Our villa is situated on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. There are two large terraces. The view from the infinity swimming pool is superb. The whole villa was renovated in 2001.. Every aspect of the house faces the sea, except one bedroom which has its own terrace facing the sea. The lounge, dining room and kitchen are all bright and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, hob, double oven, huge fridge freezer for food (an identical one in the utility room for drinks!) and double sink. We, the owners, have tried to make it home from home so the transition from work to holiday mode begins immediately! The lounge has sofas, satellite TV and a stereo, the dining room a Provencal table and chairs. Outside the kitchen is the patio for alfresco dining with views over the pool and sea. We also have a gas barbeque to make cooking even easier! As the villa has steps and sloping gardens it is not suitable for young children. We also have a boules pitch.
There are five bedrooms.
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
Double bedroom with bunk beds - suitable for a family
Further double bedroom
Bedroom with two single beds
The Village of Rayol: The village of Rayol is a mile from our villa, which is up a hill commanding spectacular views. Rayol has everything from a small supermarket, boulangerie, boucherie, delicatessen hairdressers, bank, post office, chemist, doctor's surgery, cigarettes and presse and of great importance, one of the most wonderful cafe/restaurant's in the area, the Maurin des Maures. There is also a tourism office where you will find a wealth of information, from walks in hills above the villa to the many events which take place during the summer. There is also cycling, horse riding, tennis and golf.
The villa is not available during the winter season. Arrival is between 4-7pm. Departure 10am.
Costs include all household and bed linen, cleaning after departure, pool and garden maintenance.
IMPORTANT It is essential that you provide full insurance for your party for the entire rental period.
Markets and Beaches: Markets about in this area, the most wonderful being St Tropez held on Tuesday and Saturday. The other markets operate during the rest of the week,so if you are a bargain bunter or just love to buy the wonderful food, you can go to a different one every day!
The closest beach to our villa is Rayol about one mile away. There are several beaches close by, Canadel, Cavaliere, St. Clair and Le Lavandou. En route to St Tropez there is a town called Cavalaire (not to be confused with Cavaliere!) which has a lovely beach and promenade.
Concerts and Places to Visit: There are concerts held in the church in Rayol at least once a week. They are also held in Gassin and Ramatouelle (en route to St Tropez) Details of all the events can be obtained at the office de tourisme in centre of the village.
There are many vineyards in the area, where winetasting is obligatory and a great place for gifts!
The Isles d'Hyeres which face the villa are beautiful islands to visit and can be reached by boat from either Cavalaire or Le Lavandou. They are tranquil islands, no cars allowed, but you can hire bicycles on Porquerolles which is the largest island.