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Villa with private heated pool, within walking distance of local beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near St Aygulf/Les Issambres, Cote D'Azur, France - peaceful and private location, sleeps up to ten

Our lovely villa has a large number of repeat clients all of whom love its peaceful location yet its proximity to the beach. The open plan living/dining area has French windows which open on to a covered terrace overlooking the pool, with summer kitchen, BBQ, drinks fridge, dining table and comfy seating area. The large mosaic L-shaped pool, (depth 1m to 2.5m, heated in low season) is surrounded by a paved area with sunbeds and has a locking child security fence. There is gated parking for up to 3 cars. Facilities include wifi internet access, large American fridge/freezer, washing machine, and TV/DVD. The villa is only a 6 minute walk from the sandy "Grand Boucharel" beach, and is 1km from the lovely sandy beach 'La Gaillarde', with restaurants, bar, shop and superb beach bar/restaurant. The nearest town is St Aygulf (2km, great twice-weekly market), and 3-4km from Les Issambres. Other nearby towns include Frejus-St Raphael 10km, Ste Maxime 10km, Port Grimaud 20km and St Tropez (25km/ferry available). The large "Aqualand" water park is only 10 mins by car along the coast, and nearby you can find watersports, tennis, golf, kayaking (on the River Argens and also sea kayaking) and lots more. The stunning Gorges Du Verdon is approximately 1.5 hrs drive, and we are also within easy reach of Cannes, Antibes, Monaco.

About Us

Vicky Thornton
Exceptional Ski LLP
4 Fitzwilliam Avenue, Kew
TW9 2DQ Richmond
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Vicky/Giles

We have been running the Villa Bois de Chenes as a rental property for the last nine summers, and during that time have built up a loyal clientele, many of whom return to the villa year after year. We take lots of pride in the house and the exterior/pool, ensuring it is spotless for guests' arrival, and always welcome arriving guests in person, so that we can provide all the information you need while staying at the villa.

Why Vicky/Giles chose Les Issambres

This is a stunning part of the Cote d'Azur, with beautiful (and often quiet!) coves (calanques) all the way along the coast between St Aygulf and Les Issambres. The villa is in a peaceful and private setting, so you can choose to simply relax by the pool and enjoy BBQ's/long lunches on the terrace, or if you prefer an action packed holiday, you can choose from a number of watersports available nearby, plus tennis, golf, cycling, waterparks, go-karting any many more activities. There are numerous vineyards in the area, and inland you will also find beautiful villages and scenery, including the stunning Gorges Du Verdon. The villa is a great base to explore the region.

What makes this villa unique

Most guests comment on how quiet and peaceful it is while staying at the villa, which is set down in a dip, and therefore not overlooked by anyone else, with the only noise being birdsong and the cicadas! But it is within easy driving distance of St Aygulf which has everything you might need, and also Les Issambres.

When we say the villa sleeps ten, that's what we mean - there are no pull out beds/sofa beds etc, unlike many properties. It is also a genuine family friendly property, with a secure locking child gate/fence round the pool.

We are confident that you'll enjoy staying here!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very comfortable villa and lovely pool, both impeccably kept. Hosts Vicky and Giles are discreetly available for any local help or advice. Although beaches are within walking distance a car is an asset.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Les Issambres in Roquebrune-sur-Argens

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The villa is in a quiet residential area and therefore noise must be kept to a minimum after 11pm.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Twin sinks
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite bathroom
  • Ground floor: Shower room and separate wc. Bathroom 1: Ensuite bathroom with shower attachment over bath and wc. First floor (bathroom 2): Bathroom with shower attachment over bath, twin sinks and separate wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbeds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , (ensuite bathroom)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , (can also be made up as king-size)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , (can be made up as twin)
  • Bedroom 1 is a small double bedroom (140 x 190) on the ground floor with adjacent shower room and separate wc Bedroom 2 is a good sized double bedroom (160 x 200) on the middle level, with ensuite bathroom/wc Bedroom 3 is a large twin bedroom on the 1st floor, which can also be made up as a king-size double (180 x 200) - bathroom and separate wc on same floor Bedroom 4 is a medium sized room on the 1st floor with bunkbeds - bathroom and separate wc on same floor Bedroom 5 is a large double bedroom with king-size bed (180 x 200) on the 1st floor, which can also be made up as twin beds - bathroom and separate wc on same floor There is sufficient space to put a cot in rooms 2, 3, 4 and 5 (we supply travel cots on request) All rooms are equipped with electric fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Villa with private heated pool, within walking distance of local beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Super holiday and great location

  • 5 of 5

Super impeccably clean villa: Close to sandy beaches: Excellent hosts Vicki and Giles: Superfast wi-fi: Suitable for all ages = PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation , excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late but Vicky & Giles were there to meet us and nothing was a problem. The standard of accommodation really was of the highest standard and quality - the pool is superb . We had a superb week ( used as a base for Euro 2016) and would recommend to anyone . Would suit families or those, like us, who are happy to be in a more peaceful area with beaches and sun!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this villa. It is spotlessly clean and is very well equipped. The pool is fabulous and a great size, as is the verandah/BBQ area. All beautifully maintained by the hosts Giles and Vicky. The villa is set in tranquil surroundings but within easy access to local amenities, sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Vicky and Giles have an excellent knowledge of the local area and were very helpful in offering advice on places to visit during our stay. They made us very welcome.

