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Charming Independent Stony House with Pool and Mountain View

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

In the heart of a lavander and truffle oak plantation, where an ancient oak tree shelter the rocky earth you'll find 'Villa Mas Augusta'.

As beautiful, as it is comfortable, this lovely house is built of the provençal field stone found on the property, and is in perfect harmony with the peaceful, natural surroundings.

The setting and architecture, provide picturesque views of the Grand Luberon mountains to the south, and the fantastic provençal sunsets to the west.

In the abundant shade of the surrounding oaks, you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine under the patio with your friends or perhaps wait your turn at a game of 'pétanque' (bowles provided...) on the terrace.

Villa Mas Augusta is charmingly decorated with many treasures Mathilde has discovered in the local antique markets.

The 4 bedrooms are softened by a lovely combination of stripes and Toile de Jouy fabrics, which harmonize with the tasteful furnishings to create a chic and inviting ambiance.

On the practical side, Villa Mas Augusta is equipped throughout with everything one would need to create the perfect holiday for 4 to 8 people.

A nice and private swimming pool protected by a fence is just 30 yards away with a superbe view.

Please contact us for more detail and photos.

If the period you wish for the house 'Villa Mas Augusta ' listing 332061 is

already booked please go and visit the VRBO listing number 310474 or 178169

for the other house 'LA BAUME VICTOIRE' and 'Mas Cote Sud' located on the same estate , and conversely.

PLEASE NOTE: our calender is regularly updated . In order to secure your rental, we suggest you to give us a PHONE CALL before ANY payment (we speak English, but sorry, may be with a little French accent!) tel: +33 490 745 506

Keywords: Charming independent stony house with pool and mountain view

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017

About Bernard ROUSSEL


After 15 years in Paris, we have decided to come and live in this marvelous country side which is called 'Luberon area' to enjoy beauty of the landscape and the peaceful, natural surroundings.

So we bought this truffle and lavander estate called 'Le Domaine de Marrenon'. Now we have restaured three nice houses on the 120 acres large estate to receive our guest for there holidays.

Bernard ROUSSEL purchased this house in 2002

Why Bernard ROUSSEL chose Luberon Area

BUOUX is such a nice and special spot, that we fell in love with the place. Now we are happy to share it.

What makes this house unique

In 'Le Domaine de Marrenon' we enjoy peaceful and natural surroundings.

Directly from the house you are in the nature to hike, bike or walk around under this blue sky and 360 sunny days a year!


Buoux House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • plus one independant toilets
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Warm and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Mas Augusta with my family for one week in April 2017. What can I say? The house is so beautifully appointed, lovely and inviting , you wouldn't want to leave it for one minute if not for the beautiful surrounding Luberon countryside, the perched villages, vineyards and and and…. The immediate surroundings of the house are equally beautiful!! You get the feeling you landed in times long gone, when land was plenty and the next neighbor far away and out of sight. The huge property is nothing less than breathtaking!! 150 acre (60 ha) only to share with the lovely Roussel family and the guests of 2 more houses. Hours of walking with breathtaking views directly from your front door… but the location is also ideal for day trips to each and every point you want to visit in beautiful Provence. Mas Augusta is in a very (!) secluded position but because of its location right in the middle of the Luberon mountains you easily reach the northern and the southern part, villages like Gordes Roussillion, Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste ….. all a stonethrow away. I could go on and on in my praise of beautiful Augusta but still the best thing about our stay I didn't mention yet. The proprietors Mathilde and Bernard. You’ll hardly ever meet people more inviting, warm and lovely than these two! My father got ill while we were staying at the Augusta and we had to even take him to the hospital for a short period of time. Mathilde went to visit him there and Bernard went out of his way to provide things we needed from the pharmacy. They made endless phone calls to various doctors, too. The warmth and friendliness of Mathilde and Bernard helped us so much when we were worried about my father’s health. We hope to back soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have no word to thank you enough for such a delighted review.... Mathilde and I read it with a lot of emotion... Your description of the house, all activities and emphasis of the place are so true and precise . THANK YOU so much and we are always happy to help our guests to allow them a good time and good vacations. All our best
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Alsace - France

Reposant et dépaysant !

  • 5 of 5

Pour notre 1er séjour dans cette belle région nous ne pouvions pas mieux tomber !, le mas Augusta est une magnifique demeure, très bien entretenue et adorablement meublée. Le lieu respire la tranquillité, au bord de la belle piscine il y a une vue fantastique. Nous avons passé de très bons moments au mas Augusta et les propriétaires sont très gentils, serviables et ont été de très bons conseils pour le tourisme régional. A voir absolument !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre témoignage. Nous aimons beaucoup aider nos 'guests' afin que les vacances se passent au mieux. C'est si important...!! Un bon restaurant, une activité originale sont parfois difficiles à trouver. Merci pour votre bonne compagnie, nous souhaitons des locataires tous comme vous !! Bonne continuation Bernard
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Lovely and peaceful stay in Augusta!

