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J. M. & E. A. Wright

Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French

Small semi-detached villa 2 miles from Le Lavandou & fabulous beaches

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Bormes-les-Mimosas - 95 Les Mimosanes

2 bedroom, 1 shower-room with WC ,1 additional WC, sleeps a maximum of 5

Our 'Little House' close to Bormes and Le Lavandou provides a choice of beaches against the backdrop of the Des Maures Hills. Bormes has the reputation of being the sunniest and prettiest village on the Cote d'Azur. Le Lavandou is a bustling resort providing a splendid choice of restaurants, and departures for the Isles d'Hyeres. We have the shared use of a pool and tennis court. Golf at Val Cros is 5 miles away. There is no TV or telephone but we do have WIFI.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
J. M. & E. A. Wright (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks English, French

About J. M. & E. A. Wright

I am a retired solicitor and my wife is a retired librarian. We have lived at Kingsland Cottage Parkham Bideford for 42 years. We own our French property jointly.

J. M. & E. A. Wright purchased this villa in 1989

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)
Small semi-detached villa 2 miles from Le Lavandou & fabulous beaches
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
Merseyside
5

A very welcoming 'little' house

  • 5 of 5

Although it may be 'little', the house is really comfortable and has a very homely feel. It provided everything we (family of four) needed. We made particular use of the back garden and BBQ in the evening - the garden is not directly overlooked and is shaded in the afternoon/evening which is a bonus in the summer. There are a number of nice sandy beaches and coves within about 15 mins drive - most of which provide free car parking. The swimming pool is great for children and is only a couple on minutes on foot from the house. Bormes les Mimosas is a nearby and worth a visit and provides splendid views of the coastline. The house provides a great base for people who like to explore their surrounding area as it is minutes from the coast but also at the foot of the Maures Mountains. If you don't mind a car journey ( and have nerves of steel) the Gorge du Verdon, is spectacular and well worth a day trip. All in all we're happy to recommend this property to other visitors to the area. We are looking forward to returning to the house soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed to Sue and family for a very thoughtful review. we have had the little house for 20 years and it is very much our second home. The House Notes which we send to anyone who is interested suggest a day trip (a very long day trip) to the Verdun Gorge and we are delighted that you were able to make the trip; the Gorge is certainly spectacular. Nearer home a visit to the Abbee Thoronet is recommended; over the Autoroute Provencal (A.8) at gate 13 to the village of Thoronet and 2 miles further on. The Abbee is in a delightful setting and very peaceful. The beaches at La Faviere, Le Lavandou, St. Clair, Fossette Plage and Cavaliere all have parking gratuit but not I'm afraid at Cabasson and l'Essangnol beaches; parking at these beaches under the trees £6.50 (approx) for the day. Like you we think Le Lavandou and its surrounds has much to offer and we do hope you will be renting the Little House again; we have pencilled in your provisional booking! Jeremy and Anna.
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5

Pretty 'little house' in the South of France!

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Jeremy, was very attentive from the start in ensuring we had all the information we required and our stay was comfortable.

The 'little house' is very sweet and has everything you need and more.

The property is well maintained and boasts the benefits of having a tennis court and swimming pool on site.

It's perfectly located for beautiful bike rides and sight seeing. My husband and I particularly liked to stroll along the beach at Le Lavandou and have our aperitif sat outside a lovely little fish restaurant in the port area looking out on all the amazing boats and ... people watching! (There is a very nice ice cream parlour there too).

We visited Ramatuelle, St Tropez and Grimaud which are just beautiful. Two really pretty little churches in Grimaud.

We also went to the large shopping Mall between Hyeres and Toulon as we wanted to get some new clothes for Spring; which was just about on it's way whilst we were there.

The weather was very good considering the time of year and we did have a few really sunny days with bright blue skies and sunshine.

I forgot to mention being able to lie outside the bedroom on the two loungers on the balcony with your morning coffee ... that really was a lovely treat.

