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Villa With Garden Gate Straight Onto Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 10 People

Swim from the sandy beach at the bottom of the garden or in the private pool, then breakfast on the terrace or on your bedroom balcony and enjoy one of the finest views on the Riviera. The great appeal of this special house is its unique location. The unspoilt panorama of sea and hills is stunning. Yet, despite its tranquil setting, you can walk to the village shops in five minutes.

La Couveuse is at the end of an unmade track with a gate at the bottom of the garden with opens onto a path that leads directly to one of the prettiest family beaches in the area. You're so close you can be in the sea within minutes of rolling out of bed. If you prefer to swim privately, there is a 12 m x 7 m chlorine-free heated swimming pool surrounded by a spacious terrace, ideal for sun bathing and gentle ball games. There are two other terraces and a place to play boules.

The house is furnished for relaxation. There are no antiques for children to damage, nor does the garden contain rare plants for them to trample on. From the terraces, you can't see another house. Just the sea with its changing traffic of small boats and a distant lighthouse and the island it protects.

La Couveuse has been extensively renovated and is designed to provide a family or group of friends with all they require for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday. The spacious house can comfortably sleep 10 in five large bedrooms, all of which have uninterrupted views of the sea, hills and valley.

The living areas downstairs also command stunning sea views with doors leading to the paved terrace There's a modern 'open' kitchen fitted with a full range of appliances including cooker, dishwasher, fridge and micro-wave. Behind it is a utility room with a washing machine and a large second fridge. The main L-shaped living room has doors leading directly to a wide terraced area with a table and chairs where you can dine in the evening overlooking the then deserted beach.

In the 'quiet' back sitting room there is a television receiving terrestrial and satellite channels (Sky News, CNN, BBC World etc) and a video and DVD. The system can also pick up all the UK BBC radio stations.

The main double bedroom has French windows opening onto a balcony that overlooks the beach and sea. An en suite bathroom includes a bath, toilet and bidet. Two other double bedrooms also open onto the balcony and the fourth bedroom, which can comfortably sleep four, is ideal for children. These bedrooms share two other bathrooms. There is also a double bedroom suite in the roof.

For winter visitors the house has full central heating and the living room has a traditional open fire.

La Couveuse is equipped with everything we can think of for your comfort. There is table tennis, games, toys and shelves full of books, every utensil in the kitchen, the showers are hot, the sofas don't sag and you're spoilt for choice of places to snooze or sunbathe.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

On arrival at La Couveuse you know you have come to a special place. This stylish and spacious villa is in a tranquil location overlooking a sandy bay; the terrace providing an ideal location for watching the sun go down with a drink in hand. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished, the main ones sharing a balcony facing the sea. There are some difficult decisions to be made, swim in the pool or the sea, and which of the recommended restaurants to try. For those intent on preparing their own meals there is a well equipped kitchen and a comprehensively stocked supermarket not far away. A thoroughly satisfying holiday experience.

Peter Dawes

London N6
Sep 2011
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Cavalaire-sur-Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Villa With Garden Gate Straight Onto Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to La Couveuse for the last 10 years, it's a fantastic place for an extended family holiday and we all enjoy it very much.

We don't do much, early morning swim in the sea, lounge around all day and have drinks and dinner on the terrace in the evening, just perfect ....

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I think La Couveuse means The Nest. If it doesn't, it's still an ideal name for this hideaway property on the Cote D'Azur, where my extended family have nested happily for many years. It has everything you might need for a self-contained summer holiday, and all ages, from 3-months-old to 74, love it to bits, and don't want to be anywhere else. Cavalaire has changed so much in recent years (we used to visit further up the hill in 1973) but Bonporteau is unchanged, thankfully. Where else can you sit on the terrace with your glass of rose and look out on a balmy sea, with not another building to spoil the view?

The house is fully equipped, elegantly furnished, and watched over by a helpful and efficient guardian.

Tony Staveacre

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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15th Consecutive Year

  • 5 of 5

Even when there are summer weddings to go to in California, we still make sure we make time for at least 2 or 3 weeks in Cavalaire every year. All 5 bedrooms at La Couveuse now have new (silent) air conditioning and the house is every bit as good as the pictures and visitors comments you see on this web page. It's on a nature reserve and small beach right on the edge of town! Absolutely unique.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A dreamy summer!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at La Couveuse for the 16th year this summer. It is a beautiful house with breathtaking views and access to a local private beach. We have incredible memories here and look forward to coming every year!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A magical place

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful villa in a magical place. We have been coming to la Couveuse for a number of years having first visited Cavalaire as children. The house has beautiful views over the Mediterranean from every window and access to the beach directly below the house. Despite being within easy walking distance of Cavalaire with its excellent shopping, restaurants, watersports and all facilities, the villa is completely private and is surrounded by pine forest, beach and the sea. Both the owners and their local housekeeper do everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible and we very much look forward to returning. With the famously good weather in this part of France, the hardest choice we make all week is whether to swim in the lovely pool ( well fenced against mischievous children) or to go down to the sea. We usually did both. This year we also very much enjoyed visiting the Botanical Gardens at Le Rayol, a ten minute drive away.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with traditional features

  • 5 of 5

We loved this villa. It was cool and spacious with ample room for 10 people. We booked it for a special family birthday celebration. We had small children with us and equipment was available for them. The villa has several terraces with lovely flowers, and pool right next to one bedroom. We appreciated the extra sitting room, west facing, with TV and comfy chairs. This felt like a home, with books and games and lots of plates and dishes. We didn't go far during our stay and we ate at home most of the time. Carrefour Supermarket was a 10 minute walk and provide all basics. The owner was efficient in arranging our stay, providing full information and ensuring we received things on time. He also kept in touch during our stay. We would love to go back some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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La Couveuse is a restored Edwardian villa on the fringe of unpretentious Cavalaire Sur Mer with its busy shops and restaurants, long, sandy beach, marina and sporting facilities including sailing, scuba diving, tennis and mini-golf. Cavalaire is a short drive from St Tropez (20 minutes) and two hours from Nice to the east and Marseilles to the west. There are also flights from Paris and London to Toulon which is less than an hour away and a Motorail Terminal in St Raphael.

From Cavalaire's port there are daily boat trips to the protected islands of Levant, Porquerolles and Port-Cro. Cavalaire is also ideally located for exploring the beautiful hinterland of Provence including Aix-en-Provence, the Maures Massif and the Verdun Grand Canyon.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
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Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
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May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
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Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
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Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
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Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $639.11

Rental rates for La Couveuse range from £2500 to £4850.

Christmas and New Year can be available by arrangement.
Rates are all inclusive.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

25% to confirm booking, balance 12 weeks before holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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