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Romantic Beachside Apartment Family Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, on the Beach Sleeps 4 + young kids Family Friendly

Building sits directly on a SANDY QUIET beach. Best beach in the Riviera! Beachfront Apartment in the quaint village of Theoule at the foot of the red rocks and forest of Esterel, nestled between Cannes (15 minutes) and Mandelieu (10 minutes), (40 km from Nice airport).

Strict urban controls have maintained the traditional charm of what was once a fishing village. Wake up to sun rising over the water and take an early morning swim with just yourself and the sea birds. The beach right outside our Apartment is sandy with clean water, a floating dock for swimmers, and the occasional small sailboat from the nearby sailing club.

In the evening, enjoy a quiet stroll along the Promenade de la Darse, a paved pedestrian walkway that follows the Riviera Coast. This is our treasured Vacation Home; we regret no children or pets are allowed. Minimum stay is 7 nights, 14 nights in August.

Details of the Apartment: New building in Mediterranean red stucco style. The apartment comfortably sleeps 4, with 2 beds in bedroom and a generous sofa bed in the living room, which is equipped with new TV and DVD player. Both the living room and bedroom open onto a large terrace, 3 floors directly above the beach. Enjoy an afternoon nap on the Terrace in oversized lounge chairs or an evening meal around the teak dining table that can expand to seat up to 6 persons.

Master bath has a large tub and shower as well as washer/dryer for laundry. Small kitchen is fully-equipped. Attractive inside Dining room table seats 6. Entrance hall has a small WC for guests. Two parking spaces in garage. Locked storage area for beach equipment at beach level.

Plenty of restaurants and things to do- water sports, forest trails and seaside paved walking trail, mountain biking, nearby golfing, sea cures, lavender fields and perfumeries, museums, aquarium, Provence artisans.

Walk or mountain bike the many kilometers of footpaths and nature trails in the nearby Esterel Hills while enjoying the sandy beaches of Theoule. Many seaside restaurants offer a variety of casual and formal dining experiences at the water’s edge or over the water with a dock full of linen tables! There are 9 hotel restaurants and 21 restaurants in Theoule.

Sometimes referred to as La Ville d Ecriture for its yearly Writing & Arts Festival in June, Theoule’s town hall boasts the largest collection of inkpots of any town in Europe! One enters the village along the curved coastal road lined with 'larger than life' neo-modern sculptures, including Femme Sortant de L Eau, Woman emerging from water and 'Naissance de la Femme', Birth of a Woman. There is also the impressive 'Croix de Lorraine', a symbol of the disembarquement of allied troops in 1944 and a yearly celebration of this event.

Sports and other Activities:

There are many activities for land and sea lovers. At our apartment side beach, you’ll find beach volley ball and boccia ball courts, 2 sailing clubs, windsurfing, scuba diving, and nearby excursions to sea water cures. Hike in the scrub or in the forest of cork oaks and maritime pines.

Guest comments:

We're back & had a wonderful time. Theoule Sur Mer is a very special spot, you're right - a nicely hidden treasure. Theoule is close enough to Cannes restaurants & trendy Cote D'Azur nightlife, travel a few miles inland to the charming perched villages or just the perfect place to sit back, relax & enjoy scenic surroundings. Your apartment is quite lovely too, welcoming and in a great position right on the beach. Thanks again, we'd love to go back another time. JP Vancouver, Canada

A very comfortable apartment in a great location, right on the beach. We enjoyed Theoule so much we went house shopping there ourselves! -SueAnn, Switzerland

A perfect holiday place. Superbly situated apartment right beside the beach but in a small town setting - with good restaurants and other facilities in easy walking distance. If you're looking for a relaxing time in really nice surroundings, then look no further.

Jim Hunter, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Comfortable flat with amazing view, delightful, quiet village with friendly people, lighthearted atmosphere, good restaurants, perfect beach right outside the door, places of historical interest, art collections etc. within easy reach.

Julie Harrison, Hertford UK

Great location & very conducive to other popular sites to visit, fantastic view, very elegant, clean & nicely decorated apartment, service is excellent. Would love to come & visit again and stay longer.

Dave & Claire Robins,

East Hampton, New York

Email of previous guests available on request.

'Can we extend another 5 days? We love it here.'

'Wish we could do that for you but we are booked for the rest of the summer.'

Book early and consider 2 weeks for a 10% discount and a very restful vacation. Lynn, owner

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Lynn Marran
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

About Lynn Marran

I have two beautiful daughters which you see in some of the photos. We go to Theoule each year, it is my retreat where I recover from the consumer culture of Southern California. I enjoy making it available to others and am gratified by their heartfelt appreciation of it. I also donate several weeks a year for charities. I just opened an optometry practice in Yorba Linda California to provide leading edge eye care. I trained as a scientist in Physiological Optics -PhD from UC Berkeley and have my optometry degree from there as well. I have worked as a consultant for industry developing new ophthalmic devices or therapies and help them design trials to insure viability and safety and ultimately approval by the FDA.

Lynn Marran purchased this condo in 2004

Why Lynn Marran chose Théoule-sur-Mer

Best beach in the Riviera!

