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Secluded Villa with Stunning Views, Private Pool and Mature Gardens



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Villa near Montauroux, Fayence, Var, Provence - Peaceful Location Near Village of Montauroux and Lac St Cassien

Our villa is set in over half an acre of wooded and terraced garden just outside the beautiful medieval village of Montauroux. There are stunning views from the all the rooms, balcony, terrace, garden and pool area, especially of the sun rising over the Esterel hills!! There are two bedrooms with double beds which lead on to a balcony and another bedroom upstairs with two single beds. We have two bathrooms on the ground floor and an en-suite toilet and washbasin to the upstairs bedroom. There is a large lounge with dining area, a spacious fully fitted kitchen and utility room. The pool is 10m x 5m and is fitted with an alarm to comply with French law. Our villa is ideal for those who just want relax by the pool and those who want to combine this with visits to the glorious countryside and beautiful local villages or the beaches of the Riviera and towns such as Cannes, Antibes and Nice.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in a small village in Northamptonshire most of the year but since buying our villa in Montauroux 13 years ago we have gradually spent more and more time there. We love the area because there is so much to do and of course the climate is wonderful! Our villa is a real 'home from home' and we enjoy sharing it with others.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments include

'Sensational stay. We appreciated every aspect of the amenities and thoughtful consideration into supplying everything we needed. We would love to return.'

'Everything about this villa is delightful. It is well equipped, clean, very comfortable and beautifully presented. Our only wish was that we could have stayed longer!'

'The view is magnificent, especially in the early morning as the sun rises over the hills. We could not bear to sleep until very late as the stars were wonderful to view and the chirping of the crickets musical.'

'We have just returned from staying in this villa for a second time and enjoyed every minute of it. Facilities are excellent and it really works as a home from home and is maintained by friendly, helpful people.'

'Just perfect. Thank you for sharing your home with us'.

'We wanted a memorable place to spend our 20 wedding anniversary and this certainly was! The help & communication with the owners was second to none.

A perfect place'
Feb 2009
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Hemmingen, Deutschland

Beautiful property and pool. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this well eqipped and beautifully maintained property for a fortnight. It was perfect for our family of four. Plenty of space and a lovely pool with great views of the surrounding hills. The description of the property was very accurate and it was exceptionally well equipped. We enjoyed the local bakery and visits to Grasse and the beautiful coastline. Highly recommeded for relaxation and sightseeing. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. Thank you for the lovely review and for looking after our villa so well - we really appreciate the care you took with everything in it. We love our second home and, like you, find it the ideal spot to relax and to visit the beautiful countryside and the coast. If you would like to visit again we would be very pleased to welcome you back. Kind regards Gill and Mike
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United Kingdom

Comfortable, well equipped villa in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a most relaxing time at this lovely villa. It is in a very private and peaceful position but near to Lac de St Cassien and all local amenities. It is perfect for touring the local hilltop villages, visiting the coast and generally enjoying the warmth of Provence. The villa was extremely comfortable and well equipped. We would thoroughly recommend this villa to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope you will visit us again. Kind regards Gill and Mike
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Wonderful holiday home with fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous holiday villa! The views are superb, it is in a fantastic situation - very easy to reach the whole area. The villa is so clean, well maintained and has everything you could possibly need. We have been visiting the South of France for 10 years and have stayed in such a variety of holiday homes...this was the most enjoyable stay so far!!We'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Co Antrim

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best villas we have stayed in. The villa is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is beautiful and really well equipped. We really enjoyed exploring the region and relaxing by the beautiful pool. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Before booking the owner was very helpful in advising us about travel and answering all of my queries and as it was my first time to hire a car and drive abroad I was encouraged and indeed feel a great sense of achievement" thank you Gill"

I travelled with my two teenagers and found the property exactly as described,very comfortable, very well equipped and maintained.

We found the comprehensive information manual of the area invaluable. We didn't manage in a week to explore all the owners recommendations but those we did were accurately described and well worth visiting.Their good advice saved us time and research.

