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Quietly situated villa with sea view and heated pool in Rayol -Canadel free wifi

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, (extra apartment: 2 more bedrooms +extra bathroom) wifi

You can contact us directly for any additional information on 0033683630709 or Our prices differ from the average nightly price as exposed in this advert. This villa (3 bedrooms, full bathroom + half bathroom) and it's extra appartment (another 2 bedrooms + extra bathroom) (that can only be rented in conjunction with the villa, not seperately!) are situated in Le Rayol on a sunny hillside overlooking the bay of Le Lavandou and Pramousquier with views over Cap nègre, Cap Bénat, Ile de Bagaud and a part of Ile de Porquerolles. From the pool and the house you can enjoy the beautiful views on green and rocky hillsides, covered with protected cork-oak trees.

There are 4 sandy beaches within 5 minutes! Le Rayol-Canadel has 4 quiet sandy beaches with sufficient parking places, bars, restaurants...and crystal-clear water. The house has recently been renovated, has a fully equipped kitchen and stand in 2,550 m2 of enclosed grounds and has a new private heated pool 8.50 x 4 m.Satellite and free wifi ofcourse. It's quiet!!!! Extra apartment can be rented on demand: small living, dining table, sat-TV. Toilet, new bathroom, big shower. 2 extra bedrooms (12 m2 each, sleeps 3-4),covered terrace 27 m2.

Families with children are welcome to visit our house. Don't bring too many toys with you...we have enough for children between 3 and 12 years old. More pictures? Please contact. Average prices as exposed on this site are not correct. Off season, and/or last minute bookings, possible from Euro 100/night. Calendars are also not correct, please contact us for the exact availabilities.

Gardens of ' Domaine du Rayol': A must to visit: Jardins du Domaine du Rayol !

These gardens form a sort of natural outdoor exhibition. The 'Conservatoire du Littoral' (Botanical Conservatory), which is now the owner, has put the landscape gardener Gilles Clément in charge of restoring and re-designing the site: 12 acres of flora from Mediterranean climates from all over the world. Mediterranean carob trees, Australian acasias, South African strelitzias, Mexican agaves, Asian bamboo, New Zealand linseed and Chilean palm trees all in a truly magnificent setting. During summer you have the unique opportunity of diving in the adjacent underwater garden!Another must to visit: the islands 'Iles d'Or'. Especially national parc 'Port-Cros' (no cars allowed...),or Porquerolles. Just take the boat in Le Lavandou and experience the beauty of these islands and their underwater flora and fauna. Don't forget to take your mask and snorkel! Thanks to its micro-climate, Le Rayol-Canadel catches the most sun-hours in France!!!

Activities nearby: Swimming, sailing, snorkelling, sailboarding, pedalo's, diving.

Thanks to it's micro-climate, Le Rayol-Canadel catches the most sun-hours in France!!!

On the beaches of Le Rayol, Canadel and Pramousquier are life-guards in season. Good snorkelling along the rocks. The EC tests rate this cove the cleanest water in this part of the Mediterranean. Warm enough for swimming from May to October. Lavandou, Bormes and Cavalaire have active diving centres with instruction and all gear available. Sailing schools in Lavandou, Cavalaire and Cavalière, with organised lessons for beginners to the experienced with a variety of boats (cats, 470's, 420's .) for hire. In Cavalière also the possibility of water-skiing and para-sailing. Tennis, golf, riding. Lots of tennis courts in Rayol and Cavalière. Golf courses in Le Lavandou (practice) and Valcros/La Londe (18 holes). Riding near La Mole and La Croix Valmer with beautiful tracks in the Maures Forest. Endless hiking tracks start at our front door.

For the children: For the children...Lots of sand and water!!! But also: a beautiful mini-golf (15 min) in an exotic garden, 'Niagara' swimming park (15 min), with 7 water slides, jacuzzi and Turkish bath, tropical bird-zoo (20 min), 'Kiddy-parc' (25 min) small attraction-park, O.K.Coral western-town (60 min) live western shows and fairground for children and lots of things more!!!

Many holiday homes on the French Rivièra are build very close to the noisy D559. Villa Vivace isn't! Traffic cannot be heard up here...just relax!

Note concerning pool heating: the pool is maintained all year through; the pool heater starts working from 17 degrees natural water temperature on.

During low season, the villa can be rented for 3 nights on at only 99 euros/night (4 persons).

