Villa Amalie

Sleeps: 34 Bedrooms: 15 Bathrooms: 16
Sleeps: 34 Bedrooms: 15 Bathrooms: 16


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In 1904 Lord Amherst of London dreamed up this graceful villa in the French Riviera, situated just off the coast of the Mediterranean. Now you can experience his dream through the lens of a modern renovation; Villa Amalie is equipped to fulfill your fantasy wedding or corporate retreat. Host majestic parties for 160 guests in the 5 parquet-floored reception rooms, or have up to 300 friends dine al fresco in the courtyard surrounded by loggias.

This holiday villa offers you the best of both worlds; the grand staircase, dramatic curtains and chandeliers stand in counterpoint to utterly modern amenities. A fitness room, games room, home cinema, and heated swimming pool (shaded by olive trees and parasol pines) lend a private resort feel. Exclusive services are included with your stay: a security guard, concierge and maid will ease your mind.

It's only 5 km to the port towns of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël, each with distinct character. Fréjus is an ancient Roman city full of monuments, where there's plenty of fun to be had in Saint-Raphaël (try the Casino Barrière by the sea!). For fine dining, stop by the Michelin-starred Restaurant Stéphane Léger - a worthy adventure outside your heavenly villa.

Please Note:
- The advertised rates are for holiday rentals only. Bookings for weddings, celebrations and other events are subject to additional charges. Please see our "Events" tab for details.
- Discounts will be offered for smaller groups of less than 20 guests not requiring use of all bedrooms. Please enquire. 

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • This villa in the French Riviera can offer any extra services you desire - ask about a chauffeur, party planner, butler, or babysitter.
  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom!
  • The courtyard is an easy, elegant place for a reception - the fountain and open terraces surrounding the space are magnifique!

What you should know…

  • There are no shops within walking distance, so plan for a car hire (or chauffeur service).
  • The nearest airport is 40 km away, in Nice.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wheelchair Access Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games DVD Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

The property provides 12 spacious, elegant, en suite bedrooms and 3 double bedrooms all individually furnished in traditional style with antiques mixed with contemporary tones. The bedrooms benefit from sea views over the Bay of St. Tropez or stunning views of the Esterel mountains. Luxury ensuite bathrooms in natural stone have been installed for your comfort and pleasure.

5 large reception rooms are available with beautiful oak parquet floors, traditional fireplaces and stunning chandeliers. The historic cloisters provide a wonderful location for atmospheric dinners and parties and can seat more than 250 guests for dinner. A home cinema and games room have been installed. This is an ideal location for private film viewings or corporate meetings to be held.

A large, modern family oak kitchen has been newly built with access to the gardens and wonderful loggias, ideal for breakfasts and lunches. This kitchen is also designed as a cookery school and boasts top end kitchen appliances. The property also has a new state of the art commercial kitchen that can cater for more than 400 guests.

The house has a large, new, heated swimming pool, beautifully situated amongst olive and pine parasol trees. Large terracces surround the pool providing a wonderfully tranquil area to enjoy sport or relax. There is a boules area situated in natural provencale countryside.

The residence is air conditioned and heated throughout and WI-FI is provided. All floors are accessible by a modern elevator. The property also benefits from security fences, cameras and on site guardians.


About the surrounding area of Villa Amalie
Coastal Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The property is a 45 minutes drive from Nice airport and 30 minutes from Cannes. The residence sits in the Esterel mountains and and yet is only 5 minutes from the beaches of the Mediterranean.

This ideal location on the French Riveria allows the organisation of many sporting and cultural events. The Golf and tennis Club of Valescure is a 5 minute drive and trekking and mountain biking can be organised in the Esterels. Sailing, wind surfing and kite surfing are available nearby at Agay Plage and St. Aygulf. Sailing trips to St. Tropez and the Lerin Islands are available daily and fishing and diving trips can be arranged.

Villa Amalie is located just 5 minutes from the historic centre of Frejus which boasts a Roman amphitheatre and also has many medieval buildings plus a charming Provencal market square and many interesting shops, restaurants and bars.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(36-40 km)

Nearest Ferry port St. Raphael, Marseille

(51-60 km)

Nearest Village frejus, St. Raphael

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Cannes

(7 km)

Nearest Restaurant Frejus

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub St. Raphael

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Agay Plage/ St. Raphael

(3 km)

Nearest Golf valescure

(2 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Security guard
  • Chauffeur service available.
  • Party planner available.
  • 4 hours of cleaning is included per day.
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

At an additional cost an experienced team is available to provide a chauffeur service and babysitting service as required. The chef and his team are available to cater for your personalised menus and parties. Sporting and cultural activities can be arranged for you as required.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Event information

Indoor Reception Capacity: 160
Outdoor Reception Capacity: 300

Ceremony: on site chapel where blessing could be held. Cathedral and churches in Frejus at 5 minutes drive.

