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DESCRIPTION OF THE HOUSE . This charming home is a typical 19th century village home on three floor levels with a narrow, winding stairway inside. It is 90 square meters. The house is furnished with antique furniture. (if you are looking for a “three star lodging” our house is not for you!).
If you are looking to live like the French live in a small provencal village, then it is the right place. Five persons can stay comfortably in the house. It has four bedrooms (one bedroom is locked for our private storage), a living room , a kitchen and two bathrooms. It has also electricity, hot and cold water, shuttered windows and a red earthen tile floor. In cool weather, the house is equipped with electric radiators and a permanent unit (located in the upper dining room).
The entrance door is located at the beginning of a small pedestrian street where it is safe for children to play.
- Upper floor description:
The upper floor is light and airy, and has a nice view of the village. It has an equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, an electric stove with an oven, a microwave oven, a table where 4 people can sit, cabinets with pots and dishes, but no dishwasher. There is a large living room with a dining table with 6 chairs and a color TV-VCR-DVD in a corner with four armchairs. A large, modern armoire has linens and towels. Finally, the upper floor has a small separated bathroom with a shower with a hand-held shower, a sink and a sit-down toilet. There is telephone with an answering machine in the living room.
- Ground floor description (rez-de-chaussee):
The first floor, with high ceilings, has two bedrooms and a toilet. The master-bedroom has a queen size bed, a modern armoire with hangers and shelves with a nice view on the village. Against an interior wall is a sink with hot and cold water behind a curtain. There is also an antique armoire which is locked. The master-bedroom also has a telephone. The second bedroom has a single bed, a desk, a sink with hot, and cold water next to the washing machine with a nice view on a small medieval pedestrian lane.. One closet serves as a library with English books in one closet and another empty closet next to the bed to hang clothes. There is a separated bathroom with a toilet and a sink.
- Lower level description
The lower level, with low, arched ceilings, has two rooms and a bathroom. One room is locked for our private use. The available room has two single beds and a nice view on the village. The room has a small corner kitchenette (sink, electric stove (2 hotplates), small refrigerator, counter and cupboards. The bathroom has a stand-up shower, a toilet, mirror and sink. There is a telephone in the bedroom.
The house is furnished with linens and towels (including for a beach) located in an upper closet and some beach equipment in the rez-de-chaussee one bedroom storage closet. There is a washing machine in the single bedroom on the ground floor.
- Email, WIFI, telephone with land line for local calls. For international calls, use phone cards. Laptops, Internet connection work well on all floors of our house.
Bormes as well as our home are not a place for person with limited mobility. The home has three floors connected with a typical village tile winding stairway. Bormes is a hill village.
Trash: deposit your trash bags in one of the village trash collection places. The village prides itself on cleanliness and all guests are implored to participate in preservation of the clean village environment. You will find trash containers near the fountain across the street from the bakery.
Bakery: the bakery is two minutes from the house and has hot fresh bread and croissants everyday starting at 7:00 a.m.
Post Office: The Post Office is across the street from Pierre Toesca St.
Food and local wines: are all excellent!
Art: Rene Terras and his wife Vivette Terras are good friends of ours. Rene makes beautiful pottery, say “bonjour” from us if you go visit their shop in Pierrefeu.
There is a lot more to do: swim in the Mediterranean sea in the summer, only 15 minutes away by car, play golf at Valcros, hike the hills above Bormes, visit the islands and so on. You will find more information in our ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS that we leave in the living-room.
Finally, a housekeeper will stop by the day of your arrival to check if everything is fine. She will be your local contact and clean the house at the end of your stay.
house linen, one house cleaning at the end of stay, water, electricity, tv, wifi, local phone included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: I am French, married to an American. I live half in France and in Washington DC. I am now retired. I love to read, travel, spend time with family and friends.
Why the Owner Chose Bormes-les-Mimosas: This is a village home where I spend vacation with my family as a child. I love the beautiful village of Bormes.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Bormes is an unique historic hill village, known for its beauty, its flowers, its proximity to the sea.It is a 10 minutes drive from the beautiful sandy beaches of Estagnol and Pellegrin ornate with pine trees for shade. It is a 10 minutes drive from the quaint Le Lavandou with its port, its shops and gorgeous sandy beaches.
The beaches are beautiful and in the summer the water is very warm. In the winter, the village is very quiet, it is a good time to walk around and read.