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Paradise in Provence

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Last updated: 04/18/2014

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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 shop in the village of Maussane, which 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. Les Baux 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:


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


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

              Other Amenities

                  • Heated pool


                  • Books:

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

                  • Games:

                    Ping pong, bowls...moreless

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


                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio


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

                      Location & View

                      • Golf Course View:

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

                      • Mountain View:

                        Uninterrupted view to Mediterranean...moreless


                      • Restaurants
                      • Rafting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Golf
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Zoo
                      • Cycling
                      • Swimming


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                      from 24 traveler reviews
                      April and October .. 1600/week
                      May and September .. 2000/week
                      June .......... 2400/week
                      July-August ...... 3500/week
                      November-March ...... 4000/month (negotiable)
                      Sat-Sat rentals, arriving at 4pm departing at 10am

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

                      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.

                      Contact us

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



                      • 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.

                      • 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

                      VRBO #290522

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, September 14, 2014


                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      +33 686 083 424 (France)

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