Villa La Tosca
Just west of Bordeaux, the tranquil Villa La Tosca, with her feet tucked in the waterâ€™ is discretely situated in the heart of the serene Arcachon Bay. La Tosca's prestigious luxury accommodation and exemplary service in an environment of the reinvigorating atmosphere of marine life and pine forests guarantee a deep feeling of well-being and promises guestsâ€™ time-out from their daily affairs. Villa la Tosca is the perfect hideaway for; guests seeking time with their family or friends, physical and mental wellness, politicians in need of a change of environment to discuss their strategies, or even musicians/artists longing for the perfect location from which to compose their next masterpiece.
Free onsite activities including: Boules, Croquet, Table Tennis, Football Table, Trampoline, Volley Ball, Canoes, Cycles.
The Arcachon Bay is tidal by nature, the daily withdrawal of the Atlantic Ocean ensuring the release of health giving ions into the atmosphere from the depths of the sea bed and the replenishment of clean, fresh, invigorating waters. One can while away several relaxing hours on her beautiful white sandy beaches and multitude of water sports available here.
Guests can enjoy a journey of gastronomic discovery that sets the taste buds tingling and leaves the palate sated. Regional specialities include â€“ locally farmed oysters, fois gras, caviar and of course the finest, of fine wine the world has to offer. Nearby Towns â€“Andernos Le Bains 5 kms, Arcachon40 mins and Bordeaux 35mins â€“ Restaurants like Michel Portosâ€™s 2 Star Le St James in Bouliac and Philip Starks famous resto - Le Reserve in Arcachon compete to deliver magic moments, food heaven for the discerning.
The historic city of Bordeaux, now a UNESCO world heritage site, offers a diverse range Art Galleries, museums and entertainment and plays host to an impressive collection of exclusive designer shops, as does Arcachon and Cap Ferret.
Nearest Airport: Bordeaux Merignac- 30 mins drive and Bergerac airport 1hour
The background story to this beautiful restoration gives an insight into the heart and mind of the owners, their loving restoration and their decision to share the delightful outcome, launching the property in January 2011 into the private luxury villa rental market.
Villa La Tosca is a 5 star luxury property Made-In-Love by Marc Castagnet and Karin Broeksmit. Villa La Tosca, considered to be one of the best examples of Arcachon Architecture with an Italian Influence, was built in 1903. This sensitive renovation has been executed with love, great care and eye for detail.
The result is breath taking!
Villa La Tosca is a haven of graceful calm, charm and quiet sophistication, its unique personality enfolding you in its warmth the moment you enter. Karinâ€™s creative hand can be seen throughout. Her intuitive sense of what works- textiles, textures and colors are carefully woven together â€“ delivering a feast for the eye and warmth for the soul.
Our guests receive the warmest welcome and indulge in the ambiance of this elegant and historic, yet contemporary, renovated estate. Situated only 35 minutes from Bordeaux airport, Villa La Tosca, with her living space and 4,500mÂ² gardens is tucked away in the heart of the serene bay of Arcachon. Only the century old stone wall and its heritage gate, separate the grounds from a stroll on the beach at low tide or a refreshing dip in the sea at high tide. Hidden on the sea shore, between pine forests and renowned Bordeaux Vineyards of France itâ€™s a place where prestigious luxury meets exemplary service.
The near region is rich in cultural diversity and interest, one can enjoy recreational as well as educational experiences â€“ Oyster tasting at a local oyster farms â€“ Paragliding at Dune du Pyla â€“ Cycling in the beautiful pine forests â€“ Discovering the fabulous treasures of the Bordeaux wine region - Our full time, in house, concierge and coordinator will guide guests throughout their stay, creating individual tailor made packages to suit personal preferences. There is much more of this extraordinary journey to share and it is possible you may have the opportunity to meet the owners whilst you experience the Villa La Tosca phenomena first.
Fully equipped western kitchen with 2 integrated ovens, a gas hob, induction cooking, grill, built-in deep fryer, microwave, plate warming drawer, icemaker, freezer, and American style fridge
Large dining settings with spacious lounge areas
English style club library with fire place
Several fire places
Office with fax and printer
All rooms are equipped with flat widescreen TVâ€™s, built-in wardrobes, internet access and hairdryer.
Three rooms have king size beds, two rooms have single twin beds that can be put together to make queen size double beds, 1 room has an electric bed to also accommodate guests with reduced physical mobility, and 2 rooms have single twin beds that can be put together to make a double bed.
An access ramp and one specially equipped room â€œThe Verandahâ€ that allows La Tosca to receive guests with reduced physical mobility
Wireless broadband internet and telephone access (local calls)
Satellite TV with international programs, news and movies.
Ecological swimming pool
Terrain de Petanque
Outdoor table tennis table and trampoline
Indoor baby foot table
Note - We can arrange a private chef for the guests with an