Agnes and Patrick were waiting to greet us on arrival. They had helpfully managed to get the villa ready a little early, at my request, but unfortunately we were delayed in Nice Airport. Anyone flying into Nice should allow more time than usual for getting through customs, baggage, and car hire pick up. We found our way to the villa using google maps.
Agnes and Patrick are a pleasant couple who helpfully showed us around the villa explaining how the appliances, security, pool, and barbecue worked. They generously provided a few beers, a bottle of champagne and fruit on our arrival.
The villa is contemporary and well maintained. We spent most of our time outside on the patio enjoying the extensive views and pool. We visited a number of nearby tourist attractions, all of which require a car but are worth the journey.
There is a large supermarket 5 minutes drive away which is easy to find. The villa is so good we found that we prepared our own meals, more often than we usually would, while on holiday.
At the end of the holiday Agnes and Patrick arrived very punctually, at the agreed time, and the check out process was very straight forward. The refund of the damage was confirmed within a couple of hours, and payment received within a few days.
Are they any criticisms? Reversing out of the drive is a bit tricky until you get used to it. I would therefore recommend leaving the car just inside the gates, rather than going all the way down the driveway. Also my family are accustomed to sleeping on more substantial pillows, while those in the villa I would say are more like cushions.
Overall a very impressive villa and very pleasant owners. If we should return to Nice we would definitely stay there again.
A lovely house, good sized lounge with plenty of seats. 2 large bedrooms with double beds and a 3rd bedroom that comfortably held 2 single beds. The kitchen could maybe do with a few more pots, but we managed without. Good air conditioning throughout the house for which we were grateful as the temperatures were high in August. The garden is big, although we spent most of our time around the pool or on the terrace. It's a 15 minute walk downhill into the town, a 10 minute downhill walk to the beach, restaurants, supermarket, train station etc. We did not have a car, but the trains and buses run up and down the coast so travelling around is easy. Michael, the owner, lives in separate accommodation at the back of the house. He keeps a low profile, but was extremely kind to us and very helpful if we needed anything.