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.
We’re here to help make your Provence holiday a reality, so contact us should you have any questions.
The house is an authentic farmhouse with all of the charm one would expect from Provence while offering comfort throughout the spacious interior, and outdoors to several terrasses. Though the property is located in the tourist area of the High Luberon, it is completely quiet and private with a generous amount of countryside surrounding.
Mas de Roquebrune offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a supplemental small “loft” bedroom best suited to teens than adults or small children. Note, this room is accessed through another bedroom and does not have a private entrance.
A lovely place to enjoy the real Provence in comfort!
3 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 6
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 3.50m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence and Alarm
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: Long pool for lap swimmers. Panoramic views form the pool area. Pool Heating included July and August and 150€ per week for all other months.
End of stay cleaning included as well as intermediate cleaning, 4 hours. 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?
Better than what I expected
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?
This was our second visit to Saignon but the first time at Mas de Roquebrune. Saignon is a great base for exploring the Luberon and less busy than than Bonnieux or Menerbes. Once you get familiar with the narrow roads, getting around is easy and the traffic light. Market days are a delight, particularly Bonnieux. If you enjoy walking there are many routes close by and all clearly marked. Foret de Cedres and Buoux were our favourite areas. For a more challenging walk, head for Auribeau and take the path to Mourre Negre.
Saignon now has an upscale restaurant, Un Jardin Sur Le Toit. For simple but good country cooking, we love the Comptoir du Balthazar. There are many other good restaurants in the area, all less than 30 minutes drive away. Mas de Roquebrune is 2km from the village and takes around 30 minutes to walk along quiet country roads.
Alternatively there is ample parking in the village. The house is in a great location, very quiet and ideal for outdoor living as well as being very comfortable and tastefully furnished. Having previously rented a house in the village, our preference would be Mas de Roquebrune if, or hopefully when, we pay a return visit!
Mas de Roquebrune is a comfortable and spacious retreat in
a beautiful rural setting surrounded by cherry orchards and vineyards on a high ridge overlooking the town of Apt and just below the charming hill-top village of Saignon. The closest home is about 300 meters distant. Its location in northeastern Provence places it roughly an hour's drive from most of the attractions many visitors to Provence seek out, such as the famous Rhone Valley wineries, Les Baux de Provence and other well known hill-top towns. Kitchen is well equipped, beds are comfortable, plumbing works well and yard is attractively landscaped. Swimming pool is fine but unheated.
Did the villa meet your expectation?
About what I expected?
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
If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Chef Marie Lousada is a star in her own right. She cooked for us several times and it was each time exceptionel. Light, healthy, delicious and wonderful to look at.
Overall how would you rate this villa?
Please detail what would have made your stay even better:
The pool is nothing special but ok.
Are you willing to share a testimonial with other potential renters?
If somebody is keen on modern perfection this is probably Not the right place. We loved the fact that we lived in a cherry orchard with ample place for a child and two dogs to roam around. The life provencal as you imagine it. Laid back and easy going. We had a very good time
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. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. It was lovely! There was one fan not working.
Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Chef Julien was very efficient, relaxed and fun. The dinner was imaginative and beautiful to behold.
Q. Would you consider staying here again?
Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Everything. We all had our own suites, there were gathering spots both inside and out. The pool area was raised and had a nice breeze. It was private and spacious.
Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. If you are looking for a truly Provence experience this is it. This traditional French villa has a rustic exterior with a comfortable, updated interior that lives up to the pictures.
As you may or may not know we are travel agents, we have been in the business 40 years, at one point in time we had 4 offices and 60 employees. I must comment on your staff: Fantastic, Stanley was great and on call, and very knowledgeable I am pleased that we found your company. Interesting and thankful you are "Only Provence" .
Your website is good and complete. We were out with a group of friends that rented a house (on the internet) on Lake Michigan, deposit was sent, the company was British based. Long story short…the whole adventure was a scam and they lost thousands.
I do not know how you advertise a creditable business these days…with the above in mind, I thank your state side office and Stanley eased my mind.
The villa was great, directions were good, nothing negative what so ever. 5 stars across the board.
What did you like about you experience?
Everything! The house was incredibly beautiful, the view from the hilltop was amazing and it was incredibly peaceful. We loved how removed we felt, but how accessible the other villages were.
Areas for improvement:
The only negative was the bees around the pool. Hard to avoid I am sure, with the property being on an old cherry farm, but we really couldn't use the pool until dusk, when the bees left. Any other time, there were hundreds swarming around and even landing in the water.
Only Provence response: Unfortunately, the heat wave drove bees into seek water in the pools this summer!
Would you recommend Mas de Roquebrune, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends/ family and why/ why not?
We would recommend all. And have! The only way we wouldn't is to keep it a family secret :) Only Provence gave us great, detailed information on how to locate our very secluded villa. We loved Chef Gerald. Mas de Roquebrine was a dream come true.
What star rating would you give Mas de Roquebrune? 4 and 1/2, just because of the bees.
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5 stars
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5 stars
Mas de Roquebrune is airy and light with incredible views of Apt. The interior is very clean, private and breezy, with no need for A/C. The kitchen is well-equipped and neighboring Saignon is heavenly. It really felt as though we were living in Provence. We never wanted to leave.
You may want to note that though Saignon is only one mile away, it really isn't "walkable". Not a big deal as there is plenty of parking. But if people really want something with an easy walk to a village, this is not it.
Thank you! And everyone at Only Provence. Our vacation could not have been any better. We cannot wait to return to Provence and rent another amazing place!
|Closest Village||Saignon||2 KM||1.24 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Apt||4 KM||2.48 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||20 KM||12.4 mi||Map||Village Info|
This village is perched at the top of a hill behind a large rock which dominates the valley.
Saignon is a peaceful little village that you can explore by foot. Opposite the town hall you will see a very pretty 12th century Roman church.
While walking through the narrow streets you will discover ancient fountains, picturesque shady squares and beautiful old houses with intricate doorways.
Saignon, Clock tower
Easy access to the rock of Saignon Do not hesitate to climb to the top of the rock where there is a fabulous panoramic view of the plains and the Luberon mountain range.
If the weather is fine, you can see Mont Ventoux, the Lure mountain, the Alpes de Haute Provence and even the heights of Avignon!
Thanks to its rock, Saignon played a key defensive role for the town of Apt, attacked through the centuries by numerous invasions... although not yet by tourists!
Saignon is still relatively unknown so you can appreciate the beauty of the countryside and discover delightful walking trails in the surroundings and around Mont Luberon.
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.
The Luberon Mountain villages and lavender fields. Route des vins.
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: Merindol, St-Remy
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Friday: Bonnieux, Lourmarin
Within Walking distance
Beautiful hiking trails around the house. Saignon hilltop village is only 1 mile far.
Small grocery shop in Saignon, larger stores in Apt at 5 minutes' drive.
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.