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Fabulous Romantic Villa in Provence Alpes C D'Azur W Large Pool

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Villa Cambaras is a romantic, charmingly restored and furnished hunting lodge (petit Chateau) from Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur's Italy inspired period (early 1800's). If you want to stay in a large villa that breathes history, have everything Provence has to offer and the Riviera on your door steps this is it.

Our guests, from around the world - many from Scandinavia - tend to be very satisfied. (See more reviews at our own website www.cambaras.com)

The main building has Italian frescoes in the cealing, furnished with antique and modern furniture - 'stylish yet not austentatious', one guest remarked. It was originally built as a hunting lodge by Italian masters.

The property is surrounded by vineyards, hilltop villages, first class golf courses like the world renouned Terre Blanche - 10 min to a lake, less than half an hour to the wonderful Theoule sur mer sandy beach - and 35 min to the nearest ski slope.

The driveway is lined with 200 year old Lebanese Cedar tree and there is a 14 , 5 meter swimmingpol perfect for daily swimming excercises. The property has park like dimensions, 1.5 acres, and has an excellent view on to Fayence and Tourrettes - both villages with their lovely restaurants (some with Michelin mention), bars and fete’s are in walking distance.

Then you can do gliding, paragliding, horse riding, fishing, wind surfing, pedallo’s, trekking, hilltop cycling, etc, only minutes away.

We dare say that Villa Cambaras is one of the more unique properties available for rent in the part of Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur where you have easy access to both the mountains, the vineyards and the Riviera. A definite experience.

We had two wedding parties on the property this year and another one booked for next year. Others select Cambaras for significant events or just to treat family and friends.

Our house manager speaks English and is on call to help out.

Brief facts:
- 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10 adults och 12 in total.
- Large 15 x 5 metres exercise pool.
- Modern kitchen with a generously sized Godin gas stove.
- 4 bathrooms.
- Air condition in some bed rooms.
- Pool alarm system - however children must at all time be attended to.
- Pre-arrival and departure cleaning and laundry.

We can also arrange:

- Daily house keeping.
- A private chef.
- Cooking courses.
- Wine tasting and walk around our next door wine estate.

The property is a all-year-around-home and perfect if you want to take a sabbatical or a long break from September until end-May. The village primary school is just across the park. Wintertime the added advantage is the closeness to the Southern Alps ski resorts.

Please also check out owners website www.cambaras.com for news, more photo's, owners blog and more reviews.

Feel free to call me, 09.00- 22.00 New York time.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 240 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    We have quite a large library of classic, contemporary novels, poetry, fact and coffee table books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Chess, Scrabble, Boule, Monopoly, ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Use music files or e g Spotify through your own computer or Iphone....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The B&O hifi connects to the wifi and can be controlled through your Iphone....moreless

  • Television:

    Apple TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Through the Wii console you can access the internet incl Youtube...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii sports game...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony in the master bedroom overlooks the terrace, the field below and the mountain villages....moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    1 racing bike, 1 ladies bike, 1 mountain bike...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    A number of major golf courses in the area, including Terre Blanche 5 km away....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    There is some skiing equipment for guests to use during the winter season....moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is large and deep, excellent for excersising....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer low
May 17 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer high
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late summer
Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,995
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Security deposit is 50 % of the full price and is paid at the time of booking. Security deposit is non-refundable. The outstanding amount is paid at the latest 8 weeks before arrival.

A refundable property and content deposit, 1500 euros, is paid together with the last instalment, and is repaid within 10 days after departure.


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Location

58 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nice
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Fayence
33 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
St Raphael-Frejus
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Terre Blanche
33 Kilometres
Nearest Train
St Raphael-Frejus
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A8
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tourrettes
51 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Greolieres Les Neiges
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Theole-sur-mer

Car: Recommended

Villa Cambaras is easy to reach, 45 minutes from Nice International Airport. Take the A8 motorway towards Cannes and Frejus, look out for exit 39 towards Fayence. Cambaras is 10 min passed a popular lake, Lac St Cassian.

Our part of Provence is right in the midst of the vineyards, the olive plantations, the Southern Alps, the Cote d’Azur beaches, medevial villages and hamlets.

The Domaine Grand Bastide, a fine producer of red, white and rosé wines, is our next door neighbour. Walk through the park to the right and the wine shop is around the corner.

There are a number of restaurants with Michelin mentions, e g Le Castelleras, Le France and Le Huit, a brisk walk or cycle up the hill to, plus many bars and up there in the lively village of Fayence.

Far from the madding crowds you can still discover fine sandy beaches tucked away in the Esterel nature reserve, just 30 minutes from Cambaras.

Lac St. Cassien offers water-sport and is a top fresh water angling spot. There are walks from Fayence through the oak forests of Mons, the Saignole Gorge and the cliff of St Cezaire.

If you want to do sailing, you can rent different size boats and there are also sailing schools al the year around in Mandelieu-la-Napoule and in St Raphael.

