Opio, Valbonne, Chateauneuf, cote d'azur, Roquefort, grasse, France - Very Peaceful Location, Walking Distance To Opio Village And Easy Access To The Cote d'Azur Coast
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About Dilek OWEN
Friendly, welcoming French, English and Italian speaking lady. dilekowen@wanadoo (dot) fr Phone number 0033 493773594
Dilek OWEN purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Dilek OWEN chose Opio
Opio is superbly located with easy access to the best spots on the Cote d'Azur such as Grasse, Antibes, Nice, Cannes, St.Paul, Cap Ferrat, Valbonne, Mougins etc At the same time Opio offers superb views, is quiet and unspoilt. Amenities are excellent and the airport is only 25minutes away. This is a place to relax and enjoy the excellent weather. Over the years celebrities, heads of state, and royalty have moved into properties close by our villa. free wifi
What makes this Villa unique
The property is quiet, and secluded. Within walking distance there are some good restaurants and several shops, a health centre with spa, hairdressers, and an old olive mill that is well worth a visit. We offer our guests a small brochure that we have prepared to help them identify with the area. We indicate the various restaurants, the best local shops, the local fresh food markets and places to visit for sightseeing and sport. This has been very well received by many guests who have taken copies to use when they next visit us.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Relaxed and Enjoyable Stay
Lovely well equipped, private and quiet villa with everything you will need for a relaxed stay whether you just want to laze around the pool (which you have all to yourselves) or venture further afield. Frank and Dilek the owners are very helpful and Frank is a mind of information on the local area and gave us some very useful tips of where to go site seeing, shopping and eating out.
We had some friends stay nearby for a few nights and they joined us at the villa in the evenings for drinks and food which was great fun and they were made most welcome by Frank.
Frank was also helpful with a problem we had with our car which unfortunately got covered with tree sap on our way to Opio. Frank was happy to provide us with car washing tools and even gave us use of his expensive car cleaning materials to help remove the stains.
Nothing was too much trouble, thank you Frank for your help in making our stay most enjoyable. We hope you are still enjoying your Rose! 😎🍷. Rob & Sue.
Hi Rob & Sue ...we really enjoyed your visit and the beautiful sports car that you came in...so yes it deserved a proper clean from the sap!...I also enjoyed watching people work and the two of you gave it your best.
Yes we are still enjoying the Rose local wines and hope to share some with you on your next visit in 2016.
Wonderful! already booked for next year
We had the most wonderful week.
We were looked after from the very start and would have missed out on many of the gems of the area if it were not for Franks recommendations.
The antique fair in Feyance, the mountain road up to Gourdon and Valbonne on market day to name just three.
We spent a week and have already booked for two next year.
It is everything as described and more. If you add to this wonderful hosts you can't go wrong.
John and Susie
It was very enjoyable to have you stay with us and we look forward to next year. I remember that you arrived at 21.00hrs shattered from a 12 hour drive in the heat, and on traffic jammed roads...I pointed you to the Pizza van and you ate with vigour as you had missed lunch ...the wine was good also! The next few days was all about chilling out and you mostly sun bathed, and swam ...but then you explored the area and on departure you really looked refreshed, happy and clearly enjoyed your stay plus what you saw in the area. I think next year the idea to fly down is a good one and very cheap if you book ahead.
3rd stay - what can I say?
Well another week in paradise!! The pool, the food, the supermarket, the peace and not forgetting Frank and Dikek, the perfect hosts. Such lovely people :-)
Should you want a beautiful location, a stunning pool, peace and quiet to read a book, a walk to a friendly bar for an ice cold beer, easy reach of a brilliant supermarket (Sainsbury and the rest, eat your heart out!!!! An island and you can't get seafood like this!?) and just a place to chill, then look no further.
Golfers - paradise for you with two great courses near by.
Frank and Dikek are great. If you want information on where to go, forget the tourist office. .... such wonderful, helpful, lovely people :-)
The village of Gourdon where Hobbits dare not go without a 4 x 4!! No, stunning - you must go!
