Raphaël Eco-villa

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande
Bormes Les Mimosas, Domain du Gaou
Côte d'Azur / Provençe /Var France

Where Luxury Meets Harmony. Echoing the ethos of South African philosophy, Villa Raphaël is a sanctuary meticulously crafted to foster a seamless experience for large gatherings and families. Nestled within sprawling outdoor spaces, it embodies the essence of togetherness and conviviality.

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 12 guests

Best for: Families, group of friends

From: €7687/week


  • Pool
  • Tennis Court

The Property

Where Luxury Meets Harmony. Echoing the ethos of South African philosophy, Villa Raphaël is a sanctuary meticulously crafted to foster a seamless experience for large gatherings and families. Nestled within sprawling outdoor spaces, it embodies the essence of togetherness and conviviality.


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Infused with a blend of traditional and contemporary architectural elements, the villa exudes a sense of reverence, modernity, and sophistication. Natural stone, glass, concrete, and wood converge in a refined and timeless design, offering a graceful harmony throughout.

Step inside to be greeted by a symphony of colors and natural light, gracefully ushered in by expansive sliding doors and strategically placed skylights. Spanning two levels, the villa artfully delineates day and night areas, providing ample space for both collective moments and private retreats, spanning over 400 m2 of indulgent living space.

From the moment of arrival, the villa's transparency captivates, inviting the Mediterranean Sea to embrace you. Enter through a grand revolving door into a luminous living space, seamlessly transitioning from a state-of-the-art kitchen and breakfast bar to an elegant dining area, adorned with a suspended fireplace. Further on, a cozy TV enclave beckons, all seamlessly connected to the terrace, blurring the boundaries between indoor opulence and the serenity of nature.

The outdoor terrace, extending the entire length of the villa, invites al fresco dining and relaxation amidst the breathtaking panorama of pine trees and the azure expanse of Gaou Bay. As dawn breaks, savor the spectacle of sunrise with a steaming cup of your preferred morning elixir.

The master suite, adorned with a private lounge, work desk, dressing room, and en-suite shower, epitomizes luxury living on the main floor. Descend to the lower level to discover a haven of repose, featuring five elegantly appointed bedrooms.

A laundry room ensures convenience, while each room opens onto the covered terrace, seamlessly merging indoor comfort with the allure of the garden and pool.

Speaking of the garden, the villa boasts one of the largest on the estate, a verdant expanse replete with a heated pool, wooden bar, and pétanque court. Encircled by low hedges to preserve privacy, it offers endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation, from spirited games to languid sunsets.

Property size: 400 m²

Bedrooms Configuration

- 2 master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and toilets
- 2 double bedrooms with a shared bathroom
- 1 double bedroom with a shared bathroom
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds with a shared bathroom

Further details:
Master bedroom (main level)
– 180cm King-size
– Italian shower room, separate toilet
- – Work space, lounge, walk-in dressing
– Direct access to the main terrace

VIP bedroom (lower level)
– Bed 160cm queen-size
– Shower room with toilet and double sink
– Direct access to garden and covered terrace

Bedrooms 3 & 4 (lower level)
– Lit 140 cm Queen-size
– Direct access to garden and covered terrace

Bedrooms 5 & 6 (lower level)
– Lit 140 cm Queen-size and 2 single beds
– Direct access to garden and covered terrace

Facilities and Services

Petanque, Fireplace, Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, Wine fridge, Ice machine, High speed WiFi throughout, Desk in master bedroom, A/C in all bedrooms

Pool and Spa

10m x 5m, heated in season, reverse osmosis, electric curtain.

Special Touches

Private beach reserved to the residents of the Domaine du Gaou just 200m away!
Free access to the communal tennis court situated next to the villa.
The design and building principles of the estate are to use local stone with flat or garden roofs so that all houses blend in with the natural colours of the trees and landscape.

Good to Know

The estate management ensures the preservation of good neighbourly relations and requires the respect of noise levels within each property. Therefore, no events are allowed.

All bedrooms are equipped with AC, with a condition as follows: in line with the villa's eco-responsible, energy-conscious policy, the Owners ask guests to help reduce the impact. To this end, each stay is allocated a number of Kwh that allows the property to combine conscious consumption with comfort for all during the stay, in line with the level of service provided by the villa. Any consumption in excess of 10% of the allotment will be billed to the guest on departure, and any consumption below 10% of the allotment will be refunded.



Nice Airport: 160Km
Marseille Airport: 130Km
Toulon Hyères Airport: 26Km
How to get there
The villa is located within the esteemed "Domaine du Gaou".
The bakery, tennis courts, and private beach with its restaurant are literally 5 minutes walk from the house. "Le Domaine du Gaou" is a very family friendly estate, away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area.
Nestled along the picturesque Mediterranean coast, at the gateway to the enchanting Forêt du Dom and the majestic Massif des Maures, lies the idyllic village of Bormes les Mimosas. Offering a harmonious blend of thrilling adventures and serene relaxation, this charming destination beckons travelers seeking diverse experiences.
Whether you're drawn to the allure of azure waters or the tranquility of verdant forests, Bormes les Mimosas caters to all preferences.

