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Seaside Villa Apartment with Large Terrace 2 mins from Renecros Beach

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

Luxurious Spacious Apartment in superb central yet tranquil location

Just a few footsteps away from the idyllic Anse of Renecros beach, this property is ideally located off a quiet residential avenue, yet in walking distance of restaurants, shops and all the outdoor living that this traditional rustic town of Provence has to offer.

The apartment is situated that you can wander down the steps to the beach to have your early morning swim within 2 minutes from the Villa and return to have your breakfast on the terrace.... an outdoor shower is available to wash off the remnants of the sand ... can't you just see yourself there ?

The entrance porch opens onto a spacious hallway from which all 8 rooms are accessed. The property comprises of the first floor of a large independent 1920's Villa, with 10 ft ceilings, original shuttered windows, and south facing terrace with sea views. Villa la Ponote is a very unique property, decorated to a very high standard but with all modern conveniences, It has a separate fully equipped fitted kitchen, a large spacious living room which opens onto separate dining room ( seating 4 persons comfortably ) which in turn opens onto the terrace. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, one a master bedroom , with king size bed , this bedroom also opens onto the terrace . The second bedroom has 2 single beds with a great view over the garden. There is separate toilet and bathroom with glass shower cubicle. The apartment is really well equipped with very convenient storage facilities in all the rooms. The terrace can accommodate comfortably 4 people dining and has a French day bed for relaxing in the sun. The terrace enjoys morning sunshine and is south facing , there is an overhead canopy which can be unrolled for shade. Downstairs in the courtyard is an outdoor shower which is very convenient for a refreshing shower and rinsing the sand from the beach.

The apartment is generously stocked with travel books on the area , and a diverse range of reading material . It also has DVDs, cable TV, MP3 player docking system and a number of board games which can be enjoyed in between simply relaxing and soaking up the glorious sunshine that is guaranteed for much of the year in Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur.

There are 2 city bicycles with the property , which can challenge your fitness on the Bandol hills.

Bandol is a working Provençale town with a daily market in the square, providing fresh fruit, meats , fish, breads, flowers and a weekly market on the port, with a huge range of stalls from everything from furniture , clothes, pottery and food, every Tuesday.

Bandol Var /Provence: is just a few miles away from the spectacular coastline of the Cote D'Azur, Bandol has easy access to a number of exquisite beaches and water sports which can be enjoyed in-between simply relaxing and soaking up the glorious sunshine.Bandol will give you the chance to surround yourself with the style and panache of places like Nice, Cannes and St Tropez further along the Cote D'Azur and balance it with the atmosphere of rustic peace that is more commonly felt in the traditional rural towns and villages of the Var region of Provence - therefore giving you a truly comprehensive experience of the sheer cultural diversity that exists in this unique and fascinating corner of the south of France. Bandol is the perfect base from where the family can be sure to find something to appeal to their sense of adventure, whether it's spending the day sailing, fishing or wind-surfing at the coast or heading inland to investigate the mountains, olive groves, vineyards and medieval villages.



For those interested in golf there is Golf de Fregate an 18 hole course designed by Ronald Fream, it is considered one of the finest courses in Europe with 15 breathtaking holes overlooking the Mediterranean Sea! The Fregate golf course opened in 1992 and is considered an artistic masterpiece, the course is famous for its terraced tees (five at each hole).

Open all year, the Golf Dolce Frégate Provence offers two approved courses, the

Frégate (18H, 6,209m, Par 72), the Frégalon (9H approved, 2,400m, Par 29) and has 50 driving range slots, 2 putting greens and 50 cars

The golf club is open throughout the year i.e. winter (October to March) from 8am to 6pm and summer (April to September) from 7am to 7pm. There is also a pro-shop, clubhouse with restaurant, lockers and caddy-master. Booking 48 hours in advance during July and August. Golf Dolce de Frégate: Route de Bandol 83270 St Cyr sur Mer.


Tennis Club de Bandol & Sailing Club: Located on a spectacular piece of coastline, just 10 minutes walk from the property/ beach at Renecros. This club is open to the public and runs tennis camps for juniors from 5yrs up. It provides individual coaching lesson on request .It also enjoys an outdoor activity area of table tennis, boules and playground for the under 10's. It has 8 tennis courts and one 1 practise wall.


Also within walking distance of the property is SNB Bandol is a wonderful Sailing club which offers courses all summer long for children, teenagers, adults.

More Details
Registration Number : 421539

Dorothy Donnelly
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

Why Dorothy Donnelly chose Bandol


Enjoy an early morning swim in the sea just 100 meters away from Villa La Ponote finish it off with breakfast on the terrasse……

Walk the Sentier Littoral/ coast walk from Villa la Ponote as far as you like; to Plage des Engraviers ( 1hr return ) Port D’ Alon ( 3hrs). Have a swim to cool off and bring your picnic……

Visit the 12 th Century village of La Castellet with its grand array of artisan shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

Take the ferry to the beautiful island of Bendor , 5 mins away , spend a day there on the beach or sail over for an aperitif before dinner , walk the island as you admire the setting sun.

