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Superb villa with HEATED pool, stunning views, overlooks Callas village

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, Sleeps 6-7

Villa Etoile du Sud is in a tranquil setting of two acres of olive and fruit trees, with stunning views of the village and Maures hills, minutes from the village. If you're looking for somewhere special for family or friends then this is it. Just read the reviews. Beautiful Provencal villages abound, St Tropez and beaches 40-45min, vineyards, golf, watersports, horse-riding, family entertainment - all nearby. Don't miss visiting the Gorge du Verdon about 40 minutes to the north with spectacular views, and outdoor activities from pedaloes on the lake to white water rafting on the river. The villa is 1 hour from Nice airport, 1hr 20 from Marseille and for those lucky enough to fly into the provencal airport at Toulon it's an hour. The pool is 10m a 5m, HEATED from May-Oct with salt water and an electric security cover. The villa is furnished and equipped to a high standard for easy home from home living. It's light and spacious and sleeps 6 people comfortably. A child's z-bed and/or cot are also available as is a high chair. There is Central Heating and duvets if you wish to stay during the cooler months. Throughout the year the skies are invariably blue - it's not called the Cote d'Azur for nothing. We have SKY TV wich includes SKY Sports, a DVD Film Library and plenty of books. There is a Stereo system with CD/Cassette (I-pod compatible) and to keep your valuables safe there is a Wall safe. The phone will accept incoming and outgoing calls and we offer free WiFi. CHANGEOVER IS GENERALLY FRIDAY TO FRIDAY FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER. POOL OPENS IN MAY AND HEATED MAY TO OCTOBER

Sports: The famous Gorge du Verdon offers Canyoning, Rafting Kayaking, sailing and swimming and beautiful sightseeing. The close lake of St Cassien also offers watersports. Bicycles, tennis courts and crazy golf available at Figanieres (5km) and we believe there's a new riding establishment about 1km out of the village. There are at least 8 golf courses within an hours drive. The nearest is the beautiful 18 hole course at St Endreol, La Motte (10-15mins). St Endreol also has a Day Spa with Spa Packages from €59. The Terre Blanche at the Four Seasons Hotel at Fayence (approx 25 mins) is stunning and now reportedly one of the best in the Provence/Cote d'Azur area. A keen golfing client recommended Taulane as one of the most beautiful he's ever played and with wonderful restaurant. In winter Downhill Skiing available at Praloup, Isola 2000 and Auron (2hrs drive) or more locally at Greolieres (45mins). Ever been gliding? Try it at Fayence. Callas has it's own Tourist Office.

Medical: Callas has a medical centre and dentist. The doctor speaks some English. A general hospital with Emergency department is at nearby Draguignan (15-20 minutes). Nearest Pharmacies are at Bargemon (5mins drive) and Figanieres (10 mins drive).

Wine: There are hundreds of wine Domaines in the region. You'll pass 6 or 7 just driving from the motorway to the house. In the villa is a book 'The Top 100 Vineyards in Provence' which is just a tiny fraction of what's available or read what other guests have enjoyed in our visitors wine book. Dame Jeanne in the village has an enviable selection. Plenty of sampling on offer. Try the Maison des Vins at Les Arcs which is laid out like a library of wine from only the Provence region. They have at least a dozen wines on tasting.

More Details

Owner
Debbie Stratford
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, A little French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Debbie Stratford

We live in the UK and both work in TV production. We found this house in 2003. It was unloved but in a fabulous spot with outstanding views and loads of potential to make it a comfortable home from home which is what we lovingly did. Unfortunately we have little time to visit ourselves during the summer so we have chosen to rent to others who would like to experience and explore this beautiful part of France.

Debbie Stratford purchased this villa in 2004

Why Debbie Stratford chose Draguignan region

The views, the views, the views. In the height of summer it's away from the crowds of the coast but has so much you can see and do. Don't miss visiting the stunning Gorge du Verdon and Lac St Croix about an hour to the north. Often we and quite a few guests choose not to go anywhere and just stay put! The villa sits in an olive grove of nearly two acres and is not overlooked making it beautifully private but not remote as the village is just a few minutes away. We hope we've thought of everything to make it a home from home. We have numerous guests coming back time and time again so we think we're getting it right. One client returned for the ninth time this summer.

