Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Vence - VILLA LA COLETTE
Charming 3 large bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 terrace villa with oxygenated pool
Private, sunny and spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2 story villa with 2 large different aspect terraces and an oxygenated swimming-pool in a south-facing garden with views.
The house is spacious, sunny, open-plan and all the rooms are on the same floor (except for the private studio bedroom on the first floor) and flow from the front Dining Terrace right through to the Salon Terrace. And all the bedrooms are bright and large.
Champagne & Wine delivery service.
On-site Massage & Beauty Treatments.
Large flatscreen TV.
English, Irish, Russian and Swedish satellite channels.
Wireless internet, iPod / iPhone Docking Station, plus pre-recorded iPod, English TV, 100+ DVD Library,
English books for adults and children.
Supermarket & prize-winning bakery a 5 minute walk away.
The villa is private and near a medieval village and Roman vineyard. Yet only 20 minutes from Nice airport.
The POOL is digitally oxygenated and professionally cleaned.
MASTER BEDROOM - with en suite shower-room & large, private terrace with a salon.
BEDROOM TWO – 2 single beds or 1 large double. Uses family bathroom.
BEDROOM THREE / The ground floor STUDIO - Double bed, shower/WC, breakfast corner, drinks fridge, wall-mounted TV with DVD library and wireless internet.
The location is perfect for a relaxing poolside and beach holiday but also offers many local sight-seeing attractions for the more energetic. Famous local art institutions such as the Fondation Maeght and the Matisse Chapel are minutes away. Restaurants, markets, beaches and pretty villages are in abundance.
Once an old fruit farm, the house offers views of the famous Saint Jeannet Baou mountain and towards the Riviera's coast. It was bought as a holiday-home by my grandmother so I know the house and the area very well.
The contents were all individually sourced and not from a standard buy-to-let stock shop. From the handmade lined curtains to hotel quality towels. Open-plan kitchen with new white goods (dishwasher and washing machine) & quality cookware. I hope that you will be able to tell that it is maintained by a proud owner and not by a management company.
Please feel free to ask as much information as you wish about the house, the area and about secure payments (CREDIT CARDS accepted).
Please enquire about longterm / winter monthly rates.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Camilla Leslie
My English grandmother bought the property in 1962, a time when there were very few foreigners living 'in the hills'. We had all our family holidays at La Colette but it was always let out to holiday-makers when we were back in Ireland. In the old days mother would painstakingly write descriptions on the back of photographs, snail-mail them and after a week or so there would be long talks on the telephone before a booking would be made. She would be 'horrified' at the thought of a one second booking made 'in space'!
Camilla Leslie purchased this villa in 1962
Why Camilla Leslie chose Vence
La Colette used to be an old fruit farm so has a charming authenticity. Many guests come to stay here with a long list of the amazing things one can do and see in this famous area. But on departure they usually 'confess' to having hibernated for the week. The pool is on the highest level behind the house so guests can sunbathe in peace and enjoy the views towards the coast and of the famous Baou mountain where Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief was filmed.
What makes this villa unique
In one sentence, La Colette just has a very special ambience. Everyone says so, it's not just my bias. So many nice times have been had here. The front dining terrace has witnessed some incredible people, some incredible conversations and lots of great food and wine. La Colette may be a cherished home but it has been decorated in a way that it becomes your home. Nothing worse than going on holiday and having photos of strangers staring at you or where there's so many personal nicknacks that you can't find your handbag!
Guestbook comments from the owner
''Leaving very, very reluctantly, returned the keys, all that remains for us to do is say thank you for a magical holiday. La Colette was both a beautiful base to explore the rich and fascinating area and a wonderful home from home. And as for the pool…Most fabulous holiday. Thank you so much!''