About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, (extra apartment: 2 more bedrooms +extra bathroom) wifi
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.
Peter van Kraaij
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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 wished....it 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
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
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.
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!