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Ian & Nicolina Lawley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, italian

Cannes Luxurious 5 bedroom/4 bathroom Villa - Communal Pool & A/C

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this La Bocca Nord holiday villa

Finely refurbished quality villa in Cannes - sleeps 10, close to facilities

Villa Ad Alta is perfect for families or groups looking to for an idyllic luxurious holiday environment that allows easy access to all the “MUST DO” Cote d’Azur leisure activities and tourist attractions. You can be immersed in Cannes Chic culture (as well as some great nightlife), in the midst of fantastic sights and sounds one moment and then choose to be remote from the hubbub the next. Whatever you're looking for you can find it at Villa Ad Alta! Endless FUN possibilities at your fingertips!

Villa Ad Alta was completely renovated inside and out in 2010, with creative passion, attention to detail and style. We have also equipped it with all essential Internet and family facilities in order to maximise our guests holiday rental experience.

Only 10 minutes’ drive or a short bus ride away from Cannes famous 'La Croisette' and with a large 20m long shared pool. It has beautifully landscaped (NOT OVERLOOKED) gardens, with a large terrace fronted by stone walls, ancient Olive Trees, Fountain, Statues and a covered summer kitchen.

Located within a Cannes Domain which is renowned for its unsurpassed vintage character; Truly one of a kind in Cannes, with a special authentic charm. The Domain’s extensive private grounds contain many pristine mature gardens; its olive lined internal private roads are quiet and secure.

Shopping & Beaches: Villa Ad Alta is located only minutes away shops, super markets, restaurants and local amenities. A New Hyper Market Shopping complex is located just 1km away. The sandy beaches of Cannes & Mandelieu are only a 10 minute drive away.

Quality and Service Assured: We have created the Villa environment that suits our own exactingly high standards, as this is Villa we have bought to keep for life time. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards and in consistently exceeding our client’s expectations.

We also own another property H-A ID #93158 Villa Carpe Diem, located only 1.5 km away, which also sleeps 10 and has a 10m x 5m private pool. This means we are able to accommodate a 20 person sized party split between our two Villa's.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian & Nicolina Lawley (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, italian

About Ian & Nicolina Lawley

We are a family of four you lived on Cote d'Azur for 10 years before we returned to live in the UK in 2010. Now we live in Oxford and have busy working lives in UK. Often we long for those warm winter days of the Cote d'Azur; but for the moment we're happy with our UK lifestyle; we see Cannes as our real home though; We miss the Winters in Cannes the most; one day, we WILL return !!

Ian & Nicolina Lawley purchased this villa in 2007

Why Ian & Nicolina Lawley chose Cannes

Villa Ad Alta used to be our home before we moved back to live in UK. Its name means 'To the Summit'; something which is both a metaphor for the effort spent it's renovation as well as our approach to life. We primarily bought this Villa to be our home and not a holiday rental; but life took us back to the UK and we now visit the Villa just during our holidays.

What makes this villa unique

You are renting a home that we have painstaking crafted to suit our own high standards. It has plenty of character; ideal for those you want a high quality and yet still affordable holiday environment and a great Cannes location, that's NOT miles off the beaten track.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a quite perfect holiday at Villa ad Alta. The property is located in a really good position for going to the beach ( just few minutes by car, in June no problems at all for parking ) or to have a walk on the famous Cannes Croisette. It is very comfortable, and suitable for kids too : the swimming pool is very big and often completely at your disposal, the domain very quite and we saw no dangers at all. Recommended for a really relaxing holiday .
Aug 2011
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based on 19 traveller reviews

Cannes Luxurious 5 bedroom/4 bathroom Villa - Communal Pool & A/C
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 21 reviews

3 weeks in Cannes

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and 2 children spent 3 weeks at this villa in August 2016.

While the villa is 15 minutes by car from the centre of Cannes or the beaches we enjoyed our stay here very much.

The villa is located north - west of Cannes in La Bocca however this being our 6th time in Cannes we were not unaware of it and did not mind at all.

It is located in a " gated community " and once in the community we greatly enjoyed the peace and quiet.

The community pool is quite nice however it does not offer any amenities such as chairs or umbrellas.

The villa itself is large comprising of 3 + 1 bedrooms in the main house as well as one full bathroom/shower/toilet/sink combination and 2 other shower/sink combinations in other bedrooms. The entire villa is air conditioned and the kitchen proved to be very easy to use with modern appliances. The chalet in the backyard is quite rustic and offer a full bedroom as well as a shower/toilet /sink bathroom. While it is closer to the road and a little noisy it also provided privacy from the rest of the house.

