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Villa les Caillols,Vineyard View, Private Pool, Between Aix-en-Pce and St Tropez

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

At the end of the vineyard, behind the Provençal sun gate lies our comfortable and tastefully furnished villa built in typical Provençal style, with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, and located on a magnificent terraced 6,000 square metre (1 1/2 acre) property featuring Mediterranean essences, stone walls and olive and fig trees. The property overlooks an AOC vineyard and the Massif des Maures mountains, is entirely fenced and gated with gardens, has a barbecue area and parking for 6 cars. Down a few steps from the large terrace is the private swimming pool with its stone tile decking and seating area, solar shower, and a retractable ‘Skydome’ cover you can swim under if the weather isn’t perfect. The villa is completely private without being isolated.

Enter the villa from the stone walkway near the covered parking area or from the large west facing terrace. The tastefully furnished and spacious open concept living-dining area has a beamed cathedral ceiling with sliding glass walls that open to allow full indoor-outdoor living. There are large modern sofas and Louis XV chairs, a Louis Philippe television cabinet with 32” Flat screen TV and DVD/CD player to enhance your listening and viewing pleasure. There is also a Godin wood-burning fireplace for the cooler months. The dining room has a large dining table, 8 chairs and a Louis Philippe sideboard.

The large bright sunny kitchen faces west and is fully equipped for cooking with a Bosch gas cooktop and oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffeemaker, Nespresso, and bar where you can have your morning coffee or a glass of rosé while you look out over the pool and vineyard.

There is a 2 piece powder room off the main entrance hall. The Master bedroom features a 160 cm. Queen bed, night stand and lamp, built in cupboards and a triple closet. The ceramic tile ensuite bath has a sink and vanity with walk in shower.

The rest of the bedrooms are located in separate sleeping quarters on the main floor: there are two bedrooms with 160 cm. Queen Beds, chair or bench, nightstands, lamps and triple closet or armoire. The fourth bedroom has two single beds, chair, nightstands, lamps and closet. There is a full 6 piece bathroom all in ceramic tile.

Outside and down a few steps is a separate laundry room with washer-dryer, iron and ironing board. There is a solar shower beside the pool.

There is a landline phone that allows free long distance calling within France and to Europe and North America, as well as high-speed wireless internet throughout the villa. All bedrooms have windows with traditional wooden shutters. The remainder of the villa has windows with electric roller shutters for your comfort.

High quality linens and bath towels as well as pool towels are provided.

Outdoor furnishings include a dining table and chairs for 8 on the covered terrace, an outdoor living area with sofa, chairs and ottomans, 8 sun lounge chairs, two fully articulated sun umbrellas and a ping pong table. There is another smaller dining table and chairs on the shaded porch, and a sitting area under the trees near the ping pong table.

NEARBY: Less than 2 km from the property is the village of Besse-sur-Issole in the heart of Var wine country with its medieval architecture, nine spring water fountains, a lake in its centre and its signature vineyards. Here you will find all basic services: bakery, grocer, butcher shop, gourmet restaurants, cafés, pizzerias, pharmacy, hairdresser and a small weekly farmer’s market. Have your morning coffee or a snack at a sidewalk café, treat yourself to dinner at one of the gourmet restaurants or take away a delicious ‘plat du jour’ from the local butcher. You can even see a recent movie in the 18th century town hall.

A short drive away, you can also sample cuisine from Alain Ducasse, one of France’s top chefs, at l’Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle. In less than 10 minutes by car you can visit no fewer than 12 different towns and villages, each with its own history, character and vineyards to explore. Biking is also a wonderful way to explore the region and bikes can be arranged. There are also hiking trails, including to the St Quinis chapel at an altitude of 600 metres and built in the XVIth century, horseback riding, fishing, the tourist train and a large number of “cru classé” vineyards to visit nearby. For those who love golf, the Barbaroux Golf Course, one of the most prestigious in France, is 15 minutes away.

The sand beaches of La Londe des Maures and le Lavandou are just over 30 minutes by car. And don't miss the restaurants and shopping in Hyères-les-Palmiers, the town that introduced the French Riviera to the world.

DAY TRIPS: Thoronet Abbey, Brigançon Fort, sailing or diving in the waters of the national park of the Porquerolles Islands, Port Crau, Le Levant, the towns, exhibitions and festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez or Saint-Raphael, Grasse and its perfumes, Vallauris and its pottery, all easily accessible via the autoroute just 15 minutes from the villa. The Tourist Train of Central Var runs from April to October through Besse from Carnoules to Brignoles. For spectacular views, escape to the Gorges du Verdon.

AMENITIES: To enhance your stay we offer: - Private parking with automatic gate - private and secure swimming pool - Table tennis - Information on the region and tours - BBQ corner – Hi-speed Internet – Quality bedding and linens: - towels - kitchen towels - towels for the pool. Golf course - Golf de Barbaroux 15 km. Beaches- 35 km. Reservations based on availability. Please note the villa is entirely NON-SMOKING and equipped with smoke detectors. For hygiene purposes, pets are unfortunately not accepted.

More Details

Property Manager
Pamela Taylor & Franck Perrin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Pamela Taylor & Franck Perrin

We are a couple with roots both in France and Canada and look forward to sharing our French dream with you. We love the spectacular natural beauty of the property and its surroundings.

