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A comfortable modern holiday apartment with shared pool in a delightful village

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A 2 bedroomed apartment with balcony and secure parking

A comfortable, modern holiday apartment in the beautiful old village La Garde-Freinet, in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, about 20km inland from St Tropez. The apartment is on the third floor allowing glorious views from the balcony over the picturesque rooftops to the mountains in the distance. The apartment can be reached by lift or stairs. • There is an attractive shared swimming pool and patio area in the landscaped gardens. •Visitors can be admitted to the apartment by videophone entrance. •Secure car park is provided and there is an allocated parking space.

A 5 minutes stroll to the village centre with its shops bars and restaurants, ideal for a relaxing break yet only a 20 minute drive down the mountain to the excitement of the Cote D'Azur and St Tropez.

More Details

Owner
John Hearle
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

Why John Hearle chose La Garde-Freinet

The 2 bed apartment is our holiday home, our "bolt hole" and refuge from the hustle and bustle of the UK. We love the apartments, our friends and neighbours and La Garde Freinet. We are sure you will to.

Amenities

La Garde-Freinet Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , re fitted in 2017
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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A comfortable modern holiday apartment with shared pool in a delightful village
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
5

Provence - as it real as it gets

  • 5 of 5

This really is a relaxing destination. Le Garde Freinet is a delightful and ancient village that you can so easily fall in love with. The village nestles between 2 hills right in the middle of the Foret des Maures where it feels that time has stood still for a thousand years. The road system is excellent (even off the beaten track) so you're never far from some beautiful beaches, Provencal markets and good restaurants that won't rip you off.

Take your walking boots for this one. There are some fine walks. Walk to the top of the hill (20 mins on a road which leads only to farms and private properties so virtually traffic free) behind this appartment and you can see the whole of the eastern half of Provence in one go.

We stayed in The 2 bed appartment. It's cool, its comfortable, well appointed, tastefully decorated and furnished in a refreshing and minimalist way. It's very spacious and has an absolutely wonderful view from the large and shady balcony (the photos on this website simply don't do it justice).

The pool is set amid gardens of trees and flowers of every kind and is both clean and quite safe for young families and is a delight after a hot day out. We went at the height of the holiday season and had the pool to ourselves in themorning and evening (it doesn't get busy because so many of the other appartments are owned rather than occupied by tourists). Bonus.

Parking is secure behind an electronic gate to which you have a remote control (cool, kids).

There is a lift to all floors but you have to negotiate a few steps to access the enclosed pool area.

While there is a bus service, we would recommend car hire if you are taking this property because a car is a must for exploring out of the way vineyards country restaurants.

If you like to make a lot of noise, don't stay here. This a place to chill, relax take it easy whatever your agegroup - you'll love it.

There are lots of nice places to stay in Provence but this one is a bit special. It's quiet, relaxing (except for the 2 church bells) which after a few nights didn't wake us up anymore) and views from its balcony which are simply very romantic and will melt the hearts of even the most diehard customers. This is a place you'll find yourself returning to again and again.

Chris and Jean, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Jean, I'm really glad you enyoyed both the village and appartment. Lesley and I love Le Garde Freinet and visit the appartment as much as possible. It's fitted and furnashed as a home for us not for rental purposes and thus it's great to know that our guests feal as we do.
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5

Excellent location,very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 weeks staying in la garde freinet.The apartment had everything we needed to make our holiday complete .There is a lovely pool to use which we had a few days lazing around,also it was a peace of mind with having secured parking.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Happy Aussies

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the one bedroom apartment in this delightful village. The apartment was well located, a short, pleasant walk to the village shops in the mornings for our croissants and baguettes. The village market is superb for fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, etc. Plenty of restaurants and a very lively atmosphere in the village. The owners were extremely helpful and the apartment was very comfortable, with beautiful views from the balcony. The pool was clean and well maintained and very welcome at the end of a hard day's sightseeing in beautiful Provence in July. If we had the opportunity to return to this part of France, we would definitely stay in this apartment in La Garde Freinet. The Gorges du Verdon is a must.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely recommend this property. The apartment is spacious and beautifully equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It felt like a home rather than a holiday let. We particularly enjoyed the large balcony with the fabulous views. We all also enjoyed the loungers and the pool which is unsupervised and deep at one end. The description probably does not do the property and location justice. La Garde Freinet is a gorgeous village with beautiful shops and plenty of restaurants, there is also a market twice a week. The centre of the village is a short walk from the apartment - very handy for your breakfast croissant and pain au chocolat! We enjoyed visiting Grimaud. Monaco and Port Grimaud, also took a boat trip to St Tropez

The owners were extremely helpful when a small domestic crisis developed at home, going out of their way to contact us regarding this.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley and Adrew I'm delighted that you enjoyed our apartment and the village. Indeed it is our holiday home and furnished as such, we only let to help cover the running costs!
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4

Very nice flat with spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Assuming you already know the charming village of La Garde Freinet, this second floor flat is situated along the road leading up to the Cross (la Croix). Its spacious balcony offers a spectacular view over the village and beyond, over to the Plaine des Maures in the distance.

The sun rises directly in front of the balcony (+ living room and master bedroom), guaranteeing glorious early morning breakfasts. Inversely, that also means no direct sun from mid-morning onwards, which maintains indoors temperature to a pleasing level, even at the height of July.

The amenities are very good (broadband, wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, cooker, linen, etc) and the flat is really nicely decorated. The owner is always helpful and responsive.

The flat's entrance, second bedroom and kitchen open to the back of the building, on an open air gallery running along the different flats, facing the swimming pool.

There is only one balcony (facing East). The pictures on this site show that same balcony from 2 different angles but with different furniture (it currently has a nice big table, 4 chairs and additional folding chairs), which confused me a bit when I booked.

The swimming pool is well kept and nice to have, but not necessarily a haven of peace and quiet, depending on the energy of the kids enjoying their time there (as they should).

The building overall is well kept as well, and all the other tenants were friendly. Of course, when all the tenants had apero and supper on their balconies at the same time, things could become a bit noisier than expected (but never overwhelming)...

The reserved parking space is a real blessing, and the village shops are just a 5 minute walk down the winding village streets.

For cyclists: there are no facilities to store/attach bicycles. We had to bring them up into the flat after each ride.

The only negative point, and the reason for 4 stars rather than 5, was the noise made by the garbage collection service: every morning between 05:30am and 06:00am, the garbage truck (or trucks) would work its way up the road, and deal the trash containers along the way in a very loud cacophony. There was also more noise than expected from cars trying to find their way into the village or competing for parking space. This made it impossible for us to sleep with the window open, and woke us up every day at dawn. Things to keep in mind when you book, depending on your appetite for calm. Highly recommended otherwise.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nice or Toulon
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A8
Car: necessary

The village of La Garde Freinet was founded as a fortress in the eighth century. It has retained its medieval charm and authentic french character. There are half a dozen haute cuisine restaurants in the village, as well as cafes and bars to relax in, and for those who prefer self-catering there is a useful little supermarket, bakeries and other shops, so that your hot croissants and fresh fruit, vegetables and meat are only five minutes walk away. Markets are held twice a week, and various fetes and fairs occur during the holiday season.

The picturesque area with its cork oak and chestnut groves can be explored by walking, cycling or by car. Local towns include Grimaud, Gassin, Cogolin and Ste Maxime.

St Tropez with its glittering nightlife is less than 20 km away, where you can relax in quayside bars and restaurants face to face with the rich and famous on their gin palaces moored at the quay. The area is famous for its lovely beaches such as Tahiti-Plage and Pamplonne.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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