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Spacious villa with pool, terrace, panoramic views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Provence Villa With Swimming Pool, Terraces And Panoramic Views

A luxury villa situated on over 2.2 ha land between Grimaud and La Garde Freinet enjoys fabulous views to the hills near St Tropez. Easy access via the private gate and ample car parking.

The villa is light, airy, spacious with pool and patio area on the south side, new built 2006 in Provencal style. All bedrooms are en-suite with own terraces that enjoys views over the beautiful countryside. The view goes as far as the Chateau and the lighthouse on Cap Camerat at distance. The lounge and dining area opens onto the terrace, pool and patio. Two of the bedrooms have also direct access from terrace onto the pool area. A local English and French speaking guardian welcomes you on your arrival (if during the day or otherwise arrange access for you).

The villa is well equipped with large lounge and dining room with fire place and terrace, a fully fitted kitchen and four comfortable bedrooms, each with own bath/shower room and terrace overlooking garden and countryside. All furniture and beds are acquired new in 2012.

There is a large garden with palm and olive trees, and views over the Medieval Castle of Grimaud. A large covered terrace with outside dining table, leads onto the 5x10 m pool and its comfortable pool side sitting group for relaxing. The house is surrounded with cork oak forest and pine trees, in a quiet rural area, yet easy access from the busy St Tropez bay area.

More Details

Catherine & Erik
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Catherine & Erik

We have visited this part of France for about 15 years on holidays and have enjoyed being here so much that we in 2012 bought this villa. We also have an apartment in Grimaud that we now intend to sell. We are a Norwegian/British married couple with two grown up children living in Norway. The villa has everything needed for a wonderful holiday, great weather, unspoilt countryside, cosmopolitan St Tropez and wonderful beaches. We love to walk, and there are endless trails with incredible views direct from the villa. In the villa you are away from the crowds, but only ten minutes drive away you are in the hustle and bustle of the Riviera. The hill top village Grimaud has good restaurants, as well as the villages La Garde Freinet, Cogolin, St Maxime, Gassin, Ramatuelle and St Tropez. Several good beaches may be reached in 10 minutes drive.

Catherine & Erik purchased this villa in 2012

Why Catherine & Erik chose La Garde-Freinet

Grimaud is a charmimg medieval village crowned by its Feudal castle , which was considered the guardian of the Gulf of St Tropez. The village invites to take a walk through the centuries; strolling along shady little lanes at the discovery of remarkable sites provides calm and serenity, even at the height of the season. The village has a dozen of good restaurants at choice. Both the village and the yacht harbour Port Grimaud deserves attention. In the canals of Port Grimaud you will find Venice like restaurants. Further up the valley from the villa, La Garde Freinet is one of Provence best preserved villages. The actress Jeanne Moreau formerly lived in the village, as did Anna Karina. Many artist still reside here. La Garde Freinet winds its way through dense and proud chestnut groves, where you can admire cork oaks and maritime pine trees.

What makes this villa unique

It is set in the hillside with panorama view towards Chateau de Grimaud and Gassin. All bedrooms are en-suite and with terrace where you can enjoy the view over the countryside and the Chateau. Large sitting room with fireplace and doors leading direct onto the terrace. The villa is maintained by a gardener, pool man and the guardian who welcome and make everything run smoothly.

The villa is modern, built in 2006 in a typical Provencal style, making it comfortable for holidays. The house has everything needed with good quality furniture, terraces and a swimming pool. The villa is equipped with the latest Smart TV, Sky plus with sport and movie channels and WiFi for internet access.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jane,

I just want to thank you for your kind messages (from all of you) and the lovely gifts you left. Please pass on our thanks to everyone. It was a pleasure to have such a lovely group of people in the house for the last fortnight. I hope you have a good trip back to the UK. We'd love to see you again next year.

