Claviers villa rental - Outdoor dining
Outdoor dining
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Claviers Villa Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Claviers is a perched village located on the tiny D55 road winding through the pine forests just south of Bargemon.

Nestled in these beautiful forested mountains, both Bargemon and Claviers have outstanding views of the surrounding hills right out to the Mediterranean, and each other, to the benefit of both.

Enjoy the peaceful idyllic life of a hilltop Provence village.

I was born in Salon de Provence and spent my childhood in les Issambres, a small village town on the coast near St Tropez. I went to culinary school in Nice worked in many great restaurants in Nice, Eze Village, Paris, Bordeaux, England and in United States, where I have lived and worked since 1984.

I am the Chef/ Proprietaire of Bistro St Tropez a French restaurant in Philadelphia since 1987.

Aria Klees purchased this villa in 1997

Provence is my home which I left in my early 20's to follow my career. After spending many years abroad, I wanted to reconnect with my roots and have a home near family and old friends. During one of my many trips home, I came across this old Bergerie (shepherd's house). It was perfect! The house, the village, the countryside, the olive groves and lavender were all of the Provence I knew and loved. La Bergerie is my retreat and I am happy to share its magic.

La Bergerie is located on the edge of the village proper of Claviers, about 45 minutes from Nice International Airport. While being well located to many of the attractions of the Cote d'Azur and Provence, Claviers is insulated from the tourist masses, being perched on a hilltop and on a road that goes nowhere else but Claviers. It is still a true French Village, with all the local customs and endearing peculiarities that give Provence and the Proven├žale charm .

There are lot's of good wineries and excursions, museums, we like to recommend Maeght Foundation next to St Paul de Vence and go to La colombe d'or to eat of course in their beautiful garden but also to view gorgeous painting from Picasso to Chagall.

So many excursions are available from walking paths around the village to going to the surrounding lakes ( St Cassien or St Croix) or to the beach 1hour away.

The climat is mild in the winter, so the house can be enjoyed all year around specially spring or fall.The local market carries great produce, say hello to Patrice the butcher( same first name as mine) and go back to the bergerie opened a nice botlle of rose and enjoy your friends/ family around the patio table under the murier and have a great meal and a memorable time!

5 Reviews of Property 3001338 in Claviers, France

Breath-taking views await you in beautiful vacation villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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5

Charming, absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
It couldn't have been any better. This is a very comfortable, quintessentially French home in a quiet location. The house feels well-loved with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furnishings. The kitchen is well-equiped and spacious. We sat on the pictured terrace and ate grapes from the arbor. Lavender wafted off the hillside and the bells chimed in the distance.

The bathrooms were equiped with stacks of fresh towels and the sheets were high-count sateen. We felt very pampered.

I cannot think of any negatives at all.

And, the owner was a delight to deal with!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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5

Just What We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We spent a week in Paris and a week here with another couple this past June. Our hope was to immerse ourselves in the culture of the French and enjoy the peaceful countryside after a busier week in Paris. This villa absolutely delivered. Located in the small town of Claviers, it is close by car to wineries, the gorges and other towns but tucked far enough away on a hill. One caution: do not over schedule your self with day trips to every place else. Claviers is a friendly, self sufficient town and this villa an easy walk to the local boulangerie and town square where a food market, cafes and 2 restaurants give you what you need. The villa itself is tucked away on the side of a quiet hill where you have friendly neighbors near by(if you see them). I'll admit it was a little difficult to find when we first got there which I attribute to my sensibilities as an American used to grid like neighborhoods. But once we opened the front door, we were in heaven. The large windows open up to the sunny hills with the great smell of heather growing right below. The inside of the house was cool, cozy, clean and as authentic as we had hoped for. And the welcoming bottle of Rose' a nice touch. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed and the kitchen fully equipped and authentic. We had a manual instructing us in how to operate everything, what to do if there were any problems and restaurants recommended by the villa's owner Patrice(helps he is a chef/owner in the states). Don't miss his suggestion for La Table Ronde, 20 minutes away.
Our hope is that we are fortunate enough to come back to this villa and town some day.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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5

This vacation has been fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The Bergerie is filled with beauty, warmth and magic.
Thank you for opening your house to us we hope to return soon!
Merci beaucoup,

Andrew and Vicki
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Breath-taking views await you in beautiful vacation villa
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Claviers Draguignan region
5

Memorable experience a la Bergerie

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Our time in Claviers has been such a memorable experience.This is truly a very special place.
We spent many hours enjoying French food + wine - each dinner better than the last.
We hope to return soon so as to absorb the magic that is Claviers+ Provence - to rejuvenate, relax and live life as it should be!

All the best,
Vincent and Cathy
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Breath-taking views await you in beautiful vacation villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001338
+1 2152870300
Claviers Draguignan region
5

most authentic rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We've been renting houses in France for over 20 years now. Some were better than others, but none of them matches the authentic character of this home and his owner. We were charmed by both. Thanks again for the true welcome we experienced. fam vdb.
Owner's Response: You were as well a pleasure to rent to. It make me very happy that you enjoyed the beauty of the Bergerie.
Merci.
Patrice et Aria.
Helpful votes: 9/9