Luxury 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment with Stunning Views in Gated Residence.
Mrs Annette Clarke
- english, Some French spoken.
About Mrs Annette Clarke
Home is in Purley, Surrey where I live with my husband, son and Poppy (long-coat chihuahua). We also have a daughter and beautiful grand-daughter, born in March 2015.
Mrs Annette Clarke purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Mrs Annette Clarke chose Saint-Raphaël
After many years of visiting this beautiful part of France we decided to look for an apartment to purchase and were recommended Valescure, St. Raphael. It was perfect! Just a few kilometers from the coast in a green, lush, peaceful and safe residential area. We originally bought a ground floor apartment but the opportunity arose a few years later to purchase a larger one in the neighbouring building that had a large terrace and superb view. We didn't consider looking elsewhere as we loved everything about this residence.
What makes this Apartment unique
The view from the independent, double size terrace was the unique feature of the apartment with the most fabulous view towards the Massif des Maures and the fact that the apartment needed up-dating meant we could put our own stamp on it. We then spent the next year or so completely renovating it. New tiles throughout including the terrace, underfloor heating, creating a second bathroom in what was the original kitchen and having an American-style kitchen in the lounge area. We renewed all the windows and had the shutters changed to electric ones. There were a few challenges along the way!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
autumn holiday, active and sunshine
We stayed in a beautiful appartment with everything you need and excellent interior (plus terrace). All items operated perfect and in good condition. no problem with key receipt and return. A clear recommendation from our side.
The location is quiet inside a golf area and gated compound.
The massif Esterel is close for hiking and bike rides.
The beaches of Agay are also not too far.
All in all a perfect stay!
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the surrounding area, in particular the Massif de l'Esterel and the stunning views from there.
Delighted you had a lovely holiday!
Lovely holiday apartment - well equipped and maintained to a high standard
Clearly Annette and Alan's apartment is their home in the south of France and so it feels like home the moment you enter. It is maintained to a high standard, including being impeccably clean, and is well equipped. It is a tastefully-furnished, two-bedroomed apartment where all the rooms are of a good size, including the balcony, and it's on the second (top) floor with wonderful views of it's landscaped grounds and the hills to the west of Frejus - good sunsets! The staircase up to the second floor is wide and quite gentle and should not present any problems to most people - there is no lift, although the HomeAway details suggest otherwise.
The grounds include a superb resident's swimming pool (clean, and of a good size) which never became crowded whilst we were there.
There are glimpses of the adjoining golf course from the apartment's balcony and it is very well located for easy access not only to all the local golf clubs but also the delightful coastline and bay at nearby Agay (10 minutes drive). There are several shops (supermarkets as well as small ones) for provisions within a 10 minute drive but you definitely will need your own car - and a car parking space is provided. Further afield, access is easy to St-Raphael, Frejus, Saint Aygulf, Theole, and Mandelieu. Cannes is not too far away and Saint-Tropez likewise (but use the ferry, not the road!).
All in all, we had a great holiday - many thanks Annette & Alan - and we hope to return soon!
Gordon & Suzanne.
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and visited some of the towns and beautiful beaches nearby. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
With best wishes, Annette & Alan
Wonderful holiday in this beautiful apartment
We have recently just returned home from our amazing holiday in this luxurious apartment - and definitely have the holiday blues! The apartment is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and fully equipped. Very comfortable and homely and has to be one of the best apartments we have ever stayed in, in such a peaceful area.
It was fantastic to be so close to the beaches and Saint Raphael/Frejus, but lovely to come back to sit on the terrace, admiring the stunning views with a glass of Rosé of an evening.
The pool was great – our children had so much fun here. They also loved exploring the local beaches – of which there are some wonderful coves for exploring. We hired a little boat for the day and our children loved snorkelling in the crystal waters.
The owner, Annette, is very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful - giving lots of information on the local area.
I would definitely recommend a holiday here, and can't wait to return someday soon!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely, comprehensive review. I'm absolutely delighted that you liked the apartment so much and had what sounds like a wonderful family holiday. We feel very lucky to have had so many lovely people stay over the last few years and greatly appreciate your comments. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Annette & Alan
Heaven on earth
We have stayed at this superb little gem with its delightful comforts, spectacular views and top quality cleanliness. Can't be faulted. I'm a little anxious that if the find becomes too well known I'll struggle to get a booking. The owners are charming and very helpful without being intrusive.
The apartment is the prfect place if you're a little fussy and want high standard with all the amenities.
Highly recommended to anyone without reservation.
Yes, it's certainly our little piece of heaven and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed staying again and feel the same way about it.
As other reviewers have said, the apartment was furnished to a high standard, very clean and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon sunshine after a day out. St Raphael is well located for visits along the coast, for example we went to Cannes and Monaco by train. We also enjoyed a number of walks in Agay and around Cap du Dramont. The town has plenty of good restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
It is important to add that Mrs Clarke, the owner could not have been more helpful.
The location of the apartment is perfect for exploring either by car, train or ferry and always a pleasure to come back to it's peaceful surroundings, ending the day on the balcony after a busy day out. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Annette Clarke
Beautiful Apartment with views to match
The owner and representative were both lovely and very helpful. The apartment was spotlessly clean , beautifully decorated and very modern. The surroundings were stunning with views of the hills and Valescure golf club. The area is safe , quiet and secure. The resort is easy to find from Nice and likewise the bay of Agay is an easy 5 minute drive along the Avenue des Golf. The coast road at Agay then takes you to Cannes , St Tropez , St Maxine etc. A home from home.
The location of the apartment makes visiting other towns in the area and further afield so easy and returning to the relative quiet of the residence at the end of each day to enjoy the view is very relaxing. I'm always delighted to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and thank you very much for your comments.
The apartment is located in Valescure, between two golf courses(Golf de l'Esterel and Golf de Valescure), 3km from the centre of the charming town of St. Raphael. The nearest beach is at Agay with the stunning Massif de l'Esterel as it's backdrop. There are numerous secluded bays between Agay and the larger beaches of St, Raphael. It is an area of truly outstanding natural beauty with something to offer everyone whether it be total relaxation, walking, beach activities, golf, horse riding, visiting the many colourful markets, wine-tasting at nearby vineyards, eating in one of the numerous and varied restaurants along the coast or venturing further inland to explore many of the picturesque perched villages. A big bonus in St. Raphael is the daily ferry service to St. Tropez, Cannes and other destinations which makes visiting these places, especially in the busier months, much more enjoyable than driving. The ferry service normally operates between April and September.