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Petite Maison

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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Beds / Sleeps 4
    Kids ok - ages Infants and 6+
  • 1.5 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom Bathroom
  • Provence, France
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  • 75m2 or 807 sq ft - 2 levels
  • ground floor
    2 levels
From$274 US / night*
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This Space

The Petite Maison is an adorable, fully renovated two-bedroom cottage located in beautiful countryside close to the darling hilltop village St-Saturnin-les-Apt in the Luberon region of Provence. This delightful air-conditioned vacation rental is nestled among vineyards, cherry trees, olive groves, lavender fields, and your own koi ponds: a secluded paradise just three kilometers from the little town of St-Saturnin-les-Apt and 10 minutes from Apt.

You will feel right at home with the lovely gardens and exterior spaces. There is a large covered porch with an outdoor dining area, a hammock, chaise lounges, a grill, and a ping-pong table.

On the main level of the villa is a modern living and dining area with open, fully-equipped kitchen offering convenience, light and comfort. There is a W.C. on this level as well.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a full bath and toilet. One bedroom offers a comfy queen bed and faces the pond, while the other has two comfortable twin beds and views of the village in the distance. The full bathroom by the bedrooms has a shower and a separate W.C.

This private little house is set on 10 000 m2 of manicured grounds, all level and perfect for strolling or sitting under a tree to enjoy a book. The outdoor lights make the property equally beautiful at night. The 10 meter long saltwater pool is the perfect spot to enjoy the mellow ambiance of Provence. There are two ponds linked by a little canal. The top pond has a jetty: the perfect place for an evening cocktail on a property that already offers a diversity of stunning outdoor spaces.

Note for 2017: The pool is shared with the larger house on the same property but in 2018 the Petite Maison will have its own private pool.

The friendly housekeeper comes by each morning to discreetly feed the fish in the ponds and to check that all is well on the property. She will rearrange the outdoor furniture, and if necessary, replace the wet pool towels for dry ones. There is parking available on site.

For larger groups please note that the Petite Maison is located on the same property as our Mas des Souces villa. They can be rented separately or together to accommodate groups small or large. Rented together there are 6 full bedrooms, o full kitchens, and tons of outdoor living and dining. Both homes have private entrances and are a comfortable distance from one another and separated by greenery to allow both groups full privacy.

  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove (gas)
  • Toaster
  • Air conditioning
  • Crib
  • Family Friendly
  • Fans
  • Full-length French windows
  • Hair dryer
  • High Chair
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens & Towels
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (separate units)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor barbeque
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Ping Pong
  • Private Parking
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Wifi
  • Pool


Bedroom 11 queen (This bedroom faces due south and looks out over the private pond. In mid summer you will be lulled to sleep by croaking frogs and cicadas singing. Very comfortable with AC.)Bedroom 22 twin/singles (This bedroom faces due north and has a lovely view of the village of St Saturnin les Apt high on the hill in the distance. The twin beds are Super Singles and are very wide 120cm x 200cm )


Bathroom 1(Full bath) toilet, sink, shower, hand held shower head, towel warmer (This is a walk-in Italian shower. There is a washing machine under the hand basin. The WC is in the shower room.)WC(Half bath) toilet, sink (There is a 2nd WC in a separate room on the landing at the top of the stairs between the two bedrooms. There is a sloping low ceiling.)

Haven In

  • The beautiful landscaping and spring
  • A leisurely lunch on the terrace of L'Estrade in nearby Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt
  • The Saturday morning food and produce market in nearby Apt


  • Rentals run from Sunday-Sunday
  • The swimming pool has system to protect guests from falling in.
  • There are multiple water features on the property which can pose a danger. This property is not suitable for young children or anyone who cannot swim.
  • Babies are welcome and baby equipment is available. Children aged 2-6 years old are not recommended.
  • This house is perfect for animal lovers.
  • A dog lives on the property when the owner is home in the Mas des Sources and could wander over to Petite Maison unless Mas des Sources is rented and then doggy will not be around.

All Rentals Include


2018: JAN - MAR
from $274 per night
2018: APR
from $279 per night
2018: MAY
from $343 per night
2018: JUN
from $373 per night
2018: JUL - AUG
from $464 per night
2018: SEP - OCT
from $343 per night
2018: NOV - DEC
from $274 per night
- Nightly Rate based on weekly stays. Please inquire for special long and short stay rates.
- Monthly rates based on 28 days for rentals of one month. Longer rentals follow the calendar month.
- Price based on standard occupancy. Larger groups please inquire. Additional fees may apply.
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The Area

There's no better place to settle into the relaxed rhythm of Southern France than in Provence. The area abounds in sensory pleasures, like the scent of lush lavender fields, earthy olive orchards, and fresh farmers market produce. Taste your way through the region?s vineyards, take in historic Proven?al hilltop villages by foot or stunning road routes by bicycle, try your hand at early-morning antiquing, or simply enjoy a pre-dinner glass of pastis en plein air. Soak in the calmly intoxicating ambiance of bucolic Provence.


  • Ancient Villages & Ruins
  • Antique Markets
  • Apt
  • Avignon
  • Boulangeries, pâtisseries, and fromageries
  • Cinema
  • Daily Food & Produce Markets
  • Fontaines de Vaucluse
  • Forests
  • Golf
  • Gordes
  • Hiking
  • Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Le Luberon
  • Menerbes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Olive Oil tastings
  • Organic market
  • Peter Mayle's Provence
  • Private Wine Tastings
  • Restaurants
  • Roussillon
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Wine Tasting


Diane L. September, 2017 Cape Town, South Africa

We loved our stay at the Petite Maison. Henrietta was a marvelous host, her warm welcome, generous offerings of wine and local produce and the extensive notes on the area and recommendations on where to eat were spot on and a real bonus . We had a lovely time exploring all the beautiful little villages around and about and left (with a heavy heart) feeling like we had experienced a little bit of the real Provence . Our only regret was that we didn't have an extra day to enjoy the property with its beautiful garden and just relax - next time. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable and memorable stay.