CORONAVIRUS - MAS DES ETOILES , HEATED LARGE SWIMMING POOL AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET EVERYWHERE, April 4, 2021 - UPDATE.
This is our last update for 2021 : We are on September 16.
In June we had written "Now can expect strong improvements in the COVID situation with most tourism activities back to normal, by steps, to the end of June. And July-August, almost normal. "
The prediction came on true ! We have made a superb summer. July and August have been optimal. Now, 100% of our guests do have a vaccination certificate on hand. And it is no more necessary to wear a mask, while on the property.
What happened really, is that we mostly lost all our guests coming from the US, Canada, Brazil and the UK. This was offset by, first the French, then Belgium,
We have maintained the same policies as in 2020.
1- For the cancellations, we have relocated our time limit for CANCELLATIONS AT NO CHARGE at 30 days but with a cancellation fee not above 50% And this applicable on every booking platform we are working with ( Mas des Etoiles, Booking.com, Expedia). We will refund 100% in the case the guests get confined at their home ( For instance, Paris...) or more simply if they are unable to travel to Luberon or Provence. And this, for the entire season to Octobre 2021.
2- For safety reasons, we can consider that our guests have very little or no opportunity to have unpleasant encounters as the premises are pretty large. Also, more and more people will be vaccinated. Myself and the key personnel of the B&B have been 100%. On the other hand, we are going to expect Vaccine Certificates, valid for every touchy locations such as restaurants etc ... However, as the risks still exist with vaccinated people, we are asking the guests to wear masks whenever necessary.
From 2021, we now have several great features that our guests like very much :
- A double Air-Cooling system ( By the floor or classical) , very flexible and effective in the warm summers. And this, every where.
- Hi-speed WIFI, in every room and in the entire garden with specific quiet spots to work.
- Our very large swimming pool ( 5 X 12 meters ) is now heated ( operational since March 20, 2021). We currently have a 6 Celsius degrees improvement, and it is going up)
- A co-working center with all necessary equipment ( Scanner, Printer, Macbook ...) . Several co-working independant locations either outside or quiet offices in the main house.
- A very large parking lot behind the house, which puts your nice car into safety. Free of charge.
- We also have improved the quietness and the views on the immediate surrounding mountains. We really are in the countryside and there are gorgeous walks just behind our ( your) property : For instance, Senanque Abbey, less than two hours.
As for COVID19, France situation is quite improving. Manuy restrictions are getting cancelled : For instance the resturants are re-opening to-day .May 19, 2021. We had re-opened for Easter holidays and the Ascension Day long week-end. As restaurants were totally closed, our guests had there meals here art their satisfaction. There are still actually very few tourists coming from our usual partners ( UK, Germany, Belgium etc ...). We are keeping a reasonable level with French, mostly from the Paris area.
Last year, we were under similar circumstances and finally we could open the B&B only by the last week of June. Afterwards, we had brilliant July and August. Th threat came back in September and then we were obliged to close.
Anyway, we learnt how to protect our guests and this had been pretty effective. Our personel is wearing masks and social distancing is OK. This year, we are going to check the status of all our incoming guests so as to adapt the protections. Our guess is that many people will be vaccinated and that we are going to have testing outfits available here.
For a few weeks, we have enlarged our hi-speed Internet Fiber Network. It is entirely operational on the whole house ( all the rooms) and most parts of the surrounding garden, including the pool area. Speed in wifi is in the range 50-100 kps. Our guests are real happy with that.
Now, we have more and more guests who enjoy the new system to stay conncected with their business.
Some comments from hosts who just left us : "We had a great rest at Mas des Etoiles. Much better than we had expected. Your swimming pool is gorgeous. We slept very well . Your mattresses are excellent. Where did you buy them ? The best in your place is the beauty of the house, large spaces and the overall quietness. As for your breakfast, a real achievement. We expect to come back very soon."
