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Villa with Private Pool and Far Reaching Valley Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Montauroux, Var, Provence - Quiet Location on Edge of Village, 5 minute Walk to Village Square

Montauroux is the first of the Esterel Mountain range villages. The village centre is nearby and locally there numerous good walks. There are panoramic views of the Esteral Valley from the house and pool terrace. Cannes, Nice and St. Tropez are all within easy reach as is the Gorge du Verdon. Championship golf at the nearby Terre Blanche Hotel. Water sports, pedaloes and swimming in Lac St Cassien.


Owner
Jazzbright
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

Why Jazzbright chose Montauroux

We fell in love with Maison Elleysi and Montauroux in the summer of 2001 whilst on holiday and spent years slowly modifying it to bring it into the 21st century but without destroying the rustic Provencal charm which is typical of the the houses in these mountain villages. It's not perfect ; the stone walls may not be straight, the steps may not be even but seeing these little imperfections as we arrive each year marks the start of a week or two of lazy hot summer days with our daughters by the pool gazing out over the valley and catching up with life .... French style !

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montauroux in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bath to bedroom 1.No WC in this bathroom. House bathroom. No WC in this bathroom. Separate WC. Shower-room and WC in downstairs quarters. Accessed from outside.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Travel cot available for babies.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property is on the mountain side and is therefore spread over several terraces. The swimming pool is two terraces below the house with the terrace completely fenced off for child safety purposes. The property would be unsuitable for those who have difficulties with stairs. Outside: Private swimming pool (10x5 metres) with Roman walk in steps. Sun-loungers, pergola and palm trees for shade, portable barbecue. In the cooler months (Sept-May) the pool can be heated (for an additonal £50 per week). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning takes place prior to the arrival of guests but further cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee if requested. Other: Summer kitchen downstairs, Shower-room downstairs containing shower, WC, washing machine, tumble-dryer.

Reviews

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(16 traveller reviews)

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Villa with Private Pool and Far Reaching Valley Views
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
5

Utterly stunning! A tranquil idyll in the heart of a welcoming village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in Maison Elleysi, so much so that we didn't want to come home!!

Prior to visiting, we had done a little research online and knew that a car would be a must - very easy; booked online, collected at the airport, totally hassle free. Montauroux is an easy, 40 min run from Nice airport.

On arrival in Montauroux, the village was alive with both locals and holiday makers soaking up the afternoon sun - boules in the square is a very popular pastime!

Maison Elleysi is very easy to find and has absolutely ample parking.

The villa itself is rustic, charming and embraces Provencal style wonderfully. In the lounge, there is a huge open fire that would be beautifully inviting for a stay in the colder months. One of our favourite features is the delightful balcony/terrace. There are bistro tables here, large feature glass doors and a side door leading to a bedroom. We spent most evenings here enjoying the view.

The three bedrooms are ample; beds comfy and shutters continue the rustic charm. Yes, it was warm at night... but it was absolutely scorching during the day; fans circulated the air well.

The kitchen is delightful - again with a rustic feel. Ample facilities within and also tea, coffee and basic supplies such as condiments.

Leaving via the front door takes you to a most wonderful terrace complete with outdoor sofas, several parasols and a large gazebo. Also on the terrace is the summer kitchen complete with bbq and gas hot plate - absolutely perfect for outdoor dining, which we did lots! There's also a shower room to this floor which was great! Down one final set of stairs and you're greeted by a beautiful swimming pool. The views from here are outstanding and the pool itself is perfect. Plenty of sun loungers, parasols and a shaded pergola make for many a perfect poolside day.

During our visit, we hoped to visit several places... but it was so hot and we were so smitten with Montauroux that we remained there!

The village itself is unbelievably welcoming. On our first day, we visited Bar Du Clos in the square. They do carry out wine and beer and the food is delicious. We loved the Boulangerie - the baker is hilarious! We had a french lesson and ended up purchasing most of the shop - he's great!! The mini market remains closed - Drop town into the valley (5 mins by car) and there's a huge Leclerc, Aldi, restaurants etc.

We absolutely cannot wait to return to Maison Elleysi. It's a wonderful, charming retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J and G Thank you for your comments and feedback. It seems that you immersed yourselves into local French life and enjoyed the atmosphere of Montauroux in the summer. It seems that our village convenience shop may closed until further notice. However, we still have the two bakeries, the butcher, and the pharmacy amongst the various other local shops and bars/restaurants. Congratulations on improving your French language at the bakery ! Hope to see you again next year. Isa
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The villa was as appeared on the website, a charming, rustic accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the private, secluded pool area which was great for sunbathing and swimming. Spectacular views! The villa was well equipped both inside and out. However, we did feel some areas of the property were lacking in cleanliness, particularly the floors. Both the toilet and hall lights were not working and there was no contact for emergency repairs. Luckily Andy, the pool man, arrived on our third day and undertook these tasks. He also helped us to book local taxi journeys for our stay as we did not hire a vehicle (the website did not deem this a necessity). We were also not made aware that the local supermarket had closed in July and the closest to the villa was not within walking distance but located at the bottom of the valley on a busy main road. With this in mind we were surprised that a small welcome pack of essentials was not made available on our arrival.