We rented a place over the internet in Nice and it was awful...the beaches were rocky and we spent most of our vacation looking for a place to stay and for a sandy beach. When I found Theoule I looked up at the relatively new apartment building and wondered if there might be an apartment to buy. I asked a neighbor and they told me one just opened which is very rare and that it was not yet on the market. I asked around for the realtor and was directed from one seaside bar to the next until someone pointed him out on his balcony. I signed the papers the next day, an hour before flying back to the States. My grandmother and great aunt came to America from France when they were young girls. My love for them imbued me with a love for France, and now I have my little place in Theoule.

What makes this condo unique

I spend alot of time just enjoying our beach. Its quiet and quaint and the water is absolutely perfect. I swim a mile each day then eat all sorts of fattening food. I read a little in French, alot in English and enjoy the patter of the locals talking. I'll take a few trips to special places, return to ones I love, see a new art exhibit, decorate the apartment, shop for good wine good food and decorations for my home in the States. The apartment is very centrally located allowing one to explore the best the Riviera/ Cote D'azur has to offer in short one to two hour day trips...many are less than 30 minutes away. No matter how long a vacation I take I always wish I had more time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our newly acquired vacation home. Wow. I hope to retire here!
Sep 2005
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Théoule-sur-Mer Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaking tub with handles for easy in and out Shower Guess Bathroom of French hand painted porcelain
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom , Sleep Sofa Sleeps 2 adults
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High speed INTERNET (not dial up)


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Romantic Beachside Apartment Family Friendly
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 26 reviews

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of....

  • 5 of 5

THIS was exactly what I wanted to experience in the French Riviera - a place On the Beach, with a balcony, nearby restaurants and in a beautiful coastal town. The apartment was perfect - with 1 1/2 baths, a living area, free wi-fi, a washer and a full kitchen.... along with a table and chairs on the balcony, where we spent most of our time. It was quiet, peaceful and the waves lapping lulled us to sleep each night. I will be back! Thank you, Lynn for an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Elegant Beachfront Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting apartments in Théoule-Sur-Mer for twenty years, and this is the best by far. The locatiion is perfect, and the view from the terrace, of the sea, beach, and all of the activities made it the perfect hang out, as well as convenient to all of the locat attractions and restaurants. We could watch the Bocce tournament from the terrace, or stroll down to the docks, and catch the Fishing Boat Jousting, (think medieval knights jousting, but from Gondolas, a real hoot!) and stop by Chez Philippe on the way back for dinner, all without ever getting in the car. The apartment is beautifully appointed, and the entry and exit contacts gracious, informative, and helpful. We hope to repeat our visit in 2016, to our favorite place in the South of France. We spent more time in the vicinity, and discovered the wonderful Le Coup de Fourchette, as well as trying other restaurants we had never visited on previous trips. Other years, we've driven into Italy for lunch, but this time we were more content to explore lovely Théoule-Sur-Mer more, from this great apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We (2 Adults, 2 teen boys) had a wonderful time in Theoule.

Everything was fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant week here, perfect location and lovely homely apartment. Decorated in traditional french style, felt more at home than in another hotel room with no personality. Great to be able to cook the odd meal in between excessive visits to the local restaurants. Lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by, really lovely and very relaxing. Really valued the private parking, great to not have to worry about the car for the week.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia

Great Location but apartment getting run-down

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a fabulous location and Christine who met us was friendly and helpful. However, the apartment's furniture needs to be updated as it is getting tired and the sofa is particularly uncomfortable. Everything else terrific - the restaurants nearby and the local shops everything you could need. Would return in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Would return in a heartbeat sums it up. We are booked for all but 2 weeks for 2013 season Half are returning guests See you next heartbeat!
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  • 5 of 5

70' + in October, clear blue skies, sea warm enough for swimming, and the apartment is right on the beach. We didn't travel far - shops and great restaurants also in easy strolling distance - our favourite was Le Coup de Fourchette. The town is completely authentic, with friendly people.

The apartment is exactly as described, and is raised up so there are great views over the bay toward Cannes, and the bay is popular with boats of all sizes so there is plenty to watch.

Our arrival and departure were well managed, spoiled only because we had chosen the cheapest on-line car rental at Nice airport, and so had everyone else - we waited a very long time, while other renters had no customers - Grrrrrrr. But the friendly welcome from the housekeeper helped to quickly put that behind us as we settled in to this very well appointed apartment. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday which we would love to repeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn in the Riviera...miss the crowds and get low season prices
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Îles de Lerins
Marco Polo
Restaurant L'Oasis
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Train
5 minute walk
Nearest Beach
The apartment is sitting on the beach
Nearest Point of Interest
THEOULE SU MER Prince des Isles Apartment Building
Nearest Point of Interest
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Car: not necessary

Seaside restaurants. Walking trails, incredible biking on and off road. Scuba diving and snorkeling. Sailing. Arts. Local artisans. Fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $367.96
Cleaning Fee $73.59

Five Star* Rating by our VRBO guests. The apartment is on the beach and privately situated on the 3rd floor. Elevator, indoor parking garage with reserved space, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 4 glass doors leading to terrace with dining table and chaise lounges. Centrally located for day trips by car, bus, train or boat to all Riviera has to offer. Come home to quiet Theoule to renew. Security deposit of 400E or equivalent in your country of origin is collected upon arrival and returned at departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.