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Quietly situated villa with sea view and heated pool in Rayol -Canadel free wifi - Villa Vivace plus extra appartment 5 bedrooms sleeps 8

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Villa Vivace plus extra appartment 5 bedrooms sleeps 8

The extra appartment can only be rented in conjunction with the villa. Often the extra appartment is where the grandparents stay, while the family has the villa to stay, offering both the possibilty to have some extra privacy. Also two families could stay in both villa and appartment.

About the property

Villa Vivace Rayol Canadel

This villa (3 bedrooms, full bathroom + half bathroom) and it's extra appartment (another 2 bedrooms + extra bathroom) (that can only be rented in conjunction with the villa, not seperately!) are situated in Le Rayol on a sunny hillside overlooking the bay of Le Lavandou and Pramousquier with views over Cap nègre, Cap Bénat, Ile de Bagaud and a part of Ile de Porquerolles. From the pool and the house you can enjoy the beautiful views on green and rocky hillsides, covered with protected cork-oak trees.

There are 4 sandy beaches within 5 minutes! Le Rayol-Canadel has 4 quiet sandy beaches with sufficient parking places, bars, restaurants...and crystal-clear water. The house has recently been renovated, has a fully equipped kitchen and stand in 2,550 m2 of enclosed grounds and has a new private heated pool 8.50 x 4 m.Satellite and free wifi ofcourse. It's quiet!!!! Extra apartment can be rented on demand: small living, dining table, sat-TV. Toilet, new bathroom, big shower. 2 extra bedrooms (12 m2 each, sleeps 3-4),covered terrace 27 m2.

Families with children are welcome to visit our house. Don't bring toys with you...we have enough for children between 3 and 12 years old. More pictures? Please call

Gardens of ' Domaine du Rayol': A must to visit: Jardins du Domaine du Rayol !

These gardens form a sort of natural outdoor exhibition. The 'Conservatoire du Littoral' (Botanical Conservatory), which is now the owner, has put the landscape gardener Gilles Clément in charge of restoring and re-designing the site: 12 acres of flora from Mediterranean climates from all over the world. Mediterranean carob trees, Australian acasias, South African strelitzias, Mexican agaves, Asian bamboo, New Zealand linseed and Chilean palm trees all in a truly magnificent setting. During summer you have the unique opportunity of diving in the adjacent underwater garden!Another must to visit: the islands 'Iles d'Or'. Especially national parc 'Port-Cros' (no cars allowed...),or Porquerolles. Just take the boat in Le Lavandou and experience the beauty of these islands and their underwater flora and fauna. Don't forget to take your mask and snorkel! Thanks to its micro-climate, Le Rayol-Canadel catches the most sun-hours in France!!!

Activities nearby: Swimming, sailing, snorkelling, sailboarding, pedalo's, diving.

Thanks to it's micro-climate, Le Rayol-Canadel catches the most sun-hours in France!!!

On the beaches of Le Rayol, Canadel and Pramousquier are life-guards in season. Good snorkelling along the rocks. The EC tests rate this cove the cleanest water in this part of the Mediterranean. Warm enough for swimming from May to October. Lavandou, Bormes and Cavalaire have active diving centres with instruction and all gear available. Sailing schools in Lavandou, Cavalaire and Cavalière, with organised lessons for beginners to the experienced with a variety of boats (cats, 470's, 420's .) for hire. In Cavalière also the possibility of water-skiing and para-sailing. Tennis, golf, riding. Lots of tennis courts in Rayol and Cavalière. Golf courses in Le Lavandou (practice) and Valcros/La Londe (18 holes). Riding near La Mole and La Croix Valmer with beautiful tracks in the Maures Forest. Endless hiking tracks start at our front door.

For the children: For the children...Lots of sand and water!!! But also: a beautiful mini-golf (15 min) in an exotic garden, 'Niagara' swimming park (15 min), with 7 water slides, jacuzzi and Turkish bath, tropical bird-zoo (20 min), 'Kiddy-parc' (25 min) small attraction-park, O.K.Coral western-town (60 min) live western shows and fairground for children and lots of things more!!!

Many holiday homes on the French Rivièra are build very close to the noisy D559. Villa Vivace isn't! Traffic cannot be heard up here...just relax!

Note concerning pool heating: the pool is maintained all year through; the pool heater starts working from 17 degrees natural water temperature on.