  • 5 of 5

We passed two weeks with all my family (my wife, 1 kid 2 years old and my 2 brothers, her friend and my mom) and we were very happy to spend our holidays in Augusta! It's a lovely house very nice decorated and smartly built. Charm, silence, breathtaking view, refinement, space, tranquility...all this words are coming to me unremittingly.

All the pictures we see on this site are perfectly faithful.

Bernard is a very nice host, helpful and discreet, he provided nice addresses where we savored nice meals in these typical and famous french area, named Luberon.

We went to Lourmarin, Roussillon, Bonnieux, all these lovely villages are situated only 20 minutes far from Augusta.

Merci Cher Bernard pour votre accueil et votre bon goût!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Yes you are right, Villa Augusta is perfectly situated to visit typical Provençal villages . We wish you and your family a good winter. Hope to see you again.
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Charmaine, June & Catherine

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at Mas Augusta which exceeded all of our expectations. The house was beautifully decorated in a modern provincial style. It was both comfortable and luxurious. It was also well stocked with everything we needed as well as a washing machine. We enjoyed sitting by the tranquil pool or on the lawn in the late afternoon and just soaked up the ambiance that is unique to the Luberon. It was just fabulous having Bernard on site as we were able to receive local advice about the best towns and restaurants to visit in the area. It was a delight to visit Bonneux as well as other hilltop towns on market days to pick up our supplies... we lived the provincial life for a week and can’t wait to go back! We were there in late September and had superb weather each day of around 25C. We didn’t get to meet Mathilde as she was in away at the time of our visit. We loved what she has done to the house and hope to meet her on our return visit! Many thanks, Bernard we had a wonderfully memorable holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charmaine, I was very pleased to help us and make your stay pleasant and easy . It is such a reward for us to hear that you had a great time in our house!! looking forward to seeing you again when you want to.
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Vancouver, Canada

A truly Provencal Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky to stumble upon this listing on VRBO while honeymooning in the South of France. We were ready to find a beautiful and relaxing place to rest after travelling around the South cities for a week, and we did just that with Mas Augusta!

We were thankful that after only a few hours notice this beautiful home would be available to us!

We arrived on June 19th 2011 and stayed for 4 nights. Upon arrival the house exceeded our expectations! What a beautiful charming home. The decor was stunning, exactly what you envision when you think "French Country". The home was fully outfitted and included everything we would need for our stay.

We loved travelling to Apt each day to the boulangerie to pick up our pain & baguette, wine & cheese! We were even more excited to return back to Mas Augusta each day to lay out by the beautiful pool.

One of our favorite things during our stay was turning on the radio to a local french station while preparing dinner and spending our evenings out on the terrace.

What a remarkable property, views and home! We were only dissapointed to not be able to share this amazing home and experience with our family and friends.

We do hope to return sometime in the future on our next trip to France!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Zealand

C'est Manifique !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property with our two small children (3 & 1) at the end of May 2011 for 2 weeks.

We had a wonderful time. Bernard and Mathilde are superb hosts. They are there on hand if you need them (nothing is too much trouble) but also discrete if you need privacy.

The property itself is of a very high standard and decorated in provencal style. One bedroom has its own private wing, which is perfect for guests (we had my mother-in-law for a few days).

The village of Buoux (pronounced "Bukes") is tiny and contains one or two traditional restaurants. This is the only downfall, because you have to drive to Apt or Bonnieux to find the nearest Boulangerie! We ate a lot of pain in France so this was a little annoying. We recommend the Boulangerie in Bonnieux by the lower roundabout.

However, Boulangerie aside, this a great property that wont disappoint, especially if you love the plein air. My favourite thing to do was going for an evening stroll down the road to admire the Grand luberon and fort Buoux.

We also had a week or rain, and temperatures of 10c some days. Having travelled to provence 4 times now, I'd recommend late June or early September.

Thank you again Bernard.


  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike, Thank youso much. We will add to our "welcome guest book" some good adresses for bread & wine in towns of Lourmarin and Apt. Best wishes. Bernard
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Metres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Avignon , Aix en Pro, Marseille Airport are One Hour Drive.

Other Activities: Climbing, Rock Climbing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175.91

750 E damage deposit is required at arriving in any currency , or 350 E in cash and a check. Damage deposit will be refund before departure if no damage.
Thank you to book for 2 weeks minimum in high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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