Romantic windmill with private pool near St Tropez
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||50 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Beach, Ocean, Resort|
Description from the owner
Converted windmill for rent at Plan de la Tour, Cote d'Azur, in the South of France, near St Tropez, Ste Maxime and Port Grimaud. With private swimming pool and fantastic views. Sleeps 2 to 4 people.
Our 200 year old stone windmill, Moulin des Oliviers is only 10 minutes from the sea at Ste Maxime and 20 minutes from St Tropez. Set within a 2000 m2 private garden surrounded by protected Provencal flora and fauna, with beautiful views of the Maures Hills, looking out over Plan de la Tour, valley, vineyards and forests. From the roof terrace you can see the sea in the Bay of St Tropez.
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Romantic windmill with private pool near St Tropez
Plan de la Tour, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
The Moulin is on the Gulf of St Tropez, Cote D'Azur, South of France
We are only 1 hour 15 minutes from Nice Airport, 90km (Easeyjet, BA) or 1 hour from Toulon Airport, 60km (Ryanair).
Ste Maxime, Port Grimaud, Grimaud and St Tropez are just down the road with hundreds of restaurants, bars, shops and street markets.
Beaches and golf courses are only minutes away.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Resort
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$481 - $1,707||$0||7 nights|
|Feb. 4 2012 - Mar. 31 2012
|Mar. 31 2012 - May. 5 2012
|May. 5 2012 - May. 26 2012
|May. 26 2012 - Jun. 30 2012
|Jun. 30 2012 - Sep. 1 2012
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|Sep. 1 2012 - Sep. 29 2012
|Sep. 29 2012 - Nov. 3 2012
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 22 2012
|Dec. 22 2012 - Feb. 2 2013
|View all 9 Rate Periods|
Additional notes from owner
Linen and towels are provide free for 2 persons sharing double bed.
£20 supplement for 3rd or 4th persons (£20 max).
End of stay cleaning is included.
We accept payment in Sterling or Euros
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A view is not enough!
Set in a stunning location and with fantastic views, Le Moulin has the potential to offer a superb holiday. First impressions soon gave way to huge disappointment with the quality of the interior: inaequately covered electrical wires in the bathroom, dirty soft furnishings, faulty plumbing and most notably, the general lack of cleanliness. Bearing in mind we had to cut our holiday short - (the mosquito window nets were full of holes - so we sweltered and our bed was a metre from the continuously filling toilet - we were exhausted. We appreciate the building is old, and indeed that is its charm - so we didn't expect perfection, or air-con!, but the final straw was the electrical fan supplied being completely covered in what seemed like years of thick dust. Having initially emailed the owners (and having been given no contact number for their neighbour/cleaner who we had been told would visit the property during the week), we cut our losses and left three days early. Having telephoned the owners to explain why we had reached that decision, at additional cost to ourselves - we were even more disappointed to have to wait and repeatedly ask for the return of our deposit, which we have now received just under four weeks after leaving the property.
Response from Kim and Den - 03/09/2013
On page one of our information sheet are our mobile and home contact numbers and on the same page it clearly states if there are any problems or if the cleaning is not up to standard on your arrival call us.
On Monday we received the following email
Dear Den and Kim
Just a quick email to feedback on our stay at the moulin so far and initial impressions. We love Plan de la Tour and the moulin's location is stunning.
We do wonder what your expectations are as far as the standard of initial cleaning/maintenance of the property however. We can see you have invested in high quality equipment (for example in kitchen), but we're a little surprised that some lights don't work and soft furnishings and shower could do with a bit of tlc. We hope you will find this useful feedback because we get such a strong sense of your love for the moulin and its history.
Sent from my iPhone
Unfortunately there is little one can do about the cleaning two days after arrival.
No mention of any other problems – I think that says it all.
We were then astonished to get a call on Wednesday tearfully telling us they were cutting their holiday short because the place was so dreadful.
They even had the cheek to ask us to pay for their flights home!!!
While speaking to XX on the phone I asked him to list all the problems and he really struggled - light bulbs that did not work, a dirty floor (it is 200 years old and will always look distressed but that is it’s charm) and the toilet cistern that was constantly dripping (he had not mentioned that in his Monday email).
I asked him to turn on a switch by the toaster and he admitted he had not tried that before and all five spot lights came on. He told me that the other kitchen light did work when they arrived but now didn’t. Our info sheet states there is a box of light bulbs under the sink.
I said the toilet cistern was new this season and asked him why he had waited five days before contacting me but he could not give me a sensible answer.
Why did they wait five days then book their flights before even speaking to us? If it were me I would have called the owners immediately.
If there were problems we were given no indication of them therefore and had no chance to rectify them if these problems were found to be true.
We welcome any comments about the cleaning as this is our only way we can check if the job is being done properly.
We have many guests return year after year plus many honeymoon couples and everyone really loves the place. We are always fully booked from May to the end of September and have never had a complaint like this before.
We have thought long and hard about this and we can only assume the XXX’s were trying to con us into paying for their flights after an argument - hence the tears.
With regard to the tardy return of their deposit I am afraid that we were upset and affronted and believe they sabotaged the toilet system to reinforce their claim for compensation. XXX said that they were not complainers and had even been camping. I think comparing our beautiful listed 200 year old windmill and private swimming pool with a tent is an insult.
When Ash cleaned the Moulin after their departure he said that every electric plug had been pulled out of their sockets and the wires and plugs arranged at a perfect right angle to the wall !!