Vist the walled medieval town of La Cadiere d’Azur, with its maze of streets , sip coffee in the shade and savour real Provence.

Have dinner on the beach when all the sunbathers have gone home for the day and sip your rose in the setting sun, Jacky Pizza delivers to the beach !

Market Day , every town has its market day, Bandol is Tuesday, sample at least one market day wherever you choose. Try Aix en Provence its Saturday , shop for bargains but be early! . Known as Paris of the South with its magnificent cathedral and architecture, a university town brimming with life, culture, music and style

Take the train to Marseille, 40 mins only and metro is in same train station, admire the new MUCEM, Fort of St Jean designed by our neighbour Rudy Ricotti(terracotta house at the end of streeet.)

If cooking is your thing , induge yourself with a days cookery class Chez Bernard in La Cadiere d’Azur.

Hire a boat and sail to Ile Vert , 60 mins away by boat depending on sea, book lunch in advance there and float back……..or take any of the day trips advertised on the port to Porquerolles or visit the Calanques de Cassis.

What makes this apartment unique

LOCATION ; 2 mins by foot from the beach at Renecros...

LOCATION: 4 mins by foot to the port and village center..

LOCATION: End of the street, a quiet and tranquille ambiance...

LOCATION; A glimpse of the Port and the Sea from the terrasse

FACILITIES: Exceptionally equipped apartment, see the reviews...

WIFI , car parking , bed linen , towels, all included in rental.


DECOR; Stylish, Fresh, Clean , Calming



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bandol in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • The apartment comprises of a separate WC /toilet and separate bathroom with glass shower enclosure and vanity unit, overlooking the hills of Bandol, decorated in cool water colours. It also has a washing machine and lots of storage. (High quality towels, hair dryer are provided.)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated in calm and tranquil colours, with original Provençal mosaic floors. The main bedroom has a king size bed. with bedside tables and lamps, a very comfy armchair for reading and relaxing, a wardrobe and chest of drawers provide ample storage. This bedroom opens on to a spacious terrace , where you can have breakfast to the sound and sight of the sea. The second bedroom overlooks the mountains and gardens below with 2 single beds and lots of storage and play area.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
THE APARTMENT HAS 2 CITY BIKES AVAILABLE There is an outdoor shower in the courtyard where you have are refreshing shower and rinse off the sand from the beach. The terrace is private and very spacious with dining facilities and sunbathing with retractable awning for sun or shade. It overlooks the port and its boats to the South, the mountains to the East and the beach at Renecros to the West. The apartment is so close to the Bay of Renecros that you can wander down for your early morning swim and have breakfast on your terrace as you dry off. The apartment has a separate fully fitted kitchen , with built in oven, hob, fridge,freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.. It is equipped to a very high standard. The dining room with its dramatic crescent shaped window and west facing porthole,opens onto the terrace which also has an additional table and seating for 4.


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Seaside Villa Apartment with Large Terrace 2 mins from Renecros Beach
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Appartement charmant au coeur de Bandol

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans cet appartement aménagé avec beaucoup de charme. C'est personnel, chaleureux, en endroit où l'on se sent chez soi le temps d'un passage.

Les photos avaient attiré notre attention pendant nos recherches; nous n'avons pas été décu.

Côté cuisine, il y a tout ce qu'il faut (jusqu'à la machine à café Nespresso).

L'emplacement de l'appartement est par ailleur idéal. A quelques pas de la magnifique plage de Renecros et du centre de Bandol, adieu "la voiture".

La petite terrasse est parfaite pour petit-déjeuners, apéritifs, et divers repas. La douche devant l'entrée est un vrai plaisir en rentrant de la plage.

Pour ceux qui aiment l'authentique et les endroits de caractère, l'appartement est un endroit idéal pour apprécier le sud et la ville de Bandol, combinant plage et shopping / restaurants (tout cela à pied et sans voitures aux alentours).

Juste noter que le parking (couvert) est à 5 min à pied (on ne peut pas se garer devant la maison); et qu'il n'a pas de jardin (la plage est par contre vraiment à 2 min).

Pour finir, le contact avec Dorathy est très facile et très plaisant. Tout s'est parfaitement organisé l'année dernière; nous y revenons l'été prochain avec nos deux enfants.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre revue chaleureuse et détaillé de votre séjour dans notre maison. Nous sommes ravi que vous avez aimé tous les plaisirs de séjour dans notre maison. Il est avec grand plaisir que nous accueillons le retour de Patrick et sa famille á Bandol. Bonne Vacances encore une fois. Dorothy
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A quality apartment in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We first visited La Ponote seven years ago and have felt no need or desire to go anywhere else for our late summer holiday.

