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Villa Frida is a hidden gem in the heart of the Var, 15 mins from St Tropez
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds Bedroom 3 with king size bed Bedroom 4 with twin beds
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Hosted by Lucy DarbishireAsk a question
About Lucy Darbishire
I first visited the Var 18 years ago and immediately loved all it had to offer especially the climate. It was always my dream to spend as much time as possible in France as I studied French at uni and having a good knowledge of French has been a great help with the management of the house. I visited many other parts of France before finally having the opportunity to visit this area and I never looked back! I am passionate about all things French so it really is a joy to spend time at the villa. I especially love the provencal markets within easy reach of the house, and the large Sunday morning brocante that is within walking distance, the problem is always working out how to get it all home! I have very much enjoyed making the house feel like a real home that has had much thought and love put into it. I have 4 boys, all now grown up and they also love the house and the lifestyle. It is a great place to spend time together, enjoying the house and pool, the beaches and of course they love being able to head into St Tropez or off to Pampelonne at a moment's notice!
Lucy Darbishire purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Lucy Darbishire chose Gassin
The Var is a beautiful region with an amazing unspoilt coastline. This house appealed immediately, of all the houses we viewed, it felt like 'the one'. It is situated just away from the main traffic route in and out of St Tropez, which is a real bonus but yet close enough to be able to get there very easily. St Tropez needs no introduction and it truly is a fascinating place to get to know, both in and out of season. I love people watching at Senequier, enjoying a drink as the sun sets, yet there is much more to it than just the glitz and glamour. There is a very different rather serene atmosphere if you go early in the morning and enjoy coffee and a wander round. The house has lots of walk choices into the surrounding woodland, there are many paths, and popping up the hill behind the house to take in the view across to Grimaud is un uplifting morning walk. For those who love polo, or who are simply curious to experience a match, try dropping in informally on a match during the tournament season as Les Haras de Gassin polo ground is only 5 minutes away. I would strongly recommend trying a visit to the house in May, early June or September as the area usually enjoys beautiful weather, in spring the flowers and blossom are all around and in September the days are still hot but it is so relaxing.
What makes this Villa unique
The house enjoys a corner site in the domaine and feels so private although there are neighbours. There is private parking for several cars and lockable gates for added security. It feels very green all around as it is on the edge of the woods, which offset the heat of July and August. It really is such a haven to return to if you can tear yourself away! You can still just see the beautiful hill-top village of Gassin from our terrace, although the woodland grows taller each year. Gassin is really beautiful and has a lovely terrace of restaurants overlooking the Gulf of St Tropez. It is under 10 minutes drive away and lunch or dinner here with the dramatic views is a real treat. The house is perfect for days spent with friends by the pool and the kitchen is conveniently situated for meals on the outdoor dining terrace.
- English, French, German
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