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Modern villa, views, 5 minute walk from village restaurants, 10 mins Valbonne

Karen Kershaw

Member since: 2005
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Modern villa, views, 5 minute walk from village restaurants, 10 mins Valbonne

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Bar-sur-Loup Villa Rental Photos and Description

Four bed three bath villa, sleeps eight, peaceful location with mountain views

Four bedroom three bathroom two storey detached Provencal villa boasting a completely renovated interior finished to an extremely high contemporary standard. A covered ground floor south-facing terrace is perfect for eating and relaxing. The first floor terrace is accessed by three of the four bedrooms through sliding glass doors which disappear into the wall offering magnificent views of the valley below and a lounging area to enjoy morning coffee or a sundowner cocktail. The main master suite offers a dressing room and luxurious spacious bathroom with freestanding bath looking down the valley, wet room shower and Italian stone sinks as well as access to the main terrace. Two further double bedrooms with built in wardrobes have access to the same first floor terrace and share a newly renovated wet room style family bathroom with double sink. The fourth bedroom is also a master suite with its own dressing area and en suite shower room, making the property perfect for two families. It has a Juliet balcony and its own first floor access to a separate side terrace. The top floor was renovated in 2013 and boasts Italian travertine stone floors to help maintain an ambient temperature in the summer months. A modern open plan living and dining area on the ground floor has floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which disappear into the wall when opened, leading onto a further side terrace boasting a pizza oven. There is also an open fire and log store, laundry room with wine fridge, fully equipped modern kitchen, with an American fridge freezer with ice maker and Nespresso coffee machine. There is a WC downstairs and an open plan stone staircase leading to the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a music room with piano and a spacious office with desk and full internet facilities should you need to keep in touch with work. The garden spans five terraces with phenomenal views of the valley, offering a stone barbecue, contemporary pool wrapped by a travertine sun terrace with loungers, a small olive grove and plum, orange, lemon and fig trees. This stylish peaceful villa occupies a secluded position which is not overlooked, yet is only a few minutes walk from the heart of the village.

The pool terrace was renovated in Spring 2012 to an extremely high standard, boasting an 80 metre wrap around Italian travertine terrace facing south which enjoys sunshine from early morning until early evening. The perfect place for a sundowner, with amazing views of the valley and Gorges du Loup.

Mas St Michel is a family home and as such, we hope that you find it a home from home with all the added extras that many holiday homes do not provide. To this end, we can also recommend a number of services to make your stay that little bit extra special....A private chef company for restaurant standard cuisine at the house, a beautician for facials and beauty treatments in the comfort of the villa, a masseuse for home massages and a yoga instructor who can provide private classes by the poolside or terrace for beginners upwards. It’s advisable during high season to book in advance. Please enquire for further details on these services.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Kershaw (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Just want to say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of renting your villa. It is a beautiful home and the pictures did not do it justice. Our family had a wonderful vacation, very relaxing. Graham was very helpful and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway .
Jul 2013
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Modern villa, views, 5 minute walk from village restaurants, 10 mins Valbonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have never written a review before, but after our magically stay in this beautiful village & sumptuous villa I felt compelled to put finger to iPad!

Le Bar sur Loup is utterly charming with the right amount of amenities & a choice of typically understated french restaurants offering delicious foods & wines to suit all budgets. We particularly enjoyed a great restaurant in the heart of the village called The Donjon, which buzzed with locals & tourists alike. Exploring left us full of wonder for this region; Cannes, Antibes, St.Paul de Vence, Grasse to name just a few 'must see's' no more than 30 minutes away.

We love exploring, but pulling ourselves away from this villa, which I now refer to as 'my little slice of heaven' was very hard. It is absolutely beautiful and has everything you could possibly wish for to make your precious down time relaxing & easy. The state of the art kitchen makes it a pleasure to prepare any meal. The difficulty you face is choosing which one of the spacious eating areas to sit & eat at! Chilling poses yet another dilemma. The lounge is cool & extremely comfortable, the pool very private & basking in sun. The terraces quiet with a heavenly scent of lavender that grows all around the beautifully kept garden. We even looked forward to heading up to bed as all the bedrooms are light & airy. We all slept deeply. The bathrooms (two ensuite) are contemporary & clean. I defy anyone to find a bath with such a dramatic view! And it's the view that makes this villa stand head & shoulders above any others I have stayed in. It is literally breathtaking. We would start & finish every day on the terrace off the master suite. Morning coffee with this vista is magnificent. Watching the shooting stars before bed is awesome.

We will definitely be booking a return to this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We certainly have no hesitation in recommending this amazing property and definitely intend to return ourselves. From the moment we booked, the owners were friendly and helpful and we felt that they offered a very personal service.

