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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
La Garde-Freinet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

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Jo R
2 reviews
“Amazing Place!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at Villa Vinci for one week in August 2013. Four adults and four children (ages 8, 7, 6 and 4)
What an amazing place! The setting is idyllic. Up in the hills, a 20 minute drive from the coast. The villa is on the outskirts of La Garde Freinet with beautiful views across to the village. There is a villa next door but we felt totally secluded. St. Tropez is an easy drive within 30 minutes, as is the A8 motorway. The aqua park at Sainte Maxime is also around a 30 minute drive.

The garden is well maintained and provided ample space around the pool. The patio is again well maintained as is the pool. We had one non-swimmer with us and the steps into the pool provided an easy access point for her. The gradual incline from the steps is good for children as is the shallower ridge around the edge of the whole pool. A pool alarm is activated as soon as someone enters the pool which is essential when holidaying with children. Stylish sun loungers are provided and the pool area has sun all day. The villa is fenced and safe for children. The driveway is gated with parking available for many cars.

The villa itself is very clean and spacious. The downstairs area is open plan which means it is cool throughout the day and evening. The layout of the bedrooms allowed the 2 families to have their own space (one upstairs, one downstairs). The views from the balconies upstairs are stunning. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything needed including a large american style fridge-freezer with ice-maker. The outside area provided seating for 8 and the large barbecue was used daily. There are outdoor electrical sockets which we also found useful as we took our own iPod dock.

The villa provided DVDs and PS3 games which were welcomed by the children during the mid-afternoon sun. The wifi was very good - easily supported the numerous iPads used in addition to a business Skype call that a member of our party had scheduled during the week.

We had an amazing week at the villa and feel privileged to have found such a gem. If I could make one recommendation, it would be that during our time there, the weather was extremely hot so fans or air-conditioning units in the bedrooms at night would have been a welcome addition.

Having looked for accommodation in other parts of France, we can already see that it is going to be difficult to find another villa which matches the experience of Villa Vinci.

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Liked best: Pool and garden
Travelling group: Large Group
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Paul68
Breda, The Netherlands
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“Just perfect!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We stayed in Villa Vinci for 2 weeks with 4 adults and 4 small kids. We had a great time. The house is roomy, in excellent condition and well equipped. Nice bedrooms, great beds, WIFI, nice kitchen etcetera.
The pool outside with a view over la Garde Freinet is lovely. The house is located next to a (relatively busy) winding road to la Garde Freinet. It takes just a couple of minutes by car to get there. A trip to the beaches; Pamplonne, Tahiti, la Croix Valmer is about 35 minutes.
Perfect if you don't want to spent your holidays in the crowded villages like St Tropez and Cogolin.
The contact with the owner was very good: friendly, quick respons, clear explanations. The housekeeper at the location was also very cooperative.
If you're looking for a great place to stay; don't hestistate!

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Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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Susie H
Banstead, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend it to everybody”
Reviewed 11 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Had a fantastic holiday for two weeks. First week with family including one year old granddaughter. Second week with friends. Quite beautiful location overlooking the village of La Garde Freinet. Villa Vinci was lovely. Beautifully decorated and so well equipped. Large, very nice swimming pool and fantastic terrace with amazing B-B-Q area. Big outside table under cover to have either great lunches or suppers.
The village (La Garde Freinet) was so pretty with market on Sunday and had some great restaurants to go to. Lovely little villages to visit and St. Tropez only 25 minutes away.
Lovely to have breakfast in the village and a great Patisserie to also get breakfast to have at the villa.
If not a walker, you do need a car.
What an amazing holiday we had. Definitely a villa to be recommended.

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Liked best: The Villa
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Philip W
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful villa”
Reviewed 6 February 2013 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed at Villa Vinci for a week, and wish we could have stayed longer!
The villa is beautifully decorated, furnished to a high standard, and is extremely spacious. It is very private and quiet- perfect for a relaxing holiday! It is also only a 20 minute drive away from some of the most gorgeous beaches in the south of France.
The villa overlooks the roof tops of the beautiful village of La Garde Freinet which can be easily accessed, either by car in a couple of minutes, or by a 20 minute stroll through the woods - the village is like something out of a French film set and every Francophile's dream!

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michelmeu...
Grimbergen, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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