I would happily have stayed by the large pool or on the balcony relaxing and enjoying the view of the hills but my children were anxious to explore.We loved The Gorge du Verdon and equally the near by lake where we could swim ,in fact we were not disappointed with any of the surrounding areas and the local patissere and fish mongers were excellent.

A car is definately a must. I do not think the gardens are suitable for young children and the owner does point out the paths are steep.

Lying in bed with glorious sunshine over the hills in the early mornings is my lasting memory ,thank you Michael and Gill for sharing your lovely home with us .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this villa - in all we had a fabulous holiday. It is in such a stunning location and so well maintained and equipped. The pool is a really good size. Gill and Mike clearly put a great deal of thought into equipping the villa for their guests and have a genuine interest in any scope for improvements. We would certainly have no hesitation in staying there again or in recommending the property to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

For almost 20 years we spent our family holidays in various areas of France gradually moving south and eventually finding this part of Provence which offered everything we wanted - stunning scenery, beautiful villages, excellent walking areas, beaches and, of course, hot, sunny weather! We 'took the plunge' and eventually found our villa in Montauroux. We fell in love with it immediately and continue to love every minute we spend there! We love the opportunity of relaxing and getting away from it all but also visiting interesting towns, villages, art galleries, concerts and festivals. Montauroux and the surrounding area combine a lively, friendly community with excellent restaurants, shops and markets. Buying our villa was certainly one of the best things we have ever done!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A8 at 12 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are swimming and sitting areas around Lac St Cassien, a 5 minute drive from the villa, where you can also hire pedaloes. The beaches of the Rivieria coast are easily accessible by car. Within a 40 minute drive are St Aygulf, Agay, La Napoule (small sandy beaches ideal for children) and Cannes. At Antibes you can visit the Provencal market and the pictureque old town as well as the small sandy beach and the large marina. St Tropez can be reached by ferry from Ste Maxime, a one hour drive.


Nice airport is a 40 minute drive and Marseille and Toulon airports about 1 hour 30 minutes drive.

The nearest mainline station is Frejus with TJV and Motorail connection (30 minute drive).

If guests decide to drive across France it takes about 12 - 14 hours from Calais though it can take longer in high season as the motorways get very busy.

To enjoy the area fully a car is essential as there is a very limited local bus service.


Lac St Cassien is a 5 minute drive. Montauroux village and other shops, supermarkets and banks - 5 minute drive.

Fayence, the local market town, is a 15 minute drive.

Grasse, famous for its perfume industry, is 15 kms.

Cannes and Antibes are 30 kms.

Nice airport is 40 kms.

Monaco is 50 kms

Gorge de Verdon and Lac Ste Croix 90 kms.

Toulon airport is 110 kms.

Marseille airport is 160 kms. Monaco is 50 kms.

Further Details:

Montauroux, a beautiful Provencal village has several shops and restaurants, is 3kms away. There are boulangeries, a butcher's shop, fishmonger, bank and a large supermarket and several other restaurants a 5 minute drive from the villa. There are dozens of restaurants within a 15 minute drive catering for all tastes and prices. At Lac St Cassien you can swim or hire canoes and pedalos or just enjoy a good meal in a lakeside restaurant! Within a 15 minute drive are the picturesque villages of Fayence, Tanneron, Tourettes, Mons, Cabris and St Cézaire. Within 20 minutes drive is Grasse, famous for its perfume industry. All the villages and towns in the area have markets. Our favorites are at Fayence on Saturday mornings with smaller markets there on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Le Muy on Sunday mornings and the daily (except Monday) produce market at Antibes. The surrounding area is excellent for walking, water sports and activities such as horse riding. The famous gliding school at Fayence is only a 10 minute drive away and lessons are available at a reasonable cost.