What makes this villa unique

Because we've tried to make it a home from home you hopefully won't think it feels like a rental property lacking this and that but where you can settle right in. Gill our villa manager is English, will meet you on arrival and because she lives locally is a source of information plus she is on hand should you have any little mishaps and need some help.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A dream holiday home. Such a beautiful setting and such attention to detail. Every comfort provided for.'

'Absolutely wonderful house - a home from home. The internet doesn't do it justice.'

'We loved the villa so much we hardly left for the whole week.'

'Fantastic villa, wonderfully appointed with everything taken care of. Stunning views and what a location.'

'We shall miss the ambience of this delightfully furnished and comfortable home, the sunset and the breakfasts 'en plein air'.'

'The villa is exceptional. Plenty of places to visit, eat and drink. We have already recommended the property to friends and family.'

'The only dampner on the weekend is having to leave.'
Nov 2007
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nice, Marseille, Toulon
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Kilometres
Callas, Bargemon and Claviers
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Endreol
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Les Arcs - TGV from Paris
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
A8 Exit 36 Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Kilometres
Callas, Bargemon and Claviers
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
St Aygulf
Car: necessary

Callas is a pretty medieval Provencal village with a grocery, patisserie, post office with 24hr banking, Newsagent, Tourist Office, restaurants, Beauty Salon etc. There's a market in the square every Saturday. Only a 10 min drive is Draguignan, the old capital of the Var, where there is a wider selection of shops and supermarkets. There is a plethora of Vineyards and Olive groves , creating a beautiful contrast against the Azure skies plus wonderful opportunities for some wine and oil tasting. Within 45 minutes you can be in the stylish resorts of St. Tropez, St. Maxime, Antibes or Cannes. The boat trip across the bay from St Maxime to St Tropez is fabulous plus you avoid the traffic jams. There's a choice of sandy beaches, the closest being at St Aygulf or Les Issambres. 45mins North you'll discover the spectacular Gorge du Verdon, one of the most beautiful canyon's in Europe. It leads down to the beautiful Lac de St Croix offering plentiful watersports . There's a variety of golf courses within an hour's drive including the highly rated Terre Blanche. The St Endreol Golf Course with its own Day Spa and a wonderful place for lunch (don't forget to book) is only 15 minutes from the villa. For days out with the children there are Waterparks, Zoos, crazy golf etc. Callas has a playground by the church. Or, hire a bike, take a beautiful walk, or sit and do nothing but drink in the quiet, the views and the wonderful local wines. Etoile du Sud is a special place.

Other Activities: beaches 40 minutes.

Gorge du Verdon: Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, picnics

Golf, Horse-riding, Vineyards, pretty Provencal villages

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Callas in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any problems or breakages that occur during your stay must be conveyed to our villa manager ASAP, not just when you leave
  • No glassware to be taken anywhere near the pool
  • Young children must be watched at all times around the pool and the cover replaced EVERY time the pool is out of site
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are well appointed and beautifully tiled. Heated towel rails in all bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , High Quality mattress, fan, hair-dryer
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , High Quality mattress, fan, hair-dryer
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , High Quality mattresses, fan, hair-dryer
  • 2 doubles - both ensuite, 1 twin - bathroom immediately opposite with walk-in shower, 1 children's bed, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Swimming Pool - 10m x 5m Max depth 1.7m. It is saline, heated and with electric security cover. Utility Room with washer/dryer, Butler sink and drinks fridge. All bedrooms have portable fans and hairdryers. Electric wall heaters in all rooms. Three bathrooms (two en suite). Two with walk-in showers and one with bath and shower. Villa is more spacious than floor area implies. Included in your weekly rental are bed-linen, bath and pool towels, electricity, gas, cot and high chair, cleaning on departure and pool maintenance. There is a Telephone for incoming and outgoing calls (no bar) so can be used for international calls, and Broadband Internet connection. Actual cost of calls set against your deposit. Our Manager Gill will see you in and out of the villa. Babysitting generally available on request. Beauty Therapies available in the villa. Private Catering can be arranged in advance. If you wish more information on the area please contact us for a web link.

