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.