We'd like to find a dog-loving person or couple to stay in our small house in Bandol and care for our active mini-schnauzer and very small garden. We are located a 15 minute walk from the Mediterranean Sea and about 20 minutes from the center of Bandol, a lovely sea-side town near Toulon -- the port has yachts and fishing boats, restaurants, cafés, shops, and a lot of character. The property is fenced/walled and has a swimming pool, deck and large terrace. There's a very small "garden" behind the house and some large tropical plants on the property, but there's virtually nothing to do for the garden in winter. The house is basically a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cottage and is in excellent shape with very comfortable beds, a nice kitchen and bath, and lots and lots of light. We are also located very close to a forest with walking trails, a golf course, tennis courts and many excellent wineries.
Winters in Bandol are usually mild and it very rarely freezes. Many days are sunny and relatively warm -- average high in the low 50s. You will have some rain and wind and unpleasant days, however one can, for example, play tennis and walk comfortably most of the winter.
At the moment we've not booked our flights so there is a little flexibility, but in general we expect to be gone from about 9 January until the first week of March, and we'd like you to arrive a couple of days in advance.
We welcome your responses.