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Stunning views from this beautiful air conditioned villa with private pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Grimaud, Nr. St. Tropez, Cote D'Azur - Views of the Bay of St. Tropez, Port Grimaud and Countryside

The first thing you will notice, and last thing you will forget about Villa Grenouille is the view. From the huge terraces that grace the rear of the house, to the South you can see the bay of St Tropez and the marina community of Port Grimaud, to the west a green valley which plays host to cork and wild olive trees. The fully air conditioned villa is large and comfortable, totally refurbished inside and with new stone laid to the terraces this year (2016) and sympathetically furnished and fully equipped. Every room in the villa has French style patio doors leading out onto the terraces or gardens, making the whole house light and airy. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a WC and an outdoor shower provide comfortable convenience for up to 6 guests. The split level living space is open to the dining room. The kitchen is well equipped including microwave & dishwasher. There is a small covered terrace leading from the living room, so it is still possible to enjoy eating outside even in the rare event of a little bad weather.


Owner
Miranda Llewellyn
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Miranda Llewellyn

I'm a film and TV producer and divide my time between London and whichever location I find myself working in at any given time. My wife and I bought the house many years ago having searched for the perfect holiday home for several years. Oddly, having spent so long searching, when we saw this place it took us about 2 seconds to decide that we had found what we were looking for. I often use the house in May to attend the Cannes festival, and we spend as much time there as a family (we have a son in his early 20's) as work permits, which is never as often as we'd like. I think it's the view, and the sense of peace it brings we miss the most when we're not there.

Miranda Llewellyn purchased this villa in 2001

Why Miranda Llewellyn chose Grimaud

The view, the view, the view. Tranquil but close to amenities. Light, cool, sunny.... You'll understand when you see it.

What makes this villa unique

The view, the view, the view. Tranquil but close to amenities. Light, cool, sunny.... You'll understand when you see it.

Amenities

Grimaud Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • One family bathroom with shower and WC. One shower room with WC, en-suite. One separate WC. One outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Configured as double OR twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Configured as double OR twin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have direct access to a terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Fitted with reversible air conditioning throughout. Outside: There is a large garden laid mostly to lawn in the front of the house, whilst the rear is dominated by a huge terrace overlooking the views and the pool terrace below. The chevron shaped pool is private, shielded, and heated if required and about 30 feet long. Ample outdoor furniture is provided including umbrellas, chairs, tables, and loungers. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, a cleaning and laundry charge of 150 euros is payable locally on departure.

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Stunning views from this beautiful air conditioned villa with private pool
average rating of 2.75 based on 4 reviews
4

Beautiful Villa with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The villa was reasonably priced compared to some in the area so was not sure what to expect on arrival. The villa is lovely, clean, spacious and comfortable and the decor throughout very appealing. There is a huge patio outside with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and to the left Port Grimaud. I believe the owners are continuing to renovate the property as time goes on but all 5 of us there found it very comfortable. It is a way up the mountain so a car is required but there is a small grocery shop at a campsite just down the hill. There was constant hot water and the air conditioning was fabulous. A couple of niggles like the dishwasher breaking down, door handles coming off, did not bother us at all. The local caretaker was on the case straight away and was extremely pleasant and helpful. I was a little upset on arrival to be told the pool could not be heated but in the end, we really did not need it. It was lovely and warm but we were lucky with the weather - early 30s the whole stay. All in all, we had a fabulous holiday and would recommend it. A shame there are only 3 bedrooms as would love to go back with a few friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Das Haus liegt in einer wunderschönen Gegend mit tollem Ausblick. Einfach nur zum wohlfühlen.

  • 4 of 5

Leider besteht ein Mangel an Schränken und einige Instandsetzungen wären angebracht z.B auch das Schloss vom Eingangstor. Im Großen und Ganzen einfach zum wohlfühlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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TRES TRES DECEVANT ET NON CONFORME A LA DESCRIPTION

