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Paradise in Provence - beautiful villa with private heated pool and spa in hills

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Our villa is outstanding for it's quiet and secluded location with magnificent views over the surrounding hills, and yet close to some of the most beautiful hilltop villages in the Var - still unspoilt by tourism. It is for the exclusive use of our visitors and we only accept one booking at a time. 2 years' ago, we added a large spa, and this coming year, we will add a sauna and covered verandah. The villa itself is a haven of calm both inside and outside, decorated with tasteful provençal style flooring & each bedroom in its own personalised colour scheme, 3 modernised bathrooms with spacious walk-in showers, towel heaters and provençal tiling. The spacious living area, under an oak beamed cathedral-style ceiling, comprises a living room with log burning chimney, and large dining room se...Our villa is outstanding for it's quiet and secluded location with magnificent views over the surrounding hills, and yet close to some of the most beautiful hilltop villages in the Var - still unspoilt by tourism. It is for the exclusive use of our visitors and we only accept one booking at a time. 2 years' ago, we added a large spa, and this coming year, we will add a sauna and covered verandah. The villa itself is a haven of calm both inside and outside, decorated with tasteful provençal style flooring & each bedroom in its own personalised colour scheme, 3 modernised bathrooms with spacious walk-in showers, towel heaters and provençal tiling. The spacious living area, under an oak beamed cathedral-style ceiling, comprises a living room with log burning chimney, and large dining room separated by a low wall from the well-equipped kitchen. Patio doors lead to a wide south facing terrace, recently relaid with high quality stone, and a rose and bamboo covered pergola where a magnificent oak tree provides shady dining in summer with adjacent barbecue and plancha. Three air-conditioned bedrooms (2 doubles, including king-size and queen-size beds - both with ensuite bathrooms, and a 3rd with 3 single beds and a canapé-bed) each with own patio doors leading out to south and east-facing terraces with tables and loungers - and beyond to the large private swimming pool with Jacuzzi, plus a spa comfortably seating 5 adults. A restored “cabanon” (small stone-built studio) set apart from the house provides additional sleeping accommodation (double bed) and shower, toilet and wash basin (hot & cold running water). There is also a large, shaded patio area with additional seating - an ideal place to listen to nature or watch the children playing. In the main house, 2 ensuite bathrooms plus a separate shower room with large shower & WC, completes the accommodation. Satelite TV with DVD (2 screens in different rooms), VHS and hi-fi, Internet service (wifi and broadband - indoors and on the swimming pool terrace), and a range of indoor games, DVDs and books for children and adults. Outdoors, we have been lovingly caring for the forest and gardens, and have installed on the different terraces pétanque, Volleyball, football and ping-pong. There are several outdoor patio areas, and a large outdoor dining area with electric barbecue. There are 2 hamacs in the trees. Much of your time will probably be spent around the large, heated swimming pool with a good range of loungers, parasols and pool furniture. We also supply a number of pool games. We have recently added a further pergola to this area to provide additional shade in summer. Fully equipped kitchen with quality provençal tiling, separate utility room includes oven and hob, a second small oven for large family meals, microwave oven, dish-washer, washing machine, large 'American' fridge / freezer with ice dispenser, an additional drinks fridge and extremely well equipped in crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils (including bread-maker) + high quality plastic plates & glasses for use around the pool. We plan to add an outdoor 'summer kitchen' for 2019 season. More
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About the Owner
Daniel & Gill H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2007
Interaction with guests
Prior to your arrival, we will be very happy to answer any questions you may have - by phone or email. We will organise for you to be met by Nuccia and Laurent, the couple who look after our house, swimming pool and gardens, when you arrive in Claviers. Nuccia will take you to the villa and ensure you are well installed, and Laurent will come twice a week to clean the pool. If you have any problems whilst staying with us, they are both available to help (they live in the next village). Of course, we are also available if there are any major issues to resolve! Otherwise, we will leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace.
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great place for a holiday. The house is obviously lived in so has all the necessary furnishings to make it comfortable and welcoming to guests. Lovely to have swimming pool, jacuzzi and ping pong all provided. Sunny spot with loads of space to relax with...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank alisonhaill
gill-in-france, VR Owner at Paradise in Provence - beautiful villa with private heated pool and spa in hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review - we appreciate it. Gill

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

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Date of stay: August 2015
gill-in-france, VR Owner at Paradise in Provence - beautiful villa with private heated pool and spa in hills, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our most recent stay in lovely Villa Jamai brought an opportunity to appreciate the owners’ tasteful enhancements. The property provides us a wonderful escape from the crowds, noise and hustle-bustle of California. Once again we were delighted and returned home refreshed. A major attraction of...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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gill-in-france, VR Owner at Paradise in Provence - beautiful villa with private heated pool and spa in hills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for this review - and we promise to keep you, and all our guests, updated on the extension which will start in October 2016 and finish early in 2017, with en suite bathroom facilities added to the 2 main bedrooms, a new childrens'...More

Reviewed 5 July 2015

From the first time we read its description and saw its photos, Jamai appealed to my husband and myself. The beautiful pool area and garden, along with the comfortable house and cabanon made us feel this was the place for a holiday with our daugher,...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Cathryn F
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My partner and I have spent a week here in May and another in October and on both occasions we have experienced the deep calm of this beautiful villa tucked away in the bush but not far away from villages offering delicious local cuisine. I...More

Date of stay: May 2013
Thank Lynne B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Children's Pool
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Game Room
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Claviers is a delightful unspoilt French village, dating from the 14th century, situated mid-distance between the coast and the Alps at 400 meters elevation. There are 2 restaurants, a bakery, bar and general store, plus a wide choice of restaurants in the nearby picturesque villages of Fayence, Callas, Bargemon, Seillans etc - each with their local market and excellent choice of restaurants and bars.The villa is in a quiet rural section next to an olive grove and vineyards; a small path takes you into the village. We also provide information on a wide range of walks in the area.For enthusiasts of golf, gliding, skiing, art and music festivals, we also happy to provide information about how to make the most of your holiday time with us.
Getting around
It is a 20 minute walk, uphill, from the villa to Claviers village center - and there are many walks all around - both near, and further afield. If not, it's great to hop into the car and explore either the mountains of the Verdon or the Esterel, or to go to the many coastal charms of the Mediterranean - antique Roman towns, beaches and fishing villages, islands - everything displaying the joys of the Mediterranean culture and famed provençal light.
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