Beautiful villa set in a quiet area offering privacy and fabulous views over the hills and city of Nice.
This detached villa is located over two floors. On the top floor, you will find a spacious and bright living area with the open plan kitchen and dining area. There's a fireplace and comfortable leather sofas. A double bedroom with access on a terrace completes this floor. Three bright and airy bedrooms are on the ground floor with access to a large patio area.
There's an amazing pool and outside bar area, where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. The outdoor area is fully equipped for dining, relaxing and sunbathing as it offers both sun and shade with the large palm trees.
The extensive grounds are full of pretty mature shrubs and trees and offer stunning views of Nice. Families with small children should note that because the pool area and bar is on a lower level than the villa, there is a sloped pathway to navigate when walking between the villa and the pool.
There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, and one bedroom on the top floor. All bedrooms are spacious and allow plenty of sunlight in. They also offer wonderful views of Nice.
Three bedrooms have King Size beds and one bedroom has two single beds. All rooms have built in wardrobes and chests of drawers.
The villa can be found a few minutes drive from Riquier station in a residential area. There are plenty of shops within a few minutes drive or a twenty-minute walk. The large hypermarket Carrefour is a five-minute car ride away. Whilst a car is recommended, you can survive without one if you are happy to rely on the decent public transport or if you enjoy walking uphill to reach the villa.
The outdoor pool will delight guests. Surrounded by greenery and palm trees, it's a wonderful setting to relax on the deck chairs and make the most of the sunshine.
Next to the pool, you will find a picturesque bar, ideal for a refreshing drink.
This property is let on self-catering basis, however, this doesn’t mean you need to cook for yourself! There are a number of private chefs you can book who can prepare your meals for the full week or the odd night. Alternatively you could opt for a food delivery service.
Also see: Catering & Private Chefs in Nice, France
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Nice from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Book My Childcare
You can book transfers to and from the airport through the agents in advance of your holiday.
Also see: Transfers to Nice, France
You’ll need to organise your own bike hire when staying here. Things to consider are the type of bike you want to rent such as road, mountain, hard trail and/or an electric bike; and whether you’ll need helmets and protective clothing with your rental. You’re best off choosing a shop that is close to your accommodation for ease of access, and making it quicker to return the bike and pay at the end. Some companies may also deliver so it’s worth looking at all the options.
Also see: Cycle Hire in Nice, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Nice whilst doing a number of fun activities. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Nice, France
The villa's own grounds are secure and peaceful with parking for several cars.
A vibrant, beautiful and sometimes gritty city, Nice is full of treasures in her narrow, winding streets, stunning parks and grand boulevards. Once an ancient Greek city, Nice was Italian (Nizza) until 1860, and you can feel her Italian heritage in the narrow dark walkways and sunny piazzas of the old town. The architecture shows her varied history,with stunning art deco hotels, neoclassical villas and belle epoque buildings, while her restaurants and museums further show off her character as a melting pot of cuisines and cultures. Her piece de resistance must certainly be the Promenade des Anglais- that astonishingly pretty palm lined boulevard where crowds walk along, soaking up the sunshine under the palms before the glittering Mediterranean sea.
Built upon the graceful curve of the Bay of Angels, Nice is one of France's great cities, with palm lined boulevards, beautiful architecture and a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Well-serviced by Nice international airport, Nice is an extremely easy city both to travel to and to get around in. Major airlines catering to all budgets fly into Nice, with the lesser-known Norwegian Air also offering extremely competitive pricing along with Easyjet. Buses and taxis connect the airport easily with the city centre. Nice has an excellent and cheap public transport network, with a new and modern tram system, as well as buses and trains connecting Nice with the rest of the Cote d'Azur (unless there's a strike, which, it must be said, is known to happen rather regularly).
In Nice you’re spoilt for choice on any budget, whether dining on sophisticated French fare at the Michelin-starred Hotel Negresco, taking a table at a cosy Italian restaurant in the old town, or eating fresh baguettes and soft camembert from a market stall at Cours de Salenya. Enjoy an elegant seafood lunch at a beach club along the Promenade des Anglais (washed down with a crisp glass of local white wine, bien sur), or explore the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town,where you'll find lots of cafes just perfect for people-watching while tucking into the local Salade Nicoise. In Nice you’ll discover cheerful French bistros serving up Provencal food with excellence and style, such as the Bistro d’Antoine, while the city’s Italian heritage shows in standout pizzerias like Pucci’s. While in Nice, don't miss sampling the Nicoise speciality socca- a chickpea crepe cooked in a woodfired oven and served all oily and peppery in a piece of tin foil. Delicious! For more detailed listings, visit our restaurant guide.
