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Charming villa with stunning sea views of the Gulf of St Tropez

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

Villa between Grimaud and Plan de la Tour - Private And Peaceful 3 Miles From The Coast

Situated in an acre of mature gardens at the top of a shady green valley, this spacious and airy Provencal villa has wonderful views over the Gulf of St Tropez. It has been recently renovated with a new kitchen, modern appliances, new furniture and updated bathrooms. The villa has a private pool and a games area in the garden and although not isolated is very private, a car is essential to enjoy the surrounding area. It is equidistant from Plan de la Tour, Ste Maxime and Grimaud where you will find a wide selection of supermarkets and restaurants. It is a short drive from the beaches of Port Grimaud and the local golf courses at St Maxime and Beauvallon and within easy reach of St Tropez. Nice airport is about an hour away by autoroute.

The spacious living foom has four sets of double doors leading to the garden and there is always a breeze coming up the valley - welcome in the heat of the summer. The large and well equipped kitchen/diner is a pleasure to cook in with a wonderful old solid oak table seating 12 people although we tend to eat on the covered terrace with those views of the sea. The bedroom wing has two doubles and two twins and each bedroom has its own bathroom or shower room. Each one is furnished to designer standards and the beds made up with crisp white Egyptian linen.

Outside there is a large gas BBQ so there is no need to visit those wonderful French restaurants, unless you enjoy eating that wonderful French food! The pool area has been decked to provide a lovely rustic setting and the matching pavilion provides shade for those who find the sun a little warm at times. It's also a splendid place to drink that cold rose wine that is grown around here and watch the sun go down over the hill.

There is a large gravelled entrance where several cars can be parked. This year we have just finished building a self contained one-bedroomed villa that sleeps 2-4 people (sofabed in the living room) so if you have more friends or family that you would like to invite, please let me know.

The countryside surrounding the villa is a wonderful place for walking or even running if that is your choice of exercise and you can walk over the hills to Ste Maxime or La Garde-Freinet in a matter of hours. Peter and his daughter, accompanied by Sam-dog have done both walks and there are detailed maps on the shelf in the living room. I stood by with the car in case they needed rescuing!

If sitting on the beach is more your thing then you are spoilt for choice with several wonderful beaches nearby including two at Port Grimaud and of course the famous Pampelone Beach where you can look for stars by night and by day. You can hire a boat locally, with or without a "permis" and bicycles and also available for hire. But in my view, the very best pastime is lying by the pool with a glass of something cold in reach.

There are many wonderful places to visit - Port Grimaud in two minutes or San Remo in Italy in two hours. Last year we visited the Les Gorges du Verdon which is 25 kms long and the deepest canyon in Europe where the views are absolutely breathtaking.

The unique characteristic of the locality is that you can do you as much or little as you feel like, enjoy the bling of those fabulous yachts moored in St Tropez or enjoy the splendid peace and quiet of the valley - or even both.

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About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

About The Owner

We purchased this little piece of heaven 8 years' ago and have renovated and improved the property with love and care. We have refurbished the kitchen and all the bathrooms but still have Grand Designs to make it even more stunning. There is an acre of land and having started at the pool area, we are now replanting the garden bed by bed so I think it will keep us happily busy for a long time to come. If we can't be there all the time, we are happy to share our coin de paradis with you and are sure you will love it as much as we do.

Why The Owner chose St Tropez region

There are many wonderful and beautiful properties to rent in the South of France but our visitors tell us that our villa has a special ambience or "je ne sais quoi"! It is simply "very special space" and we can never wait to get back to paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic villa! The layout and furnishings are superb, the garden is beautiful. Having two weeks was not enough - we didn't get to do so many things because the lure of the garden and pool was too strong" Kevin and family 2014 from the UK

"Amazing house with a gorgeous view and interior design." Ivan and family from Hungary 2014

"Third time here, still beautiful and relaxing". Tor-Erling and family from Norway 2014

"Lovely house in a wonderful location. We had a fabulous stay and perhaps our best ever holiday" Alex and family Aug 2013

"Superb! and wonderful walks and running on the hill tracks behind the house" July 2012

"We all visited St. Tropez one evening after dinner in Ste. Maxime and then the young ones went the next evening on their own. We enjoyed visiting but were certainly glad to be staying where we were. The thing that I had forgotten was how beautiful and unspoilt the hinterland is and we enjoyed every minute of that. "
Mar 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"What a fantastic villa! The layout and furnishings are superb, the garden is beautiful. Having two weeks was not enough - we didn't get to do so many things because the lure of the garden and pool was too strong" Kevin and family 2014 from the UK

"Amazing house with a gorgeous view and interior design." Ivan and family from Hungary 2014

"Third time here, still beautiful and relaxing". Tor-Erling and family from Norway 2014

"Lovely house in a wonderful location. We had a fabulous stay and perhaps our best ever holiday" Alex and family Aug 2013

"Superb! and wonderful walks and running on the hill tracks behind the house" July 2012

"We all visited St. Tropez one evening after dinner in Ste. Maxime and then the young ones went the next evening on their own. We enjoyed visiting but were certainly glad to be staying where we were. The thing that I had forgotten was how beautiful and unspoilt the hinterland is and we enjoyed every minute of that. "
Mar 2010
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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic villa, perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the villa (family of 5), it is exactly what we wanted. The Villa is described here perfectly in every way, the pictures are completely accurate but the Villa is even better in reality. We had a lovely time enjoying the pool eating outside and relaxing. The stunning gardens are very tastefully lit by night creating the ultimate retreat for relaxing outside.

We cooked a lot rather than going out and a lot of effort has been made to provide every possible kitchen utensil and appliance imaginable making this very easy and pleasurable.

The location is stunning and the view of St Tropez is picturesque.

