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Villa With Private Pool Set In Beautiful Secure Garden, Gulf Of Saint Tropez

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 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 Plan de la Tour, near St Maxime, Cote D'Azur, France - In A Peaceful Provencal Village, Near The Coast

Modern villa with large (10 x 5m) private pool set in beautiful secure (gated) garden. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms- three double and one twin. 2 en suite shower rooms and 1 bath/ shower room. 3 wc's. Linen provided. Sun terrace on upper floor. Air-conditioning throughout- heating and cooling. New modern kitchen fully fitted with all appliances. TV (British and French channels) and wi-fi. Covered terrace with dining area. Situated within village. 10 minutes drive to the beaches of St Maxime and 25 minutes from St. Tropez. The village offers many shops and sport activities such as tennis courts, petanque courts, riding school. In Sainte Maxime you can enjoy a water park, a zip slide park and a multiplex cinema.

Chris Dougray
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Chris Dougray

We are a family of four, living in Edinburgh. We are Chris (Scottish, property professional) and Elodie ( French, teacher)-our children are fifteen and seventeen years old.

Plan de la Tour was a location of many childhood holidays for Elodie. We have had a house here now for ten years and very much fallen in love with it!

We hope the house is a home, it is furnished that way and generally set up very well for families.

We have numerous friends in the village and are always happy to provide advice and recommendations- from tennis lessons to best restaurants! ( and the best may well be run my our Scottish pal Jannick!)

Chris Dougray purchased this villa in 2008

Why Chris Dougray chose Le Plan-de-la-Tour

Plan de la Tour is special- it remains an authentic French village! Whilst the glamour of St Tropez is at hand we find the village perfect as a base and with the range of local shops and restaurants it is very easy to not get in the car!

What makes this villa unique

The house is very handily located for the village- literally a two minute walk from the village centre. However, even with such a central location, the house is private, quiet, discrete and secure.

The large garden is mature and beautiful- and perfect for children to play in! Two bikes ( with helmets), ping pong table, darts and basketball hoop are left for our guests to enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Hi Chris

We had a lovely time in PDLT - it's a village with everything. We ate out at the various restaurants - loved the Crêperie and Le Temps des Copains where the Friday night music was particularly entertaining. We loved the fact that we didn't have to drive to shops, restaurants etc. The house was ideal, so well equipped that we could have opened a small restaurant of our own! We swam every day - what a good size pool and beautifully clean.. We made a few forays to the coast but loved coming back to the peace and quiet of the house and lovely garden. Michelle is a delightful person to deal with and obviously is keen that renters have a really good holiday. Thank you for the wine - it was so nice too to have such an extensive range of glasses. In short it was all we expected and more - nothing about it was disappointing.

Many thanks - we would certainly rent it again.

Kind regards

Helen, Chris and family"

10th June 2013
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Plan-de-la-Tour in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower room to bedroom 1 En suite shower room, and WC to bedroom 2 Separate WC's on ground floor and first floor Separate bathroom with bath and walk in shower on first floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, built in wardrobe;en suite shower room. Bedroom 2: double bed, built in wardrobe; en suite (walk in) shower room and wc. Bedroom 3: two single beds, built in wardrobe. Bedroom 4: double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully air conditioned. Child friendly and private and secure garden. Outside: Beautiful garden with petanque court. Mature trees. Large covered terrace with outdoor furniture including dining table and chairs, 6 sun loungers and two sofas with coffee tables. Perfect for an aperitif! Utility Room: Fully equipped utility room with washing machine, iron and iron board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Cleaning undertaken weekly, cost included. Garden and pool maintenance weekly. Other: Cot and high chair avalable


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Villa With Private Pool Set In Beautiful Secure Garden, Gulf Of Saint Tropez
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A fabulous villa in an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

