|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Lorraine is very conveniently located in the quaint Provençal village of Opio, a five minute drive away from Valbonne. It ‘s a great property in which to spend a peaceful and memorable holiday as it offers tranquillity, has panoramic views of the sea and surrounding country side and it is very private.
It’s suitable for families, a group of friends or a couple looking to get away from it all but it also has all necessary amenities close by.
Pets are normally welcome but please ask!
The interior design is calm and comfortable and there is plenty of seating in both the lounge and dining rooms for up to 10 people.
There a large (46”/116cms) LED smart TV, unlimited WiFi internet access and French cable TV which has a selection of foreign channels including BBC World and CNN.
Kitchen is well equipped with all you will need for your holiday cooking.
Outdoors there is a relaxing undercover area for al fresco dining and an outdoor lounge setting from where you can enjoy an apero while taking in the wonderful views. The elevated position of the villa allows it to enjoy the afternoon breezes.
There is a large pool (can be solar heated at the beginning and the end of the season - please ask) equipped with a pool alarm, sun loungers, pool house with awning and gas BBQ. The garden is terraced, has many different areas for children to run around and it has an olive grove with about 40 olive trees.
Villa suits 2 - 8 guests and it is a great place for family and friends to spend a relaxing holiday on the Cote d’Azur. In the villa there is a comprehensive guide we have put together listing numerous sporting and cultural activities in the region for all ages and interests.
Additional services available from September to June:
Daily/ mid week cleaning available; charges vary depending on your wishes
Cooking – ask for sample menus; charges vary depending on your wishes
Grocery service available
Babysitting services – rates vary
We moved to this area in 1999 and never left! The region has lots to offer for a family in all seasons and has a great mix of interesting people. We have two children and work in the area.
Lynda Richards purchased this villa in 2011
This villa has great views, has a very well thought out and functional layout both inside and outside and it is very private. However, it is still close to schools, shops and local amenities. We also love the garden and all the olive trees. After looking for the perfect villa for 18 months we fell in love with Villa Lorraine immediately.
Sunshine all day, an elevated position overlooking the woods and views to the sea. It's also very peaceful, private and relaxing but within easy reach of Antibes, Nice, Canes and Monaco.
The lively village of Valbonne is a 5 minute drive away.
Left on Jul 7, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016
We were a party of seven who stayed at this villa for a week in mid June 2016. It had everyting we could ask for and more. Indoor, we enjoyed the big dining room table when we wanted to dine inside, and outside, we could dine on the terrace and by the pool. The pool setting is gorgeous with a view to Antibes and the Mediterranean. The neighboorhood is very quiet and peaceful. We loved the tv room with the flat screen tv where we could all watch football. The hosts are friendly and hospitable and made sure everything was in order. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definately consider coming back.
We really enjoyed our brief stay in Chris and Lynda's beautiful house. The house is in a perfect location, secluded, with amazing views out over unspoilt countryside as far as the sea, while also being conveniently situated for local shops, amenities and visitor attractions. It is immaculately presented, with every attempt made to make guests feel welcome and completely at home. Whether you want a peaceful break away from it all, or a centre for visiting the local area, this is the perfect place!
We are two teenagers and three adults who stayed at this wonderful house for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to friends and family without hesitation. One thing to point out (which the owner also clearly communicated prior to our arrival) is that anyone wishes to make short day trips to the towns nearby should rent his/her own car. Taxi is hard to find and should be arranged ahead of time, buses don't come very often. For us, we enjoyed taking long, lovely walks everyday, and didn't plan much excursion anyway, so it was not an issue.
The house and the surroundings are just as described, photos listed on the website are what you will see and experience. The house was impeccably maintained and clean, appliances sufficient, and although the July sun was strong, there was always very pleasant breeze through the house. Kids enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, splashing in the pool, and just sitting around outside. The pool cleaning boy and house cleaning lady are both extremely friendly and nice.
For those interested in nearby attractions, there are quite many interesting places to visit, and the owner has very detailed information available in the house. We walked to the bakery almost daily, in the afternoon there is a pizza truck across from the supermarket that we would recommend.
The booking and refund process are both easy and quick, and the owner's call and various prompt email messages answering questions gave it a very nice personal touch.
Everyone had a great time at this beautiful house.
I decided to write a review about Villa Lorraine because we found reviews helpful when we were looking for a villa for our family holiday. Photos give an idea but they never tell the whole story. Villa Lorraine had everything we were looking for and upon arrival we realized it had more than we had anticipated! The view all the way to the Mediterranean Sea was magnificent and the peace and quiet of the area was something we were looking for. There were 10 of us travelling together, my husband and I, our 4 children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law + 2 grandchildren, age 1 and 2. The layout of the villa, set on 3 levels, is ideal for people who want to enjoy their time together yet have some privacy and space of their own.
As the Villa Lorraine is situated quite high up we benefited from the light breeze - great in the hot weather. Our early morning walk down to the boulangerie was enjoyable but a bit challenging going back up the hill. We enjoyed all the different eating and seating areas of the villa, the swimming pool was great, large enough to enjoy a swim as well as just to cool down. It made a difference having the children's playground and the ping pong table when you have a large group of people with different interests. Many thanks to our hosts, Lynda and Chris for their hospitality and their friendly yet professional way of running their business. Their personal touch, responding quickly to every e-mail and speaking on the phone before any commitments were made gave us peace of mind when we were planning and dreaming of our holiday during our long Icelandic winter. Gradually we had built up high expectations which were all met!
