Villa Details

Elegant, modern, spacious ... stunning setting

Situation

Panoramic View
Le Rayol Is Here View Towards Lavandou
View Over Roof To Les Isles d'Or View Over The Domain Du Rayol

My-Villa is tucked into the hillside above Le Rayol, 25 km from St. Tropez and 13 km from Le Lavandou. Few properties command such dramatic sea views. The steeply terraced grounds leave uninterrupted views to Le Rayol, Le Lavandou and the islands of Hyères, yet the location offers easy access to the night-life of St. Tropez or if you prefer, the more restful coastal villages.

With a backcloth of wooded hillsides and sea views, Le Rayol enjoys a micro climate ensuring summer breezes and winter warmth.

Le Rayol itself offers you a supermarket which is open seven days a week in the summer months, a chemist, post office, a convivial bar and several restaurants. In addition there is a butcher, baker, newsagent, florist, hairdresser, filling station and a shop that sells swim wear - just about all one needs for a perfect holiday. You can also play tennis at the local tennis clubs in the area. Most of these facilities are within an easy walk from the villa and the beach is a leisurely 1.5 km walk from the villa. There are two 18 hole golf courses within a half hour drive of the villa and a third is situated forty minutes away.

Villa Layout

Floor Plan Of The Villa

Designed and built by a local architect in 1991. It offers stylish architecture, dramatic sea views from almost every room and every comfort you would expect in a fully equipped and carefully furnished home.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1, Double Ensuite Bedroom 1, Double Ensuite, Viewed From The Terrace
Bedroom 2, Double Bedroom 3, Twin
Bedroom 4, Double Ensuite Bedroom 5 Shower Room
Bedroom 5, Double Master Ensuite Leather Sofa Bed In The Den

5 bedrooms sleeping 10 (+2 on a double sofa bed).

All bedrooms are equipped with a modern, efficient and very quiet air conditioning system. The system works on a heat pump principle, ensuring comfortable nights, even at the hottest times of the year.

There are four double bedrooms, all with very comfortable double beds with firm mattresses (no back problems for those with sensitive backs). There is one twin bedroom with single beds, again with firm mattresses. A cot is available for our smaller guests and there is also a high chair.

Three of the double bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom facilities, whilst the fourth double bedroom and the twin bedroom share a separate bathroom. Four of the bedrooms have magnificent views over the Mediterranean, whilst the fifth (bedroom 4) looks out over a large terrace to the garden at the side of the villa, which is terraced in natural stone walls. All bedrooms have easy access to the pool area.

Bedroom 5, at the far end of the villa, has an adjacent living room, the den, which together comprise the master bedroom suite of 36 sq.m. The den is furnished with a leather sofa bed, which offers comfortable sleeping for two (the double mattress is supported on wooden lattes). The den offers a private room for sleeping an extra two people. It may also be used as a nursery for a younger child or baby, with the convenience of being immediately next door to bedroom 5.

Bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience. Please bring your own beach/pool towels as these are not provided.

Living Areas

Dining And Living Rooms, Looking From Stairs Living Area, Looking From Lounge Door
Dining Room, Looking From Covered Terrace Door The Den, A Peaceful Place To Work
The Den

The villa is cleverly designed as split level with the entrance hall at the highest level, from where you descend via a curving flight of stairs to the principal living area of the villa, comprising salon/lounge/dining room. Here you have the choice of two seating areas, both very comfortably furnished. The salon is one of the striking features of the villa. It has a vaulted ceiling, giving great height to the room and attractive moulded plaster work. The salon is furnished with cane seating further enhancing the feeling of light and space which this area promotes.

The salon leads into the lounge, which has an open fireplace, colour television, stereo system, video recorder and a DVD player. French windows lead onto the terrace, providing views over the pool, to the Islands of Hyères and beyond to Le Lavandou.

The dining room is open plan, on a level above the lounge. It offers seating for ten people around a magnificent granite table. Like the lounge, this room offers superb views over the Mediterranean and gives access via two sets of French windows to either covered or open terraces.

At the far end of the villa, separate from the principal living area, there is the den, a second living room adjacent to bedroom 5, which together comprise the master bedroom suite. This has a leather suite, a coffee table and a desk, providing a sanctuary offering the choice between peaceful relaxation or a quiet place to do some work.

