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Beach front unique 4 bedroom villa with own pool and large terrace

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,603 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bed 4 bathroom villa ideal for 6 adults & 2 children over 5 years with views

This beach front charming and rustic 4 bedroom villa is located near the town of Ste Maxime. The living space on split levels includes a comfortable lounge, TV room, study, dining room in the conservatory with views out to sea and a well equipped kitchen. There are 2 en-suite bedrooms and 2 bedrooms sharing a separate toilet and bathroom. In addition there is a guest cloakroom, and another toilet and shower room in the basement. Outside, the magnificent terrace offers uninterrupted sea views with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ – perfect for al fresco dining on warm Riviera evenings. There is an outdoor private fresh water swimming pool 8 x 4m. There is direct access to the beach from the terrace. Ste Maxime is packed with great restaurants, bars, plenty of shops and activities for everyone. Cherry Beach, is family friendly, a 2 minutes walk, offering fantastic restaurants & water sport facilities. Ste Maxime has a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, casino, water park, adventure tree course.

Secure parking for 2 cars.

Rest Relaxation and Fun : There is a hotel with thalassotherapy facilities close by for relaxing and pampering.

The terrace is the best spot to soak up the sun and rest, there are many spots which can be private. There are many rock pools to explore and a lovely headland to walk on with views to St. Tropez. There is direct access to the beach. St. Tropez with its glitzy night life, bars and restaurants can be reached by ferry, which runs late during the high season. Pampalone Beach with its famous beach bars - Club 55, Tahitti and Nicky Beach are all a drive away. There are many restaurants to suite every budget.

There is a water park in Ste. Maxime and a larger one in Frejus. There is also a Adventure Jungle Track in Ste Maxime and brand new cinema. All the towns have their open air market days and some places have Artisanne markets. Ste Maxime has many shops to suite all budgets. St. Tropez has all the designer and more modestly priced shops.

There are many golf courses close to the villa.

Activities: Cherry beach (2 mins walk away) is a large sandy beach where you can relax or be active. There are jet skiis for hire with organised excursions every day during high season. From Ste Maxime and Les Issambres harbours there are ferries to St. Tropez regularly and other boat trips to Cannes, Nice and various places of interest. During high season there are spectacular firework displays all along the coast. Boats are available for rent from Ste Maxime harbour. You can learn to dive or get your boat handlers licence training from there. For the less energetic there is a diving belle which takes you along the harbour wall to see the fish.

All types of water sports are available within 5 km of the villa. There are tennis courts near the villa with some being flood lit. Most clubs offer coaching.

There are lakes near Roquebrune for fishing. The mountain terrain behind St. Maxime is popular with cyclists and walkers. St. Tropez coastal walk is spectacular. Ste Maxime offers golf.

Events: On August 15th to celebrate the Americans landing on Cherry Beach at the end of WW2 there are numerous parades in period dress in Ste. Maxime and other nearby towns, and there are spectacular firework displays - Ste. Maxime, Port Grimeau, St. Tropez simultaneously. There are boats for hire or the ferry which cruise in the Bay of St. Tropez during these displays.

At the end of September is 'Les Voiles de St. Tropez' where sailing boats of varying sizes race. It's spectacular to hire a boat or to take the ferry and cruise amongst these beautiful competitors. The atmosphere is electric and festive as liveried crews get ready to sail 90 foot racing sail boats. The boats can be seen too from the terrace of the villa with a glass of champagne or Pimms.

Cannes is about a 40 minute drive away and convenient for the Film Festival.

Nice, the 3rd largest city in France has everything from art galleries, concerts to open air markets.

Monte Carlo and Italy are about 2 hrs away.

More Details

Property Manager
Rathie Bartlett and Jade Bartlett (daughter)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Rathie Bartlett and Jade Bartlett (daughter)

I was born in Sri Lanka and went to school and lived in the UK from a very young age. I spend a lot of time in Sri Lanka and am lucky enough to spend some of the cold winter months there.

My daughter Jade will be helping me to manage the bookings for our holiday home in France.

I love France and enjoy the food and the wine. I really love swimming straight from the villa into the sea.

I am usually in France for at least 2 months of the year and love to come for the Voile de St Tropez which is at the end of September. It's wonderful to see so many sailing boats glide past the headland and sometimes across the bay.

