WALK TO BEACH FROM ARCHITECT'S MEDITERRANEAN VILLA, OWN POOL

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WALK TO BEACH FROM ARCHITECT'S MEDITERRANEAN VILLA, OWN POOL

Rayol canadel sur Mer Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

By a miracle this part of the coast has escaped urban development and still feels like 'la campagne'. The intense light and colour that drew Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh still cast a spell. A deep blue sky, warm sun and a landscaped garden full of mediterranean flora: palms, olives, lavender, rosemary, peach, orange, lemon, honeysuckle and jasmine surround the villa and private gated pool. A path without traffic leads in about 400m - a 10 to 15 minute walk - to a sandy cove where mica in the white sand looks like diamonds dancing in the water.

The small village of Canadel is on the sea side of the Corniche des Maures, a 26km coastal road stretching from Lavandou to La Croix-Valmer, with breathtaking sea views. On the land side rises the Massif des Maures. A road 5 minutes from the villa leads to the Col and the ridge path, superb for walking, cycling and picnics with vast blue vistas below.

We designed the villa to have as little division between house and garden as possible and to have privacy and space for different ages and activities, one of which must be reliable WiFi. Outside the bedroom wing is the cactus garden with swings, a tree house, badminton, table tennis and boules play areas. Two bedrooms have french doors opening onto a central terrace with a pepper tree, family dining table and chaise lounges facing the sea . . . still leaving space for yoga!

The living/dining room wing leads to a covered terrace with oak table, stone barbecue, summer kitchen and a gate to enclosed private pool (open mid-May to mid-October or by special request). Up the steps is our 'cocktail terrace' - a quiet hideaway with eagles nest view of the sea and islands.

All bedrooms are screened and have ceiling fans, bedside reading lights and wardrobes. Two beds are 160cms; one has adjustable backrest. Two bedrooms are ensuite, another has adjacent bathroom with tub with sea view: overlook the Mediterranean as you soak, with slate sill for chilled white wine. A fourth double bedroom (140 cm) looks onto our garden and has an adjacent shower room. A children's room has built-in bunks (80cm x 150 cm) and 2 single beds (80 cm x 190 cm).

The kitchen is state of the art, again with stunning sea views as it looks out to the Mediterranean.

This villa is our holiday home rather than a commercial rental property and therefore equipped with books, games, paintings, art materials, plants, CD's, DVD's, satellite TV, comfortable classic furniture, low voltage lighting on dimmers, telephone, fax, internet connection, alarm linked to central station and a caretaker couple from the next village who are available for mid-stay cleaning and babysitting on request.

Gentle steps lead up to the first floor which has all the living and terrace accommodation on one level without steps: a boon for the less mobile. The ground floor has a separate studio which can sleep up to 4, with independent kitchen, shower and WC. It is available at a small supplementary rent for over-spill.

We believe the villa has all the ingredients needed to make a memorable holiday and you will find it a fantastic place to be!

Keywords: sea side , beach house, villa with pool

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Owner
Advertiser since 2004
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About The Owner

We are an academic couple living in London. We came here for 4 main reasons.

The word ' holiday' and 'Mediterranean ' are a good fit when London is a shade of pewter. Second we hoped the family would hear and speak another language through play, not just text books. Third, we liked, the wine, the food, the markets and wanted to try our hand at Elizabeth David's style. Finally, The ability to invite guests to stay would be enormous fun.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1999

Why The Owner chose Rayol canadel sur Mer

For over 20 years we had a house in the Herault, but when our 5 children produced their own, being a 40 minute drive from the Sea was a drawback . We concluded that the only way to have a relaxed holiday was to be independent of cars.

We needed a safe sandy beach, accessible with a push chair If it were traffic free so older children could come and go, that would be a huge boon.

When we finally found this house, we spent 2 years designing and converting it to be a place where three generations could mix or go on independent paths.

