Located on the shore of the Arcachon Bay, in the wine region of Bordeaux, Villa La Tosca is separated from the sea and white sand beaches by its century old wall. Surrounded by pine forests and vineyards, the villa is considered to be a prime example of Arcachon Architecture. Built in 1903, the luxury villa was recently restored to preserve its historic heritage and warmth, while offering modern amenities and comfortable luxury.
Outdoors, an acre of manicured gardens contains an ecological lap pool, a kitchen herb garden, and a natural spring. The villa overlooks the lawns and gardens, the ancient wall and the views of the sea. Onsite activities include boules, table tennis, volley ball, trampoline, croquet, and bicycles. Canoes are also available and a host of watersports are conveniently nearby. Cap de Ferrat resort facilities are a 35 minute drive away.
There are a convenient cloakroom and guest bath at the entry on the ground floor. The living room and dining room open through floor to ceiling French doors to an ample seaview terrace with outdoor dining facilities. Both the kitchen and indoor dining room host cozy fireplaces. The kitchen is fully equipped and hosts a center island eat-at bar. The ground floor also hosts a media room and a well-stocked library with an additional fireplace. The Verandah Suite contains a double bed, en-suite bathroom, and opens to the verandah. This bedroom suite is wheelchair accessible.
The lower floor hosts an independent studio apartment with private access from the ground floor or from the gardens, a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette. An additional suite on the lower level hosts a double bed and also features an en-suite bathroom.
The upper level hosts an office and five bedroom suites. The luxurious Master bedroom suite is extra large and luxurious. The master suite offers a king sized bed, an en-suite bathroom with his and her showers and a jacuzzi tub for two, and his and hers dressing rooms. The suite opens to two private terraces–one overlooking the sea, and the other overlooking the pool. Each of the additional suites on the upper level features a king sized bed and en-suite bathroom. One suite, Le Vue, offers panoramic views of the surrounding forest as well as of the sea, and another offers a private terrace. The king sized beds in Le Bassin, La Foret, Le Verhandah, Le Studio and Chaudiere can be converted to two twin beds, if desired. All bedrooms are air conditioned and provide satellite TV. Wifi access is available throughout the villa.
Guests at Villa La Tosca enjoy either a self-catered or fully staffed seafront retreat. The famed vineyards of Bordeaux and its historic name-sake city, an UNESCO world heritage site, are close by, as are dining venues, cultural activities and shopping.