Rathie Bartlett and Jade Bartlett (daughter) purchased this house in 1999

Why Rathie Bartlett and Jade Bartlett (daughter) chose Sainte-Maxime

My family has owned this property for nearly 20 years. We chose to buy it as it's drive-able from the UK and when it was holiday time with the children we could get into our car and drive across without having to book far in advance.

My children are now grown up so are not reliant on summer holidays to visit. We had such a great time in the summer as a family we would love to now share it with other families.

The villa has the most unique location. It's right on the water. I always wanted to have a house on the Mediterranean as I find the Atlantic Ocean too cold to swim in even during the Summer months. From the terrace I can go swimming and snorkeling which is great. You can catch your supper from the rocks if you are a good fisherman as there are plenty of beautiful fish in the water. I prefer to snorkel and see the shoals of thousands of sardines and large fish swimming about. You can almost touch them.

The Med being non tidal is very safe for even young children to swim in. There is a beach just below the terrace which can be very sandy depending if the wind has blown a little seaweed on to it. There are plenty of rock pools to explore.

Cherry Beach is a 2 minute walk and is a beautiful sandy beach which is supervised and swimming areas marked. There are many restaurants along the beach for tasty meals or sundowners. I prefer my terrace as it's quieter and the views are magical day or night.

The area around the villa offers visitors so many different attractions from having a peaceful and relaxing time to water skiing, sailing, wine tasting, restaurants, clubs, bars to sandy beaches and breath taking scenery to markets to designer shopping.

Ste Maxime is a family resort but the bright glitzy glamour of St Tropez is just across the bay.

Using this beautiful villa as a base it's possible to tailor make a holiday which will be fun for everybody in your group.

What makes this house unique

Sea frontage.

Just around the headland at Point de Sardineaux, is St Tropez with beautiful views too it from the headland. The headland makes the water look magical when large cruise ships, sailing boats and other vessels leave St. Tropez harbor and glide past this headland. This is particularly striking at night time from the terrace.

The terrace is just as enchanting at night time. There is no 'black view' as the twinkling light of Les Issambres makes it look like a twinkling wonderland.

The house is truly magical in the day time or evening. Once through the gates people do not want to leave. I have at least 3 families who return annually.

This year I have added a chiminea in the terrace fire place and it makes it very cosy to go out and collect drift wood in the day time and light the chiminea at night.

The sun rises are stunning as is the moon rise making a silver line to the heavens. There is absolutely no interruptions to the beautiful views out to sea.

The courtyard is a peaceful place with 2 large olive trees and many herbs and flowers growing and a fountain. It's lovely especially in the afternoon to relax and play cards or read a book.

The lawn is a great place to soak up the evening sun.

The villa is about a 45 minute walk to Ste Maxime along the coast road which has beautiful views across to St. Tropez. There is a pavement all the way.

There are 2 tennis clubs close by, again with beautiful views. The one in Les Issambres is flood lit.

Lovers of golf will be spoilt by the hilly but beautiful golf course in Ste Maxime. Equipment for hire and lessons are available there.

There is a water park in Set Maxime and a tree adventure course too. There is go karting, ten pin bowling, mini golf, fun fairs and many more activities on the doorstep.

During the Summer weeks there are wonderful firework displays all along the cost. The pyrotechnics are especially amazing on August 15th.

Guestbook comments from the manager

15th - 29th June 2013

Rating: 5 stars

My review

" We were delieghted with this villa. It lived up to the billing and the views were spectacular. Ideal certainly for 6 adults and two children . The villa was a home from home, classically french. We spent our days by the pool, in the sea or taking short trips to wonderful hill top villages such as Grimaud. In the evening we tried out the numerous nearby beach side restaurants or popped into St Maxime. You will not be disappointed.

The local golf at St Maxime is also very good but not cheap nor for the high handicapper. All round one of the best locations we have stayed at and we would definitely come back.

