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Mas Capon: Gloriously Comfortable 18th C. Farmhouse, W. Gardens, Heated Pool

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Mas Capon is a year-round vacation home located just west of St. Rémy de Provence, 'The Heart of Provence'.

The St. Remy area 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 due 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, sheep, 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.

Upon booking, all guests receive our 'Guide Mas Capon' (subtitled 'Who Needs Michelin?') highlighting local sites, shops, markets and restaurants. The Guide also includes information about flights, trains, car rental, arrival details and a list of favorite books to explore before your visit.

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, numerous weekend festivals and a spectacular Wednesday morning market.

Nearby are incredible outdoor markets (one or more for each day of the week), Roman ruins, castles and walled towns, walks and biking 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 town's marvelous Sunday morning market. Wonder at the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct built by the Romans. 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. That's been 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 265 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. Our 'Guide' contains the name of a chef who will come, give a cooking lesson and prepare a gourmet meal.

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. (The linked website - currently under reconstruction - contains 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. (He pronounced the Saturday market in Arles as the best he'd ever seen!) 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 of French and Provencal 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. Antoine's recipes are based on those of Antoine's mother and grandmothers.

There is a one-week minimum stay at Mas Capon, two weeks in High Season (summer). The rental period is normally Friday-Friday because it suits the experience better for our guests in terms of such things as supermarket opening times, car rentals, the Saturday morning market in Arles, etc. But Saturday-Saturday is sometimes possible. Note that there is a discount on the weekly rate for two week and longer stays.

We have chosen to accept payments directly by cheque or bank draft. This keeps our rental rate a bit lower by avoiding bank/credit card fees. It also avoids the ever-increasing problems associated with on-line identity theft.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

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

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master bedroom, ensuite bath...moreless

  • Chambre Des Herbes: 1 queen

    Ground floor bedroom, ensuite bath...moreless

  • Chambre Des Fleurs: 1 queen

    Van Gogh's stars in the skylight above the bed...moreless

  • Chambre des Olives: 4 twin/ single

    Twin beds, one with a trundle, and a single in the loft....moreless

  • King size bed: (1) In Master bedroom (with ensuite bathroom), Queen size Beds: (2) One in each of two bedrooms. Downstairs bedroom has designer ensuite bathroom. Bed in the upstairs room sits below a large skylight for stargazers. Twin or Single Beds: (4) One bedroom with twin beds - one with trundle - and the 4th bed in a loft. Great room for kids....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Ground Floor : toilet, shower

    Designer bathroom with spectacular rain shower...moreless

  • Salle D'Eau: toilet

    Ground floor WC...moreless

  • Poolhouse: toilet, shower

    Salle' d'eau...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Double sinks, jetted tub and shower...moreless

  • Upstairs Bath: toilet, shower

    A 3 room suite for 2 bedrooms: double sinks, toilet, shower...moreless

  • Upstairs Bath, with separate rooms for double sinks, toilet, shower serves Chambre des Olives and Chambre des Fleurs. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our 'Guide Mas Capon' lists a local chef who will prepare a meal at Mas Capon for less than the cost of a restaurant meal - and that includes a cooking lesson if you'd like. Yvan makes great use of the herbs we grow just outside the kitchen door. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Travel library (mostly about France) in Atelier, great cookbooks in the kitchen, additional collections (mostly history and fiction) in the bedrooms....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Multizone, plays US and European DVDs...moreless

  • Game Room:

    L'Atelier has a small collection of games, decks of cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen table sits 4, main dining table 10. Three outdoor tables for 6 (front patio), 10 (in poolhouse) and 10 (built around pool area olive tree)....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access:

    BYO laptop. Skype and FaceTime work well....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Tumble dry...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra towels for pool included...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The Sejour is a spacious living room including seating areas, the dining table, the fireplace. The adjoining Atelier has more seating, the TV, extensive travel library. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars comfortably, up to 5 if you're clever...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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. (He loves being able to pick fresh herbs just out the kitchen door!)...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for daily use and 'special occasions'...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New side-by-side Westinghouse with ice maker. ...moreless

  • Stove

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Our 'Guide Mas Capon' lists a rental site in St. Remy. The ride into the village of St. Remy is level. More challenging trips into Les Alpilles are close by. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    1. Outside the house - sunny and sheltered from Le Mistral. 2. Under the cedars - a shaded breezy spot on a sunny day. 3. By the pool. Gardens with flowers as late as December, rosemary, c. 100 lavender...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Maison d'Eté (pool house) has countertop, 8-10 place dining table, seating area, barbecue grill, mini-fridge and a 'sale d'eau' (WC). ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beside the pool, a patch of grass ideally suited for croquet or boules (equipment provided) ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two. One just outside the kitchen, the other at the pool house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Wonderful 18x35 'Roman style' pool, heated in spring and fall. Several in-pool water loungers....moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-Season, Spring
Apr 4 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,250 $6,400
High Season
Jun 6 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,625 $8,400
Mid-Season - Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 6, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,250 $6,400
Low Season - Winter 15-16
Nov 7 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,325 $3,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Note: Two week low-season rental is $2325 (Save $325.) Two week mid-season rental is $4100 (save $350.)

Rental period is normally Friday-Friday, but Saturday-Saturday is sometimes possible.

Housekeeper @ 16 euros per hour, payable directly. She comes twice a week, works 3-4 hours. Owner pays her for the change-out at the end of your stay.

Non-refundable 25% deposit to secure reservation by check or bank draft. Balance 2 months prior to start of rental.


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    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 charming 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 just 4 minutes from St. Remy's village center, a much more charming property, and wonderful neighbors (as our guests soon discover).

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The comfort of the Mas - both indoors and outdoors, the serenity of the neighborhood, an easy 4 minute drive to the village of St. Remy, and a central location in 'The Heart of Provence'.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Welcome!

    Welcome!

  • The front patio (and barbecue)

    The front patio (and barbecue)

  • You'll never want to leave!  The heated pool is open April 1 into November.

    You'll never want to leave! The heated pool is open April 1 into November.

  • Sous L'Olivier La Vie Est Belle

    Sous L'Olivier La Vie Est Belle

  • Sejour (deux)

    Sejour (deux)

  • L'Atelier - stereo, big screen TV, travel library. The daybed is great for naps.

    L'Atelier - stereo, big screen TV, travel library. The daybed is great for naps.

  • Chambre des Herbes II

    Chambre des Herbes II

  • Chambre du Maitre II

    Chambre du Maitre II

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

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

  • Chambre des Olives II - loft bed above the horses

    Chambre des Olives II - loft bed above the horses

  • So Much To See - the Pont du Gard, built between 40 and 60 AD

    So Much To See - the Pont du Gard, built between 40 and 60 AD

  • So Much To Eat - more images from the Arles Market.  There are markets daily.

    So Much To Eat - more images from the Arles Market. There are markets daily.

  • Mas Capon - with the Lavender in bloom

    Mas Capon - with the Lavender in bloom

  • 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

  • 'Un peu de paradise sur terre!'

    'Un peu de paradise sur terre!'

  • 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

  • Cuisine - a gourmet's kitchen w. library of books on french, provencal cooking.

    Cuisine - a gourmet's kitchen w. library of books on french, provencal cooking.

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

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

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

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

  • Chambre des Fleurs

    Chambre des Fleurs

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

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

  • Images from the bathrooms

    Images from the bathrooms

  • So Much To Do - the Saturday morning 
market in Arles

    So Much To Do - the Saturday morning market in Arles

  • St. Remy at Night - one artist's view

    St. Remy at Night - one artist's view

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 02/21/2015
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