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Villa With Garden Gate Straight Onto Beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 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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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.

Amenities

Cavalaire-sur-Mer Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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A secluded gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just booked for 2018, which will be our 12th year at La Couveuse. The location above the beautiful beach without another house in sight could not be improved upon. We invite friends to join us every year and they are always eager to return. The house is well maintained by Patrick, who lives nearby and the owner, Peter, always rings on our day of arrival to check that all is well. We thoroughly recommend a stay at La Couveuse.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Idyllic May break

  • 5 of 5

We booked to go in May with some hesitation because we would have preferred later in the summer but all the weeks had already gone. It was perfect. Blue skies but not too hot, no traffic jams and we were swiftly welcomed into restaurants. The house itself is a pleasure to stay in; big enough for eight people not to get in each other’s way and the pool was heated. The owners were immensely helpful providing everything from tips on places to visit - from the beautiful botanical gardens - to where to eat out. We’ll be going to La Couveuse in May again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A week on the perfect beach

  • 5 of 5

An idyllic week staying in a large house near a perfect beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Brilliant brilliant house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely fantastic.

It is a beautiful looking house in a peaceful secluded spot, but it is only a short walk from the town/shops/supermarket.

A gate at the bottom of the garden leads down to the quiet sandy cove - which really does feels like your own private beach at times.

The sea views from the bedrooms, terraces, balconies and pool area are beautiful.

The heated pool is lovely, the bedrooms are big, the huge open plan kitchen/sitting room/ dining room is perfect for groups.

For children there is a separate TV/games room, table-tennis table, table-football, wendy house, games and pool.

All in all, it really is the perfect place to relax and unwind. We loved it. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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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: September 2016
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THE NEST

  • 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: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $662.08

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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