  • 1 of 5

Il n'y a que la vue ! Maison dont le ménage n'avait pas ou très mal fait, four sale, hotte pegante et sale, verres dont il y avait les traces des précédentes lèvres, moutons sous les lits et poussière partout, portes des chambres qui ne ferment pas qu'avec un verrou!, une serviette très rêche par personne, portes de l'armoire de chambre parental qui ne coulissent si male qu'on risque de les sortir du rail, frigidaire et surtout congélateur sale il restait même des glaces d'une précédente location, tiroirs à couverts avec des miettes et poils, canapés très tachés, casseroles sales ou si veilles qu'elles sont irrécupérables, drap et couvertures qui ne recouvrent pas les matelas tellement ils sont petits et certains déchirés, matelas !!! plutôt futon sur un sommier, poussière sur les sèches serviettes des sales de bains , portes sales , tous les miroirs sont plein de trace, nous avons meme trouvé des pansements sous un lit, les deux parasols ne sont pas ceux des photos et un seul est en fonctionnement l'autre ayant un pied qui ne correspond pas, portail cassé, tables et chaise de terrasse sont bons à jeter, et même pas de nappe pour au moins cacher la misère. Escaliers conduisant à la piscine très très difficile d'accès tellement ils sont en pente. Pas de chaine TV française, Grimmaud ne serait donc plus en France pour ne pas avoir les chaines locales? Prévoir absolument un véhicule, très loin de tout, y compris de la plage. Quant à la piscine a notre arrivée nous avons demandé une intervention pour la faire nettoyer tellement elle était sale ( ce ne pouvait être seulement du au mistral, tant il y avait de saleté au fond) mais pire contrairement à ce qui est indiqué SUR LE SITE, elle n'est pas chauffée 19°, il aurait fallu que l'on paye encore un supplément pour quelle le soit, nous sommes arrivés le vendredi et après avoir durement bataillé la propriètaire a finalement consenti à la mettre en chauffe le mardi, nous avons donc pu en profiter à 28 29 ° qu'à compter du jeudi!!! et nous sommes parti le vendredi matin..... nous n'y retournerons pas.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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2

Villa agréable mais regrets divers

  • 2 of 5

Nous avons été déçus dès notre arrivée pour ce séjour de deux semaines en mai 2017 : pas d’accès aux chaînes TV francophones (sauf France 24 et Euronews) ; exigence d'un supplément substantiel pour le chauffage de la piscine (cela ne figurait pas dans les conditions au moment de la réservation, ni dans l'accord de location ; de plus, la régulation de ce chauffage s’avéra déficiente, l’eau atteignant 39 degrés). La propriétaire n'a pas accepté de renoncer à ce supplément. Le mobilier de terrasse et de piscine n’était pas celui décrit. Le seul parasol disponible était inutilisable, faute de pied stable. La belle vue annoncée sur le Golfe n’est accessible que debout, en se penchant au coin de la terrasse, et se limite au fond du Golfe (ports de Grimaud et Cogolin). Les voisins écoutent la radio sans retenue dans leur jardin toute la journée. Un bon point pour la gentillesse et la serviabilité des représentants sur place du propriétaire.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Grimaud
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Ste Maxime
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Beauvaillon
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Grimaud
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Grimaud
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The world famous beaches of Pampelone are just 10km away, whilst the nearest beach lies just at the bottom of the hill, a few minutes drive away. (It's the position of the house high on the hill that makes a car a necessity).

The beach at Port Grimaud, with it's air of exclusivity and private rented loungers is worth the extra couple of minutes drive.

Travel:

Nice Cote D'Azur Aiport is about an hour

Marseille Marignane is about 90 minutes

Toulon Hyeres is closest at just about 40 minutes

Distances:

St. Tropez 9 km

Ste. Maxime 6 km

Frejus 25 Km

Cannes 75 Km

Nice 100 km

Aix en Provence 100 km

Further Details:

Being right in the heart of Provence, it is a perfect base from which to explore the whole region. Day trips by car are easy to Monaco, or even across the Italian border. Day trips are also easy to Aix en Provence, Nice, Cannes, Marseille, Toulon, Juan les Pins, Grasse, the list is endless. One of our favourites is to drive down to Port Grimaud, and take the Navette (ferry) across the bay to St.Tropez for a long lunch and shopping followed by some yacht watching over drinks in the harbour before the ferry back. The countryside around Grimaud is covered with vineyards, producing some the best wines in France. Many of the vineyards have tastings and the local wines are widely available and very cheap. The world famous Pampelonne beaches are within easy reach and the Harbour at St.Tropez is still, whatever anyone might tell you, the place to see and be seen.

For the mundane everyday essentials, there is a huge Geant Hypermarket with a Pharmacy and Bank a few minutes away at La Foux, whilst at the bottom of the hill from the house there is a choice of 2 small supermarkets for daily items. The main coast road is also dotted with small shops and 2 very good bakers. Meanwhile, for the retail therapists, the Cote D'azur has some of the finest shopping anywhere. All the big designer names are in St. Tropez Cannes, and Nice.

I don't know if it's actually impossible to have a bad meal here, but we haven't had one yet. It's easy to get lost in a sea of superlatives when describing the gastronomy of France, suffice to say that restaurants of every kind and to suit every budget abound and are of very high quality. Locally to the Villa there are a number of very reasonably priced restaurants and cafes, Port Grimaud is especially worth a visit. Along the coast road there are number of beach restaurants. The hill villages, such as Gassin and Grimaud have lovely little terraced restaurants, often with amazing views.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Laundry $200.19
Refundable damage deposit $667.29

Full terms and conditions are on our web site www.lowin.org
Pool heating is charged extra if requested, but is seldom needed in season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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