5 bed villa with charming terraced gardens and fantastic views out to the island
- English, French, German
About David Ham
We've owned Villa Bonne Esperance for over 30 years. In that time we've changed and improved almost everything in order to make it a really comfortable and modern house. We think of it as home and we let it just as we live in it, with every mod con we need ourselves offered to the tenants. It's nice that about 50% of each year's lets come back again the following year: one family came back 12 years in a row before buying their own house in St Tropez and another is coming down this year for the 10th time! The position is quite unique. We think of it as paradise, completely private , right by the sea, totally natural. Yet the bright lights of St Trop are only 30 minutes away.
David Ham purchased this Villa in 1987
Why David Ham chose Cavalaire-sur-Mer
Position, position, position! You'll never find another property in a position like this. The area is charming, natural country all around with marvellous walks along the cliffs or up into the hills to be made direct from the villa, and others by car if one wishes. Nearby is all the entertainment you could want: golf, tennis, restaurants, beaches as well as interesting places to visit including St Tropez, Gassin and Grimaud. Further afield is Aix en Provence - about 1 1/2 hours.
What makes this Villa unique
Direct access to the sea with swimming in a secluded bay. Privacy, natural coastline, walking, sunshine, sport, eating, boating/sailing. All mod cons including wi-fi, Sky and Orange TV.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The sea is reached by taking steps down the garden and then following a path to flatrocks from where you can swim. The cove is very private and natural and with snorkels which are provided you will see a mass of fish swimming in the bay.
The hameau of Le Dattier is 300 feet above the villa and, from there, there are lovely walks along the coast in both directions or up the hills behind the hameau. Much of the land is owned by the French equivalent of the National Trust and is protected.
Toulon/Hyeres is 40 minutes to the west with Ryanair flights. There is also a new service from London City airport.
Nice is 1 1/2 hours to the east and serviced by many airlines including BA and Easyjet.
Marseilles is 2 hours to the west and Ryanair have several flights per day.
If you drive, it takes 11 hours from Calais - if you observe the speed limits!
Cavalaire is 2 kms to the east and beyond is Grimaud (25 mins) Port Grimaud (25 mins) and St Tropez (30 mins). To the east is Le Rayol (10 mins) and Le Lavandou(35 mins)
Cavalaire has 2 supermarkets and many shops. Also several restaurants, specially in the port. Le Rayol has a charming brasserie for coffee in the morning, lunch, drinks at the bar or supper in the evening.
St Tropez has all the smart shops and expensive restaurants and the Plage de Pampelonne next door is where you find all the beach bars, ranging from very smart and expensive (Club 55) to less expensive.
There are many vineyards nearby where you can taste and buy.