Charming Provencal Mas
Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
• "Failte" offers spacious accommodation in the private domaine of Les Collines de Guerrevielle which is located on the outskirts of the elegant and friendly town of Ste Maxime and is the perfect base for a villa holiday.
• Quiet and peaceful, the villa benefits from access to the lovely shared swimming pool and children’s pool, perfect for young children, a clubhouse where you can enjoy a glass of rose on the terrace overlooking the bay of St Tropez, tennis and boule courts in this secure domaine. In the height of summer in July and August there is also a dedicated life guard at the pool area – perfect for the kids - mums and dads can relax and enjoy a moment to themselves on the sun loungers!
• This delightful property comprises of two good-sized bedrooms – one double and one twin - both on the first floor with stunning sea views. There is also a newly refurbished bathroom, dressing room and separate toilet. On descending the spiral staircase you enter a tasteful open plan living area with kitchen, living room (which has a double sofa bed) and dining area which is bathed in sunlight from the double French patio doors opening onto the terrace which has breath-taking views of the sea. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind on the sun loungers sipping a glass of rose and with the outdoor table and chairs al fresco dining is a must!
• The villa is located a short drive from Ste Maxime, which is a typical bustling Provence town with its old houses with roof tiles, daily markets filled with local produce, elegant shaded shopping streets with a wide variety of excellent cafes and restaurants.
• Other nearby activities a day trip to the world famous St Tropez, a walk in the Maures Mountains, trips to Cannes, Nice or Monte Carlo or just a visit to the nearby beaches – there is truly something for everyone!
• Everyone visiting the Cote d'Azur can enjoy many activities and leisure in the wonderful part of France where beaches and restaurants mix with vineyards and rolling countryside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Guerrevielle 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 100 km, Nearest railway: Ste Raphael 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This truly is the perfect location for friends, families, couples - there is a wealth of activities at your fingertips for everyone or if you just prefer to enjoy the tranquility of the terrace and the view -"Failte" is the place for you.
|Further details outdoors|
Facilities include a safe swimming pool with additional children's pool only a few minutes walk from the villa, tennis and boule courts within the private domaine and is only a few minutes by car to the beach, local town of Ste Maxime, mountains, golf courses and vineyards.
There is also an Aqualand in Ste Maxime which is perfect for the kids.
With the location of our villa you are truly in the ideal location to explore the rest of Provence, Cote d'Azur or Golfe de St Tropez.
Swimming pool has a life guard on duty during July and August
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Provence is the stunningly beautiful south-eastern region of France by the Mediterranean coast next to Italy and is commonly known as the Cote D’Azur.
Provence attracts visitors to almost 300 days of sunshine annually. Boasting hot dry summers and mild winters, this is the main pull for foreign visitors escaping for short breaks or week stays.
The biggest and most popular attractions are the cities of Nice and Cannes and the surrounding small villages in the mountains. Monte Carlo is also very near with its jet-set lifestyle, casinos and great restaurants.
Ideally located in the quiet domaine, you can choose to spend a peaceful day at the villa or explore the local villages of St Tropez, Post Grimaud, Cogolin or Ste Maxime.
Ste Maxime Town
Ste Maxime is a pleasant old town with a palm tree lined promenade, cobbled streets and a wealth of lively and reputable restaurant and bars to choose from. La Reserve and La Maison Bleu are both bustling and popular haunts for the locals and tourists and are very family orientated. Popular bars include Le Wafou and the Café de France – both great places for relaxing, enjoying a glass of rose and watching the world go by!
St Tropez is less than half an hour (though in the height of summer this can vary and a recommendation would be to take the boat from Ste Maxime - this operates regularly during the season – no traffic and you enjoy the views at the same time!).
It is very much a main attraction of the area with its ocean going yachts, quayside artists and non-stop fashion parade. It is particularly well served with boutiques, a lively, twice-weekly market (Saturdays and Tuesdays) and many restaurants.