What makes this villa unique

Location, location. Being within walking distance of a two knife and fork Michelin restaurant, as well as 4 piazza informal ones, gives everyone scope. A short walk in either direction brings us to two splendid sandy beaches while even closer are stairs down to the rocks where you can swim and snorkle.

Five minutes by car is Rayol village with doctor, post office, pharmacy, marvellous butcher, baker, photographer, beauty salon, newspapers.,small supermarket and weekly market.

The energetic bike everywhere: along the dedicated cycle path to Le Lavandou, up the winding route to the Col for picnics or to the tennis courts at Cavalière.

Perhaps the most memorable part of our holidays are dinners under the pepper tree: candle lit banter stories or serious discussion mixed with lots of cheese, wine and a bit of guitar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well-what a week! Both your restaurant suggestions were sensational. We had the 60th birthday lunch at the Tropicana Club in beautiful weather. The food was excellent and the service very friendly (and pretty). It lasted nearly 4 hours. Luckily we could walk home and collapse. A truly memorable occasion-particularly for the birthday boy.On our last night we had dinner at the Relais and it was marvellous. We dropped your name as you suggested and already friendly waiters became particularly attentive. The food was really excellent. These were 2 highlights in the best week we have ever had at La Lezardiere. Really lovely weather with gorgeous sunsets. September really is a nice time to be on the Cote d'Azur. The house and gardens are looking absolutely superb. We just did not want to leave! If you are renting it out next year we would love to take a week. Thank you again for letting us to stay at your beautiful house.
Oct 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Walk to Beach from Architect's Mediterranean Villa, Own Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Walk to Beach from Architect's Mediterranean Villa, Own Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p36966vb
+44 207 607 4989 (England, UK)
Rayol canadel sur Mer Draguignan region
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Heaven on the Med

  • 5 of 5
Where to begin?
The location: quiet but easily accessible to the highway and nearby villages, a pleasant walk to one beach, a short drive to "probably the best beach I've every seen" (Jason), 2 very good bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants, markets, etc. The views from the terrace of the sea and nearby hills were breathtaking.
The accommodation: our 7 adults and 5 children fit in very comfortably. Lots of lounging and table space, open kitchen where several people could work together, very well equipped with large pots, pans, stacks of dishes for 12 people, comfortable beds, large swimming pool with ample seating. There were several areas to hang out together or be alone for awhile. The joggers in the group appreciated the traffic free routes to beach and village. The house was just right for us, clean and well-maintained but very family-friendly.
Memories: an evening swim off the rocks below the villa was a highlight, wonderful meals made from local produce and enjoyed on the terrace, with lots of excellent local wine, crazy card games in the evening, making Seville orange marmalade from oranges harvested on the property (Blake) and early morning bakery runs are a few. We would all love to return for a longer stay and maybe someday we will.
I would definitely recommend La Lezardiere to a group looking to enjoy a wonderful vacation property together. Thank you to Clare and Eric.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. You certainly know how to make the most of a holiday. You have even inspired us to make marmalade !
We would be delighted if you were able to return.
Best wishes for a good year.
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Walk to Beach from Architect's Mediterranean Villa, Own Pool
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Rayol canadel sur Mer Draguignan region
Surbiton
5

Perfect for family getaway

  • 5 of 5
The villa is in a superb location - a walk to the nearest beach and an off road cycle track straight out the door down to the lovely beach at Cavaliere too. We spent our week mostly chilling at the beach interspersed with the occassional energetic cycle ride.

The house is extremely well provisioned and comfortable to live in. It is clearly a cherished home and very well thought out throughout. We arrived to find it immaculate. Detailed instructions (e.g. for the security system) and local guides are provided in well-ordered folders. There is a very interesting garden and a play area with table tennis and badminton net, as well as the pool. They are a few options of lovely spots to eat outside or just sit and relax. We would definitely like to return!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for reminding everyone how close and convenient the beaches and cycle rides are .
It is the main reason we fell for the house: that it is on the sea side of the road and the dedicated cycle paths take one through such amazing views. . As you guessed we have put a lot of thought into what makes a memorable holiday for 3 generations and tried the experimental
method over the last decade. We love being here and we hope you will return to enjoy this magic spot too.