I can highly recommend a holiday at this lovely villa and look forward to meeting Giles and Vicky again this summer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday heaven

  • 5 of 5

This will be the third year that our family has stayed at the villa. It is ideal for us, grand parents, son and daughter with their children- 6 adults, 3 children and a baby.

The location is good, close to beaches- a nice sandy one at St Aygulf not close enough to walk though.

Plenty of shops for food and basic necessities. We didn't eat out but Giles and Vicky will happily recommend local restaurants.

As they are on site should there be any problems they can deal with them promptly-such as when we had a dishwasher mishap.

The icing on the cake is the swimming pool and it's surround where we spent many a relaxing day. We're not all sun lovers but we always found a shady spot.

The outdoor kitchen was utilised fully. We always ate out there and often cooked - men's prerogative- the barbecue!

The fact we're going for the third year speaks for itself. I didn't like to recommend it before in case it became too popular and we wouldn't be able to book!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St Agulf france

Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

This highly impressive villa is located brilliantly, providing seclusion and peacefulness. It not far from the beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery of the south of France. My sons loved the very secure pool with total peace of mind they could not access this without an adult. The ample space and very good facilities meant we all were able to access good bathroom facilities. The added feature of a grass area meant the children had plenty of space and secure gates and off road parking added to the security of a lovely warm and sunny holiday. The excellent support and information added to the relaxation and the hosts were brilliant and helpful. This villa catered superbly for our family and friends needs and wish we were back there enjoying the sun, beauty and fabulous resort. Thank you highly recommend dawn

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Windy and Le Maiva Plage
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Frejus-St Raphael
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Maiva Plage and Le Windy
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Le Grand Boucharel
Car: recommended

Our villa is only a short walk from stunning local beaches. The pretty coves of "Le Grand Boucharel" and the more extensive sandy "Plage de la Gaillarde" are approximately 10 - 15 minutes walk or 2 mins by car (free parking) where there are also good restaurants, takeaway pizzeria, bars and a well-stocked shop (with all 'essentials' including fresh bread, croissants, International press) as well as a superb beach restaurant "Le Maiva Plage", with sun beds/parasols for hire.

Our nearest town is St Aygulf (2km), which has everything you might need, with bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, post office and excellent twice weekly markets. Les Issambres is a very attractive beachfront village only 4km from the villa, with regular ferries to St Tropez (20 mins), and in the village itself several nice restaurants and bars. Ste Maxime is our favourite spot, only a 9km drive along the coast, with evening markets and lovely little shops in the old town (open until late in the evening). You can also find some great restaurants in Ste. Maxime, and a casino if you fancy a flutter! For watersports lovers, there are several places nearby to hire Dinghies and Hobie Cats, windsurfs, as well as jetskiing / parasailing / speed boat hire etc. (within 5km of villa), and you can spend a very leisurely afternoon kayaking on the nearby River Argens. The Roman town of Frejus has lots of historic ruins to visit, as well as an attractive beachfront, with cinema, casino, and a plethora of beachfront bars and restaurants. Port Grimaud (little Venice) is a very attractive town approximately 20km drive from the villa, with small boats available to hire and take a tour around the canals. If you prefer rural French life, there are many pretty villages inland (Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Plan de la Tour) as well as lots of excellent vineyards, where you can taste before buying. The spectacular Gorges Du Verdon is a great day trip (1.5 hr drive). Children love the two Aqualand waterparks, each within 10km of the villa, plus the superb Marineland in Antibes.

Further afield there are plenty other places to visit for the day, including Grasse, Cannes and Antibes (stunning drive on the coast road), St Paul de Vence, Nice and Monaco.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100

Notes on prices:

Prices shown are for the property per week in £ pounds sterling (we are happy to accept payment in Euros, calculated at time of booking using the daily exchange rate). At times we are able to offer 8/9/10 night breaks - please enquire and we will do our best to help!

The following charges are payable locally:

Bedlinen and towels - 20 Euros per person (all beds made up on arrival)

600 Euros security deposit is payable on arrival and refunded on departure. Linen/towel fees as above are normally taken from this.

Change over day is usually Saturday with arrival after 4pm (if you are arriving very early you can store luggage securely). Check-out is up to 10am on departure day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.