quiet family home, ideal for living together for several generations;
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About bernachon jean-françois
with my wife, Catherine, I would be delighted to welcome you in our charming villa in La Gaude; father of four lovely girls, I put all my experience at your disposal to accomodate the best and that you spend an unforgettable holiday; sporty, dynamic, friendly, I remain at your disposal during your stay; So welcome to LA VILLA PHILEAS!
Why bernachon jean-françois chose La Gaude
we chose this beautiful villa: its proximity to NICE AIRPORT IDEAL location for its for the CALM for its proximity to SEA (8km) for its space in the POOL NATURE for IDEAL CLIMATE COTE D'AZUR for his ARCHITECTURE UNUSUAL for its WARM ATMOSPHERE for her a CHARMING VILLAGE NEAR for its CLOSE to Vence and Saint Paul de Vence for its OPEN SPACES for the opportunity to LIVE IN SEVERAL without disturbing for NATURE CLOSE for MANY WALKS POSSIBLE
What makes this Villa unique
well EQUIPPED, and the CALM NESTLED IN NATURE, only few kilometers from SEA; IDEAL SETTING to live more among FRIENDS or FAMILY, without interfering; of distinct spaces for everyone and a GREAT OUTDOOR SPACE AROUND THE POOL, favoring life OUTSIDE; a LARGE INNER SPACE and MANY TERRACES overlooking NATURE; pretty MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, vegetation LUSH; a COMFORTABLE VILLA A VERY GOOD BEDDING, the GAMES, BOOKS, DVD, for ALL
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - matériel complet de puériculture sur demandematériel complet de puériculture sur demande
No smoking - location non fumeurlocation non fumeur
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing house and host
We came with a large group of 14 people and stayed for 3 nights. The house was very spacious for all of us. It had a beautiful view, an amazing pool and most of all Catherine our host was extremely helpful with all our needs. She even drove us to the supermarket on our first day. The house had multiple kitchens, a lot of bathrooms so we noone ever had to wait. The house was also very clean. The rooms even had AC units which is uncommon to find in France. It was perfect. We couldn't as for a better place to spend our vacation days.
Disappointing - this villa needs work & cleaning to deliver the holiday experience it promises
Let me begin by saying that Jean Francoise and Catherine are lovely kind and helpful people who welcomed us warmly on arrival to their house, escorting us personally to a nearby restaurant as we'd arrived after the shops had closed to buy food. The house is situated on the edge of a small village with a bar, a restaurant and a few shops. It's also on the Cannes to Grasse walking route which was an unexpected pleasure for us as we love walking. The poolside kitchen and dining area is fantastic and we enjoyed eating there as a family most evenings. The villa is a collection of small rooms and there isn't really a big enough area for everyone (we were 12) to eat. Mysteriously there are two small kitchens when one large one would be better. The bedrooms are OK and the beds comfortable but there is nowhere to hang clothes and when we attempted to put clothes in drawers we found them full of stuff or dirty, so on day one we had to clean. The kitchen cupboards also contained old food and the shelves and curtains were generally very dusty. It felt as if the house hadn't been deep cleaned at the start of the season. Helpfully Catherine came and cleaned for us during the week but if you like a clean house, this isn't for you. Additionally the house and pool have seen better days. There were tiles missing on the pool which were repaired during our stay but only when we specifically requested it. There were also some stains on furniture and the bed linen, though very clean, was old. A house which is rented out a lot needs a lot of attention and having stayed in many villas we have seen a variety of standards. But we've never had to clean a villa before or not be able to put clothes away or had to specifically request repairs which the owners knew about. The other point to add is that the roads in the village to the house are incredibly narrow and are not for nervous drivers or large vehicles. Parking is in a small grass area close but not by the door. We were also besieged by mosquitos during our week and though we always expect a few bites in the Meditteranean, many in our party really suffered despite a lot of strong repellent. But it was humid last week and this may be a one off. As a family we've been renting villas for many years and sadly this one would be near the bottom in terms of quality and value for money. A shame - with some investment and better cleaning it could be fabulous!
We are sorry to read that your stay with us has not lived up to your expectations. However, we would like to make a few clarifications:those who read your review will be able to compare it to the other 20 postive comments 5 stars. You forget to tell those who read your comment that you did not pay a deposit upon your arrival, explaining that we could trust you; and we trusted you,but two days after your arrival, you contacted us asking us to come home: you explained that the kitchen was not clean enough: after 2 days of use by 12 people, it's normal.!we are surprised that you did not say anything when you arrived: everything seemed perfect.You spoke to me very aggressively. I tried to chat with you, but the only thing you asked me was to give you ...... 600 euros!I refused, of course! I came back in the afternoon, and I was shocked to see that you had pulled out a door from our integrated kitchen!I also called the ABRITEL/HOMEAWAY service, I took pictures.Our house was rent after your stay, we were afraid that other things were broken. You forgot to say that you left broken things(a table, for example) that your didn't pay back.
There are 4 parking spaces on our property contrary to what you say: as you did not seem to know well driving, we offered you the opportunity to park on a grassed area, just 20 meter from the house. You have decided to leave your car there, you can not blame us today. Upon your arrival, we explained that the previous tourists had broken some tiles of mosaic into the pool (that can happen!) but that this did not interfere with the bathing: we had to order a special product to repair under water, just to don't have to empty the pool and do not bother you.As soon as we received this repair product, we came to repair. We had made your beds with sheets and covers in washed linen: they are not old, but their particularity is precisely to have an irregular color.To put away your clothes: you had at your disposal clothes racks.
