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Stunning Hilltop Villa with Private Heated Pool & Beautiful Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Plan de la Tour, Nr. St Tropez / Ste Maxime, Cote d'Azur - Tranquil and Only 10 minutes drive to Beach

The villa is an lovely hilltop Provencal villa with rustic charm overlooking the picturesque valley of Plan de la Tour. From the elevated terrace beautiful vistas of the surrounding hills and the vineyards in the valley below abound. This rustic Mas offers a tranquil setting for those wishing to relax but still be within easy reach of all the excitement the Gulf of St Tropez has to offer. Situated 10 minutes from the beaches of St Maxime and short drive to the surrounding villages of Grimaud, Garde Freinet and St Tropez makes it an ideal location from which to explore the region.

The Villa is situated on large, private grounds and has 3 spacious double bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom. 4th bedroom is smaller and has a two single beds (trundle bed). A large well-appointed open plan lounge/dining room which is stylishly decorated. Each room is furnished to a high standard and decorated in an elegant Provencal style providing luxurious accommodation. The rooms open out onto a large terrace which runs the length of the house.There is a well situated swimming pool (12 x 6m). This pool can be heated.

Situated 10 minutes from the beach & 18 kms from St Tropez, our summer holiday villa is perfect for those wanting a family holiday or romantic break

Golf: There is an 18 hole Golf course in St Maxime only 5 kms from the house. Beauvallon is approx 10 kms from the villa.

More Details

Lisa MacGregor
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Lisa MacGregor

I came to stay in Plan de la Tour for 3 months via a friend. I loved the area and immediately went searching for a villa. We stumbled upon Mas Casaou and bought it. We have never looked back. Its our French dream. We go to the beach in the morning and then go home for lunch and sit by the pool in the afternoons. Its such a huge pool! Its a dreamy villa, great for romance and great for families. We love sitting on the terrace drinking Rose and watching the sunset - the view. It's incredible.

Lisa MacGregor purchased this villa in 2004

Why Lisa MacGregor chose Le Plan-de-la-Tour

This is a dreamy, romantic, beautiful decorated rustic farmhouse. It has the most amazing views and wonderful feel. Its a large, spacious house with beautiful garden and huge pool. It is perfectly located for day trips or just lazing about.

What makes this villa unique

You will relax, that is for sure. It is really a family or group holiday house and for those wanting to have a real holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our party of five loved the property ...the weather for our mid September trip was above normal temperatures and the solar cover helped warm the pool for swimming every afternoon after touring all of the convenient cities and sights within an easy drive. The views set the whole tone...peaceful and relaxing. The photos from the listing were very accurate....the house was clean and comfortable...and we dined every morning and evening on the outdoor veranda. The reservation was easy and communication was excellent with the owner Lisa..and our local onsite contact Hayley filled us in on local options. St. Maxime is a very short drive and has an excellent grocery store...making cooking and soaking up the ambiance of the house and grounds easy. I look at my pictures now that I am home and I still get a "wave" of relaxtion wash over me as I smile... remembering this very special setting.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Plan-de-la-Tour in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Shared bathroom for bedroom 3 and 4
  • Large ensuite bath, wc, bidet and double basin for Bedroom 1. Large ensuite shower/bath, wc and basin for Bedroom 2 Large ensuite bath/shower, wc and double basin for Bedroom 3. All linen and towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor - Cupboard, chair & table
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor - Cupboard, chair & table
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs (Trundle Bed)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Ground floor with king bed. Opens to terrace. Bedroom 2 Ground floor with twin beds. Opens to terrace. Bedrooms 3 Upstairs with king bed. Opens onto patio. Bedroom 4 Upstairs smaller bedroom with two single beds.(trundle bed). (Bed 4 is accessible through bedroom 3 and share same bathroom). The Bedrooms are all beautifully decorated in typical Provencal fashion. Each piece, individually chosen to create the ambiance each room posseses.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house has been newly renovated and furnished to a high level. This house benefits from being on a hilltop. Plan de la Tour village is an unspoiled typical provencal village, full of charm with its old lanes and ancient bell tower. It has fabulous restaurants, a bar, grocery stores, tourist office, pharmacy and its own market on a Thursday morning. The more bustling coastal town of St Maxime is only a 10 mins drive and boasts everything you could possibly look for, from designer shops to 6 kms of golden beaches! There is also a regular ferry service from St Maxime to St Tropez, Cannes and Nice. There are many local activities also including golf, horse riding, sailing, tennis, cycling and canoeing etc. Outside: The dining/lounge areas have French windows leading onto the terrace perfect for enjoying your shady lunches and balmy Mediterranean evenings. The Villa also benefits from a beautiful large tiled swimming pool (6m x 12m). There are also secure electric gates and ample parking space for several cars. The garden is fully enclosed and contains mature trees and benefits from a fully automatic watering system. The swimming pool and the main grounds of the villa are not overlooked /shared and are for holidaymakers exclusive use. Utility Room: Separate utility room contains washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included. Every Saturday during your stay our 'femme de menage' will come and clean. Other: There is a large well-appointed open plan lounge/dining room which is stylishly decorated. Each bedroom is furnished to a high standard. All rooms open out onto a large terrace.


