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Villa with private pool, within walking distance of local beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Good-sized 5 bedroom villa, with private pool, sleeps up to ten comfortably

Our lovely villa has a large number of repeat clients all of whom love its peaceful location yet its proximity to the beach. The open plan living/dining area has French windows which open on to a covered terrace overlooking the pool, with summer kitchen, BBQ, drinks fridge, dining table and comfy seating area. The large mosaic L-shaped pool, (depth 1m to 2.5m) is surrounded by a paved area with sunbeds and has a locking child security fence. There is gated parking for up to 3 cars. Facilities include wifi internet access, large American fridge/freezer, washing machine, and TV/DVD. The villa is only a 6 minute walk from the sandy "Grand Boucharel" beach, and is 1km from the lovely sandy beach 'La Gaillarde', with restaurants, bar, shop and superb beach bar/restaurant. The nearest town is St Aygulf (2km, great twice-weekly market), and 3-4km from Les Issambres. Other nearby towns include Frejus-St Raphael 10km, Ste Maxime 10km, Port Grimaud 20km and St Tropez (25km/ferry available). The large "Aqualand" water park is only 10 mins by car along the coast, and nearby you can find watersports, tennis, golf, kayaking (on the River Argens and also sea kayaking) and lots more. The stunning Gorges Du Verdon is approximately 1.5 hrs drive, and we are also within easy reach of Cannes, Antibes, Monaco.


Les Issambres Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1is adjacent to bedroom 1 and also separate w/c. Bathroom 2 is ensuite to bedroom 2; Bathroom 3 and separate w/c is adjacent to bedroom 3, 4 & 5.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1.40cm bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 x 90cm bunks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1.60 cm bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 x single beds or can be made up as king-size double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds can be made up as twin or king-size double bed
  • All beds are made up with linen on arrival, and 2 towels provided per person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 6 exterior sun beds around the swimming pool, which has a gated security fence, as well as comfy rattan furniture to seat 4. The summer kitchen on the shaded terrace has BBQ and drinks fridge, and there is also dining area for up to ten on the terrace, plus comfy rattan furniture seating 4 people on the terrace. At the bottom of the gated drive there are spaces for up to 3 cars. Giles and Vicky are based in a small studio at the villa, but with separate entrance and garden area, and no access to pool/your area. Your hosts are discreet and quiet but there when needed, however if you prefer they will be happy to escape to their mountain cottage during your stay (please let us know in advance)!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Villa with private pool, within walking distance of local beaches
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Cheddar, Somerset

Holiday Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The villa was exactly as advertised and ideal for the type of holiday we were seeking. A large party with 5 small children we were able to make good use of the well contained pool but were within easy striking distance of the water parks and beaches when required. Likewise the supermarket was an easy 10minutes by car. Vicky and Giles were really helpful explaining how everything worked and ensuring we were met with a much needed bottle of fizz when we arrived. An excellent venue and one we would use again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa / thoroughly enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in the Villa. It is idyllic oasis of charm situated in the foothills overlooking the beaches near St Aygulf The Villa has 5 bedrooms and was more than adequate for the 4 adults and 4 kids who stayed there (could comfortably accommodate 10).

The villa is very close to the beach, and there are numerous other beaches within a short driving distance.

Our kids spent every morning and evening in the pool

The Villa is very clean and well maintained and Giles and Vicki greeted us on arrival and were always available to advice re best beaches restaurants if needed

The villa is two hours from the Gorge du verdon (well worth seeing) and the lavender fields (Driving in France can be an experience!!)

Every night we were serenaded by the birds and frogs (honestly its actually not bad) and you may even see wild board in the woods opposite the Villa

All in all we would warmly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the South of France.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Bois des Chenes

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Villa Bois des Chenes for a week at the end of August. The house was perfect: very well maintained, nicely decorated, very spacious (5 good sized bedrooms), well equipped kitchen, lovely outside dining area. The children loved the pool, which was big enough for races. The house is a few minutes by car from the coast, or a 10-15 minute walk downhill. There were several nice coves to explore at the bottom of the hill. Giles and Vicky were enormously helpful. I highly recommend the villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week in the sun

  • 4 of 5

We rented the villa for a week this summer and had a great time. We shared it with another family and together there were 6 young children. The villa was exactly what we needed - lots of space, bedrooms and the outside pool area fantastic. As you can imagine we spent most of our time around the pool area and visiting the local beaches. The location of the villa was also very good as it was in a quiet residential area. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality, affordable holiday in the South of France.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing and near the sea

  • 5 of 5

We rented this spacious, clean and relaxing property for a week last August (2010). We were three adults and two small children and it was very good for a family vacation. It was safe with gated pool and no access from the outside to the property.

The caretakers were very friendly, professional and discrete. The proximity to beaches, supermarkets and boulangeries were excellent.

