Traditional Provencal Villa in Cavalaire - 15 minute walk to the beach, town and marina.
St Tropez only 10 Km by bus or car.
Wifi internet in villa and printer, plasma tv with satellite, seperate DVD player.
Baby and child friendly, travel cot, high chair toys for your use.
Relaxing gardens with outdoor eating and gas BBQ.
Table tennis table.
Private parking on drive and on road(cul de sac)
Included in price are good quality sheets and towels, utilities and taxes.
Transport to and from airport can normally be organised at extra cost.
Small pets welcome for small extra charge.
It is a detached 3 bedroomed property built in provencal style, all on 1 level, with beautiful internal wooden beams and fireplace.
The villa has been in our family for over 30 years and is primarily our home- so all the extra little items are there for your use.
All 3 bedrooms are for use - 2 doubles and a twin( which can be made into a double if requested).
There is a double room with french doors leading onto the terrace, and a double room with shower and a utility area with wc. The 3rd bedroom has large wardrobe and twin beds. The lounge is large with a separate dining area and there are 2 sets of french doors leading onto the terrace and garden.
There is a bathroom with bath, shower and bidet, and then a separate wc off the entrance hall, fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge freezer) from which there is a door onto the covered terrace with large table seating 8.
The gardens are on 4 sides of the property, with many Mediterranean flowers, shrubs and cacti. the gardens are lit at night and the newly built decking area has beautiful views towards the sea and islands.
Cavalaire as a holiday resort: Cavalaire is unique in that it retains its French family resort. It is a village in its own right and all year the bars, restaurants and many shops are open. Events taking place can be found on the Cavalaire web site or the St Tropez site. Both of these give information on special events and fete days, sporting events and general details of life in the 2 villages.
The coast around Cavalaire is rocky with pretty sandy accesible coves, although the 3 mile sandy beach of Cavalaire is beautiful. The headland to the east - Cap Lardier,is a national park and will never be built on. The walks around this headland are superb. Alternatively to the west at Le Rayol there is the marine national park, with scuba diving and snorkelling available and the most beautiful gardens. There are weekly musical evenings held at these gardens on a terrace overlooking the sea.
St Tropez - as other towns and villages nearby are all accessible by bus - its so cheap!
Isles d'Or and St Tropez: The Isles d'or to the west of Cavalaire, are a group of islands accesible by ferry from Cavalaire or Le Lavondu. Levant is half military and half nudist, the second Port Cros is a national park with a beautiful tiny hamlet with restaurants - escapism at its best. The third Baghad is uninhabited and the fourth the largest Pourquerolles has a thriving village, vineyards and fantastic walking and cycling. Bikes can be rented for the day. The trip is well worth doing, but has to be reserved a day or so ahead in the summer.
To the east and west of Cavalaire there are many hill villages to explore, some rural and others like gassin a tourist stop but well worth seeing - the best views of the gulf of St Tropez in the area.
Lastly St Tropez has to be on the list to visit. It is a facinating place, expensive yachts and motor palaces alongside fishing boats. The shops are worth a look but just wander the streets and up to the fort and cemetry. The winter is great for exploring it.
Cannes, Monaco, Nice: Cannes has its film festival in may, and can easily be reached in an hour from Cavalaire. Likewise Monaco and Nice are only 2 hours away and can either be visited as a day trip or with an overnight stay. The Voiles de St Tropez - a celebration of old j class boats, takes place in October in the bay of St Tropez. What an event this is to see - fantastic fun to watch even if you do not sail yourself. The specific dates are on the St Tropez web site. Westwards from Cavalaire, lies Hyeres and Toulon. Both of these towns are nice to visit and the airport of Toulon/St Tropez is only 40 minutes from Cavalaire and on a bus route. Toulon is also where the TGV stops. The coastline is spectacular all the way from Cannes to Marseille. Although it is very easy to spend the whole holiday in Cavalaire and its near surroundings it is definitely worth visiting one or two of these towns. If you would like to go to Corsica, then the ferry leaves from Toulon.