Sleeps 9, 5 bedrooms
- english, french, german, spanish
Why Alain Sultan chose Valbonne
Close to everything on the French Riviera: Italy in 1 hour, Monaco in 45 minutes, Nice, its Airport and Cannes within 30 minutes, the beaches in 15 minutes. Yet in a very quiet, green, and secluded area, in a private domain with tennis courts.
What makes this Villa unique
Easy wheelchair access, very quiet, lovely views to the sea and mountains from several rooms.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect location to explore Cote D'Azur
Our first trip to the South of France and without a doubt we will return soon. Alain's home is in a great location, well presented, with great amenities. The way he catered for us and made himself available to for minor questions was excellent. We would strongly recommend this to any family looking for a good value alternative to the Villas on the coast! Thank you Alain. Hope to see you again soon.
Lovely, large well equipped villa
Alaine was a great host. We arrived late and we were met with a large hamper of really thoughtful items. Even had a gorgeous bunch of flowers and some champagne! He sorts an issues very quickly.
The villa is spacious. We had two disabled children in wheelchairs and had plenty of room for them. The ramp was a welcome additional. Kitchen is really well equipped with utensils. Washer and tumble dryer are also a useful addition.
All Bedrooms are a good size. Just be aware that you have to walk through the master bedroom to reach one of the rooms, so need to think about who sleeps there.
The outside area is huge with several garden areas to choose from and plenty of sunning space. Pool is large and warm. Alaine ensures it is kept clean.
The villa is on a massive, well maintained, gated domaine with communal swimming pool and tennis courts and plenty of forest to explore. You do not feel as if anyone is next door though as it is very spacious.
It takes about 25mins to walk to the super market and local boulangerie (5min in the car). Sadly there is no coffee shop to enjoy your pastry after the walk. The beautiful villages of Valbonne and Biot are under 10mins drive away.
All in - a really great villa and would definately recommend it for large families/groups.
Nice, clean, living up to expectations.
A lovely holiday
The villa was perfect for us- 3 adults and 3 teenagers. Plenty of room for us to each have our own space., both inside and out. Beautiful pool , garden and inside. Very well equipped and just as described in the write up.
We all liked the area as there were a lot of different types of activities , all nearby, including beach , walking and and excellent high wire activity in the woods.
Considering teenagers are not always easy to p,ease, it was lovely to hear them say that they would like to come back again at sometime
Great villa, location and holiday
We were an extended family of 7 adults and 2 children and the villa met our needs perfectly. It was spacious, modern and well maintained and the kitchen in particular was very well equipped. The children also made really good use of the free wifi!
This was the first time we have done this kind of holiday, and we would certainly do it again. Everything went smoothly from initial discussions with the owner to booking and then throughout our stay. We only had one issue during our stay which was caused by very windy weather blowing leaves and dust into the swimming pool which clogged up the filters. We texted the owner about the problem and the pool attendant came the following morning to sort it out which we were very happy with.
I would recommend this villa to friends/family as it really is a lovely place (some of the photos on the website don't do it justice), good value for money and perfect for relaxing and having fun with the family. The gardens and Moroccan terrace were beautiful and we enjoyed sitting outside with a glass of wine in the evenings.
In terms of the layout of the villa, there is a large double bedroom upstairs and then a twin bedroom immediately off this one, and then a dressing area and bathroom. Downstairs there is another double/twin bedroom and a single one, and a bathroom in between these. There is also an annex which is attached to the main house which has a double bedroom downstairs and some limited space upstairs. The size of the villa was more than adequate for our party and combined with extensive gardens and outside areas, there was a real feeling of spaciousness. The villa is in a gated community and it felt safe and secure. There were other houses in the vicinity but the villa was not overlooked and felt private.
We hired a car and the location was great to access other places such as Antibes, Juan les Pins, Cannes, Nice and Monaco/Monte Carlo. The local village of Valbonne was small but very nice and worth a trip. You do need a car though unless you intend to stay at the villa all the time as there isn't much within easy walking distance. The Carrefour supermarket is just over a mile away and this was ideal for stocking up on shopping.
Overall, we were very impressed by the villa, the service provided by the owner Alain and thought the South Of France was a beautiful place to holiday in. We would highly recommend it - hence the 5 star review.
My husband and I stayed for 1 week with our 4 kids and my father and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to stay! A lovely, quiet neighborhood with the Carrefour (supermarket) only 5 minutes away by car, it was absolutely fantastic! Cannes is only a short drive (about 15 min) from the house for shopping or going to the beach.
The immaculate house accommodated our large family easily and my father enjoyed his privacy in the attached suite with loft and separate bathroom/toilet. Our two 15 year old boys each had their own room while our two daughters (12, 13) shared a room off the master suite. The kids loved the Wii and outdoor ping pong as much as the pool, while the adults enjoyed sharing bottles of gorgeous French wine by the pool. We also enjoyed having the tennis courts only a few minutes walk from the house. Tennis racquets and balls are provided by Alain (the owner). We had an issue with the Internet once (the entire area was out), which Alain quickly resolved. Alain is a very personable and friendly host and if we had any questions, he always had the answer. At the beginning of our stay, he provided us with copies of instructions on how to use the appliances as well as numerous travel brochures and information about the area.
We definitely recommend this property to anyone interested in visiting the Riviera as it is close enough for day trips to many amazing cities/towns. Our family spent one day visiting Monte Carlo (Monaco), and another in San Remo (Italy) as these places are all less than 1.5 hr drive in traffic. And, of course, we drove to Cannes and Nice for shopping (very close)! Most of the time we spent at the house chillin' by the pool because if you want to simply relax and enjoy being in France, this is the place to do it.
The villa is situated within a safe, gated community and is within walking distance to many businesses such as a supermarket, pharmacy, boulangerie, doctor’s office, pizza restaurant, hair dresser and flower shop. The charming village of Valbonne is only a 5 minute ride away, where you can find many cafes, restaurants and lovely local shops. Friday mornings are especially pleasant in Valbonne since it is market day with local artisans selling a wide array of local souvenirs, French foods and gifts. The Provencal villages of Biot, Grasse, St. Paul de Vence and Gourdon are accessible by car within 10-35 minutes. Cannes, Nice and the beaches are also all within a 20-30 minute drive as well. Some other activities nearby include: Marineland Aquatic Park, AntibesLand Attraction Park, Picasso Museum, Golf Clubs, Juan Les Pins Beach. Lastly Monaco and the Italian border are not even an hour’s drive away…