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Luxury retreat between Nice & Cannes, breathtaking sea view, infinity pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 250 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Villa 30 Mins Nice Airport. Sleeps 8 (max 10) In 4 Individual Suites

Villa Soleil is a large, modern, spacious villa with 4 individual bedroom suites all with air conditioning, south facing sea view and glass doors onto their own private terraces. The property offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding countryside with total peace and quiet. It is close to all amenities and only 10 minutes from St Paul de Vence.

LOCATION

Villa Soleil is situated in the uplands of Vence just 30 minutes drive from Nice airport, on the hillside above the medieval village of Tourrettes sur Loup. It is reached by a gated, private road which is shared by a neighbouring villa which is not visible from the property. Villa Soleil has an excellent position overlooking the village with sweeping panoramic views over the sea, from Cap Ferrat to the Esterel Mountains.

Tourrettes sur Loup is a beautiful spot to come home to after a busy day out visiting the many attractions that the Côte d'Azur has to offer. Sea and beaches are only a short drive away as are stunning Saint Paul de Vence, cosmopolitan Nice (distance 35 km), glamorous Cannes (38km) and Monaco (59 km). Italy too is within easy driving distance.

LAYOUT

Villa Soleil is designed with relaxation, luxury and indoor / outdoor living very much in mind. The large open plan living / dining area features fully retractable glass walls which means that in the height of summer you can enjoy the cool hillside breeze while in winter months you can close the walls yet still enjoy the clear sea view from within the conservatory area. Electric security shutters throughout keep the property safe while you enjoy the local area.

All four spacious bedrooms (three doubles and one twin) are south facing with a panoramic sea view and sliding glass doors to their own individual private terrace areas. All have en-suite facilities along with air conditioning and underfloor heating. Two bedrooms have their own satellite TV and kitchen area. An extra two folding beds are available to increase occupancy if required. These can either go within one of the bedrooms or in the office.

The extensive south-facing terrace runs the entire length of the house on two levels. Enjoy a coffee or a sundowner overlooking the breathtaking view - possibly the best in the area.

Outside, relax in the private infinity pool (heated April to September) or on the large poolside terrace.

The villa also features a large private boules pitch, table tennis, table football and many board games to amuse all guests.

Quality garden furniture and sun loungers. High quality bed linen and towels provided. The price includes wifi, satellite TV (French and English channels), a welcome grocery pack and a weekly clean and linen change.

LOCAL AREA

There are leisure pursuits galore from horse riding and mountain walking to sea sports, golf and tennis along with a rich array of culture, with museums, theatre, music and opera all within easy reach.

Tourrettes sur Loup itself is a medieval village dating from the 11th century. Violets have been grown in the area for centuries and this has been the village's main agricultural activity since the 1800s. The delicate flowers are used in the perfume factories of Grasse (the perfume capital of the world - well worth a visit) and also in the local speciality - violet ice cream. The annual Fête des Violettes in Tourrettes sur Loup (usually held in March) rounds off the end of the violet season and celebrates spring with music, dancing, a floral procession and even a floral battle. Visit the village website for more information on the history of the village and local events.

Shops and services are all available in the local village (distance 1.5 km). Tourrettes sur Loup has 2 bakeries, 2 greengrocers, a supermarket, pharmacy, 2 butchers, 1 newsagent and restaurants which are open every day. We now also have our first Michelin-starred restaurant – Clovis – which we highly recommend! There is an open air market in the main square every Wednesday.

The property is fully alarmed and has ample parking for 3 large cars.

NB Villa Soleil is a family home and is not suitable for very large groups of adults.

More Details

Owner
Kathryn McGeary
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Kathryn McGeary

Having fallen in love with the Côte d'Azur many years ago, we are delighted now to own such a beautiful property in the area and look forward to sharing it with you.

