Gigaro Beach House

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Exclusive Recommended Pool Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and receive:
  •  Airport lounge passes
  •  Champagne reception on arrival
  •  Welcome hamper full of local delicacies
T & Cs apply

Featured in The Times '50 Best Villas in the Med' 2017

A lovely villa with large pool, sea views, secluded gardens and only a 4-minute walk to a beautiful sandy beach and restaurants…and all just 20 minutes from St Tropez.

Gigaro Beach House is a rare and very special find in the Côte d’Azur. Not surprisingly, many guests return year after year, so booking early is highly recommended!

From the moment you pass through the imposing iron gates, this little corner of paradise, with its roman style private pool, long wooden balconies and glimpses of the blue sea will raise your spirits and enfold you in its spell. Almost everything in this comfortable and stylish villa is dressed in natural materials; burgundy stone, marble, fine timber, handmade brick and wrought iron.

Gigaro beach, one of the most beautiful in the South of France is just a 4-minute walk away: you can enjoy an early morning swim in the sea and buy fresh croissants for breakfast as you walk back home to your beautiful villa.

There is a supermarket for all basic needs and several restaurants within easy walking distance, with choices from ‘feet in the sand’ to more sophisticated. Just five minutes drive away at La Croix Valmer, you’ll also find butchers, bakers, seafood and more. A back road reaches St Tropez in just 20 minutes, but the intrepid may walk there on the scenic route along the coastal paths.

The owners know that this most desirable area has so much to offer and so they enjoy sharing information with their guests about local attractions: superb wine domains, concerts in ancient chapels or chateaux, jazz and dancing in the amphitheatre in La Croix Valmer, nightlife in St Tropez, sailing and other nautical sports, golf, riding,  polo and much more nearby.

But with this very special villa you have the option to put the car keys away and stroll to the lovely beaches, woods and restaurants.

Your very own little paradise…

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The property is on different levels and therefore there are steps, stairs and terraces, so it's not ideal for toddlers and those with mobility problems
  • Air-conditioning unit is in the master bedroom only 
  • Please see 'Features' tab for full details on en-suite bathrooms
  • The restaurants and shops at Gigaro beach are open from approximatley Easter to October. Outside this period the nearest facilities are at La Croix Valmer, only 3km away
  • Early booking is recommended!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

The main L-shaped living area (60 sqm), which is entered from the rear stone flagged terrace with fountain, has a fine fireplace, sofas, extensive library, TV, DVDs and Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard, with American fridge and marble worktops. The kitchen and living room have three French windows opening out into the covered terrace with dining for 10 guests. There is an area beyond that with a boules pitch.

Double doors lead off the living room to two bedrooms (one super king 4 poster and one double canopy bed). Both have en-suite bathrooms and French windows opening onto a broad wooden verandah with sea view. One bathroom has a recessed, arched entrance with a lined, silk curtain. The other has double panelled doors for entry.

From the library, a fine chestnut staircase leads to the lower level with two bedrooms (both king size beds which can also be made up into two single beds). One bathroom has an alcove bathroom shielded by lined Toile De Jouy curtains and the other has an in-room wide glass fronted marble shower and facilities, with white waffle lined curtains for privacy. Fine sea views can be enjoyed from both these bathrooms. Both bedrooms are very light and with sea views.

The lower bedrooms have a lockable communicating door and each has its own separate access. One also has two french windows.

The lower floor opens onto terrace overlooking pool.

Two bedrooms have cupboard space (one a full-size hanging and a full size shelving cupboard, the other a double mirrored wardrobe). The other bedrooms have hanging facilities and a chest of drawers.

Outside Grounds
Outside are gardens on several levels with seating to admire sea or woodland views. There are cork oak, olive, orange and lemon trees with hedges of oleander, mimosa and jasmine.

The lovely roman style private pool (size: 12.5x5 m / depth: 1-2 m, fenced at each end, with steps) with stone edges is surrounded by flowering shrubs sunbathing areas at each end and there is also an outside shower.

The main gates to the property open by remote control and there are ample parking spaces, one of which is covered..

Facilities
- Air-conditioning (a unit in the master bedroom only)
- Wi-Fi
- Gas BBQ
- Washing Machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Fridge
- Freezer
- Ice dispenser
- Toaster
- Oven
- Hob
- Grill
- Tumble dryer
- Iron/Ironing board
- Portable fans
- Astra Satellite TV
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Books
- Games
- Radio
- Hairdryers (one in each bedroom)
- Sun Loungers
- Patio Furniture
- Barbecue
- Beach Towels
- Play area
- Boules area
- Covered parking
- Off road parking

Please note that high chairs and cots are not provided.