All in all this villa is very large comfortable and offers good value for the money.

We must also mention Antonio the caretaker of this villa. He was there within 30 minutes to take care of any issues that arose and he was a real pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable visit

  • 4 of 5

The villa was very comfortable for 9 people and had everything you would need. The community was beautiful and clean. Pool was ok. We wished it had some chairs or grassy area where you could sit comfortably. The public transportation was conveniently located. My only concerns with villa was upstairs bedroom is not very comfortable both in terms of staircase and bed. There is no way a young child or older adult can mange those stairs especially during the night. It is a thin mattress on a wood frame. Also in the morning it took about 25 minutes to make a pot of coffee. With the cost of the weekly stay I would have expected better appliances.... Especially coffee pot.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, we're pleased you had a pleasant stay. As regards no provision of sun loungers in the communal Pool area. The decision by Domain's management team not provide them is a common one with shared pool facilities in France. I'm afraid sun loungers are very high wear and tear items that need constant maintenance and replacement; hence the reason for not providing them in the Communal Pool area. We do provide them within VAA's private grounds however. The Mezzanine bedroom we state is unsuitable for the elderly or children in our listing details, so hopefully all prospective renters should be aware of this in advance. The Mezzanine has Futon style size bed, which does have a somewhat firm mattress type, which whilst excellent for your back (and used by millions of Japanese), is not so good for those that like soft mattresses. The Coffee machine is yet another high wear and tear item. We always provide a Cafeteria and Filter Coffee Machine and we keep spares of these at the Villa; so if you had communicated your coffee machine problems to our property manager, he would have immediately been able to supply a replacement. We endeavour to provide highly price competitive quality Cannes Villa accommodation. Sleeping Capacity, Location, Quality, Price are the key factors in rental Villa selection and based on these we always aim to provide outstanding value.
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Villa très spacieuse

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions 9 adultes et la villa nous a tout à fait convenu : cuisine bien équipée, salon living de bonne taille, chambres avec douche, véranda bien commode pour les repas. Nous n'avons malheureusement pu essayer la cuisine extérieure mais cela aurait pu être une expérience bien agréable. Au niveau sonore, la proximité de la route est un inconvénient. À recommander pour les grandes familles

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed with the villa. Beautiful, clean obviously a loved family home! Loved the washing machine it took the stress away from knowing that I didn't have lots to do on our return home. Summer kitchen and bbq was used nearly every night and we have toyed with the idea of building one at home (with a roof to cope with the good old British summer..). Beds were really comfy. Didn't use the upstairs mezzanine bedroom but it was spacious (although the stairs were tricky to negotiate.. Didn't let my boys up there for fear of them falling)

The pool on the complex is lovely and clean without needing harsh chlorine like pools here. We had the pool to ourselves most days and our oldest son starting swimming so a fantastic memory to cherish! Supermarket nearby is ideally located for everything and the beach isn't far either. Cannes is very nice!!

Overall we had a great stay and loved every minute and would definitely return

It might be worth installing a guest book near to the guest manual as it would be great to get feedback when you go home plus it gives others a chance to be nosy and see who's stopped and what they have written

Thank you for allowing us to stop in your beautiful home!

Lisa James Jack and Mathew xx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that your Villa Ad Alta stay was perfect for you, We'd love to have you back to stay soon .
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great house to share holidays with friends

  • 5 of 5

All was perfect, the house, the pool, the situation.

The house is clean, quiet.

Thanks to Antonio for the arrival

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and charming house.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a clean and beautiful house. We were 7 people ( 2 adults and our 5 tenage) from Denmark. A lovly garden with beautiful flowers and space to all of us. A pool with clean water. We have it almost for ourselves. The neighbors were sweet and friendly. A large shoppingcenter 5 min ( car) with all you wish, baker, butcher,fresh fish etc. We recommends to rent a car, go to Nice and Monaco in the evening. We have nothing to complain about, except the A/C, which was timed and could not be switched to the night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your enjoyed your stay and thanks for the feedback. Our property manager resolved the A/C issue. Apparently it's related to the settings. We'll make a point of running through A/C usage instructions during the Guest Welcome and in writing in our Guest manual.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
E.LECLERC Hybermarche 3500m2
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Cannes La Bocca
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
J41 Cannes La Bocca
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
E.LECLERC Hybermarche
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Isola 2000
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Cannes La Bocca
Car: recommended

Villa Ad Alta is perfectly positioned in a non-isolated Riviera location that gives you quick and easy access to all the essential French Riviera hot spots. This makes it perfect for families with teenage children you want to holiday away from Mum and Dad! They can head off to Cannes, for the Buzz, Glitz, and night life, whilst the rest of the family take it easy!

The Villa is served by frequent bus services to central Cannes (Every 12 minutes from 6am until 9pm, 20mins journey time and 1euro single fare), making for easy hassle free transport to the central Cannes areas such as Palais des festivals and Le Croisette.

Hyper Market, Shops, and Restaurants: 3mins

Croissette, beaches and shops: 10-15mins

Fabulous restaurants in the historic town of Mougins: 10mins Marine Land and Antibes water park: 30 mins

Nice Airport: 30mins

The Verdon Gorge 90min drive north to outdoor activities

Karting and water park in Frejus: 30 mins

A E.LECLERC Hyper Market (3500m2) is only 800m away and within walking distance. It also contains a number of restaurants, bars, Beautician, Hairdresser, Pharmacy, Doctor and Dentist and specialist boutiques

Golf: Cannes-Mandelieu Golf Club:

Located 4km away & close to the sea. The scenery is outstanding and the standard of the greens and fairways are impeccable.

Golf: Cannes-Mougins Golf Club:

Located 6km away. This 6906 yards course is nested in the heart of the Valmasque forest in a protected environment which is unique on the French Riviera. In the Valmasque forest, the course is crossed by a river, the Bouillide River. Indeed, a great course, in a great environment.

Ski: The best local ski resorts can be reached within 90 minutes’ drive; Resorts such as Isola2000 (over 250km of piste , 75% snow canon coverage and lift capacity over 20,000 pph), Auron and Valberg. During April you can sunbathe at the beach and go skiing within the same week or even the same day !!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in La Bocca Nord, France

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
LOW-6 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
XMAS & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
LOW-1 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
MIPIM 2017
11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
LOW-2 2017
19 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
EASTER-1 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
EASTER-2 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
23 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
LOW-3 2017
5 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
Cannes Film Festival 17
16 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
MID-1 2017
29 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
16 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
MID-2 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
HIGH-1 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-2 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-3 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-4 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
HIGH-5 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
MID-3 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
MID-4 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
LOW-5 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
LOW-6 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
LOW-7 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
XMAS & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Post Stay Cleaning A$143
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,432

Post Stay Cleaning Fee: €100 euros per stay.
50% booking deposit required.
Saturday change-over applies during July/August/ Mid September. 1 week multiply stays only e.g. 7, 14 nights

In case of additional persons or children/infants are consented to increase total party size >10 additional fees may apply.

Cannes Congress or Festival stays - For these stays we always impose a minimum rental rate for the Entire Event irrespective of how many nights are required. Contact us for confirmation of the rates applicable for Cannes events.

Security Deposit will be automatically refunded 7 days after departure

Prices subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in La Bocca Nord, France

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Seperate Toilet - toilet
    Shower Room 1 - shower enclosure , Bed #1 Ensuite
    Shower Room 2 - shower enclosure , Bed #2 Ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Chalet Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 cot , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Ensuite Bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Detached Chalet with Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Mezzanine. See Plan.
  • Bedroom 3 also has a cot. Bedroom 5 is located within a detached 20m2 air conditioned Chalet within the Villa's grounds and which also is luxuriously equipped with a full ensuite bathroom The properties 4th Bedroom is located at the Mezzanine level. N.B. The access to the Mezzanine is via a steep staircase which is NOT recommended for use by children under eight years old or the elderly. See VILLA PLAN in picture gallery or click on OWNERS WEB SITE link below, for comprehensive information on Layout and Facilities offered.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Property has a large Conservatory housing the indoor air conditioned dining area for 10 persons. We also have a Boules court (Petanque Court) in the properties grounds (Boules provided). The Villa benefits from a state of art Audio Visual system, which includes massive 50inch (128cm) plasma TV screen, HOME CINEMA surround sound system, BlueRay Player and HD satellite TV reception in English, French and Italian. Two additional 22 Satellite connected LCD TVs are also provided, one in the Mezzanine and one in the Chalet. The Villa's facilities have been optimised for teleworking; the villa having super fast 50Mbps+ Fiber based broadband Internet access throughout..