Kitchen and Covered Terrace

The Kitchen Covered Terrace

The kitchen is fully equipped with double oven, ceramic hob, micro wave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Access to the utility room with washing machine and drinks refrigerator. Access to the covered terrace with outside dining suite with seating for 10 or 12 people.

Grounds and Pool

View From Dining Room Terrace
Pool Viewed From Deep End In The Pool
Pool Viewed From Shallow End Aerial View Of Pool
Terrace And Pool Dining On The Terrace
Dappled Sunlight Through The Cork Oaks Panoramic View of the Villa

The villa is set in grounds of approximately 5000 sq.m. (1.25 acres). The garden is terraced with a flight of steps leading from the sun terraces outside the lounge and bedrooms, down to the adjacent pool area. The 11m x 4.5m pool is chemical chlorine free, with a fully automatic electrolytic filtration system. This produces pristine water conditions, gentle on your skin and with no chlorine sting to the eyes. The pool has underwater lighting for those romantic dips, with spot lights illuminating the terraced areas.

For the safety of young children, the pool area is enclosed and gated.

There are extensive terraces, some where you can enjoy the full heat of the day, or if you prefer, adjacent to the kitchen and dining room there is a covered terrace with additional electrically operated blind, providing welcome respite for those that prefer some shade. In front of the covered terrace is an area encircled by cork oaks, a wonderful setting for a lazy afternoon - chilled bottle of rosé in the wine bucket, the latest bestseller to hand, dappled sunlight filtering through the foliage ….. perfect. The sun terrace outside the lounge is fitted with a second electrically operated blind.

Outside the bedroom area at the far end of the villa there is an extensive (64 m2) terrace providing a mixture of shade and sunlight, surrounded by a garden area terraced in natural stone and planted with fruit trees and shrubs.

A barbecue and Triconfort poolside and garden furniture are supplied. Please bring your own beach towels, as these are not provided.

Due to the steep terracing, we ask you to consult us if you wish to bring children between the ages of 1-5 years. This is not normally a problem, children have a fabulous time here at My-Villa. We just like to discuss this with you first.

Garage

For two cars*. There is also space for two cars on the drive outside the garage.

Security

A safe is provided+ and the villa is alarmed.

General

Internet access: you have at your disposal our very fast (up to 10 Megabits per sec) fully unlimited and unmetered Internet access, with WiFi router. To enjoy Internet access please bring your own laptop.

Telephone: we receive itemized bills. You pay only for your personal use. There is a VoIP telephone system at My-Villa (calls via the Internet), which offers you free telephone calls to more than 40 countries. This means that in reality your call charges will be zero.

Free calls are available to fixed lines (normal numbers only, specifically excluding premium rate, short form numbers or special numbers) in these countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, St. Marin, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK (but not Jersey & Guernesey), USA (but not Alaska & Hawaii), Vatican City.

Additionally, free calls are available to mobile phones in these 2 countries:
Canada, USA mainland (not Alaska or Hawaii).

A security payment of €1000 is payable two weeks before your arrival at the villa. We reserve the right to charge for damage to the villa and/or its contents. In the event of no damage the security payment is refunded, less the cost of telephone calls made. Your liability for damage is not capped at €1000 and we reserve the right to claim for all damages, no matter what the amount. We recommend that you consider holiday insurance that covers you for damage.

The villa is heated with a wood burning open fire and warm air provided by the reversible heat pump climate control (air conditioning) system. During the winter months, a charge will be made for electricity (and any logs burned), although the warm air heating runs at approximately 450% efficiency (1 KW of electrical power input provides approximately 4.5 KW of heating). Because of its micro climate, Le Rayol rarely experiences frosts or freezing temperatures. Outside of the winter months (April to October inclusive), the price of the villa rental includes use of electricity. The price of the villa rental includes water consumption all year round.

Disclaimers

Please note:

*  We try to avoid storing personal items in the garage that would preclude simultaneous garaging of two cars. However, we reserve the right without warning to provide garage space for only a single car, should our personal circumstances dictate this. In such a case, there will be no reduction to the rental price. If garage space for two cars is essential to you, please contact us to verify the situation.

+  We make no claim, implied or otherwise, that the safe is suitable for the storage of valuables. Use of the safe is entirely at your own risk.

Reservation

To reserve your holiday at My-Villa. please visit our Reservations and Availability page.