Fayence is the European Mecca for gliding and its possible to both do gliding courses and to get up in a glider for a birds eye view over valley.

Golf: Terre Blanche has two of Europe's most exclusive, scenic golf courses. There are many other golfing opportunities in other nearby villages, such as Bergamo, as well.

The nearest large ski resort is less then 1 hour away: Greolieres Les Neiges has 22 slopes, 30 km of skiing. There are many more slopes also for the more advanced skiers in the South Alps.

Our part of Provence is right in the midst of the vineyards, the olive plantations, the Southern Alps, the Cote d’Azur beaches, medevial villages and hamlets.

The Domaine Grand Bastide, a fine producer of red, white and rosé wines, is our next door neighbour. Walk through the park to the right and the wine shop is around the corner.

There are a number of restaurants with Michelin mentions, e g Le Castelleras, Le France and Le Huit, a brisk walk or cycle up the hill to, plus many bars and up there in the lively village of Fayence.

Far from the madding crowds you can still discover fine sandy beaches tucked away in the Esterel nature reserve, just 30 minutes from Cambaras.

Lac St. Cassien offers water-sport and is a top fresh water angling spot. There are walks from Fayence through the oak forests of Mons, the Saignole Gorge and the cliff of St Cezaire.

If you want to do sailing, you can rent different size boats and there are also sailing schools al the year around in Mandelieu-la-Napoule and in St Raphael.

Fayence is the European Mecca for gliding and its possible to both do gliding courses and to get up in a glider for a birds eye view over valley.

Golf: Terre Blanche has two of Europe's most exclusive, scenic golf courses. There are many other golfing opportunities in other nearby villages, such as Bergemon, as well.

The nearest large ski resort is less then 1 hour away: Greolieres Les Neiges has 22 slopes, 30 km of skiing. There are many more slopes also for the more advanced skiers in the South Alps.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Now you want to know who we are and why we own this beautiful old lady. Well, its a long story, but to cut it short we searched long and hard before we settled for a property in the south of France for pragmatic reasons. Myself and my wife have been foreign correspondents in mostly sunny climates for most of our careers so after many years of searching we found that Provence was the best place for us. Being Swedish and Irish this was our compromise, if you can call it that.

Why the Owner Chose Fayence:
We wanted a property filled with history, a house with a soul - we have always loved charming old mansions and in fact we have only owned properties with historical significance - and Cambaras fits that bill too, it is not 'just' a  holiday home. We wanted to have the option to move here one day, if our job commitments allowed. In my case I am a writer and journalist I am living at Cambaras for longer stretches every now and then. The fact is that we were completely enchanted, obsessed even, so we fell for this romantic little chateau style house - this Italian styled beauty was in fact a holiday retreat of its time as it was built by most probably a Italian chateau to cater for hunting and pleasure -  with sensual frescoes on the ceilings, lavender blue Provençal shutters, trompe l'oeil facade and entertainment terrace. We could envisage how Italian aristocrats and after them Napoleon's General Fabre, who built Chateau du Puy in the Tourrettes hilltop (our bedroom view), used Cambaras as a hideout, and how men and mistresses entertained themselves royally here less than 200 years ago. Nothing we had seen until then in Provence came anywhere near Cambaras. Most of the homes were nice holiday homes but most of the time without the soul and purpose we were searching for. The third criteria was that our children, 17 and 22 at the time, would warm to it - and they did! They would never go for an isolated house in the middle of 'nowhere'. They want to be able to walk to the action, restaurants, bars and village 'fetes' that is. Then the property is large enough for as and for our children to invite lots of friends and be able to entertain. It almost did not happen. We spent a whole holiday searching for our dream house. We were booked to fly home the next day when the agent said he wanted to test one other property that he originally thought was too big. So he did and the rest is history.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Cambaras is an unusual historic gem with easy access to all the pleasures in Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian, Anglais

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Photos

  • The 14 x 5 metre pool is big enough for swimming lengths

    The 14 x 5 metre pool is big enough for swimming lengths

  • We call Cambaras 'romantic', we think you agree

    We call Cambaras 'romantic', we think you agree

  • Wine and dine in outstanding Provence ambience - view from the kitchen

    Wine and dine in outstanding Provence ambience - view from the kitchen

  • Cambaras' out door dining area

    Cambaras' out door dining area

  • Bedroom with a view

    Bedroom with a view

  • Ground floor bed suite (4th bed)

    Ground floor bed suite (4th bed)

  • Cambaras gate entry

    Cambaras gate entry

  • Th fountain courtyard on ground floor level

    Th fountain courtyard on ground floor level

  • The drawing room/conservatory

    The drawing room/conservatory

  • 4th floor bedroom

    4th floor bedroom

  • The Stone Barn - with view of Fayence (5th bed)

    The Stone Barn - with view of Fayence (5th bed)

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, swedish, danish, norwegian, Anglais
  • Calendar last updated 03/11/2015
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