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Beach front unique 4 bedroom villa with own pool and large terrace

Rathie Bartlett

Member since: 2009
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Beach front unique 4 bedroom villa with own pool and large terrace

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Sainte-Maxime House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed 4 bathroom villa ideal for 6 adults & 2 children over 5 years with views

This beach front charming 4 bedroom villa is located near the town of Ste Maxime. The living space on split levels includes a comfortable lounge, TV room, study, dining room in the conservatory with views out to sea and a well equipped kitchen. There are 2 en-suite bedrooms and 2 bedrooms sharing a separate toilet and bathroom. In addition there is a guest cloakroom, and another toilet and shower room in the basement. Outside, the magnificent terrace offers uninterrupted sea views with outdoor dining furniture and BBQ – perfect for al fresco dining on warm Riviera evenings. There is an outdoor private fresh water swimming pool 8 x 4m. There is direct access to the beach from the terrace. Ste Maxime is packed with great restaurants, bars, plenty of shops and activities for everyone. Cherry Beach, is family friendly, a 2 minutes walk, offering fantastic restaurants & water sport facilities. Ste Maxime has a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, casino, water park, adventure tree course.

Secure parking for 2 cars.

Rest Relaxation and Fun : There is a hotel with thalassotherapy facilities close by for relaxing and pampering.

The terrace is the best spot to soak up the sun and rest, there are many spots which can be private. There are many rock pools to explore and a lovely headland to walk on with views to St. Tropez. There is direct access to the beach. St. Tropez with its glitzy night life, bars and restaurants can be reached by ferry, which runs late during the high season. Pampalone Beach with its famous beach bars - Club 55, Tahitti and Nicky Beach are all a drive away. There are many restaurants to suite every budget.

There is a water park in Ste. Maxime and a larger one in Frejus. There is also a Adventure Jungle Track in Ste Maxime and brand new cinema. All the towns have their open air market days and some places have Artisanne markets. Ste Maxime has many shops to suite all budgets. St. Tropez has all the designer and more modestly priced shops.

There are many golf courses close to the villa.

Activities: Cherry beach (2 mins walk away) is a large sandy beach where you can relax or be active. There are jet skiis for hire with organised excursions every day during high season. From Ste Maxime and Les Issambres harbours there are ferries to St. Tropez regularly and other boat trips to Cannes, Nice and various places of interest. During high season there are spectacular firework displays all along the coast. Boats are available for rent from Ste Maxime harbour. You can learn to dive or get your boat handlers licence training from there. For the less energetic there is a diving belle which takes you along the harbour wall to see the fish.

All types of water sports are available within 5 km of the villa. There are tennis courts near the villa with some being flood lit. Most clubs offer coaching.

There are lakes near Roquebrune for fishing. The mountain terrain behind St. Maxime is popular with cyclists and walkers. St. Tropez coastal walk is spectacular. Ste Maxime offers golf.

Events: On August 15th to celebrate the Americans landing on Cherry Beach at the end of WW2 there are numerous parades in period dress in Ste. Maxime and other nearby towns, and there are spectacular firework displays - Ste. Maxime, Port Grimeau, St. Tropez simultaneously. There are boats for hire or the ferry which cruise in the Bay of St. Tropez during these displays.

At the end of September is 'Les Voiles de St. Tropez' where sailing boats of varying sizes race. It's spectacular to hire a boat or to take the ferry and cruise amongst these beautiful competitors. The atmosphere is electric and festive as liveried crews get ready to sail 90 foot racing sail boats. The boats can be seen too from the terrace of the villa with a glass of champagne or Pimms.

Cannes is about a 40 minute drive away and convenient for the Film Festival.

Nice, the 3rd largest city in France has everything from art galleries, concerts to open air markets.

Monte Carlo and Italy are about 2 hrs away.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rathie Bartlett (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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About Rathie Bartlett

I was born in Sri Lanka and went to school and lived in the UK from a very younge age. That's why I spend a lot of time in Sri Lanka and am lucky enough to spend some of the cold winter months there.

I love France and enjoy the food and the wine. I really love swimming and spend a lot of time in the sea during the very hot months. I am usually in France for at least 2 months of the year and love to come for the Voile de St Tropez which is at the end of September. It's wonderful to see so many sailing boats glide past the headland and sometimes across the bay.

