Villa La Tosca
Located on the west coast of Bordeaux, Villa la Tosca is a private luxury boutique hotel tucked away in the trees overlooking the serene Arcachon Bay and Cap-Ferret. A majestic building itself but even more amazing is its direct beach access.
At a Glance
Villa La Tosca is a 5 star fully serviced villa so you have the privacy and space of your own house along with boutique hotel services.
It is hard to find a spacious and beautifully decorated villa and even harder one on the sea - La Tosca's garden gate opens out onto the beach!
There is a superb sailing school located on the beach 250m from the villa
You can join the cockle collectors on the beach and harvest them for supper!Scott Dunn team
Built in 1903 in the Arcachon Architectural style, Villa La Tosca is a beautiful hotel decorated with acute attention to even the finest details. The well-appointed luxury rooms each come with an en-suite bathroom and are individually designed to complement the surroundings and make the most of the sea and forest views. All rooms have only the finest Egyptian cotton linens and are furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique pieces as well as hand picked artworks.
A gastronomy lovers dream, Villa La Tosca is situated close to 8 Michelin Starred restaurants, and is very near the heart of the Bordeaux wine country where 80% of the world’s most ‘exclusive’ wines are produced including Latour, Margaux, Haut Brion and Cheval Blanc.
The beautifully manicured garden boasts an ecological swimming pool and direct access to the sandy beach through the garden gate. Guests can enjoy petanque, table tennis and for younger guests there is a trampoline! Among the beautiful flower beds you will find an organic vegetable garden where the chef sources his fresh ingredients.
Inside expect fireplaces, French doors that open onto the patio with amazing sea views and a fantastically equipped kitchen, not to mention the home cinema room. Overall there is a feeling of spaciousness coupled with charming interior design that blends old and new.
Villa La Tosca offer private luxury tours and unique access can be organized for guests including many varied activities from kayaking or sailing to horse riding or fishing. Plus staff are able to arrange other services, such as private limousine and helicopter excursions and massages in the privacy of your room. The in-house concierge can help with any activity you may want to enjoy during your stay.
The rooms at Villa la Tosca are all individually designed and feature en-suite bathrooms and toilet. In all rooms, guests will find a bath robe, slippers and luxury toiletries. Rooms are equipped with the most comfortable, luxury, handmade mattresses with the finest luxury Egyptian cotton linens and silk throw-on pillows.The villa is also available for exclusive use.
A cosy room on the 1st floor, La Foret has views of the pine and oak tree forest. The log fire and authentic marble fire place paired with the warm colors of the luxury decoration ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. Decorated in style, beautiful silk curtains adorn the windows and throw-on pillows decorate the bed. The bathroom has a walk-in shower with designer fittings.
L’eau Vive is a huge, well-appointed suite on the 1st floor with fantastic views of the sea, the gardens and the swimming pool. Tall French windows are adorned with luxury silk curtains and give direct access to the vaulted loggia, and a private sea view terrace. A 3rd private terrace with pool view is the perfect place for meditation or yoga. The bathroom comprises walk-in shower with massage jets and rain shower head, a state of the art Jacuzzi bathtub, and even a toasty fire place!
La Vue is a spacious room on the 2nd and 3rd floor and is arranged to give 360 degrees sea views and forest views. You can see as far out as Arcachon and Cap Ferret on a good day. This is a top choice for luxury, tranquillity and peacefulness. Enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the gorgeous sunsets. The large bathroom is configured to offer sea views from the bath, plus walk-in shower and luxury fittings.
Le Bassin is a comfortable room on the 1st floor with sea views and direct access to the large loggia vaulted terrace. Guests can enjoy a wine by the crackling fire of their own authentic marble fire place. Beautiful silk curtains adorn the windows and throw-on pillows decorate the bed. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and designer fittings.
|La Petite Tosca||
This separate private cottage overlooks the pool and grounds and has its own private terrace. The cottage is fully equipped with open plan kitchen, dining and living area. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and natural stone wash basin and there is a separate toilet.
La Verandah is a sea view room on the ground floor with tall French windows which directly open on to the loggia and the gardens and beach. Relax in the deck chairs and enjoy the serenity of the location. The luxurious spacious bathroom, suitable for guests with reduced mobility, has a large walk-in shower and designer fittings.
Le Confort is a delightful attic room on the 2nd floor of the villa. The attic windows overlook the sea and offer a romantic setting during moonlit and starry nights. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, a natural stone washbasin and designer fittings.
Le studio is a bright garden level room with its own private kitchenette. The double French glass doors open up and give direct access to the park and swimming pool. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower. The beds have luxury Egyptian cotton linens and ultra comfortable mattresses.
La Chaudiere is a garden level room. Through its eye level window you can enjoy the view of the Villa’s grounds. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, and the bed has Egyptian Cotton Linens and a luxury Mattress.
Private Chefs (including a Michelin Star Chef) can be enjoyed in the privacy of the relaxed dining room upon request. Only the best of local French produce is used, creating beautifully appealing dishes.
Whether you would like a small intimate dinner, a family celebration or birthday, or a business event, Villa La Tosca can cater for any of guest’s requirements. The sea view and ambience of the crackling open fire adds to the enjoyment.
There is a Park on-site with its own vegetable garden, pool and large deck offering an alternative location for pre-post lunch/dinner drinks or informal dining.
Reservations need to be made at the same time of a room booking or at least with 48 hours’ notice.
The wine list features world renowned Bordeaux Wine Region such as Margaux, St Emilion,Pessac Leognan, Medoc…
Afternoon tea is available and is served upon request between 3-5 PM.
The Villa has a home cinema room, wine cellar, Petanque court, outdoor table tennis and trampoline. There is an ecological swimming pool onsite with a natural filtering and regeneration system and rather resembles a genuine pond or lake blending into the garden. There is a well-stocked library on-site complete with marble fireplace.
There are Kayaks and bikes for rent onsite, for those into more active breaks. Cap Ferret, a chic, laid-back seaside town, is popular with French VIPs and is great fun to explore on bikes. Kayaking down the River Leyre (Aquitaine’s ‘little Amazon’) is a magical experience, as you drift with the current, watching the sunset. Being in the heart of Wine country, we highly recommend experiencing a vineyard tour and wine tasting, or visiting one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants a short drive away, all of which can be arranged for you. Bird lovers can visit Parc Ornithologique du Teich, a specially protected wetland for migrating birds which is located not too far away. The full range of watersports are available - and there is a sailing school only 250 meters away.
The nearby historic city of Bordeaux (now protected by UNESCO as a world Heritage site) is well worth a visit with its diverse galleries, museums and fantastic restaurants.
As a standalone villa you can still expect superb boutique hotel style servicing. Everything from limousine transfers, sailing lessons, private chefs and spa therapists can be arranged. Wine tours to the regions famous chateaux & cooking classes are highly recommended.
Location & Directions
Located in the heart of Arcachon Bay on the coast west of Bordeaux, Villa La Tosca is located close to Bordeaux's wine region.
When to go
With moderate winters and summers, this is a perfect place to visit in the Spring, Summer and Fall. A spring in France provides the right climate for the picturesque green hills with pretty flowers and calm weather. April showers occur on occasion, but it is nothing an umbrella cannot handle. Spring and summer are especially lovely because of the beauty that these seasons bestow upon the French countryside, however, the Fall months make travel and site seeing very doable - even with the occasional drizzle and chillier conditions in the evenings as the end of the Fall draws in.