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Katrina Denoux

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Condé Nast recommended. Pool-StTropez resort style.Views.Shops/cafes,beach close

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Cogolin Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms,5 bathrooms on 5000sqm. Gym/Yoga pavilion. Poolbar, child wading area

Villa Tropez is a true French Riviera experience. Nestled amongst rolling hills of vineyards, olive & oak trees, Villa Tropez’s elevated aspect offers relaxed rustic charm, enjoying panoramic views of the valley of St. Tropez. The residence has been used & featured in films / series, & is a celebrity favourite, due to its true Provençal charm, private resort-style facilities & location.

It has recently been awarded for its peaceful holiday and exclusive retreat atmosphere as one of the world's most sought after getaways, accoladed by Condé Nast Traveller. It is in line with what many travellers are now seeking - a serene holiday experience, for a stay that offers the genuine soul of the region, rather than modern anonymous linear designs and tech modcons you would find anywhere in hotels or new-build villas. This residence retains the true texture of its farmhouse origins, yet with the feel of a private resort, with the property providing a large range of flexible accommodation options and facilities, whether for pool-side relaxation, family fun, a milestone birthday or anniversary, or a fitness & yoga retreat-style holiday.

The stone-paved sunlounger terraces, & beautifully designed poolhouse with ornate tiled wet bar & shaded pool-side lounge seating, has the atmosphere and space to create your own Cote d'Azur resort & beach club feel during the days.

...'Very Charming house and property in the middle of the vineyards of St Tropez/Gassin. It was a truly amazing experience - relaxing, and a different way to discover my country.'

Greg Galy (French national living in the US), VP of Fig & Olive mediterranean cuisine restaurants. 5th Ave NY, Melrose Place LA etc.

...“What can I say, my standards are high in finding the right look and feel of a holiday Villa, due to the nature of my work and Life I guess! I so far have spent 2 glorious weeks, and will be contacting everyone in my little black book about Villa Tropez. Katrina & her team are always a delight to book & stay with.” ...

Meg Mathews, Celebrity Designer, UK; has stayed 3 times.

..."It’s a real treat to stay in such a beautiful villa within such a stunning setting, six years in a row. Looking forward to 2016!”

Captain/crew of the 100ft supermaxi Leopard III (world champion super-yacht)

It easily accommodates up to 14 persons, with 6 bedrooms (4 bedrooms in the main Villa, and 2 bedrooms accessed from the separate private lower terrace). All bedrooms have french doors opening onto scenic terraces, and 4 bedrooms have ensuites. See the Accommodation Page of our own website for details and flexible bedding options.

There is a wellness pavilion for your own use, with yoga mats & accessories, a small selection of gym equipment, boules pitch for petanque, ping pong table and ballgames field.

Large level grassed areas, an 'oliveraie' - olive grove, and provençal landscaping with inspirational views are perfect for back-to-nature rejuvenation, private fitness sessions or family games on the football field area, set amongst expansive grounds of one acre (5000sqm).

Villa Tropez is an exquisite example of Provençal living, with spacious open-plan living areas to capture views & fresh sea air. Enjoy the fully equipped eat-in kitchen for breakfast, or on the private terraces off each of the bedrooms. For lunch there is shaded arbor seating for 14 with a traditional pizza oven by the resort-style pool, or recline at the poolhouse bar. Then in the evening - watch spectacular sunsets over apéritif on the grand terrace, then a starlit dinner, illuminating the vineyards.

Quarter-Olympic size pool (13m x 7m; naturally warm due to sunny position and dark heat-attracting tiles) with in-pool bar seating, child wading platform.

Free Wi-Fi in the Villa, Sky TV channels in living area, Flatscreen TVs in most bedrooms with Freeview; board games and DVD Library.

In a serene location with no traffic noise, the property is convenient to local beaches & only a couple of minutes' drive, or a scenic cycle route, to village supermarkets, boulangeries etc. These roads/lanes are traffic-free, so very important when choosing a holiday rental, for easy access to supermarkets, bakeries etc in the popular yet often-congested Bay of St Tropez.

