Villa Du Roi

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village

With an enviable location in the very heart of Villefranche-sur-Mer, this late 19th-century villa is a grand and beautiful place to stay, just a few steps from the Mediterranean, in an incredibly charming part of the French Riviera. 

The residence was built by a famous king as a home for his mistress in an era when Belle Epoque style was the dominant architecture, as can be seen through the villa's glorious terraces, beautiful balconies and elegant winding staircases.  With an unusual shape, there are over 30 windows across the villa, some of which enjoy glorious views towards the sea.

Renovated to a very high standard, over three floors you’ll find five pretty bedrooms with chic furnishings, three of which have air-conditioning, and five luxurious bathrooms featuring high-end Spanish and Portuguese marble. During cooler months, dine with loved ones in the formal dining room or relax in the cosy sitting room just next door. On the lower level there’s a fabulous kitchen with a relaxed lounge and dining area leading straight out to the wonderful pool terrace with its barbecue and plenty of room for al-fresco dining and relaxing.

The large swimming pool can be heated for a supplement and the surrounding terraces are perfect for a morning coffee with croissants from the local boulangerie or perhaps a game of table tennis overlooking the town.

Step outside the villa’s gates and you’re in the heart of Villefranche with shops, the bakery and a little grocery store a minute’s walk and some of the town’s finest restaurants just a short stroll by the harbour or towards the old town. The main beach, Plage des Marinières, is only a kilometre away with its sandy shores or there’s a little pebble beach just south of the harbour, a good spot for snorkelling.

Nice is merely 4km away, accessible by car, bus or train or take the trip north to Monaco (16km) with its casinos and glamourous way of life. The very beautiful peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is 10 minutes away where there are some amazing walks along the coastline with incredible views.

Villa du Roi really is a remarkable villa offering elegant and spacious interiors, a large pool and vast terraces in the heart of the very picturesque town of Villafranche-sur-Mer.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is featured in three bedrooms only
  • There are plenty of steps, both inside and out and along the delightful narrow lanes of Villefranche

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Table Tennis DVD Heating Waterfront

Villa Interior (300m2) over three levels

Lower Floor/Pool Level

-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge, ice-maker and freezer
-    Twin bedroom
-    Bath/shower room
-    Sauna

Middle Floor (near main entrance)

-    Living room with fireplace
-    Dining room with table for up to 10 guests
-    WC and wash basin
-    Double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room

Top Floor

-    Double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room
-    2 x double bedrooms
-    Shared bath/shower room

Bathrooms either have a power shower or a bath tub with a hand-held shower

Outside Grounds

-    Private heated swimming pool (8mx6m) with removable safety railings.
-    BBQ
-    Large terraces
-    Table tennis
-    Garden
-    Parking (one in garage, two within gates)

Facilities

-    Heating
-    Air-conditioning (in 3 bedrooms)
-    Wi-Fi
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Hi-Fi
-    Table tennis
-    Safe
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Du Roi
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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This enviable location is in the heart if Villefranche-sur-Mer, a beautiful seaside town between Nice and Monaco, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Cote d'Azur close to the Italian border.

Step out of your villa gates and you only need to cross the road to buy morning pastries and fresh bread at the boulangerie and patisserie or pick up some food at the little grocery store.

It’s just a five-minute walk to the old port where some of the best restaurants in the region can be found (such as La Mère Germaine) or head up the narrow lanes and steps towards the charming old quarter of the town.  You’ll find an Italian influence coming through in many of the places to eat.

The old town has beautiful ancient houses lining the steep cobbled streets and wind up and across through the town, passing arches under the houses – the best known is called Rue Obscura. The 16th Century citadel is also a remarkable place to visit with incredible sea-views. 

On a practical note, you can hire bikes near the main harbour (where you may sometimes see cruise ships coming in for the day) and there is also tennis in the town.  Boat hire is available on the waterfront and no licence is needed for a small motorboat.

There’s also a train station in the town with direct trains to Monaco via Beaulieu and Èze-sur-Mer and in the other direction Nice and onwards to Cannes.

The main sandy beach, Plage des Marinières, is only a kilometre away or there’s a smaller beach with pebbles just south of the port, Plage de la Darse, near the citadel, which is good for snorkelling. There are two further beaches with calm waters in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, only 3.5km away, a delightful place for a lunch out and to visit the weekly Provencal market.

The peninsular of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is incredibly beautiful and has some amazing walking paths to follow with breathtaking views. Discover some of the quiet, hard to reach beaches and some impressive villas where the very wealthy live.  The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (3.5km) is also a stunning villa and museum definitely worthy of a visit.  

The charming city of Nice (4km) is an easy bus or train ride away with its Promenade du Paillon park running from the city to the sea, flower markets on Cours Saleya and many art galleries and museums.

The medieval inland village of Èze (7km) is also a delightful day out where you will find shady squares, narrow lanes and mesmerizing sea views.  Fine diners will appreciate the Michelin starred Chèvre D’Or as well as other restaurants with amazing panoramic views. 