Our party of six adults loved this villa. It is in a great location, private grounds but only a short walk to the centre of a charming village. The villa itself is the best equipped we have stayed in (and we have rented a lot of villas over the years), the pool was large with steps, making it easy to get in and out. The grounds were well maintained. The owner, Chris, was very helpful and attentive. Michelle who greeted us on arrival at the villa was amazing, she had loads of information about local events, places to visit and the best places to shop and eat etc. She even organised an emergency dental appointment for one of our party!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and positive comments, which we will share with Michelle- much appreciated! We hope to have you stay again with us in the future. Chris
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Wonderful Villa.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa,this place really had everything.From the moment we arrived to be met by Carmel who showed us around and told us everything we needed to know it really was perfect.It was very clean the garden and pool were beautiful and everything worked as it should.Great TV with UK channels and very good wifi it was just perfect.Five minutes to walk to the village fifteen minutes drive to the coast and the lovely town of Sainte Maxime.Many thanks to Chris the owner who made the booking process so straight forward.We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anniversary celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our party ranged from aged 5 to..............! There was something for everyone. Great comfortable seating in the shade, excellent pool with generous surround area. We particularly enjoyed the beautifully planted private garden. With a scarily long history of villa renting in this area, this has been the best equipped we have ever stayed in, our daughter who generously catered for all meals is a professional chef and could not fault the kitchen!

With such a lovely villa we also received great support from the letting team, many thanks to Carmel and Michelle and to Chris for such informative help throughout. We so hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris! Thanks so much for your positive review- we are delighted you had a great stay! Please come back anytime. Chris
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for us and the pool and surrounds just great.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

This ranks as one of the best villas we have stayed in. It has an extremely well equipped kitchen, spacious bedrooms, three with excellent showers, and a comfortable lounge with UK TV channels. It has a good terrace with comftable sun loungers and the pool is great - a good size and depth, ideal for teenagers and the mature gardens are spacious and very well maintained. And the pétanque court at the bottom of the garden was a fantastic bonus - great fun for everyone. The owner, Chris, could not have been more helpful both prior to our stay and during our stay with tips on where to eat, beaches to visit and things to do. He even bought a griddle for us because there was a ban on using the barbeque while we were there. Our local contact Michele was also brilliant - the pool filter wasn't working one morning and by 2pm she had had the pool man over to the villa to fix it. She was also a great source of things to do and see in the area. The villa centre is a ten minute walk from the villa with everthing we needed - bakers for fresh croissants in the morning, two well stocked local supermarkets and several restaurants. A week was not long enough!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

To put my review in perspective, I'm a v picky traveller and have stayed all over the place in various rentals so we initially booked this villa based on the pictures, location, price and great reviews!! We loved our 7 day stay at the villa. Everything was very clean and exactly as the "perfect" pictures suggest. We were impressed with all the facilities and every care had been taken to provide everything you might need for an enjoyable holiday. The owner is really helpful and responds to all questions within a few hours, sometimes in a few minutes! the local rep was also very helpful and pleasant. The villa location is ideal if you like walking to loads of great restaurants/ bars and the nearest bakery is an easy 2 min cycle or 5 min walk. The nearest beach is about a 15 min drive away. It's very safe for kids and easy to park. We liked exploring the quieter bays on the coast south of St tropez. We loved taking a private boat across the bay from St Maxime to St Tropez. In summary, the villa is a perfect family home and we would definitely return if we visited that part of Provence again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar de la Poste
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
St Maxime
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Drauignan Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Le Vieux Moulin
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
st maxime


10 minutes drive to various beaches of Ste Maxime

25 minutes drive to the beaches of St Tropez


Nice airport- 1 hour 15 minutes drive

Marseille airport- 1 hour 40 minutes drive

Toulon airport- 50 minutes drive

Saint Raphael train station - 40 minutes drive


Villa located within the village centre. Ste Maxime is 10 minutes drive away. A ferry service operates to St Tropez

Further Details:

Plan de la Tour has a range of good local shops and services. There are 6 restaurants and 2 small grocery stores, 3 bakers and 2 bars! Local market every Thursday.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100

Booking Notes:
50% deposit upon booking, balance 4 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £1000 is required. Please contact us for prices for less than 8 people or longer stay deals. Winter specials! The cleaning charge (non optional) at the end of the stay is 100€ (price may vary depending of occupancy).

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day. 10am departure, 4pm arrival.

Notes on prices:
No pets, no smoking.

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.