The house is situated in a superb position about 200m from the Mediterranean sea, with the dramatic and colourful Esterel mountains behind. In five minutes on foot (or two minutes by car) you can reach the sandy beach and the shops and restaurants of the village of Agay. In summer months, there are opportunities for various watersports, and on Wednesday mornings year-round the local open air market is in full swing. St Raphael is about 20 minutes drive and has many restaurants and shops, covered market, marina and crazy golf, boat trips along the coast and to St Tropez. The ancient town of Frejus, with Roman ruins and its mediaeval cathedral, is a further 10 minutes beyond St Raphael.
Sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms)
Bedroom 1 with double bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 with two pairs of bunk beds.
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet.
Separate downstairs toilet with basin.
Small, fully-fitted, well equipped kitchen with electric fan oven/microwave, electric hob and fridge.
Understair walk-in cupboard includes washing machine, iron and table-top ironing board.
Large bright salon with French windows onto south-facing patio terrace with sea view. Single divan (can become bed for 7th person), table and chairs for 6. Radio/CD/tape equipment, numerous games, jigsaws, lots of books and maps of local interest.
Terrace shed contains sundry beach equipment (eg spades, mats), inflatable boats, parasols. (Beach towels not provided - please bring your own.)
Bed linen and towels are available. The house will be cleaned before your arrival, and we expect visitors to leave it in a similar clean state for the next visitors. Alternatively (or if you want a cleaner to come in the middle of ta two-week stay) a cleaner can be booked (in advance) for an extra 50 Euros.
Please note the house is not a commercial buy-to-let; it's our own holiday house, built in the 1970s, which we are delighted to let others use. We would therefore request guests to look after the equipment and furnishings as if they were their own. Since we do not have a maintenance person coming in between visitors, we ask you please to let us know of any damage or breakages as soon as possible, so that we can inform the next guests. No pets or smoking, please.
The house is at one end of a terraced group of four, within a hillside estate of 29 houses with lower and upper parking areas. We park in the lower parking area.
The path from the carpark to the house includes a staircase of about 25 steps up. The footpath from the beach is about 150 m, most of which is up hill.
Private south-facing patio terrace of about 40 sq m, with garden in front and to one side.
Sun loungers and parasol available; chairs and a portable table can be brought outside from the salon (but please take inside at night or in rain).
150 metres (3 minutes) down the hill to wide sandy beach. Numerous water sport activities open in summer (eg kayaking, windsurfing, boat trips). Along the coast within 20 minutes in either direction are a great variety of other beaches, sandy and pebbly, popular or secluded, and some good snorkelling off the rocks. At any time of year you can walk along the sentier littoral as far as St Raphael.
Nice Airport: 75 minutes drive, mostly on the motorway.
11 hours driving from Calais, or 9 hrs from Paris.
Major railway stations at St Raphael (20 minutes away); there is a local train from St Raphael to Cannes via Agay several times a day. It is therefore possible to reach the house by train from the airport, with a 20 minute walk.
Agay village: 200m on foot; 500m by car.
West: St Raphael 15km; St Tropez 50km, Aix-en-Provence 125km.
East: Cannes 25km; Nice 70km; Italy 100km.
Inland: Draguignan 40km; Gorges du Verdon 85km; Alps 150km.
Nearest AIRPORT - Nice Airport, less then 1 hour drive: 56 Kilometres
Nearest FERRY - Agay to; St.Tropez, Ils Lérins (Cannes): 1 Kilometre
Nearest TRAIN - Agay to; Cannes, Nice, St.Raphael/ Frejus (TGV): 2 Kilometres
Nearest MOTORWAY - A8 sorti 38 St. Rahael/ Frejus (20 minutes drive): 20 Kilometres
Nearest BEACH - Agay plage (sand) 5 minutes walk down hill: 400 Metres
Nearest BAR/PUB - Agay centre 10 minutes walk down hill: 800 Metres
Nearest SKI - Gréolières-les-Neiges (2 hours drive): 100 Kilometres
Nearest GOLF - 3 golfcourses nearby (within 10 minutes drive): 2 Kilometres
Nearest RESTAURANT - 10 minutes walk down hill to the centre of Agay