this very hot summer. Decorated with impeccable Provencal style, and equipped with modern appliances and internet Wi-Fi. We most loved wandering through castle ruins, the tower and the remaining fortress walls. Driving down the mountain two and half kilometers to the High Road on a well-paved narrow road, you pull over to allow another car to pass, a farm dog or two sleeping safely in the road. Baled hay is scattered impressionistically along the mountain road along with sheep, a few horses, and cattle. Watch out for a chicken or wandering cat near the castle. On the High Road driving to the boulangerie in Cereste, see remarkable lavender fields, strawberries harvested, a truck laden with hay bales, an old Citroen on Sunday morning, and a frame of ancient Cypress trees marking the entrance to Cereste. There may be a bicycle race on Sunday along the Grande Randonnee up at the castle when I return with fresh croissants and baguette. La Fenice is for stopping, smelling lavender, to play boules of Petanque, and enjoy the romance and mysteries of Provence. Wonderful personal management from the owner and his local manager. You will feel the kind and thoughtful help during your stay. It will be a unique memory of Provence for you.
“Wonderful Provencal holiday home”
No words or pictures can truly describe the peace and relaxing qualities of Villa Fenice, the reality exceeded our expectations. This is a real holiday "home”. It is extremely comfortable with everything provided that you could require. The accommodation is spacious, the beds comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the bathrooms (and in fact the whole villa) were extremely clean and well looked after. We loved the character of the stone building, the views from the lounge and particularly the vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and dining hall. We were only sorry we were there for one week, as we wanted the experience to continue longer. Outside, you are spoilt for choice for places to sit, be it in the sun or shade - by the pool, in the garden or on the terraces. We loved the pool! We needed to relax and we did not venture far, but the other couple who were with us, were more active and very much enjoyed the surrounding scenery and the hill villages of the Luberon, there is plenty to see and do without having to drive far. The walk to Cereste along the ridge is recommended, also the market on a Monday in Forcalquier. The views towards the alps at the bottom of the garden, from the viewpoint are superb. We cannot recommend this holiday home enough and look forward to returning.
“House of Dreams in Provence”
If you close your eyes and picture the ideal french country home, with modern amenities, gorgeous private pool and magical Van Gogh-esque landscapes on all sides, you will find it as your reality at La Fenice. My husband and I came for our 5 year anniversary and could not believe the beautiful lavender lined driveway, the gorgeous quince, apple and cherry trees in the garden, nor the sun drenched patio where we had wonderful lunches of wine and cheese after a blissful afternoon swim --it was more than we ever expected. The villa, one of 12 homes that over look a sprawling valley, is immediately comfortable with terra cotta floors, stone walls and glorious views on all sides. We enjoyed making breakfasts and lunches, in the ample kitchen, and eating outside on the upstairs terrace --also a great place to see the stars at night. The house is clean, great for couples or family and Meir is the ideal host --so helpful with all the details and suggestions. You know you are staying with host that loves Provence as much as you will, when you stay. Montjustin is also a great center point to get to aix en Provence, Avignon, Chateuaneuf du Pape, Marseille and apt. We would recommend it without reservation and would recommend it to anyone interested in totally immersing oneself in relaxation or deeper dive into the glories of Provence.
We arrived at La Fenice on a Friday afternoon excited for our two week getaway. We knew it was going to be great, but it was so much more!! We spent two weeks mesmerized by the overwhelming beauty of the area and the view from this gorgeously restored 19th century home. La Venice is a dream! It is paradise! We celebrated our long overdue honeymoon for the first week by gazing at the stunning views of the alps, basking in the sun in the garden and enjoying the refreshing swims in the sparkling pool. We have a little boy and he loved it, crawling in the soft grass, breathing fresh air and learning to swim. La Fenice is romantic and a perfect setting for couples and families. It was the ideal honeymoon home. It also has a perfect large cot so that our little baby had a place to sleep and play safely. In the second week of our stay our good friends joined us, and together we explored the Luberon - visiting small beautiful towns, old castles and parks. Our evenings were indulgent - eating delicious meals on the La Fenice deck, in the garden and by the stone fireplace. Montjustin has no through car traffic, which means that we enjoyed our wine and cheese in the most peaceful surrounds. I don't usually write in these forums but this time I couldn't help myself - because La Fenice the most beautiful, special and fantastic holiday home and deserves to be shared. There was only one disappointing moment - and that was having to leave and go home!
Great central location for site seeing. Lots of room for our three children to run around.