Villa Vivace and Volets Bleus Apartment
A quietly situated villa in Le Rayol-Canadel, with sea views and a heated pool,
 with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5-6).  An additional apartment (Volets Bleus) with 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2-4) can also be rented on request (8 persons in total maximum; family lettings only, no groups).

(view from terrasses on Le Rayol-Canadel and bay of Le Lavandou)

This villa is situated on a sunny hillside overlooking the bay of Le Lavandou and Pramousquier with views over Cap nègre, Cap Bénat, Ile de Bagaud and a part of Ile de Porquerolles. From the pool and the house you can enjoy the beautiful views over green and rocky hillsides, covered with protected cork-oak trees.
The beach is only 5 minutes away. Le Rayol-Canadel has 4 quiet sandy beaches with sufficient parking places, bars, restaurants....and crystal-clear water.
The house has recently been renovated, has a fully equipped modern kitchen and stands in 2,550 m2 of enclosed grounds and has a heated pool 8.50 x 4 m. The poolheater starts working from an everage exteriour temperature of 17 degrees on.

pool and view on hills, with old poolcover, but views haven't changed.

Villa Vivace
View on house; north-side (2017, new furniture...but old pergola....)

Families with children are also welcome to visit our house. Don't bring any toys with you...we have enough for children between 3 and 12 years old. We live with our two children, Dave and Sylvie in our villa on the same land, but on a lower level (with full privacy for all of us).  We will respect your privacy 100% - you are our guests and we want you to have an unforgetable holiday.

The old poolcover and old pergola.

Brandnew poolcover, childsafe also keeps dirt out and heat in, "outside...inside pool"! Makes it swimmable a great part of the year.
Can be opened completely, partly, or kept closed...and then using the sliding-door...."I'm swimming in the rain...just swimming in the rain".
These modules are very easy and light to move; one person, one hand!



(living room (2017, new seating)                                                                                                                                                   (dining)

Electric fireplace

Living (2017)

Kitchen, well equipped (oven, micro-wave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher ofcourse, plus 4 different coffee makers, and much more)

(new bathroom villa)


(shower villa)                                                                                                                              (double washstand villa)

Masterbedroom (kingsize 2.00x1.80)


      (bedroom 2...2 single beds 0.90X2.00)                                                                                (childrensroom 1 "highsleeper"(2.00 x 0.90) + singlebed (2.00x0.80) can be doubled!)

. Living room: L shaped 32.5m2 (sea view), with table and 6 chairs, bench and two armchairs. TV, satellite (with all free BBC, ITV, German, Italian and commercial Dutch channels), stereo.
. Kitchen: 10.5 m2 with small breakfast table, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator, ceramic/halogene hotplate, dishwasher and other electric kitchen appliances.
. Bathroom: 5.6 m2 with bath/shower, double washstand, hairdryer.
. WC
. 3 bedrooms: 10.5 m2 (view of the hills), 8,5 m2 (sea view) and 12,5 m2 (sea view)
. Covered terrasse: with table and 6 chairs. 21 m2 with sea view
. Open sunny terrasse: 23.5 m2 with sea view.

. Extra apartment can be rented on demand: small living, dining table, satellite t.v.. Toilet, shower. 2 Bedrooms ( 12 m2 each, sleeps 4),
covered terrace 27 m2 (with ping-pong table).

Swimming pool: 8.5m x 4m with comfortable bench overlooking green of Campari-orangejuice...can you imagine....? The depth of the pool is 0.90m - 1.80m.(This is the old poolcover!)

And here the new situation, covered pool that can be removed, but allows swimming in spring and autumn at 28 C°! Plus: childsafe!!!

The new pergola "bioclimantique" (2024).

Pergola "bioclimatique" (2024).


Old situation of the veranda...... and now:



Covered veranda, can be opened, can be closed! Gaz plancha on background (2024).

New situation in 2023.

(view from terrasses on Le Rayol-Canadel and bay of Le Lavandou) 2024.


Overview (2014)

Sandbox, swing, "adventure-forest", toys etc.

You don't have to visit the tourist-office; we will give you all the necessary information about the region and it's activities. Don't worry!!!

Wifi internet acces available.

There is sufficient parking space for 3 cars.

(The apartment)                                                               

Apartments living                                                                 Apartments living

Apartment                                                                                                     Bathroom apartment

Bathroom apartment                                                                                     Shower apartment

Washstand apartment

(Apartments patio-south)     




Covered ping-pong and minifoot               

All prices are per week Saturday 4 pm to Saturday 10 am. 6 persons maximum (or 8 with the extra appartment).
No animals allowed. Family lettings only. No groups, no party.
Booking will only be approved when our bookingform and houserules are accepted and signed by the adult responsable. The bookingform must contain the names and ages of all party members.
In case of use of electric heating or airconditioning, electricity is payable against costprice.

Please respect our dear neighbours, they all love this spot because of it's tranquility! No abnormal noise! (NO music outside the house. No loud music inside. No noisy use of swimmingpool after 22.00.)
If you want to party OK, please rent a house in St.Tropez!

A 30% non-refundable deposit and a completed booking form are required to confirm the booking. The balance plus a security deposit of 500,- is payable 10 weeks before the start of the holiday.

To book please contact Peter or Els van Kraaij
English, Dutch, French and German spoken.
Portable: +33 (0) 6 83 63 07 09


Attention!!!:  turtle on driveway! (Sylvie, Dave and the turtle ofcourse, in 2002)