Rates from €16,800 (low season) to €30,000(high season) /week
Canoes and bikes
Discount for Christmas and New Year bookings
Stay for one week between the 19th December and the 3rd January and receive a 15% discount.
Reduced from €18,480 to €15,70
Free cancellations in case of covid restrictions for any Christmas and New Year Exclusive Use bookings, up to 15 days before arrival.
Slip into a world of Gallic charm and wondrous nature in this historic seafront luxury villa near Bordeaux. Built in an ornate Italian style for a local dignitary in 1903, Villa La Tosca faces out over the hypnotic seascape of the bay of Arcachon. You never know, it may just inspire you to write an aria as dramatic as the villa’s operatic namesake. Just let your creative spirit soar.
A bespoke team of staff can be assembled in this magical place to respond to your every whim. Daily housekeeping is included as well as a butler in the high season to attend to your every whim. Private chefs, chauffeurs, security staff and masseurs can all be pre-booked at Villa La Tosca to suit your needs. So whether you are planning a family holiday, a peaceful retreat or a corporate summit, your creature comforts are taken care of.
Throw open the French windows and step out on to the veranda to feel the invigorating, salty sea breeze on your skin. Then discover the wonderful garden and the eco swimming pool, filtered by plants and rocks. Across the gardens and through the ancient pine trees is a pretty stone wall separating your private oasis from the sandy beach and lapping waves. Villa La Tosca is a place to re-connect with nature and feel at one with the world.
The house has been renovated to provide 21st century comforts such as wifi and satellite TV, whilst neutral tones enhance the elegance of original features such as marble fireplaces. Sophisticated splashes of colour and quirky modern furniture give it a designer feel, without detracting from its character. The living and dining rooms can be combined to create one large living space, and the old snooker room has been reinvented as a private cinema with 55 inch screen and video system, which can also be used as a seminar room. Villa La Tosca also has a well-equipped office on the first floor.
Within the idyllic grounds are a trampoline and table tennis table as well as table football and volleyball. In the evenings, just relax by the fire in the cosy library where you can sip a vintage Bordeaux from the villa’s wine cellar. This sunny and secluded corner of French coast has long been a favourite French hideaway for those in the know, so why not join them.
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor ecological swimming pool
Canoes and bikes
Terrain de “pétanque”
Table tennis and trampoline
Satellite TV with international programs
Please call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Welcome drink and local cheeses on arrival
Daily continental breakfast
Butler (high season only)
Daily towel change (on request)
Linen change twice weekly (on request)
Luxury bath products
Use of canoes and bikes
Villa concierge service
‘To everyone at the villa, thank you everyone for looking after us so well. The meals and service were excellent, hopefully we will be back again one day soon’.
Mr B. – July 2016.
‘This spot is one of a kind, the villa is truly one of the gems in Europe. We couldn’t have had a better family vacation. The staff and meals were as spectacular as the location. We hope to be back’.
R. Family 2014.
Villa La Tosca is located on the seafront, on the Bay of Arcachon near Bordeaux.
The nearest airport is Bordeaux which is approximately 40 minutes drive away.
This luxury villa can sleep up to 16 guests in 8 bedrooms.
All bedrooms have TVs, air-conditioning, hairdryers and safes as well as a complimentary fruit basket.
Bedroom one – L’eau Vive
Double bedroom with king-sized bed on the first floor, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and Jacuzzi bathtub, fireplace, private terrace with sea views and direct access to loggia.
Bedroom two – La Vue
Double bedroom with king-sized bed on the second and third floor; en-suite bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower.
Bedroom three – La Veranda
Double bedroom on the ground floor (can be converted into twin beds); en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, French windows opening onto loggia. This room is well suited to guests who require wheelchair access.
Bedroom four – Le Bassin
Double bedroom with king-sized beds on the first floor (can be converted into twin beds); en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, direct access to the loggia, fireplace.
Bedroom five – La Foret
Double bedroom with king-sized beds on the first floor; en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and fireplace.
Bedroom six – Le Comfort
Double bedroom with king-sized bed on the second floor; en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Bedroom seven – Le Stuido
Double bedroom on the garden level (can be converted into twin beds); en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, direct access to the back yard, parking and swimming pool. The ceilings in this room are typically lower than ceilings on all other levels).
Bedroom eight – La Chaudiere
Double bedroom on the garden level (can be converted into twin beds); en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. The ceilings in this bedroom are much lower than other rooms at Villa La Tosca.
Warm summer evenings are perfect for dining out on the verandah of Villa La Tosca, surrounded by nature and serenaded by the sound of the sea. Alternatively, you can admire the views from indoors, at the beautiful dining table. Guests are welcomed with a complimentary drink and a daily French breakfast is included along with all soft drinks. All other food and drink is an additional cost.
The villa’s beautiful kitchen is modern and well equipped, but if you prefer someone else to do all the cooking, a private chef can be arranged. With highly qualified and experienced staff running the kitchen, all you have to do is relax and let your taste buds be pampered on a daily basis. Regional specialities, fresh fish and world-famous local wines will appear at your table, providing unforgettable highlights of your stay.
Depending on the season, many of your fresh fruit, herbs and vegetables will come straight to the kitchen from your own garden. The taste of home-grown, freshly-picked food is unbeatable. And of course, this corner of the South West of France is famous for its oysters, foie gras and caviar.
Just let us know whether you would like to arrange a private chef and any additional staff, in advance.
Villa staff include:
Butler (high season only)
Villa concierge service
Additional staff such as a chef, nannies and massage therapists can be arranged on request.
All the fun of a traditional beach holiday, without the overcrowding. Villa La Tosca is just a few steps from the sea (accessed through a gate in the stone wall), and very handy for a whole range of fun activities. Why not take the kids for a day of sand yachting, fishing or horse riding on the beach? Several tranquil lakes provide an alternative to the Atlantic coast on windy days, so there is plenty of choice.
This is a wonderful place for good old fashioned outdoor fun, such as climbing the huge natural sand dunes, messing about with boats and kayaks, and hiring bicycles. But even back home at the villa there is plenty to do. With a table tennis table and trampoline in the secluded garden, plus the natural swimming pool, your children will be utterly exhausted every night.
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