Antibes, Vallauris and Mougins have galleries and strong connections with Picasso, Matisse and other modern artists. There are numerous art galleries in Nice (50 minutes), Renoirs garden in Cagnes sur Mer, Matisse chapel in Vence (50 minutes) and the Cezanne gallery in Aix en Provence (1 hour)

An hour’s drive will take you to St Tropez, Monaco, the spectacular Gorge du Verdon (the deepest gorge in Europe) Lac de Ste Croix (the largest man made lake in Europe)and Aix en Provence. There are several special events locally including the Montauroux International Guitar festival in August with free concerts each evening, free concerts at Jazz festival in Tourettes (10 kms) and many local concerts and fairs. Further afield there is the Antibes Jazz festival (July), the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix (May). We have been visiting the area for 15 years and are still finding new places!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
17 Sep 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
26 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 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 £300

Booking Notes:
Please ring or email us to book or for further information. We kindly ask you to pay a non-returnable deposit of 25% to secure your booking. The balance and a £300 damage deposit is payable 8 weeks before arrival. We have never had to keep the damage deposit as we find guests look after our villa extremely well.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. We ask guests to arrive between 14:00 and 19:00 so they can be met by our agents but other arrangements can be made if necessary. We ask them to depart by 10am so that the house can be prepared for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
We give a 5% discount for a 2 week booking. There are no additional costs - electricity, bed linen, laundry, cleaning, bath and beach towels are included. We require a deposit of 25% of the total cost to secure the booking. On receipt we block off the period on the website. The balance of 75% is due 8 weeks before arrival. A returnable deposit of £300 is required against possible damages with the 75% balance. We accept payment by electronic bank transfer or cheque.

25% deposit to be paid at time of booking. Balance and damage deposit due 8 weeks before start of stay.

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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From the Owner

We are fortunate in having a delightful English couple who look after our villa. They meet guests on arrival, organise the cleaning and laundry and are 'on call' to give help and advice. Our villa is ideal for those who want to 'get away form it all' in a beautiful location. You can swim and relax by the pool, dine alfresco whilst admiring the stunning views, and lie in bed and watch the sun rise over the Esterel hills! For those who want to explore the area offers so much. Nearby Lac St Cassien, a local beauty spot, has swimming areas, pebbly beaches and pedaloes for hire. There are many local markets to visit and villages to wander round. Further afield are beautiful beaches, interesting towns such as Monaco and St Tropez and wonderful scenery at the Gorge de Verdon. In fact there is something for everyone!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • village


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 125 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite off the upstairs bedroom - Toilet, The ensuite has a toilet and hand basin.
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • There is a separate toilet and a bathroom with bath, shower cabinet and bidet next to bedroom 1. There is a shower room with toilet and washbasin opposite bedroom 2. Bedroom 3 has an ensuite toilet and washbasin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed and bedroom 2 a double bed. As the villa is set into the hillside these are on the ground floor at the back of the house but at the front are one floor up and lead on to a balcony so you can lie in bed and see the beautiful views. Bedroom 3 is upstairs and has 2 single beds.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: As summer nights can be warm we provide movable fans for each bedroom and the lounge. Some rooms have mosquito screens and plug-in anti-mosquito are available for all rooms should they be necessary. We are unable to guarantee the internet connection from Orange though in the past three years when we have been offering the internet there has only been one problem which was very quickly mended. Unfortunately we are unable to accept pets at our villa. A car is essential to enable guests to explore the region. Outside: The views from the house, pool and gardens are spectacular, especially of the sun rising over the Esterel hills. The villa is surrounded by a mature half acre garden which is not overlooked. It has many exotic plants such as yucca and aloe vera and a variety of trees including olive, oaks and palms. We have a boule pitch built by the previous owner - a game for all the family to enjoy! Our private pool is 10m x 5m, has wide steps and is fitted with a safety device in accordance with French law but parents are responsible for their children's safety. There is also a thermal cover which maintains the temperature of the water at night if the land temperature drops. There are plenty of loungers, chairs and parasols for lazing by the pool. For alfresco meals there are sunny terraces and also a covered area by the pool with a gaz barbecue and a fridge. At the bottom of the drive there is a carport for one car and a parking space for another car. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide all bed linen and two towels and one beach towel per guest. These are changed weekly. The villa is cleaned thoroughly before guests arrive. Guests will be met by our agents who will be available should any problems arise during their stay. Other: There is a conservatory / covered terrace with access to the balcony where you eat or just sit and look at the amazing views!

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