Mas des Costes

  • Location Fontvieille Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8

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Mas des Costes is a true wonder, tucked in the middle of a vast grove of 2800 olive trees. A long time ago it was a postal relay station, then a farm, and now a majestic place half way from the famous cities of St Rémy de Provence and Arles.

This 16 acre property enjoys perfect views of the Alpilles and is composed of a main bastide, an adjacent “mas” and an ancient tower (that can be rented at an additional cost). All of these lovely stone buildings offer the best in luxury amenities. Due to its size, it is ideal for families traveling together, or for large groups seeking privacy while still being able to gather in different nooks such as the pool house or under the shade of the 200 old nettle tree.

The main Bastide has three bedrooms with private bathrooms and is recently renovated and fully air-conditioned. The ground floor kitchen, dining room and lounge area open onto the terraces leading to the pool.

There is an adjacent “Mas” or house but entirely independent. A ground floor kitchen open up to a large shaded terrace to enjoy lazy lunches and dinners. On the first floor, the three bedrooms (each with private bathrooms) can be accessed by two different staircases. The whole Mas is air-conditioned, the furniture and level of comfort is the same as in the main Bastide.

Finally, the Tower, boasting an elegant shape and beautiful stone work, carries the guests into other times. Entirely independent from the other buildings and overlooking the valley, the Tower has a kitchen and a sitting room on the ground floor, and one bedroom with bathroom on each upper floor. Again, the level of comfort is high, it is air conditioned — a great place for children, or young people seeking extra privacy.

A wonderful couple live as guardians on the property in the Grange nearby (formerly a barn) with a separate entrance. They look after the upkeep of the property and the olive farm—are very discreet and ensure the tenants’ comfort and security.

These wonderful buildings are surrounded by manicured Provencal gardens, the beauty and the feeling of well being on the estate is everywhere, both during the day and at night when the property is lit.

From the property, you are less than 15 minutes drive from the popular villages of Fontvieille, les Baux, Saint Rémy de Provence with a vast array of boutiques, cafes, markets and restaurants. Less than 30 minutes you will fund the historical cities of Arles, Nimes and Avignon.



8 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 16

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom, King bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian shower, 2 sinks, WC). A/C. TV.
  • Bedroom 2 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub with handshower, 2 sinks, WC on the landing). A/C. TV.
  • Bedroom 3 -King bed, open bathroom (Italian shower, 2 sinks, WC on the landing). A/C. TV.
  • MAS:
  • Bedroom 4 - Master bedroom, King bed (Tub, shower, sink, WC). Separate staircase. A/C. TV.
  • Bedroom 5 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C. TV.
  • Bedroom 6 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C. TV.


  • Second Story:
  • Bedroom 7 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C. TV.
  • Third Story:
  • Bedroom 8 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C. TV.


  • Air conditioning all through the house
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Laundry in the Grange: Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 16 people
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Dining for 16 people
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Couple of Guardians living on the property in a separate house
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Bathrobes in all the bedrooms
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Pool House with Lounge suite
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Lit Garden
  • Outdoor Dining for 16 People
  • Grill - 2 Gas BBQs
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Foostable
  • Private Parking
  • Views on the Alpilles

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 15m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): 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: Wonderful views from the pool area, along with large open space to play for children.

Maid Service

Daily housekeeping.

The personnel is available for providing any kind of services: please inquire. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Fontvieille 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info



7 km north east of Arles and 8 km south of the Baux de Provence via the D17.

Fontvieille - Daudet's windmill

Fontvieille is situated in the heart of the "Provence des Alpilles", not far from the historic arena at Arles, the citadel of the Baux de Provence, the museums of Saint-Rémy and the Avignon Festival which is less than 30km away !

Fontvieille - Church

After having left Arles, you will follow a pretty road (the D17 in the direction of Les Baux and Maussane) which crosses the superb countryside of the Alpilles with its vast fields of olive trees, shrubs and lush green fields, with the majestic Montmajour abbey in the distance.

Fontvieille - Town hall

Arriving in Fontvieille, you will discover a picturesque village with its ancient houses built from stone extracted from the famous quarries founded in the 15th century. The arenas at Arles and Nîmes, the 14th century chateau at Tarascon and most recently the Palais Longchamps and the Bourse at Marseille have all been built from the same stone.

Fontvieille - Mautauban castle

Fontvieille is the village where Alphonse Daudet wrote his famous "Lettres de Mon Moulin". To visit the "Moulin de Daudet" and its small museum, climb the small hill until you reach the summit where the wind-mill overlooks the valley. From the hill (easy to climb), you will have a superb view of the Alpilles and the "Château de Montauban" where Daudet lived from time-to-time.

Fontvieille - Church

It was here, surrounded by this "scenery of stone" (or "caillasse" as they say here), on this hill-top covered in olives, pine-trees and oaks that Daudet found the inspiration for his stories.

He dreamt up his characters while listening to the stories from the shepherds and inhabitants of the Montauban chateau.

A variety of walking-tracks ranging from 2 to 9 km are available so visitors can appreciate the beauty of the natural environment, and it is even possible to walk in the foot-steps of la chèvre de M. Seguin!

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
Route des vins

Cities and villages: Les Baux, St Rémy, Arles, Paradou, Eygalieres, Nimes, Avignon are less than 30 minutes drive.

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Fontveille

Tuesday: Paradou

Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Fontvieille

Local Restaurants
Les Baux de Provence
Maussane Les Alpilles
Saint Rémy de Provence

Within Walking distance
The wonderful countryside of the Alpilles.

Little shops in Fontvieille, larger ones in Tarascon or Saint Rémy de Provence.


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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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