Rathie Bartlett purchased this house in 1999

Why Rathie Bartlett chose Sainte-Maxime

I chose to buy this home as it's drivable from the UK and when it was holiday time with the children we could get into our car and drive across without having to book far in advance.

The house is set in the most unique area and place. It's right on the water. I always wanted to have a house on the Mediterranean as I find the Atlantic Ocean too cold to swim in even during the Summer months. From my terrace I can go swimming and snorkelling which is great, I have been swimming late in the evening or very early in the morning. You can catch your supper from the rocks if you are a good fisherman as there are plenty of beautiful fish in the water. I prefer to snorkel and see the shoals of thousands of sardines and large fish swimming about. You can almost touch them.

The Med being non tidal is very safe for even young children to swim in. There is a beach just below the terrace which can be very sandy depending if the wind has blown a little seaweed on to it. There are plenty of rock pools to explore.

Cherry Beach is a 2 minute walk and is a beautiful sandy beach which is supervised and swimming areas marked. There are many restaurants along the beach for tasty meals or sundowners. I prefer my terrace as it's quieter and the views are magical day or night.

The area around the villa offers visitors so many different attractions from having a peaceful and relaxing time to water skiing, sailing, wine tasting, restaurants, clubs, bars to sandy beaches and breath taking scenery to markets to designer shopping.

Ste Maxime is a family resort but the bright glitzy glamour of St Tropez is just across the bay.

Using my beautiful villa as a base it's possible to tailor make a holiday which will be fun for everybody in your group.

What makes this house unique

Just around the headland at Point de Sardineaux, is St Tropez with beautiful views too it from the headland. The headland makes the water look magical when large cruise ships, sailing boats and other vessels leave St. Tropez harbor and glide past this headland. This is particularly striking at night time from the terrace.

The terrace is just as enchanting at night time. There is no 'black view' as the twinkling light of Les Issambres makes it look like a twinkling wonderland.

The house is truly magical in the day time or evening. Once through the gates people do not want to leave. I have at least 3 families who return annually.

This year I have added a chiminea in the terrace fire place and it makes it very cosy to go out and collect drift wood in the day time and light the chiminea at night.

The sun rises are stunning as is the moon rise making a silver line to the heavens. There is absolutely no interruptions to the beautiful views out to sea.

The courtyard is a peaceful place with 2 large olive trees and many herbs and flowers growing and a fountain. It's lovely especially in the afternoon to relax and play cards or read a book.

The lawn is a great place to soak up the evening sun.

The villa is about a 45 minute walk to Ste Maxime along the coast road which has beautiful views across to St. Tropez. There is a pavement all the way.

There are 2 tennis clubs close by, again with beautiful views. The one in Les Issambres is flood lit.

Lovers of golf will be spoilt by the hilly but beautiful golf course in Ste Maxime. Equipment for hire and lessons are available there.

There is a water park in Set Maxime and a tree adventure course too. There is go karting, ten pin bowling, mini golf, fun fairs and many more activities on the doorstep.

During the Summer weeks there are wonderful firework displays all along the cost. The pyrotechnics are especially amazing on August 15th.

Guestbook comments from the owner

15th - 29th June 2013

Rating: 5 stars

My review

" We were delieghted with this villa. It lived up to the billing and the views were spectacular. Ideal certainly for 6 adults and two children . The villa was a home from home, classically french. We spent our days by the pool, in the sea or taking short trips to wonderful hill top villages such as Grimaud. In the evening we tried out the numerous nearby beach side restaurants or popped into St Maxime. You will not be disappointed.

The local golf at St Maxime is also very good but not cheap nor for the high handicapper. All round one of the best locations we have stayed at and we would definitely come back.

The Jones family from Oxfordshire


Jun 2013
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Beach front unique 4 bedroom villa with own pool and large terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wow is all I can say. The pictures don't do it justice - this villa exceeded our expectations. It has the most gorgeous view. We spent almost all of our time on the terrace, in the pool, or snorkeling right in front. The house was spacious enough for two families and we all loved being able to walk to the beach. While we had many day trips planned during our stay, we loved the villa so much we spent most of our time there. It was our best vacation ever and we can't wait to return. Philippe and Rathie are so responsive, helpful, and kind. A great experience and a wonderful home. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Really relaxing holidays in private luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful sea side villa, eveything was well organised, the owner replied to every extra wishes we had.