The Jones family from Oxfordshire


Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sainte-Maxime in Var

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1603 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Separate toilet, bath, shower and wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Guest cloakroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In basement
  • Ensuite bathrooms have his and hers wash basins.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 x single beds 90 x 200 cm pushed together
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed 160 x 200cms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 x single beds 90 x 190 cm pushed together.
  • Master bedroom has stunning double aspect views of the sea and outdoor pool. Bedroom has a bank of glass wardrobe doors reflecting the sea. Access to terrace and pool. Ensuite has double wash basins, bath and shower. 2ND double bedroom has double aspect views - access to the outdoor pool and view of attractive internal courtyard. Bedroom with bunk beds opens out to the pretty internal courtyard. Visitor's bedroom has views to sea. Ensuite has double wash basins, bath and shower. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. Family bathroom with bath and shower and separate toilet. Guest toilet and wash basin. In the basement there is another large shower room, toilet and washbasin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Would suit maximum 6 adults and 2 children over the age of 5 years. Children under 5 years must be well supervised, as there is a drop from the terrace to the beach below. The swimming pool is fitted with an alarm, but not fenced off, and is accessible from the terrace. Unsuitable for wheelchair users. From the beach front villa there is direct access to the beach from a side gate. Swimming pool and garden maintenance included. The swimming pool is fresh water and is 8 x 4 m. Utility room is in the basement with separate washing machine, dryer and a substantial sink for hand washing. There is a large shower room and toilet in the basement. Telephone calls will be charged . Weekly cleaning service available at an extra charge. Chef available on request at an extra charge. Welcome Pack provided.


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Beach front unique 4 bedroom villa with own pool and large terrace
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Simply wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! From the initial contact and personal experience from Jade in booking; the extremely comprehensive welcome pack and brief from Rathie; to the welcome tour from Phillipe... and then of course the whole experience of staying in such a beautiful location... we just can not find fault with a thing. Even when faced with the challenge of an external failure in phone and internet connectivity we were provided with a 4G 'Orange' Wi-Fi box. Basically the customer service was just great.

The property itself is just so authentic - the pool sits perfectly off one of the two en-suite main bedrooms which we stayed in and is bathed in sunshine virtually all day. The views of the moored yachts awesome - all from your own terrace overlooking an enchanting little beach - this accessed through your own gateway no less! The snorkeling was incredible... I even caught fish off the terrace - mainly thanks to Phillipe bringing me a huge bag of bread and telling me the best way to go about catching them - I put them all back but you could grill on the great Weber BBQ provided or even make your own soup!

The local beach bars and restaurants - just a short stroll down the road - seemed 'just right' in terms of how busy they were and quality and cost of food and drinks... A five minute drive to Sainte-Maxime Centre for a much less frenetic pace than Sainte-Tropez - albeit a hop on the ferry, taking not more than 15 minutes, a must to get up close to the super-yachts anchored outside the port... (go on a Tuesday for a massive market incidentally).

My seven year old summarised it all - 'thanks for organising a brilliant holiday house daddy..............' I feel certain we shall be contacting Jade and Rathie again surrounding a repeat visit in the next year or two...


The Holfords


  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much The Holfords. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Breathtaking retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this amazing villa and we will be back! There is simply no other location that is better than this. We spent our days swimming and snorkeling right from the house, or relaxing poolside, or grilling on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. If we wanted to leave, we walked to the beach club down the street or took a short drive into town.

This home is so comfortable and well equipped and it really feels like a second home rather than a vacation rental. There is a lot of space for two families to move around and sleep comfortably but there is simply no place better than on the terrace relaxing. We are counting the days until we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on my villa. Coming all the way from the USA for a second time makes me very happy that my villa feels like a second home. I do try to create this atmosphere to make my guests happy and relaxed. I am very glad that you enjoy the beautiful South of France and all it has to offer its visitors. I look forward to welcoming you again in 2018, if not before, until then, I wish you and your family all the very best. Kind regards Rathie
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Just a dream

  • 5 of 5

Direct access to the beach, magical views from the terrace and a perfectly equipped Villa made the stay being a peferct Holiday . We will definitely come back next Year .

