The Mas de la Roubine Residence

saint-rémy-de-provence, provence
6 bedroom - 5 bath
(6 reviews)
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€575 - €1,075 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This beautifully renovated old farmhouse with a pool, 5 minutes from Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux, has wonderful play spaces for kids and interior design to dream about. It is great for a larger group - with several private areas and terraces plus large comfortable bedrooms. The main house sleeps 12 and the guest house sleeps 6 for an additional fee. One of the ground floor bedrooms has its own entrance and can serve easily for a nanny. It can also connect to another bedroom for an easy set-up with a baby. The property is fully enclosed with lots of land for the children to run around (2.5 acres). There is a pretty water stream, an olive grove with over 50 trees, a fish pond, a swimming pool with a pool house and an outdoor kitchen. There is also a pretty jogging path directly behind the property.

Why Kids Love it

There is lots of space to play inside and out. Kids can chase butterflies, play football on the pitch, jump in the trampoline, read books (French and English) in one of the hammocks, choose movies from the Apple TV and DVD libraries (English and French) and watch them projected in the cinema room. There's plenty to do including a large trampoline, bicycles for children and adults including a Dutch Bakfiet bike, table tennis, a proper football (soccer) pitch, and lots of swings and other games to keep the children happy. Saint Remy de Provence alone offers lots of activities from rock climbing to sculpture classes and pretty museums centered on Van Gogh who spent a few years nearby. The house is a 20-minute bike ride to the nearest ice cream parlour and the merry-go-round of Saint Remy.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. The swimming pool has an automatic safety curtain but is not gated; there is also a small fish pond that is too deep for the very little ones so they should be supervised near it. The stairs to the children’s bedrooms are a little steep. The master bedroom is on the opposite side of the house from the children’s rooms, but a baby monitor works fine and there are bedrooms available closer to them. Maintenance cleaning twice a week is included, and additional cleaning can be arranged with notice. The house’s little black book includes contact details for babysitting, massage, sports coach, yoga teacher, a chef, a driver to go visit the wineries and more.

About the Location

This old farmhouse is 5 minutes by car from Saint-Remy-de-Provence in a rural hamlet with mostly all-year residents. It is private and safe, with horses and cows grazing in the adjacent fields. The house is equally close to the medieval fortress of Les Baux de Provence, one of France’s most famous villages. The beautiful towns of Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are all less than an hour away, as are the famous vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape. Avignon airport is 30 minutes’ drive; Nimes airport is 40 minutes away and Marseilles airport is 1 hour away. Eurostar stops in Avignon, 30 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

There are 6 bedrooms in the main house: 1 master bedroom with a queensize bed, ensuite bathroom and private terrace at one end of the house. At the opposite end of the house on the ground floor, there are 2 bedrooms with queensize beds and an ensuite shower. On the first floor, 1 bedroom with 2 bunk beds sleeps 4 children, a double shower room is shared with a fifth bedroom with a queensize bed. On that floor, a sixth bedroom with a double bed (convertible into a toddler’s bed with a rail) and shower room. The property has a large living room, a family kitchen, a cinema room, and a garden with pool and a pool house. A private cottage available for an additional fee has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen.

Style Notes

Bohemian chic. The oldest part of the house dates back to 1664 while an architect-designed extension was added in 2014, together with extensive renovations. It is beautiful, with well thought-out touches and a sun-kissed style, making the most of the 4,000q ft of living space (400 sqm). The house is easy going with big couches and comfortable beds, lots of natural light and pretty Provençal views. It is furnished with objects bought at the many antique shops and flea markets in the area, or brought from the hosts’ travels around the world. We love the lounge areas in the gardens, the luxurious bedrooms and the feeling of warmth and relaxation.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 12
4 queen
2 bunk bed
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Medium
Vanessa B.
Member since May 16, 2013
We are a family of five and have been calling London home since 2007. Ceki is Turkish, I am French and we met at university in the US, a little while ago. With our 3 children (11, 8 and 4)), we jump on every chance to travel around, and don't have a favorite destination yet because we love so many. We are very much into design + art. Love eating pasta, sushi and kofte. Samba and Gainsbourg. And sometimes taking pottery classes with the children.

