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Walk to Beach from Architect's Mediterranean Villa, Own Pool

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Looking down over private pool from our terrace, with view of sea

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

By a miracle this part of the coast has escaped urban development and still feels like 'la campagne'. The intense light and colour that drew Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh still cast a spell. A deep blue sky, warm sun and a landscaped garden full of mediterranean flora: palms, olives, lavender, rosemary, peach, orange, lemon, honeysuckle and jasmine surround the villa and private gated pool. A path without traffic leads in about 400m - a 10 to 15 minute walk - to a sandy cove where mica in the white sand looks like diamonds dancing in the water.

The small village of Canadel is on the sea side of the Corniche des Maures, a 26km coastal road stretching from Lavandou to La Croix-Valmer, with breathtaking sea views. On the land side rises the Massif des Maures. A road 5 minutes from the villa leads to the Col and the ridge path, superb for walking, cycling and picnics with vast blue vistas below.

We designed the villa to have as little division between house and garden as possible and to have privacy and space for different ages and activities, one of which must be reliable WiFi. Outside the bedroom wing is the cactus garden with swings, a tree house, badminton, table tennis and boules play areas. Two bedrooms have french doors opening onto a central terrace with a pepper tree, family dining table and chaise lounges facing the sea . . . still leaving space for yoga!

The living/dining room wing leads to a covered terrace with oak table, stone barbecue, summer kitchen and a gate to enclosed private pool (open mid-May to mid-October or by special request). Up the steps is our 'cocktail terrace' - a quiet hideaway with eagles nest view of the sea and islands.

All bedrooms are screened and have ceiling fans, bedside reading lights and wardrobes. Two beds are 160cms; one has adjustable backrest. Two bedrooms are ensuite, another has adjacent bathroom with tub with sea view: overlook the Mediterranean as you soak, with slate sill for chilled white wine. A fourth double bedroom (140 cm) looks onto our garden and has an adjacent shower room. A children's room has built-in bunks (80cm x 150 cm) and 2 single beds (80 cm x 190 cm).

The kitchen is state of the art, again with stunning sea views as it looks out to the Mediterranean.

This villa is our holiday home rather than a commercial rental property and therefore equipped with books, games, paintings, art materials, plants, CD's, DVD's, satellite TV, comfortable classic furniture, low voltage lighting on dimmers, telephone, fax, internet connection, alarm linked to central station and a caretaker couple from the next village who are available for mid-stay cleaning and babysitting on request.

Gentle steps lead up to the first floor which has all the living and terrace accommodation on one level without steps: a boon for the less mobile. The ground floor has a separate studio which can sleep up to 4, with independent kitchen, shower and WC. It is available at a small supplementary rent for over-spill.

We believe the villa has all the ingredients needed to make a memorable holiday and you will find it a fantastic place to be!

Keywords: sea side , beach house, villa with pool

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a family holiday home designed to welcome children. There is an iron gate to the pool area for safety. Books, games, safe spaces, table tennis court, badminton, boules, tree house. For slightly older children, the disused railway track that runs along the coast is a fabulous biking trail. Bikes for hire locally. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    The first floor living accommodation is all on one level but there are steps up to the first floor....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1 with ensuite shower and WC: 1 queen

    Amazing views from window, double doors onto roof terrace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Gorgeous views from 2 windows. Adjacent bathroom and WC...moreless

  • Attached studio: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Shower, WC, kitchenette. Windows onto entrance to property...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Children love this room! View to garden, adj WC and shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Double doors onto roof terrace. Ensuite shower and WC...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    View onto garden. Adjacent to bathroom and WC...moreless

  • 2 x Queen beds 160 cm wide. One has adjustable head and foot; Ceiling fans in all bedrooms., Double Beds 2 x double beds 140 cm wide., Twin or Single Beds 2 x single beds 80 cm wide, We have a new travel cot plus a wooden cot with mattress, Bunk Beds 2 x Bunk beds - 80 cm wide x 150 cm long...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bijoux, brilliantly designed, modern...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    Generous shower room with sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bijoux but brilliant use of space...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: tub