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Stunning Hilltop Villa with Private Heated Pool & Beautiful Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this wonderful villa in the south of France. The villa has wonderful views of the area. Very comfortable accommodation and very well equipped. There are many things to do and see in the area. Great pool too. The villa is a few minutes drive from the beach and 1km from the village. It was a super holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was only a pleasure to have you. See you soon.
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Little Gem on the hilltop

  • 5 of 5

We’ve had the most amazing time staying in your beautiful home, Lisa. A real gem!! So comfortable, with everything we could wish for, and more.. we’ll recommend it to everyone. A beautiful home, away from home! Thank you!! Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Mas Casaou. I am so pleased you had a wonderful holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Lisa x
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2 weeks at le casaou

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent 2 wonderful weeks at le casaou with our family. The villa is very nicely situated just outside the village of plan de la tour in the hills with an amazing view. The house is beautifully furnished and well equipped and extremely comfortable and the terrace, garden and pool are perfect outdoor spaces to enjoy the weather. The pool is just the most wonderfully relaxing place in the world tonbenwstching the hills opposite you. The local village really offered us everything we needed - shops, restaurants, market, supermarket, bakeries and we preferred le plan to going further afield. We managed various day trips to other places but usually ended up having supper back in le plan. We had a wonderfully relaxing time there and Sarah the housekeeper and her husband were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would love to come back again next year as we had such a lovley time at le casaou. Thanks Lisa and Evan for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaximg villa with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 6 plus dog and this villa suited our needs perfectly. The villa itself was clean, well equipped and very comfortable. The pool was perfect and breakfast on the terrace with wonderful views was something to look forward to each morning. Sarah, the caretaker, was very helpful and just 5 minutes away if we needed anything. We enjoyed going down to the local village and eating at the restaurants there in the evenings and when we wanted bit of sand and sea Sainte Maxime was just 15 minutes away. Overall, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely recommend this villa to friends and family and hope to return ourselves in near future.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for reviewing Mas Casaou. I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time there and found the villa suitable and well equipped for your needs. Yes, i have to agree the views are quite something and breakfast on the terrace is too lovely. I do hope that you will be back for more holidays. Best wishes and to you and your family and thank you kindly again. Lisa x
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Fabulous Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for hosting a fabulous holiday.

We had the most wonderful time at Villa La Casaou, if possible we would be back tomorrow.

Safe secure private surroundings for our all of our family and pet dog. Beautifully laid out gardens, plenty of sun and shade areas with fantastic views. Great walks up the mountain for any dog lovers, our pet dog was able to run free which was brilliant. Hard work for the humans…….but great exercise

Amenities fairly close, Plan De La Tour has everything you need without venturing to far (markets, restaurants, shopping). St Maxime 10 min drive away and St Tropez 15 min ferry ride form St Maxime, so beautiful………..

