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Dorothy Donnelly

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French

Luxury Villa Apartment with Large Terrace beside the Sea

24 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Bandol - Villa la Ponote

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.

http://www.bandol.eu/le-marche-de-bandol-et-les-marches-alentours.html

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.

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

GOLF

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.

http://en.dolcefregate-golf-provence.com/

TENNIS

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.

http://tennis-bandol.fr/

SAILING

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.

http://www.sn-bandol.com/

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dorothy Donnelly (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Reviews

4.7
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa Apartment with Large Terrace beside the Sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
Dawsonville, GA
5

Perfect apartment in perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the good fortune to stay at Villa La Ponote for three months this winter/spring! We were SO happy there! The apartment is stunning - spacious, bright, lovely furniture, and well-equipped kitchen. It was a bit chilly most of our stay for us to use the terrace as much as we'd have liked, but we sure enjoyed it when we could! Imagine having your own place just literally minutes from the village, or minutes from the beach, with sweet little peeks of the harbor or the sea from some of the windows and the terrace.

Carole, the caretaker, met us at the apartment, and was so helpful throughout our stay. She is a lovely person, and helped make our stay smooth and comfortable. She was quick to answer any questions we might have had, and would appear at a minute's notice if we needed her.

This apartment was ideal for having some friends and family visit while we were there - the beds are all extremely comfortable, and both bedrooms provide ample space. The bathroom is lovely, and the shower is fantastic! Although you are so close to the village, because you are set back and up from it, the villa is extremely peaceful and quiet.

And the location...three minutes either direction brought you either into the heart of the village for your daily shopping at the bakeries, butchers, groceries, and the daily market, or to the beautiful beach with crystal clear blue water. Because we were there so long, we ate at home quite a bit, and had the fun of shopping in the village, making friends with our favorite shopkeepers (everyone is SO friendly), and cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. We found two favorite restaurants in town, which you should not miss: Le Rendezvous, and L'Ardoise (make sure you have reservations!). Fabulous, creative food, and great, friendly service!

I would definitely highly recommend this extraordinary apartment if you are considering a vacation on the Mediterranean! And if you aren't, why not? You'll be glad you did!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie and Roy Thank you very much for your wonderful review . It just make me want to hop on a flight and be there. You have captured the joy of staying in Bandol at Villa La Ponote. Delighted your stay was so memorable.
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5

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: Jul 25, 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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5

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

Great!

  • 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!

Rosana

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Charming property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa la Ponote. The location of the property was fabulous. The proximity to the beach was great - we particularly enjoyed an early morning swim before breakfast when the beach was quieter. The accommodation was also a short walk from Bandol town. We loved the area surrounding Bandol, with it's vineyards, markets, and beautiful sea views. The property itself is tastefully decorated. Thank you for a great holiday. The Andersons

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Derbyshire
4

Très bon !

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Villa la Ponote for 2 weeks in June 2015, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience (we stayed in Cassis a few years ago, and regret having not visited Bandol sooner !).

The apartment was as described: well-equipped, and the main bed was comfortable. The retractable awning on the terrace was useful to protect us from the morning sun whilst taking breakfast. By suitably adjusting the windows/shutters, we found that the rooms could be adequately ventilated. There was little motorised traffic which used the adjacent road.

Villa la Ponote is well-placed for access to services on foot: less than 10 minutes to the Bandol railway station, and only a few minutes to the supermarkets (8 à Huit on Rue des Écoles, and Casino on Rue de la République). There are nearby bread shops and the nearest newsagent is on Allée Jean Moulin. A good daily food market can be found nearby to the church square (St. François de Sales). The bus stop, 'Embarcadère', is also close by, near to the Tourist Office on Allée Alfred Vivien.

There was a good choice of restaurants, and those that we enjoyed were: L'atelier du Gout (Rue Pons), La Brise (Boulevard Victor Hugo), Les Gourmands Disent (Rue de la Paroisse), Il Principe (Rue des Tonneliers; for pizzas), Hotel Delos (Île de Bendor; with a delightful view of the Bandol bay from the outdoor dining terrace; the 12 Euro ferry charge was waived to restaurant customers), and, La P'tite Cour in Sanary-sur-Mer (Rue Barthélemy de Don). The Bandol rosé wine was generally too dry for our palate, but the Bandol vin rouge was enjoyable, e.g., Domaine du Gros 'Noré.

We did not hire a car, but used public transport: by bus to La Seyne-sur-Mer (limited appeal but visiting the Napoleonic fort off Avenue Général Carmille) and Sanary-sur-Mer, and by rail to Cassis and Marseille. We cycled to the nearby Zoo & Jardin Exotique, Sanary/Bandol (good) and to Sanary-sur-Mer (picturesque). Regarding airport transfers: we were initially tempted to try the rail service between Marseille airport and Bandol, but finally decided on pre-booking a local taxi service, with the assistance of the renter's local agent, which worked really well (transfer just over an hour either way Marseille airport <> Bandol).

We would be happy to stay here again and likewise to recommend the apartment to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Villa La Ponote and Bandol. Thank you for a great review and lots of really useful information for visitors. Dorothy
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Renecros
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bandol, Toulon 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
 
OCTOBER 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£909
for 7 nights
£909
 
 
NOVEMBER 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£736
for 7 nights
£736
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER
4 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
8 night minimum stay
£563
 
 
SPRING 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Easter- April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£866
for 7 nights
£866
 
 
JUNE 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 7 nights
£1,039
 
 
JULY /AUGUST 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
£2,252
for 14 nights
£1,126
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,039
for 7 nights
£1,039
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £866

CHARGES INCLUDE :
CAR PARKING (jun, jul, aug)
FREE WIFI
BED LINEN
TOWELS FOR THE HOUSE
TOWELS FOR BEACH
BEACH CHAIRS, SUN UMBRELLA, BEACH GAMES, MATS FOR BEACH.

FOR THOSE BOOKING SEVERAL WEEKS, THERE IS A NEGOTIATED RATE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF WEEKS AND THE DEMAND.

THE APARTMENT HAS THE LUXURY OF ITS OWN 2 CITY BIKES COMPLIMENTARY

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bandol in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.)
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
THE APARTMENT HAS 2 CITY BIKES AVAILABLE TO RENT AT €15 PER WEEK. 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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