Shops are close by and easy to find, I would recommend the ferry trip to St Tropez from Sainte-Maxime this couldn't be easier.

The owner made every effort to make sure we had all of the information we needed before hand, making everything very easy.

We had a perfect stay!!!!!!!! and would highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa with our two young children for a week. The villa is in a lovely location with easy access to Plan de la Tour and Sainte Maxine. The location provided lots of opportunities for day trips and meals out. It is also really well located for supermarkets. The owners have a very detailed and useful book on places to visit and where to eat which we used a lot.

The owners were really helpful and provided easy to follow directions to the villa and their property manager came out late to let us in after we were held up in traffic. They also very kindly returned an iPad which had been left behind!

The garden is beautifully manicured and has a great view of St Tropez - we were able to watch the fireworks in St Tropez from the terrace!

The villa was clean, tastefully decorated and very comfortably furnished. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked with every utensil and piece of cooking apperatus you could possibly need.

We loved it so much we are already planning to come again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful three weeks in this outstanding property. There is absolutely everything you could wish for in a home away from home and it is extremely spacious and tastefully decorated. This is an superbly well positioned property with expansive and beautifully laid gardens leading to a super pool. If you want peace and quiet and privacy, this is definitely it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful 3 weeks in this beautiful villa. There is absolutely every convenience with comfortable rooms, well equipped kitchen, great bathrooms and a garden and pool to die for. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

South of France escape

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 1st impressions of this beautiful villa are surpassed on entering & venturing outside into the garden & pool area.

The villa is well appointed with the layout being condusive to it being used by a group of friends as well as a large family.

There are several large areas that can be used for family dining from the well equipped kitchen diner to the vine & kiwi fruit covered verandah immediately outside and a lovely pergola shaded area to the pool (which we believe is named the "pavilion)

The property is well maintained, beautifully clean with special attention to bed linen & towels which was a delight.

The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery & cooking utensils.

The villa was a welcome resting place in a fabulous area of France.

You will need your own transport as one might expect with a villa such as this not being in the centre, but on the outskirts of a town.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

Charming villa, spotlessly clean and faultlessly maintained. I would throroughly recommend a visit. Furnishings and rooms so comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped which is not always the case in rental properties.

We loved the garden, the pool and the barbecue. Whole visit was private and peaceful. Easy journey from the airport. Local village and Port Grimaud delightful.

I enjoyed painting n the grounds.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

There are many wonderful and beautiful properties to rent in the South of France but our visitors tell us that our villa has a special ambience or "je ne sais quoi"! It is simply "very special space" and we can never wait to get back to paradise.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nice at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Port Grimaud at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearby traditional resort of Sainte Maxime has numerous sandy beaches with showers and beach cafes, ideal for young children. Across the bay, St.Tropez village with the super yachts in the port and it's famous Pampellone beach is a must! For the sailors amongst us, Port Grimaud is at the bottom of the hill, Port Cogolin is a little further down the road and the entrance to both harbours can be seen from our terrace.

Travel:

DRIVING--About 1100 kms. from Calais by road. Easy access from the A8 autoroute at Le Muy junction 36. then 20 mins. to the villa. We regularly make this journey with two of us driving in less than 12 hours.

FLYING --- Nice airport 80 kms/75 mins drive with flights by Easyjet/Ryan Air/British Airways/British Midland etc. Marseille airport is 110 kms/90 mins drive with flights by Easyjet/British Airways. Toulon airport (Hyeres) 50 kms/50 minutes.

Distances:

Plan de La Tour, Port Grimaud, and St Maxime are all within 5 kms of the villa. It’s less than 14kms to St. Tropez.

Further Details:

The pretty unspoilt village of Plan de la Tour has many superb restaurants along with small grocery stores, bar, bakeries, tourist office, post office, bank and pharmacy. The local wine cave has a regular Sunday morning wine tasting and there are numerous fetes and village events in the summer. The village has market day on a Thursday and other local markets include Le Muy, St Tropez and Cogolin. My favourite is St Tropez on Tuesday and Saturday – but be there early! The 'Arbre Adventure' and 'Aqualand' are 10 minutes away in St Maxime.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season 17
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Late season 17
26 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £850

Booking Notes:
Booking week is Saturday to Saturday. A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking and the balance together with a refundable security deposit of E1000 is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. Optional bed linen and towels are available to hire at E25 per person per week (pool/beach towels not provided). Mandatory cleaning charge of E150 for each Saturday of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with "check out" at 10.00 hrs and "check in" at 16.00 hrs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week. Please contact the owner for prices for any other dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural

Attractions

  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, double sinks and wc. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, separate shower, sink and wc Ensuite shower room to bedroom 3 with shower, sink and wc Separate shower room with shower, sink and wc.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king sized bed with doors to the terrace Bedroom 2, double bed with doors to the terrace Bedroom 3, twin beds Bedroom 4, twin beds

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We have furnished our villa with quality furnishings – two huge sofas in the living room and charming furniture in keeping with the French style. All the bedrooms have electric fans. The property is fully double glazed with full heating for the winter and a double sided fireplace in the living area. This is a non smoking property. Pets are not permitted. Outside: The property two acres ``of land of which approximately half is fenced and is reached along a sandy lane and a private drive - parking for several cars. Under the covered terrace is a large table with seating for 8 people which is adjacent to the summer kitchen with its large BBQ. There is a shady terrace to the front of the property with a further table seating 8 and a boules (or petanque) pitch. The private 8m x 4m swimming pool is fitted with an alarm system and sits in mature natural gardens of lavender, mimosa and oleander. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Optional bed linen and towels are available to hire at €25 per person (pool/beach towels not provided). Mandatory cleaning charge of €150 each Saturday of your stay.

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