Mas de L’Amarine Mas & Bergerie
Europe / France / Provence
As a refined, creative refuge nestled in the heart of Provence, the Mas offers the ultimate private getaway to host family gatherings, friendly reunions, intimate celebrations, weddings and a relaxation retreats.
Entirely private, this exceptional artist's property becomes guests' home away from home. Like a personal guide, the owners organize each tailor made stay down to the finest detail.
The mas is just a stone's throw from Saint Remy de Provence looking out towards the Alpilles range. Set in 5,000 square meters of grounds, the 700 square meter main mas is built on several levels. At first glance you see a big 18th century Provençal farmhouse standing majestically amid the trees and flowers of the garden, where you'll also spot some amusing artworks, with an effusion of colors and mosaics. The style suggests the bohemian life beloved by many artists.
As you enter the Mas the first room you enter is the large living area, boasting a magnificent mosaic by Roger Bezombes and comfortable sofas await you, around an imposing fireplace.
Up a few steps, in the center of the house, is the landing area on your way to the terrace. From here you can see the pantry and the open kitchen, both possessing top quality professional equipment. A few more steps up and the second living area with it’s large window opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden and out towards the Alpilles hills. This room is big enough for the craziest activities, with projector, games table, bar and drinks trolley, bookcases and reception area.
In the rock is a walled dining room, with its bright, mineral decor, guests sit around a large glass table. The wine storage is carved into the rock!
The six bedrooms all in different colors, are invitingly dreamy, with big beds, silky bed linen and bathrooms steeped in the emblematic scent of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte.
The Orange suite, on the ground floor, is deliciously spacious, south facing and with a bathroom one could live in. You'll find the Le Corbusier style reading chair perfect for relaxing in the caress of the southern sun.
The Yellow room is a bright, spacious suite opening onto its own terrace overlooking the garden and pool. A framed Hermès headscarf with a firework pattern in shades of yellow is accentuated by the light of the rising sun.
The Purple room boasts an outstanding view of the Alpilles, framed by the century old wisteria with its huge hanging flowers. An especially peaceful room, symbolising feminine softness, with a large, immaculate white bathroom.
The Red room, at sunset the view over a landscape of garrigue scrubland seems to catch fire, reddening the entire room.
The Black room, it could have been called the room of secrets. Even the bathroom has its mysteries! Über colourful, in the Christian Lacroix spirit, with a surprising Boucharouite rag rug in black leather on the floor. The small terrace leads directly to the garden.
The Blue room on the top floor, it's the closest to heaven! with sloping attic ceiling, it's ideal for youngsters and has its own lounge corner.
There is an office on the first floor landing area with a desk, computer, and printer.
Across the garden is the former dovecote (an integral part of any Provençal Mas where, hidden from view at the top of a flight of stone steps, is the massage and beauty care annex.
The Bergerie converted sheep barn, separate from the house, is the ideal place to accommodate accompanying staff or give teenagers the independence they long for. Its comfortable, the lounge with open kitchen and its two adjoining bedrooms can accommodate four people. On the ground floor, with independent access, is a laundry room and ironing room. There is also a pantry with cold room and freezer.
The fully enclosed 5,000 square meter estate borders the Voie Aurélia, the old Roman road along the north side of the Alpilles range. Your first glimpse of the property comes as the big gate opens. In the foreground are generations of nettle trees, pines and mature oaks. Hidden species create secret places as you stroll around the Provençal terraced garden, with here an herb bed, there a stand of flowering shrubs. Plants grow out between the old stones of the terrace walls; climbing roses and bushes below the walls add graphic effect and wafting scents. Perspectives lead the eye to Land Art works skilfully placed here and there around the garden, or to vistas of the Alpilles beyond. Ideal for a siesta is the old pond with its water lilies, darting goldfish and three water spouting sculptures by Max Crueize.
Below the big house are shady terraces decked out as comfortable lounges. On one terrace people relax on the grass beside the heated pool. This is the setting for all your holiday dreams! A swim, a sublime siesta, an evening with drinks by the pool, barbecues and party nights, and always that fabulous view of the Alpilles. The pool house boasts a very artsy 1970s oval bar and a summer kitchen you'll become expert at mixing cocktails. And what would Provence be without a pétanque party? The pétanque court is near the pool, a few step further down.