More Details

Peter van Kraaij
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer in Var

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Scanner
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washstand
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , washstand
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , washstand
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , can be double
    Children's room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1= high sleeper
    Extra apartment - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • The apartment can be rented in addition; it has 2 extra bedrooms (1 with two single beds, another with 1 single bed, 1 high sleeper and a baby cot, small living with seating for 4 and dining for 4, bathroom with toilet, double washstand and big shower. Covered terrace and small patio. Fridge/freezer, microwave, TV-satellite. We believe that 8 persons is the maximum for both villa and apartment. Family lettings only, no groups. Need more information? Call or e-mail us for our website, with more pictures.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We, the two of us, live in our own villa on the same land, but on a lower level (with full privacy for all of us). We have no views on your terrasses, house, nor pool area. We have our own pool, so the big heated pool with integrated jacuzzi-bench is yours only!I But most importantly we will respect your privacy 100% - you are our guests and we want you to have an unforgettable holiday. The busy D559 cannot be heard here! All Dutch, German, free Brittish sat TV and radio channels, and many more. You don't have to visit the tourist-office; we will give you all the necessary information about the region and it's activities. Don't worry!!! Call or e-mail us for more pictures and information on our website.


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Quietly situated villa with sea view and heated pool in Rayol -Canadel free wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Saffron Walden, England

Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic villa with spectacular views and a wonderful heated pool. We visited in the October 1/2 term, the weather was beautiful and made more enjoyable by the heated pool. The villa is beautifully appointed and has everything you would need. We have two children age 6 and 9 and they loved all the toys and play areas available for them. We have been coming to the area for many years and this is the best villa we have stayed in, we would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J&B, kids and grandparents, Thank you for your review! We are happy to learn that you all enjoyed your stay and yes, the weather was with us, and still is. To have a "swimmable" pool around this time of the year is a bit of an exception in the area. We are absolutely looking forward to see you all back again. Kindest regards from a sunny and still warm Rayol, Peter and Els
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Excellent facilities and very well presented

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, great views from rear patio, dining area over to the sea, great views of the hills from the excellent heated pool.

Very quiet area and secluded Villa. Peter and Els are obviously very passionate about their rental, the Villa is clean and spacious and the gardens are well kept, there are many toys and games to keep the children amused.

Peter and Els live next door if there are any problems, but are very discreet and leave you to get on and enjoy your holiday.

If anything the description does not do the properly justice.

Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning or many years to come

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert & Suzanne, Thank you for your kind review, that's very helpfull for us! It's really a reward for us, to learn that you all had a good time in Villa Vivace, that's our goal....for 15 years already..... Yes, toys for children...we know ourselves how important that can be. Just between us: we do have much more on demand (secret toyroom...) but that might be more something for automn/winter lettings as in spring/summer it's mainly the pool ofcourse. While writing this, it's early july...and the pool does not need any heating at the moment. A week ago a swedish family asked us if we could cool it down a bit...which we actually can by the way. You were fine, no, perfect guests for us as well, so please come back anytime! And tell you family/friends about Villa Vivace and please keep also in mind that the off-season month's can be nice as well, mayby not swimming, but how about hiking, biking??? and exploring. Forest-tracks start at the end of our street (with seaviews and views on the Alpes!) and many coastal-tracks (sentiers littoral). Off-season the villa can be rented from 3 nights stay on. Many warm regards from a sunny and warm Rayol, but with a nice refreshing breeze from the sea, Peter and Els
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Tranquil and lovely

  • 5 of 5

The location is just lovely. Placed in a wonderful elevated position with fabulous views. Beautiful terraces to dine and a lovely pool.

Although we did not need them, there are lots of things for children to play with.

The house is thoughtfully equipped and well laid out. Everything you could need is there, including bags to go shopping with.

The owners are kind and attentive but discreet. There if you need them, but otherwise unseen.

We loved the place, it was clearly the home of the owners at one time with sweet family pictures on the wall. A lovely atmosphere.

10 mins down the windy Corniche des Pins is a 'Proxi' min market with a smiling door is a small low key restaurant. The beach across the road is delightful.

We miss Villa Vivace and thank Peter and Els for a wonderful holiday.

Elizabeth, Ben, Claire and Ben.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elizabeth and family, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our house so much. And how kind of you to mention our ever smiling "Fredo" from the Proxi market! We will tell him.... From our side our thanks for leaving the house tiptop. We hope to see you all back again in the future. Kindest regards, Peter-jan and Els
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Stoke Rochford

Clean, spacious, as advertised and well placed.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, lovely pool and facilities. Nice and clean with a good selection of pots, pans and crockery. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly with good communication running up to our checking in date. Plenty of beaches within a 5 or 10 minute drive although we did prefer to head to Le Lavandou a little further away.

Plenty of room for a family of 5 plus we rented the smaller apartment as well for Grandparents which was also spacious for the two of them.

Helpful information in the house about local restaurants and attractions and other things you may want to see or do.

We would certainly recommend this to friends and family and would certainly stay again if we came back to the same area.

Thanks very much Peter and Els for a lovely holiday.

