The Mas des Avelines Residence

var, provence
5 bedroom - 6 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€825 - €1,045 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful blue-shuttered Provencal villa with a pool, 20 minutes from Bandol in the heart of the Var, is a short drive from sandy beaches and is surrounded by gardens filled with toys and games. In a 4-acre estate with a heated saltwater swimming pool, a pool house with outdoor kitchen, kids astro turf play area, beach volleyball court, boules court, table tennis table and various outdoor areas to eat, there is enough to keep the whole family busy. Bedrooms can be configured with twin beds or superking beds, to add flexibility. Days out could include trips to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for antiques hunting, Toulon, to watch yachts, and Aix en Provence for culture.

Why Kids Love it

This is a great property for children, with a play area suitable for younger children plus a heated swimming pool, large lawn, beach volleyball and table tennis. Due to some drops and outside steps, it is recommended for those aged 6 and above. The astro turfed play area has a trampoline, swings and a jungle gym. It is a short drive from Bandol and its beaches; other nearby child-friendly attractions include boat and kayak trips to the Calanques, area of dramatic limestone sea cliffs, gorges and turquoise creeks, and visits to pretty nearby villages. The secret beach at Anse de Renecros is great for children. Two cribs are available on request.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights, except between end of June and September where it's 7 nights. There are a lot of different levels in the house and the entryway staircase is not gated. The pool does not have a gate but is set away from the house and has a security cover. Younger children may need supervision - there are various drops around the garden plus steps in the garden and deck area. It is recommended for those aged 6 and above. There is a housekeeper 4 hours a day, 6 days a week and breakfast is included 6 days a week (for bookings of 1 week or more). Cleaning is included but for stays of 4 nights or less is charged at 150EUR. The property received 5 stars in July 2014 from Atout France. Guests can also stay at the sister property, The Mas Du Brulat Residence, a nearby boutique hotel.

About the Location

The residence is 20 minutes from Bandol in the Var departement of southern France. It is 10 minutes’ drive from the coast and local beaches. It has views over the medieval village of Le Castellet and is surrounded by vineyards and open countryside. Le Castellet is extremely pretty with winding streets and plenty of stylish boutiques, cafés and restaurants to discover. La Cadière d’Azur, just 4 km away, is also lovely with old narrow streets and the remains of the old ramparts. The nearest airports are in Toulon and Marseille, 45-60 minutes from the house. Car rental essential.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom house has large living spaces, a kitchen, indoor dining area, expansive gardens and a pool house with an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor space includes a heated saltwater pool, beach volleyball court, boules court, table tennis table, various eating areas and a play area. Inside the house 4 of the 5 bedrooms can have twin or superking beds. Two bathrooms have bathtubs; others have showers. There is air conditioning in every bedroom.

Style Notes

Modern Provence. The house is decorated in a modern Provence style with renovated pieces of furniture plus modern pieces. All the bathrooms are fully renovated. The gardens are landscaped and include multiple play, lounge and eating areas. Inside, exposed brickwork and beams add to the airy relaxed feel. We love the bright loungers and beanbags around the pool and the luxurious and spacious bedrooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 king
1 full / double
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Su S.
Member since February 05, 2016

Var, Provence

Provence without the crowds

Tucked between Marseille and Cannes, the Var is the part of Provence France is keeping secret. Head west of super-popular Saint-Tropez, to discover ancient villages, beaches, traditional markets and winding roads with vineyard views.

1 review

Eliza G.
Visited in July 2019
Loved our stay at Mas des Avelines! Beautiful house, super comfortable beds, and the pool and grounds were amazing. And, we were very well looked after with a delicious breakfast every morning by Deborah! Thank you!