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Mas Provençal with fantastic sea view, large recreation area, Swim Spa, Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A well protected self-catering rental of 230 sqm, 5 bedrooms for 2 - 10 persons

On the heights of Bandol, superb Farmhouse of character with large Swim Spa, separate Jacuzzi, secured children's pool and fairytale sea view on the Gulfs of Six Fours, Sanary and Bandol. Protected by a splendid pine forest,

Mas de la Colline breathes peace, calm and the softness of living. Once installed on the immense terrace, you will forget the daily routine to dive into this magic scenery, you will impregnate yourselves with the typical Provencal perfume of dry pine needles. Built on a land of 11' 000 m2, the Farmhouse occupies a total surface of 230 m2 and proposes you a large living/dining room with its Provençal chimney, an entirely equipped kitchen and laundry-room, 5 bedrooms, 1 dressing room, 3 independent bathrooms and 2 WC.

Furthermore you will have 3 terraces laid out over the entire length of the Farmhouse facing the sea. One of them is covered and allows a direct access to the kitchen. A true haven of peace at arms length from the most famous tourist places of the region & Golf course Dolce Frégate.

In 2017, the garden front of the Farmhouse has been totally rearranged with around 800 plants of many different varieties. Besides the Swim Spa and the Jacuzzi, you have a secured children's pool, a large pétanque ground (boule play), a garden chess play, a table tennis area, a home trainer, a cross trainer with sea view as well three reading corners at your disposition.

More Details

About Us

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel
Mas de la Colline
Mas Du Galantien 107
83330 Le Castellet
VAT Reg No483 608 956 00015

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Luxemburgish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Karyn Vermast-Bissuel

I am originally from Provence and Mas de la Colline was another step towards returning back to my home turfs.

What was first a hobby with our first Mas in Le Castellet, became a profession with the acquisition of Mas de la Colline. Renovating houses is one of my passions.

Our son is another one. He is a very lively little boy and likes to visit Mas de la Colline from time to time.

What I like most about what I'm doing are the many encounters it allows. Meeting our guests and seeing them happy during their holidays gives me great satisfaction !

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel purchased this villa in 2007

Why Karyn Vermast-Bissuel chose Bandol

If I had to design a house, I would do it the Mas de la Colline way. If I had to choose a place to build it, it would be where Mas de la Colline is !

What makes this villa unique

Very nice architecture combined with the breathtaking view in an absolute quiet and romantic place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the opportunity to stay in your lovely house! Un petit paradis! Great location, beautiful view, good vibes!

Thank you so much!

One thing: the house is so great that you tend to stay at home!

Many thanks
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bandol in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Showerroom Ground Floor - Shower Enclosure
    Showerroom First Floor - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom First Floor - Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Ground Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Floor - 2 Single Bed
    First Floor - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • 3 double beds, 2 x 2 twin beds, 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Mas Provençal with fantastic sea view, large recreation area, Swim Spa, Jacuzzi
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We were an adult group staying for 8 nights at the end of March 16. The house is charming, very well equipped and in a fantastic location, remote but that wasn't a problem for us, with amazing views.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it suited us well because we prefer to eat "dinner party style" in the evenings, at home relaxed and enjoying the fantastic food and wine we were able to buy from the local suppliers and larger supermarkets which are conveniently located close by (about 10 minutes drive).

We visited Bandol, Marseille, Saint Tropez, local golf course and wine tasting. We did try the swimming pool, it was maybe a little too early in the year for a comfortable swim but nevertheless provides a beautiful setting with a great sun trap on the sunnier days.

