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Inside the elegant iron entrance gate, at the end of a long cypress-lined drive, lies this 18th Century house with impressive Chateau-style grounds. Charm, luxury, comfort and authenticity are perfectly married within the Bastide. Amenities include a Grand Piano, large fireplace, and air-conditioning in each of the bedrooms.
In addition to pool and tennis, the grounds offer all that one could want to enjoy the natural splendor of Provence - Four acres of garden with endless views, two tree houses for children, and ample space for families and friends to play and relax. The outdoor living room and professional kitchen are perfect for summer living.
While the home itself provides an authentic French family experience ("Maison de Famille"), guests find that the high level of service, discreet and efficient, helps to create a truly relaxing and unforgettable stay.
Although there are nine bedrooms total, the property is truly most comfortable for up to 14 guests. This maximum guest allowance is carefully set to ensure the highest standard of overall guest experience. Please do still inquire for larger groups, if young children are included in your numbers.
Shorter stays than one week possible out of very high season - three nights four days - Please inquire.
9 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 14
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 25 m x 5 m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no Fence
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: Infinity Pool with fabulous views. 500 Euros per week pool heating supplement applies - please inquire. The pool should only need heating in May, September and October.
This rental rate includes 4 hours of cleaning seven days a week, as well as end of stay cleaning.
Please inquire for more maid hours, and / or change of linen. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Bastide de Saumane is a gem. If I owned it, I would never rent it out! The home reflects the essence of Provence. The home and grounds were well maintained. I cannot imagine any other property being as attractive .
Only Provence is the best vacation home management company we have encountered. From beginning to end all the Only Provence people were knowledgeable and friendly . The home was accurately described on your web site.
Areas for improvement: None
Would you recommend Bastide de Saumane, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends/ family and why/ why not?
Yes. Chef Ronald was expensive, but worth it. Wonderful personality and a knowledgeable chef.
What star rating would you give Bastide de Saumane? (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? 5
|Closest Village||Saumane||3 KM||1.86 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||L'Isle sur la Sorgue||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Fontaine de Vaucluse||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
Saumane de Vaucluse is a small hill top village set in a verdant frame looking over the River Sorgue valley.
Away from those madding crowds, lovers of calm will appreciate the views over the whole of the plain, with its pine and olive trees, and mediterranean aromas.
Walking around the extremely charming narrow village streets you'll happen upon a number of pretty fountains, typical, beautiful stone-built houses, remains of the former ramparts as well as the keep from the ancient castrum "Salmana" which dates back to the XIIth C.
Right at the top of the village there is a dominating fortress castle which in former times once belonged to the uncle of the Marquis de Sade.
Built originally in the XIIth C and then transformed into the fortress in the XVth C, the castle was abandoned during the French Revolution to be restored in the XIXth C.
Unfortunately the Castle is private and not open for visits. Don't leave Saumane without visiting the place called "La Cremade", the archeology Museum and the santon-maker who makes superb figures for provencal nativity scenes.
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.
Golf de Saumane at 5 km, 18 holes.
Route des Vins. Hill top Villages.
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin Saturday: Menèrbes
Small grocery shop in Saumane, larger shops in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, at 10 minutes' drive.