Villa Sol

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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This opulent property overlooking the bay of Villefranche-sur-mer offers both exceptional outdoor spaces, and unmatched privacy for guests. A villa in the French Riviera should also be judged on proximity to the coast - with just 90m standing between you and the sea, this one passes the test. The stately white arches beside the pool are indicative of the Belle Époque style you’ll find within - where intricate detailing and fine finishes will make you feel like royalty.

Every bedroom has its own private bathroom, though it’s doubtful guests will stay indoors long. Let the dog loose in the large lawned garden (an unusual find in this hilly part of town), or lie out on the poolside terrace to feel the sun’s caress. The rooftop offers the most glorious view of the sea you'll find anywhere - bar none.

Bicycles are provided, and you’ll find them handy. The town is entirely walkable from your holiday villa - you may simply park your car in the private garage and leave it there. A four minute walk brings you to the old town of Villefranche-sur-mer, where restaurants and shops stand clustered in the quirky, narrow streets of this lesser-known seaside gem.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The roads in the village are very narrow (some only 2 metres wide!) You’ll want to leave the car parked in the private garage.
  • The pool can be heated on request at extra charge.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

Interior
Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
- Bedroom 1: 1 extra Lg. double bed and en suite bathroom.
- Bedroom 2: 2 single bed and en suite bathroom.
- Bedroom 3: 1 extra Lg. double bed and en suite bathroom.
- Bedroom 4: 2 single bed and en suite bathroom.
- Bedroom 5: 1 extra Lg. double bed, en suite bathroom and lounge etc
- Bedroom 6: 1 double bed, en suite bathroom and kitchen etc.

Bathrooms
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Bathroom 1: Toilet, shower enclosure, bidet  and double sink.
- Bathroom 2: Toilet, shower enclosure, bidet  and double sink.
- Bathroom 3: Toilet, shower enclosure, bidet  and double sink.
- Bathroom 4: Toilet, shower enclosure, bidet and double sink.
- Bathroom 5: Toilet, shower enclosure and bidet.
- Bathroom 6: Toilet, shower enclosure and bidet.
All bathrooms are beautiful and have tiled floors, toughened glass shower doors, power showers, heated floors.

Kitchen
- Hob
- Ring Stove
- Refrigerator
- Freezer
- Ice Maker
- Microwave
- Oven
- Dishwasher
- Coffee Maker
- Grill.

Living Room
- Living area with seating for 10 and a fireplace.

Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people.

Outdoor Grounds
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Balcony
- Barbecue
- Child's swing
- Garage
- Garden
- Parking
- Sand pit
- Terrace
- 10 garden chairs
- 10 beach chairs
- Heated outdoor swimming pool (3.5mx7m)
- Garage with space for 1 car and electronic gates.

Amenities
- Air-conditioning
- Central heating
- Daily maid service
- Fax
- Linen provided
- Safe
- Staff
- Telephone
- Towels provided
- Full entertainment system.

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sol
Easy By Train Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The villa is located 7 kilometers from Nice and is on the sea beside Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu sur Mer. It is central and convenient, only 90 metres from the beach or train station and a 4 minute walk to the port. It is ideal for children. A car is not necessary except for heavy grocery shopping.

Monte Carlo is a 15 minute drive away from the villa. This is probably the best part of the Cote D'Azur . Villefranche is a historic village and the Old Town is very unusual with streets only 2 metres wide in places.

Guide to the Cote d'Azur, Cap Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer

The Cote d'Azur is the area of south-east France that runs along the coast from Bandol, west of Toulon, to Menton and the Italian border in the east. Part of the coast is also known as the French Riviera. The Cote d'Azur therefore includes the southern edges of the Var and Riviera departments. The Mediterranean coast (Cote d'Azur / Riviera) of south-east France includes such renowned resorts as Nice, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and Cannes. Rich, exclusive and sophisticated.

The coastline here is very beautiful and the weather is more consistently sunny than any other part of France (Corsica excepted). There are many small villages and towns along the coast and slightly inland where you will want to stop and explore.

Cap Ferrat is a peninsula into the Mediterranean just south of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Most of the peninsula is home to the very wealthy. Apart from walking along the (very beautiful) coast from St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, there are a couple of other reasons why you should visit. The first is the zoo and extensive parkland surrounding Les Cedres, the original villa to be built on the island (by King Leopold II)

The second is the Musee Ephrussi de Rothschild. Stunning even among the other villas in the area, the Villa of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild (the 'Villa Ile de France') was built in the early part of the 20th century.

Both outside in the meticulously maintained gardens (separated into several parts, each with a different theme), and in the lavish interior of the villa, there are plenty of 'oooh' and 'aaah' moments as you come across yet more extraordinary items of art, furniture etc.

Villefranche-sur-Mer is in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Cote d'Azur, close to the French border with Italy and 5 km from Nice.

The town is built on terraces up the hill that overlooks the azure blue sea and beautiful bay of the Mediterranean below. The town has been occupied since roman times, and there are some older buildings to be seen - you can't miss the 16th century citadel, the large walled building next to the water below the old town that is now home to a number of museums.