Fantastic holiday yet again! :-)
We really enjoyed having you stay at our studio ...AGAIN and look forward to next year when we hope you can make it again. Increasingly we have guests that come for just a week and then return a year later for two weeks because they enjoy the quiet and chilling out opportunity by the pool, making BBQ's but then there is so much to see and do. Dilek and I very much appreciate the warm comments.
Blissful spot in the south of France
I had the most wonderful stay in this little piece of heaven in the south of France. The studio is perfectly situated near to many beautiful places to visit and a lovely quiet spot to base your stay.
Although travelling alone, the space would be perfect for two and is very well equipped with all you might need for self-catering. If you prefer to eat out, there are many excellent local restaurants and Frank and Dilek are very generous in their help and guidance to ensure you make the most of the area.
I had a very happy time at their property and would highly recommend it to future travellers.
We really enjoyed your visit and admired your energy in searching the area each day looking for properties to purchase, while also sight seeing the many places we suggested. I am sure you will be back again and look forward to that.
Karen and mike at Opio
Amazing location, great facilities for a couple. Frank and Dilek were wonderful hosts and gave us so much help and advice concerning the local area. Frank recommended lovely restaurants and we were not disappointed. A favourite was a drive to Gourdon where we found the lovely terraced restaurant with a beautiful view.
:-) Bliss :-)
Yet another fantastic time (apart from my car needing to be repaired - it's still in Cannes for the moment :-( but...). The pool is fantastic, large and inviting on hot and sunny days. The apartment was clean and includes everything you would need for your stay. Loads of good food and wine consumed, bought locally (good supermarket only 5 minutes drive away) and cooked on the bbq, yummy. Great views from the terrace and from the road leading into the village where there is a really friendly bar for a cold beer! Frank and Dilek are extremely welcoming and will provide you with all the information needed regarding places to visit and where to shop. Mark had a couple of rounds of golf at Valbonne and enjoyed playing the course.
We may not have explored as much as some may do but we had a great time just relaxing and it was over far too quickly - it's a wonderful part of France and the studio is a great place for a holiday and I can recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying there.
It was really nice to have you both visiting our studio. We noticed the gourmet aromas from the BBQ spliced with local herbs and tapenade from the Opio olive mill, plus fresh rosemary from our garden for the foil baked potatoes! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and am sure that you will be revisiting but next time maybe you can stay the full two weeks as this time we were unable to confirm a two week booking as we were already full. ....See you next year.
Special interest holidays:
The local area is well known for hang gliding, which also provides a great spectator sport. The Gorge de Verdon (frequently compared to the Grand Canyon) is about 90 minutes away and offers boating, white water rafting, bungee jumping, and spectacular mountain walks plus villages to visit.
The local (15min) drive to Gourdon takes you on the mountain road used for four separate "James Bond" movies and offers spectacular scenery. Gourdon village is perched on the side of a cliff with views over the coast, and Nice airport, with mountains behind that are used by the hang glider enthusiasts, great place for afternoon tea, or lunch.
20 minute drive from beaches in Cannes, Antibes and Marineland (Biot)
10 minute drive to A8 motorway which runs along the whole French Riviera from Monte-Carlo to St Tropez.
30 minutes drive to the inland lakes with its beaches, wind surf, and its surrounding National Park
Nearest airport is Nice which is a 25 minutes drive away.
5 minute drive to Valbonne*
10-12 minutes drive to the villages of Mougins*, Gourdon* and Tourette sur Loup*
25 minutes to St.Paul de Vence* and its many art galleries
* These are beautiful medieval villages with excellent family-run and gastronomic restaurants and art galleries.
15 minutes drive from Grasse, known as the world's perfume centre.
20 minutes from Cannes and its chic shops, old port and food markets.
20 mintes from Tanneron National Park.
Opio is famous for its olive oil. Guests can visit its olive mill Moulin de la Brague and purchase its organic olive based products. Local shops, boulangeries, cafes, restaurants and the supermarket are a short pleasant walk away. The famous perfume factories of Grasse and the historical inland villages of St Paul de Vence, Gourdon, Tourrettes are a short away. All activities nearby: local tennis club Le Vignal and horse riding clubs are down the road.