It can be expensive to eat out especially near the quayside but there still remains some relatively cheap places that will suit all tastes, especially Pizza Bruno just one street back from the main port.
Love it or hate it, the St Tropez experience is almost a must for anyone visiting the area.
Touring and Beaches
Port Grimaud, situated at the head of the Golfe de Ste Tropez, is called the Venice of France. Although relatively modern it has been built in traditional Provencal style. You can hire small boats or take the waterbus to see the village from the water.
Or there are the superb beaches of Pampelonne (where you can mingle with the rich and famous), Cap d’Esterill and Cavalaire, as well as all the beaches on either side of Ste Maxime.
Sport and Shopping
There are numerous local attractions nearby: water sports, golf, riding, aqua parks, wine tasting, local markets etc. The hill top villages of Plan de la Tour, Ramatuelle and Grimaud with their fine restaurants are all nearby and offer spectacular views of the Golfe de St Tropez, or the magical beauty of the Provencal countryside, or travel to Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo or even Italy!
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13 Aug 2014
"The perfect coastal retreat in Provence"
This property is within a private estate which is beautifully kept and whilst there are many properties, it remains extremely private and secluded. The terrace is one of the best features of the house with wonderful views over the Gulf of St. Tropez, the perfect place to relax and enjoy that glass of chilled wine. The property is a typical Provencal house, two quite basic but comfortable bedrooms, a very good bathroom and a delightful sitting and kitchen area. All the furnishings are in excellent condition and the kitchen has everything a holiday home should have. We loved it and hope to return again and again.
13 Aug 2014
"Perfect place to relax with a spectacular view"
The terraced house on two-levels is lovingly furnished and equipped with everything you need. We felt at home immediately. We enjoyed the terrace with a gorgeous view across the bay. The house was perfectly clean and everything was in excellent condition. The estate is well taken care of and very quiet and peaceful. The pool is nice, at times a bit crowded, but the nearby beaches offer enough alternatives for a swim. The tennis courts were a great addition we took advantage of several times. St. Maxime is a good base for exploring the St. Tropez region and offers many shops, restaurants and leisure activities. We can definitely recommend this holiday house for a relaxing holiday!! A car is recommended.
11 Aug 2014
"Oasis of tranquility amid the buzz of the cote d'Azur"
A traditional house perched on the top of a hill - hence the amazing views, we found Failte a great base for exploring the region. The space was ideal for 3 adults with a modern bathroom and well equipped kitchen - you felt very at home. The domain was pretty and had a nice pool and clubhouse surrounded by beautiful views and due to its quirky layout , there are a lot of steps and inclines. It would be tricky to find/park at the house if you arrived at night. The little beach at the junction with the main road is ideal with free parking (a car is essential in the hot weather as it is too far too walk) . Grimaud is a beautiful old village in contrast to the glitz of St. Tropez and there are plenty of breathtaking views and things to do in the area. The house was peaceful and relaxing even thought it was high summer and only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the markets, brocantes, restaurants and shops which make the South of France so magical. The house really combines traditional andmodern living with and would be a welcoming place to stay all year round.
31 Jul 2014
"A very nice Provencal Mas with excellent views"
Failte is one of over two hundred terraced Mas's on a large wooded south facing estate or Domaine built about 3/4 mile back from the sea overlooking the Saint Maxime Croissette area. The estate w… More
22 Jun 2014
"Sympa mais pas pratique avec des enfants en bas âge"
L endroit est très joli ainsi que le domaine. Cependant hors saison le restaurant est fermé le soir et ce n est pas toujours evident de faire la cuisine pour deux enfants car la cuisine n est pas pr… More
Thanks you for your review of your stay at our charming mas in the private domaine. I understand your frustration about having to drive everywhere - that's is only if you do not want to enjoy the private pool - which you can do when the road is particularly busy and there is a baby pool for toddlers which is " surveille" in the high season. Regarding the kitchen, we have never received criticsm for this as it is small but well equipped with everything you would need . I can only apologise if you felt the layout did not suit young children. We feel having a house off the busy main road and in a private domaine is an advantage - you can enjoy both the bustling town of ste Maxime and then retreat to the more peaceful domaine with glorious views of the golfe de st tropez.