    Bath with a view! Lovely window and light...moreless

  • WC 1: toilet

    WC between bedroom 4 and bedroom 5...moreless

  • WC2: toilet

    WC for guests and adjacent to bathroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom WC3: toilet

    External WC convenient for pool...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower, convenient for pool...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen is an area where one can perch on a bar stool, glass in hand, to cheer on the cook, A double door fridge produces ice cubes by magic. An induction hob, a pull-out oven, 2 sinks, meters of stone worktop, all with sea views make preparing meals a joy helped by 'essentials' such as serious espresso machine, a Magimix, blender, fresh The kitchen is an area where one can perch on a bar stool, glass in hand, to cheer on the cook, A double door fridge produces ice cubes by magic. An induction hob, a pull-out oven, 2 sinks, meters of stone worktop, all with sea views make preparing meals a joy helped by 'essentials' such as a serious espresso machine, a Magimix, blender, fresh orange juicer, scales, wine racks, salad dryer, cheese nets and chef's knives. orange juicer, scales, wine racks, salad dryer, cheese nets and chef's knives. In the hallway linking bedroom and living wings are a washer, a safe and a door to clotheslines in the sun. The garden is landscaped, maintained, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Ecclectic collection built up over the years. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and some jigsaws...moreless

  • Music Library:

    several CD's Classical and French...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    BBC world service available as well as CNN and many other stations....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The house is one lot back from the Med and looks acrss the bay to Cap Negre . A traffic free footpath leads to a cove with a white sand beach , lifeguard and 2 small restaurants....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beach is 400 meters from house on footpath without traffic....moreless

  • Village:

    Le Rayol is around 5 minutes away in a car with small supermarket, cafe, brilliant boulangerie and butcher. Friday Market with local produce throughout season. Doctor's surgery and pharmaci ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two external dining areas on two different terraces. Internal dining table Saarinen in white with six matching chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Calls to land lines in Europe, USA and Canada included in rent NOT cell phone numbers...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Laundry of bed linen, towels and beach towels charged at £20 per person End of stay cleaning at £200...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Panoramic views across the bay with sliding windows and sliding mosquito nets. Twin leather sofas, coffee table, stereo system on bookshelves. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure parking inside the gate for several cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone with 2 extensions ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Laptops can be used throughout house and garden - just bring your own and plug in. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    local chefs available to cook celebration meals....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    serious espresso machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive collection including Global knives. a Magimix, blender, fresh orange juicer, scales, wine racks, salad dryer, cheese nets...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive collection of dishes for all courses including serving dishes...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Architect designed, 2 sinks, meters of stone worktop, all with sea views. Terrific lighting...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Under counter oven with pull out racks. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double door Fridge freezer with ice cube maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Induction hob gives fine control...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck at rear of house looks over pool which can be lit and offers some shade. Deck at side of house looks over bay, shrouded by pepper tree. Small patio at top of garden for pre dinner drinks ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Small terrace with table and chairs at top of garden looks over pool, the bay and pretty much everything else. Dreamy...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo type structure offers some shade on small top terrace...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal fired grill housed in brickwork and protected from wind....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Club welcomes guests in local town...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The private pool is tiled with glass mosaics and serviced weekly. Pool is 10 meters x 5 meters. Available mid May - mid Oct ...moreless

 

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Spring
Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,000
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May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

£3,500

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Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

£4,000
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Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

£4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

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Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

£4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

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Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£3,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

7
Sep 19 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

8
Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

50% of the rent is due on booking. The second 50% along with a refundable damage deposit ( £500 ) is due 6 weeks before arrival.

Final cleaning (£200.,) Laundry ( £15 per person) payable on arrival to housekeeper.

The rental rates include electricity, water, wi-fi, telephone to land lines in North America and Europe.