The property is in best conditions and the support of the property manager Philippe extremely professional and gentle.

In summary a perfect stay for me and my family including the adult chidren.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tobias for your review. I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed the villa and its location. I hope you will come back again soon.
Antwerp (Belgium)

A really nice villa with a gorgeous sea view

  • 5 of 5

I used to rent villas around the Gulf of Tropez for over 20 year and this was our first experience with a seafront villa. I must admit that when wake up hearing the surf, see the sun rising above the horizon line and experience this 180° seaview from the "Pointe du Dramont" near Saint Rapahel to the nearby "Pointe des Sardinaux", you cannot forget it!

The villa is perfectly equipped with all the modern amenities that you can expect: fully equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms, confortable bedrooms and convenient terrace furniture.

Before entering the villa, you cross a nice and quiet court yard with trees, flowers and fountain. On the other side you enjoy a large terrace running along the complete sea front with a direct access to beach.

During our stay in June, we had the pleasure to watch the Giraglia Rolex Cup, directly from the villa and saw over 200 yachts passing by at around half a nautical mile - a really nice and exciting show !

The whole family (including the grand children) was feeling so well there that we almost never left it, except when I rented a boat in Ste Maxime.

If you are into boating, please note that you can anchor your boat in a cove just in front of the terrace and this spot seems quite popular.

Although worth to mention, the kind attention and support from Philippe, the property manager!

My wife and I were so pleased with the place that we are seriously envisaging to rent it again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jean Pierre for your review. I am so glad you had a lovely time in the villa. It will be a pleasure to have you all back. Best regards Rathie


  • 5 of 5

This villa is certainly special - heavenly, a place to unwind and feel relaxed! It was everything as described with beautiful decor, well equipped kitchen , and a comfortable 'French' homely feel to the place. The view was outstanding and there were plenty of boats to watch, lots to do for families, clean beach with clear water for snorkelling or paddle boarding , golf , nice beach restaurants - the Wych restaurant very good and Mario Plage for cocktails. Our family loved the pool too and the Nartelle beach, the area was family friendly. Staff were always helpful and on hand if needed. All in all it was a fantastic place to be which we would recommend highly - the only downside was leaving the villa!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. The villa is very special and appeals to people with many different interests. I hope I have the pleasure of having the family again for a return holiday.

The Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of happy & spoiled women, and we visit the Riviera every spring. We have stayed in a lot of beautiful houses in the area of St.Maxime and Les Issambres, but this house turned out to be the best one so far, with this fabulous location next to the ocean and the end of beautiful Nartelle Beach. The sun, the fresh smell, sound and view of the sea for a whole week was like pure medicine for us girls, coming from the city of most rain in Norway.

The house had 4 bedrooms, the last one with bunk-beds recommended for kids. As there were 8 of us, one would think it would be crowded, but it wasn`t. The house and the bedrooms was spaceous and comfy enough for us. A big terrace, the beach below and the pool area was room enough so that the place never felt crowded.

The kitchen contained everything we needed, and herbs from the back yard made a perfect french touch.

We had two cars, and there was parking for both. A car is needed in this area, there is so much to see & do, but the beach and beach-restaurants is in short walking distance and we walked from the house to St.Maxime in about 45 minutes.

Security was very good, and the Visitors Guide from the owner was very helpful & informative, also regarding tips and proposals for shopping, trips and restaurants. We recommend Maison Bleu in St.Maxime, and for lunch; Le Wyc Plage on the beach, 5 minutes walking distance from the house.

Thank you Rathie and Philippe for making this a perfect stay in beautiful St.Maxime.

Keila et le reste des filles norvègiennes!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Manhattan, New York USA

Elizabeth Lamb

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed in Ste.Maximefor 10 years an rented many vllas. This vlla is the one I would recommend for 2 to 6 adults.

