Puntayucca

Côte d'Azur, France

  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Charming characterful house
  • Lovely country views
  • Eclectic interiors
  • Close to sandy beaches

The name – which means ‘Yucca Point’ in Spanish – is the first clue that this is no traditional Provençal homestead. In essence, it’s an eclectic, one-level riad-meets-farmhouse. The living space is a harmonious mix of antiques and designer flourishes, local pottery and Moroccan textiles. The kitchen has everything you need for preparing those memorable al fresco dinners and lazy lunches. Just choose one of the terraces to sit on (one open, one covered) curving gently around the spacious pool deck and terrace pool.

The lovingly tended garden overspills with Mediterranean agave, palm trees and flowering shrubs, down to a lower level with a shady orchard and a cactus garden. And if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at the game that is the very essence of Provence living, here’s your chance – this villa has its own private boules court.

The local area

Puntayucca is tucked between vineyards and rolling hills with lovely views towards the coast. The historic fishing port of Cassis is within easy reach and the sands of Les Lecques and La Madrague are a very accessible 6km and 7km away respectively, offering sailing, deep-sea diving and fishing. Also close to home is the Calanques National Park, a showcase of dramatic scenery. Explore it by boat or choose one of the meandering walking trails. And for those whose holiday is incomplete without some healthy competition, there are tennis courts, bike hire, riding stables and an 18-hole golf course in St-Cyr, 5km away. This is also home to one of several local markets, all within similar distances from your villa.

The Mediterranean coastline of the Var region enjoys 430km of sandy beaches, hidden coves sheltered by pine groves, and some of the most enjoyable resorts in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. The Calanques offer some of the most dramatic scenery in France, narrow inlets set into sometimes vertiginous limestone formations, especially just to the west of Cassis, a popular tourist town, and dating back to Roman times. La Ciotat is an ancient port village with a large and crowded beachfront. On the other side of the bay is St-Cyr-sur-Mer, which includes the lovely sand beaches at Les Lecques and the charming small port of Madrague. Some of the best vintages from the south of France comes from Bandol, a pleasant seaside resort with its three expansive beaches sheltered by high wooded hills. Inland, Le Castellet is a remarkable old fortress perched high on a hill, and a former stronghold of the lords of Les Baux, and La Cadière-d’Azur is a picturesque medieval village, with nice views over a sea of vineyards towards the Massif Ste-Baume.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

Ground floor

  • Living/dining room
  • Well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and kettle
  • Double bedroom leading to private terrace
  • Twin bedroom (beds can be made into a double bed on request)
  • Bathroom with separate shower
  • Shower room
  • 2 WCs

Annexe

  • External access only
  • Double bedroom with open-plan shower
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • 2 Satellite TVs, CD player
  • Barbecue
  • Table tennis
  • Boules court
  • Private swimming pool 9.5m x 3.5m (depth 1.4m – 1.8m) with security alarm, accessed by corner steps, open mid-May to end-September

Access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • 1 week stay – 2 hours cleaning included on Tuesdays
  • 2 week stays – 2 hours cleaning on Tuesday, Friday and Wednesday of second week
  • Additional cleaning €14 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

Getting there

  • Airports
    Toulon 45km
    Marseille 74km
  • TGV stations   
    Toulon 25km
    Hyeres 44km
    Marseille 50km
    Aix-en-Provence 75km
    Les Arcs 93km

Wifi

  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


Location

  • Restaurants (La Cadière d’Azur) 10min drive
  • Shops (La Cadière d’Azur) 10min drive
  • Beach (Les Lecques) 20min drive
  • Cassis 30min drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Toulon 45km/45min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City Cityjet Sunday 8 Apr - 22 Oct
Southampton Flybe Sat/Sun 27 May - 2 Sep (Sat)
28 May - 24 Sep (Sun)

 Marseille 74km/1hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 30 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

Nice 168km/1hr 55min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London City British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Bristol easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Liverpool easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Newcastle easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 7 Oct
Belfast easyJet Saturday 29 Apr - 7 Oct
Edinburgh easyJet Sat/Sun All season
Leeds Bradford Jet2 Saturday 27 May - 30 Sep
Manchester Jet2 Sat/Sun 29 Apr - 30 Sep

Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Customer feedback

This was our 6th holiday with Simpsons. The quality of the accommodation is always excellent but this was the best yet. We loved the villa and location and would recommend this to anyone wanting an adult holiday where you can explore the local area but also relax in beautiful villa. We think we'll be back at some point in the future.
Mrs Turner-Edwards - July 2017

Last day today .....!! We have had a wonderful two weeks at Puntayucca and may well be back in the next year or two. Your recommendations were also perfect – we loved Porquerolles and the hotel, Chez Henri, Roche Belle and Chez Bene ...!! We also had a great day on the boat exploring Les Calanques....as well as a day in the Luberon (Lourmarin, Gordes etc)....
Mike Bussey – July/Aug 2016

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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Describing the Côte d’Azur as merely glamorous is to undervalue its charms. Of course, resorts such as St-Tropez and Ste-Maxime have enticed decades of glitterati to their sandy shores, but there’s far more behind the glitz and shimmer. 

Traditional villages appear on picturesque coastlines and unspoilt hilltops; there’s Grasse, ‘the perfume capital of the world’, and the waterways of Port Grimaud, while Bandol has long been a seaside retreat for artists and writers. And along with the golden beaches, there are cliffs and mountains that make the Côte d’Azur area a far wilder story.

Discover the best of the Côte d’Azur in our handpicked luxury villas.

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