Pamela Taylor & Franck Perrin purchased this villa in 2013

What makes this villa unique

The views are breathtaking, the village of Besse-sur-Issole is charming and friendly and the villa is perfectly located as a base to explore the history, culture, food and wine of the region!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Greetings from beautiful Provence. Your house is gorgeous and we have settled in nicely. The area is spectacular (not that I have to tell you), and we have managed to get around a bit. Found the supermarket in Flassans. Well stocked. Also hiked up to St. Quinis yesterday. Magical place, almost a little eerie. We all loved it. Today we have spent the day in Aix, where we visited the market, the old town and Atelier Cezanne. Great day! Tomorrow I think we are off to Antibes to do some boat watching and the Picasso collection. Isabelle was very helpful showing us around. I am sure she got a kick out of my high school French. Anyway, we will keep you posted."
May 2015
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Besse-sur-Issole Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , 1 basin
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , 2 basins
    Bathroom - toilet , 1 basin
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Ceramic tile. High quality designer hand and bath towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with large closets or armoire, night tables, chair or banquette. High quality linens are provided-all beds are very comfortable. Three bedrooms have extra large 160 cm queen beds and the fourth has two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: The villa remains cool in the summer without the need for air conditioning due to its unique energy efficient construction.


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Villa les Caillols,Vineyard View, Private Pool, Between Aix-en-Pce and St Tropez
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Ontario, Canada

Relaxing while enjoying a most wonderful environment.

  • 5 of 5

Villa les Callols has to be the best located and most beautiful vacation residence one can expect to find in Provence France. The small village of Besse sur Issol, which is five minutes away from the Villa, offers all the services one can possibly need and the people are most welcoming and helpful.The Villa is located in the middle of a number of small towns all surrounded by vineyards many of which offer wine tasting and along with the possibility of buying directly from the Producer. Our preferred choice was their outstanding Rose. We spent 3 weeks there and would recommend this Villa to the most discerning ones. It is very well equipped including an inground pool which was more than welcomed during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hernando, Florida, USA

Beautiful, secluded Villa

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the villa. It is nestled in the hills outside Besse-sur-Issole, overlooking a vineyard and surrounded by beautiful trees. We were two senior couples, and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. The village has 3 nice restaurants, and there are many others nearby, but we also bought and prepared our own food, while enjoying wine and cheese on the westward facing back terrace, with a crackling fire behind us. There are a number of small villages nearby, which are fun to visit, and is about half way between Marseilles and Nice, with all that those two cities have to offer. We were there during the grape harvest, and that was an experience we won't soon forget. Can't quite give it 5 stars, as we had a few minor problems, but I would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you as our guests and glad you enjoyed your stay. We have taken steps to make sure the minor concerns you had have been dealt with.
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Toronto, Canada

The perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Villa Les Caillols is a beautiful property nestled among the beautiful vineyards of Provence. The villa has all the amenities you could wish for and the views are breathtaking. The pool is a real asset, especially since we were travelling with kids and the property is very private. The property's location is also a real plus. You are often no more than an hour away from many of the main cities and attractions in Provence. The property owners and the maintenance staff were very kind and accommodating. We would highly recommend a stay at Villa Les Caillols.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely, quiet, secluded villa located within a short drive of the village.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for peace and quiet, surrounded by vineyards with Besse just a short drive away. The owner and maintenance staff were very helpful throughout.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with our two week stay at this villa. It is simply idyllic: beautifully private setting, lovely views, attractive furnishings, convenient facilities. There is a wide variety of interesting full or half day excursions to savour, or one can just do the pool. Provence at its best!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Agréable Villa

  • 4 of 5

Villa louée 15 j, bien située, piscine bien utile par ces fortes chaleurs, nous avons pu rayonner sur cette belle région, le contact se passe très bien avec la personne chargée de vous accueillir.

Propriétaires disponibles et réactifs par mail au besoin.


  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Abbaye du Thoronet
Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle Restaurant
Alain Ducasse Restaurant
Hyeres les Palmiers
Fascinating town with medieval centre and castle
La Londe-les-Maures
Lovely sandy beach with restaurants right on the water
Come to see the yachts and stay to eat!
Les Gorges du Verdon
Spectacular scenery
Quaint cliffside town
Upscale beaches with restaurants
Le Grand Cros
Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie chateau and vineyard
Barre de Saint-Quinis
Mountain hike to XVI century chapel
Mercure Brignoles Golf de Barbaroux
Luxury golf course and restaurant
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Besse sur Issole
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de Barbaroux
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A8, A57
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Besse sur Issole
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
La Londe des Maures
Car: necessary

Near sand beaches, vineyards, historical villages, abbeys, Michelin starred eatery, autoroute, airports and train-easy access to the Luberon, Gorges du Verdon, Aix-en-Provence and the Côte d'Azur.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $614.4
Cleaning Fee $0

Rates quoted include Housekeeping before and after occupancy and Tourist Tax. Booking deposit is 50% refundable on cancellation at least 90 days prior to rental date. Cancellations within 90 days, booking deposit is non-refundable.During High Season, requests for multiple weeks will receive priority.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund