Mas des Vendanges

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5
  • Location Pertuis
  • Rating
 
 


Nestled in the foothills of the Luberon mountains and surrounded by vines and woods, the house and grounds provide an idyllic Provence vacation. Close to nearby villages and only 16 miles from Aix-en-Provence, the location is ideal.

Accessed by a private road that winds through a 1000 acre wine estate, this spacious and comfortable Bastide enjoys not just beautiful scenery but complete privacy. The twenty acre property consists of a six-bedroom house (sleeping twelve), extensive gardens, an exceptional swimming pool, fields of lavender, vineyard, wheat field and an ancient oak woodland.

Mas des Vendanges is less than an hour from Marseille International airport and the TVG stations of Aix-en-Provençe and Avignon

Bedrooms

6 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 12

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - King or 2 twin beds with bathroom across hall (Bath tub, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom 2 - King or 2 twin beds with bathroom across the hall (Walk-in shower, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom 3 -King or 2 twin beds (shares bathroom with Bedroom 2)
  • Bedroom 4 - King or 2 twin beds with en-suite bathroom (bath tub, sink, WC)

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 5 - King 400 square foot Master en-suite bedroom with 1500 square foot private balcony overlooking the lavender field and vineyards. Large en-suite bathroom includes large walk-in Italian shower, claw foot tub, 2 sinks, WC and bidet.
  • Bedroom 6 - King 250 square foot Master en-suite bedroom with 1000 square foot private balcony overlooking the lavender field and vineyards. Large en-suite bathroom includes large walk-in Italian shower, separate tub, 2 sinks, WC and bidet

Inside

  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fans In each Bedroom
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including
  • Gas Stove/ Oven Range Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Extra/ Roll away beds
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • 10 Sun Loungers
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terraces and Balconies
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Wood-burning Barbecue
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Beautiful View
  • Access to private tennis court

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 20 x 8 x 1.2 meters

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Note: Pool can be heated for 100 Euros per day supplemental charge.
Tennis court is a 5-minute walk from the east side of the house.

Maid Service:
Mid-week cleaning of common areas & Saturday cleaning/ linen change included. Extra hours of maid service available for 13 Euros per hour.

Reviews

Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

We had an amazing trip. The house was perfect and in great condition. Manuela was very helpful (and even brought us veggies from the vineyard garden one day!)

All in all I can't imagine a more perfect vacation setting.

Only thing I'd suggest is that the directions to the place might need a tiny bit of updating.

L. Williams

The location, house and service is superb!! Everybody does their utmost to come to your needs. Manuela, Christoph and Marie (cook of the chateau)
do a great job! Improvement could be : outdoor furniture , poolhouse, equipment in kitchen. Price/comfort is correct.

Only Provence : good and professional service. The present I received was much appreciated, lovely gesture! The quotation of the mas on the internet is truthful and realistic, no surprises there!

Areas for improvement:
Only provence: none
Mas des vendanges: already mentioned

I would certainly recommend the mas and only provence.
The chefs only provence recommend are very good (Véronique made us a lovely dinner, she was great)
Very good service from only provence!

What star rating would you give Mas des Vendanges? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 4
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced?
Véronique certainly deserves a 4

Testimonial for Mas des Vendanges and/ or Only Provence:
Both gave us (family and friends) a very nice Provence experience! One we certainly want to have again!!

G.Poelvoorde

 

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Pertuis 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Cadenet 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Cucuron 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 19 KM 11.78 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Mas des Vendanges is close to Pertuis, a sizable little town, similar in feeling to Aix-en-Provençe, 20 km to the south. There are all the shops and services of a town, and the bustle of being at the crossroads of two busy highways. It's a traditional town however, with lots of narrow streets, vaulted arches and many fountains, some dating from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Vestiges of the medieval past include a 13th-century tower, now a bell tower, parts of the 14th century defensive wall, remains of a 16th-century château, and a clock-tower campanile built in 1605. The tourist bureau is located in a great old château.

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 Aix en Provence TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Aix TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Pertuis: 16th Century chateau, numerous wineries, quaint villages in the Luberon, historic Aix-en-Provence, hiking trails

Local Markets
Sunday: Jouques

Monday: Cadenet

Tuesday: Aix

Wednesday: Pertuis Thursday: Aix

Friday: Lourmarin Saturday: Pertuis & Aix

Local Restaurants
Ansouis
Cadenet
Cucuron
Pertuis

Within Walking distance
A local winery ; Scenic Trails

Groceries
Large grocery stores in surrounding Pertuis: small markets in all surrounding local villages

Terms and Conditions

Arrival: Saturday

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months

Includes: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page.

Confirming your reservation: We will send a rental agreement by email, fax or regular mail. The properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of the rental deposit.

Initial payment: The signed rental agreement and payment of the 50% rental deposit must be received within 7 seven days to confirm the reservation. The second 50% is due 60 days before arrival - we will email you a reminder 75 days before your arrival.

Payment acknowledgment: Immediately upon receipt of your documents or payments, Only Provence will mail you an acknowledgement of payment. The acknowledgement will note the remaining balance, if any, and when the payment is due.

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.

