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The house is surrounded by luscious fields, creating complete natural tranquility, yet still only 2.5 km from the lovely village of Maussane les Alpilles.
With large windows and doors opening onto the terraces, the villa has an abundance of natural light. The ground floor is quite expansive in comparison to comparable four bedroom houses, as it comprises of two vast living rooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, an office and three of the four bedrooms. The decoration is simultaneously modest and warm, modest and welcoming.
Outdoors, the swimming pool area is ideal for adults and children alike - situated in front of the house, and secured by an electric security cover - one can imagine spending hours in total relaxation. The adjacent garden is frequently full of flowers and so well cared for by the owners. The private lavender field beside the swimming pool brings natural calm into the air.
While visiting Mas de Fontchaude, you'll find an abundance of activities in the region. Whether touring the back roads to Maussane, a wonderful local village with quite a nice variety of restaurants and shops; or visiting the popular neighboring villages of Les Baux and St Remy, there are endless ways to enjoy your days here in this area. This is truly a lovely locale for a Provence holiday at its best.
4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12.5m 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: The pool is very private, and surrounded by a fragrant flowered landscaped garden.
Please note that pool heating works from April 1 to end of October.
Breakfasts can be provided as well as private chauffeur, massage service, bikes... Please inquire.
End of stay cleaning as well as intermediate cleaning (3 hours) is included. Please ask for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Rental: Summer 2019
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R. Can't think of anything major.
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R. No. It was a very accurate profile of the property.
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Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Privacy that house gave us and location near Mausanne was fantastic.
Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Maybe easier payment options with an on-line form etc. Aside from that it was very straight forward.
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. A truly beautiful and private oasis in a fantastic setting. Nicest house we have ever rented in Provence. Loved to set up of the house with bedrooms away from each other.
|Closest Village||Maussane Les Alpilles||2 KM||1.24 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Les Baux de Provence||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Mouriès||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Saint Rémy de Provence||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
Nestled at the foot of the Alpilles, Maussane is an agreeable village in the vallée des Baux surrounded by vast olive plantations and superb countryside.
Maussane les Alpilles - Church
Although Maussane was situated on the ancient Roman road linking Arles to Aix en Provence, only a few remains can be seen today. Maussane's history is linked to The Baux de Provence where its inhabitants sought refuge in times of war.
Maussane les Alpilles street
Maussane slowly gained independence and soon prospered thanks to its many springs and fertile farmland. In the 1830s, Maussane possessed more than 650 hectares of olive trees and no less than 12 windmills or "moulins à huile" used to make olive oil.
Maussane les Alpilles fountain
Today Maussane and its neighbour, Mouries are the most important olive oil producing areas in the country. The first stop on the "route de l'olivier", Maussane has more than 37,000 olive trees. Its two windmills continue to produce oil of exceptional quality.
Maussane les Alpilles - Maison typique
Do not leave Maussane without tasting this famous oil... to appreciate the taste simply drizzle a little on a piece of bread or on a small chunk of goat's cheese... accompanied by a slice of tomato you have a true "péché mignon"!
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.
Alpilles countryside, villages nearby, cafés and restaurants...
Little winding roads are famous for biking.
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès
Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles
Within Walking distance
The quaint typical village of Maussane les Alpilles is just 20 minutes' walk.
Small grocery shops in Maussane les Alpilles, larger shops in Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes' drive.