Location

About the surrounding area of Gigaro Beach House
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Gigaro beach, one of the most beautiful in the South of France is just a 4-minute walk away and it is fringed by the preserved forests of Cap Lardier national park, for walking and bicycling on paths of amazing beauty with views of the clear, blue Mediterranean Sea.

Activities within 20min drive of the property
- Surfing
- Wind Surfing
- Fishing
- Wine Tour
- Theatre
-Tennis
- Golf
- Hiking
- Mountain Biking
- Horse Riding
- Walking
- Cycling
- Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Snorkeling
- Scuba Diving
- Sailing
- Swimming (outdoor pool)
- Canoeing
- Kayaking

Facilities available for hire at Gigaro Beach (approximately from April to September)

- Sailboard
- Hobie Cat
- Dinghy
- Paddle board

Local Amenities
Nearest Village La Croix-Valmer

(3 km )

Nearest Airport Toulon-Hyeres / Nice / Marseilles

(55 km / 112 km /152 km )

Nearest Beach Gigaro

(4 min walk)

Nearest Town/City St Tropez

(10 km )

Nearest Train Station Les Arcs - Draguignan

(50 km )

Nearest Supermarket Gassin

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Gigaro
Nearest Bar/Pub Gigaro
Nearest Shop Gigaro
Nearest Tennis La Croix-Valmer

(3 km )

Nearest Piste Isola 2000

(200 km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Please note that the property is on different levels and therefore there are steps, stairs and terraces: if you are travelling with toddlers, they should be supervised at all times.
Please note that high chairs and cots are not provided.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Extras

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

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 £1000 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and for bookings of 2 or more weeks, a weekly sheet change and clean is also included in the rates (extra cleaning on request at €20/h). 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool/beach towels. For bookings of 2 or more weeks, a weekly sheet change and clean is included in the rates. If further cleaning is required, guests can arrange this with the housekeeper at €20p/hr.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from approximately May to end of October.
Smoking Allowed? No
Pets welcome? Yes, with a surcharge of £50 per pet per week.
Minimum stay 1 week
Changeover day Tuesday from June to end of September. Flexible all other dates.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that high chairs and cots are not available.
Other Ts and Cs Local rules against fire are very strict therefore the use of the gas BBQ provided is limited to the covered terrace area (refer to the villa's House Book for details)
Other Ts and Cs The homeowner assumes no responsibility for any illness, accident or injury that may occur to tenants or guests while on the property and advises the taking out of travel and health insurance.
Other Ts and Cs The property is on different levels and therefore there are steps, stairs and terraces, so it's not ideal for toddlers and those with mobility problems. Children must be supervised at all times.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Christmas & New Year £4,915.00
January 4th 2019 - January 5th 2019 £3,072.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 £3,072.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 £4,915.00
April 27th 2019 - June 4th 2019 £4,608.00
June 4th 2019 - June 30th 2019 £4,915.00
June 30th 2019 - August 31st 2019 £6,604.00
August 31st 2019 - October 1st 2019 £4,915.00
October 1st 2019 - January 4th 2020 £3,072.00
January 4th 2020 - April 4th 2020 £3,072.00
April 4th 2020 - April 18th 2020 £4,915.00
April 18th 2020 - June 2nd 2020 £4,608.00
June 2nd 2020 - June 18th 2020 £4,915.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Christmas & New Year €5,236.00
January 4th 2019 - January 5th 2019 €3,272.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 €3,272.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 €5,236.00
April 27th 2019 - June 4th 2019 €4,908.00
June 4th 2019 - June 30th 2019 €5,236.00
June 30th 2019 - August 31st 2019 €7,035.00
August 31st 2019 - October 1st 2019 €5,236.00
October 1st 2019 - January 4th 2020 €3,272.00
January 4th 2020 - April 4th 2020 €3,272.00
April 4th 2020 - April 18th 2020 €5,236.00
April 18th 2020 - June 2nd 2020 €4,908.00
June 2nd 2020 - June 18th 2020 €5,236.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Christmas & New Year $5,921.00
January 4th 2019 - January 5th 2019 $3,701.00
January 5th 2019 - April 13th 2019 $3,701.00
April 13th 2019 - April 27th 2019 $5,921.00
April 27th 2019 - June 4th 2019 $5,551.00
June 4th 2019 - June 30th 2019 $5,921.00
June 30th 2019 - August 31st 2019 $7,956.00
August 31st 2019 - October 1st 2019 $5,921.00
October 1st 2019 - January 4th 2020 $3,701.00
January 4th 2020 - April 4th 2020 $3,701.00
April 4th 2020 - April 18th 2020 $5,921.00
April 18th 2020 - June 2nd 2020 $5,551.00
June 2nd 2020 - June 18th 2020 $5,921.00

