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Olga Shoff

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Russian

Villa at Antheor - Stunning Esterel views, steps from the beach, pool

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Esterel - Fayence - Villa Irene

4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8.

A super villa, with stunning new bathrooms and air conditioning in all of the bedrooms. South facing with lovely sea views and the beach is two minutes walk. The style is modern, sunny and fresh.

All bedrooms are on the first floor with all of the ground floor being the living and dining area. There is an open fire, very comfortable sofas, flat screen TV and indoor dining table for up to 8. Kitchen is semi open plan and is fully equipped with electric oven, gas hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Clothes washer+dryer are housed in a small utility room upstairs.

The kitchen, living and dining areas all open on to a large, very sunny terrace - with teak dining table and chairs to seat up to ten people. There are electric shutters and an awning if the heat gets too much! Pool is 6m x 4.5m and is surrounded by a teak decking with plenty of room for sunbathing.

There is a separate apartment that sleeps 2 which is available for larger groups.

Featured on A Place in The Sun: Our villa was filmed in July 2008 for the Channel 4 program, A Place in the Sun. The program was aired on Channel 4 on 29th January 2009 and is available to view on their website until 29th February. Our villa is the first one featured.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Olga Shoff (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Russian


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Villa at Antheor - Stunning Esterel views, steps from the beach, pool
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Early summer sun

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week (too short) at Villa Irene with my friends and teenage son at the start of summer 2008. The villa is bright, sunny and modern, the upper floor bedrooms and full length balcony giving great views and a feeling of proximity to the med. We walked to the small pretty beach nearby most days but there is a larger beach at Agay a short drive or 40 minute walk away if you prefer it to be livlier. There are a few local restaurants but “Matuzia”, with its Moroccan/French food and relaxed atmosphere was easily our favourite. The setting of the villa provided a range of activities from easy hiking and mountain biking in the Esterel National forest, golf and tennis at Vallescure to shopping and dining in Cannes.

Katie and her team were very helpful and accommodating and we will be hopefully returning for another visit in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks' vacation at Villa Irene with our friends - we were 7 people - 4 adults and 3 kids (9-15 yrs. old). My older son joined us with his girlfriend for the first week in the studio – perfect arrangement. Villa Irene is seating 40 meters from the sea (1 min walk, semi-private rock), and 150 m from a beach. The bedrooms are great, all of them facing the sea and have a balcony with a great view. The house is modern, have a lot of space, the kitchen is well-equipped with all-you-need, the bathrooms are really state of the art, high-speed internet, and the pool is very nice. The location is unbeatable - Antheor is a perfect place for vacation - you can have a rest , go to day trips in Provence, or enjoy the nearby cities (Cannes, Nice, and Saint Raphael) for shopping and culture. You can use a car, or the train - which is 7 min walk for the Villa. At Agay beach - 5 min drive- we enjoyed water sports such as wind surfing. Pierre-Jean is the local manager and he is very nice and very cooperative.

The only criticism –While all bedrooms have air-conditioning - the studio is without air-conditioning, and we were not aware that this is the case. It is not in the description in the HomeAway site.

In summary - we recommend on Villa Irene without hesitations, and hopefully returning for another visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa with beautiful sea view

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this villa in July. The villa was well equipped and in a great location, a stroll to the beach. The villa manager was a pleasure to meet.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bearsden, Stirling, United Kingdom

Villa Irene

  • 5 of 5

Villa Irene, Thank you!

Had an absolutely fabulous holiday, weather was gorgeous and accommodation was definitely top notch. Plently of living space, fantastic views from the bedrooms and the bathrooms were very luxurious couldn't ask for anything better. The villa was very well kept, very clean and the outside area was lovely. It was great having BBQ's with the family and the kids enjoying the pool. The villa is a stone's throw away from the beach which was very handy and just a sort 20 minute journey to Agay.

Will definitely be back! thank you :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Irene antheor

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family visited villa Irene in may 2011.

The villa is well maintained and very clean.

