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Villa Joya: A Stunning, elegant villa in private grounds with heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Space 2,561 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Plan de la Tour, St Tropez, Provence Alpes / Cote D'Azur, France - Peaceful Location, 2 Minutes From Pl

A haven of luxury and tranquillity within easy reach of the Gulf of St Tropez, Villa Joya is an idyllic Provencal villa furnished to a very high standard, which successfully blends the charm of the Mediterranean with all the requirements of contemporary living.

Situated within spacious, secluded grounds and accessed through remote control electric gates for your security and privacy; beautiful orchard tree-lined gardens frame the 10m heated swimming pool and expansive sun terrace, whilst vineyard vistas set against the magnificent backdrop of the Massif de Maures provide the perfect ambiance to relax with family and friends. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif in the oak-beamed poolside lounge and then dine al fresco under a canopy of grapevines and wisteria… or spend the evening at the poolside bar and cook in the wood fired pizza oven, or on the Australian BBQ and French Plancher?

Villa Joya is equipped with all modern appliances, including washing machine, freezer and dishwasher. Media is covered with Sky+ HD (Including SKY Sports), European freesat channels, broadband WiFi access and a Sonos Play:1 sound system.

Just minutes drive into the charming village of Plan De La Tour & 10 minutes to Ste Maxime, Villa Joya is within easy access of St Tropez’s chic restaurants, popular beaches and the many surrounding attractions of the Cote D'Azur.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Andrew

The villa is privately owned and offered to discerning clients who wish to sample the beauty and charm of the area from the luxury of this delightful residence.

Andrew purchased this villa in 2010

Why Andrew chose Le Plan-de-la-Tour

We are well acquainted with the surrounding area, and after much searching were delighted to first discover, then purchase our dream villa in our favourite location. Plan de la Tour is a delightful unspoilt French village, a picturesque haven to the North West part of the Gulf of St Tropez. The village is well resourced with shops, restaurants and wine co-operatives. Villa Joya is set amidst vineyards in a small hamlet above the village, with quiet, secluded and enclosed grounds, yet within easy reach of the Gulf of St Tropez, through either Ste Maxime or the picturesque village of Grimaud. The area has something for everyone, from the glitz and glamour of Monaco and St Tropez, the quiet tranquil French village life and everything in between.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is our second home, and as such benefits from all 'our' home comforts. You will find the property well equipped both internally and externally with all the ingredients for a great family holiday, or a simple pad from which to 'chill'. We hope you share our love of food and make use of the outdoor kitchen with Italian wood fired pizza oven, French plancher as well as the more traditional Australian BBQ!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Plan-de-la-Tour in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2561 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , External pool shower and separate toilet/sink
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Stand alone separate main house toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main house marble bathroom
  • Main bathroom - Marble with shower, basin and WC Bedroom 1 - Marble en suite with shower, basin and WC Bedroom 2 - Travertine en suite with shower, basin Bedroom 3 - En suite, open plan with bath, basin and WC Ground floor - Separate WC Pool - External shower (heated) and separate toilet/sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double room Bedroom 2 - Double room Bedroom 3 - 1st floor - Double bed with two single sofa beds if required Bedroom 4 - Twin room (can be pushed together to make a double)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Outside: Villa Joya is accessed through private electric gates onto a gravel courtyard with secure parking for many vehicles. There is access to the front of the villa, and a direct rear access to the kitchen for your groceries. The grounds are well stocked with local flora and fauna with plenty of opportunity for children to play within the 2000 sq.m boundaries of this entirely detached property. The villa has a large fabulous terrace around the pool, lit at night, and ideal for those evenings around the pool bar and outside kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices include bed linen, but not towels - these are available to hire by request. Cleaning before arrival, and again on departure is included. Caretakers are on hand for any problems... Other: Villa folder with guide of the property and details of the area and facilities. Selection of reading material and selection of games. **Pool Heating is only available from March to October**


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Villa Joya: A Stunning, elegant villa in private grounds with heated pool
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
King's Lynn

Property was amazing and very well equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Andrew and Emma were very welcoming. The property was superb and set in a beautiful location. Lovely to have the heated pool to enjoy. The kitchen was well equipped to a very high standard with everything we could possibly need. Good amenities close by in the picturesque village of Plan de la Tour. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Margaret, was great to have you all stay at the villa, you would be welcome back any time!
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The Netherlands

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had a near perfect stay at Villa Joya (the weather at home was better). The house is lovely, facilities are great. After 12 years of renting homes in the south of France we have never had a well equipped kitchen like we had at Villa Joya. The outdoor kitchen with "pizza" oven, gas grill and large fridge capacity, Marvelous! The heated pool was an comfy 26 degrees upon arrival, ready to plunge. The owners/hosts, Andrew and Emma where most attentive in communication before and during our stay. They even bought us some groceries so we could enjoy a nice cold glass of local rose and French cheese and crackers upon arrival.

