Flat 303 athena Port
About the home
The studio flat has a view that will undoubtedly raise your spirit whilst the sound of the Mediterranean sea is ever present. The flats are in tranquil surroundings but in easy reach of the seaside town of Bandol with its beaches, markets, shops ,cafes and restaurants. A 25minutes walk along the coastal path takes you to the centre.
There is a market everyday in the square with a very big one on Tuesday mornings. At night, in summer there are craft stalls all along the main harbour promenade.. The golf course is about 4 miles away. One can hire all beach entertainments in the town.
The full sized swimming pool is great for lengths as well as playing,only becoming a bit crowded at about 4:00pm. In season the hard tennis courts need booking but are well maintained.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, studio|
|Nearest beach:||In the grounds, 300m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared tennis court on site|
Further details indoors:
For cooking there is a 4 ring induction hob but no oven. During the french summer holidays a baker and a grocer , including fruit and veg, come to the complex from 800 - 11:00 otherwise there is a general shop about 1Km away by car or supermarkets about 2kms. There is a morning bus or one can walk to the town along the coast road to the daily market.
Further details outdoors:
. The flat is in one of two blocks which are in their own enclosed grounds of some 37 hectares, largely covered with pine trees,. There are 24hour guards, free parking, 3 tennis courts, a large swimming pool, children's pool and rocky cove. Behind the cove are trees and some sand and a volley ball net and large chess set. There is also a flat area for football and bowls is played up by the pools.
.To the East, there is a huge further area of pine forests which stretch for several miles. (There are well marked paths through these (the sentier littoral).
An english speaking friend can answer your queries.
Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure. Cheque,which will be returned uncashed (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
25% of rental fee to secure booking. Remainder due 6 weeks before arrival .
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Var region
In winter we have enjoyed blue skies and sun so that sitting outside in a coat for coffee is very agreeable. Usually rain is heavy but of short duration. In the summer there can be a mistral wind, which keeps the temperature very pleasant.
The area behind the coast is very high and rugged and includes Cezanne's Mount st Victoire. between them and the sea is farmland, mostly vines and olive trees,interspersed with outcrops of rocks on which villages are perched.
The coast road from the Aigle cape to the Sicié cape has some magnificent views and breathtaking climbs.
It is an area loved by artists and writers. Katherine Mansfield and Sybille Bedford both lived there at one time.
We have visited Aix (1 hour) Avignon and the Pont de Gard ( 2 hours); Nice and St Paul de Vence, wonderful art museums ( 2 hours) Cotignac and the Gorges de Verdon and the Carmague are ( 2 hours).
The Bandol area
Bandol was a small fishing village. It has grown but retains much of its character.In the town there are some lovely sandy beaches. There is an 18th century church at the end of the leafy square. There is the Centre Culturel which has interesting exhibitions. In season there is a nightly market on the harbour promenade. Out of season dancing inthe square.There is the Exotic Gardens and zoo with tropical plants, trees in flower and animals from all over the world.
Immediately inland one can visit the fifty wine estates to taste and buy the excellent Bandol wines. The wine centre opposite the Casino can help you select which ones you want to visit or take pot luck. You can also visit the olive oil mill.
The immediate surrounding area
The Isle of Bendor (7 mn boat ride): its beach, marina, and Provençal village with crafts shops. The Wine and Spirits World Fair: 8,000 bottles are presented here as well as a beautiful collection of crystal carafes and glasses.
The Isle of Embiez: (15 mns boat ride) has the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute, an aquarium-museum boasting a hundred or so species and the "Musée de la Peinture Paul Ricard".
Other seaside villages Sanary-sur-mer (6 km): seaside resort, another true Provençal seaside village.We like Les Leques, (8km) which has a water park Six Fours les Plages 10 km away (Fort offering a panoramic view over the Toulon harbour. . Both Toulon and Marseille are interesting but very different cities. There is very good walking in the foret
Inland there are many Provençal villages to visit: Le Beausset 11 km away (Chapelle Notre Dame de Beausset, panorama of the coast and its villages), La Cadiere steep and shady hill top village with a wine co-operative at its base. Le Castellet 11 km away (medieval village overlooking the vineyards full of artists). The children enjoy OK Corall.
The Bandol area
Walking Along the coastal path, (le Littoral) There is the foret de Janas (29 mins by car) and forest at Madrague(10mins by car)
Water sports : Bandol Water sports Club (in Town)
Diving : “Bandol Plongée”
Golf : "Dolce Frégate" (9 and 18 holes) in St-Cyr-sur-Mer (5 km).
Horse-riding : "La Poulinière" in Beausset (11 km) and the "Centre Equestre de Ollioules" (11 km).
Paragliding and paramotoring : "Envol de Provence" in Signes 30 km away.
Cycling. many people cycle. It looks a real challenge and I prefer an english bike as the breaks are reversed.
Resort Fêtes and events
- June : The Sea Flea market (sale and exchange of nautical equipment) and various regatta.
- July : Saint Elme’s Festival.
- August : The Frégate Festival (comedy evening, theatre, jazz…), “La Libération de Bandol” (military procession, dance, fire work display…) and the Garlic Fair (profits go towards the league against cancer)
How to get there
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Ryanair and Easyjet go to Marseille and Toulon(summer) so does Air france but they are expensive. We have hired from Europcar successfully. There is a Navette to both towns from where one can catch the train. Last train (22:45). The Varlibre coach from Toulon is good.
It takes 10 hours driving time on the road from the channel ports. Stops are essential and we often stay somewhere overnight. Campanile let one cancel up to 18:00. The tolls are abou 80 Euros each way.
Activities near Bandol
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
17 Sep 2012
My husband and I stayed for one week here, but regretted that we couldn't stay longer. Situated on the third floor, the apartment overlooks a port of little pleasure and fishing boats and the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October to Easter||29 Sep 12||23 Mar 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||4 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|October to March||28 Sep 13||5 Apr 14||£ 250||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Sheets are included. There are some towels. A cleaner can be arranged for the day of departure at 14 euros per hour. usually 2 hours.
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