Having said the above, we thoroughlyly enjoyed our week stay in the delightful village of Montauroux. We would love to return to Maison Elleysi one day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alison. Thank you for your comments. I have passed them onto the cleaners. Andy is not only the pool man ... he is also our maintenance man ! Together with his other half Ann Marie they can fix most things as long as they are made aware. Their number is in the information which is sent to guests prior to arrival. I'm sorry about the village convenience shop not being open. It seems that the owner closed for a break in the summer which I wasn't aware of. Public transport to the Esterel mountain villages is very limited and hence car hire is advisable and essential if you want to visit anywhere outside the village. Car hire is recommended on the website but we shall amend that to necessary. Hope to see you again. Isa
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Lovely views, amazing pool, just a little under loved and not very clean.

  • 3 of 5

Montauroux is a beautiful village, stunning views of the valley and beyond. we will be back, but not to stay at 49 Rue St Brigitte.

The villa lacked some love, it is in need of a good clean and some TLC. The access to the pool is odd and not hugely convenient. the pool itself was warm and awesome and very well maintained. this was the highlight of the villa.

on previous holidays we are welcomed with a small hamper of essentials, bread, milk, a bottle of Rose etc. no such luck here, totally empty of anything.

The nights were really hot with only poor working electric fans to keep us cool, they didn't have the desired effect.

apart from that, stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David. We're glad that you liked Montauroux. We rarely receive adverse reports on the cleaning and hence we are disappointed. We also rarely receive feedback from our cleaners but on this occasion they felt that they had to report back. Following your stay they spent 6 hours cleaning Nutella chocolate spread from the walls, cheese ingrained into the floors and various other problems. Some choice French vocabulary was used! We also had to fix the downstairs front door which had been pulled off its hinges. It was obviously very tricky getting everything ready for the next guests. Other than that it was OK. Maison Elleysi is a typical Provencal property which is rustic and we certainly accept that it's not to everyone's liking. However, most guests like the character old beams, the heavy oak tables and chairs etc. Other items such as the large sofas and TV are brand new. The website does make it clear that we only have fans. We are sorry that you felt it was too hot. The house dates back many years when there were no pools in the village. Hence the access to the pool on the lower terrace ( the village and house are on the side of a mountain) is round the side of the house. We accept that it takes a minute to get down to the pool but most people seem to be ok with this. We are looking at possibly installing additional steps down to the lower terrace in the future. We look forward to having you back in Montauroux and hopefully you will find somewhere more to your taste. It is a lovely village ! Regards. Isa
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable stay, with great views. Convenient for the Lake, Beaches, and seaside attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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5

Super views!

  • 5 of 5

Good and big house, great balcony views, super pool!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and hope you enjoyed the sun and wine ! Isa
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Five of us (three generations) had a wonderful week at the villa. The weather was glorious all week and we had a great time, spending one or two days entirely 'at home' eating, drinking and swimming and other days making short trips to nearby perched towns and the nearby lake. Fresh bread was a five minute walk away in the mornings and although the supermarket in Montauroux had shut down (permanently or temporarily, no-one was sure), the large supermarket in the valley below was handy and bars and restaurants in the village itself provided evening entertainment. The mosquitoes weren't an issue during the day - it just pays to be extra vigilant before retiring for the night and to come prepared with insect repellent and 'after bite' pens for the one or two that get through the various barriers!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pippa , so glad that you had great time. The lake is one of our favourite places on a hot summer's day.... other than the pool!! It was a pleasure having you. Hope to see you again. Isa
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
La Marina
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Frejus
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Lac St Cassien provides swimming and water sports activities about 10 minutes drive away. Sandy beaches can be found at Frejus(20 minute drive), St Raphael (30 minute drive), Cannes (30 minute drive). St Tropez is 45 minutes drive.

Travel:

Nice airport is 45 mins drive, Toulon airport is 80 minutes and Marseille airport is 90 mins. Use of car hire is recommended if places outside the village are to be visited. Public transport is limited.

Distances:

The village centre is 5 minutes walk. The perched village of Callian is a 5 minute drive whilst the town of Fayence is 10 minutes away. Cannes is accessible via the A8 motorway within 30 minutes as are the surrounding villages of Biot (glass-blowing) and Mougins (fine restaurants).

Further Details:

Around the picturesque village square can be found the baker, grocer, butcher, pharmacy etc. There may periods when the shops in the village may be closed due to the owners taking a holiday. Unfortunately we cannot predict when these closures may take place. The LeClerc Supermarket is a 5 minute drive down in the valley. Outside of the summer months it will closed on Sundays. There is a bank and an ATM together with a post office. The village cinema is one of a few in the whole of Provence to have regular showings in English. Restaurants and Auberges to suit all tastes and budgets can be found locally in and around Montauroux.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montauroux, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early spring
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£411
for 4 nights
£720
 
 
Early summer 1
5 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
£760
 
 
Early summer 2
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£643
for 5 nights
£900
 
 
Early summer 3
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£853
for 6 nights
£995
 
 
Summer 1
16 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Summer 2
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Summer 3
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
for 7 nights
£1,480
 
 
Autumn 1
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Autumn 2
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
£900
for 6 nights
£1,050
 
 
Autumn 3
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£571
for 4 nights
£1,000
 
 
Winter
6 Oct 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made email with a 25% deposit payable by bank transfer or cheque. . The balance is to be settled 6 weeks prior to the travel period. Credit card payments attract an additional fee and can be made online on the website. No refunds for cancellations within 8 weeks of travel.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is at or after 4pm. Check-out is by 10am. Other days considered depending upon availability during low season. Local enquiries dealt with by an English speaking agent.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Late availability offers may be available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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