We would thoroughly recommend and definitely consider staying here again should we return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this encompassing review ! Very pleased to meet you all ! Welcome back to "La Colline" any time !!!
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absolutely a dream

  • 5 of 5

When we first drove down the driveway and landed on what appeared to be a dream, we had to pinch ourselves, twice. This home has everything you need to have a perfect, relaxing stay: view (stunning), pool (sublime), outdoor setting (perfect), home (full of character and superb style). We are a picky family, and this vacation stay surpassed all of our needs, wants, and desires. We had everything we needed in one place. Rarely needed to leave the premises.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great feedback. A big encouragement for us to continuously improve the Mas de la Colline "package" :-) Hope to see you back soon in the south !
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6ème séjour toujours exceptionnel

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons chaque année dans ce coin de paradis! Mas typique tout en pierre et une vue à couper le souffle. Grand confort, prestations de qualité et accueil chaleureux. Intimité et calme absolu à la lisière de la pinède. Nombreux restaurants, glaciers sur Sanary et Bandol et des excursions en mer pour visiter les calanques. Cadre exceptionnel que nous recommandons vivement.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mille mercis pour votre fidélité et au grand plaisir de vous revoir en 2016 !
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Perfect holiday in Provence

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 4 children aged between 7 and 12 years old spent a week at le Mas in April. The house is in a quiet location at the top of a hill with a breathtaking view. The view and the surrounding wilderness get slowly into you and have an incredibly relaxing effect. The house blends nicely with the landscape and has an incredible feel good factor.The house interior is charming with a mix of traditional and modern features, fully equipped and spacious. The pool and poolside are fantastic! There are also lots of great places to visit in the area. The owners and staff were very responsive to our requests. All in all this was the perfect holiday. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this nicely written review. It's a testimonial that in early April the charms of Mas de la Colline and our beautiful Region are already attractive. The spring season is definitely an interesting period for visiting the Provence sea side. Nature is flourishing, tourist attractions are open and well accessible and bathing at Mas de la Colline is a pleasure due to the pool heating. Regarding the equipment of the villa, dear future guest, please be informed that starting this season, you'll benefit from a Nespresso machine and a docking station for listening music via iPhone or iPod (can be used inside the villa or on the terrace).
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An amazing stay @ Mas de la colline

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there 7 days with 3 other couples of friends. This villa is very well located on a charming hill. Not far from Bandol city center and beaches.

Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Appliances are in great condition and the swimming pool area is just awesome !!

Environment is unique with breathtaking views on the sea, especially at night time where you can see all lights from nearby villages.

Definitely worth it !

Villa would be perfect with air-conditioning system, but it's probably because I am used to living with air-con all year round...

Thx for this lovely stay !

Will be back !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this nice review! We discussed the question whether or not to install an air conditioning system thoroughly and came to the conclusion that we prefer to cool the house the natural way - the way the Mas were always cooled down here in the South: - thick stone walls - well insulated roof - shutters closed during day time - shutters and windows opened during the night Moreover the house is equipped with various fans (ceiling fans and fans on feet) and mosquito nets protecting our guests from unwished intruders during the night. In summer at La Colline, the outside temperature at night usually cools down to 21 -23 degrees, allowing a nice refreshment of the house.
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Missing the view at the end of the Bed!!!

  • 5 of 5

The first time we climbed the steep road and arrived at Mas de la Colline the vista just took our breath away. The farmhouse is elegantly, ergonomically and simply laid out. There is a very pleasing and easy flow to the house which offers the perfect relaxing environment. Inside, a huge living room with soft sofas and giant TV. Outside, plenty of poolside sunbeds for sitting and reading, the scent of pine wafts on the breeze, having warmed up in the sunshine the pool is tantalisingly cooling and refreshing.

Further outdoor relaxation spaces were cool and shaded with many nooks and crannies to escape to as well as larger areas to gather all together for 'sun downers'. As dusk descended the vista transformed from brilliant bright blue to twinkling midnight blue. During our stay we witnessed the full moon reflected on the still pool and from our vantage point high on the hill the stunning summer firework display at Bandol. We soon realised we didn't need to eat out, we had the best view in the bay.

The local beaches and seaside towns are only a short drive away. We took the ferry from Bandol to the little island 'Ile de Bendor', take snorkels and goggles as the water is so clear the fish swim straight up to you. We ate at Le Soukana Plage restaurant, looking back to the mainland we spotted Mas de la Colline nestled high in the pine forest and felt very privileged that the farmhouse was our home for two weeks.