Le Plan-de-la-Tour is familiar to us. We picked it again, because it's a lovely town, calm and away from the crowed coast, but close enough to hop to Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Tropez and Ramatuelle in a short drive, lovely if you take the D44 down to the coast.

We hate to be selfish, but we really would have liked to keep this one to our selves.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa. Excellent amenities. Well stocked kitchen, beautiful pool, gardens and separate outdoor catering area for those breakfast pancakes, crepes, barbecue and pizza. The owners were very welcoming and most helpful and approachable.

Village outskirts location very handy for bakery and vineyard. Large supermarket not far away. Short trip to Ste Maxime and then onto Ste Tropez by boat. Lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for stopping at Villa Joya! Perfect guests, you are welcome back any time.... it's your turn to cook the pizzas! ;-)
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Best ever!

  • 5 of 5

Best ever!

We have been renting villas for a number of years now as it suits our style of holiday. We have never actually gone back to a villa for a second visit, not because they were particularly bad, but because we always fancied trying a new experience. That all changed with Villa Joya!

After some detailed and patient emails with the owners (who couldn't do enough to help) we booked our two weeks along with another family and our five (collective!) children.

There is something for everybody at the villa, a fabulous kitchen inside, and an even better one outside with pizza oven and creperie, as well as the obligatory BBQ. In fact the outside kitchen and bar were the focus of much activity into the evening and night, maybe helped by the massive beer/wine fridge?!

If you don’t fancy dining on stools at the pool bar, there is a shaded dining area under the vines outside, a covered terrace with rattan seating to relax in, a table for dining inside and a centre island in the kitchen that also seats ten people!!!

The pool is large, heated and a mecca for children of all ages, surrounded by beautiful gardens that are well maintained and private.

We had a fabulous time and can’t wait to go back next year…. I hope this review doesn’t make that difficult… hmmm…..

Brilliant !!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at the villa - the website pictures are accurate and the facilities are excellent. The outdoor area is great to relax in (ample sun loungers and a covered dining area) while being able to keep an eye on small kids running around (property is completely fenced and gated) - the cooking facilities (BBQ and wood pizza oven) are high quality and have ample room to sit having a cold beer while someone cooks! Andrew & Emma were very responsive to emails and requests throughout the booking process and stay (also many thanks for the rosé!).

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb villa in a brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

We all had a marvellous holiday in a fabulous villa .everything anyone should ever need for a great holiday.the kitchen was so well equipped .the pool area ,bar ,pizza oven ,crepe plate,and barbecue ,everything to make the holiday extra special.we also used Andrew & Emma's recommended chef for our wedding anniversary.absolutely fantastic evening .would highly recommend this villa,and will hopefully return for another holiday thanks to everybody who made this a most memorable 2 weeks Mac & Liz letham .

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Across the pool......
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Ste Maxime
Nearest Train
18 Miles
St Raphael
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Plan de la Tour
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Ste Maxime
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mini-Golf in St.Tropez. Riding in Cavalaire. Great rides along the beach and through the surrounding vineyards. Highly recommended, though not for beginners. Go Karting in Grimaud. Casino in St. Maxime. Boats in St. Maxime with many opportunities to charter a variety of sailing / motor boats.


The wealth of beautiful beaches are spread across the Cote D'Azur. Very near to Villa Joya (approx 5km/10 mins), there are over 6km of sandy beaches at St. Maxime and the famous beaches at St.Tropez, including Tahiti and Pampelonne.


Villa Joya is best accessed from the A8 autoroute whether you drive through France, or hire from Nice airport. Head down the D25 towards Ste Maxime, turning off to Plan de la Tour before you reach the town. Detailed instructions accompany all bookings.


Plan De La Tour 2km, walkable via the vineyards. St Maxime 5km, nearest beach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Pet Fee £43.92
Damage Deposit £527.06

Booking Notes:
Bookings are accepted on a 'first come, first served' basis, upon receipt of a 30% deposit along with a completed booking form. Both these can be done electronically. Payment is direct through the website, or in Euros by bank transfer, or in sterling by prior arrangement. Balances are due 2 months before the start date of the holiday. A returnable security deposit of €600 (or £500 post dated cheque) is required to cover damage.

Changeover Day:
Sunday - Negotiable in low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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