We visited Grimaud , St Tropez, Cannes and St Maxime during our stay, all easy to get to and so great to see.

Lots of room within the house with everything you need for daily life, country style with all the mod cons you need. If we had any queries or issues we had on hand access to a Service Manger (who was brilliant by the way)

We are hoping to come back as soon as we can 

Thank you for letting us share your home

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was wonderful to have you to stay. Please do come back soon. Best regards from the team.
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What a View

  • 5 of 5

"Hi Lisa!! Just wanted to tell you how much we LOVED staying at your home in the darling town of Plan de la Tour! We had the best vacation - enjoying Paris, St. Tropez, a drive to Monaco, wonderful dinners in the village, running( dying) up

The mountain, shopping , played tennis at the club, and finally our last stop and drop our son off in Barcelona! It was a trip to remember and we hope to get back someday. Your house is so charming-and what a view!!!!

Thx for all your info ahead of time!

Take care!!

Gloria xo"

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Ste - Maxime
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ste- Maxime
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Ste - Maxime
Car: recommended


Driving time to beaches to the beautiful beaches of St Maxime is approx 10 mins or 8 kms. Nartelle is approx 9 kms where you can ski. Incredible beaches in this area - must be seen with View of St Tropez accross the bay.

Best way to get to St Tropez in summer is by boat from Ste-Maxime 10 mins.


Toulon is the nearest airport and is 40 minutes away, while Nice Airport is 1 hr 15 mins drive. Marseille is 1 hr 30 mins drive. These airports are severed by many major airlines including British airways as well as Easyjet and Ryan air.

Plan de la Tour can be accessed from Exit 36 (Le Muy) of the A8 (freeway running from Nice to Aix). Take Plan de la Tour exit and our house is on the road between Plan de la Tour and the hamlet of Vallaury.


1 km from Village of Plan de la Tour

8 kms from St Maxime

18 kms from St Tropez

Further Details:

Notes to the rental rates & General Conditions: After your reservation you will receive our written reservation and invoice. You are requested to sign this & send it back to us, which means that you agree to the rent and general conditions. NB: You have 3 days to confirm booking by return of signed contract and produce proof of payment (faxed copy of deposit or bank transfer).

Deposit required to secure booking is 50 % of the cost of the rental period.

Water, Electricity, Gas, linen, weekly cleaning, linen and towels are included.

Rental Period : Minimum stay 7 days between 1 May and 31 October, starting on Sat 16.00 pm till Sat 10.00 am.

Reservations/Payments: After your reservation you will receive our written reservation and invoice.

Cancellation: Up to 8 weeks before arrival: cancellation costs are 50% of the total rent excluding guarantee. 8 weeks or less prior to arrival 100 % cancellation cost.

Villa Guarantee: €800. These amounts cover eventual damages, breakages, additional cleaning, etc. If there is no damage, the guarantee will be returned to you.

Cleaning: The Villa will be clean on arrival. Every Saturday during your stay our “femme de menage” will come and clean. This is obligatory.

Number of guests: There is a maximum of 8 sleeping guests. If these maximums are exceeded the rent can be terminated immediately without compensation.

Barbecues: Gas

Responsibility during your stay: You are legally responsible for house (incl. furniture). A third party insurance is obligatory to confirm your booking. If you do not have insurance please contact owner for details.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Changeover Day:
Saturday at Peak or Flexible

Notes on prices:
Prices are all inclusive of electricity, gas, water, bbq gas, linen, towels - pool and bath. Final cleaning is included.There are no extra costs in our rates.
NB Pool heating is 100 Euros per week if required. Pool heater is a heat exchange heater. It must be paid in cash on arrival.
Tourist tax is payable on arrival at 80 centimes per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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