Apartment in Sainte Maxime, Cote d'Azur, France - 200 Metres from the Beach and Harbour
About Dave Ball
I live with my wife Julie in Ruislip, Middlesex, just outside London, we have grown up two sons. I've numerous interests including Music, Rugby, Gardening, Cooking and Real Ale. I keep fit in the local gym, play football twice a week and cycle. We manage properties in Bournemouth (UK), Ste Maxime (France) and Manhattan NYC (US), travelling between all, when not managing a small print solutions agency, now in its 17th year. Being a person of simple tastes, I just enjoy life.
Dave Ball purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Dave Ball chose Sainte-Maxime City Centre
We visited Ste Maxime in 2007, by chance, and instantly fell in love with it. The town offers so much all year round, with its bars and restaurants within a two minute walk of the apartment, it was exactly what we'd been looking for. You can sense the real "Family" feel of the town as you wonder through its cobbled streets and along the quayside.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have tried to furnish the apartment to create a "Home from Home" for our guests, hopefully showing we have an eye for detail? Built in 2008, 2009 was our first year in renting the property. With many positive testimonials already received, we can safely say that your stay will be a really pleasant experience.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Smart modern apartment .
The apartment is well equipped and in a great position to get the most out of the town,minutes from beach, shops and restaurants. The balconies are vast and are great for outdoor living. Joan was very helpful during our stay.
Just spent a lovely week in this apartment and couldn't rate it more highly. As we went at a quieter time of the year the additional touches such as the Nintendo wii came in particularly useful as well as the many DVDs on offer. Additionally, we spent a lot of out time attempting to cook the local cuisine (not greatly I must admit) and the cooking equipment on offer was very useful. The main highlight of staying in this apartment though was the views from both balconies. Waking up to see the sea from your balcony is definitely something we will be missing back home. My second time staying here, once with the family and once with the boyfriend so I would recommend to all types of holiday-seekers!
The two bed apartment in Sainte Maxime is everything you would want and more. What we love about this getaway is that everything works and it is so easy. The fixtures are great quality, sky tv in three room (for those that like a bit of home away from home) and it all just works seamlessly. For us, one of the best aspects of this apartment, is that it is so bright and sunny. You come out of the lift to your penthouse, open the door and immediately you smile as the sun beams through the windows - even if it's a bit overcast.
The location is central. Once we parked our car in the basement it stayed there for the week, except when we popped over to see some friends in Le Lavendou. You can walk everywhere. I am a keen cyclist and there are seaside rides and hill climbs galore or you can just walk to the beach in 2 minutes for some relaxing time.
In short, it is October, we are having a great summer holiday and the apartment has added to the quality of our time away.
19 – 26th Oct 2014
From the moment we arrived at Nice airport, everything was relaxed, from collecting our hire car to the journey(1 hour) to Sainte- Maxime and continued with the meet & greet with Joan who helped with our arrival.
Joan was very informative and also took time to assist us in parking the car in the garage, to showing us to the apartment & explaining where everything was.
This apartment is certainly special, a place to unwind and feel relaxed!
The two roof top terraces are lovely, the smaller terrace accessed from the main bedroom, is a must for catching the morning sun whilst taking breakfast. The larger terrace is huge, and is great for relaxing on the loungers and dining Al fresco.
It was everything as described & more, with beautiful decor, very well equipped kitchen , and a comfortable homely feel to the place.
Lots to do for couples and families, nice beach, great restaurants, with a very laid back feel to the location.
Very central, within 5 mins walk to the beach & restaurants.
St. Tropez by ferry is a must, just check the return times for the last ferry back.
All in all it was a fantastic place, which we would recommend highly - the only downside was leaving the apartment and flying home!!
We will be back!!
Beautiful well equipped apartment in a great central location close to the beach, Supermarket and Restaurants/Bars.
Casablanca Del Mar has everything you need for a great, relaxing holiday.
We've visited several times using our own and public transport, both of which are convenient with regular buses from Nice Airport to Frejus and onwards.
St Tropez is a short distance away and can be reached easily by bus or boat. The more adventurous could probably walk it. We would recommend Port Grimaud which is lovely.
Special interest holidays:
200 metre walk from the apartment.
We recommend that you fly into Nice airport. The airport is very modern and user friendly. Hertz, Eurocar and Avis are all situated across the road from the main terminal. A VERY short drive out of the airport will bring you to the A8 motorway. You will find that your drive will be easy and pleasurable. Please note that there are a few toll booths on route, therefore, it would help if you had some euros to hand. You can also pay an attendant, (if you have no change) or by credit card.
Nearest towns - Port-Grimaud, St Raphael, Saint-Tropez. All can be reached by using public transport, including the water taxi. Distance from Nice airport to Sainte Maxime is about 95km and takes about an hour.
An information pack can be emailed on request.
OUT OF SEASON
January/April, can be very cold, blustery even snowy!
However, Ste Maxime, is still a very pleasant place to be; local markets are open in the town and also in neighbouring villages. Many restaurants remain open.
The town organises a 'New Year swim' down on
the sea front, held on the 1st January each year.
The first Sunday in the month 'Fete du Mimosa' is held in the Ste Maxime, which is lovely to see.
The Jet Ski Cup is held.
The 'local fete is held which lasts 3 days, followed by the local
fete in St Tropez also 3 days.
Many people dress in traditional costumes.
Cool mornings/evenings, but days are hot.
'Les Voiles de St Tropez' traditional sailing boat regatta
Sailing boats in the port of St Tropez
During the regatta you can take a 2 hour, half day or full
day trip on the ferry boat to navigate amongst the sailing boats.
Free Flight World Masters - featuring La 'Patrouille De France' (the equivalent of the Red Arrows')
Rallye Du Var, Car Rally, takes place on the country
roads Plan de la Tour/La Garde Frenet.
Christmas time when the town is decorated and illuminated.
Also St Tropez is lovely to see as the facade of the houses on the port is illuminated
with changing colours.
For more information about these and other events please visit