On the pool heating system : It proved to be very efficient. Temps are at 27-29 Celsius on a permanent basis.
Dear Friends :
Mas des Etoiles is pretty safe and it is not difficult to reach a proper level of protection.
So, normally, in the circumstances, we offer you at Mas des Etoiles all the best safety. If you have questions, please let us know.
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Just near Gordes in Provence, it is difficult to imagine a magical place like this one : Live and Love. Quiet, great views, an intriguing garden full of secrets, partly Mediterranean, partly British...
Be Welcome at Mas des Etoiles in Gordes, Luberon, Provence. This may be a unique experience. This B&B, we say "Chambre d'hotes" in France, is stylish and elegant, still casual and unpretentious.
Annette and I (Francois), we have developed a pleasant joyful atmosphere you will find seldom in the "maison d'hôtes" of France. The property which is recent has been designed by the best architects and landscape designers : Just simply a good taste prevails. With an association between our history and the true values of Provence : Inside refined pieces of furniture, outside lavenders, thyme, rosemarine, olive trees, vineyards and even tasty figs at your doorstep...
Originally from the Northern part of France (Lille), we relocated in Provence 15 years ago. Before, we had fascinating lives : Annette was born in Argentina and had a tri-culture education (South America, Unites States, mostly Boston - and France). On my side I had an international career with mostly exposure to USA and South East Asia. So we explored the world before the time of the Emirates. Our children mostly are on the same path - 15 grand-children.
Mas des Etoiles is a lively place and cultured people like (or love) the place. Our guests are Americans, from Brazil, Australia, Singapore, British, Germans and the whole World.
Our B&B cannot be better located : Luberon Valley and its hill-top villages - Roussillon, Bonnieux, Oppede-le-Vieux ... are just minutes away.. And the discovery of the superb Provence is just there : Aix-en-Provence and Avignon are less than one hour away. The famous " Calanques" de Cassis ( Marseilles) or Arles (Van Gogh) not so much more. We maintain a good list of the best restaurants of Gordes and Luberon. Same for the wineries (Chateauneuf-du-Pape). We help our guests for their daily programs and our proposals add value to their stay.
Here, people come to be quiet and away from their usual pressures. It is not like in these hotels around where the children cannot be under control (We don't receive kids under 12 ). Our guest are the object of all care possible and we "cherish" them. On conviviality, exchanges between guests develop naturally at the time of breakfasts or " sunset aperitifs" Discrete pleasures such as a run in the vineyards before breakfast, adventures while hiking the the nearby Abbaye of Senanque or pedaling in the brisky Mistral wind.
A last point : If you book directly with us, our B&B rate will be 10-15% lower than the one presented on Booking.com and Expedia.
WHERE COULD YOU BE BETTER IN PROVENCE, AND WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE ?
Think twice before making your choice for a B&B ! ... If you investigate a little, you will quickly find that Mas des Etoile is a unique place to relax and experience Provence.
We probably are the only guest-house where you have all the best advantages in the same time.
Everybody loves the Place. Join us, you will be Welcome
Over 12 are welcome. At lower ages, this can be negociated(we are careful about possible disturbances)
Time is better from 3.30 PM to 7.00 PM
There is no charge at all until 30 days before arrival. At 30 days, you may be charged 50%. The balance due upon the stay
No cancellation charge until 30 days before arrival
We accept American Express and all major Credit Cards.
We accept no pets
This house is gracious and real spirited : Peter Mayle's Provence. Every room has a particular theme and the decor goes with it. Dual air cool system (Floor & Air). Stylish bathrooms . Free good Wi-Fi.
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Le Mas des étoiles : 178 chemin de la Dragonne, Les Imberts - 84220 Gordes - Provence
+33(0)6 83 86 69 89
• Latitude: 43.888731
• Longitude: 5.178318
• Aéroport Avignon-Provence
• Aéroport Marseille-Marignane
• Aéroport Nîmes-Garons