The location can't be beaten: well situated to avoid coastal traffic on the congested D559/98, & easy access to beaches, shops, St Tropez (times dependant on seasonal traffic):

- 10 minutes drive to bay beaches (5km)

- 15 minutes to St. Tropez town

- 3 minutes to supermarkets (Cogolin), boulangeries & winery cellar doors

- 20 minutes to the white sandy Mediterranean beaches & clubs of Pampelonne.

The farmhouse-style residence is not situated anywhere near a busy road; quiet meandering vineyard laneways provide the entry access to the quartier Villa Tropez is located in. The property borders are fully fenced, with two independent gate accesses with automatic opening.

With lovely English & French speaking caretakers who live locally, we have a wealth of local advice, & suggestions on how to spend your days:

- hiring bicycles to follow the popular scenic river route, below the vineyards

- a nature trail walk through the ancient oak forest from the Villa gates

- a gentle jog through the vineyards and farmland

- or your destination could be the local winery cellar doors within the neighbouring fields.

Villa Tropez has been running as a popular holiday retreat rental for 10 years now, with many return guests booking year after year. The genuine reviews on HomeAway and our own website reflect what guests think of the setting, amenities & service.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Katrina Denoux (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

About Katrina Denoux

Villa Tropez started as the complete refurbishment of an old bastide in the vineyards near St Tropez, of a former game lodge & farm. The Provencal country ambience remains, alongside the Villa's new role: providing relaxed accommodation with Provence meets Côte d'Azur charm, for family birthday or anniversary events, corporate weekends, wellness retreats, gourmet tours and film locations. (www.villatropez.com)

In the off-season it is still often home to Australian-born Katrina Denoux, Frenchman Christophe Denoux, and their 7 year old Franco-Aussie twins. They divide their time between Sydney, London & Provence.

Katrina Denoux purchased this villa in 2006

Why Katrina Denoux chose St Tropez region

Villa Tropez has been running as a popular holiday retreat rental for 10 years now, with many return guests booking year after year. The reviews on HomeAway and our own website reflect what guests think of the setting, amenities & service.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Tropez has recently been awarded for its peaceful holiday and exclusive retreat atmosphere, by recently being voted by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the world's most sought after getaways.

On one acre of grounds (5000sqm), you have your own serene space, and with all bedrooms privately accessed. The pool is enormous, at a quarter-olympic size. Stone-paved sunlounger terraces, & beautifully designed poolhouse with ornate tiled wet bar & shaded pool-side lounge seating, has the atmosphere and space to create your own Cote d'Azur resort & beach club feel during the days.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Incredible views. Incredible pool. Incredible service. Guys, if you're not staying here when in St Tropez, you're missing out. Thank you so much VT for your hospitality, it has been amazing. With much love, from the cast and crew of MIC.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Condé Nast recommended. Pool-StTropez resort style.Views.Shops/cafes,beach close
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

A holiday Villa dreams are made of!

  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed a holiday dreams are made of. Over and over again each and every member of our family said how amazing it all was and how grateful they were to have been given an opportunity to experience staying in such a beautiful villa. They all loved the pool and had so much fun in there together. The Villa was lovely and homely and everything flowed well, which enabled everyone to really relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate the thoughts on your stay, and are so happy to hear it was a dream holiday location for your family of all ages to enjoy.
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5

Relaxing and enjoying - pure pleasure

  • 5 of 5

A hidden gem: Quite, authentic, well kept, tastefull exterior as well as interior

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience of a stay at Villa Tropez - quiet, well-kept, with an authentic charm is our goal for all guests to enjoy in this fabulous region of St Tropez. It's where the charm of Provence meets the Côte d'Azur. We hope to welcome your group back one day soon! Many Thanks,, Villa Tropez
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5