Dresser was empty and cleaned.The food you are talking about is what is left to be used, if our visitors need it: oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, etc no one is forced to use it but that can help! Mosquitoes exist in the south of France: we bought a special machine to try to have as little as possible.We welcome visitors from around the world who are all delighted with their stay!as nothing is perfect, we also accept to welcome people who, in spite of all our care and our kindness, will never be satisfied.
Yes we really enjoyed our holiday and the layout of the house was ideal for our mixed family group.
We planned out various arrangements and managed eventually to have 4 “ apartments” with access to bedrooms,shower,toilet each. That worked really well so that you could circumnavigate areas if folk wanted quiet.
The kitchens were fantastic too and being able to cook and eat by the pool was amazing. Wonderful choice of crockery and huge serving dishes.
We found a local taxi driver and used him a lot, but also a local bus which took us to the coast for 1.5 euros per adult, children free. Great delicatessen, ice cream shop, local pub ( 5 min ) store, views, walks, wildlife - all in all, wonderful.
Thank you very much for your kind appreciation!
it was a great pleasure to welcome you!
you are a wonderful family!
we are glad you had a wonderful holiday in our villa!
we do everything for everyone to have an amazing and relaxing time!
your enthusiasm and your compliments go straight to the heart!
Catherine et jean-françois
Escape to tranquility
We found we were able to visit the hustle and bustle of the coast easily during the day, but escape to this oasis for quiet time! We loved hanging out by the pool, which has its own kitchen and bar - and found it hard to leave.
The house itself is full of French character and charm, its a maze of bedrooms and hang-out spaces, perfect for large groups or families. You could spend weeks here and come away feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Perfektes Ferienhaus für mehrere Familien (3)
Wir haben zwei wunderschöne Wochen (Sommerurlaub) in diesem tollen Ferienhaus verbracht.
Das Haus ist super ausgestattet. Alles war sehr sauber. Der auf der einen Seite tiefe Pool ist auch für unsere Kinder (4 - 16 Jahre) ein Highlight gewesen. Die Umgebung der Anlage ist sehr schön. Die Besitzer waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Haus ist groß genug, dass man sich auch mit mehreren Personen (14 insgesamt) nicht auf den Nerv geht! Mit dem Auto war man in 30 min in Nizza. Wir mieten uns seit 10 Jahren Sommerhäuser und wir waren alle der Meinung, dieses gehörte zu den absolut Besten. Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit in Ihrem Haus!!!
Perfect for a big family reunion
Villa Phileas was perfect for a family union of 12 persons in three generations. Long lazy breakfasts in the summer kitchen with fresh bread from the nearby bakery. Suppers in the indoor kithen or the restaurant in the villige. Comfortable bedrooms with good bathroom facilities to withdraw to. A spacious sitting-room area for chilling together. Good internet connections. Lovely sourrundings for jogging or walking. We enjoyed the boulodrome and other
sporting facilities in the big garden area. Our hosts Catherine and Jean-Francois were helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend Villa Phileas.
nice: 10 km
vence: 5 Km
Sea: 8 Km
charming architect's villa, between NICE and ANTIBES, spacious and ideal for living with family or friends in complete serenity;
LA GAUDE, VILLAGE OF MARCEL PAGNOL, PROVENCE ATMOSPHERE
IDEAL LOCATION ON THE COTE D'AZUR: QUIET AND CLOSE TO ALL THE ATTRACTIONS OF LA RIVIERA;
NICE AIRPORT: 12KM
SEA AND BEACHES 10 MINUTES
BAOU AND BALLADES FROM THE VILLA (FRESH VASKS, LIKE CORSICA, 15 MINUTES WALK)
VENCE AND SAINT PAUL DE VENCE at 5 AND 8 km;
LITTLE RESTO SYMPA 5 MIN ON FOOT IN THE VILLAGE
CANNES, ANTIBES, MONACO, JUAN LES PINS, to be reached by car;
BACK COUNTRY FOR LOVERS OF AUTHENTICITY AND NATURE
MARINELAND D'ANTIBES AND SNAPS FOR CHILDREN;
MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, CENTENARY OLIVE TREES AND CIGALS;
PRETTY SECURE POOL (alarm and gate) AND TREATED BY HYDROLYSIS, IDEAL FOR CHILDREN;
LARGE COVERED TERRACE AND POOL HOUSE WITH CENTENARY OLIVE TREE
PROVENCE ATMOSPHERE AND LUNCHES IN THE SHADE, FRESHNESS OF THE FOREST CLOSE
SUPER EQUIPPED SUMMER KITCHEN AND BAR, 2 FRIDGES, OVEN, EXPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE, OUTDOOR DISHWASHER
2 OTHER KITCHENS EQUIPPED IN THE VILLA;
8 BEDROOMS, INCLUDING A PARENTAL SUITE AND AN INDEPENDENT STUDIO;
QUALITY BEDDING FOR BETTER REST;
PETANQUE FIELD WITH INCREDIBLE VIEW, PING PONG, READING, CHILDREN AND ADULTS GAMES;
2 PIANOS FOR MELOMANES (silent system for non music lovers!)
AIR CONDITIONED VILLA
VILLA IN IMPASS, QUIET, SONG OF CIGALS AND BIRDS GUARANTEED!
VERY SYMPATHICAL OWNERS, AVAILABLE;
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GOOD HOLIDAYS !