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With five bedrooms in the main house, two large living spaces, and a gorgeously spacious kitchen (with back work and storage area), there is plenty of space here for families or groups of friends to enjoy. The two living rooms sit on either side of the kitchen, with the central courtyard terraces running alongside. This ties the home together wonderfully allowing for both space and flow.
The exterior terraces are perfectly appointed with comfortable furnishings and large dining spaces. Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and a large pool area with outdoor kitchen, guests often find themselves easily spending entire days here in this setting.
One is also able to walk into the charming village of Paradou for a meal at the famous Bistrot du Paradou, or a quick stop for pastries at the local bakery - This village offers a small selection of the most idyllic provençal essentials. You can also take a quick 10-minute drive to the surrounding villages of Maussane, St Remy and Les Baux with over 40 restaurants and numerous shops.
*Please note the open stairwell in the main house if traveling with younger children.
7 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 13
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 18m x 6m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover
Salt water System: Yes
Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: Truly a treat to have such a large pool in a property next to the center of the village.
Pool is heated from June to September at no additional price.
End of stay cleaning and 3 hours each day from Monday to Saturday are included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Did the villa meet your expectation?
About what I expected?
Please detail the reasons why:
We'd stayed there before.
Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues
How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
Overall how would you rate this villa?
Please detail what would have made your stay even better:
Rental: Summer 2019
Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. This is a spectacular villa. Best we've stayed in, and we've been visiting the south of France for 30 years. The proximity to the village is especially wonderful. The grounds are spectacular and beautifully maintained. Like living in a park.
Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. The owner should check the electric power coming through outlets near the bed. Felt weak to us.
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. A totally professional company. Truly knows its business and works hard and successfully to please a discerning and demanding clientele.
This was the easiest vacation booking we've made, and the most stunning house we've stayed in in Provence. The booking process was simple and straight forward and the house an absolute dream and more.
What did you like about your experience?
We know the area very well, so I guess the house and its situation.
Areas for improvement:
Would you recommend Mas d'Aiguebelle and Only Provence to friends/ family and why/ why not?
Mas d'Aiguebelle was the best house we've ever stayed in and we're not novices. We have rented in Provence every summer for over six years and this house wins hands down. Two dishwashers, two fridge freezers, a walk-in cold room, two washing machines,two dryers, a Nespresso machine, a juicer, a large and small Magimix. I could go on and on.And that's just the kitchen.Beautiful and functional and fully equipped bathrooms. A cinema which WORKED. Air conditioned throughout. A lovely herb garden. Wonderful woman who took care of the property. Generous hosts to say the least.A dream holiday home.And a stunningly huge swimming pool for us swimmers. Oh, and I haven't mentioned the cooker, nor the rotisserie, nor the barbeque, the boule court. the table tennis table, the rowing machine…. I could go on and on.
What star rating would you give Mas d Aiguebelle? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest)
Mas d'Aguibelle gets a definite 5.
What star rating would you give Only Provence?
Only Provence gets a definite 5 too.
Any additional, thoughts, comment, suggestions would be welcome :)
I am loth to mention this, as its's our only complaint, but some of us hated the memory foam mattresses.I am not sure the hosts are aware of this, but some people have a bad reaction to memory foam.
|Closest Village||Paradou||KM||0 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Maussane Les Alpilles||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Les Baux de Provence||5 KM||3.1 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Saint Rémy de Provence||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
Le Paradou is the charming name given to this tiny village situated between the Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range.
Although this village may well ressemble Paradise, the origins of its name Le Paradou are much more down to earth... its name comes from the ancient windmills used by the weavers who lived on the banks of the Arcoule river.
In the middle ages, the village was called St Martin de Castillon (not to be confused with the village in the Vaucluse).
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
Saint-Remy de Provence
Les Baux de Provence
Route des vins...
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès
Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles
Within Walking distance
Le Paradou village. Bistrot le Paradou.
There is a small grocery shop in the village, larger stores in St Rémy de Provence or Maussane.
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.