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Flat With Stunning Sea View In Wooded Area

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Nov-2016
Apartment in Le Rayol Canadel, Nr. Le Lavandou, Provence - Peaceful Wooded Location, 10 Mins Walk To Beach

Flat in Rayol, which is between Le Lavandou and Cavalaire sur Mer. Set in secluded gardens in an area of splendid trees and shrubs. Close to beautiful gardens of Domaine du Rayol. Near shops in village and bus stop. Boat trips from Cavalaire to Porquerolles Islands. St Tropez 30 mins along coast road. Vineyards nearby. Lovely mountain scenery. Fragrant walks along unspoilt coast track. Great restaurants on beach and village. Peaceful, untouristy, safe beach. Balmy atmosphere. Although a car is not necessary, a parking space is provided near the flat.If you want to have loud parties all night on the balcony, this is not the place for you!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of artists, working in theatre, music and sculpture. The apartment is a wonderful place for us to unwind when work gets hectic. We love watching the sun light up the trees at dawn and the moon slide above the horizon over the sea. Swimming is our main sport,and the warm clear water of the bay is just what we need!! The good restaurants, the peace and fresh air are the simple pleasures that we like.PS The balcony is the place for sunsets.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Rayol was no doubt the best location in Var. Neighbours are lovely. Apartment, charming and view from balcony, exquisite.'

Jen Smith -Glasgow.



We have just returned from a glorious week in your apartment. View was spectacular and everything lived up to out expectations. Thanks again Michael Whaley Ballinamallard.



'Thank you for the use of your lovely apartment. We really enjoyed the holiday.' Sinead Brennan Dublin.
Jun 2008
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8 Reviews

4.8
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

Simple but well equipped apartment in beautiful surroundings with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

This is a fantastically located apartment - surrounded by beautiful wooded grounds adjacent to the extensive "Gardens of the Mediterranean" created in the early 1900s ( and well worth a visit in season); less than 10 mins walk downhill to 2 lovely beaches and a stones throw from a supermarket, excellent bakery, butchers and chemist. The views of the azure sea and distant islands (Ile du Port Cros well worth a visit)are to die for and can be enjoyed from the balcony with 2 chairs, a day bed and a useful wind-out blind which is accessed from a tiled living area/kitchenette with 2 further day beds with plenty of cushions for lounging. The kitchenette is more like a galley kitchen with fridge, double hob, table-top oven (similar in size to a microwave) a separate microwave, a coffee percolator and plenty of crockery, pots and pans etc. The owner is very helpful too.

The place is obviously used extensively by a family and is pretty well equipped although the washing machine was not working during our visit in Sept 2016, and most of the cupboards are padlocked or full of household clutter, although annoyingly no bin liners anywhere (and no free plastic bags from the supermarket anymore!). The apartment itself is quite dated in its décor and a little shabby round the edges but the views and location make up for this. The bed in the bedroom is lovely and big (probably king size or bigger) but really quite hard, verging on uncomfortable for us. The cupboards underneath the bed make it impossible to get a larger suitcase or large wheely bag underneath so we had to store these in the lounge. A cabin sized bag would be fine though.

The most annoying thing about this property was the lack of air conditioning. The description on the website specifically mentions that there is a/c and this was pretty important to us. There is NO a/c - just 2 noisy portable fans which just move hot air around and when we visited in early September it was 25 C at night with increasing humidity making sleep quite elusive at times.

Secondly on a safety note, we had one set of keys between 2 of us, one for the outer door to this and a neighbouring apartment which always had to be locked, and the other for the flat itself. This meant that I had to lock my husband in the apartment building if I went out, which is not safe in case of fire. Even if the apartment door was unlocked anybody inside would still be locked into the exterior corridor. Please rectify this because its not safe.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place for a Couple Looking to Switch Off

  • 5 of 5

Spent a great week here in Le Rayol .. lovely accommodation .. close to bakery + shop .. brilliant beach .. what more could you ask for !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sussex, England
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We have had two pleasant weeks here. Security for our car and at the address was very good. We were very lucky with our surrounding neighbours who were all French and extremly nice. They were also mindful of others and there was virtually no noise at any time. The charm of the place is the Calm and splendid views. The balcony is very comfortable with splenid views across the Park with its beautifull Trees, cactus and various other native flowers. Our meals on the balcony were a delight and so we didn"t eat out much as we preferred our table here and there was everything we needed to make simple meals from the Casino store and various prepared items to be bought from the market and other traders in the village. The Bedroom and bathroom were adequate and comfortable. The toilet was fine when we were there. The living room and kitchenette has been thoughtfully laid out and works well. Alexandra has created a comfy place to live with thoughtful touches such as mirrors near plug sockets and little shelves in the bedroom to put the morning tea on. Some of the kitchen equipment is quite old now but nothing was dirty when we stayed. In fact we found the plates etc to have really lovely designs and enjoyed using them. Steps to beach could be difficult for some but I am 72 and managed them OK. Use the Buses for St Tropez in the season.

