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Villa with Spectacular Views, Sleeps 6-10 & Idyllic Provençal Cottage Sleeps 6 - Maison Guy

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Maison Guy

The house is laid out in 3 sections with a double and twin bedroom plus bathroom with shower to each side of the living area. This provides a degree of privacy and independence even if sharing with good friends...

There is also a third shower and WC, located just inside the entrance.

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine and a small eating area.

An archway leads from the kitchen into the airy and spacious galleried living area.

This 13m long room has separate sitting and dining areas and is tastefully yet simply furnished - sofas are set around a feature fireplace, there is a stereo and iPod docking station plus a selection of books and games. At one end there are steps up to the mezzanine offering a further 2

single beds plus an ideal area for children to play, with video and DVD player.

3 sets of French doors open out onto a large covered terrace which runs the length of the property above the pool and includes another dining area.

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About the property

Maison Guy & Cabanon Chadwick

Maison Guy was built in 2003. It is a spacious, family home designed for holiday life, set on a hillside with far reaching views. Our well-appointed single storey villa has 4 generous double bedrooms but can comfortably sleep up to 10 people when using the mezzanine. Spacious terraces for outdoor dining and a large private pool (11m by 5m), mean that you will soon slip into the lazy routine of a French summer. For a change of pace, it is only a 5 minute drive to the village restaurants and shops and the bustling coast is easily within reach.

Cabanon Chadwick was fully renovated and sympathetically extended in traditional Provencal style in 2002. As the name suggests this stone-built property was once a shepherd's cottage and is set amidst beautiful cork oaks and olive groves.

With shady terraces, an al fresco dining table by the famous sculptor Lyn Chadwick, its own 9m pool and even a boules pit, you will wonder where the days have gone! Full of charm and character, there is the master bedroom with a kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom plus another room with a kingsize bed (plus an additional single bed if required) and a twin bedroom. It is open-plan downstairs with a well equipped kitchen with a separate ding area plus and a large living area opening onto the terrace overlooking the pool.

The secluded location of each property will ensure the perfect private holiday. However, as the villas are only 100m apart and linked by a short path, a combined rental offers the ideal solution for those larger family or group gatherings.

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Owner
Emma
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in both Maison Guy & Cabanon Chadwick every year over the past 7 summers and both are now very much a home away from home. We love the laid back private relaxation that both properties offer and have shared them both with family and friends, who have been similarly enthusiastic about their stays there. The layouts of both properties are great, easy to clean and have all the facilities you could want. The view back down the valley from Maison Guy is really spectacular in the evening, please don't let the trees grow too big to block this out. The properties and pools are well maintained and if you should have a problem, the local team are quickly on hand to sort it out (the pool at Maison Guy turned green overnight in late May one year due to a sudden drop of yellow pollen from the cork oaks, Phillipa & Becky were quickly on hand to get it sorted and normal service resumed the following day). La Garde Freinet itself is a delight with many interesting restaurants, shops and a great market on Sunday and Wednesday. It is the perfect spot away from the hubbub of the Cotes D'Azure if your preference is to get away for relaxation. There are good local beaches which are uncrowded, even in high summer, if you are prepared to explore and walk a bit. Our favorite is L'escalet about 35 minutes away. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend either property to anyone, our only reluctance being that recommendations lead to them becoming harder to book when we want to go! If we had one criticism, it would be about the size of the tree over the pool at Cabanon, which had got very big by last year and put the pool in shade for a good part of the day. If you want a shady spot, the covered terrace with its amazing concrete sculptural table is just the perfect spot to waste the day with a newspaper or book and several bottles of the perfectly chilled local rose! Every year we say we will try somewhere different, but we just get drawn back to where we know we will have a chilled out relaxing holiday in great properties in a stunning location.
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Notes

During peak season in order for your to benefit from quieter and cheaper travel days our preferred day for change over is a Thursday. During the same period the rates quoted above are for 8 people staying in Maison Guy, each guest thereafter will be charged at a rate of £150 per person per week.
There is a £300 part refundable damage deposit required, payable 6 weeks prior to your holiday. £65 of this will be charged for cleaning at the end of the stay.