Enveloped in the delicate fragrance of mimosa, with its silky, powdery, and warm essence, the nurseries of Bormes les Mimosas invite you on a sensory exploration. Open to visitors, they offer a captivating glimpse into the diverse varieties that flourish along the Côte d'Azur in France.

In February, as the coastal breeze carries whispers of yellow hues, the seaside and ancient cobblestone streets of Bormes les Mimosas come alive with vibrant splendor. Don't miss the spectacular Mimosa Festival, a dazzling celebration where the town is adorned in golden blooms. Experience the grandeur of the procession, as elaborately decorated floats adorned with blossoms parade through the heart of Bormes-les-Mimosas, creating a spectacle like no other.
And for another enchanting experience, venture to Mandelieu-la-Napoule to discover the allure of the Mimosa Festival there, adding another layer of floral magic to your journey along the French Riviera.

Blessed with a rugged charm and crystalline waters, the beaches of Bormes-les-Mimosas beckon adventurers and nature lovers alike. Embark on a coastal journey along some of the most pristine stretches of shoreline, indulging in the refreshing spring breeze that sweeps through the quaint village of Var.
At the heart of it all lies La Favière beach, a sprawling expanse of fine sand that stands as the largest in the region. Perfect for families, it offers a plethora of activities, from diving schools to watersport centers, and even a bustling marina.
Nestled amidst a verdant pine forest, Estagnol beach emerges as a breathtaking gem, boasting pristine white sands and a tranquil lagoon. Shaded by the canopy of trees, it provides a serene escape, ideal for leisurely strolls and safe swimming, particularly for the little ones.
And then there's Cabasson beach, offering an unparalleled vista of the iconic Brégançon Fort, which has been open to the public since 2014. Surrender to the allure of its unobstructed views and bask in the splendor of this coastal gem.

Whether you're an avid hiker, a cycling enthusiast, a dedicated jogger, or simply seeking a rejuvenating health trail, Bormes-les-Mimosas offers a diverse array of options to suit every preference.

For cycling enthusiasts, the renowned Route des Crêtes presents an irresistible opportunity to traverse breathtaking landscapes, with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, secluded coves, and majestic mountains. Pedal through fragrant pine forests, with the azure sea as your backdrop, for an exhilarating journey that invigorates the senses. Meanwhile, the tranquil Route de Cabasson winds its way through vineyards, leading to pristine beaches, offering a serene escape for those seeking a leisurely ride.
Embark on a scenic adventure through the Maures mountain range, where picturesque routes such as Col du Babou, Col du Landon, and Col du Canadel beckon with their captivating vistas. Follow the winding wine route, meandering through vineyards and charming villages, as the stunning landscapes of the coast unfold before you. Whether you're seeking an adrenaline-fueled excursion or a leisurely exploration, let the natural beauty of Bormes-les-Mimosas guide your journey.

Main distances:
- private beach: 5 min walk
- nearest baker and restaurant: 5 min walk
- Bormes les Mimosas village: 7Km - Le Levandou: 6Km
- St Tropez: 42Km

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Rates Table

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2024 Period3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights6 Nights7 NightsMin Stay
1 to 12 April€515€4245€4995€6110€7260
13 April to 6 May; Easter and 1 May.€4060€4995€5935€7235€8575min 4 nights during Easter and 1 May
7 to 30 May€3495€4245€4995€6110€7260
1 June to 5 July€4200€5185€6175€7520€8905
6 to 12 July€13180
13 to 26 July€13840
27 July to 16 August€14500
17 to 23 August€13180
24 August to 6 September€7800€9235
7 September to 18 October€3495€4245€5000€6110€7260
19 October to 4 November€4435€5230€6390€7590

Booking Conditions

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Services included in the rates (welcome, linen, cleaning):
- A change of bedding is included for all stays of 2 weeks.
- Stays of 2-3-4 nights include welcome, bed linen, beach towels, and end-of-stay cleaning.
- 5-night stays include welcome, bed linen, beach towels, 3 hours of cleaning during the stay, and end-of-stay cleaning.
- 6 and 7-night stays include personalized welcome, linen rental, 2 sessions of 2-hour cleaning during the stay, and end-of-stay cleaning.
- Access to the estate tennis court is complimentary and requires reservations.

Not included in the price:
- Any additional cleaning is possible at a rate of €30 per hour and must be booked in advance.
- Tourist tax (to be paid with the balance)
- €2500 refundable security deposit to be paid with the balance
Cleaning services are provided as a fixed package with no possibility of discounts and will be scheduled with the clients. Pool and garden maintenance services are mandatory and based on a predetermined schedule. It may not always be possible to modify the intervention times.


A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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Rates may vary without prior notice.

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