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Mas Capon: Gloriously Comfortable 18th C. Farmhouse and Pool

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Mas Capon - with the Lavender in bloom

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Last updated: 09/09/2009

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  • Pets considered:No
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St. Remy de Provence house description

Mas Capon is a year-round vacation home located just west of St. Rémy de Provence, "The Heart of Provence". The area has many places to stay; Mas Capon is a wonderful place to live. It sleeps 6-10 in 4 bedrooms. A ground floor bedroom (queen bed) with its designer bathroom facilitates a multi-generational family vacation. Indoor and outdoor spaces - including the gardens, pool and pool house - are designed for casual, comfortable living for 3-4 couples or two families with kids.

A mas is a traditional Provencal farmhouse. Mas Capon is in a protected agricultural zone 2.6 miles west of the village of St. Rémy. All around are orchards, vineyards (3 wineries and an olive mill within walking distance!) and field upon field of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and more. It's quiet and peaceful, although you'll surely hear our neighbor's donkeys, chickens and rooster with no sense of time.

Life at Mas Capon was best summed up by one of our first renters, who said: "I've Never Been So Relaxed in My Life"

Choose your own level of activity. Some will want to stay mostly at home. But other options are endless, no matter the time of the year. All guests receive our "Guide Mas Capon" (who needs Michelin?) highlighting local sites, shops, markets and restaurants.

St. Rémy is a traditional Provencal village which has resisted the charms of McDonald's, Body Shop, Benetton and other multi-national chains. (The only "chain" store in town is a hairdresser!) Van Gogh lived, painted and treated his lost ear in St Rémy: the village church is the one in "La Nuit Étoilée" ("The Starry Night"). St. Rémy and environs have 15,000 residents - and over 70 places to eat - with fun shopping and a spectacular Wednesday morning market.

Nearby are incredible outdoor markets (one or more one for each day of the week), Roman ruins, castles and walled towns, walks in the Alpilles, traditional festivals and dozens of unique villages. Visit Avignon, Arles or Aix-en Provence. Shop hundreds of antique dealers at Isle-sur-la-Sourgue after the Sunday morning market. Wonder at the Pont du Gard. Experience the incredible wildlife of the Camargue, its miles of sandy beaches and the old-fashioned beach town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, just 45 minutes away.

Mas Capon is the ancestral farm of the family Bouterin. (An amazing number of our guests comment on how wonderful and helpful neighbors Jean and Mireille Bouterin are, something that's particularly useful for those doing this sort of rental for the first time.) The mas dates from the 1500's. The "new" wing, built in 1750, once housed the farm's stables, hayloft, bakery and winery. Uninhabited and nearly derelict in 1996, it was purchased from the family in 1996, with renovation completed three years later (at least as much as renovation of a 250 year old building can ever be considered "completed"!)

Gardens and patios encourage outdoor living. The heated pool and its pool house were added in 2000. It's a special treat to dine at the table built around an ancient olive tree next to the pool.

With massive stone walls and wood beams, Mas Capon has been decorated using country furnishings and the traditional colors of Provence - of the earth, sun and sky. The restoration has been complemented with conveniences including dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer, and a side-by-side refrigerator with ice-maker. For those who must, there's a big screen TV and WiFi Internet access. Central heating warms the winter months. All this makes Mas Capon an exceptionally comfortable place to live. (See the linked website for nearly 100 photos.)

In addition to its bedroom, the ground floor contains the séjour, (the living and dining room with its massive stone fireplace) and the atelier (long ago the bakery and winery, now another sitting area with an excellent travel library -and that TV.)

Upstairs, the master bedroom (king bed) has it's own bathroom. The remaining bedrooms (one with a queen bed, the other - great for kids - with twin beds, a trundle and a loft bed) share a bathroom space (main room with double sink and two attached rooms, one with a toilet, the other with a shower.)

With over 100 restaurants within a 15 minute drive, you don't need to use the superbly equipped Provençal country kitchen.
One guest, the executive chef for a major resort and conference center, found the kitchen perfectly set up to take full advantage of the wonderful offerings of the local markets. The recipes of Provence are simple, healthy and flavorful. (Start with olive oil, garlic and the herbs growing by the barbeque outside the kitchen door.) A library of cookbooks shows the way. The best-seller among them is Cooking Provence, Four Generations of Recipes and Traditions by next door neighbor Antoine Bouterin, now chef for New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, its recipes based on those of Antoine's mother and grandmothers.



