Charming & Bright Village Apartment in the Heart of Ste.Maxime
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ste. Maxime townhome description
Our small but charming village apartment is the perfect pied-a-terre for a couple and offers a wonderful and romantic 'home' in the heart of a seaside village. Please read the entire description before writing as most of your questions will be answered herewith.
The main room has a lot of character and light and has been lovingly furnished and cared for. It is not a typical rental house with a mish mash of garage sale furnishings and cheap decor. We have selected high quality accents, a gas Lacanche oven, down comforters, and oversized cotton towels to make the house the kind of place you want to hang out in, rather than just a place to sleep and throw your luggage. If you are looking for a combination of high-quality and self catering, then this is your house.
The house is in the heart of the old village of Ste. Maxime, not far from the church that rings out its symphony of bells each day. From the front door you are seconds from restaurants and cafes, morning croissants and afternoons at the beach. The balcony overlooks the village scene, the ocean is slightly visible and sunsets are picturesque.
Inside, the doors and windows are all double paned and the bedrooms are at the back of the house, making them quieter, but this is a lively village, especially on weekend nights. There are tiled floors and a lovely breeze that passes through the house if you open up the french doors keep it cool in the summertime, and rarely have we even used the air-conditioning.
THE HOUSE IS SMALL, roughly 70 square meters, or 700 square feet, give or take, which is why we recommend it ONLY FOR A COUPLE OR SMALL FAMILY OF 3. The bedrooms are right next to one another, and the bathroom is outside in the hall. NOT ideal for four adults who want some privacy and space while they are snoozing.
(Children under 10 not recommended)
The living area is large and roomy with vaulted ceilings and 4 sets of french doors that allow in the warm sun. Luckily, you'll be living outside most of the time with the village right outside your door.
A walk to the beach takes a few minutes and we have a beach umbrellas, chairs and towels for you to take with you. Or hop on the ferry to the glitz and glamour of St. Tropez. The ferry is just down the road. There is also a casino and plenty of shops and restaurants to entertain you.
There is internet at the house
There is satellite TV with CNN, BBC and Skynews in English
DVD player. Children's and adult DVD's
THERE IS NO PARKING at the house, and NO GARAGE.
There is a Paid Parking lots at the end of the street with reasonable weekly rates. Or street parking in the village and local lots. NO PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE HOUSE.
The House is located 19km from the TGV station at St. Raphael. (4h45 from Paris) and a bus from the station brings you to the tourist office in Ste Maxime, only 3 minute walk from the house. There is also a TGV station at Les Arcs which is about 35 km away. From here you would need to arrange a taxi. We are 100 km from Nice and 150 Km from Marseille airports.
We hope you come and call our home, yours, for a little while.
Enjoy your stay!
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Keywords: Village House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The Property is NOT suitable for children under 10 due to the balcony, the stairs, the 'white' furniture, also, as it is a Village House, the Front Door opens right onto the street, with no porch or substantial sidewalk to protect them from the street...moreless
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- The Var Region of France is loaded with Lakes, Rivers, Hiking, Biking, Wineries, and Plenty of Quaint Small Villages that are an easy day trip away, Monaco is two hours by car, Aix En Provence is two hours by car, Cannes is 35 minutes, there is an Internet Cafe just around the corner and the Tourist Office located right on the Beach has information in English about Local Excursions. Nice Airport: 1.25 hours Marseille Airport: 1.75 hours Toulon Airport: 0.75 hours Avignon TGV: 2.5 hours Les Arcs TGV: 35 minutes Saint Raphael TGV: 15-20 minutes There is a EuropCar Rental agency in the village, walking distance from the house....moreless
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This house is very pleasant, clean and well located. We had a wonderful week and certainly we will be back. Thank you Kimberley!
- Guest Celso T.
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you Celso. I 'm glad you had a nice stay. Ste Maxime is always 'home' to me and it give me great pleasure to share it with people from around the world. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
My husband and I travel 2 months a year and never go back to the same place twice. UNTIL we stayed at this truly charming petit maison. We spent a month here with our daughter and then had to go back for a second month 2 years later. The house is a special place, as is St. Maxime. The owner has exquisite taste and we feel as though we are a real french family when we stay there. The location is another jewel. Nestled at the top of the hill overlooking the sea. We open the door and walk down through the center of the old town feeling the history of this part of the world. The people are so nice and the shopping and food are top notch. Our experiences there even prompted us to move to the beach in California. We can't wait to go back again and again!
