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Walk to the beach from this 3 bed villa with Private Pool & Garden

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa apartment in Rayol Canadel S/Mer, Var, Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, France - Peaceful Location, Short Walk To Beach

This charming villa apartment forms the ground floor of a modern villa set in own large private garden in a quiet area close to sea and fabulous beaches. All our beaches are well maintained, golden sand and with beautiful clear water. The villa has its own private swimming pool. It is just ten minutes gentle walk to our own beautiful Prasmousquier Beach (3 beach restaurants with bars!) and to the adjoining area of Cap Negre. Nearby Cavaliere Beach, with its hotels, club, shops and many boating and water skiing activities, is just around the headland of Cap Negre, and easily accessible walking or by bike or car (there is lots of parking). All of our local beaches (and there are ten of them) are connected by 'le petit train', a public transport system that runs frequently from our location all the way through to Le Lavandou (so no driving if you don't want to!)

The villa apartment has a large, bright living room with a dining area and a small kitchen area and with French windows to the terraces at both the front and the rear. In the summer meals are usually taken on the shaded, decked terrace at the back, with views over the hills opposite.

The living room contains two settees, one of which is a futon. There is satellite TV for all the UK channels available on Freeview and many French TV channels. The recently installed kitchen is fully equipped with a combination microwave oven, a 4 burner hob, large fridge freezer, full size dishwasher and ample cupboard space. All three double bedrooms are light and airy and two have built in wardrobes. The living room and the 3 bedrooms have separately controlled air-conditioning.

There is a separate utility room serving both apartments in the building, equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, drying racks, iron and ironing board.

The private swimming pool is surrounded by a decked area with sun loungers and looks out over the terraced garden full of orange trees, lemon trees, olive trees and others. We have off street parking for several cars.

The nearest minimarket and restaurant are only 5 minutes walk (down to the Prasmousquier 'centre'). This is also where you acces the beach, or pick up 'the petit train'. There are also good inexpensive local buses to le Lavandou, to St Tropez and to Toulon/Hyeres airport. Le Lavandou is a larger town with an attractive port, boating and tourist area, many restaurants and a huge, well-regarded Provencal market each Thursday. Ferry boats run from here to St Tropez (twice a day) and to the Porquerolles islands.

Our rental rates are quoted in euros but payment can also be made in £ sterling by prior arrangement.

More Details

Margaret Berkin
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Margaret Berkin

After many years of London living, I now live in France with my husband.

Margaret Berkin purchased this villa in 2010

Why Margaret Berkin chose Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

We have known this area for many years and used to bring our children here on holiday when they were small. We have fallen in love with the outstanding beauty of the coastline and the views out to the islands. There is so much to do, see, explore - days on our really fabulous beaches - so many pastimes on and off the beaches - cycling, walks and views in the hills overlooking the sea - wonderful Mediterranean food - accessibility to town and all our many beaches using the public 'le petit train' - and always a very warm welcome from the locals

What makes this villa unique

The elegance and celebrity status of ancient Saint Tropez, which is close by - its beaches, its world-class boating events, its celebrities and of course the buzz and glamour of the many personalities and stars who visit or live here

Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay

28 Jul 2012

We had the pleasure to stay in this beautiful house last summer. The location a short 10min walk to the beach was ideal and the walk was managed easily even with young children. The beach itself had calm water for young children, some good restaurants and was relatively quiet - compared to many beaches in the south of France during mid summer. The house had a lovely wooden deck out the back for barbecuing and enjoying the long warm summer evenings, and the children loved the pool (which had a pool alarm that gave great peace of mind). Overall a great place to stay - especially with children. Highly recommended.
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with handbasin Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Outside: There is a patio area at the front of the property and a decked dining area at the back overlooking the garden. The swimming pool is 9.5 by 5.5 metres and is used only by this apartment and by the owners when they in residence. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are not included Other: Two of the bedrooms have large built in wardrobes. The living room and all three bedrooms have individually controlled air conditioning.


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Walk to the beach from this 3 bed villa with Private Pool & Garden
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

A spacious, well located Apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay with John and Margaret and Bentley.

The apartment had everything we needed plus an awesome pool.

It was in great location, our days were spend wandering to the beach and back. perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, awesome views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment, in a very convenient location, just 10 mins walk down to the local restaurants and beach (other beaches accessible by car too). We loved sitting by the pool looking out at the hilly views (the pool was chilly, but necessary in the Sept sun!).

Margaret and John, the owners were really helpful with restaurant recommendations and local area tips. We had a great time, and would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Epic place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend. The apartment has decent sized clean comfortable rooms -all with their own air conditioning - and a big open kitchen/living room area with a couple of sofas and an amazing private patio/garden/pool area where you can sit and enjoy the sun. We walked down to the local beach (about 10 minutes) or took a short drive (5 mins max) to Cavaliere beach where there is windsurfing, sailing, beach bars and some nice shops/local markets. I would highly recommend it for a relaxing holiday in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous week in the sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as stated. A very well equipped and clean apartment with lovely views and a great pool. The local area was fantastic with the gorgeous beach just a short walk away and lovely towns and villages to visit nearby. Local restaurants are all very good.Cycling was also very good with a cycle trail in both directions as far as Le Lavandou and Cavalaire sur Mer. This was suitable for children as the trail is very level being a disused railway line. I would recommend the tourist train to Le Lavandou on Market day, Thursday. Good selection of boats, paddle boards etc on the beach at Cavaliere. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely Apartment in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and confortable apartment with a lovely garden and pool, and a few minutes from the beach in the car or about 10 minutes on foot (longer coming back as it is up hill).

The owners were there and were very welcoming. We had a lovely time and will be returning again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

sejour tres agreable

maison confortable bien equipée ( piscine, jardin barbecue) située au calme sur les 1ères hauteurs du Rayol à proximité de la plage de Pramousquier, de la superette et des restaurants

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Toulon/Hyeres (St Tropez)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
La Londe
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The Pramousquier beach is a 10 minute walk away. This is a lovely shallow beach with beautiful clear water and several beachside restaurants and bars. The long sandy beach at Cavaliere (where water sports and sailing are available) is a five minute drive and can also be reached using the Petit Train - a tourist 'train' which links all of the beaches between Pramousquier and Le Lavandou (10 beaches in total).


The nearest airport is 20 minutes away at Toulon Hyeres, with daily City Jet and Air France flights. Nice and Marseille aiports are each about 1 hour 45 minutes away if a wider choise of flights is needed.

Toulon airport and train stations can be reached by bus but for the other two airports a car or train journey is necessary.


St Tropez is about 20 kilometers away and the nearest town is Le Lavandou about ten minutes drive away.

Bormes les Mimosa is a very attractive hillside town with interesting shops and restaurants about 15 minutes drive. Away from the coast there are many smaller towns and villages in the hills with abundant Provencal charm.

The nature reserve on the Porquerelles islands can be reached by a short boat journey from Le Lavandou.

Further Details:

The nearest shop is 5 minutes walk and there are two restaurants in the same area. There are another four restaurants on the beach, within walking distance.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £83.21
Damage Deposit £525.56

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is taken at the time of the booking and the full payment is due 8 weeks before the holiday date. Prices are quoted in Euros but payment can be take in sterling by prior agreement. A security deposit of 600 euros is required and a there is a cleaning charge of 85 euros.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during peak season but out of season other days will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.