During low season, the villa can be rented for 3 nights on at only 99 euros/night (4 persons).

More Details

Peter van Kraaij
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Car: necessary

Le Rayol-Canadel is in fact a part of the French Rivièra wich is not yet discovered by mass tourism. If you want to visit more touristic places: Saint-Tropez, Saint-Maxim, Fréjus etc. are only between 30 and 45 minutes away and Cannes 60 minutes. Le Lavandou is 10 minutes and Hyères, 20 minutes. If you want, we can give you advice for things to do every day, to discover and enjoy this paradise.You will be amazed to come across one of the French Rivièra's most spectacular coastal panorama's. The immense Mediterranean Sea literally explodes into view. Bleu, bleu everywhere. Opposite, a group of lazy little islands basking in the sun, just waiting for you to disembark. The street, where the villa is situated, ends in a path, which can be the start of endless walks in the hills of the National Protected Forest 'Massif des Maures', one of the few places in the world where turtles live. Sometimes you can even find one in the garden. It's also a great place for mountain biking.

Other Activities: paradise for hikers!

Available Rentals

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Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double washstand
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Both Villa and extra appartment have their own bathroom, brandnew with double washstand, big shower, toilet and the villa has a bath as well.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , extra appartment
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , in extra appartment
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Masterbedroom in Villa
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second bedroom in Villa
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Childrens bedroom in Villa (one single is semi highsleeper)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Vivace plus extra appartment 5 bedrooms sleeps 8
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Peaceful Location

  • 4 of 5

The owners, Peter jan and Els are helpful and kind. They were always on hand to resolve any issues which arose and yet were unobtrusive.

The main villa is well and thoughtfully equipped with a good range of kitchen requirements for self catering and useful touches like pool towels, beach umbrellas, a cool box, picnic things, bags for shopping, ice trays......the list is endless..

There is a good BBQ area and wonderful terraces, one overlooking the adequately sized pool (well equipped with benches, loungers, toys for the children), and others over looking the truly fantastic view across to Cap Negre.....watching the sun set and the moon rise with the stars in the warm evening is amazing. There are two tables, one under cover near the BBQ.

The house is set some 10 mins by car from the nearby beach (Pramousquier) and a small rustic restaurant and 'Proxi' mini market. The walk down to the beach would take 20 - 30 mins and to walk back is impossible unless you were superbly fit, as the roads are winding and steep (but the benefit is the stunning views and seeing the local houses).

The bedrooms are quite basic, 'no frills' but with good wardrobe space and fans to keep you cool. There are mosquito nets at the windows to keep insects out at night.

Bathroom is well equipped in the main villa with lovely tiling and a large shower.

The house is clean and well maintained. Peter is very clear about rules around the pool and generally, but these are nothing more than common sense and courtesy to one's host's home. We were happy to look after the house as the owners is after all, their home/property.

My family and I had a lovely holiday and were sad to leave. I have given the Villa 4 stars rather than 5 mainly because the bedrooms were a little basic for my taste...but they were clean and quite acceptable for holiday purposes. One room has a window which does not open and which made it quite uncomfortable to stay in. It is also not suitable for an adult and is best described as children's room (toys and kind touches of games/dolls are provided).

Overall, a lovely villa with kind owners and a fantastic calm ambience. There is good parking and a very steep drive!!

Thank you Peter and Els for providing the basis for a wonderful holiday

Elizabeth Hepworth

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your kind comments. You were fine guests for us and we are happy that you appreciated house and surroundings that much. We do have to re-comment however your comment on the children's room: the 3rd bedroom is presented in our adverts being a "childrens-room", which however has a normal sized (0.90x2.00M) single bed. So there should not have been a misunderstanding about that. The window of the childrens room can be opened and has a fly net just like all other bedroomwindows. For safety reasons, that window can be locked with a key (that you had), to avoid that children can climb out. A shame that you didn't ask.....costs us a star....sniff..... As you already announced, we are looking forward to see you all back again and maybe then we could shoot some wild boars together! Many warm regards, Peter-jan and Els
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Gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and the location afforded us many areas to explore. The views are extraordinary. A heated pool only added to the ambiance. The house was well appointed and convenient for shopping and touring with plenty of room for two couples. A great week living in Rayol.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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