Also see: Restaurants in Nice, France
One of the great attractions for art lovers visiting Nice is the Musee Matisse in the Nicois suburb of Cimiez, where the great artist lived for many years and was buried in the local cemetery. Other notable sights in Nice are the Musee Massena covering Nice's modern history, and the giant war monument carved into the cliff by the port to commemorate the 4000 Nicoise who died in the Great Wars. There's also the impressive Place Massena under the giant ferris wheel and a truly wonderful new park called Promenade du Paillon - a 30 acre park of sculptures, gardens, fountains and kids playgrounds running from the city centre to the sea.
Also see: Sights in Nice, France
Things to Do Nearby
Perhaps one of the most iconic activities of Nice is to walk, cycle or rollerblade along the palm lined Promenade des Anglais.This famous boulevard by the sea is the site of the Battle of the Flowers each year in February/March, although it is gorgeous year round-with majestic hotels, sophisticated beach clubs and sun--drenched pavement cafes. Nice is rich in belle epoque, art deco and neoclassical architecture; take one of the excellent guided walking tours to learn more about this historic city. Marvel at the luxury superyachts in the port, have a flutter at the grand Casino Barriere and walk among the colourful flowers at Cours de Saleya market. Head down to the beach for watersports and sunbathing, or head up to the Parc du Chateau for a picnic of bread and cheese with a glorious view over Nice and the Bay of Angels stretched out below.
Also see: Things To Do in Nice, France
Nice has a gloriously long stretch of beach that curves around the Bay of Angels and runs all the way uninterrupted to Antibes. However, this beach is covered in smooth pebbles rather than sand, so many people elect to rent a deckchair in one of the many private beach clubs. These clubs range in price and character- some are more sophisticated, some have a party atmosphere, and others are family friendly. There are public stretches of beach as well, with showers and toilet facilities; you can also rent mats if you want to cushion yourself from the smooth stones. As is customary on the Riviera, there is a great range of watersport equipment to be hired, including pedalos, jetskis and kayaks, as well as pontoons you can swim to and laze the afternoon away. You can also go parasailing, kiteboarding, banana boating or wakeboarding.
Also see: Beaches in Nice, France
In Nice itself there is the 9 hole compact course at Golf Country Club de Nice, which also has pitch and putt facilities and an extensive driving range with more than 30 covered bays. There is also a practice centre at the Marina Golf Club ,with two putting greens and a driving range with 30 places. However, for the best golf courses on the Riviera you’ll have to travel between 20-45 kilometres from Nice. There are some sensational clubs along the coast with challenging courses and breathtaking views; see our Golf Page for more comprehensive listings.
Also see: Golf Courses in Nice, France
As one of France’s largest cities, there’s no surprise that there’s lots do at night in Nice, whether you fancy a classy cocktail looking out across the Mediterranean, a heaving nightclub, or live music in one of the English pubs. Start off with a cocktail at a beach club at sunset, then head to champagne bar l'Effervescence, trendy Bliss or atmospheric Les Distilleries Ideales. For a dash of Riviera glamour have a drink in the plush walnut and velvet surroundings at the Hotel Negresco, before heading to Casino Barrière for a night of blackjack and cabaret. When it comes to nightclubs, Le 3 Diablos is young and fun with wild student nights, while High Club draws the big name DJs and Ghost is another popular mainstay. L'Ambassade is the most glamorous nightclub in Nice and can be difficult to get into, while there's a good gay scene offering in Nice, with Le Six and Le Klub as the obvious choices.
Also see: Bars in Nice, France
Catering Basis: Self-catered
Property Style: Villa
Run By: Agent/Operator
Vibe / Atmosphere: Modern | Traditional & Modern mix
Sleeps: Sleeps 8
Bedrooms: 4 bedroom
Access: Car advisable | Children welcome
Room: Air-conditioning | Balcony | Wood-burning stove
Car-parking: Parking on property
Entertainment: CD player | DVD Player | iPod Dock | Pool Bar | TV | Satellite TV | WiFi / Internet
Kitchen/Laundry: Cooker / Oven | Dishwasher | Fridge-freezer | Washing Machine
Spa & Fitness: Pool (outdoor) | Pool (private)
View: City view | Pool view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter