Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
This is a charming 3 story family house situated 100 m from the beautiful sea front. A perfect place to relax with beaches and restaurants and entertainment all walkable. High season nightly market, this is a traditional French seaside village.
Sleeps 12 people and has 5 bathrooms. It is stunningly situated 100 m from the sea,has a heated swimming pool and BBQ. Walk/cycle to beaches/restaurants. we have 5 bikes.
NEW for 2013- Refurbished with new kitchen, opening onto terrace and pool. American fridge freezer & dishwasher opening onto the terrace. Also 4 refurbished bathrooms/shower rooms all completed to a high standard with rainfall and hand-held showers in each. Many of the rooms have also been redecorated.
Basement with large washing machine.
Table tennis table.
TV, DVD machine, free WI Fi , Music/radio centre, telephone. Also new for 2013, Freesat for all the UK Freesat channels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Sablettes|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulon, Nearest railway: La Seyne Sur Mer and Toulon|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
This part of Provence is not like Nice and Cannes - it is much quieter and more family oriented. A bit like Cornwall or Devon in the sun - which is why we love it!
Transport links are good as you can easily catch a train to most places from Toulon, Nice is an hour and a half by train. Or you can venture inland to Ollioules or Castelet and Le Beausset. Marseille is an hour away by car. Aix en Provence is an hour and a half away.
Many ferry's leave Toulon for local and further afield trips like to Sardinia and Corsica.
The house was built in 1910 in a traditional French style but with a hint of the Ottoman.
Michel Pacha was Frenchman who made his fortune in Istanbul, designing the port there. He returned to France and built Tamaris, a resort for well to do Parisians looking for a holiday home beside the sea. His houses are of different designs, some large, some small. Ours is one of his later houses.
The house is 100m from the sea. You can swim from the end of the road or walk down the road to the beach. At the end of the road is a passenger ferry that takes you to the centre of Toulon or to the local resorts of Les Sablettes or St Mandrier sur Mer in 20 minutes. You can hire windsurfs and canoes from the local beach and there is also a diving centre nearby. Toulon is famous not only for its rugby team but also for its opera house and cultural attractions. Behind the house one can walk up the hill to Napolean's fort. Fort Balaghar is also walking distance.
Les sablettes (a 10 minute walk) has a night market every evening during August. Also there is evening local entertainment in the park by the beach such as concerts and dancing. There is a small amusement park for little ones and plenty of cafes and restaurants. There are also some tennis courts. This can all be accessed by foot or bicycle.