A Spacious Villa, divided into two self contained apartments.
We came here in the year 2000 to escape the dreary climate in England and have never looked back! The summers are hot and the winters mild, the sky always seems to be blue!
Victoria purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Victoria chose Villefranche-sur-Mer
We chose the location of this Villa for its spectacular views and proximity to the beach, without being actually on the coast road where it can get busy and noisy in the season. The town and beach are fabulous, one of the most beautiful on the Cote d'Azur, but It's also nice to get away from all the activity and sit in peace by the pool or in the garden and listen to the birds. The motorway is only 5 minutes drive and the nearby "Grande Cornish" (you've seen its great views in many movies) is so convenient for zooming into Monaco, 20 minutes or so, and on to the Italian border at Menton only about another 15 minutes. The Villa is also special, as it has been set up as two apartments, so there are two lounges and two Kitchens, we even have two separate internet connections.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A spacious, comfortable property with a great pool and fabulous views
We were a group of 7 and having the two apartments worked really well for us, lots of space, plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms. As we visited in April - early in the season (warm with a breeze during the day, cool in the evening) we tended to use the upstairs terrace for breakfast and day time (when we weren't out and about) and the downstairs flat for dinners as it was the warmer apartment. We loved having such a choice of spaces to use - both indoors and outdoors. It was easy to be sociable with all of us together or to find a quiet space for private time. The pool was a treat - completely private and with the most beautiful views.
The only marginal downside for us was that there were no shops or cafes very close to the villa (we did not have a car). Once we had worked out taxis and trains (we were using the villa as a base to go the the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis) it wasn't a problem. There are also buses close by. But if we had looked more closely at the location in advance of our visit we might have planned some of the 'logistics' a little bit differently (eg organising an on line grocery order for delivery from the local supermarket soon after our arrival). It is however easy to walk down to Villefranche port and old town (not short but an enjoyable walk the majority of which is on footpaths away from the road) and to walk to Beaulieu - a 30 min or so walk so very doable but about half of it is on the road and there is limited pavement. But this did mean that restaurants and shops were accessible on foot even if not on the doorstep.
The villa is brilliantly situated for visits to some fabulous places - Villa Ephrussi, Eze (where you can walk from Eze Villages down to the the sea - a beautiful walk that took us just over an hour), Nice, Monte Carlo and more. It was a great base for everything we wanted to do.
Overall, we would definitely recommend this villa to others and we were all agreed that it was a property we would happily go back to. It's well equipped, well managed and very comfortable. We had a fabulous week and wished we could have stayed longer.
Perfect villa. 4 couples shared for 3 days. Common areas were very accommodating to game nights!!!
Very modern and clean villa. Kitchen supplies were perfect for cooking for our group. Allowed all of us to strengthen our friendship!!!
I'm so pleased you had such a good time, it did seem that you had some fun.
You will always be welcome, so I do hope we see you again.
Great property in a great location
I stayed here with a group of friends in early March, during the horrible blast of cold weather from the East. Despite the weather being not so good at the start of the week, the villa was still really good to be in, although we would have loved to use the pool. As the sun appeared later in the week, the terrace was a fantastic place to enjoy the better weather. The villa was well equipped and very tastefully decorated. Victoria, the owner, was very relaxed about everything and left us alone to enjoy the property and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our stay. In summary, a great place to stay in a great location with a lovely owner, who also returned our deposit in a very timely manner without the need to even call her. Thank you Victoria for being the perfect host.
thank you for your kind review. You were completely trouble free guests and a pleasure to have at the villa and will always be welcome.
The perfect retreat
My husband and I, along with my two young children recently stayed at the villa and had the most wonderful time. The pool and grounds were just perfect for the children. The terrace has breathtaking views and we were able to spend long evenings sitting under the stars whilst the children were safely fast asleep. The apartment was spotlessly clean with elegant furnishings and space to relax. We were so comfortable we rarely ventured out but when we did the owner was lovely and gave us recommendations for places to go and eat. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to this apartment again. It really is a hidden treasure.
thank you very much for your kind review. We knew the little ones were happy, they were great fun.
We are so pleased you all had such a good time and you will always be welcome.
Our best wishes to all of you and hugs for the little ones.
We have just returned from villa Sunsong and I cannot wait to go back. The pool was immaculate and the perfect size for the family. The outdoor space was spectacular with breathtaking views over the bay. The entire villa was spotless and elegantly designed. A huge thank you to Elektra and Victor for your warm and helpful welcome.
when our guests are as appreciative as you all were, it is easy to be helpful.
Thank you for your kind review, it makes all the effort we put in so worth while. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
My husband and I rented Villa Sunsong in April from the 14th-21st 2012 and as we numbered only 3 - hubby, baby and me - I invited my best friend from my schooldays to bring her family - who numbered 4 - to spend the week with us. That we were able to live in the same villa, yet separately, was perfect for us as we were able to breakfast and dine together as and when we wanted due to there being all the requirements in both of the apartments.
The villa was lovely with it's cool marble floors and the big pool was a great hit with the children and we all loved the view from the sun loungers. The villa was perfectly located as we could pop over to San Remo in Italy, where I have always wanted to go and it's a mere 40 mins away.
On arrival at the villa, we were met by the owners manageress who couldn't do enough for us. She showed us where everything was from the baby highchair to extra china in case we needed more! She was very kind and helpful and I got the impression that I could call her anytime, had I needed to. We will defiantly be back to stay next year.
Mrs Skelton, Buckinghamshire
The Villa is located above the coast, between Nice and Monaco, perfectly placed for exploring the whole coastline. It is a 20 minute drive to Monaco a little further to the Italian border. Less than 10 minutes to the three most exclusive bays of Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu sur Mer and Villefranche sur Mer. The lovely coastal train can be picked up in either Beaulieu or Villefranche which will take you into Italy via Monaco or to Cannes via Nice. There are buses five minutes away also restaurants within walking distance.
Villefranche sur mer is one of the most attractive bays on the Riviera, it has a long beach with nearby parking, many waterside restaurants, marina and port with boat hire and boat trips along the coast.
A great place to stay for the Monaco F1 grand Prix, Tennis tournament or yacht show. There is a large aquarium and all the designer fashion outlets in Monaco as well as the famous Casino and Marina. Nearby Nice has many old Churches, Art galleries and Museums to visit as well as a daily market and the famous Promenade des Anglais.