Wonderful villa, amazing views, fabulous pool

  • 5 of 5

This is the best villa I've stayed in. The location is just wonderful raised up on a hill with amazing views over the valley, so peaceful and relaxing, yet just a short drive from local towns and St Tropez. The villa itself is beautifully decorated and there are so many areas in which to relax. The kitchen is well appointed and great for cooking up a storm with all the wonderful fresh local produce. The pool is fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the wellness pavilion which was perfect for a spot of yoga practice. I would definitely recommend Villa Tropez to anyone looking for a stay with family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa Tropez is simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tropez is breath taking. The location is so very peaceful - the tranquillity there is priceless! The property itself is beautifully decorated and maintained throughout and all of the bedrooms are large and airy. We have visited about 6 times now and never become complacent. Its ideal for large groups of friends or for smaller families as it has a homely feel. Its a must have place to visit!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very Charming house and property in the middle of the vineyards of St Tropez/Gassin.

It was a truly amazing experience : Relaxing and a different way to discover my country.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

The perfect villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely week at your villa. I can't praise the service and facilities you offered highly enough, everything ran smoothly from arrival/departure and during the stay. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the pool and garden area was great fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nice or Toulon-Hyeres.
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Frejus
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

note: Property marker location on map is approximate area location only (marker is within 5 minutes' drive of the exact location). Exact street and property address will be provided on confirmation, due to guest privacy and security reasons.

Villa Tropez is about as close to St Tropez as you can get, without being imposed upon by other holiday villas or dealing with daily traffic jams. The location can’t be beaten: well situated to avoid coastal traffic on the congested D559/98, & easy access to beaches, shops, and St Tropez.

The property is not situated anywhere near a busy road; quiet meandering vineyard laneways provide the entry access to the quartier Villa Tropez is located in.

It has the luxury of privacy & space on one acre of lush gardens. Elevated in the Gassin des Maures hills, bordering Cogolin vineyards, it is close to Cogolin supermarkets & well located for driving to beaches, with direct access to local roads parallel to the main congested coastal route, avoiding most of the traffic St Tropez is infamous for. (Traffic is often at a standstill from St Maxime to St Tropez).

Supermarket, bakery, shops (Cogolin) are a 3 minute drive. Gassin & Grimaud hilltop villages, St Tropez bay beaches less than 10mins, Pampelonne beach 20 mins (traffic permitting).

Stroll out the front gate through vineyards, sampling local cellar-door wines. Soak up rays & cocktails at the beach clubs of Pampelonne. Explore St Tropez town.

Nice airport (BA, Air France, Easyjet, Norwegian Air) approx 1 1/4 hrs drive. Toulon airport (Air France) 40 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Cogolin Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,327
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
MainVilla4Bedrm (was €8450)
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,069
$5,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Winter 2016 Main Villa
Sep 24 2016 - Jan 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,103
$5,572
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Jan 10 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,069
$6,698
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$8,387
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,327
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,824
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $113 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,970

