An elegant swimming pool with clear blue water set in the gardens of a luxurious modern villa in Provence, South of France

Our 2024 Selection of Villas in Provence with Private Pools

About Provence

Made famous by Peter Mayle’s novel “A Year in Provence” many holidaymakers and second home owners flock to this diverse region year-on-year, drawn by the unspoilt countryside, the iconic lavender fields, and the many charming villages and towns with their traditional markets and many local festivals.

With travel from the UK possible from most major airports to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) and also a high-speed train service from London to Avignon, getting there couldn’t be easier.

Villas with Private Pools in Provence

For many of us, a swimming pool is an absolute must when renting a Provençal villa. Most of our rentals in Provence have pools, making our Provence holiday properties ideal for a family holiday.

With over 100 villlas with private pools in our Provence collection, we wanted to share with you our top picks for 2024.  If you’re planning a trip to the South of France and considering a villa in Provence, we hope you find it helpful!

Bastide de Grasse – for large groups and gatherings wanting elegance and charm

Nestled between Valbonne and Grasse in the heart of the Cote d’Azur, Bastide de Grasse offers an authentic 18th-century stone Bastide with 8 bedrooms and stunning views. The Provençal old-world elegance is adorned in calming creams and olive greens, accentuated by vibrant original artworks. The property boasts a private heated pool, a terrace with sea views, and a courtyard for outdoor entertaining. With a fully equipped Mark Wilkinson kitchen, spacious living areas, and a newly renovated Cottage, it accommodates up to 19 guests. Ideal for families, couples, or events, it provides easy access to local shops, golf courses, and the enchanting coast, making it a haven for holidays and celebrations.

A 3-storey renovated 18th-century stone Bastide overlooks a shaded courtyard in Provence.

Le Palmier – modern and spacious with not one but two swimming pools

Le Palmier is an exquisite modern villa in Provence, offering unparalleled luxury with 6 bedrooms, a cinema room, a hammam, and a sauna. What sets it apart is the allure of not one but two pools—outdoors and indoors—set in private gardens with a  providing a sublime retreat in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. As you’ expect of house of this quality, there is also a gym and an outdoor spa area, and the property also is air-conditioned throughout. The large heated pool offers respite in the Provençal sun in the height of summer and extends the holiday season into the quieter months. Set in a quiet residential area and not overlooked by neighbouring properties, Le Palmier villa offers privacy and tranquility. With spacious grounds and modern amenities and also an independent stone chalet, this superb villa also features in our luxury villa collection.

An elegant swimming pool with clear blue water set in the gardens of a luxurious modern villa in Provence, South of France
A modern villa in Provence with a large private pool

Villa Occitane – Provençal-style villa with a private garden in the Pont Royal Golf and Country Club

Villa Occitane, nestled in the prestigious Pont Royal Golf and Country Club, epitomizes luxury with a private pool, internet, and satellite TV. Boasting three bedrooms and two bathrooms this charming holiday rental sleeps 8, making it an idyllic haven for families or friends. The villa is meticulously furnished to high standards and features a fully-equipped Provençal kitchen and spacious living and dining areas. Enjoy al fresco meals in the landscaped garden or relax by the enclosed pool. Ideal for exploring Provence’s wonders, it offers an excellent base for discovering the Luberon, Alpilles, and charming Aix-en-Provence. With access to Pierre et Vacances holiday village, Villa Occitane ensures an unforgettable getaway blending elegance and comfort.

A traditional Provencal villa overlooks a private pool in a shaded garden on the Pont Royal Golf and Country Club in Provence, France.

L’Oustale de Maubec – small and safe for families with a heated saltwater swimming pool

Although not strictly a villa (the rental is a light and spacious first-floor apartment) L’Oustale de Maubec is a Provençal haven in the Luberon Valley with enchanting views. Ideal for family holidays or extended stays, the property features two bedrooms, a large lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, and a delightful south-facing garden with a private heated pool. With easy access to the picturesque villages of Menerbes, Lacoste, and Gordes, and within walking distance of local shops, this retreat is located in the heart of the Provençal countryside and a delightful vacation rental. Enjoy the secure and secluded surroundings and al fresco dining on the terrace, and take advantage of flexible arrival and departure dates. Whether walking, cycling, or simply relaxing, this charming apartment promises a restful break in the heart of Provence.

Morningside – private and secure with a small pool and easy access to local beaches and sights

A small private pool set in a small private garden with a terrace in the Provencal village of Bandol.

Morningside is a delightful villa in Bandol, Provence, that offers an ideal retreat for families with its private swimming pool and secure gated garden. Just a 5-minute walk from the heart of town, it provides convenience and relaxation. This 4-bedroom property, sleeping up to 8, includes a children’s room with bunk beds. Bandol, situated between Marseille and Toulon, is a charming working town with a lively market and scenic port. The villa boasts an open-plan living space, well-equipped kitchen, and a large utility room. Outside, a sun-soaked terrace with sunbeds and dining area invites relaxation. With its proximity to major attractions and the coast, Morningside ensures a perfect family or group getaway. Strictly non-smoking. Two-week bookings preferred.

Bastide de Bruyere – a family-owned retreat with a large heated pool

Bastide de Bruyère, a French villa in Callian, seamlessly blends English country charm with Provençal allure, surrounded by captivating countryside views. This family-owned retreat accommodates up to 14 guests across a spacious main house and a charming cottage. With luxurious amenities and a nearly-new heated pool, it offers a perfect family holiday in Provence. The property boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen, stylish living areas, and surprise nooks for reading or chess. Multiple terraces, including a fully-equipped summer kitchen, invite al fresco dining. The cottage features a wood-burning stove and additional bedrooms. With extensive gardens, a pétanque court, and easy access to Callian, this villa ensures a delightful and comfortable Provençal escape.

8 sunloungers arranged around a sparkling blue swimming pool in the private gardens of a villa in Provence.
Juliana Forte
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