We were looking for a peaceful holiday in nature, with a beach not too far away, and this met and exceeded our expectations.
The house is situated in a small village Val de Gilly about 10 minutes drive from Grimaud, in the middle of nature. It is spacious (bigger than it seems on the pictures), extremely nicely decorated, with a wonderful swimming pool and hanging-out area. The ground floor of the house provides a fine indoor space in case the weather does not hold, and there are three parts of the grounds outdoors where a large group can hang out. Port Grimaud sandy beach is, as said above, about 15 minute drive away and if one arrives early (this was end of June), one can park on the main road and beat the crowd, which starts to arrive at about 10. There is a ferry to St Tropez every half hour.
The hosts are wonderful - helpful, fun to talk to and although they live very close, never intrusive. They possess an extensive knowledge of the area and are willing to...