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Charming villa with private heated pool in beautiful Provence

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 people

Villa Athenais-two bedroom detached Provencal villa with a 8 x 4 metres heated swimming pool. It is situated in a secluded spot on the Domaine of St Pierre, 3 km from the charming medieval village of Tourtour, lively in the summer and famous for its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The villa has 2 bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes, 1 with a king sized bed and en-suite with walk in shower, the second bedroom has a double bed. There is a bathroom with bath and shower over and WC, there is also a separate WC. The large comfortable lounge has a UK satellite TV (BBC channels) and DVD player, French windows lead onto the terrace. The modern fitted kitchen is fully equipped, with a dining room leading off, this has a large dining table with seating for 6. Patio doors lead onto the pool terrace with views into the woodland. Other facilities include the use of our mountain bikes, boules and board games. The garden is quiet and peaceful with gas BBQ and separate seating areas.

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Surrounding Area: To the north are the amazing Gorges de Verdon and Lake Ste Croix.You can drive around the Gorge via the Routes des Cretes, you can visit the lake for swimming and walking. Hire pedaloes, canoes and kayaks and go deep into the gorge for more spectacular views.To the south is the Mediterranean Sea with its famous resorts, St Tropez, St Maxime, Frejus, St Raphael, and a little further east are Cannes, Nice, and Monaco. More locally there are many wine Domains where you can buy the local wine, many of them will let you sample a glass or two. In the Haut Var there are pretty villages for you to explore with their Provencal markets and interesting architecture.

Tourtour: The villa is 3 km from Tourtour. One of the prettiest villages in France, known as the ' Village in the Sky ' famous for its panoramic views and beautiful sunsets.The village is lively in summer, with plenty of good restaurants, they vary from a creperie to those with a Michelin star, there is also a mini supermarket, boulangerie, 2 bars, art galleries and boutiques. The medieval part of the village as narrow passageways and charming little courtyards. The working olive mill, is used by local artists in the summer to exhibit their work, there is also a fossil museum.

Shopping: The two nearest hypermarkets are at Draguignan and Trans en Provence. The old town of Draguignan is very interesting with its traditional shops including several chocolatiers for the chocoholics amongst you. Flayosc is halfway between Tourtour and Draguignan, this is a charming village and well worth a visit to sample it's traditional shops. There are markets at Aups, Lorgues, Salernes, Flayosc, Les Arcs and many more of the local villages including Tourtour. All the major coastal resorts, Toulon and Aix en Provence have excellent shops, selling designer labels as well as traditional merchandise from the area.

More Details

Marilyn and John Beasley
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Tourtour Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet - toilet
    Ensuite - shower
  • The villa has a house bathroom with a shower over the bath, an electric toilet and wash hand basin. The Shower room has a walk in shower and wash hand basin. There is also another seperate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Pink Bedroom - 1 king , En-suite
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Pink bedroom has an ensuite shower room, with a walk in shower.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The cost of your holiday includes bed linen and towels, we ask you to bring your own towels for the garden and beach. The villa is NON-SMOKING only. Internet access The telephone accepts all incoming calls, but only local outgoing calls SUNDAY CHANGEOVER


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Charming villa with private heated pool in beautiful Provence
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable with all the amenities one ever needs.

  • 5 of 5

A great house in such an interesting part of Provence. So many different places to visit. The house, the pool, the very helpful hosts made it a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful villa in a fantastic corner of France

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderfully appointed villa. The owners were very informative before our stay with tips and information. The villa was private but not remote, wonderfully stocked and comfortable. The local area had many things to do for all interests. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A rare gem

  • 5 of 5

This extensively equipped villa is situated on a large and long-established private estate about five minutes drive above the beautiful village of Tourtours. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lots of living space inside and out and a heated pool with complete privacy. The owners are conscientious and helpful with a local agent readily available and we enthusiastically recommend the property . The area is beautiful with much to see and do - though be ready for narrow windy roads.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully kept villa,everthing you dream of , everthing provided for your comfort,very high standard throughout property. Large pool.

Stunning mountain area with lots to see and do locally

Can throughly recommend

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Charming Villa Tourtour

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa as a couple, although there is plenty of room for a group of four. The villa is situated in a tranquil setting, but only a short drive to the nearest village, Tourtour. The directions provided to locate the villa were accurate.

The villa is extremely well equipped and maintained.John and Marilyn rang on our first day to check that all was well. The owners asked for suggestions of extra equipment that could be provided, and we could not think of anything! The villa is well presented and comfortable, we slept well for the duration of our holiday.

We spent the mornings exploring the local villages and towns, which are all very pretty. We especially enjoyed the local markets and vineyards, of which there are many. There is a wealth of local information in the villa to inspire visits in the local area and beyond.The afternoons were spent on the terrace and in the heated pool. There are areas in both sun and shade.We were able to sit outside and eat most evenings.

We returned home with great memories and plan to return as there are still many things that we want to do.

We have no hesitation in recommending this villa to people wanting a relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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villa athenais

  • 5 of 5

an excellent property.well maintained well equipped.excellent pool.good customer service(owner phoned on first night to confirn that all was satisfactory)

would not hesitate to recommend.

good information as to restaurants,places to visit etc.

one of best properties we have rented in 26 years of visiting france.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nice - Cote d'Azur
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Saint Endreol
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Draguignan/Les Arcs
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
A8 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Les Pins Tranquilles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary

At Villa Athenais you can have a holiday away from it all.You have use of the facilities on the Domaine, there are tennis courts and a 25 metre swimming pool open during the summer months.The area is calm and beautiful, set between the sea and the mountains, it is 30 mins from the Gorges de Verdon and the Lac Ste Croix. Villa Athenais is well situated to visit the villages of the Haut Var and the sights of Provence. At 600 metres it is cooler than on the coast during the hot heady summer days. The nearest restaurant is a 10 minute walk, with many more in Tourtour village. Also in Tourtour is a small mini-market and boulangerie to cater for your needs.

Other Activities: Golf (45 mins), wine-tasting, white-water rafting (45mins)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $559.21

Rental prices include pool heating, bed linen, one set of towels per person(not beach or swimming pool towels) We ask tenants to leave the property in the state in which they found it, any extra cleaning may be charged against the security deposit.
The swimming pool will be closed during the Autumn Season - October bookings
The rental does not include towels for the garden, pool or beach, please bring your own.

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.