About the property
- Apartment1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Spacious and Comfortable Apartments set in olive grove with Large Heated Pool
The two bedroom Lower Garden Apartment is 100m2 in size and sleeps up to six people.
The apartment offers fine views over the olive grove with wooded mountains as backdrop.
Other than for families, the layout is also perfect for 2 couples with the bedrooms being located at either end of the apartment thus ensuring privacy and personal space for everyone. The spacious triple and double bedrooms have luxurious king size beds and each have their own bathrooms.
The apartment is south facing, with own driveway and private garden.
Lower Garden Apartment rentals are from Thursday to Thursday, however the changeover day is flexible outside of summer time.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
I moved with my husband Art to the south of France with the idea of staying for a couple of years but we fell in love with the area and its amazing climate. We were lucky enough to find "La Bastide Saint Christophe" and to make it our home. I hope to offer our guests a sense of the beauty and tranquility that enchanted us when we moved here more than 20 years ago!
Milly purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Milly chose Grasse
We were actually looking for what seemed like the impossible property! A characterful house big enough for us to live in and rent out holiday apartments somewhere in the Grasse area or a village nearby. To top it all it had to be south facing, not on a main road, and walking distance to the local boulangerie.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our initial reaction after the first viewing was a great big headache.........Maybe it was the wallpaper and crépi (all now thankfully removed!) or it was just too much to take in, but it was scarily perfect for us! Gorgeous authentic village, lovely views, beautiful old olive grove, characterful architecture, place for a pool and walking distance not only to the boulangerie but to excellent restaurants as well!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Great location run by wonderful hosts.
The apartment had everything you needed, the facilities were great and convenient.
Spectacular views from the deck and lots of interesting villages within a short drive. The village and location is quiet, but with enough good restaurants within a short walk to satisfy most tastes,would stay with Milly again with no hesitation. thanks for a relaxing holiday. John & Maria
Peaceful, central location, perfect for exploring the region
We rented the lower garden apartment during the 1st week of September. It's a perfect base for a week exploring. We went to Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Theoule-sur-mer, and Gourdon. The last 3 being our favourites.
The town of Le Bar-sur-loup is just a perfect sleepy French village with loads of fab Restaurants. Really Hilly and you feel like you've earned your puddings!
The apartment itself was everything it needed to be. Clean and very well appointed. Lovely pool, boules pitch, for those rare spare moments. Millie, the host was very accommodating and welcoming.
Would definately reccomend
Jo and Tim
Lovely vacation home with everything you could need for a great stay in the South of France!
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this beautiful and peaceful vacation home in the South of France! The owners, Milly and Art, are gracious hosts and provided us so many tips about places to visit, restaurants to eat at, and things to do for our family in the area. They were so helpful and great communicators and truly made our stay incredible.
The lower garden apartment is absolutely wonderful! It's huge, comfortable, has a great balcony with an amazing view, and is very well appointed! The beds were quite comfortable, the kitchen had everything you could need, and there were many helpful "extras" like beach mats and umbrella and shopping bags that were appreciated! We were surrounded by olive and fruit trees, and the awesome pool was a minute or two walk from the apartment. We loved the sweet hillside town of Le Bar-Sur-Loup, we could easily walk to get bread in the morning and to a couple of lovely restaurants. It felt like you were "living" in France as there were few tourists. It was well located for exploring amazing nearby ancient towns (Gourdon, Tourettes Sur Loup), larger Grasse, and the beach wasn't too far for a day trip.
Our only regret was not staying longer, we're ready to return for at least a week!
Thank you for an excellent stay in the Souh of France, Art and Milly, it was unforgettable!
We stayed in the lower garden apartment for 6 weeks and would highly recommend it.
Finding the apartment was really simple. It’s on a quiet lane, but only a few hundred meters from the shops and the village of Le Bar Sur Loup. There’s a separate drive to this apartment with generous parking (I always worry about where I going to leave my car). It actually feels more like you’re staying in a separate house than an apartment.