Everything about this well designed property is first class and the standard of cleanliness is excellent. Karen and Iain have filled the rooms with an exquisite collection of beautiful furnishings, fabrics, and pieces of art, etc. It is a joy to behold!

The well equipped kitchen provided us with everything that we needed and all modern conveniences were cleverly hidden out of sight! French doors leading from this area take you onto the fantastic, large balcony with the most amazing views. There are two table areas in which to eat and both sun worshipers and shade lovers can find a place here to relax.

The bedrooms are elegant and comfortable. Ample supplies of quality linen and towels are provided. As a family with teenagers, the layout of rooms provided each of us with our own private areas in which to “escape”.

The swimming pool is just a few steps away from the house and is clean and well maintained, there are plenty of sun loungers/chairs.The surrounding gardens are very well tended and provide the perfect backdrop. The automatic gate on the drive provides peace of mind for those with children. This property is placed within a nice community where we felt secure and relaxed.

Valbonne is within a 10 min drive,it’s a lovely place with good bars , restaurants, a few shops and very friendly locals. Market day is really worth a visit but get there early! The area is well served by larger supermarkets for all grocery needs.

At the end of our stay the owners asked us if there had been anything that we felt they could improve upon... my answer was a simple “no”! This place is perfect (and, rest assured, we have very high expectations!)

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful and luxurious Villa in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

I booked this villa for my family of 5 and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made for our holiday destinations. The villa itself is in an incredible position with a stunning vista of the valley. Soaring eagles cross the panoramic view from the various balconies and terraces. The villa is top notch with everythign you need for a superb and perfect holiday. All furnished in a very modern, tasteful and stylish way. You feel like you have stumbled across a house from Elle Decoration. The garden was gorgeous and the pool is perfect - we are booking again for the summer so we can take advantage of the pool, its views and the spacious sun terrace around it. Perfect for chinking rose and munching olives from their garden. Yes - they have their own olive grove! The villa is situated in the picturesque village of Bar Sur Loup, providing the visitor with a range of wonderful eateries from michelin star restaurants to delicious and simple bistros and pizzerias. Much recommended is the Ecole De fille restaurant at the top of the road (you can walk there in 5 mins!) Seriously one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Whole experience was sublime! 10/10 from the whole family!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Owner's Response: It is always nice to receive kind words from people who enjoyed themselves, thank you. We like to make people's stay as comfortable as possible at our lovely villa. We have all the home from home conveniences, including spices and oils for cooking etc to make your stay one of the most memorable. We have a great concierge service offered by Milly, who is on hand to meet and greet, and be there should you have any problems, or just want to chat about all the great things on offer in the area. If you want to eat in any of the great local restaurants it is always best to book early to avoid disappointment.

An oh so charming and stylish French Villa!

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we immediately dropped our suitcases and sat on the beautiful terrace furniture, in absolute awe of the wonderful view across this beautiful French valley. We couldnt believe our good fortune in finding such a place!

The Villa is stylishly decorated, Karen and her family have combined contemporary with provencal and it provides luxurious and practical living space.

The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area was a great space for our family with the kitchen having every possible utensil for any culinary experience. This was important to us as we enjoy cooking and I was delighted that there was plenty of equipment and also many crockery options to save on constant washing up! Top of the range oven, hob, fridge freezer and dishwasher also made life easy for us.

Our children loved the range of DVDs available to watch within the Villa and the TV, DVD player and cinema surround sound, made every film a treat for them. Sky kept my husband quiet too!

Upstairs the bedrooms are just lovely. Simply chic, with extremely comfortable beds and wonderful views on the terrace from every room. The bathrooms were simple but charming and every where was spotlessly clean.

The terrace, garden and pool are what really sets this Villa apart from many. Every meal on the terrace was memorable, enjoying quiet time with my family whilst taking in the most stunning views. The garden is like a secret garden with enchanting paths leading down to the pool area. There are a few steep steps to the pool but there is another path leading down for those that find the steps a challenge. The pool was perfect! Great size, lovely temperature with several loungers to enjoy peaceful moments with a book. There were many outdoor terraces to choose from and a large hammock in the garden which my children loved! Shady terraces to play bat and ball on, or lounging in the sun.

We liked Bar-Sur-Loup but it is still very undiscovered. We enjoyed other Villages locally - Tourettes-Sur-Loup is a very special village with many lovely restaurants to choose from, Valbonne, St Paul De Vence and Gourdons are all lovely.

Negatives: Only 2 - the driveway to the villa is very steep, if you are in an automatic car, put it into manual to get up the drive - its a challenge to start with! Mosquitos - be prepared! We werent prepared and suffered, so do take maximum protection and sprays with you to keep them away.