Extra Charges: The rent includes taxes, standard utilities and maid service as noted on the house web page. Additional maid or other services can be arranged and billed separately.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO YOUR RENTAL CONTRACT:

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No actual security deposit will be taken, however you agree to allow Only Provence to charge your credit card in the event of loss or damage of items belonging to the property owner or unpaid expenses incurred during your stay. In this case, we will charge your card the appropriate amount and discuss a fair resolution. Provided there is no more than reasonable clean up and nothing has been damaged or is missing, we will delete your card information two weeks after departure. Any damages in excess of the security deposit amount will be paid in full by the Renters within 30 days.

CHECK -IN / CHECK-OUT: Please note that these times are firm due to Owner needing to prepare the house between Renters.

MAID SERVICE: Does not include personal laundry, or dishes.

DAMAGES: Renters agree to pay for repairs of all damages that their group has incurred.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted within the villa but is allowed outside on the balconies or terraces, in gardens or around the pool. Smoking inside the villa may result in loss of security deposit.

SUBLETTING AND ASSIGNMENT: Renters shall not sublet the entire premises or any part of the premises, nor shall they assign this Agreement to anyone else without first obtaining the Owner’s written permission. Owner shall not withhold permission unreasonably.

PETS: Renters may house no pet of any kind on the premises, even temporarily, without first obtaining Owner’s written permission.

AGREEMENT NON-COMPLIANCE: Renters assure the Owner that any tenant who violates any of the terms of this Agreement shall be immediately denied occupancy and shall remedy any damages or other expenses caused by the tenant and/or the tenant's guest(s).

ILLEGAL DRUGS: Renters agree that any tenant who is found using illegal drugs or allows others to use illegal drugs on the premises will be immediately denied continued occupancy at these premises.

LAWFUL USE: Renters and/or their guests shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor use the premises for any unlawful purposes, nor violate any law or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the premises. Any inappropriate or destructive behavior could result in the eviction of the entire Renters group without refund.

INSURANCE: Owners have obtained property and liability insurance to cover certain personal injuries occurring as a result of property defects or owner negligence. Owners’ insurance does not cover Tenants’ possessions or Tenants’ negligence. Tenants are strongly advised to take fully comprehensive insurance to cover all eventualities including accidents, injuries or third party liabilities. Owner is not responsible for Renter property loss or damage.

NON-WAIVER: Should either Owners or Tenants waive their rights to enforce any breach of this Agreement, that waiver shall be considered temporary and not a continuing waiver of any later breach. Although Owners may know when accepting rent that Tenants are violating one or more of this Agreement’s conditions, Owners in accepting the rent are in no way waiving their rights to enforce the breach. Neither Owners nor Tenants shall have waived their rights to enforce any breach unless they agree to a waiver in writing.

REFERENCES IN WORDING: Plural references made to the parties involved in this Agreement may also be singular, and singular references may be plural. These references also apply to Owners’ and Tenants’ heirs, executors, administrators, or successors, as the case may be.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: As written, this Agreement along with the signed contract constitute the entire agreement between the Tenants and Owners. They have made no further promises of any kind to one another, nor have they reached any other understandings, either verbal or written.

ATTORNEY’S FEES: If either party to this Agreement shall bring a cause or action against the other party for enforcement of the Agreement, the prevailing party shall not recover attorney’s fees.

TERMINATION: Either party may terminate this lease in the event of a violation of early provision of this lease by the other party in the manner and as provided by law.

SWIMMING POOL: The swimming pool of the villa is used entirely by the Renters, Renters group or its guests at their own risk. Renters hereby releases Owner and its agents including France Vacation Villa, Inc. of any claims demands, debts, contracts, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of any kind with respect to personal injury including death while using the villa’s pool. No diving allowed in the pools.

WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY: Renter hereby waives and releases, indemnifies, hold harmless and forever discharges the Owner and its agents and employees including France Vacation Villa, Inc. and their respective agents, staff and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, contracts, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of every kind and nature, including claims of Owner or their employee negligence, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that Renters ever had or may have arising from or related to participation in any of the events or activities, and for the duration of the stay at the stated villa. Owner and their agents including France Vacation Villa, Inc. are not liable for loss, damage of property, to/of Renter or its group or guests. Renter assumes any risk, and takes full responsibility and waives any claims of personal injury, death or damage to personal property associated with the stated villa including but not limited to man-made hazards associated with the property such as slippery shower basins, tubs, swimming pool facilities and natural hazards such as holes, ditches, fallen trees, branches, ice, snow, and or other irregularities in terrain and using the terrain including walking, jogging, biking or related activities. Renter primary contact needs to be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

OWNER PERFORMANCE: Only Provence has never had a rental canceled by an Owner. In the highly unlikely event that the owner cannot honor the stated rental dates, Only Provence would attempt to find a suitable villa replacement in a timely manner. If a suitable replacement cannot be found, all rental monies will be refunded to the Renters. Owner and its agents including France Vacation Villa Inc. are not responsible for Renter transportation or lodging expenses if a replacement can not be found.

ARBITRATION: Disputes between the parties to this contract shall be settled by arbitration in France.