Reviews

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Superb villa with HEATED pool, stunning views, overlooks Callas village
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
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Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

In keeping with its celestial name, this place is heavenly - we have just had 11 wonderful days there and loved every minute of it. The villa sits on a hillside overlooking the town of Callas. It is well equipped, very comfortable and offers wonderful indoor-outdoor flow. It is clean and well maintained by Gill, the lovely caretaker. Eating under the mulberry arbour was delightful and late afternoon drinks on the sunny patio became a daily ritual. Being Antipodeans, we made use of the BBQ, purchasing our produce from the local markets- we particularly liked the market in Fayence. The pool is superb - salt-water and heated - it simply entices you to relax, and you can't resist. The village is delightful with a lively and colourful Saturday market. We frequented the friendly local cafe daily for coffee, and ate our pastries there, which we bought from the nearby bakery - just a few minutes walk from the villa. We dined at La Grupie in the village and loved both the food and the friendly service. Callas is a perfect base for exploring local villages, the Riviera and the magnificent Gorges du Verdon. We drove the southern side and took an electric boat ride through the Gorges - utterly amazing, plus we enjoyed the towns of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Aups. L'Etoile du Sud is definitely a star. Thanks Debbie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you had such a gorgeous stay at Etoile and that you saw so much of the gorgeous surrounding areas. The Gorges du Verdon truly is spectacular isn't it. Good hint about the electric boat ride, up until now we've only white river rafted which is also amazing, although a little wetter I suspect!
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5

Another month in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Having had such a wonderful time at L’Etoile three years ago, it was with a little trepidation that we approached our one month stay this year. We need not have worried!

Everything was just as we remembered it- the comfortable rooms, the expansive views, the peace and calm and the magnificent pool. We again had some friends join us for a few days at a time -most had been on the previous occasion and were more than happy to rekindle old memories, while those new to L’Etoile were delighted with the amenities of this superb villa.

We found some picturesque new restaurants to visit as well as returning to those we had enjoyed before, and had numerous coffee stops at the many local villages. And, as ever, Gill was available to help out with assistance or advice.

L’Etoile lived up to all our high expectations-it really is a home, not a rental. Next time we go back, there will be no trepidation, only anticipation!

Iain and Liz

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Southern French gem!

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a very warm welcome at Villa Etoile, a beautifull and very well equipped Villa set in a olive grove and overlooking the unspoilt village of Callas.

The stunning heated pool and garden terrace made it easy to relax and take in the stunning views. Although Callas is a small village it offers plenty of choice of restaurants, all to a high standard with friendly locals and plenty of atmosphere.

We had to drag ourselves away at the end of our holiday, the villa was homely, offering every comfort with amazing weather. We would highly recommend staying at Villa Etoile, it's a gem in the South of France not to be missed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous villa that has everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful setting and fab swimming pool. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy we could accommodate you so last minute and you all had such a good time, and that your daughter was able to improve her swimming!
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Tranquil and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It's a brilliant house. Very well equipped and comfortable with beautiful views. It also has all the little things so often missing in a rental home. The land around the house is full of olive trees and herbs and hanging out the washing in the meadow to the sound of a cuckoo was a joy. The sun shone and was warm which in April was a treat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heavenly house in heavenly setting

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, beautifully appointed house with superb views. Every room has all the right, lovely things in it, the pool sparkles with perfection, and all in all you couldn't ask for more in a French home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Callas, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Half Term Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£925
for 5 nights
From
£185
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,310
for 7 nights
£1,310
 
 
Early Spring
8 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£850
for 5 nights
From
£170
 
 
May Bank Holiday2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
May 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
 
 
Late May bank holiday '18
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Early Summer 2018
28 Jun 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
High Season
12 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 7 nights
£2,550
 
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,690
for 7 nights
£1,690
 
 
October 2018
30 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£925
for 5 nights
From
£185
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £600

Rates include all cleaning, linen, pool towels etc and a 2hr interim clean for stays of more than one week. Any additional cleaning required by the client to be arranged and paid directly with our Villa Manager. Also includes mandatory pool heating fee of £50 between May and September.
£600 security fee is due with final booking 55 days prior to booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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