Kathryn McGeary purchased this villa in 2014

What makes this villa unique

When we saw Villa Soleil we knew that it was the perfect holiday home for us. The view - stretching almost 60km from St Jean Cap Ferrat all the way across the bay to the Esterel mountains - is possibly the best view in that part of the world. The large terraces and beautiful pool are the perfect places to relax in the sun and recharge your batteries. Tourrettes sur Loup is the perfect place to return to after a busy day visiting its bustling neighbours including St Paul de Vence or the bright lights of Monte Carlo (45 mins), Cannes (40 mins) or Nice (30 minutes drive away).

In summer time, we open up the windows across the front of the living area creating a large, airy indoor / outdoor living space. In winter, the windows are closed and the underfloor heating switched on, making it a cosy spot from which to enjoy the view.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Tourrettes sur Loup
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nice
Nearest Golf
7.5 Kilometres
Opio
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Tourrettes sur Loup
Nearest Ski
22 Kilometres
Gréolières
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Cagnes sur Mer
Car: recommended

The Côte d'Azur and its numerous artistic and historic treasures are all easily accessible from Villa Soleil. Whether you would like to go people-watching on the famous Croisette in Cannes, admire the art of Matisse, Renoir or Picasso, or even visit Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix - all are within an easy drive. Luxury spa facilities are available at the nearby Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, or enjoy a Michelin starred meal at La Colombe d'Or in neighbouring St Paul de Vence or even in Tourrettes sur Loup at Clovis. Visit Grasse, the European capital of perfume, for a tour of the perfume factories and factory-price scents or enjoy a round of golf at one of the Riviera's many courses. Head to the back country for a hike or try your hand at paragliding from the summits around the old hilltop town of Gourdon. However you choose to spend your day, enjoy coming back to Villa Soleil.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No glass by the swimming pool!
  • The bin lorry cannot access us so guests must remove their own rubbish at the end of the stay (there are council bins at the end of the road).
  • Please clean the barbecue thoroughly after each use.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Business Center
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 3
  • 4 luxury ensuite bathrooms featuring free-standing bath tubs and walk-in stone tiled showers plus 2 separate guest WCs. High quality bath towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , En-suite bathroom, air conditioning, underfloor heating
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Ensuite bathroom, air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Ensuite, own kitchen, air conditioning, underfloor heating
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , On ground floor, ensuite shower room, own private entrance
    Office - 1 sofa bed/futon , Can sleep 2 extra on folding beds if required
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8. Can sleep 2 extra in office on temporary beds. All rooms have French windows (with electronic security shutters) onto their own private terrace area, heating and air conditioning. Upstairs twin room can be accessed either independently from outside or from the hallway. High quality bed linen provided. Travel cot available if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property also has a large utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and iron. The office is a quiet place for those needing to work, with desk space and a wifi printer. End of stay cleaning included. Other cleaning available and payable locally. Sorry, no large groups or parties.

Reviews

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Luxury retreat between Nice & Cannes, breathtaking sea view, infinity pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Cheshire
5

A fabulous villa with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Villa Soleil. The location is very peaceful and the views from every room stunning. It was beautifully appointed with extra large comfy beds and very high spec bathrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped and the choice of dining inside or out was super. Thoughtful touches like the welcome food pack on arrival to the basket of books and games to choose from were much appreciated. The pool was delightful with plenty of sun loungers and comfy seating on the terrace above. The views from every bedroom are truly awesome and we loved opening the shutters in the morning. A real home from home with plenty to do for all the family. We enjoyed the table tennis especially! Tourettes is a lovely village with stunning views and great restaurants and bars. We also visited St Paul de Vence which is just gorgeous. Lots more places to visit including Nice and even Monaco. Kathryn was very easy to deal with and made the whole process stress free. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

This is as good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was lovely to deal with through the entire transaction. Eric the property manager met us promptly at the home and we were wowed at the gorgeous views. We had 2 families altogether and everyone was able to spread out and have their own space. We made excellent use of the pool as well. We went to Tourettes sur loop for dinner nearly every night -- the restaurants there were amazing. Thank you for the lovely welcome (and surprise) gift of baguettes, juices, local cheese and charcuterie, and a bottle of wine. We devoured it for dinner the first night after a long day of traveling. We hope to return to visit another time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Solei and I'm happy to hear that you made full use out of the welcome pack - after travelling I always like just to sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy the view so I'm delighted to have helped you to do exactly the same! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. All the best.
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5

