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Romantic 18 C. water mill, shady terrace, brook, terraced garden, pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 with twin beds, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

The Moulin de la Viste is an old water mill built in 1776 and tastefully restored, with beamed high ceilings and a central patio with original mill features. Airy, light and cool in summer. Thick stone walls. Simple and comfortable furniture. Good beds. Jacuzzi in main bath.

Fenced terraced garden facing south with mature trees, bushes and flowers, original mill troughs. No immediate neighbors, complete privacy in garden and salt-water pool, good for skinny-dipping. Shady terrace furnished for outdoor eating by the front door, right above a babbling brook. 2 Weber barbecues. Mill is outside an unspoiled village on a quiet lane amid olive trees and woods.

Andrew Borowiec
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017

About Andrew Borowiec

I am a retired conference interpreter, based in Geneva. The United Nations and many international organizations, my former employers, are based here as well.

Andrew Borowiec purchased this house in 1999

Why Andrew Borowiec chose Draguignan region

It was love at first sight. The Mill is ideally located with a shady terrace right on a lovely brook, well restored, simple but elegant and in good taste. There are no immediate neighbors but it is not isolated. At night, one can clearly see all the stars, a rare enough sight in our cities.

I like gardening and growing plants as well.

What makes this house unique

Perfect privacy and calm with a good-size garden.

This mill, built in 1776, is as old as the United States of America!!!

The village of Claviers is still unspoiled, unlike other Provencal villages which have been souped up with fancy boutiques and tourist attractions. People in Claviers know me and are friendly. It is 'my' village.


Claviers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ducted Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Main bathroom has a Jacuzzi bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • In the second bedroom the 2 single beds can be pushed together to form one king+ bed.Special linen provided
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
No toddlers or unsupervised small children. Weekly cleaning included in rent.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Romantic 18 C. water mill, shady terrace, brook, terraced garden, pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A special place!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been fortunate to stay at Moulin de la Viste on two occasions – for a couple of weeks in September 2010 and for the month of August 2013.

It is a secluded little oasis located on a quiet road with a babbling brook at the doorstep. With the consistently beautiful blue sky overhead it is a perfect place to relax and read by the saltwater pool which is a good size for swimming and very private.

The house itself is uniquely designed with a center courtyard that welcomes light into every room. The thick stonewalls keep the house comfortably cool with no need for an air conditioner or fan – even in the high heat of summer.

The owner, Tamara, is quite friendly and a pleasure to deal with as are her lovely team that care for the house and grounds. Tamara even found us a local to tutor us in French lessons during our last stay!

Moulin de la Viste is a short drive to three villages where you can shop, visit the weekly markets, enjoy a café or glass of rosé and a nice meal.

We would definitely recommend the Moulin for a couple looking for a quiet getaway holiday!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful historic property, very quiet & private

  • 5 of 5

This is not the usual cookie cutter vacation house, it's a beautiful old olive mill that has been converted into a very comfortable home with high ceilings, an enclosed patio like in a Roman villa, and a shaded terrace overlooking a river. The large garden has olive trees and lavender, rosemary, and other typical Provencal plants. There is also a pool that affords complete privacy.

The location is idyllic: tucked away at the bottom of a hill away from traffic but only a ten-minute drive from nearby villages Callas and Bargemon, or a fifteen-minute walk up the hill to Claviers village. It's extremely peaceful yet close to many attractions—a perfect base for day trips around the surrounding region.

The owner is extremely helpful and quick to answer any questions. We have recommended this house to friends and are planning to go back ourselves!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent for private family or couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 3 who spent a lovely two weeks at the mill in July/August 2009. A beautiful, historical treasure. Swimming and sunbathing in total privacy, grocery shops nearby. Large eat-in kitchen and salon for relaxing. Easy to take day trips by car to the neighboring villages in Var, as well as to St. Tropez, St. Maxime and Cap d'Antibes. Claviers is a beautiful city for walking. Owner very honest and responsive to needs of renters.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Claviers village
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
St. Andréol
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Les Arcs-Draguignan
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Claviers village
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
St. Aygulf, St. Raphael, Fréjus, Les Issambres
Car: necessary

This old olive Mill is located on a small brook and surrounded by woods, olive groves, fields. The garden and pool are totally private. It is very peaceful and pretty. The Mill itself dates from 1776 and

was tastefully restored about 20 years ago. The garden has terraces, restanques in provençal, and is well planted with old Montpellier maple trees, flowering bushes and plants. There is always something blooming in any season. The entire property is fenced. Wildlife: boars, foxes, ducks, weasels, pheasants, etc. can come right up to the terrace in front of the house.

Other Activities: glider airport in Fayence

St. Tropez 45 minutes on a good day.

The Mediterranean around St. Maxime, ab. 45 minutes

A very good French teacher in Claviers

Golf: There are several golf courses in the area. Additional information on request.


Rates & Availability

Claviers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season (III, IV)
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Middle season (IX)
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Low season (X)
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $323

DAMAGE PROTECTION/SECURITY DEPOSIT OF 300 € IS DUE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL AT THE PROPERTY. This will be returned once the property has been inspected after the rental period.
1100 € - 1500 € p.w.
March, April, October - 1100.00 € per week
May, June, September - 1300.00 € per week
July, August - 1700.00 € per week
10% discount to returning customers
300.00 € returnable deposit per stay.
Weekly cleaning included.
For any other period or length of stay, the renters should get in touch with me directly.

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