Catering: The chef can provide wedding meals from 80 euros/ head which can be fully personalised.

Other Services: An experienced team can arrange everything for you.

Additional Info: The new professional chef's kitchen can cater for 400 guests. The cloisters provides a wonderfully romantic location for wedding parties or in case of rain or winter weddings the guests have the choice to relocate to the charming reception rooms.

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact for further details.

Terms & Conditions

- Supplements: Please note that there are separate hire costs for the commercial kitchen and Tower Suite should you wish to use them. Please enquire.



Security deposit A security deposit of 15,000 euros is required. This cheque will be returned at the end of the stay if no damage has been caused.
Arrival time Flexible.
Departure time Flexible.
Energy costs included? Energy costs are included.
Linen & towels included? Towels and bed linen is included.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay cleaning is included in the tariff but the house must be left tidy.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Insurance An insurance policy will be required for the duration of your stay. We can assist with arranging this.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - £40,967.00
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £46,819.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £52,672.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £46,819.00
September 29th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £40,967.00
January 5th 2019 - March 30th 2019 - - £40,967.00
March 30th 2019 - June 29th 2019 - - £46,819.00
June 29th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - £52,672.00
August 31st 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - £46,819.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - €44,730.00
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €51,120.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €57,510.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €51,120.00
September 29th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €44,730.00
January 5th 2019 - March 30th 2019 - - €44,730.00
March 30th 2019 - June 29th 2019 - - €51,120.00
June 29th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - €57,510.00
August 31st 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - €51,120.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 34 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
March 19th 2018 - March 31st 2018 - - $54,890.00
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $62,731.00
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $70,572.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $62,731.00
September 29th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $54,890.00
January 5th 2019 - March 30th 2019 - - $54,890.00
March 30th 2019 - June 29th 2019 - - $62,731.00
June 29th 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - $70,572.00
August 31st 2019 - September 20th 2019 - - $62,731.00

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
08 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The beauty and grace of the chateau and the stunning surrounding countryside of the Esterel national park whilst only minutes from the sea.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The chateau was built by Lord Amherst of London in 1904. British nobility choose the area for the healthy air and peaceful environment. Lord Amherst helped to fund Howard Carter's trips and excavations of the Tutankhamun tomb.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Simon Cowell and the X factor team. Simon chose it as his Judge's house for the girls! Sir Phillip Green and friends all came for a picnic in the garden.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
Mariah Carey wanted white flowers everywhere and a grand piano perched by the pool and Simon Cowell requested black straws and copious amounts of chocolate and ginger!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Visit the excellent local vineyards and sample the provencal wines.

Really eat?
Wonderful fresh sea bass and bream caught locally.

Really see?
The stunning creeks and red cliffs and go on a coastal trek.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Aperitifs by the pool as the sun sets is fantastic followed by candlelit dinner in the historic cloisters, wonderful and very romantic. The area is excellent for water and land sports and local beaches are very child friendly.



  • Excellent

    Posted by Nelly Radfar & Max Jalayer on 24/09/2016

    Morag, I will have to echo what everyone has already said. You have been a truly amazing host and we both thank you genuinely for making our stay at Villa Amalie so memorable. Your entire team was fabulous and we experienced nothing but excellence!...Thanks again!

  • Merci Beaucoup

    Posted by Michael on 02/09/2016

    Thank you so much for a really wonderful stay. Everything was 5*… As for Vanessa and her lovely family, and of course the most beautiful Janice, what can I say other than merci beaucoup, probable uttered in my inexcusably poor French accent - so sorry for that, I felt so at home and so pampered. My very best of wishes, as ever, Michael.

  • Amazing chateau in a wonderful location!

    Posted by Rita & Mike Cullen on 12/07/2016

    The chateau is amazing & in the most wonderful location. The food was exquisite, thank you Jonathan. Wilfred, Vanessa & Romane all did a fantastic job in looking after us in your lovely approachable manor. It really is a beautiful area…. Looking forward to seeing you all again.

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