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Chic Moroccan Style Villa w/Infinity Pool, Great Views Of Gulf Of St Tropez

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Ste Maxime, Domain Saut du Loup, Cote D'Azur, France - Peaceful Hilltop Location 10 Minutes Walk to White Sandy Beach and Restaurants.Breathtaking Sea View

This is a truly splendid unique house with wonderful panoramic sea views. It is an ideal house for groups of friends, large families or 2 families sharing. It has been very cleverly designed and charmingly French with Moroccan influences .A charming small courtyard with fountain leads to a huge open sitting room with cream linen sofas and fireplace.This room has the wow factor- everyone is totally captivated by the huge window/dooors leading to the main terrace overlooking the sea and the day light . The kitchen is open plan onto the sitting room and dining room .It is a well equipped kitchen with every convenience- oven, induction hob with large selection of good pans, water filter, juicer, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and lots of crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, table mats etc . There is an indoor dining table with 8 chairs but summer months make dining on either the upper terrace with a large stone table for 10 people or a separate round table for 4 very convivial. This is under a shady pergola and has amazing views to the sea. Downstairs near the pool is another shady pergola with seating for 10 next to the built in barbecue.

The house has five bedrooms in total . There are four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in the main house. The master double bedroom upstairs is huge and luxurious. It has its own private sunbathing terrace with spectacular view of the sea and a rather wonderful bathroom with silver wash basins, a large bath tub and a separate walk in Italian shower with polished plaster walls. The 2 double bedrooms downstairs have french doors opening to the pool and terrace and each have there own stylish bathrooms with showers and loos. The largest of the two bedrooms has an additional single bed and its bathroom leads to a Marocan style Hammam. There is a twin bedded room on the ground floor with charming shower room loo and wash basin. A separate studio flat by the entrance has double bed and shower room and is more suited to a nanny or older children. All rooms in the main house have air-conditioning. There is a separate steam hamman in the main house fully tiled in navy blue as described before.

There is an inside the gates parking and small guardians house outside the villa within its gated walls for the housekeeper providing additional security but completely unobtrusive. The property is located any way in a gated community and the entry code and remote gate control allows extra security at the main sea road level much before arriving at the gates of our property .

The large heated infinity swimming pool is surrounded by a mature garden with shrubs flowers and trees . The pool has a lovely gently sloping shallow end for wallowing and is perfect for children. The pool has wooden sunbeams with cushions and a basket of separate pool towels.Very large terraces on three levels overlook the Gulf of St Tropez with dining and barbecue areas and a children's play area.There is a large area around the pool for sunbathing with breath taking sea views . One can only appreciate this by actually living the experience of the house .

More Details

Costas Diamantopoulos
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian, Greek
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Costas Diamantopoulos

I am originally a naval architect and marine engineer from Greece having studied in England and lived most of my life travelling but based in London. I now live in Monaco with my partner Alison .We have 5 kids between us who all adore the South of France as much as we do. We love the ambient way of life, the food, the sea and the balmy sun-filled days even in winter. Having travelled extensively globally this property was a love at first sight gut reaction and I have never regretted it. The only hard thing is when we have to leave.

Costas Diamantopoulos purchased this villa in 2006

Why Costas Diamantopoulos chose Sainte-Maxime

Amazing location and quite frankly there is no other house on the cote d'azure quite like it. It is unique in being a riad in France. Very stylish and interiorly designed with taste and discernment I bought the house and contents and have never regretted it. The hillside setting gives it a peace and tranquillity and yet it is so easy to dip down into the glamour and excitement of Ste Maxime and St Tropez. There are family unorganised beaches within walking distance at Les Issambres or more organised(beach beds,music,umbrellas) all very easy to get to at Ste Maxime and St Tropez. Theres plenty to do and see or just enjoy the stupendous views from the house and laze the day away around the heated pool and spacious terraces. Heaven !