I can’t fault the description of the apartment and it was spotlessly clean. The apartment is well equipped with good quality fittings and furniture and clearly well maintained - I don’t think I lacked anything whilst I was there. It’s also very comfortable with a real homely (but French) feel. I’ve rented a few places before where everything is cheap and falls apart when you touch it or so expensive looking you don’t dare to touch anything – this isn’t the case here. You can make yourself at home and enjoy your holiday.
There are nice views from the balcony across the valley and into the Gorges de Loup (which is breath taking) and overlooking the garden and the pool. It was too cold for me to swim in March when we arrived, but that didn’t put my two sons off!
The apartment is close to the village of Le Bar Sur Loup which is a really pretty hill top village with a variety of restaurants and smaller shops. Supermarkets are a few minutes drive away and it’s close to interesting towns like Grasse, Cannes, Antibes, Valbonne, Biot and of the city if Nice. I personally like the countryside and mountains which are right on the doorstep.
The whole area is teaming with things to do for any age from sightseeing and beaches to rafting and skiing.
There are regular buses that look like they provide a good service, but I think to enjoy the whole area you need to bring your car or hire one.
The owners were very friendly (although not invasive) and truly were multilingual.
Overall a great stay, in a great apartment, in a great location and I am going to book to come back.
We are looking forward to our third visit to the wonderful tranquil retreat of Bastide Saint Christophe .
Whilst the Bastide is made up of several appartments you are only likely to see residents around the pool with it's amazing view- you almost feel that you are swimming along the hillside, which in a way you are!
Several restaurants are a short walk away in the beautiful village that also has several shops including a boulangerie and there are also supermarkets a short drive away.
Grasse, Valbonne, St Paul de Vence and the beautiful beaches of the Cote d'Azur are all close by.
Art , Milly and their daughters are wonderful hosts who make one immediately feel at home . Our children insisted again that we return - their request is however that we can stay for the whole summer !!
I wish we could - sadly a fortnight will have to suffice!
Vive La Bastide Saint Christophe
My wife and I have been coming to Europe every summer for the last ten plus years and this was one of our best experiences.
The location was excellent up in the hills in Bar sur Loup off the coast where it was peaceful, friendly, quaint, clean, nice restaurants within walking distance. Just a charming little town, with easy access to all that the Cote d' Azur has to offer.
But what made it special was our apartment and it's surrounding grounds. You may feel with having 5 rentals within the building that privacy may be questionable.
Not the case! The way it is laid out, you hardly know others are there. And if you do bump into another of the guests its like looking into a mirror, they are just as relaxed and feeling as good as you.
We had the Garden Apt. and I have to say it wasn't just good, it was great! Everything that you would need was provided, from a well equiped kitchen, two lovely bedrooms, (slepted like babies - good matresses and night air) with baths, your own private grill for cooking out, and not one but two private places to chose to eat outside.
Did I mention the pool? It was basically two terraces down from the house, providing all the privacy you could ever desire. The setting was perfect, so much so that if it wern't for my wife getting water logged, she would have never come out of the water.
Finally, Art, Milly, their two lovely daughters, and "Flash" (the rabitt) put the icing on the cake as to making you feel at home, giving you good suggestions on where to go, what to do. They really want you to enjoy yourselves.
And we did, my only regret was that we only spent one week, two would be ideal!
Bottom line: Does it sound like I would go there again?
Go and see for yourself as to what my answer would be.
Terrell & Renate
The perched village of Le Bar sur Loup is located between Grasse and Nice at the beginning of the picturesque Gorges du Loup. Here, the best of both worlds exists with the peace and beauty of the countryside and the excellent proximity to the towns on the Riviera. The village itself has good facilities, including numerous restaurants, several bakeries, general store, pharmacy and post office. Other Activities: go-karting, wine tasting
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Lower Garden apartment rentals are from Thursday to Thursday, however the changeover day is flexible during Mid season. Arrivals should be after 4 pm and departures before 10 am. A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental price is required at the time of booking and the outstanding balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable damage deposit of €200 or £200 is required on arrival.