Bastide des Clapes

  • Location Bonnieux Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 21
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
  • Rating

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Large renovated and air conditioned stone house located on a vast private property with views near the famed Luberon village of Bonnieux.

This comfortable and spacious 8 bedroom, 8 bathroom house opens to a large, beautiful garden with view, pool, and outdoor dining. The property is designed for modern comfort on the inside and simplicity and beauty of outdoor living in the garden. The owners make continual improvements each year for upmost comfort for adults, as well as activity for children (please see list of amenities). Four hectares of gardens provide ample space to enjoy outdoor living and play spaces.

We found this property to be exceptionally well cared-for, cleaned and well-equipped for large families or groups of friends. Depending on the composition of the family, the full capacity of the house can be up to 23 people, please inquire.



8 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 21

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Air Conditioned Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 2 - Air Conditioned with 3 single beds (or 1 King and 1 single bed) and en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 3 - King bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 4 - Air Conditioned with Two single beds and en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - Air Conditioned Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 6 - Air Conditioned bedroom with 3 single beds and en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC upstairs).

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 7 - Air Conditioned Queen bedroom with separate bathroom (Shower, sink, separate WC).

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 8 - Large Air Conditioned Master bedroom, King bed (2m large) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, separate WC). Beautiful views on the Luberon hills.

Additional Bedrooms/ Bathrooms Layout

  • A sofa can be made as a single bed for children in bedroom 8.
  • Please inquire for additional beds.


  • Air Conditioning throughout the house
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • TV in 7 bedrooms
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Sound system inside and outside
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Laundry room with Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sauna for 4 people
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 20 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels
  • Pets allowed - €100 fee required


  • Outdoor Dining for 20 People (multiple shaded dining areas available)
  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Jacuzzi
  • Multiple Terraces with beautiful views
  • Large fountain
  • Summer house with sonos music system
  • Gas and Charcoal BBQ
  • Pizza Oven
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Games for Children (football, basketball, wooden castle play set, wooden swing)
  • Trampoline
  • 30-meter professional zipline situated within the forest of the property
  • 2 hamacs for lounging
  • Borie fitted with two single beds for relaxation or rest within nature
  • Professional Boules Terrain w/ boules
  • Outdoor fitness equipment (Proform bicycle and ab/leg machine)
  • Large authentic Shepherd stone house in garden
  • Private Parking
  • Beautiful views
  • Table Tennis
  • 8 bicycles available for rent (€30 per bike, per week)

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 6.5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence and Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

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: Bastide des Clapes owners offer guaranteed pool heating regardless of weather conditions, April to October.
The views are truly splendid from the pool area.
A removable fence can be set for young children upon request.

Maid Service

Three cleaning hours twice per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and end-of-stay cleaning are included in the rental.

For multi-week stay, an additional 60 EUR required for linen change and cleaning on Saturday.

Please inquire for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

Rental: Summer 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Chef Gerard OK - not very exciting
Chef Marie Lousada - very good indeed, very professional and very nice.

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Did not know the Luberon prior to our stay and fell in love with the area. Found being on the outskirts of Bonnieux a perfect location for visiting many villages within easy reach.

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. A "welcome pack" of some Provencal products upon arrival would have been much appreciated.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. Our first experience of a villa holiday in Provence and we were thrilled with Bastide des Clapes, it's amenities and location. It actually surpassed our expectations and so I would absolutely trust Only Provence in my search for forthcoming holidays. The company were very professional to work with, both in booking and in guidance afterwards to aid our stay. A wonderful week in the Luberon - thank you!


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Bonnieux 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Roussillon 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info



Centrally located in the rolling hills of the Luberon Mountains near Lacoste and Bonnieux - An ideal location for hikes, walks, cycling, touring or just relaxing.

Getting here:
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.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon Mountain villages and lavender fields. Routes des vins. Aix en Provence, Avignon, Arles historic cities...

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Goult

Tues: Gordes

Wednesday: Merindol, St-Remy

Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes

Friday: Bonnieux, Lourmarin

Saturday: Menerbes

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence

Within Walking distance
Bonnieux village is 20 minutes' walk.

Restaurant Capelongue (starred) is half a mile from the house.

Forêt des Cêdres walks start from the property.

Small shops in Bonnieux and large stores in Coustellet and in Apt: A 10 minute drive.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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