There is a great view of the bay from the bedrooms and balcony.

A visit to Cannes film festival was only 45 mins away.Beautiful beach and resteraunts

A day trip to monte Carlo casino was 2 hrs away and an amazing experience.

The pool at the villa was great during the day as it got pretty hot .great view over the bay from the decked/pool area.

Antheor beach 2 min walk away is sandy and safe.

Overall a great holiday and hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, District of Columbia

June 2011

  • 3 of 5

The location, and amount of space was great. Unfortunately, the kitchen was quite worn, and trash bin area under sink filthy. Bedding and linens were just average. The owner and property manager need to be more clear re: deposit agreement. Upon arrival, we had 12 in our party, instead of 9. there was no actual contract signed, just "arrival info" which never stipulated extra cost,etc The property manager never mentioned this as an issue. But after returning home, we were told the security deposit will not be returned due to extra people and leaving dishes in the sink!(this is routine cleaning) Unbelievable. We have stayed at several luxury properties in France, and never had this issue. What a hassle - now we have to submit a complaint to Home away rental guarantee re: deposit loss . Amy/Neec

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This party have posted a mediocre review because they have had a deposit deduction. I will deal with their points in turn. The kitchen is very modern and extremely well equipped and could never be described as 'worn'. The trash bin may have been dirty but that's the point of a trash bin. The bed linen is all good quality linen. We have never had a compaint about this. As the reviewer admits, they showed up with 12 people when they had booked for 9. Our villa sleeps a maximum of 10 and we had actually given them a discount on the price for 10 people. They asked our villa manager on arrival if they could have additional bed linen for the inflatable double matresses which they had brought with them. Six hours after they were due to arrive they called our manager to say they were lost about 25km from the villa. He went to find them and guided their convoy back to the villa. At their checkout they wanted to leave at 3am. Our terms and conditions (which they received) stated that there would be a charge for extra people and for out of hours arrivals and departures. We have to pay our villa manager for these additional charges and simply passed them on to the group. Following their departure it was discovered that a coffee machine was missing (presumed broken and disposed of) and several beach towels were also missing. They left all five bathrooms, the kitchen and the beds in such an appalling state that we had to pay for additional cleaning costs. Throughout their stay they were rude and dissmisive when dealing with our villa manger. The deposit deduction which was made comes nowhere near to compensating us for the losses/additional costs resulting from their stay.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

The villa is located very close to the sea with the dramatic Parc National de l'Esterel as a backdrop. It is situated on the main coast road between Cannes and St Tropez. The sandy beach of Antheor is a couple of minutes walk where there is also a campsite with a shop, restaurant and snack bar. There are a couple of other restaurants within walking distance of the villa and the village of Agay with it's lovely stretch of sandy beach is a few minutes drive. Here there are shops, several restaurants and a market on a Wednesday morning. For those looking for something more lively the bustling resort town of St Raphael is only twenty minutes drive where you can also do boat trips, water sports, just admire the super yachts or shop in the evening markets.

There are buses that run along the coast road between St Raphael and Cannes and the train station is less that ten minutes walk and the trains run from St Raphael to the Italian border.

Other Activities: hiking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint-Raphael, Esterel - Fayence

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jul 2016 - 5 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Discount Week
13 Aug 2016 - 20 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August Low
21 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £211

The rental rate is inclusive of one set of linen and towels per person and end of stay cleaning.
We require a security deposit of EUR250

Note that the apartment is only available as an optional extra for groups who book the villa. The weekly rate for the apartment is
EUR 250.
The villa sleeps 8; or 10 with the attached apartment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Esterel - Fayence in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • all four bathrooms are brand new with top quality fittings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms are sunny and bright with ensuite bathroom/shower rooms ( one bedroom is not ensuite but has a bathroom just next to it which is for sole use of this bedroom). Three of the bedrooms have french doors leading out onto the balcony where you can enjoy the superb views of the sea and the red rocks of the Esterel. A separate attached apartment is available for larger groups for an extra charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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