The Cottage

Sainte Maxime Cottage living room   Kitchen

Originally built around 1850 this property is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the Hotel Bon Repos on the edge of the old town, near to the church and harbour.

It is an ideal bolthole from which to explore the town and surrounding areas.

Sleeping four comfortably, the accommodation comprises a lounge with dining area and fully equipped kitchenette on the ground floor.

First floor bedroom with twin beds and separate bathroom.
Second floor master bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room.

Sainte Maxime Cottage master bedroomSainte Maxime Cottage master bedroom

Tiled balcony offering a pleasant sitting out area with views across the harbour and out to sea, with the advantage of a canopy to provide shade in the summer.

The house is fully furnished including complementary wireless Internet access and satellite TV/radio/DVD.
It also has a bed settee which would cater for occasional guests.

Air conditioning is installed in the master bedroom with a portable ac unit on the ground floor.
The first floor bedroom has portable fans which keep it cool in summer.
There are electric heaters to each floor for use in winter.

There is a private lane to the rear, allowing guests to sit outside at ground level but there is no garden.

Close to all shops, boutiques and a variety of good restautants, nothing is more than five minutes walking distance from the house, including the town beach and harbour from which there is a regular twenty minute ferry ride across the bay to Saint Tropez.

USEFUL INFORMATION

FOOD & PROVISIONS

There are two mini supermarkets within 5 mins walk.
The SPAR down in the old market square.
From the cottage, turn right up the hill and take the second on the left - Rue Hoche.
The Spar is at the bottom of hill on rhs.
The CASINO (not gambling) is on the seafront.
Go down past the Church to the main road.
Turn left and walk for approx 200m.
The Casino is on the left hand side.

You can buy pretty much everything you need from either of these shops.

Also, there is a large supermarket THE CARREFOUR in the town centre - 15mins walk.
Plus the biggest supermarket is another Carrefour approx 1 mile out on the road to leMuy.
These, of course are generally much cheaper.

RESTAURANTS

There are more than 100 restaurants in or near the town!
Recommended close to the cottage are :-

  • La Cigale
  • Les Flambeaux
  • Maison Bleu
  • La Derive
  • Chez Fred
  • La Reserve
  • La Gruppi L’Escapade (favourite for cheap/good/quick service)
  • L’Amiral ( good value lunch) Lunchtimes are usually cheaper than evenings. Prices from 10euros to 35euros.

The above are just a sample, all within 5 mins walk of the cottage.
However, there are many more and of course depend upon the chef of the day and change of ownership.

GENERAL

Several Banks and cash machines in town.
Doctors Surgery next to the Church.

Market Days
Sainte Maxime Fri. am + Covered Market each am.
Saint Tropez Tues am & Sat am (Place des Lices)

TAXIS
Allo Azur 0033 (0)6 09 98 39 58 and Olivier 0033 (0)4 94 96 57 22
St Raphael Station 25mins & approx 60 euros.
Nice Airport 1hr & approx 200 euros.

INFORMATION ON BUSES
www.varlib.fr

THINGS TO DO / PLACES TO VISIT

Ski-ing and the Alps only 2 hours away!

Alps

Number one must be a trip across the bay to see St Tropez.
The Ferry (Bateaux Vert) sails every 30 mins from Ste Maxime Port and costs 16 euros return.

The beach and watersports / fishing / boating / jet ski / scuba diving etc in abundance.
Even a yellow submarine trip.
There is a waterpark - ‘Aqualand’ and tree adventure for the young on the edge of town.
Plus three golf courses, within 5 miles.
A nice Church ‘Sainte Maxime’ and a gambling Casino in town.
In season there are regular live shows on the seafront.

If you have a car, visit nearby villages Port Grimaud and Grimaud, Gassin & Ramatuelle.
There is a regular mini bus service in town called ‘simpli cite’ which runs all over the town and beaches for only 2 euros a day.
Visit the tourist info office on the seafront for up to date timetables / routes.
Also buy daily /weekly roaming WiFi here.

Visit the towns website www.sainte-maxime.com for a lot more info.