Villa Bizet

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Romantic

Stay in grandeur and elegance on the French Riviera at this magnificent maison just a few steps from the beach and close to the upmarket seaside resort of Saint-Raphaël.

This prestigious villa dates back to the early 1900s and still today remains of great historic importance. It has recently undergone a remarkable renovation using the very finest materials such as beautiful granite flooring as well as the grand marble staircase. Individually controlled air-conditioning has been added throughout, a sauna and gym can be found on the lower ground floor whilst a lift gives access to every level.

Indeed, when you step into the spacious living and dining room you will immediately sense the splendour of this majestic villa with its refined furnishings, impressive chandeliers and arched windows leading out to the elegant terrace, a perfect spot for the croissants and coffee delivered each morning.

The master bedroom is another example of the home’s opulent style with the most wonderful sea view and luxurious bathroom. Four further comfortable double bedrooms can be found across the top two floors whilst a separate annexe, formerly an artist’s studio, provides space for an extra two guests.

Outside, the ambience is just as glorious with superb gardens featuring a 16m long swimming pool as well as gigantic pines and palm trees. Stroll down the paths to the very end where there is your very own private exit straight on to the promenade and beach – within seconds you can be swimming in the crystal-clear Mediterranean.

There are restaurants, a bakery and supermarket within walking distance as well as a wealth of other beautiful beaches nearby, or head to the heart of Saint-Raphaël, around 4km away, to experience its delightful seaside ambience, restaurants and shops. A little further, the historic quarter of Fréjus is just as lovely with its churches, markets and fascinating history or head down to the main beach, Plage de Fréjus, for watersports and summer fun.

A boat will whisk you away to Saint-Tropez from the port in Saint-Raphaël or perhaps you would prefer to discover the coastline on foot with some stunning walking trails both nearby and a little further in the Massif d’Esterel towards Agay and Théoule-sur-Mer.

Not to mention the glamour of Cannes, the allure of Antibes or even the glitz of Monaco for a truly spectacular day out. Wherever you may decide to explore, the glistening Côte d'Azur awaits you with all its beauty, splendour and charm. 

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What you should know…

  • There are five bedrooms in the main residence and a sixth bedroom in a separate annexe which can be found close to the front entrance.
  • There is also a second larger annexe at the front where the maid resides. Part of this annexe is also available, on request and subject to an extra charge, and it could be ideal for accompanying staff.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Lift Sauna/Steam Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Beachfront

Main Villa Interiors (705m2)

-    Open-plan living and dining room with doors leading to terrace and swimming pool
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Master bedroom with sea-view and en suite bathroom
-    4 x double bedrooms with sea-view
-    2 x bathrooms
-    Sauna

Separate Annexe (67m2)


-    Double bedroom
-    Bathroom

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (16x5m) with safety alarm
-    Barbecue
-    Enclosed garden
-    Direct beach/promenade access

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV
-    Lift
-    Sauna
-    Gym

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Bizet
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Right on the French Riviera, with direct access to the beach, Villa Bizet enjoys a privileged location close to the characterful seaside resort of Saint-Raphaël.

Simply walk to the end of the beautiful garden and there is discreet access straight on to a lovely beach - a very pretty stretch of sandy coastline with a beachside restaurant. It’s a nice spot for swimming or snorkelling – take your jelly shoes to step over the rocks into the glistening Mediterranean.

Just off the coastal road, there are other restaurants dotted around the neighbourhood as well as a boulangerie and supermarket within a 10-minute stroll. Otherwise, the heart of Saint-Raphaël is less than a 10-minute drive away. There are many pretty beaches within walking distance or a short drive, some with summer restaurants or cafes, others quieter but perfect for snorkelling especially around some of the rocky coves. Along this part of the Saint-Raphaël coastline there are also some wonderful walks. 

Saint-Raphaël (4km) is a lovely spot for lunch in one of the many restaurants with picturesque terraces, or simply wander around the handsome town and marina, soaking up the seaside vibe. Take the kids to the playground at Jardin Bonaparte, perhaps followed by some time on the town’s main beach. Just a little further, Plage de Fréjus is also a fantastic place with a great atmosphere and lots of beachside cafes serving all sorts of delights. Look out for a great range of watersports in the summer season.

