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Mas Provencal

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type mas
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 suite/ landscape garden/boules table tennis basket 75 m² heated pool/Spa/Tramp


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About The Owner

"We had 13 adults and 2 kids stay for one week. The house is amazing. Everything on the outside is impeccable: the pool, the hot tub, the petanque course, the landscaping complete with lavenderand butterflies, and on and on. The inside is equally outstanding. The house has 4 floors and we easily could spread out and find places to get away and have privacy, but than meet at one of 3 giant dining tables for group meals (inside, porch, lawn). The owner linked us with an amazing chef. Her name is Soko and she's Japanese but don't let that fool you. She cooks amazing French food. She shopped, cooked, cleaned up, etc. We didn't lift a finger. It was amazing. We rented bikes (which the owner also helped us with) and biked to many places that were so, so beautiful. We rented electric bikes and traditional bikes. My wife, who rarely cycles, biked with me to LaCoste (7 miles each direction because we purposely went the scenic route) and totally loved it. She loved it so much, I am now an $800 electric bike for her! Point being, the hills are NOTHING on an electric bike. Bonnieux is literally a 3 minute bike ride from the house. The Lavender Distillery is a 15 minute bike ride. Saignon is a 20 minute bike ride. We are in our 40's, 50's, and 60's and every single person that had the electric bike loved all the rides. Passing fields of lavender, olives, cherries, apricots, was just outstanding.

Speaking of outstanding, the owners of this house, Rose and Eric, are the best part of the whole thing. We have rented and traveled the world over and had thought that the Kiwis and Balinese were the world's most helpful and friendliest people, but Rose and Eric take the cake. They are incredibly helpful, kind, patient, responsive, and every other positive adjective you could name. I own the highest rated company (Yelp) of my profession in my city and I'd like to think I know a thing or two about customer service. I highly doubt I will ever meet anyone better than Rose and Eric"

Gary

The Owner purchased this mas in 2005

Why The Owner chose Bonnieux

We fell in love with this house because of its location in an exceptional nature site

Also note the quietness, the fact that it is not overlooked and the majestic beauty of the farmhouse itself.

The history of this farmhouse is interesting. This huge 7-acre estate sheltered an 18th century farmhouse and 2 15th century dry stone huts that the former Mayor of Bonnieux, general practitioner of the village, majestically renovated while preserving the typical character of the Provencal building.

Just like him we added our own touch while renovating this farmhouse in a functional, harmonious and uncluttered way. The colours change during the day and with the seasons. The indoor colours are warm and relaxing and the site has a magic cachet that all the people who came to the farmhouse for an hour, a day or a week immediately felt in a significant and intense way. We also have been seduced by this cachet that is ideal for daydream and relaxation which take us away from our daily life.

Amenities

Bonnieux Mas Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mas
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , tub , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Petrarch bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Granite top double vanity unit/walk-in shower/bath/toilet
  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom and toilet. There is a walk-in shower in each bedroom and a bath in some of them. Bathrooms are new and made of granite and stone In each bathroom, you will find: 1 hair dryer 1 magnifying mirror 1 heated towel rail 1 jewellery stand 1 toothbrush glass 1 cotton holder Non-calcareous water treated by Culligan system 100 % decalcified which makes it soft and pleasant whether you want to drink it or to use it in the bathrooms. Bathrooms are well and professionally cleaned after each guest (no limestone around the taps, not any mark on the shower cubicles and immaculate mirrors). The cleaning is irreproachable. Toilets always have two-ply toilet paper. Bathrooms have pastel, bright, design and tasteful colours as you can see on the pictures.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 3 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms have been renovated and decorated by an interior architect New beds and bedside tables, wardrobes, bedside lamps, direct and indirect lighting Bath and pool towels, soft fluffy bath mat, beds decorated with cushions and quality silk and linen bed set. The beds are equipped with bed base covers, mattress protectors and pillow protectors For your comfort, each bed has 2 pillows In each wardrobe, there is 1 hanging space and 5 shelves There are black-out shutters on all windows Linen and silk curtains give a refined character to all bedrooms. Tiebacks in all bedrooms offer a draped effect when curtains are opened. Parquet floor, tiles, sinter or terra cotta Van Gogh bedroom has a bed canopy and Pagnol bedroom has a four-poster bed Bright and sunny South-exposed bedrooms and air-conditioning in the entire house but not necessary because the stone walls are very thick.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 authentic “borie” spaces Summer kitchen, garden furniture, barbecue made of local stone, gas plancha and outdoor sink made of local stone. 2 outdoor spaces to have breakfast or dinner 1 giant swing 1 boules pitch 1 football field Waterfalls and 2 Provencal fountains

