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ELEGANT VILLA WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE PORT AND BAY OF VILLEFRANCHE.

Mattie Silman

Advertiser since 2003
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Speaks English, French
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ELEGANT VILLA WITH SWEEPING VIEWS OF THE PORT AND BAY OF VILLEFRANCHE.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer - Villa Grace

2 beds, 2 ½ baths, sleeps 4. Easy access, parking. Near marina and beach

Villa Grace is a cozy 1930 Art Deco villa, recently renovated to the highest standards without losing any of its old charm. Located above the historic port of La Darse, this sunny two story house commands unobstructed views from both floors, inside as well as from its balconies, taking in the Bay of Villefranche, Cap Ferrat, the port with its marina, and the Mediterranean.

The house is located on Boulevard Princesse Grace de Monaco, also known as La Basse Corniche, at the entrance of Villefranche sur Mer when coming from Nice direction Monaco. You’d think it would be noisy, yet once inside, it is surprisingly quiet. Sitting on one of the balconies admiring the view you are surrounded by a blissful oasis of serene beauty making you want to sit there the whole day, were it not for the many wonderful things to explore in the area.

Villefranche center with its Wednesday/Saturday fresh produce market and Sunday antique market is a 5 minute walk away. Here you’ll also find a good bakery, some cafés, the popular Picard flash-frozen gourmet food store, a Tabac and a pharmacy, while the Casino grocery store is even closer. The ultra-charming old town has a wider selection of shops and restaurants and is a 15 minute walk away, either via the main road with gorgeous water vistas or an even more mesmerizing stroll around the port and citadel by the sea. Nice is a 1 hour walk or a quick 10 minute (1 Euro) bus fare away. Nice airport is an easy transfer by bus from Nice or a 20-minute drive. The bus stop (St. Estève) is right next door and will take you to either Nice, St. Jean de Cap Ferrat or Monaco/Menton. The Lignes d’Azur train station is located at the bottom of the old town, about 20 minutes by foot. From the villa a staircase brings you straight down to the port where you’ll find a small pebble beach, less crowded than the town’s main beach, and some lovely spots to have a picnic. From here, you can walk all the way along the water to Beaulieu and around Cap Ferrat (really stunning walks!) and towards Nice in the other direction. Even in winter, the climate is generally sunny, cool enough for walks and warm enough to enjoy a leisurely lunch outside. Our villa gets sunshine all day throughout the entire year. The Villefranche area is hilly, hence its charm and great views. This is a great way to stay (or get) into shape, so if you are comfortable with that and want to stay mostly in and around Villefranche, you don’t really need car. However, there are many advantages to having a car, especially if you’d like to use our apartment as a base to explore the many adorable hill-top perched villages of the Côte d’Azur, Italy and the Provence. The great asset of our villa is that it has an actual private parking inside the wrap-around patio, as well as a second parking spot in the back of the house, somewhat of a rarity in Villefranche.

The property, when we bought it, was a 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom. We consciously chose to turn it into a 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom, not interested in tiny impractical bedrooms or pull-out couches. The house has been designed not just for your comfort, but ours as well, since we plan to spend part of our winters here. The villa oozes with charm. It has a working fire place in the dining room, and we put a lot of care into its details, from a collection of amazing lamps, Art Nouveau lead lights, giant antique mirrors and many other objects adding character. On top of these, we naturally thought of all modern conveniences, such as an incredibly comfortable Nicoletti couch, a fully stocked big kitchen, high-quality mattresses and linens, A/C in bedrooms and living room, a study, Wi-Fi throughout the house, proper radiator heating in winter, a gas stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher, micro-wave, flat-screen TV, stereo with UBS plug, DVD, etc.

Downstairs you’ll find an entrance hall with guest toilet, followed by laundry room, dining room, fire place and living room with its spectacular views over the bay from its three windows. The kitchen is on the opposite side of the dining room and has access to the patio which connects to the balcony, which in turn connects again to the living room.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The master bedroom is very large by local standards. It has a king-size bed and the most incredible view as if floating over the bay. It has a small balcony where two persons can enjoy breakfast or cocktails together using a convenient portable table with removable tray. Automatic blinds will block out the light at night, although we prefer to sleep without them so we don’t miss the amazing sunrises in the morning, when the sky breaks out in a spectrum of red, pink and orange. The second bedroom is smaller with a double bed, lots of charm and a view askance over the Mediterranean from the bed. In between there is a study, a relaxing place to work if needed. Each room has its luxurious bathroom nearby, one with a bathtub, the other with a large shower. Both have toilets, sinks, heating, fans, hairdryers, and plenty of space to store amenities and to hang towels. The study, smaller bedroom, dining and kitchen all have the typical shutters of the region, lovingly restored

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mattie Silman (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2003
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Speaks English, French

About Mattie Silman

The owner, Eveline Zoutendijk:

I’m originally from Holland, left 25 years ago and lived in Paris, Montreux, New York, Paris again, and Istanbul.

