|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Villa Soleil is a large, modern, spacious villa with 4 individual bedroom suites all with air conditioning, south facing sea view and glass doors onto their own private terraces. The property offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding countryside with total peace and quiet. It is close to all amenities and only 10 minutes from St Paul de Vence.
Villa Soleil is situated in the uplands of Vence just 30 minutes drive from Nice airport, on the hillside above the medieval village of Tourrettes sur Loup. It is reached by a gated, private road which is shared by a neighbouring villa which is not visible from the property. Villa Soleil has an excellent position overlooking the village with sweeping panoramic views over the sea, from Cap Ferrat to the Esterel Mountains.
Tourrettes sur Loup is a beautiful spot to come home to after a busy day out visiting the many attractions that the Côte d'Azur has to offer. Sea and beaches are only a short drive away as are stunning Saint Paul de Vence, cosmopolitan Nice (distance 35 km), glamorous Cannes (38km) and Monaco (59 km). Italy too is within easy driving distance.
Villa Soleil is designed with relaxation, luxury and indoor / outdoor living very much in mind. The large open plan living / dining area features fully retractable glass walls which means that in the height of summer you can enjoy the cool hillside breeze while in winter months you can close the walls yet still enjoy the clear sea view from within the conservatory area. Electric security shutters throughout keep the property safe while you enjoy the local area.
All four spacious bedrooms (three doubles and one twin) are south facing with a panoramic sea view and sliding glass doors to their own individual private terrace areas. All have en-suite facilities along with air conditioning and underfloor heating. Two bedrooms have their own satellite TV and kitchen area. An extra two folding beds are available to increase occupancy if required. These can either go within one of the bedrooms or in the office.
The extensive south-facing terrace runs the entire length of the house on two levels. Enjoy a coffee or a sundowner overlooking the breathtaking view - possibly the best in the area.
Outside, relax by the private infinity pool (can be heated) with its own outside bar, barbecue and large poolside dining area.
The villa also features a large private boules pitch, table tennis, table football and many board games to amuse all guests.
Quality garden furniture and sun loungers. High quality bed linen and towels provided. The price includes wifi, satellite TV (French and English channels), a welcome grocery pack and a weekly clean and linen change.
There are leisure pursuits galore from horse riding and mountain walking to sea sports, golf and tennis along with a rich array of culture, with museums, theatre, music and opera all within easy reach.
Tourrettes sur Loup itself is a medieval village dating from the 11th century. Violets have been grown in the area for centuries and this has been the village's main agricultural activity since the 1800s. The delicate flowers are used in the perfume factories of Grasse (the perfume capital of the world - well worth a visit) and also in the local speciality - violet ice cream. The annual Fête des Violettes in Tourrettes sur Loup (usually held in March) rounds off the end of the violet season and celebrates spring with music, dancing, a floral procession and even a floral battle. Visit the village website for more information on the history of the village and local events.
Shops and services are all available in the local village (distance 1.5 km). Tourrettes sur Loup has 2 bakeries, 2 greengrocers, a supermarket, pharmacy, 2 butchers, 1 newsagent and restaurants which are open every day. We now also have our first Michelin-starred restaurant – Clovis – which we highly recommend! There is an open air market in the main square every Wednesday.
The property is fully alarmed and has ample parking for 3 large cars.
Having fallen in love with the Côte d'Azur many years ago, we are delighted now to own such a beautiful property in the area and look forward to sharing it with you.
Kathryn McGeary purchased this villa in 2014
When we saw Villa Soleil we knew that it was the perfect holiday home for us. The view - stretching almost 60km from St Jean Cap Ferrat all the way across the bay to the Esterel mountains - is possibly the best view in that part of the world. The large terraces and beautiful pool are the perfect places to relax in the sun and recharge your batteries. Tourrettes sur Loup is the perfect place to return to after a busy day visiting its bustling neighbours including St Paul de Vence or the bright lights of Monte Carlo (45 mins), Cannes (40 mins) or Nice (30 minutes drive away).
