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Stunning Seaview Apartment, Riviera

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There is a lovely seaview over the balcony railing.

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Last updated: 05/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Le Trayas studio description

Welcome to our studio in Le Trayas, where a gorgeous sunrise over the Mediterranean seems to be the rule and preludes a lazy, sun-drenched day under cerulean skies. Imagine breakfast on the deck with fresh coffee and croissants to fuel your sun- and fun-filled day in Provence/Cote d'Azur, the air redolent with the scent of rosemary, lavender, thyme and bayleaf.
The studio apartment is adjacent to and attached to our villa. About 40m2 with soaring ceilings and a wall of french doors to a large balcony with stunning views over the Med and the garden, it is fully equipped to provide all you need for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen has all of the utensils and appliances you could wish for, from fridge, cooktop, microwave/grill, dishwasher to tablecloths, candle-holders and wineglasses. Luxuriate in the large walk-in shower with rainhead and the large fluffy egyptian cotton towels. Double sinks, vanity and medicine cabinets with plenty of storage space, hair dryer and a washing machine complete the bathroom. The european king-size bed (160cm) is beautifully appointed with luxurious linens. Reversible heating and air conditioning keep you comfy all year round and there is plenty of onsite parking.
There are a variety of local beaches within a short walk- from sandy to rocky, from large to quite tiny and private, there is something for everyone. Hikes of all levels and lengths in the adjacent Esterels are a great way to get some exercise and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Mountain biking and road biking are both extremely popular here, thanks to the varied and striking terrain. A game of petanque anyone? The town hall (5 min. walk) has several courts...
Dining is one of life's pleasures here in France. There are a number of good restaurants within walking distance. And the wine... unbelievably good and very inexpensive.
While having a car is preferable, we have spent most of our time here without one and have been able to enjoy most of what the area has to offer. The Le Trayas train station is serviced by 10 trains per day in either direction. The 2 buses run to Theoule/Mandelieu/Cannes in the east, and St. Raphael in the west. The train from the airport (Nice St. Augustin station, about a 15 min walk from the airport) takes less than an hour to Le Trayas.
Your private balcony is separated from the main house's private terrace by a tall screen of bamboo plants.
Detailed maps, site information, food basics, instructions for appliances, dishwasher and laundry detergent are provided.

You can find several photo albums on our facebook page- Trayas Provence.

Please note that this region is very hilly. We love it- walking anywhere is a great workout. When we come from Toronto, we fly into Nice, walk to the train, ride the train to Le Trayas, then trudge up the hill with all of our luggage. It is not easy after a long flight. We spent our first 2 years here without a car and used the buses and trains. It is definitely preferable to have a car while here- you can go anywhere, anytime and it is much easier to carry luggage and groceries.

Provence consists of 6 departments- Bouches du Rhone, Var, Alpes Maritimes, Alpes de Haute Provence, Vaucluse, Hautes Alpes. Our home is on the border between the Var and Alpes Maritimes (we are actually about 2 houses into the Var). Our bay has its own little micro-climate which happily supports plants which don't survive well just a bit further inland- lemons, oranges, cacti, bougainvillea etc. It is truly a little piece of heaven!


Keywords: Spacious, airy studio apartment in our villa, with amazing seaview, large balcony, walking distance to beaches, restaurants, store, train and bus, adjacent to Esterel hills for hiking and biking, large balcony with seaview, parking, fully equipped with kitchenette, washing machine and dishwasher. Beautiful Provence!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 40 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • King size beds (1). This is a european king size bed, which is 160 cm. wide....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • large walk-in shower with rainhead, double sink, heated towel bar, washing machine....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Compact kitchen with fridge, 2-burner stovetop, combination microwave/grill, dishwasher....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, cutlery, food basics....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Combination microwave/grill with instructions....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Beautiful high thread count linens and egyptian cotton towels for the bathroom are supplied. Large outdoor towels for beach use are provided as well....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Reversible air-con provides both air conditioning or heating at the touch of a remote control....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Our studio apartment is adjacent to our villa and is approximately 40m2, with cathedral ceiling. It is fronted by a wall of french doors to a large balcony with fabulous views on the Mediterranean and the garden. The villa is in a quiet residential neighbourhood and is just up the hill from several beaches. Beaches, restaurants, bus and train station and store are a 10-15min walk away. The kitchenette is well equipped with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, food basics, dishwasher, fridge, stove top, combination microwave/grill. Bathroom has a double sink, plenty of storage and large walk-in shower with rainhead, hair dryer, washing machine. The bed is european kingsize (160cm wide) and is beautifully appointed . Wifi with free long distance to most countries is provided. There is plenty of onsite parking. Many golf courses and wineries are just a short drive away and the Esterel mountains are next door....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    French tv only at this time...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance to 100 countries....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Large balcony along the width of the studio, with table and chairs....moreless

