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Paradise in Provence

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Les Baux de Provence house description

Set in fifteen acres, Baubesse nestles in the beautiful Alpilles hills close to Les Baux-de-Provence, an ancient village perched high on a crag, a short drive from St-Rémy-de-Provence. The area is a mecca for ramblers, joggers and cyclists.

The house is surrounded by pine and mulberry trees, cypresses and oaks with wonderful views on all sides. Behind is a fine olive grove and in front, the view stretches over unspoiled countryside to where the Mediterranean can be glimpsed on the horizon. It overlooks the brand new Domaine de Manville golf course. The garden around the secluded swimming pool on one side of La Bergerie, is planted with lavender and rosemary and surrounded by wild mountain landscape. The infinity pool is heated for swimming from April to October. In your deck chair you can see the cliffs of Les Baux, France’s Mount Rushmore, with a reasonable facsimile of George Washington.

Five minutes away by car you can pick up fresh croissant, and local fruit and veg in the village of Maussane. The vibrant village has a prize-winning greengrocer, fishmonger, butchers and bakers, as well as a bank, a post office and hairdressers. The main square is lined with shady plane trees and packed with restaurants, and café terraces to sip a pastis or eat a pizza. A local winery (Mas de la Dame) and an olive oil producer (Castelas) are just moments away.

Les Baux is right in the heart of Provence, ideally positioned for short excursions and day trips. It is a short distance and well worth a visit to see the magnificent ruins of the medieval château and the world-famous Carriere des Lumieres sound and light show. Its beautiful winding walk to the promontory will be hardly felt while you stand transfixed before the charming and tempting boutiques on the way. When Queen Elizabeth came to France she visited Paris---and Les Baux.

A recent addition to Les Baux is the new golf course, and the five star hotel where you can go for an aperitif before heading back to cook your barbecue at Baubesse.

A detached house alongside the main house is sometimes available during the month of August at a slight extra cost.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                I have two female cats who live in the detached house....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Heated pool

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    You won't want to go outside when you encounter my library....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Ping pong, bowls...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Golf Course View:

                    Brand new 18 hole Les Baux golf course...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Uninterrupted view to Mediterranean...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          April
                          Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,000
                          May
                          May 1 - May 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,500
                          June
                          Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,000
                          July
                          Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,500
                          August
                          Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €4,000
                          September
                          Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,500
                          October
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,000

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          SPECIAL DISCOUNTS:

                          10% off for two weeks or more

                          15% off for returning guests

                          For short stay, guests pay half upon booking, balance before or on arrival. For longer stay, payment is staggered and rental contract available.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                          Location

                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Nimes
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Maussane
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Les Baux
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A52
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Les Baux
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Fos

                          Car: Necessary

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1966

                          About the owner: I'm a painter. I love this place for the peace...a famous fashion designer has booked twelve years running, for the same reason. No hassle, yet no feeling of isolation. Millions of things to do and to see, when you want to. A unique place in a unique setting.

                          Why the Owner Chose Les Baux de Provence:
                          Baubesse has thick walls built of bleached local stone, which keep it wonderfully cool. The kitchen has all modern conveniences, including an extra-large refrigerator/freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine, ovens and all essential gadgets, plus a Nespresso machine with a variety of coffee capsules. There are three bedrooms with double beds and their own bathrooms and a small children's room with bunk beds. The living room/dining room is spacious and L-shaped with a large stone fireplace, television and dvd/cd player. There is a piano and lots of books to read. Linen and crockery are supplied, as well as six hours a week cleaning services. Outside is a small courtyard patio where you can eat under a mulberry tree, its branches spreading like a parasol to provide some shade, plus many terraces with awnings, for dining or just looking out at the view. If you arrive at the right time, you might be lucky enough to have your own delicious figs in season. It is truly a paradise for bikers, hikers and runners, as well as those who prefer a lazier lifestyle. The amazing level of privacy you will enjoy in Baubesse can be felt by the absence of any sounds other than those of nature.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          When people come here, they are struck by the silence and the views, and wherever they've come from, they always say they could never have imagined such a setting. You will have no neighbours here, and you can walk as far as you wish and know it's still your property. There's a short hike in the hills to an ancient abandoned quarry where you'll be delighted to discover French political graffiti from the early 20th century (and some modern, but good-looking) additions.


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                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Some Hindi and Arabic

                           

                          Photos

                          • Arriving at the house

                            Arriving at the house

                          • Take your pick-the pool, the view or both

                            Take your pick-the pool, the view or both

                          • Can't see the fireplace for the books!

                            Can't see the fireplace for the books!

                          • It's red and so is my painting.

                            It's red and so is my painting.

                          • Sunrises on the stones of Les Baux

                            Sunrises on the stones of Les Baux

                          • Graffiti left by French activists nearly 100yrs ago in abandoned quarry nearby

                            Graffiti left by French activists nearly 100yrs ago in abandoned quarry nearby

                          • Dejeuner sous la platane

                            Dejeuner sous la platane

                          • View from the heights

                            View from the heights

                          • A quiet read or a snooze in the modern extension

                            A quiet read or a snooze in the modern extension

                          • Alpilles in the background, my house in the foreground

                            Alpilles in the background, my house in the foreground

                          • Time to stop and think - a guest gets lost in the view

                            Time to stop and think - a guest gets lost in the view

                          • Where better to enjoy a fresh croissant from Mausanne and watch passing clouds

                            Where better to enjoy a fresh croissant from Mausanne and watch passing clouds

                          VRBO #290522

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                          €2,000 - €4,000 per week (EUR)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Some Hindi and Arabic
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                          • Response rate: 77%
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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