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Nadia. I am very happy that you enjoyed the villa so much and got value for money. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back in July 2017. Best regards Rathie
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A wonderful week in the South of France

  • 4 of 5

We took three generations of our family to the South of France - my sons, grandparents and sister. The house is perfect for a large group - lots of bathrooms and living areas both inside and out. The kitchen is compact but well equipped - and anyway, we barbecued everyday on the fabulous terrace looking out to sea. What really makes this property stand out from the many we have rented over the years is its amazing position, right on the shoreline with immediate access to the beach. The views from the large terrace are truly spectacular. It was a joy just to sit and soak up the sun and views each morning and evening. The pool is a good size, so my boys (9 and 11) were in heaven with both beach and pool to choose from everyday. Inside the house felt like a home - not a bland holiday let. Overall, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie for your review. I am glad that you had a lovely holiday in my villa. I am happy that you appreciated the homely feel of the villa, which I strive to achieve. It is suitable for all generations and I am pleased that you enjoyed the amazing views from the terrace. I hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards Rathie
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

What a little piece of heaven! We all had a magical holiday in this Mediterranean retreat. It far outweighed our expectations, the villa was beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped and the position is absolutely stunning with the most beautiful views. We enjoyed the little beach in front of the terrace as well as the pool. We did not bother to eat out in restaurants in the evening as it was so idyllic on the terrace, we enjoyed a couple of 'fish' lunches in both Ste Tropez and Ste Maxime. We enjoyed the local markets, the boat trips and visits around the local countryside especially to Grimaud where we bought our wine - often! I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and the owner was extremely helpful when booking.

We are English and live in the Dordogne so it was very special to come to the South of France.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for your review. I am so glad you had a good time at the villa and in the surrounding areas. I hope you and your family will return again soon. Best regards Rathie
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So gorgeous it's hard to believe it's real

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property that is precisely as pictured. We spent a heavenly week here in June and barely ever left. The kids swam in the pool or went to the beach each day, which is only a 3 minute walk down the (pretty busy) road, and the grown-ups enjoyed reading on the terrace and watching the many boats anchored just off our shore. Inside, the house was wonderfully suited for us (4 adults; 3 kids) to all enjoy some privacy. Plenty of bathrooms! The kitchen was great and we loved having a dishwasher. We ate every meal on the terrace, enjoying the incredible view. You are literally on the sea. Laundry facilities (with a dryer!!) in the basement were another blessing. She had plenty of snorkels for the kids to play with and plenty of lounge chairs for all. Although it was in the 100s while we were there and there is no air conditioning, the house stayed fairly cool and we all had fans. Immaculately clean, with useful, precise instructions on just about everything. Excellent communication with the owner and wonderful personal attention from Philippe, the local property manager. Alarm system is robust and we felt very secure at all times. It was an amazing week that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a fantastic time and do hope you will come back and visit again.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Cherry Beach
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Ste Maxime
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
St. Rapheal
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Cheery Beach
Car: necessary

Located near the beach front villa are restaurants, bars, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, fishing, walking, go karting, ten-pin bowling, pitch and putt, horse riding, water parks, fun fairs, jungle adventure course, picturesque towns, supermarkets and local markets. Within 3 km there are two marinas and boats to St. Tropez and other places of interest. There is also a theatre, cinema and a casino in Ste. Maxime. This is a villa to relax, have a fun beach holiday, or to hit the high life in St. Tropez, Pampelone Beach, Cannes, Nice, or visit the gentler family resort of Ste. Maxime. Close to Port Grimaud and beautiful Grimaud Village. There are vineyards and many places for 'Dégustation du Vin'. In Ste Maxime on August 15Th experience the celebrations for the D-day landing on Cherry Beach with parades and fireworks. At the end of September be there for ' Les Voiles de St. Tropez' and watch sailing boats race from the terrace or cruise among the competitors.

Other Activities: Go Karting, ten pin bowling, cinema, casino, open air seaside theatre, adventure tree climbing circuit, water park and jet ski hire

Golf: Ste. Maxime has a beautiful and well maintained golf course with stunning views over The Bay of St. Tropez. All equipment and buggies are available for hire. There is a golf pro (English speaking) who organises all levels of lessons at the club.

Roquebrune has another well maintained and prestigious golf course with all the usual facilities.

Ski: The nearest ski resort is approximately 2 hours away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £865.52

Returnable security deposit of €1,000.00 must be paid with final payment. Deposit will be returned within 3 weeks after final rental day minus bank charges of €42.00 for each transaction for non € zone transfers (3 x transfers per booking). No charge for € zone transfers. There is an admin charge of €20.00.
On a 2 week or more booking cleaning lady charged at €110.00 per session for 3 hours cleaning with no bed changing or €160.00 for a 5 hour clean with bed changing during the middle weeks. Towels are provided (2 x bathroom towels and 1 x beach towel per guest), but must be washed by the guests during their stay except for when leaving. Final cleaning charge €250.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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