In summer time, we open up the windows across the front of the living area creating a large, airy indoor / outdoor living space. In winter, the windows are closed and the underfloor heating switched on, making it a cosy spot from which to enjoy the view.
Could not fault anything about our holiday at the Villa Soleil. Kathryn was so helpful in the booking process and in her answers to any questions that we had, gave us excellent recommendations and advice that added to our holiday experience. Eric (estate manager) gave a concise handover and was always available if you needed anything. Catherine (housekeeper) was a delight and could not have been more helpful. Welcome pack in kitchen was much appreciated. Villa is well equipped with all you need to have a special holiday experience. Views are stunning both day and night. Tourettes Sur Loup is beautiful with shops selling local produce, butchers and boulangerie is square are amazing. Visited Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo and St Paul de Vence whilst here. Highly recommend Clovis and Chateau de St Martin for food, wine, service and overall good dining experience. Thank you to all involved in this incredible holiday experience. Hope to return.
When we arrived we were blown away by both the spectacular views and the villa itself. We were a group of 3 couples inc. children. We all had a very good-sized bedroom each with a hotel-style ensuit, really convenient for a large party. The villa is beautiful and has absolutely everything you need - gadget wise, entertainment wise and for cooking which means you can have some fabulous meals while enjoying the most incredible views. The pool is fab and a great temp. The village is so charming, with shops, restaurants and creperies that are to die for!
Great customer service throughout from the owner - so lovely and friendly! The French manager who lives a couple mins away is great too and contactable - which we didn't need but it's handy to know he's there should you need him.
There's lots to do - we found the time to do a day trip to Monaco which was super easy on the train from Nice... but even if you didn't go anywhere you'd still have the best time staying at the villa.
We miss it so much already! And so hope to return in the near future :) Thank you!
We loved it!
What a fantastic property. The views over the coast from the terrace and infinity pool were spectacular. The property is very well appointed and we were appreciative of the groceries and drinks on arrival. A great location for visiting St Paul de Vence and the old village of Tourrettes just down the hill was beautiful with great restaurants and local craft shops. Thank you Kathryn we would love to return again one day.
It's a no brainer... Amazing host, incredible villa with outstanding views. Photos cannot do this place justice!
Just book it, myself and 9 others promise you it will surpass all expectations. We have stayed in countless villas, this one sets a new bar
The villa was very impressive and perfect for our short getaway. The views from the pool and the rest of the villa were fantastic and we were lucky to have some great weather. The villa is in a great location for trips to Cannes and Monaco which we really enjoyed I would recommend hiring a car for your stay. The customer service was great, we arrived on a Sunday which meant that most shops were closed so we were worried about what we were going to have for lunch! On arrival at the Villa we found fresh baguettes, ham and cheese along with some fresh juice and wine. This was a lovely touch. I could not recommend the villa enough.
The Côte d'Azur and its numerous artistic and historic treasures are all easily accessible from Villa Soleil. Whether you would like to go people-watching on the famous Croisette in Cannes, admire the art of Matisse, Renoir or Picasso, or even visit Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix - all are within an easy drive. Luxury spa facilities are available at the nearby Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, or enjoy a Michelin starred meal at La Colombe d'Or in neighbouring St Paul de Vence or even in Tourrettes sur Loup at Clovis. Visit Grasse, the European capital of perfume, for a tour of the perfume factories and factory-price scents or enjoy a round of golf at one of the Riviera's many courses. Head to the back country for a hike or try your hand at paragliding from the summits around the old hilltop town of Gourdon. However you choose to spend your day, enjoy coming back to Villa Soleil.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£1,299|
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Standard end of stay cleaning included. Additional cleaning is available and payable locally. If the house is left in an unsatisfactory condition, an additional cleaning charge will be incurred and deducted from the security deposit.
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