Best wishes.
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Walk to Beach from Architect's Mediterranean Villa, Own Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p36966vb
+44 207 607 4989 (England, UK)
Rayol canadel sur Mer Draguignan region
London, England
5

  • 5 of 5
A really beautiful house, immaculate and very, very
comfortable. We spent a very happy week here in
July 2009, dividing our time between the pleasant
local beach and the lovely pool. The house is fully
equipped, with a particularly good kitchen and a
spectacular view from the main living area. A great
venue for a relaxing family holiday.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Toulon
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Canadel
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Le Relais http://www.lerelaisdesmaures.fr
Nearest Point of Interest
Canadel Beach
Car: necessary

Water sports are abundant, The next beach has a French National sailing school (from age 6) with Optimists Catamarans, 470's which can also be hired, Windsurfing and Water ski facilities and lessons, All local beaches good for Snokeling, Rayol and the Islands have Paddi diving courses, On Canadel beach in season you will find a Lifeguard, Windsurfers, and Pedalos, mattresses and parasols for hire. Iced drinks brought to your side and a Beach restaurant complete the scene, Tennis club in next village, Golf and Horse riding nearby, Dedicated bicycle paths along the coast, Hiking on the ridge, Summer concerts in the Jardin Botanique at Rayol, Summer theatre at Gassin, Jazz festivals, Cinema festivals at St Tropez.

Sentier marin is fabulous snorkel trail led by zoologists to show visitors local flora and fauna. Available for children aged 8 and above, reservations essential. €23 for adults, €15 for children.

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Availability & Rates

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Rayol canadel sur Mer Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
6
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
 
 
10
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
 
 
3
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
1
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
11
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Rayol canadel sur Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bijoux, brilliantly designed, modern
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Generous shower room with sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bijoux but brilliant use of space
    Bathroom 4 - tub , Bath with a view! Lovely window and light
    WC 1 - toilet , WC between bedroom 4 and bedroom 5
    WC2 - toilet , WC for guests and adjacent to bathroom 2
    Bathroom WC3 - toilet , External WC convenient for pool
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower, convenient for pool
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower and WC - 1 queen , Amazing views from window, double doors onto roof terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Gorgeous views from 2 windows. Adjacent bathroom and WC
    Attached studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Shower, WC, kitchenette. Windows onto entrance to property
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Children love this room! View to garden, adj WC and shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double doors onto roof terrace. Ensuite shower and WC
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , View onto garden. Adjacent to bathroom and WC
  • 2 x Queen beds 160 cm wide. One has adjustable head and foot; Ceiling fans in all bedrooms., Double Beds (2) 2 x double beds 140 cm wide., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 x single beds 80 cm wide, We have a new travel cot plus a wooden cot with mattress, Bunk Beds (2) 2 x Bunk beds - 80 cm wide x 150 cm long
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • water skiing
Notes:
The kitchen is an area where one can perch on a bar stool, glass in hand, to cheer on the cook, A double door fridge produces ice cubes by magic. An induction hob, a pull-out oven, 2 sinks, meters of stone worktop, all with sea views make preparing meals a joy helped by 'essentials' such as serious espresso machine, a Magimix, blender, fresh The kitchen is an area where one can perch on a bar stool, glass in hand, to cheer on the cook, A double door fridge produces ice cubes by magic. An induction hob, a pull-out oven, 2 sinks, meters of stone worktop, all with sea views make preparing meals a joy helped by 'essentials' such as a serious espresso machine, a Magimix, blender, fresh orange juicer, scales, wine racks, salad dryer, cheese nets and chef's knives. orange juicer, scales, wine racks, salad dryer, cheese nets and chef's knives. In the hallway linking bedroom and living wings are a washer, a safe and a door to clotheslines in the sun. The garden is landscaped, maintained,
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