The location of the Mas is exceptional in a quiet area a 15 minute walking distance to the center of St Remy-de-Provence, with is a lively charming classical little town capital of the Alpilles, it has it all the amenities, boulangeries, little boutiques, quaint pavement cafes and excellent restaurants, its winding cobbled lanes you will discover the small squares, historic buildings, churches and museums and on Wednesday the colourful weekly market will offer the opportunity to discover local products and handicrafts which is a must to see.
The landscape in this region is particularly picturesque, encompassing rolling hills dotted with quaint hilltop villages and countless hiking trails, extensive sunflower fields, olive groves. This region is steep with history with plenty of sites to visit such as Les Baux de Provence is considered 'one of the most beautiful villages in France, Avignon, Arles, Nîmes and Uzès and the are other towns you can easily visit in a day, and at only 45 minutes' drive and to the east is the Luberon region and further south, Camargue’s unique wetland populated by pink flamingos and wild horses.
8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
Sleeps 16 Guests
- 2 Travel cribs with mattresses and bed linen
- Baby bath and nappy changing table
- Baby phone
- High chair
- Ironing table
- Massage table
- 2 Washing machines
- 2 Dryers
- Steam generator iron
- Towel dryer
- All linens provided
- Roasting and grilling equipment
- Nespresso coffee machines
- Filter coffee machine
- 3 Drinks fridges
- Large 2 door refrigerators
- 2 Refrigerated work tops
- Salamandre Grill
- Professional divisible oven
- Microwave oven
- Pantry/ Cold room/ Freezer
- Eurocave wine storage
- Pool towels
- Pool house
- Games table
- Bose sound system
- Projector & large screen
- Satellite TV with English News Channels
- Pétanque court
- Cleaning 2 cleaners 4 hours 2 times per week July & August
- Other periods 2 cleaners 4 hours once per week
- Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise
- End of stay cleaning
- Desk with computer and printer
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Orange suite with double bed and en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Yellow room with double bed and en-suite bathroom, opening onto its own terrace
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): Purple room with double bed and en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 4 (First Floor): Red room with double bed and en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 5 (First Floor): Black room with double bed and en-suite bathroom, small terrace leads directly to the garden
Bedroom 6 (Top Floor): Blue room with double bed and en-suite bathroom en-suite (with sloping attic ceiling, it's ideal for youngsters)
Bedroom 7 (The Bergerie): Flexible King size bed 180 cm (twin beds), walk-in wardrobe, terrace, shared bathroom with shower, washbasin, and WC
Bedroom 8 (The Bergerie): Flexible King size bed 180 cm (twin beds)
Pool DetailsPrivate pool
Heated May 1 to September 30
Staff and ServicesMeet & greet with complementary drinks & snack on arrival (subject time of arrival)
Cleaning 2 cleaners 4 hours 2 times per week July & August. Other periods 2 cleaners 4 hours once per week
Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise
End of stay cleaning
Flowers, olive oil, a basket of vegetables, tea & coffee etc...will be provided as a starter
Concierge service is available
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)Extra cleaning
Location DetailsSaint Remy de Provence – restaurants, cafes, shops, markets 2 km (15/20 minutes walk to the centre)
Les Beaux de Provence 10 km
Maussane des Alpilles 10 km
Eygalières 6 km
Avignon 18 km
Arles 20 km
L’Isle sur Sorgue 21 km
Pont du Gard 30 km
Nîmes 45 km
Marseille 80 km
Airport Marseille Marignane 65 km (approx. 1 hour)
Avignon TGV 16.5 km (30 minutes)
Baux-de-Provence Golf Course 5.9 km
Servanes Golf Course 8.5 km
Villa NotesPets are not allowed
Personal means of transport advised
Minimum 2 week booking first two weeks August
Phone calls only incoming calls and local calls
Check in time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Check out time: before 10 am
Owners are flexible on arrival / departure day other than Saturday
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.