The big attraction in Villefranche-sur-Mer - seaside, harbour and beach apart - is the attractive old town with beautiful ancient houses lining the steep cobbled streets that wind up through the town.

One interesting feature that reminds you that you are in an ancient town - the streets that run along the hill (rather than up and down) pass through arches under the houses, creating a great atmosphere - the best known is called Rue Obscura.

There are also a couple of churches of interest eg Chapel Saint Pierre, featuring decoration by Cocteau, in the Villefranche-sur-Mer old town, before you ascend to the Mont Alban Fort for great views out across the sea and along the coast.

Perhaps equally interesting are the villas and 'palaces' of the rich and famous tucked away in the hills around the town.

Local Amenities
- Nearest Airport: Nice at 11 Km.
- Nearest Ferry: Nice at 9 Km.
- Nearest Train: Villefranche at 100 M.
- Nearest Motorway: A8 at 3 Km.
- Nearest Beach: beach at 100 M.
- Car: not necessary.
- Golf: There are several golf courses nearby.
- Ski: Skiing is good from December - March and is 70 km away in Auron, Isola or Limona.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(7 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Nice

(6 km)

Nearest Village Villefranche

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City 300 metres

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant 100 metres

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub 100 metres

(1 km)

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

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 to be paid via CC to the owner and refunded in full upon departure, subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m. (flexible, by prior arrangement).
Departure time 10.00 a.m. (flexible, by prior arrangement).
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday (flexible).
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
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.
Pool heating charge? €210/week. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £24,072
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £17,507
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £15,319
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 £10,942
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 £15,319
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 £17,507
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 £24,072
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 £17,507
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 31st 2021 £15,319
Oct 31st 2021 - Jan 17th 2022 £10,942

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €24,895
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €18,106
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €15,843
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 €11,316
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 €15,843
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 €18,106
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 €24,895
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 €18,106
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 31st 2021 €15,843
Oct 31st 2021 - Jan 17th 2022 €11,316

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $28,417
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $20,667
Oct 1st 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $18,084
Nov 1st 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 $12,917
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 30th 2021 $18,084
Apr 30th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021 $20,667
Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021 $28,417
Aug 31st 2021 - Sep 30th 2021 $20,667
Sep 30th 2021 - Oct 31st 2021 $18,084
Oct 31st 2021 - Jan 17th 2022 $12,917

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

Reviews

  • Great

    Posted by Mike PeQueen on 17/08/2019

    Great villa with a superb view. Great layout and the very short walk to the train station was an added plus.

  • Would stay there again!

    Posted by Steve Armstrong on 31/07/2019

    Great location. Cute town and close to train station. Would stay there again!

  • Exceeded all our expectations

    Posted by Bernadette Ferric on 29/07/2019

    This villa exceeded all out expectations. The property is elegant and the kitchen diner well planned. Air-conditioning was just what we needed when we returned from the nearby beach! The garden and swimming pool are perfect for adults and children with beautiful views across the bay. A very memorable holiday.

  • See for yourselves!

    Posted by Cheri Sukia on 20/04/2019

    My wife and I have been going to Villefranche for many years. I can confirm to everyone that this is one of the best villas that we have ever stayed in during our business trips and holidays in Villefranche. We were looked after by the excellent management team. The owners were very charming and helpful. The location of the villa for the beach and the charming Old Town is a very short walk. There is a small supermarket within walking distance. The villa is spotless, beautifully furnished and equipped with all the necessary utensils. We will keep going there every year. We highly recommend this villa - don't take our word for it - see for yourselves!

  • WOW WOW WOW!

    Posted by Steve Weiler on 30/03/2019

    Incredible! This property was everything as presented and so much more! First and foremost the communication from the very first request to the final departure was prompt and informative. Jonathan took the time to answer all questions, made recommendations and even helped us with a lead for chartering a boat which being high season we were finding availability tight. Gaston and Manuel personally met us at the property, helped us with unloading all our luggage and explaining the details on the property. They had even stocked us up on some starter groceries which was much appreciated (we were starving upon arrival!) They helped us organise some van transportation for our larger family when needed. The house and property were spotless, it was a hot spell in the French Riviera at the time and all the rooms were air conditioned and quite comfortable, all controllable by each room. There is so much outdoor living space which might be the best amenity given the “world class” views from each one of them. Although there is a private garage, there was absolutely no need for renting a car. The walk into the charming old town was a pleasant three minutes at best , same for the beaches which have both public sections and private (les Bain’s is incredible, they will fulfill all your beach needs and their beach restaurant is outstanding). Grocery store, various shopping stores and many, many restaurants in old town. Again no need to travel. We have been coming to nice for many years but Villefranche-sur-Mer offered so much more of quaint charming stay rather than the very busy feel. Needless to stay our family will be returning and definitely staying here again. Hope this helps anyone going through the due diligence and trying to make a final decision of which area and property to stay.

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