Morningside - BAN103

Prices from £2,117 - £3,065

Guests: 8   Bedrooms: 4

Morningside, located in Bandol in Provence, is the perfect villa for families, thanks to the private swimming pool and gated garden. Being only a 5-minute walk from the heart of the town, this property is ideal for families or groups looking to relax to the fullest. All major attractions and the coast are not far away, so you can sit back and enjoy the villa whilst knowing everything is within close proximity to you. Complete with 4 bedrooms, this property can sleep up to 8 people and is perfect for children thanks to the bedroom with bunkbeds. Strictly non-smoking inside and outside as well. THREE WEEK+ BOOKINGS PREFERRED.

About Morningside

Bandol is a little gem on the Cote d’Azur between Marseille and Toulon. It’s a working town, with a beautiful port, a lively market every day in the town square and enough restaurants and bars to not have to eat in the same one (unless you want to!) for at least a month.

Morningside, or CôtéMatin as it’s called here, is a set in a quiet cul de sac and only a five minute walk to the heart of the town. With its own swimming pool and safe enclosed back garden you can relax around the pool or spend a morning or afternoon at the beach - so it’s a great choice for families with young children or a group of friends.

There are 4 bedrooms, including two on the ground floor - 3 double rooms and 1 children’s room with bunk beds. There is an open plan living and kitchen space and large utility room.

Outside: Sunbeds, dining table and 8 chairs and waterproof bean bags all available.


Outside: Sunbeds, dining table and 8 chairs and waterproof bean bags all available. Garden mainly laid to tiles with borders and an assortment of trees and shrubs


Facilities and Features

  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Easy walk to beach (<15 mins)
  • Easy walk to shops (<15 mins)
  • Suitable for reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed on request
  • Private pool
  • Private parking
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Family friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Spacious garden
  • i-Rent


4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- Bedroom 1 with double bed - ground floor
- Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Bedroom 3 with double bed
- Bedroom 4 with twin (bunk) beds - ground floor

- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, bath (no shower), shower enclosure, bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
- 1 bathroom with bath and shower
- 1 bathroom with shower and 2 separate WCs

Kitchen equipment includes:
- Coffee maker (filter)
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dishwasher
- Fridge/Freezer (American with ice maker)
- Microwave oven
- Oven (electric)
- Induction hob
- Washing machine
- Kettle

Dining room:
- Child's Highchair
- Dining table (seating for 8, inside or out)

- Books (Small number of fiction and non-fiction provided)
- DVD Player
- Games (Selection of board games)
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo
- Television (LG 47 inch TV with Sound Bar. Can be used to connect smart phones via Bluetooth)
- Video Library (selection)

There is a large utility room (or back kitchen) with a sink, coat hooks, shelves, clothes dryer as well as fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave as mentioned above.

3 seater sofa, 2 arm chairs, large coffee table, massive 86 inch TV with cinema sound, Blu Ray player, Freesat TV, French TV. Fast Wi-Fi. Dining table and 8 chairs.

Location and Map

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5 minutes walk to three different beaches with excellent, safe swimming on each. Several water sports options. Lifeguards in season, food and drink available on all.

The beaches are safe and sheltered and all have lifeguards in the peak season. There are some lovely shops along the sea front and some of the best ice cream parlours in the south of France.

There is plenty to do in the area – take the 5 minute ferry to Isle de Bendor (the home of Ricard Pastis) and walk around the island, visit the art gallery, swim off the rocks or take in a lunch at one of the beach restaurants. Take a boat trip along the famous “Calanques”, the stunning cliffs that lie between Bandol and Marseille. Visit the many Bandol vineyards – Bandol has its own microclimate and AOC and produces excellent whites, roses and some of the best and most expensive red wines in France.

In summer you can try waterskiing, banana boat and donuting or parasailing. There are plenty of schools where you can learn to scuba dive or just snorkel. The Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet for petrol heads is 20km away – far enough so you can’t hear it at all but can drive up if you want to watch a race. Only 5 minutes out of town is the Dolce Fregate golf course, one of the top courses in France with one of the most spectacular landscapes in Europe.

For the kids (and adults!) there is Aqualand in nearby St Cyr sur Mer with over 11 wicked water slides for everyone to enjoy. And of course there are lots of places to explore – Les Gorges du Verdon, the perched villages of Le Castellet and La Cadiere (think Russell Crowe in A Good Life when he helps out as a waiter in the restaurant – they really are like that!). And within an hour’s drive you have Marseille, St Tropez and some of the best known resorts in Provence.

Distances: 50 km Marseilles, 17 km Toulon, 86 km St. Tropez, 160 km Nice, 70 km Aix-en-Provence, 140 km Gorges de Verdon, 140 km Arles, 170 km Nimes.

Getting there – you can fly to Marseille and rent a car or take the airport bus to Marseille station (St Charles) and pick up the train to Bandol. The train runs twice an hour and takes 40 minutes. Morningside is a 5 minute walk from the station in Bandol. Or you can fly to Toulon – Ryanair do flights from Stansted. If you fly to Nice you can either rent a car or take the train along the coast – a beautiful, sedate route along the coast which will take just over 2 hours. And for the first time from May onwards there are DIRECT trains from St Pancras in London to Marseille St Charles so you can do the trip in only six and a half hours.

Toulon/Hyeres airport 35 minutes, Marseilles airport 55 minutes, Nice - Cote d'Azur airport 90 minutes, Nimes airport 90 minutes by car. Bandol station is 5 minutes walk from the villa and is 40 minutes from Marseilles St. Charles Station and 18 minutes from Toulon Station. Direct trains from London St. Pancras: 6 hours 30 minutes to Marseilles St. Charles. Bandol is 10 hours drive from Calais Eurotunnel exit.

Weekly rates and Extra Charges


rental period weekly rate
30 Mar 2024 05 Jul 2024 £2,117
06 Jul 2024 24 Aug 2024 £3,065
29 Mar 2025 04 Jul 2025 £2,117
05 Jul 2025 23 Aug 2025 £3,065
Arrival after 4pm, Departure by 10am. Times may be flexible out of high season.


Item Cost Per Optional/ Mandatory Payment Due
Pets fee £8 Per Day Optional With Balance

Fees and conditions

  • Security Deposit: £1,694
  • If the villa is left excessively untidy or requires extra cleaning then we reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning.
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Further Information

- Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels included including towels for the swimming pool and beach
- Wheelchair accessible except for two small steps. Ramps included.
- Pets considered - please contact us for more information and confirmation.
- Children welcome - the back garden is gated.
- Only a 5-minute walk to the heart of the town.
- 5 minutes outside of the town is a top golf course
- 2 parking spaces. One inside the gates and one outside.
- Pool is alarmed. 6m x 3m. Depth 1.5m

Please note that this property is suitable for reduced mobility people. It could also be suitable for wheelchairs, depending on the size and disability of the individual.

Strictly non-smoking inside and outside in the garden as well.

Customer Reviews

  • Jane G. | August, 2020

    We had a lovely week at Morningside!

    We had a lovely week at Morningside - and whilst we made good use of the local beaches and restaurants we also had one or two day trips to Cavalaire (fabulous beach) and Cassis (the Calanques). There were just four of us (two couples) as the others were caught by the UK travel restrictions - and the villa was perfect for us (might have felt a bit crowded with 7/8 adults). And a special mention to the neighbour - who took us wine-tasting and was a great support when there was a problem with one of the cars - many thanks!

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