About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Stunning Villa 30 Mins Nice Airport. Sleeps 8 (max 10) In 4 Suites with Air Con
Villa Soleil is a large, modern, spacious villa with 4 generously-sized individual bedroom suites all with south facing sea views and glass doors onto their own private terraces. Each bedroom has air conditioning which is wonderful in the hot summer months and underfloor heating for cosy toes in winter. 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 famous St Paul de Vence, with its abundance of art galleries.
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 Mediterranean 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. The 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 on the ground floor 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. The living area features comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV with Freeview channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime. There is also a table football table, a Wii games console and many other games to enjoy in the sideboard, along with a basket of English-language books for your holiday reading.
The kitchen, which is off the living room, is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, oven, halogen hob, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and coffee frother for morning cappuccinos. There is a large gas-powered barbecue on the terrace outside the kitchen. The twin bedroom plus en -suite shower room is also on this ground floor level.
The three double bedrooms suites and the office are downstairs on the lower floor. All four bedrooms at Villa Soleil 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 of the double 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. Relax on the outside sofa and enjoy a coffee or a sundowner looking down towards the village or spot the yachts out to sea. The view at Villa Soleil is, we think, unrivalled in the area.
Alternatively, relax in the private infinity pool (heated April to September) or soak up the sun on the large poolside terrace where there are plenty of comfortable sun loungers and parasols. There is a fridge/freezer by the pool for easy access to cold drinks and ice creams!
In the garden, Villa Soleil features a large private boules pitch (boules are of course provided). Perfect your skills here before challenging the locals at one of the regular summer contests in the village. There is also a table tennis table with plenty bats and balls available on the ground floor terrace.
High quality bed linen and all towels (indoor and outdoor) are all provided. The rental price includes wifi, satellite TV (French and English channels), a welcome grocery pack and a weekly clean and linen change.
Electric security shutters throughout keep the property safe while you enjoy the local area.
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 art galleries, 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.
NB Villa Soleil is a family home and is not suitable for very large groups of partying adults. Sorry!
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Kathryn McGeary
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
What makes this Villa unique
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.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Fabulous home in beautiful area
A return visit to this beautiful home. Even in winter this is a fabulous place to visit. The house is always warm and cosy and it's positioning ensures that it makes the most of the sunshine. Lots to explore in the area. We love the local villages perched on the hills. Would recommend
A Little Spot of heaven
The first thing that strikes you are the stunning views. On a clear day (of which we had many) you have a breathtaking view of the coast. The property was extremely spacious and had everything you could wish for. The pool is gorgeous and generously sized. There is loads to do in the area nd lots of information and ideas provided by the host who is charming and helpful. We ate out in several local eateries all of which were friendly and accommodating of a large party. The Ecole Des Filles deserves a special mention. All in all a wonderful time in a beautiful house. Throughly recommended.
Thank you for your kind review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I thoroughly agree with your assessment of L'Ecole des Filles. I have many more restaurant recommendations for you to try should you like to holiday with us again in the future! All the best.
Beautiful relaxing and spacious villa above Tourrette sur Loup
Everything was perfect about our stay. The villa is luxurious, with a commanding view over the hills and down to the sea. It is spacious, comfortable and was prepared to a very high standard for all our guests. The hostess was accommodating, the booking was easy, and all our questions were answered straight away. I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for a getaway on the Cote d'Azur.
Hi Henrietta, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All the best.
A fabulous villa with stunning views!
We had a wonderful week at Villa Soleil. The location is very peaceful and the views from every room stunning. It was beautifully appointed with extra large comfy beds and very high spec bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and the choice of dining inside or out was super. Thoughtful touches like the welcome food pack on arrival to the basket of books and games to choose from were much appreciated. The pool was delightful with plenty of sun loungers and comfy seating on the terrace above. The views from every bedroom are truly awesome and we loved opening the shutters in the morning. A real home from home with plenty to do for all the family. We enjoyed the table tennis especially! Tourettes is a lovely village with stunning views and great restaurants and bars. We also visited St Paul de Vence which is just gorgeous. Lots more places to visit including Nice and even Monaco. Kathryn was very easy to deal with and made the whole process stress free. Highly recommended!
Hi Fiona, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. All the best.
This is as good as it gets!
Owner was lovely to deal with through the entire transaction. Eric the property manager met us promptly at the home and we were wowed at the gorgeous views. We had 2 families altogether and everyone was able to spread out and have their own space. We made excellent use of the pool as well. We went to Tourettes sur loop for dinner nearly every night -- the restaurants there were amazing. Thank you for the lovely welcome (and surprise) gift of baguettes, juices, local cheese and charcuterie, and a bottle of wine. We devoured it for dinner the first night after a long day of traveling. We hope to return to visit another time.
Hi Helen, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Solei and I'm happy to hear that you made full use out of the welcome pack - after travelling I always like just to sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy the view so I'm delighted to have helped you to do exactly the same! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All the best.
Excellent villa with great possibilties to enjoy yourself.
I'm so pleased you all had fun. I hope that the cyclists managed to relax too! All the best.
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 (a town renowned for its abundance of art galleries) 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.
Additional pricing information
Contact owner regarding late availability. Check in time 17:00. Check out by 10:00. Use "Book Now" to pay online through HomeAway with credit card in or "Email Owner" if you have a question or if you prefer to pay by bank transfer (in €). For extra security, please contact owner to confirm payment details. 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. Please note that we are only able to take credit card payments in euros, so if you wish to pay your security deposit on a credit card, you will be billed in euros and so may be subject to credit card fees and/or movements in exchange rates between payment/refund of your security deposit. If you would prefer, you may either (i) pay in euros by bank transfer (ii) pay an equivalent security deposit in sterling by bank transfer and be refunded in sterling or (iii) leave a cash security deposit (in sterling, euros or other major currency) upon arrival at Villa Soleil.