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Julia Deans

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

Provencal Villa with Great Views, Pool, Garden & Olive Trees

7 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Draguignan region

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful villa with pool sits on a terraced hillside acre with a lovely established garden and 60+ olive trees. It overlooks Callas, a charming village just 500 metres away with shops including grocery store, wine shop, olive mill and shop, post office, restaurants, a weekly market, and services. Walk for your morning croissants or evening meal!

Newly furnished to high standards with plenty of local antiques and art, this classic Provencal villa offers a myriad of comfortable living spaces, both indoors and out, in which to relax and enjoy your holiday. One hour drive from the Nice and Toulon international airports and the train station at Aix-en-Provence, and only 15 minutes’ drive from the A8 motorway. Avignon and Marseilles are approximately one and a quarter hours away.

Nearby activities include: lively market towns - including the fabulous Sunday market at Le Muy; St. Tropez, Cannes and other famed beaches; golf; historic sights; gourmet dining; boating and fishing; Lower Alps skiing; and natural wonders such as the Gorges du Verdon. Most are within 20-30 minutes' drive.

The entrance to the villa is welcoming, with a light-filled entrance hall and guest toilet. A staircase to the right of the entrance hall leads to two second floor bedrooms, each with twin beds, and a full bathroom including bath and shower. Several steps lead down from the entrance to the main floor. The left wing of the main floor contains one bedroom with twin beds and lovely antiques, a full bathroom with shower, and a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and French doors leading to the outdoor terrace and a wonderful view of Callas. To the right, the main floor dining room has a large antique dining table able to seat 10 and French doors leading to an outdoor terrace, shaded in wisteria. The living room has a sofa, armchairs, fireplace and, hidden behind antique armoire doors, a satellite television and sound system; the living room also has double French doors, leading on to the outdoor terrace and looking out over Callas. The well-equipped kitchen leads to a covered outdoor summer kitchen with built-in barbeque and sink, and a large terrace with a teak dining table able to seat 10, with an awning that can be rolled out for shade if desired. Also attached to the kitchen is a garage/utility room, with a washing machine, large freezer, and drying rack.

Available year-round. Centrally heated. Not equipped for babies or very young children. No pets or smoking please.

Keywords: House, Villa, View, Pool, Comfortable

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julia Deans (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

About Julia Deans

We are a Toronto-based family of four and started visiting the Callas area while living in Asia with young children. We have a wide variety of interests but all love coming to Callas to relax, explore, and immerse ourselves in all things French.

Julia Deans purchased this house in 2005

Why Julia Deans chose Draguignan region

We bought our villa after renting in the area for many years. Every time we left, we had a longer list of things to do on our next visit, and so we knew we'd never get bored! The list now includes everything from great markets and restaurants to running routes and basketball courts to beaches and cultural sites - we love sharing it with our guests. Callas is also a great place to relax - have a morning cafe au lait in the square, a leisurely lunch on the terrace and an afternoon reading under the shade of the mulberry tree or by the pool. Perfection!

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Provencal Villa with Great Views, Pool, Garden & Olive Trees
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
toronto
5

incredible retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing Villa for two weeks, starting at the end of September. It is a spectacular location. Very relaxing location with complete privacy and the owners have done an exceptional amount of work to keep everything impeccible. The location is ideal for short and long day trips to all the places you will ever want to see. We highly recommend this beautiful home and location to anyone considering a vacation to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Two couples shared this lovely home for 10 days. the location is wonderful for exploring and the home is luxurious. The kitchen is well set up and there are lovely areas to eat outside. the pool is great.

there is a local hostess who was very helpful. We highly recommend this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati
4

Nice Provencal holiday again!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I and our almost-16 year old son, stayed here for 2 weeks. Weather was lovely and hot, and we had a very relaxing time overall. We enjoyed being able to walk into Callas for early-morning croissants and bread, and the Hotel Du France in town was excellent value for lunch, and really good cuisine overall. We splurged again at the Michelin restaurant (Gorge du Pennafort) and once again found the 18 courses delicious, but just too much food - a la carte next time for us! We were pretty lazy and didn't leave the house except to shop for food, or eat out - the places we wanted to visit were a bit far away so we opted to chill by the pool most days. The pool was good, and we especially enjoyed the company of 3 chickens who roamed the flower beds looking for bugs to eat. We sat out and BBQ'd most evenings - the BBQ was excellent - we wished there was some comfy outdoor seating to relax a bit more in - but we played cards and games at the table a lot. The stereo and TV/DVD in the house was good - we watched a couple of films and listened to music most evenings. Amandine, the house manager, was excellent, and responsive to the few things we needed while we were there (more pillowcases and a minor dishwasher repair - all taken care of very easily and no hassle to us).

All in all, a very relaxing and easy vacation, in a wonderful area of Provence, with typically-excellent food and wine abounding. Julia provided tons of useful information and checked we were OK once there - making the overall experience even better!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will add more seating options for future guests
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Waterloo, Ontario
5

From the moment we walked...

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door, I

wished our stay could have been longer. There

were 6 of us (3 couples). We enjoyed the house, the

garden and surrounding area. It was our first visit

to Provence. Peaceful, comfortable, inviting and

memorable. The Deans have created a lovely retreat

that we made all our own - if only for one week.

Thank you. Veronica Pantin

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We always wish we could s...

  • 5 of 5

We always wish we could stay longer! The villa is very

comfortable, the garden is gorgeous and the village is

charming. Provisioning is easy; the village has an

excellent butcher/charcuterie, great wine shop and a

bakery, not to mention the herbs straight from the

garden.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario
5

Felt like home the minute...

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home the minute we walked in the door. Great base for day travel. Village was friendly and within easy walking distance. Terrace was perfect for the evening glass of wine.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nice (1 hour)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
5 min drive, 10 min walk
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
20 mins
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Les Arcs-Draguignan (25 mins)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A8 (15 mins)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
5 min drive, 10 min walk
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Ste Maxime (Golfe de St. Tropez)
Car: necessary

fabulous markets, walking/hiking/running, museums and historic sights, beaches, cycling

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Claviers, Draguignan region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High - Summer
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
September
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 7 nights
£1,687
 
 
October - April
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,266
for 7 nights
£1,266
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £253

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Draguignan region in Var

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautiful hillside views over village, olive trees, vineyards, and valley below. Whether you spend your day exploring nearby market towns, sampling France's some of France's best vineyards, in historic Aix-en-Provence, shopping in Cannes or St. Tropez, or simply unwinding with a book under the mulberry tree next to the pool, you will come away from your stay happy and refreshed.

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