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SUNNY, PRIVATE VILLA WITH AN OXYGENATED POOL IN A SOUTH-FACING GARDEN.

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Camilla Leslie

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SUNNY, PRIVATE VILLA WITH AN OXYGENATED POOL IN A SOUTH-FACING GARDEN.

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 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.

Apple TV - to access your own movies and music.

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 / 1st FLOOR STUDIO - Double bed, shower/WC, breakfast corner, drinks fridge, English TV 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).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Camilla Leslie

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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

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.

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!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday villa rental in Vence, France

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Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews
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Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1021838
+33 608878248
Vence Nice Area
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Sheer relaxation & permanent sunshine

Sheer relaxation & permanent sunshine
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
''A wonderful week of permanent sunshine, sheer relaxation and memorable evenings on the terrace. The pool was an utter delight but we dragged ourselves away to revisit old haunts and find some new ones. Evening walks up to Saint Jeannet - steep but there are plenty of bars at the top - the views are worth it! Thanks Camilla, we hope to return, wonderful week.'' Ian, Jeanette & the girls
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Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1021838
+33 608878248
Vence Nice Area
Owner Submitted Review
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Perfect Base and Haven

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
''We managed to see so much in a week, Cap d'Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence (get there early), a fabulous lunch at the Colombe D'Or - the Verdon Gorges, St. Tropez, Cap Ferrat, Old Nice and even managed an evening stroll in Saint Jeannet. We still found time to relax by the lovely pool at La Colette and enjoy meals on the terrace. It has been the prefect base and haven to return to. Thank you for all your help, Camilla, it has been a pleasure meeting you.''
business
Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1021838
+33 608878248
Vence Nice Area
Owner Submitted Review
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Wowzes!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
''Our time in La Colette has been perfect in every way and Le Colombe D'Or is one of our favourite places in the world too. So glad we found your home, we hope to return and will tell our friends to visit. Thank you!
business
Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1021838
+33 608878248
Vence Nice Area
Owner Submitted Review
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What a memorable break

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
''Thank you so much, Camilla, for allowing to stay in this little piece of paradise. We've loved every minute, both here in your secluded villa and our excursions to the coast. We packed so much into the week thanks to your recommendations and we look forward to returning to 'wunch' again! - What a memorable break!''
business
Sunny, private villa with an oxygenated pool in a south-facing garden.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1021838
+33 608878248
Vence Nice Area
Owner Submitted Review
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Fantastic Holiday

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
''Lovely time relaxing by the pool by day and on the villa terrace in the evenings. When not there we had really enjoyable trips to Vence, Saint Paul de Vence, St. Jeannet and Nice always using Camilla's tips and hints from the La Colette website. Closer to home can confirm that the bakery up the road is all that a great French bakery should be. Two good supermarkets (the Intermarché in La Gaude is a bit bigger and next to the wonderful ice-cream place). Lovely walk down the old Vence road past the viaduct, but remember to take some water with you. Fantastic holiday!''
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nice only 20 minutes (Toulon 1.5h / Marseille 2h)
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer or Saint Laurent du Var
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A8 / Exit 48 Canes-Sur-Mer
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
Cagnes-sur-Mer / Nice / Cap d'Antibes
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Bar Tabac du Peyron
Nearest Ski
83 Kilometres
Auron / Isola 2000
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Country Club de Nice
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Brasserie & Thai Restaurant
Car: recommended

SAINT JEANNET / VENCE / SAINT PAUL DE VENCE

The French Riviera needs little description. It's infamous, yet still has many 'undiscovered' and hugely delightful corners. Villa La Colette’s nearest village, mediaeval Saint Jeannet, was the location for Hitchcock's 'To Catch a Thief'. During the shooting of this classic movie leading lady Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier III of Monaco; and became a Princess just a year later. Star Cary Grant’s (aka John Robie) villa’s is below the Baou mountain (see photo) and still exists for a discrete walk or drive-by.

Saint Paul and Vence reflect the classic Riviera but with a more modest twist. More relaxing than the coast yet only a short drive away from some of the most famous holiday spots in the world: Cannes, Juan Les Pins, Antibes, Nice, Monaco and Menton. And not forgetting that Italy is only an hour away. Art 'institutions' such as the Fondation Maeght, the Matisse Chapel and iconic hotel the Colombe d'Or are just a few of the delights that put this area on the map.

