Paradise in Provence

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates




10% off for two weeks or more

20% off for returning guests

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Les Baux
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Les Baux
20 Miles
Nearest Beach

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 Paradou, France:
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

  • Frank Lloyd Wright table and chairs

    Frank Lloyd Wright table and chairs

  • Another bedroom complex

    Another bedroom complex

  • 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.

  • View from above

    View from above

  • Sunrise on the cliffs of Les Baux

    Sunrise on the cliffs of Les Baux

  • 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

  • Panoramic view

    Panoramic view

  • You can only see one house

    You can only see one house

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

  • the greengrocer

    the greengrocer

  • Dejeuner sous la platane

    Dejeuner sous la platane

  • One of the bedrooms

    One of the bedrooms

  • Kitchen with a view

    Kitchen with a view

  • A quiet read or a snooze in the modern extension

    A quiet read or a snooze in the modern extension

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

    Take your pick-the pool, the view or both

  • Alpilles in the back, the Mas in the front

    Alpilles in the back, the Mas in the front

  • Taking a break

    Taking a break

  • The Mas in its environment

    The Mas in its environment

  • Another shot

    Another shot

  • spring morning

    spring morning

VRBO #290522

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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