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the rooms

« Servière », « Panouille », « La Verdière » and « Le Rougadou », the names of the rooms are those of the so-called mas de cinq sous locality, the small valley which lies before you.

room n°1 – rougadou

Cool in the summer and extremely bright, this room feels like a cocoon. Its minimalist volume and beautiful arch will make your nights sweet and soft.

The decoration is purposely sleek, the materials blending with the Alpilles’ raw landscape. It can be arranged in a double bed or in two separate beds. The bathroom hosts a very generous shower.

Located in the groundfloor, it has a private terrace and an amazing view on the south facing garden. Chaises longues and farniente. Who needs more …

room n°2 – servière

room n°2 – servière

With a relaxing atmosphere and soft colors celebrating Provence, this large room has a lounge area, perfect to enjoy coffee or breakfast while the rest of the house is slowly waking up.

The double hammam/shower is a special treat, the King Size is five-star and the TV screen can appear and disappear behind the mirror at the touch of a button. One step and you are outside, under the Micocoulier, sitting at the stone table to write or read.

SERVICES AND GOODIES

Many services are included in the price, a welcome basket filled with gifts and surprises, your first breakfast, a 2 hours daily cleaning, management of your bed and bath linen, unlimited access to vegetables and fruits that grow in our vegetable garden and a mid-week aperitif box. You will also find many books, novels, comics, art books, board games, dvds, a table tennis table, a gas barbecue.

room n°3 – panouille

Go up a few stairs, open the door and step into this room basking in the light. As the morning sun dances on the walls and on the floor, the Beaucaire stone and ancient oak floorboard reveal their full beauty and nuances.

The beautiful and very deep bathtub will surprise you and the arched large bay window opening on the garrigue, the all-round shower and the Totem shaped-sink will offer you as many points of view on the surrounding landscape.

The King Size bed can be turned into Twin beds, and Panouille is the only room which can accommodate a child’s bed for a 0 to 2 year-old, upon a simple request.

The stone stairways on the east side of the house provides a direct access to the kitchen from the outside whilst the inside stairs offer a nice surprise, a sign of the passage of artists who have come and stayed in the house.

room n°4 – verdière

room n°4 – verdière

Located on the 1st floor of the Mas, this room offers a spectacular view on the garden from its quiet south facing terrace under the aerial pergola. On the right, on the left, in front of you, behind you, everywhere, you are encircled with the Alpilles. A vertigo of nature. Pause for a moment there and contemplate the enchanting light of the sunset, sitting on one of the stones of the terrace, a glass in your hand and a smile on your face.

A separate stairway enables you to freely and discretely access you room.

The room has a King Size bed and a TV screen hidden behind a mirror.

local & natural

In each bathroom, you will find products that are 100% local, vegetal and provençal. We are mindful of having as little impact as possible on the surrounding nature. Such a privileged setting calls for another way of living and consuming. We wish to limit the use of plastic and the cosmetic products that we use are natural.

good to know

WiFi is available throughout the house, as well as in the rooms and on the terrace.

A child’s bed (for 0-2 year-olds) can be installed in one of the rooms for free.

we answer to your questions…

Rental

HOW CAN I BOOK ?

By phone (0033 +6.74.55.95.95) or by email (masdecinqsous@gmail.com). Once your holiday dates have been chosen, we send you a rental contract which you must return to us initialed and signed. In order to pre-fill your rental agreement, we need your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address.

WHAT ARE THE RENTAL PRICES OF THE MAS DE CINQ SOUS ?

The rental price of Mas de Cinq Sous varies between €7,000 and €13,900 per week depending on the time of year you have chosen for your stay.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE ?
Sheets and towels, and a 2 hours daily cleaning.

A nice surprise will await you on your arrival, a breakfast will be served when you wake up the first morning and you will receive an “aperitif box” in the middle of the week.

In each bathroom, you will find 100% local, 100% vegetable and Provençal products from the Végétalement Provence brand.

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES ?

Arrival will be on the first day of rental between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The house must be vacated no later than the last day of rental before 11 a.m. Want to arrive earlier or leave later? We will always find solutions! How about a picnic in the shade of a pine tree? Just one idea among many others.

IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED ?

A deposit is indeed required. The amount of the deposit is given to you in the rental terms and conditions of the Mas. It will be returned to you after your stay, no later than two months from the date of the exit inventory.

Services

CAN I HAVE A BABY BED AND A HIGH CHAIR ?

