Provencal Villa with Great Views, Pool, Garden & Olive Trees
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Callas house description
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
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- 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. ...moreless
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- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
Nice Provencal holiday again!
Nice Provencal holiday again!
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!
- Guest Jennifer J. (Cincinnati)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will add more seating options for future guests
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
- Guest Veronica Pantin (Waterloo, Ontario)
- Date of stay 02/15/10
- Review Submitted 02/15/10
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.
- Guest Michael & Yeelong Balladon (Washington D.C.)
- Date of stay 08/01/09
- Review Submitted 08/01/09
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.
- Guest Romano Family (Toronto, Ontario)
- Date of stay 07/26/09
- Review Submitted 07/26/09
Our stay at the villa was outstanding! The villa is spacious and beautifully appointed. The kitchen is well supplied so that you can create any kind of meal. We loved the gardens and the pool - the perfect end to a day of sightseeing. The Deans have developed an incredible document that provides invaluable information on how to operate everything in the house, shopping, transportation, restaurants, day trips, etc. We would return in a heart beat! It was a magical holiday.
- Guest Louise Adams (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/23/09
- Review Submitted 07/23/09
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7 night min stay
Sep 7 - Sep 28
7 night min stay
|October - April
Sep 29 - Apr 5
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May 4 - Jun 21
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|High - Summer
Jun 22 - Sep 6
7 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: €300
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Nice (1 hour) at 53 Miles
- Nearest Train: Les Arcs-Draguignan (25 mins) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: A8 (15 mins) at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Ste Maxime (Golfe de St. Tropez) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 5 min drive, 10 min walk at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: 20 mins at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: 5 min drive, 10 min walk at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Callas:
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!
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View over pool, olive trees and the lovely village and vineyards of Callas.
Looking up from the pool towards the villa, and its second floor bedrooms
Living room with French doors. TV/sound system hidden in antique armoire.
Dining table seats 10 easily. French doors lead out to outdoor patio.
Second bedroom (main floor); twin beds can be rearranged.
Fourth bedroom (second floor), with BIG view; twin beds can be rearranged.
The rose-covered entrance to the villa, on a hillside above Callas
Looking out from eating terrace towards patio, shaded area and view.
Well-equipped kitchen leading to outdoor eating area and built-in bbq.
Master bedroom with king bed and walk-out to wraparound terrace and view.
Third bedroom (second floor); twin beds can be rearranged.
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