As well as being home to Roman remains and a beautiful 12th century cathedral, the historic part of Fréjus (7km) also hosts a number of markets. Experience the lively Farmer’s market in the heart of the medieval quarter twice weekly or head to the market by the beach on a Sunday morning. In the height of the summer, vibrant night markets also take place by the beach.

Take a boat trip out to Saint-Tropez from mid-April to late-October, a fantastic way to visit this glitzy yet enchanting town (or it’s about an hour in the car). Other superb boat trips include sight-seeing excursions to the spectacular Calanques de l'Estérel or even further to Île Sainte-Marguerite near Cannes.

Cannes is another great day out, just a 45-minute drive away (or longer if you opt for the coastal road) or spend time discovering the charm of Antibes, just a little further, with its enchanting old town, Picasso museum and lovely beaches, especially around Juan-les-Pins.

The nearby Massif d’Esterel is a spectacular place for hiking and mountain biking whether heading inland to paths near mountain villages or discovering trails near the coast, especially around the beautiful resort of Agay, just 6km away. The views from the coastal road are magnificent – continue as far as the cliff-backed beaches at Théoule-sur-Mer (25km) for more stunning scenery.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(67km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulon

(110km)

Nearest Train Station Local train station

(Within 500m)

Nearest Restaurant Beachside restaurant or local area

(Within 500m)

Nearest Beach

(At the end of the garden )

Nearest Shop Bakery/supermarket

(Within 600m)

Nearest Town Saint-Raphaël

(4km)

Nearest Golf Golf Blule Green Estére

(8km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This part of the French Riviera is fantastic for kids with glorious beaches and a wealth of family-friendly activities so near.

Saint-Raphaël is a delightful place to explore with its terrace cafes, shops, marina and beach. Take the children to run off steam in the playground at Jardin Bonaparte and there is mini-golf close by. The main beach at Saint-Raphaël is also great for families.

Just along the coast, Plage de Fréjus is home to summer watersports, a weekly market on a Sunday morning as well as vibrant night markets in the height of the summer. There is a great family vibe during the day and it’s a fantastic place to spend a day by the beach with its cafes and kiosks for snacks and ice-creams.

Boat trips depart from Saint-Raphaël towards Saint-Tropez or you could choose to take a boat excursion out to the Calanques de l'Estérel or Île Sainte-Marguerite.

Keen cyclists will love the cycle paths in and around Fréjus whilst experienced mountain bikers can head to the spectacular Massif d’Esterel for some stunning trails (also popular with hikers).

Also look out for go-karting near the port in Fréjus or spend time at the Base Nature with a skate-park, cycling and running tracks, a playground and other sporting activities to appeal to families.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Lift
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Breakfast Included

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. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Breakfast delivered daily (croissants, bread, juice, tea and coffee)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Private chef
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed weekly for stays of 7+ nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 20 nights in July and August. 7 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs There are five bedrooms in the main residence and a sixth bedroom in a separate annexe which can be found close to the front entrance.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 £19,192
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £12,224
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 £10,269
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £10,269
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £12,224
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £19,192
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £12,224
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 £10,269

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 €21,097
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €13,438
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 €11,288
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €11,288
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €13,438
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €21,097
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €13,438
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 €11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 $21,492
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $13,689
Oct 1st 2022 - Jan 1st 2023 $11,499
Jan 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $11,499
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $13,689
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $21,492
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $13,689
Oct 1st 2023 - Jan 8th 2024 $11,499

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
The house was bought in 2016 and the renovations were finished in 2019.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Territory, location and the spirit of the South of France

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The villa was built in 1907 for the painter, Mademoiselle Meurlot. She was the favourite student of painter Jules Cheret.

Many painters, actors and actresses of the 19th century visited Villa Bizet. Sarah Bernhardt lived on the premises for a long time.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?

Visit Fréjus and St Raphael 5 km promenade. Also wear swim shoes and walk from the villa towards St Raphaël city centre but from the seaside. You will be amazed by the views.

Must eat?

Oysters and fresh seafood

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