Villa Zephirine

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace

On the beautiful island of Porquerolles, a stay at Villa Zephirine offers you the chance to step back in time to experience a relaxed holiday in charming surroundings.

Set in a relatively quiet area of the island’s only small town, this rustic getaway exudes the authentic character you can expect across Île de Porquerolles. Sleeping up to eight guests, there are four bedrooms, two of which are reached via the pretty courtyard. There’s also an attractive lounge and dining area alongside a traditional kitchen for preparing meals for family or friends.

Outside, enjoy a glass of chilled rosé from the island’s acclaimed vineyards as you relax beneath the pergola in your courtyard with delicate roses and splashes of summer colour, also a perfect place for your morning coffee or to simply sit and read. This is what laidback summer holidays on the island are all about.

There are restaurants and a grocery store a short stroll away, as well as the atmospheric main square where locals play boules, but the best way to discover the island is by bike seeing as Porquerolles is virtually car-free. Head to nearby beaches such as Plage de la Courtade for summer watersports and Plage Notre Dame with its turquoise-coloured sea. Above all, embrace the stunning natural surroundings of the island, a protected national park, as you pass olive groves, orchards, vineyards, pines and eucalyptus trees.

Visit the contemporary art exhibitions and gardens at Fondation Carmignac, gaze at the views from Fort Sainte-Agathe, come across the impressive lighthouse and admire the restoration of the windmill at Moulin du Bonheur.

Hire a boat and skipper to explore the rugged southern coastline or you could even venture to one of the other Îles d'Hyères whether appreciating the natural beauty of Île du Levant or making the most of the wild landscapes and snorkelling opportunities of Île de Port Cros.

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What you should know…

  • There are two bedrooms in the main part of the house and two ‘cabanon’ style bedrooms each accessed off the courtyard.
  • There are virtually no cars on Porquerolles (with the odd exception) so visitors tend to explore the island by bike. Bike hire can be arranged in advance on request, as can private boat transfers from the mainland – please enquire.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace Ground Floor Bed & Bath

House Interiors (150m2, some steps)

-    Open plan (split-level) living and dining area
-    Kitchen, well-equipped
-    Master bedroom with double bed and bathroom with WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds, usually made up as a double (located to the side of the master bedroom)
-    Bathroom with shower and WC

Courtyard Bedrooms (‘cabanon’ style, each one reached via the courtyard)

-    Two bedrooms with double beds (140cm), sink and WC

Outside Grounds


-    Courtyard
-    Pergola with table and benches
-    Outdoor shower

Facilities 

-    Wi-Fi

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zephirine
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Zephirine is on the gorgeous island of Porquerolles, one of the Îles d'Hyères located just a short ferry ride from the Giens peninsula near Hyères in the French Riviera.

The house enjoys a charming location in the island’s only small town around 500m from the tourist office and port. The best way to arrive is via the 15-minute ferry or taxi boat from La Tour Fondue on the mainland (8.5km from Toulon Hyères Airport) or take the train to Toulon and pick up a ferry from there, taking around an hour – always check timetables in advance. Private boat transfers can also be arranged with advance notice – please enquire.

On the whole, Porquerolles is a car-free island (other than the odd golf cart or similar vehicle) so it is best to hire bikes to be able to explore your surroundings. Keen walkers note there are plenty of hiking routes, passing fruit orchards, pine and eucalyptus trees and olive groves – Porquerolles is part of a national park and therefore its natural beauty is wonderfully preserved. Wine-lovers take note that highly regarded rosé is produced from the island’s vineyards.

Back to Porquerolles town, there is a small supermarket as well as a choice of lovely cafes and restaurants. Soak up the ambience as locals play boules at Place d’Armes and potter around the small but charming old town. The residential location of Villa Zephirine feels relatively peaceful, even in the height of the summer when day-trippers crowd the island, despite the heart of the town being a few steps away.

Just beyond the town, walk up to Fort Sainte-Agathe for incredible views and then venture across to Fondation Carmignac (1.5km) to see what contemporary art exhibitions may be taking place and to admire its artistic and natural gardens.

Elsewhere on the island, embrace its authentic ambience as you cycle around. Boasting 30km of coastline, come across beaches such as nearby Plage de la Courtade (1.5km) with diving and other seasonal water-based activities or head a little further towards picture-perfect spots such as Plage Notre Dame (5km) and you will soon realise why so many compare Île de Porquerolle’s beaches to those of the Caribbean. Hire a boat and skipper to explore the rugged southern coastline.

It's also worth finding the time visit the neighbouring Îles d'Hyères. Île du Levant is perfect for long walks through the natural landscapes whilst Île de Port Cros, the smallest of the island, as many marked trails through its wild surroundings and it’s a stunning place for snorkelling.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(8.5km to La Tour Fondue port on mainland, then 15-minute boat ride)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Provence Airport

(118km to La Tour Fondue port on mainland, then 15-minute boat ride)

Nearest Ferry Port Port De Porquerolles

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant Porquerolles

(Within 200m)

Nearest Shop Small supermarket

(Within 500m)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Courtade

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Train Station Toulon

(1.2km to Port de Toulon on mainland, then 1 hour ferry journey)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Soak up the rustic and authentic ambience of Île de Porquerolles on a family holiday at Villa Zephirine.

First of all, arrange bike hire (with options for various ages) as the best way to explore this virtually car-free island. You also have the charming restaurants and cafes of Porquerolles’ small town within a short stroll. There’s a little playground at Place d’Armes near where locals play boules.

Plage de la Courtade is one of the closest beaches, home to a diving centre and seasonal activities such as paddle boats, sailing and sea-kayaking. Plage d'Argent is another gorgeous spot for all ages with turquoise coloured sea whilst iconic Plage Notre Dame is one of the beaches often compared to the Caribbean. Hiring a boat and skipper is another great way to discover the island, especially the rugged southern coastline.

There are lots of views to be admired too, whether walking up to Fort Sainte-Agathe, coming across the island’s lighthouse or finding the old windmill at Moulin du Bonheur.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Boat Tours Available
  • Private Chauffeur Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Boat transfers from mainland
- Help with luggage on arrival/departure
- Bike hire (and delivery to villa)
- Boat hire
- Restaurant bookings
- Private chef
- Grocery shopping service
- Massages
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €5000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Beach towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior arrangement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs There are two bedrooms in the main part of the house and two ‘cabanon’ style bedrooms each accessed off the courtyard.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £5,451
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £7,057
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 £8,673
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 £9,542
Aug 20th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £8,673
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £7,057
Nov 1st 2024 - Feb 2nd 2025 £5,451
Feb 2nd 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 £7,057
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £7,057
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £8,673

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €5,914
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €7,656
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 €9,409
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 €10,353
Aug 20th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €9,409
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €7,656
Nov 1st 2024 - Feb 2nd 2025 €5,914
Feb 2nd 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 €7,656
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €7,656
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €9,409

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $6,509
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,426
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 30th 2024 $10,356
Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 $11,394
Aug 20th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $10,356
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $8,426
Nov 1st 2024 - Feb 2nd 2025 $6,509
Feb 2nd 2025 - Mar 31st 2025 $8,426
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $8,426
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $10,356

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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