5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms plus WC
- english, french
About Lynda Richards
We moved to this area in 1999 and never left! The region has lots to offer for a family in all seasons and has a great mix of interesting people. We have two children and we work in the area.
Lynda Richards purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Lynda Richards chose Opio
This villa has great views, it has a very well thought out and functional layout both inside and outside and it is quite private. However, it is still close to schools, shops and local amenities. We also love the garden and all the olive trees. After looking for the perfect villa for 18 months we fell in love with Villa Lorraine immediately.
What makes this Villa unique
Sunshine all day, an elevated position overlooking the woods and views to the sea. It's also very peaceful, private and relaxing but within easy reach of Antibes, Nice, Canes and Monaco. The lively village of Valbonne is a 5 minute drive away or for those who are more energetic, one can walk there.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our brief stay in Chris and Lynda's beautiful house. The house is in a perfect location, secluded, with amazing views out over unspoilt countryside as far as the sea, while also being conveniently situated for local shops, amenities and visitor attractions. It is immaculately presented, with every attempt made to make guests feel welcome and completely at home. Whether you want a peaceful break away from it all, or a centre for visiting the local area, this is the perfect place!
We had a great family holiday. Fantastic views, lovely house, great pool! What more could you want? Only problem is we are now missing Riviera Radio.
A Perfect Home Away from Home
We are two teenagers and three adults who stayed at this wonderful house for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to friends and family without hesitation. One thing to point out (which the owner also clearly communicated prior to our arrival) is that anyone wishes to make short day trips to the towns nearby should rent his/her own car. Taxi is hard to find and should be arranged ahead of time, buses don't come very often. For us, we enjoyed taking long, lovely walks everyday, and didn't plan much excursion anyway, so it was not an issue.
The house and the surroundings are just as described, photos listed on the website are what you will see and experience. The house was impeccably maintained and clean, appliances sufficient, and although the July sun was strong, there was always very pleasant breeze through the house. Kids enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, splashing in the pool, and just sitting around outside. The pool cleaning boy and house cleaning lady are both extremely friendly and nice.
For those interested in nearby attractions, there are quite many interesting places to visit, and the owner has very detailed information available in the house. We walked to the bakery almost daily, in the afternoon there is a pizza truck across from the supermarket that we would recommend.
The booking and refund process are both easy and quick, and the owner's call and various prompt email messages answering questions gave it a very nice personal touch.
Everyone had a great time at this beautiful house.
Comfortable villa - beautiful scenery
I decided to write a review about Villa Lorraine because we found reviews helpful when we were looking for a villa for our family holiday. Photos give an idea but they never tell the whole story. Villa Lorraine had everything we were looking for and upon arrival we realized it had more than we had anticipated! The view all the way to the Mediterranean Sea was magnificent and the peace and quiet of the area was something we were looking for. There were 10 of us travelling together, my husband and I, our 4 children, son-in-law and daughter-in-law + 2 grandchildren, age 1 and 2. The layout of the villa, set on 3 levels, is ideal for people who want to enjoy their time together yet have some privacy and space of their own.
As the Villa Lorraine is situated quite high up we benefited from the light breeze - great in the hot weather. Our early morning walk down to the boulangerie was enjoyable but a bit challenging going back up the hill. We enjoyed all the different eating and seating areas of the villa, the swimming pool was great, large enough to enjoy a swim as well as just to cool down. It made a difference having the children's playground and the ping pong table when you have a large group of people with different interests. Many thanks to our hosts, Lynda and Chris for their hospitality and their friendly yet professional way of running their business. Their personal touch, responding quickly to every e-mail and speaking on the phone before any commitments were made gave us peace of mind when we were planning and dreaming of our holiday during our long Icelandic winter. Gradually we had built up high expectations which were all met!
Last but not least I would like to share a brilliant idea. Through Lynda I contacted Lori Mazziotta-Gardet http://www.chef-adomicile.fr who along with her team prepared and served us a delicious meal our first evening at the villa. What a treat not having to go out and shop or take the children to a restaurant, tired after the journey. We do recommend this very affordable solution. It was an enjoyable start to a fantastic holiday at the Villa Lorraine.
Asta and Ulfur from Iceland
Stay: July 4-18, 2015
It doesn't get better than this!
The only bad thing about this wonderful villa is having to leave at the end of your stay! The lovely owners, Chris and Lynda, make you feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them. The gas bottle on the BBQ was feeling light as though it was running out and having sent an email to let them know, it was refreshed before the day was out! The furnishings and items within the villa are all good quality and you want for nothing. The pool is great - well kept and so sparklingly clean. The outside under cover area is where we spent every evening - we dined at the large table, then moved across to the comfortable seating until bedtime. I don't think we could ever tire of that perfect view out to sea. We are very fussy people and cannot fault this idyllic villa - it's perfect. Well done to Chris and Lynda! I would recommend this villa to anyone and although there were only two of us, I can see that with the bedrooms being spread over three floors, a larger family or 2-3 couples could have privacy and space to get away from others quite easily. Brilliant.
Beautiful villa, great location, nice landscape
We are so lucky that we could spend two weeks in this very nice villa. The house is comfortable for two families. We were 9 person, incl. 5 children. The children enjoyed the pool very much, the parents enjoyed the house. And we all enjoyed the BBQ in the pool house, the landscape and the peaceful location. The coast is within 20 min drive, many sightseeing possibilities within a 60 min drive in the nearest cities. We enjoyed also the golf and tennis possibilities near to the villa. The every morning breakfast in the big terrace remain as an unforgettable keepsake. I was running every morning to the boulangerie in Le Rouret to provide for the families fresh croissant and baguette. It was a very healthy action to run more than 100 km under the nice trees.
Lynda and Chris were really great hosts and helped us in any case of questions.
We recommend honest for everyone this villa who wants to have a relaxed and peaceful holiday !
Gyuri & Timi
Set above an olive grove with sweeping views of the Cote d’Azur, Villa Lorraine is a generous, private and comfortable villa that accommodates up to 10 people. It’s conveniently located in the quaint Provençal village of Opio, just a five minute drive from Valbonne. It’s also close to Cannes, Antibes, Grasse and Nice airport.
Spend your time pool side swimming or taking in the panoramic views of the sea and surrounding countryside. Dine al fresco on the outdoor terrace, or relax indoors in a home with all modern amenities including a new kitchen and dining room that seats 10. With 4 double bedrooms and a bunk room this house will comfortably sleep a group of adults or families with children.
There’s a large (46”/116cm) LED smart TV, unlimited WiFi internet access and French cable TV which has a selection of foreign channels including BBC World and CNN.
The new kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need for your holiday cooking.
Outdoors there’s a relaxing undercover area for al fresco dining and an outdoor lounge setting to enjoy an apero while taking in the wonderful views. The villa’s elevated position means it’s perfect to capture the afternoon breezes.
The large pool is equipped with a pool alarm, sun lounges and sun umbrellas. (It can be solar heated at the beginning and end of the season – please ask).
The pool house has a gas BBQ as well as comfy outdoor seating.
The garden is terraced with space for children to run around plus there’s an olive grove with about 40 olive trees. A ping-pong table is also available.
In the lounge you’ll find a comprehensive guide listing numerous sporting and cultural activities in the region for all ages and interests. We're also happy to assist with ideas to suit your interests.
Pets are generally welcome but please ask!
Additional services are available - please ask.
Daily/ mid week cleaning available; charges vary depending on your wishes
Grocery service available
Babysitting services – rates vary