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        The Mediterranean is directly in front of the villa and stretches as far as the eye can see....moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Fabulous view across the bay to Miramar beach....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 2 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Aug 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      €120
                      €756 €2,700
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      €100
                      €665 €2,100
                      Winter
                      Nov 2 - Feb 28, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      €78
                      €504 €1,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      €60
                      €504 €1,800
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Our property is not suitable for children or pets- sorry.

                      50% deposit confirms reservation. Balance (50%) is due 30 days prior to check-in. Damage deposit payment to be determined case by case (ie if we are in France, it can be paid at check-in. If we are not in residence, alternate arrangements will be made...)


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                      Location

                      Wineries abound- visits and tastings are available and are generally free of charge (unless you decide to purchase of course....). There are many historical sites nearby- Abbeye Thoronet, Mandelieu-la-Napoule castle, Frejus Roman ruins... The charming villages and towns of Biot, St. Paul de Vence, Antibes, Seillans, Tourettes, Grasse, Valbonne, Frejus, Cannes and many more make for intriguing daytrips. The hiking is sensational. We are at the base of the Esterel hills- red rock and unbelievable terrain. Biking, both road and mountain are popular pasttimes. Waterskiing is offered at a nearby marina. The numerous regional markets are just a short drive away and offer the freshest of local produce as well as preserved foods. Skiing in the Alps is a couple of hours away (in season). Petanque (or boules) is a popular regional game played outside.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: We are a couple from Toronto who have recently 'semi-retired'. Our family has always loved sports, cooking and travelling. Now that we are 'semi-retired' and our 2 sons are grown up we spend about half of the year here in the south of France and are always sorry to leave, even though we are going home to work at jobs we love. So, about half of the time, we will be here to greet you, help you with your planning, and otherwise be available. The rest of the time this will be entrusted to a propery manager.

                      Why the Owner Chose Le Trayas:
                      When it came time to semi-retire there was a conundrum. Where was the weather good, health care excellent, great food and wine easily available, the sea nearby, museums/art galleries/shopping/gorgeous towns/wineries close by? Great skiing within a couple of hours would be good too. And we hoped for a seaview. The south of France won, hands down. We feel so at home here, despite our imperfect french language skills. We hope you will too. And the view over the Mediterranean is heaven!!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                      It is quiet, peaceful and very beautiful here, yet it is very close to bustling towns, glitz if that is what you wish, history, culture, sporting activities of all kinds (swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, boules, boating etc etc). There is the setting and the time for quiet contemplation and introspection, for reading and cooking. There is great wine and there are great chefs nearby. Provence/Cote d'Azur provides a surfeit of nourishment for the mind, the body and the soul. It is everything a vacation should be.


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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • There is a lovely seaview over the balcony railing.

                        There is a lovely seaview over the balcony railing.

                      • View from the end of the terrace.

                        View from the end of the terrace.

                      • The best seat in the house!  And the view...

                        The best seat in the house! And the view...

                      • Spacious walk-in shower with rainhead and warm, fluffy egyptian cotton towels.

                        Spacious walk-in shower with rainhead and warm, fluffy egyptian cotton towels.

                      • Studio terrace is beyond the bamboo planters.

                        Studio terrace is beyond the bamboo planters.

                      • One of the local beaches- a rocky one.

                        One of the local beaches- a rocky one.

                      • The hiking is amazing...and endless.

                        The hiking is amazing...and endless.

                      • Sunrise over the Med.

                        Sunrise over the Med.

                      • Fully equipped, compact kitchen.

                        Fully equipped, compact kitchen.

                      • Oh so comfy.

                        Oh so comfy.

                      • Studio entrance, under the bougainvillea.

                        Studio entrance, under the bougainvillea.

                      • The studio is to the left of the palm tree on the left.

                        The studio is to the left of the palm tree on the left.

                      • Another local beach, about 10 min. walk away...

                        Another local beach, about 10 min. walk away...

                      • Just down the way...

                        Just down the way...

                      • Another view from the villa.

                        Another view from the villa.

                      VRBO #281853

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

                      €60 - €120 per night (EUR)
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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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