|Minimum Stay||10 nights|
Located on a secluded private domain close to the 17th century village of Valbonne, and within walking distance of local amenities including a bread shop/patisserie, supermarket, restaurant, pharmacy and hairdressers, this gated villa offers a tranquil retreat in a stunning setting suitable for couples and families alike. All bedrooms are south facing with terraces overlooking the pool and extensive lush gardens. The en-suite master bedroom is on the first floor with walk-in wardrobe and large totally private balcony with sun-loungers. The spacious dining and living accommodation with vaulted ceiling opens onto a large shaded terrace with seating area and dining table for 8+ people. The poolside terrace has an additional dining table and 6 sun loungers in a spectacular setting surrounded by palm, olive and cypress trees. The one bedroom cottage, available at additional cost, has been recently refurbished and is separate from the main house with its own terrace.
We have recently returned from a fantastic family holiday in the villa. The villa and huge grounds really are stunning and surpassed our expectations. Liz and Sean were fantastic hosts and could not have done more for us (from stocking the fridge to arranging for baby sitters). The villa is in an ideal location - a few minutes from the local Carrefour which is of a very high standard and 10 minutes drive from Valbonne. We have stayed in several villas in the area and this is our favourite by far as it ticks all the boxes in terms of location and faciliites. The villa is equipped with everything we would have asked for and more - from pool toys, sky tv, to a table tennis table and basket ball hoop which our two sons loved. We enjoyed our time so much we have booked to return next summer. Thanks again Liz and Sean.
Liz and Sean are excellent hosts - interaction with them as very professional before the stay on the day of arrival, on the day of departure and after our stay.
The house itself is very well equipped with two bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs with its own ensuite bathroom and terrace overlooking the beautiful garden and swimming pool. There is an additional bathroom and separate toilet downstairs along with a very spacious sitting and dining-room and large kitchen and utility room. The kitchen is equipped with everything one is likely to need on holiday and much more.
The grounds around the house are large, secure and not overlooked with ample space for parking of several vehicles. The small cottage in the front of the house is also well furnished and equipped and is ideal for those travelling with others with whom they do not necessarily want to share the main house.
The swimming pool is a very nice size with good access (steps and ladder) and a graduating bottom, making it suitable for both enthusiastic swimmers as well as those who simply want keep cool in the water. It is cleaned twice weekly and is in great condition.
The house is located between the beautiful villages of Valbonne and Biot and very close to a medium-sized Carrefour where one finds everything one is likely to need on holiday, including good cheese and wine - a must while in France!
We rent a house with a pool for two weeks every year on the French Riviera and this one is definitely our favourite. Highly recommended in every respect!
Everything was great with our stay. The owners, Sen and Liz were very pleasant and helpful. The location of the villa is perfect, go to Antibes in 30 minutes or Monaco in 50 minutes. There is a very good Carrefour and a nice bakery 5 minutes walk from the villa. The villa itself is very nice, feels newly renovated and clean. The best thing was however the pool and the garden. Very lush and with several areas to sit and hang out.
The property is wonderful and as advertised. I highly recommend it for those Americans that are thinking about venturing outside their comfort zone. The weather is absolutely fantastic. The only US weather that comes close is southern California, but without the awful freeways and smoggy air. The food in France is of much better quality than what is available in US supermarkets.
The property is located on what the French call a "Domaine" which is similar to a gated community sans the gates at the entrance. There are security cameras at the entrance to the domaine. Each property has an iron gate that is remotely controlled. There is parking for three cars.
Upon arrival in Valbonne Sean Weatherly met us at the bus stop and took us to the property.
The property is very well maintained. The gardener comes twice a week. Everything was taken care of by the owners. There were absolutely no hassles to deal with. The Weatherlys (owners) are English, they speak French and very easy to deal with, especially for anyone from an English speaking country. The rental agreement is in English and spells out terms and conditions in detail. The booking process was simple. After the initial contact and expression of interest we discussed some details by telephone. Payment via wire transfer was confirmed fairly quickly and the damage deposit was returned without delay. A binder containing all details about the property and the general area is available. The few things that needed fixing were taken care of without delay. Bottom line is that you can absolutely trust the Weatherlys after pushing the wire transfer button. There is a well equipped kitchen with everything needed for cooking. A Carrefour supermarket is very close and has excellent parking facilities. There is also a pharmacy and a bakery (boulangerie) with great baguettes and pastries.
Medical services are easily available as is emergency services in English are available by calling 112 from a land line or mobile. Do not forget to purchase supplementary medical insurance.
The property is located 10 minutes from Valbonne, a medieval village that is well worth a visit. Lou Cigalon in Valbonne is the best restaurant we have ever experienced (make reservations). The riviera is located 25 minutes by car. Make reservations before going to the beach.
We recommend the property for a family with children as well as any couple that wants peace and quiet.
We enjoyed Liz and Sean's property very much and appreciated meeting them upon our arrival. Everything was immaculate and ready for our enjoyment.
We were travelling with our 3 year old granddaughter who had a wonderful time in the large pool and the outdoor areas. She also enjoyed getting her chocolate croissant from the nearby bakery every morning (5 min walk).
Ali, the gardener does a beautiful job as the landscaping is superb and ensures you total privacy. Moreover, the house is set in a very calm, secluded domain, yet very close to all your needs (grocery, pharmacy, bakery, take out restaurant....). Finally, the village of Valbonne is as charming as you can dream and we felt "at home" after only a few days.
We've travelled quite a bit and rented many nice houses but this one is among our very favorites and we would not hesitate to recommend it to our closest friends.
Thanks to Liz and Sean for sharing this exceptional place.
Anne and Richard
A fantastic property, very well presented with every aspect a family would need catered for. We found this the best villa property we've stayed at in terms of being able to relax and the kids had a great time with the large pool. A great location for trail running, mountain biking and close to the coastal towns. We hope to return again.
The private domain is set on the edge of extensive pine forests with immediate access for walks and mountain biking, but within a few minutes drive of the historic and charming 17th century village of Valbonne. In the opposite direction lies the famous glass blowing village of Biot. There is easy access to the numerous beaches at Cap d'Antibes, Cannes and Theoule sur Mer. The beaches and market towns of Italy lie within an hour to the east, and the bay of St. Tropez an hour to the West.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£863|
The cottage is available for rental in addition to the prices above at a rate of 700 Euro per week.
If you do not choose to rent the cottage, it will remain empty for the duration of your stay.
Bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are included in the rental price.