3 Aug 2013
"Another enjoyable stay"
This was our second visit and happy to report again that all aspects of the house and its facilities were just as last year, providing us with a most enjoyable 2 weeks holiday.
30 Jul 2013
"Our favorite holiday house"
Great house in a wonderful private domain, peaceful big terrace with great view of the mediterranean. Hope to come again and again and again ....
3 Sep 2012
"Well appointed and beautiful views"
I would says - a little distance from St maxime ( actually outside the town) and lots of traffic , therefore we didn't go to St maxime as much as we would have liked. Very lasrge pool - but quite buy during the day ( nice an empty after 6:30), nice tennis courts. The villas was lovely but very hot, only one fan worked properly, a?c would have been good, but the weather was very hot 36 degrees. small but well appointed kitchen, nice outdoor furniture - an outside light would have been helpful. The views were amazing.
a nice beach on the way to St Maxime - free parking.
3 Sep 2012
"Beautful area and great villa - home from home!"
We stayed at Failte during the last week of August 2012, travelling with my partner and our three children (10, 8 and 4), and it has been one of the best holidays we've ever experienced.
The villa is located in a gated complex about 20 minutes walk from the stunning beaches at the foot of the hill, or about 3-5 minutes drive in a car - advisable if your children (like ours) don't want to walk back up the hill after spending all day in the sea!
The villa itself is in excellent condition, forming part of a small, private terraced row of houses, with a patio overlooking the stunning view and bay between St Maxime and St Tropez.
There is a new bathroom, electric fans in both the bedrooms, a fully fitted and funished kitchen and dining area, and the internal structure of exposed wooden beams and white walls is striking. A stone spiral staircase leads down from the front door level (upon which the toilet, bathroom and two bedrooms can be found) to the kitchen and living area (wherein lies the sofa bed) and out on to the patio.
Some 5 minutes walk away from the villa are the swimming pool and sunloungers, or the tennis courts if that's your preferance, with an attractive clubhouse looking down from the hill - all within the confines of the complex and safe from the general public.
It is about a 20-minute walk from the beaches at the foot of the hill into St Maxime town itself, and I would thoroughly recommend catching the regular ferries across to St Tropez itself.
While we were five in our party, I don't think we ever felt cramped in the accomodation and the owners have maintained the villa to a high standard and with helpful utensils in the kitchen.
It would be hard to find fault with any aspect of our holiday, and I would recommend this accomodation to family, friends and anyone interested in a lovely holiday in the sunshine at a competitive price without hesitation.
21 Aug 2012
"Excellent value villa in lovely Ste Maxime"
Just got back from a lovely holiday in Ste Maxime. We have been there many times before and love the area. In particular, it is a great place for a holiday with children but with plenty of things for grown ups to enjoy as well.The villa is in a quiet spot a few minutes drive along the coastal road on the way out of Ste Maxime heading towards Port Grimaud and St Tropez. It is very well equipped, well maintained and has lovely views over the bay of St Tropez. In particular, there is a lovely terrace - perfect for big breakfasts and lounging around. There are lots of lovely beaches nearby - some excellent ones around Ste Maxime, and the famous Pampelonne beach just outside St Tropez. Ste Maxime has lots of excellent shops and restaurants, and a lovely night market. The nearby hilltop villages of Ramatuelle, Gassin and Grimaud are well worth a visit. The daily markets are also excellent - St Tropez and Ramatuelle in particular. The bateau vert is by far the best way to get to St Tropez, especially as the coastal road gets very congested in high season.
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