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Neighbor Jean Bouterin loves to show off his menagerie of donkeys, goals, chickens roosters and (seasonally, if you get our drift) sheep and geese. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • King size beds (1) In Master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom), Queen size Beds (1) One in each of two bedrooms. Downstairs bedroom has designer ensuite bathroom. Bed in upstirs room is below a large skylight for stargazers., Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom with twin beds, one with trundle, and the 4th bed in a loft. Great room for kids....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            CanalSat w. CNN, BBC, Skynews, Eurosport...moreless

          • Stereo

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Coming in September 2009...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                Our "Guide Mas Capon" lists a wonderful chef who will come in and cook a meal at a great price....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet's Kitchen, Calphalon cookwear, Library of Provencal Recipe Books...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator:

                Side-by-side Westinghouse with ice maker. Additional refrigerator/freezer in the garage....moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Outside the house - sunny and sheltered from Le Mistral. Under the cedars - a shaded breezy spot on a sunny day. By the pool. Gardens filled with flowers (as late as December), rosemary, lavender....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

              • Private Pool
              • Jetted Tub
               

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              Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec   $1325/week .. $2325/(2 wks) .. $3700/(4 wks)
              Apr-May, Sep-Oct   $2250/week .. $4100/(2 wks) .. $6400/(4 wks)
              Jun-Aug (2 wk min*)               $5250/(2 wks) .. $8400 (4 wks)
              Holiday (2 wks)                  $4100/(2 wks)
              Rental period is Fri-Fri   * single weeks sometimes available: please inquire
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Location

              • Mas Capon View on map

                Just east of the intersection with the Chemin de Pepin, turn in (south) from the road at the telephone pole with the red and yellow stripes. After about 60 yards, turn right at the mail boxes and tak

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1998

              About the owner: Restoring an old country farmhouse was a far more adventuresome approach to midlife crisis than a Corvette. We wanted, and have achieved, not just a place to stay but a wonderful place to live.

              Why the Owner Chose St. Remy de Provence:
              Mas Capon was a 2nd choice, after the first choice near Tarascon fell through. What a fortunate development!!! A much better location, a much more charming property, and wonderful neighbors (as our guests soon discover).

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The comfort of the Mas - both indoors and outdoors, the serenity of the neighborhood, an easy 3 minute drive to the village of St. Remy, and a central location in "The Heart of Provence".


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • Mas Capon - with the Lavender in bloom

                Mas Capon - with the Lavender in bloom

              • Le Sejour - the fireplace is wonderful in late fall, winter and early spring

                Le Sejour - the fireplace is wonderful in late fall, winter and early spring

              • La Cuisine - a gourmet's kitchen, well equipped, with a fine supply of cookbooks

                La Cuisine - a gourmet's kitchen, well equipped, with a fine supply of cookbooks

              • Chambre des Herbes - Ground floor, Queen Bed, Ensuite bathroom

                Chambre des Herbes - Ground floor, Queen Bed, Ensuite bathroom

              • Chambre des Fleurs - Queen Bed, Sleep under Van Gogh's stars

                Chambre des Fleurs - Queen Bed, Sleep under Van Gogh's stars

              • Sous L'Olivier La Vie Est Belle

                Sous L'Olivier La Vie Est Belle

              • Maison d'Ete - heated pool, barbecue, dining under cover or under the olive tree

                Maison d'Ete - heated pool, barbecue, dining under cover or under the olive tree

              • Sejour (deux)

                Sejour (deux)

              • L'Atelier - stereo, big screen TV, travel library

                L'Atelier - stereo, big screen TV, travel library

              • Chambre du Maitre - King Bed, Ensuite bathroom with hydromassage tub/shower

                Chambre du Maitre - King Bed, Ensuite bathroom with hydromassage tub/shower

              • Chambre des Olives - sleeps four - 2 twins, trundle, loft bed

                Chambre des Olives - sleeps four - 2 twins, trundle, loft bed

              • Les Jardins -  Early summer

                Les Jardins - Early summer

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              4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 09/09/2009
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