CloseSafety Seal

When you book with Only Provence, you are in safe hands. Should unforeseen circumstances happen that impact your travel and booking, we'll work closely with you and the property owner to come to a solution. If you are traveling during the peak summer season, and wish to have the option to reschedule to comparable dates in 2023 due to Covid-19 restrictions, please inquire with us to include this addendum into your rental agreement.

You can view our booking Terms and Conditions and also see our FAQs for more information.

We’re here to help make your Provence holiday a reality, so contact us should you have any questions.

Mas de l'Ermitage

  • Location Ansouis Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4

Pin this Villa
Mas de l'Ermitage is situated on the southern edge of the Luberon hills, just one kilometer from the lovely village of Ansouis. This area is beloved by those who seek idyllic Provençal nature and authenticity.

Many beautiful villages are nestled here within a short drive, including Lourmarin, Vaugines, and Cucuron, each surrounded by scenes of vineyards and olive groves. The nearest village of Ansouis itself is classified as “One of the most beautiful villages of France”, and offers an historical castle, famous restaurant, and charming local shops.

At the property itself, recent renovations gave this authentic farmhouse, ( a former bergerie) new life with a stunning modern kitchen, a light-filled sitting room, and en-suite bedrooms.

Outdoors, the property's expansive green space is filled by gorgeous, tall trees and manicured gardens, and is bordered by a small stream.

The large swimming pool is a perfect place to play or relax, whether under the hot summer sun or enjoying the shade of the high oak trees. There is complete peace and quiet here, with Summer days punctuated only by the song of cicadas and the rustling of the leaves of the trees.

Various terraces also allow guests to enjoy every time of the day, whether for breakfast, lunch, aperitif or dinner, as well as every season of the year.

With such a convenient and beautiful setting, matched by complete comfort in design, Mas de l'Ermitage is a truly wonderful home for enjoying the best of Provence.

Please note, current exterior images have not been updated, and will be redone and listed by mid-Summer 2022 to more accurately depict the garden spaces as they are now. Images currently shown for exterior areas are in place to give a sense of space and setting; the gardens have been beautifully manicured and restored since these images were taken.



4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Office with large sofa bed. Private bathroom with shower, sink, WC.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with Queen bed and en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 2 - Two single beds (or one King bed) and en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 3 - Two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, Shower, 2 sinks, WC).


  • Air conditioning on ground floor: sitting room, kitchen, dining room
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Library / TV room
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Window screens in all bedrooms
  • Fans if needed
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 8 people
  • Additional table for 4 people
  • Outdoor Dining for more than 10 people
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair if requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining, different table for more than 10 People
  • Stone Barbecue
  • Weber gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • One mile from village of Ansouis

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 11m x 8m

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: Large swimming pool set in a manicured garden with flowers.
The green space is vast and boasts large old trees.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and intermediate cleaning once per week - is included in the rental fees. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


Back to Top

Rates & Availability


Back to Top


There are no posted reviews for this property.

Not all guests send a review after a pleasant stay in Provence; be the next to stay and tell us what you think.


Back to Top

The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Ansouis 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Cucuron 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Vaugines 6 KM 3.72 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info



Ansouis village is located on kilometer from the house. It is rated as "One of the most beautiful villages of France". It has a few nice restaurants and local shops.


Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees.

A very animated village in the summer due to its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and boutiques, Lourmarin attracts many visitors.

There is a 15th and 16thc, castle that has peculiar stairs to see and magnificent apartments to admire (only the Renaissance part of the castle is open to the public).

In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse youself in the gentil Provençal ambience.

The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here.

In fact he was buried in the Lourmarin cemetary.

In such esthetic surroundings and so lively an atmosphere, it is really the place to be in the Luberon in the summer months.

What to see:

"Boite a Sel" belfry. Romanesque church St. Andre.

Listed temple. Villa Medicis de Provence Castle (16thc,).

Provençal bastides (16th, 18thc.).


Friday morning market. Hiking.

Horseback riding. Mountain biking.

Swimming pool. Tennis. Archery.

Minigolf. Fishing in the Durance (4km.).

Summer events: Theater, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, local fairs.

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; Route des vins; Music festivals in Provence

Local Markets
Sunday: Ansouis, Jouques

Monday: Lauris and Cadenet

Tuesday: Cucuron

Wednesday: Pertuis

Thursday: La Roque d'Antheron

Friday: Lourmarin

Saturday: Apt & Pertuis

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence

Within Walking distance
Village center is 15 minutes' walk.

Hiking trails starting all around the house.

Biking on small roads amid vineyards and olive groves is a treat.

Small grocery shop in the village.

Larger stores in Pertuis, 10 minutes' drive.


Back to Top

Note: Maps show approximate location


Back to Top

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


Back to Top

Mas de l'Ermitage


On parle français

What are you hoping to find? Please send us as much or as little information as you wish.


Back to Top

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,, and Amazon.Fr.