Why Mattie Silman chose Villefranche-sur-Mer

By the owner Eveline Zoutendijk:

My Australian partner George and I fell in love with Villefranche sur Mer when visiting a friend in January 2011. We stayed in the La Darse area then as well, and loved it more than anything. Although we currently live in Turkey, we agreed Villefranche would be a wonderfully relaxing place to spend part of the year. A bit impulsive perhaps, but in June 2011 we visited 14 apartments in one day and although we’d sworn never to do a renovation again, we could not help but fall in love with this particular villa. It just ticked all the boxes, for us and for other potential travellers. It had charm, a central location, great views, balconies, a decent size, private parking - what else could one want?

What makes this villa unique

By the owner Eveline Zoutendijk:

Besides the spectacular sunrises, another thing we love about the villa is that you can see “the two waters” from there, as in, the Bay of Villefranche and the Bay of Eze sur Mer behind it with the town of Beaulieu in between. There aren’t that many locations from where you can see this and to us it’s very special!

I have a culinary background, as well as 25 years of experience in luxury hotel management, and I currently own a Turkish cooking school and restaurant in Istanbul (Cooking Alaturka), so you can rest assured that the house is as comfortable as classy, and that the kitchen is well-equipped. What we love about La Darse is that you really feel like a local there. We have stayed in the old town centre and although we adored it, we prefer being a bit removed from the touristy aspect of it. And as much as we enjoy exploring the wonderful restaurants of the region, we also love picking things up at the local shops and markets and cooking at home. The villa is so cosy, you’ll see it’s hard to leave sometimes!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081011
-+0044 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Excellent

  • 5 out of 5
Overall Standard Excellent

What we found was exactly as described; a recently modernized and decorated villa
with splendid views over the Bay of Villefranche. It was well serviced and it just made an ideal base from which to explore the towns and countryside of the Côte d’Azur and the north of Italy. In addition there are lovely nearby cliff walks and swimming areas.
Villefrance alone is an enchanting little town, a delight to discover. Ville Grace rates as one of the best of the holiday accommodations which we have experienced.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a really great property with amazing views and in a great location... As you can see our guests back this up and these reviews are genuine. This property is new on the market this year so the guest recommendation sells it better than I can! We hope to welcome you soon! All the best, Mattie
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Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081011
-+0044 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Great Getaway in a thoughtfully decorated home

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from Villefranche and had the most wonderful time. The villa had outstanding views, pictures can't relay the exquisite light of the sunset and sunrise that comes through the home every day. The location is a leisurely walk to the port as well as to shops and a patisserie (we ate fresh baguette every morning). The bus stop, to all local towns, is a 2 minute walk from the home. The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable and the modern kitchen was an unexpected pleasure. We highly recommend this home and we would go back again.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is not easy to describe how lovely this Villa Apartment is. Reviews like this do the job for me so I am delighted when a guest appreciates the uniqueness of Villa Grace.... This is a home and not just a rental apartment. As our guest says, sunrise and sunset is quite magical.
Hope to welcome you here soon and we will make every effort to make your holiday special. Mattie
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Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081011
-+0044 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Beautiful,fantastic, awesome ...best location.

  • 5 out of 5
We spend 2 glorious, unforgettable, unbelievable weeks at the Villa Grace and it was worth every cent. We couldn't have found a better villa to spend our Honeymoon..only the best as my wife would say. Every aspect of the Villa is 5 Stars, from the linen to the furnishing,the villa is spotlessly clean, and very well cared for, everything in the Villa is top drawer. The location and the views are to die for and it even has its own parking. Villefrance is in an ideal position 6 mins to Nice and 15 minutes drive to Monte Carlo... sometimes in life words are not enough to describe a place or an object and this is one of those moment ... go and find out for yourself you will NOT be sorry.... Would we go back again .... at a drop of a heart beat.

PS: Mattie and Sue are fantastic to deal with... the owners should be proud of you both.
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This feedback gives us so much pleasure and makes us confident that our service is up to scratch! We hope to welcome many more guests to this lovely home which the owner has put so much time and effort and attention to detail to create. It is truly a gem! See you soon, Mattie
business
Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081011
-+0044 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
5

Wonderful Villa Grace

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I rented this villa for the summer of 2013 over the internet and were more than pleased when we arrived in Villefranche and saw the property. It was even better than described and photographed on the website, and the views are stunning. The villa was very clean, everything was working perfectly, and the location is ideal for quick walks to town or easy driving access into Nice. Lunch on the patio in the sun looking onto the bay is divine. Bathrooms are new and modern. I would recommend this villa (and its manager) to anyone looking for a 2-bedroom in Villefranche (which, in itself, is a lovely little town with great restaurants), and I doubt there are many properties that could top it for a similar price.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted with the great feedback from our second guest at Villa Grace. He has been staying since the end of May and will be there until the last part of August so I am delighted that he is happy there. I am sure our guests will love the apartment and I am looking forward to welcoming many more of you in the not too distant future....... We assure you that myself and my team will do our utmost best to make your holiday a great one! Mattie
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Elegant villa with sweeping views of the Port and Bay of Villefranche.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1081011
-+0044 2076861213
Villefranche-sur-Mer Nice Area
Charleston, South Carolina
5