The apartment feels like a home, rather than a holiday let: the kitchen has more gadgets and appliances than you can shake a whisk at, there are ample books and games in the lounge and good wifi for those who feel the need to concern themselves with the outside world. The terrace is a favourite place for breakfast or for lounging with a book after a swim across Renecros bay.

The location is, for us, absolutely, superb.

Turn left out of the gate, down the steps and you’re on the promenade or at the shops inside five minutes. Market stalls can be found outside the church and mairie every morning – the ham man is not to be missed – look for the longest queue - and a full blown market takes place along the promenade on Tuesday mornings - great fun and tasty. People watching is most enjoyable from Winny’s Bar which is fortunately placed not far from the bottom of the steps!

Turn right out of the gate and, in three minutes you can be swimming from Renecros beach – sandy and safe for children and ideal for snorkelling or an energetic swim across to the breakwater. The breakers in the little coves along the coast further westwards offer great photo opportunities when the Mistral blows (or sheltered swimming when it doesn’t!) and for those who prefer dry land the coastal path can be accessed within minutes.

Although there are plenty of places to visit in the area (don’t forget the vineyards), the great joy for us has been to put the car in the garage (underground, space reserved as part of the rental) and forget about it for three weeks. The only reason for breaking this routine might be the prospect of a fish lunch in Cassis!

It is bliss to have everything you need for the holiday literally on the doorstep.

Janet and Derek Winslow

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Formidable.... It has been pure pleasure for us to have had Derek and Janet as guests in Bandol for the last seven years.The review captures the essence of staying at Villa La Ponote and evokes the simple pleasures of life. Thank you for your company and sharing your wonderful experience and memories. You are always welcome to share our home in Bandol.
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Stylish apartment in stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as beautiful as described on the website. A very comfortable 'home from home' just a couple of minutes walk from the beach with an enclosed bay which lends itself to the most serene sea swimming. The refurbishments have clearly been done by someone with great style and taste and the space has been utilized very effectively. The master bedroom has the lovely feature of doors opening onto the terrace capturing the morning sun. Being so closely located to the center of town, it was also remarkably quiet - the perfect place to escape the stresses of modern life. A very pleasant drive from Nice Airport and also very close to the delightful Aix en Provence, I hope to return in the near future. Many thanks Dorothy.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I have visited Bandol several times in the last 30 years, always staying in the Renecross Bay area. On each of our visits we have admired La Ponote from the outside. This year, on looking at the holiday rental site on the computer, imagine my delight when I discovered that the property was available to rent.

We had seen the photographs of the interior on the computer but these did not prepare us for the sheer joy of being in this beautiful apartment. It is such a delightful home, modern, yet very French, with such interesting books and games, one need never leave 'home'. The fresh food shops and markets are so close that it is almost criminal not to purchase the goodies on offer and cook them in the very well equipped kitchen.

Of course one cannot visit Bandol without visiting the beautiful beaches, surrounding Medaeval villages, markets and towns, so get up early to enjoy these things - but come back soon to La Ponote, relax in the very comfortable sitting room or outside on the lovely terrace, and enjoy a glass or two of the delicious Bandol wine.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret & Martin, what a evocative review makes me just want to be there.... Delighted you enjoyed our home & great suggestions of things to do, Bandol just keeps on giving ..
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Perfect Location in Bandol

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location between the beach and the port, lovely accommodation with super comfortable bed, and everything for a relaxing holiday! Easy access to train station, a short walk away so great to arrive by train or to visit other places along the coast.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted the Archer family enjoyed their holiday staying at Villa La Ponote Bandol.
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  • 5 of 5

I feel greatful to have found such a beautiful place in Bandol. We had an amazing vacation in France. The house is located in a great place; close to the beach and the port yet we could feel the privacy and enjoy the feel of the calm neighborhood. It is decorated with such taste and charm, it was a joy to just sit a the balcon and relax! Big thanks to Dorothy who was always available and gave us so many tips and suggestions. May you all enjoy a great time in such a lovely place!


  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Bandol is charming port between Marseilles and Toulon, at the western end of Cote d'Azur. It is still quite unknown by tourists and is more popular with French people. It hosts a daily market in the square and a weekly one on the port, it has a great range of restaurants and shops along the seafront and by the marina. Bandol has lots of water sports, golf,walkways, tennis club, boules, outdoor activities. The many sandy beaches, cliffs, inlets and creeks are all part of this natural environment and are surrounded by hills of pines and willows. The Ile de Bendor is a 10 min boat ride away and has diving / secluded beaches, restaurants.! There are medieval hill-top villages (Le Castellet, Le Beausset ) and good hill walking 20 min into the hills.The port contains boats of all sizes: yachts, great sailing vessels ,fishing boats. Its clears waters and interesting underwater sea life makes this an ideal spot for scuba divers. The vineyards of Bandol are famous for its luscious wines.

Other Activities: Bicycles can be hired locally, and due to the natural beauty, there are many coastal walks for the stroller and serious hiker


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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