Would we go back - in a heartbeat.

We were a varied party of nine aged 10 to 70ish, the pool is fabulous fun and beautifully designed. Eating was a joy, outside on the terrace, late breakfasts and lazy lunches rolled into dinner prepared on the outside BBQ. (The Carrefour at the end of the road has a great fish and deli counter). The local markets are worth experiencing but in August are very busy - go early.

We would like to thank the owners, they provided excellent service and vision for Mas de la Colline as a relaxing five star holiday property. The small details definitely made the difference, thick towels, wooden outside furniture, plenty of plates, cups, glasses and a weekly cleaning service and fabulous views from the end of the bed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this very nice and complete review. It becomes again clear that guests are in the best position to describe facts, impressions and feelings. Now this review is almost 360 degrees, which other holiday makers surely will appreciate. Let's take this opportunity fo a little excursion into history: You mention the island "Ile de Bendor". This island was bought and developed by Paul Ricard back in the late fifties. Paul Ricard is the gentleman that has invented the modern version of the famous southern french drink called "Pastis" - many people still call it "Ricard". At about the same period, he also bought and developed l'Île des Embiez", facing Six Fours les Plages next to Sanary-sur-Mer. Both islands merit to be visited! Thanks again and hope to welcome you guys back soon in the South !!!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Marseille & Hyères
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Resort Dolce Fregate
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Bandol (highway A50)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mas des Vignes @ Golf Dolce Fregate
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
St Cyr Les Lecques
Car: recommended

MAS DE LA COLLINE is located on the heights of Bandol (PIBARNON), the famous seaside resort (5 min driving distance). Easily accessible (via A50 Marseille-Toulon highway or 45 min. driving distance from Marseille airport), MAS DE LA COLLINE is protected by a splendid pine forest and overlooks the magic scenery's of the Golfs of Six Fours, Sanary-sur-Mer and Bandol.

Lots of sports activities within short distance and very diverse sightseeing spots nearby. The famous Golf course Dolce Frégate is within a distance of 5 km.

The Bandol area has a wonderful micro climate with pluviometry not exceeding 650 mm per year and 320 days of sunshine a year. Bandol is a true seaside resort. Many sand beaches, cliffs, inlets and creeks are all part of this natural environment and are surrounded by hills of pines and willows.

Other Activities: sightseeing, visit of vineyards, boat trips

Golf: Playing golf in Provence:

2 golf courses (18 & 9 holes) at the heart of Provence, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

The Dolce Fregate Provence golf course is located at Saint Cyr sur Mer. The two golf courses in the golf french Riviera are ideally situated at the heart of Bandol AOC vinyeards and olive trees, overlooking the extraordinary Mediterranean Sea. It is located very near from Bandol and its white sand beaches, between Marseille and Toulon.

Golf enthusiasts will bask in the incredible beauty of the legendary Ronald Fream-designed 18-hole-course considered as one of the most breathtaking golf courses in France and in Europe.

Come and golf in the South of France with two golf courses with 15 holes with extraordinary Mediterranean sea view.

FREGATE Golf course - 6210 m (18 holes, Par 72)

Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, amid Bandol AOC vineyards, pine trees, rock gardens and more, the par 72 course features a varied and balanced route at the heart of Provence green landscape. It is one of the most appreciated golf courses in France.

FREGALON Golf course - 1700 m (9 holes, Par 29)

The Fregalon golf course is a beginners golf course, an exceptional alternative which offers golfers easy access to the game.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.74

1) The rental rates include water, heating and electricity and heated Swim Spa and Jacuzzi all year long (250 € weekly electricity contribution for the months November, December, January, February, March)
2) Linen, bath towels and kitchen towels are included.
3) Final cleaning is included.
4) In July and August rental is only possible per minimum 2 weeks with weekly changing of linen and 4 hours of weekly cleaning included in tariff.
5) 1000 Euros safety deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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