Rental duration: Saturday to Saturday check in and check out for June - September. Flexible arrival dates in off-season months.
Rental rates are for up to 12 persons. For each additional guest (incl. children) a fee of €700 per person/week or part thereof applies, to a maximum of 14 persons.
Prices & terms subject to change at any time.
Deposit: 30% of total rental rate required to confirm booking. Full amount due if booking is within 9 weeks of arrival
Dates cannot be held & the booking is not confirmed until BOTH the signed rental agreement & payment is received. Other reservations for the same dates may be confirmed in the meantime if there is a delay in receiving. Payment will be sent back immediately in the case of another booking having been confirmed earlier by another party for the same dates.
- The person signing the rental agreement with the Rental Terms & Conditions including a strict noise policy, is signing on behalf of all guests for the duration of the stay.
- Please note that Villa Tropez is in a quiet hamlet setting, & is a family holiday and retreat venue, therefore not suitable for groups with loud music, or any form of event or party etc, day or night, & with no noise after 11pm. Please see the Rental Terms & Conditions.
- Security deposit of €1750 required to cover against accidental breakage etc, refundable a fortnight after rental end.
- Bed linen (except cot linen), one bath towel, & one pool/beach towel provided, changed weekly.
- Utilities, twice-weekly cleaning (incl. final clean), pool & garden maintenance included. For additional cleaning / linen change services, this can easily be arranged for a small fee with the cleaning team.
- Meet & greet service on your day of arrival between 4-6pm. Informative Villa & local Welcome Pack sent prior.
Daily maid service, babysitting & private chef contact details can be provided on request, please book well in advance for summer.
Please check on pool opening times (Pool generally closed Nov-April)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Cogolin Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , private ensuite of Bedroom 6
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master ensuite with copper bateau bath & tropezienne shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd bedroom ensuite with traditional tropezienne shower
    Bathroom 3 - tub , shower , For bedrooms 3&4.Ornate pewter bath, shower cabin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Cloakroom for all bedrooms, living areas
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Private ensuite of Bedroom 5
  • Each bathroom has natural stone floors & traditional tiles. The 3 bespoke baths are a design feature of the Villa, with copper, bateau and claw foot styles. Bathroom 1 is a private ensuite for Bedroom 1 (master bedroom). Bathroom 2 is a private ensuite for Bedroom 2, though with a second door that can be opened into the hallway to also service Bedrooms 3 & 4 across from it. Bathroom 3 with ornate bateau bath, shower cabin, & separate toilet room (Bathroom 4) services Bedrooms 3 & 4, located at the end of the hallway. Location is convenient to living areas to serve as a communal bathroom for day guests. Bathrooms 5 & 6 are the private ensuites servicing the 2 bedrooms on the lower terrace level: Bathroom 5 is the private ensuite for Bedroom 5, in Provençal style with walk-in mosaic shower. Bathroom 6 is the private ensuite for Bedroom 6, in Provençal style with ornate claw foot bath and walk-in mosaic shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite: copper bath & shower, walk-in robe, private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super-king bed, or 2 singles.Ensuite with tropezienne shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King & 1 single bed; another single in small alcove. Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Space for pullout bed,french doors onto terrace, shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Superking or twin beds. French doors to terrace, shared bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 double , Option of superking or twin beds. Own ensuite, bath & shower
  • Each bedroom has french doors / windows opening onto a terrace with breathtaking views of the mountains or valley of St Tropez. Bedroom 1 with ensuite, WIR, balcony, is on a private level of the Villa with stair access from the living area. Bedroom 2 (own ensuite), 3 & 4 (shared bath): on the ground level of Villa. Bedroom 5 and 6 (own ensuites): independently accessed from the lower terrace with covered al fresco seating area & scenic views. Bedrooms 5 & 6 have a lockable interconnecting door between them. (note: Bedrooms 5 & 6 are not accessed internally from the main Villa). 2 x portable Infant cots (own linen required for cots) Additional bedding includes: - a pullout double sofabed in the Villa lounge - 2 single roll-out / collapsible beds for use in Bedrooms 1, 3 or 6. For a detailed description of Bedrooms and amenities to plan your accommodation arrangements, please go to the owner's website www.villatropez.com, click on the Bedrooms link of the Accommodation Page
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a self-contained property without a concierge service. The caretakers provide a meet and greet service on arrival, & then throughout your stay should only be contacted for emergency requests only. There is a comprehensive Welcome pack sent before arrival, & also displayed at the Villa. It contains all information needed about the Villa, its facilities, surrounding highlights & restaurant etc suggestions. Pool terrace lights & lighting throughout the grounds automatically turns off at 11pm nightly, to maintain a serene retreat feel, & to respect the neighbours in this quiet rural setting. The land is in its natural state along the fenced borders, keeping in line with surrounding forest and farmland, to maintain a rustic farmhouse feel. Furniture / furnishings may not be exactly the same as shown in photos / from prior rentals. Due to breakage / wear and tear each year, some pieces may have been replaced, with the replacement being as close as possible to the original style

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