We hope to return again and certainly would recommend for two people.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Devon
5

Appreciation

  • 5 of 5

When I stayed in this well appointed flat, I enjoyed my visit very much. So nice to have a balcony with wonderful views, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen. The original paintings, good collection of books and private car parking add to one's pleasure. The location is ideal for the local beach and trips to many places of interest. It is an area of unspoilt beauty and I hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Winchester
4

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the apartment in June this year (2013) and loved it so much we went back again in September.

Its location is just wonderful. We could have just sat out on the peaceful balcony all the time looking out over the tree tops, to the blue sea and and the islands. But that would have meant missing out on local trips to Saint Tropez, Port Grimaud, some lovely hill top villages and of course the beaches.

The boulangerie and local Casino supermarket are less than 5 minutes walk away so its just a short stroll to get the croissants for breakfast and then back to that balcony and view!

Any downsides? If you get the great weather then I don't think there are any. However, if you have to spend sometime indoors then I think a couple of proper armchairs would make life more comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we did think of having armchairs, but opted for 2 single beds in the main room instead, as many people wanted the extra sleeping room. So we decided on very comfy straw chairs for the balcony instead of the uncomfortable plastic outdoor chairs.
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5

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful experience. First of all : a lovely flat with comfortable furnishings and very homey feel. The owner even left a bottle of wine for us on arrival. Then the location : one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. Truly a dream come true, I will return whenever I can. An absolute must for people who enjoy quiet, beauty and nature.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Peace and the smell of flowers. Sensational view.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Polo near St Tropez. Horse riding near Cavalaire. Bike hire Le Lavandou, Cavalaire. Jet ski at Le Lavandou.

Coast/Beach:

A few mins walk down steps and road to a lovely, sandy safe beach, with beach bar and restaurants and a place to park a car. The ornamental steps leading down to the beach with tubs of flowers are of historic interest. The sea is always clear and clean. Ideal for children and adults, if adventurous, can swim to the next bay!There are 2 beaches ,separated by a hotel. BOTH are public beaches. The beach on your left (facing the sea)has FREE PLASTIC CHAIRS.

Travel:

Hyeres St Tropez airport.

Airport bus leaves at 3.30 (direction St Tropez) to RAYOL TOURIST BUS STOP.. Walk in the direction of the bus for a few mins to gates of Parces du Rayol on right.You will need the gate code for access. Eurostar to Paris or Lille change for SNCF to Toulon. Bus 7801 from Toulon station to Rayol. Bus Company is Varlib.Flights to Marsailles, then train to Toulon and bus to Rayol.

Distances:

St Tropez approx 30 mins by car. Toulon approx 40 mins by car. Rayol village with all necessary shops a few minutes walk. There is an excellent bus 7801 which runs all the way along the coast between Toulon and St Tropez. You can stop at many different beaches, restaurants and sights along the way. A car in not necessary.

Further Details:

Classical music festivals and Jazz concerts all along the coast between mid July and mid September. Sparkling clear sea ideal for snorkelling. The flat is very close to the world famous Botanical garden DOMAINE DE RAYOL.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate
15 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 6
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Rate 7
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Rate 8
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Rate 9
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning £60

Booking Notes:
Lettings start and end on Saturday. Tenants have to leave by 10 am and can take possession from 3 to 6 pm. If linen is required you pay the agent in Euro on arrival.CANCELLATION Its best that you take out your own insurance in the event that you may cancel. If you do cancel you will lose your deposit.The balance will be refunded if we get a booking for the week you cancelled.

Changeover Day:
Departure before 10am. Arrival from 3pm to 6pm on Saturdays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds or Euro Equivalent.
£30 discount for 2nd week.
Discounts for long winter lets by negotiation.
Electricity charged for heating by meter in cold months.
Linen, 25 Euros per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The surrounding area has small French villages to explore and round every bay there is yet another wonderful beach.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom. A hand basin and bath with shower at one end. Separate toilet.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, small bureau and window, all painted white.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: No pets. During winter lets the electric meter will be read and tenants have to pay for elecrticity. Outside: Includes parking space for one car near flat. The flat is in a gated locked garden. It is in a 19 year small low building in Parcs de Rayol. There are 2 other similar buildings all set in a large garden with walkways which are lit at night. Car parking space provided. Utility Room: There is no washing machine.One fan. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, double bed sheets are 30 euros for one week. Single bed is 20 euros for 1 week. Towels (big/small/wash cloth) 25 euros for one week.If you want a change of linen after one week, it will cost as above. You pay for linen in euros on arrival. Other: Balcony. Stunning sea view and sun sets. Table, 2 cane chairs.Comfy cushions. Sun blind. Balcony has a built -in wooden seat/bed for lounging. If small children climb on this they could fall off the balcony.THE BALCONY IS UNSAFE FOR SMALL CHILDREN.

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