What makes this villa unique

All the above- ease of access to everything and yet everything provided at the villa should you wish to retreat.The pool being heated is blissfully warm and so inviting ! Its a lovely place to come to out of season as well as the excitement of the summer months . From early April the sun shines warmly and the sea starts to beckon. Autumn equally is bathed in golden sunshine and doesn't suffer from the wind that can prevail in other areas of Provence. July and August are always busy but thats the fun too ! the beach becomes lively and superb for people watching !Everything is gentle here and blissfully warm. The house has a lovely open fireplace for colder nights in November onwards and protected enough to still be able to eat on the terrace outside. This is a very special house all year round. Its near enough to travel to Cannes and Monaco and inland to beautiful Provencal villages. Truly a magical place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sainte-Maxime in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms have modern en-suite bathrooms and loos.In keeping with the house they are decorated in Morrocan tadlekt and tiles with polished plaster. All towels are 100% cotton with separate towels for the pool and beach.The hamman is new and stylish!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , the single bed can be moved into the master br if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , can be made as a large double if required
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , separate to main house but within gates and accessed easily
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom double bed, private terrace ensuite. Bedroom 2 with double bed can take third single bed with French door opening to the pool terrace Bedroom 3 dbed Pool terrace Bedroom 4 with 2 single bd Separate self contained flat with double bed.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a very special and stylish house which delights all who stay here. It was designed by Sean Connerys architect for himself before he moved to Marrakesh. It has a wonderful setting and has been much loved as a house for families and groups of friends who find the peaceful tranquility and proximity to the sea a perfect combination with the heady night life and glamour of nearby St Tropez.The accomodation is luxurious and chic but not so precious as to alienate children. The Hamman has been a fabulous addition especially in the cooler months as is the heating to the pool. The pool has a shallow end ideal for young children but is big enough to swim laps and play ball games. Outside: The master bedroom has french doors opening to its own small private terrace with 2 sunbeds and a small breakfast table(or a private glass of wine a deux) overlooking the sea and Gulf of St Tropez.The property has south facing terraces and gardens with well stocked flowers ,shrubs and trees down the hillside. There is a garage and guardians keeper house outside the house compound but within the gated walls of the villa. It has a heated infinity swimming pool with great sea views and a Moroccan style hamam. Very large terraces on three levels provide lots of seating and sunbathing areas. wooden sunbeds are provided with mattresses and large canvas sunshade umbrellas on stands.There is a very large teak dining table with 12 chairsoutside but also additional tables and chairs strategically making this a great house for parties or just hiding away with a book. The barbecue area is purpose built with washing facilities and food preparation area. Absolutely magical when lit with candles. Utility Room: Washing machine /dryer in the studio flat.Iron and ironing board and a separate sunny terrace round the back of the house with drying area for swimwear towels etc. inflatable toys and lilos for pool are stored here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: the house will be immaculately clean when you arrive. Additional linen changes and daily cleaning can be arranged at extra cost. A welcome starter pack of groceries and loo paper etc can be supplied at extra cost and on agreement with the owner.


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Chic Moroccan Style Villa w/Infinity Pool, Great Views Of Gulf Of St Tropez
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Show stopping views, amazing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property last summer. We had spent one week in the heart of rural Provence but wanted a week by the coast. We booked this initially with trepidation as I didn't know much about St Maxime and but was extremely happy that we did and will definitely be back. We wanted to be able to dip into the bustle of St Tropez but not be caught up in it, and this property offered us the perfect solution. It is set back in a gated community so felt very safe and high up enough to see the most spectacular views of the bay which were magical both in day and night. There are numerous stylish beach clubs very close buy or a sweet local beach. We have a 3 year old child so wanted some places that were stylish, served great food but also accommodated families and this was on offer here too. The pool was lovely for days away from the beach as it had a shallow end too.

The boat to st Tropez was a great way to pop over and only 15 minutes long so we really did have the perfect location.

The property itself ticked all boxes for us. I was nervous of the stairs for three year old as the property is tiered but they weren't a problem and weren't slippy at all. There is a great balcony for sitting and watching the sun go down and two great spaces for eating outside.

We stayed in the top bedroom which was our favourite as you could open the doors to a private terrace to look at that amazing view.

My mother took the lower room, the property is big enough that no one was in anyone's way and you feel like you have private space.

There was good wifi connection and whilst there is a TV we didn't use it as we were out a lot.

I would imagine this house would be great for entertaining and for a group of friends too as the view is showstopping and it feels secluded enough without being far from the action.