Extravagant and unique Monaco (16km) can also be reached by train, car or bus. Shoppers will love the designer names on show in many of the principality’s boutiques or for a different experience immerse yourself in the daily Condamine Market, full of Provençal delights. Explore the warren of streets in the old town leading to the Palace, discover one of the many gardens or live the high-life in Monte Carlo’s cafès, restaurants and casinos.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(13km )

Nearest Train Station Gare de Villefranche sur Mer

(2.5km)

Nearest Town/City Villefranche sur Mer/Nice

(0km/4km)

Nearest Restaurant Villefranche sur Mer

(Walking distance )

Nearest Supermarket Villefranche sur Mer

(200m)

Nearest Beach Plage des Marinières/Plage de la Darse

(1km/1.3km)

Nearest Golf Golf Country Club de Nice

(24km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a lovely spot for kids with everything within walking distance – bear in mind there are lots of steps and picuresque narrow lanes around the old part of town if you have a buggy with you.

The main sandy beach, Plage des Marinières, is about 1km away, backed by the train tracks leading to the nearby train station which may excite little ones as they watch the trains go by! To the south of the harbour is the smaller and quieter pebbly beach with wonderful views and good for snorkelling.

There are two further beaches in nearby Beaulieu and further towards Èze-sur-Mer, not to mention the long pebbly beaches around the city of Nice. Across this coastline you will find a range of watersports such as diving, paddle-boarding, para-sailing and kayaking.

Villefranche also has tennis courts in the town and you can hire bikes from near the main harbour.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Additional house-keeping
- Manager / driver
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid to the owner via credit card and refunded on departure subject to inspection.
Arrival time 2:00 p.m.
Departure time 10:00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels.
Pool heating charge? €250 per week. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events (up to a maximum of 100 guests only) are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £6,568 £8,257 £10,448
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £5,254 £6,606 £8,359
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 £3,941 £4,954 £6,269
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 £5,254 £6,606 £8,359
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £6,568 £8,257 £10,448
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £7,225 £9,083 £11,493
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £8,538 £10,734 £13,583
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £6,568 £8,257 £10,448
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £5,254 £6,606 £8,359
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 25th 2021 £3,941 £4,955 £6,269

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €7,113 €8,803 €11,316
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €5,691 €7,042 €9,053
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 €4,268 €5,282 €6,790
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 €5,691 €7,042 €9,053
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €7,114 €8,803 €11,316
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €7,825 €9,683 €12,448
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €9,248 €11,444 €14,711
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €7,114 €8,803 €11,316
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €5,691 €7,042 €9,053
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 25th 2021 €4,268 €5,282 €6,790

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $7,839 $9,528 $12,470
Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $6,271 $7,622 $9,976
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 $4,703 $5,717 $7,482
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 $6,271 $7,622 $9,976
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $7,839 $9,528 $12,470
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $8,623 $10,481 $13,717
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $10,190 $12,387 $16,211
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $7,839 $9,528 $12,470
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $6,271 $7,623 $9,976
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 25th 2021 $4,704 $5,717 $7,482

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A perfect week away

    Posted by Victoria on 07/02/2019

    The property was so far beyond expectations! The traditional/original aspects of the house were amazing. The beautifully modern bathrooms and kitchen were a very unexpected joy--quite spacious and with every modern luxury available. The layout of the home, property and surrounding town made it a perfect location for a business or extended family retreat. Our thanks and appreciation go to Jonathan and his staff who maintained the villa and were able to answer all our questions promptly and effectively.

  • New Year's week

    Posted by Justin on 15/01/2019

    My extended family had a really nice New Year's week stay at Villa Du Roi. It's a beautiful and very atmospheric villa with lots of room for a big group including toddlers. The location is excellent. The kitchen is well-equipped for a group, with a good stove with five gas hobs/burners and a big oven (minor glitches are that the hobs need to be lit with a match and the markings on the oven control are almost worn off). There was an extra fridge/freezer, as well as a serious microwave. The showers were great, with plenty of hot water unless all 8 of us showered very close in time. Since we were there in Dec/Jan, we needed heat, not air conditioning. The downstairs was warm when we arrived, but the top floor was cold the first night. To his credit, the owner's representative came very promptly the next day to adjust the heat so that all the rooms were warm enough. Obviously, we didn't use the pool, though it's a good size and has a reassuring fence to keep it safe for children. We were glad we had a car, but I think it would be easy to stay at this villa without one, especially if eating dinner out instead of cooking. The owner was quick to reply to our questions and his representative was easy to get hold of. I'd be happy to return, maybe in spring or fall the next time.

  • Great hosts

    Posted by Sue on 02/12/2018

    We really enjoyed the stay in Villa Du Roi. Your team were very helpful and took us twice to Beaulieu. The villa was lovely and location unbeatable. It was also a nice touch to leave the groceries on our arrival as we got in quite late after the shops closed. Pity about the rain for the last two days!

  • AMAZING

    Posted by Adam on 19/09/2018

    Probably one of the best holidays we ever had. Villa Du Roi was better than advertised and we all fitted in without any overcrowding. Even the baby twins were happy, and I felt safe with the barrier deployed by your team. Location was perfect as we did not want to walk far in the heat. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend the villa.

  • Perfect villa

    Posted by Ella on 13/08/2018

    Many thanks for the wonderful fortnight in Villa Du Roi. It was beautifully presented, and the location was perfect as my Father could not walk long distances and the village was so conveniently located. Gaston was also very helpful when we were unable to log on to the internet (our fault) or get some English channels. The furniture was amazing, and the swimming pool heating was unnecessary as it was so hot outside. Thanks again and we will definitely be back.

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