Last but not least I would like to share a brilliant idea. Through Lynda I contacted Lori Mazziotta-Gardet http://www.chef-adomicile.fr who along with her team prepared and served us a delicious meal our first evening at the villa. What a treat not having to go out and shop or take the children to a restaurant, tired after the journey. We do recommend this very affordable solution. It was an enjoyable start to a fantastic holiday at the Villa Lorraine.
Asta and Ulfur from Iceland
Stay: July 4-18, 2015
We had a great family holiday. Fantastic views, lovely house, great pool! What more could you want? Only problem is we are now missing Riviera Radio.
We are so lucky that we could spend two weeks in this very nice villa. The house is comfortable for two families. We were 9 person, incl. 5 children. The children enjoyed the pool very much, the parents enjoyed the house. And we all enjoyed the BBQ in the pool house, the landscape and the peaceful location. The coast is within 20 min drive, many sightseeing possibilities within a 60 min drive in the nearest cities. We enjoyed also the golf and tennis possibilities near to the villa. The every morning breakfast in the big terrace remain as an unforgettable keepsake. I was running every morning to the boulangerie in Le Rouret to provide for the families fresh croissant and baguette. It was a very healthy action to run more than 100 km under the nice trees.
Lynda and Chris were really great hosts and helped us in any case of questions.
We recommend honest for everyone this villa who wants to have a relaxed and peaceful holiday !
Gyuri & Timi
The only bad thing about this wonderful villa is having to leave at the end of your stay! The lovely owners, Chris and Lynda, make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them. The gas bottle on the BBQ was feeling light as though it was running out and having sent an email to let them know, it was refreshed before the day was out! The furnishings and items within the villa are all good quality and you want for nothing. The pool is great - well kept and so sparklingly clean. The outside under cover area is where we spent every evening - we dined at the large table, then moved across to the comfortable seating until bedtime. I don't think we could ever tire of that perfect view out to sea. We are very fussy people and cannot fault this idyllic villa - it's perfect. Well done to Chris and Lynda! I would recommend this villa to anyone and although there were only two of us, I can see that with the bedrooms being spread over three floors, a larger family or 2-3 couples could have privacy and space to get away from others quite easily. Brilliant.
Villa Lorraine is a beautiful provençal villa close to a wide variety of activities and it is suitable for all interests, ages and seasons.
Close by is a small commercial centre with a supermarket, boulangerie and news stand where you can buy most main daily foreign language newspapers.
The area has many renowned restaurants ranging from great lunch time restaurants to the Le Clos St Pierre (Michelin star)
The medieval village of Valbonne is a 5 minute drive and within 30 minutes are the vibrant coastal towns of Cannes, Nice and Antibes.
Just a little further are the renowned towns of Monaco and St Tropez.
Beaches close by include Cagnes sur Mer, Antibes, Cannes, Nice.
Behind is the cooler interior with many beautiful old world perched villages including St Paul de Vence, and Gourdon – great for exploring and taking a leisurely lunch in.
Golf Courses - within half an hour’s drive there are at least 10 fantastic golf courses suitable for all abilities and budgets including the famous Grande Bastide Golf Club and 5-10 minutes away are the prestigious courses of Royal Mougins and Cannes-Mougins. .
Tennis is available at Plaine Vignal in a park environment where there are 11 courts (some with lights), a training wall, plus team of professional coaches catering for all levels and all ages.
Horse Riding and Pony clubs are within a 5 minute drive.
Activity Parks – Marine Land at Antibes and a Labyrinth at Villeneuve Loubet
Adventure Courses at Villeneuve Loubet and Geôlière
For Art lovers, museums are plentiful in the area and include Museums Picasso, Chagall and Matisse.
Other Museums include Fernand Leger, International Museum of Perfumeries at Grasse, Foundation Maeght at St Paul de Vence, Museum de l’ Art Culinaire at Villeneuve Loubet, Classical Art Museum at Mougins, the world famous Museum Océanographie at Monaco.
Glass Museums - Biot
Caving – there are spectacular underground limestone caves behind Grasse with tours available in all languages.
Carting (2 great circuits at Fun Kart) is available 10 minutes away behind Chateauneuf.
Hang Gliding is available at Gourdon.
Public Gardens can be found in Nice – Parc Phoenix, Grasse and Eze.
Sumptuous Villas – Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Grecque Kerylos
For those that enjoy a night out at a Casino there is a good selection of venues including the famous Monte Carlo Casino.
In fact most sports one can think of are available in the Provence Cote d’Azur region and there is something for every age group and interest!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,039|
30% deposit required to confirm booking.
Remainder due 6 weeks before arrival.
Rentals start at 4.00pm and end at 10.00am on day of departure.
Late arrivals (after 7.00pm) can be arranged with small surcharge.
Villa can be left as you found it or you can pay for cleaning - normally €100 for 5 hours.