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
We stumbled on the beautiful unspoilt beach at Gigaro 14 years ago and spent 4 years finding a house there.

What aspect of the house did you really fall in love with?

We swapped an inland vineyard for the unspoiled beauty of this coast, relishing the milder climate, tempered by the sea.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house is built on land purchased from the descendants of a wealthy jute manufacturer who bought all the coastal land round Gigaro in the nineteenth century after he had travelled along it by horse and carriage, as entranced by the lovely landscape as we still are today. Sarah Bernhardt, the famous French actress built a chateau nearby and today well known personalities such as Joan Collins have lovely properties and fiercely guard the area from development.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything they should...
Really do?

Even in high season you can enjoy an almost solitary early morning bathe in the pristine waters. A must see is a walk along the spine of Cap Lardier with stunning views of the sea on three sides with vineyards, olive groves and woods running down to the water, hard to believe St. Tropez is just over the hill.

Really eat?
Must eats are the local seafood bought as the catch comes in at Cavalaire or cooked for you. In local restaurants, especially langouste and cigales de mer smaller and sweeter than lobster.

Really see?
For celebrity spotting take lunch at Club 55 just fifteen minutes drive or a long walk on the way to St. Tropez. On Sundays mornings La Croix Valmer has a thriving market and antique hunters can haunt  the extensive stalls of the Jas des Roberts in the hills behind Port Grimaud.

Are there any insider tips you can share?

There are wonderfully smart chateau vineyards all around to enjoy wine tasting, the smaller, fully organic, Domaine la Tourraque lies down a track towards the bay of Briande. It is a superb location.

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Reviews

  • Amazing Stay at Gigaro Beach House!

    Posted by Danielle on 22/08/2018

    We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Gigaro Beach House. The location is superb: the accessibility to the sea and the coastal path, the convenience of the shop/bar/restaurants in the immediate vicinity, combined with the very private feel of the property itself, and the easy access to the facilities of La Croix-Valmer, Cavalaire and of course St Tropez. But these things you know! Steve and Zoe were charming, informative, and very welcoming, and made it clear they were available to help with any problems. The house was beautifully presented, the gardens lovely and we felt very lucky but also very much at home.

  • Wonderful Holiday!

    Posted by Professor Belinda L. on 13/07/2018

    We had such a wonderful time at your beautiful house! what we particularly liked was that it was obviously a home as opposed to a holiday rental. We appreciated the fact that there were all the things you need in the kitchen, that there were plenty of sun lounger cushions, and mosquito repellent and the supply of hats! They were all really thoughtful touches that made a difference. The layout of the house and the landscaping around are just perfect. And an amazing location of course. Steve and Zoe were very welcoming and responsive whenever we asked anything of them. That included the pool going green, or wanting to arrange a private chef, or find a local tennis court. It was pretty much the perfect holiday!

  • Nice Property!

    Posted by Maggie on 10/07/2018

    Generally beautiful furnishings, location lovely pool. Its a home and full of personal belongings which give a rather cluttered look for a visiting guest.

  • Really Happy

    Posted by Family Drummond on 04/10/2017

    It was an easy process to coordinate the booking. Once we were at the Beach House, all information readily available and it was very nice.

  • Thank you!

    Created on 23/09/2016

    Greatly enjoyed your lovely home!

  • A beautiful villa

    Created on 23/06/2016

    A beautiful villa in such an unspoilt part of the cote d'Azur!

  • We'll be back next summer

    Created on 03/06/2016

    Had a wonderful time and thank you for the villa and all the delightful things in it that you left for our use, they made us feel very welcome!

  • Just perfect

    Created on 14/08/2014

    Happy, Happy, Happy! This was our fourth stay here. I have never felt more at home than when we walked into your beautiful villa. I can't think of a better situation. Fantastic here, just perfect.

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