Mas du Petit Grava B&B in Provence France
Mas du Petit Grava B&B Arles Saint Remy Provence France Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Ike Iloputaife and James Watson

Guestrooms: 6

Address: Mas Du Petit Grava, Hameau de Moules, 13200 Arles, France

Telephone: +33 (0)490 983566,
+33 (0)681 480207

Activities/Attractions: Provence has great beaches where people gather to celebrate the sun and their own bodies, clothed and unclothed. And, speaking of the sun, its light is the most dominant quality. Provence is one of the most picturesque areas of land and water in Europe and has become a must destination for savvy travelers from all over the world. It has:

  • majestic mountains that tower above you at every vista
  • quiet valleys that smell of lavender and lilac
  • busy, modern cities with fashionable boutiques and great museums
  • quiet, ancient villages with weekly outdoor markets selling everything you could possibly need or want including fine antiques

You will see timeless ruins of Rome's past glory at every turn of the road and farms which for hundreds of years have produced the meats, fruits, herbs, olive oils and wines which have made the area a gourmet's paradise.

"It was one of the best experiences of my entire life. It was my first visit to France and I can't wait to return. My initial reaction, when I arrived, was that it was breathtaking. And upon entering the house, I realized that all of my expectations had been fulfilled. Ike and Jim welcomed me like family, instead of a stranger. I was shown my room, which was tastefully decorated, with various Van Gogh prints and antique furniture. After resting, I joined Ike, Jim and Paul (another guest) for a sumptuous feast that had been prepared by Ike. This was my introduction to France. The remainder of the time was spent visiting various towns, with Paul and/or Jim and Ike. There were numerous suggestions from the hosts, of areas of interest to visit. One day Jim prepared a picnic basket for Paul and I to take on one our adventures. The Mas du petit Grava, food, wine, and sights were outstanding. Thank you Ike and Jim you are great!"

"My friend and I spent three nights at the Mas du Petit Grava and found the experience to be the highlight of our two weeks in France. Not only is the Mas a wonderful structure furnished with fabulous antiques from the area, but the hosts are so incredibly kind and welcoming! And lots of fun, too!! We can't say enough wonderful things about Ike and Jim and our three terrific days with them!! In addition the Mas is centrally located for visiting all the sights of Provence. And Ike is a fabulous cook! Makes all his own preserves and scones etc! We were really fortunate and feel very lucky to have found this B and B just by looking on the website!"

"Staying at Ike and Jim's B&B was the absolute high point of our trip! They treat their guests like the best of friends. The room we had was beautifully furnished with antiques and had a great claw foot tub. The meals they serve, both breakfast and dinner are wonderful. We met very interesting friendly people there who all felt the same as we did with respects to our hosts ... We heartily recommend this place-Don't miss it!"

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Mas du Petit Grava B&B

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"The Farmhouse is located in a very calm place, far from the tourists and the noise. The Farmhouse is very large and the rooms are very roomy. The lunch is really like a festival ... Fruit, jams of the house, crepes, bread, etc. It is well located for those which like calm but also for people who would like to visit the Camargue, Avignon, Arles, Alpilles. My friend and me enjoyed an unforgettable holiday. Thank you Ike for your cordial hospitality!"

"Sitting on 8 acres of beautiful countryside, this 300 year old home has very nice gardens, swimming pool and great hosts ... Our room was very clean and spacious with nice toiletries, thick towels and robes. They have a happy hour with good wine and appetizers. Breakfast was served outside with lots of fresh fruit and homemade muffins, etc. After breakfast I used one of the bicycles and rode out into the countryside. Felt like I was in a storybook. If we were ever to return to this area, we would definitely stay at Mas du Petit Grava."

General Information: Welcome to Mas du Petit Grava B&B ... located in the heart of Provence, France near the Roman cities of Arles and Saint Remy, where Van Gogh created many of his most famous paintings. This 18th Century country home is surrounded by the gardens and orchard that provide most of the fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers used within it.

Mas du Petit Grava is owned and operated by Ike Iloputaife and James Watson. Our dream is to offer our guests from all over the world, the warm hospitality that is so typical of the people of Provence. Mas du Petit Grava is a three hundred-year-old country house on seven acres of land. In it and an adjoining cottage are six bedrooms. The four B&B bedrooms in the mas have private baths.

The cottage is fully self catering and independent, normally rented on a weekly basis (Saturday to Saturday) and the two bedrooms share a bath. Accommodation features include:

  • Rooms are spacious, comfortable and furnished with antiques from the area
  • There is a swimming pool and gym along with bikes and walking trails for exercise
  • For quiet times, the Mas has an extensive music and reading library
  • Breakfast and an evening cocktail hour are complementary
  • Two living rooms
  • A dining room
  • A kitchen
  • An office
  • A library with a grand piano
  • An atrium, which we use for receptions and large parties

Mas du Petit Grava is an ideal place to spend a few restful days or to use as a base from which to visit Southern France's quiet villages, busy cities and incomparable beaches. Join us by the pool, in the gardens or around the table as we share our love of good food, fine wines, spirited conversation and making friends.

Payment Accepted: Travellers Cheques, Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).

€100-125/night (B&B)
€525/week (Cottage)

Breakfast is complementary with the room, as is your favorite aperitif at the evening cocktail hour. Dinners are available to guests by reservations at additional cost.

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"What do we remember as the best part of our stay? That breakfast!! and the fact that you understood "tourists". Unlike other "locals" we have stayed with, you knew the area, you knew where to send us to ... Providing a bed is one thing, being the excellent host is your forte!! Oh and before I sign off - I remember all the wonderful people we met! Around that breakfast table was 10 people and 6 countries! You are obviously doing the right thing as they all agreed we found a little gem!"

"This B&B is a great place to stay when visiting the Provence. Ike & Jim are really wonderful hosts... AND the home made scones are absolutely a must indeed."