We have already booked again for this year.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing find!! PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

We were overwhelmed by this stunning property! It was so spacious, with multiple dining and relaxation areas. The pool was amazing - and we spent all day and some evenings swimming and overlooking the incredible view. TOP TIP _ claim the top bedroom for a magical view over the bay. Beach and amenities were all close by - and another tip was to catch a boat to st Tropez to avoid the traffic!

We shall be rebooking and coming back to this Paradise

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful villa for 3 weeks and had a great time. The house is perfect regarding exterior, interior and location. We will for sure rent this villa again - and can highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . You and your family were also marvellous guests and we would love you to have yo back at a time of your choosing .
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This summer we spent a week in this beautiful villa in Saint Maxime. We were greeted by the owners who with elegance and simplicity they have introduced in this beautiful relaxing retreat. Upon arriving to the terrace of the hall we were struck by the breathtaking views of the sea. The rooms are cozy and bright, the bathrooms large and hammam worthy of a SPA. The house offers many pleasant corners to relax or to party so we spent a lot of time of our stay in the lovely pool lulled by the sun and sight of the sea, but without forgetting the magnificent surrounding coastline. Experience to be repeated

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was received from an Italian group of guests who rented the house at the end of June 2015. We are always delighted to receive such a response as constructive criticism is extremely important to us and this review shows we are getting things right ! We always strive to improve and maintain things and it gives us great pleasure to think that we have provided this group with the holiday they both wanted and enjoyed.
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Spectacularly unique house, incredible vi

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a really great family holiday in this incredible place. All three generations thoroughly enjoyed the facilities offered by Villa Johara, the pool was used every day (the lovely thick pool-side towels were a great bonus), the Hammam a couple of times and the barbecue too. We really appreciated the space in this lovely home and were fascinated by its original features – a surprise around every corner. The guardian, Mamar, was a smiling helpful presence whenever we needed him. We enjoyed a fabulous couscous prepared by him and his assistant.

We went on one excursion to Saint-Tropez (too crowded and definitely too expensive) and a couple of visits to Saint-Maxime which were much more enjoyable. But were so happy to return to the villa that we hardly left it after that.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and beautiful villa!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was outstanding, from the location to the views across the whole bay. The infinity pool was just to die for and there were great terraces for breakfast and dinner - even areas to entertain. We were close to restaurants, beaches and local shops. Perfect for day trips to Monaco, St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and even Hyeres. I'm booking for next year asap!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
les Issambres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Ste Maxime
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
St Raphael
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Les Issambres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Contact owner.


This Mediterranean seaside town is located 5km north of St Tropez, across the Gulf of St Tropez. The town is well situated, with white sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea 10 minutes walk from the villa. St Tropez can be accessed with a ferry service to avoid August traffic. Sailing jet skiing and water skiing facilities are all available at the nearest local beach very close to the villa. There are good reasonably priced restaurants and shops in Issambres and Ste Maxime.


The nearest airport is Nice- 62km, the nearest ferry port is Ste Maxime -2km and the nearest railway station is Saint Raphael -14km. The hiring of a car is advised as its a shame to come here and not explore the many places around. Visiting St Tropez is possible without a car due to the little ferry which takes you across the bay and is actually preferable to sitting in traffic in high season. You have to go there to star gaze and wander around the little cobbled streets with delectable shops.


St Maxime- 5km-10mins drive

St Tropez- 15km- can be 30 mins drive !

Frejus- 30 km

so many pretty villages but to be quite honest you wont want to leave the house and surrounds

Further Details:

This villa is great if you are looking for relaxation on beautiful beaches with the exciting proximity of extremely good nightlife. There are good provencal restaurants for every budget and glamorous bars and people watching if thats what you want too.The olive oil mills and the botanical gardens prove to be very popular and driving inland will take you to charming old fashioned quintessentially French villages away from the razzamataz. There are tennis courts, water sports, water parks, horse riding and fishing that are all nearby.

There are very few places that have it all but this house is one of the rare opportunities to sample the good life. A perfect holiday!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,755.47

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. All reservations fully paid in advance.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. Minimum weekly rents.

Notes on prices:
Easter and Christmas holiday prices may be subject to a surcharge depending on length of stay.

Owner'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.