|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The town of Vence on the Cote d'Azur is a short walk away (200m) with its markets, local produce, antiques, flowers, pottery, and restaurants.
The villa with the original tommec floors of the early 1900s was completely renovated and faces the southwest, enjoying the sun for most of the day. The villa is built in the Nicoise tradition and has an outdoor covered eating area. There is a bedroom with two single bed on main floor. On the second floor there is the master and a third double bedroom (originally two rooms) joined together by an open archway. The fourth room is a large 60m2 loft with bathroom.
The backyard boasts two magnificent palm trees (over 100 years old), a 300 year old olive tree, a lemon tree and a large deck in terra-cotta. The outdoor covered eating area was once used for the horses which were the means of transportation. With its wood beams and stones from the Bourgogne area of France it is a charming place for the family to eat and play. The home is child friendly and there are movies and games for children. The pool is secured for very young children with a fence and alarm and for families with older children by an alarm and the barrier can be removed.
Keywords: Villa, pool
This charming house has been renovated to a high standard and is very comfortably furnished. It's within a few minutes level walk of shops and restaurants which made it an ideal location for us but wouldn't be suitable for those looking for a quiet and peaceful stay as there is quite a lot of noise from traffic....I guess you can't have it both ways! The pool is a good size and the gardens are well maintained and have plenty of furniture that can be moved round to catch the sun all day long. There's also a nice covered outdoor eating area and a BBQ. We were three couples who like to eat out a lot and wander round pretty towns and lanes without always being tied to a car - we had a wonderful week here and really enjoyed staying in the villa and in Vence. However, with only two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, plus only three proper bedrooms (one room had dividing doors and one room had two beds at opposite ends of the room), I'm not sure it's really suitable for 10 unless you have children you don't mind sharing with! If I had any criticism at all, it would be over the extra charges imposed for cleaning and fees that weren't made clear until the invoice was received. I'm not sure how the cleaning charge can be justified as the house wasn't cleaned at all whilst we were there and we were asked to strip beds, empty bins and make sure garden furniture was placed in original position ourselves at the end of the week. It seems that the charge must be for changeover cleaning, but as the villa was already costing quite a lot, I would have thought this would have been included. And I believe fees should have been paid by home owner, not the guests, as we were paying for staying. Minor complaints.
We were surprised how close to the centre of Vence this property is. Just 5 mins walk to shops, and plenty of bars and restaurants. The property has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay.
Our party consisted of myself and my husband (late 50s) who chose the top floor bedroom with en-suite, (bit of a pain getting heavy luggage up 3 floors) Son and his wife and their 2 friends, and our adult daughter. So 5 Adults were sharing the main family bathroom. This was doable and we were told by the housekeeper who visited everyday that there was another shower outside they could use, however another en-suite on that level would have made this property perfect.
Great pool area, helpful housekeeper.
Wonderful weekend stay for 8 busy mums, to relax and unwind in a stunning villa within easy reach of the towns superb restaurants and shops.
Rhonda could not have been more helpful prior to our trip and we would certainly return to Vence and especially to this gorgeous villa.
Everything you could need in this villa and the town of Vence.
We all agreed we would love to return!
I read the previous review dated August 2012 and can only agree completely with their glowing report.
A party of eight of us, consisting of three children under 10, one 20 something and four over 40's arrived from New Zealand for a week long stay in late August 2012.
The location of the villa is absolutely stunning. We awoke in the morning, looked out over the wonderful outdoor pool and were greeted with postcard like views of the viaduct over La Lubiane to Vence. The home is really set for outdoor living with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen (which was used for all our meals), gas barbecue, sun-drenched yard and family sized pool under the palms. Absolutely first class!
Coffee and pastries are a short stroll away over the viaduct, as is the village market (offering all of the produce you would associate with provincial France), and most importantly several wine merchants.
Inside, the villa has been impeccably maintained and was spotlessly clean. My wife is very discerning when it comes to cleanliness and she could not fault the home at all. Strong endorsement indeed! All of the bedrooms were luxuriously appointed and the beds (well mine anyway) was very comfortable. The second floor loft was the perfect space for our young-ones. The inside kitchen had all you would expect, though I'm not really qualified to comment further as I do not believe we used it at all - the outdoor kitchen saw all the action.
Whilst we have fond memories of the many sights seen and places visited on the Côte d'Azur, some of the best days were spent at the villa lazing around the pool, cooking outside and sipping wine while the kids splashed in the pool.
We were in France a total of four weeks and our week at this villa in Vence was a real highlight. I cannot speak highly enough of both the location and home itself. A real slice of paradise!
Thanks Rhonda and Robert!
Cheers Andrew & family
Three generations of my family stayed here in August 2012 - six adults and three children (two 8 year olds and a three year old).
I had many questions for the owner prior to committing to the rental and Rhonda answered them all completely.
The house, which was spotlessly clean and just as shown in the photos, was definitely large enough for all of us. The pool had been newly installed and was especially inviting to the children.
Both kitchens (one indoor & one outside adjacent to the pool) were well stocked with crockery. We ate breakfast every day at home (the boulangerie is about 5 minutes walk away), a couple of lunches and one dinner. There are a variety of restaurants in the centre of Vence which is a short walk away. We especially enjoyed "Restaurant La Farigoule" which we visited twice.
The aircon in the bedrooms was more than sufficient to keep the rooms cool - sometimes European aircon can be anemic at best.
We rented two cars between 3 families. I would recommend a car for travelling around the area, although my parents took the bus from the center of Vence to Cagnes & Nice which only cost 1 euro (perhaps because they are retired?). Still, a car is recommended.
There was space for the two cars to be parked at the side of the house - although the Peugeot 807 (7 seat MPV) which I had rented was a very tight squeeze. My sister's rental car was smaller and it fitted fine. There is also on-street parking outside the villa, and we never had a problem finding a spot, so after scraping the Peugeot, it was parked on the street the rest of the time.
During our week, we visited Monaco (via the Grande Corniche), spent a couple of days at Bijou Plage in Juan-les-Pins, pottered around Antibes, as well as St Paul de Vence, Cannes, Nice. Plenty to do for all tastes.
The villa is highly recommended and we hope to return in the future!
My family of 5 and my sister inlaws family stayed in
this beautiful home for a week in August. The
home had everything and more than what we
needed. The villa was clean and very well
organized. The proximity to the town for picking
up croissants for breakfast and fresh fruit in the
afternoon to enjoy on the terrace was perfect. The
highlight of our stay in the south of France for our
children was relaxing in the backyard of the Villa. I
definitely recommend this home and hope to
reserve a week there again in 2011. Thank you
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||£628|