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Private Studio Situated Next To The Pool, Set In A Lovely Garden in Provence.

Bedrooms 1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Studio Apartment in Fayence - Located Between Two Of The Most Beautiful Villages In France

The spacious studio is a converted pool house with good cupboard space and furnished in a Provençal style. The en suite shower room and toilet are separate from the main room. There is a fully equipped, covered outside kitchen which has a gas hob, microwave, sink and barbeque etc. The fridge is in the room itself. The best feature of the accommodation is that you are right next to the pool, which is effectively your own as we use it only occasionally when it is hot. If you have a third member in your party who would take meals with you,we can offer a completely self-contained suite which is on the ground floor of the main house with its own bathroom and garden entrance. There is an extra charge for this and we will provide full details on enquiry. A baby or very young child can be accommodated in the studio with you ( and we have had guests who have done this) but we do not recommend this as you walk right out of the studio onto the pool area. We have tried to provide absolutely everything that you will need, including pool towels and take great pains to ensure that your visit is everything you desire. In addition you have a completely private and shaded dining area next to your kitchen. There are 4 pool loungers (2 in the sun and 2 in the shade under the trees). NEW FOR 2016 SEASON! We are upgrading! New shower, new and larger fridge and all new cupboards

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Michael DOUGLAS

Sue and Mike are a retired couple who have lived in France since 2003. Although born in England, we both spent most of our lives in South Africa and in fact moved to France to run a small hotel and restaurant in the South-West; this proved to be hard work! We are now happily settled in beautiful Provence.

Michael DOUGLAS purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Michael DOUGLAS chose Fayence

We have always loved Provence and find it an ideal place to live with a great climate, ease of access to Nice and its airport and a huge variety of things to do.

What makes this cottage unique

Our villa (and the studio) are well situated on a quiet road but very convenient for all the local facilities. The studio really offers a special vacation as it is very private and our guests have the pool almost to themselves.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fayence in Var

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower and basin with the toilet separate. (The guest suite if rented separately has a shower and toilet).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 in the studio (plus 1 in guest suite if you rent this as well) Notes on bedrooms: The room has a queen size bed. If you have a baby, we do have a fold up cot that we can provide. The guest suite has a double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: We have a beautiful and loved garden and are surrounded by woods on 3 sides. The whole property is very quiet but completely secure. You will have exclusive use of pool loungers and the outside dining room table and chairs around the pool. The pool is 12m by 5m. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided including bath and pool towels. Other: We regret that can not accept pets. The accomodation is non-smoking.


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Private Studio Situated Next To The Pool, Set In A Lovely Garden in Provence.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

tranquel retreat

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Sue's pool house studio apartment is beautifully decorated and overlooks their pool, surrounded by trees and wild flowers. It is a haven of tranquillity and only an hours drive from Nice, St Tropez, Gras and Port Grimaud. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you both and many thanks for all those STARS! Mike
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Poole Dorset

A Star of the Var !

  • 5 of 5

Knowing the area from previous holidays, we chose Fayence as a perfect base, with the Gorges du Verdon, St Tropez, The Esterel Coast and Grasse all within easy reach and Nice airport less than an hour away.

Sue and Mike are perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and whilst they were on hand to advise, they were not intrusive and allowed our family to have some rare time together (my daughter used their charming en suite room in the main house). Sue's artistic touch to the comfortable and well equipped accommodation is evident and Mikes humour and care of the pool and surroundings all make for a perfect place to stay. The pool is the highlight of the place, it is simply superb and the gite itself was spotless and well looked after.

Fayence has an impressive supermarket and, like the nearby Seillans, is a pretty village, well served by a variety of restaurants. A car, however, is a must as both villages are more than a short walk away.

Overall, this has to have been one of the best holidays we can remember and one that we would dearly like to repeat!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon, thank you very much for your kind and thoughtful words.We enjoyed having you and your charming family as guests just as much as you did;great that you made the best of evey moment of the fortnight. We will miss you, Mike and Sue.
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  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as described and easy for us to find as we were given excellent directions. It was beautifully presented and very clean and tidy with everything provided. The pool was fabulous and we had it all to ourselves which was a great bonus! It was set in beautiful gardens and Mike and Sue made us very welcome and gave us great advice about the area. It was perfectly positioned to explore and within easy reach of Fayence and Seillans which are charming villages. It was the most relaxing holiday we have had and hope to return soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your kind words and very happy that you enjoyed it so much. You were perfect guests too! Mike and Sue
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Top Notch Tranquillity!!! *****

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Sue?s gorgeous Gite is the perfect retreat in Southern France. The accommodation itself was extremely comfortable and welcoming - (Very comfy mattress ? slept like a baby every night! and has just been kitted with a new Sofa!). On arrival we received a welcome tour (and an extremely welcomed chilled bottle of local wine!)

We were very well looked after The pool and gardens were maintained perfectly throughout our stay and we enjoyed sole use of the pool on our visit. We didn?t cook much, but the kitchen facilities are great and there is a large BBQ. There are plenty of guides, maps and recommendations materials in the Gite and Mike and Sue were on hand to provide helpful info when needed. As my French is weak, it was really great to have English speaking hosts.

We did a fair bit of traveling on our trip and the accommodation provided the perfect hub ? (pretty and peaceful) to explore the wider area from.

If you are considering this property I suggest you book imminently to avoid disappointment ? due to a late booking we were only able to secure one week and were very sad to leave. We look forward to visiting again soon.

Thank you!

Lauren & David

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First trip to the south!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely stay we had with our son at the Git?... We habitually stay in the Limousin region but following the terrible weather we decided to drive south for a few nights.

It was a great decision, both Michael and Sue were welcoming hosts and were kind enough to pass on their recommendations in the local area(s).

The accommodation was light, airy and very clean. The local towns offered much in the way of the French cafe culture without selling out commercially and were sensibly priced.

It was a great place to visit and ideally situated for both scenic and beach stays. The outside summer kitchen was a great idea and on the hot nights was a great place to cook and keep separate from the 'living' quarters.

All in all I would thoroughly recommend this to friends it was comparatively cheaper than many of the other Gites we looked at and was of a much higher standard.

Great job Mike & Sue, no doubt we will see you again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
41 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
41 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beaches of le Cote d'Azur are within easy driving distance (40mins to an hour). and there is plenty of choice. (Cannes and area, St. Rapheal/Frejus and even St. Tropez if you want to go a bit further)


We are 50mins from Nice airport which offers flights to most major European airports. A car is really essential as public transport is minimal.


We are 2/3 kms from Fayence and Seillans and the 3 other villages are a bit further down the valley. There are plenty of supermarkets and restaurants within 10 mins drive. Cannes is 40 mins, Nice 50 mins, St. Raphel, Grasse, Frejus, Antibes, St Maxime all under an hour away. St. Tropez and the Gorges de Verdun are a bit further. Our local lake St. Cassien is 20 mins drive. Mons 20 mins up the mountain is also lovely.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fayence, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
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

We only accept bookings by the week with a Saturday change-over date. The only exception to this is at the very beginning and end of our letting season ( May to September) or if we have a free period.

Changeover Day:
Change-over date is Saturday. Departure time is 1000 and arrival 1600 hrs.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for the studio only and are all inclusive for the items specified and for a stay of 7 days.

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.
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