Amenities

La Garde-Freinet Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • At one end of the sitting room there are steps up to the mezzanine offering a further 2 single beds plus an ideal area for children to play and relax in, with a video and DVD player. A cot is available in the property.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We also have a table tennis table available to hire at a cost of £20

Reviews

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Maison Guy
average rating of 4.923077 based on 25 reviews
5

An idyllic stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay in Maison Guy. The house is extremely well laid out and has great outdoor areas for dining, sun-bathing and lounging. The grounds are well-maintained, and some lovely old cork trees provide options for shade by the pool. The house is well equipped, with everything we needed for our stay, and Becky and Philippa, who clean the house once a week and maintain the pool, were a pleasure to deal with. The quaint village of La Garde-Freinet nearby is a lovely spot. It has all the facilities that one could want - a bi-weekly market, a fab wine shop, some cafes for people-watching, a few nice shops for browsing and adequate restaurants for lunch and dinner - without ever feeling too crowded. All in all, an idyllic stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, it was great to have you to stay at Maison Guy again.
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5

Nice house in quiet area with lovely pool and view

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. The house fully lived up to our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Maison Guy, it was lovely to have you back for a second year.
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5

Superb holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic setting perfect for a family or group of friends or mixing of both as we did. Spotlessly clean and well maintained by Phillipa and Becky who are very helpful and friendly. Pool and facilities are excellent especially the showers!!! Only thing- Electrical appliances need updating- kettle, dishwasher and hob. Beautifully sunny ☀️ spots but a welcome shade can be found.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a Fantastic stay at Maison guy

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for two families. Lots of space and a nice pool with a fantastic view.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Maison Guy, please do visit again. Emma
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Pover

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at Maison Guy with my three daughters and son-in-law. What a stunning property! Fabulous facilities in a property that is in a wonderfully secluded and idyllic location, yet near to the village when essentials are required. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a peaceful vacation but with major towns and the coast nearby if preferred.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had an enjoyable holiday and liked the location, we love it there. Emma
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Fantastic Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing 10 days in Maison Guy - everything was perfect for two families. There were 11 of us and there was plenty of space for everyone.

The house is lovely with everything you could want for a relaxing holiday, great pool, table tennis and a large terrace with a fantastic view. We ate out a couple of times but actually it was such a beautiful place there was no need as it lends itself to having meals/barbeques on the terrace.

The kitchen is very well equipped and 3 showers meant there were no queues at peak times!!

The pool was cleaned regularly and everything was spotless when we arrived. It was as described and more.

The house is easily accessible by car to St Tropez, Port Grimaud, La Ramatuelle and Grimaud. It is also a lovely walk and cycle into La Garde Freinet.

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home - we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So please you enjoyed your stay at Maison Guy and please do come back!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club de Beauvalon, Golf Club de Saint Maxime
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
In the village
Car: recommended

Provence is a region of vineyards, lavender, wild herbs and charming villages with terracotta-tiled roof-tops. Our two holiday homes sit within this idyllic landscape, whilst at the same time they are also just 15km from the glamorous bay of St Tropez. The excitement of the glittering coastline is a sharp contrast to the local village market and sun-soaked hills of olive trees - a stay at one of our villas means that you can experience the best of both worlds...Special interest holidays:

The Massif des Maures offer some superb cycling, we do have some bikes to hire at Maison Guy.

Coast/Beach:

The Bay of St Tropez and its beaches are 12 km away.

The famous "Pamplonne" beach of St Tropez is approximately 30 minutes drive away.

Travel:

There are always those adventurous souls who take an over-night ferry to Le Havre and arrive in the South of France within a day. We would suggest however, that if you want to drive, a morning crossing to Northern France, the motorway via Reims and an overnight stop (in Burgundy) makes for a pleasant journey. Alternatively, La Garde-Freinet is an easy 1½ hour’s drive from both Marseilles and Nice airports and 45 minutes from Toulon airport. Car hire is recommended.

Distances:

Our homes are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the market village of La Garde-Freinet.

Grimaud 10 kms: St Tropez 15 kms: Ste Maxime 20 kms:

Further Details:

La Garde Freinet is a medieval town in the centre of the Massif des Maures. Picturesque roads winding through forests of cork oaks and chestnut groves reach the village where restaurants and shops surround the main square. We enjoy nothing more than to walk into the village in the morning to collect the freshly baked bread and croissants and browse around the market on a Wednesday and Sunday.

There are many places of interest to visit. Below are a few suggestions, but the possibilities are endless: Grimaud: an appealing village, flowered, winding streets lead to a feudal castle 15 mins. St Tropez: a lovely old port, home to the rich and famous 30 mins. Ste Maxime: less glamorous than St Tropez but equally great for soaking up the atmosphere 25 mins. Aix-en-Provence: reputedly the prettiest town in France 1 hour. St Paul de Vence: an old hilltop village 45 mins. Aquatica, Frejus: largest water fun park on the Côte d’Azur 45 mins). Monaco: the glitzy principality famous for the Grand prix and casino 2 hours. Gorges du Verdon: deepest gorges in Europe 2 hours.

Local activities around La Garde-Freinet and on the Côte d’Azur include: Hiking, Mountain biking, Boules, Tennis, Golf, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Paragliding, Sailing and Horse riding.

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