Julie, Dave, Kids and Grandparents.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie Dave and family, Thank you very much, you were great guests. Glad that everything worked well for you and the grandparents in the extra apartment. Hope to see you all back in the future! Kindest regards, Peter-jan and Els
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Paradise: Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have just got got back from a truly amazing week at Villa Vivace with our two young daughters (7 & 5). I really couldn't recommend the villa, the area, the climate and the views highly enough - just the perfect package and well worth the money.

The villa itself is situated in a beautiful location high in the wooded hills above stunning blue seas and has outstanding views from the rear terrace over the sea.

The property is finished to a very high standard and was impeccably clean. Plenty of space for the 4 of us - so much so that we were able to pick 3 different tables outside to have breakfast, lunch and dinner in a different place each time!

Everything is provided that you could need - the cool box and parasol for the beach a great touch as well as things like the step to the sink in the bathroom for the little ones and the very well stocked toy room.

The pool is a really good size and was even nice and warm in the evening when the sun was starting to go down. The views from the pool are also stunning.

The girls also loved the wooded, shady play area including the tree-houses, trampoline and sand-put which kept them amused for hours. All of this is set in completely secure and private surroundings meaning they could play and we could relax.

Peter and Els met us on arrival and provided a really detailed tour of the property and how things worked which was really helpful. They were so friendly and nice and couldn't do enough for us, speaking excellent English.

The location is also brilliant, being no more than 10 mins drive to the nearest beach and some beautiful places within easy reach - Le Lavandou and Port Grimaud both being highly recommended. But we barely scratched the surface only having one week there. And that is my only regret of the entire holiday - that we hadn't booked for longer!! We will be back in 2017 for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Simon, Helen & children, Thank you so much! It's so nice to learn that you all have enjoyed your stay that much. Making everyone feel happy is still our goal after over 15 years of letting our houses. It was our pleasure to have you as guests, and thank you for leaving the house tiptop. Hope to see you all back again! Kindest regards from a sunny and warm Rayol, Peter-jan and Els
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Wonderful area, great villa, attentive hosts

  • 5 of 5

I can thoroughly endorse all the previous comments such as the most recent from Michelle H. Peter and Els were very helpful from the outset when I first e-mailed my enquiry early in the year. We spent 2 weeks in their lovely villa with a pool that, if I have any reservation at all, was so nice we didn't get out enough! The local beaches were fantastic and we didn't feel the need to venture too far from the coastline between Cavalaire and Le Lavandou. The only exeception was a trip to Cassis where we took a boat trip to see Les Calanques des Cassis which were wonderful. Nearby villages such as Bormes les Mimosas, Grassin and Grimaud were all beautiful too.

I have no hesitation recommending Villa Vivace, not least because Peter and Els were so friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matthew and family, Thank you so much for all the kind comments. Also our thanks, that you planned your trip to the Calanques de Cassis on the day that our automatic poolcover had to be replaced...... To be honest, we ourselves are also still amazed everyday by the beauty of this spot......we would like to share it with others as much as we can. Hope to see you back soon! Peter-jan and Els
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Le Muy
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1500 Metres
Car: necessary

Le Rayol-Canadel is in fact a part of the French Rivièra wich is not yet discovered by mass tourism. If you want to visit more touristic places: Saint-Tropez, Saint-Maxim, Fréjus etc. are only between 30 and 45 minutes away and Cannes 60 minutes. Le Lavandou is 10 minutes and Hyères, 20 minutes. If you want, we can give you advice for things to do every day, to discover and enjoy this paradise.You will be amazed to come across one of the French Rivièra's most spectacular coastal panorama's. The immense Mediterranean Sea literally explodes into view. Bleu, bleu everywhere. Opposite, a group of lazy little islands basking in the sun, just waiting for you to disembark. The street, where the villa is situated, ends in a path, which can be the start of endless walks in the hills of the National Protected Forest 'Massif des Maures', one of the few places in the world where turtles live. Sometimes you can even find one in the garden. It's also a great place for mountain biking.

Other Activities: paradise for hikers!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, Var

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 3
4 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 4
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 5
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 6
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 1
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 2
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 3
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2
6 Jan 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 1 2019
24 Feb 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2 2019
31 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2019
20 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre summer 2019
4 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 1 2019
25 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 3 2019
6 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 4 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 5 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 1 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 2 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Automn 3 2019
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43
Stay tax £1.57 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

All prices are per week Saturday earliest 5 pm to Saturday latest 10 am. 6 persons maximum (or 8 with the additional apartment). Family lettings only! No groups! No discounts; we do not negotiate our rental rates. Low season: rentals of min. 3 nights are possible at 99,- euros per night for 4 persons.
We have added 3% on top of our own rates, being the creditcard costs, that we have not asked for.
No animals allowed. Local tourist-tax is payable on the spot.
In case of electric heating or A/C, electricity is payable against cost price ( 25 KWH per day is included). Quiet=keyword

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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