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Location

33 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Toulon Hyeres
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Le Lavandou ( to the Islands)
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
near Bormes les Mimosa
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Toulon
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Relais http://www.lerelaisdesmaures.fr
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
Canadel

Car: Necessary

Water sports are abundant, The next beach has a French National sailing school (from age 6) with Optimists Catamarans, 470's which can also be hired, Windsurfing and Water ski facilities and lessons, All local beaches good for Snokeling, Rayol and the Islands have Paddi diving courses, On Canadel beach in season you will find a Lifeguard, Windsurfers, and Pedalos, mattresses and parasols for hire. Iced drinks brought to your side and a Beach restaurant complete the scene, Tennis club in next village, Golf and Horse riding nearby, Dedicated bicycle paths along the coast, Hiking on the ridge, Summer concerts in the Jardin Botanique at Rayol, Summer theatre at Gassin, Jazz festivals, Cinema festivals at St Tropez.

Sentier marin is fabulous snorkel trail led by zoologists to show visitors local flora and fauna. Available for children aged 8 and above, reservations essential. €23 for adults, €15 for children.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We are an academic couple living in London. We came here for 4 main reasons. The word ' holiday' and 'Mediterranean ' are a good fit when London is a shade of pewter. Second we hoped the family would hear and speak another language through play, not just text books. Third, we liked, the wine, the food, the markets and wanted to try our hand at Elizabeth David's style. Finally, The ability to invite guests to stay would be enormous fun.

Why the Owner Chose Le-Rayol-Canadel-Sur-Mer:
For over 20 years we had a house in the Herault, but when our 5 children produced their own, being a 40 minute drive from the Sea was a drawback . We concluded that the only way to have a relaxed holiday was to be independent of cars. We needed a safe sandy beach, accessible with a push chair If it were traffic free so older children could come and go, that would be a huge boon. When we finally found this house, we spent 2 years designing and converting it to be a place where three generations could mix or go on independent paths.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Location, location. Being within walking distance of two excellent restaurant, as well as 4 piazza informal ones, gives everyone scope. A short walk in either direction brings us to two splendid sandy beaches while even closer are stairs down to the rocks where you can swim and snorkle. Five minutes by car is Rayol village with doctor, post office, pharmacy, marvellous butcher, baker, photographer, beauty salon, newspapers.,small supermarket and weekly market. The energetic bike everywhere: along the dedicated cycle path to Le Lavandou, up the winding route to the Col for picnics or to the tennis courts at Cavalière. Perhaps the most memorable part of our holidays are dinners under the pepper tree: candle lit banter stories or serious discussion mixed with lots of cheese, wine and a bit of guitar.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Looking down over private pool from our terrace, with view of sea

    Looking down over private pool from our terrace, with view of sea

  • View from top terrace

    View from top terrace

  • Living Room with TV, music centre and window to sea

    Living Room with TV, music centre and window to sea

  • Living Room with sofas low table  and open sliding window

    Living Room with sofas low table and open sliding window

  • Kitchen equipped to professional standard

    Kitchen equipped to professional standard

  • Double bedroom with double exposure

    Double bedroom with double exposure

  • Bathtub with ledge for that glass of chilled wine overlooking the Med

    Bathtub with ledge for that glass of chilled wine overlooking the Med

  • Bunks in children's room plus 2 single beds

    Bunks in children's room plus 2 single beds

  • Studio kitchen and adjacent shower and WC

    Studio kitchen and adjacent shower and WC

  • Last part - Path to the beach

    Last part - Path to the beach

  • Local tennis court

    Local tennis court

  • Gated pool, barbeque and steps to upper terrace

    Gated pool, barbeque and steps to upper terrace

  • Top path

    Top path

  • Living Room has huge  sliding window opens to Mediterranean

    Living Room has huge sliding window opens to Mediterranean

  • Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

    Indoor and outdoor dining spaces

  • Double bedroom - Queen bed with en suite

    Double bedroom - Queen bed with en suite

  • Double bedroom overlooking tree house and garden

    Double bedroom overlooking tree house and garden

  • Table tennis, tree-house, swings, badminton, boules beyond bedrooms

    Table tennis, tree-house, swings, badminton, boules beyond bedrooms

  • Canadel beach is a 10/15  minute walk  with no traffic.

    Canadel beach is a 10/15 minute walk with no traffic.

  • Sail boat launch at next beach - Cavaliere

    Sail boat launch at next beach - Cavaliere

  • Chemin de l'Ecuelle. Our house from the road.

    Chemin de l'Ecuelle. Our house from the road.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/23/2015
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