Reviews

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average rating of 4.97561 based on 72 reviews
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family week in Gaby’s wonderful villa celebrating my Dad’s 75th birthday. The house was spacious (there were 21 of us :10 adults and children aged 2-15) and brilliantly appointed with lots of options for outdoor eating. The garden and pool area were really lovely and there was so much to do to keep everyone occupied and happy ( pétanque pitch, football goals, giant outdoor chess, trampoline, table tennis, bar football). The house itself is lovely and has everything you could possible need. The master bedroom is stunning!

We didn’t explore the area as much as we’d planned as it was so hot but the surrounding area is beautiful with the pretty little village of Bonnieux only a 15 minute walk away and beautiful Lourmarin only a 15 minute drive away.

Gaby could not have been more helpful or responsive. It was a pleasure to stay in her gorgeous house and we would love to return in future. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Haddonfield NJ
4

Pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property. Enjoyed the beautiful home n surroundings. Needed. New grille n coffee pot but Rose had them delivered next day. There were some extra charges for sheets n pillow cases. I did not understand why as we paid for the house n it should hv been included no matter how many guests showed up. Rose is very very nice n very accommodating but when your paying that much for a home there should be one price n not any additional charges for sheets

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California
5

Very beautiful and amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in this comfortable and beautiful home where the views are breathtaking and we could enjoy many walks into the village and forest.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Litchfield, IL
5

Worth another review (previous review MAGICAL RETREAT)

  • 5 of 5

Reflecting on our amazing time at this perfect property is just like a dream. Anyone who gets the chance to stay here will never regret it. Every aspect of this house delivered, the rooms were spacious and had their own bathroom, the living areas were optimal for hanging out and connecting, the outside area for eating was bug free and ideal for large parties. Everything was clean and functional. The pool was especially perfect for our kids. The seating area near the pool offered great night time wine and stars. Rose the owner was prompt if I needed anything and response within the same day. We highly recommend this place especially for large groups. We were a group of 18 and it was extremely comfortable. We hope to return over and over to this paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

MAGICAL HOLIDAY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 18 were celebrating a 50th birthday. Our total surprise when we arrived at this magical place and all the incredible details and comforts that Rose suppled were like a fairytale. The property was well kept, the rooms all comfortable and having own bathrooms for large group was exceptional. We received 5 star service from all the staff and were delighted by all the nooks and crannies of places to just be together, near pool, in the garden, dinners outside, kids loved the place as well. We would highly recommend this to anyone who wants top notch location and superb comfortable and gorgeous setting as well as divine spacious home.. Thank you Rose you have a wonderful property, it is with sincere gratitude to you and your home that we had such a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Villa for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our American family of 16, ages 20-62, rented this fabulous villa for a week in early summer. The villa was well-equipped, a lovely mix of traditional Provencal with modern comforts, and spacious. But the grounds were the really special aspect. Situated in this beautiful nature preserve, the grounds featured beautiful gardens, hiking trails, large swimming pool, hot tub, petanque court, ping-pong table, outside barbeque, inside and outside eating areas, old stone ruins, and wonderful views of the villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste from some of the villa rooms. It was easy driving distance to nearby villages (walking distance from Bonnieux) as well as to Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Chateau-neuf-de-Pape. We also took a hot air balloon ride in nearby Roussillon.

I highly recommend this property as either a base from exploring Provence or a place to relax amid the quaint villages of the Luberon mountains. I only wish we had booked for two weeks so we could do both more fully! Rose was very helpful in connecting us to the hot air balloon pilot and to Edith, a local chef who prepared our first night dinner and did a cooking class mid-week for us at the villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad Maureen to read your nice review, glad for the review but also glad to hear that you have had a so good time in the house. I take the advantage to say how good visitors you were respect of the space, kindness and excellent communication. Hope to see you again soon Rose-Gaby and Eric
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille mid-haul flights/Nice long-haul flights
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
village -5 pubs- one with a sight on Mont Ventoux
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Marseille old city Massilia: Canebière
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Saumane de Vaucluse 18-holes- foot of Vaucluseclus
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Avignon train directly coming from London/Paris
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Motorway A7 Cavaillon – Paris Bonnieux 750 km 7 h
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Capelongue, 2 Michelin stars and La Coquillade
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Mont Serein, Alpes du Sud: very sunny ski resort
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
ROCKY INLETS OF CASSIS- WILD CAMARGUE/ ITS FAUNE
Car: not necessary

In Bonnieux in the Luberon, you are in the heart of Provence

You have a wide choice of excursions and good deals

First of all, visit the most beautiful villages of France starting with Bonnieux and its unique views of Mont Ventoux but also Lacoste which is famous for its Château du Marquis de Sade, Gordes which is a famous medieval village, Roussillon which is the small Colorado, Saignon and its rock, Oppède-le-Vieux, Cucuron, Lourmarin and many others like Isle-sur-la-Sorgue which is famous for its second-hand shops and its antiques.

