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Mas Rustrel

  • Location Rustrel Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 2
  • Rating

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Mas Rustrel is a freshly renovated and decorated country house located within the village limits of Rustrel near Apt in the Luberon Mountains. Fantastic views on the ochre hills of the Colorado Provencal and country walks await - only steps from the café, bakery and restaurants in the village. All famous hilltop villages (Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes...) are less than 20 minutes' drive.

Modern amenities complement the traditional style of construction and tasteful Decoration which add a dose of luxury to the simple life in Provence.



3 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms sleeps 6

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedrooms are on the upper level:
  • 1 Queen bed (or 2 twins) bedroom
  • 2 Private Queen bedrooms
  • Share 2 full baths, each with sink, walk-in shower, and 2 separate toilettes.


  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Flat Screen Satellite TV
  • Zone 2 Euro DVD
  • iPod Dock
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Indoor dining for 8 people
  • Baby Crib/ Cot by request
  • Roll-out couch
  • Extra roll-away bed
  • Wood burning stove
  • Hair dryer in each bathroom
  • Fans in each bedroom


  • Beautiful Mountain view
  • Walking distance to village shops and restaurants
  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasol
  • Outdoor dining table for 8 people
  • Sunny and Shady areas
  • Gas Grill
  • Charcoal Barbecue

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 5m x 7.5 m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Not gated, but has pool safety 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: Other than July and August, the pool can be heated from May through October at an added cost of €100/week, payable upon arrival. Please inquire if you would like this amenity.

Maid Service

Saturday cleaning and Linen change included.

Inquire for extra maid hours at 15 euros per hour. 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 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.

Did the villa meet your expectation?
Better than what I expected, The house and gardens were very attractive - it is difficult to get a full impression from just photos.

Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, No Issues

How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
Everything was perfect - the owner Gilles met us in the village and showed us to the house and we had everything we needed. The pool was very clean and warm and a perfect size for cooling off.

Are you willing to share a testimonial with other potential renters?
Le Mas Rustrel is a lovely villa with a pretty garden and
perfect pool for cooling off after a morning exploring one of the many pretty surrounding villages. Located in a lovely part of Provence it is in a great location for exploring the Luberon. The village centre is only a short walk so very handy for fresh bread and pastries every morning. The owner Gilles was very pleasant and helpful.

From the first contact, Only Provence was highly professional, quick to respond, attentive and confidence building. I knew from our initial contact that our experience would be five star all the way. They were concise about payments, helpful in finding the right property, and had remarkable follow-up each step of the way. Even after our arrival, their staff continued to stay in touch to be sure we were properly taken care of.

Areas for improvement:

Our greatest difficulty arose in actually finding the property. Gilles made every effort to meet us, but our difficulty was in using our phones successfully in Provence. We did have a memorable experience in our effort to find the villa. After driving down every secondary road in town and around in circles several times, I stopped to ask a man driving a service truck. At first we had difficulty communicating, but when I showed him the picture of the house, a light bulb went off. He told us to follow him and, voila, there is was….tucked at the end of a dirt driveway behind several other houses. So…at least for Mas Rustrel, a drawn map, or turn by turn directions starting at the grocery store would be a big help.

I would, without hesitation, recommend Le Mas Rustrel and Only Provence. I wish I could find a resource with as much professionalism and selectivity here in the states. It is clear that Only Provence has very high standards, employs highly professional staff, and takes their job very seriously. Gilles checked on us four times during our stay and assured we had whatever we needed. I’ve never experienced that kind of professionalism when renting a property. We did not take advantage of Chefs or Tours.

Star rating for Le Mas Rustrel 5 stars
Star rating for Only Provence 5 stars

Thank you for all the service and support you provided. You are one exceptional organization.

Both the host and the house were fantastic. Gilles was very welcoming and gave us the full tour of the home when we arrived. As we arrived on a holiday, he was also kind enough to get groceries for us and make dinner reservations at the local inn.

The house was beautiful and every room was immaculate - super clean. It had every amenity we could ask for - washer / dryer, iron / ironing board, coffee maker, espresso maker, etc. etc. He also had a pile of wood for us to make use of the wood-burning stove. While it was too cool to go swimming, he did offer to turn on the pool heater for us.

The local town is charming - a great little bakery that made delicious breads, and a nice inn with a restaurant - great food and great wine. Everyone we came across was absolutely delightful - we had a marvelous time!

I would give both Le Mas Rustrel and Only Provence 5 stars each. Le Mas Rustrel is a beautiful and comfortable place situated near a variety of sights. Gilles was pleasant and very helpful (he even made a few dinner reservations for us while we were there). Only Provence makes the transaction easy. The website is functional and the the terms and requirements were clearly presented. There were no surprises or hidden costs. I would certainly use Only Provence again in the future and I would certainly recommend it to friends. In regard to the Chef or an tours we did not use those services.

Yes, you certainly can use my first name and city of residence on your web site.

What did you like about your experience?
We loved the position of the house. Straight from the house there were great walks and running routes. Apt, the nearest town, had all the useful shops- wine shop, cheese shop, supermarket and even a tea shop. Sitting outside in the evening and watching the sunset, the milky way and the space station going past was great. We also liked using the grill.
We enjoyed walking to the local bakery every morning and in the afternoon to the same place to buy ice-cream.
There were very nice local restaurants in the village. Rustrel had relatively few tourists and this added to its charm.
Areas for improvement:
The toilets could have a small basin in to wash hands. The upstairs loo needs a lock. The dishwasher needs to be changed for a better model (the owner did this immediately after this guest's stay).
We needed more instructions for the first casual meal, we struggled to cook the lamb.
Would you recommend Le Mas Rustrel, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends?
Yes, very professional and good service

What star rating would you give Le Mas Rustrel? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Our rental home was everything we expected and more! We got to meet
Gilles and John when we arrived which was nice so they could share some tips on visiting the Luberon.

We loved the little town of Rustrel. Loved that there was a bakery and market within walking distance and enjoyed amazing meals at the restaurants
that were close by. We hiked and biked around Rustrel and our home was in great location for our travels to different villages, cities and
historical sites!

Le Mas Rustrel was perfect for our family of 5! We enjoyed our big kitchen so we could make dinners with the food we brought from the market. We made a fire enjoyed the large family and dining rooms. The view outside was picturesque and the town was quiet.
We would absolutely recommend La Mas Rustrel to family and friends... and already have! (We wish we could have stayed longer!)

We were very impressed with your support and follow-up with the
planning of our vacation. We will also recommend your website!

Thanks again!

Eileen and family


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Rustrel KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Roussillon 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Bonnieux 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info



Located in the quaint and quiet village of Rustrel, near Apt in the Luberon Mountains. Within walking distance to the bakery, cafés and restaurants of Rustrel. Sight seeing, hiking and cycling are the most popular activities.

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 "Colorado of Provence"

Hiking in the colorful Ochre Hills

the Luberon Mountain Villages

Lavender fields

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets:

Monday: Goult

Tuesday: Gordes, Saint Saturnin lès Apt

Wednesday: Apt, Rustrel

Thursday: Roussillon

Friday: Bonnieux

Saturday: Apt

Local Restaurants
L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Within Walking distance
The shops, cafés and restaurants of the village of Rustrel.

Hiking and biking trails through the Luberon Mountains surrounding the property.

Local shops within walking distance

Larger grocery stores in Apt 7 miles away


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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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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.