We had a very restful and enjoyable time which is quite an achievement with a 2 year-old a 5 year-old and being 30 weeks pregnant. Never again a hotel room with children! To sit and gaze at the stars while the children are safely tucked in is luxury.

I can definately recommend this propery.

Béatrice and Paul Nurse

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merseyside UK

July 2010

  • 4 of 5

The villa was all it promised and more, neither the details nor the images published are sufficient to fully do justice to this property. Images and words cannot convey just how peaceful and relaxing a holiday we had, the silence only broken by cicadas and the evening frog chorus.

From the moment we first made contact with Vicky & Giles, we had nothing but efficient and helpful service. Upon arrival we were met with a refreshing cold drink, and furnished with all the relevant information we would need. Vicky and Giles then melted seamlessly into the background and left us alone for two weeks of relaxing bliss; available should we need them, and discreet when we did not.

The villa itself, gardens and pool, were all spotless and maintained to the highest standard, with good attention to detail, including large parasols for when a little shade is needed, large comfortable cushions for the loungers, with the additional outdoor fridge providing those much needed cold drinks by the pool.

Recommended for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Vicky and Giles
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Vicky and Giles

We have been running the Villa Bois de Chenes as a rental property for the last eleven summers (in tandem with a winter ski business), and during that time have built up a loyal clientele, many of whom return to the villa year after year. We take lots of pride in the house and the exterior/pool, ensuring it is spotless for guests' arrival, and always welcome arriving guests in person, so that we can provide all the information you need while staying at the villa.

Vicky and Giles purchased this villa in 2006

Why Vicky and Giles chose Les Issambres

This is a stunning part of the Cote d'Azur, with beautiful (and often quiet!) coves (calanques) all the way along the coast between St Aygulf and Les Issambres. The villa is in a peaceful and private setting, so you can choose to simply relax by the pool and enjoy BBQ's/long lunches on the terrace, or if you prefer an action packed holiday, you can choose from a number of watersports available nearby, plus tennis, golf, cycling, waterparks, go-karting any many more activities. There are numerous vineyards in the area, and inland you will also find beautiful villages and scenery, including the stunning Gorges Du Verdon. The villa is a great base to explore the region.

What makes this villa unique

Most guests comment on how quiet and peaceful it is while staying at the villa, which is set down in a dip, and therefore not overlooked by anyone else, with the only noise being birdsong and the cicadas! But it is within easy driving distance of St Aygulf which has everything you might need, and also Les Issambres, from which you can take a fast ferry across the bay to St Tropez.

When we say the villa sleeps ten, that's what we mean - there are no pull out beds/sofa beds etc, unlike many properties. It is also a genuine family friendly property, with a secure locking child gate/fence round the pool.

We are confident that you'll enjoy staying here!


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Windy/Maiva Plage
Nearest Ferry
1020 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
St Raphael
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A8 Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Maiva Plage
Nearest Beach
950 Metres
Le Grand Boucharel
Car: necessary

The villa is situated between the small towns of St Aygulf (2km) and Les Issambres (4km), in a delightful coastal area with many small coves and sandy beaches. Nice airport is 1hr away, and the main A8 motorway 25 mins.

This is one of the most attractive and varied regions in France. From the glamour and glitz of St Tropez to lovely Port Grimaud, picturesque hilltop villages like Gassin and bustling seaside towns like Ste Maxime with its many restaurants, bars and evening craft markets. The historic Roman town of Frejus is a 20min drive.

Activities include sailing, waterskiing, parasailing, jet-skiing, diving, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and horse riding, together with tennis courts and bicycle hire. There are also several testing golf courses within a 30min drive. The large Aqualand water-park is a 15min drive.

Numerous vineyards can be found inland, offering free wine tasting, and the splendid Gorges du Verdon - the great canyons of Europe - are 1 1/2 hours away.

Other Activities: Aqualand Water Park - largest on the Cote D'Azur

Golf: Sainte Maxime - lovely hilly course with magnificent views over the Bay of St Tropez. Not long but very tricky. Lovely clubhouse with big terrace and possibly the largest practice green you've ever seen! c.85 euros including mandatory buggy hire.

Beauvallon - good test of golf. Very pleasant, walkable course among pine and cork oak. c.70 euros inc. trolley.

Roquebrune-sur-Argens - undulating course with well-thought-out holes. Handicap certificate required. c.70 euros inc. trolley.

Further afield, you have the famous Royal Mougins (nr Cannes), as well as beautiful courses like St Endreol; the Provence Golf & CC and Valescure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $139.49

On arrival, we take a 600 Euros deposit against breakages/damage - provided there is no major damage, this will be refunded in full at the end of your stay, but the following charges for services we provide locally can be deducted from this:
Bed Linen and Towels - 20€ pp per stay (beds made up on arrival)

Changeover day is Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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