The weather is temperate and often ridiculously perfect. And winter holidays can offer the very best of both worlds: skiing and lunch in the sun followed by relaxing in the evening by the open fireplace at La Colette.

Saint Jeannet village is 3 minutes, Vence town centre 7 minutes and Saint Paul de Vence is 12 minutes away by car. A car is recommended but there’s a little bus that leaves from directly below the villa and costs just a Euro a trip.

Nice International airport (very clean and easy - you're usually smelling the sea air within minutes of landing) is only a 20 minute drive away from the villa. But do consider also Toulon and Marseille International airports. They're only 1.5- 2.15 hour drive away and will give you more flight options and deals. EasyJet, BA, BMI and Aerlingus and many other airlines all provide frequent flights to this area.

A taxi from Nice airport costs around 45-60 Euro. A professional taxi driver who knows the house can pick you up. Please call or email me to book this service.

Internationally-renowned ski resorts (Isola 2000 and Auron) are only 83 kms away. Monaco / Monte Carlo is 45 minutes away and the Italian market / seaside town San Remo (great for a day out) is just over an hour away.

NEAREST AMENITIES are a 5 minute walk away:

Hotel / Restaurant

Pharmacy

Brasserie - big, good and very reasonable. Local workers all eat there.

Bar / Tabac

Thai Restaurant (excellent food, awful decor)

Pizza Takeout and Delivery

Indian Delivery (the restaurant is in Vence)

Two bakeries (The nearest is divine!)

Supermarket (Marché U with fish counter and butcher)

Petrol Station (sells BBQ charcoal and firewood)

Newsagent (sells foreign newspapers and magazines)

Beauty Salon

Dry-cleaners

Florist

Vet

Estate Agent (in case you're inspired to stay!)

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Vence, Nice Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Valentine's / Easter
5 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
€1,800
7 nights
 
 
Cannes Film Festival
1 May 2014 - 23 May 2014
€2,000
7 nights
 
 
Grand Prix
24 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
€2,200
7 nights
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
€2,400
7 nights
 
 
High Summer
28 Jun 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
€2,800
7 nights
 
 
Summer
7 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
€2,400
7 nights
 
 
Autumn Bliss
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
€2,000
7 nights
 
 
Winter Sun
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
€1,600
7 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
€2,200
7 nights
 
 
Valentine's / Easter
4 Jan 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
€1,800
7 nights
 
 
Cannes Film Festival
25 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
€2,000
7 nights
 
 
Monaco Grand Prix
23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
€2,200
7 nights
 
 
Summer
31 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
€2,400
7 nights
 
 
High Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
€2,800
7 nights
 
 
Summer
6 Sep 2015 - 26 Sep 2015
€2,400
7 nights
 
 
Autumn Bliss
27 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
€2,000
7 nights
 
 
Winter Sun
1 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
€1,600
7 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
€2,200
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €500.00
Notes Holding Deposit is 30%. Balance is 70%.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vence in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • town
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Water Cooler
  • Washing Machine
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , En suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with en suite shower-room & terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , or 1 large double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , with en suite shower-room & WC room
  • A highchair, changing-mat and a proper (not travel) cot are available on request. Fans in very bedroom although the aspect of the house means it remains cool in summer.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • water parks
  • museums
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • sledding
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • fly fishing
  • bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • ice skating
  • fishing
  • ski lift pass
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • ski pass optional
  • diving
  • caving
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
  • ski
  • pier fishing
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • golf pass optional
Notes:
Wine and Champagne advice and delivery. Same day requests are usually available. (Payment is directly to vendor). Massage and Beauty Treatments in the comfort of your Holiday Home by Ingrid, a very experienced therapist. It is recommended that you book treatments in advance. (Payment is made directly to the service provider). There's a docking-station for charging iPhones. And an iPod with pre-recorded music. A Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine with complimentary capsules. A highchair, changing-mat, child-friendly plates/cutlery/cups, a proper cot (not a travel one), baby bath, changing mat, play mat, kiddie plastic pool and a baby's bouncy seat are available. A telephone is available on request. All calls to landlines worldwide and French mobiles are free. There are fans in every room, although the aspect of the house means it remains relatively cool in summer. No smoking inside please. Smoking outside is not a problem

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