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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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.

Please note that rentals are payable in euros. See "Prices" and set to "euros". Rates shown in other currencies are approximate only.

More Details

Brian Chapman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Cebuana, Tagalog
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

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 Port Grimaud

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Grimaud in Grimaud

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Fisherman's House/Villa with pool & mooring, in Port Grimaud, nr St. Tropez.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Cosy & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this charming house. We love the tranquil location, with easy access to the hustle & bustle of Port Grimaud. We used the mooring to rent a boat for great trips out at sea, followed by a cooling dip in the pool.

Brian the owner is very pleasant to deal with. Jocelyne, who lives & works in PG, is Brian's local agent and is very helpful and kind once you arrive.

We hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you and your family back once again. Thank you for your kind comments. We now have several families that are returning frequently, and we appreciate your confidence in our home and services. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. BNC
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Excellent Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family have enjoyed a brilliant holiday staying here. There was 6 adults and one toddler altogether and plenty of room for all. The pool was perfect and exactly what we needed, we used it everyday and my daughter spent hours just playing around in there. The safety gate was brilliant too. The house had everything we needed. The aircon was a must and the ice machine from the freezer was very welcome. Everyone made use of the bikes too which was fun. The house is in a great location in the quieter side of Port Grimaud but still close to shops and lovely restaurants. The beach is a 10-15 minute walk from the house. I loved walking along the river too from the back garden in the evenings. Watching the action in the boat yard opposite is interesting and hardly ever noisy. Overall a great stay and everyone has said we'd love to come back again !!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our Port Grimaud house. I am delighted that you and your family had a great time, and that you found that the house had everything you needed. We're glad that you enjoyed the pool; it's small, but so delightful to jump in and cool off any time you want. As sailors ourselves, we also enjoy boat watching at the yard opposite the house. Your verdict is shown in your desire to return. That's really good to hear, and consistent with several other families returning each year. We do offer an incentive to returning guests. Brian & Camia
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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: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 10-Aug-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: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Musée des troupes de Marine
Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Toulon and Nice
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
St. Raphael
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
La Muy
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 & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 US$1000. 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.