6 reviews

Natalie E.
Visited in June 2017
Our family of six (2 adults, 2 grandparents and 2 children ages 7 & 10) had an amazing week at Mas de la Roubine. The written description of the house is spot-on and all the photos accurately portray its lovely design. The property is beautifully landscaped with weaving paths through olive trees, a lavender field filled with butterflies, and numerous areas for lounging and relaxing to the sound of cicadas while drinking rosé. It really is a dream world for kids. Our daughters spent their time swimming in the pool, playing near the stream, trying to catch fish in the pond and watching the (exciting!) projector tv in the lounge. The bikes were perfect for sunset rides through the quiet and flat streets surrounding the property. The owner Vanessa is friendly, communicative, and was incredibly quick to respond to any of our questions from the moment we booked throughout our entire stay. Her book of recommendations was a perfect guide to the area. The house is a short pretty drive away from the charming town of St Rémy which is filled with shops, bakeries & restaurants. I highly recommend this property and hope to one day return.
catherine s.
Visited in May 2017
We have just returned from a heavenly week in Mas de la Roubine. There was plenty of space for a group of 6 adults and 5 young children. We spent lots of time exploring the garden- counting frogs/snails/butterflies. The pool was a little chilly but we brought wetsuits for the children (who are water babies) so that didn't stop us from enjoying it. The children also enjoyed being chauffeured in the Bakfiet bike. We used the private chef and yoga instructor recommended by Vanessa, who were both wonderful. St Remy is very pretty, with a lovely market and shops. There was a village fete when we were there. We visited the beach, a zoo and nearby Baux when we were there. There was lots to do within easy driving distances. Highly recommend and hope to revisit in the future!
Tanya K.
Visited in October 2016
My family and I just had a beautiful week at Mas Des Verans. This property is truly gorgeous. I cant recommend it enough. Saint Remy is a short drive away and has a wonderful supermarket to supply you with all your needs - including an amazing fish counter. There is also the weekly market that we found invaluable for all our local produce, cheese, olives and meat. The kitchen is extremely well set up with everything you may need to feed your family and guests. Sharp knives, great crockery and plenty of glassware. The oven is massive and the induction cook top makes preparing a meal easy. My favourite spot was the hammock outside the master bedroom - but all rooms are wonderful with great linen and lots of space. The kids loved the double bunk room. The pool was already closed due to the cool weather in Provence at the end of October - but if you were to rent the property in the warmer months, the pool area would be fantastic. Our children loved the enormous grounds - they searched for frogs and fairies, played football on the pitch and sailed leaf boats down the steam. For us it was the perfect family holiday. We look forward to returning in the summer months. Vanessa the owner was fantastic and answered and queries I may have had as well as guiding us in when our GPS couldn't find her home!
Tamar L.
Visited in October 2016
we were a group of 5 adults and 5 children (1-12 years) and were happy to discover this perfect flawless beautiful villa. We stayed at the house for a week and had a great time discovering the area and the house itself. The villages of Saint Remy near by is nice, and the ancient town of Le Baux with the Chateau at the top of the hill (7 min drive) is a dreamy playground and a fairy tail for kids and grownups as well. The location of "Mas des verans" is perfect for those who wish to explore the Provence area. The house itself has all the amenities you need for a great vacation and a piece of heaven for the kids with the great yard outside. The owners are friendly, helpful and a fountain of local knowledge and recommendations.
CHARLOTTE S.
Visited in August 2016
We stayed at Mas des Verans in July 2016 and had a wonderful time. We hardly left the house at all as we were looking for a relaxed, family stay - a home from home, which is very much what the house is. The owners have thought of everything you might want so if you are travelling with children, you actually need not take anything in the way of entertainment really. The pool area was beautiful and, critically for us, with small children between 1-7, we were able to see the pool from the kitchen outdoor area. The two outdoor eating areas are both covered which again was important for us with children. There was plenty of shade as well as lots of sunshine. For the children, the grounds are fantastic - the trampoline was a big hit. We also regularly used the bikes on site to cycle into St Remy which was about 10-12 minutes bike ride. We wouldn't hesitate to return to the house.
Lynn B.
Visited in July 2016
Mas des Verans is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life here. It surpassed our expectations. It’s a perfect layout with the pool, ping-pong table, and soccer field. Plenty of room to spread out and relax! We loved how the house is decorated with a modern-French country style and mixing the old with the new. We also fell in love with St. Remy and the surrounding area. We we’d love to make another trip and explore the area further. Vanessa did an amazing job with your recommendations! Every restaurant was absolutely perfect- it’s difficult to choose a favorite. We cannot thank you enough for all of your input. On our last day we visited the Carrieres de Lumieres in Baux de Provence, they had a great Chagall exhibit. The kids enjoyed it too. There’s a great little jewelry store that my husband found called bijoux d’argent on route d’Arles. The gentleman, Jacques Moniquet, hand makes silver jewelry and was very kind. He invited us into his jewelry making shop. It’s difficult to suggest that Vanessa does anything different, the home is perfect and the suggestions as well! I hope that others will enjoy your home and treat it with care!

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence

Artists, sunshine and good living

Twelve miles south of Avignon, this beautiful Provençal village embodies all that is great about the area; art, good living and sunshine. Vincent Van Gogh lived here for a time; it’s also the birthplace of Nostradamus. Explore the Roman ruins nearby after browsing chocolate shops and playing in rivers beside flower-filled meadows.