|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Ideal for families or couples, 'Les Olives' is a spacious, open-plan, single-storey villa boasting beautiful south facing views set within 2500m2 of private, well maintained gardens. Offering total privacy in a rural setting, it has an orchard which is perfect for ball games, badminton or boules. The house has glass doors opening onto terraces on 2 sides with a poolside cooking area. There are several dining areas, one shaded in high summer by a natural canopy of mulberry-plane trees. The pool is a few steps from the house and easily viewed from anywhere in the living room and kitchen. The villa has under-floor heating and a centrally placed open fireplace for rentals during the cooler months. The pool is heated from April to October as required to maintain a temperature between 20-25 centigrade and there is also an outdoor poolside hot water shower.
We live and work in Central London and spend as much time in France as we can. When we are not able to be there we like to make it available for others to enjoy as much as we do!
Lynne Gentle purchased this villa in 2004
We decided to buy a second home in France in 2000 and spent the next 3 years looking for a suitable property . When we saw Les Olives we fell in love - and we saw it for the first time in November in the rain! Under the provencal sun, it was glorious and the views across the hills are spectacular. We love being there all year round and try to spend Christmas and New Year there when we can. The fireplace is wonderful and makes the house cosy - we play lots of board games, read by the fire and cook long leisurely meals.
The villa is very private, quiet and nestled in the hills outside of Salernes, which is less than 2 kilometres from the property. The house itself is easy to share and very child-friendly with few ornaments within reach of little fingers and the pool is within steps of the house and easy to monitor from the main living area of the house. Kids have plenty of space to play on the grounds and the traditional 'terraces' that delineate property boundaries act as invisible 'fences.' For adults, there is plenty of space to spread out or gather for drinks and meals with both covered areas and areas in the sun.
"Many thanks for our stay at your lovely villa...well equipped and very well thought out...we hope to be able to visit again some day" D. Toh
"I found myself singing 'I'm in Heaven' a la Fred Astaire!" S. Bloome
"Lovely lazy days - beautiful setting and everything you need in the villa. We'll be back!!" Unknown
Lovely setting! Such a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. House was well-equipped and comfortable. Wonderful, clean pool. Ariane was very helpful on site. Thank you.
My stay in this wonderful, Provencal villa was fantastic! The villa is warm and welcoming, with a lovely, homely feel. The whole place was very clean and well maintained, and the bed was really comfortable (I stayed in the en suite room). We spent most of our days exploring the local countryside (a visit to the lake is a must!) and our evenings sat out on the terrace, with a glass of wine from the local cave enjoying the beautiful settings. I would fully recommend staying in this wonderful Villa, and will be back again very soon!
Les Olive was all that we had hoped for and more! Centrally located, it is the perfect home base from which to explore the area. The house was beautifully appointed and the space perfect for our extended family. At night, we loved having a glass of wine beside the heated pool while the kids swam. And during the day, the house was the perfect home base from which to explore Salernes. We loved the heated pool & the sunken living room and frankly never wanted to leave! We hope to visit again next year!
The villa not only fulfilled, but surpassed it's online description. Best equipped kitchen I've ever had in a holiday rental. Deceptively spacious, comfortable and clean with the exceptional added bonus of wonderful caretaker, Ariane, who was more than willing to help us with reservations and suggestions of things to do and see. I would highly recommend Les Olives and in fact, I am hoping to return in 2016!
We have stayed in the villa several times. It is spacious, light and airy with a lovely heated pool to enjoy. The facilities are excellent and there is someone nearby who maintains the villa and pool who can be called any time should any problems arise.
Salernes is a good centre within easy reach of St Tropez (about an hour) and the beautiful Gorges du Verdon (about half an hour). There are plenty of restaurants in the area and recommendations are provided by the owners prior to arrival.
I would highly recommend this property
This was our 4th stay at villa Les Olives - great spot for day tripping or just hanging around reading by the pool beautiful views, very well appointed comfortable house. Arrived in perfect time for artichoke and asparagus season this year. Many wonderful lunches on the terrace. Highly recommend!
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
|Optional Linen Hire||£12|
30% deposit required to secure booking. Remaining balance of 70% due 6 weeks before tenancy commences along with fully refundable damage deposit of £500, which will be returned after departure provided there has been no damage to property.
A maximum of 2 pets may be allowed with permission depending on size, type and behaviour for an additional £75 per pet. We may require photographs of your pets before agreeing to host them.
Saturday to Saturday.
Check-in: between 4:00 - 5:00pm
Different changeover days may be possible in low season.