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Fisherman's House/Villa with pool & mooring, in Port Grimaud, nr St. Tropez



Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms/shower rooms, sleeps 6 - 7 adults plus baby.

Port Grimaud is a French Historical Monument set in the Baie de St. Tropez on the Cote D'Azur. It's a miniature Venice built around pretty canals and bridges, but in the Provencal style of the fisherman's house rather than the grand palazzi of Venezia.

L'Annexe is a waterside Provencal style fisherman's house located in the village of Port Grimaud, on the River Giscle opposite the Cogolin boatyard. Within this gated community are homes connected by a network of canals and river, stone bridges and pretty streets. L'Annexe was built in 2000, and has 3 bedrooms and a study on 3 floors, with 3 bath or shower rooms. It can sleep 6 adults, 1 child/small adult and 1 baby. It is comfortably furnished and equipped with all modern conveniences. Rental includes the use of linen and towels. There is a large balcony off the rooftop bedroom, with views along the river out towards the bay, and to Grimaud village and the mountains.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Brian Chapman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Cebuana
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Brian Chapman

Brian & Camia Chapman live in Port Grimaud and in Santa Cruz, California. Camia is an Asian dual French resident/US citizen, Brian is a dual EU/US citizen. They love to sail the Mediterranean in their sailboat, and they enjoy good music.

Brian Chapman purchased this house in 2002

Why Brian Chapman chose St Tropez region

Close to the Mediterranean, French Culture, and the weather of the Cote D'Azur.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing by the pool and watching the world go by on the river. With everything that's needed to meet one's needs!

8 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Perfect for many family fun and many memories!

  • 5 of 5

This Port Grimaud villa provided everything our family needed for a week on the French Riviera. Our family included adults, toddlers and a baby and the villa was perfect for all of our needs. I was also prepared for the accommodations to be a little small, but we had plenty of room and the outside pool and dining were perfect for family meals and lots of swimming fun. The pool and dining area was also totally kid safe for playing in and out of the pool. We loved our visit and found nothing inadequate and to be better than the property description.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and helpful comments. I think that, like us, you and your family are Americans. As we sit here in our relatively huge house in California, the idea of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a study in 940 sq. ft. (94 m2) seems quite impossible. But you're absolutely right: our Port Grimaud house has plenty of space. We lived there full-time for 3 years, and never felt short of room; we just adapted. We're very happy that you & your family found everything you needed, and that you loved your visit. And the safety fence is very reassuring when there are small ones around! Brian & Camia.
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Perfect house for a wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

I first reviewed this property in 2012 and have been visiting every year since then with my family - 2 grandparents, 2 children plus spouses and 1 grandson. As always the property was clean and very well prepared for us on arrival. The owner keeps it in very good order and updates equipment etc. as appropriate. He also provides very full, accurate and helpful information prior to arrival which makes shopping and getting around very easy. We now know the district really well, but still find something new in the information each year. The air conditioning was, once again, very welcome as the temperatures soared into the 30s during our stay, but the large sun blind made it possible to eat out of doors on the terrace in comfort and, of course, the pool was always there to cool off. For sea swimming and a possible lunch on the beach we used our rubber dinghy, took the water bus or walked. The beach really is not very far away. We also went, as we always do, to the market in the main part of Port Grimaud on Sunday and Thursday which is interesting to visit. Port Grimaud itself, now 50 years old, is a charming and fascinating place to be, especially in the evenings when the visitors (who really are not a problem) have left. My husband and I arrive on day one and never leave for the whole of the holiday. The younger members of the family often take a ferry across to Saint Tropez for a touch of the "high life", which they enjoy just for a day, but they are always pleased to come back to Port Grimaud. I really cannot recommend this house highly enough and have already booked a return visit (our 7th) for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it's always a pleasure to hear from you, Jo, and we're delighted to hear that you & your family continue to find mutual chemistry with our house. We also thank you for your loyalty; returning for the 7th time says more about that chemistry than any words I can supply.. Thank you also for your insights and notes about activities in and around rue de la Giscle. The value of any travel location goes well beyond the mere bricks and mortar, and you provide a good feel for that. We'll welcome you & your family back for the 7th time next year! Brian & Camia
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Lovely well maintained villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this villa with my wife and three sons (aged 14, 13 and 10) in May 2016.

Well located with good access to shops and restaurants. Short walk to beaches.

The owners provided loads of really helpful information to help prepare for the trip and the property was very well equipped for our stay (including use of a couple of bicycles for quick morning trips to the bakers etc.)