Delightful, fresh apartment with lovely sea view

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Villa Grace very much. It was very convenient to be able to spread our things out over the entire apartment, to come and go easily, to do laundry and to cook 'at home' sometimes. The apartment is spacious and was very well equipped. There were many nice touches to make us comfortable and welcome - flowers, soaps, basic ingredients in the kitchen. The fact that the apartment was so fresh and new and sparkling clean was a delight. The internet connection was superb. The beds were very comfortable and the linens and duvets lovely and warm. The kitchen had every utensil we could need. The view was superb. The road noise was audible, but not too disturbing. I would have preferred it not to be there. The apartment was very tastefully decorated. I wished for a bit more warmth - perhaps a rug and a comfy chair or curtains in the living room, in addition to the huge grey suede corner sofa. I understand that the interior decoration was not complete for us as the first guests as the building renovation fell behind schedule and had only just been finished. The apartment was very convenient to stores and restaurants, and parking was easy. The very nice lady who gave me the keys and showed me how the apartment worked, told me where the nearest Casino grocery store was which was helpful. Perhaps also written instructions on where the nearest grocery is and where the bottle recycling is as well as putting in writing the instructions she gave to me verbally on how the television works, where the circuit breakers are, how to operate the heating would be useful. The heating was very easy to use and quickly effective. All in all, we had a delightful stay. The only reason I might consider trying another apartment for another stay is the road noise, but if another apartment were less excellent with regard to any of the positive things that I mention above, I would come back to Villa Grace.
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is our very first review from our very first guest at Villa Grace. We are not surprised that it is glowing as a great deal of effort has been made to create a beautiful apartment. We are grateful for the effort our guests make to write reviews for our future visitors......
There are many benefits to this property. The magnificent view is breathtaking and the location is excellent being both convenient for shops and restaurants and the sea. Now that parking in the village can be a problem this apartment has the luxury of a parking space. Every effort has been made to make the house beautiful and comfortable. We will be providing more written instructions for guests regarding the utilities etc. The renovation ran overtime but the addition of rugs and other final touches are on the agenda.
We are just a little surprised that there is mention of the road. We have never found it an issue and simply keep the door of the hall way closed and then we barely hear anything.
Please ask Mattie if you have any further questions. There is a lot of information regarding the local shopping and other useful information on Mattie’s website which is accessible to every enquirer and guest. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future to Villa Grace..... Warmest wishes...
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nice Airport
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Local Station Villefranche sur Mer
Car: not necessary

Villefranche is situated 4km from Nice Centre and 7km from Nice International airport. A well kept secret as it retains it's charm due to lack of major hotels nearby. You can happily spend all your time in the Village discovering it's wonderful history and why artists such as Jean Cocteau and Sommerset Maughan loved this area so much. In the 60's the music of the Rolling Stones could be heard across the bay from their villa on Cap Ferrat. Yet the village still retains it's authentic feeling. If you do wish to venture forth, the train which is 7 mins away runs all along the coast. Nice or Monaco are ten mins away or you can be in Italy (Ventimiglia) in 40 mins. The village of Eze is 20 mins by car or St Paul de Vence, Cannes and Antibes about 40 mins. A car is not essential and the walks here are fabulous. There is parking nearby. This is the best location on this fabulous coast by far. The French language Institute, Institut Francais, is a 10 minute walk away.

Other Activities: the area is full of art and history.

Ski: One and a half hours and you can be in the mountain snows if you love skiing in the winter.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice Area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 3
6 Sep 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,795
for 7 nights
€1,795
 
 
Rate 2
25 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,495
for 7 nights
€1,495
 
 
Rate 1
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,795
for 7 nights
€1,795
 
 
low
3 Jan 2015 - 6 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,550
for 7 nights
€1,550
 
 
Spring
7 Mar 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,795
for 7 nights
€1,795
 
 
Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,895
for 7 nights
€1,895
 
 
Late summer
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,795
for 7 nights
€1,795
 
 
Low
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,495
for 7 nights
€1,495
 
 
Christmas/new year
26 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,895
for 7 nights
€1,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes There is a one off service charge of €220 payable in cash on arrival. This covers management fees, bed linen and towels and local taxes.
We also require a security deposit of €500 in any currency as this is refunded on check out. For bookings of more than one week an extra service charge applies.




Please note that the security deposit will be higher for longer periods.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Villefranche-sur-Mer in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Leads to the study which leads to the Main Bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • There is a small balcony off the main bedroom which seats two for morning breakfast or cocktails in the afternoon. A wonderful view awaits you here! Both bedrooms have radiators for the winter months. Both bedrooms have excellent quality Simmons mattresses! Pillows and comforters are non-allergic.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
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