We loved every moment of our holiday at this charming Villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to offer a stylish, well equipped retreat which has a home from home feel so it's great to see that it is appreciated. Unfortunately the mosquitoes also like the South of France climate in the summer months...body sprays, burning coils and nets above the beds are the best protection! Thanks for a lovely review.

A remarkable view & well equipped

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the villa it exceeded our expectations. The owner communicated with me regularly and the villa was spotlessly clean. It was difficult to keep it that way with white floors, that show up everything. The layout, description and facilities were excellent. We loved the pizza overn and successfully made our own pizzas - without burning them! Sitting out on the terrace looking across the valley with a glass of wine in hand was truly idyllic. The local agent was extremely helpful in resolving any questions. We had my 71 year old father with us, he is very fit and still steady on his feet, but I would say this is not a villa for those that are challenged with uphill walking or steps. The local pizza restaurant was only a 5 minute walk away and we adopted this retaurant as our local alhtough there are plenty of fabulous restaurants in the area which can be accessed by car or taxi. I have no reservations in recommending this villa, particulary as a base to explore the region. Whether its swimming in a beautiful lake with a stunning backdrop, soaking up the sun on the beach, visiting the local markets, sunday stroll around Antibes,this villa has the perfect location. Downside - mozzies! But then I hate them as much as they hate me, my husband wasnt bothered by them at all, and to be frank at that time of the year they will annoy me where ever I go. I would go back in a minute if I had any annual leave left.....................enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Essex, UK

"What a View!"

  • 5 of 5

We've rented lots of Villa's in the area, but have yet to find one with a view that compares! A really welcoming and incredibly well equipped family home, that catered for all of our needs, from the moment we arrived - a fantastic couple of weeks.

Plenty of space, both inside and out and whilst close enough to all the sights and sounds of the coast, it's just far enough away to feel incredibly peaceful and relaxing - certainly worth a look & one that we would happily visit again......enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Le Donjon
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Opio, plus many more in the region
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
L'Ecole des Filles
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Le Bar sur Loup is a charming medieval village close to the perfume capital of Grasse and within a 30 minute drive of Nice, St Paul de Vence, Antibes and Cannes. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty, within easy reach of the mountains, coast, picturesque Lac de St Cassien and the River Loup. The area is popular for paragliding, canoeing, canyoning, hiking, cycling, walking and running. The house is situated a five minute walk from the centre of the medieval village, where there is a boulangerie, supermarket, bar, three fantastic restaurants, including the quirky Ecole des Filles and newly opened bistro le Donjon, a takeaway pizzeria, tennis courts, tabac, pharmacy and a market vegetable stall every Saturday morning. The village of Gourdon, famed for its precariously perched position and views, is just 15 minutes drive.

Other Activities: Canyoning

Golf: There are many golf courses within 30 minutes of the villa. Details on request.

Ski: The local ski resort is 35 minutes away. There are five top ski resorts within 2 hours. It is possible to ski at the local resort every morning and return home at midday and have lunch on the sunny terrace.


Rates & Availability

From £285 Per night

Bar-sur-Loup Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
Apr 4 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 5 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 30 2015
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £1,000
Notes A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £1000 is required. All bookings accompanied by a booking form and terms and conditions.
We accept credit and debit card payments. Fee applies.
Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions rates on request.
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Bar-sur-Loup Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Family bathroom with double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom 4
  • There are three brand new high spec bathrooms upstairs. There is also a downstairs cloak room/toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With dressing room and en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , With dressing room and en-suite bathroom
  • Light, airy, comfortable and stylish bedrooms with contemporary/French decor and fantastic valley views from three out of four bedrooms. The master bedroom suite offers an adjacent dressing room and large luxurious en suite bathroom with free-standing bath from which you can enjoy views of the valley, as well as a wet room shower and twin Italian stone sinks. Two bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes, sharing a newly renovated family shower room and toilet, while the fourth bedroom, a master suite, also boasts its own en suite shower room, toilet and dressing area. All bedrooms enjoy terrace access and are equipped with fans.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Boasting four double bedrooms, the villa offers a contemporary open plan ground floor ideal for relaxed family entertaining with an open fire and access to three terraces. The property offers a pizza oven, barbecue and numerous sunny and shady terraces for dining and sunbathing. The one acre garden spans five levels including a pool level, orange, lemon, plum and fig trees and a small olive grove. Other features include a 50 inch flat screen TV, DVD and CD entertainment system, iPod docking station and working open fireplace. We have tennis membership to the local courts a five minute walk away, which you are welcome to use...please bring your own raquets. Important Note: we have a very friendly, independent cat Lottie who comes with the property. All she requires is feeding twice a day and a stroke if you can be bothered. She is no trouble, has a cat flap and stays here as we cannot face a cattery.

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