- Guest Evelina (Manhattan Beach)
- Date of stay 07/11/10
- Review Submitted 12/08/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Evey and Jamie, it was our pleasure to have you, twice. We hope to see you soon and indeed agree, Ste. Maxime is a special place.
One of the finest rental homes we have experienced
One of the finest rental homes we have experienced
My wife and I came to Ste.-Maximez with the intention of using it as a base to explore the Cote d'Azure. Instead, with the exception of a ferry ride to St. Tropez, we stayed in the heart of this charming little village. We did our food shopping every morning and cooked our meals in the beautiful kitchen in the house. Plenty of markets and little shops all around the area. Although we were to continue our travels in Italy, my wife wept upon leaving this wonderful little home up the street from the village square and our morning baguette and espresso.
- Guest Bob (Melbourne Beach, Florida USA)
- Date of stay 10/04/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Bob, Thanks so much for the kind words. We always seem to attract such great people to our home. It must be the magic of Ste. Maxime and the south of France. We hope to see you again soon. Happy Travels. Kimberley
Our favorite vacation ever
Our favorite vacation ever
My family arrived in Ste. Maxime on the day of a torrential storm which knocked out power to much of the Var Department. When we opened the door to this house it didn't matter what was happeneing outside- inside was warm and charming. We have had the good fortune of travelling quite a bit as a family. I am a hotelier by profession and was a little nervous about staying in a house as opposed to a hotel. On our last trip to the South of France we had stayed in St Tropez which, while lovely in all the ways one would expect, tended towards fussiness in a way we found uncomfortable. Not so Ste. Maxime! We found the village to be absolutely charming and its inhabitants friendly and gracious. The marina is just a few blocks away. The shops, restaurants and bars are just a few blocks away. What is wonderful is that you are very close to everything you need in Ste, Maxime but far enough away for the house to be quiet. The house was extremely comfortable, clean and well appointed. All details were arranged in advance. There were even necessities; coffee, olive oil, wine, etc., very thoughtfully installed prior to our arrival. The beds are comfortable, the living area well furnished with wifi, cable, books, DVDs and CDs. If, like me, you enjoy cooking then you will be DELIGHTED with the Lacanche enamel stove in the kitchen. It was our intention to use the house as a base from which to make trips into the surrounding area. Instead we found ourselves so charmed by the house and the village of Ste. Maxime that we never left. We look forward to our next trip. If I have one regret about our stay...it was not nearly long enough!
- Guest PitcherInn (Vermont)
- Date of stay 06/15/10
- Review Submitted 08/08/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Ari, thanks for the kind words. We love sharing our home with families like yours who appreciate the good life. I hope to see you in Ste Maxime or at your lovely B&B, The Pitcher Inn, in Vermont. Kimberley
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Dec 21 - Mar 1, 2014
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 20
7 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change and seasonal rates vary. Weekend rates in winter may be available. Contact owner.
- Deposit/Damage: $400
- Cleaning fee: $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $400
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Nice at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: To Saint Tropez at 300 Metres
- Nearest Train: Saint Raphael TGV at 17 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: A8 at 25 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Centre Ville at 300 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: House is within the village at 50 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: House is within the village at 50 Metres
About the owner: We are a family of three and love to travel, but have found a home in Ste. Maxime. This house is truly our 'happy place' where we come to relax, read, sip rose and enjoy the joie de vivre that is the French Riviera. Summer, though crowded is a lot of fun with people from all over the world coming to the region. We enjoy the crowds but it's also easy to escape and we love to explore our favorite nearby villages too.
Why the Owner Chose Ste. Maxime:
We chose this home because of its charm and location. Because of its convenient location in the center of Ste. Maxime (near the church) we sometimes spend our entire vacation without ever getting in a car. The bus station is close by, and taxis can whisk you to the train station, just 17km away in San Rafael. The home is well equipped and comfortable too. Outside the door, the vibrant village buzzes with activity.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Not needing a car is key. Walk to dinner, beaches, bus station, and no hassle with parking, which is a hassle. There are 3 car rental agencies in the village if you want to plan a day trip. Ste Maxime hosts concerts and other evening activities in the summer fun for the whole family.
Living Room taken from balcony door
Bedroom 1 (bedroom 2 is the same) with 2 small closets
View from balcony at night and the perfect place for an aperitif
Front of house
Dining area/full kitchen
balcony stretches across the front of house & overlooks the village
About 300 steps from the front door is the port, the beach, the ferry, etc.
summertime arts & craft market just down the street
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