Sure ! Le Mas de Cinq Sous loves babies! Travel cot, high chair, suitable crockery, baby monitor, books and toddler games, we have everything you need for your child to have a wonderful stay in Provence.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE OPTIONS OF ADDITIONAL HOUSEHOLD, HOME CHEF, MASSAGE, ETC… ?

At the time of your reservation, we will send you a list of options and services that we offer at an additional cost. All you have to do is book in advance by email or phone. Households, massages, treatments, transport can be decided at the last moment but certain activities require a reservation several weeks in advance. Ask us, we will do our best to make every moment spent at Mas de Cinq Sous unforgettable.

IS BARBECUE ALLOWED ?

You will find a gas barbecue in front of the house and an electric Plancha on the pétanque side. It is strictly forbidden to do wood fires in this part of the Alpilles. We ask you to be particularly careful with your cigarettes. Every year, they are responsible for a majority of the forest fires with the well known catastrophic consequences.

DOES THE MAS HAVE LAUNDRY ?

The Mas has a laundry room with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron.

Useful Information

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY AT MAS DE CINQ SOUS ?

In Provence, each season is a pure marvel. Subject to a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters, Provence can be visited throughout the year.

DO YOU OFFER INTERNET ACCESS ?

We put at your disposal free access by WIFI. Warning ! We are in a rural area and in the middle of a protected national park and the connection speed is limited. You will of course be able to watch movies on the different screens through the Apple TV but it will be difficult to do this at the same time as watching a video chat on your tablet, attending a zoom conference with your work colleagues and playing Fortnite. You will have to choose. Draw the short straw whoever has priority. The best thing, in such an exceptional place, is to be connected, BUT preferably to nature.

WHAT IS A NATURAL POOL ?

A natural pool, also called a biological pool, is a pool that works  as a result of the combination of certain bacteria and aquatic plants. The development of a genuine “fauna/flora” ecosystem promotes water quality and balance. In other words, it is a pool that works naturally without chemicals. This does not mean that you are going to swim in a pond or a swamp. No, not at all ! Regular maintenance of the pool (once a week) will ensure you all the comfort of a so-called “normal” pool. You can also do laps in this 6×12 meter swimming pool.

HOW TO GET TO THE MAS DE CINQ SOUS ?

As the French say :”To live well, stay unseen”. We will give you all the details when confirming your reservation. Do not hesitate to ask us for a transport solution from your place of arrival (station/airport) as, we have wonderful drivers who will be happy to bring you to us. We will, of course, be there to welcome you at the end of your journey.

If you arrive at the Mas by your own means, we will give you a meeting point at a specific time because the Mas does not exist on most GPS. We didn’t lie to you when we said this is a secret place..

WHAT WILL I FIND IN MY BREAKFAST BASKET ON THE FIRST MORNING ?

Delivered at 8:30 am on the first morning of your stay at the entrance of the Mas, your breakfast will be the first pleasure of the day. Bread, pastries, butter, jam, honey, eggs and fresh fruit, fresh juice. Local products carefully selected and prepared with love.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SLEEP AT THE MAS DE CINQ SOUS ?

The capacity of the Mas is 8 people. But we can install an extra bed for a child in one of the bedrooms.

CAN YOU ACCEPT PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY ?

We are very sorry but the Mas de Cinq Sous is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Conditions

DO I NEED TO TAKE INSURANCE ?

When you rent a vacation home, you absolutely must ensure that your liability insurance covers the seasonal rental. In addition, we strongly recommend that you take a cancellation insurance to cover this risk. The cancellation conditions set are strict and non-negotiable.

IS THE MAS NON-SMOKING ?

Yes, it is forbidden to smoke inside the Mas. On the terraces, there are ashtrays for your cigarette butts. We count on you not to throw them out into nature. It takes more than 2 years for a cigarette butt to decompose.

WHAT ARE THE CANCELLATION CONDITIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 FOR THE 2022 SEASON ?

Damn virus! We have adapted our cancellation conditions this year to best meet your peace of mind.

Your stay can be 100% refunded in the following cases:

  1. General impossibility of traveling directly related to the COVID 19 epidemic: General restrictions on travel or border crossings decided by the Government of the country of the place of residence of the Client (i) prohibiting the Client from traveling to the country or area in which the Property is located and/or (ii) restricting travel to strictly necessary travel.
  2. Prohibition for the Client to access the Property following a general decision of the Government of the country in which the Property is located.

 

On the other hand: If the client or someone in his/her close family circle has been affected by Covid, the stay will not be reimbursed. However, we will nevertheless make our best efforts to try and find compensation (postponement of the stay for example).

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