Excellent villa with great possibilties to enjoy yourself.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you all had fun. I hope that the cyclists managed to relax too! All the best.
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5

Return visit to this fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

I've visited the villa a number of times in both spring and winter. House is very well equipped for out of season visits with underfloor heating and dining and sitting areas designed to make the most of the views and sunshine in any season. The tranquility ensures that you are soon feeling relaxed as you look out to sea. If you can tear yourself away from this beautiful house then there is plenty to see and do locally for all tastes and ages. We never tire of the area and look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we look forward to having you back! All the best.
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5

Perfect luxury Villa with unbelievable views

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you arrive this beautiful villa is exceptional in every way. The pictures and descriptions on the site are very accurate but you cannot truly appreciate the amazing location and totally breathtaking views until you actually arrive at the Villa.

The Villa is exceptionally clean and well serviced as are the outside areas and the pool. The bed was super comfortable and the bedding high quality, all contributing to very relaxing sleep during my stay.

Kath was exceedingly helpful and prompt at answering our questions and the Villa has lots of information available regarding local amenities and restaurants etc. The village of Tourettes sur Loup is simply perfect, mostly pedestrianised and so pretty, full of gorgeous tiny streets packed with flower filled pots outside of the houses. There are a good selection of restaurants and bars with something to suit all tastes.

Generally I find it quite difficult to relax for the first few days away, however, the amazing ambiance of the Villa together with the beautiful location meant I could switch off from the moment I arrived. A particular highlight for me was sitting outside on the terrace as the sun went down watching the lights come on right across the coastline and the stars coming out, truly beautiful.

On this occasion we were only able to stay for a short time, however, there is no doubt we will return to this perfect place again. I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Soleil to friends, family or anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Carole, we look forward to having you to stay again one day. All the best.
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Stourbridge, West Midlands
5

Excellent experience from booking to holiday

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault anything about our holiday at the Villa Soleil. Kathryn was so helpful in the booking process and in her answers to any questions that we had, gave us excellent recommendations and advice that added to our holiday experience. Eric (estate manager) gave a concise handover and was always available if you needed anything. Catherine (housekeeper) was a delight and could not have been more helpful. Welcome pack in kitchen was much appreciated. Villa is well equipped with all you need to have a special holiday experience. Views are stunning both day and night. Tourettes Sur Loup is beautiful with shops selling local produce, butchers and boulangerie is square are amazing. Visited Saint Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo and St Paul de Vence whilst here. Highly recommend Clovis and Chateau de St Martin for food, wine, service and overall good dining experience. Thank you to all involved in this incredible holiday experience. Hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for choosing Villa Soleil for your holiday. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay again in the future. I have more restaurant recommendations for you to try next time! All the best.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,262
 
 
Off peak 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$677
 
 
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$752
 
 
Spring 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$752
 
 
Early summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,262
 
 
High season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$7,518
 
 
Late summer 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$5,262
 
 
Off peak 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$752
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$752
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$2,255.31

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Standard end of stay cleaning included. Additional cleaning is available and payable locally. If the house is left in an unsatisfactory condition, an additional cleaning charge will be incurred and deducted from the security deposit.
Please note that we are only able to take credit card payments in euros, so if you wish to pay your security deposit on a credit card, you will be billed in euros and so may be subject to credit card fees and/or movements in exchange rates between payment/refund of your security deposit. If you would prefer, you may either (i) pay in euros by bank transfer (ii) pay an equivalent security deposit in sterling by bank transfer and be refunded in sterling or (iii) leave a cash security deposit (in sterling, euros or other major currency) upon arrival at Villa Soleil.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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