I would highly recommend staying at the 'little house' to fellow travellers. The South of France is just amazing and this is a perfect place to stay and explore.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline and Adrian for your delightful and generous review. You did and saw so much that there is little we can add. Grimaud and Ramatuelle are splendid hill villages but so too is Bormes les Mimosas; the hill village just above the Little House about 3 miles away. The village is very attractive and renowned for its countless floral displays and Mimosa! We are so pleased that you clearly enjoyed yourselves and very much hope that you might re-visit sometime. Anna and Jeremy.
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5

Very enjoyable stay, nice surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The property has all we (couple with two children) needed for a holiday at the beaches. The house is nicely furnished, the various household aids are in very good shape. There is WiFi available and the neighbourhood was very quite, especially at night. We were very glad to have found such a nice place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Harald for your sensible and kindly review. Yes the Mimosanes Estate is certainly quiet and as we point out in the House Notes which all Renters receive before a booking is confirmed probably too quiet for teenagers who will want to seek out the night-life in Le Lavandou. WIFI is available at no extra charge; the cost is covered in the weekly charge for the Little House. Jeremy and Anna.
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5

Little House - Big Nice Surprise

  • 5 of 5

A great little villa in quiet residential location. Safe environment and parking. Villa has everything needed for a perfect holiday. Cleanliness depends on previous occupants. Good location for lovely beaches, small resort towns and many good walking possibilities. Really picturesque area, particularly with lots of beautiful flowers in bloom and unusual plants, cacti etc Difficult to find fault. Good clear information from the owners who respond quickly. We would recommend this property to anybody. John & Carol, Cheshire, UK

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, John and Carol, for a really splendid review and for giving the Little House 5 stars. The House Notes which we send to all our renters before a booking is made explains that to a large extent we rely on the renter leaving the property in the same condition as they would like to find it; we think our prices properly reflect this. That said Mme. Nieuwjaer, our near neighbour and helper, always cleans and tidies if cleaning and tidying is required. Jeremy and Anna.
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5

A Little Gem in the South Of France

  • 5 of 5

A truly sweet villa that is ideally located and within a short drive to some of the best beaches in the South. This is my third visit at this villa and although small, it is perfect and has absolutely everything you need!! Very clean, front and back garden, good size bedrooms and a lovely open plan kitchen and dining room/ lounge. Beautiful villages and beaches nearby with great restaurants, cycle routes, diving in the area. Excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Michele for your very kindly review. Anna and I are delighted that you have rediscovered the Little House! We hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back on other occasions. It was good of you to mention the fact that the weekly charge represented "good value". Anna and I really don't want our renters to think that they have been over-charged; we would prefer that they had an extra £50. in their pockets for a night out! Again many thanks. Jeremy and Anna.
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5

Great house in good location

  • 5 of 5

We planned a stay as a family with our 5 year old son in early spring to have a quiet time with mild weather ,which worked out just like that.

We spent 4 wonderful weeks in the compact and cosy house ,clean and fully equipped ,2 outside terraces for morning and afternoon sun .Located in a very quiet neighborhood , close to good jogging/hiking/bird watching terrain .Several excellent beaches within 5-15min drive.Good base for day trips to Hyeres,Toulon, Marsaille ...

An abundance of great hiking trails in the area !

Thanks Jeremy and Anna for a wonderful time in your Little House !

Michael and family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael, for your splendid review. Anna and I were a little worried that 4 weeks in March might prove a little too long and we are delighted that this wasn't so and that you all enjoyed yourselves. Your kindly remarks about the Little House and the area generally are much appreciated and there is nothing we can add. You mention Marseille as a possible place to visit. We would suggest Nice as well; only an hour and three quarters away and the Sunday market in old town Nice is superb and lunch in one of the market restaurants a delight not to be missed! Again many thanks, Michael, for your excellent review. Anna and Jeremy.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Toulon/Hyeres
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Kilometres
Cafe d'Europe
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Val Cros La Londe
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Cafe d'Europe
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Faviere
Car: necessary

Le Lavandou is some 20 miles West of St. Tropez and a recent Sunday Times travel article suggests that the resorts to the West are more enjoyable than those to the East. The Le Lavandou beaches ( St. Clair, Fossette Plage, Cavaliere, Faviere,Cabasson and Estagnol) are particularly recommended. They are superb. A trip to the Isles d'Hyeres and especially Isle de Port Cros is a must. The backdrop to Le Lavandou is the range of Des Maures hills; these provide splendid walking opportunities and the roads/lanes by car are quite exciting!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bormes-les-Mimosas, Hyeres region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Summer
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£315
for 7 nights
£315
 
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£250
for 7 nights
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bormes-les-Mimosas in Var

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Salle de Douche - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • the bathroom is a shower-room. There is no bath. We have recently had all the fittings renewed. There is a toilet in the shower-room. There is also a separate toilet downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed in the living-room. The 2 single beds are bunk beds
  • 1 double, 1 twin
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Renters must provide their own sheets, duvet covers, pillow slips and towels. The hob has 4 rings. There is no central heating. For those who rent during the winter and spring there are electric wall heaters which provide plenty of warmth. There are 2 sun-loungers for use on the balcony; we keep the cushions in the cupboard in the 2nd bedroom.

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