Many thanks Lizzy. It''s not been in for a service yet, but I guess the problem may be more of an electrical one, so an electrical engineer? Failing that, a mechanic. There are fairly simple compared to a car, so maybe a mechanic can spot something. My husband bought a socket set yesterday, so he can now take a look under the cover to see if there is a simple poor connection somewhere. Failing that, I think I could rent one or maybe a wheelchair from the chemist. Anyway, speak soon, let''s make it 4pm, and thanks for your efforts, kind regards, Jane
Aug 2016
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La Garde-Freinet Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings shoulf\d be made at least 7 days before arrival, so the guardian has time to prepare for the rental and cleaning etc.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Extra beds - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Two of the bedrooms are on ground floor with direct access to terrace, pool and patio area. The other two leads onto terraces with panoramic views. All beds are comfortable. All bedrooms are En-suite, two with bathtub, shower and toilet and the other two with shower and toilet. Easy access to two of the bedrooms at ground floor for wheelchairs if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Contact the Guardian for additional service, catering or chaufeur. Children are welcome over the age of 5 years. Children are on your own responsibility. Be careful with regards to the unfenced swimming pool. Easy access from road through remotely opened gate. The villa has also double garage and ample car parking. It is surrounded of a high fence.


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Spacious villa with pool, terrace, panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Private and charming villa with a high standard and an amazing panoramic view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Licorne for a week and enjoyed our stay very much! The villa was clean and equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including a barbeque. All bedrooms had a bathroom and each bedroom had a nice view. The outside area was very private and beautiful with panoramic views of the valley and we could see the castle of Grimaud in the distance. The big table outside was perfect for having dinner in the evening and the table under the palmtree was perfect for breakfast in the sun in the morning. We did some nice hikes in the local area and it took approximately 15-20 mins to drive to a nice beach (beach Cogolin) which was perfect for families. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvellous stay at wonderful, peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

We staid at La Licorne in the week of our wedding in La Garde Freinet. The house and the views are spectaculare. Fully equiped and well kept. WIFI wasn't working too well during our stay. To get to La Garde Freinet you will need a car, but this is nothing new for this region so we didn't experience this as a problem.

Communications with the owners went smoothly. We would fully recommend La Licorne.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the good review of villa La Licorne. We have now invested in a new Sat2way parabol system which gives a much better and stable broadband connection. Orange France provided our internet services and it appeared to be unstable at this location.The signals are distributed throughout the house by power lines and Wii-Fi units. We are now streaming international TV programs through Blade and Apple TV. All French programs are being transmitted on a seperate parabol.
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Sehr schöne Villa in toller Lage!

  • 5 of 5

Wir (vier befreundete Ehepaare) haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Es war alles wie beschrieben. Lizzy hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen und uns alles Nötige gezeigt. Die Villa ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und die Küche sehr gut ausgestattet. Lediglich die Pyrolyse und der Grill im Backofen habe nicht funktioniert; vielleicht war es aber auch ein Bedienungsfehler unsererseits. Aber ansonsten alles top. Für unsere drei Autos war genügend Platz zum Parken vorhanden. Da das Objekt in den Bergen zwischen Grimaud und La Garde-Freinet liegt ist ein Auto notwendig. Das Frühstück und das Abendessen haben wir jeden Tag auf der Terrasse eingenommen. Der Blick in die Landschaft ist einfach nur traumhaft. Wir können die Villa uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Hotel Athenopolis
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Sainte Tropez, Port Grimaud, St Maxime
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Bauvallon, Gassin
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Les Arc, Frejus/St Raphael
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
Cannet de Maures
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Heracles, Camping Berard
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Port Grimaud/Cogolin/Sainte Tropez
Car: necessary

This beautiful villa is ideally situated in a quiet location yet is in easy reach of St Tropez, Port Grimaud, St Maxime and many beautiful beaches. 1 hr 20 mins from Nice Airport or 20 mins from nearest motorway junction. The nearby unspoiled villages in the area boasts many restaurants from Haute Cuisine to more casual dining. The villages have markets of fresh produce one day in the week. Many nice walks in the nearby hills or on the nicely prepared coastal paths. Several roads are suitable for cycling or paths for off-road. There are many nice beaches in St Tropez area. Many other attractions as the Gorges de Verdon and boat trips to Porquerolles islands are within reach, if you are not visiting the many wine yards near by or do horse riding in the Maures hills. Golf courses within easy reach at Beauvallon (Grimaud), St Maxime or Gassin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $288.95

25% deposit required on booking (non refundable). Final payment due 8 weeks before start of the rental. Refundable damage deposit of 300 Euro. Bed linen and towels (but not beach towels) are included. Electricity and water included. Cleaning are included in the rate. The rental period shall commence at 4.00pm on the first day and finish at 10.00am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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