Overall - excellent property in great location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We understand that when going to new locations and cultures, there's a need to learn about those new environs, both the details about connecting to the internet, and the location of a good bakery, as examples. We're pleased to learn that you found our information helpful, and our home well equipped, and trust that this helped you to maximize the return on your precious vacation time. Brian Chapman.
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Lovely house and very special location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a super week in this lovely fisherman style house. There was everything we needed, secure gated location, parking in our private courtyard with electric gates, swimming pool, waters edge with mooring for a boat, walking distance to private residents beach with excellent beach club. The little square around the corner had some shops that sold everything you could want, there really was no need to travel out and waste any of our precious holiday time. The whole rental was so easily managed and we received a very helpful information pack. Jocelyne who met us with the keys was so nice and helpful and works locally if you need anything. We have been coming to this area for our summer for many years but Port Grimaud has diffinately been our favourite place to date.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your encouraging review. We try hard to provide as many conveniences as we can, so that our guests can focus on enjoying their vacation. We live in our second home as much as we can, and so have over the years learned about the little things that can life easier so that we too can enjoy our home. We always make a pre-season visit to do routine maintenance, replace the batteries & all those little issues involved in keeping a home running. We are blessed to have the help of our friend and local colleague Jocelyne, who is a long-time resident of Port Grimaud and knows almost everything. We have received so much positive feedback over the years about Jocelyne, who also is accomplished at solving those occasional issues that come up. She's a real treasure. Our house is quite small, but it does provide a comfortable base for lounging by the pool, lying on the local beach, or exploring the area. We're delighted to hear that you and your family had a super week! Brian & Camia Chapman
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The description given for this property was accurate for every aspect of the house and surrounding area. The booking process was straightforward, though slightly stressful sending payment and deposit to owners by direct bank transfer (given stories in press of payments for non existent properties!)

Hopefully this review will help give confidence to others!

Owners sent through loads of useful info about the house and area, which meant we could do some advance planning to make the most of our week in Port Grimaud. On arrival we were met by very friendly local agent (friend of owners) who showed us around property and talked us through finer points of aircon, washing machines, keys etc.

The house was clean and well equipped.

Deposit was returned within 2 weeks of holiday finishing.

Our party of four adults enjoyed our week in this house very much and I'm very happy to recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

I have spent a week in this lovely house for the past 2 years with all my family and we love it. It's fully air-conditioned, an absolute must in the heat of summer, very well equipped and perfect for 2 grandparents, 2 children and their spouses/partners and a grandson. The terrace for meals has a more than adequate sun blind to keep the food in the shade and the pool, although admittedly small, is wonderful for keeping cool. We have used the mooring that goes with the house to keep our rubber dinghy and this is great for getting around. Port-Grimaud itself is a fascinating place. There is a good source of breakfast bread etc. near the house, good supermarket shopping fairly close and plenty of excellent restaurants.

The whole family are adamant that we should return next year which gives some indication of what an excellent rental this is.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind comments. Thank you. We understand that our guests have limited vacation time, and we try to make that time in our house and environs as memorable and pleasant as we can! Brian & Camia.
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Musée des troupes de Marine

From the Owner

Close to the Mediterranean, French Culture, and the weather of the Cote D'Azur.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Toulon and Nice at 75 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : St. Raphael at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : La Muy at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Port Grimaud is located in the Baie de St. Tropez, between Ste. Maxime and St. Tropez, and about 60 miles west of Nice. Our house is on the Giscle river with direct access to the bay. See our FAQ (sent in response to enquiries) for exact location.

Other Activities: Tourism, including historic sites

Golf: Beauvallon

Ski: During the winter season: skiing at Isola 2000 in the Alpes-Maritimes, just north of Nice; about 2-3 hours. Ice skating in Ste. Maxime and St. Tropez

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £836.56

Rentals begin at 4 pm on the first day, and end at 10 am on the last day. The rental rates include the provision of linen and towels. There is a security deposit of 1000 Euro. This can be paid by bank transfer, or in cash on the day of arrival. This will be returned within one month of departure, after telephone charges and the cost of any damage has been deducted. The house must be left as clean as on arrival. Any extra cleaning required will be charged

25% deposit with booking. Balance 4 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Mar-2017


From the Owner

Relaxing by the pool and watching the world go by on the river. With everything that's needed to meet one's needs!

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 94 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, En suite, middle floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Middle floor, with hand basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor, with hand basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Master
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Double can be 2 singles. Other single for is smaller adult
  • The master bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom. It is on the middle floor. Bedroom 2 has a double bed and is also on the middle floor, as is a a shower room/toilet. Bedroom 3 is on the top floor. It has 2 single beds that join to make a double, an additional narrow single bed, and a moveable/foldable baby cot. This bedroom has a large balcony overlooking the river. There is an additional shower room/toilet on the ground floor.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • There is private parking in the forecourt for 1 vehicle. The forecourt also houses a washing machine & dryer, ironing board and iron. There are 2 bicycles for shopping. There is a 11m stern-to mooring at the bottom of the garden, but it is for limited draft vessels only (about 1m). You will be welcomed by our friend & local realtor, Mme Jocelyne Lhermitte, who will introduce you to our house, and also help with any issues during your stay.

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