B and B | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
L'Escalinade is a Boutique-style Bed and Breakfast within a well-kept private villa, owned by an English family.
It is not villa rental or self catering accommodation and is not suitable for children.
There are 3 double or twin en suite rooms from only £80 per night per room
The accommodation comprises of just 3 double bedrooms; 2 with their own private balcony, the third adjacent to a sun soaked terrace overlooking the pool, gardens and, of course, the Mediterranean coast.
All bedrooms are situated on the first floor, thus guaranteeing panoramic views and seclusion.
It is approx. 2 minutes walk to local market, shops and restaurants. 3 minutes walk to the beach.
A stroll around the grounds reveals a myriad of secret shaded corners, poolside tanning opportunities and a lush lawn on which to chill out.
There is even a traditional boulodrome on which to enjoy Provence's national sport!
L'Escalinade is perfect for a laid back break from the worries of the modern world and appreciation of the Provençal joie de vivre!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ste Maxime 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur 91 km, Nearest railway: St Raphael Valescure 26 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Breakfast is served al fresco around the pool in the garden or, if preferred, in the covered loggia.
In the evening the pool is floodlit (bathing hours displayed).
Please ask for further details.
Please note-this is not self catering, but bed and breakfast which is included in the price.
No smoking is allowed anywhere within the grounds of the property.
|Further details outdoors||
The secluded position of L'Escalinade means that you can choose between Ste Maxime's varied day and nightlife and your own company in the extensive grounds.
It is easy to forget you are 'quatre pas' from the centre of the town when you are relaxing round the private pool in solitude.
It feels as though you could step off the balconies and on to the glowing terracotta roofs of the town below straight into the sea.
Regular regattas and fireworks take place on the Bay of St Tropez and the family will be able to give you extensive information for finding stunning local cuisine, quirky tourist spots and special beaches
Bilingual representative available at all times.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Cote d’Azur is literally on your doorstep at L'Escalinade, with St Tropez facing you and Nice approximately an hour away along the seaside Basse Corniche route that ducks in and out of the ancient rock revealing sandy nooks of beach for idyllic isolation, as well as the hubbub of the tourist towns and marinas of Cannes and Antibes.
The area is renowned for its fine wines and superb cuisine infused with the influences of Provence, Italy and North Africa as the area has been passed between the great barons of Villeneuve and Savoie and the nations of France and Italy whilst accommodating their empires' immigrants.
The Provencaux are fiercely proud of their heritage and retain their own language, seen on all town road signs and spoken in cafe corners.
Nestling below the parasol pines of the rugged Provençal Maures, and across the deep blue bay from the fabled fishing village of St. Tropez, Ste. Maxime exudes the ease of traditional Mediterranean living with the vibrancy of the modern Cote d’Azur.
By day, take in the yachts bobbing from the marina to Monaco and Cannes, sunbathe on the fine sandy beaches, enjoy a game of petanque or just sip your expresso with the locals watching the world go by.
At night the medieval town bursts into life with its kaleidoscope of street stalls, concerts and performers; not to mention the selection of high quality restaurants serving freshly caught and harvested regional dishes as well as Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, North African and Spanish cuisine.
The local pink rose wine is a perfect accompaniment to the summertime vibe that continues long into the night.
The town is designed to be explored on foot and most amenities are within a five minute stroll.
Hiking round the Semaphore hill above the town is highly recommended for the breathtaking views in all directions, whilst horse riding, golf, cycling, canoeing, sailing, scuba-diving and all other water sports are easily found in the locality.
There is also a museum of local history set in a medieval fort on the seafront and frequent art exhibitions, whilst the casino is always a popular diversion.
If you still require more stimulation perhaps you can find it a short 20 minute ferry ride away in St. Tropez, holiday home to the silver screen stars. Wander the winding streets of designer shops and mingle with the locals bargaining on the Place des Lices market then take a seat in the quayside cafes and try to spot the famous and infamous hopping on and off the gangways.