The house itself islovely and tastefully furnished.It is also comfortable and has separate seating areas within the house so the party can spread out.

There might be larger villas but the view here i s spectacular from every room. The terrace is beautiful with flowers and dining furniture and, again, the view. The owner is wonderful and easy to deal with and the staff who greets you is so helpful.

You can open a private gate and go swimming in the sea and sit on your own little beach. You can float down to a larger beach or swim in your own pool. Believe me, you will find it hard to leave the villa. Eating breakfast on the terrace in the morning or dinner at sunset is magic. The kitchen has everything you will need. If you leave the villa,which is difficult to do because of it's beauty, the town is a short drive.

Bathrooms are modern. Security is sound.

Rent this villa if you can. Contact me with any questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Cherry Beach
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Ste Maxime
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
St. Rapheal
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Cheery Beach
Car: necessary

Located near the beach front villa are restaurants, bars, jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, diving, golf, tennis, fishing, walking, go karting, ten-pin bowling, pitch and putt, horse riding, water parks, fun fairs, jungle adventure course, picturesque towns, supermarkets and local markets. Within 3 km there are two marinas and boats to St. Tropez and other places of interest. There is also a new cinema and a casino in Ste. Maxime. This is a villa to relax, have a fun beach holiday, or to hit the high life in St. Tropez, Pampelone Beach, Cannes, Nice, or visit the gentler family resort of Ste. Maxime. Close to Port Grimaud and beautiful Grimaud Village. There are vineyards and many places for 'Dégustation du Vin'. In Ste Maxime on August 15Th experience the celebrations for the D-day landing on Cherry Beach with parades and fireworks. At the end of September be there for ' Les Voiles de St. Tropez' and watch sailing boats race from the terrace or cruise among the competitors.

Other Activities: Go Karting, ten pin bowling, cinema, casino, open air seaside theatre, adventure tree climbing circuit, water park and jet ski hire

Golf: Ste. Maxime has a beautiful and well maintained golf course with stunning views over The Bay of St. Tropez. All equipment and buggies are available for hire. There is a golf pro (English speaking) who organises all levels of lessons at the club.

Roquebrune has another well maintained and prestigious golf course with all the usual facilities.

Ski: The nearest ski resort is approximately 2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

From €3,800 Per week

Sainte-Maxime House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 14
Oct 26 2014 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 15
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Off Peak
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
14 night minimum stay
Summer Off Peak
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 15
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 15
Oct 31 2015 - May 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring 16
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €1,000
Final Clean €250

Returnable security deposit of Euro 1,000.00 must be paid with final payment.

On a 2 week or more booking cleaning lady charged at Euro 90.00 per week for 3 hours cleaning with no bed changing or Euro 125.00 for a 5 hour clean. Final cleaning charge €250.00
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Sainte-Maxime House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 149 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate toilet, bath, shower and wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Guest cloakroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In basement
  • Ensuite bathrooms have his and hers wash basins.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , All double beds are two singles pushed together
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has stunning double aspect views of the sea and outdoor pool. Bedroom has a bank of glass wardrobe doors reflecting the sea. Access to terrace and pool. Ensuite has double wash basins, bath and shower. 2ND double bedroom has double aspect views - access to the outdoor pool and view of attractive internal courtyard. Bedroom with bunk beds opens out to the pretty internal courtyard. Visitor's bedroom has views to sea. Ensuite has double wash basins, bath and shower. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. Family bathroom with bath and shower and separate toilet. Guest toilet and wash basin. In the basement there is another large shower room, toilet and washbasin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Would suit maximum 6 adults and 2 children over the age of 5 years. Children under 5 years must be well supervised, as there is a drop from the terrace to the beach below. The swimming pool is fitted with an alarm, but not fenced off, and is accessible from the terrace. Unsuitable for wheelchair users. From the beach front villa there is direct access to the beach from a side gate. Swimming pool and garden maintenance included. The swimming pool is fresh water and is 8 x 4 m. Utility room is in the basement with separate washing machine, dryer and a substantial sink for hand washing. There is a large shower room and toilet in the basement. Telephone calls will be charged . Weekly cleaning service available at an extra charge. Chef available on request at an extra charge. Welcome Pack provided.

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