Around 20 km away, you can discover natural sites such as Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Rustrel Ochre, the Dentelles de Montmirail but also mythical towns such as Avignon and its Cité des Papes, Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine for their antique theatre.

Hidden in the Vaucluse Gorge, you will discover the Sénanque Abbey

Further South, in the Alpilles: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus, Eygalières and its site and the Château des Baux-de-Provence.

On the other shore of the Rhône, you can also discover the Pont du Gard, perfectly preserved Roman viaduct.

Further South: the town of Arles and its Colosseum arena, our beautiful Mediterranean Sea with Marseille and the Calanques (rocky inlets) of Cassis at less than 50 miles (1 hour drive)

The many beaches of the Var and the Côte d’Azur are ideal for relaxation and for their landscape

Some good addresses where you can enjoy great food:

l'Arôme in Bonnieux

la Bergerie à Bonnieux

Le Fournil in Bonnieux

La Coquillade in Apt

La Terrasse in Goult

Le petit café in Oppède-le-Vieux

Restaurant de l'Horloge in Cucuron

Sport activities:

Tennis, soccer, horse riding and biking in Bonnieux

Nearby golf course in Saumane

Bike rides on the roads of the Tour de France, Mont Ventoux, canoeing in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, hikes in the cedar forest surrounding the house and climbing in the mountains of the Vaucluse and the Luberon.

The region is famous for its Côte du Rhône, Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ventoux and Luberon wines. We recommend you certain vineyards and wine cellars such as Aureto which is one of the most famous cellars in Ménerbes and Aureto in Roussillon.

The region is mythical for the Tour de France lovers because you can see the Mont Ventoux, famous mountain stop-over of this circuit. As for the Luberon, it delights young and old hikers and climbers.

The Luberon is appreciated for its perched villages, its exceptional sunshine, its Mediterranean scents and the song of birds and cicadas at night.

Its Provencal gastronomy attracts the experts and hedonists (truffles, lavender honey, tapenade, olive oil, wine, alcohol, etc.)

The region is also famous for its art and antique markets that attracts tourists from all over the world (Isle-sur-la-Sorgue).

We cannot talk about the Luberon without talking about its local markets in the villages whose origin dates back to Middle Ages.

The Vaucluse, and particularly the Luberon, is a land to discover because it was difficult to access for a long time. It is only since the 70’s, thanks to the development of infrastructures, that the region opened itself to tourists and artists without losing its nature character and the secret that make it an exceptional place.

The places that we appreciate the most are the following:

Perched villages including Bonnieux, Gordes, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Lourmarin and Roussillon

Les Baux-de-Provence

The Rustrel Ochre

The small Colorado

Avignon and the Cité des Papes

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Cassis and its calanques (rocky inlets)

Aix-en-Provence and Marseille

Arles and Orange

Bike rides, hikes in the cedar forest and on the marked paths as well as climbing in the mountains of the Luberon and the Vaucluse are also very pleasant.

It is very interesting and pleasant to visit the cellars and vineyards whether it is the offered tastings or the original explanations of the passionate and outgoing guides.

If you are interested in the fauna and flora, it is an interesting region that will delight the fishermen and hunters.

The noble and wild Mediterranean Sea along the coasts of the Var is very romantic

You can also go canoeing in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Note that Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has also many antique shops offering items that are interesting for their history but also for their beauty and rarity. All budgets will be satisfied because, even if the quality is present, you will find some items for very affordable prices while strolling from shops to shops or from boutiques to stands.

Finally, the Provencal markets are a pleasure for the eye and the palate and have been preserved as such since Middle Ages, when we used to sell things in the street and not in aseptic standard shopping centres.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

ménage final $346.74
Pet Fee $115.58

Une caution de 1500€ est à envoyer par chèque 1 mois avant l'arrivée. Ce chèque ne sera pas déposé en banque et sera restitué 7 jours après le séjour

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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